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Property Code: Big Timber Lodge
Big Timber Lodge
Available to Reserve Online 24/7
3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, Sleeps 6 - 8, Not Pet Friendly, Not Motorcycle Accessible
Big Timber Lodge has all the amenities for your perfect vacation: a fantastic view looking out to the Great Smoky Mountains and Fontana Lake, the hot tub on the deck, a full kitchen and more!
You'll love the all wood interior that gives Big Timber Lodge its name. The inside stone fireplace with gas logs illuminates the living room any time of year, and the leather sofas are great for relaxing and enjoying the Satellite HDTV or catching up with loved ones.
With rustic logs and a country quilt, the Master Bedroom has a King Bed. The Second and Third Bedrooms each have a Queen bed. Big Timber Lodge accommodates additional guests with its sleeper sofa for 2.
Enjoy the great outdoors to the fullest! Whether you're taking in the outstanding view from the deck, relaxing in the hot tub, or grilling your next meal, Big Timber Lodge is the place to be.
Breathe in the fresh mountain air and listen to the symphony of wind whispering through the trees and bird songs from the screened porch. The extra dining space is a great place for morning coffee.
On the deck, you can enjoy the aroma of the outside wood burning fireplace well into the evening.
With the view you'll remember, Big Timber Lodge is conveniently located in Almond, just minutes from the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad in Bryson City and white-water rafting on the Nantahala River.
General Amenities: Mountain & Lake view, Indoor Gas Log Fireplace, Outdoor Wood Burning Fireplace, Not pet friendly, Not motorcycle accessible, Satellite HDTV, DVD Player, Screened porch, Secluded, Wireless Internet, Gas Grill, Washer & Dryer, Nintendo Wii in Downstairs Den
Kitchen Amenities: Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Range & Oven, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Dishwasher, Washer/Dryer
3 Bedrooms & 2.5 Baths: The master bedroom has a King bed. The second and third bedrooms each have a Queen Bed. The sleeper sofa sleeps 2.
Maximum capacity of up to 8 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 of Big Timber Lodge Have Said:
- 04/03/13 – The Davis Family:
Wow! Incredible View. This is the most luxury cabin we have ever stayed at. I’m sad we only got to stay for 5 days. We had a magnificent time at Big Timber Lodge! Thank you for the beautiful cabin and view. We will certainly be back at some point in the future!
- 03/28/13 – The Brower Family:
Never have I felt as close to God as I have this week! The beautiful view and fresh air, the pure, white snow, the clean smell of the new wood cabin all created the perfect conditions to renew my spirit and cleanse my soul. My husband and his sons built a greater strength in their relationship just before the boys go off to college. This was more than a vacation, it was a turning point in the journey we call life. Thank you for sharing your home so that we could have this experience.
- 01/05/13 – The Bloemkr Family:
We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cabin. We never stayed here before, but plan to come again. Day 1, we hiked Deep Creek and saw the 3 waterfalls – awesome! Day 2, we went to Newfound Gap (not much snow) and then ate at Paula Deens (yummy!). Day 3 , we went to Gatlinburg and tried to go tubing. We left cabin at 7 AM and still couldn’t get to tube! Too many people in line so some of us ice-skated. We shipped and did other things. Love the cabin, love the hot tub, view, furniture, everything.
- Thanksgiving 2012 – The Zureich and Baileys of Suwanee, GA and Tampa, FL:
What a fabulous time with my brother and our 2 families for Thanksgiving. We have been trying to get together like this for 6 years and it finally happened and it couldn’t have been in a nicer place. We loved this cabin – everything was perfect, from the fabulous view, wonderful amenities and convenient layout. I would love to own a place just like this! We spent time in Bryson City and hiked to a waterfall on property my brother owns and checked in on his very rustic cabin. Spent all day Thanksgiving Day just cooking, eating, and spending time together playing games. Friday we drove to Gatlinburg to stay and see the Christmas lights. Unfortunately the weather was wet. Loved making smores in the outside fireplace and enjoying the stars from the hot tub. Hope to come back soon!
- 10/13/12 – The Griffin Family:
Enjoyed our time here – cabin is beautiful all around. Love everything about the cabin especially the view, the area around here too is gorgeous! Thank you!
- 10/07/12 – The Best and Hollifield Families:
Beautiful cabin, very comfortable. We had a very peaceful and restful time.
- September 2012 – The Jones, Hensleys, and Smeads:
Stayed here the weekend and had a fantastic time! Beautiful view, awesome cabin and great time had by all! We will definitely make this an annual event!
- 09/09/12 – The Bieritz Family:
We have stayed at several cabins in the Smokies and this is by far the most beautiful, breathtaking one of all!! We have fallen in love with this area and this cabin !! The view is absolutely majestic!! We enjoyed hiking, spending time at the NOC, hanging at the Nantahala Brewing Co., and renting a pontoon on Fontana Lake (our favorite activity). But most of all spending evening in the hot tub with a fire burning looking at a blanket of stars in the sky while our 2 year old sleeps soundly from the adventures and fresh mountain air throughout the day. Needless to say we LOVE it here!! Thank you!
- 08/18/12 – The McAnilis of New Galilee, PA:
We love our state of Pennsylvania but the mountains of North Carolina are absolutely beautiful. After we gathered our breath driving up here from the gate and settled in, the week was fantastic: weather was beautiful. Your guest manual was a great help. For the most delicious cinnamon raisin bread you ever had try Stoltzfus Bread basket on Everett Street in Bryson City. Top it off with some of their homemade butter. Also, loved the Bar-B-Que wagon (best pulled pork), the Filling Station (this has the most fabulous deli sandwiches to go) Soda Pops Ice Cream Parlor. Also took in Cherokee and its Indian Museum and the Mountain Farm Museum at Oconaluftee. Pontooned on Fontana Lake and did a little swimming. Hope this lodge is here for quite a while. The scenery is breathtaking. Again, thank you for the beautiful home and furnishings. It was like home away from home.
- 08/11/12 – The Perrinis:
Beautiful cabin. Great view. Overall great! Enjoyed the hot tub, wii, the fireplace, and TV for watching the Olympics all week.
- 08/06/12 – Sara and The Schmitz Family from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada:
We stayed here for 5 nights and loved every second of it. We had good weather every day. The cabin is beautiful and modern but with a cabin twist. Here are a few things I recommend for you and your family. 1. Tubing is a fun and cool thing to do. I recommend tubing at Deep Creek. 2. I went ziplining on my 11th birthday here and my sister went white water rafting. We went to the NOC outdoor center it is really fun for a day and there are great hiking areas around there and much more things to do for the whole family. 3. The third day we were here we rented a boat and my dad drove it. It was super relaxing and cool because we could jump in the lake it was Deep but I had a life jacket on. 4. We climbed and hiked the highest point in Tennessee. It is really cool because you are walking in a cloud. I had an amazing time here. Thanks!
- 07/29/12 – The Orinos, Andersons, and Nusbalm Families from Shamong, NJ, Indian, Trail, NC, and Baltimore, MD:
Thank you for opening your beautiful home to us. The view is stunning, but for us, the most amazing view was the stars in the night sky. It is amazing! Monday w went to Biltmore. Tuesday - a day of waterfalls, trails, and tubing at Deep Creek. Wednesday we went to Oconlafutee and saw “Unto these Hills”. Thursday we rode horses for 2 hours at Nantahala Stables. Friday while the guys golfed at Smoky Mountain Country Club, we walked the Road to Nowhere. Saturday, we just chilled and promised ourselves to do this again!
- 07/21/12 – The Corbins:
First of all – you have such a beautiful home – for so many reasons! We have spent many years going away to cabins and your home and view has to be the most amazing yet. We live in Franklin, NC, and our son was home from dental school and it was Kevin’s birthday – rented a pontoon for 2 days – God gave us sunshine! We had 20 people up here for some good ole’ gospel singing. Thank you for the gift of your home. We hope to be back!
- 06/16/12 – Robin, Elliot and Jon from Lancaster, PA:
The view was breathtaking! It was wonderful to wake up to the haze and watch it clear up over the next hour. We had a great time everyday. Hiked, white water rafting, our favorite – renting a pontoon boat from Almond Boat rentals - which we took to a remote part of Lake Fontana and went swimming.
Thank you for an outstanding stay!
- May 26th 2012 – The Huffs of Silver Spring MD, and the Keatings of Fernandino Beach, FL:
Love this retreat! We were 2 families (siblings) one with 2 kids (17 mos and 3 ˝), and the other with one (11 mos) Plus our Au Pair from Colombia SA. We all enjoyed our time here and it was the perfect set up for us and beautifully decorated and maintained. The view can’t be beat! Here is what we did that we liked and recommend – Cherokee Ruby and Sapphire Mine (they don’t salt!), hiked the Appalachian Trail 13 miles from Stecoah Gap to NOC along the Nantahala River (used the hot tub after!), drove to Clingman’s Dome and then beyond to Bridal Veil Falls and then to Gatlinburg (didn’t like Gatlinburg as it was too touristy and so glad we were in this area), went to Deep Creek and to the 3 falls which was great with the little kids in tow, rented a pontoon boat from Almond Boat rentals for the full day and the entire length of Fontana Lake and swain the clear water (so clean!!) – didn’t catch any fish with our poles though.. Drove to white water falls, the highest falls East of Colorado – worth the trip 441 feet. A short walk and double stairs (our 17 mo. Old went up all of them). Like also Asheville’s River Arts Districts – walked around and had lunch – cute town. We cooked out, had smores, made fires, and enjoyed the house so much. We also had a good laugh at how scared we were driving up here the 1st day but how easy it is for us now going up and down so many times now. We really loved this trip and house and hope to visit again in a few years when we can go tubing and horseback riding with the kids when they are older. Thank you! P.S. The Fudge at the Chocolate Shoppe in Bryson City is delicious!
- 5/20/12 – Laura and Dave:
And we’re Back! How great to return to Big Timber Lodge. It’s our favorite mountain retreat. All the same praise as our first stay. If you take yourself away and need something to do:
-Dave took private kayak instruction at the NOC with Jessie Koke. Great instructor and had a great afternoon on the river.
- If you enjoy beer, check out the Nantahala Brewing Company. Great local beer and you can take some home in growlers.
- 04/21/12 – The Maurer Family from FL:
Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful cabin. We have really enjoyed our stay. We went to Mt. Mitchell and Clingman’s Dome and all sites in between. We will be back as soon as we can! Thank you for your kindness for letting us enjoy your home. This is as close to heaven as I’ve ever been. I’m so happy to go home, but so sad to leave this place. I will cherish this memory forever.
- 04/13/12 – The Eatons and Coulters:
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Your cabin is so beautiful & cozy. We all enjoyed staying here soooo much. We didn’t want to leave. Everything was so clean! We will surely plan on staying here again in the future. So much enjoyed our stay!
- 04/04/12 – The Campanilas and Heberts:
Stayed in quite a few cabins. This by far has been the best! The view is terrific!
- 3/11/2012 - The Duncan Family, Hickory, NC:
We came up here for my 18th birthday and I have to say it was well worth it. The cabin is beautiful and the view is amazing. We did some sightseeing of some falls and Fontana Dam. We look forward to coming back up in the summer!
- Dec. 2011 – Jan. 2012 - The Powell Family:
Back for another two week stay at this amazing retreat. We missed all the snow last year, but this time we had absolutely beautiful weather. Santa came and left lots of great gifts for us and the kids. We hiked all over the resort, watched movies and relaxed in the hot tub. It was so peaceful and quiet. We hope to return again next year. We also went fishing at Coopers Creek, it was great!
- 12/17/2011 - The Tolley Family, Charlotte, NC:
What a perfect weekend we have had here in your lovely home. Thank you for your generosity in sharing this with us. The view is beyond description, the house is awesome, and the furnishings and house wares beyond compare. It will be our dream to return, hopefully sometime next year.
- 11/5/2011 - Jennifer & Chuff Chuffington:
Perfect! After overcoming a friendly fear of the road up the mountain, we really appreciated the thought that went into creating this great escape. Never stayed in a place with such great views. Spent nights in front of the outdoor fireplace.
- The Reeves Family, Florida:
An amazing vacation with family and friends. The view is outstanding and was a perfect beginning and ending to our day long adventures. A lot of memories and laughter were shared with week! We hope to be back for more!
- 8/2011 - The Rainey’s & Lowe’s:
Loved morning coffee on the deck above the clouds. The kids loved making smores in the wood fireplace. We all had a great time in the Bryson City-Fontana Lake area.
- 7/23/2011 - The Harmon Family, Columbia, SC:
We had a wonderful, relaxing week! Some of our favorite memories were of tubing at Deep Creek, picking blackberries, ice cream at Soda Pop’s, hiking Tellico Gap from the Nantahala Outdoor Center and seeing Thomas The Tank Engine in Bryson City. An awesome place! We hope to be back soon!
- 6/24/2011 - The Tedders, Lafayette, IN:
Great view-changes on an hourly basis! Spent time roaming and learning about the area.
Cades Cove was great! Our kids enjoyed the huge deck. Overall, a relaxing, good time and Just what we needed. Thanks!
- June, 7 2011 - Lisa Scornavacci & Kevin Collins, Chicago, IL:
We loved the cabin! The view couldn’t have been more perfect! Our peaceful,
relaxing times included reading on the deck in the morning, unwinding in the hot tub
or sitting by the fire at night. Our outings included visiting the Great Smoky National Park and tubing down a creek there, seeing the once a year fire fly light show at night. We rented a pontoon on our last day from Almond Boat & RV Park. We also fund a great ice cream shop while roaming Bryson City. We loved our time here and wish we didn’t have to leave! We hope to be back sooner rather than later.
- 5/1/2011 - The Elkins, OH & The Masko’s, GA:
We came up for Mini Coopers on the Dragon and has a wonderful time! The cabin is beautiful and well decorated and well kept. The scenery is Awesome and we would love to come back for more relaxation. Thanks for a wonderful stay!
- 4/23/2011 - The McShea’s of Philadelphia, PA:
We had a fabulous time in the cabin! Everyday’s adventure was followed by a
Relaxing soak in the hot tub. At night we turned off all of the lights and looked
up to the sky-so many stars! Absolutely beautiful! The view from the deck is
magnificent. We truly enjoyed our stay and the family time it afforded us.
- 2/14/2011 - Laura & Dave of Old Fort, NC :
This was our first visit to Big Timber Lodge and we do hope it won’t be the last!
Most of our time was spent enjoying the view, hot tub, and fireplaces. If you
Manage to break away from this sanctuary, here are some tips:
Food at Jimmy Mac’s in Bryson City is a very casual and tasty local place.
Along the Nantahala River there is a nice and gentle one mile paved walk.
- Christmas & New Year 2010 - The Powell Family of Lincolnton, NC and the Sarnadi Family of Chicago, IL:
This place is absolutely perfect! Thank you for making it available to us. We can tell that not a single corner was cut while designing, building or furnishing the Big Timer Lodge. While here we hiked all the roads on the property and this house is most definitely The cream of the crop. We had amazing weather for 2 weeks straight, sun and 5 feet Of snow followed by a quick thaw and more sunny days. We took our kids skiing for The first time and they loved it! We visited the dam-awesome-and drove to Newfound Gap. I also have to say that the property managers, Great Smokys Cabin Rentals are amazing, they did everything we asked and more. Thank you and we hope to be back next year.