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Mountainview Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath, Mountain View, Relax In The Hottub Or On One Of Two Decks

Big Swag Lodge, named after Big Swag Mountain is an ideal wilderness retreat for those who want all the comforts of home. The cabin is secluded and offers wonderful mountain views. Perfect for a getaway with friends, a romantic retreat, or spending quality time with family, you can stargaze from the hot tub or fire pit, relax on one of two decks, or nestle up inside by the fireplace.

Located in the Nantahala National Forest just off of Highway 28, the cabin is only 20 miles away from Bryson City, known for its quaint downtown, locally inspired shops and restaurants, and small town charm.

Big Swag Lodge is within 25 minutes from world-class sites and attractions, including:

• Smoky Mountain National Park

• Fontana Dam

• Tail of the Dragon

• Joyce Kilmer National Forest

• Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

• Nantahala Outdoor Center, known for its whitewater rafting, zip line tours, kayaking and restaurants

Sleeping Accommodations:

This 3 story cabin sleeps up to 8 people, with a master loft, 2 guest bedrooms, and a finished basement. There is a full bathroom on every floor.

Main Floor:

The main floor features vaulted ceilings and an open floor plan for the kitchen, dining area, and living room which features a Smart TV and fireplace. Large windows and sliding glass doors provide a picturesque mountain view. On the main deck, there is plenty of outdoor seating and a gas grill (full propane tank included).


The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals and has modern appliances including gas range, dishwasher, microwave, and coffee maker.


Upstairs, the open loft features a king-sized bed, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, and a full bath. The open design allows you to enjoy the wonderful view through the huge front windows from the comfort of your bed.

Finished Basement:

Enjoy a selection of board games, darts, foosball, and an entertainment system. This level also features a a separate entrance and access to a garage for a single car or motorcycles. There is a full bath and a queen sleeper sofa that can accommodate guest 7 and 8.

This cabin has something for everyone; pet friendly, plenty of parking, NFL Sunday Ticket package, media and game room.

Additional fees:

Pet fees- $15 per pet per night, maximum of 2 pets.

More than 6 guests- there is a $10 per person per night charge for each guest in excess of 6.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 2018

About Bryan

We fell in love with the serenity, mountain view, and this is a great place to reconnect with friends and family.

Bryan purchased this chalet in 2015

Why Bryan chose Robbinsville

Being here feels like you are in a treetop house, it's secluded yet only a short drive to civilization and tons of outdoor activities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Our stay at the Big Swag was absolutely phenomenal. Not only is it set in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains, but it's very private, spacious, and just cozy in general. Everything about the listing is accurate- the hot tub was AWESOME, the fireplace and firepit were wonderful and kept us warm. The directions provided were definitely needed as there is no service on the road to get out there, but wifi when you get to the cabin! I will add to bring your own paper products for the kitchen, but we were informed ahead of time that we should bring whatever we want to use to cook (olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, etc.) Overall and fantastic stay and it was our friends' first time using Airbnb so my husband and I enjoyed being able to spread the word about it. I kept saying that if I owned a mountain cabin, it would be just like this one. Thanks so much- highly recommend this cabin!”
Nov 2015
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Robbinsville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , Main floor bath
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Lower level bath
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Queen bedroom with TV
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft master with TV and attached bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • recreation center
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountainview Retreat
average rating of 4.857143 based on 22 reviews
Ellington, CT


  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time, thank you Brian. The place was spotless and all the amenities worked, thank God for the Hot Tub after we "Experienced" Riders got back from a long day. We had 2 full size pick ups towing 18' enclosed trailers and though it was tight we made the driveway no problem. If you are on a motorcycle and are a Novice this driveway may not be for you, but if you are even a rider of some experience it is fine. I highly recommend the Big Swag Lodge if you are looking for a quiet place to relax in this phenomenal area.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: John, Thank so much for the opportunity to host you and your fellow bikers. I greatly appreciate the business, kind words and look forward to you staying at big swag in the future!
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Perfect winter gettaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect winter getaway to celebrate post Christmas and New Years Eve. The cabin was clean and well equipped to handle the cold with a fireplace, firepit and got tub. The full basement was perfect for games and coffee/TV for early risers and an extra place to sleep. This was everything i would expect in a cabin gettaway.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway for a holiday weekend

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I—7 adults, 2 kids, and the pup—spent the Thanksgiving weekend at Big Swag and it was the perfect place for us to enjoy our holiday meal, unwind, and watch all the football. We prepared a beautiful thanksgiving feast while taking in the mountain views, and the rec room was a great place for us to play games after the little ones went to bed. Bryson City and Robbinsville were about 30 minutes away and provided shopping, entertainment, and hiking options for our late-November trip. Thank you Bryan, we enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying at Big Swag and I’m very happy to hear you all had a great Thanksgiving!!
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Beautiful and very comfortable mountain home. We loved it. And we will be back!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at the big swag Mountain home retreat! The home was very clean and comfortable with loads of amenities.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jim. Appreciate the kind words and look forward to having you stay again!
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We had an amazing time! Will be returning!

  • 5 of 5

We had such an incredible time! House was clean, well stocked with everything we needed. Plenty of room if you have a larger group but also really nice for a small group like what we had. Hot tub was well maintained and outdoor fire pit was great. Such a relaxing trip!!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Callie; Thank you very much for this nice review. I love to hear from the guests and even happier to hear you enjoyed it as much as I do when there. Thank you!
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Best Family Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location and amazing hideaway feel yet close enough to activities! The house is rustic and outdoorsy! Love the view and all the house has to offer!

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! I hope you come back to visit Big Swag again. Bryan
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Nearest Airport
75 Miles

The county recently changed the name of the road and subsequent house address to: 38 Tranquility Pines. Maps have not yet updated but there is a road sign for Tranquility Pines, along with the signs pointing to Big Swag Lodge so you'll have no problem finding the cabin.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.72%

********Rates range from $160.00 to $260.00 depending on the season, please inquire with your planned travel dates for an exact quote*******

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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