Evolve Vacation Rental
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A true getaway
Having never been to the area, we didn’t realize quite how “remote” we would be by staying here, and it allowed us to truly get away from it all, relax, and enjoy the beauty around us. There are plenty of activities nearby and in Bryson City, but our favorite thing was enjoying the beautiful view from the deck, listening to the bubbling creek and the other various creatures. We had everything we could have needed! We definitely plan on returning!
We recently spent 4 nights in this cabin. Sandy and Randy were very accommodating. Cabin is located in a very quiet location. Mornings are beautiful with just the sounds of the birds and a nearby stream. We travel with our 2 year old golden retriever and the set up was perfect for him. We also enjoyed the nearby lakes and forrests.
An older ranch style house. Very interesting art throughout the cottage and family photos.
Location was in between mountains. The view was on one side of the mountains and the other a hillside. There was a musty smell of an old house inside. Well equipped for a short stay. The showers lost there heat rather quickly. The owners Sandy and Randy were quick to communicate back with us about our comments. They were looking into the hot water issue after we left so hoping that will be resolved. It was central to many great hikes and the Tapoco lodge. It is a beautiful area with friendly locals and lots to do. I feel refreshed and revived. If you are looking for an inexpensive place to stay that is central this is the place.
Rhonda, we're so glad you enjoyed this cottage's ideal location and appreciated the hospitality from the owners. They do have "clean linen" Glade scents to help keep the cottage smelling pleasant, which may not be of preference to some. Since your stay, the water heater has been updated and there is a demumidifer on the property. The owners do their very best to help with any concerns so guests can fully enjoy their stay. We love hearing that you left the cottage feeling refreshed, and we hope to welcome you back soon! Best, the Evolve Team
Great way to do the Appalacian Trail!
My son and two pets stayed for a week in this property. The two baths were a great boon for two adults. I enjoyed sitting in the "mountain room" every morning and watched the sun come over the mountains. The trees were changing but probably not to peak. The changing weather was a delight to watch as the week went on. My son brought out DVD's and books that he thought I would love. He was a great librarian! Our favorites were Down from the Mountain, High Lonesome and A Walk in the Woods. Concurrently, I read Bill Bryson's book about his hike on the Appalacian Trail. Entrance to the Trail is about a mile away. Other entrances are near by.
We brought supplies. However, I took a trip one day to Robbinsville and bought produce at a local market as well as at the local Ingles. Robbinsville has almost all anyone would want for a tiny town. On the way back I went to the Yellow Branch Farm and Pottery. I came home with a wonderful compote and one of all four kinds of cheese.
There were other places I would have loved to have explored. But being "home" was too inviting.
Thank you Sandy and Randy for a great get away.
Great place to stay ran by wonderful people.
4 of us were there for a motorcycle trip and we couldn’t have been happier with the house. Randy and Sandy were accessible and friendly. Could not have had a better stay.
Cute little house with all amentities!
Stayed here and went to the Fontana Clogging Jamboree - the house is very cute and included everything we needed for lodging for the weekend. Beds were comfy, bathrooms were very nice, and sitting on the porch at night listening to the stream was wonderful! We didn’t stay long enough to use the grill or fire pit, but both are available on site.
The house is located up a pretty steep gravel driveway, which we didn’t realize when we booked (may have overlooked that if it was in the description) There were a few creepy-crawlies inside and several spider webs around the house - of course, it is a house in the woods, so we weren’t overly surprised, but that is probably the one thing I would suggest for the owners to improve on. Laying in the bed and seeing spider webs up at the ceiling wasn’t the nicest thing to see!
We also couldn’t find the trash receptacle based off of the instructions for check-out, so that could be clarified a little more.
Over all, it is a great mountain rental home for the price, and I would definitely recommend it to others who are looking for a rental in this area!!