Lookout Lodge

About The Space

Our gorgeous mountain lodge was completed in the summer of 2018.

It is fully furnished with bedding, kitchenware, game tables, appliances, and much more.

The cabin has a large covered wrap-around porch providing ample room for grilling, dining, lounging, and watching the sunset over the beautiful National Forest.

That’s why we call it Lookout Lodge.

The covered porch includes a combo gas, charcoal & smoker, comfortable chairs, and a picnic table.

Each of the three main bedrooms has its own television, with larger screens in both the upstairs family room and downstairs entertainment room, for a total of five screens.

Dish Network and WiFi are included. There are plenty of comfortable blankets to curl up with and watch a movie on the Blu-ray player (collections of movies are provided) or read a book.

Lookout Lodge sits on a large 2.3-acre wooded lot in the Nantahala National Forest of the western North Carolina Mountains.

There is plenty of privacy and space to get away from it all. It is located about 25 minutes south of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, in an area known as Alarka.

The scenic 13-mile drive is mostly paved, but there is a stretch of steep, one-lane travel on a gravel road.

Living Room

The family room offers ample seating, a wood burning fireplace and a large ceiling fan. The western-facing wall features windows all the way up the cathedral-style ceiling, offering an ever-changing view of beautiful, forested mountains.

Kitchen & Dining 

Any aspiring chef will feel right at home in the fully-loaded kitchen, complete with a Jenn-air gas range, dishwasher, microwave, and quality cookware and tableware—not to mention the stunning granite counter tops. The cabinets are well-stocked with the necessary accessories including both a Keurig and standard coffee makers. The natural hardwood table seats eight with additional bar stool seating for three at the kitchen island.

Game room

The basement has a large game room with air hockey, ping pong, shuffle board, and foosball tables. On that level, there is a second family room, the laundry room which is available for your use, the bunk room and a full bath.

Bed & Bath 

With 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, it can sleep up to 10 people, making it a perfect retreat for your family or friends to share. We have two master suites, one on each level with king size beds and vast custom designed showers. A third bedroom features a queen size bed and is next door to a full bath. The fourth is a bunk room on the lower level with four twin beds and is located next to another full bath. All of the bedrooms have comfortable beds, each with different firmness of mattresses.

Outdoor Sitting and Patio Areas

We have a large mountain yard with ample parking for your friends and family.  On the lower level is a large concrete patio, hot tub to accommodate five after a full day of fun. We have an oversize rock fire pit perfect for cooking dinner, s’mores, or a bonfire and conversation under the stars.  We offer a corn hole set for your outside entertainment. Lookout Lodge is far enough from city lights to see the night sky as you may have never seen before and it is magnificent!


Amenities & Details

Bryson City is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, known for its wildflowers, streams, Elk herd, and the Appalachian Trail.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers scenic train rides through the park and along the Tuckasegee River which is popular for white-water rafting and fly fishing.

Within a few minutes, you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including zip lines, tubing, horseback riding, hiking, waterfalls, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, gem mining, golfing, Fontana Lake, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah’s Casino, local merchant shopping, restaurants and much more.

We built this home to have something for everyone in our family! We hope you will love and enjoy it as much as we do. We manage it ourselves and have worked very hard to make sure you enjoy your stay.

We have well water and an emergency generator for use during power outages.




Dining Area



Payment Schedule – 50% due at the time of booking and 50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

Damage Deposit – A pre-authorization of $1000 is due 2 days before arrival and released 7 days after departure.

Cancellation Policy –Guest receives 100% if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before arrival;  No refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Notes –

There is limited cell phone coverage: Verizon is good, AT&T is spotty, but almost everything works over wifi if your smart phone has the ability to connect. This secluded location cannot always be found online, but Waze can pull up the address for driving directions. You will need to print off the map before you go up and follow its directions to make it to our mountain getaway.

You must be 25 years of age in order to book. We do not refund due to inclement weather. But if a winter storm occurs and the roads are NOT drivable, we will credit you for a future stay. Please check the rental agreement and cancellation policy before booking, especially during the winter season.

We provide WiFi, linens, towels, dish detergent, bath soap, shampoo, conditioner, blow dryers, toilet paper, paper towels and trash bags. However, if you are bringing a large group or staying several days, you may need to restock certain items. A kitchen inventory list is available by request. Firewood and charcoal briquettes are not included.

Thank you for considering Lookout Lodge, and we hope you come to love it as much as we do!

*Motorcycles are not recommended on the neighborhood road leading to the cabin.

1. No pets of any kind.

2. The property is surveilled. Any tampering with/moving/redirecting/covering/disconnecting WiFi or devices or outdoor cameras or doorbells will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation and you will be required to leave and vacate the premises immediately. Please understand that we do not sit and watch the cameras, but this is our home and investment, and we have these measures in place to protect our home and us. We want to ensure rules are being followed. There are no cameras in any private areas that guests have use of inside the home. There are a few closets in the home that are locked and not available for guests use as they are storage areas. Do not attempt to break in or unlock these doors as the inside area of these locked storage areas have surveillance. Please note by booking this property you waive your option to disable surveillance. 

3. No smoking inside, please use the ash tray out back if smoking.  Cigarette butts in the yard will incur extra cleaning fees that will be withheld from your deposit.

4. Guests staying longer than 1 week can request housekeeping services at an additional cost to provide clean linens and towels and clean living areas. Please contact the host for information on additional cost if housekeeping services are wanted.

5. Parties are not allowed as this home is in a quiet neighborhood.

6. For insurance and safety purposes, all guests must be listed and accounted for on your reservation/itinerary. No more than 8 guests may stay at any time. 

7. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance when booking our home. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise, weather, illness, emergencies etc, which could cause you to need to cancel your trip or end it prematurely. If you choose not to obtain travel insurance, please know that we will abide by our cancellation policy and no refunds will be provided should you decline to protect your travel. If you book this unit, that action constitutes agreement with this policy. Under no circumstances will guest receive a reduction in rent, be relocated at owner’s expense or be refunded for any equipment or amenity failure. Property manager/owner, upon being notified by guest of any malfunction will make every reasonable effort to have such appliances/amenities repaired. Replacement or repair during occupancy cannot be guaranteed. Issues must be reported to owner within 24 hours of arrival. 

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