Mountain Time is secluded in a quiet forest above a picturesque mountain valley horse pasture bordering the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This beautiful corner of the smoky mountains is known as The Settlement at Thomas Divide. Guest staying at Mountain Time can rent the use of a horse paddock for a small fee of $15 a night per horse. Please visit the Thomas Divide page for more information if you would like to bring your horse on your next vacation. The Thomas Divide horse and hiking trail in the National Park is just a few minutes horse back ride from the pastures below Mountain Time. A couple of minutes scenic drive past the Thomas Divide trail head is one of the most popular sections of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This area is called Deep Creek. In Deep Creek there are three beautiful waterfalls to hike to and the creek it self is a popular creek to tube down in the summer. Downtown Bryson City is about 5 minutes down the road. The Cherokee Indian Reservation is about 15 minutes away. If you want a little more excitement, white water rafting on the Nantahala river is about 25 minutes away. The gravel roads to Mountain Time are wide, well maintained and navigable by most all vehicles.
Mountain Time is a newly constructed single story smoky mountain vacation home. The wide flat gravel driveway brings you right up to the front door. The front door is just two low steps up from the gravel parking area. The front yard is a great place for watching and chasing fireflies with or without the kids. There is also a small stream that flows down the mountain in the front yard, near the road. The side deck is also accessed from the gravel parking area. On the side deck a gas grill waits to cook your favorite meats. The door on the side deck leads back into the kitchen. The back yard steeply descends into the smoky mountain forest that surround the lodge. The large covered deck on the back is only accessible from within Mountain Time. The private secluded back deck is where most guest spend the majority of their outdoor time. Here you can play a game of Fooseball or just relax in a rocking chair and share your favorite beverages with friends while enjoying the forest fresh mountain air. To truly understand why this vacation home is named Mountain Time, slip into the private outdoor hot tub across from the master bedroom and let its warm messaging water soothe your tired muscles as you watch the birds playing in the forest surrounding you.
As you enter through the front door, the first thing you will notice is that a smoky mountain forest fills the whole back wall of this vacation home. The floor plan of this single story lodge has lots of wide open space to easily get around to the interior furnishings and rooms. To the right is the living room area. Here a comfortable sofa is placed in front of a stone gas log fireplace where a satellite TV sets on the mantel. With the forest view filling the spaces of the living room it feels like your relaxing in a forest watching TV. To the left is the large dining table that seats 6 guest and is positioned to allow views of the forest outside or the satellite TV while you enjoy a quiet meal-in. Past the dining table is the large open kitchen, which has all upgraded appliances like; large stainless steel refrigerator, wall oven, microwave, and a breakfast bar at the center island. Be care full cooking as a few guest have reported slightly burning diner while watching the birds playing in the forest just out the window over the gas range top. Doing the dishes is never fun on vacation but when there is a scenic view out the window in front of you it can seem a little more enjoyable. Of course the dishwasher also help out a lot too. Straight across from the front door and between the dining table and living room, two sliding glass doors allow the views of the forest into the room and you to access the large covered private back deck. To the right and past the living room is a small hall that leads to the bed rooms and other TV room. The left side of the hall leads to the large master suite. A large sliding glass door on the back wall of the room lets a great view of the smoky mountains to fill the room. The sliding glass door also allows for quick easy access to the private outdoor hot tub on the deck. The master bedroom has a king size bed and private bath. A satellite TV sets on the tall dresser opposite the bed. The right side of the hall leads to three more rooms. The first door on the left is a small TV room, for when someone wants to watch a different movie or TV show than the rest of the family. The futon in this room folds out into a full size bed for additional sleeping space if needed. The first door on the right of the hall is a bath room with tub and shower. The last door on the right is the second bedroom. This room has a queen size bed and also has a satellite TV on the dresser opposite the bed.