About This Listing
This is a very comfortable and spacious true log cabin with the quaintness and feel of the country - Large upstairs loft, rock fireplace and wrap around deck . It is secluded and surrounded by trees, yet close to all the major area attractions!
This '2010' like new, custom log cabin nestled in 30 acre sanctuary surrounded by national forest, features a spacious and private upstairs loft, downstairs bedroom, and great room with cathedral ceilings, stone fireplace, picture window, French doors, wood floors, spacious bathrooms, ceiling fans and appliances. Outside has covered porches, deck, barbecue grill and fire pit, picnic table, outdoor chairs, and paved road to driveway.
Sanctuary amenities include outdoor labyrinth, tennis court, covered group eating area, picnic area and fire pit, volleyball, gated security and peaceful, private relaxation spots.
Other activities available in the area are: Whitewater rafting, Boating, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, hikes and tours of the area, including The Smoky Mountains National Park, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Cherohala Skyway, the Tail of the Dragon and Fontana Dam.
This is an incredibly beautiful area, very pristine and full of adventure for the nature lover, car and motorcycle riders and adventure seekers.
** Prices include taxes and cleaning fees!!
Guests may enjoy the entire grounds, the labyrinth, picnic area, and tennis court.
Interaction with Guests
I like to interact with all my guests and make them feel at home, however, I am also mindful to allow them to have their privacy, quiet, and relaxation time.
I am a Reiki master and assist in energy restoration and healing, as well as, meditaion and self exploration techniques. Guests are welcomed to join me in a fire ceremony from India, to help heal the planet, meditation practice/discussion, or receive an energy healing on a love offering basis.
The natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the Nantahala National Forests is what made me fall in love, not to mention, the many lakes, rivers and waterfalls. There are hiking trails everywhere, including the famous Appalachian Trail, 20 Mile Ranger Station, Fontana Dam, Joyce Kilmer Memoria Forest and Slick Rock, just to mention a few. Also, the Tail of the Dragon is just minutes away!
There is no public transit in this area. The car or motorcycle is essential in getting around!
Other Things to Note
It is best to pick up groceries before coming to the cabin, once here most guest would rather not leave!
** Prices include taxes and cleaning fees!!
No smoking inside the cabin please.
No camp fires on decks of the cabin and only in designated areas.
Check in after 2:00 PM. Check out at or before 11:00 AM.
Please contact owner 1 hour prior to arrival since there is no cell phone signal within 30 minutes of the property. Please use office number when contacting owner for directions.
Wi-Fi is available at the retreat center, close to the cabin as well as land line.
Liz was great at communicating with me about how to get to the cabin and met us with enthusiasm and clear instructions on the cabin and services. The cabin looks like the photo. It is in the woods. It is quiet and refreshing. The comfort of the cabin is amazing. We were wrapped in the spring sounds of birds, the beauty of the forest and the comfort of the furnishings and the cabin itself. Liz strives to make sure our stay was what we wanted.
It was nice that we could enjoy the forest and then walk to the open area to enjoy the sky-both night and day. The spirit of this place is peaceful and refreshing.
Liz was an excellent host from start to finish! She even followed up the week after we left to make sure we were doing okay! The cabin is especially lovely and well kept, not to mention the property is breathtaking and in the middle of the woods with lots of hiking and fishing nearby. We participated in a reiki session with Liz and she even included us in an enlightening fire ceremony. We loved staying here and would definitely return next time we're in the area. Thanks Liz!
This was a wonderful and perfect destination for our first big family road trip! It is way up at the end of a long winding mountain road on a beautiful plot of land. You can hear nothing but the streams and birds with an occasional plane overhead. The best part (for us) was that we were totally disconnected from both cell service and internet! (internet was available with a 100yd. walk down to the main office, but we avoided it). Liz was very welcoming, kind, thoughtful and attentive host. She offered wonderful suggestions for our daily activities and she would always check in with us. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The water in the cabin was from a fresh mountain stream, so it was as clean and fresh. Our two young kids loved playing in the woods and Liz helped them to feel comfortable with their surroundings. She even offered to take them for an hour at the end of our trip to give my wife and I some down time in the wilderness. It was great! If you are looking to get away from the screens and unplug, this is the perfect place.
To begin, this was my boyfriend and I’s first time using AirBnB. In our search we sought out a place where we could relax within nature, do some inspiring hiking and simply allow ourselves to reconnect with not only the Earth but each other as well. This is the perfect place for that and we got more out of this trip than we could have ever gotten by staying at a commercialized lodge or hotel.
We chose Liz’s place based on how she described herself, the fact that it was centrally located to several attractions (hiking, Asheville, Bryson City, National Forests etc). Being our first time using this site, we had no real expectations going in. That said, any expectations we could have had, were beyond exceeded. The location itself is remote, and at the end of beautiful, winding mountain roads. The cabin was absolutely perfect (as you will see for yourselves if you choose this destination). It looks brand new and was very clean and tidy upon arrival. Liz even graciously left tennis racquets and balls upon my request so that we could enjoy the tennis court. There are sleeping arrangements and two full bathrooms to accommodate up to 6 people comfortably.
The nature and surrounding areas will speak for themselves. Outside of Robbinsville is simply gorgeous landscape with lakes, mountains and forest everywhere you look. We could have easily entertained ourselves on the property for the 4 days but we ventured out to nearby cities and enjoyed amazing food and trails.
As for Liz, she is simply an angelic, kind, loving, and beautiful soul. She was available/responsive and very thorough through the entire booking process and stay. She offered Reiki and meditation to both of us which we were so grateful to receive. She is neither overbearing nor nowhere to be found. Honestly, Liz will be exactly what you need her to be.
Dining out is easily doable although not necessarily “right across the street” either. Thus, if you plan on cooking at the cabin, be sure to stock up on the groceries you need in the last town you pass through before arriving.
Honestly, we couldn't have ended up in a better place given where we are in our lives. Liz, her property, the cabin and surrounding areas were all exactly what we desired, even if we didn't know it beforehand.
Also, we did indeed want to take her dog home.
Wow, what a trip! We randomly chose Liz's place to get away and plan for a retreat we're running. Little did we know, her retreat center is perfect for our next location! It's tranquil, warm, private, and simply incredible. I highly recommend playing tennis, simply for fun and movement. We LOVED everything about it and couldn't have been more pleased. I'm rejuvenated! Liz is a fabulous person.
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About the Host, Liz
Hello I am Liz. I live in the great Smoky Mountains National Park area. I love the outdoors and enjoy hiking, swimming, waterskiing, tennis and working outdoors on the land.
In my spare time, I love to travel, take photographs or read books by the fireplace. My favorite places to travel to so far are all natural parks, Spain, Sedona, Arizona, India, and South America.
The young man in the picture is my son Felipe who lives in Tampa. I also have recently adopted another son whose name is Dakota.
I am a socio/cultural anthropologist by education. My life's passion is in serving and empowering people to live a more peaceful, loving, joyful and healthy life through teaching them about meditation, holistic living, healing energy work, and the inter-connectedness of all things.
I love children, people, animals, and look forward to a day when we all truly recognize our "Oneness", living in love, peace and harmony.
I have a beautiful dog named Wayah, which means eagle in Cherokee. She is half wolf and half German Sheppard. She has such a great personality that all my guests love her and want to take her home with them.
I once took a silent retreat and the motto was "May all beings be happy." I like that!