About the property
- Cabin1200 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Cabin with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Private and With Beautiful Mountain Views
A recent guest wrote in our guest book....'this place is beyond beautiful'....
Besides the beautiful view of miles of mountains with gorgeous sunsets , what makes Retreat in the Sky so special is the screened porch with hot tub inside. That means you can enjoy the hot tub rain or shine, snow or sleet. Relaxing in the hot tub with snow coming down is an unbelievable treat. Relaxing in the screened porch with the mountain view is also an unbelievable treat!
iRetreat in the Sky is an unforgettable place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special times.
Come to the Smoky Mountains and Retreat in the Sky for an unforgettable vacation! Whether you're sport enthusiasts wanting to be located in the hub of all the Smoky Mountain activities... or second honeymooners celebrating your wedding anniversary and hoping for that very special place... or vacationers/seniors looking for rest and relaxation at an incredibly beautiful vacation home....we offer it all.....
Sitting close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain, our guests enjoy our wonderful, very private, mountain home...and its great location...in the very heart of the Smoky Mountain activities!!! Special features include a breathtaking view of the Smokies from most rooms including the screened porch and deck, a large deluxe hot tub on the screened porch (where you're safe from all the outside critters), a fire log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful wood burning campfires.
In addition to the hot tub, the large screened porch has a teak wood table and chairs and comfortable furniture. The deck is great for relaxing with your loved one on the swing and enjoying the spectacular short and long range views, grilling out and dining on the umbrella table or rocking and enjoying the wonderful feeling that comes with being in the mountains.
Retreat is centrally located for ALL of the Smoky Mountain activities!! We offer a great location. Just minutes to Bryson City, the Gateway to the Smokies... the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad... Fontana Lake, a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for half or the entire day... the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, biking, and fun restaurants... Cherokee, you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino... Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, and picnics...the Smoky Mountain Country Club which is a beautiful mountain course and open to the public....the Blue Ridge Parkway...where is there a more beautiful drive??? And maybe best of all... Ingles Supermarket is only five minutes away.
But...if you're looking for complete seclusion, getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...and doing nothing more than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying being alone together...You will love Retreat in the Sky...the view is majestic and the only neighbors are the birds and occasional wild turkeys that come to visit..
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* We offer a beautiful vacation home
* Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am.
* Unlimited free Wifi
* Signed Rental Agreement required
* No smoking in house or screened porch (and no exceptions!)
* No pets (and no exceptions!)
* Be sure to bring your cell phone; there is no longer telephone service at the cottage...
* Hot Tub is available March 15th through October and is inside the screened porch...that means no bugs or critters or scary outside dark...
* Maximum guests: 4
* Returning guests ...security deposit waived and offered a 15% discount on rate...
* Fire log burning fireplace (not wood) Firelogs not provided
* Not suitable for young children
* 3 night minimum...
* Our road association does not permit motorcycles or trailers.
Be sure to visit our other vacation home vrbo 7436. It just might be available if Retreat is not.
We are celebrating the 19th anniversary since we built and opened our vacation home to guests. We have learned a lot (and are still learning) about what makes a great vacation and what we need to do to help our guests have one! Ty and I have talked with and met many wonderful new friends who have stayed with us from all over the USA, plus England, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, China, Norway, Canada and Finland. We thank you for looking at our web page and we hope you have an opportunity to vacation or visit with us at Retreat in the Sky.
Ty and Sandy Nelson
Keywords: Mountain retreat, mountain getaway, mountain chic, mountain cabin, mountain chalet, mountain cottage
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 18, 2018
About Sandy Nelson
Ty and I have been sharing our vacation home, Retreat in the Sky, with guests for over seventeen years. It has been fun, sometimes very challenging...but most of all...a rewarding experience. Our goal is... and has always been ....to provide a wonderful vacation experience for our guests..
Sandy Nelson purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Sandy Nelson chose Bryson City
We fell in love with Bryson City the first time we visited. It is quaint, friendly and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We found the perfect spot to build our second home. It's close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain in the Smokies. Our view is beautiful. Retreat in the Sky has a privacy that is hard to describe. Our first home is three hours away and seventeen years later, with our car packed with all our stuff, heading for Bryson City and our Retreat in the Sky, we're still excited.... after all these years, we still can't wait to get there.
What makes this Cabin unique
Sitting on the swing on our deck...enjoying the beautiful view...is the ultimate in relaxation. Retreat in the Sky can only be reached by driving up the private road and then you drive up some more on our paved driveway. We are not on the road so no one can see us or drive by us. So you see, we also have the ultimate in privacy. We not only have a beautiful deck filled with flowers and a wonderfully landscaped setting, but a large screened porch complete with hot tub and a great place to hang out. We're only five minutes from Ingles Supermarket, the quaint town of Bryson City and only ten minutes from just about everywhere else. We took a survey from vrbo/homeaway a few years back that results showed that only 21% of property owners that rent their vacation homes use it themselves. We use ours every chance we get. Not only because we love being there but because we want to maintain the high standards we set for ourselves in maintaining our beautiful vacation home. .
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
My husband, grandmother and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! The Nelson's home is wonderful and they provide you with tons of information about the surrounding area. Just don't miss the trash disposal times because I did! They are not open on Sunday mornings. Sorry guys! Thanks for having us!!
Wow! Absolutely breathtaking
Property is as described. Great location. Beautiful views. Clean. Charming. What else to say other than you will regret if you don’t stay there!
Sandy the owner is the sweetest person I have ever dealt with and I’ve rented many homes.
We enjoyed our vacation in this lovely cabin. The view of the mountain was very good! Great hot tub too.
Retreat in the Sky is a Piece of Heaven Here on Earth
October 12th - 17th, 2017
Anyone looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life... this is the answer. The home is secluded, but not so you are isolated from nearby Bryson City, 15 minutes away.
The hot tub is a luxury to be used, to relax a tired body, after a day of hiking the many trails to choose from in the area.
My wife and I had a wonderful time rekindling our love for each other celebrating our 20th anniversary in this little piece of heaven.
Thank you Sandy for making the our stay in your home seem like we were in our own home.
Paul and Debbie Kuritza
Thank you Paul and Debbie for your kind words. However, after 19 years of 5 star reviews, you gave us our first 4 star review. Of course we were very disappointed. Upon inquiring, we learned the reason had nothing to do with Retreat in the Sky. The trash center in Bryson City does not open until 1:00 on Sunday and with your early flight, you were left with nothing to do with your trash. We are very sorry we did not inform you of this, however, at that time we did not know the new hours of the new trash center. We are sorry that this inconvenience colored your entire experience at our vacation home which you obviously loved. As owners, we are still learning. We look forward to our future guests and providing them the best experience we have learned to give.
Excellent well furnished cabin with a great view!
We loved the cabin and the VIEW. It was close enough to all of the activities we love in the smokies, but secluded and private. The cabin had everything we needed for an enjoyable week. Sandy was very helpful leading up to our stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone and look forward to staying here again in the future.
Excellent condition, cleanly and great location.
This property was exactly what we were looking for, for the weekend. It was tucked away, but close to the city. The owners have taken excellent care of the property and it has all the amenities we needed.
Thank you for being guests.
The most exciting new activity has to be ziplining....our guests just rave about how much fun it is...take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway... it is unforgettable...pack a picnic lunch (picnic pack for two at Retreat for guests use) and mountain gaze, and you must go to Highlands and Cashiers (great shopping and restaurants) and visit all of the waterfalls in the area, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is only one hour away...you should plan to spend the entire day as there is so much to see, go for a hike at the Joyce Kilmer forest or Deep Creek, visit Dollywood and stop at all the outlets on the way, Win some $$ to take home at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee and enjoy a great dinner there as well. You will NEVER run out of things to do. Or, never leave, sit on the deck at Retreat in the Sky and enjoy the privacy, the wonderful view and each other!
Additional information about rental rates
$50 cancellation fee when applicable One free night with weekly rental