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

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Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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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.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Rona Percy
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
October 20, 2016
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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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New Cabin with Spectacular Views of Fontana Lake and Mts - Virtual Tour
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 28 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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Birmingham, AL


  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time at Sunali Cabin. It was a great way to celebrate a milestone birthday and the house, the views, the nearby activities couldn't have been better. Our only complaint was that we had to leave.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the perfect review. We hope you can come back soon!
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An amazing family time experience

  • 5 of 5

The home was exactly as promised, and more. My husband kept saying "they thought of everything, everything." And since we left he has been saying, "I'd go back in a minute. Thank you for setting this up. What a great, great vacation." The only thing missing was our son who was already at Clemson but I will get him there next time. Our other kids from ages 20 down to 11 loved it there and didn't want to leave. The view was beautiful. We hung out in hammocks on the porch and had not only hummingbirds and a bunny visit every day, but also deer and turkey. We pried ourselves away from the home long enough to do two hikes, pontoon boating/tubing, and rafting. The home easily slept the 6 of us. There were lincoln logs, binoculars, t.v.'s, marshmallow skewers, two fireplaces, a hammock, a gas grill, wood, and everything from saran wrap to band aids, to cleaning supplies to plenty of cooking supplies. It was perfect. The home is fabulous and I felt like it was built for families with kids of all ages. If you want a secluded get-a-way but also want to spend time experiencing some adventures in the mountains don't hesitate to book Sunali.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

Our family was looking for a quaint, mountain cabin to enjoy a quality, family-time vacation and Rona's cabin was IT! From the moment we stepped through the front door, we fell in love with Sunali cabin! The breakthtaking views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains from the entire back of the house are stunning. Our children 9yr & 7yr loved the cozy loft immediately. They couldn't believe their eyes when they saw a little trunk tucked in a corner and just like "magic" found HARRY POTTER dvds inside! We are a huge Harry Potter family and were delighted to find this gem in the loft! Another treat was waking up early each morning, building a fire in the gorgeous outdoor stone fireplace and enjoying our morning coffee while watching the sunrise greet the day in peaceful silence. It was therapeutic and a welcome change from our hectic lives. The cabin was very comfortable and had plenty of room. The exposed wood work was gorgeous; VERY CLEAN. The only minor glitches we came across were several burned out light bulbs (no problem) and some areas that may need a bit of sprucing up - quite a few spider webs/dusty corners mostly outside on porch/deck. ; )

Rona had amazing advice for us regarding activities that were age-appropriate for our kids and she was spot on! Our first day we spent at Deep Creek tubing and hiking to beautiful water falls. Because our area has had a lack of rain, the river was quite low which caused getting stuck in rocks and boulders numerous times but nothing a few tugs or wiggles couldn't solve and certainly didn't impact our great fun! Another day we rented a pontoon boat to go exploring around Fontana Lake. Almond Boat Rental was fantastic and about 4 minutes from Sunali! We tried our hand at fishing and tubing off the back of the boat - great fun! We packed lunch, snacks and drinks for a fun day on the boat. Another day we went mountain biking along the Ocanaluftee River Trail in Cherokee. It was perfect! A great trail for our 7yr old daughter who has never been mountain biking, exciting enough for our 9yr old son and safe and fun enough for mom and dad! We did the trail twice for a total of 6 miles! We then explored the Cherokee Indian Village and loved watching the demonstrations of pottery, weaving, weapon making and more. It was very educational yet fun!

We can't thank Rona enough for welcoming us into her home & allowing us to experience such a peaceful vacation with our children. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A large supply of light bulbs have been purchased and the dusty corners have been cleaned. We always appreciate suggestions to make our cabin the best it can be.
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Beautiful Cabin- Breathtaking View!

  • 5 of 5

We were searching for a cabin to rent in close proximity to Fontana Lake. Fortunately we happened upon Sunali Cabin while looking online. I have to say that this home really exceeded our expectations. We immensely enjoyed our family vacation here. It was the perfect mix of having fun activities nearby and plenty of time for blissful relaxation. Among the highlights of our trip were renting a pontoon boat on Lake Fontana and tubing down Deep Creek at Great Smoky Mountain National Park in Bryson City. We spent a lot of time on the back deck enjoying the gorgeous view. Even though we were in the mountains, staying in a cabin, the accommodations were far from "roughing it ". Pride of ownership is very evident in how nicely this property is maintained. The owner was very responsive and thorough with all information provided about the home, directions, etc. I would highly recommend this wonderful vacation getaway and we hope to visit Sunali Cabin again soon!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect View, Amazing Comfort

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Sunali Cabin over New Years Eve, and could not have been happier. There are so many highlights to this cabin but number one on the list is the spectacular view. It was constantly changing as clouds hung around the tops of the mountains which were well below us, it felt like we were floating in the air, it was so beautiful. The beds were so comfortable and the cabin was incredibly well stocked. The kids absolutely loved the bunk room and the little secret play room up above it, they never wanted to come down. We loved the outdoor fireplace and used it everyday. Sitting out there with the view and the fire was paradise. There is also a little walking trail that leads off from the cabin and we enjoyed taking walks each day. I would recommend this cabin to everyone, we cannot wait to go back.

  • Submitted: Jan 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
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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:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 14 2016 - Oct 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Years
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee $150 + Tax
Reservation fee $20 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

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.

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Almond Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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