A-Frame of Mind is a quiet a-frame that sits at 3000 sqft altitude on the side of the mountain off of Dick's creek. Even though it is not directly on the creek, you can see and hear it from the the home. The home boasts of sleeping space withe 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. Master BD is an open air loft and has a king sized bed. The other 2 bedrooms are on the main level. The 2nd bedroom has a queen, and third bedroom has a daybed and twin sleeper. Plenty of common space either downstairs or up in the master loft that can fit twin air mattress. Even though it feels isolated, we are only 3 miles from Great Smoky Exspressway. We are only 15-20 minutes to Cherokee and Sylva, Blue Ridge Parkway and Bryson City. We are 30 minutes to Waynesville and Lake Junaluska. Asheville and the Highlands/Cashiers area are only 55 minutes. Entrance to the Smoky Mountains is just on the other side of Cherokee. Even though we are only 3 miles from the major hyw, the road is combination of 2 lane and single lane gravel road that follows dick’s creek up to the home. The gravel lane is 1.5 miles to the home. During the heavy rains in summer the road may have ruts. In the winter when there is heavy snow or ice parts of the road may be impassable unless you have a AWD. However, I do not have AWD and have not had issues accessing the home. Dicks creek is a DOT state maintained road and will be cleared as full time residents live in this area. It is a very scenic drive making you feel the seclusion. There are other rental home in the area, but this home sits perched above on the side of mountain adding to the seclusion. The driveway is long enough to fit 3 vehicles and pulls right up to the home, so very easily accessible. A-Frame of Mind is in rural location and the home has satellite internet access. The maximum data plan has been provided, however it is only intended for mail and social media. It is not intended for streaming TV or movies.
3BD 2BA Chalet style A-frame sits at 3000 elevation with 1600 sqft.
- Calendar last updated:
- Jan 24, 2019
About Jeff Grooms
I was born and grew up in Savannah GA. I have dabbled in rental property for the last 25 years. My wife and I love getting away to the mountains as we wind down from busy careers. We found this home as we were looking for a place to reinvest some rental income and fell in love. We hope we are able to give all renters a sense that they can disconnect from busy times and recharge.
Jeff Grooms purchased this Chalet in 2017
Why Jeff Grooms chose Whittier
This property has been built literally on the side of the mountain. When you step down into the common space the walls are lined with windows so that you feel like you could already be outdoors. Even the front deck is built so that all you really see are the tops of the trees. And you have incredible feeling of seclusion. All this and your only sitting 3 miles from smokey mountain expressway, that connects you to wherever you want to explore.
What makes this Chalet unique
The openness of the home in the mountains, built literally in the trees makes you feel like you are in a tree house, a really nice tree house. Then you open the windows and hear the sounds of the creek below. The expansive deck outside allows you to enjoy the outside as well, after all that is why you are getting away.
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cozy and quiet
The house was great with an amazing view. There was plenty of space and Jeff helped with anything we needed. We all loved it and would definitely book again provided we go back to Whittier.
Amazing house and wonderful place for vacations
The house is very comfortable and we found everything very clean and organized
Perfect place to enjoy the holidays!
We love the house and are very grateful for everything!!!! We're looking forward to booking it again in the future!!!!!
Equipped with everything we need! beautiful places to enjoy the walks.
Thank you for your kind words on the review. You were a great guest and would love to host you again in the future. Thanks again.
Perfect for our three boys!
We had the best time staying in A Frame of Mind! Our family of five stayed the weekend to go on the Polar Express in Bryson City. Our first impression was, “Wow!” The house is so beautiful, and I loved how they put our name on the welcome sign! The house was so clean, which is always my number one concern. No need to be concerned here! My family had a blast hanging out in the hot tub! The owners even had board games for us to play, hot chocolate, and Christmas decorations- great touches!! We could literally just walk out the door to go on a hike up the mountain along the stream. My boys LOVED that! Thank you so much for a fabulous weekend!! We will be coming back!!
A PERFECT Smokey Mountain Getaway!
I cannot describe how great this chalet is, but I will do my best. I rented this chalet because I wanted a peaceful retreat away from people and traffic and all of the noise that comes with both - and this chalet delivered. Let's begin - to access this beauty, you must drive a few miles up a two lane road winding through the mountain forest until the paved road turns into a gravel road, and then up another 1.5 miles. Don't let the gravel road intimidate those of you without a 4 wheel drive - the road is in great shape and very drivable. I witnessed several cars driving up the road with absolutely no problems at all. The gravel road will wind you up along mountain creeks to this beautiful chalet nestled on the side of the mountain with a deck overlooking the splendor of the majestic Smokey Mountain skyline. On the deck awaits a heated softtub, barbecue grill, and patio table for outdoor meals. Lounging in the heated softtub was absolutely phenomenal while watching the sun set over the mountain skyline. In the back of the chalet is a firepit which also offers views of the mountain skyline. If that isn't enough, inside the living area of the chalet is a fantastic Ponderosa wood stove, which does a fabulous job of heating the entire living/dining area. Firewood is provided on-site in two seperate locations - the first location is outside the deck, and the second location is at the back of the house by the outdoor fire pit. The chalet has a beautiful kitchen boasting granite counters and slate rock tile floors. The chalet has three bedrooms - two on the main level and a loft-style master bedroom upstairs. There are two bathrooms - one adjacent to the master upstairs and another on the main floor equipped with a full size washer and dryer. There is a full size dining table to enjoy family meals. The kitchen comes equipped with all necessary dishes and utensils - just bring groceries! Groceries can be purchased a few minutes away in the charming historic town of Sylva. Make sure to stop by Pie Times in Sylva for a GREAT wood fired sourdough pizza!!! The Great Smokey Mountain National Park is only a 20-30 minute drive, and the town of Cherokee is also only a few minutes away. Don't forget - this chalet is pet friendly with a max of 2 dogs. I love this chalet - I am looking forward to my future visits!
What a great review, from a great guest. Thank you for taking the time to be so detailed in your review. We appreciate that and reservations like this that go this well.
A-Frame of Mind Puts You into a Relaxing State of Mind
A-Frame of Mind is the perfect place to go to relax, refresh, and reset your mind. My husband and I stayed here to celebrate our one year wedding anniversary. When we first arrived to A-Frame of Mind we were greeted to a personalized message on a board as you walk in. We were then welcomed by the cozy and stunning ambiance of the house. It felt like we were on a holiday vacation with the Christmas tree lit up and the view of the Smoky Mountains all around us. This house is fully stocked with all the amenities that you will need to feel comfortable on your stay here. During our stay here at A-Frame of Mind, we didn't even want to leave because this place was so amazing and beautiful. Our mini-schnauzer even enjoyed his stay here as well. A-Frame of Mind is really a special place to treasure. I definitely recommend this place for couples, families, and for anyone that wants to relax, refresh, and reset. We definitely plan on coming back again.
Thank you so much for the complimentary review. We do really want guest to enjoy themselves and feel like they are taking a break. We would love to host you again in the future. Thanks again.