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"Glamourustic" 4hikers, Adventurers - Synchronous Firefly Update!

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View from the drive -- There is a HUGE deck and 42 stairs to the front door!


Last updated: 04/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Chalet
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

**Book Synchornous Fireflies Viewing** Chalet, 2 Beds + 2 Bath + Futon

*** If you are interested in seeing the Synchronous Fireflies display, you need to enter the lottery for a parking pass between April 28 at noon until May 1 at 8 pm . More information here . Synchronous Firefly dates will be announced by the time the parking lottery is open, and generally fall during late May, early June. We cannot obtain parking passes for you. You must enter the lottery independently ***
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.

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
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Member since: 2012

Speaks: italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 900 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome:

    Recommended for kids 5 and up, but many children of all ages have stayed here. ...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • 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...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library:

    iPod docking....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television:

    Subscription Streaming Services with TV and Movie content provided....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Cinemas
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    This is a wooded, secluded area; There is no panoramic view. Fantastic view (and soothing sounds) of a rushing stream. ...moreless

  • Rural

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    There is no Air-Conditioning. It is not needed (except perhaps between 3-6 p.m. in highest of August temps). ...moreless

  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood Stove...moreless

  • 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


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard:

    3 miles to Cataloochee Ski Area!...moreless



Write a review 5
from 27 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$99 $129
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
$749 $1,800
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning $75
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11%


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.

Owner's cancellation policy:

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

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Last updated: 04/20/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Train
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Cataloochee Ski Area

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!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: 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!

Why the Owner Chose Waynesville, NC, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this Chalet:
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!

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Speaks: italian
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/20/2017

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  • View from the drive -- There is a HUGE deck and 42 stairs to the front door!

    View from the drive -- There is a HUGE deck and 42 stairs to the front door!

  • handcrafted kitchen cabinet doors.  See how the skylights open?

    handcrafted kitchen cabinet doors. See how the skylights open?

  • Master Bedroom with Private Bath and sitting area

    Master Bedroom with Private Bath and sitting area

  • Master Bedroom sitting area

    Master Bedroom sitting area

  • View from the loft, access via pull-down steps.

    View from the loft, access via pull-down steps.

  • Stone stairs to the creek

    Stone stairs to the creek

  • Picnic lunch at Hemphill Bald, with the locals watching us!

    Picnic lunch at Hemphill Bald, with the locals watching us!

  • Elk near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, GSMNP

    Elk near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center, GSMNP

  • Apple picking near Hendersonville.

    Apple picking near Hendersonville.

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Kitchen - all new, but no dishwasher!

    Kitchen - all new, but no dishwasher!

  • Master Suite at Dusk. New bed and mattress 2016

    Master Suite at Dusk. New bed and mattress 2016

  • Loft Bedroom

    Loft Bedroom

  • The Deck outside Master Suite

    The Deck outside Master Suite

  • Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest

    Looking Glass Falls in Pisgah National Forest

  • Fun at Graveyard Fields, lower falls

    Fun at Graveyard Fields, lower falls

  • The Family on the Out-The-Front-Door-Hike

    The Family on the Out-The-Front-Door-Hike

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Monday, April 24, 2017

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