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

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!


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


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)


8 reviews
  • Cool Unique Property


    Have never stayed in a church before…what a piece of history. Was comfortable and beautiful, the original stained glass windows were incredible. Bed was very comfortable, oversized shower in the bathroom , the living room is basically the old sanctuary so tons of room. Cozy back porch and garden area with a good assortment of fire flies to welcome you. We didn’t use the loft area, probably worth noting that the stairs are really step and would be challenging for children. We loved staying there. Catey was super friendly and shared some of the history of the chapel with us.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 20, 2022
  • 5/5

    It's not every day that you spend the night in a church house. I could almost hear the preacher delivering his sermon well, over 100 years ago, with the people filling the sanctuary and hanging on every word. The history of the building made it a very special experience, and it was renovated beautifully. The area around Waynesville was a delight too. We got in a couple of hikes and spent time with friends. Somehow, we slept longer and more soundly than we can ever remember! Would highly recommend it.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published July 15, 2022
  • We loved Iron Duff Chapel!


    This gorgeous property is the perfect getaway. From the swing in the living area to the stained glass windows to the amazing outdoor areas, this place has it all. Every little touch makes the chapel feel special. Thanks so much for the wonderful long weekend!The location was great for our adventures to Asheville, Mt Mitchell and Nantahala Outdoor Center. We loved it all! Thank you so much!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Paula T.
    Published May 18, 2022
  • An Experience


    This place was just stunning! We have never stayed in a place so nice! The views from the hill top cemetery were just breath taking. The neighbor's dog even walked us up and down the hill each afternoon. Precious! Everything here is as comfortable as it is beautiful. Comfortable bed. Comfy couch. Loved the kitchen! We had a great time all around and can't wait to come back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Erin M.
    Published April 5, 2022
  • Beautiful!


    Our stay at Iron Duff Chapel was amazing! Everything was beautifully decorated, clean and unique. Our daughter loved the indoor swing and stated the chapel was a destination in itself.

    The master bedroom had the most comfortable bed I have ever experienced in a rental! Not only was the mattress extremely comfortable, the sheets and cover were heavenly! I came home and ordered the same duvet cover :-). The kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking utensils you need. The stairs to the loft are very steep but the owners took the time to put up a sign that this was to help save the stained glass windows and instruct these way to navigate them. My teenaged daughter had no problem navigating them. There is a lovely area outside with string lights and fire pit. We had a couple of questions there and Catey was very responsive and kind.

    Iron Duff Chapel has become one of my new favorites and I would definitely stay here again!

    Published March 26, 2022
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