About The Space

Designed specifically for couples, escape to the new luxury community of Elk Hollow, nestled in the mountains just minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Our ideal location is between two quiet subdivisions and a horse pasture.

Here, instead of the hustle and bustle of crowds, you’ll be treated to the songs of birds, the soothing sounds of the nearby creek, and the chorus of frogs. Keep your eyes peeled for wild turkeys, deer, and even the occasional bear or elk, who occasionally wander outside the park’s borders.

Living Room

With a uniquely intimate setting, you and your sweetheart (and perhaps another couple) will enjoy a rare treat at our luxury yurt.

The circular shape of the room adds to its charming appeal. Curl up on the plush sofa with a cup of coffee, a snack, and the company of your loved one to chat about your adventures, or to stream the latest episode of your favorite show from the wall-mounted TV w/DirecTV and the included Wi-Fi.

Kitchen & Dining 

A fully equipped kitchen beckons the chef! This beautifully modern space offers stylish teal cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and granite countertops. The pantry is chock-full of basic convenience items. There’s sure to be delicious aromas wafting throughout the home in no time!

A table for four sits in front of the window, so you can enjoy your delicious meal, the gorgeous scenery, and each other’s company.

Bed & Bath 

Each of the two en-suite bedrooms offers a king-size bed and spacious tiled walk-in showers.

For our guests’ convenience, we also provide a full-size washer and dryer.

Outdoor Sitting and Patio Areas

A spacious screened porch sets the tone for your stay here. Fully equipped with cooking, dining, and lounging areas, this may just become your very favorite feature of the yurt.

Enjoy a steaming cup of morning coffee, a cold afternoon glass of tea, or an evening cocktail from the comfort of one of the four cushioned chairs. Take in the serenity of the scenery, read a few pages in your book, or keep a watch out for furred or feathered neighbors.

Grill up lunch or dinner on the large gas grill and savor your feast at the picnic table. Talk about a table with a view!

The best dessert in the world are the marshmallows or s’mores you’ll roast while sitting around the firepit, maybe even trading a ghost story or two.

In the evenings, watch the stars twinkling in the sky from the warm bubbles of the hot tub. Let them work their magic on muscles tired from hiking while you sip on a glass of your favorite beverage and listen to the night sounds of these pristine surroundings.


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 –

Please note: No smoking or vaping. No pets. No parties or events. One step up to enter the yurt.

What’s Nearby?
Our property is just a minute or two from the Deep Creek entrance to the Smoky Mountain National Park and just about five minutes from downtown if scenic Bryson City, NC. We are located on the southern side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is a sports and outdoor enthusiasts’ dream come true. Some of the best trout fishing on the eastern seaboard is located here. You’ll also find tubing available at the entrance to Deep Creek, and whitewater rafting can be had at several locations including the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) about 30 minutes away.

Downtown Bryson City has many restaurants that offer a variety of choices, from burgers and beer, to Italian, Mexican, microbreweries, and more!

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad is one of only a few narrow-gauge steam railroads that have passenger service. In the winter months, the Polar Express is very popular with both kids and kids at heart.

Another attraction in Bryson City is the Road to Nowhere. This six-mile drive into the park ends with a 1000-foot tunnel through a mountain and then goes nowhere and make for a really fun afternoon excursion.

Nearly every motorcyclist and sports car enthusiast across the country knows about the Tail of the Dragon, which boasts an eye-popping 318 curves in 11 miles. This “drive it if you dare” road is about an hour away.

Beautiful Fontana Lake and the Nantahala Outdoor Center are in the vicinity and both worth an afternoon or full day if you have the time and inclination.

A moving outdoor drama of the Cherokee people, “Unto These Hills” is performed during the summer months. Cherokee, NC is about 20 minutes away, which is home to Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort.

You can also cross over the mountains in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Hwy 441 through Newfound Gap that has beautiful, picturesque views and then heads into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN for a taste of the “big city”. This will lead you to Dollywood, which is a major theme park celebrating the Smoky Mountains.

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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