Secluded Retreat Panoramic Views, Low Rates, Hot Tub, Fire Pit(29 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)
Water Rock Garden Retreat is ideal for people who love solitude, unspoiled views, spectacular gardens, wildlife, starry nights and full moons, and the sound of rushing mountain streams in the distance. It is beautiful any time of year!
Water Rock Garden Retreat is located on a 15-acre knoll just outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. At an elevation of 4500 feet, there are breathtaking 360-degree views with a 30-mile view of Tennessee and the great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The property now encompasses a 200-acre tract with a 200-foot waterfall and hiking trails being established to Black Rock - an amazing destination at 5800-feet elevation with a 360-degree panorama as fine as any found within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Retreat's ground floor is open and spacious with ten-foot ceilings and a fireplace. The house has four large bedrooms (three upstairs, one downstairs), including a large master bedroom. The rooms are equipped with two queen-sized beds, one full-sized bed, two twin beds, one twin-sized futon, and two twin-sized bunkies. The house has two full baths, an antique claw foot and a wood-fired hot tub! We will provide one set of sheets and blankets for each bed as well as plenty of towels.
The large custom kitchen is well equipped with utensils, dinnerware, pots, pans, and an outdoor grill. The house also has a 500-square-foot, partially covered, cedar deck and an enclosed crow's nest atop for all-weather viewing of the incredible, panoramic view. A wood-fired hot tub awaits you to step in!
The phone is set up to make only local, credit card, or collect calls. Ask us for the phone number at the house.
The Retreat is located three-point-seven miles up a well-maintained (but bumpy in spots) gravel road. Water Rock Garden Retreat is easily accessible by car, SUV and even trucks with trailers. The road dead ends at the cabin. The road is passable by almost any car except under snowy or icy conditions when a four-wheel drive would be necessary. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel the road. Cars that ride extra low (such as some luxury or sport cars) may not be appropriate. Ask us if you are not sure about yours.
Located 10 miles from Harrah's Casino in Cherokee and the Blue Ridge Parkway, central to the Smoky Mountains Country Club Golf Course and the Great Smoky Mountain Railway Station in Historic Dillsboro where you will find unique shops, galleries, collectables, and crafts.
Centrally located to Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Bryson City and to Rafting and Tubing in the Nantahala Gorge with numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area. Enjoy outdoor recreation along nearby waterfalls, hike and commune with nature, float the many rivers and streams on tubes or rafts, or visit local area flea markets.
No hunting or shooting on, or near, the retreat, please. We encourage wildlife to stay in the area. While we love our pets, some pets are inappropriate for Water Rock Garden. If you wish to bring a pet, please inquire when making reservations.
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Member since: 2002
- 2200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Events Allowed
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14
Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms
- CD Player
- DVD Player:
- Video Library:
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 8 people
- Clothes Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Deck / Patio:
- Outdoor Grill
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
- Refundable Damage Deposit $300
- Pet Fee $15 + tax
- Cleaning Fee $125 + tax
- Tax Rate 10.75%
Owner's cancellation policy:
Policy available by contacting owner when booking
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Year Purchased: 1990
- Primary: (828) 231-0296
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Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Mountain
Large, fully equipped kitchen with incredible views
Master bedroom with king sized bed and spectacular views of the Smokies
Authentic cedar wood fired hot tub. Perfectly relaxing anytime of year!
Four season stargazing the wood fired hot tub-views of the Blue Ridge Parkway
This is truly a place to retreat from the modern world and reconnect with family
The gardens attract an amazing variety of birds and butterflies.
Enjoy summer vegetables and flowers from the cutting garden (in season).
The view from Water Rock front lawn- the views are panoramic and spectacular!
Winter view from Black Rock
The open-concept great room is spacious enough to accommodate large groups
Large custom dining table hand built by a local craftsman
Beautiful Clawfoot Soaking Tub in Downstairs Bath
View from Master Bedroom
Views from EVERY window in the house!
View of the Blue Ridge Parkway from beautifully maintained gardens in back yard
Spectacular western sunset views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Enjoy true peace and quiet.
A Summer Day at Water Rock
Abundant flowers and vegetables in season
Amazing hiking trails cover the mountain- Black Rock trail is our favorite!
This listing was first published here in 2002.
Date last modified - Sunday, February 26, 2017
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