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Secluded Smoky Mtns Paradise Views Hiking Nature Cool Temps

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 2 Bedrooms + Sunroom, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

PLEASE READ ENTIRE LISTING 3 night minimum stay. Twin Creeks Retreat is a cottage-style home perched high in the Plott Balsam Range of the Great Smoky Mountains about 1 mile west of waterrock knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway. THIS IS NOT A EVERYDAY RENTAL, but it is a unique retreat, a sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of every day life. There are few places like this that you don't have to hike into and camp to enjoy. Instead of walking, drive up the mountain (Four wheel Drive with adequate clearance is required, due to the varying conditions of the good gravel road) and you will be amazed when you arrive at this hidden oasis exactly a mile high (5280') in the wilderness.

Nestled among the rhododendrons, you'll enter upon the spacious deck, being drawn into the great room with kitchen, dining, and living area. The natural pine paneling gives a cozy warm feeling to accompany the convenient gas log woodstove in the living area. However, you will be immediately attracted to the large sunroom and amazed at the commanding views into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, clear to Mount Leconte in Tennessee.

The House features a fully furnished modern kitchen with dishwasher and microwave oven. The front bedroom offers the view with a queen-size bed; the back bedroom has two twin-size beds.

Day beds in the sunroom offer additional sleeping and are great for kids or guests.


Outside, there are over 650 square feet of decks; front, back, and below to enjoy as well as the yard, gardens and fire pit.

We request no smoking indoors.

A half mile trail directly out the back door will take you to the high ridge trail where you can choose to go on another half mile east to Black Rock, at 5800 feet, an unbelievable rock outcropping with phenomenal 360 degree views. To the west, the trail goes a mile and a half to the Blue Ridge Parkway at Waterrock Knob. Our neighbor along this ridge is a 1595 acre Nature Conservancy tract. Adjoining this tract is the town of Sylva's Pinnicle Park of 1088 acres. The Nature Conservancy has recently acquired the 60 acres adjoing Twin Creeks to the West. (a combined park area of more than 3000 acres)very significant ecological and wild area.) Another half mile walk from the house takes you to sunset point, a special place to enjoy any time of day, an unforgetable spot to end it. There are many other great places to discover and hundreds of acres to explore and enjoy. Wildflowers, wildlife, waterfalls, and pristine nature are in abundance here.

While you will find it hard to leave, there are a variety of activities in the area. Catch dinner in a local stream, rafting on the Nantahala (40min), or exploring the exciting city of Asheville(1 hr), all within an easy drive are just a few choices. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Sylva, and Maggie Valley are all close by. Harrah's Cherokee Casino 21 minutes.

If solitude, peace and tranquillity are what you are seeking, come vacation in style at Twin Creek Retreat!

REMINDER: This is one of the higher elevation homes East of the Mississipi. There is a long pleasent drive up the mountain to get there and we Recommend Four Wheel Drive. Conditions can change at any time. Please don't inquire if you can drive your 2 wheel drive vehicle. Many people can, but I can not gaurantee You can.

The Remote location prohibits internet access. It is possible that mobile Hotspots may provide you with service. Verizon seems to work best for cell phone service. Enjoy the peace. Leave the internet behind. Home is For Sale


Keywords: leconte, mountain, vacation, rental, high elevation,hiking, remote, smoky mountains, hiking, waterfalls, peaceful, cherokee, national park, cool, for sale

More Details

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
December 8, 2017

Why The Owner chose Cherokee

This is the most pristine park like property I found after many years of looking. It is very remote and that is the appeal. It takes a bit of effort to get here, but once you have arrived the stress of everyday life melts away.

What makes this house unique

Relaxing, going for walks in the woods, THE PHONE DOES NOT RING. Cooking meals with family and friends and the ever changing incredible views.


Car: recommended

waterfalls, sunset point, Great Smoky Mtn, National Park, Whitewater Rafting, casino, Biltmore house, Blue Ridge Parkway


Cherokee House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (3ea) Bedroom #1 Queen;downstairs bedroom 2 queen beds. Twin beds (2ea) in upstairs 2nd bedroom.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
gas woodstove, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Grill (BBQ), No Smoking indoors, Small pets allowed with approval and deposit


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Secluded Smoky Mtns Paradise Views Hiking Nature Cool Temps
average rating of 5.0 based on 14 reviews

serene mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Spent 5 days here with our 2 year old son. The location is amazing -- two steps and you're in the deep forest. The views from the porch are fantastic, and the peace and quiet are truly unbelievable. The drive up the mountain is not trivial (we drive a small suv) but in daylight, when the weather is good, should not be a problem for an experienced driver. The place is very well equipped and everything was in good condition.

We will try to come back here in the future!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank You for your review, Twin creeks is a retreat from the "world below" it takes a bit to get there , but the best place always do... Reviews are the best form of conveying a sense of place.
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Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

Stayed 6 nights and wish we had stayed longer. The views from the sunroom and back deck were fantastic; we spent most of our time (including every meal) in the sunroom, which has huge windows on 3 sides. We saw a wide variety of birds (including 14 species of warblers, hawks, ravens, orioles and many others); being able to see birds from ABOVE as they flew below us was really neat. Chipmunks and beautiful flowers in yard. The clarity of the stars at night was amazing - great view of the Milky Way, and saw many falling stars and satellites. Even with a new moon, the starlight was so bright that it never seemed fully dark at night. The cabin itself was just the right size, thoughtfully laid out, and uncluttered. Linens/towels were soft and clean, the down comforters were especially nice. I agree with the owner's suggestion to bring all the groceries you will want for your full stay - the one time that we went to Cherokee for supplies, we regretted the time 'missed' at the cabin. One of the most special things about the location was the peace and quiet - almost no signs or sounds of civilization. We found ourselves talking in hushed voices, even though we were all alone. We did not turn on the TV at all during our visit. With Verizon cell service, I could get/send emails/texts (but wished I hadn't), but could not get service for phone calls. I was able to get good radio reception of a public radio station in Tennessee, and listened to that while cooking (if you must keep up with the news). It was also really appreciated that we could bring our dog along. We plan to come back in different seasons - would be lovely in the spring and when the leaves are turning in the fall. Thanks Jim!!

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review, it is nearly impossible to describe the location and remote setting of Twin Creeks. It is a retreat and a place to embrace nature and take a step away from the hectic pace of today's world. Occasionally people are distressed that there is no cable, internet, and is on top of the mountain. I suggest they try a few days break from these things and relax. Those things will be there when they "get Back"
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Wonderfully relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

The photos don't do the views justice! They are stunning! The house is wonderfully laid out, very relaxing, and comfortable. The kitchen is incredibly well stocked. The house is surrounded by undeveloped land, so it's very private. As much as my husband and I completely loved the place, I don't think there are words to describe how much our dogs loved it! They had such a great time running through the yard and taking hikes through the surrounding woods. The owners were always very responsive with any questions and were great to work with. We will definitely return any time we're in Cherokee.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The house was so incredibly comfortable...everything that was promised. We brought tons of food, so we could have stayed the whole time without going back down. The Views are divine, and the privacy remarkable. I spent more time outdoors than in, regardless of the weather. The time was too short. The wildflowers and waterfalls available from the driveway were spectacular. It was all I hoped for and more. We cooked out and had a bonfire. Anyone who really wants to get away from "It all" finds paradise here. You can always go back down to reconnect.

My friends enjoyed the tourista shopping, while I enjoyed the natural water features surrounding such.

I would highly recommend this place to anyone who really wants a getaway, especially to really disconnect from city life!!!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2014
  • Stayed: July 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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gorgeous setting.

  • 5 of 5

my wife and I, spent a long weekend relaxing, sipping wine, hiking and enjoying the views, all from the house. location is great, house is clean and comfortable. highly recommend. the drive up the mountain was fun, I do have four wheel drive and had no issues going up or down.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Jacksonville Florida

Very blissful.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed in this home for one week. It was the most amazing vacation we have had in many years. The weather was perfect, the temperatures were great and the views were amazing. If you want a relaxing vacation then this place is for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.