RETREAT IN THE SKY...AN UNFORGETTABLE GETAWAY FOR TWO...

Sandy Nelson

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Bedrooms 2
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RETREAT IN THE SKY...AN UNFORGETTABLE GETAWAY FOR TWO...

Bryson City Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4) with Beautiful Mountain Views

A recent guest wrote in our guest book....'this place is beyond beautiful'....

Retreat in the Sky is an unforgettable place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special times.

Come to the Smoky Mountains and Retreat in the Sky for an unforgettable vacation! Whether you're sport enthusiasts wanting to be located in the hub of all the Smoky Mountain activities... or second honeymooners celebrating your wedding anniversary and hoping for that very special place... or vacationers/seniors looking for rest and relaxation at an incredibly beautiful vacation home....we offer it all.....

Sitting close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain, our guests enjoy our wonderful, like new, very private luxury mountain home...and its great location...in the very heart of the Smoky Mountain activities!!! Special features include a breathtaking view of the Smokies from most rooms including the screened porch and deck, a large deluxe hot tub on the screened porch (where you're safe from all the outside critters), a log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful campfires.

In addition to the hot tub, the large screened porch has a teakwood table and chairs and comfortable furniture. The deck is great for relaxing with your loved one on the swing and enjoying the spectacular short and long range views, grilling out and dining on the umbrella table or rocking and enjoying the wonderful feeling that comes with being in the mountains.

But...the master loft bedroom, with it's queen feather 4-poster bed, and its incredible view...will make your Retreat in the Sky and mountain experience a vacation you won't forget!!!

Retreat is centrally located for ALL of the Smoky Mountain activities!! We offer a great location. Just minutes to Bryson City, the Gateway to the Smokies... the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad... Fontana Lake, a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for half or the entire day... the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, biking, and fun restaurants... Cherokee, you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino... Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, and picnics...the Smoky Mountain Country Club which is a beautiful mountain course and open to the public....the Blue Ridge Parkway...where is there a more beautiful drive??? And maybe best of all... Ingles Supermarket is only five minutes away.

But...if you're looking for complete seclusion, getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...and doing nothing more than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying being alone together...You will love Retreat in the Sky...the view is majestic and the only neighbors are the birds and occasional wild turkeys that come to visit...

ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:

* Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am.

* Signed Rental Agreement Required

* No smoking in house or screened porch

* No pets (and no exceptions!)

* Be sure to bring your cell phone; there is no longer telephone service at the cottage...

* Hot Tub is available March 15th through October

* Maximum guests: 2

* Firelog burning fireplace; (firelogs not provided)

* Not suitable for children...

* 3 night minimum...except June, July and October which are weekly only...

* Our road association does not permit motorcycles or trailers...

Please e-mail us with questions or telephone us to make your reservations. Be sure to visit our other vacation home on vrbo #7436... A Log Heaven. It might be available if Retreat in the Sky is not.

We are celebrating the 14th anniversary since we built and opened our vacation home to guests. We have learned a lot (and are still learning) about what makes a great vacation and what we need to do to help insure that you have one! Ty and I have talked with and met many wonderful new friends who have stayed with us from all over the USA, plus England, Germany, Brazil, Canada and Finland. We thank you for looking at our web page and we hope you have an opportunity to vacation with us at Retreat in the Sky.

Ty and Sandy Nelson

Keywords: Mountain retreat, mountain getaway, mountain chic, mountain cabin, mountain chalet, mountain cottage

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Suitability:
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
Sandy Nelson (Owner)
Advertiser since 2000
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About Sandy Nelson

Ty and I have been sharing our vacation home, Retreat in the Sky, with guests for over fifteen years. It has been fun, sometimes very challenging...but most of all...a rewarding experience. Our goal is... and has always been ....to provide a wonderful vacation experience for our guests..

Sandy Nelson purchased this cottage in 1998

Why Sandy Nelson chose Bryson City

We fell in love with Bryson City the first time we visited. It is quaint, friendly and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We found the perfect spot to build our second home. It's close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain in the Smokies. Our view is outstanding. Retreat has a privacy that is hard to describe. Our first home is three hours away and fifteen years later, with our car packed with all our stuff, heading for Bryson City and our Retreat in the Sky, we're still excited.... after all these years, we still can't wait to get there.

What makes this cottage unique

Sitting on the swing on our deck...enjoying the beautiful view...is the ultimate in relaxation. Retreat in the Sky can only be reached by driving up the private road and then you drive up some more on our paved driveway. We are not on the road so no one can see us or drive by us. So you see, we also have the ultimate in privacy. We not only have a beautiful deck filled with flowers and a wonderfully landscaped setting, but a large screened porch complete with hot tub and a great place to hang out. We're only five minutes from Ingles Supermarket, the quaint town of Bryson City and only ten minutes from just about everywhere else.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Retreat in the Sky is a feast for the senses! The interior of the home is filled with artistically arranged collectibles and plants that provide a treat for the eyes in any direction. The flower-laden deck is wonderful alone but combined with the amazing view of the mountains takes your breathe away. The candles and comforts provide a romantic ambiance and the overall effect of a week here was very soul-soothing. All this and the amazing variety of hikes, views, activities and waterfalls (our favorite) made for a fabulous vacation---we loved it!
Jun 2013
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Retreat in the Sky...An Unforgettable Getaway for Two...
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews
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Retreat in the Sky...An Unforgettable Getaway for Two...
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5

Until Next Time.....

  • 5 of 5
Wow, this cabin was absolutely perfect for a relaxing and romantic getaway. I was scared...I must admit... just a little...the first time twisting up the mountain roads, but once you round that last (and steepest) bend the view is simply breathtaking. With just a few ventures to and fro I admittedly looked forward to the climb. From the amazing views both inside and outside of the cabin, to the firepit, the hot tub and the super cozy interior, and yes even the winding trek up the mountain...everything came together to create a really welcoming and serene ambiance. The cabin is super close to dining in Bryson City (we ate at Cork and Bean per Sandy and Ty's recommendation and it was delicious) and also close to plenty of outdoor activities. We did the tubing at Deep Creek and the NOC mountain top zip line tour which was just amazing. I cannot recommend this place enough. Sandy was great to work with and she had plenty of recommendations and was just all around helpful. Its almost hard to imagine other guests coming and going from the "retreat in the sky" because for the few days we were there it truly felt like it was ours and ours alone. We will definitely be coming back! Thanks Sandy and Ty for sharing your cabin with us : )
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Heather for your very kind words regarding Retreat! We loved having you as guests and we hope you will return soon. We also loved your saying that you felt like it was your own and that's what our housekeepers said after your visit, you left Retreat so nice you would have thought it was your own. Next visit you will have to rent a pontoon on Fontana Lake. You would love it. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in our country. Thanks again...you were wonderful guests!
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Florence,SC
5

Wonderful get-away!!!

  • 5 of 5
I have been renting vacation homes through VRBO in Arizona,Colorado,California,South Carolina and New Hampshire . This is our first in North Carolina and so far the one that tops the list!
It is beautifully decorated yet relaxing and cozy. The view from the master bedroom and back deck is breath-taking. The screened porch with hot tub was so inviting. The cottage was very clean and beautiful flowers and a firefly lightshow were included!
The grocery store was well stocked and a short drive. There was also a good selection of restaurants to sample. The Smoky Mountain National Park should not be missed. We hope to explore it more on our next visit to the area. Thank you Sandy and Ty for sharing your lovely retreat and all your helpful information. We hope to visit again soon!
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Gerri-Ann and Jim for being such wonderful guests and taking such good care of Retreat. Ty and I just loved seeing Retreat through your eyes and we are so happy that Retreat sits on top of your vrbo list! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a world of new experiences, challenges and fun! And it is free! You must come back and hike some of the many trails, visit Cades Cove and enjoy the magnificent scenery!
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5

Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5
We stayed at Retreat for our honeymoon for five nights and hated to leave. Sandy and Ty's home first came to my attention when I was looking for a place for a family trip two years ago, but of course it is not suited to that many people. It has been in the back of my mind since that time, and we are so happy that we were able to stay after our wedding. If you think the cabin looks warm and cozy online, wait until you drive up and enter the house. We were immediately at home and loved every aspect, from the deck, screened porch, hot tub and the view upon awakening each morning in the loft bedroom. Everything you need is provided and anything you should want is just a few miles away. The great thing about the cabin is that it is so close to many attractions in the area, but yet so private. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Sandy and Ty for sharing your home. You were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to coming back!
  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Pamela for being such special guests! For Ty and I, I feel it is such a privilege that you spent your honeymoon at Retreat and began your life together there. Thanks too for your very kind words. Obviously, we love Retreat in the Sky and enjoy renting it to very special people like yourselves!
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5

Perfect Place!

  • 5 of 5
We enjoyed our stay at Retreat In the Sky very much! We had a fire in the fire pit one night and a fire in the living room fireplace one night. The Spa is huge and wonderful on the screened porch and the view from the deck is awesome. We loved the bedroom in the loft with a beautiful view to wake up to every morning! If you are looking for privacy and seclusion, you will have it here! But you are only minutes away from many activities......the walks to waterfalls at Deep Creek in the Park are well worth the time. We had our first white water rafting experience on the "Nanny"! All in all, we were able to balance enjoying the cabin in the mornings and evenings with fun activities during the day. It was a great 5 days!
  • Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Judith and Peter....thank you so much for being the wonderful guests that you were. We think everyone should have white water rafting on their bucket list. It is such a fun experience and we are so glad you enjoyed it! We are also glad you got to experience Deep Creek and the waterfalls. You are a very special adventuresome couple! Please come back!
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WHAT A PLACE...Retreat in the Sky is an understatement

  • 5 of 5
It's tough to come up with things to say that are just not redundant to what's already been said about the Retreat in the Sky...but we'll try. First is the location. You are nearly 3,000' up Bear Cove Mountain...via a one-way, one-lane, partially paved, partially graveled road. Not as bad as it sounds, but the first time up in the daylight and the first time up in the dark will be interesting. It is safe, just be careful. Of course, once you reach the Retreat you'll know it's worth the trip.

This is just a lovely home. It's obvious Sandy and Ty have put a lot of love into it. It's just very homey and warm. Frankly, it was difficult to get motivated to leave to go out and see things. Just sitting on the deck looking out across the Smokies was so relaxing. And of course, the hot tub made for more relaxation. If your blood pressure doesn't go down 10 points while you're here, something's wrong.

We were here the first week in Nov. so we were past the high point of the fall colors, but there was still plenty of color to see. And it hadn't gotten real cold yet so it was still comfortable being out and about. Bryson City is a very nice little town with several good
restaurants. We enjoyed the Fryemont Inn the most I think. It was the middle of the week in early Nov so it wasn't crowded. We had table right up by the fireplace...with a glass of wine and dinner. Doesn't get any better than that.

As for who should come here, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a romantic location with plenty of privacy. Husbands, your wife will love it! A honeymoon...a second honeymoon, her birthday, a way to get you out of the doghouse. Any excuse will do.

The bottom line is...we're looking forward to being back again in 2014!
  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ken and Rosalinda for your wonderful, wonderful unsolicited review of Retreat in the Sky. You were terrific guests and we are so lucky that you enjoyed the whole mountain experience and are returning next fall. We agree, the Fryemont Inn is warm and charming and the food quite good. In fact, the whole town of Bryson City is charming and we are so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you again and we are looking forward to your next visit!! And, one last thing. Our road in Bear Cove. A well maintained, one way road, with lots of it paved is as good as it gets in the mountains! As Ken said, just be careful!
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CLT Couple

  • 5 of 5
We loved the cabin the moment we saw it. We arrived in the afternoon and directions sent to us were perfect. We had no trouble climbing up the mountain - even in our convertible! The cabin is furnished to the max - making us feel right at home! Our favorite?! The screened in porch with the hot tub! The property is well kept and you can tell the owners have taken great care in making everything as perfect as possible. Secluded, yet so convenient to Downtown Bryson City, NOC, Fontana Lake, Cherokee...we enjoyed our stay and the view from the cabin was spectacular! Thanks, Sandy and Ty for sharing your home with us!
  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you Terry and Dawn...you were absolutely wonderful guests and we would love for you to visit us again!! So glad you liked the screened porch and hot tub the best because I do too! My husband and I went around and around about where we were going to put the hot tub. He wanted the screened porch and I didn't....but you see, he was right all along. Thank you again!!
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Smoky Mountain Railroad, Bryson City, NC
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 74
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Cataloochee, Maggie Valley, NC
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Smoky Mountain Country Club, Whittier, NC
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Many
Car: necessary

The most exciting new activity has to be ziplining....our guests just rave about how much fun it is...take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway... it is unforgettable...pack a picnic lunch (picnic pack for two at Retreat for guests use) and mountain gaze, and you must go to Highlands and Cashiers (great shopping and restaurants) and visit all of the waterfalls in the area, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is only one hour away...you should plan to spend the entire day as there is so much to see, go for a hike at the Joyce Kilmer forest or Deep Creek, visit Dollywood and stop at all the outlets on the way, Win some $$ to take home at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee and enjoy a great dinner there as well. You will NEVER run out of things to do. Or, never leave, sit on the deck at Retreat in the Sky and enjoy the privacy, the wonderful view and each other!

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Availability & Rates

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3 night minimum stay
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$1,050
$3,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes $75/$100 cash/check cleaning charge to be left at the cabin at checkout for the housekeeper
$50 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations

Cancellation Policy

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

Amenities

Bryson City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Adventure
General:
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Parking Off Street
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Bath towels, hand towels and wash cloths provided
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bath towels, hand towels and washcloths provided
  • 2
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (2),
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • bird watching
  • wildlife viewing
  • scenic drives
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • kayaking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • fly fishing
Notes:
What makes Retreat in the Sky so special?? Maybe it's that the road in Bear Cove is mostly paved and you don't need a 4-wheel drive vehicle to reach it, or maybe it's that it's so convenient, only a few minutes to Ingles to pick up those limes you forgot, then maybe it's because of the privacy, it sits up high on the mountain all by itself, you would never have to see or listen to any other vacationers, but then maybe it's the view, whether you're inside or out, the view is everywhere and it's beautiful, could be the hot tub; most hot tubs are outside, yours would be inside the screened porch, you could use it rain or shine... maybe it's the comfort, feather beds, pillows everywhere, maybe that's it, maybe it's having a deck AND screened porch, sometimes you could even want privacy from each other, or even maybe the outside woodburning firepit for marshmallows and fun. We love it all and we think you will too!
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