House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 8
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 new 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 ; 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.
The cabin has 2 bedrooms with queen size bed and a loft with queen size sleeper sofa and trundle beds.
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.
Also Have air hockey table and foosball table in garage for family competition. Firepit with handmade benches down the path. Firewood provided
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.
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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.
|Size||Sleeps up to 8, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
The North Carolina region
Cabin is on top of mountain @ 4900 ft elevation. There is a house closeby uphill which is visible and house at end of driveway, but no houses off the back deck. Only woods off back deck where view and hot tub and rocking chairs are. Hike to Heintooga rd in the smokies from the cabin.
Fantastic views, see Canton papermill smoke which is 18 miles away from the back deck. Views are both valley and long range views