NOTE: Prerequisite for winter rental: 4-wheel drive, no exceptions. For all other times of the year, 4-wheel or all-wheel drive is STRONGLY recommended. Front-wheel drive may be OK during summer months, but initial part of last mile can be rough. Rear-wheel drive vehicles are definitely NOT recommended.
Smoky Sunrise is a beautiful and extremely comfortable log home with vaulted ceilings, an entire wall of windows in the great room, an expansive deck with covered area, hot tub, swing and every imaginable amenity.
Smoky Sunrise is immediately adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The elevation of the home is 4800 feet and it overlooks the town of Maggie Valley, NC. On a clear day, you can see all the way to Asheville. The views from Smoky Sunrise are superior to those of any other home in the region. Just a short hike and you will be in the park. Several nature photographers use Smoky Sunrise as a home base.
The kitchen is fully stocked with all cookware and condiments. The deck has an excellent gas grill. A real stone fireplace with remote-controlled gas logs lets you enjoy warm, romantic evenings in the great room.
The master bedroom is on the main floor and has a king sized bed, private master bath with jacuzzi tub, separate shower, and granite counters.
The second floor has a bedroom with a king sized bed and private access to a bathroom shared with the sleeping loft that has a queen-sized bed plus additional sleeping accomodations for children.
A third full bathroom with tub is on the main floor.
The deck has a six-person hot tub and a covered dining area. A game area in the basement includes a game table, and a cabinet that contains a small TV that can play DVDs and a good selection of games and puzzles.
High-speed internet with wireless access is included, so bring your laptop or tablet!
Visitors to Smoky Sunrise return year after year. It is a special place that will enable you to relax and enjoy nature. The views are stunning and you will not soon forget your visit.
Pet Fee $80
$1000 per week plus $160 house and hot tub cleaning fee
One week minimum rental June through October. Rentals usually Saturday to Saturday or Sunday to Sunday.
Haywood County requires collection of additional 11% occupancy tax.
$200 security deposit refunded after housekeeper confirms no damage.
The cabin was very clean, comfortable and cozy. Great attention to detail with nice touches. Although Signe suggested the longer route to the cabin due to road conditions we excepted the challenge for the shorter one mile options and it was an adventure each time but also exciting.
In addition to the great amenities, the cabin is in great proximity to a variety of activities. Did some hiking around the property, visited the Smokies, saw some Elk (a few right down to road from the cabin), did some shopping and had an overall great time.
And being early riser, the sunrises were absolutely brilliant. Took a number of great pictures.
Signe was great to work with and as mentioned above even emailed us the day right before out trip about the road conditions.
Would highly recommend this cabin.
Dawn and Dennis
Great cabin and view.
The cabin was awesome for our family. The kids enjoyed the basement playroom, hot tub and the fire pit area. The adults enjoyed the sunrises and smokey mountain views. Twice on trips to Cherokee we were lucky enough to see elk and get great pictures of them. Overall a great family vacation.
Great location! Fun but slightly bumpy access road! Beautiful view! Great to be so high in elevation: low temps even when hot in Maggie Valley. Saw two large bull Elk on our drive out!
What a view!
We had such a lovely stay at Smokey Sunrise. Everything was spotlessly clean; I had a fantastic time cooking in the well-equipped kitchen; the bed in the master bedroom was incredibly comfortable; we enjoyed the games and jigsaw puzzles; the hot tub was oh so relaxing; and last but certainly not least...that view!! I couldn't get over it. It was like magic looking out at the cloud covered valley and the majestic mountains every morning. The view literally took my breath away. As others have mentioned, the drive up to Smokey Sunrise is "exciting" to say the least, but once you are there, you never want to leave so it's not a big deal!
The view is beyond amazing! The drive to the cabin was a little bumpy due to recent and continuing rains - but definitely manageable. It was very quiet and secluded feeling. The property manager was extremely communicative and very helpful with info. The cabin was very homey and had updated appliances. Overall, a great find!
Quiet Relaxation with a beautiful view
Spot on as shown. The cabin is clean and well stocked from kitchen, to books and games. The road up to the cabin was an adventure we thoroughly enjoyed. We highly recommend Smoky Mountain Sunrise. Thank you Signe.
The challenging winter drive was worth the it! Cozy accommodations, well stocked, and comfortable linens! Loved sitting by fire admiring the beauty of the Smokey mountain tops. Would rent again in a heartbeat! Great communication w/ the owner!
My wife and I have been coming to Smoky Sunrise for some years now and just love it. The view of the sunrise is spectacular as is the overall view of the valley. Being one of two highest houses on the mountain means that we enjoy quiet and privacy on the spacious deck. The list of wonderful things about the house goes on and on.
If you want a true mountain experience Smoky Sunrise Cabin is a must
We vacation in the Maggie Valley area just about every year and use VRBO as our tool to find great cabins
The views from the cabin desk are beautiful
Booking with the owner was easy and communicating with her was no problem
Signe thank you for the use of your cabin and we will be contacting you again!!
Rochester, New York
A World Unto Itself!
Where to begin, so many wonderful thoughts go through my mind when I think of our stay at Smoky Sunrise. It is true that Smoky Sunrise offered us the most wonderful view of the mountains and Maggie Valley and sights even beyond. The house/cabin was more than adequate. Everything and I mean everything one could need or want was provided. Nothing was overlooked. The house was clean and everything worked fine. The only misgiving was that we could not get the fireplace to work, despite my knowledge of gas fireplaces. This one challenged me.
The drive up the mountain to Smoky Sunrise was and is a challenge but extremely doable. Driving up slowly with a AWD or 4WD it's a snap. driving down keep your speed in check and lightly use the brakes. Getting in the driveway was the biggest challenge but I charged into it from a short distance and got over the hump.
The house was always comfortable. Air Conditioning beat the heat and warm comforters on the comfortable bed kept the evening chill in check. Sitting in the hot tub looking at the magnificent stars was a memory not long forgotten.
If your reading this and are interested in staying at Smoky Sunrise I can assure you that you will not be disappointed. It was an experience we will not long forget.