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Secluded Retreat Panoramic Views, Low Rates, Hot Tub, Fire Pit

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Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Mountain

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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Water Rock was designed specifically to showcase the incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and to provide an example of mountain area permaculture. The retreat also showcases ever-expanding beautifully landscaped terraced grounds covered with an abundance of gorgeous flowers for the enjoyment of our guests. There is lots of flat yard space for the kids to run around and a great firepit area for nights around the campfire.

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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Owner

Member since: 2002

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2200 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Dogs love Water Rock! The grounds are large and private- plenty of room to explore!...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 10-14

  • Bedroom 1

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  • Bedroom 2

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  • Bedroom 3

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  • Bedroom 4

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  • Loft

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  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) These beds are located in the Crow's Nest and are big enough to accommodate teenagers or small adults, they are just slightly shorter than a standard twin bed...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Entertainment

  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player:

    Extensive collection of books, CDs, videos and DVDs for our guests to enjoy...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Great collection of CDs for our guests to enjoy...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    After years of feedback from our guests, experts agree that it's nice to get away from this distraction. Repeat guests report that they don't miss it & don't want us to install it... : )...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Extensive collection of books, CDs, videos and DVDs for our guests to enjoy...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Cinemas
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Stunning 360 views of the Blue Ridge Parkway (Water Rock Knob area) and Great Smokey Mountains National Park (40 mile views into Tennessee, Clingman's Dome and New Found Gap)...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding

Dining

  • Dining:

    Table seats 8 comfortably. Three more can be seated at breakfast bar....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    This phone is not set up for long distance calls, so please bring a calling card or plan to use a cell phone....moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    This spacious, fully equipped kitchen is large enough to accommodate large groups of people....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio:

    Gorgeous, huge, partially covered deck overlooking long range views into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Soak under the stars in all weather! Beautiful wood fired cedar hot tub requires no chemicals to maintain. It is filled with clear fresh mountain water for your arrival....moreless

  • Sauna:

    2 person steam shower in upstairs bathroom...moreless

 

Reviews

Write a review 4.8
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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$250
$1,750

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • 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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Last updated: 03/22/2017
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Location

4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US Hwy 19

Car: Necessary

Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway Casinos, Gardens, Waterfalls

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1990


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/22/2017

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Photos

  • Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Mountain

    Enjoy panoramic views from the top of the Mountain

  • Large, fully equipped kitchen with incredible views

    Large, fully equipped kitchen with incredible views

  • Downstairs Bathroom

    Downstairs Bathroom

  • Master bedroom with king sized bed and spectacular views of the Smokies

    Master bedroom with king sized bed and spectacular views of the Smokies

  • Downstairs Bedroom

    Downstairs Bedroom

  • Authentic cedar wood fired hot tub.  Perfectly relaxing anytime of year!

    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

    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

    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.

    The gardens attract an amazing variety of birds and butterflies.

  • Enjoy summer vegetables and flowers from the cutting garden (in season).

    Enjoy summer vegetables and flowers from the cutting garden (in season).

  • The view from Water Rock front lawn- the views are panoramic and spectacular!

    The view from Water Rock front lawn- the views are panoramic and spectacular!

  • Winter view from Black Rock

    Winter view from Black Rock

  • The open-concept great room is spacious enough to accommodate large groups

    The open-concept great room is spacious enough to accommodate large groups

  • Large custom dining table hand built by a local craftsman

    Large custom dining table hand built by a local craftsman

  • Beautiful Clawfoot Soaking Tub in Downstairs Bath

    Beautiful Clawfoot Soaking Tub in Downstairs Bath

  • View from Master Bedroom

    View from Master Bedroom

  • Views from EVERY window in the house!

    Views from EVERY window in the house!

  • View of the Blue Ridge Parkway from beautifully maintained gardens in back yard

    View of the Blue Ridge Parkway from beautifully maintained gardens in back yard

  • Spectacular western sunset views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

    Spectacular western sunset views into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

  • Enjoy true peace and quiet.

    Enjoy true peace and quiet.

  • A Summer Day at Water Rock

    A Summer Day at Water Rock

  • Abundant flowers and vegetables in season

    Abundant flowers and vegetables in season

  • Amazing hiking trails cover the mountain- Black Rock trail is our favorite!

    Amazing hiking trails cover the mountain- Black Rock trail is our favorite!

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This listing was first published here in 2002.

Date last modified - Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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