Riverside Retreat
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Riverside overlooks the banks of Alarka Creek a picturesque NC Trout stream.
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    Riverside overlooks the banks of Alarka Creek a picturesque NC Trout stream.
  • The relaxing sounds of a mountain stream fill the air surrounding the cabin
  • A popular trout fishing stream flows past the front door of the cabin.
  • Alarka creek seen from the drive way bridge to Riverside.
  • Grill out in the fresh mountain air overlooking a NC trout stream.
  • The back yard sits above the rocky bank of Alraka Creek
  • The tensions of a work week dissolve away to the sounds of the creek below, glow of a fire pit in the yard and the massaging waters of the outdoor hot tub
  • Comfortable leather sofas, warm gas log fireplace, and satellite TV in the living room.
  • The cool NC mountain nights are warm and cozy on the master bedrooms kings size bed in front of a fireplace.
  • Pull out the sleeper sofa and spend an evening-in together watching your favorite movie on the blue-ray player in the TV Room
  • The kitchen is fully stocked with all cooking and dining utensils to prepare a meal in.
  • The large dining table for the occasional meal in.
  • The master bath has a large jetted tub and separate show to clean off an afternoon of hiking the trails of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
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Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
Maximum Occupancy
4
Guests
Cabin Features:
Semi Secluded / Private
Seclusion
Rating
View of Creek From Deck
View
from Deck
Motorcycle Accessible
Road
Accessibility
Pet Friendly Cabin
Pet
Policy
Amenities by Room :
Entry Level
Flat Screen TV With SatelliteGas log Fireplace
Living Room
Full Size RefrigeratorFull Size StoveDish WasherMicroWave OvenCoffee maker
Kitchen
King Size BedGas log Fireplace
Master Bedroom
Jetted TubSeperate Shower
Master Bathroom
Flat Screen TV With SatelliteSleeper Sofa
TV room
Tub & Shower combination
Bathroom
Amenities Outdoors :
Outdoor Hot TubGas GrillStone Fire pit in yard

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Rates are listed per night based upon 2 Guests.
Children 12 and under stay FREE.
Additional guest are $10.00 per night, per extra guest .
* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options and fees.
This Cabin charges a one time Cleaning / Hot Tub Fee of $90

For info on possible additional charges, visit our policies pages.

 

The paved road to Riverside follows the flow of scenic Alraka Creek. This road offers quick access back to all the popular attraction and other scenic touring roads. Riverside is approximately 20 minutes from Bryson City and the Deep Creek entrance of the Great Smoky mountain national park and about 30 minutes from the Cherokee entrance. A short bridge over the creek ends at the gravel parking area of Riverside. This vacation getaway cabin rests on the rocky bank of the Alarka Creek; a beautiful natural smoky mountain trout creek that flows into Fontana Lake.

The short gravel driveway ends near the steps to the front deck. The front deck spans the entire front of the cabin and overlooks the creek below. From the deck sounds of Alarka creek below and the smells of cedar and evergreen all combine to instantly transport you to a truly relaxing mountain getaway; seemingly leaving the rest of the busy world miles away. As you step on to the front deck the front door is straight ahead past the glass doors of the TV room on the right. Across from the front door is a gas grill where a sizzling steak is the only sound that could be more inviting than the rushing creek below. To fully experience the relaxing effects of vacationing in the smoky mountains, dine-out by a mountain creek at the picnic table on the deck. After a quiet meal in the fresh air, a relaxing soak in the private outdoor hot tub on the side deck is a great way to start off the evening. From the hot tub a couple of steps lead down to the side yard. On a cool night, sitting in the warmth of a fire in the fire-pit has an almost magical stress reducing effect. The side yard descends over the bolder strewn banks of Alarka Creek below. Many great trout fishing spots can be found up and down the roads side.

The front door opens into a spacious great room floor plan, with a wood panel vaulted ceiling that gives this vacation home a mountain cabin character. This getaway cabin atmosphere is carried further in the living room area with comfortable leather sofas in front of a stone gas log fireplace and satellite TV. A wall of windows allows a view of the forest along the creek outside to fill the great room’s interior all the way into the kitchen area at the back. The large open kitchen has all the appliances and cooking utensils you will need to prepare a quiet meal. There is even a dishwasher to help with the cleanup. To the right of the kitchen is a large dining table to enjoy that quiet meal with up to 6 guests, if you wish to share. A door between the living room and kitchen leads to the master bedroom. The large master suite continues the relaxing feel of a mountain cabin with a King size bed opposite a stone fireplace. Glass doors let the forest view in and access out to the private hot tub. On the right side of the master bedroom a small hall ends at a jetted tub under a large window open to the forest behind the cabin. The master bath also has a separate shower and two vanities. For nights when the weather is too unfavorable for relaxing outside or anytime you feel like it; a hallway off the dining area leads to the TV room. Bring your favorite Blue ray movie to watch on the large HD TV while relaxing on the comfortable leather sofa. To really get comfortable while watching TV or a movie, the sofa pulls out into a queen size bed.

 

CAROLINA MOUNTAIN VACATIONS
VACATION RENTAL AGREEMENT

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If you have questions about this Vacation Rental Agreement, we would love to answer them for you. 
Our toll free number for questions about this agreement is: 877-488-8500.

Two night’s rental rate is required at the time of reservation with balance due at check-in.
Returning Guest and Military Discounts can only be applied by
Reservation Specialist after confirmation of eligibility.

A. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS MADE MORE THAN 15 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:  A deposit of the first 2 nights will be required on a major credit or debit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express). Balance is paid at check-in.  Full payment is due at time of reservation if made 14 days or less prior to check-in (see below).  Upon making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of our VRA.  Please, read, initial and sign the VRA.  You may return it by e-mail, Fax 1-828-488-7533 or when you check-in.


B. IF YOUR RESERVATION IS MADE LESS THAN 14 DAYS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL:  Your reservation will be secured by phone with payment in full on a Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express.  Upon making your reservation, you will receive an email confirmation and a copy of our VRA.  Please, read, initial and sign the VRA.  You may return it by e-mail, Fax 1-828-488-7533 or when you check-in.

C. All reservations incur 6.75-7% NC Sales Tax and County Occupancy Tax of 3%-5% in addition to the rental amounts and fees.  Rates are subjected to applicable state sales and county occupancy taxes which are in effect during the time of your stay.  Please note that these are subject to change as authorized by the appropriate governing body.  Carolina Mountain Vacations will adjust your reservation to reflect current tax rates which are in effect at the time of your stay.  Carolina Mountain Vacations will credit or debit your account for tax changes.

NO RENTALS will be permitted to ANYONE UNDER 21 YEARS OF AGE.

All Guest are required to Check-In at our office:
 40 Greenlee Street, Bryson City, NC 28713
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CHECK-IN is AFTER 4 P.M.
At check-in:
A.) Required to sign a rental agreement and Pet Policy (if applicable)
B.) Pay any outstanding balance in full.
C.) Security Authorization Hold is required on a major credit card (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express). More info
D.) You will be handed printed detailed directions and information to access keys to your vacation cabin on the day you check-in at our office.  Internet mapping devises and navigation systems are NOT recommended for use in the Western NC Mountains ( GPS does not always work in the mountains).  Please be aware that some NC mountain roads may be steep and/or curvy. Access to some of our cabins may require driving on gravel roads or driveways.  Please adhere to any recommendation or requirement for a four-wheel-drive vehicle when listed in a property description.  It is highly recommended that Guests try to arrive during daylight hours for their first visit to our area to become familiar with the area and roads.

CHECK-OUT is by 11 A.M.

Early Check-In and Late Check-Out:  If you are planning a late arrival time to your North Carolina vacation cabin rental, please contact our cabin rental office during business hours to make arrangements. Our office hours are 9 am to 9 pm, 7 days a week. Requests for early check-in or late check-out will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact our office no less than 24 hours in advance with requests for an early arrival or late departure.  Consideration is given based upon the property’s “status” immediately prior to or following your reservation. 

A Security Authorization Hold is required on a major credit card at time of check-in
The Security Authorization Hold amount ranges from ($150.00 on 1-bedroom cabins, $250.00 on 2 and 3 bedroom cabins, $500.00 on, 4 and 5 bedroom cabins).  Also, an additional Pet Security Hold of $100 if applicable will also be applied to the credit card on file. Your Security Authorization Hold must be made at check-in (Master Card, Visa or Discover; we do not accept American Express).   Security Authorization Holds are released within 30 days of departure in accordance with NC law.  Whether or not a Security Authorization Hold is required, a guest is responsible for any intentional damage due to willful negligence on leased Cabin.  A guest agrees that charges can be processed on their credit card.

Cancellations with short notice are unfair to both Carolina Mountain Vacations as well as the Cabin owner.
If you must cancel be sure to do so at least 31 days in advance of your arrival date.

a.
All cancellations made within 31 days of arrival are non-refundable.  In the event you must cancel your reservation within 31 days of arrival, please notify us as soon as possible.  We will make every effort to re-rent the Cabin for your original dates.  If we re-rent the Cabin for the total number of reservation nights, all monies (less a $75 cancellation fee) will be returned within 30 days after re-booking.  If we re-rent the Cabin for less than the total number of reservation nights, we will refund the monies for this portion of the rental rate (less a $75 cancellation fee) within 30 days after re-booking.  If after diligent effort, we are unable to re-rent the Cabin, the full rental payment will be forfeited.

b. If cancellations are made outside of the 31 day arrival, your deposit will be refunded minus a $75 cancellation fee within 30 days of the cancellation date.

c. Your reservation may be switched to a different cabin if you notify us 31 days or more prior to your arrival.  Reservations CAN NOT be transferred to another cabin within 31 days of arrival.

d. Please remember that you are making an agreement with CMV for an individually owned Cabin.  If you are disappointed or unsatisfied with the cabin due to different tastes according to decor, accommodations, location, construction, mountain road conditions, etc. and decline to stay at the cabin, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued.  If you have particular needs such as a disability or severe medical condition, CMV will attempt to answer and address all concerns. If the Cabin is not fit and habitable, CMV will substitute a reasonably comparable property.  If a Cabin cannot be substituted, CMV will refund to the guest all payments made by guest. CMV will conduct all activities in regard to this Agreement without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap or familial status of any guest.  Guest agrees to hold harmless Carolina Mountain Vacations for any inaccuracies.

Failure to disclose an accurate Guest count or the presence of unregistered Guests could result in immediate eviction, forfeiture of any remaining rent and an additional charge of $250 deducted from card on file.
Children 12 and under stay free.
Additional guest are $10.00 per night, per guest extra, this must be approved prior to checking into your vacation rental cabin.
Maximum occupancy refers to all persons over the age of one year old. Violations of maximum occupancy can cause property damage as well as violate local laws and regulations. (Most mountain cabins and homes run on private septic and well systems.  Overtaxing these systems can cause serious problems.) Any maximum occupancy violation constitutes a breach of contract and Guest agrees that any such violation, in addition to any other remedies herein, will result in immediate eviction of Guests, forfeiture of any remaining rent and an additional charge of $250 representing liquidated damages.

 Policies for Carolina Mountain Vacations Pet-Friendly Cabins
Guests will be required to sign the CMV Pet Policy at Check-In.

There are potential consequences for bringing an unauthorized pet onto any CMV property.

 

1.  For pet friendly cabins, there is a $45 non-refundable pet fee for the first pet, $20 for the second pet and $20 for the third pet.  Any misrepresentation regarding the number of pets at the cabin will be charged accordingly.

2.  Pets are only permitted with prior approval.  Be sure to notify us if you are bringing a dog to one of our pet-friendly cabins. If prior approval has not been authorized and there is evidence of a pet having been at the property, the penalty may include a $200 charge, immediate removal of the pet and eviction from the cabin with the forfeiture of all rental payments.

3.  CMV only accepts well-behaved, housebroken dogs into our pet friendly cabins.  Even though we love all pets, we regret that we are unable to allow any animals other than dogs in our rental cabins.  Absolutely no cats are permitted in CMV rental cabins.  For the purpose of this agreement, the term “pet” is always used in reference to a dog. In the interest of protection your dog, a leash should always be used when your dog is outside.  While North Carolina does not have a state leash law, please note that cities and counties may have stricter regulations.  No dog shall be tied outside the Cabin unless supervised by a responsible adult

4.  As a general rule, dogs should not be left unattended in cabins.  In an unfamiliar environment dogs may act uncharacteristically and unpredictably.  They may get nervous and bark, causing a disturbance to neighbors.  Or they may harm the cabin by chewing, scratching or making messes that they would not typically make at home.  Please remember to be respectful of nearby neighbors.  Always use a crate in the rare event that a dog must be left alone.

5.  Legal Disclaimer:  Any damages to the cabin or cabin property or another person because of a pet will be the sole responsibility of the registered Guest.  Guests are held financially responsible for all physical damages to the Cabin (i.e. chewing, scratching, flea infestation, etc.) inflicted on the Cabin by the presence of a pet.  If extra cleaning is deemed reasonable due to the presence of a pet (i.e. soiled furniture and/or flooring, hair on furnishings or bedding, fleas), the Guest will be held financially responsible and the credit card on file will be charged for the amount of the repair/recovery.  CMV is not responsible for harm caused to any pet.