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Bedrooms 2 / Bathrooms 3 / Sleeps 6 / Log cabin
Bedrooms: 2  Bathrooms: 3   Sleeps: 6  Type: Log cabin

3 Full baths

Ridge Runner Retreat - Lovely Log Rental - Less than 10 Minutes from Fontana
TripAdvisor property ID 2355921

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Book this 2 bedroom log cabin in Bryson City today! A total of 6 people can sleep here comfortably.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 18 reviews.

Costs vary, with the average weekly rate as low as $810 to as high as $1110, depending on travel dates.

The manager responds to 65% of inquiries, which is lower than average, and last updated the property’s calendar Feb 15, 2018.

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Great Smokys Cabin Rentals
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Calendar last updated:
15 Feb 2018
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Languages spoken: English



Check in time:15:00, Check out time:10:00
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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Bryson-city Attractions




  • Ceiling Fans
  • Washing machine

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi or hot tub

Property Features

  • Parking


  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Toaster


  • DVD player


  • Grill


  • Children - Ask
  • Pets
  • Smoking - Ask


  • 3 Full baths


Reviews (18)

Very Good – based on 18 reviews Very Good
18 reviews

Very Good

“Awesome views, beautiful cabin”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2014

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.

Response from the manager Thank you, Valeria, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat -- your daughter's "winter getaway". That's so sweet that she enjoyed the cabin that much! We're glad you were able to share in the beauty of the Smokys with us. Please do keep us in mind for return visits -- as a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.

“Luxury in the woods!”

Reviewed 12 Dec 2013

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!

Response from the manager 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.

“Very worth!”

Reviewed 20 Apr 2013

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.

Response from the manager 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.

“Wonderful Cabin!”

Reviewed 20 Dec 2012

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.

Response from the manager 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...”

Reviewed 22 Oct 2012

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...

Response from the manager 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.

“Very nice weekend.”

Reviewed 4 Oct 2012

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.

Response from the manager Thank you, Catherine and Christophe, for taking time time to review Ridge Runner Retreat. We appreciate your feedback and are glad you had a great time. If you're looking for a property with a yard area for your next stay, let us know and we would be happy to help you. As a repeat guest you will receive a 10% discount when you call to book.

“My Best Vacation!!!”

Reviewed 24 Sep 2012

Just a quick note to tell our vacation was wonderful and the cabin was beautiful! Thank you for all your assistance!

Response from the manager 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!”

Reviewed 25 May 2012

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.

Response from the manager 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. Maggi Hutchison Broker-in-Charge Great Smokys Cabin Rentals PO Box 2731 Bryson City, NC 28713

“Peaceful getaway with beautiful views”

Reviewed 25 May 2012

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.

Response from the manager 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.”

Reviewed 10 Apr 2012

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.

Response from the manager Thank you so much, Terrie, for taking the time to review Ridge Runner Retreat. We're glad you enjoy the Bryson City area -- we like it enough to live here year round! Please keep us in mind for future stays - as a repeat guest you'll receive a 10% discount when you call to book.

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