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Beautiful View, A-plus Location, Huge Deck and Private


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Speaks: english, german
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Beautiful View, A-plus Location, Huge Deck and Private

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Bryson City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

- 2 BR, 2 BA, Sleeps 5.

If you want to be in the middle of mountain activities, this is the place. You are a very short drive from whitewater, waterfalls, lakes, hikes, Smoky Mountains Train, swimming, boating and more. Halfway up an easy mountain and not far from the Appalachian Trail, you'll find Chalet at Sawyer Creek. There's ample room for parking, so pull right in. Enter the cabin and you'll say, 'Yes!' The cabin has great decor, comfortable furnishings, and a wonderful view from your tree house deck. The great room has two sets of sliding glass doors going off to the deck, cathedral ceiling, lots of wood, and great ambiance. The kitchen is part of the great room, so if you're cooking, you are still in on the action. Oh, the water! Right out of the tap is blue shale mountain water. Renters bring empty water jugs to take this delicious mountain water home; it is amazing! Have dinner in the dining room or on the elevated, wrap-around deck. All you'll see is Mother Nature at her best. Down the hall is a bedroom with twin beds, and a full bath. You can put the twins together for another couple, or leave them as they are for the kids. Upstairs is a huge bedroom with king size bed and another full bath. The cabin is adorable. Furnishings are comfy and CLEAN!

If you go out on the deck, you'll have a Weber grill, eating area, lounge chairs, picnic table and hammock. Take in the glory of nature. It's so private, that if another car comes up the road, you will run to the end of the deck to see who it could possibly be,

All you need is provided. Just bring your food, clothes, and the family.

All the Things to See and Do: You are between Bryson City and Robbinsville, so a short drive will take you to the Great Smokies Railroad, whitewater rafting, zip lines, tubing at Deep Creek, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Cherokee, Tail of the Dragon, Fontana Dam, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyline, fishing on two fabulous lakes and many streams, Appalachian Trail, waterfalls, swimming, hiking, music venues, Cade's Cove, Harrah's Casino, The Biltmore House and Gardens, crafters, Tsali bike trails, and more. The Nantahala National Forest region has it all - without traffic and congestion...just Mother Nature at her best.

Places you might not have heard about: The Cherohala Skyline is like the Blue Ridge Parkway with one major difference...not so many gawking tourists or traffic. This skyline joins North Carolina with Tennessee and has some of the most beautiful, high altitude vistas in the Smokies. At the North Carolina end of the Cherohala, is the Joyce Kilmer National Forest. You can hike the many trails and visit virgin forest lands as old as the country itself. Not far from Joyce Kilmer is Lake Santeetlah, a pristine, clear mountain lake. Rent a pontoon boat and try your hand at fishing. You can tow the kids with the tube and tow rope in the basement. It's an awesome way to spend the day. If you own a motorcycle, try riding the Tail of the Dragon with more mountain curves than you can count. If you like mountain biking, Tsali, which is a few minutes away, has four awesome trails overlooking Lake Fontana. You're in a part of the Smoky Mountains that is often called North Carolina's best kept secret. Visit and you'll agree.

More Things to Do: You can hike right along the Appalachian Trail; it's a few minutes down the road. You can go whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, Ocoee, and more. You can ride a horse along the Fontana Lake region. You can visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can tube at Deep Creek. There are waterfalls to view, and the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Cherohala Skyline are both close by. Enjoy the virgin forest at Joyce Kilmer. See Cades Cove or drive down the Meadow Road to peek in the windows of log cabins from days gone by. The Great Smokies Railroad is right in Bryson City. Hop aboard! Try a little fly fishing in the numerous streams. Rent a pontoon boat and relax on Lake Santeetlah. Drive along mountains roads to find artist galleries galore, visit an auction right out of the fifties, or discover a hidden little out-of-the-way spot all your own for a picnic in paradise. Saturday night? Go for some mountain music at the Stecoah Center. You can type in 'Mountain Cabins' on Facebook for more information. What a great vacation!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Melanie (Owner)
Member since: 2004
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About Melanie

I'm a retired teacher and Bill's a retired nuclear engineer. The key word is RETIRED! Yeah! We travel, have 7 grand kids, and absolutely love the mountains. We grow crops, travel, hike, and avoid the Florida heat.

Melanie purchased this cabin in 1995

Why Melanie chose Bryson City

As Floridians, we really felt the heat, but Bill likes to fish, I like water, and we both like adventure. Our solution? Right here! You are SO CLOSE to:


Cheoah and Nantahala River

Whitewater rafting companies


Deals Gap and the 'Tail of the Dragon'

Lake Fontana and Fontana Dam

Lake Santeetlah

Tsali Mountain Bike Trail

Fantastic dirt bike track for kids

Waterfall Hikes

Smoky Mountain Scenic Railroad

Trout streams

Cherohala Skyline Drive

Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

Trail of Tears

Stecoah Valley Center for great mountain music

Great Smokies National Park

Cades Cove


Cherokee N.C. Indian Reservation

Harrahs Cherokee Casino with fabulous restaurants


What makes this cabin unique

We love the deck. We love the view. We love the privacy; we actually love the fact that when someone drives up the road, we run to the end of the deck to see who it could possibly be. We like the fact you can take a hiking stick and just head out the door to a new adventure.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We saw snow from the cabin across the valley to the mountains on the other side. It was AMAZING! Cozy place!
Jan 2015
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Beautiful View, A-plus Location, Huge Deck and Private
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
Clearwater, FL

Just like home...

  • 5 of 5

The owner of this cabin has really paid attention to detail! Warm and inviting...beautifully decorated...this cabin felt like home as soon as we arrived. You pick the type of stay you want...plenty to do in the area or a great place to relax and unwind.

The cabin is immaculate and has everything you need for your stay. The owner has thought of everything, including lists of places to visit, restaurants to dine, and places of interest. We will be back often!

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2007
  • Stayed: May 2007
  • Source: HomeAway

Great place

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful home tucked into the mountains was just amazing. Located near just about everything, it was an easy drive to everywhere my family and I wanted to go, whitewater rafting, shopping, everything. The kitchen allowed us to make our own meals when we needed to, and having a washer and dryer to wash clothes after rafting was key. The room for the kids downstairs was comfortable, and having 2 beds for both of my kids was awesome. The master loft was amazing, and being able to look out through the wall of windows make it a scenic wonder. The fire pit and porch made evening relaxing, well, easy. The house has movies and games for those nights that it might be raining or cold in the winter. Next vacation I take to the NC mountains, I would check if this house is available again. Thanks Melanie!

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I do thank you. I love it. I try to make my cabins comfy, clean, and I would like it if I were on vacation. I agree with your view of the location. I cannot understand it when people go all the way to the mountains and end up in an area full of tourists without benefit of what the mountains offer. We spend winters in Florida, but I am missing the mountains ...hope to be back soon.

Cozy cottage away from home

  • 5 of 5

Our family enjoyed staying at this quaint cottage. It was perfect for us in a perfect location. Close to many outings. It was nice being in the middle of nowhere with no cell service or internet. Spent more time together as a family. Thanks for sharing your home with us.


  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! Sometimes getting away from WIFI and your cell phone is refreshing. We do have a place down the road with free WIFI, but most people are so busy doing mountain stuff, they don't need it. The location of this area is really great. Most people have to drive to tubing, waterfalls, whitewater, and hiking; we are right in the middle of it. Thanks again for your kind review!

Lovely Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for three nights recently. The cabin is well appointed.

Even though it rained for most of our trip we still had a great time. The kids enjoyed playing cards and working on puzzles. There is satellite TV, but no WiFi or cell coverage (which was fine for us!)

I would recommend taking toiled paper and soap for the shower. (we took a regular sized bar and cut it in half)

There are books, games etc. Melanie has a book on the coffee/toy box with lots of good info on places to eat and things to do or not do while in the area.

Robbinsville is close by and we ate at the HUB which was very good.

Easy to get to rafting, fishing and train ride from this location.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much. Most people do not know about this part of the Smokies, but it's the best. The cabin is, hopefully, like home...clean, complete, and comfy. I am so glad you liked the cabin and area. My book of things to do does help. Some people get to a new area and go, "Now what?" Check out your options and explore. We are close to it all. I love renting my cabins, because I have wonderful renters. Thanks again.

Definitely ”Mother Nature at her Best”.

  • 5 of 5

For the first time me and my two sisters decided to take a vacation together. Everything was planned between the three. It was great…because we could not make a better selection.

The beautiful place, cozy with amazing scenery was the PERFECT VACATION!!!

I would like to thank Melanie and Bill for sharing their wonderful chalet with my family and me. You are great people!

The Estruch-Redolta family.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Bill and Melanie Woods
Saint James, Missouri

Restful and roomy

  • 5 of 5

We travelled to NC with my parents for about a week stay. The cabin is sits up in a "holler" and is secluded and quiet. Everything was as lovely as we had hoped. We enjoyed the fire pit and the deck quite a bit. Melanie was very helpful in making sure that we had all that we needed for a comfortable stay. She has the cabin decorated with some lovely original artwork.

The Bryson City and Robbinsville are both within a half-hour's drive. We rode the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, visited Clingman's Dome and did some hikes (20-Mile is nice and so is the trail at Joyce Kilmer). Our default restaurant became the Stecoah Diner for good "home-cooked" food. This part of the Smokies was quiet and laid-back while we were there. We LOVED it! Bill and Melanie have a relief map of the area hanging in the dining room that proved quite useful as we kept ourselves oriented and planned our daily activities. We found a map like it for sale at the BP station on the way to Bryson City and it now hangs in our living room.

This cabin was a great place to call home while we were there. We looked forward to our quiet evenings reading and drinking hot tea. If we ever get to come back to GSM, this is the place we'll stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Bill and I really love it when folks feel the way we do about this part of the Smokies. If we wanted shows, outlet malls, and traffic, we could have stayed in Florida. This area, in the middle of the Nantahala National Forest, is a gem...and a gem that isn't too well known - yet. I'm so glad you had a great time and liked our cabin. Melanie and Bill


Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Sequoya National
Nearest Train
12 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Route 28 and Route 143
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Lake Santeetlah
Car: necessary

We're close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Smokey Mountain RR, Whitewater rafting, Biltmore House and Gardens, Dollywood, Cherohala Skyline, zip lines, Tail of the Dragon, Joyce Kilmer National Forest, Harrah's Casino, tubing, fishing, hiking, national park, swimming, horseback riding, and Tsali bike trail. At the cabin, you can pick berries right outside your door, hike to the nearby Appalachian Trail, fish in Sawyer Creek, or just sit in seclusion on the deck and enjoy the view. Stecoah Valley Center, Bryson City, and Cherokee offer weekend music - mountain style...a perfect day!

Within a short drive, you can also visit Pigeon Forge, Dollywood, Cades Cove, & Biltmore Estate. The location of this cabin makes it easily accessible to many activities yet far enough out of the way to experience less tourists and more mountains. This is a photographers dream. There are gorgeous vistas, old homesteads and barns galore. keep up with home we have wireless internet service.

Other Activities: hiking, whitewater rafting, Tail of the Dragon, tubing, zip lines


Rates & Availability

From $110 Per night

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer - rate slightly higher
Jun 1 - Sep 1
3 night minimum stay
Fall Mountain Colors
Oct 1 - Nov 10
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes Summer and leaf viewing season slightly higher
Holidays have higher rates
Certain times of the year, 3 night min. does not apply.
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Lake ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Up and downstairs bathrooms have a tub/shower combination, lots of storage, and towels provided.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Second Bedroom - 2 king , 2 twin/ single
    Extra bed - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Folding cot
  • King bed in loft is brand new. All linens provided Twin beds downstairs are also new, and of course, linens provided Fold away bed available in closet
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Raft
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
1 brand new king, 2 twins, 1 fold away bed. Freshly washed blankets and linens every time! Elevated deck area has hammock, Weber grill, and lots of furniture for lounging. It's tree covered for shade in the summer and provides a plethora of color in the fall. Firepit area Fantastic blue shale mountain water right out of the tap...sweet, delicious, and absolutely incredible If you have kids, rent a boat on Lake Santeetlah. There's a huge tube and tow rope down in the basement. Your family will have a blast!

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