|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Located in Maggie Valley, 30 minutes west of Asheville, Danacing Wolves Lodge is close to Cataloochee Ski resort, hiking, horseback riding, & Ghost Town. With an elevation of 4393, this beautifully decorated private home has cozy rooms, hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, hot tub and two decks with mountain views. TV, DVD library, satellite, stereo, board games, and WIRELESS INTERNET for guest entertainment. Enjoy the cool mountain air as you grill out on the upper deck in the evenings. Quiet location on privately maintained road. All linens are furnished, full kitchen with all appliances and full-size washer and dryer provide all the comforts of home. Available for rental May 1 through November 30. THIS PROPERTY HAS NO A/C.
What to do in the Maggie Valley Area: Maggie Valley and the surrounding area truly has something for every member of the family. If hiking & nature are your favorite things, or if you are more interested in golf at one of the area courses, the cool temperatures and friendly natives will make your stay pleasurable. Several riding stables, including Queens Farm and Cataloochee offer trail rides daily. Skiing is minutes away in the early spring and fall at Cataloochee Ski Resort near Ghost Town. Numerous rafting companies operate on the Nantahala River and several levels of excitement await the rafting enthusiasts. A word to the wise--the water here is from the mountains and it is notoriously chilly! The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad has scenic tours through the mountain passes boarding at the station in Dillsboro--check departure times and inquire about the sunset tours as well.
Beautiful Asheville: A quick 30 minutes east on I-40 lies the town of Asheville, with it's charming old downtown section, dotted with quaint shops and delicious gourmet restaurants. If you are lucky, you'll be in town for the Southern Highland Craft Fair at the Asheville Civic Center and see the finest the area's crafters have to offer. In southern Asheville (Exit 50 on I-40) is Biltmore Village, home of the famous Biltmore Estate and Winery. I you have never been to the Biltmore, it is a must see and a delightful way to spend the day on another continent. Like any large city, Asheville has a very nice mall and very nice traditional dining, but also beautiful gardens everywhere, and enchanting southern architecture at every turn. Probably what attracts us to Asheville the most are the great antiquing opportunities. Antique malls, barns and warehouses dot the city and we have great fun both window shopping and collecting. If you get a chance, go see the beautiful old Grove Park Inn on Charlotte Street
Venturing to the West: The Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino are a 30 minute drive to the west on Route 19. On the other side of beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park, about a 1 1/2 hour drive, is Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and of course, Dollywood. Gatlinburg is known for it's unusual assortment of interesting shops, Ripley's Museum, and restaruants. Pigeon Forge is an amazing artisan community with many galleries and working studios. Pigeon Forge is also a haven for outlet shoppers, as well as home to the popular theme park Dollywood.
We had a wonderful time relaxing and unwinding in this beautiful home! The roads in Smoky Falls (the area where the lodge is located) were great for exercise while walking or running while admiring a beautiful part of creation. The theme of wolves runs throughout the lodge and is accented by beautiful pictures and other accessories.
The location provides easy access to the Parkway, Waynesville, and other area towns and the wonderful food, crafts, scenery and outdoor activities throughout the area.
The living room is very comfortable for reading, naps and movies while the large kitchen table provided space for eating and puzzles. The large hot tub was wonderful for winding down after an exciting day or for relieving sore muscles after exercising or hiking. The well-equipped kitchen (and gas grill) made it enjoyable to prepare meals and eat at the lodge.
The bedrooms were large and the showers were enjoyable. Our only complaint was the plastic mattress cover on the king bed.
We would definitely look at staying at Dancing Wolves in the future if we were to return to Maggie Valley.
Nice interior. Things worked. Cozy main common room. Location good for GSM NP. Maggie Valley somewhat tacky and with few decent dining and grocery shopping options. One issue was a bibbing fire alarm. Had to take it down and put it outside far from the house.
Drive way very step. Tough to get my rear wheel drive car up to the house. Would have been a big problem in wet or snowy whether.
Recommended, if you have front/4W drive and good tires.
My wife and I just spent 3 very relaxing weeks at this lodge – I was a little apprehensive about a Maggie Valley location – (The area can be very touristy and hot) this lodge is located up the mountain (4000’ plus feet Cool temp).- great views, along with great privacy and only about a ½ mile from a Blue ridge Parkway entrance.
The hot tub was extremely relaxing after our hikes and enjoyable at night under the stars with a glass of grape juice.
The Lodge itself was extremely well equipped with every convince that you need for an enjoyable stay.
The owners were extremely helpful in all our arrangements, and there was a lot of very use-full information and ideas on ways to spend our days.
We will definitely be repeat visitors in the coming years!
We had a great Time!! The house was so cozy and warm and we felt like we were right at home but with different surroundings and scenery. The view was beautiful and couldn't wait to wake up for it in the morning with our cup of coffee. Everything was clean and neat and everything worked!! It was cold outside but warm inside. We loved getting out and walking and exploring the area. It was beautiful!! And when we did want to get in the car to go somewhere it was not a far drive to get to Waynesville or Asheville or any of the points of interest in that area. It was great!! Our family loved and and our dogs too.
From the moment I spoke with Janie, I liked her and somehow, I just knew I'd like her rental home just as much......and we did! Dancing Wolves Lodge was absolutely wonderful. We arrived to find an incredibly clean (THANKS RHONDA!!!) and inviting home. Absolutely everything that we could have needed, from scissors and playing cards to spices and cooking utensils were there. The views from the upper deck were to die for and the hot tub was such a treat! Everything is within fairly short driving distances from Cherokee, to the Blue Ridge Parkway to the amazing Cataloochee Valley and the elks, to Soco Falls just a short drive down the road! All amentities that were described are there. When we stepped in, we felt like we were home. Upon arrival, as it was getting dark, Rhonda (the housekeeper) had left the light on for us and the home was warm and comfortable. This was something so small, but greatly appreciated as it was cold our first evening and nearly dark when we arrived. My husband and I had a wonderful time that we shall not forget. This was the first time we have ever rented someone's home for a vacation and I was a bit nervous but it was the perfect home away from home. The location is just beautiful and you will love the view from the upper deck. We could have stood/sat for hours and just drank it in. Thanks Janie/Mike for providing the public an incredible place to vacation and enjoy. We loved every minute and hope to go back one day. We MOST definitely would recommend this gorgeous rental home!
We have rented Cabins many times thru the years and this is by far the best we have ever had the pleasure of renting. We were impress with the set up and the clean neat condition when we arrived. We do not have a 4WDR and had no problem the whole week we were there
with getting in or out of the entrance. Again if you're looking for a quality place to send a wonderful Vacation you can not do better than
"Dancing Wolves Lodge"....
Don & Jan (10/31/2009 thru 11/07/2009)
Dancing Wolves Lodge is located about 3 1/2 miles from the center of Maggie Valley west on Route 19. Access is good in late spring, summer and early fall, but may require 4 WD and chains if snow and ice are present. Access is by a gravel road about one mile from the main highway, in the private community of Smokey Falls. The elevation at the house is 4393'.
Other Activities: Shopping, gem mining, white water rafting, hiking.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
May 1 - Sep 30
Oct 1 - Nov 30
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
|Notes||50% deposit at time of booking and balance payable 30 days prior to arrival.|
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.