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Mountain Views, Lush Surroundings, Private Retreat, Sleeps 6

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

This cozy A-frame Log Cabin is the perfect retreat for families and friends! Nestled on the side of High Top mountain, this comfortable cabin is located close to attractions in Maggie Valley and Cataloochee Valley. The cabin is in a gated community with incredible long-range views. The community is private with excellent (not steep) gravel roads, common pastureland, common barn, beautiful creeks, and a large pond. The log cabin has 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, a stone fireplace, hardwood floors, cathedral ceilings, spacious kitchen, master bedroom on main floor, and lots of decking. The master bedroom with an on-suite bath is located on the main floor. The other two bedrooms are upstairs with a queen bed, and kid-friendly bunk beds in the other. Amenities include high speed DSL/WiFi connection, Direct TV, and a gas grill on the deck. Come enjoy this beauty!

Sonya Crandall
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
July 14, 2017

About Sonya Crandall

Hi Travelers! We are Lee and Sonya Crandall, owners of the 'Sundowner' cabin. We reside in Clemson, SC where Lee works as a Professor and Sonya is a PhD student. We both have had professional careers in health care planning and public health in Florida prior to moving to the area in 2007. We have an adult son, two daughters, and a dog named Jake who all love the mountains!

Sonya Crandall purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Sonya Crandall chose Smoky Mountains

We purchased the cabin as a weekend getaway to the mountains for our family. We enjoy visiting Cherokee, Dollywood, and nearby Asheville. We also have fun attending various festivals in Maggie Valley and Waynesville. We decided to share our mountain retreat with guests in 2014. This year, 2015, promises to be a delightful year in the mountains. Spring in the air and the freshness and the beauty of mountains is all around us!

What makes this cabin unique

The moment we saw the great views at the Sundowner we were hooked! It is an awesome retreat and really helps us unwind. We feel close to nature and yet close to so many amenities!


Waynesville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Views, Lush Surroundings, Private Retreat, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.625 based on 16 reviews

Very clean

  • 5 of 5

We loved it. Very secluded. Convenient for everything we like to do. Loved the road going up.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Wonderful time at the Sundowner !

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was as described, and neat and clean. Beds were comfortable, and the cabin easily accommodated two couples. Wonderful view of the back porch of the mountains. Very quiet and peaceful. Will be definitely be going back on future trips. Plenty to do in the surrounding area... some of our favorites include the towns of Waynesville and Maggie Valley. The road leading to the access road to this community also serves to take you the back way into the Cataloochee Valley, where you can view the elk at sunset. Please note... the road that takes you up and over the mountain to the valley is not for the faint of heart! The cabin is also not far from Cherokee and the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. On the other side of Waynesville, take 276 over the mountain, and visit the Cradle of Forestry; a wonderful exhibit detailing the first forest management operations here in the US. I am just scratching the surface about all the things to do in the area, and the Sundowner was the perfect base from which to explore this amazing area.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin was beautiful and very clean and comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

The road going up the mountain was surprisingly wide and easy to navigate. The home and property/ view were amazing. I felt at home in the cabin.

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 4 of 5

The cabin was lovely and provided for all our needs. We spent most of our time on the deck enjoying the view.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Outstanding Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was simply delightful! Loved the privacy with outstanding views of the Smokey Mountains. The cabin was spacious, clean and very comfortable. We also enjoyed the wild raspberries growing on the property. The owners were very easy to work with for rental accommodations. Although WIFI was available, due to the beauty of the cabin and surroundings, no one in the family had the desire to even get on a computer. It was truly a refreshing break from everyday life.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fall Leaves

  • 5 of 5

We went to visit the mountains during the fall leaves and WOW. Amazing. Beautiful, clean cabin with a view that will make you not want to leave! The road going up to the cabin is scary at night so I would plan on doing everything during the day. The hill going up/down to where you park your car is pretty steep so just be aware of that when booking this cabin. The donkeys at the bottom of the mountain are fun to feed! We just had such a great time, thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

  • Submitted: Nov 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you for your favorable review. So glad you enjoyed yourselves! Good advice to drive in the mountains during the daytime if not familiar with the roads. We love our beautiful views and cozy cabin too. Please come again!
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Near Maggie Valley and Cataloochee Ski Area. Short drive to Asheville, NC; Cherokee, NC; and Gatlingburg, TN. Visit area waterfalls, hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountains, and much much more! For children of all ages there is Ghost Town in the Sky, Maggie Valley, NC; Santa's Land Theme Park in Cherokee, NC; and Dollywood located in Pigeon Forge, TN.


Rates & Availability

Waynesville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Nov 18 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 12.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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