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Unplug, Relax And Indulge In The Prohn Mountain Home!

Bedrooms 2
Space 750 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleep 4

Welcome to our Mountain Home! It is located in a quiet gated community 3,400 feet up in the Balsam Mountain Range of Western North Carolina. Simplify your life in our 750 sq ft getaway. It has a great room combining the livingroom, dining room and fully equiped kitchen. We have two bedrooms, one with a king size bed and the other with a queen bed. There is a storage room off the porch that has a washer and dryer. There is a newly covered deck with a gas grill, picnic table and multiple chairs with an East facing view of the Balsam Range.We spend most of our mornings and evenings on the deck enjoying the beauty of the ancient mountains just letting time go by. In the evening you can enjoy the fire pit in backyard for roasting marshmallows, sitting around the fire and listening to the orchestra of mountain critters. If you enjoy outside games we have corn hole or bocce ball. We often tell people our house is the next best thing to camping!

It is a place for the mind and soul to relax and unplug. It is nestled between three beautiful, friendly mountain towns Sylva/ Dillsboro and Waynesville We are minutes from the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway which offers miles of views, picnic areas and historic sights. If you love rivers, lakes, hiking, you will find it has the best that Western North Carolina has to offer all within an hour's drive. The entire area is world renowned as a wilderness sanctuary that has a huge diversity of plants and animals.

If you are looking for a retreat to rejuvenate and breathe the cool green mountain air, you have found it!

More Details

Ken and Dianne Prohn
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2018

About Ken and Dianne Prohn

Dianne and I love the outdoors. We have spent our 43 years of marriage camping, hiking, paddling and exploring the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. We are both retired teachers and have enjoyed sharing our home with friends and family. Over the years.

we have celebrated birthdays, holidays and other special occasions at our mountain home. The above photo was a memorable occasion because we celebrated the announcement of my son's Ph.D and the news of a new baby grandchild on the way!

Ken and Dianne Prohn purchased this house in 2007

Why Ken and Dianne Prohn chose Sylva

We both got our masters degrees at Western Carolina University. Ken ended up getting a job with the university and over the years we fell in love with the mountains, rivers and most of all the people in the surrounding communities. My brother found the house and said it was unusual to find a nice house AND a million dollar view. He took us to look at it and it was love at first sight!

What makes this house unique

We love the house because it is a place where time stands still. Sitting on the front porch with friends and family makes our hearts happy. We love the fact that even though you are on a mountain, the yard is flat for playing games, sitting around the fire pit or pitching a tent for the grandkids to spend a night in the woods.

We resisited having a gate at first, but now I think it has added a feeling of safety and security to the mountain.


Sylva House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Your opportunity to relax and unplug is here!


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Unplug, Relax And Indulge In The Prohn Mountain Home!
average rating of 5.0 based on 3 reviews

This mountain home is a great retreat.

  • 5 of 5

Located half way between Sylva and Waynesville, just off the Smoky Mountain Expressway, this mountain home is in a beautiful setting in the mountain woods. It is located less than 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and far enough from the expressway that traffic noise is no problem. We were here in the peak of the gorgeous fall foliage. Some of the most beautiful trees of North Carolina were within walking distance. And Barber's Orchard and Bakery with delicious apples, mouth-watering turnovers, and apple muffins were a just a few miles away.

The home has a spacious level yard with fire pit in back. The porch on two sides is equipped with a Weber grill, table and chairs, and has a gorgeous view of a mountain.

The inside is cozy, comfortable, clean and completely furnished and equipped. Verizon cell phone service is good, but there is no internet or TV service. (There is a large TV with many DVD's and VHS's there for your viewing). The beds are comfortable.

The owners were very congenial and made special efforts to accommodate our needs.

We would definitely return for another stay, and would highly recommend this property.

Dave and Marilyn from Florida

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marilyn and Dave, Thank you for your awesome review of our "Prohn Mountain Home"! We appreciate you and hope you'll come back and stay with us again in the future! Dianne and Ken
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Amazing cabin tucked in a gated community

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was extremely clean and stocked with everything we needed. The property is very quiet. They have an amazing porch to relax on and take in the beautiful mountains. HIGHLY recommend.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the awesome review of our property. We hope you will consider a return visit in the future. We could not rent our place out if it wasn't for responsible folks like you!
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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The Prohn Mtn Home was a perfect vacation getaway. Great location, amenities and views.

  • 5 of 5

The Prohn Mtn Home was very clean, comfortable, quiet and appropriately supplied. If you needed it, they had it. Awesome forest location. Close to the wonderful towns of Waynesville and Sylva, NC. Easy access to Blue Ridge Parkway. Great porch for relaxing / dining. No TV (movies only), so it was great for reading a book / family conversations. Cell service was a plus! The fire pit was a relaxing and enjoyable amenity. We will definitely recommend to family and friends for future vacations.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you kindly for your review of our place. Hope to see you guys in the future. And do pass it on to family and friends!
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville Airport
Car: necessary

Western Carolina University is 30 minutes.

Cherokee Reservation and Casino 45 minutes.

Great Smoky Mountains 1 hour

Cataloochie Valley Elk Preserve 30 minutes

Great Smoky Mountain Railroad (rail excursions) Bryson City, 30 minutes

Nantahala Outdoor Center (Whitewater rafting, Kayaking, etc.)

Blue Ridge Parkway 2.5 miles

Biltmore Estate 40 minutes

NC Arboretum (off Parkway mile marker 393)

Asheville 40 minutes

Fontana Lake (boat and pontoon rentals)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

The Prohn Mountain Home is in a gated community. Upon Payment you will be informed of the gate code and location of the house keys.Weekend rates $100/night are for Friday, Saturday, Sunday Monday. You may Choose F, Sa, Su or Sa, Su, M. A monthly rental fee is negotiable and is dependent upon the season and anticipated length of stay..

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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