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Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful short and long range views; away from it all but close to town

The Guest Cottage at Big Bear Estate, sitting at 4200 feet, comprises 1200 sq feet of warm, renovated space, two bedrooms, two full baths, a pull-out sofa in the living room, and a kitchen with granite countertops,

Outside, you will enjoy the view-facing front terrace and the covered side terrace with rockers for relaxing in the shade and a large grill for barbecuing.

This cottage, which is one of three houses in Big Bear Estate, can be rented independently or as apart of the estate. All of the estate properties can be viewed by selecting the link at the bottom this page.

Whatever you choose do to on your vacation-hike the mountain trails, ride the Blue Ridge Parkway, take in all the quaint, historic town of Waynesville or the eclectic city of Asheville has to offer, ski the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area, brewery hop, restaurant hop, or gamble at Harrah's in Cherokee-the Guest Cottage at Big Bear is the perfect roost to relax, enjoy the peaceful surroundings, take in the big view and be quiet.

More Details

Property Manager
Ann Cramm
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

About Ann Cramm

The owner is a businessman who resides primarily in Florida. His work, young children and travels prevent him from spending as much time in North Carolina as he would like, thus his decision to make his property a VRBO.

I am Ann Cramm, the happy property manager; I am a full time resident of Waynesville as I have been for 20+ years, and am always accessible.

Why Ann Cramm chose Waynesville

The Smokey Mountains in Western North Carolina provide some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Jim's dedication to continuously improving his property and making it uniquely upscale is a testament to his love of the area.

This property is located 10 minutes from lovely, historic downtown Waynesville, which being centrally located in Western North Carolina, makes us approx. 40 minutes to Asheville (which boasts the Biltmore House, the Grove Park Inn, just to name two of many Asheville attractions,) approx. 30 minutes to Cataloochee Ski Area, approx. 30 minutes to Cherokee (headquarters for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, gambling at Harrah's Casino, and golf at Sequoyah National Golf Club,) approx. 1 hour from Nantahala River Rafting, approx. 45 minutes from Smokey Mountain Railway or the entrance to the Smokey Mountain National Park, and15 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our location is perfect for enjoying ALL that the Smokey Mountains have to offer.

Downtown Waynesville abounds in history and boasts a thriving main street with shops, restaurants, art galleries, breweries and more. We are proud of our two state of the art fitness centers (Haywood Regional Fitness Center and Waynesville Parks and Recreation Center,) as well as our numerous private workout facilities. We are home to the Performing Arts Center at the Shelton House where the Haywood Arts Regional Theatre produces a year-round schedule of plays and musicals which are open to the public.

What makes this cottage unique

Jim saw the potential in the property and gradually purchased all three houses, the whole of which is one of the premier estate properties in Western North Carolina.


Waynesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Has television
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Has television
  • Bedroom #1
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.83871 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful mountain get-a-way

  • 5 of 5

The property and location were just great! Tremendous views. Close to Maggie Valley.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property!

  • 5 of 5

I enjoyed staying here. The place was clean and well maintained. It was also in a great location. The owner was on top of things and very friendly. I would definitely recommend and I would stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything you look for in a vacation home.

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy to find this cottage. It was everything you look for in a vacation home. The views were beautiful, it was convenient to shopping, restaurants and sightseeing. We have a special needs daughter and it was so easy for her to maneuver in and around the cottage. We were impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage. Ann , the manager was so attentive and helpful. The only negative I found was low kitchen lighting but this not would not keep me giving the cottage a 5 star and we would certainly stay there again. This was one of my favorite places to stay in many years. I highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review-please come again. I will look into the kitchen lighting-thanks for the feedback.
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Great place to get away but very close to town. Hoping to return!

  • 5 of 5

Great view, picturesque neighborhood comfortable accommodations .

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review-please come again.
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Definitely recommend this!

  • 5 of 5

Great house, super clean! Nice location, great decks to sit in the sun or the shade. Mountain sunsets every night! Really enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind, positive review-so glad you enjoyed the property and hope you get to come again soon. Sincerely, Ann
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Lovely location

  • 5 of 5

We had a very pleasant stay at this cottage. It is close enough to town but still lets you feel "away from it all". It is a perfect size for two to four people, with nice furnishings. Great porch and deck. That's where we spent most of our time. We hope to return! Nancy May

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville Regional
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Hazelwood Village
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Waynesville Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Hazelwood Village
Car: necessary

Within 45 minutes from the wonderfully eclectic city of Asheville, Cataloochee Ski Area, Nantahala River Rafting, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Damage Deposit $100

An additional charge of $25.00/day/per guest for guest numbering more than 4.

Manager'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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