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Enjoy creek, huge yard, mountain view, WiFi, humming birds, deer, great kitchen

Bryson City, NC, USA
  • House1700 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

close to all attractions,Bryson, GSM railroad spacious master bedroom, direct TV

Mountain view, free WiFi, outdoor gas grill, Dog friendly, 2 dogs max, 40 Lbs max each, close to Casino, GSM railroad Hiking on property, biker friendly, close to everything yet private and perfect for family reunions or weddings. Flat screen direct TV Rockers on front porch with humming birds galore and Deer visit everyday.

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.

Etta's house ….First time available in 2017 season for VRBO. Enjoy the owners of Settlers Mountain private estate home.. This home is well upgraded and equipped that sits on over an acre of manicured green grass with a creek running through the property. When you arrive you will cross over a creek on a small bridge that opens to flat green space that is the delight of this property. Enjoy from the porch the sound of the creek and a view of lush wooded Alarka ridge. Available is your own private pavilion immediately behind the house for outdoor meals and a covered RV/ boat storage garage.

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 each please.

At a glance

- Maximum Occupancy: 6

- Bedroom 1: Queen Bed

- Bedroom 2: Queen Bed

- Bedroom 3. Queen Bed


- 2 Full Bath

- private indoor Washer/Dryer

- Free Internet, satellite TV, DVD, 3 flat screen TV'S

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

- On site Concierge & Management

- A private Family Pavilion

- Hiking trail on site.

Front Porch

You have a full front porch over looking an expansive fresh mowed lawn. Sit back in the rockers and enjoy watching the humming birds and other native species feed at the feeders. You may even see the deer feeding under the crab apple tree in the front yard. This second floor porch gives you a great view of the surroundings

Rear porch.

Hosts a gas BBQ grill


Your fully equipped kitchen comes with dish washer, microwave, coffee maker, tea kettle, toaster, pots and pans, cooking utensils, dishes and silver ware. You will find nothing lacking in this kitchen.

Living Area

The whole home has real hardwood floors and central A/C and heat. Enjoy satellite TV, flat screen TV, DVD . There is a sofa in the living area with two comfortable lazy boy chairs .

Dinning room

A rectangular table seats six and has its own TV and small desk right off the kitchen


There are three bedrooms, all bedrooms have queen beds with plenty of room. The master bedroom has its own full bath and walk in closet. Clean linens are included.


Both bathrooms have a full size tubs with shower. Clean towels are provided.


Your laundry room is equipped with a washer and dryer.


Mary Kraft

Member Since 2012
Premier Partner
This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 16, 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 House 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.Host on site.

What makes this House unique

This property has a huge front grassy front yard. You can hear the creek while you sit in the rockers on the front porch. Very updated furnishings. Also on the property a large RV storage for camper or Bus.


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


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Budget
                • Family
                • Historic
                • Romantic
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          Free Wi-Fi / Wireless Internet access
                        • Air Conditioning
                          central air
                        • Fireplace
                          Gas fire place
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          recreation room on property with stationary bike, games, DVD and VHS collection
                        • Garage
                          a RV garage is available without hookups. ask owner for details
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Gas furnace
                        • Clothes Dryer
                          inside house
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          includes pillow cases, sheets , blankets
                        • Living Room
                          two lazy boy chairs and full couch flat screen TV, fire place
                        • Parking
                          covered parking and additional parking
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine
                          inside house
                        • Free Wifi


                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              We have complete set to serve 12
                            • Dishwasher
                              full size
                            • Kitchen
                              Full Kitchen with dishes, plates, cups, wine glasses, utensils, pots, pans, coffee pot, blender, etc. The home is well equipped. Consider bringing own plastic storage.
                            • Microwave
                              above stove
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Paper towels, toilet paper, salt pepper, our water is super quality right from mountain.
                            • Refrigerator
                              indoor Ice maker and water. double door
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  separate dinning room seat 6
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                      Many to choose
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Games
                                      In recreation room
                                    • Music Library
                                      small collection
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      plays CD's
                                    • Television
                                      42" flat screen in living, small tv in dinning, and small flat screen in master bedroom
                                    • Video Library


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Front porch with rockers and excellent view
                                        • Lanai / Gazebo
                                          In back of house a private pavilion for outdoor dinning
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Huge front yard with plenty of room, soccer, football, play
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Gas grill provided on back porch

                                          Onsite Services

                                            • Concierge


                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • library
                                                • marina
                                                • museums
                                                • restaurants
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

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

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

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

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • jet skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 4:00 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.

                                                              7 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Perfect Mountain House

                                                              Rees R.

                                                              This house was perfect for me, my son, and two grandsons who were in the area to fish for the weekend. It was furnished with everything we needed and was very roomy. The boys had lots of yard to practice casting and do "boy" things. Will rent again.

                                                              Loved it!

                                                              Celia (Cecilia) K.

                                                              Great place. Very clean and inviting!

                                                              Lovely Home!

                                                              sarah t.Sugar Hill

                                                              The house was beautiful and well maintained. Has a full kitchen with a beautiful view over looking the front yard. Master room is spacious with a balcony off the room. The other 2 rooms were great sizes too Perfect for our trio. The blue ridge parkway and fall colors were beautiful.. The house keepers Karen was super nice and friendly gave a lot of great suggestions for things to do around the town. Definitely would recommend the house and stay their again!

                                                              Everything we hoped and more! Kitchen utensils of every kind, including BBQ tongs!

                                                              Kathy W.

                                                              Comfortable, quiet and clean. Great value. Highly recommend staying at Etta's house! Loved the rocking chairs on the porch.

                                                              Very comfortable and clean

                                                              Melinda S.

                                                              Great vacation at Etta's House. Hosts were great and communicated well. Property was very clean and comfortable. Easy to get to places near Bryson that we wanted to visit and loved the back deck and the hummingbirds. Deer in the yard almost every night. One of the better properties we've rented in the area in a while. Would definitely stay here again.

                                                              Home away from home!

                                                              Virginia N.

                                                              Such a lovely home. Really felt like we were borrowing someone's home for the week - not a rental unit feel at all. Convenient to the area, yet very rural location.


                                                              Bryson City, NC, USA

                                                              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 $80.00 - 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.

                                                              7 Reviews
                                                              Wonderful 4.9/5
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