|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Eagle’s Perch, rustic with many touches of simple elegance, sits high on a mountaintop, midway between Bryson City and Franklin, NC, overlooking the rushing Little Tennessee River. It offers magnificent mountain views with spectacular sunsets, the fresh smell of clean mountain air, where you may even see the eagles fly! The home’s layout, conducive to multiple-couple privacy, as well as family togetherness, provides large indoor and outdoor living spaces.
The center of your activities will be in the huge Great Room, featuring one wall of floor-to-cathedral ceiling windows, a large seating area, wood-burning fireplace and satellite TV/DVD. Off to one side is the dining area, with seating for 8, and kitchen area. The ultra-modern kitchen, equipped with a full complement of utensils and dinnerware, offers a high-end stove, refrigerator and dishwasher, as well as spacious pantry.
Eagle's Perch, situated midway between Bryson City and Franklin, is on a security-protected private drive leading from a gravel country road adjacent to the Little Tennessee River. The Little Tennessee River provides both fishing and kayaking while the surrounding mountains are ideal for hiking and ATVs. The Nantahala Recreation Center, located just down the road, offers the best white-water rafting, and kayaking, in all the Smokies. Nearby Lake Fontana provides boating and SCUBA activities. Horseback riding is also close by.
The towns of Bryson City, Franklin and Cherokee offer every conceivable vacation pastime, including gem mining, and Casino gambling. The Great Smoky Mountain Rail Road has train rides that delight both kids and adults. The nearby Great Smoky Mountain National Park offers additional family activities- and don't forget Dollywood, just on the other side of the park.
Couldn't be a better prescription for rest and relaxation than Eagle's Perch. You can sit on the deck and enjoy the sun while listening to the river below. At night there are a million stars visible that you can't see in town. Plenty to do just a short drive in any direction. We everything about the cabin and will return again next year.
My husband and I and our 2 sons (aged 7 & 10) stayed at Eagle's Perch for a week. First, I must say the photos do not do the home justice. It is absolutely beautiful. Cathedral ceilings in the family room, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, and kitchen appliances any cook would love. The back deck is very large and runs the width of the house across the back and has 4 sliding glass doors that lead out to it. The boys wanted to "take the house home with us". It is very wooded, and VERY secluded; there is 1 other house on the road and you can not see it at all from the road or the house. The furnishings are clean and comfortable; there were plenty of towels and bedding. The master bedroom has 2 LARGE closets, the bedroom with all the windows does not have a closet, but the room is quite large and does have a couple of chairs and nightstands, so there is room to spread out. The third bedroom (the one not pictured) has a king bed, nightstand, and a very nice antique looking desk with a chair; the closet here is quite large and has plenty of place to hang clothes as well as shelves and bins to put items in/on. The space in this room is tight, but it is still very comfortable. The driveway is a bit steep, especially at the very top, but our minivan had no problem getting in and out; however, I would imagine 4 wheel drive would be a necessity in bad weather. The river is at the bottom of the road and you can hear it from the back deck; it is a great place for the kids to play, swim, hunt for cool rocks, and fish.
Important things to note: there is no cell phone service, wi-fi, 3G, 4G, etc. for a good 15-20 minutes drive time from the cabin. It is also 20-30 minutes from what would be considered a "main" road; this is important for planning of day trips (ie: if the brochure says 45 mins. from Bryson City, it will likely take you an hour and 15 mins. to get there). The closest gas station/convenience mart is Needmore to Telico to R on 28. Take 28 into Cowee and there is a nice BP on the right with some groceries and a little hot food.
NONE of these things would stop us from wanting to stay at Eagle's Perch again; we recommend researching your day trips thoroughly before you stay and pick up some good maps of the area in advance.
This was the perfect place to get away from it all. We had four adults and two children and wanted to just relax and spend time in nature. The house was plenty big for all of us and the views were great. We loved using the hot tub and sitting by the fire. Two days we drove into Bryson City and Cherokee for some short hikes, but the rest of the time we just loved being in the cabin. I would highly recommend Eagle's Perch!
We had lots of color and great weather for our stay at Eagle's Perch. We saw the eagle fly over our first afternoon there and a pair of them were perched along the river during the week. We saw deer crossing the river and a flock of wild turkeys. The views from the back deck were amazing and the early morning fog floating above the river was fun to watch. At night we enjoyed the hot tub and watching the stars. The cabin is a great place to get away and enjoy the quiet and beauty of nature. The property is clean, well-maintained and has a warm cozy feel to it. The living room has comfortable furniture and a wood burning fireplace, the kitchen is a dream to cook in. The driveway is a little intimidating the first time up when you are from a relatively flat area of the country, but not hard to navigate. We would recommend it to our friends and relatives. The owners are great and very helpful.
There are plenty of activities just in the area, lots of fall festivals, interesting shops, rafting, and hiking.
We had a wonderful weekend at your cabin. The views were amazing, the hot tub was so relaxing and the beds were super comfortable! Our families so enjoyed the spacious family room where we were able to watch movies and play games. Everything was clean and well maintained.
We love being on top of the mountain and enjoyed exploring Bryson City, the Road to Nowhere (& the tunnel) and even walked part of the Appalachian Trail!
We felt so blessed to be able to relax in such beautiful surroundings. Great memories were made this weekend. An experience we'll not soon forget!
Thank you for making everything so easy for us (especially the escort to the cabin).
Our family of 5 enjoyed two nights at Christmas at this cabin. We expected great views, especially from the hot tub. What was better than expected was the size of the great room that continues into the kitchen. The appliances were much better than ours at home so I hope my wife didn't get too used to them! The large deck was great and the windows across the back of the cabin made for great views from inside as well.
Dave, the owner, met us for the drive to the cabin in his Miata which was good because I kept reminding my wife on the way up that if he can do this in a Miata, I can do it in the minivan! He gave us a quick tour of the house and we were ready to go.
Although there are a few small things mentioned above, this is a very nice cabin - better and bigger than the pictures indicate. If you want to get away from it all, this is a great spot.
A few bits of advice to future renters. We didn't get snow for Christmas (we are transplanted Chicagoans so this was our original reason for renting a mountain cabin) which may have turned out to be good for us. The single lane gravel road is pretty steep and the driveway up to the house is especially steep. If there is too much snow or any ice, I imagine a 4 wheel drive could be necessary to get to the top. The grill out front (picture it off to your right in the front view of the house) is a little inconveniently located, but more importantly it is charcoal, and you should bring your own. The main fireplace is wood burning, which was great and put out a lot of heat, but the wood supply was pretty wet and rotting, so you might want to bring a dry bundle or two to make sure you can get it started up. Because it is so remote, your cell phone might not work. There is a phone in the cabin, although we didn't try it. The hot tub doesn't get very hot. It was perfect for the kids although Mom and I would have liked it a little hotter for our last dip on a cold night. The outside grounds could use a little gardening and cleanup, but we didn't spend much time in the driveway so it is quickly forgotten once you are inside.
The outside rear deck, looking out on the mountains and overlooking the Little Tennessee, offers a continuation of the Great Room, allowing the outside to come-in. The rear deck features a picnic table and hot tub – for relaxation at its finest. Designed with the convenience of just a few walking steps, every meal of the day can be enjoyed outside. An outside barbecue grill with adjacent picnic table complements your food preparation experience.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$100 + Tax|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.