Peaceful Dog-Friendly Cottage in Nat'l Forest

Property ID: 472308Bryson CityNCUS
Sleeps 62 BR1 BA


Enter a world of country charm with relaxing views and amazing sunsets when you make a trip to ‘Grinder Switch’, a 2-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental, close to Bryson City, Harrah’s Casino, and Blue Ridge Parkway. Although the location is great, this home is also secluded as it sits on 200 park-like acres with hiking trails in Settler’s Mountain. You’ll be able to use the community rec room and pavilion, in addition to the already incredible private decks and fire pit, teeming with birds.


  • Self Check-In
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Essentials
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Free Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Kitchen
  • Deck
  • Washer


Location Details

NATURE TO SEE: Nantahala National Forest (surrounding area), Bryson City Outdoors - kayaking & paddleboarding (5.3 miles), Deep Creek Tube Center & Campground (7.0 miles), Deep Creek Trail (7.1 miles), Darnell Farms (7.5 miles), Blue Ridge Parkway (8.1 miles), Nantahala Village Riding Stables (8.1 miles), Nantahala Outdoor Center (11.7 miles), Tsali Campground (12.4 miles), Tuckasegee River (14.9 miles), Oconaluftee Visitor Center (18.3 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (19.8 miles), Fontana Lake - boating & fishing (23.4 miles), Fontana Dam (29.9 miles), Cataloochee Ski Area (34.1 miles), Tail of the Dragon (39.2 miles)

EXPLORE THE TOWN: Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (5.3 miles), Nantahala Brewing (5.7 miles), Wildwater - Nantahala Gorge Canopy Tour (9.0 miles), Smoky Mountain Country Club (12.5 miles), Museum of the Cherokee Indian (15.3 miles), Harrah's Casino (16.0 miles)

VISIT THESE CITIES: Waynesville (38.9 miles), Gatlinburg (50.3 miles), Asheville (66.3 miles), Knoxville (92.0 miles), Greenville (109 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (70.8 miles)


11 reviews
  • Gorgeous place


    We spent three beautiful days while visiting the Smoky Mountains. Well located, well maintained inside and outside. Very peaceful place. We look forward to go again.

    Published November 5, 2023
  • Great location


    we had a great time and will be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 4, 2023
  • "B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L!!!!!"


    WOW...WOW! I absolutely am at a loss for words (but, I'll try). My wife and I, along wirh two of our grandsons, just returned from a five-day, four night stay at this MAGNIFICENT cabin. If there were enough words to fully describe it, I would. The website pictures do NOT do it justice. Set in a beautiful location, this cottage had everything we could ever ask for! The area around the cabin was SO picturesque. The cabin was supplied with ALL the items one could/would want. Downtown Bryson City was so very close if we needed anything. We rode The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, had a hot dog cookout on the outdoor firepit, walked around Settler's Mountain, and was just content to sit around rhe cabin and porch (including the porch swing) and enjoy the mountainside with its beautiful colored leaves. This was our second trip to the Kraft family's cabins (HOPEFULLY, it won't be our last). The owner, Kevin Kraft was so, so easy to work with...including the Evolve Travel team. Have I given enough cudos/kudos? Folks, this has NOT been a paid advertisement...just an honest review from a VERY satified renter! Thank you!

    Published October 19, 2023
  • Awesome will be back


    love the close by short trail, perfect for first thing in morning. house was clean and very nice, great yard and fire pit.

    Published October 10, 2023
  • Settlers Mountain cabins


    My wife and I greatly enjoyed another week stay at Settlers Mountain cabin in Western North Carolina. Our cabin had everything we needed and was was very clean. It was very cozy and loved sitting on the front porch.

    In addition, Settlers Mountain is located near Bryson City, which is very close to so many attractions and activities. Whether it was hiking in the Smokies, visiting several historic landmarks, traveling to nearby Nantahala outdoor center, or just having a craft beer and listening to live music in Bryson City; it was all there! We look forward to our next adventure to the mountains of Western North Carolina, and staying at Settlers Mountain.

    Published July 30, 2023
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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