About the property
- Chalet1800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 10, Hot Tub, 2 fireplaces, Swimming/Fishing Lake
This lakeside chalet is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). Home completely renovated in 2013! This home has 2 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, a huge living room on the first floor and huge family room on the 2nd level, this two story home can easily host a group of couples or a family as there’s enough room to comfortably accommodate up to 10 guests. Whatever the size of your group, there’s ample room for everyone to relax and take in the spectacular views from the expansive screened porch, deck with hot tub, and upper balcony. The chalet has easy access as it is off of a paved road and the entrance to the home is on the ground level. There is ample parking that is suitable for all vehicles and motorcycles. After a fun day of outdoor recreation, have a soothing soak in the home’s private hot tub or gather around the fireplace in the family room with your travel companions. You won’t have to miss the basic conveniences of a home while staying here – This home comes with its own washer and dryer plus a fully equipped kitchen, and gas grill so you can make yummy home-cooked meals while on vacation.
The home's setting is picturesque as the home is carved into a mountainside and there is a forest behind the house and a swimming and fishing lake just steps away. The lower porch has a brook that runs underneath of it that offers soothing sounds to calm the mind . You’ll also have easy access to everything the Great Smoky Mountain region has to offer, including opportunities for hiking, biking, horseback riding, boating, fishing, white-water rafting, shopping, dining, sightseeing and more. The Nantahala National Forest and Lake Fontana, the Fontana Dam and the Great Smokey Mountain Railway are some of the many favorite things to do that are super close to the chalet.
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Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
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- May 27, 2018
About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband and I have 10 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the 'glamping' thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL.
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this Chalet in 2013
Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Almond
From the moment I first walked in this home I was enchanted. I loved the huge stone fireplaces, the sprawling outdoor spaces, the amazing lake views, and the icing on the cake was when i first heard and saw the babbling brook running under the deck. I found this place to be so peaceful and I had to make it mine and I also wanted to share it with others.
What makes this Chalet unique
Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Super easy access on a paved road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!
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We had a great time at this cabin! I love that it's out of the way. The fireplaces were awesome and so was the hot tub!
It was cold when we arrived and they had the fireplace lit - what a nice touch!! The area is so beautiful.
The chalet was beautifully furnished with comfortable furniture throughout. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need. We really enjoyed the family room on the second floor with the gas logs going and the large TV. Our beds were comfortable and the master bath was spacious and new. Actually it was all new. So private and quiet. Nice views. The hot tub was awesome on a cold night too. Loved the big screened in porch. We'll be back! Thank you for thinking of everything!
Great pet friendly vacation home.
This was our second visit to Herons Haven and is likely the only place we will ever stay on our trips to the Smokey Mountains. We love that it is in a scenic valley next to a pretty pond with some yard space and flat places to walk with our dogs. We find the place to be very comfortable with lots of indoor and outdoor spaces. A large family would have plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is roomy with lots of counter space for those that like to cook. Also, it is an easy 15 minute drive into Bryson City for groceries, shopping, and restaurants. The owner, Shelby, is very responsive and easy to work with. There is some traffic going past the cottage to other cabins in the area but nothing excessive. An all around great vacation home that is pet friendly!
Lots of room,very peaceful.
Older home with some updates. A little misleading about the "pond" we thought we were going to be by the lake. The kids loved the paddle boat & overall we had a great time.
I am glad you had a nice time at Herons Haven Lakeside Chalet. I am sorry you were disappointed in the lake. It is directly across the street from the chalet and a short leisurely walk to the dock where you can enter for swimming or tubing. I hope you took advantage of the lot that I own down on the lake with the picnic table as that is a great place to drop a fishing line, have a picnic, or sit and read a book. Also if your preference was to enjoy a larger lake that would be suitable for boating Lake Fontana and two great boat rental places are just a five minute drive from the chalet. I hope to see you again.
Amazing home with everything you need:)
Everything was great! The house was very clean and we loved the hot tub, fire pit, screened in porch and the dock to sit on and look at the lake. Was a perfect spot to ride the motorcycle:)
Nantahala River for white water rafting & fly fishing. Fontana Lake close to Almond Boat ramp for renting boats & fishing. Bryson City- The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, groceries-waterfalls-deep creek for tubing tail of the dragon- motorcyclist Tsali mountain biking and horseback riding. Cherokee Indian Reservation & casino.