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Open all year. Possible Winter Snow 40 miles of view. Easy Access

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

15 Min to NOC , Train, Rafting, Fishing, Boating, Kayaking, Shopping, Hiking,

Smoky Mt. Train, Fontana and NOC IS ONLY 15 MIN. AWAY. This Secluded and Beautiful Log Cabin has a magnificent View of 9 mountain ranges. Not only is the property beautiful, The Gated Community has a 1 mi. easy drive up the mountain. (2450 altitude). Let the wrap around deck welcome you into this spacious 2+ bedroom 2 1/2 bath that also boasts a Kids Kave in lower level so Mom & Dad can have some relaxation and kids can play.

The home entry has a handicap access ramp OR 4 steps. Each side has a wrought iron decorated gate to keep kids or dogs on the deck. Enjoy the long range view of Franklin & Highlands mountains, All the view is of National Forest, not other homes. We have the Largest lot on Glory Mountain with plenty of room for your boat or RV to turn around. All yard is rocked (no mowing or messy red clay). Back yard is fenced for your pets.

This Open floor plan on the main floor has a beautiful living room with 24 ft pine ceilings, chalet windows and french doors to enjoy the magnificent view. The cozy rock-gas fireplace is so convenient ( no dirty firewood to handle). Across the room is a gourmet kitchen with high quality black whirlpool appliances. The matching rock island and glass cooktop is immaculate and a good center of attention. With custom curly maple cabinets, knotty pine wood floors, walls and ceiling, you really are in an authentic log cabin. Also on the main floor is a dining room, powder/laundry room and the Master Bedroom with the most comfortable King size bed , plenty of closet space and a large bathroom with a walk in shower and 2 sinks.

Upstairs is a large, private, loft /bedroom that overlooks the entire great room below, but still offers plenty of privacy for people staying up there. It has the most beautiful views thru the chalet windows you've ever seen. (see my sunrise photo). There is a LOG queen bed, and a sleeper sofa . An electric fireplace inside the log armoire. The spacious bathroom with tub and shower.. Sitting at the massive Log desk drinking your morning coffee, watching the sunrise. makes this a favorite room in the house..

The bottom level has been knick named Kids Kave.(3rd BR) It's bright and cheerful down stairs with french doors to the outside and with a view..The Kids Kave may be too cold to sleep comfortably in Winter. I would prefer everyone sleep upstairs during the colder months. It has 2 heater vents, & a portable electric heater, because when the fireplace is used, it warms the top 2 levels which keeps the central heat from working.

The house also includes Satellite WIRELESS internet, so bring your laptop. Direct TV, Trane Heat pump & air. A whole house automatic generator in case of power outage.

The dining table has 6 chairs & 2 leaves. Room for 2 extra chairs you will find down stairs. Living room seats 6 comfortably to watch the flatscreen tv. There are books to read, or cd's to watch. Movie rental at Ingles. NO NETFLIX with limited satellite internet.*

The best place is sitting on the deck overlooking the beautiful, relaxing view. Table and chairs under the umbrella on deck also is very inviting to eat out there. Grill is new 2016.

Our area of Bryson City boasts Fishing, Rafting, Boating, Kyaking, Horseback riding, Biking, Canoeing, Hiking all within 15 min. from home. Little Tenn. River is at base of Glory Mt. for Fly Fishing or get that 30 lb catfish...Fontana Lake is 35 Miles of wonderful fishing, & out of this world views. Launch your boat or rent one at Almond Boat Dock. . The World Famous Nantahala Outdoor Center has been on GMA, and is only 15min away, and has 3 restaurants on site. World Championship rafting competition was there. You will pass Nantahala Village Inn with '13 Moons Restaurant for fine dining.

For Night Life, Try Smoky Mountain Theater of Performing Arts, in Franklin 40 min. down Needmore River Rd. OR There's 2 Harrah's Casino's . 1 in Cherokee & 1 in Murphy with lots of entertainment, and restaurants.

Of course the kids want to go see the Cherokee indians dancing beside the road, and do some shopping. Winter offers Polar Express right here in town. Ski Resort area less than an hr. away with man made snow IF natural snow is not available.

SOOOO MUCH, SOOOO NEAR. Have a wonderful vacation, and I hope to hear from you. This is not just a rental cabin, it's a home away from home. It was my full time home for 5 yr. It's fully furnished & not just an empty rental cabin. You can have fun hiking all over this mountain also.

Keywords: Log Cabin, Chalet windows, long range view, WIFI, Handicap ramp , Large flat yard, lots of parking, doggie door & fenced area for dog, & fire pit. Gourmet Kitchen, Wonderful long range view all seasons, with year round access. Fall leaves, Polar Express. Secluded, restful, home away from home. weekly special. Tenn. River, Fontana Lake, Nantahala River. all right here. Snow sled available to sled down driveway.

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Helen Hughes
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
February 15, 2017

About Helen Hughes

My husband Jerry & I used to take vacation to various parts of the Smoky Mountains every year.. In 1996 we found this lot and view. We knew at once ''this is IT''. We bought the lot and waited till we got old enough to retire. Jerry retired from Publix warehouse in Lakeland and I retired from owning 2 hair salons and a wedding consultation/ cake business. We sold house and everything, moved here, built our chalet log cabin of our dreams. We really enjoyed living here for 5 yr. till Jerry, a disabled Viet Nam veteran, died in Oct. 2010 at the Asheville VA Hospital. Although I absolutely love my home, I feel I need to be closer to my family in Florida now. I hope you will love this home even 1/2 as much as I do.

Helen Hughes purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Helen Hughes chose Bryson City Area

Bryson City has so much 'water', so much entertainment for kids of all ages to enjoy. We built this as our home, but now I will be renting or selling it for others to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

Total RELAXATION, awaits you sitting or eating out on the deck, with such a fabulous view of undisturbed National Forest. At the end of a private 1/4 mi. driveway you have total privacy. A flat gravel yard and a great mountain to hike on. Fire Pit in back yard to roast marshmellows.40 mi. Views of Fall leaves or snow covered mountain tops. Holiday Retreat.3 phones in home with free long distance, and SATELITE WIFI INTERNET, and TV. Exquisite mountain furniture and décor. Many birds feeding from containers on deck. Turkey, deer, and an occasional bear cub can be seen on the mountain.


Bryson City Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1675 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master has double sink & extra large room with bench seat ,.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , 1/2 on main floor has toilet, sink, and laundry.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , upstairs, high ceilings with windows
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    KIDS KAVE - 2 twin/ single , Kids Kave is on lower level, great in summer, not in winter.
  • King size beds (1) The most comfortable bed ever., Queen size Bed (1) Super comfortable pillow top, Kids Kave has: Day bed and 2 twin beds Sleep Sofa in loft bedroom also to accomodate family not wanting to sleep downstairs.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Extra Large gravel yard (no red clay mess) , fenced back yard, shelter & doggie door for your dog. 'Kids Kave' in lower level. Home is entirely wood inside and out. Easy access from main road. Private 1/4 mile driveway. Beautifully landscaped with lots of flowers and you can enjoy a salad from the garden when available. WIFI available.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

Open all year. Possible Winter Snow 40 miles of view. Easy Access
average rating of 4.8703704 based on 54 reviews

Beautiful retreat!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved every minute of our stay at the cabin! It was a rainy weekend and we were looking for a low key get away after holiday craziness and it is exactly what we found! The cabin is cozy and inviting and was just perfect! The view was amazing even with the rain. We all returned to the city feeling relaxed and rejuvenated! I will say to follow the directions that Helen provides once you book rather than your GPS or smart phone. Our Apple maps couldn't quite get us there but the paper directions were perfect and easy to follow. Thanks so much for the amazing experience!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laura, Thank you very much for your great review. It is a wonderful place to just relax and get away from it all. No one sees you and you see no one. My 1/4 mile driveway helps with that. My home is always clean and stocked with everything you need except your groceries, and there is an Ingles discount card to help with that. You are right about the GPS. They don't work well on mountains. Some people have tried to go up the back side of the mountain, and you can't get there. That's why I give detailed directions.. Following them can't get you lost. Helen
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Very nice view.

  • 3 of 5

The view was great. Upon arrival we found the upstairs bed not made and animal hair all over the couch upstairs. The only sheets we found were downstairs in the main bedroom. The washer still had towels in it from the previous renters. The rest of the house was clean enough. During our stay the electricity went out and the generator did not kick in as it is supposed to when the electricity goes out. We could not get it started but to our good fortune the electricity came back on soon enough. There were two candles on the table so we had some light. Both times that I called the owner to advise her of the situation she seemed not to want to be bothered. It would be nice to have an override switch to the sensor lights outside the house. At night when you want to go outside to see the stars the lights automatically come on so you can't see the stars. The automatic lights are great when coming back after dark but you should be able to turn them off when you want to view the stars. We will not be renting here again.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I will address each of your comments separately. I am extremely sorry about the unfortunate timing, and your experiences which could not be helped. If you read my other 50+ reviews you would see how clean my home is always. Unfortunately, my cleaning ladies 39 yr. old daughter died of cancer that morning up in Asheville. I did not know that when you called me. Just 2 wks before you arrived, The generator had been turned off by firemen during the Smoky Mt. fires for protection. Fires came within 1/2 mile of Glory Mt. . Houses on the mountain were saved by firemen plowing a berm around our homes, wetting down all structures, and turning off the gas into the houses to prevent explosions. Luckily they did save our homes. You left on Dec. 24th, My son and his family went up there Dec 26th for a week. He reset the generator. It's hard to understand such unusual problems when I am in Fla. At that time I was not aware that she had died, and didn't know anyone had shut off the generator. As far as automatic lights. They are there when you need them. Switches are at the door. It's the switches with tape over them to keep them own for arriving people. Again, I'm sorry for your experiences. I do care, and I think my other 50+ reviews will make people know how much I care, and how clean my home always is.
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Great Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our short stay at this beautiful cabin. It was very clean and comfortable. The fenced yard was great for our dog.

  • Submitted: Dec 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, I am very proud of my cleaning ladies, I never have to worry about that.
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  • 5 of 5

Excellent location, cabin and accommodations. Hope to return for another visit. Would strongly recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the nice review. I appreciate it. I hope ya'll will return sometime.
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  • 3 of 5

The house is beautiful. Very difficult to find! The hundreds of lady bugs on the counters, in the beds, on pillows, on the stove, and upstairs in the light fixtures and in the bathrooms were disgusting. W cleaned for over 30 minutes just to remove the dead ones. My niece had trouble sleeping because of it. Other than that this area was good. Maybe send the cleaning people in the day of arrival.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well, Jim, It's interesting, you, receiving a "friend of the family discount" were the "only" one in 5 years to give me a 3 on my review. As I told you before: The ladybugs are an annual problem in all Smoky Mountains. There is a booklet on the shelf describing the reason you see ladybugs in the fall. The cleaning ladies put out a special fogger for lady bugs a week before you arrived. The government airplanes drop them in Oct all over the mountains to eat aphids on the Hemlock trees. They get into Every ones homes. Actually they were vacuumed the day before you arrived. If you read All my other reviews you will see how many people compliment how clean my home is. The fires in the mountains this year, actually coming within 1/2 mile of my home, did Not prevent the ladybugs as we had hoped. It made them worse inside. Isn't it good that they don't bite. I kept you informed regularly about the fires in the area, and it didn't affect your reservation time. After seeing the damage in Gatlinburg, We are very thankful we still have a home.
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AMAZING Family Trip!

  • 5 of 5

My trip included my mom and dad, husband and two teenage boys and my doggie (whom i share with my dad!) My parents are in their 80s - mom is in a wheelchair/walker and my dad is not very sure-footed, so their mobility is limited. My dad loves the mountains! The accommodations were absolutely the BEST! The ramp out side the home was plenty wide and very convenient to the parking lot. The deck wraps around from the side entrance to the back of the house - plenty of room - nice chairs with pads in an outdoor box. We took full advantage of the deck! Inside, there was plenty of room for mom's walker and oxygen. Plenty of room in the bathrooms - it was PERFECT! My dad and I would sit on the deck and look out at the most beautiful range of mountains we have ever had the pleasure of enjoying- the view is spectacular! The backyard is perfect too - it is fenced in so Foxy-girl could be outside without any worry. There was a fire pit we put to good use every night we were there and a picnic table where we ate supper. The gravel backyard is unique, but worked out perfect. My sons hung their Enos under the deck by their bedroom in the basement. They had their own "man cave" and outdoor access - they were in heaven! The two twin beds were perfect for them (they are 17 and 20) - The kitchen is amazing - all the appliances look practically new - extremely clean. Plenty of room for all of us to get in there and fix lunch/ breakfast. I can not say enough about the cleanliness of the house. We have used VRBO several times, and this was by far the most comfortable, cleanest, and pretty rental we have ever had. My dad wants to go back soon! Btw - its only 20 minutes from Herrahs - its off Hwy 74 which is a nice highway (as opposed to 19 which is tooo narrow and curvy for me!! ) You will be surprised at the road going to the gated community - it is a gravel mountain road - but we were in my dad's cadi and we had NO problems - the road is in very good repair - the house is secluded - be aware of that - but that was a plus for us!! I HIGHLY recommend this rental! Oh and one more thing - Ms.Hughes (owner) is great to work with - She is very nice and is very good about getting back with you if you have questions ::0)

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Michelle, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I do have enormous pride in my home and my cleaning ladies are the best. Although my late husband nor I were handicapped, we did prepare the home for us living there forever by putting in the ramp as well as steps. Large bathroom was planned for our future use also. Renting thru VRBO only happened after he died. I have had many people who needed the ramp and easy access around the main floor. I'm glad your family enjoyed your visit, and would like to return with a 10% discount for repeat visitors. Helen
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Nantahala Outdoor Center
Rivers End Restaurant
Smoky Mountain Jet Boats
Tail of the Dragon
Oconaluftee Visitor Center
Frogs Leap Public House
Bryson City
museum of the cherokee indian
Mason Ruby & Sapphire Mine
Mast General Store
Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
Nantahala Village Inn
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Smoky Mt. Country Club , Franklin
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Smoky Mt. Railway/ Polar Express
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Smoky Mt. Expressway Hwy 74 & hwy 28
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Nantahala Village Inn, Rivers Inn, Fryday's

NOC is only 15 min away for whitewater rafting. Almond Boat Dock rent a boat or launch yours 10 min., Fly Fish in Little Tennessee River at bottom of our mountain. All your summer excitement is here. Or just relax on the deck admiring the long range view of the National Forest. Extremely private, but secure. Zip Lines available at NOC & WhiteWater Rafting Co.

Smoky Mt. Train in downtown Bryson City. Cherokee is just 15 miles which has the entrance to Smoky Mt. National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, and Harrah's Casino. A new Harrah's just built in Murphy. Only 1 1/2 hr to Gatlingurg, Tenn. So close to everything. Great Location.


Rates & Availability

Bryson City Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Feb 1 2017 - Feb 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 1 2017 - May 7 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $25
Cleaning Fee $100


Owner's Cancellation Policy

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