'GLAMPING' IN A YURT AT BLANCHE MANOR- AFFORDABLE ECO-FRIENDLY

blair

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Sleeps8
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'GLAMPING' IN A YURT AT BLANCHE MANOR- AFFORDABLE ECO-FRIENDLY

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin

Overview

Overview

Ocoee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Beutifully appointed Yurt at Blanche Manor Horse Ranch, Mountain Views!

After years of requests by our horseback riding guests, we are now able to share a taste of life at Blanche Manor. After long deliberation, we decided on yurts. We wanted others to enjoy the paradise we live in without destroying or altering the beauty we all migrate to the mountains for. The yurt allows you to feel as if you are part of the wilderness, but does not leave a permanent environmental footprint! Believe it or not, these structures can be taken down and moved if needed. Mother Nature would never know they were ever there!

So what is a yurt, anyway? It is a portable circular dwelling with a permanent wooden floor, a dome roof supported by beautiful wooden rafters that leads to wonderful skylight. The natural light from above and the four large windows truly gives you the feeling of being outside. Think of the yurt as a camping experience, and your expectations will wildly surpassed.

Our structures are cooled by mountain breezes that flow freely through the multiple windows; the large ceiling fan keeps the cool air in and pushes the hot air out. In very hot weather each yurt is equipped with an air conditioner, to ensure your total comfort. In cooler weather the windows are closed and small eco-friendly heaters will help this efficient, well insulated structure to keep the chill out. These wonderful abodes were the perfect option for us because they are not only beautiful, environmentally respectful, but offer the safety and structure of a home, with the earthy feeling of camping. Talk about having it all!

Being environmentally friendly does not mean you cannot be comfortable! We designed each yurt to feel as if you were “glamping”. They were thoughtfully and beautifully appointed with everything you should need to enjoy your stay away from home. The queen size log bed boasts high thread count sheets, elegant comforters and pillows, and a space- saving trundle bed underneath for two additional guests. . .

If you have more than four guests, there is a sleeper sofa or queen air mattress, depending on which yurt you choose.

The kitchen area is simply and efficiently designed to meet the needs of a honeymoon couple wanting a sunrise cup of coffee or a bustling family excitedly looking forward to a full blown mountain cookout . There is a refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, dishes, utensils, utility towels, and pots and pans for grill cooking.

The patio area was designed for guests to appreciate the reason we all migrate to the mountains. Our outside kitchen has a view that is unmatched. The gas grill has a side burner so complete meals can be prepared. Your grilled masterpiece can then be conveniently enjoyed in the outside dining area that is shaded by an umbrella and situated at the optimal point to enjoy refreshing mountain breezes. And my favorite is the hammock – a great place to read a book, supervise all that cooking, or do nothing at all! For the true mountaineers, there is a fire pit if you really want to cook you dinner the old fashioned way! This centrally located amenity, just steps away from your yurt, is also equipped with running water for washing off your dishes, hands, shoes, etc.

In keeping with the earth friendly theme, the yurts share a bathhouse with a common septic system. This allowed us to reduce our impact on our forest, which was of paramount importance. Each yurt has its own bathroom at the bathhouse. The facility is at the bottom of the yurt property. It can be seen in this photo as the red tin roof. A winding path, illuminated at night makes the commute to the facilities short, safe, and scenic, about a one minute walk. THERE IS NOT A BATHROOM IN THE YURT, YOU MUST WALK TO YOUR BATHROOM, ABOUT 150 YARDS DOWN A GRAVELED, ILLUMINATED PATH. Because of this, staying in our yurts may not be for everyone. If you are in poor health, or the thought of walking to the bathrooom does not thrill you, this is probably not the experience for you.

We made sure the bathroom was worth the short jaunt, about 150 yards down an illuminted gravel path. They are appointed with fluffy towels, quality fixtures, a well lit vanity and sink, a shower with deluxe shower head, and toilet. There is also a shared hot tub in the bath house area for enjoying incredible views of star-filled nights. Getting back to nature has never been so luxurious! The bathhouse is also where the parking area is located. You will have to walk your luggage up the hill to the yurt, so please pack accordingly. The walk is short, but it is uphill. We have gone out of our way to make sure you have everything you need, so packing light should be easy. Also, the walk back up the hill is well worth the beautiful view you get from your deck!

There is so much nature to enjoy. It can be as simple as the sunrises from your deck. When you are ready to explore, our secluded wooded location has walking paths, a small pond, and of course horses passing by at the bottom of the property.

When you are ready for some outdoor activities, the ranch is steps away, the Ocoee River is just 10 minutes, and unlimited hiking and biking are available at the White Water Center 15 minutes from our property.

We are sure you will enjoy your stay on the ranch with us. You can see our property at www.blanchemanor.com

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
blair (Owner)
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About blair

Our family runs Blanche Manor and the guest accomodations. We take great pride in sharing the best of the Blue Ridge Mountains with you! We know you will enjoy your time with us, as we feel we have offered the greatest value possible in a beautiful location, come join us at Blanche Manor!

blair purchased this cabin in 2009

Why blair chose Ocoee

Our ranch is located in the heart of the Cohutta Wilderness. We have Olympic rafting courses at our doorstep, riding stables, hiking, biking, tubing, and great restaurants. Our ranch guests would constantly request to stay overnight. We finally answered the multiple requests and opened our yurt village. It is green, works in harmony with our forest, and preserves the natural beauty we all travel to the mountains for. Make no mistake - they are very comfortable and well appointed. I took care to make sure our guests would stay in the same fashion I would expect if I were traveling on a romantic get-away with my husband, or a full our family vacation with my four small children.

What makes this cabin unique

While you are 'glamping' with us you will be close to EVERYTHING outdoors! Horseback riding, mountain biking, rafting, tubing, hiking, trout fishing, and swimming. Also antique shopping, scenic railway, great restaurants, constant festivals, and just enjoying the mountain air! We have hoseback riding acitivities onsite, as well as wagon rides through an apple orchard. We also have a wonderful country cafe, The Cider House. It is only 2 miles from the farm, and was featured in Southern Living.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
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Reviews

Reviews

4.5
based on 12 traveler reviews

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'Glamping' in a Yurt at Blanche Manor- Affordable Eco-Friendly
average rating of 4.5 based on 12 reviews
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'Glamping' in a Yurt at Blanche Manor- Affordable Eco-Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p263686vb
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Ocoee Tennessee
Tn
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Mixed

  • 3 of 5
Some good . Some not so good. The yurts are closed up during the long, hot days with no air conditioning on when they are not in use. In the same way that a tent can mildew in the humidity, a yurt does as well. Be advised, if u r allergic to mold or mildew. The main bed is good. DO NOT plan on anyone over a tiny child, will be able to sleep on the trundle bed. This is a slatted wood frame with a piece of foam on it. I thought I would never walk again. It is remote and not advise able to arrive after dark. We struggled a little getting our things up the hill in the dark and it took a long time to get it cool to go to sleep. Other than these things, we enjoyed our time. Nicely appointed, clean bathroom, good hot tub, great horseback ride program, and beautiful scenery. We won't be going again, but it was worth it to have had the experience of staying in a yurt. Hope this helps. It's honest.
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We will look into the trundle bed never had anyone complain about the comfort of it . Yurts are glamping they are a large open room with a canvas top it is camping . We do have stand up a/c units and fans in the yurts but the weekend that you visited was the hottest weekend we have had all summer long . I know that you arrived very late but we do have a lighted path way to use to walk up to the yurts unless some of the lights we're out, which we we're un aware of . We have people in and our of there constantly durring the summer . They clean them and when guests are scheduled to arrive we open the windows . They are not kept closed up . We do not keep the air running in them when no one is renting them we have them cause they are Eco friendly . Some people don't even use the air cause if your camping you don't normally have an a/c unit but that is up to each individual to turn them on . As for your comment about mold and mildew we do not have that in our yurts . I appreciate your honesty about your stay and we wish you would have enjoyed the yurts more but I guess this is something that you experienced once and will never do again . We have many happy customers who return to our yurts yearly to stay in them . If you decide to come visit us again you might want to look into our bunkhouse or the lodge . It might be something that you would enjoy more with your family and not glamping ( camping ) in our yurts .
Sounds like you enjoyed our horse backing riding and scenery . We hope you consider coming back again in the future
Thank you
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5

1st Timers

  • 5 of 5
This is the first time we have stayed in a yurt!!! IT WILL NOT BE THE LAST-WHAT A BLAST!!!! The Yurt was very clean and well appointed. We just sat on the deck, grilled hot dogs and brats and visited(no TV). The walk to the bunk house was not bad but as usual we brought too much stuff. Coffee on the deck the next morning was great as well - stopped at Mercer's on the way in and had fried apple pies for breakfast. Did not ride horses this time but will do that next time. Property is BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing your little slice of heaven with us. I would recommend bringing a gallon of water to have in yurt for coffee and drinking although access to water is not far away. Thanks again!
  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Ocoee Tennessee
South Carolina
5

great place!

  • 5 of 5
My husband, sons, wives and nephews stayed at Blanche Manor and had a marvellous time. Check in was a breeze and the accommodations were excellent. And we had the place to ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed our time together. We'll be back!
  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers
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Ocoee Tennessee
5

What a wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I surprised my girlfriend with a trail ride and a stay in one of the yurts. To say she was thrilled would be an understatement. The location is secluded and quiet. By chance the other yurt was empty and we had the entire place to ourselves!
The guide for our ride was very patient and fun. While my girlfriend and I are more experienced riders, there were two younger boys and she helped them the entire way. We will definetly be back and talked about renting both yurts with another family. It would be a great weekend!
  • Submitted: May 5, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: What a great surprise you both sound like it was a perfect getaway
We hope to see you guys again !!
Thank you
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4

Small Bachelor Party

  • 4 of 5
We had a great time! There were four of us staying in the yurt, and there was plenty of room. The yurt was nice and everything was very peaceful. The bathrooms were very clean as well. The lady who cleaned, Rachel, I think, was very friendly. This place is very close to the Ocoee, so even though we had no clue where we were going, it took no time to get there. The only reason I give this four stars, and not five, is because the hot tub did not get very hot at all. That was the only downside. Everything else about our stay was great.
  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: hi we are very sorry about the hot tub not being hot enough and we are looking into it . We drain it out and clean in between all of our guests and it might have just not have gotten heated back up again once you got into it . We hope you enjoyed your stay and we hope you come back soon !!
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5

adult getaway

  • 5 of 5
Loved this place, liked that we had designated bathroom in bath house. Quiet, peaceful, although my wife broke broom handle killing a bug while I was outside, lol. Plan on coming back.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: When I found your note regarding the broom, I laughed til tears rolled down my face. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again.
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Chattanooga tn
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Ocoee Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Copperhill Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Highway 5
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cider House Cafe
Car: necessary
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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

From $85 Per night

Ocoee Cabin Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $30
Tax Rate 9.25%
Notes Please refer to the email your recived as your rental agreement. It will give check in directions and policies. Please call Rachel at 423-248-0898 day of arrival with any questions.

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Amenities

Amenities

Ocoee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 24 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
Kitchen:
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
Entertainment:
  • Stereo
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Shared Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Private deck with hammock and mountain view. Fire pit steps from private deck on open bluff reveals amazing starlit nights. Walking distance to horseback riding ranch, minutes from white water rafting, trout fishing, hiking, and mountain biking.
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