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Deer Ridge resort is perfect for family and friend get togethers.

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,500 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Deer Ridge is a 5+/3.5 new luxury home perched on its own mountain top in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Our 3,500 square foot, 3-story home is bright and airy, with spectacular views from every room, huge beds, dining and living rooms, modern kitchen, hardwood cherry floors. Board games provided. Wood swing and rocking chairs on 1,800 sq ft of decks. There's a large firepit with stone seats in the front yard. Extra chairs available in the garage. 90 mins to Asheville airport, 3.5 hour drive to Atlanta airports. Located in the quiet community of Tobacco Branch, minutes from Lake Fontana, Tsali Trails, Nantahala River, Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Our cabin is perfect for family vacations or a weekend getaway. Whether you enjoy the outdoor adventures, fishing, golfing, shopping or curling up with a book, there is something for everyone. Additional conveniences are Direct TV, ultra fast WIFI access, and a secluded hot tub

The main floor includes a great room with fireplace, dining room with table that seats 10, fully equipped over-sized kitchen, laundry room, a bathroom, and master bedroom with full bath, a King size bed and wide screen TV. Upstairs you will find a loft, three bedrooms (all queen sized and a full bathroom). Our lower floor (ground level) also has views and is set up as a private suite and includes an entry foyer with breakfast nook, a day bed with two twin sized beds, a huge family room with big screen TV along with a private bedroom with a King sized bed and a full bathroom. Our home will sleep up to 12 guests, privately.

The Appalachian Trail crosses a couple miles up the road. Fully private up here. Cannot see another house from our perch. A stairway behind the home leads up to several miles of pristine hiking trails. A short hike downslope leads to a common area which includes a small lake with a floating dock to fish or swim. There's also a football sized grass field with pavilion, horseshoes, and shuffle board. Perfect for a day out with the family. Three alpine lakes, two white water rivers nearby!

Non-smoking and no pets permitted

Keywords: Huge House, cabin

More Details

Property Manager
John Lukasiewicz
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

Why John Lukasiewicz chose Almond



Nature surrounds us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the chance to stay in a beautiful house with fantastic views! As the family packs to leave I reflect on what a great time it's been to b e here. Family and friends untied in a time of loving and fellowship having a great time ! But, alas, the real world becons us all back to our busy lives but as we depart, one thing in common is our memoriues and impressionable stay at DeerRidge, it was dream-like. We alll look forward to our nbext time up here, and WILL be back. May GOD bless you and keep you and may he give you peace.
Jun 2010
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Almond House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Deer Ridge resort is perfect for family and friend get togethers.
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews
Pinellas Park Florida

Perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful spacious home that is setup for everyone to have their own space and the view second to none. Thank you!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Pleasant, relaxing and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully furnished, well appointed, great views, spacious, spotless, most comfortable beds ever. The owner was accessible and checked on us. Could not ask for more.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Property, Great Location, Very Nice Owner

  • 5 of 5

We rented this property for a weekend for three families to take our kids to the polar express in Bryson City. The owner was very nice and the house was beautiful. We spent a good portion of the weekend at the house hiking on the trails, and letting the kids play. The house is a great setup as there is a very nice media room downstairs that the kids could play while the adults visited upstairs. Everything in the house worked properly, it was very clean, and tons of amenities. We greatly enjoyed our experience and will stay here next time we visit Bryson City. We highly recommend this property to others!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

This is such a beautiful home with not one amenity overlooked! Our stay here was in December while taking a ride on the Polar Express and the GSMR in Bryson City, which was less than 20 minutes from the house. The setting was just perfect for me and all of our guests, it sat high on the mountain - the morning views were breath taking from the large deck! We had 8 adults and 5 children (ages ranging 2-5yrs) and it was so spacious. The entire bottom level was perfect for the children to sleep, play and watch a movie. The kitchen was completely stocked with anything you could need while cooking dinner. There were many towels for everyones showers and the hot tub. The grill and the hiking trails were awesome and John was great to work with and available if needed. Looking forward to coming back next year and staying in this beautiful home!

  • Submitted: Dec 14, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Thanksgiving Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with very spacious accommodations. We were there as fires were affecting other areas in the mountain regions. For several days we had to keep the children inside because of air quality. The size of this house allowed us to have happy family interaction and also to escape to restful privacy. Great place to vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Palm Beach FL

Beautiful, Peaceful Mountain Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there in July. What a beautiful setting. The property is at the top of the mountains with amazing views of the surrounding mountains from the large wraparound deck. The house is amazing and looks like it should be in Architectural Digest! Very spacious living, dining & kitchen areas with large picture windows. There are numerous spacious comfortable bedrooms and 4 bathrooms so it can easily accommodate a large group. We enjoyed sitting in the hot tub star gazing with a glass of wine. The location is secluded and private, yet close to outdoor adventures like whitewater rafting and ziplining, lakes, and cool towns like Bryson City. I highly recommend this property and look forward to going back again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Smokey Mountain Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
River's End
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Polar Express RR.. Beautiful views from extra wide decks overlooking the Smokies. Cozy, warm, family atmosphere. Nestled between three alpine lakes and numerous trout stocked rivers. Appalachian trail-head access and mountain biking at Tsali recreational area just a few miles away.vWhite water rafting on the Nantahala river only minutes away.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $225
Refundable damage deposit $600

Cleaning fee of $200 not included in rate. Rates can vary dependent on length of stay, generally the longer the stay, the less per night. Price also varies on the number of guests over 12. Deposit of $500 returned when post inspection reveals no damage done during stay. No Pets.

Manager'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.

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