|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
Solid beauty from the inside out! A winning combination of superior location in the private, gated community of Smoky Mountain Retreat, and the enduring quality of a Gastineau OAK log home that glows with warmth and comfort. Decks and porches provide unrivaled year round views of distant mountains, Lake Junaluska, and wildlife up close and personal. Two real Master Suites on main level, gorgeous interior, SS/granite kitchen w/gas dual fuel range, amazing lower rec room & 2 BRs. Custom furnishings throughout!
Two kitchens, one on each level with full refrigerators for multi-family retreats. Very close to horseback riding, snow skiing at the Cataloochee Ranch, access to hayrides, bbq's, quaint towns of Maggie Valley and Waynesville to antique, shop and experience local culinary delights! National and local artists work displayed with many seasonal craft fairs. Relax at home and view the wildlife or 30 minutes to Asheville and Biltmore Mansion, gardens and winery. 30 minutes to Cherokee Indian Reservation Ocanoloftee as well as casinos. Hiking, tubing, kayaking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the National Park minutes away. Something for everyone!
Keywords: Luxury Oak Log Cabin, Top of Mountain, Long range views, easy access, family retreat/reunion, romantic getaway
Our family has traveled to Maggie Valley for over 20 years. Every summer we rented a home with our children and enjoyed to many gifts the area has to offer ie. woods, wildlife, quiet time together, rowdy time as well. Many memories were made and we decided to purchase a family retreat home at the top of a ridge. We continue to visit with friends and family and would love to share our uniques experiences with you. Our home is very comfortable and appointed well with linens and cleaning provided. Full comforts of home, but a true getaway with unbeatable views of the sunrise and sunsets! We hope you'll consider meeting 'on the ridge' at Wind Spirit Ridge, Smoky Mountain Retreat, MAGGIE Vallley, NC
Cathy Liott purchased this lodge in 2005
There are many attractions in a close vicinity. Theme parks, wildlife preserves, trout fishing, golfing, apple orchards, antiique shops, snow skiing, horseback riding at authentic Cataloochee Ranch, 30 minutes to Asheville airport and Biltmore mansion, gardens and winery. Cherokee Indian Reservation is also 30 minutes and educational as well as entertaining with the casinos and live theatre. We hope to the home someday.
There is a paved, maintained road that takes us to the top of the ridge and breaktaking views. Many rentals are hard to access on dirt roads that are not maintained. We feel we have the seclusion and privacy in the woods with the convenience of easy access. The main lodge at the bottom of the hill is on call for your needs.
We had 9 people at the house for a long Thanksgiving weekend. The house worked perfectly for us. The house is well appointed and the view is awesome! The daily walks thru the neighborhood was very nice - just need to be in shape for the elevation! It was really nice to be able to use the garage to back our cars in and to unload our stuff - many houses restrict access to the garage. Cathy was great to work with - especially considering we were concerned with the smoke from the wildfires in the area. She provided me with local Maggie Valley contacts who were able to give me specific information. A couple of things that would make the house even nicer. The family room furniture could use a little upgrading, and a larger TV would be nice in the family room for football watching.
We had the house for the month of July. It was an exceptional place to stay. It was about 8-10 minutes up the mountain but the roads are all paved so it was easy. Unfortunately, the weather was not as cool as we expected, but not much you can do about that. The house was perfect for our friends and family. 2 bedrooms up and 2 bedrooms down. The upstairs bedrooms are much nicer and each have their own bath. Downstairs would be perfect for teenagers and children. Great outdoor view with a nice weber gas grill. Plenty of outdoor furniture, also. The owner (Cathy) was a pleasure to deal with. If I went back to Maggie Valley, I would definitely stay there again...Only about 10 minutes from Frankie's Italian Restaurant which is the best in the whole area.
We stayed at Wind Spirit for an entire month (August). When you stay at someone else’s home for that long you get a terrific sense of what is good and bad about the house. That’s what so great about Wind Spirit – all we found was great! The view is fabulous, especially in the morning. The other important creature comforts are equally outstanding – beds, bathrooms, closets, showers, kitchen, sofas. The house is furnished in a way that no matter where you sit or lie, you feel like it is almost like your own home. The double master suite works really well for 2 couples. We didn’t use the bedrooms downstairs but it appears that it sets up well for a family with 2 kids or a slew of kids. Even though we felt like we were on top of a mountain, everything we needed for everyday living – groceries, restaurants, drug stores, golf, dog park – was just 20 minutes or less away.
It is the perfect mountain getaway whether you plan to stay for a weekend, a week or a month.
This was a family vacation. We had 9 adults and 1 child. The house was great, big enough for everyone. The view was so beautiful from the mountain. We loved the cabin. Great walks around the property.
This home was well maintained and and the views were beautiful. Everything was pretty much as pictured. Upgraded plumbing fixtures and furnishings. Better than most vacation rental properties.
Just be aware this home is on 3 levels and you have to use two of the levels to come and go. Therefore if you have young children, elderly persons or people with disabilities traveling in your party this might not be the best fit. My 9 year old son took a pretty big fall down the stairs going from the kitchen to the game room. He wasn't running either.
Also, through no fault of the owner, a squirrel or some other forest critter somehow got into the walls of the house in the second master bedroom and was trying to scratch/dig it's way out and made that room completely unusable. This happened on day four of our seven day trip. That part wasn't great but again, you're in the woods. These things can happen. We were lucky enough that we did need all of the rooms so we were able to move all of our belongings into another room.
The only recommendation I would make to the owners would be to add a hot tub. It's too nice of a house not to have one included.
Everything was perfect for our stay, we couldn't have asked for a better place to spend our vacation. 11 people spent 5 nights together along with 2 toddlers, we all had plenty of room but enough space to spend time together too. A word of advice though, if you have little ones, bring a baby gate or two. We brought our own but the cabin had one also. One of our little ones took a tumble down the stairs, he was fine with only a banged up thumb and lip but we should have kept the baby gate up constantly. Other than that we had a great time. We will definitely stay here again if we get the chance to go back to Maggie Valley.
Three miles from entrance to the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains National Park
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Nov 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning||$250 + Tax|
|Property Damage Protection||$99|
Full refund for cancellation 60 days prior to date of arrival less $200.00 handling fee.
50% refund for cancellation 30 days prior to date of arrival less $200.00 handling fee.
Refunds for cancellation 29 days or less will be handled on individual basis. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Long-Term rentals welcome. Rates on individual basis. Entrance/key provided after final deposit.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.