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Charming Smoky Mt. Log Cabin Sanctuary, 7.5 Acres - 10 Cleared Hiking Trails

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A delightful treasure tucked away high in the Smoky Mountains awaits you

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Last updated: 03/28/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Sleeps:10
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cabin
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, Den+ Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, Sleeps 2 - 10

AWARDED 2013 TOP VACATION RENTAL

Perfect for a romantic getaway or gathering of family and friends, Appalachian thru-hikers and cyclists. Only 24 miles from ski resort!

This isn't just a place to stay -- WE HAVE CREATED A TOTAL EXPERIENCE TO HELP YOU UNWIND, RELAX AND ENJOY THIS ENCHANTED RETREAT.

Nestled High in the Smoky Mountains, a Sanctuary and Quiet Haven Await You....
Welcome to this Smoky Mountain Authentic Log Cabin Rental, located high on Betsy's Mountain,approximately 4,000 feet elevation, near Hot Springs, North Carolina. You will be transported to a world of total rest and relaxation in this charming two-story, 1600 ft. log cabin.

A TRULY SACRED SANCTUARY WHERE YOU CAN UNWIND AND EXPERIENCE MOTHER NATURE NURTURING YOUR SOUL.

Whether you are seeking a peaceful retreat, a romantic getaway, or simply want to experience a natural wonder, you will find what you are looking for at this mountain log cabin property near the Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway. Plenty of activities nearby, or spend time exploring and enjoying the 7.5 acres, three natural springs, fruit-bearing trees and bushes, wild turkey, and beautiful mountain scenery. Great Hiking and Views!

We have 10 hiking trails cleared with markers and maps to enhance your enjoyment of this glorious 7.5 acre mountain property.

Enjoy the pergola covered with grapevines - the little bistro set underneath the pergola is a great spot for coffee or a romantic evening while listening to the trickling of the spring.

Feel the mountain breeze as you swing on the double swing, surrounded by trees and peaceful nature.

Have some quiet time in the hammock chair swing hanging from the magnolia tree.

COMPLETELY TURNKEY
All you need to bring is your food. Tastefully furnished to make you feel at home. Sleeps 10 people - 1 bedroom downstairs, full bed; 1 bedroom upstairs, queen bed; den upstairs with futon; additional futons in large living room; large bathroom downstairs with bath; charming upstairs bathroom with shower; full kitchen and nice dining area.

REMOTE, YET CONVENIENT TO LOCAL ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES. This beautiful 7.5 acres and authentic log cabin is remote enough to have no visible neighbors, yet convenient to area attractions and activities.

ATTRACTIONS & ACTIVITIES:

• Swimming, tubing, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, biking, bird watching, scenic drives, waterfalls, hiking, panning for gemstones, golfing, horseback riding, autumn foliage, skiing, snowboarding, sledding.....

• Hike the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains

• Mountain trout fishing, horseback riding, small golf course, classic country stores and restaurant just minutes away

• Check out the hot mineral water hot tubs and spa services at the Hot Springs Resort (19 miles)

• Explore Asheville & the Biltmore Estate (36 miles)

• Lake Junalaska (16 miles)

• Waynesville (20 miles) offers dining, shopping, golfing

• Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley (24 miles)

• Cherokee Indian Reservation and Gambling Casino (40 miles)

* Gem mining in the Gem Capital of the World - Franklin (57 miles)

• Explore Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, the home of
Dollywood Amusement and Water Park (approx. 60 miles)

Less than a one hour drive from the Asheville airport, this enchanted mountain property combines the magic of a remote nature getaway with the convenience of nearby local attractions and activities. Come stay with us and you will understand why we are one of the Smoky Mountains best kept secrets!

COME EXPERIENCE FOR YOURSELF WHY SO MANY OF OUR GUESTS REFER TO THIS PLACE AS 'A SLICE OF HEAVEN'

'All of us had a very enjoyable vacation. You have a slice of heaven here. We will go back home with memories that will last a lifetime.'

"We had our family Thanksgiving here and the cabin was perfect. Well stocked kitchen and a nice big dining room table. Plenty of bath towels and extra bedding for the futons. Comfortable beds. Satellite TV so we could still watch the game. Very remote and peaceful setting. Great yard for the kids to explore. Highly recommend!!"

"The Smoky Mountain Home was an awesome get-away for my family and I. The acreage behind the cabin, and subsequent trails, provided a great warm up hike for my three children, before we headed out to Max Patch in Pisgah National Forest later that day. The Cabin was warm and inviting and has all the amenities you need for a weekend in the woods. I can't recommend highly enough this rental and the time your family will have there. Thanks again Chloe for this awesome weekend rental."

"We loved your cabin. It was roomy and clean and had absolutely everything we needed or wanted. Loved sitting on the deck watching the moon. Everything just perfect. I particularly appreciated the thoughtfulness that you put into making the cabin welcoming. Also I appreciated that it was tastefully decorated without a thousand dusty knick-knacks that one so often finds cluttering up a rental property. I liked not finding a bunch of old condiments in the refrigerator. Your movie, game, and book selections were great, although we didn't really have time to do any of that because the weather was so perfect. My 2 sisters and I agreed that it was the best place we'd ever rented."

"It was exactly as she had described, we were very comfortable, and very much enjoyed the cabin and beautiful property on which it sits. Chloe provided excellent directions to the cabin, how to enter, and how everything in the cabin works. Her tips about things to do in the area and the thoughtful touches (kitchenware, paper products, attraction/tourist information, board games/books/art supplies) in the cabin were all appreciated! My teenage boys loved the cabin."

"Absolutely loved it. Everything we were looking for. Had 4 boys ages 6-11 who had a blast exploring the property. A great getaway in the mountains and close enough to spend the day in Asheville. Would love to come back again."

"Our family had a very wonderful time in Chloe's cabin, which is mostly like a home! Very beautiful nature around. We enjoyed going to the nearby lake and hot springs. We also went to the National Forest Mountains, and had a wonderful time staying around. The cabin has everything that you need, it's very comfortable and beautiful design, very clean all over, very spacious, and lovely to stay. We are already thinking about coming back to this cabin. Loved it!!!!!"

"Chloe was a wonderful host and very accommodating, she made some great suggestions that we took advantage of. Her suggestions were perfect for us, and made our vacation absolutely exceptional. The description she provided was spot on and when we arrived it was even better than it sounded. Chloe made everything super easy for us and she couldn't have been more helpful. I can't wait to hopefully visit again, it is such a wonderful and beautiful property, especially for a much needed get away. It has everything you'd need to have a great time, inside and outside. The Cabin is so well maintained and gives off that perfect smoky mountain cabin feel, with all the modern day amenities. It's so relaxing and the view of the mountains is unbelievable. Thanks so much for everything Chloe, we really appreciate it!"

"This cabin is a true delight! As soon as we got off i-40 we immediately started to relax and started to enjoy the breathtaking mountain views. Not only is the property gorgeous , the cabin is very charming , cozy and welcoming. Everything we could have possibly wanted or needed was already present in this wonderful cabin - even hiking sticks, trail map, binoculars , and all sorts of tranquil spots to relax and soak up all the beautiful surroundings. Whether you are on a romantic rendezvous , a friends/family gathering, or just a relaxing nature retreat, this cabin is truly a hidden gem!"

"We were there for a wedding and the whole week was magical, with the scenery, the setting, the weather, the accommodations. The cabin/cottage was perfectly located for our needs and the accommodations were ideal. We relaxed on the porch and in the yard in the mornings and just generally enjoyed the beautiful setting. Bedding, bath and kitchen necessities were all readily available and more than adequate. It was such a blessing to be able to travel so far and arrive at a home away from home without any worries. Thanks ever so much."

"The cabin was perfect, just what we needed. Not only was it private, it was comfortable, and peaceful. We watched the sunrise and the moonrise, as there was a full moon one of the nights we were there. Amazing watching the clouds dance over the mountain in the moonlight! I highly recommend this cabin for anyone who is looking for a private and peaceful getaway!"

"Chloe's mountain view cabin completely left us in awe! The view is immaculate, the cabin complete with all necessities for an enjoyable stay, moreover, the water quality from the onsite well added to list of amenities. Chloe provided a self-checkin method, which was of great use, as we came in late on the road. Overall we were pleased with our stay and her hospitality and plan to return soon!!!"

"We enjoyed the cabin so much. We are celebrating our 5th anniversary and plan to make this a tradition. This cabin is so beautiful and comfortable it feels like home to us. The views are breathtaking and we didn't want to leave."

PETS CONSIDERED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS.

PLEASE NOTE: My satellite internet provider only offers limited data, which will allow for basic emailing and internet searches - no video streaming ( e.g, Hulu, Netflix, amazon prime, youtube, etc); no music streaming (e.g., Pandora, Spotify, etc.); no online gaming; no downloading of large files. If yo

Owner

Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 10
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years-old, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    lots of games, books and activities for children of all ages * PLEASE NOTE: Although we are very child-friendly, we do not assume responsibility for child-proofing the cabin or property....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

  • Downstairs bedroom: 1 double

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  • Upstairs bedroom: 1 queen

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  • Den: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Futons: 3 double

    1 futon-upstairs den; 2 futons in large living room...moreless

  • Queen size Beds (1) upstairs bedroom, Double Beds (1) downstairs bedroom, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) futon in upstairs den; 2 futons in large living room...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Downstairs bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

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  • Upstairs bathroom: toilet, shower

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Other Amenities

  • coffee maker, toaster oven, games, picnic table, 7.5 acres to explore -- 3 natural springs, apples, blackberries, grapes, wild turkey, property goes up to the top of the mountain - great hiking and views - we have 10 new hiking trails to enhance your enjoyment of this glorious 7.5 acres...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    children and adult...moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    indoor and outdoor games...moreless

  • Games For Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library:

    some music CDs and cassette tapes...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys:

    indoor and outdoor toys...moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Waterfalls

Local Services & Businesses

  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Extra table and chairs to seat up to 12 guests...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning:

    central air downstairs and window units upstairs...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Floorboards
  • Free Long Distance:

    only U.S. long distance calls...moreless

  • Heating:

    central heat downstairs and baseboard heaters upstairs...moreless

  • Internet:

    For basic emailing and online searching ...moreless

  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    is a back up source for heating and cooking...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    coffee filters provided...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    soap, napkins, paper towels, toilet paper, basic cleaning supplies...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    deck with plenty of seating and fantastic views!...moreless

  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio:

    with chairs and double rocker to savor the mountain views...moreless

  • Lanai / Gazebo:

    pergola with bistro set unerneath, located by the spring that runs in front of the cabin and a fabulous round double chaise lounge with small table and umbrella on the other side of the springs...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    plenty of lawn space to play and 10 hiking trails with trail markers and trail map to explore the 7.5 acres...moreless

  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill:

    propane gas grill...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Shed
  • Wood Deck
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
MARCH 27 - MARCH 31
Mar 27 - Mar 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$115 $125
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

MEMORIAL WEEKEND
May 25 - May 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

JULY 4TH HOLIDAY 2017
Jun 29 - Jul 9, 2017
3 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

WILD GOOSE FESTIVAL
Jul 12 - Jul 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$125

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

LABOR DAY WEEKEND
Aug 31 - Sep 5, 2017
3 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

VETERAN'S DAY WEEKEND
Nov 9 - Nov 14, 2017
3 night min stay
$130

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

THANKSGIVING 2017
Nov 19 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$135
$800

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

WINTER HOLIDAYS
Dec 21 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
$135

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$120 $135
Fri, Sat
$750

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest


Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning Fee $60 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Notes:

Rates are subject to change until reservation is booked.

CONTACT OWNER for holiday rates & specials that may be available.

ONLY ONE SPECIAL CAN BE USED PER BOOKING.

PLEASE NOTE: I have had unlimited data with my internet provider in the past. Unfortunately, they are no longer able to service my area. My new internet provider only offers limited data, which will allow for basic emailing and internet searches. If you use the internet excessively, there will be additional fees.


Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

EXPERIENCE the MAGIC and ENCHANTMENT of the SMOKY MOUNTAINS

This beautiful 7.5 acres and authentic log cabin is remote enough to have no visible neighbors, yet convenient to the area attractions and activities.

• Swimming, tubing, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, biking, bird watching, scenic drives, waterfalls, hiking, panning for gemstones, golfing, horseback riding, autumn foliage, skiing, snowboarding, sledding.....

• Hike the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and the Great Smoky Mountains

• Mountain trout fishing, horseback riding, small golf course, classic country stores and restaurant just minutes away

• Check out the hot mineral water hot tubs and spa services at the Hot Springs Resort (21 miles)

• Visit Asheville, FODOR'S 2011 Best Travel Destination (36 miles)

• Lake Junalaska (16 miles)

• Waynesville (20 miles) offers dining, shopping, golfing

• Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley (24 miles)

• Cherokee Indian Reservation (40 miles)

* Gem mining in the Gem Capital of the World - Franklin, NC (57 miles)

• Explore Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN, the home of Dollywood Amusement and Water Park (approximately 60 miles)

• Navitat Zip Line Adventure - Recently named 'One of the 10 Great Ziplines Across the USA!'(54 miles)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2010

About the owner: My prior experience as an award-winning publisher/editor of a parenting magazine, gave me lots of experience for evaluating and reviewing what makes a place truly 'family-friendly'. My goal is to help you create a fun and relaxing experience that will give lasting memories for you, your family and friends. From stocking the cabin with indoor and outdoor games, to gathering walking sticks, clearing a trail to the tree line for you to hike up the mountain, to providing comfort and enjoyment are my top priority. I want your visit to be one you will always remember. And, I am not just an 'expert' in 'family-friendly' You will love the romance and ambiance that has been created for those special getaways. Top it off with my Romance Package -- a bottle of wine, chocolates and bath salts with natural essential oils will be there for you on your arrival to help you relax and feel the romance.

Why the Owner Chose Hot Springs, NC, USA:
When I first moved to North Carolina and began exploring the mountains, I fell in love with Madison County. Both the natural beauty and the beauty of the people who live and work here fills my heart with warmth.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
There is so much to enjoy on this property. It is remote enough that you cannot see any neighbors, yet close to many area attractions and activities.


Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/28/2017

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Photos

  • A delightful treasure tucked away high in the Smoky Mountains awaits you

    A delightful treasure tucked away high in the Smoky Mountains awaits you

  • private driveway up to the cabin

    private driveway up to the cabin

  • Welcome to this charming, cozy cabin

    Welcome to this charming, cozy cabin

  • living room - additional futon sleeps two

    living room - additional futon sleeps two

  • Country kitchen, fully equipped for your comfort

    Country kitchen, fully equipped for your comfort

  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • Upstairs bathroom with shower

    Upstairs bathroom with shower

  • Games, books, travel guides and IPOD dock

    Games, books, travel guides and IPOD dock

  • little ones have their own deck chairs

    little ones have their own deck chairs

  • Spring time view

    Spring time view

  • Breath-taking, peaceful nature

    Breath-taking, peaceful nature

  • Entry  to the property

    Entry to the property

  • Great deck for morning coffee, watching the sunset with a glass of wine or  BBQ

    Great deck for morning coffee, watching the sunset with a glass of wine or BBQ

  • Futon in living room sleeps two

    Futon in living room sleeps two

  • Large dining table for eight.  Plus folding table & chairs seat four more guests

    Large dining table for eight. Plus folding table & chairs seat four more guests

  • downstairs bedroom

    downstairs bedroom

  • Upstairs large bedroom with extra bathroom/shower

    Upstairs large bedroom with extra bathroom/shower

  • Upstairs den -  futon sleeps two

    Upstairs den - futon sleeps two

  • 39' Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, movies in upstairs den

    39' Satellite TV, DVD, VCR, movies in upstairs den

  • picnic table near the BBQ grill and deck

    picnic table near the BBQ grill and deck

  • Property goes up the mountain

    Property goes up the mountain

  • Let Nature be Your Inspiration! The beautiful white flowers were carved by guest

    Let Nature be Your Inspiration! The beautiful white flowers were carved by guest

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Tuesday, March 28, 2017

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