|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
High Hopes is a beautiful log cabin that offers excellent views every season. Paved access and an abudance of amenities make High Hopes your perfect vacation retreat. At an elevation of 3,460’, High Hopes offers incredible long range mountain views with easy paved access. Located in Maggie Valley, you are just minutes to all of the area outdoor activities and shopping.
Oconaluftee Village (25 mins); Waynesville (10 mins.); The Blue Ridge Parkway (15 min.); Hiking, fishing, rafting, skiing, horseback riding, and golf (10-15 min). Asheville is 40 minutes east and offers the Biltmore Estate, the Health Museum (great for kids), the arts, shopping and great restaurants.
The home can sleep three couples privately or up to 13 utilizing the additional bedding and two sofa sleepers.
High Hopes now reflects mountain themed linens on the king beds, 3 new counter stools, a sofa bed in the loft, and the Brunswick pool table.
This is great house for large family. The rooms are spacious and the dining table seats 12. The view on the large porch is gorgeous. The rec room has a pool table that the kids and adults loved.
In response to the negative review of Nov. 2014, as the owner, I can honestly say that we were not made aware of any of the mentioned issues by the property management company at that time. In fact, the home was supposed to be winterized at the beginning of November '14, so we were not expecting guests. The management team has been replaced, so I would expect an improved experience for future renters. I will add that in May 2015 the home was repaired such that a bat will not be able to enter it again. The home is in a rural area, and mice can be an issue. The home is on a service contract for pests, and if that were to happen again, I encourage the guest to contact the management for immediate attention. Our home is lovely, and we have had many guests over the years who have thoroughly enjoyed their stays. Maggie Valley and the Smokey Mountain Park area are incredible destinations for time spent in the great outdoors. Please consider our home for your next vacation. We are close to Cherokee, the National Park, Asheville, Bryson City and Deep Creek Tubing and more! Great hikes abound! Come check us out. * Please note it is a Non-Smoking rental.*
Amazing NC Moutain Retreat
We very much enjoyed our stay at High Hopes the week of June 9th! The house was very comfortable and accommodated two families (4 adults + 6 kids) nicely. We found the home very well equipped and "we" cooked several meals (thanks to the gourmet chefs in the family!) and had all the kitchen essentials we needed to prep meals and feed 10-12 ppl. The house offers an amazing front porch with NNE exposure along with with several rocking chairs, a swing and a dining table; a spacious great room / kitchen area with a very large dining table (easily seats 10-12), two comfy recliners and a big sofa. There is also a nice bedroom and bath on this "main" level. This is where the adults spent most of our time (porch / kitchen) while the kids enjoyed the game room downstairs (pool table, stereo, tv, sleeper sofa, bedroom w bunk & double bed and full bath + laundry). On the top level there is a spacious master suite w/ comfy king bed & loft with sofa bed + tv. The location is excellent as you are up high enough to catch cool breezes and enjoy the view but you are only a short drive down to Maggie. All in all, we loved this house and location. It is the perfect spot from which to launch your daily adventures as great hiking, whitewater rafting, zip lines/canopy tours, restaurants and scenic drives are all within 10-45 minutes away. We very much enjoyed our stay at High Hopes, we recommend it to others and we look forward to our return visit next summer!
The house is in a great area, looks wonderful and should be everything one would want. Unfortunately, we did not get what we paid for, and despite assurances, we did not get any relief after. Beyond a bat in the house - which could have come in anywhere, or the mouse in the kitchen (it was getting cold outside), we had poor hot water, no television service, fireplace didn't work (they did come out and turned that on). We called lots of times to get help, and didn't. We were told we'd get a refund, and we didn't. Since we have stayed every year in an area like this, we understand there can be difficulties - but for the price we are paying, we expected support while we were there, or fair recompense for things that were not as advertised.