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Altitude with Attitude - Sylva, NC

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63 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed 4 bedrooms  plus loft 3.5 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter

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Smoky Mountain home with sauna, hot tub, multi-level deck & mountain views

Spectacular views from this vacation home provide guests with the ultimate Smoky Mountain experience. This beautiful log cabin is just seven miles from Bridge Park, with a spacious living area, loft, and den - all great spaces for groups to gather or relax in privacy. You'll find quality furnishings, vaulted ceilings, mountain-inspired decor, and a stone fireplace. Every room has views of the mountains, and the multi-level deck provides an excellent place to enjoy the outdoors. Gather around the fire pit on the main deck.

Whether you plan to spend your days hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park or whitewater rafting down the famous Nantahala River, this home is close to the best attractions. It is just four miles south of Dillsboro, which has excellent options for dining and shopping. Hiking, fly fishing, & Harrah's Cherokee Casino are also nearby.


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


Common areas

Game room


Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Kitchen & dining






Mountain view


Internet : Other



Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Ping-pong table

Sauna : Private


Gas grill : Private





63 reviews

WENDY D. Dec 2022
This house was very nice and clean for the most part.
Hayley D. Nov 2022
The family and I really enjoyed this home! It was clean, had great amenities, kitchen was well stocked, and the view was breath-taking! It was located in a ideal spot, not too far from Gatlinburg (about an hour and twenty) and we enjoyed the scenic drive through the Smokies! We will definately be staying here again!
ROBIN R. Nov 2022
View and comfortable beds
Kerri M. Oct 2022
This is our second stay at this cabin. We absolutely love Altitude with Attitude!! It’s so clean and has everything you need. Kitchen is nicely stocked and beds are comfortable. We really enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. It has mountain roads up to the cabin but that’s to be expected. Our favorite feature is the view!! It’s the best!! We enjoyed sitting on the deck by the fire pit and watching the sunset. There’s no doubt we will book this cabin again in the future!
Stacey F. Oct 2022
We loved our stay at Altitude with Attitude! We spent a long weekend at the cabin with our adult kids and enjoyed all the amenities the cabin had to offer. The views from the deck were amazing and the fire pit added to the experience. We also enjoyed the hot tub and sauna. The cabin was clean and well maintained. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to prepare meals. The bedrooms were spacious and the beds were comfortable and bathrooms included plenty of towels. In addition, the cabin was conveniently located to area attractions including hiking, waterfalls, rafting, shops and restaurants. We look forward to our next stay at Altitude with Attitude!
bill m. Aug 2022
Beautiful home, poor comfort service.
Arrived at the house to only find the trash cans full of trash and the deck stacked with trash bags and Cardboard beer flats and boxes from the previous renters. Also, four propane tanks were empty. Contacted Vacasa by text and one phone call. I was informed that the team was on their way to take care of the trash and propane tanks. They never showed up. I was told to be patient or I could go down in town and fill up the propane tanks myself. Nevertheless, A beautiful house, fantastic views but shame on you Vacasa for poor comfort services.
Manager response:
Hi, Bill! We're glad you stayed with us and apologize for the built up trash. This was an oversight on our part and has since been addressed. Local staff was happy to refill the tanks for you. Thanks!
Edward K. Jul 2022
Everything about this cabin was wonderful! It was cozy, clean, and very well stocked. The view is AMAZING, the beds are comfy, and everything is well maintained. It's very near the majestic Smoky Mountain National Park & Blueridge Parkway where you can hike and see beautiful waterfalls. It's also close to quaint towns with great restaurants and shopping. We will definitely be back! Highly recommend!!!
Cristy J. Jun 2022
Our family had a wonderful stay at Altitude with Atitude cabin. Spacious rooms and breath taking views. We can't wait to plan our next trip.
Roger G. Jun 2022
We rented this home with two other couples as we were attending a wedding in the area. The home was well laid out for multiple couples and was clean upon arrival. The only issue that we had was that the hot tub did not work and according to staff had been giving trouble for sometime. Previously, the staff was able to trip the breakers off and on until the hot tub began to work, but it would not work during our stay,
Greg L. Mar 2022
We loved everything about this cabin!! It's just as described. The cabin is clean, the beds are comfortable and the kitchen is well stocked with everything you need. It was relaxing to sit on the deck by the fire pit and enjoy the stunning views. We enjoyed the sauna and the hot tub. It was also fun to play ping pong and foosball. We highly recommend this cabin and we will definitely be back!!!
Phillip K. Mar 2022
House was a great value for all the features. Amazing views but definitely not accessible in icey/snowy conditions so plan accordingly. Road to driveway is very steep, but enough room to turn around on fairly flat driveway. Master shower is very uncomfortable. Not enough hot water to use the master tub. A little difficult to toddler proof, but doable. Other than those relatively minor items the house was a great rental and we would consider returning.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Phillip, we are glad you enjoyed the lovely views during your stay. We appreciate you letting us know that there is room for improvement and will follow up with the owner regarding your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again.
Brandon H. Jan 2022
Great cabin along with a beautiful location. Vrbo/Vasasa dropped the ball on amenities. Customer service and communication was slim to none in fact I still haven’t been replied to. Had to spend close to 80 dollars to bandaid our situation.
Manager response:
We're so sorry we missed receiving any communications from you, Brandon. We also apologize if we missed the mark in any areas of your stay. Hopefully we can host you again for a better experience in the future.
Jeremy F. Oct 2021
This is a top-shelf location and home, with tons of space for a large family or get-together, and beautiful views.
Brian H. Aug 2021
The cabin worked well for our family of 7. Our 2 boys stayed downstairs and our 3 girls stayed upstairs in the loft bedrooms. We enjoyed the peaceful views and well stocked kitchen. The cabin was clean and well maintained. As mentioned by other reviewers, the driveway was a challenge but we managed it ok. Our fully-packed minivan struggled but I think an SUV or truck would have done just fine. Vacasa was extremely helpful and provided outstanding service throughout our stay.
Sara W. Aug 2021
Views were amazing! Perfect size for multi family gathering. Wish amenities pictured/listed were actually there/functional (ping pong table, arcade game, foosball). Kitchen was well stocked with way more than expected. Fire pit for s’mores was used daily. Loved it!
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Sara. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our beautiful home. We apologize that not all amenities in the home were available for your use. We strive for our guests to be able to use all the fantastic amenities a home has to offer and regret to hear that we did not meet our standard during your stay. We have passed your valuable feedback along to our property manager. We are happy to report that the ping pong table in the home has been replaced and the property manager is working with our homeowner to replace any other amenities that may need attention. We appreciate you alerting us of these issues and allowing us the opportunity to improve for future guests. We hope to host you for another fantastic getaway soon!
Miguel M. Jul 2021
Beautiful home. Road was a little challenging getting there. But, everything was great.
Jennifer P. Jul 2021
House is very central to lots of activities, hiking, fishing, boating, rafting and ziplining. Whole family found things to do. Driveway and last mile are pretty steep
Glen N. Jun 2021
Very clean, attractive three story cabin that felt spacious even with four couples. We really enjoyed the view of the Smoky Mountains from the top two floors. The fire pit on the second story veranda really added to the nighttime ambiance. The outdoor hot tub really came through for sore leg muscles after hiking and viewing waterfalls at nearby Deep Creek Campground. The cabin has a central location that allows for reasonable drive times to some of the better mountain overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway, including Clingman’s Dome. Our bed was comfortable, the bathrooms clean, plenty of towels, etc. We took turns cooking various meals and had all of the cookware we needed. No hesitation in recommending the Altitude With An Attitude cabin if you are looking for a vacation hideaway in the Smokies.
R M. Jun 2021
The views from the home are terrific. The house is nice and there are plenty of sleeping areas and bathrooms. The house is a quite dated in appliances and some of the furnishings. A very steep driveway (18 degrees vertical.) The one lane road approaching the home leaves no possibility for two vehicles to pass by each other. On balance it was still a nice experience.
Kelly C. Mar 2021
We were 3 adults, 4 kids and a newborn and this Cabin was absolutely welcoming. The mountain views were beautiful. The hot tub and sauna were family favorites. The only thing scary was the drive up to the Cabin, the driveway is steep but after the first time it gets easier. Vacasa also did a great job with communication before, during and after our stay, I loved how the house was fully stocked with cookware and utensils!!
Nicole B. Jan 2021
Altitude with an Attitude was super clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen and bedrooms for our two night stay. By the way, there’s a full size coffee pot. I couldn’t find this info on the listing or in a review and I know it was important to me so thought I’d pass that along. First things, first: the driveway is super steep. We had a 4wheel drive suv but was still nervous about it. Thank goodness there’s a “lower parking spot” with a less steep drive. We opted to park there and walk up with our bags. If there was any ice and snow we would’ve really been hurting (there was when we left but walked down slowly and carefully on the side of the driveway and still slipped). If you have any sort of physical ailment I don’t recommend. Anyway, once we did get up there, the view was beautiful! With the temperature outside being around 30, and just checking in I didn’t expect the temperature to be up to normal inside but down to 62 was ridiculous! Thank goodness for the hot tub bc that’s the only way we got thawed out. We found extra blankets (and nice ones) so we all wrapped in the them and our beanies for the night. By 12 the next day the temperature came up to 68 inside. We loved the ping pong table and hot tub and arcade machine. We couldn’t get the TV or the fireplace in the living room to work and the bathrooms only had a part of a roll of toilet paper in each. If we stayed longer we would’ve really needed more! Even with all this, this house was a fun stay!
JAMES S. Dec 2020
Great home.
Daimel A. Dec 2020
It’s so clean fun way up the mountains so get ready lol beautiful cozy home will stay again
Stephen W. Dec 2020
The cabin was great and we truly enjoyed our stay. The outdoor furniture, fire table, and hot tub helped us enjoy the outdoors despite the cold weather during our stay. The upstairs game table, kitchen table, and living room furniture easily allowed our group of seven to spend quality time together.
Robert C. Nov 2020
If you like wood then you will love this cabin. The cabin interior abounds in gorgeous solid wood everywhere. Lots of amenities to help you immerse yourself into the Smokys such as a hot tub, fire pit, fireplace, and a sauna Lots of room and space for multiple families. We had a minor issue present itself to us but Vacasa quickly responded to correct it. We always rent a cabin on our smoky mountain vacation and I am hard-pressed to think of a better experience.
Manager response:
Hi Robert, thank you for your review! We appreciate you reaching out to us immediately so that we could have our local staff assist with your minor issue quickly! We are so glad you enjoyed your mountain vacation and hope to host you again soon!
Andrew G. Oct 2020
Friends and I traveled from all over the country to have a peaceful week in the mountains of NC. This house allowed us to do exactly that.
Rebecca W. Oct 2020
The place was a great location for our annual cousin getaway, enough space for us to eat meals together and also to spread out when we wanted to rest. Easy drives to great locations!
Mark A. Oct 2020
We enjoyed the comfortable and spacious cabin and found it central to access many things in the area.
Ronald J. Oct 2020
This cabin had some of the most amazing views. Eating breakfast in the upstairs nook and the view was so beautiful it seemed like a picture! The overall cabin was beautiful. It wasn’t too high up as far as driving to it and the city/town of Sylva was very welcoming. We didn’t have to drive far out to get anything. The perfect location and perfect cabin for a mountain getaway!
Laura H. Sep 2020
View was very hard to beat! Under the right conditions could truly be a wonderful getaway. The cabin is well furnished and our bed was comfortable. We wish we would have known about the drive up to the cabin- more treacherous than expected and we didn’t feel comfortable venturing out for this reason. Our new van had trouble getting to the driveway. Also, many large spiders and wasps nests outside the home made it hard to enjoy our time on the deck with our little kids.
Brenda C. Aug 2020
We loved staying in this house. It was well kept and very clean. The kitchen had everything you needed and did not disappoint. We highly recommend if you need a break from city life.
Robert B. Aug 2020
What a great week we were able to spent in the Smokey Mountains! The weather was amazing, 20 degrees cooler than at home. The river waters were refreshing and Fontana Lake was beautiful. Our boys found so much to do, places to jump off of (safely of course), white water rafting, rock climbing, and searching for water falls. The house was the perfect size for us. All 8 people fit comfortably with room to spare! We can not wait to go back and stay again!
Jaime H. Aug 2020
Advertised amenities such as dishwasher, hot tub, and fire pit features were not functioning.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review! We apologize that you had encountered maintenance issues during your stay, we have worked with our local staff to ensure everything was repaired and serviced as needed. We hope the compensation provided shows our desire to provide the best experience possible, and we hope to host you again!
KATHLEEN W. Aug 2020
We loved the cabin! The only downfall was the firepit on the porch was not working and it was one of the reasons we booked the place. There are quaint towns close by that are delightful for eating out and shopping. It was a positive experience for sure.
Manager response:
Kathleen, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Altitude with Attitude. We are sorry you were unable to enjoy the firepit while there. We look forward to hosting you again.
Diane H. Jul 2020
Very nice house that sleeps 10 comfortably. There were a few maintenance issues, but overall very nice.
Russell C. Jul 2020
Had nice weather and we were able to have an awesome time celebrating our good friends birthday w/ 3 couples - thanks!
Kristen F. Jun 2020
Our group of 5 loved our stay at this cabin! It was super spacious and such a cute place to get away on vacation. We all loved sitting on the balcony and enjoying the view. The hot tub and sauna were great to have as well. The beds were all really comfortable. The view from the upstairs table is incredible as well. We played games there at night and really enjoyed it.

The location is great! We ate and shopped in Sylva and Dillsboro. It was about an hour and a half from Asheville so we made the drive and it was a gorgeous drive the entire way. As stated in other reviews, the drive up seems challenging the first time you go up, but after you get the hang of it, it isn't bad at all. Just take your time and it’ll be a breeze, at least in the summer. We did it at night and the daytime and it is not bad at all once you go up once.

The only things that would’ve made our stay even better would’ve been if the fire oit had worked, the grill was clean, and if there was hand soap in all of the bathrooms.

We had a great stay and would for sure stay here again!
Mark L. Jun 2020
The cabin was awesome everything was like it was described to us. Only item was the fire table did not work and I emailed the first day no one yet has responded to me on it . Cabin fantastic service not so much also the door did not lock after third day
Sadie A. Jun 2020
Wow, I could not say enough great things about this place! The views are stunning, the cabin was clean and had everything we needed, the sauna and hot tub were the best after long hikes, and sitting by the fire pit in the evenings was the perfect way to end the day. Great location too, amazing hikes within 20 minutes-1 hour of the place. Could not recommend a better place for a mountain vacation!
Liz L. Jun 2020
We had the best weekend! We had such a great time relaxing and enjoying the views! Our kids loved it as well. We thought the hot tub was awesome and other amenities. It was also very clean! Overall, a wonderful visit!
Brought my kids and parents here for a Spring Break getaway in March. The cabin was beautiful and clean. The views were incredible and the location was ideal to get to several of the small towns and good hiking. We were disappointed that the fire pit out back was not working and despite the good time, march is not an ideal time to travel to this area. It is out of season. But despite that and the looming covid19 we had a great escape from reality.
Patricia K. Mar 2020
This was a nice home and very nice views. Comfortable bed, lots of space for a larger group (although we only had 2).

The driveway is steep as noted by others. Be careful of your front bumper heading up :)

Could maybe use a spring refit. The propane fire takes a few minutes of holding the button to get going. Board loose on the stairs, handle loose on the shower, stuff like that. Likely just a day or two of maintenance and everything would be back to prime.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Patricia! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We will work with our team to identify areas for improvement. We look forward to hosting you again!
Rachael C. Jan 2020
We stayed here for my twins 10th birthday and it was everything we could hope for. It was beautiful and open. The kids loved the hottub. I will definitely use them again for next year!
Monique W. Jan 2020
It was quiet, secluded and perfect for our family of 4! We would love to come back during the warmer months.
Howard G. Jan 2020

The house had good views and work well with 11 of us. the layout was good and was a Log Cabin.
Denise Q. Dec 2019
Loved spending Christmas with our family! The cabin worked so well for 3 families -enough room. The amenities were great! Wish they all worked. Beautiful views ! Must be really beautiful in the fall. Place needs some TLC
John H. Dec 2019
This home has everything needed for a Thanksgiving gathering. The location is superb.
Lori Y. Nov 2019
The house was beautiful. The only issue we had was we had an RV and the road getting to the house was very narrow and steep. We could not get the RV to the house. Luckily we were there for our sons wedding and we were able to leave the RV at the venue and get rides back and forth. I would make sure that this is mentioned on the information page about this property.
janice s. Oct 2019
Beautiful cabin. Scary drive up
Mary C. Sep 2019
The home was very comfortable, but the highlight was sitting on the porch, looking out at the mountains and watching the stars come out.
Carole S. Sep 2019
Lovely well-decorated cabin, comfortable and semi-secluded. Plenty of room for 8 people. The cabin is close to stores and cute little towns and a pretty drive up to it. Pay close attention to items they say they provide and note what they don't provide. A previous guest already mentioned this several months ago and whoever answers these reviews said they would pass it along, but didn't as there are still no kitchen washcloths or dishtowels. Also, only 1 roll of toilet paper in each bathroom and 1 roll of paper towel for 8 people; one tiny bar of soap in each bathroom, and only enough dishwasher detergent and dish soap for maybe one meal. Cell service is spotty but they do have wi fi but no landline. Cable TV is very basic, no movie channels. The hot tub was very nice, easy to get into and at night you can see a billion stars from it, love that it is so dark. There is an electric ice cream maker and large electric griddle which was handy and pretty nice set of pots and pans. We were able to cook everything with what they provided, it is just cleaning up was a challenge with no supplies. The beds were comfy and the basement is a great place for the kids to gather. We enjoyed our stay.
Manager response:
Thank you for your feedback, Carole. We have sent your review onto the local staff regarding the dish towels. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay at our home. Our homes are supplied with a starter pack of soap/detergent. If more is needed/desired, guests will need to supply that for their stay.
Allan F. Aug 2019
This was the perfect place to escape real life for a few days. The views are absolutely breathtaking. We loved just sitting on the porch in the evenings. Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous spot with us.
David B. Aug 2019
This cabin is gorgeous and we really enjoyed our time here. View is outstanding!
Melissa H. Aug 2019
The house was great! My family loved it. We really enjoyed our stay!!!!
Sandra G. Aug 2019
Two families with teenagers stayed in this cabin and it had plenty of room. Tons of space and games for the boys. The adults loved the jacuzzi and the views. The driveway up is steep but no issues during the summer. Not sure my car would have made it in the winter months. Would definitely stay here again. Very clean and no issues during our stay.
Emilienne J. Jul 2019
This property is totally secluded at the top of the mountain. Immaculately clean. Breathtaking views throughout the entire house. Awesome deck, with lovely, heavy wooden rocking chairs to gaze at the mountaintop view as the clouds literally float by you. The deck goes across the home with doors from both the living room & master bedroom. The open air living room is bright with the same views as the deck. A total escape from reality.
Thomas R. Jun 2019
Beautiful house and great views! We will stay there again.
Jane Z. Jun 2019
Beautiful Mountain Home served as a great getaway for six ladies! The rain didn’t stop our enjoyment of the large porch that felt like a private treehouse!
Steve R. May 2019
Beautiful view. Beautiful house. Enjoyed the hot tub. Kitchen needs a few more essentials. There were only two dish towels, no pot holders and one very badly scarred fry pan.
Manager response:
Steve, we apologize for the missing items in the kitchen. We appreciate your feedback and will make sure the local manager is aware. Thank you.