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"Glamourustic" Tiny House - Modern Aesthetic in a Rustic Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 800 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 2 Beds + 2 Bath + Futon

If you enjoy hiking, camping and the great outdoors, the Treehouse Chalet is a wonderful vacation destination! Recently renovated with a brand new master suite, this cozy treehouse offers a relaxing home base from which to pursue all of your favorite outdoor activities. It is refined and modern yet completely unpretentious.

With 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, this is an ideal space for couples traveling together or families with children. The Treehouse Chalet is an A-frame home with a private master suite built right below the 'A' structure.

The A-frame boasts an interior of 2x6 tongue-in-groove wooden boards from front-to-back, floor to ceiling. For the steeply pitched roof that means single boards of 20 feet in length! You just have to see it to appreciate it. 700 sq ft + loft (another 100).

Located in the A-frame is:

-- a cozy kitchen with hand crafted cabinet doors featuring handles carved from rhododendron branches collected on the property;

-- a dining counter made from pecan wood harvested from our north Florida back yard —and milled and crafted locally in Balsam, NC;

-- a full bathroom with tub;

-- a living room/seating area with futon sofa, additional seating, tables, bench toy box, flat screen TV, DVD/VCR, and cable modem with wireless router;

-- Jotul wood stove

-- two very unique, ~4-ft high skylight-style windows which cantilever open on a horizontal axis, bringing the sounds of the rushing creek, singing birds and the fresh air to you when you're inside;

-- beautiful pinewood floors;

-- a rustic wooden chandelier to illuminate it all;

-- a loft bedroom overlooking it all the chalet with bright lighting, double bed, high-quality bedding, screened window and window fan for the hotter months;.

The private-entrance master suite, eight steps below the A-frame, features:

-- a huge deck with large picnic table for outdoor meals;

-- large, screened casement windows;

-- double bed with high-quality bedding;

-- accent paneling made from pecan trees harvested from our FL home, milled locally in Balsam, NC;

-- seating area with dresser, and remote-controlled TV;

-- complete bathroom with a new tiled shower featuring shelves made from stone pulled from out of the creek on the property;

-- beautiful pinewood floors,

-- warm, pinewood ceilings

-- inset lighting

-- washer & dryer facilities

-- large closet and shelving area for clothes storage.

Doesn't it sound fantastic inside? But that's not all. You have even more to look forward to outside! We provide an outdoor grill for additional cooking options and by the creek is an outdoor fire pit where you can responsibly enjoy all the hot dogs and s’mores you can fit on a stick -- just like camping! A few fire pit implements such as skewers are provided (but if you want to cook on the campfire, please bring your own camp cookware...we don't provide least not yet!!)

We are happy to share with you our homey family getaway. We hope you will make many wonderful memories at the Treehouse Chalet!


The Treehouse Chalet easily accommodates 4 guests, and can accommodate up to 6 by using the convertible living room sofa.. WE HAVE SET THE OCCUPANCY LIMIT TO SIX GUESTS. Total square feet of 'inside space' is about 950. We have provided a child's air mattress to guests before, so if you need this or a pack-and-play, let us know.

Caveat: Because a) the master suite is separated from the A-Frame frame and b) the loft bedroom is only accessible by ladder, some families with young children might prefer to look for other accommodations. Please call us if you have questions. A child's room monitor is provided for split sleeping arrangements.

The occupancy limit of 6 GUESTS is set not only because we are concerned about your perceived comfort, but because we want to limit wear and tear to the cabin and its systems. it is ***NOT OK*** to book for six guests or fewer and bring nine; We will know, and you will forfeit your security deposit. Bottom line, we reserve the right to refuse rental to parties we deem to be too large for the accommodations.

Keywords: cabin, chalet, treehouse, rustic, modern, porch, creek, water, secluded, mountain, fresh, cute, quaint, adventure

More Details

Josie Summa
Member since: 2012
Speaks: italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

About Josie Summa

Our active family enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer! We purchased the Treehouse Chalet as a means to build memories, year after year, in a special place which is far different than the environment we enjoy in Florida, our current home.

Our children are thrilled to go fishing, hiking, tubing, camping, swimming and sightseeing throughout Western North Carolina. There are many early mornings we leave the Treehouse for an adventure and don't get back until after sundown.

In 2012, we will be opening the cabin to renters previously unknown to us for the first time. The home is very special to us, and we are pleased to be sharing it with people who value the same things that we do and who can appreciate the special setting we are trying to create.

Our motivations for renting are not profit. We merely want to break even. Anything we clear over taxes, insurance, power, utilities, and maintenance costs will go into improvements at the Treehouse Chalet. In fact, after your visit with us, we'd love your suggestions!

Josie Summa purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Josie Summa chose Waynesville

We chose to purchase a vacation rental in this area for the climate, topography, biodiversity, geographic interest, accessibility to numerous national and state parks, and countless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

What makes this chalet unique

I love waking up on a June or July morning and drinking a cup of hot coffee or cocoa on the porch....while wearing a sweatshirt and jammies, and wrapped in a blanket because it's so COLD!


Waynesville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Main Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Loft - 1 double
    Master Suite - 1 double
  • (2) Double Beds, Futon (Queen), Pack and play available
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Loft Bedroom, Natural Setting, Pack'n'Play Crib, Child's Air Mattress, Creekside, Hiking Trails, Craftsmanship, Creekside Fire Pit, Steps Laid to Creek, Colorful and Friendly Mountainside Neighbors


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average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
Cleveland, Ohio

Magic Forest

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time at the treehouse. My father used to live on Shady Rest drive (just down the road) for years and we decided to rent a house nearby so he could visit with his former neighbors. It’s a very special little cove there and there really is no place like it. The sound of the fast moving water is constant and very soothing. Ask about the waterfalls up the mountain, and the “singing rocks” above that.

The house was spotless which is actually very difficult in the woods. Kudos to the woman who cleans the place between guests! The kitchen is well stocked with cookware but we dined out at all of my Dad’s favorite places every night. The downstairs bedroom is very comfortable while my father slept in the living room on the bed there. The loft bedroom is a bit tricky to get to so we didn’t go up there.

Only downside was the climb from the car, and going outside to get to the lower bedroom. As rentals go, the treehouse is perfect for an active family who loves the outdoors.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, great outdoor space with brisk rambling stream. Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The area offers great hiking, good neighbors, quaint rustic accommodations. Located centrally for a vast assortment of hikes, waterfalls and shopping. Love the mountains, love Waynesville!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse Chalet is in a great location, super clean, and really comfortable. We cooked dinner nearly every night, and everything we needed was there. We grilled steaks, cooked potatoes, etc. Definitely not roughing it, but you still feel like you're getting the cabin in the woods experience. Josie was great, communication was easy and I would recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful Treehouse

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for a long weekend in October with our 11 month old daughter. We had no expectations and were pleasantly surprised by the house and its surroundings. We really enjoyed the sound of the nearby creek and got some good use out of the wood burning stove. This was such a fun little house with so much charm.

We didn't seem to have any trouble with the master bedroom being on the lower level. Although it rained most of our stay the tree canopy protected us when we needed to go between the levels for nap time or bedtime routines. Our daughter is very curious and constantly on the move so we brought our own baby gate/playpen and I would highly suggest doing so with young kids (if only to keep them away from the wood burning stove).

We found it hard to find a few of the trails mentioned in the guestbook but the closest (out the front door) wasn't too bad. There might have been a few updates/changes to the land and neighboring properties since the directions were printed. You can't be afraid to pass the "private property" signs.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend this house. It was very clean, no damp smell, and had just the right amenities.

PS. Would also recommend Bogarts in town on Main St!!

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

The Treehouse chalet was just what we were looking for. The property is beautiful. The sound of the creek is so peaceful and soothing. Josie, the owner is very kind and availalable if needed!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Nearest Train
45 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Ski
3 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ski Area
Nearest Point of Interest
Cataloochee Ranch
Nearest Point of Interest
The SWAG Country Inn
Car: necessary

Fitness Center is Waynesville Recreation Center, $7 Adult Daily, $18 Family Daily. There is a great indoor pool area for children at the Rec Center on Vance Street. There is a marked moderate-to-strenuous hiking trail out the front door which visits both a buddhist temple abandoned during construction (such is the local folklore!!) and a secluded waterfall, We will send you a huge List of Things To Do once your reservation is confirmed so that you can plan!

Ask us about the Appalachian Amusement Center (wind tunnel attraction) and various zip line adventures!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Please provide a phone number, as we will not rent to anyone with whom we cannot speak directly - this is for your protection and ours! Unauthorized guests will result in forfeiture of your deposit; Please claim the actual number of guests for your stay; Not doing so will forfeit your deposit. No pets, No smoking.
A $15 fee will be assessed for EACH of the following:
> Dirty dishes in the sink;
> Trash left on premises (you must haul this out, please. Directions to easily accessed collection sites provided - there is one on the way into town and another on the way to the highway);
> Leaving remnants of food on outdoor gas grill. (Please burn off food particles and brush grill clean, tools provided. Please cover grill upon departure)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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