USA North Carolina Western North Carolina Whittier Listing #52356

Summit Escape - Whittier, NC

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17 reviews
Max. occupancy: 10 1 King Bed, 3 Queen Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 4 bedrooms 4.5 bathrooms 2 dog max  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Grand, Dog-Friendly Getaway w/ Free WiFi, Two Fireplaces, Hot Tub, Pool Table

Tucked away within a quiet and gated subdivision, Summit Escape is an impressive, three-story, four-bedroom vacation rental boasting beautiful interior decor, comfortable furnishings, and high-end amenities that are sure to delight everyone in your group! Visiting chefs are sure to feel right at home in the exquisite, full kitchen complete with stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven and a Jenn-Air gas cooktop. Meals can be enjoyed at the attached breakfast bar, the dining table with room for 10, our al fresco out on the furnished, main-level deck. The living area includes a dramatic wood-burning fireplace, soaring ceilings, and a wall of windows welcoming in breathtaking golf course, valley, and mountain views. On the lower level of this home, shoot some pool in the game room that also includes a gas fireplace and a convenient kitchenette with a countertop pizza oven! And up in the loft, you'll find a quiet reading space with a desk and chair all ready for remote work or schooling. When it's time to call it a night, this home offers four cozy bedrooms spread out over all three floors, all of which have en suite baths.

What's nearby:
Summit Escape is located in the Smoky Mountain Country Club, so guests can head out on the fairway for an additional fee, or swim in the seasonal community pool. This home is just 10 miles from downtown Cherokee and Bryson City, and a short distance from Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In Cherokee, you'll find a number of attractions including Harrah's Casino, museums, restaurants, and the world-famous 'Unto These Hills' theatrical presentation held in the newly renovated, 2,100-seat, Mountainside Theatre. Bryson City is home to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and tubing on Deep Creek. And for even more fun on the water, take a 20 mile drive to Fontana Lake where you can rent a pontoon for the day, or head to the Nantahala Outdoor Center, only 28 miles away, for whitewater rafting and kayaking.

Things to know:
Free WiFi (internet access can be spotty in the mountains)
Lower-level kitchenette
The family dogs are welcome with a small nightly fee
A 4x4 is recommended in winter
Seasonal shared pool is open from end of April through mid-October
* Please note that there are active security cameras facing the driveway and the front door

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

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



Jetted tub

Common areas

Gym/fitness room

Game room



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

Wood-burning fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining






Mountain view





DVD library

DVD player

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf on-site

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Hot tub : Private

Pool : Shared

Pool table : Private

Sauna : Shared

Tennis court : Shared



17 reviews

Elizabeth L. Dec 2022
Overall: the house was well equipped, beautiful, and incredibly spacious (more than the photos led on). The location was secluded yet close to a lot including the casino. The hot tub was the best, and the beds were comfortable. The kitchen was probably the best equipped kitchen I’ve seen in a vacation rental with all the gadgets, and extras that you may need to feed a large party. All that being said, we did have a few hiccups during our stay. Some of the lights downstairs didn’t work properly, which made the part of our group staying down there have to crowd the other rooms when getting ready. Also, the housekeepers did a fabulous job getting the house ready- but they did overlook something downstairs- there were some chocolates left under the bed or in the closet downstairs that unfortunately my dog found before I did and it caused her to be extremely ill for a full day of our trip. All that being said, I’m sure this vacation home would more than satisfy any party despite the small lights quirk downstairs. Would definitely book again.
Manager response:
We appreciate your feedback and want you to know we have addressed the cleaning issues with the housekeeping manager and scheduled maintenance to check out the lighting issue. Thank you for staying with us!
Lorie H. Aug 2022
House was more than we expected. Very clean and had everything we needed for our family. We will definitely be back.
Marlene S. Jul 2022
The house was great just a little off the beaten path to get to hikes. We saw wild turkeys in the yard, great views, clean. Need to provide more shampoo and toilet paper
Kendall S. May 2022
Everything it’s huge and clean and gorgeous
Bradley D. Jan 2022
The house is wonderful and well stocked. Check-in and check-out were a breeze. It's 20 minutes to the casino, which was our trip's focus. You'll need to drive to the casino but there are plenty of Taxis to get you home. The house has a ring doorbell which is a little strange as a renter from a privacy perspective but that's our only complaint. Great value and would recommend!
Jarrett A. Nov 2021
*Full Karen Mode Engaged*

Before I leave this review, I want to say that the house is amazing, minus all the issues. IF, and that's a big if with Vacasa...if they were to fix the issues with the home, I would give this place a 6-star review.

But that's where the problems start....

The first issues was the marauding army of bugs. Now, the house is in the mountains, surrounded by woodlands, so there will be some bugs outside, but a swarm of wasps coming from the light fixture, specifically the light fixture in the living room, means that the bugs are inside the house. And when I say swarm, I mean we killed multiple wasps everyday for a 5-day trip. There was also the swarm of fruit flies in the house because either the cleaning service or Vacasa thought it was a genius idea to put real fruit as a decorative piece on the dining room table...and not switch the fruit out! Molded fruit will produce fruit flies, and the molded fruit in the decorative bowl had....I don't know...dozens of fruit flies come out. It got so bad, I had to use the vacuum cleaner to try and kill them before they ruined our Thanksgiving dinner. We had to open all the doors to let some out, and that didn't do much. Mind you, it's 45 degrees outside at 3pm, so it wasn't the most comfortable experience. Now, add in the fact that you have someone in your party with an extreme case of bug phobia and it takes away from the experience you could've had. And you thought that was bad, wait until you get a load of Vacasa and how they responded to all this! So, Vacasa was informed about the bugs, as well as the fireplace on the lower level not working. In reference to the fireplace, the pilot light didn't spark and the gas wasn't flowing through the line, so Vacasa stated that they would send someone to fix it Saturday afternoon, I have the text to prove it. Can you guess when the tech came out to fix the issue with the fireplace? Me neither cause they never came out. As it pertains to Vacasa handling the bugs, they didn't. In fact, when I told then that we've been playing mountain side exterminators for a good portion of our vacation, all they could say was, "sorry for your experience". It was like the BP episode of South Park and the CEO of BP was saying, "We're Sorry", and, "Sorrrry", while he was naked on the bear skin rug!! Then I made the statement about a partial refund because of the wasps and other bugs, and they went radio silent!! Nothing until I reached out about the fireplace.

The sad part is that this home, the location, the sunrises and sunsets...this place is a whole vibe, but Vacasa and their lack of care and willingness to do what's right behind the people using the home is why this review is what it is. And we have thr names of the owners of the home, so it may take me reaching out to them to let them know that Vacasa is ruining the gold mine that their sitting on with that amazing home. It's being mismanaged and it's a shame that I had to go Full Karen because I shouldn't have to with a beautiful home like this. Had it not been for that BOSS MODE hot tube, that INSANE master bathroom, and the living room fireplace that will literally heat the entire house up, as would tell people not to go, just because of Vacasa and their lack of respect for the human beings using the home for vacation.

Vacasa, get your heads out of your ass and do what's right! Stop cutting corners and do your jobs!! Manage this property correctly!!

1. Pest control - ASAP!
2. Lower level fireplace needs a new pilot light and maintenance on the gas line.
3. Did I mention pest control? Let me do it again....PEST CONTROL, PEST CONTROL, PEST CONTROL!!
4. Put your customer first, the property owner. If people don't want to stay there, then you're doing your client a disservice.

*Full Karen Mode Disengaged*
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Jarrett. We are sorry to hear that your stay with us was not the pleasant and relaxing vacation for which we strive to facilitate. We apologize that pests found their way into the home. Upon inspection no wasps were found. Lady bugs were detected but they are very common to the area since this is their natural habitat. This home is on a monthly pest control treatment and there have been no further reports of this issue. We also apologize that the lower level fireplace was not working properly when you arrived. It has since been repaired and is functioning as it should. Our local team strives to provide every one of our guests with the best vacation possible. We are so sorry if our standards were not met during your time with us.
Christina Z. Nov 2021
Very nicely appointed large home with stunning views. We enjoyed our stay immensely!
Margaret V. Aug 2021
Absolutely beautiful property. Can’t find a single complaint, this is a great luxury property
Tara L. Jul 2021
We love this house, the layout, the view, everything. It was super clean, and check-in and check-out couldn’t be any easier. It’s a quick drive to Cherokee, Maggie Valley, and Bryson City, but it’s well-removed from the crowds that can be there. We can’t wait to come back. Thanks for a great stay!
Carol A. Jul 2021
We really enjoyed our stay at this mountain paradise! Very clean, all furniture and beds were very comfortable. Huge gourmet kitchen, we were sorry that our stay was so short that we couldn’t enjoy all the amenities this place has to offer. Our elderly parents were very pleased with the large master suite and bathroom on the first floor. No stairs to climb for them except the few leading up to the front door. Couldn’t ask for a better view at the top of the mountain. Very pleased there was a separate thermostat for the upstairs bedrooms. We would definitely recommend this place. Easy 15 min drive to Cherokee casino.
Donna T. Jul 2021
This home was great place to meet our friends. The views from the decks and our rooms were spectacular. Nice parking for 3 cars. Would recommend this home
Chuck X. Jun 2021
Beautiful, bright, airy, and cabin-like interior. Large 2-story decks with great views and a powerful hot tub. Well maintained and clean throughout. Good location as base to explore the Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee Indian Reservation. I would definitely stay here again.
Chris B. Jun 2021
This home was clean, the kitchen was well stocked, and the pool table was very nice to have. I would definitely stay here again.