4 BR/2BA sleeps 11, Secluded w/Panoramic Views! Our 4 bedroom, 2 bath mountain house Water Rock Garden Retreat was designed specifically to showcase the incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and to provide an example of mountain area permaculture. The retreat also showcases ever-expanding beautifully landscaped terraced grounds covered with an abundance of gorgeous flowers for the enjoyment of our guests. There is lots of flat yard space for the kids to run around and a great firepit area for nights around the campfire.
Water Rock Garden Retreat is ideal for people who love solitude, unspoiled views, spectacular gardens, wildlife, starry nights and full moons, and the sound of rushing mountain streams in the distance. It is beautiful any time of year!
Water Rock Garden Retreat is located on a 15-acre knoll just outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. At an elevation of 4500 feet, there are breathtaking 360-degree views with a 30-mile view of Tennessee and the great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The property now encompasses a 200-acre tract with a 200-foot waterfall and hiking trails being established to Black Rock - an amazing destination at 5800-feet elevation with a 360-degree panorama as fine as any found within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The Retreat's ground floor is open and spacious with ten-foot ceilings and a fireplace. The house has four large bedrooms (three upstairs, one downstairs), including a large master bedroom. The rooms are equipped with two queen-sized beds, one full-sized bed, two twin beds, one twin-sized futon, and two twin-sized bunkies. The house has two full baths, an antique claw foot and a wood-fired hot tub! We will provide one set of sheets and blankets for each bed as well as plenty of towels.
The large custom kitchen is well equipped with utensils, dinnerware, pots, pans, and an outdoor grill. The house also has a 500-square-foot, partially covered, cedar deck and an enclosed crow's nest atop for all-weather viewing of the incredible, panoramic view. A wood-fired hot tub awaits you to step in!
The phone is set up to make only local, credit card, or collect calls. Ask us for the phone number at the house.
The Retreat is located three-point-seven miles up a well-maintained (but bumpy in spots) gravel road. Water Rock Garden Retreat is easily accessible by car, SUV and even trucks with trailers. The road dead ends at the cabin. The road is passable by almost any car except under snowy or icy conditions when a four-wheel drive would be necessary. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel the road. Cars that ride extra low (such as some luxury or sport cars) may not be appropriate. Ask us if you are not sure about yours.
Located 10 miles from Harrah's Casino in Cherokee and the Blue Ridge Parkway, central to the Smoky Mountains Country Club Golf Course and the Great Smoky Mountain Railway Station in Historic Dillsboro where you will find unique shops, galleries, collectables, and crafts.
Centrally located to Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Bryson City and to Rafting and Tubing in the Nantahala Gorge with numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area. Enjoy outdoor recreation along nearby waterfalls, hike and commune with nature, float the many rivers and streams on tubes or rafts, or visit local area flea markets.
No hunting or shooting on, or near, the retreat, please. We encourage wildlife to stay in the area. While we love our pets, some pets are inappropriate for Water Rock Garden. If you wish to bring a pet, please inquire when making reservations.TripAdvisor property ID 2286744...Read more
Water Rock Retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains Cherokee, North Carolina
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Water Rock Garden Retreat is located on a 15-acre knoll just outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. At an elevation of 4500 feet, there are breathtaking 360-degree views with a 30-mile view of Tennessee and the great Smoky Mountains National Park. Surrounded by Nature Conservancy land, the virtual backyard is immense. It is completely private, with no other houses within several miles.
Left on 09/04/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | Brian JReviewed Sep 4, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
A bunch of friends and I headed up to Water Rock to celebrate Labor Day weekend together and we couldn't have wanted any more out of a cabin. Plenty of comfortable sleeping space, very affordable. The views from the porch and the rest of the property were unreal. You could see clear to the Smoky Mountain National Park and there wasn't another human in sight. The wood fired hot tub was rustic and a fun and unique experience for us. And much to our surprise it worked fantastically (we were skeptical). The cabin is out of the way but definitely not too far from activities. We very easily split up into two groups, one who went to the National Park and another who went white water rafting near Bryson City. The casino is very close if gambling is your thing, and the Food Lion in Cherokee provided us with all our food needs. The road leading up to the cabin is a bit scary at night, but the directions provided were spot on. I would highly recommend getting there during daylight hours. We had a blast playing music, grilling, and just relaxing for a long weekend. Highly recommended.
“A Magnificent stay in the Great Smokey Mountains!!”
Left on 06/23/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 23, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
We had a lovely time visiting your cabin! The panoramic views were breathtaking!! There were many options for us to relax. Indoors and out there were comfortable sitting areas. A large and well equipped kitchen, and dining area for entertaining. Outdoors we enjoyed the hot tub, the fire pit, breathtaking views and starry nights. Your home was beautifully decorated and the beds were very cozy. We were happily secluded but just a drive down the mountain to town if needed. Thank you for sharing you beautiful mountain home with us!! Looking forward to another stay at your Water Rock Retreat!!
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