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Is There a Better View in a House Surrounded by the Mountains

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedroom / 2 bath w/ loft Family Vacation Home in the Great Smoky Mountains

Our home is located at nearly 3700' in elevation and on over an acre of land in the well established gated community of Hurricane Ridge. We spent over 6 months renovating this entire home from top to bottom, literally.While it is not brand new, this mountain home might as well be. All three floors of this home have been completely gutted and renovated back to the studs and even expanded in some cases. We looked for every opportunity to make this great house even better; including the addition of a third bedroom, additional viewing areas and private deck to the existing downstairs bedroom, an expanded downstairs bathroom to include both a shower and large soaking tub (no jets), all new cabinetry for both kitchen and bathrooms, fixtures, countertops, and new Pella vinyl low E windows throughout the entire home. We added new insulation, electrical, plumbing and a new 15 SEER Maytag heating and cooling system; all to make the entire house as energy efficient as possible. The entire home has been completely furnished by the High Country Furnishings and Design store located in Waynesville, NC. New luxury linens for both bedding and bath are provided for our guest comfort. Egyptian cotton sheets with 600 thread count for both King beds, plush thick towels for the bath. A completely new deck was added to ensure you can enjoy probably the best feature of the house, the view from the outside. The deck wraps the east, south and west sides of the house. For entertainment we have made every effort to meet the needs of all vacationers. Every bedrooms includes a 39 inch wall mounted Toshiba 1080p HDTV and a 49 inch Insignia 1080i HDTV in the loft. Each TV has Directv whole home DVR satellite service. It is never fun to go on vacation to discover they don't have the channels you watch at home and you have to miss that favorite sports event you were planning to watch or special show on HGTV. The Directv service includes over 160 channels, as well as the NFL Ticket for football fans out there.

Our loft is a great viewing and game area with a new double size futon couch, a 4'x8' Connelly tournament pool table with all the accessories, a professional Foosball table and a 49 inch Insignia 1080i HDTV with Directv DVR satellite service. Children games and children DVD's are offered so the little ones have something to watch if you are not in the mood to watch another Disney movie for the 10th time! The loft also has it's own small private deck via an 8' sliding glass door.

On the main floor, the kitchen has been completely remodeled with all new stainless steel Whirlpool appliances, Kraftmaid cabinetry, granite counter tops and new Moen fixtures. We paid great attention to the type of cookware that would be in the kitchen only using kitchen tools we want to use when on vacation. After paying good money to stay in vacation rentals it was awful having to cook with poor quality pots and pans and plastic cooking items. We did our best to buy the most affordable high quality items to help create that perfect dining experience. Enjoy Crate and Barrel dishware, stainless steel cookware , Cuisinart Stainless steel kitchen knives, wine glasses and a new Cuisinart coffee maker to make that perfect brew. While you are cooking in the kitchen family members can pull up a bar stool at the middle island and you can still be in the middle of the fun and enjoy the great mountain view!

The main floor bedroom includes all new furnishings from High Country Furnishings and Design and the large king bed is topped with a luxurious Beautyrest mattress. Also for entertainment the main floor master bedroom includes a wall mounted 39 inch Toshiba 1080p HDTV with Directv DVR satellite service. The main floor bath has been remodeled and includes new tile, new cabinetry with granite counter tops and new Moen fixtures. The main floor living area sits beside two 8' sliding glass doors and a wall of all new Pella windows, all the way to the top of the cathedral ceiling, that provides a spectacular view from every location on the main floor and upper loft. The living room also has all new furnishings from High Country Furnishings and Design, as well as 39 inch Toshiba 1080p HDTV with Directv DVR satellite service. A large rock fireplace includes easy on and off propane gas fire logs for that true mountain ambiance. No need to drag large logs in from the outside when your cozy ambiance is can be started with the flip of a switch. The dinning area includes a new large farm house table with seating for 10. A new large Pella picture window provides a stunning view from the dinning table of Crabtree mountain. The entire main floor is surrounded by a new large deck with spectacular views from every location and four handmade solid wood Troutman rockers to sit, relax and enjoy the true essence of the mountains.

The lower floor includes another master bedroom with decor also from High Country Furnishings and Design. A large king sleigh bed, a Beautyrest mattress and 600 thread count sheets are just the beginning of comfort for this private hideaway. This room also includes its own sitting area with a comfy & cozy beige couch to enjoy the private view of Crabtree mountain through the 8' sliding glass door that opens onto your own private deck with easy access to the 79 inch x 79 inch Leisure Bay hot tub for four. This master suite will definitely fulfill the need for your own private space while vacationing with family, you will love this private spot. Enjoy reading a book on your private deck with no interuptions from guests upstairs and private access to the outside. A 39 inch Toshiba 1080p HDTV with Directv DVR satellite service is in the bedroom for your viewing enjoyment. The downstairs bath has been remodeled and expanded to include a large stand alone shower, a large soaking soaking tub (no jets) and oversized vanity with granite countertops and new Moen fixtures. The adjoining bunk room includes two new bunk beds to accommodate four people and has direct access to the downstairs bath as well. Like all the other bedrooms in the house it also has a 39 inch wall mounted Toshiba 1080p HDTV with Directv DVR satellite service.

Want to roast marshmellows and make smores, add real wood logs to the fire pit and enjoy the night stars?Outside you can have a hearty wood fire in the fire pit...... or relax in the 4 person Leisure Bay hot tub with mountain views from all sides. Hot tub is accessable for all guests from the outside or directly off your private balcony downstairs.

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Jennifer W Tanner
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

About Jennifer W Tanner

Jennifer and I are native Floridians and live just north of Orlando with our three children; Evie (8), Eston (6) and Ellie (4). After vacationing in western North Carolina for most of my childhood, Jennifer and I were lucky enough to live in Waynesville for several years after we graduated from college and getting marred in 1995. After moving back to Florida in the late 90's we continued to vacation in western North Carolina. In between then and now we decided to enter the vacation rental business here in Florida to allow our family and other families to enjoy the beautiful beaches of Florida. We have really enjoyed running our vacation rental business and had decided early on that we would like to one day expand that business to include a home in the western North Carolina mountains. In the fall of 2012 that vision became a reality with our purchase of this beautiful home near Waynesville, NC.

Please check out the reviews to our other vacation properties and you will see that while this is a new property for us, it is definitely not our first time in the vacation rental business. It was our intention as we rebuilt this home to also use this for our own family just like our other vacation rental properties and for that reason we have tried to make sure that no detail is left out so that we along with you can enjoy this beautiful location. We hope you enjoy it as much as us.

Jennifer W Tanner purchased this house in 2012

Why Jennifer W Tanner chose Smoky Mountains

We searched for many years for just the right property. In 2010 we purchased a vacant lot not to far from Waynesville with the intention of one day building a vacation rental property but it did not take too long for us to realize that due to the rising cost of building materials it would take many more years than we first thought for us to realize our dream. While taking one of our annual vacations in the fall of 2012 with some friends of ours who also like to vacation in the western North Carolina mountains, we met with a friend of theirs, who just happened to be a real estate agent. After spending a few minutes talking about what we were looking for in vacation home, he offered to show us a property that he thought might just fit the bill. He actually showed us two properties and honestly, the first was one we requested and we could have saved some time if we had just trusted the expert because as soon as we saw this house we knew it was the one. It had everything; a well established gated neighborhood, plenty of acreage, a great floor plan with plenty of space for a family vacation home and oh yeah; great elevation at 3648' that provides a spectacular view of the great smoky mountains. It also had what we were not looking for- no small lots with houses looming all around as we had seen in other popular areas not too far away. The house is close enough to jump on the interstate and not have to curve through abundant roads and far enough away to not hear any noise other than sounds of nature.

What makes this house unique

What's the old cliché? The three most important things in real estate are; Location, Location & Location. That was no exception here. The view from this property is just unbelievable and we fell in love with it the moment we saw it. The house itself had a great layout with lots of potential for a great family vacation home and the property provided plenty of privacy as well. The entrance to Hurricane Ridge is located exactly one mile from exit 15 off Interstate 40, so it provides easy access to Waynesville within 15 minutes and Asheville within 30 minutes but at the same time you can feel like you are so far away from it all. At nearly 3700' in elevation it stays very cool even in the hottest part of summer so it is so much different from most places in the southeastern United States that you may have experienced in the summer.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We enjoyed our Spring family vacation at your home in the mountains near Asheville, NC.  Thank you for providing such a beautiful home for our stay. We hope your home remains a welcome mountain retreat for years to come.
Apr 2017
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Clyde House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Jacuzzi Soaking Tub and seperate shower
    Upstairs Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Both bathrooms have been completely remodeled with new tile, new cabinets w/ granite countertops and new Moen fixtures. Downstairs bathroom includes a standalone shower and Jacuzzi soaking tub (no jets), as well as a large oversized vanity. Upstairs bathroom includes tub & shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Main Floor Master Bedroom - 1 king , located on main floor with kitchen and living room
    Upstairs Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon
    Kid's Bunk Room - 2 bunk bed , 2 solid wood bunk beds to sleep 4 kids
    Downstairs Master - 1 king , includes sitting area and private deck
  • All three bedrooms include all new furnishing from the local luxury furniture store. Also included in each bedroom is a 39 inch Toshiba HDTV with Directv Satellite service. The loft includes a 49 inch Insignia HDTV, also with Directv Satellite service.
  • Books
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
New Rinnai propane gas, tankless water heater for energy efficient and nearly instant hot water; New Pella vinyl windows with low E coding throughout the entire house; Solid wood doors throughout the entire house


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Is There a Better View in a House Surrounded by the Mountains
average rating of 4.923077 based on 30 reviews

Paradise on High !

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property! Words cannot describe how gorgeous the views are here!

The house has all the creature comforts and luxury amenities that anyone

needs or wants! I will definitely be coming back !!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you David, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your kind words about the cabin.
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Clean, comfortable, fun and relaxing.

  • 4 of 5

The house was clean and well kept. We really loved the fire pit. Thank you for the firewood. The mountains are beautiful- we certainly climbed high. What is the elevation? The kitchen had everything we needed and more. Room with the bunk beds is small- but the kids had fun. The two master bedrooms were great! Contact with the owner was easy. We had great wifi and cellphone service (Verizon).

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: John and Julie- John, Thank you for your review of our home. We enjoyed having your family stay with us and look forward to hosting you again. The elevation is 3500 ft and yes there are many great hikes nearby! Our guests often comment that the pictures cannot adequately capture how awesome the views really are. The bunk bedroom is truly for sleeping and movie watching. The adult size bunk beds are large so it is great for sleeping comfortably but the loft is more set up for the adult and children play area. Thank you again-Jennifer
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Beautiful views

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our time here so much. The home is beautifully appointed, and the views are amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Views and amazing place!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect for us and the other family that joined us on a quick weekend trip during fall break. It is secluded with no other cabins in the sight line. The morning fog in the valley is amazing. Mountains on all sides. The road to get up to the cabin is rustic and crude which is just what we wanted! It added to the overall experience. The cabin layout with two master bedrooms and a bunk room for the kids was perfect. Nice big kitchen table and an awesome loft area for gaming. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Top of the World! Well, almost.

  • 5 of 5

Being a flatlander, the initial drive up was daunting and somewhat intimidating. However, after a few ups and downs it became less of a challenge. We were lucky not to meet oncoming traffic in the narrow portions of the road. The home was clean, well equipped, and very comfortable. The views were as described, breathtaking. The setting was quiet and serene, a great place to spend the evenings. We are retired folks and stayed busy every day visiting various places for entertainment and enlightenment. We experienced Segway riding at the Biltmore properties. We all did well too! None of us fell off. From a business standpoint, the owner refunded our security deposit promptly. We tend to be nervous about significant security deposits but in this case all was well. We had a good time in Waynesville. Lots of shops if you like that sort of thing. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable. It is a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of every day life for those looking to get lost for a week or so.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Ray, Thank you for your kind words about your recent stay at our cabin. We are so glad you enjoyed the cabin and views it offers, it is wonderful to be up there. I am glad the drive up was fine and manageable. To get great views you do have to go uphill so it is great the road is safe and well maintained. Being from Florida ourselves we wanted to make sure the access was not an issue, but I have found that each person has their own comfort level and for some arriving for the first day is best done while still light. Thank you again for your kind words about your stay and we are glad you want to stay again. We are happy to host you any time. Jennifer and Chris Tanner
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Very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was very nice, finally a hot tub that's actually hot!!! We loved the furniture and decor of this cabin. Beds are so comfy. Unfortunately rained the entire time we were here and didn't get to see the view once due to thick fog. Oh well what can you do, gives us time to come back then. Only negative thing was toilet downstairs didn't flush unless you took the lid off and do it manually. Housekeeping could have been a little better, no sheets on bunk beds and coffee pot hadn't been cleaned in some time. We however did not let this stop us from enjoying this lovely place.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sabrina, Thank you for your review and your time on the phone today. I am so glad you enjoyed the home and that you are planning on staying again; we look forward to hosting you and your family. As I mentioned to you ( and would want any future guest to know) if something is amiss please call me during your stay so I can quickly have the problem taken care of. I called my local plumber who replaced the loose knob on the toilet handle within two hours after we spoke on the phone. All taken care of! My cleaning lady verified that the bottom two bunks had sheets and were made, the other two top bunks were not made. The extra sheets for those were in the middle drawer of the dresser. I know this as she came right to the house to check on the housekeeping after I told her your concerns. All that to say that I am sorry that those items were not as they should have been and I would have been happy to have them remedied while you were there. I can only do that though if I know of them during your stay with us. Thank you again, Jennifer
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Nearest Airport
45.9 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
12.4 Miles
Maggie Valley Club & Resort
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Ski
16.5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Waynesville is centrally located in the beautiful Smoky Mountains and provides easy access to many great adventures.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway - Waynesville

Smoky Mountain Railway - Bryson City

Biltmore House - Asheville

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Driving distance from:

Orlando, FL - 9 hours (600 miles)

Macon, GA - 4.75 hours (268 miles)

Atlanta, GA - 3 hours (189 miles)

Knoxville, TN - 1.5 hours (82 miles)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $450

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Stays of 2 days or less will require a cleaning fee of $90.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.