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Far Horizon - Amazing Long Range Views from Secluded Setting

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Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 8 Sleeps

This cabin is located on the quiet side of the Smokeys, even during peak seasons. The local area is an excellent place for outdoor activities without the crowds! Hiking, biking, tubing, rafting, fishing, boating and horseback riding are all available within minutes of our cabin, without the traffic and noise of other areas close to the GSMNP.

We are partnered with a local rental company and can offer additional discounts on rafting, horse back riding, jeep and canopy tours, train packages and much more. 15-20% discount available at local shops also.

Sunny winter and spring retreat with an unbeatable view allows you to enjoy the outdoors even during the coldest months! And shade trees keep our cabin cool during the summer WITHOUT hiding the view.

Enjoy a secluded luxury log cabin high above Bryson City with one of the best views in the Smokeys. Snuggled up against the Smokey Mountain National Park boundary, just minutes from Deep Creek, Lake Fontana, Tsali and the Nantahala. Three bedrooms with ultra comfortable beds (1-King, 2_queen) and a loft (full size futon-deep mattress) ensure plenty of room for everyone, without anyone sleeping in the main living areas!

Spacious wrap around decks and porches provide outdoor access no matter what the weather. Plenty of outdoor lighting makes grilling and outdoor dining enjoyable any time of day. Our nightime view from the porch and hot tub allow our visitors to enjoy excellent star-watching as well as distant lights down the valley from Bryson City to Sylva.

No smoking and no pets.

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Christine Mire
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 13, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

This was our 3rd time staying at Far Horizon. As always, the drive up was an adventure, but well worth it. Not a lot of sun this time, but AMAZING cloud watching over the mountains. My nephews loved (as did the adults) riding the Polar Express and we all got bells this time. We played lots of cards and enjoyed some downtime. Thanks for wonderful Christmas memories.
Dec 2013
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Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In master bedroom upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs next to bedrooms
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Best view in the house!
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Large downstairs bedroom with mountain views
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Large master upstairs with mountain views& sitting area
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Smaller bedroom with partial mountain views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Luxury Beds Fully equipped kitchen Dishwasher Microwave Washer/Dryer Central AC/Heat Gas Fireplace Satellite TV Charcoal Grill Beauitful Mountain View Open Decks and Covered Porch Luxury Hot Tub Private Sitting


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Far Horizon - Amazing Long Range Views from Secluded Setting
average rating of 4.5 based on 26 reviews

Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 6 and stayed in this cabin the middle of July. The cabin was clean, cozy and the air condition worked well. We loved sitting out in the hot tub at night under the stars seeing the lights of Bryson city way down below. The comments about the ride up to the cabin are true, the road up was a bit nerve racking(not sure you could make it in winter with snow and ice), but once you make it up the views are as advertised, amazing! and yes you are above the clouds almost every morning.

My only suggestion would be maybe to include a map with the directions or add a few more signs lower on the mountain. We found the directions to the cabin a bit hard to understand and took multiple wrong turns. Eventually after asking a homeowner on the mountain we were able to find the right path. Some of the other rentals had signs lower on the mountain to help guide you. Far Horizons did have a sign higher on the mountain, but we took a few wrong turns before we came across it.

The cabin was stocked well with dishes and cooking utensils. We have stayed at other rental before that had some basic spices etc, but other than salt and pepper you will want to make sure to bring your own if you plan to cook. Also there is not trash service and you need to haul your trash out with you. The rental company only provided one trash bag so if you stay for more than a couple of days you will probably want to have some extra trash bags.

We had an amazing time exploring the Smokies and waterfalls of North Carolina, if we ever come back to this part of the country I would defiantly stay at Far Horizon again.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Harbor on top of moutain

  • 5 of 5

The cabin is cozy and very clean. It's so peaceful during the day and night. The stars are above you and the clouds are under. The owner is warm-heated and response all questions timely. We had great time tubing at the deep creek as he suggested. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin is beautiful inside and out! We had an amazing time the week we stayed. This place is a little piece of heaven on earth. The ride up was a little nerve racking but when you get there the view is completely worth it. Bryson City is a great small town with wonderful little shops. We are so thankful this cabin was shared with us. We had an amazing Christmas!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Kill Devil Hills, NC

Great house and views! Horrible rental company!

  • 1 of 5

We stayed in this house and it was beautiful! The views were outstanding. It is very secluded. Overall, a great house. The down side is the rental company, Yellow Rose Reality, was horrible. The day we arrived, we received a voice mail saying that the hot tub had a "small leak". We were instructed to use a garden hose outside to fill it if needed. The hose had been tossed off the deck in the grass and was not connected to the outdoor faucet. Water was in the hose and it was frozen solid. We laid the hose out on the deck and poured hot water on it until we could use it. The hot tub was leaking so much that large icicles formed under the deck. Almost all the light bulbs in the lamps were out or missing. Someone's underwear was hanging on the back of the bathroom door down stairs. The pantry cabinet had open food containers in it. We looked past all of this! We did enjoy our stay. It gets bad after we got home. We noticed a $50 charge on our credit card from Yellow Rose Reality. We inquired about the charge and were accused of having a pet at the house. We did not have a pet! We cleaned the house very well before leaving. We even picked up the rugs and beat them with a broom over the rail of the deck because the vacuum was broken. Yellow Rose Reality called us a liar multiple times. We have the emails to prove it. They stated that they had plenty of business and did not care about us not renting from them again! We would have rented this house again in the future but we will not now! Yellow Rose Reality staff were very rude. We will go back to Bryson City someday but I can assure you we will not rent from Yellow Rose Reality ever again.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have worked with our management company for many years and have found them to be professional, friendly, and accommodating to both owners and renters. Cabins are well maintained and open food containers are not left after a rental. We do rely on feedback from our renters about problems with any equipment supplied in the cabin; those in the cabin are for the convenience of our guests (the vacuum cleaner has been replaced); the cleaning crew uses its own tools. Renters are notified of any known issues before their arrival (such the hot tub leak which will be repaired once parts arrive) and are given the opportunity to change their reservation. Problems that arrise during the actual rental are addressed immediately. In this particular case the renters were reimbursed for the charge that they felt was unwarranted, even though additional cleaning was required to bring the cabin back to an acceptable level for our next guests.
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Indian Trail, NC, USA

Peaceful, Quiet, and Stunning!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a peaceful remote location to get away from it all, this is the place! The cabin is warm, cozy, relaxing, and very clean. The beds are very comfortable and smelled so nice. :-) It was like falling into a cloud to sleep. Sitting in the hot tub and watching the stars in the sky or the clouds rolling down the mountainside into the valley below was very cool. We saw a beautiful red hawk, a fox, and a few large wild birds of some sort (turkey or peacock)..OH!!...and at least 3 different kinds of lizards (so cute!). The long range views are stunning....the colorful sunrises were worth getting up for: just wrap up in a blanket with a fresh cup of coffee and your camera on the porch in the mornings and shoot! Still, photos don't do it justice! The road to the cabin is a steep and winding one with only a few places wide enough to fit passing vehicles, however, there was hardly any traffic. We never met anyone going in the other direction, so it was never a problem. It *IS* paved. If you have ever lived in rural areas, you know that tar and chipped *IS* paved. There are sections with gravel and some washboarding, but I'm sure that's for traction in the winter. A good portion of the road is blacktopped. Some of the graveled areas have large ruts from being washed away by rain runoff, but we drove a car (not an SUV, truck, or 4-wheel drive anything) up and down with no problems - just take it slow, navigate the occasional rut, and you will be fine. ;-) The cabin is WAY up there! My ears popped every time we came down or went up the hill. There is a wooden one lane bridge near the bottom that you cross that freaked me out a little because it doesn't look too sturdy, but it is SOLID - solid enough to hold trucks moving cabin building materials up the mountain, right??? LOL Do NOT try to find this place in the dark. Even with directions, it's a little confusing at first in DAYLIGHT. Once you find it the first time, however, you won't have any more problems locating it. It's very close to everything in the area too, including a couple of grocery stores, The Road to Nowhere, Fontana Lake, Deep Creek, etc. The longest part of going anywhere is the drive up and down the hill. This was our first stay, it was our wedding anniversary, and my husband and I have decided that every anniversary from now on will be spent at Far Horizon. We loved it THAT much. :-) Thank you for a memorable, warm, and comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2012
  • Stayed: Mar 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, FL

Far Horizon is truly FAR HORIZON!

  • 5 of 5

Our overall stay was fantastic. The view was awesome! Even woke up one morning ABOVE THE CLOUD COVER! Nice sunny at the house but when we drove down the mountain into town we were under cloudy skies.

I would definitely forewarn folks about arriving to the property AFTER DARK and also the road condition going up the mountain. It is NOT a paved road but a gravel road. A little confusing, especially in the dark when you are trying to find your way. We were pretty scared the first night driving up the mountain in the pitch black with no idea of where we were going. Especially frightful was the fact that there was no where to turn around and come back into town and spend the night and venture up the mountain during daylight hours. This was our biggest worry all week long - but after about 5 trips up and down, we got to know the road better. Very sharp curves and definitely scary at night.

Our view from the mountaintop (which is indeed where we were) was totally awesome. The sunsets AND the sunrises were spectacular. We did a little hiking around the last bit of road to see where it went and we were definitely at the top of the mountain range. Very remote and secluded for sure.

Because of the steep decents nearby, I would NOT recommend this for young children. For hikers, teenagers, romatic getaways and girls getaway, it was awesome as long as heights don't scare them. The over age 55+ might enjoy this location as long as they are in good physical shape and the altitude doesn't affect them and they can handle the drive up. Does require the use of lower gears on your transmission - would not recommend this for a manual transmission.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2011
  • Stayed: Mar 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The cabin is on a mountain road that is used by year around residents. The lower part has to be gravel to allow them access during snowny weather. The top section, which is the steeper section, is paved all the way to the cabin. We have had all types of vehicles up at the cabin, including sports cars and manual transmissions, with no difficulties.
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Other Activities:

Top Thing to do in City:

* Visit the Great Smokey Mountain National Park.

* Tsali Mountain Bike Trail.

* White Water Rafting.

* Lake Fontana Boat Rentals.

* Great Smoky Mountain Railway.

Top Thing to do in Budget:

* Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or the Dragons Tail.

* Tube at Deep Creek.

* Tsali Mountain Bike Trail.

* Visit Fontana Dam.

* Star watch at night.

Top Thing to do in Family:

* White Water Rafting.

* Cooper's Creek Trout Pond.

* Cherokee Indian Reservation/Unto These Hills.

* Horse Back Riding.

* Deep Creek Tubing.

We are located just 4 miles from Bryson City off the Road to No Where.

Nearby outdoor activities include:

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Deep Creek Tubing


Tsali Mountain Bike Trail

White Water Rafting on the Nanatahala, Tuckaseegee, or Pigeon Rivers

Zip Line Canopy Tours

Horse Back Riding

Lake Fontana Boat Rentals

Nantahala National Forest

Cooper's Creek Trout Pond

Numerous Trout Stocked Streams

Nearby area attractions:

Great Smoky Mountain Railway

Harrah's Casino

Cherokee Indian Reservation/Unto These Hills


Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jul 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Reservation Fee $45
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.75%

Nightly Rate: $150 - $165; Weekly Rate: $870 - $1200
Base Rate of $165.00 per night, one time cleaning fee of $135.00 plus tax and rental reservation fee.
Lower rate available for weekday stays and during the winter season
********** ALWAYS GET THE 7th NIGHT FREE**************

All fees are paid to local realty company that manages the property. One night deposit is charged upon reservation. Remaining balance is charged upon arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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