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“A serene and picturesque mountain-top getaway”
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4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 11
Cherokee, North Carolina

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Very good - based on 7 reviews
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David M
1 review
“A serene and picturesque mountain-top getaway”
Reviewed 21 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

What an incredible experience we had with this amazing place! Perched at the top of a mountain, with views in all directions, this place really allows you to get out and enjoy the serenity of the Smoky Mountains! The drive to the top is absolutely worth it given the exclusivity of the vistas and the unique, untouched landscape around you. The cabin had everything we needed for our group, and it was great having a large open kitchen space with huge windows looking out over the mountains. If I get the chance to come here again, I most certainly will. It is an experience we will never forget! We even got fresh snowfall on New Years Day which was a huge plus! Thank you Tama for setting up such a wonderful retreat for us, I look forward to coming back!

Your age range 18-24
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Cristy G
Albemarle, North Carolina, United States
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“Comfortable home with awesome views!”
Reviewed 29 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014
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Loved the house, (did not love the road to the house). Be sure you have everything you need, you don't want to jump in the car and run to the store! If you want a great house with a fun kitchen to cook meals in, enjoy your family or friends, play games, hike, and have the chance to really get away this is a great place for your mountain vacation. Not being familiar with the wood stove we did not use it, or the wood fired hot tub, but that was ok, had a great time with family.

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Liked best: house
Liked least: road access
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway People with pets
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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 5 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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Liked best: The view!
Liked least: There were some wasp nests on the porch, and they got a little troublesome. Had one bite.
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Friends getaway Families with young children
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Franklin...
San Antonio, Texas
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“Unplug from the world and enjoy nature.”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014
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This was an excellent family vacation that all will cherish. We traveled with our two small children and three grandparents. For those uncomfortable with mountain driving, the 3.7 mile trek up to the cabin can be a harrowing experience. Thankfully the homeowner warned us beforehand and we felt as prepared as we could be to make it up the mountain. The view from the top was incredible and made the 30 minute drive up the mountain worth it!
There are parts of the cabin that are a bit dated. I only say this because those that are expecting a five star resort may be slightly disappointed, but overall this cabin was in really good shape (loved the shower upstairs). Any concerns we had were immediately rectified by the homeowner. Thank you Tama for being so attentive to our concerns!
There was internet available if you needed it and we brought movies and board games along with us to occupy the time. Every morning we went on hikes taking in the breathtaking views, concluded the days with a gorgeous sunset over the Smokey Mountains and gazed on the countless stars that were visible in the unobscured night sky.
This was one of the few vacations where I could actually unplug from the world, get invaluable family bonding time, and actually feel recharged at the end of it. I absolutely would recommend it to those looking to do the same. We plan on coming back in the fall one of these years to view the mountain foliage.
To the homeowners, thank you for renting your property and the service you provided while we were there. This turned out to be one of the best vacations we have ever experienced.

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Liked best: The hiking and the panoramic view
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
27 May 2014
Thank you for thoughtful review! I love that you really "got" what Water Rock truly provides- an incomparable experience of communing with nature and family, away from it all! Yes, for those who have never driven a mountain road the first time up can be an interesting experience. What awaits you at the top is a view that you would normally have to hike for miles into the Smoky Mountains National Park to achieve. I do want to reiterate that it is a very well maintained gravel road and fine for almost any two wheel drive car other than perhaps a low riding sports car, etc. We look forward to your return in the fall as Water Rock provides one of the finest opportunities to experience fall foliage. The fall dates book well in advance so plan ahead.
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Reviewed 24 June 2013 for a stay in October 2012

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