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Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range- WiFi included

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Outdoor Grill
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Spend the mornings sipping your coffee on one of the porch swings while watching the hummingbirds dance their fanciful dance. A small, spring-fed creek provides a restful babble as it flows beside the master bedroom and the porch. During the day, there are streams to fish and swim in, trails to hike and water falls to discover. At night, the stars are right there ready to be plucked from the sky, and the slot machines at the casino are ready to be played. No matter what the time of day, or what the weather, there is always something to do. Even if it is just sitting back on the porch again, watching the view change.

Maximum of 2, well behaved, dogs welcome. Pet fee of $100 will be refunded within 7 days when no damage is reported.

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More Details

Dean and Diane Shepherd
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Dean and Diane Shepherd

We are healthcare professionals who have spent our careers taking care of sick infants and children, in Florida. We have 3 children, and 6 grandchildren who have all shared the mountains with us. We are now empty-nesters, rounding into retirement, and trying to figure out what the next phase of our lives will be.

Why Dean and Diane Shepherd chose Bryson City Area

We started coming to the area 15 years ago, when the kids were small. We love playing on the raging rivers, most of all. Dean even became a rafting guide for NOC, 5 years ago. We live in Florida, but plan on spending our summers in the mountains as soon as we can. While we love Florida, nothing can beat a summer in the mountains.

What makes this cottage unique

For outdoor enthusiasts, this location cannot be beat. Whitewater, hiking, mountain biking, boating, waterfall seeking, ziplining, horseback riding are all nearby, in many forms. After days of adventure, or shopping for antiques, this house offers the best place for a quiet evening, watching the sunset with friends and family.


Bryson City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Washer and Dryer also located in this bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Queen bed (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Beach Chairs
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Close to Nantahala, Tuckaseegee Rivers and Deep Creek for whitewater rafting and tubing. Cherokee Indian Reservation, Great Smokey Mountain Nat Park, Tsali bike trail, Fontana Lake and Dam, many waterfalls and hiking, zipline courses, horseback riding and gem mining nearby. Fishing on Fontana and many rivers and streams.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(32 traveler reviews)

Mountain Retreat in the Middle of the Alarka Range- WiFi included
average rating of 4.75 based on 32 reviews

This mountain home will be your favorite escape

  • 5 of 5

This house is in a good location. Very well maintained and clean. Good mountain views. Lots of room. Stocked with everything you could possibly need. the overseers of this property were very helpful. the only issue we had was an electrical problem in the kitchen. It took out the kitchen lights microwave and some outlets.we were supplied with a other microwave and we put a lamp in the kitchen,so it didn't bother us too much. You will love this place.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rental was as advertised. Nice view. Very quiet. Close to Bryson City and Deep Creek

  • 5 of 5

Fully stocked kitchen. Nice porch

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review!
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Delightful place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was exactly as described and we had everything that we needed. It was a perfect place for our family of 4 with beautiful views and short drives to the things we wanted to do. We would enjoy staying here again!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Home in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

The home is very well maintained and very private. The porch is inviting and the sunsets are awesome! The kitchen is well stocked with pots and pans and utensils all organized and clearly labeled. The Wi-Fi connection is excellent! This is a nice getaway for up to 4 people! I highly recommend the home for anyone looking for a private retreat but with accessibility to what is available in the Smokey Mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! There is the sofa bed, so the house will sleep up to 6. But I have to agree, I have never found any sofa bed very comfortable.
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Nice house

  • 4 of 5

Nice little home, plenty of privacy. Any issues that we had owner's corrected. Would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for booking!
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Wonderful, peaceful cabin in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

The Shepherds were wonderful to work with, very responsive. The cabin was just as described! The first place my kids went to was the small stream next to the house. Very peaceful and relaxing location. Everything you could need was provided. Cabin was also easy to find and nearby Bryson City and Smoky Mountain National Park were within short driving distances. While here, we drove into the national park and up to Clingman's Dome - great drive, saw lots of elk! We also did the Nantahalla Gorge train ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad out of Bryson City. It was really fun and great value for the money. Finally we did the KidZip course through Wildwater at Nantahalla Gorge and my kids had a blast! They have asked every day since doing it if they can do it again. Great area to visit and perfect place to call your home away from home! Thanks again for sharing your cabin!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 15 2017 - May 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Oct 5 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 9 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 10 2017 - Jan 11 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.75%

A $75 cleaning fee is added to rental fee. Rental contract required before reservations are accepted. CANCELLATIONS: There is no penalty for canceling your reservation at least 14 days before
the check-in date, all monies will be refunded. Notice of intent to cancel must be in writing.
Cancellations occuring 14 days or less before check-in date will be charged the minumum stay,
Rental agreement will be attached to all bookings. Booking this property implies occupants will abide by all house rules, and be responsible for any and all damages to property.
Pet fee is refundable after no damage reported. Refund will be processed within 7 days.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Smokey Mountain Railroad
Car: necessary

There is always something to do! Tsali mountain biking; raft and kayak the Nantahala; tube Deep Creek; ride the Smokey Mountain Railroad in Bryson City; hike in the Smokey Mountain National Park; win big at the Casino in Cheroke; water sports on Lake Fontana; antique in Franklin, Bryson City, Dillsboro; Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway and have lunch at the Pisquah Inn; Visit the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, Gatlinburg, Pidgeon Forge, and Dollywood in TN; bike ride in Cades Cove looking for deer, turkey and bear; fly fish/fish the many streams in the area, especially in the Smokey Mountain National Park; and when you are tired and can go no more, there are all types of restaurants in nearby Bryson City.

Other Activities: Tubing, rafting, kayaking, casino, festivals, mineral/gem hunting, train tours, plays.


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