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Smoky Mountain Retreat

Handbuilt Log Cabins

51 Green Valley Acres
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713

(828) 488-6347
Fax: (828) 488-8158
Email: smret@dnet.net
Owners: Linda and Ivor Parris

photos of handbuilt cabins at Smoky Mountain Retreat, Bryson City, North Carolina
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Smoky Mountain Retreat Log Cabins in North Carolina offers a great family vacation getaway where you can spread out, enjoy beautiful natural wildlife, biking, hiking, rafting down the river, ski in the winter, and fish in pristine streams; all while staying in authentic log cabins with modern amenities including free high speed wireless Internet access.

photos of handbuilt cabins at Smoky Mountain Retreat, Bryson City, North Carolina

When most people talk about building a log cabin, they plan to use a "log kit" of pre-milled logs that are already notched and ready to be stacked. Not Linda and Ivor, the owners and builders of a Smoky Mountain Retreat. They constructed the "real McCoy", and guests can notice the difference.

Because the cabins are made with logs sawed at the local sawmill from trees that are harvested by Ivor, the fragrance and grain of the floors, walls, ceilings and porches are remarkable. The actual process of air drying the lumber took one year, followed by the cutting and stacking of the logs to form the cabin. With the help of their three sons, Ivor and Linda complete one log cabin a year. Hard work, sore muscles and long hours make these special cabins beautiful retreats year 'round. Amid in the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains, you can unwind in the clean air and panoramic views.

A large stone fireplace greets visitors upon entering. You can rent from a choice of five cabins which have three or four bedrooms with two or three baths and can sleep up to sixteen people in the largest cabin. Each cabin is provided with dishes, cookware, utensils, microwave, coffee maker, toaster ovens, full refrigerator, ranges, washer and dryer, cable television and VCR, grill, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, wood for the fireplace, carpet, living room, dining room, linens and towels, telephone and an attic fan. All the things you would need to make yourself feel at home.

Nature is at your doorstep in these log cabins. Relax on the lovely covered porch and watch the sunset or listen to the crickets. There are plenty of places to go hiking, fishing, horseback riding, tubing, rafting, swimming, or biking. Visit the Cherokee Indian Reservation or Oconoluftee Indian Village. Other attractions in the area include Deep Creek, waterfalls, gem mining, Gatlinburg, Dollywood, Biltmore Estate, Fontana Dam, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Dillsboro and Pigeon Forge.

Plan your next vacation or romantic weekend respite in the fresh mountain air of the Smoky Mountains and make your reservations at the Smoky Mountain Retreat. Fun for the whole family. You won't be disappointed by these fantastic cabins built with lots of love and labor.

Smoky Mountain Retreat Vacation Rentals
51 Green Valley Acres
Bryson City, NC 28713
(828) 488-6347
Fax: (828) 488-8158

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