Property Code: Ridge Runner Retreat
Ridge Runner Retreat – Lovely Log Rental Less than 10 Minutes from Fontana Lake and Almond Marina with Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, and 2 Gas Fireplaces
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Embers sparkle in the patio fire pit. Be soothed by the sheltered hot tub after travels and adventures. Wind rustles thru trees. Fire up the gas grill on the covered porch, and enjoy meals at the adjacent picnic table. Relaxation surrounds you here.
Ridge Runner Retreat is a generously appointed two bedroom, two bath cabin with all the amenities you ould expect to make your vacation perfect. From the mountain view, to the gas fireplaces, to the lustrous wood throughout, Ridge Runner Retreat will be the cabin that you come back to year after year. Two satellite TVs enhance your stay, so that you can watch TV in the Master Bedroom while the kids watch something in the living room upstairs. The living room has radiant leather furniture, a stone gas fireplace, in addition to the TV.
A fully equipped kitchen awaits you, but if you don’t feel like cooking, it’s just 15 minutes to Bryson City restaurants or 10 minutes to those along the Nantahala Gorge. The dining room has formal dining for up to eight surrounded by large windows letting in a verdant view.
The upstairs bedroom has a queen bed and a private entrance to the bathroom. Downstairs, the master suite with its high ceiling features a king bed with TV, a gas fireplace, a mountain view through the wall of windows, and an alcove with a futon so you can keep the little ones close. If you don’t feel like watching TV, enjoy the home theater with music you’ve brought or one of the many music channels on the satellite TV. The master suite also has access to the hot tub on the covered porch, and a private bath. Both the master and upstairs beds have pillow-top mattresses and down and foam pillows.
This beautiful cabin has everything you need for a perfect vacation – from a fire pit on the deck to roast hot dogs and marshmallows, to the ample dining room, to the kitchen, to the sheer spaciousness. Don’t forget to bring your dog!
Ridge Runner Retreat is minutes from the Almond Boat Park, white-water rafting, tubing at Deep Creek, and hiking in the Nantahala National Forest. Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Event Center featuring concerts and gourmet restaurants is about half an hour from the cabin.
♦ Past Guests Love Ridge Runner Retreat:
- "The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, they called to check and see how I liked the cabin and made sure that
everything was to my satisfaction. Ridge Runner is a very comfortable and spacious cabin, we thoroughly enjoyed our
Memorial Day weekend stay. We choose Ridge Runner because it was close to Almond Marina." - Tam, Stayed May 2015
- "We stayed at Ridge Runner in July and again at Thanksgiving and absolutely love it. It is the perfect cabin for our family. It really feels just like home, but better, because of the beautiful view of the mountains. We stayed here in July and knew we wanted to come back particularly to this cabin. Also, the nightly rate is much more reasonable than most other companies, and yet it is a much nicer cabin than others." - Andy and Tammy, Stayed Thanksgiving 2014
For more guest reviews, please click on the Reviews Tab.
• Central AC & Heat
• Ceiling Fans
• 2 Gas Fireplaces
• 3 Satellite TVs + DVD Player - Living Room, Lower Bedroom, and Media Room
• CD Player + Stereo System
• Wireless Internet
• Sheltered Hot Tub
• Covered Porch + Open Deck with Clear plexi-glass Railing
• Outdoor Furniture + Outdoor Dining
• Gas Grill
• Fire Pit on Stone Patio
• Covered Parking
• Iron and Ironing Board
Kitchen: Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Electric Range & Oven, Microwave, Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker (round filters), Toaster, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer, Iron & Ironing Bored, blow dryer
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths: The master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace, satellite TV, alcove with Queen futon, deck access to the hot tub and a private bath. The upstairs second bedroom has a queen-size bed and private bath.
• Yes - Pet Friendly
• Not Motorcycle Accessible
• Yes - Internet
Maximum capacity of up to 6 is based on county guidelines.
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Ridge Runner Retreat Makes a Great Basecamp for Your Next Adventure:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 28 minute drive, or 23 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a 17 minute drive, or 12 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is a 10 minute drive, or 7 miles
• White Water Rafting is a 7 minute drive, or 4 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 20 minute drive, or 13 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 30 minute drive, or 24 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 15 minute drive, or 74 miles
Reviewed: Jun 15, 2015
Stayed: Jun 2015
Reviewed: May 28, 2015
Stayed: May 2015
The staff is very friendly and knowledgable, they called to check and see how I liked the cabin and made sure that everything was to my satisfaction. Ridge Runner is a very comfortable and spacious cabin, we thoroughly enjoyed our Memorial Day weekend stay. We choose Ridge Runner because it was close to Almond Marina.
Reviewed: May 19, 2015
Stayed: May 2015
Cabin was very clean, well equipped. The views from this property were great! We would look forward to staying there again thanks for making our stay in the Bryson area a great time.
Reviewed: May 12, 2015
Stayed: May 2015
The information that we received before we left for our trip was very helpful and concise. We appreciated the call from your staff to be sure that we had arrived, the directions were excellent! We had a wonderful time, the cabin was just beautiful, exactly as pictured and described on your website. There was much better information about the houses on your website, the pictures and the description of the amenities were very detailed. The prices were very reasonable.
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2015
Stayed: Apr 2015
Very friendly staff. A remarkable view at a beautiful property. It was perfect.
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2015
Stayed: Mar 2015
The staff was extremely helpful over the phone in applying my military discount (which I'm very grateful for). The emails were received just as she stated on the phone and the process was very simple. I particularly enjoyed the call I received on check in day. Though I was not yet at the cabin, your staff provided me with helpful locations to go and obtain our fishing licenses before they closed. Extremely knowledgeable staff on hand, thank you so much! We had an amazing time at Ridge Runner retreat (and we made that known in the guest book). Looking at the photos online when booking, I thought to myself, "this place is too good to be true." Upon arrival, I was pleasantly surprised. The home was in immaculate condition and everything worked just as expected. The views from the master bedroom and first floor balcony were absolutely breathtaking and were the highlight of many mornings here. We made great use of the hot tub, fire pit, and spacious kitchen during our stay. When we come back (and we WILL be coming back) we'll be bringing friends to share in our amazing experience. They couldn't get enough of the photos we posted on facebook. Our stay seemed to end as quickly as it began and I'll be sure to block out more days in the future. Still, during our stay we managed to squeeze in ALOT of fishing, some hiking in GSMNP, nights in Bryson City at the Grille or brewery (loved both equally), a long day in Gatlinburg tasting free moonshine, and one evening at Harrahs Cherokee. In all, we were so pleased to find a cabin where we could "get away from it all" and yet still have a ton of activities at our fingertips. I can't thank the staff enough for their assistance with booking and arrangements. There is literally nothing that could have made this a better experience...we'll see you in the fall! :)
Reviewed: Apr 4, 2015
Couldn't have asked for a better work in the Smokies. What started as a simple fishing trip amongst friends evolved into a breathtaking excursion through America back country. Free Moonshine in Gatlinburg was a definite highlight! The fishing "cabin" here was awesome and nights spent in this "cabin" were some of the best I can recall. Thanks for sharing your slice of serenity with us. Can't wait till next time.
Roanoke Rapids, US
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2015
Stayed: Feb 2015
I really enjoyed talking to your staff in booking my stay at your cabins. They were more than willing to work with us, because it was snowing when we were coming. They even offered to let me reschedule my stay if for some reason we couldn't make it due to the weather. The cabin and the area was beautiful, we total enjoyed our stay. I would plan my next vacation in the beautiful mountains and in these beautiful cabins. I have stayed at one of the other cabins before so I knew exactly what I was looking for. There cabins are beautiful, the website is exactly what the cabins look like. We went to the ski slopes and snow boarded we also went to Pigeon Forge shopping. I loved everything about the cabin, fire places, the hot tub, the beautiful wood work.
Reviewed: Dec 17, 2014
Stayed: Dec 2014
Everyone was very knowledgable and quick to respond. Very helpful. We had a lovely time! Very specific directions were given to the mountain home, and everything was just lovely. We came for The Polar Express.