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Snuggly, dog-friendly cabin w/ free WiFi, a gas fireplace, firepit, central A/C
Switch on the gas fireplace and cozy up at this charming, sunlit cabin deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. The great room features a vaulted ceiling, a well-equipped, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a dining table for four (perfect for meals or family game nights), and an inviting living space with comfortable seating and a flatscreen TV. Step through the sliding glass doors and out onto your expansive, wraparound deck with a gas grill and a picnic table for al fresco dining. In the yard, you'll also find a firepit and a swing set for the little ones.
What's nearby: Sitting in a secluded area away from it all, you will experience all of the peace and quiet you need while still being close to trails, mountains, and charming small towns. This cabin is also just three miles from the Nanahala Outdoor Center for whitewater rafting and kayaking, while Fontana Lake public access is only a mile away. Or head into the main drag of Bryson City to discover local shops, museums, and historical sites.
Things to know: Free, high-speed WiFi (suitable for Zoom calls) Full kitchen Private, high-capacity washer/dryer One full-size sofabed in the living area Central air conditioning The family dogs (25 lbs. max.) are welcome to come along with a small nightly fee Snowbird-friendly. Please contact us for special rates. A 4x4 is recommended in winter
This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.
Parking Notes: There is parking for 3 vehicles in the driveway. One parking space is covered.
You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.
Limited mobility access
Washer/dryer : Private
Heating & cooling
Kitchen & dining
Internet : Frontier
Cable : Dish Network
Nearby activities & attractions
Gas grill : Private
Boat rental available
Safety & accessibility
Anna G.Dec 2021
The view was amazing ! Very clean.
Douglas M.Nov 2021
The only disappointment we had was that the area around Bryson City doesn't have near the selection of hiking trails as you will find on the other side of the Smokies. I would highly recommend the Deep Creek Falls Loop Trail. We took it at the peak of the fall colors and would rate it as one of the best hikes we've ever done in the Smokies.
Alice or George M.Oct 2021
We liked the whole home and land! The house was like new, and the fireplace, deck, view, comfortable beds, and fire-pit gave this family much enjoyment.
Yorleny C.Oct 2021
The cabin was nice and cozy, very clean.
The hills was very steep to get up to the cabin but safe. The only thing I will change the bed was not as comfortable but the overall was great.
Yorleny, thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed this cabin. We apologize for any discomfort you experienced from the bed. While it is in good working order, each guest has their own unique preferences. We appreciate your feedback and hope to host you again soon.
Sheppard Mountain Cabin LLC J.Sep 2021
This was a great cabin! It has an awesome view, plenty of space inside and out. Within an hour's drive of just about everything from the Smokey's, Asheville and neighboring states.
This is a great get away!
Catharine V.Aug 2021
This was a beautiful quiet spot with a view of the Smokies. The cabin was very comfortable, airy and wonderfully clean. The cabin was well located for hikes in the mountains, boating on Lake Fontana and dinner in Bryson City.
Julie d.Aug 2021
Our 2nd stay at Happy Top Hideaway did not disappoint. Located in between downtown Bryson City and the NOC, this home is perfect for anyone looking to explore everything the area has to offer. We love the privacy of the home and also the modern conveniences like WiFi and satellite TV for when we finish our outdoor adventures. The giant deck overlooking the mountains is a great space for yoga, meditation or enjoying a cold beer. Can’t wait to go back!
Ronda F.Mar 2021
House was spotless. Great location, quiet. Just what we ordered for a few days
Katie K.Feb 2021
Great weekend getaway! Cabin was decorated very cute, perfect for small family. Loved the fire pit and we were able to bring our dog who also enjoyed the fresh mountain air!
David L.Feb 2021
The cabin is excellent for getting away! It was blissfully quiet, with wonderful views (though the smokey mountains are often shrouded in clouds).
Stephanie M.Jan 2021
We have stayed in this area before and have done all the fun stuff in Bryson City like riding the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. With things being the way they have been we wanted a more isolated vacation this time. Happy Top was a perfect retreat for us and the cabin was clean with lots of clever amenities. We enjoyed the touch-light lamps with usb in the bedroom and the huge kitchen sink. Since we packed in all of our food for the week this made clean up after cooking a breeze. Right off the kitchen is the enormous deck with great mountain views that I found myself staring off more than once. At night we cozied up by the fire whether indoors or out at the fire pit. Close enough to lots of great trails and even more activities with Nantahala Outdoor Center so close we can't wait to return in a different season.
Courtney E.Jan 2021
We had a great time during our stay at the cabin. We were there for the week of Christmas and even had a white Christmas! The cabin was very clean and there was wood to get us started in the fire pit. YOU MUST HAVE A 4 WHEEL/AWD vehicle if you are there during winter conditions. The cabin is located at the top of the road and very private although another home is being built below, the trees will provide privacy. Our kids and dog enjoyed the large yard and deck space. The gas fireplace is easy to use and kept things very cozy. We would definitely stay here again!
Gregory C.Dec 2020
We had the best (socially distanced) little getaway ever! This cabin is cozy and charming. And the views are incredible. Everything was brand new, very clean, very well kept. The kitchen had all the utensils and tools I needed to make breakfast every morning. The beds were comfy and just the perfect amount of space for my family of 5 (3 kids). The little town nearby called Bryson City is charming and has great shopping and restaurants. The local grocery store Ingles is great too. Overall we loved our cabin in the woods, will be going back and would recommend you check it out!
Jessica M.Nov 2020
When we first arrived at the driveway entrance, we didn't know that the drive up to the cabin itself would be so beautiful and peaceful. The cabin itself has a much bigger covered front porch than I thought, which came in handy when we wanted to play boardgames with my son on a rainy day. The deck is huge, just like in the pics. :) The lot itself is bigger and flatter than I realized - we wished we had brought my 6yr old's bike with us. The fire pit area was great and so cozy in the evenings! We had the bonus of leaves on the ground so my son could throw them in to the fire (with parental supervision) every now and then to get big flames. :)
Once you step in to the cabin, you feel so cozy! It's so beautiful. The decorations were scaled back so you could enjoy the cabin and not be overwhelmed by an owner's personal taste. There was plenty of room in the living area to put my son's two IKEA bags full of toys/books/games... yes, I said two IKEA bags. I know. The rooms weren't cramped - the master is pretty spacious.
There are screen doors on both the front door and the sliding door to the deck, so it was LOVELY to have both doors open, hearing the birds sing, feeling the mountain breeze, and smelling the fire outside while cooking a meal and playing Christmas music in the background. :) We enjoyed Happy Top Hideaway very very much.