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Starting at $100 per room per night
Boyd Farm Road, Haywood County, North Carolina, 28785, United States
Starting at $250 per cabin per night
Just outside Maggie Valley and Waynesville are eight unique, authentic hand-hewn log cabins vacation rentals. Dating back 150 to 200 years, they have been carefully restored and tastefully furnished with antiques and modern conveniences. The cabins are nestled in a 150-acre cove overlooking the Smoky Mountains with three stocked fishing ponds, nature and hiking trails, places for jogging, strolling and biking, lovely landscaped grounds, a mountain stocked trout stream and a Fraser Fir Christmas tree farm.
Unique Features: The Great Smokies are one of the most visited parks in the country, despite the fact that the park is mostly accessible only by foot. You can ride from Cherokee over to Gatlinburg and see a great cross section of the park from all elevations, but to truly see the sights, park at one of the many trail heads and spend some time slowing down. The park will come alive with the sights and sounds of nature. Rushing creeks, the screech of a red tail hawk, the bugle of a bull elk.
Accommodations: There are eight rustic log cabins to choose from. The Shelton Laurel Cabin is a two story authentic log cabin originally from the Meadow Fork Community in Madison County, North Carolina, moved to Boyd Mountain as the Boyd’s Guest Cabin in 1975 and remodeled for a cabin to rent in 1989. The Meadow Fork Cabin is a two story authentic log cabin originally from the Meadow Fork Community in Madison County, North Carolina restored at Boyd Mountain.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the The Cosby Cabin which was originally located in Cosby, Tennessee, near Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains. The Little Cosby Cabin was attached to this cabin with an 8′ dog trot hallway. The cabins both had fireplaces, one was used for cooking and one was used for heat. The cabins were dismantled and the logs were numbered by Dan and his son David Boyd in 1995 and erected on Boyd Mountain in 1997.
Dining: Each cabin has a complete kitchen will all cooking facilities. The downstairs log interiors have a kitchen, dining and living area with a wood burning fireplace. They can also recommend some nice restaurants in the area.
Activities: At Boyd Mountain you can enjoy 4 miles of marked hiking trails that go by the creek, through the christmas tree farm, through the woods and up to the cell tower at an elevation of 4200 feet. There are three stocked fishing ponds that do not require a fee for fishing or a fishing license. Other activities include fishing in Jonathan Creek trout stream, swimming hole in Jonathan Creek, sledding in winter, cornhole, ladderball, volleyball, basketball, badminton, 1/2 mile paved drive for walking, jogging, strolling or bicycling.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them.
Location: They are centrally located near Maggie Valley in historic Haywood County, North Carolina just minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cataloochee Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Also close to the Cherokee Indian Reservation 19 miles to the west and Asheville with the Biltmore Estate 30 miles to the east.
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Waynesville is Asheville (AVL) Airport which is 25.8 miles away. Other nearby airports include Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) (60.4 miles), Knoxville (TYS) (60.7 miles) and Charlotte (CLT) (117.4 miles).
Children’s Programs: No. Although they welcome your children, they do not have any supervised children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: Visit the Christmas Tree Farm with Fraser Fir Trees. The Fraser fir was named for John Fraser, a Scottish botanist who explored the southern Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina in the late 1700s. It is a pyramid-shaped tree that reaches a maximum height of 80 feet and a trunk diameter of 1-1/2 feet.