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$99 nights is going to be extended into March. Must be a March stay

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedrooms, 1 bath Sleeps a party of 5 with twin roll-away bed or port-a-crib.

Baby it's cold outside but The Cottages and Cozy Nook are warm. The nearby ski slopes and snow tubing are open through the end of March. The Cottage and Cozy Nook is going to extend special $99 nights through the end of March. The Cottage has added additional Cottages. The Cottage "too"for larger families(up to 10) and A Cozy Nook just for two, are now open for reservations. Contact us for more information. The Polar Express has finished and new spring and summer attractions will begin soon. We are just a few minutes away from the train depot, so when you get off the train and the kiddos are tired, you'll be home in a flash. Your home away from home has two queen size beds with line dried sheets ( when weather permits) for you to enjoy the smell of the mountains even while you sleep. A family of 5 is easily accommodated with a roll away bed. Port-a-crib also available.

You can relax on the porch with rocking chairs enjoying the sounds of the mountains. Maybe you want to enjoy a campfire with the kids and roast marshmallows. Grab some steaks and cookout on the side deck on the gas grill. Kick back and watch a movie from our movie library. We are here to make your stay as comfortable, fun, and relaxing as you need it to be. We are within walking distance of downtown Bryson City.The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad located in downtown Bryson City has several special events throughout the year, The Polar Express begins Nov. 7. Ask about discount train ticket availability. We can't wait to see you. Harrah's Casino and Ruth's Chris Steakhouse are just twenty minutes away, as are the many attractions of The Cherokee Indian Reservation.

If outdoor recreation is what you're looking for there's White water rafting, Jet boats, Zip Lining in the Nantahala Gorge and tubing in nearby Deep Creek. Hiking and picnicking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is just one more amenity of our beautiful surrounding area. Snow skiing and snow tubing in the winter is in nearby Maggie Valley and Gatlinburg, Tn. Shoppers are in luck with Outlets in Asheville and Pigeon Forge, TN about an hour over the mountain.Come see us and let us be your next vacation destination. We look forward to having you as our guest.

You can contact us at and 828-488-4388 or 828-736-1215.

We accept credit cards through Homeaway and Paypal. Also checks.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2011
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

About Tammy

Both of us are 'Yankees'! New Jersey (what exit?) & Ohio (Go Buckeyes), transplanted to sunny South Florida in the 70's. Missing the change of seasons and starting over, we both moved to the mountains in 1995 and 1996 respectively. Known as 'halfbacks' here. (we only made it half way back to the north.) We do love the mountains and all they have to offer. We have 6 children between us and 7 grandchildren. So we are kid friendly and also pet friendly. Spencer, our rescued lab mix fur baby is anxious to make friends with your fur baby.

Tammy purchased this cottage in 2005

Why Tammy chose Bryson City

The Cottage was originally bought for an aging parent, so they could come to the mountains to be near us. After all the kids left home, (yes we are empty nesters,) we toyed with the idea of starting The Cottage and that is how it came to fruition. We have just finished our 7th year and we are looking forward to future years. With the addition of The Cottage "too" and the Cozy Nook we are the perfect place for family reunions. everyone can be together yet have your own space. The new friends we have made, have been a blessing.

What makes this cottage unique

Built in 1925, is has been totally renovated, keeping some of the old qualities, the original porcelain farm sink and table in the kitchen to the original old doors and doorknobs, all in working order. Some of the old windows hang on the wall as added decor. We are convenient to downtown and all the surrounding area attractions. Yet it is quiet and relaxing. Weather you're sitting on the porch listening to the sounds of the mountains or sitting by the campfire enjoying hot dogs and marshmallows. The summer months bring an incredible light show of lightening bugs for the children to enjoy and catch in what we call the lower forty.


Bryson City Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Town ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Newly remodeled with pedestal sink.
  • Shower is equipped with handicap shower rails. Blow dryer available. Shampoo and small bar soap are provided for short stays.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Master bedroom has lots of drawer space and a double closet with luggage racks Bedroom 2 has dresser with drawer space,vanity and closet with luggage rack Pack-n-Play portable crib for infant/toddler available. Twin size rollaway bed. All linens are line dried when weather permits!
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Outside- Swimming Pool shared Garage- for secure motorcycle parking only Porch is covered Deck is open On site equipment Coolers available upon request various sizes General ceiling fans in kitchen & Living-room only Smoking permitted outside-Please place butts in receptacles provided on premises


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$99 nights is going to be extended into March. Must be a March stay
average rating of 4.901961 based on 51 reviews

This Place is FANTASTIC!

  • 5 of 5

This place is so charming, quiet and peaceful yet it is just seconds away from Bryson City and the restaurants as well as being located next to all of the attractions in the area. The Cottage is very comfy, beautifully decorated and extremely clean. Loved the fact that it was pet friendly, and had plenty of room for our truck and trailer (we hauled up our Harley). The owners are wonderful. We felt like it was our home away from home. We will be definitely being returning in the near future. Kudos to Tammy and Danny! (Owners)

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2012
  • Stayed: July 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect family getaway!

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage is the perfect place for a family getaway! We had a great time, our kids loved it and already want to know when we will come back. Ms Tammy is an angel and I nearly cried telling her goodbye after only 5 days! We will be back soon to visit, Ms Tammy and Mr Danny!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Stephanie, I miss you guys already and can't wait for your return. You are an amazing lady. Thanks for leaving it so clean. A lot of tears were shed that day, I felt like my kids left twice. Hope to see you soon.
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The perfect polar express experience

  • 5 of 5

Our family traveled to Bryson City to ride the polar express and this lovely cottage made the trip even more magical. When we pulled up Tammy had on Christmas lights outside as well as inside with a adorable tree. They went above and beyond by having a gifts under the tree for each child. It really felt as though we were staying with family who decorated and prepared for our arrival. Thank you so much for sharing your home and also for suggesting Maggie valley for snow tubing. We had a great time. Would definitely recommend and would love to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad you felt so welcome, I try really hard for our guests to truly feel like they are in their home away from home.We would love to have you Amy, come back anytime.
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Amazing 5 star week-end

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Cottage over Labor Day week-end. The location was great and everything we needed was there. Tammy and her family were very friendly and helpful. We will stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carol we look forward to your return.
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Great house, friendliest owners!

  • 5 of 5

First of all, I have been using VRBO for 5 years now and have always had a great experience. This house was not only a perfect home for our eclipse vacation, but we enjoyed getting to know Tammy and Danny (and their family). I realise that we were there for a unique experience - given that many people had the day off for the eclipse, we ended up watching it with Tammy and her family. They even invited us to have dinner with them afterwards. I used to work with exchange students, and sharing a day and meal with people from a different part of the country was a fantastic experience, and a great surprise!

(however, I'm sure that if you are the sort of person who wants to keep to yourself, Tammy has a great intuition and would be cool with that...though you'd be missing out!)

So about the house, it's about a half mile from town. Some of the walk doesn't have a sidewalk, but it's not a busy road so we felt perfectly comfortable walking down with our 6-year old. The patio was excellent for meals (lunch might have been too sunny, but breakfast and dinner were perfect!). The kitchen is possibly the best-stocked kitchen I have seen in a VRBO - it had everything from a bundt pan to a pizza stone to a slow cooker! (we actually made pizza one night because of the pizza stone!) Only thing I didn't see was a cookie sheet for baking cookies, but I bet Tammy would have loaned one if you needed it. Plenty of aprons and dishtowels too, which I really like in a rental. The couch and easy chair in the living room were SOOO comfortable and we spent a lot of time relaxing. There were also some wonderfully cozy blankets which we used all the time. There is a closet of games and movies, which was fun for all of us. The bedrooms were generously-sized and the beds comfortable. Washer & dryer were surprisingly fast and efficient for a rental!

Finally, the pool! Second-best thing about this place, after meeting Tammy & Danny. It was SUCH a great thing to get to swim every day. It is a refreshing and surprisingly large pool, with plenty of toys and floats and chairs. It was a great incentive for our 6 year old to be cooperative, because the pool was such a great reward (and I loved it too!).

This location is about a 8-minute drive to Deep Creek and 14-minute drive to the trails off Lakeview, so perfect for your Smokey Mountain needs. We want to come back soon - even after a week there, there's still so much left to explore and enjoy! Thank you Tammy!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Karin, it was our pleasure to get to spend the big event with you and Nick and Joey. What a great day it was and we had a wonderful time getting to know your sweet and kind family. Glad you enjoyed our place so much and the cozy blankets, (that's what I thought when i got them) We would love to have you come back and see us again. P.S. There were 2 cookie sheets under the 9x13 cake pan, muffin pan,broiler, and lasagna pan in the drawer of the stove I try really hard to stock it well, thank you for the compliment and the great review See you again hopefully.
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay exceptionally. Tammy and Danny are without doubt a blessing to All that crosses their path. The one regret we had was that my husband did not get to spend more time with Danny, WE hope to visit soon again. THANKS for such a feeling of coming home to family Gods Blessings on you both The Mayes family

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words Pat & Jerral. It was a blessing to meet you as well. God puts the right people in our paths at the right time. Danny hated that he didn't get to have more time to chat with Jerral as well. Thank again for the lovely plate from Savannah I will treasure it always. As you know Savannah holds a special place in my heart. We look forward to you returning. Maybe for Danny's maiden voyage. :) By the way we have a contract on 14 acres of land for The Bridge church in Cullowhee. Praise God.
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Tuckaseegee Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Smoky Mtn Golf & Sequoyah Golf & Country Clubs
Nearest Train
0.4 Miles
Great Smoky Mtn Railroad Tourist Attraction
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
Pasqualino's~Jimmy Mac's~ BBQ Wagon~ Guayabito's
Nearest Ski
65 Miles
Maggie Valley
Car: recommended

With January half over and February upon us, The Cottage is running a special book any 2 night stay in the months of January or February for those months and your second night is 1/2 off. Good only for January & February. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad is a hop, skip and a jump away from the cottages. How convenient for those tired kiddos after a scenic train ride. Ask about discounted tickets. We can't wait to see you.Whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River, tubing & kayaking on the Tuckaseegee River, Boating on Fontana Lake. Fishing on the Oconoluftee River in nearby Cherokee. Ziplining in the Nantahala Gorge. Picnicking in nearby Deep Creek. Shopping in the quaint little shops of downtown Bryson City. Outlet Shopping is now in Asheville and just over the mountain in Pigeon Forge,Tn. The Smoky Mtn Railroad has daily excursions as well as special events throughout the year. The Polar Express, The Great Pumpkin,The Wizard of Oz Train, just to name a few. The Cherokee Indian Reservation has a variety of attractions. The Oconaluftee Indian Village has daily tours. Unto These Hills is an outdoor drama that tells about the Trail of Tears performed nightly in the summer season is a must see. Harrah's Casino for the fun loving gambler in you as well as special events and concerts. Check their web sight for upcoming concerts & events. There are several restaurants too, including Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. The renowned Biltmore House in Asheville is phenomenal in the winter & spring seasons. There is so much to see and do that it is hard to even list it all. Check out the local Chamber of Commerce page for more ideas.




Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning including taxes $42.7
Tax Rate 10.75%

Ask about our specials.
Cheaper by the week~ A discount of 10% applies when staying for extended stays of 7 days or longer. We accept credit cards through Paypal and Check by mail.
Polar Express one night stays during weekdays only.There is a 2 night minimum stay on weekends.
PAYMENT: A 50% deposit by credit card is required to confirm a reservation. The balance of your reservation is due 30 days prior to your arrival date.
Cancellation: We will issue a full refund of your deposit, minus a $50 processing fee if cancelled 30 days prior to your arrival date. Deposits & fees for reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to your arrival date are non-refundable. No shows and early departures are obligated for the entire amount of the reservation.
Pet Friendly: Pets are always welcome with prior approval. A non-refundable pet fee of 50.00 per pet is required separately by check prior to arrival or by cash upon arrival. Ask about this if you are unsure.Unattended pets in cottage must be crated or stay on the secured porch.
Pets are not allowed on furniture(including beds,sofa, and chairs) at any time.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.