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Welcome to Mountain Joy Cottages, close to all the gorgeous outdoor activities western North Carolina has to offer! Your cabin, the Owl Cottage, is the original homestead of Maggie, whom the Maggie Valley was named for. Inside you’ll find tons of space to spread out and lovely, folksy touches everywhere. Take a seat in one of the rocking chairs on your front porch for your morning coffee and, if you get up early enough, you may glimpse some of the elk that roam free in the Maggie Valley and which frequently visit the property. Back inside, you’ll pass through a large living room on your way to the kitchen, which which features plenty of counter space and seating for the whole gang around a huge dining room table.
Just off the kitchen is the game room, where foosball and darts await friendly family challenges. Beyond the game room are two quiet bedrooms. The larger of the two features a small seating area and a flatscreen TV; both feature queen beds and share a bathroom. On the other side of the house are two more bedrooms. In the main one you’ll find a king bed, flatscreen TV, and en suite bathroom, complete with jetted tub. The second bedroom on this side of the house features a queen bed, flatscreen and its own en suite bathroom as well. The kids will love the sleeping area upstairs, which features fun beanbag chairs and two extra-large twin beds.
Outside, you’ll find 12 cabins, spread out on four acres. Cabins all enjoy access to shared amenities such as a fire pit, horse shoes, basketball, picnic tables, in-ground swimming pool (open seasonally) and corn hole. There’s also a spring-fed pond, home to some ducks who are always looking for a handout.
After a day out, it’s time to revisit that large living room. Stoke the wood-burning fireplace and settle in on that giant sectional for some family time. There’s a fireplace-mounted flatscreen if you feel like some TV time, but after a day of hiking, skiing, rafting, swimming, or just exploring, you’ll probably have too much to talk about to turn on the TV.
Nearby Services and Dining Options
Casual dining within 1 mile. Cafe within 2 miles. Dine-in restaurant within 5 miles. Gas station within 3 miles. Supermarket within 9 miles.
Places to Visit During Your Stay
|Attraction||Distance From Home|
|Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum||1.9 Miles|
|Cataloochee Ski Area||5.2 Miles|
|Lake Junaluska||9.5 Miles|
|Santa's Land Fun Park & Zoo||13.6 Miles|
|Great Smoky Mountains National Park||15.9 Miles|
|Museum Of The Cherokee Indian||17.6 Miles|
|Mingo Falls||23.8 Miles|
|Biltmore Estate||35.7 Miles|
|Natanhala Outdoor Center||38.5 Miles|
|Sapphire Valley Resort||56.1 Miles|
Things to Know
Free WiFi and cable
DVD player and CD player available
Snowbird-friendly, Contact Vacasa for details
Queen sofa bed
Shared pool (open seasonally)
This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.
You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.