2 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 6, Hot Tub, 2 fireplaces, Swimming/Fishing Lake
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
About Michelle Shelby Spinneweber
I go by Shelby and I am a sagittarius:) Which makes me a lover of travel and adventure . I like to write, read, eat really good food in really nice or really unusual restaurants, and listen to all kinds of music (country, jazz, blues, classical, old rock) I appreciate a finely crafted cocktail and prefer 'top shelf'. My husband and I have 3 horses (mostly quarter horses) and we like to trail ride at the beach and numerous state parks. I am a fan of camping. I would like to work on the 'glamping' thing. I work full time as a realtor in NE Florida and SE Georgia. I specialize in St. Augustine which is the oldest city in the US! My work keeps me really busy but I like it as I get to work with buyers and sellers from all different walks of life and I get to see a lot of nice homes. I like renovation projects best as I love to see an old home with good bones get new life. In early life I grew up on 40 acres in Pennsylvania. I moved to S. Florida in the 80's and now live in both St. Augustine, FL and Coastal GA.
Michelle Shelby Spinneweber purchased this Chalet in 2013
Why Michelle Shelby Spinneweber chose Almond
From the moment I first walked in this home I was enchanted. I loved the huge stone fireplaces, the sprawling outdoor spaces, the amazing lake views, and the icing on the cake was when i first heard and saw the babbling brook running under the deck. I found this place to be so peaceful and I had to make it mine and I also wanted to share it with others.
What makes this Chalet unique
Super close to NOC, Lake Fontana, Smokey Mountain Railroad, Tsali, and Tail of the Dragon. Super easy access on a paved road with plenty of room to park vehicles and or a boat. Really quiet and peaceful setting but so close to so many wonderful things to do!
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Smoking allowed outside only.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
My family rented 3 homes together from the same property manager! Shelby was fantastic! We had a wonderful time and would definitely stay there again!
Lots of great spots to enjoy here.
Whether you want to sit by the fire, hang in the hot tub, or relax in the sun room, there is a place for everyone here. With ample beds available at this location, you can bring the whole family and friends.
This property is off the beaten path away from the Gatlinburg madness, 441 traffic, and any major interstate. The only noise we heard all day was the rustling of leaves, the stream running under the deck, and neighbors slowly driving past.
Great place to have a dog, and lots of amenities here. You won’t be disappointed with this property.
There are a few bugs here and there, but any house out in the Woods like this is going to have some issues with that. Didn’t bother us.
Water is hot, toilets flush fine, and WiFi works okay. Hope you all enjoy your stays.
Great chalet in the woods
This chalet was perfect, we had an amazing trip here! It is huge. When we walked in, the whole place was very clean, and had instructions on the desk on how to operate the two fireplaces and anything else that you may need help with. The kitchen is well equipped with appliances to cook any food you bring with you. All of the beds are extremely comfy. This place is pure luxury and has everything. Screened in porch, jacuzzi, grill, two beautiful fireplaces, a living room both upstairs and downstairs, a porch upstairs where you can get a wonderful view of the lake. There’s even a stream that runs under the porch, and a fire pit in the yard surrounded by chairs for you and your loved ones to enjoy. This chalet is only a half an hour away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee Reservation, Mingo Falls, and much more. Lots of nice restaurants when you drive into town too. It's secluded and perfect.
The property manager is very nice and easy to reach. We will definitely be coming back and staying here some time soon. Thanks to our stay here, we had a perfect, most unforgettable trip.
Not as advertised, not clean and VERY full of centipedes
Poorly maintained, dirty, full of centipedes.
I am sorry that you found the house not up to your standards. You were there for 2 entire weeks and only mentioned the landline phone was not working during that time. Which I responded to immediatly and had taken care of within 24 hours. You never mentioned a house keeping issue. My house keeper only lives 15 minutes away and I would have gladly sent them over the same day if you would have called me. Also in regards to centipedes due to recent rains and being so close to the lake and creek on property we sometimes do get critters. I have a contract with Terminix and they come regulary and if there was an issue all you would have had to do is call me and Terminix would have been out there to treat within 24 hours. I strive to make every guest happy and satisfied with their stay and with good communication I am typically able to do so based off of my recent 5 star reviews including the one before yours that actually complimented the cleanliness of the home.
Great for families
The house was clean and neat and had all the amenities we needed. Good kitchen too. The property is across the street from a lovely pond and area to walk the pet. I'd stay there again!
Relax Relax Relax
Such a comfortable mountain home stocked with everything one would need. The location is amazing with the pond within steps away. My son and two dogs were in heaven. I slept amazing all nights due to the comfortable beds and fresh air. Would love to return to Heron’s Haven.
Nantahala River for white water rafting & fly fishing.
Fontana Lake close to Almond Boat ramp for renting boats & fishing. Bryson City- The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad, groceries-waterfalls-deep creek for tubing tail of the dragon- motorcyclist Tsali mountain biking and horseback riding. Cherokee Indian Reservation & casino.