I am the queen of research and it took me several months to find the perfect place, that would be Carolina House! We have grand kids from 6 months to 5 years old + 3 sets of parents to accommodate and Carolina House had it all. We loved the master suite on ground level so the Grandparents could escape. The two upstairs bedrooms were perfect and the fact that the owner has equipped the house for a crawling toddler was icing on the cake. Loved the river, fished and swam and walked the length. Stars were beautiful in the hot tub on the back porch and everyone spent tons of time on the front screened in porch rocking and swinging. The grounds were well kept the house had everything we could possibly need including the washer and dryer! Bryson city has tons of stuff to do we went hiking, gem hunting, took the train, fishing, and even spent an afternoon at Santaland. Parks close by were beautiful and very close. Town was just a quick drive away yet we felt like we were all alone in our own paradise at Carolina House. Reservations were handled so wonderfully and lots of great information was shared on what to do. We even loved the plant ID chart at the house to look through the woods with while we hiked. We used the grill multiple nights and the fire ring down at the river with stump seats and plenty of back up wood. Would I recommend this property to anyone, no I would recomend it to Everyone!!