House, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps
Come to the PONDEROSA for ultimate relaxation. A beautiful two story log home at 4900 feet of elevation in the mountains of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, on Balsam Mountain. A serene private woodsy home on 1.25 acres with wonderful view. Be in remote privacy and feel the stress flow out of you.
Sit in the 2011 HOT TUB under covered deck sit and rock your cares away. Back deck with 6 rocking chairs and hot tub. No houses are visible from back deck, only woods , wonderful long range and valley views. Both bird feeder and hummingbird feeder on back porch. Also with second uncovered porch in front with 4 chairs. Can view few houses only from driveway area. There is a house close by uphill used as secondary home and not rented and house at end of driveway that is vacant. But this is last house on the road and no other houses will be viewed from back deck where view is. Ponderosa has recent extensive DVD movie selection 2 HDTV's, new yamaha soundbar in Living room; AIR HOCKEY and FOOSBALL available, take a 20 minutes hike to Smoky Mountains, roast marshmallows at the FIREPIT. Feel like you are camping at the firepit which is down a path. Or just plain relax. The chipmunks, hummingbirds, and Carolina wrens also like to visit the Ponderosa. A couple times of the year Edgar the elk stops by for a visit. That is what my guest named the elk. There are numerous hummingbirds during summer months.
Once at the Ponderosa, you are away from civilization with total peacefulness. The temperature at the Ponderosa averages a minimum 10 degrees cooler than the valley. Open the windows for fresh air, but if needed gas heat or AC available. Wireless internet is available on porches and throughout house for those that like to surf the internet and be with nature at same time. Hiking with many dirt roads, Hike to Heintooga Road in smoky mountains, hike to Masonic Monument in the smokies from cabin
Road is a hard surface dirt/gravel with steep access for 0.5 mile. Total length of road is 1.3 mile. Would recommend all wheel drive for inclement weather ie snow. ( Snow usually falls in Jan, Feb, March) I have used my Camry many times over the years. Front wheel drive is needed in summer months. The road does have guardrail on initial 0.3 mile of road.
Please if need more pictures, have a letter with pictures ready to send out, just ask for it. thanks! Also have video link I can send.
Please note : minimum age to rent condo is 25 years old. If 21 to 25 years old, I consider on individual basis but increase returnable security deposit to $225.
For family reunions on a mountain top , please ask about next door neighbor property available called Smoky Sunrise.
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About the Owner
Guestbook comments from the manager
Just wanted to let you know, I have mailed you the key back to the Ponderosa. By the way, you got an absolute "glowing" report from everyone on the cabin, views, hot tub and your attention to little details, like your in-depth instructions, abundance of needed items (utensils, lighters, salt/pepper, flashlights, etc.) and the quality of the cabin itself; my husband was totally intrigued by the buck stove - he could not believe how well that worked. My sister and I just loved getting in the hot tub on cool nights. All of our college-aged kids really enjoyed the cabin, the tour of the Biltmore and most of all, I think, Chimney Rock Park.
We were in awe of the beauty surrounding us in the NC mountains, and now we are all talking about taking a rafting or a train trip for our next adventure there. If we do, I will definitely see if the Ponderosa is available.
Thanks for going "above and beyond" as it is so rare anymore.
4.9 based on 30 traveler reviews
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Activity and Interests
Numerous dirt roads around property for hiking, can hike to Heintooga
Road in the Smoky Mountain(20 minute steep hike). Pick blackberries
in July. campfire site down a path from house with benches; Edgar the Elk stops by a few times a year.
Activities in Maggie Valley): Ghost Town in the Sky, Bluegrass shows.
Carolina Nights Show, Wheels Through Time Museum, Numerous Golf
Courses, Miniature Golf, Go-
Karts, Horseback Riding, Shopping, and Restaurants
(Activities Nearby):10 minutes to Blue Ridge parkway milepost 452.8
near Heintooga Road leading to Smoky Mountain National Park,
Cataloochee Valley in Smoky Mountain National Park to see the elk,40
minutes to Biltmore Estate, Hiking in Pisgah or Smoky Mountain
National Park, Sliding Rock/Waterfalls in Pisgah National Forest,
Cherokee Indian Reservation & Harrah's Casino, Whitewater Rafting,
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Santa's Land, River tubing, Gem mining
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
May 10 2015 - May 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
May 17 2015 - Dec 4 2015
5 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.
Additional information about rental rates
- hot tub and cleaning fee $135
- Refundable damage deposit $150
Nightly Rate: $125 - $125
Weekly Rate: $790 - $79
Firewood free of charge. Rate per day : $125 per day Rate per week: $790; Hot tub fee: $50; cleaning fee $85
NOTE: the hot tub is totally drained and refilled between each guest.
Accept credit card via paypal for 3% fee/ pet fee $100 maximum ; based on pet
- Air Conditioning
Pool / Spa
- Hot Tub
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- Mountain View
- autumn foliage
- live theater
- bird watching
- gambling casinos
- horseback riding
- scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
- 2 Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Outdoor Grill
Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website
- 2011 Hot Tub under covered deck, extensive movie selection, Air Hockey table, Foosball table, sit on porch and rock your cares away, take a 20 minutes hike to Smoky Mountains, roast marshmallows by a CAMPFIRE . dry stacked Stone Fireplace with buck stove insert, HOT TUB under covered deck, Air Hockey Table, Foosball table, Phone, Satellite 2011 37 " HDTV in living room" VCR, DVD ; upstairs in loft 2009 32"HDTV with DVD new updated DVD's every year ( extensive library) Player, Stereo, CD ,wireless Broadband internet and tape Player, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Charcoal Grill (BBQ), Ceiling Fans, Air Conditioning, Rocking chairs on covered deck, Provide hummingbird feeders and bird feeders, Coffee maker, A Campfire pit area is down path with benches, Central gas heating, Garage, Paved driveway, Nice yard