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A recent guest wrote in our guest book....'this place is beyond beautiful'.... Besides the beautiful view of miles of mountains, what makes Retreat in the Sky so special is the screened porch with hot tub inside. That means you can enjoy the hot tub rain or shine, snow or sleet. Relaxing in the hot tub with snow coming down is an unbelievable treat. Relaxing in the screened porch with the mountain view is also an unbelievable treat! iRetreat in the Sky is an unforgettable place to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries and all those special times. Come to the Smoky Mountains and Retreat in the Sky for an unforgettable vacation! Whether you're sport enthusiasts wanting to be located in the hub of all the Smoky Mountain activities... or second honeymooners celebrating your wedding anniversary and hoping for that very special place... or vacationers/seniors looking for rest and relaxation at an incredibly beautiful vacation home....we offer it all..... Sitting close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain, our guests enjoy our wonderful, very private, mountain home...and its great the very heart of the Smoky Mountain activities!!! Special features include a breathtaking view of the Smokies from most rooms including the screened porch and deck, a large deluxe hot tub on the screened porch (where you're safe from all the outside critters), a fire log burning fireplace, a beautiful cathedral ceiling in the Great Room, and an outdoor fire pit for those wonderful wood burning campfires. In addition to the hot tub, the large screened porch has a teak wood table and chairs and comfortable furniture. The deck is great for relaxing with your loved one on the swing and enjoying the spectacular short and long range views, grilling out and dining on the umbrella table or rocking and enjoying the wonderful feeling that comes with being in the mountains. Retreat is centrally located for ALL of the Smoky Mountain activities!! We offer a great location. Just minutes to Bryson City, the Gateway to the Smokies... the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad... Fontana Lake, a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for half or the entire day... the Nantahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting, ziplining, horseback riding, biking, and fun restaurants... Cherokee, you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino... Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, and picnics...the Smoky Mountain Country Club which is a beautiful mountain course and open to the public....the Blue Ridge Parkway...where is there a more beautiful drive??? And maybe best of all... Ingles Supermarket is only five minutes away. But...if you're looking for complete seclusion, getting totally away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life...and doing nothing more than relaxing, reading a good book and enjoying being alone together...You will love Retreat in the Sky...the view is majestic and the only neighbors are the birds and occasional wild turkeys that come to visit.. ADDITIONAL RENTAL INFORMATION: * We offer a beautiful vacation home * Check-In after 3:00 pm and Check-Out by 10:00 am. * Unlimited free Wifi * Signed Rental Agreement required * No smoking in house or screened porch (and no exceptions!) * No pets (and no exceptions!) * Be sure to bring your cell phone; there is no longer telephone service at the cottage... * Hot Tub is available March 15th through October and is inside the screened porch...that means no bugs or critters or scary outside dark... * Maximum guests: 4 * Returning guests deposit waived and offered a 15% discount on rate... * Fire log burning fireplace (not wood) Firelogs not provided * Not suitable for children.. * 3 night minimum...except July and October which are weekly only... * Our road association does not permit motorcycles or trailers. Be sure to visit our other vacation home vrbo 7436. It just might be available if Retreat is not. We are celebrating the 19th anniversary since we built and opened our vacation home to guests. We have learned a lot (and are still learning) about what makes a great vacation and what we need to do to help our guests have one! Ty and I have talked with and met many wonderful new friends who have stayed with us from all over the USA, plus England, the Netherlands, Germany, Brazil, China, Norway, Canada and Finland. We thank you for looking at our web page and we hope you have an opportunity to vacation or visit with us at Retreat in the Sky. Ty and Sandy Nelson Keywords: Mountain retreat, mountain getaway, mountain chic, mountain cabin, mountain chalet, mountain cottage

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  1. Pam R.
    We stayed at Retreat for our honeymoon for five nights and hated to leave. Sandy and Ty's home first came to my attention when I was looking for a place for a family trip two years ago, but of course it is not suited to that many people. It has been in the back of my mind since that time, and we are so happy that we were able to stay after our wedding. If you think the cabin looks warm and cozy online, wait until you drive up and enter the house. We were immediately at home and loved every aspect, from the deck, screened porch, hot tub and the view upon awakening each morning in the loft bedroom. Everything you need is provided and anything you should want is just a few miles away. The great thing about the cabin is that it is so close to many attractions in the area, but yet so private. You will not be disappointed! Thank you Sandy and Ty for sharing your home. You were a pleasure to work with. We look forward to coming back! 11 June 2014 - 16:49:21
  2. Gerri
    I have been renting vacation homes through VRBO in Arizona,Colorado,California,South Carolina and New Hampshire . This is our first in North Carolina and so far the one that tops the list! It is beautifully decorated yet relaxing and cozy. The view from the master bedroom and back deck is breath-taking. The screened porch with hot tub was so inviting. The cottage was very clean and beautiful flowers and a firefly lightshow were included! The grocery store was well stocked and a short drive. There was also a good selection of restaurants to sample. The Smoky Mountain National Park should not be missed. We hope to explore it more on our next visit to the area. Thank you Sandy and Ty for sharing your lovely retreat and all your helpful information. We hope to visit again soon! 24 June 2014 - 00:49:27
  3. Tom & Jane
    We were warned ahead of time that the drive up to Retreat In The Sky would require the car to be in low gear. They were not kidding! But the drive up was absolutely worth it. The house was terrific, everything a couple could want or need, clean and well maintained. The photoes presented are an accurate representation of the property. The view from the front porch is spectacular. All this and a hot tub. This was a great place to rent to visit the Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a lovely small town with all the amenities you could need. We even had a pet salamander that hung out in the screen door. 12 October 2014 - 15:01:04
  4. Kenneth B.
    ...because I feel like I'm just creating more competition for myself when it comes to booking another trip to the Retreat! Seriously however, this was our second year at the Retreat and it was just as good as the first. This is still just an amazing place. You're way up the mountain, there's total privacy (I don't even think that in the winter when the leaves are gone anyone could see the Retreat), the view of the Smokey Mountains is spectacular, the house is warm and cozy with all the accouterments you could want. My biggest problem is motivating myself to want to go out and travel around. We had planned to spend one day just staying in and we choose Tuesday. Just sat on the swing on the deck and read a book all afternoon. It was great! Unfortunately we got rain on Wednesday so that was an "in" day too, but still just great to sit in front of the fire and chill out. Sandy and Ty, you have created a wonderful "Retreat" and because of your willingness to share, we can all enjoy it as, THANK YOU! 13 November 2014 - 18:37:31
  5. Joshua McClure
    This homey cabin looks just like the pictures present it to look. Nice, private and quiet spot. Very warm large hot tub, great view from the loft bed of the mountains, close to many area attractions. Owners are very personable. 25 April 2015 - 12:45:37
  6. Nicholas S.
    My wife and i just returned from the Smoky Mountains where we spent the week at the "Retreat in the Sky". The cabin and location was absolutely the best with views you will never forget. My wife and I got up to have our coffee in the morning and the clouds were settled below us in the mountains this was a post card picture what a wonderful way to wake up. Thank you Sandy an Ty for sharing the great views with us. 11 August 2015 - 12:04:58
  7. Melanie B.
    We enjoyed staying at Retreat In the Sky! Beautiful home with a spectacular view. 18 August 2015 - 00:16:17
  8. Cathy B.
    We enjoyed our vacation in this lovely cabin. The view of the mountain was very good! Great hot tub too. 04 November 2017 - 20:46:00
  9. Linda N.
    My husband and I were hoping we'd find a nice cabin up and away from all the D.C. area congestion, where it would be quiet and peaceful and hopefully with an amazing view of the Great Smokey Mountains.. and we were extremely pleased and happy to find out Retreat in the Sky was everything we'd hoped for and more. Who knew it would offer a front row viewing seat for the Great American Solar Eclipse!!! So perfect. We would highly recommend this cabin and the quaint and friendly town of Bryson City. The Smokey Mountain Railroad is there and we were thrilled to take a ride on our first steam train!! Sandy made our stay very easy and convenient by mailing us all the cabin info along with information for what to do and where to go in and around Bryson City. We definitely would like to come back. Many thanks to Sandy for making it such an enjoyable stay. 22 August 2017 - 23:48:00
  10. Tabbatha S.
    This property was exactly what we were looking for, for the weekend. It was tucked away, but close to the city. The owners have taken excellent care of the property and it has all the amenities we needed. 04 September 2017 - 19:07:00
  11. steve s.
    We loved the cabin and the VIEW. It was close enough to all of the activities we love in the smokies, but secluded and private. The cabin had everything we needed for an enjoyable week. Sandy was very helpful leading up to our stay. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone and look forward to staying here again in the future. 19 September 2017 - 18:17:00
  12. Erin M.
    We had a wonderful stay in the mountains. Sandy was so helpful and friendly. The cabin was beautiful and clean and tucked away from everything, yet easy to access from the highway. Wonderful trip! 20 July 2017 - 11:02:00
  13. Marcie R.
    "Retreat in the Sky" is a beautiful place to stay when visiting the Great Smoky Mtns. The views are amazing, the cabin is charming, very clean and has everything you need. Location is convenient to shopping, dining and so many great outdoor adventures including hiking, rafting, tubing. Also close enough for day trip to Biltmore Estate, Dollywood, etc. The owner, Sandy, was a pleasure to talk to and does everything to make sure you enjoy your stay. We had a great time here and would definitely recommend it as a great place to stay. 11 June 2017 - 14:35:00
  14. Marie E.
    We enjoyed our short stay at "Retreat in the Sky" ... it was early in the season so cooler and not as green as it could be, but still beautiful. Very nice cabin with all the amenities, so nice not to have to buy laundry soap for 2 loads of laundry during vacation (as we have had to do at other rentals), thank you! The drive up would not be for everyone, but worth it once you get there! Loved the hot tub! 17 April 2017 - 15:10:00
  15. Polly T.
    First of all. the location of Retreat in the Sky could not be better. Convenient to downtown and major roadways. The windy road to acess the cabin is definately worth the drive when you see the stunning view of the mountains and all the flowers surronding the property. A beautiful home, completely decorated and ready with all the amenities. Sandy, the owner is a great communicator and makes sure you have everything you need to enjoy your stay. 25 July 2016 - 18:56:47
  16. My husband and I first stayed at Retreat in 2003. We've returned on a regular basis to enjoy the great sunset views from the deck, comfortable furnishings, well appointed kitchen and the hospitality of the owners whom we finally were able to meet. They are more than happy to help you and answer any questions about the cabin and Bryson City. The location makes it easy to visit Gatlinburg, Cherokee, NOC and numerous hiking trails. A marvelous place to relax and enjoy life. 09 November 2016 - 14:42:30
  17. john c.
    Been staying here since 2015. Absolutely love this cabin, as soon as you pull into the driveway you feel at home. We always sleep in the upstairs bedroom cause the overlook view of the mountains first thing waking up in the morning is breath taking. The cabin is always clean and spotless when you get there. We also love the fact it's the last cabin on top of the mountain and very private. We always eat breakfast on the front porch so we can over see the mountains and watch the sun shine rise in them. My favorite part is the hot tub in the screened in porch unlike some of the other cabins we have looked at were they are outside meaning we can enjoy the hot tub rather if it is raining or not. I have spoken with the owners of this cabin many times over the phone and are very friendly and almost like talking to family when we do call each other. The money paid for the cabin is very well spent considering what you get with this cabin and the price difference you would have paid for a Hotel room with 2 beds. I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking to stay in the Bryson City area. Plus everything you would need from town is only 5 minutes away and the casino is only a 25 minute drive. If you we reading this I strongly suggest you stay here because you will not want to go anywhere else once you do. 22 May 2017 - 02:29:00
  18. Kelly C.
    My husband, grandmother and I had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! The Nelson's home is wonderful and they provide you with tons of information about the surrounding area. Just don't miss the trash disposal times because I did! They are not open on Sunday mornings. Sorry guys! Thanks for having us!! 02 December 2017 - 17:52:00
  19. Mimi S.
    Property is as described. Great location. Beautiful views. Clean. Charming. What else to say other than you will regret if you dont stay there! Sandy the owner is the sweetest person I have ever dealt with and Ive rented many homes. 15 November 2017 - 20:55:00
  20. Paul K.
    October 12th - 17th, 2017 Anyone looking for a getaway from the hustle and bustle of life... this is the answer. The home is secluded, but not so you are isolated from nearby Bryson City, 15 minutes away. The hot tub is a luxury to be used, to relax a tired body, after a day of hiking the many trails to choose from in the area. My wife and I had a wonderful time rekindling our love for each other celebrating our 20th anniversary in this little piece of heaven. Thank you Sandy for making the our stay in your home seem like we were in our own home. Paul and Debbie Kuritza 23 October 2017 - 14:22:00

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