“A World Apart” is not your typical bare provisioned rental cabin locked away in a subdivision overlooking more houses than views. Its location was selected and the home painstakingly built by our family to take advantage of the best of Maggie Valley and Western North Carolina. The care and attention to detail is visible throughout.
Our home is located at 4000' elevation in the mountains and would NOT be easily accesible by motorcycle. Even though our property has plenty of parking and room for cars, trucks and trailers, riding by motorcycle will be up to the comfort level of the rider. The road leading to our property is made up of dirt/gravel and may not be suitable for every rider.
Nestled on 6 secluded acres of Soco Mountain, our home offers a Romantic Oasis for Couples or the perfect Retreat for Families. Relax on the Wrap-Around Porch and unwind while enjoying the scenery and listening to the persistent harmony of the Creek winding through the valley below. If you’re still and quiet, some of the neighborhood hummingbirds might visit and perhaps even an owl or two will announce the arrival of dusk.
The downstairs of our home features a magnificent Stone Fireplace towering over the living room, Satellite HDTV with DVD, broad-plank hardwood floors, queen sleeper sofa, slate bathroom with Antique Claw-Foot Tub and walk-in shower. The Queen Bedroom features a large armoire, Satellite TV/DVD/VCR, and its own door leading to the hot tub. A fully-equipped and well-stocked kitchen with slate countertops and peninsula bar in addition to the dining table for six offers plenty of seating and amenities for your family gathering. Screen doors and windows allow for Mother Nature's ventilation and the sounds of the wilderness without being visited by it.
Upstairs the loft features a pool table and French Doors that open onto a Covered Porch complete with Dining Area. In the Master Suite, unwind in the slate-surround Jacuzzi Tub while gazing out at the mountainside or enjoying the soothing embers of the electric fireplace. Satellite HDTV with DVD invites you to just lounge in the pillow-top King Bed watching a movie. The French Doors from the Master open onto a Large Private Balcony that is the perfect place to enjoy the morning’s first cup of coffee.
For those who still feel the need to keep in touch with the outside world, free high-speed DSL wireless internet is provided. Please note that this service is wireless only so you'll have to have a wireless enabled computer to use the free service.
Wrap-around porches complete with rockers, swings, Adirondack chairs, charcoal grill and (our family’s favorite) a secluded hot tub for 6 are really why you vacation in the mountains. The upstairs Tin-Roofed Porch plays an unforgettably soothing melody on drizzly afternoons.
On adventuresome days, you’re a short walk to cascading waterfalls and only a few minutes drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ghost Town in the Sky, the Cataloochee Ski Resort, Cherokee and Harrah’s Casino. A late afternoon trek to see the Elk in Cataloochee Valley is a must do and in little more than 30 minutes you can be enjoying the Biltmore Estate in Asheville or the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad in Bryson City.
We welcome you to be our guests and find out what makes our home 'A World Apart!' However, don't just take our word for it. Our previous guests comments are the best editorial of what you can expect.
SECURITY DEPOSIT: Refunded approx. 7-14 days after check out
PET FEE ($25/per day/per pet/Max. amt. $200)
CANCELLATIONS: All cancellations will incur a $50/Admin. fee
Prices subject to change w/out notice & holiday rates may apply - 3-5 night minimum stays are required at certain times of the year
Preferred method of payment is by Credit Card - If an eCheck is returned a $35.00 service charge will apply
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Excellent location for piece and quiet. very private, well kept and maintained. still close to restaurants and other activities if so inclined. owners very responsive and sensitive to my requests. would/will stay there again. saw 5 elk on the paved road just below the entrance to the cabin.
The cabin and amenities were excellent. The furniture, bed, and hot-tub were comfortable and clean. We loved sitting on the porch in the mornings and evenings listening to the bull elk trumpeting down in the valley. Watching the chipmunks chase each other as we drank coffee became a daily event. The cool evenings allowed us to enjoy the fire pit outside without being too hot or bothered by bugs. The drive to the cabin is along a steep, narrow, gravel road so make sure to use a very low gear when heading up or coming back down. Good location for a quiet retreat but close enough for day trips to waterfalls, Cherokee, and the Smokey Mountain National Park. We would recommend this property to our friends.
My husband and I love Maggie Valley and were so excited to find this hidden treasure to spend time at. This cabin has all the amenities and more! It was so quiet and relaxing. It is secluded but not too far if we wanted to grab a bite to eat, go shopping or visit some of the sites. We went to the Biltmore Estate, cruised the Blue Ridge Parkway, visited the Cherokee Reservation, hiked down to Soco Falls and took a ride on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. Nothing was more than 45 minutes away. On our "days off" we just hung around at the cabin and enjoyed the peace and quiet.