*Check out our other cabins-Troy's Treehouse 727935, Maude's Mtn Getaway 1177829, and Helen's Hideaway 868611.This BRAND NEW split bedroom design, 1 floor living, ranch style, log home makes for a fabulous mountain getaway. Everything you need to make your dream vacation complete awaits you in this luxurious cabin. There is a king size bed in the master bedroom with a private en suite, two guest bedrooms each with a queen size bed and a shared bath. The living area has a full size futon for extra guests. All linens, appliances, and cookery is included as well.
- Cabin1500 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
1500 sq ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with wooded privacy, mtn views and hot tub
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jul 2018
About Karen Whitaker
Tim and Karen live in the Roanoke Valley of Virginia, but call Bryson City there second home. Karen spent many summers there with her grandparents, Troy and Maude Allen, enjoying all the offerings of the Smokey Mountains.
Karen Whitaker purchased this Cabin in 2014
Why Karen Whitaker chose Bryson City
We built Allen's Retreat on family land passed down from my grandparents. The privacy, yet closeness to town and the beautiful mountain views made it all the more special. We couldn't have picked a better location to soak in the hot tub under the covering of our magnificent porch.
What makes this Cabin unique
One of the great things about this luxury cabin is location, location, location! Only 10 minutes from town, and only 1 mile of hard surfaced road off highway US 74. This cabin is motorcycle friendly, and you don't have to worry about any steep mountainous driveways making it a challenge to get to. Once you arrive to Allen's Retreat, you can let your cares melt away in the spa boasting 45 jets. After a relaxing soak, you can enjoy watching tv in any of the bedrooms or great room. Then fix your favorite comfort foods in this plentiful kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.
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100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
The cabin was beautifully decorated and very well furnished. The out door fire pit was a treat and the hot tub was a luxury. Surrounding attractions were within easy reach. A great time was had by all! My daughter and her husband took the oldest grandchild fishing while me and my husband kept the three smallest grandkids for the afternoon. then we all rode the train thru the mountains and went mining for gems in Cherokee. We were all impressed with the location of the cabin and the beautiful setting it was in. We will most certainly be back!
The cabin itself is very spacious with a large porch and nice fire pit. We didn’t find hiking trails near by but it is conveniently close to great smoky mountain and natahala where there are endless activities and trails! The location was great and the cabin was beautiful, we had a trip of a lifetime on our family vacation this year!
Lovely, comfortable and quiet!
House is lovely. Layout of the house is great with a master bed and bath on one side of great room and two bedrooms sharing a bath on the other. Nice high ceilings in great room. Decorated nicely. House was very comfortable and accommodating for me and my husband and our son and his family. Great porch with fabulous view! Would definitely stay here again if our travels take us back to the Bryson City area.
Very Comfortable Cabin
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay at Allen's Retreat. We were comfortable and rested well there. There's only a few minor complaints. 1) the front stairway was not very user friendly; the railing was several feet from the entrance of the deck. When it got wet it was treacherous. 2) there was no yard to the property and a road ran past the parking area. Other than that, we enjoyed our time there.
I appreciate your feedback, but perhaps a handicap accessible cabin would have been better suited for your needs. The railing is built to code with accessible porch hand railing leading to the gate. The wide stairs are fashioned to accommodate luggage. The alternate steps at the other end of the porch are fewer and narrower, so they may have been easier for you to maneuver. I don't have a grassed yard leading to the property in order to have lots of parking space for multiple vehicles and for vehicles with trailers. The road you mentioned beyond the parking is merely a shared driveway for the small cabin below the property.
Comfortable, convenient and relaxing!
Allen's Retreat is all that you could ask for! Location and ease of access for those of us with a sports car is important, and this gem is perfectly located just off the main road, with a hard-packed gravel driveway that is easy to maneuver. Allen's Retreat is close to Bryson City, Tail of the Dragon, Cherokee, the Blue Ridge Parkway and all of the roads that are fun to drive. We had a couple of rainy and cool days, but the fireplace worked great to take the chill off and the hot tub is great. There are a couple of cabins nearby, but there is plenty of privacy. The big porch is a great place to relax and enjoy the view after a day of riding the roads. The internet worked great, as did the Direct TV. We had a wonderful time at Allen's Retreat, and we will be back!!
A relaxing weekend in a beautiful log cabin!
Our weekend at Allen’s Retreat was so nice. The cabin is beautiful, & the hot tub was so relaxing, even though it was unusually cold for an April weekend. Our time at the cabin was our favorite part of the trip. We had one minor issue with the door not locking/unlocking properly, but the owners contacted us in a timely & professional manner. We would love to come back one day!
What isn’t there to do in the majestic mountains of western NC? My family, as well as thousands, have long enjoyed the great hiking trails, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, golfing, the scenic Smokey Mtn. Railway, Smokey Mountain National Parks, Tasli biking trail…the list goes on and on. All of the adventure awaits just steps outside this ideally located luxury cabin. Want more than the outdoors? Experience the history of the Cherokee Indians, and Harrah's Cherokee Casino. Come experience the mountain getaway that brings thousands back to this beautiful, mountainous area year after year!
Additional pricing information
Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Additional $10 fee per guest above 6 guests. Holiday rates may be in addition to the seasonal rates and may require more than the 2 night minimum stay. A weekly booking for 7 or more nights receives 10% off the nightly rate.