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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 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 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 12, 2018

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 Waynesville

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! 4.4/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Mountain Views, Lush Surroundings, Private Retreat, Sleeps 6
average rating of 4.409091 based on 22 reviews

Great location

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is beautiful and centrally located to many attraction areas. Would book cabin in summer as well. We stayed during New Years....Loved it......

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad your family had a marvelous time! Summer is a great time in the mountains with the wild flowers, blue skies, and a fantastic season for hiking in the beautiful Smoky Mountains!
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Keep scrolling. This isn't it!

  • 2 of 5

This home is for sale and has obviously been neglected. First impression: outside deck is dirty with spiderwebs and doorway area hasn't been swept. House manual does not tell you to turn on a light switch to get the dishwasher to run. We called and had a handyman come out to stop the constant beeping from the gas fireplace (there were instructions for this but these were wrong). After the handyman left we used the fireplace and couldn't get the beeping to stop so we went to bed and woke up with it beeping. There was a used tissue left on the loveseat. We left our car parked at the top of the very steep driveway and didn't mind walking up and down to the house, but unless you have a 4-wheel drive, I wouldn't attempt it. With so many cabins in this area, do yourself a favor and choose another.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Guests are always welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns, even if it is just difficulty turning on and off the TV, Fireplace, etc. Extra batteries are also in the kitchen drawer (left-hand side) for smoke alarms and remotes. We are just a phone call away and take great pride in the cabin. We love it!
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Raleigh, NC

Very Nice!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoy our stay at the cabin. Pretty mountains surrounding the property. Everything we needed was ready.

Thank you,

Mike & Lauri

Raleigh, NC

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the mountains at the Sundowner Cabin! Please come back soon.
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Reidsville NC

Nice cozy cabin

  • 5 of 5

Nice clean cabin deep in the woods but still close to the state part and city

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville, FL

Poorly managed and maintained

  • 2 of 5

Unfortunately, we cannot recommend this property to other renters, for the following reasons:

UNCLEANLINESS: We noticed soon after our arrival that the house had not been cleaned, despite the fact that renters pay a cleaning fee for this property. The kitchen sink and counter top, and sinks and counter tops in both bathrooms, were dirty. It was obvious that none of the floors had been vacuumed. Then we noticed that three of the beds had no sheets on them. We found the sheets for the three beds, along with about a dozen wet bath and kitchen towels in the hamper next to the washing machine. I took pictures of it all, and texted the owner, sending her pictures of the dirty laundry and the sheetless bed in the master bedroom. The reply that I got back was that the maid had indeed cleaned the house and made all the beds, (despite the fact that I had texted the owner pictures to the contrary) but might have forgotten to do a few towels in the hamper. The maid is an out-and-out liar. There is no indication that she cleaned anything before our arrival. We decided to drop our complaint for the moment, as it probably wouldn't be wise to get into a feud with a local cleaning woman and her kinfolk while we were there on vacation.

WATER PRESSURE: During our week at this house we experienced long periods of very low water pressure. Two people couldn't take showers at the same time, or you couldn't take a shower while the dish washer was running. We thought of reporting it to the owner, but since she couldn't deal with an absent maid, we felt that she probably couldn't deal with a problem in the community water system.

DECK: We frequently noticed birds flying in and out of the soffitts above the sliding glass doors that lead from the living room to the deck. The outside door mats in front of those doors were covered with pelleted bird dropping when we arrived. I took the hose and cleaned it off, but realized the next day it was a losing battle. We ended up not using those doors, or the deck, for the rest of the stay.

DRIVEWAY: The driveway is very steep. It shouldn't be a problem as we have an all wheel drive Subaru. However, even our car hesitated over the humps and valleys where other cars have spun out trying to get up that hill.

Under no circumstances would we ever rent this house again. We have rented several, over the years, in that area. This is the only one that I have given a bad review.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear that you had this experience. We are always happy to address our guests' concerns, and our cleaning crew is always available to come back out if needed. Any other issues are important to know about as they occur so that we can address them. Thank you!
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Beautiful place

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a great place, it took a little longer to get there than thought but it was in a good location for going to see the Elk.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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