|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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A recent guest wrote in our guest book....'this place is beyond beautiful'....
Retreat in the Sky is an unforgettable place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special times.
Come to the Smoky Mountains and Retreat in the Sky for an unforgettable vacation! Whether you're sport enthusiasts wanting to be located in the hub of all the Smoky Mountain activities... or second honeymooners celebrating your wedding anniversary and hoping for that very special place... or vacationers/seniors looking for rest and relaxation at an incredibly beautiful vacation home....we offer it all.....
Sitting close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain, our guests enjoy our wonderful, very private, mountain home...and its great location...in the very heart of the Smoky Mountain activities!!! Special features include a breathtaking view of the Smokies from most rooms including the screened porch and deck, a large deluxe hot tub on the screened porch (where you're safe from all the outside critters), a fire log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful wood burning campfires.
In addition to the hot tub, the large screened porch has a teak wood table and chairs and comfortable furniture. The deck is great for relaxing with your loved one on the swing and enjoying the spectacular short and long range views, grilling out and dining on the umbrella table or rocking and enjoying the wonderful feeling that comes with being in the mountains.
Retreat is centrally located for ALL of the Smoky Mountain activities!! We offer a great location. Just minutes to Bryson City, the Gateway to the Smokies... the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad... Fontana Lake, a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for half or the entire day... the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, biking, and fun restaurants... Cherokee, you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino... Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, and picnics...the Smoky Mountain Country Club which is a beautiful mountain course and open to the public....the Blue Ridge Parkway...where is there a more beautiful drive??? And maybe best of all... Ingles Supermarket is only five minutes away.
But...if you're looking for complete seclusion, getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...and doing nothing more than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying being alone together...You will love Retreat in the Sky...the view is majestic and the only neighbors are the birds and occasional wild turkeys that come to visit..
ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION:
* We offer a beautiful vacation home
* Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am.
* Unlimited free Wifi
* Signed Rental Agreement required
* No smoking in house or screened porch (and no exceptions!)
* No pets (and no exceptions!)
* Be sure to bring your cell phone; there is no longer telephone service at the cottage...
* Hot Tub is available March 15th through October and is inside the screened porch...that means no bugs or critters or scary outside dark...
* Maximum guests: 2
* Returning guests ...security deposit waived and offered a 15% discount on rate...
* Fire log burning fireplace (not wood) Firelogs not provided
* Not suitable for children... (and no exceptions)
* One "free" night with weekly rental...
* 3 night minimum...except July and October which are weekly only...
* Our road association does not permit motorcycles or trailers...
Please e-mail us with questions or telephone us to make your reservations. Be sure to visit our other vacation home on vrbo #7436... A Log Heaven. It might be available if Retreat in the Sky is not.
We are celebrating the 17th anniversary since we built and opened our vacation home to guests. At one time we were the only ones on vrbo for Bryson City and today vacationers have hundred to choose from. We have learned a lot (and are still learning) about what makes a great vacation and what we need to do to help our guests have one! Ty and I have talked with and met many wonderful new friends who have stayed with us from all over the USA, plus England, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, China, Norway, Canada and Finland. We thank you for looking at our web page and we hope you have an opportunity to vacation or visit with us at Retreat in the Sky.
Ty and Sandy Nelson
Keywords: Mountain retreat, mountain getaway, mountain chic, mountain cabin, mountain chalet, mountain cottage
Ty and I have been sharing our vacation home, Retreat in the Sky, with guests for over sixteen years. It has been fun, sometimes very challenging...but most of all...a rewarding experience. Our goal is... and has always been ....to provide a wonderful vacation experience for our guests..
Sandy Nelson purchased this cottage in 1998
We fell in love with Bryson City the first time we visited. It is quaint, friendly and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We found the perfect spot to build our second home. It's close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain in the Smokies. Our view is beautiful. Retreat in the Sky has a privacy that is hard to describe. Our first home is three hours away and seventeen years later, with our car packed with all our stuff, heading for Bryson City and our Retreat in the Sky, we're still excited.... after all these years, we still can't wait to get there.
Sitting on the swing on our deck...enjoying the beautiful view...is the ultimate in relaxation. Retreat in the Sky can only be reached by driving up the private road and then you drive up some more on our paved driveway. We are not on the road so no one can see us or drive by us. So you see, we also have the ultimate in privacy. We not only have a beautiful deck filled with flowers and a wonderfully landscaped setting, but a large screened porch complete with hot tub and a great place to hang out. We're only five minutes from Ingles Supermarket, the quaint town of Bryson City and only ten minutes from just about everywhere else.
We took a survey from vrbo/homeaway a few years back that results showed that only 21% of property owners that rent their vacation homes use it themselves. We use ours every chance we get. Not only because we love being there but because we want to maintain the high standards we set for ourselves in maintaining our beautiful vacation home. .
Retreat in the Sky is a feast for the senses! The interior of the home is filled with artistically arranged collectibles and plants that provide a treat for the eyes in any direction. The flower-laden deck is wonderful alone but combined with the amazing view of the mountains takes your breathe away. The candles and comforts provide a romantic ambiance and the overall effect of a week here was very soul-soothing. All this and the amazing variety of hikes, views, activities and waterfalls (our favorite) made for a fabulous vacation---we loved it!
The pictures don't do it justice!! The views are incredible. This place feels like HOME, not a rental! We have been renting cabins in Tenn for over twenty years, way too crowded and commercial for us now. On a whim I checked Homeaway and I was BLOWN AWAY! Sandy is one of the nicest people I have yet to actually meet though I have talked to her many times. She goes out of her way to make sure your stay is PERFECT! From the wonderful fresh smell when you walk in to the fabulous bed in the loft (high thread count sheets, yes!!), the house plants and decor, everything was great! The area is a blast, casino close by and a ton of little towns to explore! Next time we come (YES there WILL be a next time) it will be a bit later so we can go whitewater rafting. If you are a couple looking for a private get away DO IT! You will not be disappointed! Thank you again Sandy for a fantastic stay, I only wish it was longer (okay, I never wanted to leave!!)
First of all. the location of Retreat in the Sky could not be better. Convenient to downtown and major roadways. The windy road to acess the cabin is definately worth the drive when you see the stunning view of the mountains and all the flowers surronding the property. A beautiful home, completely decorated and ready with all the amenities. Sandy, the owner is a great communicator and makes sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay.
Retreat in the Sky is a fantastic cabin! This is our second week long stay at Retreat in the Sky, Bryson City. We love the porch, the flowers, the hot tub, and the loft bedroom! If you want privacy with the best view of the Smoky Mountains, choose this vacation home. The owners keep the place spotlessly clean and all the things you need are there. If you like to relax with books, there are plenty of great readings of the mountain area in this cabin. A nice place for an outside fire with comfortable Adirondack chairs is very enjoyable. Thank-you to the owners for sharing such a beautiful home.
This is a rental that ticks off most boxes for us: mountain view,, hot tub, few steps, screened porch, highly functional kitchen, two bathrooms. Sandy is a wonderful decorator, and she does nice things like provide an Ingles discount card for your grocery visits. This is the second time we have rented from the Nelsons, and we are very, very happy working with them. We spent a restful and relaxing week here...and it wasn't long enough. Even though it rained every day, the mountains were always there to view...eventually after "the smoke" clears, even from the hot tub. The only thing the rain affected was hiking. With the screened porch, you can still sit out there and enjoy reading or talking without getting wet. Retreat in the Sky is such a wonderful rental, we rarely wanted to venture out, eating most of our meals in the home. We hope to come back!
We just recently returned from a 4-night stay at Retreat in the Sky. This is not your average "vacation rental", but is a family retreat that shows pride of ownership. There is even a photo album in the cabin showing the progression from bare lot to family vacation home, complete with photos of the Nelson brood enjoying the property and surrounding area over the years. The cabin is large enough for 2 couples or a small family, with a comfortable bedroom and full bathroom on each floor, plus a living area, full kitchen, and dining area downstairs. Each bedroom offers a queen bed. There is a wonderful screened-in porch that offers an additional living and dining area, as well as a very large hot tub. The front deck not only provides an incredible view across the mountains of North Carolina, but offers plenty of seating space to relax and enjoy the view. We were fortunate to have good weather during our entire visit and thus had gorgeous sunset viewing from the wooden swing on the deck. There are numerous flowering and green plants, and the bird viewing is above average.
The cabin is ideally located for trips into GSM's national park, as well as day trips to Asheville and Cherokee. Bryson City is the quintessential small American town...a beautiful main street, friendly locals, a great information center housed in a historical building, plus some nice hiking nearby. The Waterfall Trails are worth a full morning, but be sure to see all three and not just Juney Wank. There are some really nice (casual) restaurants in Bryson City, as well as a full-sized grocery market (Ingles) just five minutes from the cabin.
The photos you see reflect very accurately just how nice Retreat in the Sky truly is. Comfortable furnishings and plenty of living spaces make this "rental" feel more like a home away from home! Importantly, the owner is a joy to work with - this is one of the easiest vacation rental experiences we've had to date!
The most exciting new activity has to be ziplining....our guests just rave about how much fun it is...take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway... it is unforgettable...pack a picnic lunch (picnic pack for two at Retreat for guests use) and mountain gaze, and you must go to Highlands and Cashiers (great shopping and restaurants) and visit all of the waterfalls in the area, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is only one hour away...you should plan to spend the entire day as there is so much to see, go for a hike at the Joyce Kilmer forest or Deep Creek, visit Dollywood and stop at all the outlets on the way, Win some $$ to take home at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee and enjoy a great dinner there as well. You will NEVER run out of things to do. Or, never leave, sit on the deck at Retreat in the Sky and enjoy the privacy, the wonderful view and each other!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|Cleaning fee||$100 + Tax|
$50 cancellation fee when applicable
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.