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

Property ID: 448447WaynesvilleNCUS
Sleeps 51 BR1 BA


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)


17 reviews
  • 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
  • 5/5

    We had a fantastic time and a very comfortable stay. Waynesville, a darling mountain town just 15 minutes away; filled with shopping and wonderful restaurants. We spent a day reading and relaxing in the mountain tranquility of the Chapel. We will definitely be coming again.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
  • Precious family getaway


    I reserved the chapel as a unique weekend getaway for my daughters 13th birthday. We were in love with this place as soon as we opened the front door. What a beautiful, inviting space to getaway and relax. The history of the chapel, the flooring, the stained glass windows, and all of the other original pieces and details, truly made this space remarkable. We spent the weekend soaking up the gorgeous mountain views and enjoying one anothers company. Sometimes when we take a trip, we spend too much time on activities but this weekend was full of family moments, relaxation and precious memories. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay. We will definitely be back!

    And….my daughter wanted me to add that the swing in the living room was amazing! She absolutely loved it!

    Published August 2, 2023
  • 5/5

    Short, much needed stay for rest, relaxation. Absolutely beautiful renovation and decor. I wanted to stay forever! Extraordinarily CLEAN. We loved everything about this gorgeous property♥️

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
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