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Eco-Friendly up to 6 BR, 13 BEDS, in country Between Nantahala & Bryson CityWIFI

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About the property

House, 6 Bedrooms + Other (See Description) 4 Baths, (Sleeps 2-16) 13 BEDS WiFi

NON SMOKERS ONLY Smoky Mountain Rose Manor is an ECO friendly, green private home vacation rental WITH 13 BEDS in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina, between Bryson City and Nantahala, and 15 miles north of Franklin. CREEK & FIREPIT +++Call for available dates/rates. See Photos! The Entire Eco Cabin with 3 SLEEPING areas is $185 for 4 people. ($65 first person & $40-45 for next 3 = $185+ ) then if more people add on $35-$45 person by renting the entire first level of main house (Wood & Fireplace Rooms, 2 baths & kitchen) with the Eco Cabin (The Eco Cabin is the guest house to the main house and when a party needs more room than just 3 sleeping areas they also rent the entire first level of the main house with 2 more baths, the Fireplace Room & Wood Room and another kitchen, see photos) Then if more guests in your group than 12 you have option of renting the Lovely Nature's Rest Bedroom with Natural Latex Queen Bed and bath & adjoining room with twin bed for $135.

Whatever suits YOUR budget and size requirements.

The NEW Eco Cabin was finished October 2011.

It has 3 sleeping areas, a full bath and granite counters in open kitchen. Living area & deck looking up into the woods on mountain side. Also rent the 'Wood Room' with king bed and double and 2+twin beds or the 'Fireplace Room', a large healthy eco room with king bed and couch and lots of windows in attached building on this single family home property. Two full baths and a kitchen are part of these 2 LARGE rooms. 'Fireplace Room' is 21 x 20 and 'Wood Room' is 34 x 11.

Guests say is a GREAT RETREAT setting w/enough rooms for a 14 person reunion.

Very Ample Outdoor Seating in 5+ areas.

NO SMOKING, Means Non Smokers Only.

WIRELESS INTERNET ! Line Land in case your cell service is spotty.

Paved Roads to property. Hiking a fun past time.

At the Smoky Mountain Rose Manor vacation rental you will be in a beautiful valley with a creek running through the front, then dense trees rising up to the mountaintop. Next to SCENIC pasture rich farmland tucked in between mountains. Enjoy the organic summer veggies (an organic garden on grounds since 1975) and the fall colors. Diverse naturalist environment of winding roads noted for bikers enjoyment. Hiking mountain lanes of high elevations and wide valleys with farmland ( most sustainably grown), bird watching, fishing, kayaking, tubing….

Fully/WELL EQUIPPED KITCHENS ( 3 on property ), cookware, utensils, toaster, blender, coffee pot etc. Gas and Charcoal b-b-q's, & a FIREPIT with large stone patio!!!Lots of Linens & towels, washer & dryer, Deep cold mountain well water. Flat screen tvs with hundreds of DVDs / VCRs and lots of books. Board games and puzzles etc. Oustide playing area by creek for horseshoes and ball etc. Even life jackets for children for your excursions.

Check owner's web site for PHOTOS & info on local activities and attractions such as Nantahala whitewater rafting, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Deep Creek Park, Bryson City Railroad, Fontana Lake, Local Forests, Perry Water Gardens for photographing water lilies and lotus, Gem mining, Shopping and Antiquing in Franklin, Bryson City, Dillsboro, Sylva, Waynesville and of course HISTORICAL ASHEVILLE. Sightseeing!!!

Keywords: house, cabin, eco lodge ,environmentally friendly, sustainable, green, creek, mountain, Bryson City cabins, Nantahala cabins, Smoky Mountains, organic gardening, retreat, firepit

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Linda

Owner, Linda Collie is an ECO consultant Realtor, for background info view web site CollieRealty I accept VISA & Master Card.

Why Linda chose Bryson City

Be Connected to Your Environment, Be Green..

So many sustainable principles went into building Smoky Mountain Rose Manor Vacation property. Since conceived in 1975, when an artist family who was “into” health foods and organic gardening decided to build an environmentally friendly residence, the property has been looked at through eco-conscious eyes.

Preserving trees that provide valuable shading during the summer months, composting, and non toxic & biodegradable soaps and cleaners are utilized with eco system protection in mind. When new buildings were constructed using renewable materials there was negligible home site disruption. There was controlled demolition of two existing shed buildings with the recovered materials reused. Very low level or zero chemical contaminants were released during construction by using solvent-free adhesives, zero VOC paint and ‘GreenSeries for green building’ products and use of materials that do not off-gas harmful emissions.

No chemical fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides have been used on property. Natural resources have been conserved, generating less waste by using recycled products such as recycled plastic lumber for decking, salvaged materials, certified forest products, compact fluorescent bulbs, low flow water fittings, and rainwater harvested for plantings. Proper window & skylight placement for natural ventilation for day lighting and fresh air along with HEPA/high efficiency particular air filters are used as a sustainable strategy.

Insulation in main house is formaldehyde-free and in Eco home insulation is spray soy based for energy efficiency.

Clean air burning wood stove in Eco cabin but hasn’t been used, no need for a heat pump. Solar is not an option at this time as houses are nestled in tall trees. Occupants have low-impact lifestyles by being organic and vegan and non-smoking. Did you know that by just turning the tap off while brushing your teeth you can save 8 gallons of water per???

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What makes this house unique

This property and the NEW ECO CABIN are Environmentally Friendly!!!

This Property is ONLY offered to Non-Smokers, NO Dogs ( although I love animals, a stray flea would have to be chemically treated which is not possible as this is a CHEMICAL-FREE property! )

This property is offered only limited times May thru Oct., so if you are lucky enough to book a weekend or week you will enjoy a clean peaceful atmosphere in the middle of nature with TALL TREES and a CREEK.

3 more reviews from a different site not room for all of them:

L. Leigh Sealy from GA states “Smoky Mountain Paradise” I had an incredible stay at Rose Manor in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of NC. Each morning was more gorgeous than the last and the eco-cabin afforded me an incredible view. Linda made me feel like family and made sure I had every last thing I could need to insure a comfortable and relaxing stay. The cabin itself was so neat- it was like a giant tree house that rose up out of the side of a mountain. It was both spacious and yet extremely practical with its use of space. It was filled with interesting books and puzzle games. Linda knows a lot about eco-friendly living! I enjoyed exploring the rose gardens & the beginnings of an incredible organic fruit and veggie garden. There is also a rushing stream on the property that you can hear from your bedroom! I also recommend taking walks at sunset down the scenic country roads & be sure to stop & watch animals. I recommend Rose Manor to anyone looking to get away to the mountains and back to the earth!

****"Very nice place to stay. Quiet, clean, everything you need, and the Owner is very helpful. I will be coming back with the family".*****

"What a Gem of a place! Mrs. Linda was as hospitable and welcoming as any property owner could ever be! Myself and two children (Ages 7 & 5) couldn't bring ourselves to leave the Eco Cabin as it was full of surprises to explore.We just enjoyed the simplicity and stillness that the mountains have to offer..."


Bryson City House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:30 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Area
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Mobile Phone
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Vacuum System
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 goes with Nature's Rest Bdrm - toilet , combination tub/shower , Private Bath with Special Bdrm with great view/high ceilings
  • 3 Full bathrooms if you rent all areas. Eco Cabin has ONE, then on first level of main house, Wood Room has One, and FirePlace Room has One. If you also rent Nature's Rest Bedroom you get private 4th full bathroom.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • FirePlace Room - 1 king , 1 murphy bed , Couch not murphy plus twin available
    Wood Room - 1 king , 1 double , 2 twin/ single , extra twin available, large private bathroom
    Eco's Rocking Chair - 1 double , First level Eco, see photos
    Eco's Loft - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Please See photos for all rooms. Loft has ladder to it
    Eco's Hobbit - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Small room off 2nd level of Eco Cabin, w/window
    Bdrm 6 Nature's Rest with New 6/15 Natural Latex Mattress - 1 queen , This large upstairs bedroom can be rented for additional fee
    Bedroom 7 - 1 twin/ single , Twin bedroom off of the Nature's Rest Suite
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (4), Child Beds (1), Bunk Bed has another double on bottom & another twin on top (1) Queen for extra fee 13 BEDS
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Shed
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Yard
  • 1 bicycles
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Eco conscious environment, green building principles used on the ECO Cabin that was finished Oct. 2011 Organic Gardens. See Owner's web site for details on sustainability


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Eco-Friendly up to 6 BR, 13 BEDS, in country Between Nantahala & Bryson CityWIFI
average rating of 4.8235292 based on 17 reviews
Georgetown, SC, USA

Comfort in the Smokies!

  • 5 of 5

While I stayed at Eco Rose Manor, I thoroughly enjoyed the fireplace room, its complete bathroom, and fully equipped second kitchen. Being in the mountains constantly adds to this lovely lodging as I went to sleep listening to crickets and awoke to birds chirping. Linda's beautiful property and extensive collection of books and movies may tempt you to stay in, but there is so much to explore in every direction! Water activities in Nantahala, hiking in Deep Creek, music in Sylva, and so much more is near (Franklin, Dillsboro, Cherokee, Highlands). Asheville is 1.5 hours away and definitely worth a trip! What makes this rental even better is Linda's friendly personality, knowledge of the area, and commitment to keeping a clean, eco friendly property!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Berlin, WI, Midwest, USA

eco friendly cabin and peaceful rest

  • 5 of 5

I wish I could have spent more time at this lovely property. The eco cabin was spacious, clean, and homey. I slept soundly and felt well rested and relaxed during my stay. What a perfect location - the drive through the Smoky Mountain National Park was incredible.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay ! And thank you for the lovely handwritten note you left on your departure. Many guests thank me in person or leave handwritten notes when they leave but it's especially appreciated when guests take the time to write a digital review that can be shared. Thanks again !
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Avon Park Florida

Hammock by the Creek

  • 5 of 5

Love this country mountain Property!

Spent time relaxing in the Hammock by the Creek.

Great fire pit area.

Very clean and well furnished interiors, even organic coffee.

Slept well in the peacefull fresh mountain air.

We hiked the trails in Deep Creek, in the Smokey National. Park.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting Rose Manor. I do love the sound of our creek also. Watching wildlife, listening to nature & relaxing there reading are great pastimes. Also fortunately Deep Creek, is in Bryson City, as it is a most favorite destination.
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Gainesville FL

Group organizers arriving first

  • 2 of 5

The home and cottage are very attractive on arrival.

With all the owner's emphasis on non smoking and eco friendliness, we expected it to be immaculate for respiratorily sensitive people: dry and dust free for our group who were more than half people with allergies and sensitivities.

Just opening the door, the damp and smell of mildew hit me hard, my face and ears completely stopped up and left me dizzy. Homeowner said she had never had a problem in 300 guests, but you wonder, allergies are not rare.

A number of our guests developed respiratory problems from allergies to the mustiness. An elderly gentleman was forced to sleep in his car, not that he wanted to. One member had such deep congestion from the musty house, it caused severe vertigo,which made it impossible to participate in the 2 most important of our 3 activities. The vertigo caused a bad fall in a bathtub.

There were huge dehumidifiers all over the houses, so the owner was indeed aware of the severe dampness even as she denied it.

I slept upstairs, which was less musty, but had been overly sprayed with an artificially scented room freshener that hurt my sinuses and made me feel sick.

Downstairs batheooms had toilets too tall or child sized for adults. was so tiny, the kitchen sink replaced the bathroom sink in the adjacent bathroom. Nobody could believe a kitchen sink just a couple ft from the toilet.

One "room" was a walk in closet with a twin bed in it, that cost one of us $67/ night for three nights. A closet!

Owner also required us when leaving to sweep, vacuum, and dust, or a service would be charged to a member's credit card.

We were disappointed, because the congestion we developed due to the mildew in the houses affexted how we felt and slept, it took a lot of the funout of the trip for five of our ten.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I was standing beside this reviewer when she opened the doors & there was no mention of mustiness or a problem of any kind then or during their stay so this is an anomaly to all our other positive reviews & quite surprising. The only incident I was made aware of was one casual mention of sorry that a guest's car horn went off after 2 am as it was because of the group's smoker coughing so he decided to stay in his car to avoid bothering others. The man told me he had a chronic condition whereas the reviewer made out that "he developed it because of mustiness." No guest has ever made such a claim before. I, myself suffer from allergies & am sensitive to mildew & musty odors, so if there had been an issue I would have addressed it. I have NEVER used "an artificially scented room freshener", instead what the reviewer smelled was the natural citrus cleaning product that is used to steam mop the floor. Over the course of 3 days, prior to the reviewer's arrival on July 28, EVERY surface in the guests' areas were thoroughly cleaned, and all 13 beds had their mattress pads, comforters, blankets in addition to sheets and pillows washed with non-toxic natural laundry detergent. Several of the beds & pillows are less than 1 year old. It is true that it rained during most of this group's stay, & that the air in general outdoors was moist and humid, as by door. The First Level & Eco Cabin have efficient dehumidifers & air conditioners; I do not know if these guests had turned them on, off or not. The unique Harry Potter's Room that reviewer called the closet, is one of our popular rooms & when added on to a package, ranges in price from $30-35 depending on how many people are in the group. There were 12 other bed choices with several of the suites over 400 sq. feet. The reviewer booked & organized for a group of 12 (but had 10) & divided fees however the $67 she charged is clearly twice what I would have charged. There are two kitchens. The largest kitchen is in the Eco Cabin, & there is a smaller "bonus" kitchen which is the one she is referring to. There is also a lovely outdoor BBQ & fire pit area that they didn't use. It saddens me that this is a misrepresentation of Rose Manor, as I go the extra mile to make the place eco-friendly and a special retreat for groups, as evidenced by all the positive reviews and repeat guests.
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Jupiter, FL

peaceful interlude in the green zone

  • 5 of 5

My lady and I stayed for several days at Linda's ecologically-minded enclave. No sound of traffic, elevator music or yelling in the distance. I'm talking total silence. This place is really out-of-the-way. Not that far from Asheville but quite secluded, deep into woods and farms but convenient to Bryson City, Franklin and Highlands, NC. Linda has created a peaceful and eco-friendly spot, with two beautiful stone houses. The rest is just landscape and woods. You're surrounded by greenery and natural peace. Great place to get away from it all! BTW, this place is motorcycle heaven for those so inclined. The roads are gorgeous and twisty!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: August 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice comments & the lovely thank you note I received in the mail. The Gem Club & most of the rain left the day you arrived so I am happy you were able to do some hiking, Very pleased you enjoyed the Biltmore, The Smokies and Rose Manor. I Value repeat guests !
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Great location and a great house for families with kids

  • 5 of 5

We spent a week at this house with extended family (two 70-something grandparents, four 40-something parents, and three kids under-10). Made s'mores on the firepit, looked for frogs and fireflies on the creek, and drove to Deep Creek every day for tubing, hiking, and playing. It was wonderful! I'll stay here again next time I'm in Bryson City.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write Catherine, your family was a delight ! Please tell E. that I loved her ideas and watched the 1st H.P.'s Philosopher's Stone & got the address to make the envelops the owl delivered. Noticed Harry Potter's original room was half the size of ours. So glad you were able to a have family vacation and I look forward to your many returns at a 'preferred discount.'
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Nearest Airport
68 Miles
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Bryson City
Car: necessary

Whitewater rafting only 11 miles from property!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

less than 3 nights fee $90 + Tax
Cleaning Fee Varies $75 + Tax

PLEASE NOTE:.$65 first person & $35-45 each additional for Entire Eco Cabin &
Wood or Fireplace Rooms w/own bath for each,+ kitchen.
Eco Cabin $185 a night for 4 persons then $35-45 each additional person for Eco & first level.
Then if more than 12 people option of also renting Nature's Rest Bedroom w/ Natural Latex Queen with Bath and adjoining Twin Bedroom for discount of only $135 a night with other areas rented.
Therefore price depends on number of NON SMOKING Guests.
N.C.tourist Tax 11.75%. Call 561-627-2299 for your room requirements & fees.
Cleaning Fee Ranges $75 more/less depending upon guest#,stay/condition left. refundable security deposit.
Typical rate for large parties $380+ There is a form with typical house rules for guests' convenience.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.