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Karen Whitaker

Member since: 2014
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Speaks: english

Allen's Retreat:Luxury and location, Mtn views, 10 min to Polar Express and NOC

38 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Overview

Bryson City Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1500 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wooded privacy, mtn views and hot tub

*Check out our other cabins-Troy's Treehouse 727935 and Helen's Hideaway 868611.This BRAND NEW split bedroom design, 1 floor living, ranch style, log home makes for a fabulous mountain getaway. Everything you need to make your dream vacation complete awaits you in this luxurious cabin. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom with a private en suite, two guest bedrooms each with a queen size bed and a shared bath. The living area has a full size futon for extra guests. All linens, appliances, and cookery is included as well.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Karen Whitaker (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Karen Whitaker

Tim and Karen live in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, but call Bryson City there second home. Karen spent many summers there with her grandparents, Troy and Maude Allen, enjoying all the offerings of the Smokey Mountains.

Karen Whitaker purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Karen Whitaker chose Bryson City Area

We built Allen's Retreat on family land passed down from my grandparents. The privacy, yet closeness to town and the beautiful mountain views made it all the more special. We couldn't have picked a better location to soak in the hot tub under the covering of our magnificent porch.

What makes this cabin unique

One of the great things about this luxury cabin is location, location, location! Only 10 minutes from town, and only 1 mile of hard surfaced road off highway US 74. This cabin is motorcycle friendly, and you don't have to worry about any steep mountainous driveways making it a challenge to get to. Once you arrive to Allen's Retreat, you can let your cares melt away in the spa boasting 45 jets. After a relaxing soak, you can enjoy watching tv in any of the bedrooms or great room. Then fix your favorite comfort foods in this plentiful kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

Allen's Retreat:Luxury and location, Mtn views, 10 min to Polar Express and NOC
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Very nice vacation rental.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and truly a cabin in the woods. The cabin has easy access to main highway to take you to your activities and scenic areas. The cabin is well equipped with most items you need. We love the porch with rocking chairs and gated deck. Hope to go back real soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very nice house (as advertised)

  • 5 of 5

House had plenty of room for our family of 5 with the baby sleeping in a pack and play. Hot tub worked great and stayed hot. Fire pit area was fun for boys to gather up sticks all night to toss in the fire. Kitchen had all of the utensils we needed. It is 10 minutes from NOC which had lots to do and 2 restaurants. It is 15 minutes from Bryson City if you are going on the train. We also found a good swimming hole minutes away on the river. Very pleased with our 2 night summer stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

A beautiful log home with beautiful views - and great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a great way to celebrate my 60th birthday! My husband and I brought our brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and another couple who are dear friends to Bryson City and thoroughly enjoyed our very first stay in a log cabin and first ever trip to Bryson City! It was a quick drive into town for dinner at the Cork and Bean and to Deep Creek for hiking! The log cabin was so comfy and homey and clean! We enjoyed the hot tub and the fire pit - thank you for providing the logs! Enjoyed happy hour on the porch toasting my 60th!

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good!

  • 4 of 5

We truly felt safe throughout our stay. The house was perfect for our needs. We had young children and the "gaited" deck was perfect for keeping them safe yet letting them wonder out on the porch. I was grateful for the air conditioner as my daughter has allergies. The weather could not have been more cooperative during our stay. The Bryson City area is a much quieter side of the Smokey Mtns which we enjoyed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Allen's Retreat is in a beautiful location. You seem to be far away from the rest of the world. However, the spacious cabin is very conveniently located with access to main highways taking you to the activities and scenic spots in the area. Cabin is fully loaded with everything you could need. I would love to go back for another stay !

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great House for the family

  • 5 of 5

Well appointed mountain house. We enjoyed the comfort of the home and being able to say that we were truly in a cabin in the woods. The only challenge we experienced was the address though Karen was very helpful in guiding us in!

Thank you and we look forward to another visit!

The Norris Family

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
69 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Barpub
8 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Bryson City
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
19/23
Car: not necessary

What isn’t there to do in the majestic mountains of western NC? My family, as well as thousands, have long enjoyed the great hiking trails, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, golfing, the scenic Smokey Mtn. Railway, Smokey Mountain National Parks, Tasli biking trail…the list goes on and on. All of the adventure awaits just steps outside this ideally located luxury cabin. Want more than the outdoors? Experience the history of the Cherokee Indians, and Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Come experience the mountain getaway that brings thousands back to this beautiful, mountainous area year after year!

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Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Early Fall
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri,Sat
$1,148
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Fall Colors
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$230
Fri,Sat
$1,359
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November Polar Express
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
$250
 
 
December Polar Express
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 21 2016
2 night minimum stay
$150
From
$210
Fri,Sat
$1,053
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2016 - Jan 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Value
Jan 2 2017 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring
Apr 1 2017 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$200
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Summer
May 30 2017 - Jun 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
July 4th
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Summer
Jul 5 2017 - Aug 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$210
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Early Fall
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$200
Fri
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
November Polar Express
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$210
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
December Polar Express
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
2 night minimum stay
$175
From
$230
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$250
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Value
Jan 2 2018 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$165
Fri,Sat
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Additional $10 fee per guest above 6 guests. Holiday rates may be in addition to the seasonal rates and may require more than the 2 night minimum stay. A weekly booking for 7 or more nights receives 10% off the nightly rate.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • A private en suite in master with slate tiled shower and a hall guest bath with designer tile tub/shower combo.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • 3 bedrooms, king in master, queens in each guest bedroom and a futon sleeper in great room.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Only 5 minutes from river and lake access. 10 minutes from the NOC for whitewater rafting.

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