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MOUNTAIN RETREAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ALARKA RANGE

Dean and Diane Shepherd

Advertiser since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Dean and Diane Shepherd

Advertiser since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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MOUNTAIN RETREAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ALARKA RANGE

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Bryson City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Spend the mornings sipping your coffee on one of the porch swings while watching the hummingbirds dance their fanciful dance. A small, spring-fed creek provides a restful babble as it flows beside the master bedroom and the porch. During the day, there are streams to fish and swim in, trails to hike and water falls to discover. At night, the stars are right there ready to be plucked from the sky, and the slot machines at the casino are ready to be played. No matter what the time of day, or what the weather, there is always something to do. Even if it is just sitting back on the porch again, watching the view change.

Keywords: cottage

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Dean and Diane Shepherd (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2009
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Dean and Diane Shepherd

We are healthcare professionals who have spent our careers taking care of sick infants and children, in Florida. We have 3 children, and 6 grandchildren who have all shared the mountains with us. We are now empty-nesters, rounding into retirement, and trying to figure out what the next phase of our lives will be.

Why Dean and Diane Shepherd chose Bryson City

We started coming to the area 15 years ago, when the kids were small. We love playing on the raging rivers, most of all. Dean even became a rafting guide for NOC, 5 years ago. We live in Florida, but plan on spending our summers in the mountains as soon as we can. While we love Florida, nothing can beat a summer in the mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

For outdoor enthusiasts, this location cannot be beat. Whitewater, hiking, mountain biking, boating, waterfall seeking, ziplining, horseback riding are all nearby, in many forms. After days of adventure, or shopping for antiques, this house offers the best place for a quiet evening, watching the sunset with friends and family.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
average rating of 4.75 based on 12 reviews
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Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307754vb
-++1 (727)430-9900(Florida, USA)
Bryson City Bryson City Area
Memphis, TN
5

Great Cabin with Outstanding View

  • 5 of 5
My mother and I thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day stay at this cabin. It was just perfect for our mother/daughter trip. It is only a few minutes away from downtown Bryson City and the drive in and out is not bad at all (loved the scenery and seeing the wildlife along the way). We absolutely LOVED the front porch. The fall colors were beginning to peak and the crisp morning and evening air was a refreshing change from the heat we have back home.

The property was well maintained, well stocked with essentials and very clean. This is an older cabin with a free standing gas furnace in the main living area which warmed the rooms adequately. Smaller electric heaters for the bedrooms were available if additional heat was required. The owner was very helpful with questions about the cabin prior to our arrival and had helpful hints and tips on the reservation paperwork and posted on the refrigerator. They also have a drawer of various brochures to look through which was very helpful upon our late afternoon arrival.

We were in the area to take in the fall colors and scenery. Our favorite thing was the drive from Franklin to Highlands (about 1 hour away) and photographing the 4 waterfalls along the way. There was one that you can actually walk behind and it was AWESOME!

We truly enjoyed our stay at your cabin and its central location for our sightseeing was very convenient. My husband and I may return in the near future to do some hiking in the area.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307754vb
-++1 (727)430-9900(Florida, USA)
Bryson City Bryson City Area
DeLand, FL
5

Deep Gap Cabin

  • 5 of 5
Nice, comfortable place to come back to after a full day of hiking, driving and exploring. Dinner on the porch watching the sunset over the mountains was a highlight. Owner provided lots of info ahead of time and went out of his way to be helpful. Exciting to hear coyotes (in the distance) and owls at night. And you can't beat the price!
  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
business
Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307754vb
-++1 (727)430-9900(Florida, USA)
Bryson City Bryson City Area
5

peaceful and quiet

  • 5 of 5
Our stay here was very comfortable. It is clean and well equipped. We enjoyed coffee on the porch, watching the hummingbirds, the peace and quiet. It is convenient to Bryson City and the surrounding attractions. The owner was helpful with providing information about the area and even an Ingles grocery card!
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
business
Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307754vb
-++1 (727)430-9900(Florida, USA)
Bryson City Bryson City Area
5

Deep Gap House

  • 5 of 5
This house is perfect for those who want to have peace, quiet and spectacular sunsets. There is a large master bedroom with bath and a king sized bed which is extremely comfortable. The main bath has a washer & dryer- definite plus. Everything was clean and the kitchen is fully equipped. We've stayed there 3 times now and the owners (Mike & Kay) have been there quickly to replace a water filter and had a well pump fixed within a day. Can't say enough about how kind these people are. The property is 6 miles off the main road but easy to find with GPS or once you've been there. There is an open garage which we put our kayak/rafting equipment. This is a great location for us as it's between the Nantahala Outdoor Center and Bryson City. Rivers End at NOC, Jimmy Macs and Quabitos in Bryson City are good places to eat. NOC is great for rafting. Deep Creek is great for tubing and Fontana Lake is a dream to swim in. This by far is the most affordable and nicest places we've stayed at in the 13 years we've been coming up. We'll definitely be back to enjoy those beautiful views from the swings on the porch.
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p307754vb
-++1 (727)430-9900(Florida, USA)
Bryson City Bryson City Area
Ishpeming, MI USA
5

Great deal, wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5
We were very happy with our stay in this cabin. We were pleasantly surprised when we got there, the cabin was nicer than it looks in the pictures. Everything was very clean and well kept. The views from the front porch were beautiful. When we booked this cabin we were not sure if we wanted to stay in this area or a little closer to the park. We were very happy with our decision to stay in this area. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Cherokee were very commercial. Bryson City has enough to do, resturants, and a brewery while still being quite and relaxing. There are entrances to the national park nearby and the trails on the North Carolina side are not as busy as the ones near Gatlinburg. If you are looking for peace and quite - relaxation this is the place. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We hope to make a trip back again - maybe next year!!
  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Gallatin, TN
4

Wonderul View

  • 4 of 5
The deck on the cabin was awesome. The view each morning as we sat out there and ate breakfast was amazing. I think we spent more time on the porch than we did in the cabin.

The inside of the cabin is as pictured. It comfortably sleeps 4. The couch does fold out but would not be a comfortable place for anyone other than a small child.

We had a wonderful vacation and it was nice to have the cabin to come back to each evening. The kids enjoyed it and we look forward to many more vacations in the area.
  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thank you Alicia for your positive comments regarding your stay at our rental. We are glad that you and your family had a good time. And thank you also for the information about the fold out couch. We will try and make it better for the next renters. Hope to have you back again.

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Smokey Mountain Rail Road
Car: necessary

There is always something to do! Tsali mountain biking; raft and kayak the Nantahala; tube Deep Creek; ride the Smokey Mountain Railroad in Bryson City; hike in the Smokey Mountain National Park; win big at the Casino in Cheroke; water sports on Lake Fontana; antique in Franklin, Bryson City, Dillsboro; Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and have lunch at the Pisquah Inn; Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Gatlinburg, Pidgeon Forge, and Dollywood in TN; bike ride in Cades Cove looking for deer, turkey and bear; fly fish/fish the many streams in the area, especially in the Smokey Mountain National Park; and when you are tired and can go no more, there are all types of restaurants in nearby Bryson City.

Other Activities: Tubing, rafting, kayaking, casino, festivals, mineral/gem hunting, train tours, plays.

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Rates & Availability

From $75 Per night

Bryson City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter
Nov 14 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$75
$450
 
 
Spring
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$89
$534
 
 
Summer
Jun 1 2015 - Nov 16 2015
2 night minimum stay
$99
$594
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes A $75 cleaning fee is added to rental fee. Rental contract required before reservations are accepted. CANCELLATIONS: There is no penalty for canceling your reservation at least 14 days before
the check-in date, all monies will be refunded. Notice of intent to cancel must be in writing.
Cancellations occuring 14 days or less before check-in date will be charged the first nights rental,
only.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bryson City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas 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
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Close to Nantahala, Tuckaseegee Rivers and Deep Creek for whitewater rafting and tubing. Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smokey Mountain Nat Park, Tsali bike trail, Fontana Lake and Dam, many waterfalls and hiking, zipline courses, horseback riding and gem mining nearby. Fishing on Fontana and many rivers and streams.

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