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Private Dream Cottage Year Round Access, Hot Tub, Cable,

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 bath/ Large Dining Area/Private Screened in Deck with Hot Tub

For more than a decade, "Deborah's Cottage" has been given much love and care by Deborah and her husband, Curtis. At the end of an easily accessible private lane, the home is located in a quiet and safe neighborhood.

The front of the home has an open deck with a dining table for visiting or watching the cook grill steaks or burgers. Making sure no one is left out of the conversation, you can leave the patio doors open into the kitchen/dining area. There is plenty of space for everyone.

The bedrooms are on separate ends of the home, for extra privacy. Two bedrooms have decks for private or intimate seating.

The upstairs master suite provides a screened in porch with a 5 person hot tub. You may invite your other guests to join you, or enjoy the privacy. Also, enjoy the luxury of sleeping on a king size hybrid bed of foam and springs. Soft sheets and covers are added for your comfort.

Two sets of towels are provided for each guest. Bedding is often line dried to provide you with the fresh scent of the mountains.

Another guest favorite is the cozy warmth of the wood stove, located in the kitchen/dining area. Warm yourselves during a chilly morning or cool mountain evening with the wood stove. Firewood is provided without fee.

The cottage is tucked away in the woods with the luxury of easy access to all the main attractions of the area. Guests can easily gain access to all the main highways leading to popular nearby towns, including Asheville, Bryson City, Cherokee, Maggie Valley and Waynesville.

While staying in the cottage, you and your guests will have the convenience of close proximity to important events, while having a private setting to enjoy the opportunity of peaceful time away from other activities.

Lake Junaluska Assembly amenities are less than a mile from the cottage. Here, guests may jog or stroll the 2.6 mile loop around the lake. Many enjoy swimming in the pool, paddle boarding on the lake, or playing tennis, miniature golf, and more.

Equally important, a short distance from the cottage is the Lake Junaluska Golf Course, an 18 hole, par 68 course, with clubhouse, cart rental and more.

With easy access to the cottage during winter season, guests heading to Cataloochee Ski Area will benefit from the convenience of getting to the ski slopes in about twenty minutes!

Other area attractions include Biltmore Estate, Historic Cherokee, the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. There is also an abundance of dining options at nearby restaurants.

More Details

Deborah Horn
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Deborah Horn

Hello! Our names are Curtis and Deborah Horn.

Curt and I were childhood sweethearts from the Midwest. We married young and had two children. When our children left home we decided to live out our own dreams.

Curt loves to hike, and I love Curt, so off we went to seek a home in the Smoky Mountains. Not to be left behind, our adult children followed us. Since there simply wasn't enough of us, our family adopted two little girls, shortly after we moved to the area.

Curtis and I live a short distance from the cottage and personally manage all aspects of it.

I am a multi-instrumentalist and voice coach who provides music lessons from my home based music studio. Many of my students enjoy participating and earning a little tip money during Waynesville's Art Council events and County festivals.

Curtis is a Licensed Landscape Contractor and Wildlife Conservationist. As the Director of Grounds Operations of Biltmore Estate, he is very busy making sure you are provided with many aspects you receive while visiting the estate.

Deborah Horn purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Deborah Horn chose Waynesville

We purchased this cottage in 2004 with the intent of developing it into a rental home. After we bought it, we liked the home and the area so much, we decided to live in it ourselves! Twelve years later, we decided it was time to build our own dream retirement home in the same neighborhood.

After we moved out, we couldn't bring ourselves to let go of the cottage. Eventually, our cottage had become a popular getaway for visiting friends and family. The home is centrally located to many popular places. These include Biltmore Estate, Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake Junaluska Assembly, and Waynesville.

Like our guests, we greatly enjoy the beauty and privacy of Deborah's Cottage. With woods on all sides of the home, it is like a private retreat.

We have enjoyed watching chipmunks, groundhogs, squirrels, birds and butterflies from the hot tub and decks.

Enchanting cottage flowers bloom from early March until November.

After you have stayed at our cottage you will understand what others have shared and why we all love this little vacation home.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is year round accessible. Its convenient, yet private location and peaceful surroundings of this cottage is what drew us in to this home. We are part of the Lake Junaluska Assembly. However, our home a located across the highway from the main assembly grounds. The privacy of this home is enhanced by the beautiful wooded setting which surrounds it. The golf course is directly up the hill from the home.

The master suite and the hot tub are the favorites. Knowing how important sleep and bed comfort is to all travelers, we chose a high end hybrid king size mattress for the master bedroom. You experience the comfort of the foam and the support of springs. To enhance your sleeping comfort, Deborah likes to hang the bedding out on the clothes line for extra freshness. Next, and equally beautiful, is the newly remodeled kitchen/dining area. The open layout and seating leave no one out of the conversation while preparing a meal. The dining/ kitchen area is well equipt with more than basic kitchen needs. There is enough room to sit a party of 8 or more, comfortably. The second bedroom is located on the opposite side from the master, for extra privacy. It also has a private deck for you to enjoy relaxing before or at the end of your day. Last, one of the biggest selling factors for us, is the easy access to US 19 and Interstate 40. Restaurants are minutes away within the Waynesville and Maggie Valley area. Not to be overlooked, it's a short 30 minute drive into Asheville.

Guestbook comments from the owner

I spent a 4-day Spring Break trip in Deborah's cottage with 4 of my girlfriends and we had an absolutely wonderful time! The cottage was so comfortable and truly felt like a home away from home. We took day trips into Asheville every day and the drive was easy and very scenic. We spent all our evenings relaxing in the hot tub, which was also a highlight of the trip. Deborah was a fantastic hostess and made sure that we were having a great time and that we had everything we needed. After our experience in this cottage, we will definitely be coming back again!
Mar 2016
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Waynesville Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • All guests must be respectful of the quiet neighborhood.
  • The hot tub must be maintained by owner every other day. Arrangements will be made with guest.
  • Guest must notify owner, immediately, if there is any damage done to the home.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Second Level Master Bedroom has new King size hybrid bed with privacy deck/hot tub. Living Room has a queen size sofa sleeper. Privacy door and 1/2 bath. Queen Size Sofa Sleeper in Living Room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming


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Private Dream Cottage Year Round Access, Hot Tub, Cable,
average rating of 4.9206347 based on 74 reviews

Amazing Summer getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just what the Dr. ordered! Tucked away off the beaten path; within walking distance of Lake Junaluska and the golf course! Will for sure be back!

Deborah is also on top of any problems that may arise (none did) but we felt taken care of at all times! This place gives me pause on where I will look to retire! Thanks Deborah!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a kind review! It's always a pleasure to know my guests have enjoyed their stay at my cottage. If you decide to retire in the area, we will gladly welcome you. Hopefully, we'll see you a few times before then. ;-)
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Atlanta, GA

Great place for our group

  • 5 of 5

Deborah was fantastic. My large group of 8 arrived somewhat late so I never got to meet Deborah, but a welcome gift was waiting for us on the kitchen island and the sofa bed was made for us. We had a great time relaxing in the hot tub and having our meals at the big table in the kitchen. We will definitely stay at Deborah’s whenever we travel back to the area.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Debra was the best hostess we've had yet!

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was our perfect idea of a home away from home. Debra had seen to every last detail to ensure a fabulous welcome. Chocolates,wine,firewood for the fireplace. A welcome card along with an awaiting,ready to hop in hot tub on the upper deck, (off of the master suite).

The property was well furnished, very clean and fabulously maintained! 5 star all the way. We will see you late spring Debra,and thanks again.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: First of all, thank you for such a lovely review! It is guests like you that make my time and efforts so worthwhile. My hope is that you will enjoy the cottage as if it was your own home. I hope to see you visiting, again, soon! Deborah
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Absolutely Fantastic Experience!!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage tucked away with awesome sledding ! We loved Deborah and the cottage . Her and her husband were so accommodating and thoughtful. Extremely clean and neat & fresh. Everything was great! We loved it and have made plans to come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a perfect week for sledding! Although I can't take the credit for the weather, I'm so glad you were able to play in the snow! Being so close to the golf course, we spend many hours sled riding some of the best slopes in the county. ;-)
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Roanoke VA

perfect family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for your hospitality! Lovely welcome gift and making sure we were checked in and comfortable were just a few of the nice touches.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind review. I’m so pleased you and your family enjoyed your stay, as well as the little extras.
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Wonderful place to stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week. The owner was amazing! She had everything ready. Even a little something for our daughter.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Sweet Onion
Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern
Fat Buddies Ribs & Barbecue
Haywood Smokehouse - Waynesville
Tipping Point Tavern
Panacea Coffeehouse Cafe & Roastery
Barber Orchard Fruitstands Inc
Lake Junaluska Golf Course
S Main St
Blue Rooster
Maggie's Galley Oyster Bar
Log Cabin Frozen Treats
12 Bones Smokehouse
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Junaluska Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Blue Rooster
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: recommended

Lake Junaluska Cottage in private wooded setting. Three bedroom, two and a half bath home next to Junaluska Golf Course. Enjoy wood stove heat in remodeled dining room/kitchen. Master Suite with screen porch and hot tub.

Three walking trails. Lake Junaluska pool and lake amenities within one mile.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $135

100% refund minus $25 administration fees 30 days before arrival date.
Any expenses incurred by the owner, due to damage of the guests, will be paid to the owner, in full. Receipts of products or services will be provided to guest, by owner, as proof of expense.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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