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Smoky Sunrise - best views in Maggie Valley

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Property Details

Updated: Nov 22, 2016
House, 2 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 7 Sleeps

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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

Speaks: english

6 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(6 traveler reviews)


Magical Sunrise with everything you could need!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was very spacious and had everything we could need, (condiments, dishes, kitchen gadgets, toiletries, etc.) The sunrise off of the back deck looking out over all the ridges was magical I am not an early morning person but I was up every morning on the back deck with coffee in hand. The cabin is secluded and quiet. After a long day down in Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Asheville or where ever it was excellent to come back to the hot tub and relax and sit by the fire after with a nice glass of wine and a book. If you are looking for quiet time and a place to truly relax this is the cabin for you. We will definitely be making a return visit.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin with spectacular views!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has one of the best views of any rental I have stayed at! We enjoyed sitting on the deck and in the hot tub taking in the views. The cabin itself was wonderful, very clean and well maintained. Signe was very helpful. Close to the Smokey Mountain National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway so we could do lots of hiking. We look forward to coming back in the future!! Thank you Signe!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Relief from SW Florida's Heat!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our week's stay at Smoky Sunrise. The view is incredible! The lovely cabin is well equipped, clean and comfortable. We were concerned about the drive up the mountain after reading one review. From our experience, the drive up was very safe and certainly not even scary. It is however, quite bumpy as was indicated in the directions. The trip was very memorable and enjoyable. Fondest memories were sitting on the porch enjoying cool mountain air, cool temperatures, changing mountain views at sunset and visits from the hummingbirds.

John and Pat

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Destin, Florida, USA

We were stunned. WONDERFUL!!!

  • 5 of 5


Your generous offer is such a pleasant surprise. We would love to stay forever. Unfortunately we must leave tomorrow. We are both amazed at what we have just experienced. Although I thought that this cabin was a "bought and paid commodity" for me, I have learned it is far beyond that. This beautiful place is not just a rental but obviously your cherished second home. We recognize that and feel privileged indeed that you will share such a treasure with others.

I have never rented a place that was so utterly, perfectly equipped, perhaps over equipped. We walked in the door and were immediately at home.

We don't want to leave and definitely plan to return. Why would one seek heaven further when it has already been found?

Thank YOU.

Kim & Pranee Shelton

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Indianapolis, IN, United States

You Will Never Want to Leave !!

  • 5 of 5

We have been vacationing in Maggie Valley for several years and stayed in several different rental properties before we found Smoky Sunrise. It is the ONLY place we now even consider staying. If you want to make daytrips to Asheville, Gatlinburg, or Cherokee, the cabin is ideally located. If you like to hike, the Smoky Mtn National Park is an easy hike from the cabin. There are LOTS of trails and logging roads to explore, so you never have to drive to reach a trail head to hike. I personally enjoy watching the sun rise (or set) over the valley from the hot tub on the deck, and the star gazing is amazing, with or without a telescope. At an elevation well over 4000 feet, the temperatures are always comfortable, no matter how hot is may be down below. If you feel the need to stay connected, the wireless is great (take your laptop out on the deck)and there are loads of channels on the satellite television. The kitchen has everything you need and there is a gas grill. (We do leave once to go catch trout for grilling.) In a week, we usually see 1 or 2 vehicles at most.

We always travel with our dog and this year was the first year for our new black lab mix, Junie, to vacation with us. She loved Smoky Sunrise as much as her predecessor, Elvis, did before her. Whether laying outside on the deck, on her bed in front of the floor to ceiling windows in the living room, or experiencing all the new smells on the trails, Junie had a great time. I cannot say enough good things about the property itself, the manager, or the owners. If you are looking for a true mountain retreat, with all the comforts of home, Smoky Sunrise is the place for you.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ft. Myers, FL

A+, a view that goes forever!

  • 5 of 5

We have been visiting WNC for over 12 years and have rented this cabin several times. Out of our extensive rental history, nothing compares to this view and mountain location! A truly remote mountain experience where you can walk out the front door and hike up to the parkway in 10 minutes. Each visit we have been lucky enough to watch Elk pass by up the trail next to the cabin - amazing! The home itself is exactly what you would think of for a cabin vacation. The entire place is situated to take in all of the outdoors through those fantastic front windows. Why anyone would choose to stay in a hotel down in the valley when you have all the comforts of home way up high in the cool mountain air here is beyond me. Thank you, once again, for your great hospitality and we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2011
  • Stayed: Apr 2011
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Because it has the most beautiful views of any house we have ever seen. And, those views are from the deck or the living room which is basically a wall of glass. High ceiling in great room gives feeling of great space.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville, NC (AVL) at 40 Miles Nearest Golf : Maggie Valley Country Club at 5 Miles Nearest Motorway : I40 at 7 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Joey's Pancake House at 4 Miles Nearest Ski : Cataloochee at 7 Miles Car: necessary

* Hiking

* Photography

* Blue Ridge Parkway

* Great Smoky Mountain National Park (300 yards away)

* Ghost Town (zip lines and entertainment)

* Wheels Through Time Museum

* Pisgah National Forest

* Cherokee Indian Reservation

* Golf

* Horseback riding

* Biltmore Estate

* Harrah's Casino and Restaurants

* and much, much more.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
May 22 2016 - Dec 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $5 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $150
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $80
Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Weekly Rate: $900 - $900

Monthly Rate: $3600

$900 per week plus $140 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.
$80 pet fee

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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From the Owner

We fell in love with this home because of the expansive living area. When you walk in the door, you see the views through an entire wall of windows. Then you look up and see that the ceiling is two stories high and that it has real structural beams that support a real tongue and groove inner roof layer. Go upstairs to the loft and you can still see the amazing views. As a matter of fact, when you sleep up there, the view of the sunrise is the first thing you see when you wake up in the morning.

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...

Location Type

  • Mountain View


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • festivals
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1600 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Double vanity, marble/glass shower and jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Full bath on main floor
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, shower, Upstairs bathroom with glass-enclosed shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, Master bedroom has en-suite master bath
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 king, upstairs bedroom has large window overlooking the great room
  • Loft area has a queen-sized bed plus a double in the corner which children like. The bathroom on this level has a door to the upstairs bedroom as well as a door to the loft. So, it is privately accessible by those sleeping in the upstairs bedroom as well as the loft.


  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • * 2 bedrooms each with king-sized bed * sleeping loft with queen-sized bed * 3 full bathrooms (jacuzzi tub and separate shower in master bath) * 6-person hot tub on deck * porch swing * satellite TV with 6 HBO channels * DVD with several popular movies available to use * DVR with many movies for the family * second TV with DVD and DVR in master bedroom * rock fireplace with remote-controlled gas logs * gas grill on deck * fully equipped kitchen with many small appliances and spices * fire pit outside * high-speed DSL internet with wireless access * unlimited US long distance phone service NOTE: Smoky Sunrise is located 1 mile off Black Camp Gap Road in Maggie Valley. This last mile is mountain road and is not paved. The first 1/3rd mile of this road is steep and can be rough depending on recent weather and vehicle traffic. 4-wheel, all-wheel or front-wheel drive vehicles strongly recommended.

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