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Recent Sylva reviews

  • Lake Junaluska

    "The home is beautiful and spotless, the view is gorgeous. The owners helped make my visit to Lake Junaluska wonderful. The area has many activities for all ages."
    Guest: Laura Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 19, 2016
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  • Mountain Home Heaven

    "We stayed during the week of Christmas and were impressed with everything. The location is perfect, close to everything you may need (i.e. WalMart) and yet far enough away to not be bothered by anything! The sounds from the creek at the bottom of the hill elevated the tranquil atmosphere. Our (2) young sons enjoyed walking across the bridge to the small island. They said this was "nature at its' best!" We spent our lazy afternoons out on the porch/balcony playing cards/games and enjoyed the warmth from the fireplace. The house is fully stocked with essentials and then some. The manager, Kathy, is helpful beyond words. The owner and manager made themselves completely accessible and were eager to assist with any requests (we needed baking sheets to make cookies for Santa and they were on the counter when we arrived)! The home is spacious. The grounds plentiful and beautiful. We look forward to returning one day!"
    Guest: NTW Date of Stay: December 2015 Review Submitted: January 5, 2016
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  • Purple and Gold

    "We stayed at Bare Necessities the weekend of our son's graduation from Western Carolina University. The purple and gold colors of WCU were on display on campus and at sunset from the deck of Bare Necessities. You cannot capture the long-range views in a photo. We could still see the snow atop Clingman's Dome over 30 miles away. The hot tub was a welcome retreat after a couple of busy days packing up a moving van and attending the graduation festivities. The cabin comfortably slept 5 adults with an air mattress we took with us. The upstairs shower had a tough time keeping water pressure when someone was in the shower downstairs but we just staggered our bathroom visits to accommodate. There are so many outdoor activities in the surrounding area but my favorite was driving up Barker's Creek Rd, turning onto Beech Tree Rd and driving until it turns into a National Forestry dirt road. This drive is quintessential Western Carolina with family farms, mountain views and beautiful creeks. We fished for native trout in the middle fork of Barker's Creek and hardly noticed the hour that waned away in the middle of a hectic weekend. We can't wait to return in the fall."
    Guest: Andrew b. Date of Stay: May 2016 Review Submitted: May 23, 2016
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  • Beautiful home with loads of privacy!

    "We had a great time at this beautiful mountain home! Bruce was wonderful to work with - very responsive and informative. The home itself was welcoming and grand at the same time. The screened in porch with outdoor fireplace, seating area and dining table was fabulous. We spent a lot of time out there enjoying the nice breezes and wonderful view. Making s'mores in the evening was a treat. The home was well appointed and decorated with tasteful artwork and furniture, while still feeling very comfortable. The master suite was huge! Plenty of room to relax. It was nice to have bathrooms for every bedroom. Everyone had their own space in the house, while still enjoying the common areas together. The sun greeted us every morning through the large back windows of the house - no window treatments on them brought the outdoors inside, which was a nice touch. Michael at the Nature Center on property was awesome! He spent time educating us about snakes and other local "neighbors" - he even gave us a mini birds of prey encounter with one of the hawks at the center. Hope, the bald eagle, was also amazing. Highly suggest stopping in to check it out. We also ventured to the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) for flat water kayaking - approx. 35 minutes from the front gates. Mike was our guide and he was excellent. Highly recommend going there, if only to people watch. Walked around downtown Sylva - some cute shops and cafes. Just remember that small downtown area shops close early, so give yourself enough time to explore. Overall, we had a great mountain vacation! I would recommend this house to anyone looking to get away from it all, while still having ammenities not far away."
    Guest: Kelley A. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 7, 2016
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