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Smoky Mountain Vacation Awaits You

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,100 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Cabin, 4 Bedrooms + 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Comfortably

Cabin is located just off Hwy 74/23 at mile marker 76.5 between Dillsboro and Whittier, NC in a beautiful gated mountain community known as Grand View Estates. Fully Furnished with 4 bedrooms, 3 bath with a complete kitchen, dining and living room and designer decorated. Large Flat Screen TV over gas fireplace with music from CD's and I devices in and outside. Open beams with windows from ceiling to floors for viewing our beautiful mountain scenery. Upstairs has a full deck wraparound with hot tub deck off the master bedroom overlooking the beautiful smoky mountains. Full kitchen, washer dryer and fully air conditioned and heated with fireplaces(gas) up and down.

Downstairs is a 1 bedroom 1 bath with mini kitchen fully furnished with mini refrigerator and large flat screen TV over the fireplace and a regulation size pool table for your entertainment. Downstairs has a large deck with steps up to the upper level and hot tub. Plenty of deck space with tables and chairs for your relaxation and enjoying your happy hours. t The decks are lighted for night use as well.

Convenient for all SKI Resorts in our area which include Cataloochee Ski Ranch, Sapphire Mountain, and Ober in Gatlinburg. We are minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway and all the wonderful hiking trails and waterfalls. We are five minutes from Harrahs Casino in Cherokee. Close to all major activities like kayaking the Tuck, Nathahala river rafting, horseback riding, skiing, snowboarding, off road vehicles. Local restaurants and grocery stores, Gas and shopping just minutes away in Dillsboro, Silva, and Bryson City. A few more minutes you are in Waynesville, Maggie Valley and Asheville. Asheville has the Biltmore estate, restaurants, art, and of course the fabulous breweries. Air connections and rental cars can be made in Asheville, Greenville/Spartanburg, or Atlanta.


Keywords: Luxury log home in gated community , great roads, many nearby amenities.

More Details

Chris Gurley
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 9, 2018

About Chris Gurley

We are from Winter Springs Florida and self employed. Moving toward retirement and love to golf, ride our bikes, antiquing, garage selling, and enjoy good food, and wine, and sightseeing and traveling.. We decided to try renting our place and share its joys, but it is our second home and when we rent we want to be sure to select only those individuals and families that will take care of our place and preserve it and want to come back and have us want them back. We do have strict rules about pets and its not that we do not like pets but pets are not for everyone and we want all our guest to be comfortable and not have to worry about caring for their pets and our place at the same time.

Chris Gurley purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Chris Gurley chose Whittier

We came to this area during one of Florida's Hurricanes and loved the cool mountain breezes and gorgeous sunrises and views and scenery that make you want to stay longer.

We had this cabin custom built for relaxing but we do have stairs connecting the firepit and lower deck and the 4th BR which is on the ground level. If stairs are a problem or if you have young kids this is not a good selection for you. We love the elevation changes but its not for eveyone.

What makes this cabin unique

So peaceful...the sun rises 15-20 minutes later than normal as it has to peak over the mountain to our east. The birds are always singing and flowers blooming. The patio wraps around the cabin for convenience to the hot tub or just getting something cool or hot to drink and eat on the patio or in the hot tub.

The fire going in the fire pit and music on the patio while sitting on the patio or in the hot tub make for a romantic and tranquil experience.Read a book, play pool, polish horseshoes, games, take a hike, relax with your friends and chosen don't have to go any where else to have a memorable and enjoyable time when you are at our place in the great smokey mountains.


Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Downstairs Master - toilet , shower
    Master Bath - toilet , shower , Upstairs master bathroom
    Shared Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom shared by RWB and Green Room
  • 3 Full BR's
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Master Bedroom with private bathroom and patio access
    Downstairs Master - 1 queen , Bedroom in basement with private bathroom
    Green Room - 1 queen , Shares bathroom with Red, White, and Blue room, patio acc
    Red, White, and Blue Room - 2 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Shares Bathroom with green room, twin bed, and twin trundle
  • Queen size Beds (3), Twin Beds (1), Twin Trundle (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
Our luxury log cabin is located in a gated mountaintop community that is like living in a rainforest. Very easy access to cabin with paved roads. Very quiet and lots of wonderful trails to hike or ride your bikes. Just down the mountain to white water activities 5 minutes to golf or gas stations 15 to Cherokee and casino 10 minutes to Silva and restaurants and stores. 40 minutes to ski 30 minutes to lakes 20 minutes for tubing 30 minutes to Waynesville and Maggie Valley 1 hour to Asheville and airport


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Smoky Mountain Vacation Awaits You
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Everything you could ever need!

  • 5 of 5

No detail is left out when visiting this home. It truly felt like a home away from home for myself, my elder parents, and my sister's younger children. From the spice rack, to the wine utensils, to the bug spray, and full medicine cabinet, there wasn't a thing we wanted for!

Without even needing to mention all of the amenities, such as the hot tub, the large decks and rocking chairs, the fire pit, or the serene setting, one would feel completely at peace, with individual space, in this home. The entire house is decked out in pictures and trinkets reminiscent of the family and their time spent in the mountains. One of the best features is an indoor faux tree, with dozens of hand-crafted bird houses and wind chimes, from which i imagine all over the area.

The bedrooms cozy you up as though you're in a home just for you. Spacious closets, beautiful furnishings, and linens that you just want to take home with you create the perfect atmosphere for a family vacation.

Perhaps the best feature of this rental is it's location. Situated just southeast of Cherokee, east of Bryson City, and northwest of Sylva & Dillsboro, one would have to simply choose how exactly to spend their day. All sorts of activities and fun surround you, all within no more than an easy 30minute drive.

Be prepared for a stellar (and STEEP!) driveway on your way in. But careful to look for the friendly local neighbors along the way, as well as a couple of pretty bashful goats! Stunning area and house, both with serious wow-factor. I miss it already....

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review Steve! Glad you enjoyed your stay and all the fine details that truly give our cabin the character we love!
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Vacation to remember!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful and very well appointed. We felt right at home and had everything we could need. The views are gorgeous and the deck space was more than spacious. The cabin felt private and remote but was very convenient to several different charming areas. I would absolutely recommend this rental!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and private getaway

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and well maintained home. This was our second visit and it was just as charming as we remembered. This home has it all. We will be back. Thank you for an amazing week and a half.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 4 of 5

The home was beautiful and very clean. There was plenty of living space for the 7 of us with both the upstairs and downstairs. We enjoyed relaxing in the hot tub after a day of fun in the Smoky Mountains.

A couple of things to be aware of:

- turn off your AC going up the steep incline to the house. You might not make it up otherwise.

- The queen mattress in the guest bedroom seriously needs to be replaced. The couple sleeping there ended up with back aches.

- There is a view from the porch but it's not a sweeping view of the mountains. Mainly one large hill.

- Bring bug spray! The porch is not screened in and if you like sitting outside you WILL need it.

Aside from that everything was wonderful. The kitchen is stocked better than any other place we've ever rented. There is a great fire pit for ghost stories at night and roasting marshmallows. The home is very centrally located between Sylva and Bryson City. You are less than 1/2 an hour away from rafting, tubing, fishing, zip lining, restaurants and shopping. Try Innovation Brewing in Sylva for the best craft beer around and great burgers!

Being close to everything allowed us to have relaxing mornings with plenty of time for activities during the day and arriving back in time to have dinner and enjoy evenings at the cabin. All in all a great family vacation!

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The cabin had loads of room for our two families of 4 adults and 2 children and was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic stay. Beautiful cabin with everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location, Beautiful cabin and view

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was in the perfect location between multiple towns with food, shops, parks, etc. We went to the Polar Express in Bryson City our first night, Peter's Pancakes and shopping in Cherokee on day 2, lunch in Sylva and then drove through the Smokey Mountain National Forrest on day 3. We had 4 adults, 2 teenagers, a 5 year old and a 2 year old. There was plenty of space for everyone. We will definitely be back! We would recommend this cabin to everyone!

  • Submitted: Dec 19, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Hotel
harrah's casino
Peter's Pancakes & Waffles
Sunday morning breakfast treat
Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Cherokee, SIlva, Dillsboro
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Sequoia National(wonderful mountain course
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Smokey Mountain Tourist Train
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Silva, Dillsboro and Cherokee
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Car: necessary

Turn Right off US74 at mm76.5. Bradley Branch road. Continue about 1 mile to the gate at Grand View Estates. The entrance is now lighted at night for your convenience. Gate code is necessary. Once thru the gate make an immediate Left on Green Wing Knob. Follow road up, right, down, then right(personal gate), up, and up then left to 311. Parking on 2 levels and room to turn around at last turn. From the gate to our property is a short distance...maybe 1/4 mile.

Other local attractions include Harrahs Casino in Cherokee 10 minutes away with Ruth Chris, Breo gambling and big name entertainment. Sylva and Dillsboro have restaurants, movies shows, shopping ...15 minutes away. Rafting is 5 minutes. Hiking and waterfalls are all within minutes.Tranquility on site.

Waynesville for dining and shopping and the Classic Wine cellar. Asheville (45 mins) to Biltmore Estates and art, dining, craft beer and shoping in downtown area.

My favorite hike is Deep Creek State Park in Bryson city with water falls(15 minutes) and for golfing the wow course 10 minutes away is Sequoia National.

The train ride in open train from Bryson City is always a favorite.

Our favorite restaurant is LULU's in SIlva.(15 minutes)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Damage Deposit $500

2-4 Guest may receive a discount.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.