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A World Apart

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

6 Secluded Acres/Hot Tub/Pool Table/FirePit/Wifi/Wood Fireplace/Hammock/Jet tub

98 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin,2 Bdrm+Hide-a-bed(Queen),2 Baths,(Sleeps 4-6),A/C,Linens Included

“A World Apart” is not your typical bare provisioned rental cabin locked away in a subdivision overlooking more houses than views. Its location was selected and the home painstakingly built by our family to take advantage of the best of Maggie Valley and Western North Carolina. The care and attention to detail is visible throughout.

Our home is located at 4000' elevation in the mountains and would NOT be easily accesible by motorcycle. Even though our property has plenty of parking and room for cars, trucks and trailers, riding by motorcycle will be up to the comfort level of the rider. The road leading to our property is made up of dirt/gravel and may not be suitable for every rider.

Nestled on 6 secluded acres of Soco Mountain, our home offers a Romantic Oasis for Couples or the perfect Retreat for Families. Relax on the Wrap-Around Porch and unwind while enjoying the scenery and listening to the persistent harmony of the Creek winding through the valley below. If you’re still and quiet, some of the neighborhood hummingbirds might visit and perhaps even an owl or two will announce the arrival of dusk.

The downstairs of our home features a magnificent Stone Fireplace towering over the living room, Satellite HDTV with DVD, broad-plank hardwood floors, queen sleeper sofa, slate bathroom with Antique Claw-Foot Tub and walk-in shower. The Queen Bedroom features a large armoire, Satellite TV/DVD/VCR, and its own door leading to the hot tub. A fully-equipped and well-stocked kitchen with slate countertops and peninsula bar in addition to the dining table for six offers plenty of seating and amenities for your family gathering. Screen doors and windows allow for Mother Nature's ventilation and the sounds of the wilderness without being visited by it.

Upstairs the loft features a pool table and French Doors that open onto a Covered Porch complete with Dining Area. In the Master Suite, unwind in the slate-surround Jacuzzi Tub while gazing out at the mountainside or enjoying the soothing embers of the electric fireplace. Satellite HDTV with DVD invites you to just lounge in the pillow-top King Bed watching a movie. The French Doors from the Master open onto a Large Private Balcony that is the perfect place to enjoy the morning’s first cup of coffee.

For those who still feel the need to keep in touch with the outside world, free high-speed DSL wireless internet is provided. Please note that this service is wireless only so you'll have to have a wireless enabled computer to use the free service.

Wrap-around porches complete with rockers, swings, Adirondack chairs, charcoal grill and (our family’s favorite) a secluded hot tub for 6 are really why you vacation in the mountains. The upstairs Tin-Roofed Porch plays an unforgettably soothing melody on drizzly afternoons.

On adventuresome days, you’re a short walk to cascading waterfalls and only a few minutes drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ghost Town in the Sky, the Cataloochee Ski Resort, Cherokee and Harrah’s Casino. A late afternoon trek to see the Elk in Cataloochee Valley is a must do and in little more than 30 minutes you can be enjoying the Biltmore Estate in Asheville or the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad in Bryson City.

We welcome you to be our guests and find out what makes our home 'A World Apart!' However, don't just take our word for it. Our previous guests comments are the best editorial of what you can expect.

Keywords: Cabin, Chalet, Mountain, View, House, New, River, Creek, Ski, Snow, Quiet, Cozy, Villa, Cottage, Home, Romantic, Smoky, Cherokee, Maggie, Valley, Asheville, Bryson, Waynesville

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
A World Apart (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About A World Apart

I've had a love for the Smokies throughout my life. Annual retreats to their splendor, beauty, and peace have been a part of my life since I was a small child. When I need a reprieve from the sometimes hectic 'normal' life that I head to the bosom of these old mountains. Just one breath of cool, crisp morning air seems to put everything back in its proper place. I hope you too can find a little of that mountain magic. --Brien, Charlotte, NC

A World Apart purchased this cabin in 2008

Why A World Apart chose Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area

The name “A World Apart” came quite easily standing on the porch one early evening. After your visit I hope you’ll understand why...

The land on which A World Apart sits has been in the family for a few decades. The cabin was started in 1985 and was literally built board by board by one person. It was a quiet retreat and went through numerous design changes and additions, but the interior was never completed (some would say it was never started). With its lack of insulation, few exposed frame walls, and roughed in plumbing and electrical, it was a fun place for getaways where no one could find you.

In 2006, after many years of the cabin sitting desolate, I purchased the property. That set off a two year adventure of weekly drives to the property, more Lowes trips than I ever thought possible, and a frustrating and painstakingly slow yet rewarding process of reworking and completing the interior of the cabin and bringing it up to current building code. The majority of the work was done by my family including all the framing, electrical, heating and air, insulation, cabinetry, tile work, flooring and stairs (which was milled from red oak trees from my primary house), and too many other details to recall them all. It was a labor of love that nearly broke me in so many ways.

We tried to pull from the best of the cabins we had visited around the Smokies and at the same time, add a little of our own flair and style. I am quite pleased with the result and have been rewarded by the many kind words and stories from guests.

What makes this cabin unique

It’s all about location! The cabin sits just a few minutes West of Maggie Valley, Ghost Town, and Cataloochee Ski Resort. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs along the back side of the mountain. Even being so close to these amenities it feels as though you are on a quiet hiking trail in the middle of the Park. The 5.5 acres is surrounded on all sides by vacant properties so that there is literally no other sign of civilization within your view. The only sounds are the wind through the trees, the creek running through the hollow below, and nature living the way it was intended.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Rested - naps - read - long walks - rested more - more naps - lots of fires. Favorite restaurant - Hurley's. Loved your home - the fireplace was wonderful - Thanks for sharing!
Nov 2012
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6 Secluded Acres/Hot Tub/Pool Table/FirePit/Wifi/Wood Fireplace/Hammock/Jet tub
average rating of 4.8061223 based on 159 reviews
Pageland, South Carolina

The Wonderful World Apart

  • 5 of 5

World Apart has got to be one of the best deals in Maggie Valley and surrounding areas. The hot tub, the pool table, the jacuzzi, the fire pit and the hammock are just some of the great features of this great cabin. However, by far the best feature of all is that it is on 6 acres of land by itself. The wife and I both have to deal with the public and really like getting away from it all. We now have stayed 7 nights last year and 7 nights this year without seeing or hearing the first human being. The chipmunks and the humming birds were the only guests we had all week long. This cabin is great therapy for those who live stressful lifes. The owners of this cabin are some of the nicest people that you will ever want to deal with over the phone. I could go on and on ranting and raving about this place but one sentence basically sums it all up and that is. We will be returning to this cabin every year for a week of tranquility, this place is just what the doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was so nice having you back as our guests. We're glad you once again had a great, relaxing time. I chuckled when I read your point about the relaxation. We had this reinforced to us this Spring when we stayed for the Spring cleaning and to add some new things like the fire pit and hammock area. We had it planned out to have PLENTY of time to work and relax, but ended up having to extend our stay and still found ourselves rushing and working into the wee hours the last few days because we spent the first many days sleeping late and doing nothing but laying around staring at the mountains enjoying the silence. We hadn't been that relaxed in quite a while and forgot just how comfortable the cabin is. It will suck you in without you even realizing it. :-) We can't wait to have you as our guests again next year. --Brien and Tricia
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mt. pleasant, sc

Loved this house. It had everything you needed & desired.

  • 5 of 5

This house was fabulous with so much to do without ever leaving the house. It was on a very private piece of property, so you felt very secluded. Lots of decks to lounge on and a relaxing hot tub and hammock. We never even got to use the fire pit. Just ran out of time. I spoke with the owner, Tricia, and she was very nice. I would rent this house again from her in a heartbeat.


  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A true getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Getting up the mountain was an adventure but once we got up to the cabin our expectations were far exceeded. The interior and exterior are very well kept and you feel a sense of warmth and hominess as soon as you walk in. Since you are at the top of the mountain you truly feel like you are miles away from civilization. This was one of the best and adventurous getaways we've had, Thank you Brien and Tricia.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful place for our honeymoon

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I spent on honeymoon at A World Apart. We could not have asked for a better place to stay for our week to escape the world. We highly recommend A World. Apart to anyone looking for a beautiful place to get away. We plan on returning one day in the near future.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cozy cabin

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at the cabin. My teenage son really liked the rustic decor. The amenities are very nice. Wild blackberry bushes nearby were the best berries I've ever tasted. We had some lively rounds of pool and hopped in the hot tub every night. The wifi connection in the house is slow so we used our phones as hot spots most of the week. Overall, we really liked the cabin and location.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great time...

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time at the cabin. It was real nice . Grand children enjoyed the pool table and the hot tub. the weather was nice .

The only thing was getting up the mountain to the cabin. I would not suggest going up in a front wheel drive ..

All in all it was a great place to stay . would rent it again...

Randy and Carolyn

West Columbia,SC

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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"Best Steaks in town"
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"Where the locals go for breakfast"
Arf's Restaurant -- CLOSED
Ghost Town In The Sky
"This is where the elk can be found. Think of it as a smaller, MUCH MUCH less crowded Cades ..."
Blue Ridge Parkway Entrance
"No trip is complete without a few miles on the Parkway. The entrance is less than 5 minutes..."
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"Local friendly guides at a good price"
Harrah's Cherokee Casino & Hotel
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A World Apart
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Ghost Town in the Sky
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Maggie Valley, NC
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Cataloochee Ski Area
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Blue Ridge Parkway
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Tube World
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Joey's Pancake House
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Garlic Knots Pizzeria and Italian
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Legends Sports Grill
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J Arthurs Restaurant
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Granny's Chicken
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Cataloochee Valley

Ghost Town in the Sky, Cataloochee Ski Resort, Visit the Elk at Cataloochee Valley, Horseback Riding, Hiking, White Water Rafting, Trout Fishing, Bird Watching, Snow Skiing & Tubing in the winter, Miniature Golf, Gem Mining, Golfing, Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino, Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway & Great Smoky Mountains National Park nearby. Plus many more ideas in the 'Things to Do' folder provided for you at the Cabin.


Rates & Availability

Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Year's 2016
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
MLK Weekend 2017
Jan 13 2017 - Jan 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Valentine's Day 2017
Feb 13 2017 - Feb 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring Break 2017
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 16 2017
2 night minimum stay
Memorial Day Weekend 2017
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
(1) Summer 2017
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
July 4th, 2017
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
(2) Summer 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend 2017
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Autumn 2017
Sep 22 2017 - Nov 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

***PET FEE*** ($25/per day/per pet; Maximum amt. $200) - Property Damage Protection may be required.

CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations will incur a $50/Admin. fee.

The responsible Renter(s) must be at least 25 years old and will be held responsible for all other parties and/or guests.


Prices subject to change w/out notice & holiday rates may apply - 3-5 night minimum stays are required at certain times of the year.

Preferred method of payment is by Credit Card - If an eCheck is returned a $35.00 service charge will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 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:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Toiletries are not provided, i.e. soap, shampoo/conditioner.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Queen Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Wrap-around porch with Swing, Rocking Chairs, Adirondack Chairs, and Hummingbird feeders to enjoy the wildlife and view. Tin roof covered porch upstairs with hammock. Claw foot Tub in downstairs bath. Electric Fireplace in upstairs Master can be enjoyed from the bed or the Jacuzzi Tub. Pool Table in Loft. Stone wood-burning Fireplace. 3 Satellite TV's with DVD's and a VCR, no HDMI hook-up. Ceiling Fans in bedrooms. Board Games and books. Non-smoking inside.

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