Morning Sun Retreat and Guesthouse - The Seclusion You Crave - Fire Pit and Internet - 20 Minutes from Rafting and the Train

Morning Sun Retreat Cabin and Guest House form a unique four bedroom, three bath property. Entertainment area, bath, sleeper sofa and pool table are in a separate building

  9 guests
  4 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms

Instant Quote

Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 Queen
Bedroom 2
1 Bunk Bed
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
1 Sofa Bed
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed


From the covered front porch, you see the first rays of the sun rise slowly and fan out over the mountain tops. Then light hits the pristine woods surrounding you as you hear birds singing through the large yard. Later you can fire up the grill and have lunch on the open deck or roast marshmallows around the fire pit.
You’ll love Morning Sun Retreat! Savor the peace and quiet as you breathe in the fresh mountain air. See mountain peaks and ridges through the trees, nicely framed in wooded seclusion with a panoramic view of the Great Smokys. Let your spirit be restored.

Morning Sun Retreat is a delightfully designed log cabin. As you open the front door, you will find the soaring cathedral ceiling, huge clerestory windows, and glowing wood interior.

The open great room includes a living space with a flat panel HD 42 inch TV, a dining area with a large solid wood table for 6 (that can seat up to 12 with additional leaves), and a modern kitchen. The windows provide a panoramic view as you relax on the cozy sofa or in the lounge chair.

In the upstairs loft you’ll find a futon, desk, 13” TV and table air hockey. The upstairs bedroom adjacent to the loft has a queen-size bed, a book nook, and a spacious bathroom with jetted tub.

Downstairs you’ll find the second bedroom with an adjacent bathroom and the third bedroom with a twin bunk bed over a full.
Outside you can play ball or throw a Frisbee in the flat, grassy back yard, or toast marshmallows over the fire pit. Two large boulders, keepsakes from the original site, frame the green landscape.

For more space for entertaining and entertainment, the Guest House, is a large studio apartment over a spacious two-car garage. Enjoy life in one large room and spacious upper and lower decks.  Inside there’s seating for five on the dual-power-reclining console loveseat and the comfortable, matching queen-size sofa sleeper.  The 60” TV is wall-mounted for easy viewing from anywhere in the room.  

The Guest House has a full bath, full kitchen, and a dining table with four comfortable captain’s chairs and an optional game table top.  There’s also a small desk next to contemporary sockets with USB plugs. Outside you can watch the sun rise from the upper deck while seated on one of the four rockers or at the bistro or dining table.  Or you can enjoy privacy amid the trees on on the gliding loveseat or padded sofa and chairs on the covered lower deck.

Families with kids will especially love Morning Sun! The Cabin is equipped with board games, a high chair/booster chair, a stroller, and a portable crib as well as toys and children’s books.  And the large flat backyard is perfect for enjoying a game of tag or catch.

- Past Guests of Morning Sun Retreat share their Mountain Experiences:
"The property was perfect for our family of seven (4 girls ages 5-10, 1 boy age 2). The sleeping arrangement was perfect for us, and we could all fit comfortably around the dining table. We love the idea of coming back with extended family in the guest house. We all loved the porches -- especially on the afternoon that we had rain -- and the backyard was so nicely, naturally enclosed and weed-free that we could let the children play without any concern.  Loved the landscaping.  
We were apprehensive about choosing a rental cabin online. We were impressed with other customers' comments and satisfaction with the properties, and with the careful attention that the property managers gave to every comment from the customers. It was clear that the managers pay careful attention to their property and were very responsive and dependable. We liked the professionally managed linens.  TripAdvisor ratings were important to us. Very pleased with Great Smoky's Cabin Rentals and the property we stayed in." - Brent

- "We finally came back to celebrate our grandmothers 94th birthday. We are blessed everyday to have her with us. She loves the mountains. This here we decided to spend more time here at the cabin relaxing, reading, and watching movies. It was just what we needed. Another successful girls getaway to celebrate. See you next year." - Denise

For more guest reviews, please click on the Reviews Tab.


Morning Sun Retreat Cabin Amenities: Morning Sun Retreat Guest House Amenities:
• Table Top Air Hockey
• 42” flat panel HDTV and 13” TV
• Blu-Ray DVD Player with selection of DVDs
• Satellite TV and Wireless Internet for streaming media
• Telephone with 4 cordless handsets and Unlimited Long Distance to Continental US
• Electric Fireplace that can be used with or without heat for comfortable Year-Round Use
• Central Heat and Air
• 6 Ceiling Fans—one in every room
• Covered Porch with Four Rockers
• Open Deck with Dining Table for Four with Umbrella
• Board Games and Yard Toys
• high chair/booster chair, stroller, portable crib with sheets, children’s and adult books and travel guides; small desk for laptop or tablet in loft
• Gas Grill
• Hair Dryer
• Iron and Compact Ironing Board
• Fire Pit
• Washer and Dryer
• State-of-the-art pool table
• 60” wall-mounted flat panel HDTV
• Xbox 360 with Kinect with standard DVD video and Kinect games
• Satellite TV and Wireless Internet for streaming media
• Telephone with 2 cordless handsets and Unlimited Long Distance to Continental US on a separate line so you can call from the Cabin to the Guest House as well
• Wood Burning Fireplace
• Central Heat and Air
• 1 Ceiling Fan in one big open room
• Open Upper Decks with Four Rockers, a Bistro Table for Two and Dining Table for Four with Umbrella
• Very Private Covered Lower Deck with seating for 8 on a glider loveseat, couch and four comfortable chairs.
• Board Games
• Small desk
• Step-less entry via ramp onto open deck
• Hair Dryer
• Spacious two-Car Garage

Imagine the convenience and expanded options of two full kitchens! Morning Sun Retreat’s Cabin and Guest House each have a Fully Equipped Kitchen.
The Main House has:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Electric Range & Oven
• Microwave
• Mr. Coffee (basket filter) & Keurig
• Toaster Oven
• Dishwasher
• Tea Kettle
• Rolling Pin
• Blender

The Guesthouse has:
• Refrigerator with Ice Maker
• Electric Range & Oven
• Microwave
• Double stainless Steel Kitchen Sink with Spray Attachment
• Mr. Coffee Coffee Maker (basket filter)
• Toaster Oven
• Dishwasher
• Colander 

♦ Morning Sun Retreat features 3 Bedrooms and 2 Baths. The private suite bedroom upstairs has a queen-size bed, a book nook and a private bath with jetted tub. The upstairs open loft area has a futon, desk and TV. The second bedroom on the main floor has a queen-size bed. The third bedroom has a bunk bed of a twin bed over a full. The main floor has a full bathroom.

♦ The Guesthouse features the game room with the pool table, a full kitchen, a living room with a deluxe queen sleeper sofa, and a full bath. 

• Not Pet Friendly
• Not Motorcycle Accessible
• Yes - Internet
• Smoke Free Facility - Owner requests no smoking indoors or outdoors on premise due to drought and the 2016 fires in our area. Should you wish to smoke outdoors, please contact us and we will help you find an alternative cabin.

Maximum capacity of up to 7 for the Cabin and up to 9 for the Cabin plus Guesthouse is based on county guidelines.


Apr - 2020
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
May - 2020
          1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Jun - 2020
  1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30
Jul - 2020
      1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
Aug - 2020
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Sep - 2020
    1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30
Oct - 2020
        1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31
Nov - 2020
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30


* 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 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $155 $155 $840   2
Mid Season $160 $160 $160 $160 $160 $175 $175 $960   2
Peak Season $180 $180 $180 $180 $180 $195 $195 $1,080   2
Holiday Season $190 $190 $190 $190 $190 $205 $205 $1,140   2


Page: 1 of 4
Gordon, US
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2020
Property Manager
The cabin absolutely met our expectations! This was our second time staying at this particular property. The guest house with the primary selling point for us. We enjoyed our Christmas mountain getaway!
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2020
Property Manager
The staff was very friendly. Our stay was excellent! The Smoky Mountains are beautiful.
Reviewed: Dec 18, 2019
Property Manager
The people at GSCR are very friendly and informative. The openness of the cabin, The fire Pit The view from the back yard. We had a wonderful, comfortable family weekend get away.
Reviewed: Sep 22, 2019
Very beautiful cabin! The fire pit was an added bonus and we took advantage of that. Would recommend and love to stay again!
Reviewed: Aug 11, 2019
We had a great time here. Beautiful view, relaxing and quiet. We will be back!
Reviewed: Jul 21, 2019
Wonderful view. Would recommend. It was so relaxing, quiet and peaceful.
Reviewed: Jun 17, 2019
We had a fantastic stay at this quiet and peaceful cabin, everything was perfect! Our kids spent hours playing games in the backyard. I spent hours reading on the porch and enjoying the sounds of nature. We so enjoyed our time together.
Reviewed: Jun 15, 2019
We had a fantastic, almost 3 weeks, here at this cabin. It is so quiet and peaceful! Everything was perfect. Our kids spent hours in the backyard playing games wit the rocks. I spent hours on the porch reading a book and enjoying the sounds of the area. Thank you for allowing us this time together!
Armuchee, US
Reviewed: May 5, 2019
Property Manager
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2019
Property Manager
We enjoyed our vacation at the cabin in Bryson City and rode the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad
Reviewed: Mar 10, 2019
This is a great cabin up high on the mountains in Bryson City! We loved it and the view is gorgeous. Great big place for our big family to spend time together, and only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mtn Railroad and downtown Bryson City
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2019
Property Manager
Excellent stay, Excellent property
Reviewed: Feb 17, 2019
We booked this cabin to celebrate a milestone birthday. This cabin is lovely. We will definitely be back next year.
Reviewed: Jan 21, 2019
We had a great family weekend getaway. The cabin and view was beautiful. We even got to see snow fall. Our Florida native kids were very excited about that.
Reviewed: Jan 14, 2019
We had a GREAT time! The place is lovely! We will definitely be coming back!
Reviewed: Jan 4, 2019
Property Manager
Beautiful property and the staff was very friendly and accommodating.
Brownsville, US
Reviewed: Aug 6, 2018
Property Manager
It was a great experience for our family gathering. We had a blast. We played games,chatted, bbq, and interacted amongst us. Just like we wanted to. Our family had an awesome time. There was enough room for everyone in our party. The people at GSCR were very helpful!
Centerburg, US
Reviewed: Jan 8, 2018
Property Manager
We had a wonderful time, beautiful cabin, beautiful, secluded setting. We couldn't ask for anything more. It was OUTSTANDING and we had an amazing time! The staff was helpful and friendly. Overall is was a wonderful stay and I would highly recommend this company and will definitely book with them again! Awesome experience!!! THANK YOU!!!!
Reviewed: Oct 16, 2017
What a fabulous cabin! Very impressed with the amenities. Everything we needed was right there. The beds were super comfortable and the bunk room was perfect for kiddos! The grill even had propane and there was a booster seat for our toddler. Would highly recommend for families.
Columbia, US
Reviewed: Oct 7, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 7, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017
It was a great place for us friends, middle of the forest, quiet and secluded, beautiful place. We had all the amenities one would ever need for the stay. We stayed there for 3 nights during the labor day weekend in 2017 to visit the Smoky Mountains. The place has been set up well and clean. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a quiet getaway in that area.
Reviewed: Sep 4, 2017
We loved our stay at the cabin. Loved the cabin and the porch. We hope that we can come back again soon.
Reviewed: Jul 4, 2017
A perfect place to stay for a group of young people or even for a family. The location is slightly secluded, away from the town. But the surrounding is extremely beautiful and scenic. There is a nice porch at the backyard with a gas grill for barbecue. We were a group of 7 friends and all of us loved the interior of the cabin. Thanks! The place was more than perfect.
Reviewed: May 15, 2017
Property Manager
All my communications with the staff were excellent and helpful. The staff was quick to respond to my questions and offer helpful answers and solutions.


Morning Sun Retreat is in the middle of it all!  Here are drive times and mileage to the best loved things to do in the mountains:
• Harrahs Cherokee Casino is a 25 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is a 20 minute drive, or 7 miles
• The NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) is a 24 minute drive, or 13 miles
• White Water Rafting is  a 20 minute drive, or 10 miles
• Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 20 minute drive, or 9 miles
• The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a 35 minute drive, or 20 miles
• The Biltmore Estate is an hour and 20 minute drive, or 70 miles
• Ripley's Aquarium Gatlinburg, TN 1 hour 43 Min or 52.7 Miles
• Alarka Boat Dock 29 Min or 9.2 Miles
• Almond Boat Dock 25 Min or 811.3 Miles
• Cataloochee Ski Area 1 Hour or 35.6 miles
• Tsali Trail Head 30 Min or 14.9Miles
• Western Carolina University 53 min or 31.0 Miles
• Ingles Grocery Store - 20 Min or 7.2 miles


Similar Properties