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Barbara Bishop or Rob Dulaney

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Welcome Spring at Cold Mountain Retreat!

11 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Are you looking for a comfortable home surrounded by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains?

Would you like to find a place for friends and family to meet with lots of activities nearby?

Is a romantic get-a-way what you want?

Would you like WiFi for your laptop?

If your answer is 'Yes' to any of these questions, our Cold Mountain Retreat is your perfect choice.

YES, we are on THE Cold Mountain of book and movie fame!

Come enjoy the private, wooded setting and breathtaking views in our Cold Mountain home. Relax in the great room which offers long, unobstructed views of sunsets in the mountains through a 26-foot high wall of windows. Or settle on the deck and enjoy the same view in the fresh air. At 4300 feet above sea level, you may even find yourself looking down on clouds that hang among the mountain tops in the morning.


'In our 48 years renting dozens of vacation places from Maine to SW Florida, we recall none that approached perfection to the degree that Cold Mountain Retreat has. In all respects, it is magnificent with a fantastic setting, amazing interior decorating and attention to every small detail...

The O'Connors, August 2010

'We have spent six wonderful weeks in this lovely and peaceful home on Cold Mountain. We love the Waynesville area. Some favorites are:

Summer Solstice on Waterrock Nob, Two full moons--so bright that we could see up the mountain from the bedroom window, Starry, starry nights; 64-74 degrees on the deck every morning; fireworks in Maggie Valley;swimming holes and waterfalls.....

The Hazens June-July 2011

'Once again we enjoyed being in your lovely, comfortable home. Dad fell in love with the butterfly bushes and the butterflies that arrived each morning. We loved kicking back on the deck, grilling meals, and exploring Waynesville. The Mast General Store is a favorite. Next year we plan to bring more of the gang. The Sullivans and Kennedys, September 2009.

'A cloud in our living room! We could look down on the clouds and one even came inside exciting our children. Staying in your home has been the highlight of our year. Thank you for all the thoughtful extras you have provided.' Smiths, June 2009.


There is always something to do in Western North Carolina!

DESCRIPTION OF OUR COLD MOUNTAIN RETREAT: The red front door entry entry welcomes guests at the ground level. Stairs lead up from the entry hall to the main floor of the chalet style home. There you will find the great room with fireplace, kitchen and dining, two bedrooms, a full bath with large shower, and laundry room. The expansive deck surrounds the great room and has additional entry stairs.

Upstairs is the master suite. The large bedroom has a king-size bed; 11-foot window seat (big enough for 2 children to sleep); sitting area, desk and views in three directions. Besides two mountainside views, there is a view through two interior windows over the great room and out to the mountain ranges in the distance. Truly spectacular. It feels like being in a tree house. The master bath has a double vanity, a separate shower and toilet, and a Jacuzzi tub.

The ground level recreation studio expands the house to 2600 square feet. The studio level has its own fireplace and a furnished galley kitchen. The third full bath with tub/shower completes an area that is flexible for living and sleeping making our retreat perfect for gatherings of families and friends.

Year round Cold Mountain offers a pleasant variety of weather with four beautiful seasons. Paved access to our property keeps it open year round.

Whether you stay on the mountain or venture to nearby activities, our Cold Mountain Retreat is a beautiful and convenient choice for you, your family and friends.

Keywords: Comfortable elegance with spectacular views

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Barbara Bishop or Rob Dulaney (Owner)
Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

About Barbara Bishop or Rob Dulaney

Rob Dulaney (behind the Elk antler) and Barbara Bishop are high school sweethearts who married 26 years later. Rob is a consulting engineer and Barbara is a marriage and family therapist, consultant, educator and retreat leader. Her practice, Soul Focus Resources, is in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. We enjoy our professions, and we also love spending time with our three grown children and four grandchildren. Traveling is on our list of pleasures. One of our goals is to hike in all the major national parks in the United States. In 2009 we explored the Grand Canyon. In 2010 we explored Mesa Verde. National Park in Colorodo. In Sept. 2010 we hiked in Scotland and England while exploring Celtic Christian sites. In May of 2011, Barbara spent two weeks on pilgrimage in Jordan and Israel. In May we will visit the Joshua Tree National Park in California. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is our frequent hiking ground since it is so close to Cold Mountain Retreat.

Barbara Bishop or Rob Dulaney purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Barbara Bishop or Rob Dulaney chose Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area

After vacationing on Cold Mountain for more than a decade, we knew we loved repeat visits to the area. There is so much to do here that it is impossible to do it all. Rather than continuing to rent someone else's vacation home, we decided we wanted to build our own. Fortunately, some acerage was available for purchase. In 2005 and 2006 we built our Cold Mountain Retreat. It is truly our home in the mountains. Since we aren't here year round, we love sharing our home with others.

What makes this chalet unique

While in the mountains, try the adventures of zipline canopy tours, hot air ballooning or helicipter site-seeing as ways to see the mountains from above! Cold Mountain Retreat offers the best of quiet mountain life and the advantages of lovely small towns like Waynesville and Maggie Valley. For city advantages, Asheville is only a 25 to 30 minute drive. Parks, hiking trails and wilderness areas surround us. Much can be explored by car and the hiking is unequaled. In Waynesville there is the Haywood Regional Recreation Center that has indoor heated pools including a children's pool and slide area. In addition, there are raquetball & basketball courts, yoga classes, aerobic classes, indoor walking and jogging lanes, locker rooms, and much more for year round use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes, we stayed here for six wonderful weeks in this lovely and peaceful home on Cold Mountainl. We love the Waynesville area....Some of our favorites have been:

Summer solstice on Waterrock Nob; two full moons--so bright that we could see up the mountain from the bedroom; 64-74 degrees on the deck in the mornings; picking berries with grandkids and making fresh cobbler; fireworks in Maggie Valley; squirrel nest at eye level; butterflies as large as small birds; a hummingbird who would come eye-to-eye on the deck many mornings; lunch at Pisgah in on the Blue Ridge Parkway; and so much more.
Jun 2010
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Welcome Spring at Cold Mountain Retreat!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 14 reviews

Beautiful mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful family Christmas at this beautiful house. The views were breathtaking and the great room was perfect for a family Christmas! We hope to visit again one day.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the kind words. We hope to hear from you again! Barbara & Rob
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Comfortable property with breathtaking view

  • 5 of 5

This property is quiet, clean, well furnished and equipped. i really recommend it.

We had everything we needed to cook, and prepare lunches for our backpacks.

The owners are very well organized because they sent me all the information i needed prior my arrival, and as soon as I had a question, i just had to refer the welcoming guide and the answer was inside it. There was also plenty of suggestions for visits.

Our kids had very good time too, by playing in the 1st floor, or exploring the outside.

One small suggestion for improvement: if you could propose a cleaning service that include the laundry, it would be just perfect to offer your guests a complete rest!

Thank you very much for having offered us a piece of paradise!

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This location offers peace, quiet, and scenic views. We had plenty of space for our family of six.

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, Beautiful, Luxury in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

The first thing about this place was the ease of working with the owners. Rob was very quick to respond to any questions we had and gave some nice suggestions of restaurants to visit in Waynesville.

There are a lot of wonderful things about this place. The location is quiet, and although it can be a little tricky getting there, you feel at home and at peace when you are there. The home itself is extremely well built. You can see they paid very close attention to details and used great materials in building it. The downstairs is very nice with the pool table, wet bar, huge fireplace, TV and full bath. It was about 5 degrees cooler down there, which was nice during the warm days outside. Having a garage is nice if you are there during the winter.

As you go upstairs to the main level it is also very nice. The outside deck is very large and can accomodate a very large party, although our party was just the two of us. The living area is also huge and open. The acoustics in there is really nice so when you are playing music or have the TV on you can hear it all over the house.

The kitchen was really well stocked with pots, pans, utensils, and pretty much whatever you might need, although we were glad we brought our own Keurig.

The master suite was spacious and well-appointed. It was easy to see how two small kids could sleep on the window seat because it was very wide. The room had a nice sitting area to read a book or work a crossword puzzle. And the windows that allowed you to look out into the valley was a really nice design detail.

There were a few negatives but nothing that would keep us from giving it 5 stars or from coming back. If you are a sports fan and expect to watch ESPN during the fall football season, you won't get it here. The TV in the living room was relatively small for the large space it was in. If you are in the kitchen preparing a meal and want to see the screen it's not easy to see. The TV downstairs is also small and an older model, but again, your not here just to watch TV. The only other thing was the gas grill was left unclean by the previous renter. Not the owners fault. Looked like someone grilled some fish and left the skin on the grill. Couldn't find a wire brush to clean it off.

Overall, this was one of the nicest places we've stayed. It's new, it's modern, it's well equipped, and it's the kind of place you can enjoy by being away from it all or you can venture 20 minutes into town and do a lot of things.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Summer Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here for almost a week this past summer and had a wonderful time. Peaceful, relaxing and beautiful house with excellent views! Kids enjoyed being able to shoot pool, the space to run around and play outside, and they loved the window seat "bed" in the master bedroom. It was nice to be able to cook sometimes and not have to eat out every meal. The owners are helpful and easy to communicate with. Would definitely recommend this location and next time we are in the area, will hope it is available for us to rent.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get-away for Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a week at Christmas. It was a bit of a steep drive to reach the home, but the views are very nice. Our family included 6 adults, a toddler and a dog. There was plenty of room for our family to spread out and relax. The kitchen had all the utensils and equipment we needed to prepare our meals. Historic Waynesville is about a 15 minute drive. It is a quaint town with lots of little shops and restaurants. We would like to return when the weather is a little warmer....spring or fall. Thanks for sharing your mountain home with us!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to hear from you again soon. Rob
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: necessary

Blue Ridge Parkway, Sliding Rock, Elk Grazing at Sunset, Walkable Historic Downtown Waynesville, Biltmore Estate, Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, Smoky Mountain Railway, and So Much More


Rates & Availability

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $250
Tax Rate 11.0%

Rates are for up to 4 people. Additional charge for more people. 3 night minimum is $474. Other rates for 4, 5 or 6 nights. $100 cleaning fee. No cleaning fee for 10 nights or more. Refundable deposit is $500 for 2 weeks or more. Deposit required to hold reservation. Discounts for rentals of one month or longer. FREE WiFi ~~ FREE LONG DISTANCE PHONE ~~ CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

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Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bathroom has separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Main floor bathroom has a walk-in shower. Rec room bathroom has a tub/shower. All showers have sliding shower doors, not curtains.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - Main Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Main Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - Enclosed Loft - 1 king
  • King size beds (1, master bedroom), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (3), Child Beds (1) Child's blow up Nemo air mattress/sleeping bag available, Baby Cribs (1, Pack-N-Play, which can be used in any room), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Queen-size Lazy-boy hideaway bed (with air mattress top) sofa in front of fireplace in great room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Two Fireplaces, Cathedral Ceilings, Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Galley Kitchen in Recreation Studio, Hardwood Floors, Pack-and-Play Available, Child-size Nemo Blow-Up Mattress Available, Adjustable Baby Gates Available, room for two children to sleep on 11' window seat with mattress in master bedroom, Expansive Deck

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