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Jim Gurley

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Smoky Mountain Vacation Awaits You

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Whittier Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Jim Gurley (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Jim 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.

Jim Gurley purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Jim Gurley chose Bryson City Area

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.


based on 13 traveler reviews

Smoky Mountain Vacation Awaits You
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Corinth, MS

Look no further!

  • 5 of 5

Doubt you'll find another cabin any nicer or more accomodating than this magnificent home...and couldnt be in a more perfect location for equal time access to Bryson City, Cherokee, and Dillsboro/Sylva. The moment we opened the door and looked around, we knew we would dread having to leave it. We always dread leaving the Smokies, but this time we actually didnt want to leave the cabin! We've vacationed in the Smokies for many consecutive years and have stayed in many cabins.. but after our experience here, we will look no further, and will schedule our trips around the avalibility of this place...thats how much it impressed us. Jim and Ruth(owners) and Jerry (manager) were very prompt and courteous, and we thank them greatly for their effort in accomodating us and allowing us to spend some much needed family time in their home.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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West Chester, PA

Very comfortable and conveneint cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well appointed, comfortable and quiet cabin that is centrally located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. My family of four loved our week spent here! It is quiet and cozy yet close to the many activities this wonderful area has to offer. You could also just spend the day in the cabin and relax; it has wonderful decks to sit on and read, a pool table, hot tub, a corn hole game and a fire pit! It is a 15 minute drive to the Oconaluftee Visitor Center Entrance of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It also has the towns of Dillsboro and Sylva located nearby with good, local restaurants and grocery stores. The town of Cherokee is close as well for more things to do. Within 30 minutes are more cute towns, restaurants, shops and outdoor activities. There is also a very good local produce stand 5 minutes from the cabin! After days of hiking in the GSMNP or a morning horseback ride we would come back and use the wonderful hot tub. A fire pit made for a great night of making smores. The cabin is immaculately clean and well stocked for cooking meals at the cabin. There is a lot of room to spread out as a family and everything is very well maintained. This cabin is in great shape. Jerry the local property manager is wonderful and provides a great welcome to the area! Our only regret is that we did not stay longer to tube some of the local rivers, gem hunt, do more hikes and eat in more local restaurants! This is a must rent if you want a first class stay in the Smoky Mountains. It feels secluded but is in the middle of so much! Ruth and Jim, the owners, have done a wonderful job with this cabin. Thank you for letting us stay there!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ormond Beach, Florida


  • 5 of 5

This home was beautifully decorated and in a great location. You only have to drive a short distance to a town but at the same time, you are far away enough to have some peace and quiet and away from all the congestion of a big city. It was tranquil and had all the necessities available. The photographs were accurate of the actual home and property.The owner as well as the property manager were very cordial and I would recommend this place to others and would like to visit this cabin again!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

swaggiest place eva $$$

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
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First Class cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Very classy, yet comfortable cabin. We were there with our 4 school aged kids for 5 days and they didn't want to leave! Plenty of room to spread out for a large family or group. Clean, well stocked. Lots to do in the area (as well as at the cabin) It was our first time to this part of NC and it was very enjoyable with a top notch home base.

The steep driveway freaked us out a little at first, but the views from the cabin were worth it. You may want to bring an SUV if you have one; our Honda Odyssey made it up, but an SUV would be more ideal.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was written by one of our guest not Jim Gurley who is the owner but I appreciate their comments. An SUV is really not necessary but I can understand the concern of driving for the first time in the mountains. We had some of the same thoughts at first but now we are comfortable with most paved roads in the mountains including ours.
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Charleston, South Carolina

One of the best vacation rentals ever

  • 5 of 5

The proximity to the Harrah's and Bryson City were spot on. Very peaceful and secluded. All high end fixtures and wonderfully decorative.Overall 3400 square foot house was amazing with double porches, jacuzzi, firepit. Pictures don't do it justice. Only concern was actually finding the place it feels like you get to a dead end and then a little road just keeps on going all the way to the top scary and fun at the same time but all paved so no danger.We plan on coming back so obviously not a big deal and still give it 5 stars across the board!! If you are going to the Cherokee area definitely have to stay at this place and play Sequoyah National Golf Club If you are a golfer.Thanks again Jim and Ruth!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Harrah's Cherokee Valley River Casino & 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)


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3 night minimum stay

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clean and prep 2-4 $200
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 10.75%

2-4 Guest may receive a discount.

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Whittier Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3100 sq. ft.
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
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
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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