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This property allows you to book online with a credit card. After submitting a reservation request, the owner or manager has 24 hours to accept, at which time your card will be charged and you will receive an email confirmation

Recent Smoky Mountains reviews

  • Amazing Views and Location

    "My wife, three year old daughter and I spent a couple of weekends at Rugby's this spring. We couldn't appreciate his hospitality or home any more. We had everything there in the house we could ask for (gas grill, fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, new LCD TV's for night, and last but not least amazing views). The location is perfect for anyone who wants to be minutes from downtown Cashiers, but also close to some of the best hiking in the area in Panthertown. We can't wait to go back!"
    Guest: Jonathan C. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: June 29, 2016
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  • Another Great Stay

    "This was our second time staying here, and I can easily see us returning again in the future. That should say a lot. My wife and I timed our trip to enjoy the fall colors, which were gorgeous. We spent a lot of time enjoying the adjacent Highlands Pass property, which is one of the things we really enjoy about staying at the lodge. By the way, to be sure, when you rent the lodge, you are renting the whole thing. It’s not like you rent rooms along with other folks. You get the whole place to yourself, and this place is HUGE. The lodge is spacious inside, with tons of bedrooms and bathrooms (upstairs and down). The upstairs kitchen is awesome. The grounds include 2 ponds, waterfalls, and walking trails. But the feature we like most is the front porch. It’s so relaxing to sit out there and enjoy the view of the ponds and woods. There are lots of chairs (several different kinds), so it’s easy to find one that you’re comfortable in. There’s a hammock as well. My wife and I literally sat out there for hours just talking, catching up, watching the birds, listening to the wind blowing through the falling leaves, and relaxing. It’s porch therapy. It’s the gold standard of porches—we find ourselves speaking fondly of it every now and again as we reflect on our vacations. To be sure, this is an older property, but it’s well-maintained and still in very good condition. If you’re expecting a 5-star stay with everything brand new, and not a speck of dust anywhere, then stay in a $1000 a night high-rise hotel in the city. This place is out in the sticks, so you’ll see a spider or wasp every now and again. The property manager is great, and easy to work with. They are quick to respond if you have any questions before and during your stay. There are plenty of good grocery stores in Franklin, and lots of nice antique shops between Franklin and the lodge. We didn’t have cell phone reception (both our phones use AT&T towers), but there is good solid Internet service. So you may want to get a Skype (or other similar) account set up in advance, and preload it with some minutes if you want to make calls using your smart phone. There is a landline there for incoming calls, emergencies, or to call the property manager (who is local). Overall, we had another wonderful stay, and are thankful to have a place like this available for such a reasonable rate. We highly recommend it."
    Guest: Bob K. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: November 24, 2016
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  • "Off the Grid" Paradise

    "One of the best vacations we've ever had! The house is wonderful - plenty of room, picture-perfect setting, and well-maintained. We had 10 people ranging in age from 9 - 79, and had plenty of space. The owner is very responsive to any questions we had and gave us suggestions for activities. There are no neighbors crowding your view and the lake is not busy at all. Sometimes it felt like we were the only ones on it. If you're looking to be in the heart of the hustle and bustle, this house isn't for you. It's a long drive up the mountain within the gated community to get to the house - 15 minutes at minimum. But that also ensures the feeling of "going off the grid". Which also brings up another point - there is no internet access which took a few family members awhile to get used to. Despite being secluded, we still had easy access to NOC for activities, Asheville for the Biltmore, and Bryson City for grocery stops. And while in Bryson City, you MUST eat at the Filling Station and get the Cuban sandwich and at Jimmy Mac's for just about anything! Delicious! I highly recommend this house. You won't be disappointed!"
    Guest: Kirsten S. Date of Stay: June 2016 Review Submitted: July 24, 2016
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  • Lovely Cabin. Great location

    "This cabin has all the appointments including soft sheets (love). The upper level has gorgeous views of the lake and a very comfortable living area and spacious, well appointed kitchen. We were just a few miles in either direction of the marina for boating and the Nanahala Outdoor Center is just a few miles through the gorge which is a beautiful drive. Highly recommend."
    Guest: Kerry A. Date of Stay: October 2016 Review Submitted: October 31, 2016
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