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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 HOA family deeded mountain. HOA Deed restriction outside Quiet Time is from 11:00 pm-7:00am. The cabin is near the entrance to the mountain. Perfect location on the mountain! Many vacationers staying at Kozy Kabin prefer to not travel too far up a mountain. While staying at our cabin as a guest, take a short drive and visit the Oconaluftee River Community riverbank and picnic pavilion just a few short minutes away on the same 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.

HOA Deeded Community Quite Time: 11:00 pm - 7:00 AM 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 and Johannes
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, dutch, Afrikaans
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 2018

About Gail and Johannes

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 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.

Gail and Johannes purchased this cabin in 2009

Why Gail and Johannes chose Whittier

This property has beautiful mountain views. There are many nearby beautiful rivers and waterfalls. The location is within a few minutes to Cherokee. And approximately 10 minutes from Bryson City. It's also approximately 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. In addtion, 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. While at the cabin, It feels like we are in a fairytale book that has become real and alive with love, healing and tranquility. And because of those feelings, we want our guests to experience what we have 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 ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 4.894737 based on 115 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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Much Needed Get-away

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very nice, plenty of room and a beautiful view. Our family wants to come back next year.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely beautiful and the best place to just relax. We went for a family getaway for the weekend and had the best time. The cabin was fully furnished with everything that we needed, it was clean and best of all.. PEACEFUL! We are already talking about returning for another visit, but for a longer than the weekend next time. Gail was a wonderful host and stayed in touch with any information that we needed to be aware of. I highly recommend this beautiful cabin to anyone wanting to get away to find some rest and relaxation.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Wanda for an "Absolutely Beautiful" review and 5-star rating. We sincerely appreciate it, and thank you so much for respecting and treating our cabin like your very own. We welcome you, your family, and friends anytime we have dates available. And we will hold you to that longer stay :). Wanda, enjoy the remainder of your summer. Come back and visit us during November and December and ride the Polar Express. You will love it! Blessings to you and your family and friends always!
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Kicking it in the mountains with the family!!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time with our family at the Kozy Kabin. Our entire family went and there was something for everyone to do. Our grand kids really enjoyed learning how to play pool with the grown ups. The kitchen was well stocked and we enjoyed terrific family time together at mealtime. The view was spectacular! The consensus from everyone was that they can hardly wait to go back again!!

Bill & Vickie MIze

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Awe, thank you Bill and Vickie for the wonderful review and 5-star rating. We loved having you and your family visit. We welcome all of you back again and hopefully your next stay will be in the near future. God Bless all of you and enjoy the remainder of your summer.
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Great stay! Beautiful memories

  • 4 of 5

Gail, the owner is very friendly! Always replied to my questions in a timely maner. We were able to check in early (but did not bc we were still traveling). The cabin is well equipped and charming. The road going to the cabin is for sure an experience! However it was not a problem for my husband... my only suggestion would be to improve the grill bc it is quite small when cooking for several people. We did the Great Smokey Mountain Rail Road and it was an amazing experience. We would come back in 2020!

  • Submitted: Jul 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elise for the 4-star rating and suggestion of a bigger outside grill. This was the first suggestion we received since installing over a year ago. We will definitely take that into consideration, perhaps even placing an extra grill next to it. When we ordered the campsite grill that was the biggest the vendor had in stock. We are happy to hear you will be back in 2020. We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking good care of the cabin and we are glad to hear wonderful memories were made. God Bless all of you!
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Perfect cabin in perfect location!

  • 5 of 5

Wow! This cabin is beautiful and was the perfect place for our family of 6 get together. There is so much room it can easily accommodate more. Loved the spacious floor plan. The basement bedroom with pool table and access to outside is perfect for those who want their own space. The hot tub was great. The kitchen had everything we needed to fix family meals. The owners are nice as can be and allowed early check-in. This cabin is located just far enough from Cherokee without being inconvenient. We definitely would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Patty for the wonderful 5-star review. The vacationer that left in the morning prior to your arrival was wonderful and left the cabin in great shape, thus allowing early check-in for you and your family. Thank you for treating our cabin just as wonderful! We will love to have you back again in the near future. Sending Blessings to you and your family. Enjoy the remainder of your summer.
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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

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.

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