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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 two twin beds. 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: Aug 6, 2015
Stayed: Aug 2015
Reviewed: Jul 27, 2015
Stayed: Jul 2015
Reviewed: Jul 23, 2015
Stayed: Jul 2015
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2015
Stayed: Jun 2015
Great, helpful information was given on the area. Excellent recommendations. A great, well equipped secluded cabin to fall in love with nature and your family all over again.
Reviewed: May 20, 2015
Stayed: May 2015
Your registration person, Cathy, was exceptional. She handled all of my questions with ease and offered suggestions based on what I was looking for. Availability and price of this property. Since we had stayed here before, we knew how far away from town the property was. Celebrating my grandmother's 94th birthday. She and my grandfather used to keep a camper in Cherokee. We have traveled for summers to Cherokee to stay for over 40 years. Bryson City is close enough to visit Cherokee and the cabin provides better accommodations for a group. We rode through Bryson City, dined at Jimmy Mac's, and visited Cherokee. Mostly, we stayed at the cabin.
Reviewed: Mar 26, 2015
Stayed: Mar 2015
Irving , US
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2015
Stayed: Feb 2015
Reviewed: Feb 23, 2015
My family and I drove up from Miami, Florida. It is our first time ever in North Carolina and also our first time staying at a log cabin. We were pleasantly surprised with the amazing views and peaceful location. It has been freezing! (-4F the first night, then in the low 10s-20s) But we love every part of our trip. I celebrated my 30th birthday exactly as I wanted. We will definitely be coming back! My kids had the blast of their lives. Also we really appreciated the courtesy phone calls from management to check up on us and update us on the weather.
Irving , TX
Reviewed: Feb 16, 2015
Very nice cabin and just a beautiful view! We had a great Valentine’s time here. The amenities and courtesy calls from management about the weather [were] very much appreciated. Had a great weekend. Very relaxing and great vacation location is very beautiful.