"If you want quiet, seclusion, and views, then look no further. This home was everything we were looking for and more. The kitchen is very spacious and has almost everything you could imagine. We enjoyed making meals everyday. The heater fans in the bathrooms were a big spoil for me when stepping out of the shower. The downstairs bedroom is quite big and has a comfy bed. We felt this bedroom isn't much smaller than the master bedroom, offering plenty of space, views, and a door to the bottom level porch. This bedroom also has a television and the bathroom is a few steps away. The loft bedroom offers limited privacy (you are not seen, but conversations can be heard between the loft bedroom and main living area), but when just needing a pillow to place your head at night then this worked. The main living area has a television and radio, and comfy seating to enjoy the views. The many magazines, books, and brochures scattered throughout was a nice surprise. The screened in porch was perfect to enjoy meals. The open porch on the main level offers fresh air, cool breezes, beautiful sunsets, and night time star gazing was unlike anything I had ever seen. Even listening to the thunder off the mountains while sitting here was very relaxing. The master bedroom is like two rooms in one. The bed was okay (we personally didn't care for the mattress), but waking up to the views out the huge windows had me looking forward to each morning. The sitting area in front of the windows was another relaxing point. This bedroom has no television, but we used our laptop to stream a movie for the background noise I need to sleep. The couch is extremely comfortable, and became my napping place while staring out at the mountains and valley below. There is also a sliding door to the open porch, and while sitting outside one night, we watched fireflies and even got visited by a bat.
There is so much to do in the surrounding area. We visited waterfalls, went hiking, drove the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as the scenic drive through the park over Hwy 441 from Cherokee to Gatlinburg, TN, stopping at Clingman's Dome and Newfound Gap, and saw elk at the entrance to the National Park. A grocery store is not far, and there is also a flea market. We stayed the last week of June, and because of the elevation, the weather was wonderful, from blanket wrapped coffee on the porch to afternoons that brought sunshine without the heat. We have recommended this home and are planning our next stay here."
Guest: Penelope F.
Date of Stay: June 2016
Review Submitted: July 5, 2016