What A View
That view! New in 2022. Stunning views all the way to Clingman’s Dome!
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Whoa… that view! This stunning view will delight everyone in your party!
What a View Lodge is an amenity-stocked three-bedroom, three-bathroom lodge perched at 3700+ feet overlooking the Alarka Creek Valley and all the way to Clingman’s Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The mesmerizing view will surround you and your family when staying at What a View Lodge. This charming lodge offers an exceptional floor plan and terrific amenities that will make for an unforgettable vacation. We’re confident that your time with us will exceed your expectations in every way!
What a View Lodge has 2600+ sq. ft. of indoor living space on three levels and sleeps up to six. 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 community where privacy is an understatement.
Entry Level: The main level features a kitchen with all the small appliances, pots and pans and serving pieces to cook a great meal, and 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, and a large den. The den has a large reclining sofa and double recliner love seat where you may curl up under one of our comfortable blankets and relax while you enjoy the 65-inch HD/Smart TV, watch a movie on the DVD player (large collection of movies provided), read a book, or enjoy the view from the lower deck.
Loft/Upper Level: Upstairs is a large, carpeted loft and the third 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 with 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 (14 miles) with hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and tubing; the Appalachian Trail and Nantahala Outdoor Center (17 miles); Harrah’s Cherokee Casino (22 miles); Tsali Recreation Area with mountain biking, hiking, camping, and boating (22 miles); the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge Parkway (26 miles); and the towns of Dillsboro (24 miles) and Sylva (26 miles).
Wildlife, wildflowers, butterflies, and an Elk herd can all be found nearby on any given day. Want to try white-water rafting, tubing, or fly fishing? The Tuckasegee River is one of the most popular floating and fishing rivers in the southeast. How about golfing, zip-lining, gem mining, swimming, or Harrah’s Casino? They are all minutes away.
The 6.5-mile drive from Hwy. 74 to What a View Lodge winds along Alarka Creek until you head up the mountain. From there it gets steep, but is asphalt-paved and well maintained. We will provide you with detailed directions upon confirmation of your reservation. We’ll also help you keep a watch on any winter weather. The weather at 3700+ feet above sea level is not the same as you’ll get in Bryson City.
You must be 25 years of age to book this lodge.
Incredible Mountain Views
Sorry Absolutely No Pets - Owner has severe allergies
Two Large Open Decks
Full Heat and A/C
TV – Wifi (No streaming service accounts provided)
Cell Service: Verizon is strong, others?
Secluded – Less than ten houses on the entire mountain!
- 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.