Cabin Reviews

Here are the reviews for our properties. We know you will love staying with us in the heart of the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina! It is our goal to provide the best vacation possible while visiting us in the Smoky Mountains.

Our Properties

Mountain Laurel Hideaway

Mountain Laurel Hideaway is a custom mountain modern style cabin tucked away in a private corner of our wooded property minutes from Cherokee and Bryson City North Carolina. This small but very efficient cabin has everything you need and is in the perfect location for exploring all that Bryson City, Cherokee, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The cabin is a one bedroom, one bath cabin with a cantilevered bunk room built-in to the living room space. As you approach the cabin and pull into the driveway you will notice the cabin was built specifically to blend right into the mountainside. After you have stretched you legs and taken a breathe of fresh mountain air; head inside to your small mountain retreat!

As you enter the cabin through the front door you will see your spacious living room with 14 foot tall ceilings. You will notice the large picture window that brings the outside Mountain Laurel into the indoor setting giving a slight tree house feel to the cabin. There is seating for 5 in the living room along with a 55" TV, a gas wood stove for the winter months, and custom artwork created by Sarah. We love sharing all that this area has to offer and like our cabin to reflect the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. The kitchen is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, motion activated sink faucet, granite countertops, and everything you will need to cook a meal while enjoying the Smoky Mountains! The bunk beds feature their own private sleeping quarters built right into the living room. Each bunk bed consists of a hybrid memory foam bed, super comfy, and plush pillows for a great nights rest. Each bunk has its own light and outlet as well. There is also a small laundry room with a washer and dryer along with a bathroom behind the kitchen wall. The bathroom includes a toilet, sink, and a custom shower with an extra large rain shower head and teak bench.

The master bedroom is also large and spacious featuring a hybrid memory foam king bed, a 50" smart TV, a small closet with hangers and even more tree house style windows to bring in the natural setting. There are built in reading lights and a bedside lamp as well for peaceful and quiet evenings after putting the kiddos to bed. Outside, you will find the covered deck spacious enough and a relaxing spot to have a morning coffee and listen to the birds or an evening drink to wind down from a day of outdoor adventure in the Smokies! You can also take the rock pathway to the back of the cabin to the hot tub or to the fire pit. An evening of roasting marshmallows is of course highly recommended. Small, efficient, and in one of the best locations to explore the Smoky Mountains is what sets Mountain Laurel Hideaway apart! The best thing is all of the outdoor adventure of hiking, biking, rafting, waterfalls, etc; are just minutes away. Come and explore the Smoky Mountains with us!

The cabin is in a mountain community called Ocona Lake Estates 5 miles from Bryson City and 5 miles from Cherokee NC.  You will feel very secluded but close enough to town if you need something. We have a very strict 10mph speed limit in the neighborhood.  Bryson City NC itself and the surrounding area is an outdoor adventurist's paradise.  It has been named a top tourist destination in the United States and one of America's top small towns. My wife and I fell in love with this community when we visited a few years ago and love sharing it with our guests!  Golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, zip lines, tubing, rafting, relaxation, jeep tours, scenic rides, waterfalls, parks, fishing, boating and so much more are abundant here!  It's home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and makes a perfect home base for exploring Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains. 

Notable Town and Landmark Distances from the cabin.

* Bryson City 5 miles

* Cherokee 4 miles

* Casino 6 miles

* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Deep Creek 8 miles

* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cherokee Entrance 8 miles

* Smoky Mountain Railroad and Polar Express 6 miles

* Nantahala Gorge 15 miles

* Sequoyah National Golf 7 miles

* Smoky Mountain Country Club 5 miles

* Tail of the Dragon 48 miles

* Western Carolina University 20 miles

* Gatlinburg 50 miles

* Waynesville 30 miles

* Asheville 60 miles

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you!  Let us know if they're any questions at all we can answer! Feel free to give us a call or text at 828-513-0767.


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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace is an authentic log cabin featuring the 3 bedroom/2 bath cabin along with a 1 bedroom/1 bath apartment near Cherokee NC. You will fall in love with the peace and serenity of the entire location. Whether you are visiting the National Park, historic Cherokee, our small mountain towns of Bryson City and Dillsboro, or are here for the abundance of outdoor adventure such as hiking or rafting, this property is home base to it all. The easily accessible cabin is located only a few miles from Cherokee and Dillsboro NC. The property consists of two dwellings; the main cabin and a guest house apartment. The main cabin boasts lots of exposed wood and large wood beams providing the perfect mountain escape! The efficiency apartment is a unique feature and a great addition to the property. There is lots of outdoor space including a covered deck with comfy seating, plenty of parking, a separate outside dining space overlooking the mountain valley, hot tub, fire pit, and so much more. All in all we think you will find Amazing Grace to be an awesome cabin experience in the Smoky Mountains near Cherokee, Bryson City, and Dillsboro NC. Let’s walks through all of the amenities together now!

First of all, let's talk about the lush, green foliage during warmer months as you journey along the coveted Barker's Creek area! It's a beautiful and peaceful drive in, which really gets in you in the slower paced mountain mindset. Ready, set, relax! As you pull up to the property you will notice you have a covered carport for one vehicle and plenty of parking for your additional guests. When you enter the main floor of the cabin you will feel right at home with all of the large exposed wood beams throughout the cabin. There is plenty of comfortable seating including leather recliners and additional chairs. The main living room features a 65" no edge flat screen TV with YoutubeTV included. There is a gas fireplace for the winter months as well. The dining space includes a beautiful dining table for four persons and additional seating for two at the kitchen island. The spacious, fully stocked kitchen features granite countertops throughout, with a standard drip coffee maker provided. Coffee is a must in the morning as a variety of birds will visit you while enjoying the cool mountain mornings on the front porch.

The master bedroom features a super comfy king sized bed, 60' flat screen TV, plenty of drawers and closet space for hanging clothes for our guests enjoying longer stays, and a large bathroom. The bathroom is a well designed space with double vanity and large walk-in shower; perfect for those needing a low clearance option. We provide Paya Organics body wash and shampoo as well at the cabin. There are also laundry facilities in the master bedroom available for guest use. 

Let's head upstairs on the beautiful wood staircase seen throughout the cabin. The upper level provides a small seating area perfect for playing games or reading a book! There are two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The two bedrooms upstairs both feature queen sized beds, a small desk, and flat screen TV's mounted on the wall. The bathroom features a beautiful glass sink and a tub/shower combination. There is plenty of space for a pack-N-play as well. You will find the upper level is a very efficient sleeping space for you and your family. 

One of the most unique features of this property is the efficiency apartment included just off the main dwelling. The apartment is a one bedroom, one bathroom space, with a living room and kitchen combination as well. The bedroom features a comfortable queen bed and tasteful decor. The living room space includes a comfy leather sofa, gas fireplace, along with a sliding glass door directly to the fire pit area! This is a great addition to the property and can be used in many different ways to suite your groups needs.

The outdoor space here is truly amazing. From the outdoor furniture on the covered deck overlooking the mountain valley, to the separate outdoor entertaining deck in the front of the cabin perfect for a Summer BBQ. You will really enjoy the outdoor space here. It's a private property and community all year around but when the foliage is on the trees the property transforms into a private smoky mountain oasis. Summer fog and dew will engulf you in the mornings, while in the winter sunshine will provide warmth while enjoying the winter views. All in all we know you will really enjoy this property and all of the outdoor adventure this area provides.

Notable Town and Landmark Distances from the cabin.   

* Bryson City 15 miles

* Cherokee 10 miles

* Casino 12 miles

* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Deep Creek 17 miles

* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cherokee Entrance 18 miles

* Smoky Mountain Railroad and Polar Express 15 miles

* Nantahala Gorge 26 miles

* Sequoyah National Golf 8 miles

* Smoky Mountain Country Club 12 miles

* Tail of the Dragon 55 miles

* Western Carolina University 14 miles

* Gatlinburg 48 miles

* Waynesville 25 miles

* Asheville 55 miles 

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you!  Let us know if there are any questions at all we can answer. Feel free to give us a call or text at Smoky Mountain Stays.

Brian and Sarah

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Buffalo Creek Bridge Cottage

Looking for a romantic spot or a unique couples retreat in the heart of the Smoky Mountains? Look no further than the Buffalo Creek Bridge Cottage for your next Smoky Mountain getaway! There is just something about this cozy cabin nestled in the forest that makes it special. Quiet, private, and peaceful with a steady and calming spring trickling down the mountain beside you. Did we mention the location? The cabin is only 3 miles from downtown Bryson City, NC and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot! Follow me below to check-out more... 

Our rustic, cedar-sided Bridge Cottage is tucked under the trees at 2,600 feet elevation on our private 40-acre mountain ridge. As you arrive to to the property, enjoy the peaceful drive through the forest of mature trees that will seem like something out of a movie set. The cabin itself is no different. Tucked in the woods with a sense of natural beauty. As you walk in the cabin you will immediately appreciate the casual charm of the cottage's interior with tongue-in-groove cedar walls and ceiling, rough-cut cedar beams, and hickory hardwood flooring throughout. There is a 50" Smart-TV with internet speeds high enough to stream an evening show if you've had enough nature for the day.  The open concept living room area includes a small but fully-equipped kitchen with eating area. There is a full bathroom with an extra large steam shower with a built in bench as well. It's perfect after a long day hike in the National Park or rafting in the Nantahala Gorge! 

The bedroom is extra spacious with English country-cottage style decor, luxurious queen bed with pillow-top Beauty Rest mattress. We provide high thread count sheets and a comfy down-alternative pillow top comforter. You will find a rocking chair in the corner of the bedroom perfect for winding down with a book and glass of wine in the evenings. 

Grab a sweater and enjoy a cup of coffee during our brisk mountain mornings on our covered deck! There is something special about relaxing on the deck listening to it rain while being fully immersed in the fog of the Smoky Mountains.  Give us a call or book with us today to experience the natural beauty and tranquility of a woodland wonderland in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina!

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Buffalo Creek Guest Cottage

'Buffalo Creek Guest Cottage,' a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom Bryson City vacation rental cottage, provides guests with an idyllic getaway amidst the Great Smoky Mountains! Enjoy all of the amenities of home after hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, rafting the Nantahala River, fly fishing, or simply driving through the scenic areas. In the evening, prepare delicious homemade meals in the fully equipped kitchen and dine with stunning mountain views on the furnished deck!


Bedroom: King - Gel Cooling Memory Foam Bed Follow the flight of steps up to this private and peaceful cottage! You'll certainly want to pause to take in the mountain view before stepping inside the 1,200-square-foot home. Locally sourced wood and the warm nature of the cabin creates a calming atmosphere, which you'll love returning to at the end of each day. During your downtime, watch your favorite shows on the 50" Smart Tv equipped with high speed internet; or better still, go out on the deck and take in panoramic views of the Smoky Mountains! Keep the conversation flowing through the open-concept layout as you head into the fully equipped kitchen! Prepare homemade meals with the fully stocked kitchen or head into Bryson City to grab a meal. You're only a couple of miles away! There is also a grill on site for summer grilling. Dine inside at the quaint 2-person table or feast al fresco at the 4-person outdoor table. The scenic vista alone is worth hanging out on the deck! At night, watch the sun disappear behind the mountain while the stars appear from the comfort of 2 rocking chairs! Finish the day with a glass of wine or beverage of choice before retreating inside to shower in the full bathroom. Afterward, head to the bedroom furnished with a King bed for a peaceful night's sleep.


Experience a North Carolina mountain getaway while staying at this ideally located property! Outdoor enthusiasts and photographers will love the home's close proximity to exciting outdoor adventures! Plan a guided rafting trip with Nantahala Outdoor Center, located just 14 miles south, or head to Mountain Top to soar through the air on zip lines that offer 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains. There's also crystal-clear mountain streams nearby for fly fishers to cast their lines into to catch the perfect trout! Keep your feet on dry ground as you hike well-known National Park trails including Deep Creek, Lakeshore Trail, Thomas Divide Trail, or Noland Divide Trail, all located within 11 miles of the property. And Sooo many more! Ensure that you bring along your mountain bike to hit the trails of the Tsali Recreation Area! This 42-mile trail system has been rated one of the U.S.'s top ten riding destinations. Certain trails are also open to horseback riders and hikers! Treat yourself to a delicious meal at restaurants in Bryson City! Savor fine Italian fare at Pasqualino's or keep things casual at La Pablana, or the Bryson City Burger Bar; both located only minutes from the property. If you're into food trucks, Bryson City will have you covered as well. Don't sleep on the Hawaiin food truck located behind Mountain Layers Brewing in downtown Bryson City. You can't go wrong with anything but the Ahi Tuna is absolutely amazing.


We make it easy to find and book properties you’ll never want to leave. You can relax knowing that our properties will always be ready for you.


Key Residence Features: - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, gas grill, furnished deck, Smart-TV, free WiFi, fresh towels, complimentary toiletries, 1 driveway parking spots, safety amenities and emergency gear, and so much more. - Stairs required for access - Scenic Bryson City location- Take in the stunning mountain views from your private deck while staying at this ideally located rental property! You'll enjoy easy access to numerous outdoor activities including hiking, mountain biking, fly fishing, rafting, and so much more. Additionally, you're minutes away from restaurants and shops of Bryson City - Nearest Major Airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (~90 miles away), Asheville Regional Airport - 70 miles away. 


- No smoking - No pets allowed - No events, parties or large gatherings - No additional guests - NOTE: The property requires many stairs to access and may be difficult for guests with limited mobility

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The Ol Gun Range Cabin

Centrally located 10 miles between from Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC near Smoky Mountain Country Club; let your cares and worries drift away as you travel the country mountain roads to our North Carolina mountain cabin. The perfect hideaway in the Great Smoky Mountains!  This uniquely built cabin will make you feel right at home from the moment you enter.  Relax on the covered deck for a bit or stretch your legs on The Historic Ol’ Gun Range walkways before entering the cabin.  Enjoy the seasonal long-range mountain view of Water Rock Knob and Great Smoky Mountains National Park while enjoying a glass of tea or coffee on the deck. How does it sound to have a glass of tea or wine while listening to the streams and looking out at the garden laced courtyard?  Bird watching also very entertaining while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning!

The main level of our NC mountain cabin features a cozy tongue-and-groove walled interior in the living room with hand carved tree trunk support beams.  Sit back and relax on the couches or chairs and enjoy the 48” flat screen HDTV with blue ray player.  Perfect for a rainy day in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.  WIiFI is also provided just in case you need to catch up on a little work. The rustic decor and paintings are are locally sourced and handmade by us. Each piece was selected to give you both inspiration and rejuvenation.  You will find the main level very quaint but spacious enough for your family gathering!

The kitchen is also located on the main level and features a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, cooking and eating utensils, standard drip coffee maker, coffee filters, and most basic kitchen amenities from home.  There is a dining table for four as well as a sit in bar for two.  The main level offers a bright and airy bedroom with a wonderfully comfortable queen bed and a private balcony.  There is also a full four piece bathroom located on the this floor complete with towels, wash cloths, and toiletries.  We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!

Head downstairs to check out the unique rock flooring and play a game of cards or try your hand at a game of darts.  There is a large bedroom downstairs with tongue and groove ceilings and walls featuring a queen size bed.  A full size futon is located in this room as well providing extra sleeping space if needed.  You will enjoy waking up in the morning and seeing the birds in the front courtyard garden area!  There is another full bathroom and shower on the lower level along with another bedroom featuring a queen size bed as well. 

Once you’ve had enough of the indoor space make your way to the great outdoors. Enjoy the evening roasting marshmallows by the fire pit or recapping a day of outdoor adventure and Bryson City NC attractions in the hot tub. A most excellent way to unwind after a day on the two nearby golf courses! Need a little more peace and quiet or alone time?  Stroll through the garden or relax in one of the hammocks on either side of the courtyard.  Warning you may not get up as the peaceful streams provide ambient solitude for the soul!

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Buffalo Creek Chalet

Buffalo Creek Chalet is your deluxe 3 bedroom | 2 bath mountain chalet perfect for couples retreats, family getaways, vacations, fly-fishing and rafting trips, hiking excursions, or any other adventure that awaits you in the Bryson City and Cherokee NC area! It's an outdoor adventurer's paradise on the quiet side of the Great Smoky Mountains! Riding the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad or the ever popular Polar Express? You're in the right place! The property is only a couple of miles from the Depot. Let's explore the details and space of the cabin... 

--The Chalet-- 

Buffalo Creek Chalet is a rustic Swiss-style chalet high on our private 40-acre ridge at 2,600 feet elevation. As you drive in through the paved, winding road through a natural forest canopy you will feel as though you have truly disappeared in to the wilderness.  Local hemlock wood exterior blends the Lodge into its natural forest canopy. Comfortable furnishings, antique pine and cypress flooring, distinguish the spacious interior throughout. Marvel at the spectacular sunset views of the Smokies from the covered porch and balconies. For an unimpeded view, take a walk down to the fire pit area and relax in the swing or hammocks. It's a real treat! 

--The Space-- 

As you enter the front door you will immediately be taken back in time when unique woods were used to build log cabins. Walk down the long entryway to the open concept living room and kitchen space. The sights, sounds of the floor beneath your feet, and the smell of older wood will enhance the authentic chalet experience relaxing you and placing your mind in "vacation mode."  The living room features a large couch and love seat along with a 50" Smart TV; perfect for streaming an evening show or relaxing on a rainy day. The kitchen features a large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, and is fully stocked with basic cooking items to prepare a home cooked meal. You will also find a dining room table with seating for 6 persons. Please note there is no working fireplace at this time and is not listed. We will update the listing as soon as we have gas logs installed. The main level includes a massive bedroom complete with comfy, cooling gel memory foam bedding, plush pillows, closest space for hanging your cloths, and a seating bench; perfect for dressing in the morning. What you see is what you get with us. Comfy down alternative duvets and sheets are always provided.  Directly across the hallway you will find the main level bathroom. This full bathroom features a spacious tile shower with a built in bench. A set of bath towels and wash cloths are provided for up to six guests. Complimentary organic shampoo and shower gels are provided for our guests as well! 

Head on up the cherry wood staircase to the loft and you will find two additional bedrooms, each with their own private balcony, as well as a full bathroom and small refrigerator in the hallway for your convenience. Loft bedroom #1 features another comfy, cooling gel memory foam king size bedding, closet space, and a small chair for reading or getting dressed in the mornings. Oh and don't forget your very own balcony with rocking chairs overlooking the back yard and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. Sunsets are amazing from here!  Loft bedroom #2 features comfy, gel memory foam Queen sized bedding, a small dresser for your clothes, a chair, and of course your very own private balcony. The balcony is perfect for a morning coffee and reading a book or listening to the birds while the cool morning fog rolls through the valley and past the cabin. The small but efficient bathroom includes a toilet, pedestal sink, stall shower, and some shelving behind the door to store your toiletries throughout your Smoky Mountain stay with us. 

Outside you will find several places to escape with ample seating. The front deck includes a couple of benches as well as a separate deck complete with a glass top - wicker furniture dining table with seating for four persons. The back deck is screened-in and features a dining table for four as well as additional comfortable wicker furniture. If you really enjoy relaxing then this will be a great spot for you; especially for the sunsets and rainy days alike. One of my personal favorites! The back yard is small but large enough for the kids to have a place to run around a bit. There is a fire-pit area with a wrought iron table and four chairs for an outdoor lunch. Relax in the swing for two facing the fire pit and long-range views of the Smoky Mountains. Sunsets are amazing from this West facing lawn as well! There are also a couple of hammocks perfect for a post hike or afternoon nap! Another one of my personal favorites. When in the Smokies do as Smoky would do; be a lazy bear:) We would love to host you here at Smoky Mountain Stays. 

Please reach out to us with a questions that we can answer for you!  

--Brian and Sarah

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Spectacular Valley Views

You will absolutely love staying at our little getaway on the mountainside! Our custom built log cabin is centrally located 5 miles from Bryson City NC and 5 miles from Cherokee NC.  As you enter the neighborhood and begin the slow climb up the gravel road and around the mountain let your worries fade and your vacation mindset flourish!  Once you arrive at the cabin take in the views of the Great Smoky Mountains while relaxing in the rocking chairs on the deck.  Ready to head inside? As you enter the front door you will be in the fully equipped kitchen.  There is an oven, stove, large refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, drip coffee maker, utensils, pots, pans, and a rustic driftwood dining room table for four. For larger groups we also have extra chairs and a foldable table just in case.  The multi-level layout of our 1800 square foot cabin will allow you and your family to spread out; avoiding that "on top of each other" feeling.

The Living Room features a comfortable sofa and loveseat along with handmade end tables with wood from the property! You will also enjoy the comforts of home with our 42” HDTV but the real treat can be found through the sliding glass door onto the deck overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  There is a bedroom on the main level featuring a queen bed with comfortable linens provided.  This layout is great for someone who may have mobility issues or a problem with stairs.  There is also a full bathroom featuring a sink, toilet, shower and tub complete with linens and toiletries. We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!

Heading up the stairs to the loft and directly in front of you will be the second bathroom complete with a sink, toilet, tub and shower combination.  Hand towels, linens, soaps, and toiletries provided for you. There are two bedrooms in the loft as well.  Each bedroom features vaulted ceilings, queen beds with comfortable linens provided, a closet with hangers, and sliding glass doors leading to a private balcony. It’s a perfect spot for star gazing or a cup of coffee in the morning while listening to the birds!

The lower level, what we call the entertainment level, features a sofa and a couple of comfortable lounger chairs. Perfect for enjoying a movie or sporting event on our 60” HDTV: complete with blue ray player. There is a pool table on this level as well as a fourth bedroom complete with a queen bed and comfortable linens as well.  For longer stays we have a washer and dryer available.

Heading outside from the lower level to the covered patio you will find the hot tub most relaxing after a day of hiking or Smoky Mountain area exploration! The outside space also has a fire pit area for roasting S’mores or enjoying an adult beverage with family and friends! Peaceful. Rustic. Relaxing.

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

  1. Views, Views, Views(No explanation needed I guess)
  2. The Experience that we provide(My wife and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking.  It’s a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information).
  3. Location(Our families and groups and stated the location as being perfect. So close to everything in the Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC area yet “away from it all”
  4. Custom Art and Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin.  We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)!
  5. The Cabin Layout(3 Levels provide a better group experience for 6 to 8 guests while remaining quaint cabin).


We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you!  Let us know if they're any questions at all we can answer! Feel free to give us a call or text at 828-513-0767.

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The Hive Lodge

Conveniently located 10 miles from Cherokee NC and Bryson City NC; this very unique North Carolina Mountain Cabin was originally built to be a school house and now serves as an excellent place to host larger families while visiting the Smokies!  You will most certainly find our rustic farmhouse style lodging peaceful and relaxing!  As you begin the 3 mile drive from Smoky Mountain Country Club, and “civilization”, up the winding gravel mountain road you can let all of your cares disappear.  Once you pass the gates and arrive on the property, you will emerge out of the morning mountain fog and overhead trees to the delightful opening on which the property rests.  Finished stretching your legs and taking in the mountain views? Head on inside!

The Upper Level has a wheelchair accessible front entrance.  As you enter we hope you enjoy the signature Hive Lodge scent of local honey and 100% all-natural lemongrass essential oils.  As you enter it's now your choice to have a seat in the living room or head directly to the screened in porch. Be careful because you may not get anything else done as you have a seat in one of the rocking chairs taking in the views and listening to the peaceful streams!

The Upper Level of our secluded mountain cabin features 4 bedrooms with 2.5 Baths each with a themed bedroom and custom hand-made art and decor. There are a total of 6 beds on the upper level. The Waterrock Knob bedroom features one queen bed and one twin bed that overlooks Newfound Gap, Waterrock Knob, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance.  On clear nights you can lay in bed and see the stars or the moonlit mountain outlines.  When you awake in the morning, allow the sunrise and the fading fog to clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective for the day.  You will love waking up in this room!  The waterfall themed bedroom also features a super comfy queen bed with local waterfalls displayed on the walls.  The larger bathroom is located just outside the bedroom door and features two individual toilets spaces, a shower, and three vanities!  The third bedroom has another queen bed and a twin bed as well.  The Fontana Lake themed bedroom features the best views, a queen bed and shares a private entrance to the second bathroom which also features a toilet, shower and tub combo, and our homemade sugar scrub!  Hand towels, wash cloths, bath towels, and linens are provided for you.

The Upper Level great room features two couches and multiple arm chairs providing a very comfortable space for watching the 55” HDTV on rainy days.  There is also a desk area if you need to catch up on some work.  The kitchen on the upper level is fully equipped including a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, standard drip coffee maker, and one roll of paper towels provided per stay.  You will absolutely love waking up and having coffee or breakfast in the all glass enclosed dining space with seating for eight! There is a covered staircase on the bedroom side(right side) of the lodge to access both levels of the lodge as well as the upper and lower level entrances. Please note there is no inside access as there would be with a traditional home.

The Lower Level features 3 very large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a total of 6 beds in the space.  As you enter the spacious and fully equipped kitchen you can already picture cooking a great meal for your family in the space.  The kitchen is complete with a stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, pots, pans, and all the basic cooking and eating utensils you would have at home.   There is a built-in dining room table that can seat 14 persons with extra bar seats around the kitchen island.  Just past the enormous rock fireplace head to the living room area for a relaxing time with your group or family members.  There are two large couches, many comfortable single rocker chairs, and the ultimate custom made movie lounge seat complete with with a built in three sided coffee table.  It's perfect for your family to watch sports or movies on the 70” HDTV!  You can enjoy a game of pool on our professional Brunswick billiards table or a game of giant Jenga!

Just off the Lower Level great room you will find a large bathroom complete with a shower and the Alum Cave themed bedroom. This room is always dark and a favorite of those who sleep in late. It features a queen memory foam mattress and is decorated with items from one of the most popular hikes and features in the National Park, Alum Cave.  One of the best and can’t miss Smoky Mountains attractions!  Our “Mountain Views” bedroom is located on the opposite side of the house and features 2 queen beds with the bedroom overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance.  There is also an exterior door that provides covered access to the Upper Level or perfect a way to sneak out to the hammocks at night!  The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad themed bedroom features 2 hybrid memory foam queen beds as well as an adjoining bathroom.  This room is equipped with room darkening shade and will be the quietest on the lower level; suitable for infants or little ones that need a more controlled environment to sleep.  There is a third full bathroom on the lower level complete with our handmade sugar scrub. We provide wash cloths, linens, and makeup towels in all of our bathrooms for your use.

Ready to head outdoors?  The outdoor space features a fire pit and chairs by the stream as well as a deck with tables and chairs.  There are also several single hammocks for your use which offer some of the best views of the Smoky Mountains and the most relaxing napping areas on the property!  You will also find the pond area overlooking the field below very relaxing as well. Please note there is no swimming in the pond.  The Hive Lodge is perfect for your next family gathering in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains!

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes our North Carolina mountain cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

  1. Large Family Space(Unlike many cabin rentals we do not overcrowd our spaces. We host our own families here and have thoughtfully laid out the interior for larger group sizes. You and your family will have plenty of space to spread out and even disappear to a quiet place on the property when needed).
  2. The Views(Phenomenal sunrises, quirky sunsets, all season views of Waterrock Knob, Newfound Gap and Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
  3. The Decor(My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin.  We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests)!
  4. Seclusion(1.5 miles up a gravel road gets you a very secluded escape from normal life! After all, isn’t that the point? The peaceful streams on both sides provide a nice ambient background noise on the porch or decks as well).
  5. Handicap Accessible - although there are no ADA approved handrails we are accessibility friendly. We have a level, wheelchair accessible entrance on each level. There is also a stand up shower on each level for those with mobility issues. The doorways on the lower level are very wide and the space is great for those in wheelchairs!

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you!  Let us know if they're any questions at all we can answer! Feel free to give us a call or text at 828-513-0767.


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