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. 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.
- Chalet1600 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Min Stay2 - 3 nights
3BD 2BA Chalet style A-frame sits at 3000 elevation with 1600 sqft.
- Calendar last updated:
- Oct 15, 2018
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.
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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.
A-FRAME OF MIND IS ALWAYS ON OUR MIND!!
We stayed here for WCU Family Weekend. We had the absolute best time! We completely over packed because everything we could possibly need was there. Mr. Grooms was so helpful and answered quickly with every question we had. No matter how small. He was very accomodating to us when we asked if we could stay extra time for check out to have more family time. The hot tub was amazing! All the towels were thick and comfortable. Everything was cleaned and updated and had every kind of kitchen utensil you could imagine. We had spices there for cooking. We can't say enough good things about this place! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! We will be back for sure!!
Thank you for the great review. I'm glad I was able to accommodate the late check out, at that point we are on the housekeeping schedule. We would love to host you again in the future. Thanks again for the stay.
A great home away in the mountains.
“A-Frame of Mind” was all I was hoping for and more. It’s a “home” away. Clean, cozy, so well appointed. Relaxing on the deck to the sound of the creek, Lounging in the hot tub. Plus the scenery was awe inspiring. Trees, hills, mountains. The Smokies do not disappoint. Jeff is easy to work with. Overall a great experience.
Great place to stay near the Smokies!
My family loved staying here as we explored the mountains and the area by day. The house is cozy and lovely, with all the amenities! We enjoyed the new hot tub after long hikes. We had a marvelous vacation. We did have a minor issue, but the owner handled everything gracefully and fairly, and we would definitely like to go back sometime. The owner was responsive to all our questions before our trip and throughout the week of our stay. We loved how wooded the property was, encouraging us to relax and sleep in each morning! The gravel road for the last mile or so leading up to the house was rather steep, but our car managed it pretty well. A four wheel drive vehicle would have been better.
We strive for nothing short of a 5 star stay. The hot tub was just added as an amenity as we were working out the details. The home is secluded but still only 3 miles from the Great Smoky Expressway. Thank you for the kind words on the property.
Very nice. Highly recommend!
The property was very nice. It was exactly how it was described but even better in person. It was very clean and I felt right at home. The owner gave very clear instructions for accessing the property and I was able to get in very easily. The owner also responded very quickly to any inquiries that I had. The only bad things were I didn’t have any service (blame it on AT&T) while on the property and it take some time to get to the property once you get off the highway, especially if you aren’t used to driving in a slightly mountainous area.
Asheville and Gatlinburg were easily accessible from the property (a hour+ drive for both). In addition, it was only 20+ minutes to get to the Harrahs Casino in Cherokee.
I would highly recommend this place if you are in the area.
Perfect mountain retreat! Beautiful, well kept, convenient yet secluded.
The cabin was GREAT! An ideal size and layout for 5 - 6 people and pet. The porch was awesome for us to grill burgers and enjoy the beautiful mountains. The wood stove inside was a nice touch. The firepit was good. Wood floors didn't creak (big deal when some want to enjoy early mornings while others sleep) Beds were all pretty comfortable. Master Bedroom loft was great, with a surprise claw tub in bathroom (very nice touch). Heat and A/C worked very well to keep the entire place cozy. We look forward to staying here again and will suggest our friends to try it also. Well worth the price. Only negative would be the $125 cleaning fee compared to $75 for many similar places in the area.
Thank you for the very well written review. I hope to host you again in the future. As far as the cleaning fee, we charge what the cleaning companies charge. Some other rentals are able to turn their own properties. At a distance we have to rely on companies to do this for us. We are planning to add a hot tub this year, so please keep us in mind for a return visit. Thanks again.
A beautiful house in a wonderful setting!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at A-Frame of Mind. The last stretch of the gravel road leading to the house was a bit rough due to recent rains, but once we arrived we were extremely pleased with the beauty and cleanliness of the house and with the wonderful setting. Although there are other houses in the area, most were uninhabited while we were there, and the closest one seems to have been deserted for a long time, so we had the privacy we had hoped for. Even if more of the area houses had been inhabited, the elevated location of this house puts it far enough away from the other houses to provide a private and quiet, secluded setting, which is very important to us. We loved the views from the spacious deck and from the inside, with the wall of windows which allowed us to constantly enjoy the loveliness of the surrounding setting. We especially appreciated the helpfulness of the owner Jeff Grooms, who very quickly responded to each of our questions during the rental process and throughout our visit, so we felt that he genuinely wanted us to enjoy our stay, which we did. I would definitely recommend this house to others who are looking for a secluded mountain house with great views, and also a location convenient to all the activities available in the Cherokee and Bryson City area.
Thank you Rebecca for taking the time to give a very kind review of A-Frame of mind. Please let us know if we can host your party again in the future.