You’ll fall in love with Tom’s Stand, a luxurious log house on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This custom storybook cabin is perfect in every nook and magical detail.
Hike straight up behind the house to the top of Hemphill Bald, which provides magnificent 50-mile views of the mountains. Open the heavy oak door of the main house and enter the warm kitchen, with its high-beamed ceiling, whimsical touches and hand-crafted cherry counter-tops. Feel the dramatic contrast as you walk from the stone fireplace in the charming dining room, up the steps to the grand expanse of the living room, with its cathedral ceiling and arched glass wall. Stay in the spacious master bedroom, where you’ll find hand-hewn beams and a wall of windows facing the morning sun. There’s plenty of room for Family and Friends in one of the four additional bedrooms tucked into cozy corners of the cabin, with additional accommodations included at the guest cottage across the lawn – a restored 19th century log cabin, additional to the custom, hand-built main cabin.
Guests can also enjoy horseback riding, a pool and discounted meals at the adjacent Cataloochee Ranch. This is the home of the author of The View from Tom’s Stand. With its gardens, spacious lawn and mountain views, Tom’s Stand is an idyllic spot for weddings and retreats. For an additional fee, the home and yard are available for weddings.
Less than a 5 minute drive to the heart of Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Area, Tony’s Tube World (snow tubing), Wheels Through Time (historic motorcycle, as featured on History Channels “American Pickers”), horseback riding and golfing. In about 25 minutes, you could be in Waynesville at Ingles and Publix grocery stores, Walmart or head to Main Street in Waynesville and enjoy additional shopping, dining, and sightseeing.
This log home is about a 35 minute drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway, The Smoky Mountain National Park, and the Harrah’s Casino in Cherokee (even if you do not gamble it has some of the best restaurants around), Pisgah National Forest, several golf courses, and just west of Cherokee is Bryson City (home of the Smoky Mountain Railway and “Polar Express” during the Christmas Holiday).
A little more than 50 minutes away, you’ll arrive in Asheville at the Biltmore Estates & Winery, several micro-breweries, and 1 hour and 30 minutes away is Transylvania County (home of the most waterfalls in the United States), and over 100 Antique Shops.
Approximately, 1 hour away heading south to Hendersonville, you can visit Sierra Nevada Brewery (with their enormous dining and Tap Room), gem mining, white water rafting, zip-lining and much more in the surrounding areas. You are just under 1 hour 35 minutes to Gatlinburg, TN and Pigeon Forge (home of Dollywood).
The approach to this vacation rental is a paved mountain road until you pass the Cataloochee Ski Area, then turns into a dirt/gravel mountain road with a moderate incline and seasonal rutting nearing and entering the driveway. We advise during the Fall and Winter Season (more specifically during inclement weather) guests use an all-wheel drive or 4 wheel drive for accessibility.
|Sleeps: 8||Bedrooms: 4
||Beds: 1 Queen, 4 Full
|Location: Long-Range Mountain View||Type: Hand-Hewn Log Cabin||Baths: 3 Full