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Castle McKenzie in Smokey Mountains of North Carolina

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Property Details

Updated: Feb 16, 2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Castle, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 4 Sleeps

When you, “Want to be Alone”.

Want to get away from it all? Clear your head in a magical place. Maybe put a little romance back into your relationship? Or start a new one at a place you’ll remember, always. Now you can spend time with that special someone--- in a world all your own. Less than 1.5 hours from Atlanta, Chattanooga and Asheville.

Why settle for a hotel room, with crowded lobbies and paper thin walls. Why compromise your privacy, sharing your time and each other with guests of a bed and breakfast. Why settle for a cramped cabin, when you can have your own private and luxurious castle to share with that special someone--- and them alone. We’ve created a romantic castle on over ten-acres of gated mountain seclusion and privacy--- just for you and your special someone.

Castle McKenzie is for when you, “want to be alone”. Step back to a time when dragons were slain, castles were defended, and romance ruled the realm. A time when knights defended the honor of their lady, jousting atop their snorting steed. You are the Laird of the castle.

You’ll love soaking in your private outdoor hot tub atop the castle turret. Once you are totally relaxed and feeling really pampered, wrap yourself in the terrycloth bathrobes provided to our guests and enter your suite through French doors leading from the terrace. Turn on the stereo, light a few candles. If it’s cold outside, cuddle in front of the fireplace and share a bottle of Champagne or wine. Prepare a meal in our well-appointed kitchen, or fine restaurants are only a ten-minute drive away.

Castle McKenzie is the perfect honeymoon, anniversary, or romantic getaway--- fit for a king or queen. Make her your Princess. Make him your Prince.

The perfect place for when you, “want to be alone”.

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Recent Review

About the Owner

Lorraine McKenzie Panagos
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
February 16, 2017

1 Reviews

5/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Anderson, SC

Must-see for any history buff - a very cool place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

As a history teacher, I was intrigued by this place (and on a teacher's salary, it will be the nearest I get to staying in a real castle...). Upon arriving, I recommend you devote an hour just to looking around the inside of the cabin - swords, shields, and eclectic furniture abound - and be sure to look for all the deadly sins! Then, explore the trail outside to learn more about Scottish heritage - be sure to greet the visitor downstairs over the drawbridge. I greatly enjoyed wandering around the cabin and property, and look forward to staying there when everything is finished downstairs. I've stayed in many cabins in Murphy over the year, but this was definitely the most interesting, and will only get better as the improvements continue. I can't wait to check it out again! My only issue with this place is that it wasn't nearly as "secluded" as it sounded in the description, and the nearby cabins and play areas were not very well kept-up and could actually be quite dangerous if you were not careful. Note that this was nearly a year ago, and perhaps things have been cleaned up around the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Atlanta at 90 Miles Nearest Barpub : Irish Pub at 8 Miles Nearest Golf : Cherokee County Country Club at 12 Miles Nearest Motorway : Rt. 19/129 at 1 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Rib Country at 6 Miles Nearest Ski : Maggie Valey at 50 Miles Nearest Beach : Outer Banks at 400 Miles Car: necessary

Short drive to white-water rafting, shopping, fine and casual dining, antique stores, flea markets, horse-back riding, Helen, Blue Ridge and Blairsville, GA. Take a mountain train excursion, go gem mining, play a round of golf, go swimming, rent a boat and sail one of the many lakes, and more. See the Activities page of our website for complete information.

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Tax Rate 11.0%

Nightly Rate: $165 - $175. This rate is based upon TWO PERSONS. Add $25.00 per person per stay for adults and children over 6 years of age. Maximum occupancy of castle is 4 persons.

Weekly Rate: $1050

Monthly Rate: $3000 - $3000

Our rates are based on two people in the castle guest wing per night. There is a two-night minimum, and extra charges apply for additional persons sharing the castle. There are no additional charges for use of the hot tub, high-speed Internet access, trash removal, linens, etc. Everything except taxes and a $50.00 per stay cleaning fee is included in our rates.
CASTLE GUEST CAPACITY: Is based on two people per bedroom. Since the castle guest wing has two bedrooms, the maximum rental capacity is four people.

PAYMENTS AND DEPOSITS: We accept VISA, MC, PayPal, American Express and Discover for deposits and payment. A valid credit card is required to reserve the castle. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to check-in.

CHECK-IN AND CHECK-OUT TIMES: Check-in time is normally after 2:00 p.m., and check out time is normally 11:00 a.m.
Per Night Rate for Two People: $155.00 Per Night - (Some Holidays may be higher)

Charge Per Extra Person: $ 50.00 Per Stay - (Maximum of two extra adults allowed)

Minimum Nights Per Stay: Two Nights

Some Three-Day Holidays: Three Night Minimum (Call for details)

Rates do not include 7% NC State Sales Tax and 4% County Occupancy Tax = Total of 11% Tax. There is also a $50.00 Cleaning Fee per stay.


Sunday through Wednesday or Monday through Thursday
(Excludes Holidays and other Promotional Weeks)

ONE WEEK - "7th NIGHT FREE" SPECIAL - ONLY $930.00 (SAVE $155.00)
Starting Nights are Sunday Through Friday Only... No Saturday Night Starts

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund
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Updated: Feb 16, 2017


Property Type

  • castle


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


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


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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 1500 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Hot tub and mountain view from castle turret. High-speed Internet access. Gas fireplace in living room. Total privacy as you have the entire gated 10+ acres to yourself. Full kitchen and amenities. Large flat-screen TV, with VCR, DVD and CD player. Everything provided including bedding, towels, bathrobes, Jacuzzi tub, etc. Less than 1.5 hours from Atlanta, GA, Chattanooga, TN, and Asheville, NC.

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