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New Cabin with Spectacular Views of Fontana Lake and Mts - Virtual Tour

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

A new cabin that is private yet accessible situated on 5 acres in a gated community (the only rental property) surrounded by the Smoky Mountains overlooking Fontana Lakes with amazing long range mountain views. The cabin, with two porches so you experience the tranquility and spectacular views, has a private drive which connects to hiking trails. For those who want to explore the Appalachian Trail, the cabin is a 10 minute drive to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, location of the Appalachian Trail. The cabin has a feel of a timber frame, log and cottage home. The 3 bedrooms consist of a master bedroom with a king size bed and private bath, a log cabin bedroom with bunk beds and two twin beds and the third bedroom with 2 twin beds. A loft is complete with an entertainment center and comfortable seating. The kitchen is state of the art with ceasarstone countertops and a farm table with seating for 8. There are 2 bathrooms on the first floor and one of the second floor. An indoor gas fireplace in the living room along with a outdoor wood burning fireplace under the covered porch. There is a fire pit perfect for roasting marshmallows and making smore's. A gas grill is provided.

This is a cabin for those desiring a place to nurture the soul and breathe in the beauty of the mountains.

Minutes away from Fontana Lake, a 25 mile lake perfect for swimming, kayaking, fishing, boating, waterskiing. The Nantahala Outdoor Center, the best outfitting in the country, has white water rafting, a wilderness center, rentals, restaurants is a 10 minute drive away. Bryson City with the Smoky Mountain Train, Sylva (the college town), Smoky Mountain Golf Course (open to the public), Cherokee with Harrah's Casino, Tsali Mountain Biking Trail system - all are within 30 minutes from the cabin.

Keywords: Surrounded by Fontana Lake and Smoky Mountain views, near Tail of the Dragon, Tsali Mountain Biking Trail, private community, hiking trails from property to Appalachian Trail, brand new construction with rentals beginning in July, outdoor wood fireplace, easy access, close to Nantahala Outdoor Center with white water rafting, fishing and boating at Fontana Lake, cottage/cabin feel, mountain biking, indoor gas fireplace, close to Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, 1.5 hours from Asheville, 2 hours from Atlanta, waterfalls close, Tail of the Dragon minutes away, family friendly.

Prior to booking, we always speak with the guests to make sure the cabin is a perfect fit for both parties. If for any reason we feel the cabin is not the best fit, declining the rental request is at the discretion of the owners.

Take a virtual tour below owner info.

More Details

Rona Percy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Rona Percy

We are a family of 6. and love everything that Western North Carolina has to offer for wonderful family vacation.

Rona Percy purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Rona Percy chose Bryson City Area

We have been vacationing in Western North Carolina for years and feel in love with this property. We decided to built a cabin this year and share it with others.

What makes this cabin unique

Love everything the lake has to offer - the swimming, the boating, the fishing, the kayaking, the canoeing, the floating

Love the mountains - hiking, biking,

Love the local mountain towns with the healthy restaurants, funky coffee shops,

Love Asheville - the shopping, restaurants, atmosphere,

Love the white water rafting, the lazy river tubing,

Loved the gold mining (the kids did)

Haven't explored the horse back riding, but heard it's terrific

Guestbook comments from the owner

It was absolutely wonderful! I can't tell you how much fun we had. Your cabin is just the most happy place I think I've ever been too. I loved how light and bright it was and all the little decorating details were so nice. Loved the duck theme. The sunrises are to die for. The kids went nuts over building a fire and toasting s'mores every single evening. And it's close to so many adventures! We were non stop busy during the day- it was great coming back to the cozy cabin for some R & R. Thanks so much! Hope to stay there again!
Jun 2016
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Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bathroom with 3 shower heads including a rain head
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , On main floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , On upper level near loft
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master bedroom with bathroom and mountain views
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , On main floor with 2 twin beds and next to bathroom
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , 2 twin and 1 bunk bed in log cabin themed room on loft level
    Loft - chair and a half, TV loft area with bathroom
  • King size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4), Sleep Sofa or Futons (0), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Exact location of cabin: 35 degrees 22'46.75 N 83 degrees 335'21.56' W Elevation 820 M / 2690 Feet


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New Cabin with Spectacular Views of Fontana Lake and Mts - Virtual Tour
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews
Hudson, Ohio

The Perfect Getaway Vacation for an Active Family (Or Quiet Retreat)

  • 5 of 5

Our family of six (kids ages 14,15,16 and 19) stayed at Sunali Cabin for 9 nights and 8 days. We drove 9.5 hrs from Ohio and arrived late. All directions and access to the cabin were clear and easily executed even in the dark. Woke up to the most amazing view that can only be hinted at from photos. The next 8 days went like this… Sat - Ziplining at NOC, Sun - Pontoon boat rental full day, Mon - Road bike cycling (Dad) from Cherokee to Top of Clingman's Dome Access Rd (Bucket list item) and afternoon swim in the local swimming hole with rope. Tues - Family hike on Appalachian Trail out and back from Clingman's Dome, Wed - Guided Ducky tour with Family at NOC, Thurs - Another full day on Pontoon boat with Tubing, Fri - Rest Day with exploring of neighborhood on foot, dinner and movie in Cherokee, Sat - Dad Cycling event Cherohala Challenge (113 mile ride with 10,000+ ft of climbing) out of Tellico Plains, TN while family had day trip to Ashville, Sun - Drive home.

Fontana Lake is a massive and hidden gem. We are not boaters, but quickly got comfortable with the pontoon boat and tubing with the kids. By day two of boating we were able to really relax and explore the 30-mile long lake and its many islands. Rope swings for jumping into the water are very popular and safe due to the rapid drop off in depth from the shore and our kids couldn't get enough of finding new rope sites and swinging away on them.

The home is well-maintained, has all amenities you would want, and the view is priceless. The only suggestion I would have is to add Wifi, though connectivity wasn't an issue since Verizon service worked very well. I had to upgrade my cellular data package twice to accommodate our iPhoned family...

We had one snafu with the A/C unit on Day 2, but it was fixed within two hours of a phone call to the owner. We were issued a 1/2 day refund without even asking for it!

Did I mention how private and secluded this cabin is? You don't have to be active to appreciate this locale. This is also the perfect spot to sit on the porch with a cold beverage or coffee and read 3 books while the scene below changes with the angle of the sun. Heaven on Earth...

5 Stars all around for the location, the property, value and working relationship with the owners. Would come back in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family vaca

  • 5 of 5

Great cabin! Great view! I'm very particular about cleanliness and this cabin met my high expectations. We had lots of good family time with the games and back porch! Thank you Rona!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home in a central location with AMAZING views!

  • 5 of 5

We just returned from our 5 night stay in Sunali Cabin. We had a wonderful week in this beautiful, well apportioned home. Sunali Cabin is perfect for a family with children of all ages, for couples or girls/guys trip. The home is well stocked with all of the amenities one could ask for in a home. The kitchen is fully stocked, there is a washer & dryer indoors, a BBQ and multiple fireplaces. While the road to the cabin is a bit windy, the views are spectacular! Sunrise and Sunset are magical! A short drive from Asheville (1.25 hours), the location is convenient to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, Bryson City and Deep Creek. The owner, Rona, is a delight and easy to work with. If you are looking for a mountain getaway this is a great choice!! We look forward to visiting Sunali Cabin again in the future.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write a review!
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2nd time to Sunali

  • 5 of 5

Five star cabin!!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home with neverending views!

  • 4 of 5

Highly recommended destination for those seeking the solitude of the mountains. The property is situated near the top of a ridge with sunrise-facing views over Lake Fontana. The homes in the community are isolated from each other so the only sounds you'll hear are the birds and critters in the woods. Old logging/Jeep roads are nearby for quiet hikes around the community.

The house was perfect for our family of four plus a set of grandparents with my only regret being too short of a stay. Every amenity is there down to the Ingles store card to save you a few dollars on groceries (very considerate touch). Our two sons (age 10 and 6) absolutely loved the "log cabin" bunk bed room with the faux bear rug and moose trophy on the wall. Most enjoyable to them was the secret room up the hidden staircase. Glowing reviews for the clean, cozy master bed/bath, guest bed/bath, kitchen, deck/porch, etc. Again, just wish we had more time to enjoy the house.

Drive to Bryson City is easy (about 15 minutes) and once you've driven up the winding road inside the gate to the home, it's not that daunting. If you're looking for peace and quiet with sunrise vistas, this property is tough to beat!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular finish, amenities, and views.

  • 5 of 5

Been coming up to Tsali for years to ride and hike with friends. This years group all agreed, Sunali simply is THE BEST!!! The build of this cabin with it's diverse use of reclaimed lumber, logs, pine and mountain laurel makes the inside a feast much as the outside view of clouds rising off Fontana. Rona was easy to deal with and obviously has great decorating skills. Many thanks.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nantahala Outdoor Center - River's Edge
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Rocky Mountain Country Club
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Rocky Mountain Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Route 28
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
River's Edge
Car: necessary

Nantahala Outdoor Center

Zip Lining

Tower Climbing

White Water Rafting

Cherokee Reservation

Gambling at Harrah's Casino


Smoky Mountain Train

Fontana Lake

Nantahala River

Gem Mining

Horseback Riding


Rates & Availability

Almond Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 20 2017 - Aug 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 8 2018 - Mar 5 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

Please inquire about rates. Depending on the time of year and holiday seasons, the rates will increase. Weekly and monthly rates are available. There is a one time cleaning fee of $150.00 and a reservation fee of $20.00. Upon departure, garbage and recycables have to be taken to the recycling center in Bryson City. There will be a $50.00 charge if you leave it at the cabin.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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