|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This lovely log home has all the nice amenities you expect when vacationing. It has a King in the master, Queen in each guest room, and 2 twins in the loft. It has a flat screen TV with satellite, ice full kitchen, fire pit, grill, picnic area, and huge dining area.
The property line above the home is just below the Cataloochee Divide Trail where you can hike the Blue Ridge Mountains. A few miles down the other side of the property is an old settlement called Cataloochee Valley. You can visit the old school house, churches, and homes. They have reintroduced the Elk into the park and you can see them late afternoon .
This is a nice house in a good location. The driveway may be difficult for some, but we managed fine with a jeep and RAV4. If you have kids that stay up late I don't recommend letting them stay in the upstairs bedroom. You won't sleep well because you can hear everything downstairs because there is just a layer of wood between the first and second floors. Also in the living area there was s constant sprinkling of wood dust falling from the ceiling and making a little pile on the arm of the couch. We would wipe it off and it was not that big a deal.
That being said, the house itself was ok, but the first three days we endured without Hvac (needed repair and it was one of the hottest weeks), and tv (satellite was down). We arrived late Saturday and these things were fixed when we returned home Tuesday night. We spent over an hour on the phone with directv troubleshooting and the problem required a technician to come out. After that we were ready to get a refund and find another place to stay. Shelda asked us to give her a chance so we hung in there and she did get things fixed.
Flash forward, we got our deposit back but no other reimbursement for the three days without air conditioning and tv. We contacted Shelda and her response was that she had already dispensed the funds to the homeowner for that month and there would be no discount---but, when we came back she would give us a free night. Needless to say we are not coming back and don't plan on using Shelda, nor recommending her rentals if that is how she does business.
Hope this helps you in planning your vacation.
This property is out towards Cataloochee Valley, North Carolina. It's address says Waynesville, but it's actually more in Maggie Valley than Waynesville, off 276, exit 20 off I-40. The drive out to the house is fun, on curvy roads, and the driveway is a bit tricky, but we LOVE that it's way up and on 10 acres of land. We are about 20 minutes, give or take, from Maggie Valley, so to us, it's not too far out. Besides, we love to just hang out on the deck and cook at the house, because the VIEW is amazing!!! I've stayed here many many times now, and if the owners ever decided to sell it, I would try to buy it in a heart beat. It's really that perfect.
The kitchen is huge; lots of room for cooking with family and friends. The fire pit with hot tub make it a great place to just hang out and relax. We've heard the elk from the porch, and we've seen signs of bear there, too. It really is a place to get away from all the work/city/stresses of life.
Note: It really does sleep 10, but there are trundle beds, so for kids, you can add two more. Laundry facilities, dish washer, everything you need, except for paper products and soap. We usually bring in all our food, but you can head to Waynesville for groceries, or Maggie, but in Maggie it will cost you a bit more, and you won't find everything you may need. It is so close into the valley, you can beat the crowd and get a good spot to see the elk and hike.
Okay, so I have to say one thing negative. If you aren't in good shape, or have a hard time walking up hills, be aware that the walk from the driveway to the house can be a doozy, especially if you are bringing lots of things. My husband and I have no issues, but even for us, as avid hikers, we still are out of breath when done. We worked out that a cooler with wheels makes it easier.
I highly recommend this home to anyone. But please, take care of it, because I hope to own it one day. :)
We had a lovely time at this home. We have been renting from Shelda for years and have stayed in many of her log homes. Each one has it's own special characteristics. If you want privacy, this one is for you! Love it up in those mountains! Shelda and her team make everything special for you!
This home borders the National Park and the Cataloochee Divide Trail in Waynesville NC.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
There is a 110 ft. hike to the home from the parking area. It is not recommended for those who cannot hike up to the home.
We take Mastercard and Visa. We require 200 dollars to hold the property and the balance is due 20 days before arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.