What A View
Discount 15% - 05/01-05/25 - Stunning views all the way to Clingman’s Dome!
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Whoa… what a view! This stunning view will delight everyone in your party!
What a View Lodge is an amenity-stocked four-bedroom, three-bathroom lodge perched over 3700 feet in elevation overlooking the Alarka Creek Valley and all the way to Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And the view… Is there a better view in the Smokies? The lighting, clouds, and shadows are constantly changing. We’re confident that your time with us will exceed your expectations in every way!
What a View Lodge has 2674 sq. ft. of indoor living space on three levels and sleeps up to eight. The lodge features two decks, a large screened in porch with a dining area, a camp-style charcoal grill, and a flat gravel parking area large enough for three vehicles. What a View Lodge sits on a large 3+ acre wooded lot in a gated, 286-acre, community where privacy is an understatement.
Entry Level: The main level features a kitchen with a two-seat breakfast bar and all the appliances, pots and pans, and serving pieces to cook a great meal; a dining area; a large living room with cathedral ceilings and over-sized sliding glass doors; a washer/dryer combo; and a huge master bedroom and bath. In the living room there is a 43- inch HD/Smart TV, a gas log fireplace, and access to both the upper deck and the screen porch. The master bedroom features a king-sized bed and another 43-inch HD/Smart TV.
Lower Level: On the lower lever there are two bedrooms (one queen and one with two twin beds), one full bath, a large den, and another deck. The den has a large reclining sofa and double recliner love seat, with console, where you can relax while you enjoy the 65-inch HD/Smart TV, watch a movie on the DVD player (large collection of movies provided).
Loft/Upper Level: Upstairs is a large, bedroom loft with a queen bed, desk, sitting area, and the third full bathroom.
Nearby Attractions: From What a View Lodge it is an easy drive to downtown Bryson City (10 miles) where you’ll find locally owned shops, hometown restaurants and breweries, and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The GSMR features diesel and steam engine excursions into the Nantahala Gorge, up the Tuckasegee River, and – of course – the Polar Express! Not far away are the Deep Creek Recreation Area with hiking (three waterfalls), fishing, horseback riding, and tubing; the Appalachian Trail and Nantahala Outdoor Center for more hiking, white water rafting, zip lining and more; Harrah’s Cherokee Casino; Tsali Recreation Area for mountain biking, hiking, camping, and boating; the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway; and the towns of Cherokee , Dillsboro and Sylva.
What a View Lodge winds along Alarka Creek until you head up the mountain. From there it gets steep, but it is asphalt-paved and well maintained. We’ll also help you keep a watch on any winter weather.
You must be 25 years of age to book this lodge.
No Pets – Owner is extremely allergic
Full Heat and A/C
TV – Wifi (No streaming service accounts provided)
Cell Service: Verizon is strong, others?
Downtown Bryson City has an elevation of 1,752 feet, so think of this as a starting point. The majority of our cabins will have a higher elevation than this. This means that our roads- both state and private- will be steeper, narrower, and curvier than you may be used to driving. Also, you should expect to encounter gravel roads. Consider it part of our rural mountain charm!
Here at Yellow Rose, your safety is our priority. If a cabin requires 4-wheel, front-wheel, or all-wheel drive to access it, it will be listed in the description. If bringing or riding motorcycles, please call and ask for motorcycle friendly properties. If you have any concerns about accessing your rental, please call prior to your arrival and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
*Discount is for open dates only*
- Mountain View
- Twin/ Single
- DVD Player
- Smart TV
- TV - Internet
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryer
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Deck / Patio
- Kayak / Canoe
- Outdoor Grill
- Ski & Snowboard
- Dining Area
- Dining Room
- Coffee Maker
- Dining Table
- Dishes & Utensils
- BBQ Grill
Deposits, payments and/or fees for reservations cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival date are non-refundable, but may be applied to a future reservation within a year without penalty. (must apply to same cabin) (subject to availability)
Refunds are not provided for nights removed less than 30 days prior to guest arrival.
It was awesome. Very clean and stocked well. Great location.
One of the best VRBO homes that we've stayed in. Very clean, immaculate decor and furnishings, views from almost every room. Wonderful screened porch off the living room. The home also provides great privacy being one of only a few homes in a gated community on the top of the mountain. The drive up is something that Floridians aren't used to, but we did it several times and got used to the steep grades. Overall a top-tier rental experience!
What a View is the perfect name for this lodge!! Incredible vista that changes throughout the day with the position of the sun. The home was well furnished with beautiful natural photography! Eat out in nearby towns or stay and cook dinner in a well stocked kitchen. Lots of room for multiple guest with comfortable sleeping. We look forward to returning!
Just a spectacular place, beautiful location and home is ideal for any family. Beds are so comfortable and everything about the home is done to perfection. You can enjoy the serenity of the mountain while really relaxing in this fantastic home.
What A View! Words can't describe this magical place. Everything was perfect....excellent directions, spotless, well appointed and a view that is unsurpassed This was the perfect place for four sisters to spend a week making more family memories. The view is truly a "Masterpiece". We shall return!
Beautiful, clean property. The view is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. The house is beautifully furnished and has everything you will need for your stay.
This place and all of its beauty is simply unmatched. The view is TRULY as spectacular as it is described - daytime shows a 3D perspective as far as the eye can see overlooking valleys and lower mountain tops and at night - you literally feel like you can reach out and touch the stars. It's the kind of place you don't want to leave. The furnishings are gorgeous, beautiful wildlife photography throughout, comfortable beds, and all the amenities you'd ever need or want. Can't wait to book again with the kids and grands to come experience the Polar Express and everything else Bryson City and its surrounding areas has to offer.
A perfect getaway in the mountains with an amazing view, this property was immaculate with plenty of space to gather the group or to have some alone time. Looking forward to a return visit!
What a great family trip! The lodge was cozy and well appointed. Beautiful wood throughout, and remote controlled fireplace, and that Nat Geo view! My wife and I agreed that there are really 2 amazing views. The Great Smokys by day and the Milky Way at night. There are no roads in sight, so the home is really peaceful. Our little boy had a ball in Bryson City. He played in a river, got to "drive" his first train, and ate our ice cream. Staying here with my family brought out some really special moments.
I highly recommend it for families or friends looking to hang out with a million dollar view.