Secluded Nantahala Forest Refuge w/ Mountain Views

Sleeps 42 BR2 BA


Stunning views await you at this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom hideaway with floor-to-ceiling picture windows and a spacious wraparound deck. Thoughtful, eclectic decor warms each room, while unique touches like the hand-hewn furniture, wrought iron details, and chiminea fire pits add to the woodsy feel of this vacation rental. In as little as 4 miles, you can fish or swim at Fontana Lake; just 20 miles away, hike the Appalachian Trail or see the giant, old-growth trees at Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest.


  • Kitchen
  • Essentials
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Cable/Satellite TV



Location Details

NEARBY TOWNS: Robbinsville (12.2 miles), Bryson City (22.8 miles), dining, shopping, grocery stores, produce stands, cafes, bakeries

HIKING: Hog Back Gap (9.7 miles), Tsali Trailhead (12.0 miles), Twentymile Trail (13.7 miles), Appalachian Trail (18.3 miles), Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest (20.7 miles), Yellow Creek Falls (22.7 miles), Lakeshore Trail Trailhead (32.0 miles)

WATER ACCESS: Sawyer Creek (0.3 miles), Fontana Lake (3.6 miles), Nantahala Gorge (14.7 miles), Cheoah Lake (17.6 miles), Santeetlah Lake (18.0 miles), Deep Creek Tube Center (25.0 miles), fishing, swimming, water skiing, rafting

OFF-BEAT DESTINATIONS: Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center (4.4 miles), Junaluska Museum (12.1 miles), Wherloom Honey (12.6 miles), Stoney Hollow Farms (18.4 miles), Tail of the Dragon (19.5 miles), Tuckaleechee Caverns (58.4 miles)

AIRPORTS: McGhee Tyson Airport (61.9 miles), Asheville Regional Airport (91.3 miles)


19 reviews
  • Blissfull Disconnect


    If you're looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life and technology, this your place! Waking up to that view every morning was the perfect way to start the day. The important parts:Kitchen: well stocked with cooking supplies. Some leftover items (spices, oil, sandwich baggies). Limited paper towels and I couldn't find extra hand towels for the kitchen. A small amount of hand soap at the kitchen sink, but no where else. Coffee maker had coffee and filters available. Bathrooms: 2 rolls of TP, plenty of towels and wash cloths. Tankless water heater so plenty of hot water (you have to increase the temp when you get there). Floor in master bath was "rocky" and bit uncomfortable for my feet (i have sensitive feet). Some leftover shampoo and body wash available. Bedrooms: we didn't use the spare, so I can't speak to this room. There was a TV and sound system in it though. The master loft was beautiful. Bed is probably pretty old, but not terribly uncomfortable. There were flannel sheets on the bed when we arrived which may have been a bit warm for the weather, but we were there right after a cooler week. We couldn't figure out how to turn on the ceiling fan, though one day it was one and the rest of the days it wasn't.Deck: wow... just wow. The chimineas are awesome. The views are spectacular. The picnic table has been better days but the rocking chairs were fabulous. There are a TON of carpenter bees. They didn't bother us, but they are swarming all day. Overall: A little difficult to find. My GPS took us a different way coming in, so we got a bit turned around. Make sure you come in from Lower Sawyer Road - there are plenty of signs. You will want AWD minimum. It's gravel and hairpin turns. Go slow, you'll be fine. Know your limits driving, it's very dark back there at night, so if you're not comfortable with limited visibility then make sure you're back before dark! There is NO cell reception. We got some incoming text messages, but nothing went out. It's about a 5-10 min drive to an area that has reception, so download your Google maps to be available offline (and make it a very large area, and any maps to places you may want to visit) Great hiking, driving, walking, lakes, rivers, white water rafting and other water sports... the place has everything you could imagine in a mountain/forrest setting. Highly recommended!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Rebecca R.
    Published June 1, 2022
  • 5/5

    Everything was as pictured! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to come back! Relaxing, quiet and the scenery was spectacular!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 25, 2022
  • Amazing


    We could not have been more happy with our stay. We enjoyed every bit of it. The photos DO NOT do the property justice. We will be back!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Brandon A.
    Published March 22, 2022
  • A meticulously decorated getaway


    We loved this place! They spared no money with their decor, and it was such a comfortable place. We were happy that there were only the two of us because it doesn’t have the sleep space that it implied. The 2nd bedroom only had a daybed, a very comfy daybed, however. We noticed that the info on the upstairs bed varied also, the listing said queen and the picture of it captioned “king size bed”. It was definitely queen sized. All in all, we still loved our stay. The kitchen had everything a cook would need, which we did a lot of because we got snowed in. THE VIEW…. !!!! Simply amazing!!!!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Jay H.
    Published March 2, 2022
  • Beautiful


    Beautiful views. Ingles great shopping .

    Shannon watson
    Published December 27, 2021
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