‘Iron Duff Chapel’ - Unique Escape w/ Mtn Views!

Property ID: 448447WaynesvilleNCUS
Sleeps 51 BR1 BA
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Make memories that will last a lifetime by booking this stunning Waynesville cottage. Previously a church, this 1-bedroom + loft, 1-bathroom vacation rental provides a one-of-a-kind retreat! Spend your days hiking through the Great Smoky Mountains, shredding the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area, or head to downtown Waynesville for local bites and unique finds, all located just minutes away. End your day relaxing in the private gazebo overlooking the valley, or toasting s’mores around the fire pit!


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


Location Details

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS (~30.0 miles): Clingmans Dome, hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, waterfalls, autumn leaf peeping

OUTDOOR DESTINATIONS: Cataloochee Ranch (15.7 miles), Cataloochee Ski Area (16.7 miles), Nantahala National Forest (31.2 miles), Blue Ridge Parkway (31.7 miles), Pisgah National Forest (42.8 miles)

MAIN STREET (10.2 miles): Local restaurants (Bogart’s Restaurant & Tavern, Clyde’s, Frogs Leap Public House, Firefly Taps & Grill), breweries (Boojum Brewing Company, Mad Anthony’s Taproom), diverse shops, local festivals, rich art culture

ASHEVILLE (29.5 miles): Music venues, art galleries, museums, microbreweries, farm-to-table dining, The Grove Park Inn, The North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville Pinball Museum, Biltmore Estate, WNC Nature Center

AIRPORTS: Asheville Regional Airport (33.6 miles away), Charlotte Douglas International Airport (137 miles)


20 reviews
  • Our second visit to Iron Duff Chapel


    We found things even a little nicer, especially in the kitchen, where improvements have been made. We brought several friends and fellow United Methodist Conference delegates up to show it off.

    Published June 25, 2024
  • Was Good


    Unique property. Minor issues, grill was not clean.. had to scrape and wipe off side trays, grease/food on them. Some of the silverware was dirty. The cleaning feel is quite a bit, so I expected better. Overall those small issues didn’t upset our stay. I think the fire pit would have been better on the driveway side of the house so you could enjoy the sunset. Where it is now you have to turn off the AC unit because it’s loud if you want to enjoy it. The walk to the cemetery was nice, but the neighbor decided to mow his grass a lot so the noises were less than enjoyable.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 27, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    From the owner: "Thank you for the notes, we certainly appreciate the feedback and will follow up with our team to triple check on cleaning the grill"

  • Peacful place


    Wonderful place to stay. Not far from attractions and easy to access.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 19, 2024
  • Romantic Retreat


    Everything was just as pictured. What a beautiful, peaceful, serene place. We had a couples getaway and enjoyed every second. The accommodations and area were both perfect. I highly recommend this little chapel and hope to stay again one day!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 12, 2024
  • Amazing Grace


    There are not enough words to express just how Wonderful this Hidden Gem is yet so Centrally located to All the local Activities…

    We spent hours taking Photo’s of the Chapel and Exploring the Property and Enjoying the Views not only outside but inside as well…

    It is Beautifully restored and Decorated and We Enjoyed it so Much I literally already want to go back and we have not even been Home a Week!!! We Nicknamed the Iron Duff Chapel “ Amazing Grace “ Because it is literally so Amazing inside and out and was such a Peaceful Retreat for Our Souls…

    Thank You to the Owners for sharing this Amazing Treasure with us and for All the Special touches throughout that made our stay Our Favorite VRBO spot Yet!!!! Book It…You will Absolutely Fall in Love with it too!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Keith W
    Published November 13, 2023
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