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: 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! :)
Reviewed: Feb 25, 2015
I really enjoyed talking to your staff in booking my stay at your cabin. 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 totally 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. Their 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
Everyone was very knowledgeable 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.
Reviewed: Nov 11, 2014
Working with your team has been great, even when booking with such short notice. Everyone was polite and it was nice to hear them call when we had arrived at the cabin. We had an amazing time. The house is beautiful and it had everything needed for a relaxing getaway. Your website was easy to use and the cabins you offered were perfect for our needs. We were so impressed after our stay that I doubt we'll use anyone else now.
Reviewed: Oct 28, 2014
They were all very friendly and helpful. We completely enjoyed our stay at this breathtaking cabin. We feel blessed that we were able to see a part of GOD's great country. The seclusion and view of the mountains and surrounding forest were spectacular. We just love the cool weather and fall colors. I would recommend this property to family and friends.
Reviewed: Sep 1, 2014
What can I say? We are spoiled for life. Beautiful view, beautiful decor, cozy cabin. The grandchildren loved the outdoors. We went on the train ride, horse back riding. We love to visit in the other seasons.
Reviewed: Aug 9, 2014
Thank you so much for the beautiful vacation. I have enjoyed this with my daughter and son-in-law and grandchildren in your lovely cabin.
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2014
Thank you to the Clark's for sharing their beautiful home with fantastic views and a great hot tub. We went whitewater rafting, rode the train, and went to Cherokee. This was a very relaxing vacation.
Reviewed: Jul 1, 2014
Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We were here for a long weekend to relax and visit with our daughter who is working here for the summer. We all enjoyed the cabin, the view, and the area nearby. We visited Fontana Dam, Bryson City, the water falls at Deep Creek campground. Our family has stayed in many cabins around Gatlinburg for 20+ years and this is our favorite so far. It is comfortable, clean, equipped incredibly well, and is so cozy. We will make a point to return to your cabin.
Reviewed: Dec 13, 2013
This cabin was everything and more, a true luxury in the woods! Well supplied with cooking essentials, comfortable furniture, beautiful view! Internet access good, limited cell access though. Mother nature brought us a bear to watch one night so be sure to secure the garbage outside...they are pretty smart animals! A welcome surprise for us. We are adventure seekers so mountain biking, hiking, zip lining and white water rafting are all close by Many pamphlets in the cabin if you did not plan ahead. We got there the final week before season closing so plan accordingly. It also was important to us to come home to a hot tub and a comfortable place to relax after an action packed day. We also took a day to enjoy and shop in near by towns. Bottom line, I would stay here again. Do listen and follow instructions provided, arriving the first day during daylight hours was extremely helpful advise even if all went as planned!
Reviewed: Nov 29, 2013
Thank you for sharing your cabins. We enjoyed the wonderful views!! It was our last night here and we heard a noise outside. We saw a little black bear roaming around the property. He entertained us as we ran around from the decks to the windows to catch a glimpse of this beautiful creature. It was a great way to end our trip.


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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