Near Nantahala River – Ridge Runner Retreat is a generously appointed two bedroom, two bath cabin with all the amenities you would expect to make your vacation perfect. From the mountain view, to the gas fireplaces, to the lustrous wood throughout, Ridge Runner Retreat will be the cabin that you come back to year after year. Two satellite TVs enhance your stay, so that you can watch TV in the Master Bedroom while the kids watch something in the living room upstairs. The living room has radiant leather furniture, a stone gas fireplace, in addition to the TV.
A fully equipped kitchen awaits you, but if you don’t feel like cook...ing, it’s just 15 minutes to Bryson City restaurants or 10 minutes to those along the Nantahala Gorge. The dining room has formal dining for up to eight surrounded by large windows letting in a verdant view.
The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a private entrance to the bathroom. Downstairs, the master suite with its high ceiling features a king bed with TV, a gas fireplace, a mountain view through the wall of windows, and an alcove with a futon so you can keep the little ones close. If you don’t feel like watching TV, enjoy the home theater with music you’ve brought or one of the many music channels on the satellite TV. The master suite also has access to the hot tub on the covered porch, and a private bath. Both the master and upstairs beds have pillow-top mattresses and down and foam pillows.
This beautiful cabin has everything you need for a perfect vacation – from a fire pit on the deck to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, to the ample dining room, to the kitchen, to the sheer spaciousness. Don’t forget to bring your dog!
Additional amenities include: maximum capacity of up to 6 is based on county guidelines., general amenities: central ac & heat, ceiling fans, gas fireplace, satellite TV, DVD player, cd player, stereo system, sheltered hot tub, covered porch, deck, outdoor furniture, outdoor dining, gas grill, fire pit, covered parking, wireless internet, motorcycle accessible - no, pet friendly - yes, kitchen: refrigerator, ice maker, electric range & oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, washer/dryer, 2 bedrooms & 2 baths: the master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, satellite TV, alcove with queen futon, deck access to the hot tub and a private bath. the upstairs second bedroom has a queen-size bed and private bath..
Ridge Runner Retreat -- Elegant Rental Cabin with Hot Tub, Mountain View, 2 Fireplaces, & Wi-Fi Bryson City, North Carolina located in Bryson City, North Carolina, but cannot be displayed on a map. Contact the manager for more details
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Last updated on September 20, 2014
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Left on 04/10/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Valeria
We stayed for a week at this magnificent place. It was like our home, my daughter nickname the cabin her "winter getaway". She is only five, and continues to ask me when we are going back. She is inviting everybody she knows to come with her. :). We were so happy to have found this place and will surely come back. Thank you for allowing us to share such a beautiful place.
Luxury in the woods!
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Karen
The cabin was everything and more, a true luxury in the woods! Well supplied with cooking essentials, comfortable furniture, beautiful view! Internet access good, limited cell phone access though.
Mother nature brought us a bear to watch one night so be sure to secure your garbage outside..they are pretty smart animals! A welcome surprise for us.
The only inconvenience is that the entry gate was on the fritz and needed to be repaired during our stay and I was given the wrong lockbox code to the cabin and with limited cell service and daylight buring was a bit troubling but forgot all about it once in the cabin!
We are adventure seekers so mountain biking, hiking, ziplinng and whitewater rafting are all close by! Many pamphlets in the cabin if you did not plan ahead, we got there the final week before season closing so plan accordingly. It also was important to us to come home to a hot tub and a comfortable place to relax after an action packed day. We also took a day to enjoy and shop in near by towns.
Bottomline, I would stay here again.
Do listen and follow instructions provided, arriving the first day during daylight hours was extremely helpful advice even if all went as planned! Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 12/13/2013
Thank you for your great review of Ridge Runner Retreat. It sounds like you had a great time and enjoyed all the adventures our area has to offer. I bet it was exciting seeing a bear. It is very important to follow the directions we give because GPS does not work very well in the mountains. We will definitely check to make sure the gate is in working order. We hope to see you again soon and remember you will receive a 10% discount when you stay with us again.
Left on 04/20/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Kathy
The house is very well totally beyond our expectations. It has whatever you want: soft sofa, wifi, wash machine and the hot pool is excellent! I look forward next time when I go to Great Smoky Moutain I can have one night more in there. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 04/22/2013
Thank you, Kathy, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat.
We're glad that it was beyond your expectations.
Please keep us in mind the next time you visit the Great Smoky Mountains. As a repeat guest, you will get 10% off when you call us to book.
Left on 12/20/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Bill
We really enjoyed the cabin. Very spacious and clean and felt like a home instead of a rental. Nice view off the rear balcony. Had a fire one evening in the outside fire pit and roasted marshmallows, which was a first for my young daughter (she loved them, of course). Spent some time in Bryson City and went horseback riding (which was not only a first for my kid, but also for me-I found out that all of those people who say that riding a horse is hard on the rear were actually telling the truth). Also, went over to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, which is absolutely beautiful. Rental agency made everything easy, as we were able go right to the cabin without checking in at the rental office. Would not hesitate to book this cabin again. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 12/21/2012
Thank you so much, Bill, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat.
All of our rentals are invidiually owned, and the cabin owners do treat their cabins as a second home -- we hope everyone will feel at home in the cabins.
We're glad you enjoyed the view and the fire pit.
Horse back riding can be uncomfortable! Another great way to view the Smokys is a zip line canopy tour, so that might be a fun thing to do the next time you're in the area.
We do hope you'll book with us again -- as a repeat guest, you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
We will be back...
Left on 10/22/2012 for a stay in October 2012 | Connie
What can I say... The house was perfect! My husband has a prosthetic foots and we went prepared for a regular tub/shower combo...imagine my surprise to discover that the master bath has a walk-in shower with a seat! The stairs down to the master bedroom was not that bad a flight at all.. The view was unbelievable!! We have decided to come back and stay here again... Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 10/24/2012
Thank you, Connie, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat.
We're glad that you had a good time! It's great that the stairs weren't too difficult and that the walk-in shower was useful for you.
Please keep us in mind for your future vacations as a repeat guest, you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Catherine and Christophe
Very nice weekend.
Left on 10/04/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | Catherine and Christophe
We spent a great weekend with friends and our kids.
The house is very very nice, very well furnished, and we had a great time. I think it is better suited for older kids and adults than little ones as there is no yard and it is quite steep on the back. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 10/24/2012
Thank you, Juan Carlos, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you enjoyed your stay.
Please keep us in mind for future vacations: as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Was great till the tornado hit!
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in June 2011 | Lauri
The cabin that we chose was absolutely perfect in every sense of our expectations... our view was amazing and it was secluded and very much in the wilderness. We had chosen a full functional cabin so that we could stay there and enjoy it, make our own food and not leave if we didn't want to. The first two days were great. Two and a half days into our 5 day stay a tornado blows through the mountain and knocks out all of the areas electricity, at first we thought nothing and figured we would have it back by morning. The electricity never came back on and because the cabin was on a well system this means we didn't have water either. It took two days to be informed that it wasn't coming back on. The night before we were to depart Smokey Mtn Cabin Rentals offered a refund if we wanted to go to a hotel, we felt that with our plans of tubing that afternoon we would be wasting our time trying to pack it all up 14 hours before we were leaving anyway. Had that offer been made sooner we may have been able to salvage some of our time. We understand that the circumstances were out of the control of Smokey Mtn Rentals and that the situation was misfortunate, but much of our food went bad as we had only one cooler with us (thank goodness we had that) and we had only an outdoor grill to cook on and again no water, the conditions were worse than camping in tent as at least then we would have had showers available. We paid for this location for luxury that we did not receive and the situation was completely miserable. I just feel that some kind of compensation was in order, but Smokey Mtn Rentals felt differently, they did send us a coupon for a free night stay with the purchase of one night within the next year. Not a very realistic solution when we live 1,000 miles away. Unfortunately it was the worst vacations we have been on. I would like to think that now a year later we would look back and laugh, but we are not. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 05/29/2012
Thank you for your review of the Ridge Runner Retreat Cabin in the Bryson City area. It sounds as though you had an “amazing” time and loved the cabin as well as the area. It is very unfortunate that your vacation was interrupted by a tornado coming through surrounding areas, north of Swain county and into the park.
I contacted Duke Energy to confirm the dates of the power outage, which affected the entire Swain County area. The tornado came through those areas during the middle of the night and power was lost on the morning of June 16 and came back on, June 17th. In reviewing your reservation I see your booking was for 4 nights – not the 5 you mentioned in your review (6/13 – 6/16 leaving the morning of June 17th). We would have tried to move you to another cabin, as outlined in Agent Duties of the 2011 rental agreement, however, since it was an area wide outage there were no comparable cabins with electricity to move you to. As indicated in your review, we did offer to reimburse you if you chose to move to a motel – which you decided against. A week later we informed you that we would like to give you a “free day” to make up for the difficulty you had during the storm.
As you indicated, this was an act of nature – one that Great Smokys Cabin Rentals could not avoid. It states in our contract that we are not responsible for bad weather in the Cancellation Policy, Section 13 of the 2011 agreement, “In the event of an early departure, bad weather or poor road conditions, we cannot provide a refund” yet we did try to make up for the lost day/evening of your vacation.
Again, thank you for your response and I hope you visit our area again sometime to bring back the “amazing” part of your vacation in 2011.
Great Smokys Cabin Rentals
PO Box 2731
Bryson City, NC 28713
Lake Worth, FL
Peaceful getaway with beautiful views
Left on 05/25/2012 for a stay in July 2011 | Carole Simmons
This home is light-filled and lovely during the day, and it was very clean, and well-equipped. However, I would not return, for several reasons. The lack of window treatments in the living room leaves you looking at big black holes, and the atmosphere at night in this entire cabin is gray and dingy in every single room, due to inadequate lighting. Few lamps, all with low wattage bulbs do not a cozy interior make! Master bedroom had one bedside lamp (low light) so only one person could read in bed. Living room also is not reading-friendly or cozy at night. Kitchen is really dim and depressing at night. Other reasons I would not return was it is just way too hot there in the summer, and grocery shopping trips were a hassle due to distance. But mostly, the owners should cozy this place up! More lamps, with stronger bulbs! Blinds in living room would help at night, too. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 05/25/2012
Thank you, Carole, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat.
We will give the owners your feedback regarding the window treatments and lighting. The owners have made many improvements to the cabin since your stay including adding internet access.
We do have properties that are much closer to town. If you would like us to help you find a different cabin that is closer to town, let us know and we would be happy to help. As a repeat guest, you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.
Close to Heaven here on earth.
Left on 04/10/2012 for a stay in October 2011 | Terrie
Service, although we only had 1 problem was super. The home was a dream, the hot tub, the firplace, the firepit, the awesome view from the bedroom.
Bryson City is so full of super friendly people, absolutely everywhere you go. Everything you can think of to do, or just sit an R E L a X!!
The home is set perfectly from each level to see the truely beautiful mountains, and get a little sun. Read more
Response from Great Smokys Cabin Rentals - 04/10/2012
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