|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Summit Splendor in Balsam North Carolina is located in the Smokey Mountains and only 2 1/2 hrs north of Atlanta and 45 minutes West of Asheville.
Our 5 bedroom 3 bathroom cabin (sleeps 11 in beds and has a queen sleeper sofa) is a two story home with a large porch and a beautiful view of the Blue Ridge Parkway & Mount Lynn Lowry. Our cabin sits on a ridge line approx. 4,000 ft above sea level. There is a wonderful breeze that blows most of the time. Our cabin is great for large families or multiple families that want to vacation together.
Our guests enjoy the peace and tranquility of rocking on the porch and enjoying the view as well as getting out and doing all there is to do in Western NC.
Our Cabin in Balsam, NC has been in our family since 1974. It sits on a ridge line, which gives it a nice mountain breeze, looking at Mt Lynn Lowrey. Hiking, rafting/tubing, golfing, shopping & relaxing on the porch in a rocking chair are our favorite things to do. In 2002 we added a new porch, a sun room, and 2 bedrooms + a bathroom. We have had wonderful family vacations and great memories of our time in Balsam. Our cabin is great for large families or for multiple families to vacation together.
The Owner purchased this cabin in 1974
The view from our porch looks northwest at Mt Lynn Lowrey. At night, lights illuminate a 60-foot-high cross placed at the peak of Mount Lynn Lowry. The cross and Mt. Lynn Lowry are both dedicated to General Lowery’s daughter Lynn who died of leukemia at the age of 16. The cross was dedicated by evangelist Billy Graham in 1965. The entrance to the Blue Ridge parkway is a 5 minute ride from the cabin & Maggie Valley, Waynesville & Asheville are all close by.
The whole stay was great and David make the process very comfortable. The description of the house was great and it fit our family reunion just right. I have always loved the N C mountains and the experience at Summit Splendor was terrific.
My family of 9 stayed over for the New Years weekend and we all loved the place. It has an amazing sunroom with glass walls looking down the mountain and the mountains in front of it. It was my absolute favorite room. The house is very spacious with a bunch of rooms and beds. The kitchen is equipped, just like a regular home, with all sorts of pans, glasswear, blenders, etc. The house was nice and warm! The only few things I would suggest to the owners is to add a roof over the outside stairs. It rained a bit and they were very slippery (about 4 of us slipped). The master room's king bed is sunk inside in the middle, perhaps a new boxspring? And last, I think the water heater has two elements of heating and one of the is not working, so the tank takes longer to heat the water. What we did was wait a few minutes between showers so we could all get hot water. Other than these few things, which are minor, we spent an amazing time. The home was very clean, plenty of towels, and linens. We didn't explore the sorroundings, since it was a short stay, but there are a few nearby stores. We took amazing pictures around the area, turned on the fire pit inside, and made marshmallows. Overall, absolutely great place! Definitively recommend it! Especially for large families. Hope to return next year.
For record, here is a recap of our complaint/condition of the house. We arrived around 5:30pm & did not feel as if the house was a safe or sanitary environment. We immediately reached out to HomeAway with our concerns. Safety and sanitary issues include: multiple windows that don't close, lights that don't work, first floor bedrooms have no direct accessibility to the upper floor (not safe for kids), a ladder installed in a closet connecting the two floors had no lighting and was locked with furniture on top of it, the heat on the first floor was not heating the lower rooms (windows won't close), multiple broken furniture, broken window treatments, broken blind fallen & laying on the floor, trash in the kitchen, fridge was dirty, kitchen cabinets broken, food splattered on appliances, rotten bathroom floor, torn flooring/rugs, couches and blankets are soiled/stained, the TV was fuzzy/snowy and the Dish network wouldn't work (it finally came on about an hour & a half while we were working with HomeAway to find alternate lodging), torn window screens, ceiling fan broken, barely any lighting in the bedrooms except for small side tabletop lamps, and beds were sunken in, linens were tattered and stained not suitable for use, and exposed electrical outlets.The conditions were unsafe and unsanitary and based on all these issue approached the owner asking for a refund. I logged nearly 4 hours talking with HomeAway Travel Care Advisors trying to find a place to stay. We spoke to the owner the same evening and he said he understood our issues and would refund our money. He even called us back That night to say he could refund us through HomeAway or mail us a check. However, he did not start the process and after repeated outreach from HomeAway's Escalation Team he finally took their call and agreed to process a partial refund. He went back on his word and decided to keep one-third of our fee, calling it a Cancellation fee for the inconvenience. There is Nothing in his ad nor his emails about a cancellation fee, neither did he mention anything when we spoke to him. It took us 7 hours to find another place.The Owner lied to us and now keeping our monies he promised to refund. Renters beware. Imagine an 8yo having to sleep in a dingy, dirty bedroom with almost no heat and broken windows that do not close. It is not what is advertised (& I was a successful VRBO homeowner that valued honesty to renters). We are seeking legal protection for the monies he promised.
We would stay here again for sure. The house is a little outdated, BUT the views, the brand new sun room, the location is amazing. Very close to all amenities. The hill is a little narrow getting up there, but that's the sacrifice you make for amazing views!
My family and I (7 of us) just spent a week at this cabin and it was wonderful. The view is spectacular and the cabin was just perfect. It has a rustic feel to it and is very roomy and cozy, and we loved the openness. The kitchen is very well equipped and the dining table with the lazy susan is so cool; since its round it makes for easy conversation. The family room and sun room are very comfy and relaxing. The bedrooms are spacious enough with a good amount of closet space and comfortable beds. Also the location was perfect to get to other points of interest; Waynesville, Maggie Valley, and the Blue Ridge Parkway are close by. Asheville is only 40 minutes away. And there are great walking and hiking trails. Overall it was a great vacation spot, and we would highly recommend visiting the Smokey Mountains and staying here.
My family of 10 stayed here for Thanksgiving and had a GREAT time. We were surrounded by stunning views, lots of privacy, and just a short drive to Asheville (highly recommend making a trip over to see the Biltmore and downtown Asheville shopping, dining, etc.) We spent the week grilling out on the deck, roasting marshmallows in the fire pit, and hiking the nearby mountain trails. This spacious cabin is perfect for large groups or families AND the owner allows dogs! There was plenty of towels, linens, cookware, etc. Everything you need on your trip is already there, including firewood. I would not only recommend this cabin to a friend but plan to return with my family as well. Thanks so much to Dave (The Owner and super nice guy) and his family for all the wonderful memories!
|Cleaning Fee||$150 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Pet Fee||$75 + Tax|
Cleaning Fee $150.00
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.