'Summit Splendor' Smoky Mountain Cabin w/ Fire Pit

Property ID: 416717BalsamNCUS
Sleeps 105 BR3 BA
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Enjoy all-season adventures in the Smoky Mountains at this Balsam vacation rental! 'Summit Splendor' boasts 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mount Lyn Lowry. Spend your days here exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hiking and whitewater rafting, or visiting Asheville's attractions. After active days, cook up a delicious dinner on the gas grill before retreating to the deck to relax on the rocking chairs!


  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV


Location Details

WAYNESVILLE: Bogart's Restaurant & Tavern (9 miles), Boojum Brewery Taproom (9 miles), Shelton House - History, Heritage, and Crafts (9 miles), Sweet Onion (9 miles), Haywood Arts Regional Theater (9 miles), Lake Junaluska (12 miles), Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum (17 miles), Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (25 miles)

SMOKY MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES: Waynesville Greenway Park (12 miles), Pinnacle Park (12 miles), Cataloochee Ski Area (22 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (25 miles), Blue Ridge Parkway (30 miles), Pisgah National Forest (50 miles), Nantahala River (50 miles)

ASHEVILLE (~38 miles): Biltmore Estate, The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Pinball Museum, WNC Nature Center

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (43 miles)


16 reviews
  • nov 2023


    Very family oriented, well appointed cabin in a beautiful area. we loved the views and the nearby towns of Waynesville and Sylva. Great communication with the owner - will stay again if we get the chance.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published December 12, 2023
  • Rustic Rental


    Up front I am going to mention that when we were in the rental the arctic freeze of 2022 hit and some of our issues were due to that unusual weather. Somehow we missed the fact that you have to go outside to access the 4 bedrooms. It is in the description so that was my bad. I would say this cabin is very rustic. Built probably in the 60s. I think we were the only one in the neighborhood. It has the old style wall heaters that can be dangerous and the owner asks they not stay own unless you are in the cabin. We were first greeted by a rotten pumpkin that had collapsed on the deck. Was told that the cleaning crew would turn the heat on. It was not done and temps were about 55 degrees. Also, there was food from the prior renters in the fridge. The stove was dirty and needed new foil on the burners. Called the rental management and they eventually got someone to come take care of it. Firewood is provided but you only get a small amount and you will have to buy more if you want it. We lost electricity and the owner wasn't willing to provide more wood. You could feel cold air coming from the plugins and doors. The weather stripping was hanging loose on a few doors. Boards had fallen from the 2nd floor on the outside of the house and insulation was exposed. Owner requested us to let the water drip which we did but pipes still froze. We didn't have water for 4 days. I believe the pipes could have been better insulated prior to this happening. It burst where there had been prior work on the plumbing. We ended up leaving early. Owner did agree to refund a PARTIAL of a days rental.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    John B.
    Published January 31, 2023
    Manager's Response:

    Hi John, we want to make vacation rental easy for everyone, and we're sorry that you experienced some issues during your stay. We followed up with the homeowner after reading your feedback, and they wanted to share the following:
    - The plumbing problems resulted from the power being shut down by Duke Energy to address overall power grid tightening. This created plumbing problems for homes across Western NC due to record-low temperatures.
    - The water was out due to burst pipes. Plumbers were going to repair them that Monday, but you had decided to leave by then.
    - We provide a reasonable amount of firewood for our guests, and we purchased an additional load for you.
    - The issue with the stove and fridge were addressed immediately upon your arrival.
    Thanks again for letting us know about your visit.

  • Fantastic views! Relaxed environment.


    Very comfortable property for a family gathering. Plenty of space, chairs, and bathrooms. Easily sleeps 10. Has every pot, pan, serving bowl, and appliance ready in the kitchen. Smaller kitchen and range/oven, but entirely fine for our family gathering of up to 10 adults.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Amy R
    Published January 19, 2022
  • Beautiful Rustic Cabin in the Woods


    Gorgeous views from a rustic family cabin in the woods. Cabin was equipped with everything you need but could have been cleaner. A few deferred maintenance items were small annoyances.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Marilyn P
    Published October 20, 2021
  • Fantastic Family Cabin in the Woods


    Gorgeous views from a rustic family cabin. The cabin has everything you need but could be cleaner. Be aware of shower sizes and sleep habits of your group before assigning bedrooms. The firepit was well stocked with wood and we enjoyed a fire every evening. A few deferred maintenance items were a small annoyance, but we enjoyed a wonderful week with family. The hosts were very responsive to all of our needs.

    Published September 21, 2021
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