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Luxury Home at 4300 Elevation - Top Quality Everything - Best Views-2 mi to Ski

Judy Wren

Member since: 2001
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Speaks: english
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Wren Beach Rentals

Member since: 2001
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Luxury Home at 4300 Elevation - Top Quality Everything - Best Views-2 mi to Ski

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Maggie Valley House Rental Photos and Description

Luxury home, 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, unbelievable views, easy access,sleeps 10-13

Welcome to The Wrens' Nest! This fabulous, new, Contemporary Craftsman home sits on Cataloochee mountain at 4300 feet, yet is easily accessible to everything!. The view is spectacular in every season, and the house itself is stunning. We have the best of everything and offer the house for rent to those vacationers who are looking for a truly special home! Some features include: vaulted wood ceilings, soaring fireplace, 2 decks & a covered porch, open living-living-kitchen area, separate game/TV room, 4 bedrooms plus a bonus 'dorm' room, 4 full baths, beautiful walnut floors, hot tub, optional high speed wireless connection, and more!

The Wrens' Nest is located 1.5 miles from the Cataloochee ski area and ranch, 2 miles from Ghost Town and Tube World, 5 miles from the Maggie Valley Club, 7 miles from the Skyline Drive, 10 miles from Lake Junaluska and Waynesville, and 15 miles from Cherokee. Day trips to Asheville, Nantahala rafting, Highlands, and other charming spots are easy, but you will love it here so much that you won't stray very far!

House Details: The Wrens' Nest is a new, luxurious, contemporary home with top quality construction, furnishings, appliances, bedding, and location. It is a perfect vacation home for those individuals who want the very best and are willing to care for it. The house is built on two levels, with the main living spaces on the upper level. We have a flat driveway and you enter the house on the second (main) level, so you don't have to negotiate stairs or a steep driveway with your groceries and luggage. On this level are the living-dining-kitchen area, bar, office, master suite, main deck, 'screenless' porch, powder bath with shower, laundry/mud room, grilling deck and double garage.

The living - dining area is furnished with comfortable but quality materials and is designed for relaxation and conversation. The centerpiece of the room is the wood burning fireplace with raised hearth and 20 foot high stone face. A down sofa and several comfortable chairs will draw you to the fire, the view, or a good book!

The bar with beverage refrigerator and storage for glasses and mugs will make drink prep very convenient.The dining area is fitted with a table which is set up to seat 6 and expands to accommodate 10! Additional seating for 4 is available at the huge granite island.

The open galley kitchen is a delight to work in. It has a built in refrigerator with paneled doors, 6 burner gas cook top, regular oven, convection-microwave oven, and a very quiet dishwasher. The 12 foot x 5 foot island and tall pantry cabinets provide plenty of storage for food and cooking supplies..

Just off the kitchen is a delightful coverech porch, open to the views on two sides. Unscreened, since we have no bugs at this elevation, you will love the comfy rockers and picnic table for four as you watch humming birds and feel the mountain breezes.

The master bedroom opens to the deck and the hot tub just outside. It has a king poster bed, dresser, 48' wall mounted HD TV, DVD player, and lounge chair. You will love our remote controlled window shades, which can be lowered for darkness or raised into the windows and door without any loss of view! The master bath has heated floors, wall mounted TV, double vanity, soaking tub, and separate walk in shower. A walk in closet and toilet room complete the suite.

On the front of the house is a spacious office with built in desk and seating for three. We have an optional high speed wireless card, so feel free to bring your lap top and get a little work done in beautiful surroundings.

Truly magnificent long range mountain views are seen from every room!

On the lower level you will find a large TV room with reclining sofa and chairs, game table with seating for 6, and a wet bar with under counter refrigerator, sink, and old fashioned popcorn maker. Also, we have a long covered deck with fabulous mountain views, three bedrooms, and two baths.

The 'junior master' suite features a king bed and private bath with large walk in shower and double vanities. The queen bedroom and 'bear room' share a full bath with two vanities. The 'bear room' is a kid's delight, featuring two double beds.

For larger gatherings, we have a bonus room over the garage. Outfitted with three single beds, TV/DVD plauer, and plenty of space for lounging, it is a perfect getaway for the teens or young adults in your group! It is heated with an efficient space heater in the winter; no air conditioning needed in the summer!

Some additional features of the house include: 5 televisions with Direct TV service; 3 DVD players; sound system with speakers in the living area, porch, and main deck; optional wireless network card ; completely equipped kitchen; top quality bed and bath linens, separate grilling deck with large gas grill, enclosed double garage with openers, and a security system.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Judy Wren (Property Manager)
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
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About Judy Wren

We live in Jacksonville Florida and built the Wrens' Nest as a second home, not planning to rent it. However, since we can't be here ALL the time, we decided we would rather share it with discriminating renters than leave it empty for weeks at a time. We have a high end oceanfront vacation business in the Ponte Vedra / St. Augustine area and have had excellent success renting to people who love our homes and take very good care of them. We think you will love our wonderful Wrens' Nest, perched high above Maggie Valley, with outstanding long range views and all the amenities you could think of!

Judy Wren purchased this house in 2009

Why Judy Wren chose Maggie Valley

We had been looking for the perfect NC mountain location for years. Our criteria included: at least 4000 foot elevation; long range mountain views; NOT surrounded by other houses; no telephone wires to spoil the view, easy access to the main roads; good restaurants and attractions nearby; and a flat driveway and entrance to the house. As you can imagine, these qualities are VERY hard to find in the mountains, especially when you insist on ALL of them! But, the minute we saw Lot 5 in The Seasons of Maggie Valley, we knew we had found our dream location. Then...all we had to do was build the house!

What makes this house unique

The Wrens' Nest is NOT the typical mountain 'cabin'. It depends on what is important to you, of course, but we think you will appreciate our combination of wonderful features:

*unbelievable long range mountain views while enjoying easy access to and from the house

*light and bright interiors with quality and comfortable furnishings, bedding and decor; enjoy our original art, award winning quilts, and all the other touches that make this house a home;

* a house filled with special amenities: walnut floors, heated bath floors in the master, stereo system throughout the house and decks, 5 televisions/DVD players; lots of games and puzzles for kids and adults; top quality appliances and cookware; separate entertainment room with game tabel and wet bar;

* two huge decks, a covered 'screenless porch', and even a grilling deck

*hot tub and wireless Internet...both OPTIONAL in case you don't need them

*double garage with automatic openers, security system,

'tankless' water heater... and more. We challenge you to find a comparable home for anywhere near our price!

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Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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based on 11 traveler reviews

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Luxury Home at 4300 Elevation - Top Quality Everything - Best Views-2 mi to Ski
average rating of 4.909091 based on 11 reviews
Yulee, Florida

House is lovely, layout is great with a big family

  • 4 of 5

Property is in a great location convenient for traveling to many locations. It is very relaxing and homey. Would definitely recommend for multiple or large family.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Set the bar for cabin stays in NC!

  • 5 of 5

Not only is the owner incredibly organized and helpful (so you're well-prepared for your stay!) and the house beautifully furnished and maintained, but the views from the house cannot be beat. The amenities are incredible, and the open kitchen/den layout lets everyone hang out as a family, no matter what everyone is doing. We absolutely loved it! I thoroughly recommend this property to anyone considering it! The only down side? Where do we go from here? It'll be tough to beat this vacation!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Fabulous, with Nothing Lacking!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as the owner said it would be. The road is fairly steep, but is paved all the way to the house. No problem in the summer, but in snow you would probably need 4wheel drive.

This is, by far, the nicest place we have ever stayed in.

The views could not be any better!

If you want luxury, this is your place.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Loved staying here. Beatiful house & view.

  • 5 of 5

We had two trucks with trailers and there was adequate parking for them. The road up is all blacktopped with no problem going up or down with the trucks or motorcycles.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: These nice folks came from all over the country to bike through the mountains. As I promised, they had an easy time getting to and from our house and plenty of space to leave their vehicles when they were out on the road. They covered almost 1000 miles biking while there and still had lots of time to enjoy the house and the views. If you are a biker who appreciates beautiful and comfortable lodgings, we think you will love The Wrens' Nest as much as they did!
Afton, VA

Perfect for Three Generation Family Week

  • 5 of 5

We were very fortunate to find this beautiful and comfortable property available on the week we had chosen for a family get together. Our group consisted of us, a couple, our daughters, sons-in-law and five grandchildren. The owner was very helpful during our early rental arrangements and promptly answered any questions we had. We had a few questions after arrival and they were quickly answered to our total satisfaction.

The grandchildren ranged in age from almost 8 to 15 and the home worked out well for them as well as the adults. Babies would also be fine in this home. There is plenty of play area and space for toddlers, but with the many doors and the stairs, parents would need to be watchful.

Access and parking was adequate for the small motor home that we arrived in, but the road is quite steep with some sharp turns. The owners can help renters with further information. Our family each came with their own vehicles, one with a small travel trailer, and we had more than enough off the road parking as the house is on a very quiet road with very little traffic. The entire double garage was available to us which was also very convenient.

The photos and description on the website are indicative of exactly what you'll see when you arrive. The sounds of the birds singing and the tinkling stream are missing from the photos, but they are certainly an important part of the experience of being at the Wrens' Nest.

Our family did some hiking, and visited the nearby ranch for a meal, but didn't ride as three of the children were too young or too small for the horses. The children also swam at the public pool in Waynesville. Most of us visited the Cherokee Museum and all the children and several adults went to the evening play in Cherokee. They all returned giving great reviews. Eating out is not a big thing for our family, but there is no shortage of eating places just down the mountain. The supermarket in Waynesville has a wonderful selection of groceries and the refrigerator and cooking facilities in the house are more than adequate for a family which likes to prepare their own food. The many sitting areas and three deck areas are conducive to conversations and game-playing, which we did in abundance.

Although the lower level is not accessible for those with disabilities, the first floor with a king bed, huge bathroom and two decks works beautifully for those who can navigate the one step from the garage.

A great VRBO experience for us!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very happy that these nice folks enjoyed The Wrens' Nest and we appreciate their writing such a comprehensive review! I do want to correct one small comment since people are often worried about access to houses in the mountains. There is only ONE sharp turn to reach the house; just before the house, we do have a horseshoe turn, which might have been a little complicated since they were pulling a trailer. However, the road is wide and paved, unlike most mountain roads, and it is really not difficult to manuever. We realize that many people, particular Florida folks, are nervous about driving in the mountains. We are Florida folks too and one of my primary considerations when looking for property was the easy of access....while still having fabulous long range views.

Love this beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I have stayed at Wren's Nest at least a half dozen times, and we'll be back this summer. The owners have done a marvelous job with the decor. The house is completely furnished. The kitchen is second to none and the views from every window are probably the best in Maggie Valley. We've rented in the winter and enjoyed the fact that we are less than five minutes from the ski lodge at the top of the mountain. We come every summer and enjoy day trips to Ashville, Cherokee, and Gatlinburg. The owners were easy to reach and we plan to return soon.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway


Lake Junaluska
Cataloochee Ski Area
Joey's Pancake House
Tube World
"Fun for little kids but quite expensive for what you get"
J Arthur's Restaurant
Stompin' Ground
Frankie's Italian Trattoria
Legends Sports Grill
"Nearby sports bar with lots of TVs, great hamburgers, wings, and more. Very casual, noisy, a..."
Pin High Grill at the Maggie Valley Club
"Beautiful golf course open to the public; Pin High Grill is great for lunch and casula dinners"
The Swag Country Inn
"Beautiful lodge and dining room on a mountain top. Not the easiest to get to but the views a..."
Blue Ridge Parkway Ranger
Ghost Town Rd
"Ghost Town is trying to make a come back. "
Wheels Through Time Museum
"A Must See for biking enthusiasts"
Lake Junaluska
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Maggie Valley Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
J Arthurs
Nearest Ski
1.5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

The Wrens' Nest is a new home in a new development called The Seasons of Maggie Valley. The Seasons is located off Fie Top Road, 1.9 miles up from Soco Road and 1.5 miles below the Cataloochee Ski Area. Although the house is located at 4300 feet elevation, the access up Fie Top Road is very easy; you will need a 4 wheel drive and possibly chains in snowy weather, of course.

You will never see views as spectacular as those from The Wrens' Nest. Long range mountain views, with no telephone wires, roads, or roof tops to spoil the beauty, are simply stunning. Regardless of the season or the weather, you will love looking out over the mountains and watching the clouds drift by.

The house is perfectly situated to enjoy privacy in a serene mountain setting yet have easy access to skiing, golf, restaurants, shopping, and other activities.


Rates & Availability

From $257 Per night

Maggie Valley House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 14 2015 - May 29 2015
3 night minimum stay
May 30 2015 - Aug 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Sep 1 2015 - Sep 30 2015
7 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Optional wireless $50.00
Cleaning $150.00
Optional bonus room $200.00 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $500.00
Optional hot tub $50.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes Weekly only and $500 upcharge holiday weeks: Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years
11% tax on rent
*$500 reservation/refundable damage deposit
*$150-$250 cleaning fee
* $50 OPTIONAL hot tub fee
* $50 OPTIONAL wireless fee for 3GB data
*$50/night or $200/week OPTIONAL bonus room rent + tax

Credit cards accepted with 3% Management Fee; Personal Checks accepted

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Maggie Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , double vanities
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , double vanities
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , double vanities
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , single vanity
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , two double beds
    Bedroom 5 - 3 twin/ single , bonus room - can be closed off
  • In the house, we have four bedrooms. There are two master suites with king beds and private baths. A queen bedroom shares a bath with a a bedroom with two double beds. We have a bonus room over the garage which is heated with a space heater. It has two twin beds, one twin day bed, TV/DVD player, and plenty of room for lounging or play. The room has easy access to the fourth bath, which serves as a powder room but has a full shower.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
We can recommend a private chef, catered meaksm massage therapist, and more.

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