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Karen Whitaker

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Bryson City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1500 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wooded privacy and mountain views

This BRAND NEW split bedroom design, 1 floor living, ranch style, log home makes for a fabulous mountain getaway. Everything you need to make your dream vacation complete awaits you in this luxurious cabin. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom with a private en suite, two guest bedrooms each with a queen size bed and a shared bath. The living area has a full size futon for extra guests. All linens, appliances, and cookery is included as well.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered
Karen Whitaker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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About Karen Whitaker

Tim and Karen live in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, but call Bryson City there second home. Karen spent many summers there with her grandparents, Troy and Maude Allen, enjoying all the offerings of the Smokey Mountains.

Karen Whitaker purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Karen Whitaker chose Bryson City

We built Allen's Retreat on family land passed down from my grandparents. The privacy, yet closeness to town and the beautiful mountain views made it all the more special. We couldn't have picked a better location to soak in the hot tub under the covering of our magnificent porch.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the great things about this luxury cabin is location, location, location! Only 10 minutes from town, and only 1 mile of hard surfaced road off highway US 74. This cabin is motorcycle friendly, and you don't have to worry about any steep mountainous driveways making it a challenge to get to. Once you arrive to Allen's Retreat, you can let your cares melt away in the spa boasting 45 jets. After a relaxing soak, you can enjoy watching tv in any of the bedrooms or great room. Then fix your favorite comfort foods in this plentiful kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 9 traveler reviews

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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Pagosa.Springs, CO
5

Great Escape!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic stay at this house and in the area. I give it 5 stars because you can really tell the owners went above and beyond to make each tennants stay enjoyable. For instance, everything in the house is new. There were few things that could have been better - the place only had 1 dish towel in the kitchen and each bathroom only had 1 roll of toilet paper.
Also, based on the guest book, everyone seems to love the dog that comes to visit every day (belongs to a neighbor.) But in our 3 day stay, the dog managed to chew on anything and everything he could get his teeth on. The most upsetting was our $300 bike rack, still on the car, that he managed to chew apart rendering it useless from that point on.
Otherwise, we enjoyed many activities in the area, from fishing, whit water rafting, and boating, to mountain biking and more.
  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: So glad you guys enjoyed your stay at Allen's Retreat and Bryson City; hope you will come visit us again! I apologize that you didn't find the extra kitchen towels located by the stove. My number and my house manager's number are listed in the welcome book, and either of us would have been happy to assist. As, far as toilet paper, we provide starters, and a refill in the drawers of each bath, but anymore that is needed must be replenished by the guests. And that infamous dog that roamed around-I understand that PAWS shelter picked him up, maybe not soon enough. So sorry to hear about your bike rack! When I stayed at a cabin in Bryson City before building Allen's Retreat, a local hound took mine and my husband's Keens shoes we used for all river and hiking activities and we had to go all the way to Asheville to buy new ones-UGGHHH! That is why I chose to build closeable gates at each entrance of Allen's Retreat, so that guests could secure their belongings out of the reach of dogs, bears, and other unpredictable wildlife.
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Roanoke VA
5

Tranquility and convenience!

  • 5 of 5
My friends and I had a getaway weekend at Allen's Retreat last weekend. It was a wonderful space to house the 8 of us. The amenities and decor were spectacular! It makes me want to redecorate my apartment cabin style. We were near all the river activities we enjoy and we LOVED tubing down deep creek. Also, be sure and check out the brewery while you are in town.
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad the accommodations were a hit! Please come stay with us again.
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Port St. Joe, Florida
5

Mountain Paradise!

  • 5 of 5
There is only one word to describe this property - AWESOME. I have had bad experiences renting through VRBO and other internet prodivers. The properties usually don't live up to the on line pictures. Allen's Retreat surpassed our expectations. My wife and I and 4 grandkids stayed here for a week. The cabin is roomy, comfortable and immaculate. The 6 of us had plenty of room. The location is great, close to town (Bryson City) but quiet and tranquil. We enjoyed the hot tub and fire pit and the "loaner" dog was a bonus. Try this place. You'll be amazed.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: James,
I am so glad it was a relaxing week with the grandchildren. It was our pleasure to have you at Allen's Retreat. Come back soon!
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Springfield, MO
5

Highly recommended, the place to stay on the not-so-touristy side of the Smokies

  • 5 of 5
We just got back from our stay in this lovely cabin, and feel so fortunate to have found it for the week we needed. The owner was super responsive and the cabin was immaculate and comfortable. The location is excellent: close to the NOC or Wildwater for river sports, zip-lining, horseback riding, etc., and close to Bryson City, a great little community on the quiet side of the Smokies. Make sure you leave an afternoon for tubing at Deep Creek close to Bryson City. We enjoyed relaxing in the evening at the fire pit and hot tubbing after a long day of hiking. Perfect vacation, hoping to come back to this lodge in the winter some time to enjoy the snow. (Google Maps gets you close, but not quite to the front door)
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Todd and Susan,
So glad to hear you enjoyed Bryson City and Allen's Retreat. Looking forward to you coming back; you were excellent tenants!
Thanks!
Karen
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
Goldsboro NC
5

what a view

  • 5 of 5
Great vacation loved the amazing view! Cabin was perfect only down side was there did seem to be a fowl smell to the water. Not sure if water was county or a well. Absolutely loved the vacation pet!
  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your vacation stay at Allen's Retreat and the relaxing mountain views. The slight odor is sulfur due to having to drill a well 806 ft deep. That is not uncommon for mountain well water. Thanks!
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Bryson City Bryson City Area
New Orleans, LA, USA
5

FANTASTIC

  • 5 of 5
First class, five stars, kudos all around. Wonderful property for those that APPRECIATE excellence. Four old New Orleans guys who wanted fishing, rafting, and finally
found it all.Will return.Owner a sweetheart.
  • Submitted: May 20, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Rick! You guys come on back up from the Big Easy anytime!
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Map

Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19/23
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bryson City
Car: not necessary

What isn’t there to do in the majestic mountains of western NC? My family, as well as thousands, have long enjoyed the great hiking trails, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, golfing, the scenic Smokey Mtn. Railway, Smokey Mountain National Parks, Tasli biking trail…the list goes on and on. All of the adventure awaits just steps outside this ideally located luxury cabin. Want more than the outdoors? Experience the history of the Cherokee Indians, and Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Come experience the mountain getaway that brings thousands back to this beautiful, mountainous area year after year!

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 2 2014 - Sep 30 2014
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,102
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Fall Colors
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$200
From
$225
Fri,Sat
$1,260
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November Polar Express
Nov 1 2014 - Nov 25 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 26 2014 - Nov 30 2014
3 night minimum stay
$225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
December Polar Express
Dec 1 2014 - Dec 21 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$945
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2014 - Jan 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,418
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Value Season
Jan 2 2015 - Mar 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$150
Fri,Sat
$788
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $49
Tax Rate 10.75%
Notes Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Additional $10 fee per guest above 6 guests. Holiday rates may be in addition to the seasonal rates and may require more than the 2 night minimum stay. A weekly booking for 7 or more nights receives 10% off the nightly rate.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking ...
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • A private en suite in master with slate tiled shower and a hall guest bath with designer tile tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, king in master, queens in each guest bedroom and a futon sleeper in great room.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • festivals
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • theme parks
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • boating
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • kayaking
  • hunting
  • freshwater fishing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
Notes:
Only 5 minutes from river and lake access. 10 minutes from the NOC for whitewater rafting.
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