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Deal Aug 17-20 Ponderosacabin; Superb Views ,Hottub, Foosball ; Air Hockey

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long range view; smoke is 18 miles away in Canton

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Last updated: 07/24/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Come to the PONDEROSA for ultimate relaxation.
Please call me direct for this mountain retreat for deals and leave a message anytime for direct informed response to your vacation questions and convenient booking.
Walk in the smokies from cabin with total peace and quiet, a true relaxing experience.
The cabin is a beautiful two story log home at 4900 feet of elevation in the mountains of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, on Balsam Mountain. A serene private woodsy home on 1.25 acres with wonderful view. Be in remote privacy and feel the stress flow out of you.

HOT TUB under covered deck sit; lots of rocking chairs to rock your cares away No houses are visible from back deck, only woods , wonderful long range and valley views.
Both bird feeder and hummingbird feeder on back porch.
Also with second uncovered porch in front with 4 chairs. Can view few houses only from driveway area. There is a house close by uphill used as secondary home and house at end of driveway that is vacant. But this is last house on the road and no other houses will be viewed from back deck where view is. Ponderosa has recent extensive DVD movie selection 2 HDTV's ; AIR HOCKEY and FOOSBALL available, take a 20 minutes hike to Smoky Mountains, roast marshmallows at the FIREPIT. Two firepits available, one in front yard and one down path in the woods. Feel like you are camping at the firepit which is down a path. Or just plain relax. The chipmunks, hummingbirds, and Carolina wrens also like to visit the Ponderosa. A couple times of the year Edgar the elk stops by for a visit. That is what my guest named the elk. There are numerous hummingbirds during summer months.

The temperature at the Ponderosa averages a minimum 10 degrees cooler than the valley. Open the windows for fresh air, but if needed gas heat or AC available. Wireless internet is available on porches and throughout house for those that like to surf the internet and be with nature at same time.

There are 2 roads that can access cabin. The quickest route is a hard surface dirt/gravel with steep access for 0.5 mile. Total length of road is 1.3 mile. The road does have guardrail on initial 0.3 mile of road.
There alternative second road that can be used for flatlanders that is 2.7 miles and not as steep dirt gravel road.
Would recommend all wheel drive for inclement weather ie snow in winter months. Summer would need front wheel drive. Or take longer access
Soco falls 15 min drive from cabin.
The blueridge parkway entrance to the smoky mountains is 15 min drive.
Asheville is approximately 40 min drive.
Watch all the hummingbirds, birds, chipmunks, elk sightings, play foosball, air hockey and watch DVD's; over 100 movies available.
Walk to masonic monument in the smokies, about 40 min walk one way from cabin.

. Have numerous dirt roads for hiking to Heintooga Road in the smokies; or dirt bike and 4-wheeling on numerous roads around cabin higher clearance.

If you want to book, have specific questions or If need specific pictures; just call me at either number and leave voicemail and will get back with you to give you a more personal experience. If no answer on home phone feel free to call cell phone.
Have email of pictures ready to go.
Also have pictures of both road accesses.
Please note : minimum age to rent condo is 25 years old. If 21 to 25 years old, I consider on individual basis but increase returnable security deposit to $225.
For family reunions on a mountain top , there are a couple rentals nearby.

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1530 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    $100 pet fee ; pets considered...moreless

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    ...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

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  • Loft: 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    twin are trundle day bed...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (2) master bedroom downstairs with queen and upstairs bedroom with queen bed also. Loft w/ queen size sleeper sofa, Twin or Single Beds (2) Trundle bed in loft, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) queen size sleeper sofa in loft...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • dry stacked Stone Fireplace with buck stove insert, HOT TUB under covered deck, Air Hockey Table,Foosball table, CD and tape Player, Ceiling Fans, Air Conditioning, Large movie selection for your viewing, Rocking chairs on covered deck, Provide hummingbird feeders and bird feeders, Coffee maker, A Campfire pit area is down path with benches and closer firepit in front yard. Central gas heating, Paved driveway, Nice yard...moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Music Library:

    small CD selection...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    43 inch HDTV to enjoy that DVD library LR with dvd/vcr and DVD player;Yamaha soundbar ; upstairs in loft is a second 37' HDTV dvd player in loft and cd player...moreless

  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    numerous recent DVD collection, old VHS tapes, movies updated three times/year....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Monument View:

    Property 40 min walk to masonic monument on Heintooga road...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Fantastic Views;both long range and valley views of Maggie Valley. On clear night can see the lights of Maggie Valley and Lake Junaluska and Canton. Unbelievable star gazing. Put the chairs out on driveway and watch the shooting stars...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing

Dining

  • Dining:

    6 dining room chairs + 2 extra chairs in cabin to squeeze in dining room table...moreless

  • Dining Area

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Air conditioning, ceiling fans, or open the windows for fresh air. Property 10 degrees cooler than valley...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking:

    garage...moreless

  • Garage:

    foosball and air hockey table in garage. Have a champion tournament. Large garage to easily still pull one vehicle. Garage has Chink log finish....moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Living Room
  • Telephone:

    landline; local calls, most cell phones work up at cabin...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    wireless internet available. Bring your laptop and sit on back deck while cruising the internet. ...moreless

  • Wood Fireplace:

    buckstove insert; also large firepit down path with benches. Coming soon stone firepit in front yard for less primitive firepit...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    mt coffee...moreless

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

    microwave, toaster , coffee maker, ice maker, crock pot, pots/pans. Lots of large cups, and dishes. ...moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    2 decks, one in front of home, and one long covered deck on back side of home with wonderful views Back deck with rope lights for holiday festive feel...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Covered deck with wonderful long and valley views. Very private area with only woods in front and around deck. Hot tub and rocking chairs on back deck. From back deck view and watch birds at bird feeder. Back deck has Hummingbird feeder which is constantly active. Front porch is uncovered. Other houses visible only from front deck and driveway....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    2011 new hot tub under covered deck with great view; Back deck is very private area with only woods and view noted....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 17 to 20 special
Aug 17 - Aug 20, 2016
2 night min stay
$105
Aug and Sept;tax included
Aug 21 - Sep 30, 2016
5 night min stay
$125
$790
October 2016;tax included
Oct 1 - Oct 29, 2016
5 night min stay
$135
$835
November 2016; tax included
Oct 30 - Nov 18, 2016
4 night min stay
$105
$690
thanksgiving 2016 tax included
Nov 19 - Nov 25, 2016
5 night min stay
$130
$805
spring
Apr 23 - May 26, 2017
5 night min stay
$115
$775

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

summer; tax included
Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2017
5 night min stay
$130
$810

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July: tax included
Jul 1 - Jul 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$135
$840
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$130
$805

Rates are based on 5 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • hot tub/cleaning fee $150
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Notes:

11% taxes already included in above quote already;

Prefer check payment, but I do take credit card via paypal for 3 % fee

Refundable security deposit of $150

Pets considered for $100 non refundable pet fee; consider decrease pet fee for smaller pets;


Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking


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Location

maybe Edgar the Elk will stop by (that is what my guests named him)Star gazing, Numerous dirt roads around property for hiking, can hike to Heintooga Road in the Smoky Mountain(20 minute steep hike), Pick blackberries in July, campfire site down a path from house with benches, (Activities in Maggie Valley), Ghost Town in the Sky, Bluegrass shows, Wheels Through Time Museum, Numerous Golf Courses, Go-Karts, Trout Fishing, Horseback Riding (Activities Nearby), 10 minutes to Blue Ridge parkway milepost 452, 8 near Heintooga Road leading to Smoky Mountain National Park, Cataloochee Valley in Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk, 40 minutes to Biltmore Estate, Hiking in Pisgah or Smoky Mountain National Park, Sliding Rock/Waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino, Whitewater Rafting, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Santa's Land, River tubing, Gem mining, fishing in Cherokee

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1996

About the owner: I love the humor; so what is funnier than Jim drinking from a cup with an elk on it with edgar the elk in the front yard? Jim and Paula bought this home as a family getaway. It was the best thing we ever did. We always feel totally relaxed when come back from the mountains. The Ponderosa has a very homey feel. It definitely gave our family quality time. Now the kids are grown up and just Jim and myself go on trips to the Ponderosa. I try to keep everything that will be needed for that special cabin on top of the mountain experience. We love the elk that come by; they are fantastic animals and makes us happy. I also love walking to Heintooga Road in the smokies.

Why the Owner Chose Maggie Valley, NC, USA:
the true cabin experience with modern amenities and great view; Love the walks around cabin and elk :)

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Blackberries everywhere in July and August. Like the privacy of being in the woods with great view. Favorite is sitting in hot tub on cold night looking at the lights of Lake Junaluska on a clear night. Like walking around all the dirt roads and hiking to Heintooga Road in the smokies. The fire pit in the summer time is surrounded by woods and house not visible secondary foliage. You can sing loud and we have terrible singing voices. Love watching the hummingbirds zoom around. And Edgar the Elk is always welcome when he stops by.


Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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Photos

  • long range view; smoke is 18 miles away in Canton

    long range view; smoke is 18 miles away in Canton

  • Cozy as a flannel blanket; 40" TV, soundbar, dvd and huge DVD library; buckstove

    Cozy as a flannel blanket; 40" TV, soundbar, dvd and huge DVD library; buckstove

  • DR seats 6 ; great table for game night. Kitchen well equipped; W/D to left

    DR seats 6 ; great table for game night. Kitchen well equipped; W/D to left

  • upstair queen bedroom

    upstair queen bedroom

  • Loft ; 32 inch tv; dvd player; queen sleeper sofa and trundle bed

    Loft ; 32 inch tv; dvd player; queen sleeper sofa and trundle bed

  • both long range and valley views back Maggie valley and Soco Road off back deck

    both long range and valley views back Maggie valley and Soco Road off back deck

  • rope light on balcony makes you feel like it is a holiday !

    rope light on balcony makes you feel like it is a holiday !

  • 2nd stone firepit in front yard closer to house with great view.

    2nd stone firepit in front yard closer to house with great view.

  • 2 firepits; one more rustic down path

    2 firepits; one more rustic down path

  • front porch; front door into cabin.

    front porch; front door into cabin.

  • plenty of room in garage for foosball ; air hockey and your car

    plenty of room in garage for foosball ; air hockey and your car

  • lots of rockers to watch view and birds

    lots of rockers to watch view and birds

  • October 2015; taken by my guest ; thanks Andrea.!
fall colors at the cabin.

    October 2015; taken by my guest ; thanks Andrea.! fall colors at the cabin.

  • open concept LR/DR/Kitchen

    open concept LR/DR/Kitchen

  • Master bedroom on first floor with queen size bed; very comfortable new mattress

    Master bedroom on first floor with queen size bed; very comfortable new mattress

  • covered back deck. Sit outside if raining or sunny.  Hot tub /rockers and view

    covered back deck. Sit outside if raining or sunny. Hot tub /rockers and view

  • Bring bird food and hummingbird food and you will be entertained.  very relaxing

    Bring bird food and hummingbird food and you will be entertained. very relaxing

  • If you feed them, they will come. Hummers come every year; very entertaining

    If you feed them, they will come. Hummers come every year; very entertaining

  • Front yard; firepit and bench  to relax

    Front yard; firepit and bench to relax

  • path from rustic firepit to frontyard; yes 2 firepits

    path from rustic firepit to frontyard; yes 2 firepits

  • Cabin picture taken from path ; looking at covered deck with hot tub and rockers

    Cabin picture taken from path ; looking at covered deck with hot tub and rockers

  • a guest took this picture off of back deck; thanks wanda :)

    a guest took this picture off of back deck; thanks wanda :)

  • When it rains at the ponderosa it is still a rainbow.; thanks Wanda for the pic!

    When it rains at the ponderosa it is still a rainbow.; thanks Wanda for the pic!

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This listing was first published here in 2004.

Date last modified - Sunday, July 24, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
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  • Bathrooms
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