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Allen's Retreat:Luxury and location, Mtn views, 10 min to Polar Express and NOC

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

1500 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wooded privacy, mtn views and hot tub

*Check out our other cabins-Troy's Treehouse 727935, Maude's Mtn Getaway 1177829, and Helen's Hideaway 868611.This BRAND NEW split bedroom design, 1 floor living, ranch style, log home makes for a fabulous mountain getaway. Everything you need to make your dream vacation complete awaits you in this luxurious cabin. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom with a private en suite, two guest bedrooms each with a queen size bed and a shared bath. The living area has a full size futon for extra guests. All linens, appliances, and cookery is included as well.

Karen Whitaker
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 21, 2018

About Karen Whitaker

Tim and Karen live in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, but call Bryson City there second home. Karen spent many summers there with her grandparents, Troy and Maude Allen, enjoying all the offerings of the Smokey Mountains.

Karen Whitaker purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Karen Whitaker chose Bryson City

We built Allen's Retreat on family land passed down from my grandparents. The privacy, yet closeness to town and the beautiful mountain views made it all the more special. We couldn't have picked a better location to soak in the hot tub under the covering of our magnificent porch.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the great things about this luxury cabin is location, location, location! Only 10 minutes from town, and only 1 mile of hard surfaced road off highway US 74. This cabin is motorcycle friendly, and you don't have to worry about any steep mountainous driveways making it a challenge to get to. Once you arrive to Allen's Retreat, you can let your cares melt away in the spa boasting 45 jets. After a relaxing soak, you can enjoy watching tv in any of the bedrooms or great room. Then fix your favorite comfort foods in this plentiful kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.


Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • A private en suite in master with slate tiled shower and a hall guest bath with designer tile tub/shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, king in master, queens in each guest bedroom and a futon sleeper in great room.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Only 5 minutes from river and lake access. 10 minutes from the NOC for whitewater rafting.


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Allen's Retreat:Luxury and location, Mtn views, 10 min to Polar Express and NOC
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 76 reviews
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Lovely Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Great location between Bryson City and the Nantahala River area. Nice cabin, well equipped, thorough instructions, everything as advertised.

I suggest bringing your own water for coffee, drinking, etc, it is well water and if you're not used to that, it will taste and smell funny to you.

We had a great time, thanks for the hospitality!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable clean absolutely no complaints from myself or any members from our group

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautifully decorated and very well furnished. The out door fire pit was a treat and the hot tub was a luxury. Surrounding attractions were within easy reach. A great time was had by all! My daughter and her husband took the oldest grandchild fishing while me and my husband kept the three smallest grandkids for the afternoon. then we all rode the train thru the mountains and went mining for gems in Cherokee. We were all impressed with the location of the cabin and the beautiful setting it was in. We will most certainly be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Exceeded expectations

  • 5 of 5

The cabin itself is very spacious with a large porch and nice fire pit. We didn’t find hiking trails near by but it is conveniently close to great smoky mountain and natahala where there are endless activities and trails! The location was great and the cabin was beautiful, we had a trip of a lifetime on our family vacation this year!

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely, comfortable and quiet!

  • 5 of 5

House is lovely. Layout of the house is great with a master bed and bath on one side of great room and two bedrooms sharing a bath on the other. Nice high ceilings in great room. Decorated nicely. House was very comfortable and accommodating for me and my husband and our son and his family. Great porch with fabulous view! Would definitely stay here again if our travels take us back to the Bryson City area.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Comfortable Cabin

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Allen's Retreat. We were comfortable and rested well there. There's only a few minor complaints. 1) the front stairway was not very user friendly; the railing was several feet from the entrance of the deck. When it got wet it was treacherous. 2) there was no yard to the property and a road ran past the parking area. Other than that, we enjoyed our time there.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate your feedback, but perhaps a handicap accessible cabin would have been better suited for your needs. The railing is built to code with accessible porch hand railing leading to the gate. The wide stairs are fashioned to accommodate luggage. The alternate steps at the other end of the porch are fewer and narrower, so they may have been easier for you to maneuver. I don't have a grassed yard leading to the property in order to have lots of parking space for multiple vehicles and for vehicles with trailers. The road you mentioned beyond the parking is merely a shared driveway for the small cabin below the property.
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Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Car: not necessary

What isn’t there to do in the majestic mountains of western NC? My family, as well as thousands, have long enjoyed the great hiking trails, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, golfing, the scenic Smokey Mtn. Railway, Smokey Mountain National Parks, Tasli biking trail…the list goes on and on. All of the adventure awaits just steps outside this ideally located luxury cabin. Want more than the outdoors? Experience the history of the Cherokee Indians, and Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Come experience the mountain getaway that brings thousands back to this beautiful, mountainous area year after year!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $85 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Additional $10 fee per guest above 6 guests. Holiday rates may be in addition to the seasonal rates and may require more than the 2 night minimum stay. A weekly booking for 7 or more nights receives 10% off the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.