A TRAVELER'S AWAY-FROM-IT-ALL RETREAT, RELAXATION AND RENEWAL SPOT.

Marsha Crites

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Bedrooms 1
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Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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A TRAVELER'S AWAY-FROM-IT-ALL RETREAT, RELAXATION AND RENEWAL SPOT.

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Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath (Sleeps 4)

The Loft at Harvest Moon Gardens (CALL FOR SPECIAL WINTER RATES) is nestled in the heart of the mountains of Western North Carolina, near Sylva, NC. Visitors drive up a forested driveway and emerge to see beautiful gardens, a mountain stream and pond, lush forests and vistas of the mountains. Upon unpacking, you will want to wander along the wooded walking paths on the 10 acres of property and into the National forest beyond, relax in the gardens, sit by the pond and read, relax on the deck with a hot cup of tea or coffee, or retreat to the loft for writing, yoga, meditation, sleeping, relaxing or visiting with friends.

The loft comfortably sleeps 4 people with a queen-size Murphy bed and fold-out queen futon bed. An air mattress and infant pack and play are available upon request. The quaint and fully furnished kitchen looks out into the wooded forest.

Cook your own meals, and sit out on the porch to enjoy them, watching the sun set over the mountains. The full bathroom features a handicapped accessible walk-in shower and bars and a stackable washer and dryer for longer stays.

Outside the front door are views of the mountains, the pond complete with a cantilevered pier and canoe or kayak, views of the gardens and mountains and a small natural waterfall right outside the bedroom window. This is the place to go for the ultimate retreat from the world of hustle and bustle. Here you can sit back and relax, turn off your computer and phone if you choose and unplug into a natural setting that will leave you feeling as rejuvenated and fresh as the delicious mountain spring water you'll drink from the tap.

A stay at the loft might include an afternoon spent on the property hiking trails right outside your front door, taking a dip in the spring-fed pond, walking on the swinging bridge, and enjoying the gardens that look out over beautiful mountain views or participating in a retreat at Harvest Moon Gardens. We regularly host retreats in leadership, women's empowerment, gardening, meditation and yoga, and have guest speakers coming in for additional retreats.

The surrounding area is rich in outdoor activities including skiing and snow tubing in the winter, a visit to nearby Cherokee or Harrah's casino, water sports in the summer and more. The Loft is located just two miles from Hwy 441, the main highway from Atlanta to the Cherokee, Dillsboro's tourist and craft venues, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, and the entrance to the Great Smokies National Park. Traveling to these fun destinations takes between 15 and 40 minutes. Great winter/off season rates.

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Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the owner
Wonderful stay for us. Caught lots of fish in the Tuckaseigee River including the biggest brown trout I've ever caught. We'll be back.
Mar 2013
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Marsha Crites

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Marsha Crites has owned this special mountain paradise since 1979, and raised three daughters on these ten acres, surrounded by National Forest. Now the property is home to her successful and unique landscape design business, Harvest Moon Gardens. A well-known community leader and group facilitator, she also hosts weekend retreats including reunions, gardening workshops, leadership workshops, women's empowerment gatherings, and small weddings.

Marsha Crites purchased this studio in 2012

Harvest Moon Gardens is located in in the Greens Creek Community, which is in a ten mile area considered the heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. It features the most diverse plant life, archeology, and cultural history of the region. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, the property is quiet and secluded, with only the sound of an occasional hound in the distance. Greens Creek community was once used by the Cherokees as a place of refuge and respite.

Harvest Moon Gardens is located conveniently off of US 441 which runs from Georgia all the way up through western NC and into TN. It's an easy 3 hour drive from Atlanta, 2 from Knoxville or 2.5 from Charlotte. The quaint town of Dillsboro, 10 minutes away, features the Great Smokey Mountain Railway, the famous Jarrett House Restaurant, coffee shops, bistros, art galleries, a spa, antiques and more. Sylva, a slightly larger town, offers the newly renovated Jackson County courthouse turned public library and regional museum. Sylva also has two local breweries (Heinzlemenchen and Innovations), Papous Wine Shop, a bakery, great eateries, City Lights bookstore, Hookers Fishing shop, native craft stores and so much more.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

A Traveler's Away-from-It-All Retreat, Relaxation And Renewal Spot.
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
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A Traveler's Away-from-It-All Retreat, Relaxation And Renewal Spot.
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Dillsboro Bryson City Area
Andrews AFB, MD
4

TRANQUILITY AT ITS BEST

  • 4 of 5
Don't let the drive to the cabin fool you. It's a location worth the stay. There is a small pond on the property as well as a suspension bridge! Very quiet and tranquil. Excellent stay!
  • Submitted: May 27, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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A Traveler's Away-from-It-All Retreat, Relaxation And Renewal Spot.
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Dillsboro Bryson City Area
Pedimont, nc
5

WEEKEND GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
Now this is a true secluded area very quiet quaint , and deep in the woods. We were able to walk right next door into the forest mountains and climb your hearts desire our little boy loved it, and no one is around. The loft was great quiet no tv just movies. I would def be back . This is def perfect if u don't want loudness around u. I give it a thumbs up !
  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Feb 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Nearest Airport
52 Miles
Asheville (AVL)
Nearest Train
8 Miles
The Great Smokey Mountain Railway
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
US Hwy 441
Nearest Barpub
7 Miles
Sylva has it's own local brewery
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Cataloochie
Nearest Golf
25 Miles
Cashiers, Waynesville, Bryson City
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Dillsboro and Sylva
Car: necessary

The Loft at Harvest Moon Gardens is in the center of mountain adventures in Western North Carolina. Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest, we are located in the geographic, archeological, cultural, and botanical heart of the Southern Appalachian Mountains.

The Loft is also just off the route from Atlanta and places south to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville, the tourist destination of Dillsboro, Western Carolina University, the Nantahala Outdoor Center, the Cherokee Indian Reservation, Harrah's Casino, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lovely all times of year. Great off season rates in winter months.

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Availability & Rates

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Dillsboro Studio Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Easter Week
Mar 24 - Apr 5
2 night minimum stay
$100
From
$100
Fri,Sat
$625
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$90
From
$95
Fri,Sat
$615
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Cleaning fee $30 + Tax
Pay half down deposit by phone using credit card or checking account. Pay balance upon checkout.
Tax Rate 10.75%
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Amenities

Dillsboro Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 524 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Family
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room
  • Internet ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Handicapped accessible
  • This fully handicapped accessible bathroom includes a walk-in shower and hand rails as well as rails at the toilet. Physical limitations are not an issue once you are inside the building.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 murphy bed
  • The studio loft is an open space design so that renters can utilize the entire square footage for retreats, yoga, writing workshops, visiting with friends, or relaxing. The Queen-sized Murphy bed folds up into the wall allowing maximum use of space. Blow-up mattress space and cots or cribs are available upon request in addition to the bed and queen futon.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Books
  • Games
  • Video Library
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Balcony
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • health/beauty spa
  • botanical garden
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • sledding
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • cross country skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • swimming
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • basketball court
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
Notes:
While our kitchen and bath are fully stocked with equipment you'll need (including a washer dryer unit), you will need to bring your own paper goods (paper towels, toilet paper, coffee filters, etc.) We supply our own eco friendly cleaning and personal care products to protect the rural septic system.
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