Ridge Runner Retreat - Lovely Log Rental - Less than 10 Minutes from Fontana Lake and Almond Marina - Wi-Fi, Hot Tub, and 2 Gas Fireplaces
Gather around 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 cabin with all the amenities you would 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.
2 Bedrooms & 2 Baths: The master bedroom has a king-size bed, fireplace and sunrise view, a private bath and deck access to the hot tub. Media room on the lower level has a Queen size futon, gaming chair with footstool and a desk area with a stool.
The upstairs second bedroom has a queen-size bed and private bath. The upstairs bathroom is has a tub shower combination, the downstairs bath has a shower only.
Two satellite TVs enhance your stay, so that you can watch your favorites on the large screen TV in the living room upstairs while the kids watch TV or play games in the media room downstairs.
If you are an avid reader, you will enjoy the large assortment of hard and paperback books. There is surely something to appease any reader’s genre.
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 with 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.
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Additional Amenities: • Limited Basic Wireless Internet - No streaming, downloading, or other fast-speed applications can be supported. • Central AC & Heat • Ceiling Fans • 2 Gas Fireplaces • 2 Satellite TVs + DVD Player - Living Room and Media Room • X-Box One S with 2 games and 2 wireless controllers • Blu Ray Player with DVD's • Sheltered Hot Tub • Covered Porch + Open Deck with Clear plexiglass Railing • Outdoor Furniture + Outdoor Dining • Gas Grill • Covered Parking
Fully Equipped Kitchen: Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker (basket filters)
• Keurig • Coffee Grinder • Toaster • Belgium Waffle Maker • Crock Pot • Colander • Electric Hand Mixer • Rolling Pin
• 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.
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Elm City, US
Reviewed: Nov 10, 2018
Beautiful property. Pictures do not do it justice. Perfect family vacation spot, we loved the view1
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2018
We loved this beautiful cabin deep in the woods. The fireplace was warm and cozy on the cool fall nights. We enjoyed walks to look at the incredible fall colors. Your cabin was warm and cozy, well stocked and provided a peaceful break from the city stress. We loved the Hot Tub! Would not hesitate t stay again.
Reviewed: Oct 21, 2018
Lovely and comfortable cabin. Beautiful sunset colors our last night. The info binder was very useful.
St Pertersburg, US
Reviewed: Aug 24, 2018
We had a great time at Cherokee, Deep Creek, on the Smoky Mtn. RR, at Nantahala, and visited Fontana Dam. We enjoyed the shops in downtown Bryson City. The cabin was beyond our expectations. It is first class. The team at GSCR was very courteous, professional and knowledgeable. We enjoyed being out of the Florida heat and humidity. We loved the view and the hot tub.
Reviewed: Aug 21, 2018
This place is awesome - so beautiful. We had to stay an additional 2 days to the week that we had planned. We went out everyday to enjoy this beautiful part of the U.S. It was great to come back each evening to this wonderful home.
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2018
Stone Mountain, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2018
We came for vacation and enjoyed the hot tub and convenience of the cabin. We went kayaking. The team was very helpful, especially when I was trying to make sure my son's wheelchair would fit in the bathroom.
Rock Hill, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2018
The folks at GSCR are very friendly an knowledgeable. The cabin was great! We loved the location and the hot tub.
Middle point, US
Reviewed: Jul 15, 2018
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2018
This place is awesome, everything we needed was here. Feels like home, so grateful to have the opportunity to stay. We will be back
Reviewed: Jun 26, 2018
Cathie was kind and helpful throughout the process. The property was beautiful and better than I could have imagined! We loved the porch and the view!
Reviewed: May 31, 2018
Reviewed: May 2, 2018
The cabin it exceeded our expectations. The pictures truly did not do the cabin justice! We had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Ridge Runner Retreat and can't wait to return! We loved the dining room! The view is amazing! The staff is very polite and helpful!
Reviewed: Jan 31, 2018
This cabin is beautiful and very secluded. We celebrated a birthday weekend. The staff at GSCR is extremely friendly.
Reviewed: Nov 11, 2017
Thank you for allowing my husband and I to spend our honeymoon at your cabin. It was a dream come true.
Reviewed: Oct 23, 2017
A great weekend away from home. We all enjoyed our time here. It was perfect.
Ricky & Becky
Reviewed: Sep 29, 2017
We had a blast and enjoyed the cabin. We want to come back. It was amazing 1st wedding anniversary.
Reviewed: Aug 23, 2017
Our 29th anniversary could not have been spent in a more perfect place! The peace and the view of the moon through the trees from the hot tub! The cabin is very clean! Thank you!
Reviewed: Mar 31, 2017
This was our 2nd trip at this beautiful cabin. We were here in Oct. 2016. We are already planning on coming back again. The cabin was beautiful, spacious, clean, convenient to town and the views were spectacular.
Reviewed: Jan 15, 2017
Love the cabin. It was paradise, cozy, comfortable, great views. We loved the hot tub, and grilled out each day. Beautifully decorated. We shared beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.
Reviewed: Jan 2, 2017
Thank you for sharing your beautiful cabin! This was a Christmas gift for my husband and we could not have asked for a more amazing place to stay! The view was spectacular! We hope this is our first of many trips to the Smokys!
Reviewed: Dec 4, 2016
We came here for our first getaway. We have fallen more deeply in love here. We had an amazing time here at this beautiful cabin. This cabin will always hold a special place in our hearts. We will be back.
Reviewed: Nov 20, 2016
This cabin is beautiful and the view was amazing. My family and I enjoyed our weekend. Thanks so much for sharing your cabin.
Reviewed: Nov 20, 2016
The view was nice and the house was very clean. Lots of room for the family to hang out and spend time together. The area is very quite and peaceful.
Reviewed: Sep 6, 2016
We had such an amazing time at Ridge Runner. The view was SPECTACULAR and the master bedroom was amazing. Our favorite hike was Chimney Rock. We loved Deep Creek as well. Thank you for the wonderful memories. We will see you again next time.
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
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 52 Min or 55.4 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 25 Min or 10.2 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 10 Min or 3.0 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 1 hour and 4 min or 38.2 Miles
• Western Carolina University 51 Min or 33.6 Miles
• Tsali Trail Head 31 Min or 11.3 Miles
• Ingles Grocery Store - 23 min or 10.8 miles