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Crackerbox Palace - Sylva, NC

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37 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 1 King Bed, 2 Double Bed 1 bedroom  plus loft 1 bathroom 1 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Historic, private log cabin w/ deck, fireplace & wood stove - one dog OK!

Come stay in this renovated 1930s log cabin! Enjoy the privacy of the yard with its green surroundings and a babbling brook that cascades down the property’s hillside. Cook meals in the fully equipped kitchen or out on the deck with the propane grill. Gather around and enjoy the satellite TV and surround sound system. Cozy up in front of the gas log fireplace in the living room or the wood stove in the bedroom.

What’s nearby:
This home is in the charming town of Sylva in the Great Smoky Mountains. You will be near many options for exploring the outdoors (hiking, biking, river rafting, etc.) It is approximately six miles south of the town of Dillsboro.

Things to know:
Free WiFi
Full kitchen
One dog is welcome for a nightly fee
Two window AC units
The fireplaces are available October through March only
Two parking spots maximum
Limited cell service and GPS

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Space heater

Wood-burning fireplace

Wood stove

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Water view





DVD library

DVD player

Wireless router


Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing





37 reviews

Alesha W. Apr 2022
As a single mom it's hard to find that time.
At a drop of a dime . I needed to pack me and the kids up and go . For peace and quite and some family time.
Not worried about anything .

And we found it here for a few days. Between sun,snow,learning new things we found it

Thank you
Patricia L. Dec 2021
I loved the quaintness of this once one room cabin.
Jimmy A. Nov 2021
Cabin was clean and well furnished. Dish network and wifi worked well. Cell reception was acceptable. Should plan on arriving before dark.
Thomas C. Oct 2021
Highly recommend. Modern upgrades lots andlots of family things to do. Hiking, rafting, canoeing all close by. Great rate.
Robert D. Oct 2021
Quiet and comfortable
Steven S. Sep 2021
Didn’t really love much, it was quiet.
Manager response:
Steven, we appreciate your comments! We truly do not intend to cause frustration as we strive for guest satisfaction. We will pass your feedback to our property manager for review and necessary updates. We hope to host you again!
Stephen S. Sep 2021
We had an amazing time staying here! The home is cozy and accommodating. The driveway is inspiringly scenic, and the view of the night sky was breathtaking. If I ever plan another visit to this area, this will definitely be where I'm staying!
Howard R. Aug 2021
Pretty place, quiet, quaint. Even the little road.
Joseph R. Aug 2021
The cabin was as advertised, clean and comfortable. The road in is not out of the ordinary for the location. I want to commend the owner. I was out after dark and when I finally made back around 10pm I had locked myself out. The electronic lock was working fine but I had double locked the door. I had met the owner that morning when he came to get the trash and luckily saw which direction he came from. I went to his house, disturbed his evening but he never complained. It took just a few minutes and he was back at the cabin with the key and I was inside for the night. Really great hospitality.
Erin M. Jun 2021
This cabin was great for our family! The cabin itself is quaint, and has a great feeling of old Smokey Mountain nostalgia. The location is perfect for trips to Cherokee, Franklin, and the national park, plus many more attractions. We loved the towns of Sylvia and Dillsboro. This cabin is definitely one we could return to in the future.
Colleen H. Jun 2021
lots of peace. Really nice to sit outside at nite watch the lightning bug show . Road to the cabin is really not safe. Therefore I would not rent this cabin again. Otherwise it was a nice place. Also no central air.
Allen K. Nov 2020
Very clean, very comfortable and totally charming. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because the bedroom TV isn't watchable. It's old with terrible reception. The living room TV is fine. The kitchen lighting is also insufficient. One of the florescent fixtures was not working. Overall, our week there was very pleasant. The privacy and quiet was exactly what we were looking for. The babbling brook is an extra added bonus. We would definitely stay there again!
Manager response:
Hello, Allen! We’re sorry to hear you had concerns with your Vacasa home! Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We apologize for any maintenance oversights and are happy to address any incidents as they arise. We encourage guests to call our 24-hour Guest Service line to allow us the opportunity to rectify the situation. Our local staff will be notified with this feedback to ensure the conditions of the home are up to par. Thank you!
Doreen K. Oct 2020
The home was very unique and had everything I needed. The owners did a great job with the book of instructions.
Jon-Lise F. Aug 2020
This was the worst stay I have ever had at an Air bnb or hotel. The cabin was dank musty and hot. The furniture smelled , lights didn't wotk and the shades on the lamps fell off. The bed was so old it sagged. The shower curtain was filthy
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We apologize for the condition and cleanliness of the home upon your arrival. We take this feedback seriously and have worked closely with our local staff to ensure the homes future cleanings live up to our standard, and that all repairs were made as necessary. We hope for a chance to host you in the future!
Debra J. Aug 2020
Nice and peaceful, enjoyed the stay.
Hanora S. Aug 2020
We absolutely loved our stay. Tucked up in the mountains we had all the privacy we hoped for in a cabin vacation. We were close to town to grab groceries though, so super convenient. Our 4 year old played in the creek sun up to sun down!!! This cabin had just the right amount of updates/conveniences while still being a true cabin. Hope to visit again!
Debra L. Aug 2020
Love the place. Very simple and quiet. Close to Smokeys.
Sarah L. Jul 2020
Cool old time cabin with sleeping loft. Nice deck at creekside. Pretty valley. Everything you'd want, with internet- a rarity up in the mountains and two huge TV's for rainy days or whatever.
William T. Jul 2020
Great place to stay and nice people to rent from
Jorge G. Jul 2020
All okey thanks
Jon E. Jun 2020
We enjoyed our stay and reccomend it to all. Getting out of the Florida heat was our primary goal and we were not disappointed.
CAMERON E. Jun 2020
I loved the cute, quant place. It was just my taste. Fairly secluded so my dog had fun running around the yard. The only issue I had was that the back door did not lock (rather, it locked but could still be pushed open) a woman, that was concerning but overall the place was great.
Mandy D. May 2020
When we arrived we found dead bugs all over the floor and window sills. The smell of the house was mildewy and horrible. There was broken glass on the front steps which I split my foot open on. The back Dior was kicked in and the door frame busted so there was no way to secure our property or ourselves. We reached out to the host with no help at all. They did not call or return emails or texts. I’m still waiting to hear back from them . Don’t rent this place.
Manager response:
We are so sorry to read your stay was not more positive. We have been short-staffed due to the effects of COVID-19 on our industry and apologize for the toll it took on your vacation. We hope the compensation offered you for the state of the house and our services shows our desire to care for our guests. We hope to have an opportunity to impress you in the future. Thank you, Mandy!
Devin K. Mar 2020
Was quaint an very rustic we loved every part of our stay the mountains were beautiful and everything was relatively close.
Lee S. Mar 2020
Love this place. lts like my second home. I come to this cabin a lot. Highly recommend.
Jorge G. Mar 2020
Very clean and nice. Service was excellent thanks
Donald W. Jan 2020
This cabin is adorable and we had a great 4 day weekend. Not much in the area was open or going on due to the time of year, we traveled around to the different Towns and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The whole weekend was a great getaway, but the Cabin just set it off. Thanks for the great memories, we will definitely use Vacasa again. Donald W from Suffolk VA
Debbie G. Oct 2019
The cabin was exactly as pictured online. Truly a restful place in the country away from the city. The cabin was easy to find but the drive to the cabin was up a hill and access was along a very narrow gravel road. Other than the challenging road, the Crackerbox Palace cabin was what we wanted and expected, a rustic retreat that reminded me of my Grandparents farmhouse. A very warm and welcoming home away home.
Christopher S. Sep 2019
The place was so peaceful and perfect for our short stay.
Walter M. Aug 2019
Quiet,beautiful,cozy lil cabin
Mike E. Aug 2019
Awesome place will definitely stay here again.
Anna C. Aug 2019
It was wonderful
Charlotte C. Jul 2019
This house has an awesome deck and classic cabin feel. It is pretty much one big connected area with living, dining, kitchen, and sleeping areas separated by doorways, steps, and ladders but no doors. We picked fresh blackberries in the driveway and enjoyed fireflies and stars at night. Highly recommend!
Ursula A. Jul 2019
The cabin is quaint and remote. It has a spacious kitchen . It reminds of old pioneer days. Some of the modern amenities need updating. Overall a pleasant and quiet stay.
Nina Gwen S. Jun 2019
Loved where the cabin was located. Very quiet, enjoyed the sounds of the creek and it was private. Our grandson loved catching lightening bugs. Weather was awesome in the morning and evening.