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High Above Maggie Valley Near the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedrooms 2
Space 850 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms , 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

High above Maggie Valley near the Blue Ridge Parkway this 2 bedroom/2 bath Log Cabin is rustic yet cozy, secluded yet convenient. Nestled at almost 5,000 ft. elevation on 2.25 acres of lush woodland and ridgeline you can relax in comfort while enjoying our soothing Hot Tub and take in long valley sunsets or fantastic starry night skies that can only be seen away from the city lights.

Set up to easily and comfortably accommodate four adults, each of the two cozy bedrooms enjoy private baths. While we have central heat and air you can also enjoy our cool nights in front of the gas fireplace. There's no 'roughing it' here with all of the extras you would expect including WIFI internet, dishwasher, washer/dryer, gas grill and range.

Located in a community rich with trails and creeks we offer the ideal environment for your family pets. Our generous deck is gated and there is also a fenced back yard. Plan to fall in love with the quiet serenity of knowing your children and pets are secure. This truly is the perfect cabin for a couple's weekend, a girls get-away, a small family vacation or that much needed romantic escape for just the two of you.

Conveniently located near Ghost Town in the Sky, Cataloochee Ranch and Ski Resort, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, The Great Smokey Mountain National Park, Santa's Land, The Great Smokey Mountain Railway and Biltmore House and Gardens. Championship Golf Courses, Rafting, Fishing, Horseback, Hot Air Balloon and Helicopter Rides all provide plenty of entertainment for the adventurous spirit.

There really is something here for everyone and this cabin is the perfect place to relax and let yourself unwind - simple and simply beautiful.

If you do not find your desired dates open just send me an inquiry anyway as I have other vrbo cabins in the same area that i can check on for you.

Keywords: rustic, secluded, hottub, convenient

More Details

Property Manager
Jim Kerner
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 14, 2018

About Jim Kerner

Born in Alabama, raised in Oklahoma and was living in New Smyrna Beach, FL. Though there are many beautiful areas, we always come back to Maggie Valley.

Jim Kerner purchased this cabin in 2003

Why Jim Kerner chose Cranberry Falls

High enough to have spectacular views, but easy access. Right in the middle of everything we and our guests may want to do.

What makes this cabin unique

We have it all! Convenient to all the points of interest, yet secluded and quiet. You will love the sight of red crested wood peckers, the sound of owls, and groups of wild turkeys that enjoy wondering through. That first cup of coffee on the east side of the deck, watching as the sun comes up across the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We have had the most amazing vacation here! Your cabin is the coziest home away from home ever. It is in the perfect spot for the best views, not too close to anyone else, so you feel along in the mountains. It is so relaxing with the furnace and gas fireplace to keep you warm but big glass doors and windows to enjoy the view without freezing. Thank you so much for opening your home to us, we are truly appreciative and would like to make this a yearly venture. We had such a wonderful time.
Jan 2014
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Cranberry Falls Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a queen size bed and there is a sofa/futon in the living room in case someone snores
  • Books
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


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High Above Maggie Valley Near the Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 4.8869567 based on 118 reviews

Wonderful time!

  • 5 of 5

This place was so great! I loved the fenced in back yard and porch for our dogs! We had a wonderful time and Jim was awesome to work with!

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little place!

  • 5 of 5

Great place! Clean, comfortable and has great views from the deck. Everything you need to prep and make something to eat. There was no coffee! Nearest town about 20 min, Maggie Valley. Unfortunately most of the businesses were closed when we were there. I am not sure if Maggie Valley is just not touristy anymore. Waynesville was really nice, about 35-40 min drive. Went to Cherokee reservation and Bryson City. The location was very convenient to all these places. House has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths, no bathtub. One mattress was very hard and the other was softer. Internet is limited. But overall great home!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Chasing Waterfalls

  • 5 of 5

Thunderstruck is a very well kept and clean cabin. Great and tasteful decor. Very happy I didn't need to bring my own linens. Has most everything you need kitchenwise. Fantastic deck that is gated. Great hot tub and excellent place to view the stars. Has great location right off the Blue Ridge Parkway, just a turn from the Cherokee reservation border and only a few minutes to Soco Falls. Owner, Jim, was very helpful and very responsive. Location was perfect for me to get 7 of the 8 waterfalls on my list for the weekend. (Missed one on us because we were too worn out to do another :) ) BTW - don't recall mini loft in the description, but great place to plop a kid or three in sleeping bags. Thanks Jim for contributing to an utterly amazing weekend and being a part of everything going right.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacationing only steps away from the Blue Ridge Parkway!

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for sharing your cabin with us. We loved everything about the cabin, especially the view. Can't wait to come back in the fall, although I think it would be enjoyable in any season. We are partial to the blue ridge parkway and within 10 minutes we could get on the parkway, stop and hike, or just stop and take pictures or have a picnic. We loved the seclusion of the cabin, the view, and all of the amenities, especially the hot tub under the stars. The cabin was just the right size, not too big, not to small, but everything was very convenient. Can't wait to return.

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property # 408908

  • 2 of 5

Cabin needs a thorough cleaning, i.e., windows, cob webs on walls, dust and debris under beds, replace grill cover and clean the grill infa-red screen immediately under the grill cooking surface. Had we not had a 4 wheel drive, driving on the dirt roads and parking area would have been a safety hazard. If I had known the cabin was pet friendly we would not have rented it. The location is in a beautiful place but access needs improvement, particularly for use during the winter and rainy season. I understand the kitchen appliances are being replaced in Feb. or March, this will be a marked improvement.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I think this is the lowest review I've ever received. Since it is important to me that folks have a great experience I try to take these reviews to heart and see where I can make some improvements. Going over their comments it seems like they were upset that we are a pet friendly cabin and yet besides a few cobwebs and some dust bunnies under the bed they do not say why this is a problem. Yes we love dogs and this will not change and I'm sorry but I don't wash windows in the middle of winter. Next they are concerned about the road and how it could have been a problem without 4WD, which they had, but if they didn't it would have been an issue. They had a big 4WD SUV so I don't understand what their problem was. In the summer any 2WD vehicle is fine. And finally Yes the kitchen is currently in transition to high end granite counter tops and stainless appliances. Right now I only have a few of the items completed so some are older and some brand new. Each week between reservations I am able to move this project forward. It is not under construction just in transition so I guess their comment was in a sense a back handed compliment.
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Great cabin.

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I spent an amazing week in maggie valley. The cabin was the perfect distance from Maggie valley and Cherokee. It was very quiet and relaxing. The cabin itself was very clean and stocked with dishes, pans and some toiletries. The hot tub was a bouns and we enjoyed watching the subset from it. If we are ever back in the Maggie valley area we will be staying here.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Canceled bookings will not receive a refund