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Mountainview Retreat

Bedrooms 3
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Robbinsville Chalet Rental Photos and Description

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.

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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016
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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 Lake Santeetlah

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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5/5 -
(4 traveler reviews)

Mountainview Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Wonderful mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

Our family of five had a great time at this well-appointed mountain home. A few things come to mind...this home is very spacious and is well maintained/clean. Bryan seems to be making improvements to it all the time and it shows. We enjoyed the many amenities from the outdoor fire pit and hot tub, to the two level decks with great views. So quiet and tranquil too. Inside the home is very comfortable, with great decor and pretty much everything you need. One surprise was the strong WiFi signal in the house...we prepped the kids for 'life disconnected', so they were happy to discover this. Close proximity to Nantahala Outdoor Center and Bryson City (15-20 min drive to each from the home) and there's plenty to see and do all around. We really enjoyed our family time at this wonderful mountain retreat and look forward to returning again and again over the years.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ron and Carrie for your kind words with this review! I'm so happy you all enjoyed the cabin and look forward to having you stay with us again.
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awesome cabin with breathtaking view. Everything you need for an incredible vacation

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great. Bryan, the owner was great to work with. The location is perfect if you want privacy and quite, the view is spectacular from the front porch. All you have to bring is your clothes, they even provided soap and shampoo !!! Its everything that is advertised and more !!!

The only "caution" I have is, if you are there to ride motorcycles as we were, the drive up and down to the cabin is extremely technical. Its probably a half a mile straight up and is a combination of concrete, asphalt and gravel, mostly gravel. We are all experienced riders but this thing is about a 9.5 on the "pucker factor".

I will stay there again and if you are going in a car or truck this place is perfect !!!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words and compliments. I appreciate you staying with us and hope to see you and your friends book again sometime in the future.
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Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

The trip to the mountains was meant for a relaxing getaway and it was exactly that. The area the cabin is in is very secluded and private. The cabin itself was decorated beautifully and very spacious. The family was able to spread out when needed due to the multiple floors and separate living areas/game room. There was plenty of rooms for our dogs to play outside and enjoyed running up and down the hill in the back yard. The fire pit and hot tub added to the relaxation and a great place to unwind. Overall I would definitely go again and have already recommended it to my family and friends as either a group/family getaway or a relaxed romantic getaway. Job well done.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cabin to get away, relax with family/friends

  • 5 of 5

When selecting a cabin, we wanted one that was secluded but close enough to attractions if needed. Big Swag did just that. The cabin itself is secluded and surrounded by trees with a beautiful short and long range view of the mountains. When arriving, the cabin was very clean and was accommodating as one would expect a hotel stay (including the soft and comfortable bed spread). The cabin was great for all: The game room was nice to relax with a few cocktails and a fire as well as the hot tub/fire pit with the mountain view. Overall the cabin layout was great as it had a lot of room to spread out with different activities for all. Since the weather was nice we were able to travel and sight see to the Cherohala Skyway to the highest point, the National forest, Fontana Dam, Lake Santellah and also lunch in Bryson city all within 15-25 minutes away. Overall, we would book this cabin again as it is great for family and friends with plenty of room. Our dog also loved running the yard as we did not worry about the traffic. We look forward to going back and enjoying some of the more outdoor activities in the summer.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the review. I'm very happy to hear my guests enjoying the cabin as much as I do. I look forward to having you back so you can keep making memories with your family and friends.
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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

Robbinsville Chalet Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Cleaning $150 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
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Robbinsville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
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
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • 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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