|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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. A perfect vacation home for mature adults!
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 fire log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful woodburning 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:
* We offer a beautiful vacation home for mature adults...
* 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 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
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
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 beautiful. Retreat in the Sky 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.
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.
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!
...because I feel like I'm just creating more competition for myself when it comes to booking another trip to the Retreat! Seriously however, this was our second year at the Retreat and it was just as good as the first. This is still just an amazing place. You're way up the mountain, there's total privacy (I don't even think that in the winter when the leaves are gone anyone could see the Retreat), the view of the Smokey Mountains is spectacular, the house is warm and cozy with all the accouterments you could want. My biggest problem is motivating myself to want to go out and travel around. We had planned to spend one day just staying in and we choose Tuesday. Just sat on the swing on the deck and read a book all afternoon. It was great! Unfortunately we got rain on Wednesday so that was an "in" day too, but still just great to sit in front of the fire and chill out. Sandy and Ty, you have created a wonderful "Retreat" and because of your willingness to share, we can all enjoy it as well...so, THANK YOU!
We were warned ahead of time that the drive up to Retreat In The Sky would require the car to be in low gear. They were not kidding! But the drive up was absolutely worth it. The house was terrific, everything a couple could want or need, clean and well maintained. The photoes presented are an accurate representation of the property. The view from the front porch is spectacular. All this and a hot tub. This was a great place to rent to visit the Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a lovely small town with all the amenities you could need. We even had a pet salamander that hung out in the screen door.
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 : )
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!
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!
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!
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
$75/$100 cash/check cleaning charge to be left at the cabin at checkout for the housekeeper
$50 cancellation fee when applicable
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.