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Scenic Smokey Mt / Lake Cabin for Groups & Family Reunions

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Cabin, 6 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 15-18)

The Euchella House is a custom, crafted wilderness cabin overlooking the Great Smokies and Lake Fontana. It has 3 levels and over 4000 sq ft of comfort and privacy for large groups and family reunions. Our front door opens to an array of exciting wilderness sport activities and our 1000 sq ft backyard deck overlooks one of the most beautiful spots on earth.

This season bring your family and friends to Euchella for an unparalleled vacation experience.

Keywords: Lodge, Chalet, House, Country House, Chateau, farm house

More Details

Gary Duven
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 21, 2018

About Gary Duven

Gary Duven settled in western NC to start Rolling Thunder River Company after 13 years of traveling the world and kayaking in some of the most isolated and rugged wilderness areas in the world.

Gary Duven purchased this cabin in 1993

Why Gary Duven chose Bryson City

Gary built the Euchella House from natural hemlock located on the property for his primary residence.


Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (7), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Scenic Smokey Mt / Lake Cabin for Groups & Family Reunions
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Canisteo, NY

Motorcycle Haven and Heaven

  • 5 of 5

7 other avid bikers and I recently toured to Smokey Mountains and chose the Euchella Lodge as our starting point. This cabin is perfectly located for the Dragon, the Smokey Mtn Parkway, the Cherohala Skyway, and a beautiful ride to Helen Ga. It was evident from the minute we walked in that the owner takes great pride in maintaining clean, comfortable accommodations and as a bonus, he had enough cover for 1 trike and 7 touring bikes to keep them out of the weather. The bedrooms all have their own entrance and were perfect for the occasional "alone time" that is sometimes needed when traveling in large groups. The driveway was an easy ride, though I wouldn't recommend a beginner coming down it. It isn't steep but it is a downhill grade with very well maintained gravel and no potholes or deep tracks to throw your bike. I'm a short female and I was able to ride my Street Glide down with no problem. The only drawback is it is on a sharp corner and there isn't a lot of room to stage that many bikes. That was an easy fix however as there was a perfect staging area about 1/4 mile down the road. As for the owner, he was there to greet us when we pulled in and was readily available for any questions we had. It isn't easy to find a place that perfectly satisfies this many people, but Euchella Lodge did. There are so many other roads to ride, but if we ever return to the Smokeys, we will be sure to stay at Euchella Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Plant City, FL

Spring Break "Get-Away"

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I recently treated our children and grandchildren to a wonderful spring break get-away in this beautiful mountain cabin. It was immaculate, comfortably furnished, and spacious -- more than enough room for our family of 12! The manager/host was always available to meet our every need. Although we stocked up on groceries at a local store, we enjoyed the luxury of several meals at various nearby restaurants. Our grandchildren were able to walk, just a few blocks away, to the Rolling Thunder River Company for a fun day of river rafting, while my husband and I enjoyed a peaceful day of basking on the porch, simply relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the mountains, spring foliage and beautiful Fontana Lake below. The next morning our host arranged a fun-filled family mountain bike adventure! We spent the rest of our time hiking, zip-lining and enjoying the quaintness of downtown Bryson City and other towns nearby. We look forward to returning in the summer when the blackberries are ripe, then again in the fall to take in the magnificent beauty of the changing leaves!

  • Submitted: May 12, 2014
  • Stayed: April 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ormond Beach, FL USA

Beautiful Fall Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family enjoyed a wonderful one week stay at Euchella Mt / Lake Cabins during the fall of 2013. The House was large enough to give our group of 15 plenty of privacy and included all the amenities and quality you would want in a beautiful vacation rental with a stunning view of the Great Smoky Mountains and Fontana Lake. The house had 3 kitchens and a separate sauna building with an outside shower area that was loved by the entire family. Hiking trails were right outside the front door, whitewater rafting a mile down the road and a variety of other recreational activities close by . This is an incredible vacation home and we plan to return next summer. The owner was always available to help us out with vacation plans and the house was just as advertised. We highly recommend the Euchella House and had a fantastic time. Doug Romine and Family

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fort Lauderdale, FL

First Reviewer! Loved it! Can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

So this house was available exactly as listed. It was beautiful and homey. It fit my large, loud family and gave us enough room we didn't feel like we were being suffocated by everyone's presence. We had 11 people and 2 pets so we needed each and every square inch. The town is so cute! There is a train nearby that has a Polar Express version of a holiday train ride that kids can ride in their pajamas (just like in the movie/book). The woods and the hiking is abundant and the roads are driveable. I was worried when I first signed up that there were no other review of the place and I couldn't find any reviews online about it. The owner was nice and responded to each one of my emails promptly and informative. We want to come back during the summer/spring to do the warm weather activities.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2014
  • Stayed: December 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Bryson City, NC
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Metres
US 19-74
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Village Bistro
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Car: recommended

Zip Line Tours, Jet Boat Rides, Mt Bike rentals for the Tsali Mt Bike Trails, Pontoon Boat rentals for Lake Fontana, Horseback riding, motorcycle tours on the Tale of the Dragon, Whitewater Rafting on the Nantahala, Tuckasiegee, Little Tennessee and Ocoee Rivers, the Appalachian Trail and Great Smokys hiking


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $225 + Tax
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 10.0%

A $1000 damage deposit is due in the form of a credit card authorization (Visa or MasterCard) prior to check-in or you can pay cash on the day of your arrival and it will be returned within 3 days of your departure. A signed rental agreement is also required and we can email you a copy of that upon request.
Pets may be accepted with prior approval only and a pet fee of $25 per night per pet with a limit of 2.

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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