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John Lukasiewicz

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english

Deer Ridge, Mountain-Top, Luxury 5/3.5 Views, Hot Tub!

4 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Bryson City Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 5 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 12)

Deer Ridge is a 5+/3.5 new luxury home perched on its own mountain top in the heart of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Our 3,500 square foot, 3-story home is bright and airy, with spectacular views from every room, huge beds, dining and living rooms, modern kitchen, hardwood cherry floors. Board games provided. Wood swing and rocking chairs on 1,800 sq ft of decks. There's a large firepit with stone seats in the front yard. Extra chairs available in the garage. 90 mins to Asheville airport, 3.5 hour drive to Atlanta airports. Located in the quiet community of Tobacco Branch, minutes from Lake Fontana, Tsali Trails, Nantahala River, Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Our cabin is perfect for family vacations or a weekend getaway. Whether you enjoy the outdoor adventures, fishing, golfing, shopping or curling up with a book, there is something for everyone. Additional conveniences are Direct TV, ultra fast WIFI access, and a secluded hot tub

The main floor includes a great room with fireplace, dining room with table that seats 10, fully equipped over-sized kitchen, laundry room, a bathroom, and master bedroom with full bath, a King size bed and wide screen TV. Upstairs you will find a loft, three bedrooms (all queen sized and a full bathroom). Our lower floor (ground level) also has views and is set up as a private suite and includes an entry foyer with breakfast nook, a day bed with two twin sized beds, a huge family room with big screen TV along with a private bedroom with a King sized bed and a full bathroom. Our home will sleep up to 12 guests, privately.

The Appalachian Trail crosses a couple miles up the road. Fully private up here. Cannot see another house from our perch. A stairway behind the home leads up to several miles of pristine hiking trails. A short hike downslope leads to a common area which includes a small lake with a floating dock to fish or swim. There's also a football sized grass field with pavilion, horseshoes, and shuffle board. Perfect for a day out with the family. Three alpine lakes, two white water rivers nearby!

Non-smoking and no pets permitted

Keywords: Huge House, cabin

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John Lukasiewicz (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
Speaks: english

Why John Lukasiewicz chose Bryson City Area



Nature surrounds us.

Guestbook comments from the manager

Thank you for the chance to stay in a beautiful house with fantastic views! As the family packs to leave I reflect on what a great time it's been to b e here. Family and friends untied in a time of loving and fellowship having a great time ! But, alas, the real world becons us all back to our busy lives but as we depart, one thing in common is our memoriues and impressionable stay at DeerRidge, it was dream-like. We alll look forward to our nbext time up here, and WILL be back. May GOD bless you and keep you and may he give you peace.
Jun 2010
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Deer Ridge, Mountain-Top, Luxury 5/3.5 Views, Hot Tub!
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Sam and Debby N. Columbia, SC

  • 5 of 5

We rented the Deer Ridge for a dream family Holiday vacation and were not disappointed! I'ts at the top of the mountain and the views from the wrap around porch are incredible. The kitchen is very well equipped! Plus, there is a grill deck right off of the kitchen which worked well for Sam's delish Brisket and BBQ ribs the next day! So much room to move around and with 8 adults and 3 very small children we had plenty of room to spread out. Sandi and Clad were great to work with and so helpful with all of my pre vacation questions. But I needn't have worried - they have everything! The children and grandchildren loved riding the Polar Express and we all enjoyed a couple of landmark restaurants: The Cork and Bean and Jimmie Macs. The week passed all too quickly but who knows; we may be back. If I had any negatives, they would be few. There is no TV on the main floor where everyone hangs out (my sons brought theirs - had to watch Christmas movies, you know) out and for bathing babies, there is only one tub except for the huge one in the master. (Hard to reach babies over the high tub.) Also, a must visit is to Dillsboro. What a cute little town and only 20 minutes away. Only 2 or 3 blocks in its entirety, but a stopping point for the Smokey Mountains Railroad, 3 very nice restaurants, great little shops and even a wine store, complete with wine tasting. Bryson City, we'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always excited to see people like you take the time and effort to post your positive experiences on VRBO! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay! I must apologize for not bringing to your attention the bath tub on the first level. There are actually three tubs at Deer Ridge. One in the bathroom on the first level, one large jaccuzzi tub in the Master bathroom on the 2nd level and a hot tub outside on second level. The third level has an oversize large shower, no bathtub- as you mentioned. You are correct, there is no TV in the living room on the second level, but there is one in the Master bedroom of the 2nd level and in the family room of the first level. When we built Deer Ridge we decided to go with windows on all walls so views are not interrupted by a TV wall. Thanks again for your positive feedback, we hope to see you again soon!
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Raleigh, NC

Hospitable owners and beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

We had 4 families staying there for a long weekend and the house was amazing. The rooms are spacious great seating for a large group. The kitchen was large enough for several to be in there at one time working on meal prep. The hot tub had a wonderful view of the mountain. The house was setup in a way to make you feel like a welcome resident, not as an annoying renter. The beds were comfortable... plenty of hot water... plenty of seating... plenty of parking. There were 2 sets of washer/dryers. Thank you for the beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peekskill, NY, USA

Deer Ridge - Couldn't have asked for more!

  • 5 of 5

I am very grateful that I had the opportunity to stay at Deer Ridge for a week. This home is absolutely beautiful and the mountainous views and just amazing. I visited the area with a group from my Mini Cooper Club and the parking situation was just as perfect as the house itself. We had a group of 12 with 8 cars and we had plenty of room inside and out. The home is spotless and full of modern amenities yet it still has a cozy cabin feel. It is even more stunning than the pictures. With three floors there was plenty of space for us to spread out on our own yet there were also great spaces for us to gather as a group. The Property Manager was also a pleasure to work with. This home and the surrounding areas were quite a change from life back in NY but I enjoyed every minute of it! I would most definitely recommend it and would love to visit again.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful weekend. Your house is just beautiful, clean & comfortable.

The peaceful mountainous views place our souls back in time to reflect & enjoy the simple things in

life with our family & friends.

We would love to make another trip back to a piece of heaven on earth.

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2011
  • Stayed: Dec 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi and thank you so much for taking the time to compliment our property! You probably don't know just how much it means to us as owners and our property manager Sandi, but it made our Christmas that much brighter! Not many take the time to go back online and provide feedback like you. It is our intention of renting to share the beauty and majesty of Gods creation up there with other families and we do our utmost to make your experience a pleasant and memorable one. Sincerely, John and Kathy Luke
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center
Nearest Golf
45 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Smokey Mountain Scenic Railway
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
River's End
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

White water rafting on the Nantahala river only minutes away. Nestled between three alpine lakes and numerous trout stocked rivers. Appalachian trail-head access and mountain biking at Tsali recreational area just a few miles away.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 15 2016 - Nov 17 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2016 - Dec 18 2016
2 night minimum stay
Dec 19 2016 - Jan 9 2017
5 night minimum stay
Jan 10 2017 - Mar 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 1 2017 - Apr 21 2017
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $1,000
Cleaning Fee $199
Refundable damage deposit $600
Property Damage Protection $59

Cleaning fee of $200 not included in rate. Rates can vary dependent on length of stay, generally the longer the stay, the less per night. Price also varies on the number of guests over 12. Deposit of $500 returned when post inspection reveals no damage done during stay. No Pets.

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Bryson City Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • churches
  • marina
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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