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Marianne Chinea

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

Charming Warm and Cozy Cabin Near Cataloochee Ski and Ranch with Game Room!

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 Bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms that sleeps 10

The charming Copper Top cabin is nestled on 4 acres and is very close to the entrance of Cataloochee Ski Area. It has 2 Bedrooms with a queen bed and 1 bedroom in the basement with 2 twin beds. There is a newly added game room, which includes a pool table, air hockey, Foosball, and darts. Copper Top is the perfect vacation spot for any family. Just 35 minutes from Asheville and 1 hour from Gatlinburg, Maggie Valley is nestled in the Smokies and is a quaint little town that provides that quiet vacation getaway.

This beautiful home offers privacy and seclusion, while allowing you to feel connected to your beautiful surroundings and accessible YEAR ROUND even by motorcycle.

There are so many things to do in the Smoky Mountain/Western North Carolina area for both winter and summer months; From whitewater rafting, trout fishing and exploring all the local national parks in the Summertime, to skiing, tubing and making a snowman in the Winter months. This log home is located a short thirty minute drive from Asheville. In addition, other nearby towns such as Bryson City offer train expositions year-round; Gatlinburg, Tennessee is just a forty five minute drive away in the Summer - but do allow extra time in the Winter when the Blue Ridge Parkway and other highways are closed due to inclement weather. If gambling and good food is of interest to you, this serene log home is just twenty minutes away from Cherokee’s Harrah’s Casino.

The satellite TV in the Great Room as well as the Basement have no LOCAL Channels but have many movie channels.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Marianne Chinea (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish

About Marianne Chinea

We are from Florida and love to vacation in our mountain home up in the Smokies. We have made incredible memories with our kids there and hope that our guests can enjoy it and have great times with their families at Copper Top!

Marianne Chinea purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Marianne Chinea chose Maggie Valley

We visited Maggie Valley with some friends since 2001. There was just something about Maggie Valley that lured us in. It's a quaint little town with some amazing views. There are so many fun things to do however also amazing to just sit and read with an incredible view of the Smokies.

What makes this cabin unique

It is accessible year-round and the road is paved and maintained year round. We are very close to Cataloochee Ski and Ranch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We usually get a cottage on the outer banks of North Carolina, but it was getting a little "old". We had a 75 MPH trip from Eastern NC to Maggie Valley. There are 3 or 4 nice rest areas to picnic or get out and walk the dog, that are maintained by the state of NC YES.!! I did say walk the dog!!! Copper Top has the added attraction of allowing pets, and our little dog just had as much fun as we did.

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, but we were so comfortable with temps in the 70's and at night in the high 60's. This cottage is the most unique one our family has ever stayed in. If you see the picture of the cabin on the net, it looks like a tiny cabin. It has 3 floors and 2 are built into the side of the mountain.! It does seem that you are the only person on the mountain, but you are not. Nice road to the cabin . Our entire family went and we had more than enough room to park 3 cars.

It has just the right amount of kitchen you need on a vacation. You can make large dinners or small suppers and everything is there. Everything is so new. The island in the kitchen has a bar with stools.. There is a nice dining room table as well. The den has a wonderful fireplace which I was sad we did not need! Our 30 somthing children and spouses, and grandson immediately plugged in all their electronic devices. There was no problem using the computers anywhere because the cabin has wireless modems!! Tlie living room with fireplace has a huge cable tv with sattelite hookup.> On this first floor is a large bath and bedroom with Queen bed. and tv/ The beds were already made for us!! The laundry area is perfect with ironing board and iron. The first floor has lovely hardwood floors with rugs in stategic places. The decorator used a Black Bear Theme for many pictures, quilts, even a bear rug on the floor. The quilts and curtains in the home are gorgeous. I love quilts and a country feeling.

A door opens that leads downstairs to the most complete gaming room I have ever seen . There was pool, fooz ball, darts, huge tv with interactive games as well as almost any child or adult game you would want. There is a couch and chair, and it is just the right place for kids or guys who want to watch football games. A porch just outside overlooks the valley going down the mountain. There was a PSP game a
Jul 2010
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Charming Warm and Cozy Cabin Near Cataloochee Ski and Ranch with Game Room!
average rating of 4.4651165 based on 44 reviews

Mountain Paradise

  • 5 of 5

I was leary of renting something over the internet, however this was everything & more! The cabin is very clean & has all the amenities that one would require. We loved the spectacular view, in the evening or early morning the animals could be seen down below the deck. Nights in the hot tub under a star filled sky were amazing. If you want peace and true relaxation this is the place for you. The seclusion is just enough to enjoy the time away from the rat race and civilization is close enough for all of your needs otherwise. We also did some horseback riding up @ Cattaloochi Ranch just up the mountain from the cabin. The views were breath taking as well. We loved this vacation so much that we are definitely coming back again this summer & really wished it had been available in Dec. The fireplace was wonderful & there is sufficient seating/sleeping for an entire family. The layout/photos of the cabin were exactly as when you arrive. The agent made the rental process smooth & effortless. The brochures in the cabin & the guest sign in book will help you to decide on the best activities. Don't miss a pancake breakfast @ Joe's across from Ghostown in the Sky, delicious. You really must stay @ Copper Top, it is the opportunity of a lifetime!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words. We are very excited to hear that you had such a great time in our home. Believe me we do agree about that delicious breakfast @ Joe's who was also a Floridian like ourselves. Hope that you definetely will come back to Copper Top! Thanks again!
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I loved the house.

  • 4 of 5

I doubt the house was cleaned before we arrived, but it was not dirty. Just found dirty towels in the bathroom and soap in the hot tub. I just washed the towels and put a small bit of fabric softener in the hot tub to remove the bubbles. Our stay was very nice. There was a broken window downstairs in the game room. I notified the owner right away, so as to not be blamed for it.

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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We had a blast at Copper Top!!

  • 5 of 5

Renting an entire home was a first for us but will not be the last! We were able to spread out or gather around in the game room or deck in the evenings . My grandkids have already requested to go back to this cabin soon. I spent a lot of time finding things for us to do before we left for our vacation and everything was around 30- 40 mins. of the cabin or in Maggie Valley. Tubing, horseback riding, Biltmore, pinball museum, Sliding Rock and Mingo Falls (last two little farther away about an hr) Great location. We cooked breakfast and supper at the cabin and made sandwiches to carry with us for lunch. Every pot, pan, grill, plate, glass, cup, small various appliances and utensil that you would use at home was available and clean. The description and photos are accurate. Wifi was easy to hook into but my phone did drop calls in some areas within the cabin but my phone dropped calls while on the road too. I would absolutely recommend this cabin for the location, surrounding activities, it is spacious and for all the accommodations within.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much and we love being able to share our piece of heaven with your family. Enjoy and please come visit us again.
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Simply beautiful

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently shared the cabin with a couple friends for the weekend. The cabin is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The views are amazing, the cabin is comfortable and has everything that you need to enjoy your weekend stress free. The game room is a great added bonus in case the weather turns during your stay. We only had one small glitch with the jacuzzi tub on the porch shutting off due to an electrical issue in the fuse box. We contacted the owner and he had someone come and fix it the next day with no hassle. I have spoken to both of the owners on the phone and they are very helpful and pleasant. I would definitely recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous log-cabin...A+.

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for our family, adults and children alike. There were no surprises with the house, it matched the pictures well. it was clean and well maintained. The view was unbelievable, and the Jacuzzi was warmed up and ready to be used. The kitchen was a nice size and had all of the equipment we needed. I had a few questions, and the owners contacted me very quickly.

We visited Joey's pancake house, which was OK.

Spent some time driving the Blue ridge parkway, which was gorgeous.

Spent a day at the Cherokee Indian village, which was a lot of fun (especially for the children).

We will consider attempting to use this log-cabin again. It was perfect vacation. Thank you!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it....hopefully we will stay again soon

  • 4 of 5

Our family stayed at Copper Top cabin for our spring break vacation. Immediately from our arrival we fell in love with the place. It had pretty much everything I wanted in a cabin rental. It was off the beaten path, but still with in distance to do things, even the scenic ride via the Blue Ridge Parkway to our day trip in Gatlinburg was a wonderful experience. It had a "real" fireplace not a gas one, there is just nothing like cozying up to a real log fire on a cold evening. It also has an outdoor fire pit; perfect for roasting marshmallows with the kids. The mountain views from either deck are just peacefully beautiful. And it was a bonus to find a porch swing, loved having coffee there. Our family enjoyed cookouts on the grill and soaking in the hot tub with a mountain view. My boys even loved playing in the little wooded area around the cabin.

The cabin was plenty spacious enough for our entire family. The game room was the icing on the cake for our family, the teens had a blast down there and the younger kids and even adults had fun as well. The cabin is fully stocked with games and plenty to do while you are at the cabin.

If there is any suggestion I could make it would be maybe some updated kitchen wear & utensils and extra seating on the decks & ones that can be taken out by the fire pit.

Regarding communication: we somehow missed the email that came in with the access information, but we were able to call the owners number and we spoke with her and she immediately resent an email with all the info we needed, so there was absolutely no communication problem, all the information we needed was in that access email.

Just to take a moment to address the dogs. Yes there are dogs across the street and yes they do bark at times. They are just really after attention. One of them will jump the fence and come to the edge. She is not a ferocious dog she is just barking for attention. The owner of the dog came down to talk to us and let us know her name is Ella Louise and he told us if she comes around to call her by name and tell her to go home. After the owner was home from work we really didn't hear from her at all, it was only when we would pull in the driveway or the kids went out to run around by the woods. The neighbor's dogs aren't really something that the owners of Copper Top have any control over so I don't think its fair to comment negatively on the cabin because of a dog that barks.

All in all we had a wonderful time! Hope to return!

  • Submitted: Mar 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
US 19 and Fie Top Road
Nearest Ski
1 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Just 1/3 mile above Copper Top cabin is the Cataloochee Ranch in Summer and Ski Resort in Winter. If you drive down the mountain to the bottom is the entrance to Ghost Town in the Sky (amusement park). Across the street from Ghost Town is Tony's Tube World in Winter. Just a few minutes away are many different rivers for White Water rafting. Some are the Nantahala, Chattooga, Pigeon, French Broad, Tuckaseegee, and Ocoee (1996 Olympic Whitewater events). Just one hour through the Blue Ridge Parkway is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Tennessee with countless things to do from Gem Mining to a wide array of shopping. Ashville is just 35 minutes away with an outstanding Nature Center, beautiful Downtown area and Biltmore Estate and Winery which is America's largest home and Ashville's oldest home. Cherokee is just about 35 minutes away and has many different activities to offer including Harrah's Casino, Ocunaluftee Village, Unto these Hills Show, Tubing, Hiking and Fishing.

Other Activities: White water rafting, and tubing

Ski: Cataloochee Ski Area offers 14 runs and 5 lifts that are operating at this time. They currently offer Day, Twilight and Night skiing.

*****Kids Ski Free***** A child 17 and under, will receive a free lift ticket at Cataloochee Ski Area any non-holiday Monday through Friday with a parent purchasing a full price adult day, twilight, or night lift ticket.


Rates & Availability

Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning $120
Hot Tub $60
Tax Rate 12.0%

8% NC Sales Tax and 4% NC Occupancy Tax

*****NEW RATES*****

Thanksgiving week: Nov 21-30 : $1,050 Weekly Rate - One week minimum for rental!
Christmas week : December 17-26 : $1,050Weekly Rate - One week minimum for rental!
Balance is due 30 days before arrival.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2450 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Downstairs bathroom has a shower/tub. Upstairs bathroom has a jetted bath tub and powder area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Downstairs Bedroom: Has a Queen bed and TV with DVD/ VCR, and Directv Lots of Movie channels but not locals. Upstairs Bedroom has a Queen bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Great Room has a sleeper full, and sleeper twin. The loft has a sleeper queen bed. Deck has a charcoal grill, Hot tub and patio picnic Child Safety gate and pack n' play in closet.

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