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Spectacular Longrange Views & Upscale Amenities In Private Mountain Getaway

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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About the property

Minutes Away From Town But Miles Away From The Everyday Hustle & Bustle

Private cabin setting by driving thru a gated 600' foot tree covered driveway leading through a forest of Maples, Walnut & White Oak trees. After entering the cabin you are immediately greeted with an expansive breathtaking view of the mountains. You immediately feel the warm home feeling with the log walls, maple wood floors and expansive floor to ceiling Tennessee Field Stone Rock fireplace.. The view porch is over 60 feet long with over 50 feet of glass sliders & doors which you will see mountain views from practically all rooms of this lodge style home with the most Spectacular views of the Smokey's & Nantahala Mountains. Many upscale amenities make Homewood Ridge the ultimate family vacation rental. Offering spacious 3 bedrooms & 2 baths, large stone fireplace and comfortable furnishings. Homewood Ridge is only minutes from town and shopping, hiking, boating, tubing, kayaking, mountain biking, horse back riding & golfing but miles away from everyday hustle and bustle.

Take in the smoky mountain views in the morning as the mist rolls over the mountains and the most gorgeous sunsets you have ever seen right from the interior and outside covered porch while the hummingbirds dance through the air to the porch hanging feeders. The covered view porch has ample space to relax with rocking chairs, a double porch swing, porch swing hanging bed for reading a good book or napping .There is a table for intimate outdoor porch dining. Ceiling fans on the front porch while you rock on the rocking chairs also offers beautiful views of the front yard while you capture the summer breezes. With a picnic table right next to the rock firepit for evening time fires in the expansive yard and you can enjoy the sunshine by day or the starlight by night. Many outside chairs by the firepit along with hot dog & smore sticks for cooking over the fire are provided and found hanging on the outside wall of the cutely decorated small storage cottage with many flowers and flower boxes to make your stay even more memorable.

If it's too cold outside the confortable living room offers beautiful views of the mountains

While you enjoy a fire in the fireplace

.you can even enjoy views while you are cooking with our open concept kitchen

Warm lighting, stainless steel appliances, and wood cabinets brighten the kitchen and dining area. Homewood Ridge has room for everyone at the table and breakfast bar, which together seat twelve.

The master bedroom is large with a king bed

The second bedroom, with a queen log bed, has porch access

The third bedroom has 2 twin bed

About fifteen minutes from the Nantahala Gorge, offering river rafting, Homewood Ridge is convenient to white-water rafting on the Nantahala River and zip-line canopy tours through the Nantahala National Forest. Homewood Ridge is also convenient to Fontana Lake with pontoon boat rentals for families up to 10 on each boat, also great fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding & jet boat rentals.

The great Smokey Mountain Railroad, Harrah's Cherokee Casino and entertainment shows & event center, as well as Cherokee Indian Museum & Trails of Tears outdoor drama are also only a 20 minute drive from Homewood Ridge. Also a fun place to visit in Cherokee is the Pioneer Farmstead & Museum located at the Smokey Mountain Visitor Center.

Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC, is just over an hour away, and trips to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, are about an hour and thirty minutes north through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Homewood Ridge sleeps up to 8. (Sorry no pets are allowed).

Homewood Ridge is not motorcycle accessible.

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Catherine Mayhugh
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

Why Catherine Mayhugh chose Smoky Mountains

We wanted a great view of the mountains ,but also wanted a yard!

What makes this cabin unique

A private secluded vacation home that provides tranquil southwestern views and amazing sunsets and picturesque nighttime sky's.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(13 traveler reviews)

Spectacular Longrange Views & Upscale Amenities In Private Mountain Getaway
average rating of 4.6923075 based on 13 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We found this amazing home as a last minute Memorial Day weekend getaway. The view when you open the front door is breathtaking. Traveling with 5 kids ranging in age from 6-17 and 2 adults. This house has it all! It is spacious enough for a group yet cozy enough for just 2. Beautifully landscaped nice big yard, we put up a tent for the younger ones and had s'mores in the fire pit every night after the beautiful sunset. The house is very well appointed, kitchen is lovely and has everything you need. Furnishings, beds, linens all upscale. The back porch is amazing, the bed swing was so nice and relaxing. Convenient to NOC, Tsali, downtown Bryson City. Deep creek is a fun area for kids with fishing and tubing. My only wish is we could have stayed longer. I rent often from VRBO and I fell in love with this home, it is a very special place. Cathy and Chuck are great and will help with whatever you need. This house is a gem I cant wait to return...for a longer stay :)

  • Submitted: May 29, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful and cozy

  • 5 of 5

This house is super cozy and clean. It has stunning views and a fantastic kitchen. For a vacation rental the kitchen is very well equipped, and even has sharp knives. It's a bit of a challenge to get there - up a mountain and gravel roads, definitely take the owners advice and come the first time in daylight. Once you've done it the first time though it's a lot easier. Owner communicates very well - very responsive. We had a minor issue with the kitchen sink and it was fixed within a few hours She even did a little holiday decorating before we arrived. It was charming. They have a ton of games, books and other activities so even if you're stuck inside because of weather there is plenty to do. Plus the view!! It never gets old.

We love this house, and the town of Bryson City. We will definitely be back. The Polar Express itself was just Ok. But the quaint town, chocolate shoppe and other activities made up for it.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect! Perfect! Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay. The view is mind-boggling AND therapeutic. Be prepared to live on the fabulous porch. It was the ideal place to celebrate my Dad's 90th birthday. Can't say enough about the Mayhughs' responsiveness when we had questions. Saw the Space Station fly over twice...up close! ;)

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Weekend in Paradise

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived we felt elated by the natural beauty of the mountains and the stunning warmth of Catherine's home. We were so grateful for the excellent directions and that we arrived in daylight.

We were greeted by a sweet "welcome' sign on the porch and it was easy to punch in the code and unlock the door. The house is just as beautiful as the pictures on the listing. We were two couples and loved having so much space to ourselves.

The kitchen is well outfitted for cooking ..great knives and pots and pans, and we enjoyed preparing our meals and having such nice dishes and glassware, etc...Be sure to bring coffee, etc...

There is a supply of condiments and salad dressings in the refrigerator.

The dining room table and chairs are very comfortable and most evenings after dinner we sat around the table and played cards.

There is a wonderful collection of CD's and movies, but because the weather was so beautiful we spent most of our time on the porches. Both the front and back porches have very comfortable furniture and plenty of tables for drinks, books, snacks, etc... I really appreciated that everything was so clean, even the outdoor furniture and tables were spotless!

We spent a bit of time around the firepit, making s'mores and visiting. It's a lovely spot.

Once you've driven back and forth to the home it really is no big deal. We went horseback riding, river rafting and to a couple of the waterfalls in Highlands. All of which I highly recommend. We had lunch at Highlands BBQ and we all liked our lunch and the service.

We enjoyed staying home after our days out and about, but did have dinner at Pasquale's in Bryson City on our last night. It was pretty good. The Marsala was amazing, the chicken parmigiana not so much. But we had a great time there and our waiter was really nice.

We appreciated being able to do laundry at the house as we were mucking about in nature and didn't want to bring our wet clothes home. Bring detergent.

It's such a lovely spot and Catherine has really done such a great job of making the home comfortable and elegant at the same time. All the furnishings, art, bed linens and decor are beautiful and you can tell they were specially chosen, not just things to furnish a 'rental', but items one would choose to make a home that is well loved.

I really appreciate that Catherine shares her special retreat with all of us.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Simply amazing!! Breath taking views with all the comforts of home.

  • 5 of 5

I have vacationed in the Smokey Mountains all my life and have rented numerous homes but never nothing as breathing taking as this. From the awesome view of the smokies to the magnificent features of the home. The owners of this property are amazing as well. My wife and I actually got married on the property and the owners were so helpful and kind to us on this special day. I will never stay at another home in the smokies beside here. We felt so much at home and are planning to return every year for our anniversary. If your looking for an amazing vacation rental look no further. From the awesome view from the porch to the coziness of the stone fireplace pit in the backyard this home has everything anyone could ask for. Thanks to the owners for all you guys did for us on our special day. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful five day stay in the cabin. It is at the top of one of the mountains very close to Bryson City. The view is spectacular with sliding glass doors across the front of the cabin overlooking the valley giving you an unbelievable view. We woke up every morning looking over the tops of the clouds drifting below us. The cabin itself is fantastic with a very large living area and open kitchen in the middle and bedrooms off either side of the living area. The drive up the mountain can be a little nerve racking for flatlanders with some semi steep grades, however; you soon become accustomed to the trek to the top after a few trips up and down the mountain. The view is well worth the drive. The cabin was extremely clean and has been taken care of very well. The owners are great and do everything to make your stay very inviting. Great, great location. Would not want to be anywhere else in the smoky mountains. Day 1 White water rafting Day 2 grandparents took 12 year old son gem mining (found 10 carats in sapphires) at Mason's ruby and sapphire mine and we took our 16 year old daughter to the Biltmore. Day 3 went to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge including zip lining, go carting, and riding a mountain roller coaster. Day 4 tubing at deep creek park (great tubing in Bryson City) Day 5 left very tired to go back to the coast of NC. Fantastic week, amazing location, spectacular cabin! Thank you so much Catherine!

Kristy and Frank Wentz and family

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Fryemont, Nantahala Brewing Company
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sequoyah in Cherokee & Smoky Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Smokey Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate 74
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%

Check In Time is 4PM and Check Out Time is 11:00AM
If the arrival date is less than 30 days the full amount is due at the time of booking
Payments can be made by credit card through the VRBO... home away ...or vacation rental site
There is no garbage pick up in Bryson City . You the renter are lresponsible for your own trash
All the trash needs to go to the city dump .information about how this works is printed on my information sheet which I send you at the time up booking. There is also a lot of information that is posted at the house about this
If trash is left at the house ...there is a $25 fee that will come out of your security deposit charged by housekeeping .
A SMALL bag of last minute trash is fine .

Please note that there is a two night minimum and the two night minimum is $300 a night
If you book more than 2 nites the regular rate is $250.00 a night
No more than 6 people are allowed
We do have a bunkhouse that can sleep 4 and has a full bath ,which can be rented ,for an additional charge
But this would have to be discussed with owners by phone before renting.
Christmas week has a 7 night minimum

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

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