The Hoot Owl is a popular honeymoon destination, family reunion locale, and a quick rafting/biking getaway (just minutes to Tsali or the NOC). This cozy cabin is nestled in the woods, offer mountain peeks, and will comfortably accomodate up to 6 guests with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. The first floor offers a bedroom with queen bed, a full bath, a two story great room with stone fireplace, a dining room/den, and a fully stocked kitchen. The upstairs offers two lofts, the Master Loft has a king bed and full bath and the Sky Lounge Loft is set up as an additional living room and sleepng area with queen futon. This room has floor to ceiling windows and amazing views. There is a wrap around covered porch with outdoor dining and lounge seating. There is also an open deck area with a hot tub and grill. There is WIFI, 3 TV's and DVD players, and a phone with unlimited long distance service. The property has a covered carport and long driveway that will accomodate up to 3 vehicles. This cabin resides within a quiet and peaceful community which offers a private lake. The lake is great for fishing and swimming. The location is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts as Tsali hking and mounain biking trails are only 5 minutes away, Lake Fontana and boat rentals are only 5 minutes away, Nantahayla Outdoor Center Rafting and Ziplining is only 15 minutes away, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and other great dining and shopping opportunites in Bryson City are also only 15 minutes away. The Hoot Owl is pet friendlly so your entire family can vacation together.
Hoot Owl Hideaway. Pet Friendly. Hot Tub. Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit. WIFI
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 21, 2019
About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband and I have 10 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the 'glamping' thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live near St. Augustine, FL.
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this Chalet in 2016
Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Almond
From the moment I first walked in this chalet I was enchanted. I loved the stone fireplace, the two story great room, the upstairs loft with floor to ceiling windows and the unique bridge connecting the two lofts. I found this place to be so peaceful and I had to make it mine and I also wanted to share it with others. I also loved the community lake which I knew would be perfect for swimming and fishing.
What makes this Chalet unique
Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad. Plenty of room to park 3 vehicles. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Quiet community and responsive owner!
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hoot Owl Hideaway. We had a small issue with the fireplace gas running out but Shelby got it fixed quickly and before we left. It was really nice to have the fireplace working, great ambiance. The cabin was comfortable for us and the hot tub was really nice! Overall a lovely trip!
Cabin in the fall foliage
Hoot Owl Hideway was the perfect setting to view the fall foliage in Western Carolina. The cabin located within 15 to 30 minutes of Bryson City, Fontana, Murphy, Smokey Mountain National Park and Nantahala Outdoor Recreation Area. We found endless opportunities for hiking and sightseeing, with spectacular views of mountains and waterfalls each day. One of the highlights of the trip was renting a pontoon boat on Lake Fontana and spending the day on the water.
Hoot Owl Hideway provided all the comforts of home. Beautiful secluded area. Truly enjoyed the hot tub, outdoor fire pit, and indoor gas fireplace. Bedding was very comfortable and the cabin is well decorated, clean, and fully stocked for all your needs.
This is our 3rd fall trip to North Carolina to see the fall color changes. This was far and above our best trip. The lodging at the Hoot Owl Hideway was definitely a large part of the reason. Thank you some much Michelle.
Mountain side hideaway
We enjoyed our stay at Hoot Owl Hideway. Upon arrival, everything was as described and a very clean cabin. It was a perfect size for a couple but only a one man kitchen. Bed was comfy and we loved the hot tub. Everything was functional, no snafu’s. The deck was peaceful and secluded. The drive in is a little tricky though we managed pulling a trailer with bike. Follow directions given you and it’s the best route in. For us, this is a centralized location not far in any direction from many National Parks, beautiful waterfalls, winding mountain roads, Cherohala skyway, Blue ridge parkway, Tail of the Dragon 🐉....Supurb bike 🏍 riding...318 miles in 11 miles. I totally recommend this cabin...no issues or negatives at all. Thank you Shelby for a great place!!!
Hoot owl cabin
We had a wonderful time at the hoot owl cabin. The hot tub was awesome after hiking all day! The upstairs is beautiful. Everything we needed was in the kitchen, and we made s'mores in the fire pit.
Comfortable and charming
We thoroughly enjoyed staying at the Hoot Owl. It had everything we needed and was the perfect size for our family of four. It poured rain the entire week of our trip and as a result we ended up inside a fair bit which was fine thanks to this precious place. Very close to NOC, Cherokee and Great Smokies, the neighborhood is charming. Love the outdoor and indoor space. Wish we could have explored the outdoors a little more. Would definitely stay again!
We loved the cabin!
We loved our stay. The cabin is very well located, close drive to Fontana lake and Dam as well as NOC and other activities in the area. But its secluded and provides privacy and peace. It is spacious enough to accomodate our party of 4, the beds are very comfortable, the kitchen is well equiped and the hot tub on the porch is exelent addition, adding so much fun. Also, there is a private lake, which is part of the community, and swimming was amazing. All together we enjoyed our stay tremendously and hope to come back again.