|Minimum Stay||5 nights|
Come to the PONDEROSA for ultimate relaxation. A beautiful two story log home at 4900 feet of elevation in the mountains of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, on Balsam Mountain. A serene private woodsy home on 1.25 acres with wonderful view. Be in remote privacy and feel the stress flow out of you.
Sit in the new 2011 HOT TUB under covered deck sit and rock your cares away. Back deck with 6 rocking chairs and hot tub. No houses are visible from back deck, only woods , wonderful long range and valley views. Both bird feeder and hummingbird feeder on back porch. Also with second uncovered porch in front with 4 chairs. Can view few houses only from driveway area. There is a house close by uphill used as secondary home and not rented and house at end of driveway that is vacant. But this is last house on the road and no other houses will be viewed from back deck where view is. Ponderosa has recent extensive DVD movie selection 2 HDTV's ; AIR HOCKEY and FOOSBALL available, take a 20 minutes hike to Smoky Mountains, roast marshmallows at the FIREPIT. Two firepits available, one in front yard and one down path in the woods. Feel like you are camping at the firepit which is down a path. Or just plain relax. The chipmunks, hummingbirds, and Carolina wrens also like to visit the Ponderosa. A couple times of the year Edgar the elk stops by for a visit. That is what my guest named the elk. There are numerous hummingbirds during summer months.
Once at the Ponderosa, you are away from civilization with total peacefulness. The temperature at the Ponderosa averages a minimum 10 degrees cooler than the valley. Open the windows for fresh air, but if needed gas heat or AC available. Wireless internet is available on porches and throughout house for those that like to surf the internet and be with nature at same time.
Road is a hard surface dirt/gravel with steep access for 0.5 mile. Total length of road is 1.3 mile. Would recommend all wheel drive for inclement weather ie snow. ( Snow usually falls in Jan, Feb, March) I have used my Camry many times over the years. Front wheel drive is needed in summer months. The road does have guardrail on initial 0.3 mile of road.
Please if need more pictures, have a letter with pictures ready to send out, just ask for it. thanks!
Please note : minimum age to rent condo is 25 years old. If 21 to 25 years old, I consider on individual basis but increase returnable security deposit to $225.
For family reunions on a mountain top , please ask about next door neighbor property available called Smoky Sunrise.
Keywords: Log Cabin nestled in the woods
I love the humor; so what is funnier than Jim drinking from a cup with an elk on it with edgar the elk in the front yard? Jim and Paula bought this home as a family getaway. It was the best thing we ever did. We always feel totally relaxed when come back from the mountains. The Ponderosa has a very homey feel. It definitely gave our family quality time. Now the kids are grown up and just Jim and myself go on trips to the Ponderosa.
I try to keep everything that will be needed for that special cabin on top of the mountain experience.
We love the elk that come by; they are fantastic animals and makes us happy. I also love walking to Heintooga Road in the smokies.
Jim and Paula purchased this cabin in 1996
the true cabin experience with modern amenities and great view; Love the walks around cabin and elk :)
Blackberries everywhere in July and August. Like the privacy of being in the woods with great view. Favorite is sitting in hot tub on cold night looking at the lights of Lake Junaluska on a clear night. Like walking around all the dirt roads and hiking to Heintooga Road in the smokies. The fire pit in the summer time is surrounded by woods and house not visible secondary foliage. You can sing loud and we have terrible singing voices. Love watching the hummingbirds zoom around. And Edgar the Elk is always welcome when he stops by.
Just wanted to let you know, I have mailed you the key back to the Ponderosa. By the way, you got an absolute "glowing" report from everyone on the cabin, views, hot tub and your attention to little details, like your in-depth instructions, abundance of needed items (utensils, lighters, salt/pepper, flashlights, etc.) and the quality of the cabin itself; my husband was totally intrigued by the buck stove - he could not believe how well that worked. My sister and I just loved getting in the hot tub on cool nights. All of our college-aged kids really enjoyed the cabin, the tour of the Biltmore and most of all, I think, Chimney Rock Park.
We were in awe of the beauty surrounding us in the NC mountains, and now we are all talking about taking a rafting or a train trip for our next adventure there. If we do, I will definitely see if the Ponderosa is available.
Thanks for going "above and beyond" as it is so rare anymore.
we absolutely loved the condo. loved the beach effect without the sand....everything we wanted was right there. decorated so beautiful.... great vacation place. would definitely use again and would refer to others. I left something there for you Paula. one of the craft items I make. use and if love it. tell people. I can mail them. thank so much for everything and let me know about the phone bill. Karen Foust
One of God's most amazing creations is the beauty of fall in the mountains, and this is a wonderful place to see the color of the leaves changing. My husband and I have been vacationing in the mountains for 11 years and Ponderosa is definitely one of my favorite cabins. The view is absolutely beautiful and serene, with long range views and valley views as well. It was very quiet there and just a wonderful place to get away from it all, which was exactly what we needed. I spent most of my time on the deck, birding and taking in the amazing view. Our 2 furbabies loved all the hiking and watching the chimpmunks - it was a blessing to have our 4 legged girls with us at the cabin. We will definitely be back.
What an amazing cabin!! My family had an absolutely wonderful stay! Mrs. Paula made the communication very easy and planning simple. She gave her suggestions and all information to make our stay pleasant and worry free. My husband found the drive up to the cabin a blast! Yes, to get the beautiful views the cabin offers, a steep drive up a mountain road is necessary. We thought it was an expierence you must have. :). You can't beat the views!! Most of my photos came from the back porch! The cabin was even child friendly! I have two little boys, 2 & 5 yrs old, and they had a great time! This beautiful cabin is a universal cabin for all kinds of stays. We plan on making another visit really soon!! Our family highly recommends the Ponderosa! :)
If you are looking for a peaceful place to get away for a few days then this is your place! It is very spacious for a cabin, has hundreds of DVD's and a hot tub. Also a beautiful view across the mountains with no other properties in site from the porch. We loved this cabin and hope we can go back again sometime! Thank you!
Ponderosa was a wonderful get-away cabin for my husband and myself and my brother and sister-in-law. We loved being able to hike from the cabin and also the views from the front porch are amazing. The hot tub is great and the porch is a wonderful place for a morning cup of coffee, watch the sun rise or for afternoon happy hour. Or just take a book out there and read or enjoy the views while watching the birds come to the feeder and the hummingbirds, also. Fully stocked house with everything you could need. Huge library of dvd/movies however we were so busy we never even turned on the tv. A great vacation spot....road could be a challenge in rain or winter however we had dry weather and had no problems getting our vehicles up there. The garage was a nice addition also. Grill (charcoal) worked great. We hope to return again.
The Ponderosa was a wonderful rental for the 4 of us over Memorial Day weekend. So roomy and well equipped with anything and everything you could possibly need. The long dirt road up to the cabin could be a challenge during rain or snow however we had dry weather and it was not a problem. The hot tub is great and the view from the porch is amazing. Be sure to take a cup of coffee out there in the early morning or just sit and read or enjoy the view. Great place for Happy Hour also. The owner, Paula, was a pleasure to deal with. She felt like a friend by the end of our reservation process and quick return on our deposit. We will definitely rent the Ponderosa again. She has an amazing video/dvr library also, although we were so busy hiking (right from the cabin) that we never even turned on the TV or watched a movie. A real get-away.
maybe Edgar the Elk will stop by (that is what my guests named him)Star gazing, Numerous dirt roads around property for hiking, can hike to Heintooga Road in the Smoky Mountain(20 minute steep hike), Pick blackberries in July, campfire site down a path from house with benches, (Activities in Maggie Valley), Ghost Town in the Sky, Bluegrass shows, Wheels Through Time Museum, Numerous Golf Courses, Go-Karts, Trout Fishing, Horseback Riding (Activities Nearby), 10 minutes to Blue Ridge parkway milepost 452, 8 near Heintooga Road leading to Smoky Mountain National Park, Cataloochee Valley in Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk, 40 minutes to Biltmore Estate, Hiking in Pisgah or Smoky Mountain National Park, Sliding Rock/Waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino, Whitewater Rafting, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Santa's Land, River tubing, Gem mining, fishing in Cherokee
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My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
|hot tub and cleaning fee||$135.00|
|Refundable damage deposit||$150.00|
11% taxes in above quote already;
Prefer check payment, but I do take credit card via paypal for 3 % fee
Refundable security deposit of $150
Pets considered for $100 non refundable pet fee
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.