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Biker Friendly, Family Friendly, Hunter & Fisherman Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

1900 Sq' 3 Bedroom House W/ Full Basement, 2.5 Bath On 2.5 Acres

Peaceful setting. Fully equipped kitchen, with laundry room. 2 bedrooms with queen beds, one with 2 twins and a trundle. 2 sofa futons in living room provide additional sleeping space. Hardwood floors throughout. Direct TV, phone & internet. Spacious covered parking. Charcoal grill, ample room for tents. No pets or smoking inside the house. House has no central air, but each room has a ceiling fan for your comfort. Driveway has recently been upgraded.

Robbie Hollifield
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017

About Robbie Hollifield

My family has lived in the Gastonia area in the Piedmont of NC since 1971. I was born at the new Gaston Memorial Hospital in 1974. I attended Cramerton Christian Academy through the 6th grade, graduated from Hunter Huss HS in Gastonia in 1992. I married my wonderful wife in 2001. We now live in Gastonia NC with our 12-yr old daughter and 8-yr old son. We are members in regular attendance at Mount Beulah Baptist Church, Bessemer City. I hold a NC Electrical Contractors license and work in property management in Charlotte, NC.

Robbie Hollifield purchased this house in 2013

Why Robbie Hollifield chose Smoky Mountains

Family owned since 1962, this is our grandfather's house. He purchased it unfinished and spent most of the rest of his life finishing and caring for this property. Our granddad, Richard, was one of the Great Generation, a veteran of WWII, earning the Purple Heart. His faith in God and his rugged determination to work and provide for his family in spite of his disabilities have been a shining example to me and my brother as to the kind of men we aspire to be. Due to high unemployment our parents moved to Piedmont NC in 1971, where my brother and I grew up. It was always the highlight of our summers to spend time in the mountains with our grandparents. Our granddad passed away in 2012. We convinced our dad to buy out his 3 sisters and retain the property in our family. We want to continue the family ownership for our children but we can only afford to keep the place if it helps pay for itself. Dad and Mom are nearing retirement and we have families to support. While we grew up in the Piedmont, my brother and I share the connection of deep family roots in Graham County, going back 5 generations. We have hunted all over the county with our dad and as boys spent time fishing the creeks and streams. My brother has spent time fishing with his son in Graham County, and I am looking forward to doing the same with my kids.

What makes this house unique

We chose this property because it belonged to our granddad. He and my dad shoveled out the basement by hand and wheelbarrow. The living room sports a 19' window which overlooks the little valley below. The best way I can describe the house is 'comfortable'. It just feels like home!


Robbinsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , This bath is located in the basement.
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Also has separate corner shower with hand rails.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Adjoins bedroom #2.
  • Provided amenities: Limited supply of towels, soap, shampoo/conditioner, hair dyers. Renters responsible to launder used towels. Drying towels can be left in the dryer. Limited supply of detergents provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has large window overlooking the valley.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has an adjoining half bath.
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Has 2 twin beds, 1 twin daybed with pull out trundle.
  • All bedrooms have Direct TV. Linens are provided. Closets in each room. Ceiling Fans in every bedroom. Extra fans are located in the closet of each bedroom if needed.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • library
  • marina
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great space for small church or business group retreats or hunting/fishing party. Affordable housing for short-term out-of-town guests. Covered parking for our biker friends can accommodate 8 to 10 bikes. Smoke, carbon monoxide and security alarms. Fresh, clean mountain air!


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Biker Friendly, Family Friendly, Hunter & Fisherman Friendly
average rating of 4.631579 based on 19 reviews

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This is a great place to stay, we had 8 men staying for a motorcycle trip and had plenty of room.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home!

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for 2 families! Lots of room for everyone! And lots of room for kids to play outside! Thank you!!

  • Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Efland, NC

Thanksgiving in the Mountains

  • 4 of 5

This was an "in between" meeting place for our family for Thanksgiving, reasonably priced and large kitchen and living room that worked well for us. There was room for our 4 cars and nice playing area for the Toddlers. Inside was clean and organized. I'm not sure 2 adults could comfortably sleep on each futon (house sleeps 12), but our 9 adults and 2 toddlers managed fine. We visited Bryson City for the Polar Express, shopping and hiking which was nice. The accessibility to the Ingles grocery was great and it is well stocked for small town. One morning some neighbors were doing target practice which didn't bother my husband and I, but one in our party not used to hunters and holiday target practice seemed a little bothered by it (this is not in town and is surrounded by wooded area and there are hunters-we took our orange vests with us).

Our family coming from the west drove the "tail of the dragon" to get there, and some decided to take another route to get home. If you are not used to driving those sort of roads it can be a little stressful.

We did get pizza one night in town, no complaints but the place was hard to see from the road at night.

All my questions had quick and clear responses. It is an older house and has some work that needs to be done, but we really enjoyed our Thanksgiving in Robbinsville!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Good Motorcycle Headquarter

  • 4 of 5

Overall, the location and set-up was very good for motorcycles. The house was roomy and had a nice layout. The front porch was a great place to have our morning coffee and relax after a day of touring. It is perfectly located for those looking to ride The Tale of the Dragon and other area attractions. The town is dry, so if you’d like a libation in the evening, you should bring your own. Any questions or concerns we had were promptly answered by Travis and Robbie. We would gladly stay here again if future travels bring us back to the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect house!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a small family reunion at this home and it was just perfect! There was plenty of room for everybody without feeling crowded and the kids had a wonderful time playing in the huge yard. It was easy to find and tucked away in a quaint little mountain neighborhood. The home was clean, had all the necessities for a comfortable stay and made for a very enjoyable time. Hoping to return if possible! Thank you owners for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful house, nice and secluded perfect for motorists, spacious rooms.

  • 5 of 5

Had a blast will definitely be returning next year.

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
63.3 Miles
McGhee Tyson Regional Airport, Alcoa TN
Car: necessary

The home sits on the side of a small mountain near the Junaluska Memorial. It is only minutes away from Lake Santetlah. Convenient to Tail of the Dragon and Fontana Lake. See the new 1800 lb sheet metal work of art, The Dragon, at Deals Gap. Hike the Appalachian Trail. The home is in the midst of some of the best places in NC for fishing, hiking, motorcycling, and hunting. Perfect place to rest and relax in the Great Smoky Mountains. Close to Nantahala River, Joyce Kilmer Nat'l Forest, the Smoky Mountain Railway. Easy drive to Cherokee and Maggie Valley, and Cade's Cove TN. Don't miss the Cherohala Skyline Drive. Live entertainment weekly at the Stecoah Valley Community Center and on the square in Robbinsville. Within driving distance to the Smoky Mountain Performing Arts Center in Franklin, NC. Many churches in the area. For genealogy buffs, there are numerous old family cemeteries to explore.


Rates & Availability

Robbinsville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mountain Leaves
Sep 16 - Oct 28
2 night minimum stay
Winter Season
Dec 1 - Feb 28
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Regular Housekeeping/Maint fee $50
Tax Rate 9.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. For 7 night stays, the preferred in days are Friday or Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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