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.

  6 guests
  2 bedrooms
  2 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


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.

For guest reviews, please click on the Reviews Tab.


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.


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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Low Season $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $130 $130 $720   2
Mid Season $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $150 $150 $840   2
Peak Season $160 $160 $160 $160 $160 $170 $170 $960   2
Holiday Season $170 $170 $170 $170 $170 $180 $180 $1,020   2


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Reviewed: Jul 10, 2016
Excellent, well organized and friendly.
Reviewed: May 16, 2016
Our second visit it was like the first all over again. We are spoiled because we have yet to find a cabin as beautiful as this.
Reviewed: Mar 4, 2016
The team effectively communicated with us prior to our arrival and checked in with us the day of our check in via telephone, after that they left us alone and allowed us to enjoy our stay.
Reviewed: Feb 15, 2016
Our first visit to the cabin, we decided to try a different area this year. We love it. We will be back soon.
Reviewed: Feb 15, 2016
Our first visit to Bryson. We decided to try a quieter side of the Great Smokys. What a great cabin an a adorable town. Far exceeds cabins we have rented.
Reviewed: Feb 12, 2016
I'm so in love with the property, we had a great time and a great experience for our first time there.
Reviewed: Feb 7, 2016
We enjoyed our time here in Bryson City. We came to celebrate our friends birthday! The scenery was awesome and the people around here are really friendly. I look forward to returning later in the year.
Reviewed: Jan 31, 2016
Thank you for opening your home to us and our two fur babies. We all had a great long weekend, hiking and driving around the area. The views are amazing. We would love to come back again.
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2015
We came for a birthday weekend. We enjoyed all the pictures and driving excursions that Swain County and surrounding have to offer.
Reviewed: Oct 29, 2015
Perfect location. Ten minutes from rafting, zip lining, horseback riding. 20 minutes from hiking at Deep Creek. The cabin was beautiful and everything was in perfect working order down to every light bulb. The view was gorgeous.
Reviewed: Oct 25, 2015
We loved staying at your beautiful cabin. Very comfortable, love the views and spacious rooms. The location is ideal and we took advantage of hiking Deep Creek, horseback riding and zip lining. We saw elk at the park in Cherokee. We will be back.
Reviewed: Oct 17, 2015
I am so glad we have found this place on the web! We are celebrating our 20th anniversary, so we knew we wanted something special and the cabin was everything we hoped for. It was great jumping off place for many adventures in the great country that is the Smokies!! Thank you so much for a wonderful place to stay.
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2015
Everyone was pleasant and helpful. It was everything I imagined it would be and more. My boyfriend and I had a wonderful time and made lifelong memories.
Reviewed: Oct 13, 2015
Gorgeous views! This fresh mountain air is incredible for a couple that live in the concrete jungle. We have had such a relaxing time. We will be back.
Reviewed: Oct 6, 2015
Had a wonderful time during our stay here. We had a great family time with games and hot tub fun. Great comfortable beds! We feel relaxed and refreshed.
Reviewed: Aug 20, 2015
I spoke to Cathie and Melissa. Both were friendly and helpful. I called a few times because I was making a last minute reservation. Great staff. When I narrowed it down between two cabins, Melissa was able to give me more details to help me choose.
Reviewed: Aug 17, 2015
The area around this cabin looks so beautiful. We were so relaxed while we were here.
Reviewed: Aug 8, 2015
Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cabin. It is more than we expected. We has a wonderful time. we will be back.
Reviewed: Aug 1, 2015
Had some concerns with location and my party coming from different locations in Georgia and staff took time to help me with directions. Very friendly and knowledgeable.
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2015
What a great cabin! Very relaxing! We had a great white water rafting trip and zip line experience. We will be back.
Reviewed: Jun 19, 2015
Peace and quite - Just what we wanted and needed. Thank you.
Reviewed: Jun 7, 2015
We came for a week. It was a wonderful week. Beautiful country! Nice weather while we were here.
Reviewed: May 28, 2015
The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, 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 chose Ridge Runner because it was close to Almond Marina.
Reviewed: Apr 15, 2015
Very friendly staff. A remarkable view at the property. It was perfect.
Reviewed: Apr 9, 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 very 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 view 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 Harrah's 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! :)


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

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