Welcome to The Wrens' Nest! This fabulous, newer, Contemporary Craftsman home sits on Cataloochee mountain at 4300 feet, yet is easily accessible. The views are spectacular in every season, and the house itself is stunning. We have the best of everything and offer the house for rent to those vacationers who are looking for a truly special home! Some features include: vaulted wood ceilings, soaring fireplace, 3 decks & a covered porch, open living-living-kitchen area, separate game/TV room, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus 'dorm' room, 4 full baths, beautiful walnut floors, hot tub, optional high speed wireless connection, and more!
The Wrens' Nest is located 2 miles from the Cataloochee ski area and ranch, 2 miles from Tube World, 5 miles from the Maggie Valley Club, 7 miles from the Skyline Drive, 10 miles from Lake Junaluska and Waynesville, and 15 miles from Cherokee. Day trips to Asheville, Nantahala rafting, Highlands, and other charming spots are easy, but you will love it here so much that you won't stray very far!
House Details: The Wrens' Nest is a 9 year old luxurious, contemporary home with top quality construction, furnishings, appliances, bedding, and location. It is a perfect vacation home for those individuals who want the best and are willing to care for it. The house is built on two levels, with the main living spaces on the upper level. We have a flat driveway and you enter the house on the second (main) level, so you don't have to negotiate stairs or a steep driveway with your groceries and luggage. On this level are the living-dining-kitchen area, dry bar, office, master suite, main deck, 'screenless' porch, grilling deck, powder bath with shower, laundry/mud room, and double garage.
The living - dining area is furnished with comfortable and quality materials and is designed for relaxation and conversation. The centerpiece of the room is the wood burning fireplace with raised hearth and 20 foot high stone face. A spacious sofa and several comfortable chairs will draw you to the fire, the view, conversation, or a good book!
The bar with beverage refrigerator and storage for glasses and mugs will make drink prep very convenient.The dining area is fitted with a table which is set up to seat 6 and expands to accommodate 10! Additional seating for 4 is available at the huge granite island and on the screenless porch!.
The open galley kitchen is a delight to work in. It has a built in refrigerator with paneled doors, 6 burner gas cook top, regular oven, convection-microwave oven, and a very quiet dishwasher. The 12 foot x 5 foot island and tall pantry cabinets provide plenty of storage for food and cooking supplies. A second refrigerator is in the garage so feel free to bring plenty of food!
Just off the kitchen is a delightful covered porch, open to the views on two sides. It is unscreened, since we have no bugs at this elevation! You will love the comfy rockers and picnic table for four as you watch humming birds and feel the mountain breezes.
Perfect for sunny days is our spacious open deck off the living-dining area. Comfortable rockers and a tall bar table with swivel chairs overlook our "garden" which is rapidly becoming part of the forest. Views of several mountain peaks and ever changing cloud formations will entice you to sit, relax, dream, and absorb the beauty of nature at its best.
The master bedroom opens to the deck and the hot tub just outside. The bedroom has a king poster bed, dresser, 48' wall mounted HD TV, DVD player, and lounge chair. The master bath has heated floors, wall mounted TV, double vanity, soaking tub, and separate walk in shower. A walk in closet and toilet room complete the suite.
On the front of the house is a spacious office with built in desk and seating for three. We have an optional high speed wireless card, so feel free to bring your lap top and get a little work done in beautiful surroundings.
Truly magnificent long range mountain views are seen from every room!
On the lower level you will find a large game room with reclining sofa and chairs, game table with seating for 6, large TV/DVD player, and a wet bar with under counter refrigerator and sink. Just outside is a long covered deck with fabulous mountain views, several more rockers, three bedrooms, and two baths.
The 'junior master' suite features a king bed and private bath with large walk in shower and double vanity. The queen bedroom and 'bear room' share a full bath with a double vanity. The 'bear room' is a kid's delight, with two double beds. The king bedroom and the queen bedroom both have a wall of windows to enjoy the splendid views.
For larger gatherings, we have a bonus room over the garage. Outfitted with three single beds, TV/DVD player, and plenty of space for lounging, it is a perfect getaway for the teens or young adults in your group! It is heated with an efficient space heater in the winter; no air conditioning needed in the summer! This room is optional and we charge less if you don't need it.
Some additional features of the house include: 5 televisions with Direct TV service; 3 DVD players; sound system with speakers in the living area, porch, and main deck; optional wireless network card ; completely equipped kitchen; top quality bed and bath linens, separate grilling deck with large gas grill and a metal awning so you can grill in rain or snow, enclosed double garage with openers, and a security system.