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- Rustic & Romantic Cabin Escapade, fire place, birds galore, nestled in woods

Bryson City, NC, USA
  • Cabin900 sqft
  • Bedrooms0
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

transport back in time with all the modern amenities, WiFi, Direct TV, A/C

Close to all attractions, Bryson, casino, Dog friendly, 2 dog max, 40 lbs max each. Hiking trail on property, front porch with humming bird feeders and rockers. . Biker friendly, great for family reunions.Enjoy the serenity of the mountain

Experience real history, one of only five authentic hand hewn chestnut log cabins left in the area. Over 175 years old, this cabin is the real deal, yet has added comforts for your pleasure. You will imagine what it must have been like to be a pioneer in the 19th century.

This Cabin is part of community of 7 homes situated on 200 acres in a park like setting. We have years of experience in offering guests a secure safe place to relax and enjoy the mountain vacation of your dreams. We are family owned and want to share our mountain homes with you.

When you arrive your host Rich and Karen will greet you to help you settle in and address all your needs as they arise. Located not far off the main highway will give you the privacy you need as well as the convenience to Bryson City and all the surrounding activities.

If your are bringing your dog, please check the pet box in making your reservation or your reservation may not be validated. Only 2 dogs max and 40 lbs Max please.

No Children under 10 please due to stairs

At a Glance

RE:(steep staircase to the loft, for their safety, no children (under 10))

- Maximum Occupancy: 4

- Main Room: Queen sofa Bed

- Loft: Queen Bed

- 1 Bath

- fireplace

-Out door grill

- Free Internet, Satellite TV, DVD/VCR

- each room has A/C and heat

- Dog Friendly, Please indicate how many dogs & include the pet fee

- On site Concierge & Management

- Complimentary use of Family Pavilion

- Complimentary use of Laundry Room

- Re: steep staircase to the loft, for their safety, no children (under 10)

Front porch

Your covered front porch runs the length of the log cabin. Relax on two rocking chairs and enjoy watching the humming birds and other native species feed at the feeders.


Your fully equipped kitchen comes with microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, pots pans, cooking utensils, dishes and silver ware. In the kitchen area is an antique claw footed oak table resting upon hard wood floors.

Living Area

Your log cabin has antique décor surrounded by chestnut logs with natural rock chinking. All the floors are hard wood and each room has A/C and heat. There is a vaulted area above stone fire place and hearth. Enjoy satellite TV, DVD or VCR. There is a queen sleeper sofa in the living area.


The loft is directly above the living area with a queen size bed, end tables, dressers, ceiling fan and A/C. You can see the rock chimney from the loft. Clean linens are included. Due to a steep staircase to the loft, for their own protection, no children (under 10) are allowed with the rental of this particular property. All other properties are very "children friendly”.


Your bathroom has a full size tub with shower. Clean towels are provided.

Laundry Room

A washer and dryer is located near by at the laundry room next to the pavilion.

Property Manager

Mary Kraft

Member Since 2012
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 04, 2018
About Mary Kraft

Settlers Mountain was created to share the wonderful Great Smoky Mountains with friends and family. What started as a personal retreat turned into a family enterprise. Bert and Mildred Kraft loved the mountains and its local people so they settled in Bryson City and built Settlers Mountain (circa 1959). Bert, being a very industrious person with the love of architecture, built the homes on the mountain and refurbished a hand-hewn chestnut log cabin built in the 1840's, one of only five left in the area. Settlers Mountain is owned and operated by the Kraft Family and is enjoyed by five generations of Kraft’s. We welcome you to make Settlers Mountain your retreat and create a lifetime of memories. The Kraft Family

Mary Kraft purchased this Cabin in 1959

Why Mary Kraft chose Bryson City

This property has 200 acres and yet near to town on paved roads. Very well maintained grounds that is wooded and quiet, close to all the action the area has to offer or just sit back and relax.

What makes this Cabin unique

Experience real history, one of only five authentic hand hewn chestnut log cabins left in the area. Over 170 years old, this cabin is the real deal, yet has added comforts for your pleasure. You will imagine what it must have been like to be a pioneer in the 19th century.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 0 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Loft
        1 queen
      • Main Area
        1 sleep sofa /futon
      • - ceiling fan and A/C All bedding including comforters are laundered between guests.


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower
      • - full size tub with shower - clean towels are provided

      Location Type

        • Mountain View
          See 7 mountain ranges of the Great Smokey Mountains


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Sports & Activities


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Linens Provided
                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Fireplace
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                      Free Wi-Fi / Wireless Internet access
                    • Iron & Board
                    • Clothes Dryer
                      Complimentary use of Laundry Room on property
                    • Living Room
                      Enjoy antique décor surrounded by chestnut logs with natural rock chinking. Hard wood floors, fireplace, satellite TV, DVD or VCR and each room has A/C and heat.
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine
                      Complimentary use of Laundry Room on property
                    • Free Wifi


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Kitchen
                          Fully equipped kitchen; with microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, pots pans, cooking utensils, dishes and silver ware. Also enjoy an antique claw footed oak table and hardwood floors.
                        • Microwave
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 4 people


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                • Video Library


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Covered porch with rocking chairs
                                    • Lawn / Garden


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • library
                                                • live theater
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • theme parks
                                                • zoo

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • horseshoes
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • laundromat
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • Family pavilion with fire-pit, hiking trail on property, on site staff to help you secure attraction tickets (some with discounts) and make recommendations.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  20 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  We had a great time. Loved the cabin!

                                                                  Connie L.

                                                                  As always, Richard and Karen were very helpful and friendly. Everything was great!

                                                                  Great Place!

                                                                  Diana C.

                                                                  This was a wonderful and cozy cabin with such character and history. My husband and I loved our stay with our two dogs. It was comfortable and clean, and we had a fire in the fireplace each day. Our other family members rented the other cabins and it was a perfect situation for our Thanksgiving holiday. The grounds are beautiful and we enjoyed our trip into Bryson City. We will definitely stay here again - the Log Cabin is our favorite. Thank you for your great hospitality.

                                                                  Great romantic getaway

                                                                  Stephanie M.Raleigh, NC

                                                                  We had an amazing trip for my birthday. It was chilly outside so we kept a fire going and it was great. The cabin was very clean and rustic. The only issue we encountered was wasps. We had to kill 2 and found 3 others dead. Other than that, the cabin and trip was awesome. We would definitely go back!!!

                                                                  Quiet getaway

                                                                  Donna Z.

                                                                  We had a three night stay at the cabin and being from the deep south, I was thrilled to be able to utilize the fireplace. There was plenty of firewood available to us, but we found that starting off with a prefab log made the fire easier to get going. The kitchen was cozy and we enjoyed a cabin breakfast every morning. The only drawback for us was the ladder like access to the bedroom loft. Overall, it met all of our expectations and thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

                                                                  A few days to reflect on.

                                                                  WILLIAM T.

                                                                  Our reason for coming to Settlers Mountain was the ability to relax and refresh our spirits. The descriptions given in the documentation we received was right on. The log cabin was rustic and in ways a little uncomfortable until we got used to it, about an hour. It was great to live partially in the past and still be in this time frame. Anyway, our goal was to see the Smoky Mountains and enjoy the natural habitat in that area. We did not have to go far to accomplish our goal.

                                                                  Daily walks on the paths and trails, breathing the pure mountain air, listening to the birds chirping right on our porch set us up for an experience we will never forget. Even our two dogs seemed to be more relaxed and less hyper than usual.

                                                                  We spent one day in Bryson City, walking through the shops and streets. The people overall were very friendly and helpful. We had lunch and a busy restaurant and were not rushed when we wanted to extend our stay to watch the people walking by. As for the town itself, well it is a typical touristy town, but it has a lot going for it including a train and train museum.

                                                                  Overall, we came away from our trip very refreshed and relaxed. Would we do it again, definitely. Would like to stay in some of the other cabins in the future.

                                                                  Great Vacation

                                                                  Walter W.

                                                                  We were well pleased with the log cabin and area. This was a very peaceful and relaxing vacation for us! Will definitely come again!


                                                                  Bryson City, NC, USA

                                                                  Canopy zip line motor cycling Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 20 min away tubing smokey mountain railroad Gem mining Jet Boats

                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Cleaning Fee
                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Tax Rate

                                                                  - Check-In: After 3:00 pm | Check-Out: By 11:00 am -When you arrive stop at the office which is the first house you see coming up the driveway and is clearly marked OFFICE. Our resident caretakers Rich & Karen will check you in and give you the key to your rental home. Should you need more information or help while staying on Settlers Mountain call them - Occupancy based upon the number of beds per cabin. You can not exceed maximum occupancy without prior approval by management. - Cleaning Fee of $40.00 - All cabins are "dog-friendly" for dogs up to 40 pounds; which must be approved by management at the time of reservation and a $50.00 pet cleaning fee will apply. If you are bringing your dog, please check the pet box in making your reservation or your reservation may not be validated. - 50% deposit required to confirm & hold your reservation: If you cancel more than 30 days before your reservation, your deposit will be cheerfully refunded. If the reservation is canceled less than 15 days prior to your arrival date, your deposit will be forfeited. - The balance of the reservation will be due 15 days prior to arrival: Cash, Personal Check and Major Credit Cards (Amex, Visa, MC, Discover) are accepted. - No refunds will be issued for early departure (including weather-related issues). - For the comfort of all our guests smoking is permitted outdoors only.

                                                                  20 Reviews
                                                                  Wonderful 4.9/5
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