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The Aerie - Experience the Blue Ridge - Escape To The Mountain Top

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 2.5, Sleeps 8

See The Blue Ridge Mountains Like Never Before

The Home

Perched on top of Rocky Face Ridge over looking the city of Sylva, and the Blue Ridge Mountains, it is easy to get lost in the beauty of The Aerie and Western North Carolina. Hand crafted by the current owner and his late wife, the warmth and enjoyment they have instilled into this cabin home can be felt from the first step into the home. Amazing cedar and pine woodwork frame the walls and ceiling, creating an opening and inviting space. The large wrap-around deck provides stunning one hundred eighty degree views, perfect for spotting birds and animals of all types.

The owners have furnished the home with decor from local craftsmen and distinguished North Carolina Artists. The plush furnishings ensure every guest has a comfortable seat by the fireplace and a cozy bed to rest their eyes. The three large bedrooms, two and one half bathrooms, plus game area and living space is the perfect vacation for both family getaways or working professionals looking to escape from the bustle of the city. The fully stocked kitchen features all gas appliances, instant hot water heaters, dishwasher and trash compactor as well as a large walk-in pantry, great for chef's of all skill level.

The Greater Smoky Mountain Area

Enjoy the entertainment and warm character of the local citizens and businesses. The welcoming towns of Sylva and Dillsboro are just 5 and 10 minutes away respectively on the 74. The larger cities of Waynesville and Ashville are 20 and 45 minutes away and create fantastic half-day trips for some of North Carolina's most vibrant shopping and food & Beverage scenes. Access roads to the Blue Ridge Parkway are just a few miles down Highway 74 and are some of the most beautiful roads in North America.

On the dividing line of the Blue Ridge National Park, the Aerie is located next to fantastic hiking trails just feet from the front door. The drive from highway 23 to The Aerie may take between 15 - 30 minutes depending on weather conditions and familiarity with mountain driving and the local roads. While the road to The Aerie is well maintained, those with an aversion to heights may have difficulty reaching the cabin. All vehicles are capable of reaching The Aerie during dry, summer like conditions, 4-wheel drive is encouraged during winter months.

The Aerie is the perfect house for nature lovers, adventure seekers, retired couples, families, and those looking to escape from the world.

What Altez Vacations Provides

Altez Vacations furnishes all of our guests with the amenities of home, from toiletries to kitchen ware, providing you with the best enhanced vacation experience. Altez Vacations offers each of its residence their own Property Liaison to ensure any problems or concerns will be resolved in an effective and timely manner. Local activities, events and concierge services may be discovered by contacting an Altez Vacations service member or the Activities and Concierge pages on

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*Rates include all fees except 12% Sales & Lodging Tax

**Minimum Age 25: All Reservations must be booked by and accompanied by an adult who is 25 years of age or older. Valid photo I.D. may be required at time of booking.

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Property Manager
Altez Vacations
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within a few hours
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Altez Vacations

Altez Vacations specializes in the promotion and operation of boutique vacation homes for vacation home owners, and the creation of a personalized vacation experience for the traveling population. Through our rigorous Altez Diamond Standards and Pillars of Service, the Altez Vacations team provides owners and guests with the expertise that accompanies thirty years of leadership experience in the Hotel & Hospitality industry. Altez Vacations applies luxury hotel operational principles and practices to the dynamic world of vacation home rentals. Why limit your stay to a one size fits all accommodation; chose a full service home instead.

Altez Vacations is partnering with vacation home owners who share in our passion for vacation rental homes that embrace the characteristics of unique locations and the communities in which they are found. Together, we are committed to providing outstanding experiences that will last a lifetime. Altez Vacation rental homes have been vetted and curated in accordance to the Altez Diamond Standards. Our specialized team members and vendors ensure that every vacation rental experience creates wonderful memories that last a lifetime. Our Owners provide the home to make dreams come true! Let us curate you next trip.

Why Altez Vacations chose Smoky Mountains

Aerie is the perfect place to unwind and relax rather one feels the need to slow down renew, or wants adventure in the mountains. With that said, the Aerie is in the perfect location for a Smoky Mountain get away, and on a personal level this part of the country has always been a favorite place for me and for my family. There is beauty, adventure, fun, and lot's of opportunity to connect.

What makes this cabin unique

Large A Frame home with floor to ceiling glass windows, beautifully decorated, hot tub in the master bath, wrap around deck with smoky mountain views, located on top of a mountain, but with many great attractions and outdoor sporting activities within a 20 minute drive ! The perfect location!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

The Aerie - Experience the Blue Ridge - Escape To The Mountain Top
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Heaven at 4000 feet

  • 5 of 5

It was awesome! We had a lovely, peaceful vacation in a house that was just wonderful! I sat on the deck every single morning while I drank my tea and enjoyed the cool air. The house had everything you could need in the beautiful kitchen. It was great,,, and we will definitely return! The drive up was longer than we anticipated and I would not want to make it in the dark the first time, that's for sure! But we got used to it pretty quickly.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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breathtakingly beautiful!

  • 5 of 5

This property was clean, spacious and simply beautiful. The views from the deck were captivating and the large windows made us feel like we were living outdoors. The house was supplied with all we needed and our stay was delightful.

We enjoyed meandering in all the nearby towns and trails. Tubing, white-water rafting, hiking and lounging made for a pleasant week. The long and winding road to the house was scenic as well as steep, but we didn't have any problems with it.

This would be a great house for families to unwind from the busy pace of life and enjoy the great outdoors.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Doug, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so glad you got to enjoy the many benefits the Smokey Mountain region has to offer. We absolutely agree that the views from the Aerie are unbeatable in the Sylva area. We look forward to having you back with us again and providing you another five star experience.
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Beautiful, well appointed home!

  • 5 of 5

The Aerie is even more beautiful than the pictures. The home is spotless and beautifully appointed with pottery and art work. The library has something for everyone's taste. The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals and the gas grill is just on the balcony. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset from the deck. The beds were very comfortable and made with nice linens ready for us when we arrived. The cool spring evenings allowed us to enjoy the gas fireplace.

Our family made Aerie our base camp to attend graduation festivities at Lees-McRae(2 hr. drive) and Western Carolina University (short drive), and to celebrate Mother's Day. The home is an easy drive to Sylva, Cullowhee and shopping. The road in is well maintained but I can see why winter would require 4x4. I wish we had stayed another day to relax and let it all sink in! The owners were accessible and responsive. We would love to visit again and highly recommend this beautiful, mountain destination.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gail S., Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We love sharing our home with others who value the Aerie's spirit of renewal, connection, and beauty. Please come back and see us again soon!
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Great view

  • 5 of 5

Awesome cabin and views. Very clean and spacious. Everything you need was there. We enjoyed many evenings on the back deck enjoying the view of mountains and sky.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The property was so nice, and so new. If it's not new, than it has been lovingly cared for. The kitchen was beautiful and totally stocked. I cooked Thanksgiving dinner for our family on the spur of the moment and had everything I needed. Every item in the house whether furniture, linens or accessories was new and nice and comfortable. And the view of the mountains was beautiful. It is also close enough to hikes and waterfalls to do little day trips for fun. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Good Location. Impeccable views.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a great time in this house. The layout is great for a family of six (3 BR), amenities great, and very well furnished with all the creature comforts. The house is located 15 minutes or more from the main road and is mostly gravel which makes for an interesting drive. Once you reach the house on top of Scarlett Ridge the views are impeccable. The owners have the house outfitted with most of everything you need which is a nice change from most rental houses. The interior of the house is breathtaking with all the wood accents. The beds and linens comfortable, the showers hot and climate control inside the house good.

A couple of notes: We chose the house because it is located between Bryson City and Asheville and worked out well for us. However, Asheville is at least 1 hour away and Bryson city is 45 minutes as you need to take 15-20 minutes driving 15 mph coming off the mountain. Although the house is off the beaten path, the privacy and quietness and solitude make up for the drive.

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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Located In the smoky mountains between Sylva and Waynesville, Dillsboro which is only 10.2 miles away. Ashville is only 45 miles from the cabin; enjoy the day at the Biltmore Estates. The Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is only minutes away. Hike the famous Appalachian trail. Fish in some of the best mountain lakes and streams. The Cherokee Indian Reservation and Maggie Valley where you will find a casino and ski resort are always fun destinations. Go white river tubing or kayaking, shop in the quaint towns of Waynesville, Sylvia, and Dillsboro. It is the best vacation and renewal spot for families and friends, or a very romantic get away!


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Cullowhee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • master bathroom with stand alone shower and a whirl tub bath, double sinks
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom, walk in closet, and master bathroom with stand alone shower and a whirl tub bath, wonderful views, on the first floor of the cabin
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • skiing
A very special vacation home where one feels truly removed from the world in the most positive way! With that said, head down the mountain and find the gateway to fun adventures and charming mountain towns and all they have to offer.

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