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.
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- Min Stay3 nights
Hoot Owl Hideaway. Pet Friendly. Hot Tub. Fireplace, Outdoor Firepit. WIFI
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 21, 2018
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.
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.
Not quite what was expected.
Upon arriving to the property, we were greeted with a gorgeous setting sun, changing and falling leaves, and beautiful weather. Tucked in the mountains is this lovely, comfortable retreat. When I had booked this property, I was expecting the house to be a little larger than it actually was. This discovery was not bad thing by any means. This home is very comfortable and welcoming and very easy to fall in love with. Being used to the hustle and bustle of New Jersey living, this place turned out to be one of the most relaxing trips I have taken in my life. Unfortunately, I did not get to do many activities in the area or much exploring. I did stumble across something else I was not expecting... the roads, the drives, the views. I am a huge car and driving enthusiast. I have never been so overwhelmed with joy on a drive before. Snaking through the mountains, floored by the views along the way, twisting and winding my way up and down the mountain with a huge smile on my face the whole time. I will be keeping this property in my back for another day, I hope to return. If you are looking to escape a busy routine, this is definitely a place that should be on the top of the list.
Comfortable mountain cabin
This house was as expected in the photographs online although a wee bit smaller than the first thought, but true to the pictures. It will sleep six people in beds but can get a little crowded when everyone is inside if the weather is not good. Otherwise, there is great space outside and inside for people to spread out. The kitchen is small but very functional and well equipped but a one person kitchen for sure. I was a little concerned about the road but a minivan had no problem navigating the gravel road even after 24 straight hours of rain. Everything in the house is labeled and the directions and how to do everything are spot on. The hot tub was fabulous and was a lot of fun for both young and old alike. The location is good for getting to other places in NC, 15 minutes to Bryson City and lots of outdoor activities on HWY 23, 30 minutes to Cherokee and Sylva (closest Wal-Mart). The community of Tobacco Branch with the little lake and peer is adorable and was nicely decorated for Fall. We met several neighbors in the community and all were super friendly. It was very quiet. We enjoyed the fire ring several nights and there was plenty of outdoor seating both on the deck and by the fire ring. It was great having a washer and dryer, too. I would highly recommend this vacation home to others.
Our family loved our week at the Hoot Owl Hideaway! The house was clean, decorated perfectly, stocked well, and centrally located to many wonderful sites. We loved walking down to the lake, being close to everything such as the NOC, Bryson City, Fontana Dam, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge TN, The Road to Nowhere, Oconaluftee, Cherokee, Mingus Mill, Swain County, Clingman's Dome, Deep Creek Trail, Joyce Kilmer Forest , Wehrloom Honey and more, we saw it all and LOVED it! We loved the seclusion and peacefulness of the house, and relaxing in the hot tub after a day of sightseeing and hiking. The fire pit was perfect for our s'mores roasting!
We enjoyed every single day and would highly recommend this vacation rental!