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Water Rock Retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains

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4 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
11 guests
3 nights minimum
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4 BR/2BA sleeps 11, Secluded w/Panoramic Views! Our 4 bedroom, 2 bath mountain house Water Rock Garden Retreat was designed specifically to showcase the incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and to provide an example of mountain area permaculture. The retreat also showcases ever-expanding beautifully landscaped terraced grounds covered with an abundance of gorgeous flowers for the enjoyment of our guests. There is lots of flat yard space for the kids to run around and a great firepit area for nights around the campfire. Water Rock Garden Retreat is ideal for people who love solitude, unspoiled views, spectacular gardens, wildlife, starry nights and full moons, and the sound of rushing mountain streams in the distance. It is beautiful any time of year! Water Rock Garden ...4 BR/2BA sleeps 11, Secluded w/Panoramic Views! Our 4 bedroom, 2 bath mountain house Water Rock Garden Retreat was designed specifically to showcase the incredible natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains and to provide an example of mountain area permaculture. The retreat also showcases ever-expanding beautifully landscaped terraced grounds covered with an abundance of gorgeous flowers for the enjoyment of our guests. There is lots of flat yard space for the kids to run around and a great firepit area for nights around the campfire. Water Rock Garden Retreat is ideal for people who love solitude, unspoiled views, spectacular gardens, wildlife, starry nights and full moons, and the sound of rushing mountain streams in the distance. It is beautiful any time of year! Water Rock Garden Retreat is located on a 15-acre knoll just outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. At an elevation of 4500 feet, there are breathtaking 360-degree views with a 30-mile view of Tennessee and the great Smoky Mountains National Park. The property now encompasses a 200-acre tract with a 200-foot waterfall and hiking trails being established to Black Rock - an amazing destination at 5800-feet elevation with a 360-degree panorama as fine as any found within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Retreat's ground floor is open and spacious with ten-foot ceilings and a fireplace. The house has four large bedrooms (three upstairs, one downstairs), including a large master bedroom. The rooms are equipped with two queen-sized beds, one full-sized bed, two twin beds, one twin-sized futon, and two twin-sized bunkies. The house has two full baths, an antique claw foot and a wood-fired hot tub! We will provide one set of sheets and blankets for each bed as well as plenty of towels. The large custom kitchen is well equipped with utensils, dinnerware, pots, pans, and an outdoor grill. The house also has a 500-square-foot, partially covered, cedar deck and an enclosed crow's nest atop for all-weather viewing of the incredible, panoramic view. A wood-fired hot tub awaits you to step in! The phone is set up to make only local, credit card, or collect calls. Ask us for the phone number at the house. The Retreat is located three-point-seven miles up a well-maintained (but bumpy in spots) gravel road. Water Rock Garden Retreat is easily accessible by car, SUV and even trucks with trailers. The road dead ends at the cabin. The road is passable by almost any car except under snowy or icy conditions when a four-wheel drive would be necessary. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel the road. Cars that ride extra low (such as some luxury or sport cars) may not be appropriate. Ask us if you are not sure about yours. Located 10 miles from Harrah's Casino in Cherokee and the Blue Ridge Parkway, central to the Smoky Mountains Country Club Golf Course and the Great Smoky Mountain Railway Station in Historic Dillsboro where you will find unique shops, galleries, collectables, and crafts. Centrally located to Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Bryson City and to Rafting and Tubing in the Nantahala Gorge with numerous hiking and biking trails throughout the area. Enjoy outdoor recreation along nearby waterfalls, hike and commune with nature, float the many rivers and streams on tubes or rafts, or visit local area flea markets. No hunting or shooting on, or near, the retreat, please. We encourage wildlife to stay in the area. While we love our pets, some pets are inappropriate for Water Rock Garden. If you wish to bring a pet, please inquire when making reservations.More
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Pets Allowed: Ask
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Cooker
DVD Player
Grill
Suitable For Children Under 5
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Hot Tub
Refrigerator
Alarm Clock
Washer
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Books
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Microwave
Shared Garden
Mountain Views
Linens Provided
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Toaster
Telephone
Deck
Fireplace
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1 - 5 of 8 reviews

Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Our family wanted a more interesting adventure than going to the beach for Springbreak. Staying at the top of a mountain gave us solitude and time to focus on our relationships, interact with our surroundings and see the world from a different perspective! Great experience!More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Angie O
Management response:Responded 11 April 2018

Hi Angie, Thank you for taking time to review Waterrock. It always inspires me when a guest really experiences the things you mentioned here. It can be so valuable to reconnect we those we love by having the opportunity to 'get away" from the noisy...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Water Rock Retreat offers a beautiful place to rest, relax and enjoy the beauty of the mountains. After a four mile drive up a quiet mountain road, we came across this stunning property, sitting on its own knoll. The views are almost 360 degrees with...More

Date of stay: March 2017
Thank Beuc780
Management response:Responded 5 April 2017

Thank you for the kind review! You were an excellent guest as well. We hope you do return!

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Reviewed 21 January 2017

What an incredible experience we had with this amazing place! Perched at the top of a mountain, with views in all directions, this place really allows you to get out and enjoy the serenity of the Smoky Mountains! The drive to the top is absolutely...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank David M
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Loved the house, (did not love the road to the house). Be sure you have everything you need, you don't want to jump in the car and run to the store! If you want a great house with a fun kitchen to cook meals in,...More

Date of stay: December 2014
1  Thank Cristy G
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2014

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Date of stay: August 2014
About the Owner
Tama D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2010
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Water Rock Garden Retreat is located on a 15-acre knoll just outside of Cherokee, North Carolina. At an elevation of 4500 feet, there are breathtaking 360-degree views with a 30-mile view of Tennessee and the great Smoky Mountains National Park. Surrounded by Nature Conservancy land, the virtual backyard is immense. It is completely private, with no other houses within several miles.
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