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DESIGNER decorated Maggie Valley Club Cottage - Vacation in Style!

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

2018 was our best year ever for North Carolina Cottage and we had so many wonderful guests stay at Morningstar Cottage. We are grateful to all of you for being our guests and making our house your home while you were in Maggie Valley. We love Maggie Valley and it has so many wonderful things close at hand for your enjoyment. Most of all, it has the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains that never grow old. Thank you again and we will see you in the new year!

Feel like hibernating this WINTER? Come on over to our home and enjoy the mountains of Western North Carolina. Skiing is just a few miles away at Cataloochee. Find more photos and information on Facebook at:

This ain’t your Momma’s cabin! Cute, fun, charming and easy access. We pride ourselves on having a different and fun vibe to the cottage. Peaceful, charming and waiting for you!

AFORDABLE & GREAT RATES for a first-class cottage retreat in the Blue Ridge mountains. EZ access. We haven't raised our prices in 5 years so we can keep it affordable for you...our guests. Only 5 homes directly on our street so not a lot of drive-by traffic. Yay!

This precious two bedroom, two and one-half home is pure mountain magic. You will feel like you have stepped out of the pages of Country Living magazine with the charming interior decorating. Generous room sizes and a spectacular back screened porch make this cottage perfect for enjoying the relaxing mountain lifestyle. This is the total package.

This beautiful North Carolina cottage is located in the Maggie Valley Country Club. Maggie Valley & Waynesville are truly the gateway cities to the Smoky Mountains. Entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway a quick 10 minute drive from the cottage.

This home features a large cathedral screened porch full of wicker which invite you to sit and relax as you watch the chickadees, cardinals and hummingbirds on the back deck. The two-level open floor plan, wood floors, stone fireplace, and more make this vacation home a true spot for relaxation and restoration. It is a sanctuary from the stresses of daily life as mountain time moves at a slower pace enabling you to wind down from today's frantic lifestyle. Lovely treed location (easy access) with partial mountain views. The vibe is totally fresh, relaxing and peaceful. Not recommended for small children or those who can't climb a few stairs (not that many).

Charming and unique this lovely home features elegant decor with fun and eclectic artwork. This luxurious home is a fantastic gem in the mountains. Year-round cool temperatures at an elevation of over 3,000 feet will encourage you to explore hiking, fishing, white-water rafting and many other activities in the area.

For the golf enthusiast, the Maggie Valley Country Club offers one of the most beautiful and pristine golf course in all of North Carolina. Believe us when we tell you that you should play this course at least once in your lifetime! You can find more information at

There is also wonderful downtown restaurants and shopping in the charming and quaint Waynesville area featuring art shops, gift shops and the historic Mast General Store. So many options await you at Morning Star Cottage.

We look forward to welcoming you into our home and our family. We want you to feel like this is your cottage while you visit the Blue Ridge.

Keywords: Cottage, bungalow, homey, home, chalet, nest, mountain home, retreat, North Carolina vacation

More Details

Taylor Plumblee
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Taylor Plumblee

Previously used as our private vacation residence, this home is designed around a fun and eclectic sensibility. We like to have a good time and our home reflects that attitude. It is not your typical mountain home. It's shabby chic with a ton of class thrown in. We love going to our home and it is so charming we feel like we are in the south of France or a charming villa. It's our retreat from a hectic life, our private oasis and a place of peace and serenity. We welcome you to our home which is decorated with fantastic and eclectic pieces of art and personalized objects d'art. We hope you will enjoy Morning Star Cottage as much as we do - we are so happy that many of our guests want to come back time and again.

Taylor Plumblee purchased this cottage in 2004

Why Taylor Plumblee chose Maggie Valley

We have been traveling to the mountains of North Carolina for years and love the Maggie Valley/Waynesville area because it is so close to SO many places. When a friend put this home on the market we decided it was time to buy so that our family could own a piece of mountain magic. It has proven to be that and more. The one reason we like this home specifically is year round access and the close (less than 10 minutes) to the Blue Ridge Parkway and access to Asheville (25 minutes if Linda is driving). We love this home so much that we hosted a destination wedding for our oldest daughter, where family and friends joined us in the Blue Ridge. It was a wonderful experience, but then again, everything is wonderful at this home. It's a slice of heaven on earth.

What makes this cottage unique

Our home offers year round living and while not mountain top - it is peaceful, serene and surrounded by the sound of rustling trees and lush mountain settings. It has super easy access to surrounding towns and cities and a driveway that is accessible year round. It is also located in Maggie Valley Club which is one of the premier mountain golf courses in all of Western North Carolina and some great winter skiing at Cataloochee Ski Resort. The location is ideal for traveling to art events, fall leaf looking, arts, mountain music festivals and Lake Junaluska. There is so much to see and do in Western North Carolina and our home is a perfect mountain getaway in a charming and chic setting. The back porch is the crown jewel of the house and where we spend most of our time as we watch the fireflies light up the NC sky at night. It's pure magic.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very satisfied with the accommodations. No complaints of any kind. We’ve stayed in, or around Maggie Valley a half dozen times. This facility combines a happy balance of good location, accessibility (all paved), well maintained home and reasonable views! Wouldn’t hesitate to come back.
Aug 2010
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Maggie Valley Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , En suite with master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs en suite.
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Upstairs half-bath
  • Shower in master suite and full bathroom in downstairs retreat. Half bath in living area for guests.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Full bed and twin bed w/twin under bed & air mattress.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Charming, chic with a vintage chandelier. On main floor.
  • Queen size Beds (1) Located Upstairs in Master Bedroom, Double Beds (1) Located in Downstairs Bedroom., Twin or Single Beds (2) One Twin Bed and a Trundle Bed Under Double Bed Downstairs. Can Sleep Six on Beds, but it does get tight with more than 5 people.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • 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:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Fully paved roads with paved driveway, Easy YEAR ROUND Access to Cottage, Almost 2 Acres of Wooded Land with Hiking Trails


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DESIGNER decorated Maggie Valley Club Cottage - Vacation in Style!
average rating of 4.826923 based on 57 reviews
Colorado Springs, CO

Gorgeous view in a cozy home

  • 5 of 5

Amazing home! Super clean and extremely cozy. This is by far the cleanest VRBO home I have stayed in. I take my hat off to the housekeeer. Comfortable beds. Great location. Breathtaking views from the awesome deck! Taylor is very kind and responds quickly to any concerns or needs of her guests. I will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfy and peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We met our grown children at Morning Star Cottage for Thanksgiving. We enjoyed the Blue Ridge Mountains and nearby waterfalls. The cottage was so relaxing we chose to eat leftover turkey the next day instead of going out to eat which was our original plan. The porch(s) are awesome and the area is so peaceful! It was a great choice for our Thanksgiving meeting place.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Marietta, GA

A wonderful mother/daughter getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Overall it was a most enjoyable three days. Loved the atmosphere,,like a home away from home. It's convenient to all we wanted to do. Was in Maggie Valley often when children were young, about fifty years ago!! So much still the same. The MV restaurant still has awesome trout.

First time ever we never even turned on the tv! Spent a lot of time on the porch. The reason I couldn't give five stars was the musty odor in the downstairs bedroom. Even with the dehumidifier was very noticeable. But I understand...I had a house in the mtns and had the same thing.

Other than that, was a great time. Hope we can come again next fall.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy and comfortable. It had everything we could’ve wanted. Nicely decorated, in the same style as my home. Loved all the birds from the deck. Ate a lot of good food at local restaurants & did a ton of shopping. Loved the local towns

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Severn, MD

Charming and Cozy!

  • 5 of 5

Just what the doctor ordered! Our family had a wonderful and relaxing stay! The kitchen was well-stocked, the furniture was super comfortable, and the view from the porch was perfect! The location has a great balance of feeling like an escape to the mountains, but all the amenities you might need are just a short drive. Most importantly, our pups loved the place! Our family hiked, golfed, shopped, went in to Asheville, and also had a couple on days in just reading and relaxing. it was the perfect vacation. Thank you Taylor!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can tell you my heart rate goes down the minute I see the mountains Naomi! Thanks for staying at our home and we hope you will return in the future. We are happy to host your puppies and we want them to feel "at home" too. Thanks again. Linda & Taylor Hutchinson
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Wonderful location and great outdoor space

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here, there are tons of restaurants and activities close by. A short drive to Asheville. It is a clean place with lots of comfy couches and chairs and a great deck that is screened in that we spent hours on. There was plenty of space and all the amenities you could ask for, even a keurig. We hope to make this an annual trip.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful comments Ashley. We hope you will return and enjoy a trip to Western Carolinas. Some new restaurants have recently opened up and you will find some great dining upon your next visit! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Maggie Valley Club
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
J Arthur's Restaurant
Nearest Ski
7 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Indoor Sky Diving, Numerous Golf Courses, Elk Released in Cataloochee Valley, Harrah's Casino, Gem Mining, Cataloochee Ski Resort, Trout Fishing, Bluegrass Shows, Hiking and Picnicking in Great Smoky Mountain National Park or the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Shopping and Dining in the Heart of Maggie Valley, Waynesville, and Asheville, Snowmobiling for Kids, Gatlinburg - 1 Hour, Cherokee Indian Reservation - 20 Minutes, Biltmore Estate - 25 Minutes, Blue Ridge Parkway - 6 Minutes, Great Smoky Mountain Railroad - 25 Minutes, Pisgah National Forest & Sliding Rock/Waterfalls - 30 Minutes, Santa's Land - 15 Minutes, River Tubing - 25 Minutes.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $125
Pet Fee $100
Tax Rate 3.0%

• Rates are subject to change until reservation is complete.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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