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Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin-Million Dollar Views at Great Rates-Our Guests Agree!

Bedrooms 2
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Fold-Out Sectional), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 4-5)

Nestled at almost 5,000’ elevation, Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin is unrivaled for its 180° phenomenal views of the Smoky Mountains with easy access from the main road! This is a perfect Maggie Valley vacation spot for a couple or small family and is a 2 bedroom, 3 bath authentic log cabin featuring a full wrap-around porch, spacious vaulted ceilings, hickory hardwood floors throughout with Berber carpet downstairs, and can comfortably sleep four adults.

The main level contains a master bedroom with a luxurious king pillow top bed, 42” flat screen LCD TV, spacious walk-in closet and master bath with double vanities and relaxing Jacuzzi tub. The second bedroom has a roomy queen pillow top bed and private access to the common bathroom. The living room has a gas fireplace, comfortable reclining leather furniture and a flat screen 42” LCD television with Direct Satellite TV and DVD player to make you feel right at home. We also have WiFi Internet Service. The kitchen is fully stocked and offers everything you need. Downstairs features an authentic wood burning stove, full bath, and a sectional sofa that folds out into a comfortable bed. The partial kitchen is complete with built-in microwave and wet bar. A large TV with surround sound, DVD player, board games and comfortable leather furniture. This is the perfect setup for kids or privacy for guests. Visit for more photographs!

Keywords: Authentic Log Cabin, Maggie Valley Vacation Rental

More Details

Scott and Lissa Moore
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 26, 2017

About Scott and Lissa Moore

Scott and I having been searching for years for the perfect log cabin in the mountains and we finally found the ideal location that contains everything we could ever ask for. We named the cabin Thunderstruck Ridge after this vantage point on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view from Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin is one of the best you will find in Western North Carolina- read our guest comments to see!

Scott and Lissa Moore purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Scott and Lissa Moore chose Maggie Valley

This place has everything nearby- Cataloochee ski area, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, beautiful hiking trails, trout fishing, gorgeous waterfalls, fabulous restaurants, quaint shops, Cherokee casinos, horseback-riding, the Blue Ridge Parkway, white water rafting, zip-lining and gem mining. The views from the cabin are simply spectacular and everyone is so friendly! Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin offers something for everyone.

What makes this cabin unique

Maggie Valley is known for its unrivaled location and friendly, small town character that instantly makes you feel right at home. This ideal vacation rental cabin offers something for everyone… whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike to the crest of a mountain, embrace the thrilling action of the ski slopes, or the quiet enjoyment of fishing or horseback riding… you have come to the right place to enjoy your vacation. This log cabin was built with a loving attention to detail and offers all the comforts and convenience of home.


Twinbrook Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King size beds (1) Pillow-top king bed, Queen size Beds (1) Pillow-top queen bed, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
Easy access via a gravel road and cabin is located only 9/10 of a mile from the main road. Less than 10 minutes to downtown Maggie Valley, Cataloochie Ski Resort and Blue Ridge Parkway. May need 4-wheel drive in winter season.


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Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin-Million Dollar Views at Great Rates-Our Guests Agree!
average rating of 4.977778 based on 90 reviews

Awestruck at Thunderstruck

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had the opportunity visit in the middle of August. Although not our first stay in the area, it was by far the best house we have ever rented. Everything about the house exceeded our expectations...beatifully kept, clean and full of amenities for an extended stay. And of course, the view that greets you after you enter the house an walk towards the back porch is phenomenal. Based on weather conditions, the view is ever changing and never gets old.

The cabin was also a great jumping off point for all the activities in the area. We spent alot of time in the National Park riding to Cligmans Dome, Cades Cove, Cataloochee Valley (where we saw our first Elk), and hiking some trails to gaze at the beautiful waterfalls. The kids also enjoyed Cherokee and Maggie Valley (mining for treasures at the gem shop). All in all, a wonderful time that we hope to have an opportunity to do again in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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You've heard about the views and the cabin but here is what you need to know...

  • 5 of 5

We've been to Thunderstruck about a half a dozen times and, indeed, the view and the cabin keep bringing us back. What you really need to know, however, is that Lissa and Scott are the perfect hosts. Lissa's legal background protects both them and their guests because everything is clearly spelled out. You have to admit that VRBO can be a little nerve-wracking because you don't really know what you will find until you arrive. With Lissa and Scott you have nothing to fear. Select a date, go up the mountain and expect nothing short of 5 stars.

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location and long range view. Beautiful cabin.

  • 4 of 5

It was fantastic with two exceptions. The bed in the master is very worn and visibly sagging on both sides. The toilets on the main floor flush poorly at best. The view and the overall beautiful and comfort of the cabin pretty much offset the negatives. The quiet loaction near town was ideal. We would be tempted to stay there again if nothing was changed, and would definitely stay and recommend it to friends if the bed was replaced.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate the feedback about your stay at Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin. We receive many great comments about how comfortable the beds are at the cabin, and therefore were very surprised by your comment. As you know, mattress comfort is a personal preference . We had the pleasure of spending some restful time at the cabin right after your departure and can assure you that all beds are in excellent condition, and the toilets are high efficiency rating and operating properly. We strive to provide our guests with quality accommodations and amenities to create an enjoyable vacation experience.
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing week we had at Thunderstruck Ridge cabin. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. Comfy bed, well stocked kitchen, and great deck.But the star of the show was that fantastic view. Truly incredible! We spent many hours on the porch taking it all in. We were even treated on one afternoon when an elk visited the yard! I can't say enough good things...we cannot wait to go back! Lissa & Scott were so easy to work with and all of their recommendations were spot on. Don't hesitate to book this gem!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Views as seen from Heaven

  • 5 of 5

We had another fantastic May vacation we really feel that Thunderstruck is a magical place. We have been vacationing in the Mountains for over 30 years. This very special cabin has everything and more to enjoy but by far the best scenic view in the mountains. It is comfortable and very well appointed for any need you may have. Not sure Lissa and Scott have this much pull but Last May 5th midafternoon it snowed and we loved it. This year our trip was for May 6th we were driving thru Maggie Valley it was 42 degrees. As we headed for the Cabin the temp started dropping. By the time we were going under the Great Smoky Mountains Parkway…… it was reading 31 degrees….. and snowing we could not believe it. “Pretty sure Lissa & Scott arranged this”

Anyway this is the best Cabin in the Smokey’s and we hope you experience the magic of the Thunderstruck Cabin.

Don an Jan from Antioch FL

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Life is Good"

  • 5 of 5

Each and every time we stay in Thunderstruck Ridge we know exactly why we keep coming back; after making the 10 1/2 hour drive, we immediately open the cabin door, head for the porch, and take in the view! Did I mention that the inside of Thunderstruck is wonderful?...Well, IT IS!!!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Highway 19

Thunderstruck Ridge Cabin is located minutes from downtown Maggie Valley , Biltmore Estates in Asheville, Cataloochee Ski Resort and Cherokee. Enjoy the many unique shops and restaurants in the quaint town of nearby Waynesville, hit the Cherokee casinos, or take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway that is only one mile from the cabin!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $250

We require a signed Rental Agreement before reservation will be confirmed. We accept checks by mail and credit card payments through the PayPal website, with the guest responsible for all transaction fees. Payment by check can be made in 2 payment installments via U.S. Mail delivery, and payment by credit card will be due in full at time of transaction.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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