|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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!
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
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
Tsali Mountain Bike Trail
Fantastic dirt bike track for kids
Smoky Mountain Scenic Railroad
Cherohala Skyline Drive
Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Trail of Tears
Stecoah Valley Center for great mountain music
Great Smokies National Park
Cherokee N.C. Indian Reservation
Harrahs Cherokee Casino with fabulous restaurants
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.
We saw snow from the cabin across the valley to the mountains on the other side. It was AMAZING! Cozy place!
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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. And...to keep up with home we have wireless internet service.
Other Activities: hiking, whitewater rafting, Tail of the Dragon, tubing, zip lines
|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
|Refundable damage deposit||$100|
Summer and leaf viewing season slightly higher
Holidays have higher rates
Certain times of the year, 3 night min. does not apply.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.