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USA North Carolina Smoky Mountains, North Carolina Sylva Listing #23410

The Orr House - Sylva, NC

8 reviews
Max occupancy: 8 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
890 Cowee Tunnel Rd, Sylva, NC 28779

Dog-friendly cabin with riverfront access - great for fishing!

Swim, play, and relax in this dog-friendly Tuckasegee riverfront home! You will fall in love with this cedar home. Enjoy the outdoors around the firepit or hang out on the sandy beach area. Take advantage of the satellite TV and DVD player after a day of exploring.

What’s nearby:
The Orr House is located just outside of Dillsboro and close to all local attractions and amenities. The house is located within Hatchery Supported Trout Waters and fishing is typically closed during the month of March. Please check with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission for more information.

Things to know:
No WiFi
Full kitchen
One-lane gravel road with an incline (not motorcycle accessible)
Firewood not supplied
Maximum parking spots: 3
Limited cell service and GPS
You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.



Washer/dryer : Private

Central AC








Cable : Dish Network

DVD player






Water view


8 reviews

Chandra B. Sep 2019
House was nice and clean. We loved the “river chairs”. 😂
Loree O. Sep 2019
I would give this a 5 star review but there was some difficulty in getting to the house. Google Maps is not updated with this address, so it can't even be found (not just the house number, but the street itself). I had to look up the address on Zillow to see a satellite view of where the house sat, and then find the nearest recognized street to use that to put into Google Maps. At 12:30p of the day we checked in, we got an email with detailed directions. It would have been MUCH better to get that email a day or two before the reservation. We left at 7a the day of, so if I hadn't checked my email en route, I'm not sure we would have found it. We got a little lost even with the detailed directions. The other reason this doesn't get 5 stars is that the neighbor told us the day before we left that they were going to be doing road work the next day and we had to be gone by 8a or we wouldn't be able to leave until they were done at 5p. That was critical information to have! And we were just lucky we happened to run into the neighbor.

Those issues are more administrative. The actual stay was great! The house was lovely and clean, and the location next to the river was so peaceful. There is a highway across the river, so there isn't total peace. That didn't bother us at all, but if you are sensitive to that sort of thing, that is something to consider. There is a sandy area/beach along the river that you can use to enjoy the water.

Also, you must like (or at least tolerate) dogs! The neighbors had 2 friendly, sweet dogs that loved to visit. We had an internal argument of who was going to take which dog home with them. Jokes of course! But they really made the stay more enjoyable. There are 2 cats as well, and at lease one was friendly. So this is a great place for animal lovers!
Manager response:
Thank you for leaving feedback, Loree! We apologize for any confusion you experienced while driving to the home. We send all of our guests a check-in email, complete with driving directions one week prior to your arrival. In this email, we ask that you please follow our provided directions rather than gps, since gps systems are commonly unreliable in the mountains. In addition, we were unaware of any neighborhood construction beyond our control, and we're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused you during your stay. We're glad that overall you enjoyed this lovely riverfront home, with easy access to the peaceful river flowing by. We hope to have another chance to impress you in the future!
Aron B. Aug 2019
House was absolutely great. Slightly disappointed with the traffic noise and seeing the traffic from the nearby highway. Also, the road in was not conducive to travel by anything other than a higher profile vehicle.
GEOFFREY Y. Aug 2019
I will make it quick...
This spot is absolutely perfect. Went with a couple and their 2 kids. We sleep 4 Adults and 4 Children with no problem, the house has a great beach right in front far enough from the current. I felt save letting the kids play by the river without to much supervision.

Once you go past the small community of houses you DO go up the LARGE HILL to get to the house. Make sure you ask about directions once off main road. My friend had been before so we were ok. Great place to take any age family members.

I will be going back one day,

Peace and Stay Psyched!!!
tasha a. Jul 2019
The house was great and the view is amazing. The only draw back is the king size bed in the master loft is hard as bricks to sleep on. The beds downstairs are awesome, nice and fluffy. Everything was as described but just know the outside outlets don’t work. The neighbor right beside the house is super nice and friendly, however the guy who comes to take pictures of rafts coming down the river isn’t so much. He tried to yell at my kids about being in the water and climbing on rocks (that he doesn’t even own). Other than that little incident we had a wonderful time and would definitely book this house again.
Manager response:
Tasha, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. We apologize for the outdoor outlets not working and will be sure to ask our local manager to address them right away. We look forward to hosting you again!
paul h h. Jun 2019
The cabin was great. It had everything we needed and plenty of space. It was beautiful with the planks of wood for flooring, the nice furnishings, and sturdy stairs to the loft. The back porch was fantastic with plenty of rocking chairs to enjoy the river and sights. The only negative is the drive to the house. The driving instructions are a bit vague and the road to the house is narrow and winding. But then again, we are from Florida where everything is flat! We would recommend this cabin to our friends and family. Great place to stay and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.