Featured Vacation RentalImpeccable Mountain Cabin Minutes from Cherokee - Bear Moon Lodge
Property Code: Sun Eagle Lodge
New Three Bedroom Upscale Log Cabin with Nintendo Wii
Available to Reserve Online 24/7
3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 6, Not Pet Friendly, Motorcycle Accessible
Near Bryson City – From its mountainside perch, the Sun Eagle Lodge gazes out towards the secluded splendor of the Smoky Mountains. Peering out over the powder white sea of clouds the warmth of the sun will touch your face and bring a joyful smile. It’s not only a beautiful view. It’s a beautiful life! Come live it with us at the Sun Eagle Lodge.
Filled with eclectic, upscale country decor our newly built retreat features two master suites with king beds and one queen bedroom with a full bath across the hall. The living areas begin with a high-ceilinged great room with large, comfortable buttery leather couches where you can make some popcorn and enjoy our selection of DVD’s on the HDTV, curl up with a book or just have some family laughs or a romantic moment in front of the stone fireplace. The open kitchen features granite countertops with seats to chat in the morning at the island bar. The Sun Eagle interior was designed for comfort and style but nothing can compare to the pure beauty of the nature that surrounds you outside.
From our upper deck you can spend the day grilling or basking in the sun on a lounge chair. When you’re ready to cool off head down to the tree shaded lower deck to relax and take in the view in one of our rocking chairs. At night you and your friends can slip into the hot tub and stare up at the moonlit sky above.
Outdoors enthusiasts will be in paradise! Just off your deck or out your front door you can grab a set of binoculars and catch the hundreds of species of birds or take a walk along the tree lined winding roads on Baines Mountain.
Sun Eagle Lodge will set your spirit soaring.
General Amenities: Central AC & Heat, Ceiling Fans, 2 Gas Fireplaces, Nintendo Wii Gaming System, Phone (free long distance), High Speed Wireless Internet, Two Satellite HD TVs, Two DVD players, Selection of DVD's, iPod Docking Station, Yoga Mats, Board Games, Sheltered Hot Tub, Two Large Decks, Outdoor Furniture and Dining, Covered Porch, Gas Grill, Charcoal Grill, Fire Pit
Kitchen: Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Electric Range & Oven, Coffee Maker, Toaster, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer
3 Bedrooms & 3 Baths: The downstairs master bedroom has a king-size bed, gas fireplace, satellite TV, deck access to the hot tub and second TV just for the Wii; the private bath has double sinks and a jetted bath tub. A second master bedroom in the loft has a king-size bed and private full bath. The third bedroom is on the main floor and has a queen-size bed and bath across the hall.
Pet Friendly - No
Motorcycle Accessible - Yes
Maximum capacity of up to 6 is based on county guidelines.
Available to Reserve Online 24/7
Rental Rates and Seasons: (USD)
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
See What Past Guests Have Said about Sun Eagle Lodge:
- 4/7/2012 - Nick, Margaret, Nolan & Ava P., Wayne, NJ:
What a wonderful place to stay! We all enjoyed the view, the hot tub, and the comfortable beds. We were able to see and do many of the things the area has to offer, fishing, hiking, gem mining, and scenic drives. We visited the Biltmore Estate, the Cherokee reservation and the National Park. So much to see and do!
- 3/31/2012 - The Padgett’s:
This place as so awesome!! Loved the hot tub and the kitchen. The view is so beautiful and The grill was great for steak and pork chops. We are most definitely coming back next year.
- 2/21/2012 - Dave & Marianne:
We had an amazing time at the cabin. The cabin is super comfortable and relaxing!
We’re really looking forward to next time!
- 2/9/2012 - The Freeman’s:
After a tragic illness an death in our family, we were looking for some solace and peace to help us heal. This was a perfect place and for the first time in a while, our grief began to heal. Thank you for this place.
- 1/5/2012 - The Gallergher’s, Calabash, NC:
We enjoyed your cabin so much. The view was spectacular. The hot tub was great and the beds were wonderful. We hope we can come back in the summer.
- 12/28/2011 - The Matherne’s, Houma, LA:
Wow! What a view to wake up to in the morning! The only gift this year for Christmas was a week of family time and we built new memories that will last a lifetime. We spent the days sightseeing, riding the train, walking through the tunnel on the Road to Nowhere, visiting Biltmore Estates and Gatlinburg. We had snow on our last day! Thank you for opening your Home to our family.
- 12/17/2011 - The Woods’, Elon, NC:
We came to celebrate my youngest sons birthday! We went to the Fun Factory and rode the Polar Express. The whole family had a wonderful time-the cabin was beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us!
- 12/12/2011 - Andrea & Joey, Safety Harbor, FL:
Love, love, love the cabin! Spectacular views and all the amenities we wanted. We don’t want to leave! Avanti Mobile Spa helped us relax after a long drive the first night. We checked out downtown Bryson City, Deep Creek and drove through the national park. Coming “home” to the cabin made everyday complete. We even saw three deer Saturday morning! We will definitely be back. Thank you so much for this experience!
- 12/6/2011 - The Adams Family:
We enjoyed our first trip to North Carolina and Tennessee. What a beautiful property. We rode on the Polar Express and our son had a blast! Our daughter enjoyed the Dixie Stampede, you must experience that especially the Christmas show. Love the cabin so much. Thank you for allowing some Cajuns from south Louisiana stay in your wonderful cabin!
- 11/20/2011 - The Ross Family:
We really enjoyed our stay at Sun Eagle Lodge. Our kids loved playing the Wii and enjoyed our first ever trip on the Polar Express. The cabin was located in a great place to be able to get to the train depot quickly. We even had a fire in the fire pit one night. Thanks for sharing your cabin with us.
- 11/13/2011 - The Mountain Fab Five:
Our girl’s weekend was fabulous! The cabin was awesome. We really enjoyed ourselves.
You have a wonderful, beautiful home. Very relaxing and enjoyable. Thanks!
- 11/7/2011 - The Clay’s:
We have had a wonderful honeymoon here at Sun Eagle Lodge! The view is beautiful,
especially with the leaves changing color. The cabin is perfect and we loved the lady
bugs! We got to see the town celebrate Halloween and then decorate for Christmas.
We went on a train ride and took a drive to Gatlinburg through the Smoky Mountains.
We had a campfire and made smores. This will be a trip that we will never forget!
- 10/25/2011 - The Wolonechky’s & Green’s:
What a beautiful place you have here! Awesome view, quiet and secluded, so clean and so
comfortable. We loved staying here. Today we experienced the zip line at the Nantahala
Gorge Canopy Tour. Great fun! Wonderful weather and the leaves are so beautiful!
Thank you for sharing your place with us!
- 10/22/2011 - The Johnston’s, St. Petersburg, FL:
We enjoyed staying at your beautiful cabin. The view as gorgeous, the amenities were perfect. We enjoyed the same comforts of home. The sky at night is something to behold! We had A lovely vacation!
- The Ford’s:
Thanks so much for the use of your cabin. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cabin is
beautiful and the view spectacular. We look forward to another visit.
- 10/13/2011 - Joe & Kim:
Thank you for the wonderful stay. Love the cabin, hot tub, etc. Beautiful place and view!
- The Roby’s, Washington, IL:
The best part of a vacation is making memories. The view is breathtaking. Thanks for the beautiful accommodations. We will return. We will also spread the word to all our friends and family about the wonderful hospitality of this mountain community.
- The Field’s, Peoria, IL:
Thank you for the use of your home. We came here to ride our motorcycles and take
in the beautiful views. We got one day in to ride the Tail of the Dragon. We really
enjoyed your beautiful home and “my what a view!” We hope to enjoy it again sometime.
- 8/20/2011 - Becker & Walk Families, West Palm, FL:
So far we have had so much fun! We went tubing and had a blast and tomorrow we
are going rafting and horseback riding in Nantahala. We also rode the Great Smoky
Mountain Railway, it was a beautiful ride. We have seen deer, woodchuck, and
cardinals, a hummingbird and the most awesome display of wild turkeys. Thank you
so much for sharing this incredible place with us. We have so many memories we will
never forget and a bunch of wishes on all the shooting stars we saw. Thank you again!
- 8/13/2011 - The Robin’s, Kent, England:
We spent hours researching cabins on the internet before selecting Sun Eagle Lodge.
We were not disappointed! It was everything we had hoped for. The views are
spectacular! Our boys loved every minute of rafting, tubing, jet boat riding, swimming
in Fontana Lake and building campfires. It’s a long way for us to come, but we’ve
enjoyed it so much we are seriously considering coming back one day.
- 7/23/2011 - The Borchart/Sturgess Family, Westfield, OH:
Thank you for opening up your beautiful home to us-it felt like our home too when we
would return after a long day of activity. While the view as breathtaking, it will be the stillness and the quiet that stays with me. An opportunity to sit and reflect and be truly grateful.
- 7/18/2011 - The Chisholm Family, Boca Raton, FL:
The cabin was so beautiful, we had such a great time. We loved sitting in the rocking
chairs and just looking at the view. We’re going to miss the view and the beautiful cabin.
Thank you so much for sharing it with us!
- 7/4/2011 - The Towes & Everett’s:
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin! Last year we enjoyed our stay here so much
and this year did not disappoint. The weather was fantastic and we all enjoyed the break
from the scorching temps back home. We enjoyed the fireworks in town and have
thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. The porch covering was a welcome relief from the
sun and the table was a great place to gather. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!
- Elaine S. Ohio:
The home is beautiful. The whirlpool really helped after 600+ miles on the motorcycle!
Got to ride the Dragon’s Back, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway. Saw highest
Points in NC, TN, GA, and SC and waterfalls on 28 South. What a great vacation!
Be back for another week next year!
- 04/24/11 – Jan & Mack Parmenter & Bev and Allen Meek:
We came from Indianapolis, Indiana for a mini vacation to ride our motorcycles on the Tail of the Dragon. Cabin is beautiful. Loved the view and peacefulness! Thank you for sharing! Happy Easter!
- 04/23/11 – Trina & Jermaine Bledsoe:
We rode the bikes and I did not like the unpaved area, but the cabin was nice. Didn’t like how everything in the town closes as 9:00. We came from Indiana and it was the prettiest view.
- 03/27/2011 – Sanchery:
We enjoyed our stay! This house has all the amenities we need. The view is wonderful and we hope to return again!
- 03/08/2011 – The Thomas’:
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cabin! The view is spectacular and we loved the quiet, peaceful seclusion. Thank you so much for sharing it with us! We’d love to come back soon.
- 02/24/2011 – The Fosters:
Thank you for sharing this lovely cabin. We enjoyed everything about our visit and find ourselves wishing we were able to stay longer! We hope to return soon!
- 02/19/2011 – The Joseph Family:
Another wonderful adventure … love, love, love the ladybugs! Thank you for creating such a warm, friendly environment.
- 01/02/2011 – Kenny, Lisa, Chase & Kinsley from Ormond Beach, FL & Jason & Kim from Canton, OH:
What an amazing Christmas and New Years spent at your cabin. Waking up on Christmas morning to snow was an amazing and magical sight for not only the adults, but especially our children ages 2 & 7. As the snow continued to fall, we truly felt like the luckiest people on earth! We even felt that way 4 days later of literally being snowed in with 20 inches of snow! We experienced a White Christmas and an absolute wonderful time! Thank you for your hospitality!
- 01/01/2011 – Chase from Ormond Beach, Florida:
We like the cabin so much! I am 7 years old and my 2 year old sister and I built a snowman with my mom and Dad. I went snowboarding with my uncle and my dad and I had so much fun! P.S. There was a lot of snow.
- 11/11/2010 – The Boykins:
What a great vacation, what a great cabin! The highlight of our trip was the Polar Express. We also enjoyed trout fishing and shopping in Cherokee. We look forward to another vacation at Sun Eagle Lodge!
- 11/3/2010 – The Scardigno Family:
Sun Eagle Lodge is perfect! We enjoyed every minute of our short stay. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin. The beds were extremely comfortable – the furnishings and finishings were luxurious. The hot tub was delightful as were the fireplaces. We ate at Jimmy Macs (okay) and Thirteen Moons (okay). We had previously eaten at The Filling Station (good) and Pasqualinos (bad). The view here was the icing on the cake!
- 10/28/10 – David & Beth:
Wow! Then we had to go home. ? Everything in between was spectacular! The cabin, views, and weather were great. Looking forward to another trip soon.
- 10/21/10 – Clint & Lori and Steve & Cynthia:
Beautiful! Fall colors were at their peak and we had 3 days of beautiful motorcycle weather! The scenery was awesome and the cabin was perfect! Couldn’t ask for a better weekend getaway!
- 10/16/10 – Ann & John, Patty & Joe, and Frank and Condi:
The Sun Eagle Lodge was a beautiful place for our happy reunion of lifelong friends. We traveled these mountains in our youth and are always beckoned back – especially being from Florida. So nice to know you are here and open your lovely home in the woods to us.
- 09/25/10 – The Brooks:
Thank you for this wonderful Mountain Experience enjoyed by myself and my family. Your cabin is very beautiful and comfortable. All of the furnishings are of great quality and the hot tub was a welcome pleasure to enjoy after our long days of hiking and rafting! The view is spectacular and the seclusion of the cabin was just what we were looking for! Wonderful vacation! We hope to be back soon!!
- 08/20/10 – The Brooks:
We could not have asked for a nicer cabin in the mountains. You can never get enough of the view. It was great to come back and relax after a day of sight-seeing. So much to do in this part of North Carolina. Thanks so much!
- 08/12/10 The Hutches:
Thank you for a beautiful cabin with a lovely view!
- 08/02/2010 – The Chavaries:
We were so pleased with the Sun Eagle Lodge. The views, the amenities, the local activities, and the price were matched by the good time my family had while here. Spectacular! This was our second trip to Bryson City. We came back for white water rafting at Endless River Adventures, tubing at Deep Creek, and the culture of the Cherokee Indians. The views in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park were tremendous. It was perfect to “camp” at the level of luxury we’re accustomed to!
- 07/28/10 – Amber, Josh, Mel & Brian:
What a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing this little piece of heaven! We had a wonderful time. Reminder of how joyous life should be all the time. Thanks for your hospitality!! Blessings to you!
- 07/24/10 – The Hayes, the Millers, Brian & Twanya:
Thank you for allowing us to come into your beautiful home. We have taken several vacations together and this will be one we remember : myself with my 2 boys, my sister, her son and husband, and also my oldest sister.
We enjoyed the views from the cabin. Everything was so easy to get to. Thank you very much and we hope to return.
- 07/20/10 – Trina & Clint DeRosia & Wayne Sasser:
Thank you so much for the cabin! The trip was a long needed retreat for my dad, my husband, and myself. We enjoyed the local attractions and having a beautiful home to return to after the days excursions. The layout was perfect and the beds very comfortable. We enjoyed several meals with a beautiful view! Thank you again!
- 07/15/10 – D. Dehart & The Nicolette Family:
We had planned this vacation for my mother who was diagnosed with stage four cancer. Unfortunately she didn’t make the trip, but you can’t imagine what it meant to hear my father laugh and to watch him sit on the balcony each morning watching the sun work its way over the mountains. It may not have been the vacation that we were planning, but it was definitely the one that we needed. Thank you!
- 07/04/2010 – Sandra McCracken:
Thank you so much for a beautiful retreat in the mountains. You have a wonderful place and the boys are sure this is heaven. (They sure got their fill of fishing!!)
- 06/17/10 – Wayne & Carolyne, Gregory & Sarah, and Seth & April:
This was our first real “Mountain” vacation. We’re from the coast. We met our 2 adult children and their spouses at your fabulous cabin. The cabin is perfect with plenty of room for 6 adults. The view must be the best in the area. We love the layout, made good use of the kitchen, and enjoyed the hot tub! The HDTV and free long distance were thoughtful touches, and we’re a Wii family.
We enjoyed Bryson City, tubing, the waterfalls, hiking, and Cherokee. Thank you for sharing your home.
- 06/11/10 – The Koturi, Chitturi, & Gottimukkala Families:
Thought it was a short stay, it was a sweet stay. We really enjoyed the cabin as much as we did other places in and around Bryson City. We look forwarded to staying here more often.
- 05/28/10 – Marie, Tim, Sean, Chris, Olivia & Rebecca:
Our family needed a trip just like this one. It absolutely reunited my 2 boys (23 & 20) and my husband and I. Rafting all day, “Clue” at night. It was great to be in such a beautiful place.
- 05/25/10 – Tina & Zana:
50th Birthday Girls Trip. Awesome cabin and surroundings. I will be back with my family! Thank you for the use of your fabulous cabin. The hot tub was a real treat to come back to after our all day adventures.
- 05/06/10 – Terry & Ann:
Thank you for a most memorable long weekend! The cabin, the view, and the quiet solitude were just what we needed! After 3 days of hiking we returned to relax and work out the kinks in the wonderful hot tub, cook a nice meal, enjoy the stars and each other’s company. This was a trip we will always remember and look forward to bringing our daughters to your beautiful cabin next time.
- 04/28/10 – The Hoffmans:
Thank you for letting us visit your charming home. We were amazed by the “View”. How quiet it is. ? Your house is warm and inviting. We hate to leave and go back to Florida. Hopefully we can come back for a visit. Thank you for everything. Have a great Summer. See ya in the Fall!
- 04/18/10 – The James Family:
Breathtaking view – so enjoyed the porch and rockers – the fabulous cabin! We visited Bryson City, Cherokee, Gatlinburg, Dillsboro, Sylva, & Franklin. Even did some zip lining which was a highlight. We took hikes daily to the top of the mountain. Have been all seasons now and the spring colors are spectacular!
- 04/10/10 – The Qadri Family:
Thank you for renting out your cozy cabin. We spent 5 nights with the family and were in no hurry to leave. We would venture out during the day and all the boys wanted to do was go back to the ‘log house’.
We all had a lovely relaxing break and look forward to visiting again.
- 03/15/2010: The Calkins:
Thank you for opening up your beautiful cabin to our family! We cannot wait to come back! We hiked Deep Creek and saw three beautiful waterfalls! Amazing! We also spent a day in Cherokee.
- 02/19/10 – Edricka, Cliff, & Mr. & Mrs. McPhatter:
We greatly appreciate you opening up your home to us. We have enjoyed our stay and will absolutely be returning here again. The scenic and overview of this particular area is phenomenal. Thanks for your hospitality and God bless you.
- 02/15/2010 – The Josephs, The Smiths, & The Crulls:
All of us had a wonderful time in your beautiful home. We had a lovely Valentine’s Day too. The only we didn’t do was use the hot tub – we plan to come back to do that! Thank you again for sharing your lovely home.
- 01/15/10 – The Sanfords:
What a wonderful cabin. Our stay was very relaxing. We were here for our 8th wedding anniversary. Thanks for opening your home to us.
- 01/03/10 – Laura & Cory:
Cory and I came here for our honeymoon. We had actually chosen another cabin further up the mountain, but the pipes froze and the rental agency directed us here. We’re really grateful they did! It has been a wonderful and amazing trip and we couldn’t have been happier with everything. This cabin was a remarkable place to stay and we hope to request to stay here again in the future. We got the snow we were hoping for, found everything to be in order just about, and had a great honeymoon. Thank You!
- 12/27/2009 – The Cuzorts:
Thank you so very much for our stay here! Our 2 teenage girls shared the loft, son got his own room, and the master bedroom was perfect for our stay. The views were fabulous and we got snow. Vacation was great! Thanks again for wonderful family memories!
- 12/25/2009 – Patrick & Sheri:
Thank you for a lovely stay. The cabin is very cozy and comfortable. Nice décor. Once again we have had a great time in the Smokeys. Thank You!
- 12/15/2009 – The Woods:
What an ideal spot for family fun. We all have had a ball and hope to return soon! We rode the “Polar Express” Friday night and all the kids, including this 63 year old one, enjoyed ourselves immensely. The scenery is fantastic and we love the cabin.
We did see icicles! Four year old Landon adored the bus and train wreck from the movie “Fugitive” in Dillsboro. He may grow up to be a demolition expert.
- 12/06/2009 – The Williamsons, The Coxs, & The Holmes:
What a great way to kick off the holidays! Start off with a trip to the Smokys that includes a luxurious cabin that fits our growing family and has enough within for all ages, add in a snow shower that gave us enough to play in, but none on the winding mountain roads, a trip on the Polar Express to meet Santa and a nice home-cooked meal with family surrounding the large cabin table and you have incredible Christmas Memories!
- 11/27/2009 – The Garcia Family:
Everything was great! Marta (our neighbor) told us it was nice. I hope you allow us to return in the future. Thank you again (for everything)!
- 11/04/2009 – The Agee & McIntyre Clan:
Thank you again for the cabin this weekend! We had a fantastic time and our friends were thrilled to finally see Baines Mountain! The weather was perfect and thank you for making this cabin an absolute dream!!!
Next time we’ll have a new addition to introduce to mountain living!!!
- 10/26/2009 – The Chances, The Causeys, & The Daniels:
Beautiful home and the view is spectacular! We enjoyed the cabin so much we never wanted to leave, but we did force ourselves out to take in the sights and activities. The drive was an experience for us Florida Flatlanders – hope to come back again – a thoroughly great trip – and wonderful cabin.
- 10/23/2009 – Angela Poag:
I hate to go back home, your cabin is so comfy and cozy. It was so nice to wake up Sunday morning, (when it was 26° and there was snow), open the blinds, turn on the fireplace, and crawl back in the comfy bed to enjoy the view. Nice cabin!
- 10/11/2009 – The Greens & Wrights:
What a drive up the mountain! What a view! What a cabin! Thanks for sharing this lovely retreat. Fall is special in the mountains. Great to relax after a hard day of sightseeing. Our 4 year old grandson loved the Wii. You have really thought of everything.
- 10/09/2009 – The Schwepes:
Thank you so much for the beautiful, comfy home to stay in during our visit to NC! We absolutely loved your cabin. We very much hope to come again soon. The views from here are spectacular! Thanks again!
- 09/28/2009 – Cliff & Liz:
Today is our anniversary! Thank you for opening up your home to allow us to enjoy a brand new experience. We loved the view, the quiet, the peace and tranquility. Didn’t do much sightseeing!
- 09/09/2009 – The Bunnows:
The house was great, loved the view and the privacy. We had a very nice vacation. We enjoyed the hot tub and look at the stars and the moon. Thank You!
- 08/27/2009 – The Fowlers:
Wonderful house, nicely furnished. Great views (which is why we rented this house). Enjoyed the hot tub, especially with the privacy shades.
- 08/16/2009 – The Wisors:
Thank you for allowing our family to spend a wonderful stay at your cabin. Everyone had a great time, and the view was amazing. Although this cabin is awesome, I can only imagine a cabin on top of the mountain. Thanks for the special memories and great pictures. We will definitely love to come back in the future.
- 7/24/2009 – The Crykin Family:
Well, we just finished the Great Smoky Mountain National Euckre championship to punctuate our wonderful visit. (It was Mom & Dad vs. Evan & Shaun . The young team won!)
Other highlights of our visit were white water rafting, a day of hiking at Newfound Gap at the Appalachian Trail and experiencing the impressive Clingman’s Dome, some great meals like BBQ and home grilled meals right here.
What a great place to return and call our home, which provided us with some wonderful & warm family time and great memories!
From waking up to the hot tub to relieve our sore muscles, to playing Wii and finally turning off all the lights in the house and the four of us sitting in the rocking chairs to stargaze for hours, seeing shooting stars, and contemplating our universe, it was perfect! We even saw 2 barred owls and met “Sunshine” the dog. Thank you!
- 07/14/2009 – The Hendrix Family:
Thank you for opening your home to us. The stay was amazing along with the views!! This is one of the nicest homes we have been in; we have been visiting the area for 18 years.
Tubing and rafting were a blast and then just a short drive up over the mountain to home!
Again, many thanks!