Sweeping Smoky Mountains Vacation Rental

Property ID: 457644WhittierNCUS
Sleeps 42 BR1 BA


From its sweeping mountain views that span over 60 miles to its prime location near the area's top outdoor spots, this cozy Whittier vacation rental is the perfect home away from home! Feel your worries melt away as soon as you step into the 2-bedroom, 1-bath 'Bella Vista' cabin, with a gas fireplace and sliding doors that lead to the spacious back deck and fire pit. During the day, hike around Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and later, test your luck at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort.


  • Deck
  • Central Heating
  • Essentials
  • Kitchen
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

OUTDOOR REC: Oconaluftee Island Park (11 miles), Great Smoky Mountains National Park (16 miles), Mingo Falls (17 miles), Soco Falls (18 miles), Tube World (24 miles), Pisgah National Forest (49 miles)

THINGS TO DO: Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort (10 miles), Museum of the Cherokee People (11 miles), Santa'sLand Fun Park & Zoo, (11 miles), Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (13 miles), Oconaluftee Visitor Center (14 miles)

NEARBY: Sylva (6 miles), Cherokee (10 miles), Bryson City (13 miles), Waynesville (22 miles), Maggie Valley (24 miles), Cataloochee (43 miles), Asheville (52 miles)

AIRPORTS: Western Carolina Regional Airport - KRHP (45 miles), Asheville Regional Airport (57 miles)


8 reviews
  • Spectacular View & Spotless


    We really enjoyed our stay at Bella Vista! The property is exactly as pictured and well maintained. The beds are very comfortable and everything is very clean. The property is well up a mountain, so be prepared to drive and potentially lose service on the way. This was the only downfall for us, as it wasn’t as convenient as we would have liked and we were traveling with two young children. The only other *very minor* recommendation would be to add more dish options to the kitchen. There were only large bowls and a few glasses. A better coffee maker would be nice too, as the one available offered warm coffee at best. Once again, we were traveling with young children, so caffeine was an essential 😊 these are small touches that would have only added to an already wonderful stay. Thank you so much,

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published June 2, 2024
  • Great place


    Everything was perfect !

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Audrey D.
    Published January 18, 2023
  • Family days.


    Beautiful sunset views. Very helpful hosts. Lovely time for us. Suggest 4 wheel drive in freezing rain or snowy weather.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Kathleen S.
    Published November 8, 2022
  • Mountaintop Gem


    Bella Vista was everything we could have hoped for not far off the beaten path. We loved the roominess of the apartment with a full kitchen and sliders across the back which offered spectacular views from 3000' up in the Western Carolina mountains. Angelo and Brenda offer an absolutely new space in which to stay and play in Whittier. It has an atmosphere that exudes peace and harmony with nature. there were lots of chairs on which to lounge, or to sit on while toasting marshmallows over the fire pit. When the day is done and the lights go out all you hear is silence in your own North Carolina retreat. Comfortable bed/bedding and lots of storage for clothes and anything else. My wife and I thoroughly loved our days and nights at Bella Vista and will encourage all our friends to book this incredibly relaxing and wonderful place.

    Bart Mazzarella
    Published October 11, 2022
  • Perfect weekend getaway


    We thoroughly enjoyed this property with the beautiful view of mountains and sunsets. It’s very close to restaurants, shopping and Harrahs Casino. A quiet setting and comfortable, clean well appointed rental made our weekend perfect!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    adele b.
    Published August 24, 2022
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 4 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are not allowed at this property.
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