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Large home, sleeps 12! Creek! Spa! Family Oriented! Separate Cabin Available!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bedrooms, loft, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 12-13

Gentry's Rest Stop is your one-stop vacation playground! With great motorcycle access, this private, air conditioned home is the finest around for large family reunions or shared vacations, yet intimate enough for two. Firewood is on-site at no charge for winter guests, and the 8-person hot tub in its own private setting is just the ticket after a day of sightseeing or fun-filled activities. Children are more than welcome here, and there are many board games to choose from and a video library that boasts over 200 DVD's! Everything's included in the kitchen with a variety of spices as well. Outdoors there is badmitten, horseshoes, firepit, picnic table, 2 gas and one charcoal grill, as well as hiking trails and a walking bridge across Jonathan Creek right in the backyard! Sleds are provided in winter for fun-filled activities and there is a 20x30 covered porch for the exclusive enjoyment of our guests. Very easy access year round. Guests have horseback riding, snow skiing and both water & snow tubing in town.

ALSO NOW AVAILABLE is a separate 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin ON SITE, ON THE CREEK, NEWLY REMODELED AND REFURNISHED!!! This cabin will either accommodate an overflow group from the 'Big House' or just an intimate and cozy cabin for up to 6 guests. If an overflow from the main house, use of the hot tub is allowed and a special rate is offered. More details available on our personal website. Please email for rates and availability!

WANT TO KNOW MORE?: Gentry's Rest Stops 1&2 are professionally decorated by the owner, a well known interior designer, in a charming country decor and the outside has also been lovingly tended for picture-taking for your memory books. Four-season and holiday decorations contribute to the coziness of the home and children love to view some of the local wildlife close up that is part of the area. Gentry's have their own 'resident' elk, aptly named Bullwinkle, who actually comes to visit occasionally and loves to pose for pictures! Raccoon and squirrels scoot among the trees as well as hummingbirds, butterflies and fireflies at night. Guests are well taken care of as the Gentry's live on-site and are available to supply your every need should one arise. When you arrive you will notice your quarters are on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the home. The Gentrys are mindful of your seclusion and separateness and you can be assured your privacy is guaranteed. There's plenty of parking for vehicles and if you want to trailer your motorcycle or ATV, there is more than enough room for turn-arounds on the gravel driveway. Easy access all year and ATV and motorcycle enthusiasts will find many trails to explore. Please see our website for more photos and information.

WHAT'S THERE TO DO?: Nearby attractions include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway with miles of never-ending views of the beautiful mountains and valleys; Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Dillsboro, Biltmore Estate with its winery and garden tours, hiking, shopping, antiquing, whitewater rafting, tubing (both water and snow), horseback riding and of course eating at the many restaurants around the area. Only about 30 minutes away is Cherokee where you will find Harrah's Casino, and find an authentic pair of moccasins or other Native American gifts for that special person. Visit Cataloochee Valley where you can get up close and personal with the elk that were reintroduced to our area. Fontana Lake is about 45 minutes away where you can rent paddle boats or go fishing and swim in the cool mountain waters. Golfing is quite close for you duffers and horseback riding is a sure bet to enjoy fall foilage in autumn. Maggie Valley's very own Ghost Town in the Sky is now reopened and features a new ZIPLINE for you thrill-seekers! Dollywood, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge are about an hour away.

More Details

Kathy Brown
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Shari and Rhonda, we had a wonderful time at the cabin, it was so beautiful and peaceful. The kids didn't want to leave. We will most definitely go again next year. Again thank you for everything.


Mar 2014
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Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • There are 2 separate full bathrooms which have a tub/shower combination. All towels and linens are provided for your convenience.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 1 baby crib
  • We offer a master bedroom with a king-size bed, guest bedroom with a queen, another guest bedroom with another queen and a loft that contains 3 full size beds as well as one more twin bed with a trundle beneath it! There is also a crib for the wee-ones! We can easily accommodate 12 people with no loss of privacy!
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Towels
  • Large Cooler
  • Outdoor Entertainment Area
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 24 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
You may smoke on the outside deck.


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Large home, sleeps 12! Creek! Spa! Family Oriented! Separate Cabin Available!
average rating of 5.0 based on 25 reviews

Very Family Oriented

  • 5 of 5

My Family and I loved this home. The spacious back deck is where we spent most of our time together due to the fact that my husband was not physically able to go up and down the stairs. The view of the creek from there was quite peaceful. The children loved running up and down the stairs and exploring out by the creek.The house was well stocked with EVERYTHING that you would need in the kitchen as well as the bathrooms. There were 11 of us total and we never felt cramped or like we needed more space. It was just wonderful. The house was well maintained and very clean. We took advantage of the hot tub and enjoyed it greatly. The house is in a great location, its not very far from any of the main attractions.Hopefully we can make this an annual trip. With that in mind we will definitely next you again next year! Thank you so much for letting us stay with you, we are looking forward to doing it again!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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One of my favorite place to visit

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely amazing. This was our second visit to maggie valley, the first time was only a weekend in January and as soon as we returned we booked again for February but this time a whole week. This cabin it's so beautiful, morning coffee on the back porch with the peaceful sound of the creek guys this is priceless. I have a 10,13 and 17 year old children and let me just say they all ready want to go back. We hardly watch tv or use the internet, we always had things to go, The cabin has it all. The owners are very sweet and so helpful thanks to them our vacation was even better with all the info of where to go and visit. Everything it's so close, even Asheville it's only 30 minute drive. I can sit here all day and tell you what a great experience we had but it's you're turn to go and see it for you're self. I really, really recommend this cabin to anyone on this planet and promise you will come back again. Thank you Rhonda and Bobby your guys are awesome.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Jan 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Michelle and Tony! Thank you so much for your VERY kind words about our cabin! We strive to provide absolutely everything that our guests could want, and it's very nice to know that we did just that for you and your kids. We hope this is the start of a very long relationship -- and friendship! -- with your family. We're very happy you all were able to play in the snow, coming from Florida as you did, and know that Maggie Valley, and the mountains, have different things to offer at any time of year. Thanks again, Michelle and Tony, for choosing Gentry's Rest Stop-1 and just let us know when you're ready for another escape. Rhonda and Bobby Gentry :)
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More than what we expected :)

  • 5 of 5

My son was leaving for basic training the following Monday and my family wanted a quick get away to spend some quality time with him. Even though it was short notice, we were very much welcomed by the owners and the representative with Home Away was so helpful and considerate in helping us prepare for our weekend visit to the mountains. Everyone was so excited when we arrived! They were all like "WOW" are we really staying here!!! All the fall decor brought smiles and much anticipation for lots of fun! The welcome basket was such a nice and thoughtful surprise as well. We couldn't believe all the space we had without being crowded and plenty of beds for everyone! The home was so well equipped with everything you could possibly imagine needing! It was immaculately clean and amazingly decorated! The owners really went above and beyond in making this place a home away from home! They are so friendly and most accommodating! We couldn't have found any place more suitable for our family than Gentry's Rest Stop! The indoors was just as beautiful as the outdoors! We loved sitting out on the huge porch drinking our coffee and listening to the rushing waters! It was quiet enjoyable watching all the kids play several games of badminton and horseshoes while my husband and I chased around the little ones in the beautiful green grass! Several of us took moments of relaxation and good conversation while soaking in the big hot tub! At night we took advantage of the cool mountain air and enjoyed the fire pit roasting marshmallows and wieners while my husband and oldest son played guitar! The pictures that we took with everyone on the little bridge going over the creek was just absolutely gorgeous! The water and the rocks made such a beautiful background for pictures! We loved the location of being close to the town of Maggie Valley and Cherokee! We only wished we could have spent more time here but we will definitely be back once our son returns home! We are already planning a coming home party for him and we think this would be the perfect place to reunite our family!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Rhonda, we are so very humbled by your 5-star review, and we were absolutely thrilled to be able to give your son such wonderful memories to take with him when he left for the service. It is definitely an honor to have been able to provide your accommoodations and we will be here too for when he comes back home. Thank you so very much for giving us the trust and confidence to be a part of your family's get-together, and we look forward to the day that he comes home and will be able to partake in your joyous family reunion again. May God watch over him, and blessings to you and your family. We will see you all again soon! Rhonda, Bobby and Shari :)
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Wonderful and Beautiful Place

  • 5 of 5

We arrived a little early and called to see if we could check in and they said sure. The rental is located on the second floor and you let yourself in with a security code. The house is absolutely beautiful and very clean. We were welcome with a gift basket on the counter, and the place is very well stocked with appliances, (blender, Crock pot, etc.) and coffee, spices, paper products, etc. The deck out back is very big and has a gas grill on it which we used one night, the grill was fully stocked with gas. The hot tub is very big enough for eight and is located in a separate building right off of the back deck. We loved this because you didnt have to worry about the bugs and could rise the windows and not get hot. The creek was a big hit, they loved playing in it. They also have a fire pit by the creek and they supply the wood for it, we didnt have time to use it but wanted to roast smores. There are three bedrooms with king, queen and double, that are private. Then upstairs in the loft area is queen bed with three twins. They also had a truffle bed in the closet and two port cribs. This place can easily sleep over 12. They do have a well for the water and had suggested taking baths 15 mins. apart but we never had a water problem. The owners Rhonda & Bobby are really sweet and you never know they are there. They even told us we could check out at anytime because it wasnt rented for the following week. Beautiful place and we plan on returning again next year and hopefully stay longer than we did this time.Very easy to get to and close to nearby restuarants. I highly recommend this place! When I got back from my vacation my deposit was in the mail. Thanks Rhonda and Bobby for sharing your wonderful home with us and making us feel so welcome.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sherry, we are so happy you all had such a great time in Maggie! And we were very pleased to have been able to provide your "home away from home" while you were here. Thank you so much for your very kind words about our home, and we look forward to having you come back and stay with us again. Have a wonderful Fall, and remember we're here for you if you can sneak away this winter for a little bit of snow fun! Rhonda and Bobby - Gentry's Rest Stop
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We planned a ski trip for the guys and a relaxing vacation for the rest of us, for this weekend and our group consisted of 3 familes including my 1 year old daughter.

This place was perfect - had ample sleeping for all of us (and then some), the kitchen was well stocked (we didn't have to get a thing - salt, sugar, coffee, creamer, spices, cooking spray, vinegar, even a crock pot - might have used it had we been aware the place was so well stocked). There was a gift basket waiting for us and my daughter was so excited about the X'mas tree (she had been very sad when we took ours down). There were helpful hints pasted all over the home (and I must say, I loved all the pithy sayings and hangings all over the house :)) My daughter also loved the Disney books, dolls and blocks. She felt at home.

The older kids loved the board games and the 'treasure chests' and the 'port holes' over their beds. They let their imagination run wild over the little red roof they could see from the window... (was it a Victorian hideout?).

The rest of us loved the hot tub and the collection of movies.

The rain played havoc on our ski plans so we ended up spending more time in the cottage than we expected - but no one got bored.

And the owners were very accommodating - we requested a late checkout since the guys wanted to go skiing on Sunday morning. I was not keen to spend the day waiting for them in the ski area with my baby and was so glad that they let us check-out at 2 pm. Thank you so much!

We would love to come back during spring / summer when we can enjoy the deck and the outside facilities better.

Just a suggestion - it was dark and raining when we came in and we didnt immediately realize that the vacation home was on the 2nd floor. We ended up knocking and disturbing the 1st floor residents (the owners) to ask. If you could mention that bit of information in future, it might be helpful.

  • Submitted: Jan 23, 2012
  • Stayed: Jan 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Hema and Gopal! Thank you so much for your informative Review, and we are very happy you enjoyed yourselves so much at Gentry's Rest Stop! We have amended our website to reflect your suggestion that guests be made better aware of the correct entryway and we thank you very much for bringing that to our attention. You and your families and friends are more than welcome back any time; we are sorry we couldn't be more helpful with the snow situation LOL but perhaps next time around will be a little more ski-conducive. It unfortunately has been a warm winter everywhere this year and our area is no exception but that's why we provide so many amenities for our guests. There's always something for everyone to do at the house!Have a great rest of the winter and come back and see us when you can! Rhonda & Bobby Gentry
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Legends Pub and Grill
Nearest Golf
9 Miles
Maggie Valley Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
U.S. 19 (Soco Road)
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joey's Pancake House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

In Maggie Valley there are activities for every age in every family. From miniature golf to the Wheels Through Time Museum, young and old will enjoy all that Maggie has to offer and wonderful memories are here to be made! There is the Blue Ridge Parkway for scenic travel, Stompin' Ground and Carolina Nights Dinner, Pigeon Forge and DollyWood, Waynesville and of course, Asheville and the Biltmore. So much to see and do in our area and you will want to come back again and again to explore everything the mountains have to offer. Each season has something different and something out of the ordinary, and Maggie Valley is well known for its hospitality and rich and colorful history.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $200

All rates in U.S. Dollars. Rates subject to change. Please check with owner for confirmation.
Sorry, no pets.
Welcome basket for all renters!
Credit cards Accepted (Visa and MasterCard)
Final payment is nonrefundable if cancelled after 30 days before check-in unless home can be rebooked.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.