|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
All rates in U.S. Dollars. Rates subject to change. Please check with owner for confirmation.
Sorry, no pets.
NC State Sales Tax: 11%.
Welcome basket for all renters!
Credit cards Accepted (Visa and MasterCard)
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.