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Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget- 8 minutes to Harrah's Casino

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedroom (2 Masters), Loft, 3 1/2 Bathroom , Firepit, Hot-tub

KOZY KABIN Luxury Log Cabin On A Budget ***- Book your dream vacation now***: Our cabin is 8 minutes from Harrah's Casino.

Kozy Kabin is located in a family deeded mountain. The cabin is near the entrance to the mountain. Many vacationers staying at Kozy Kabin prefer to not travel too far up a mountain.

Kozy Kabin:

Fully furnished cabin.

3 Levels (2,400 sq. ft) - maximum 8 persons.

Reminder: Check-In 4:00 pm; Check-out 10:00 am (Strictly Enforced).

The lower level 4th bedroom, mini bar, full bath, living area, flat screen tv and pool table. Children and adults have fun and enjoy a relaxing game of pool.

The middle level has the kitchen area, living area, master suite, master bath with jacuzzi and french doors open to a covered porch with a state of the art 5-6-person hot tub. Access to the hot tub can also be obtained through the living room area.

The upper level has two bedrooms (2 twin beds, and 1 queen bed) with a full bath and loft.

We have high speed internet in the cabin. Wi-fi range is 250 feet.

Please lower voices after 11:00 pm if outside. NO pets allowed. We do not rent to vacationers under 25 years of age unless accompanied by an older adult. No house party groups allowed and no smoking inside. Ashtrays are provided outside for a smoker’s convenience. The rules above are strictly enforced and if the rules are found to be broken vacationers will be evicted without any refund.

More Details

Gail Gualemi
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, dutch, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Gail Gualemi

Welcome to our Kozy Kabin. In 2009, my husband Sal and I decided to build our dream home for our retirement. It was also in 2009, during the early stages of building the cabin, we found out Sal had stage 3 lung cancer. We decided to continue with the building of our cabin, and I'm so glad we did. We made such wonderful memories staying at the cabin whenever we could during the next few years until Sal went home to be with the Lord. In 2009 Sal and I were not ready to retire, and so in late 2012 we decided to let guests see for themselves the beauty, peace, healing and calming effects our cabin and mountain views bestow upon those who visit our cabin.

After Sal's passing, the Lord Blessed me again and I later married a wonderful man who loves me tenderly and the area as much as I do. And one day soon we will retire here. We purchased a vacant lot on the same mountain overlooking the river and we plan to build our new home on it while continuing renting this beautiful cabin to our vacationers.

Gail Gualemi purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail Gualemi chose Whittier

This property allowed Sal and I to build a homesite with mountain views There are many beautiful rivers and waterfalls nearby. The location is within a few minutes to Cherokee. Approximately 10 minutes from Bryson City. It's also approximately 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. One hour away from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Nantahala River tubing is very popular and only 25 minutes from the cabin. Or, go tubing in Cherokee and Bryson City. Let's not forget about the nearby National Forests such as, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest.

God has many windows and this beautiful area truly is one of many areas I call "God's Window".

What makes this cabin unique

There are beautiful mountain views. You can look out our windows and see nothing but mountain after mountain.

The weather is perfect for eating outside and what a beautiful breathtaking backdrop view eating your meal on the porch or inside the cabin. Sal and I felt like we were in a fairytale book that became real and alive with magic, love, healing and tranquility. And because of those feelings, we wanted our guests to experience what we had experienced.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Ms. Gualemi,

Just a note to tell you how much my friends enjoyed staying at your Kozy Kabin last weekend. You did not forget anything for your guest's comfort and convenience. I also want to thank you for your gift to our church's food pantry. My wife and I help load shopping carts each Wednesday with 80 needy families and your gift will bless one of those families very well. My wife and I assist in the pantry most Wednesdays and we hear over and over "this is a blessing" and it keeps us going back.

I would like very much to rent your cabin again for a longer stay with family. Hopefully we can in the spring.

Thanks again and I wish you and yours many blessings.

Oct 2012
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Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Middle Level Master Stuite
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , located between 2nd and 3rd bedroom on upper level
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Full Bath in the lower level with pool table
    Bathroom 2 1/2 bath - toilet , w/sink in middle level prior to entering master suite
  • 3.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Large walk-in closet
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master suite, Large walk in closet, jacuzzi, shower
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Large walk in closet
    Bedroom 4 Lower Level - 2nd suite - 1 queen , Smaller master suite with walk-in closet.
  • Queen size Beds : (1) One queen bed in the master suite-middle level, (1) queen bed in 2nd suite-lower level, and (1) queen bed in the upper level bedroom. In addition, another upper level bedroom has 2 twin beds. Each bedroom has a walk-in closet.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Coming in 2016 a new pool table.


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average rating of 4.9038463 based on 105 reviews

Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful weekend at the cabin and Gail was great to work with. I would recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much Cody for the wonderful 5 star rating and recommendation. We loved having you and your guests stay at our beautiful cabin. God Bless all of you always! And have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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It was amazing.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The cabin was beautiful and clean. Gail always responded in a timely manner and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michonda for your 5 star review of our beautiful cabin. We are happy you chose your vacation days with us. We are looking forward to a return visit in the future. God Bless you and your guests always!
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Shelby north carolina

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

It was very clean, very homey & close to shopping & restaurants. Very beautiful cabin. Would definitely be back again!

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful 5 star review and your kind remarks of our cabin cleanliness and beauty. Our cabin is centrally located from 8 min to 35 minutes to either Maggie Valley, Bryson City, Cherokee Harrah's Casino, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. We have many waterfalls, rivers (including a community riverbank common area right on our neighborhood mountain), rafting, hiking, horseback riding...the list goes on. We sincerely look forward to your return visit. Take care and God Bless all of you.
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Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing time at Kozy Kabin. The owner is super nice and easy to work with. The cabin is conveniently located between Bryson City and Cherokee, so there's lots to do. Inside, it is beautiful! A great layout with plenty of room to spread out or come together! Has a warm, relaxing "kozy" feel...I truly didn't want to head home!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, thank you so much Betsy for your beautiful review and 5 star rating. I am so happy everyone had a wonderful stay at the cabin and enjoyed the surrounding area and activities. I am happy you felt the warm and relaxing "kozy" atmosphere as you entered the cabin. Everytime my husband and I stay at the cabin, upon our departure, we ask our Heavenly Father to Bless the cabin and those who enter. And it pleases me to actually hear our guests say they felt the warmth and love, which relaxes their soul. We would LOVE to have you and your guests visit again. Have a Blessed year and many Blessings Betsy to you, your family and friends.
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beautiful cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful! The decorations, furnishings, the views and location are all ideal for making memories!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Amelia for your 5 star review! Thank you also for choosing Kozy Kabin and including our beautiful home in your vacation memories. Have a wonderful Christmas and safe New Year! Blessings to all of you always!
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Great location, centrally located!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much! We found the accommodations to be more than adequate for our needs. We were 2 families with young children in town for the Polar Express, which was a very easy drive to Bryson City. It is also very close to Cherokee, and we drove through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park to enjoy scenery. It is also located close to Sylva, which we found to be a cute little town, nicely decorated for the holidays.

This cabin had everything we needed for sleeping, and cooking. There were plenty of extra blankets, towels, linens, etc. We enjoyed the hot tub on the porch in the cold weather! We did purchase our own firewood for the firepit, and charcoal for the grill. We cooked breakfast and dinner at the cabin with no problems! The kids loved the yard - it is hilly, but we come from the coast, so they loved running up and down and making their own little hideouts.

The road into the neighborhood is one lane, so take caution, and the driveway is steep, but we did just fine in my Honda Odyssey.

We highly recommend staying here to be centrally located to things that you need while enjoying a mountainous experience. We are looking forward to planning our next visit back next year for our 2nd Annual Polar Express train ride.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Karen for the wonderful 5 star review. We are so happy everyone enjoyed their stay at the cabin and the exciting Polar Express train adventure to the North Pole. The small towns nearby are a welcome sight with all those lights at Christmas time. We agree the drive-way at the entrance of the mountain is slightly steep, especially if a person is not used to mountains. Most residential community mountain roads are one lane. If another vehicle approaches, there are driveways and/or pull over areas where a driver can go to allow the other driver to pass. It's part of the mountain vacation experience. Luckily, our driveway at the cabin is not steep. We've been told that our driveway is one of a few that is not steep compared to most mountain homes. We are glad to hear you will be coming back again next year. We welcome everyone and look forward to your future visit! Thank you Karen for making Kozy Kabin a part of your family's beautiful memories. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's! God Bless all of you always!
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

A special message from owners, ...

We built Kozy Kabin brand new in 2009. My late husband and I found a sign that best described our dream and love for one another and hung it in the living room area that reads, “Two Hearts, Two Lives, One Dream for a Life Time of Love”, and it is our sincere pleasure to share our cabin and mountain to our guests! We are from Florida and the thought of owning a real log cabin and one day retiring in the Smoky Mountains excited us beyond belief. The beautiful country heart pine, wood floors and walls, large picture window, bronze metal roof and the vaulted ceiling was our dream come true!

Honeymooners, those celebrating second honeymoons, anniversaries and all the special occasions...especially love our beautiful mountain views from the porch, living room as well as our large picture window in the loft. I call Kozy Kabin our “Healing Cabin”. We had several guests stay for a week that were recuperating from major surgery and illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. The beauty of the mountains and comfort of our cabin soothes the stress and brings comfort to the soul. Kozy Kabin is also perfect for a Couples Getaway...romantic and the feel of living in a tree house! It's also perfect for a Girlfriends many things to do...and that's without leaving the cabin! But most of all...Kozy Kabin is perfect for families....families that want to create awesome unforgettable memories of time spent together.

Located only a few minutes from Bryson City and Cherokee, we offer a great location centrally located to many towns and vacation activities... (we think the best location of all)... right in the midst of everything ... an easily accessible road (that means you don't have to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle), a long driveway we just paved, wonderful views that you will fall in love with, and nature at its best... Recent guests were thrilled to discover Elk in Cherokee (5 minutes from our cabin) on their trip back from Gatlinburg, TN.

The cabin has 2,400 + sq. feet of living area, with a large great room that has a vaulted ceiling, an open floor plan, four bedrooms plus a loft overlooking beautiful mountain views, three and half bathrooms, a large open porch and a covered porch where you will enjoy the wonderful mountain breezes and because we love games, we have a room with a pool table in the lower level with the fourth bedroom...we also have a large state-of-the-art 5-6 person hot tub for adults to use on our covered porch, which is accessible from the french doors in the master suite, or the living room area.

We are just a few minutes away from Bryson City... known as the 'Outdoor Adventure' capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a 'real' isn't overrun with tourists, and it has its own special quaintness and charm. With the terrain, outfitters and guides, Bryson City qualifies as the center of outdoor adventure in the Southeast. For four decades, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City has provided rafting, paddling instruction, and supplies to adventurers of all ages.

We are centrally located for all of the Smokey Mountain activities! Bryson City offers unparalleled views, along with miles of hiking and biking trails (hike the Appalachian is only 15 minutes from Kozy Kabin), mountain golf at the Smokey Mountain Country Club, or Cherokee Golf Club and the scenic Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Nearby Fontana Lake is a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for either half or the entire day.

Also nearby is the Nantahala Outdoor Center for white-water rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of the most strenuous and scenic mountain biking trails in the east are found in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, Cherokee (where you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino or go to the wonderful new movie theatre), Gem Mining, and Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, horseback riding and picnics. Western North Carolina is absolutely great for flea-markets and antiquing ...and... maybe best of all, Ingles Supermarket is only 20 minutes away, and Food Lion in Cherokee is 10 minutes away.

Take 441 in Cherokee to Gaitlinberg, TN, which Gaitlinberg is only 35 minutes from our cabin..that is... if you don't stop and inhale the magnificent mountain views along the way.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $206 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Maximum Occupancy is 8 persons. Check-In: 4:00 pm and Check-out: 10:00 am - Strictly enforced as we require enough time to thoroughly clean 3 levels and ground area.

Rent all 3 levels between $196.00 & $225.00 nightly, $206.00 cleaning fee, 10.75% State and County Tax, and Travel site fee. Third ground level includes pool table, mini bar, 4th bedroom, full bath and additional living area.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.