Featured Vacation RentalThe Scratching Post - Upscale 3 Bedroom Cabin Near Fontana Lake with Dry Sauna
Property Code: Morning Sun Retreat and The Guesthouse
Morning Sun Retreat and Guesthouse – Enjoy Mountain Privacy at this All-Wood Cabin with Fire Pit, Wi-Fi, and Xbox 360. The additional Guest House has a Pool Table, Large Screen TV and sleeps 2 more!
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Morning Sun Retreat Cabin and Guest House form a unique four bedroom, three bath property with one bedroom and bath in a separate building accessible by ramp for stepless entry. The Guesthouse is available for an additional $50 a night with $20 cleaning.
Together, the two units provide 2 full kitchens and indoor dining for 16, outdoor dining for 10 and additional outdoor seating for 16 more. Just imagine the endless possibilities of two full kitchens and so much space and amenities for entertaining!
From the covered front porch, you see the first rays of the sun rise slowly and fan out over the mountain tops. Then light hits the pristine woods surrounding you as you hear birds singing through the large yard.
Later you can fire up the grill and have lunch on the open deck or roast marshmallows around the fire pit.
You’ll love Morning Sun Retreat! Savor the peace and quiet as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. See mountain peaks and ridges through the trees, nicely framed in wooded seclusion with a panoramic view of the Great Smokys. Let your spirit be restored.
Morning Sun Retreat is a delightfully designed log cabin. As you open the front door, you will find the soaring cathedral ceiling, huge clerestory windows, and glowing wood interior.
The open great room includes a living space with a flat panel HD 42 inch TV, a dining area with a large solid wood table for 6 (that can seat up to 12 with additional leaves), and a modern kitchen. The windows provide a panoramic view as you relax on the cozy sofa or in the lounge chair.
In the upstairs loft you’ll find a futon, desk, 13” TV and table air hockey. The upstairs bedroom adjacent to the loft has a queen-size bed, a book nook, and a spacious bathroom with jetted tub.
Downstairs you’ll find the second bedroom with an adjacent bathroom and the third bedroom with a twin bunk bed over a full.
Outside you can play ball or throw a Frisbee in the flat, grassy back yard, or toast marshmallows over the fire pit. Two large boulders, keepsakes from the original site, frame the green landscape.
If you need more space for entertaining and entertainment, you can add the Guest House, a large studio apartment over a spacious two-car garage, to your rental of the Morning Sun Retreat Cabin. The Guest House can be rented only in conjunction with the Cabin to ensure your privacy. Enjoy life in one large room and spacious upper and lower decks. Inside there’s seating for five on the dual-power-reclining console loveseat and the comfortable, matching queen-size sofa sleeper. The 60” TV is wall-mounted for easy viewing from anywhere in the room. The Guest House has a full bath, full kitchen, and a dining table with four comfortable captain’s chairs and an optional game table top. There’s also a small desk next to contemporary sockets with USB plugs. Outside you can watch the sun rise from the upper deck while seated on one of the four rockers or at the bistro or dining table. Or you can enjoy privacy amid the trees on on the gliding loveseat or padded sofa and chairs on the covered lower deck.
Families with kids will especially love Morning Sun! The Cabin is equipped with board games, a high chair/booster chair, a stroller, and a portable crib as well as toys and children’s books. And the large flat backyard is perfect for enjoying a game of tag or catch.
♦ Past Guests of Morning Sun Retreat share their Mountain Experiences:
- " The cabin is beautiful and well maintained. Everyone absolutely loved staying there. We had many ages in our party including a senior, teenagers and a 2 year old. Everyone loved this cabin and hopes to return for another visit. This cabin offers beauty, seclusion, nature and everything you need inside to be comfortable. We wanted a comfortable place to stay in the Smoky Mountains. I came across this one on the internet and it was beautiful and reasonably priced." - Diana, Stayed June 2014
- "We love it! Very calm and quiet place. Very relaxing environment. We love the privacy of the property. The cabin is really clean. We would definitely like to visit it again in the Fall to enjoy the color change." - Farhana, Stayed April 2014
For more guest reviews, please click on the Reviews Tab.
Imagine the convenience and expanded options of two full kitchens! Morning Sun Retreat’s Cabin and Guest House each have a Fully Equipped Kitchen as follows: Each kitchen is fully equipped as follows:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Electric Range & Oven
• Double stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Spray Attachment
• Black n Decker Coffee Maker (basket filter)
• Toaster Oven
♦ Morning Sun Retreat features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. The private suite bedroom upstairs has a queen-size bed, a book nook and a private bath with jetted tub. The upstairs open loft area has a futon, desk and TV. The second bedroom on the main floor has a queen-size bed. The third bedroom has a bunk bed of a twin bed over a full. The main floor has a full bathroom.
♦ The Guesthouse features the game room with the pool table, a full kitchen, a living room with a deluxe queen sleeper sofa, and a full bath. The Guesthouse sleeps two additional guests and is available for an additional charge of $50.00 a night, with extra cleaning of $20.00 per stay.
• Not Pet Friendly
• Not Motorcycle Accessible
• Yes - Internet
Maximum capacity of up to 7 for the Cabin and up to 9 for the Cabin plus Guesthouse is based on county guidelines.
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
**The above rates are for rental of Morning Sun Retreat Cabin only. The optional Guest House can be rented for only an additional $50 per night and one-time cleaning fee of $20. Please call our office if you would like to add the Guest House to your rental or select the option on the online registration.
Morning Sun Retreat is in the middle of it all! Here are drive times and mileage to the best loved things to do in the mountains:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 25 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a 20 minute drive, or 7 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is a 24 minute drive, or 13 miles
• White Water Rafting is a 20 minute drive, or 10 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 20 minute drive, or 9 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 35 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 20 minute drive, or 70 miles
Reviewed: May 11, 2016
Stayed: May 2016
Savannah , US
Reviewed: Apr 6, 2016
Stayed: Mar 2016
Very helpful and informative.
Reviewed: Mar 2, 2016
Stayed: Feb 2016
Kelley was the best agent I've ever dealt with when renting a place to stay. Extra helpful and was there when I called with questions.
Reviewed: Dec 21, 2015
Myself and my husband come with our 2 boys along with my parents. We came to stay for the weekend and ride the Polar Express. We absolutely loved the cabin and the view! It has such a warm and cozy feeling as if you are at home. My son's loved playing outside and exploring in the beautiful weather. We are already planning another trip back.
Broken Arrow, US
Reviewed: Dec 16, 2015
Stayed: Dec 2015
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2015
WE have just spent 7 days in this cabin and have enjoyed the view, the cabin and the the guest house layout. It was a wonderful experience for our family. Thank you for everything.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2015
Had an absolutely wonderful time.
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2015
Stayed: Aug 2015
Reviewed: Aug 3, 2015
Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Cabin was lovely set in a beautiful area. Enjoyed having the notebook with the suggestions of activities. Look forward to a return visit.