The second floor of the Waldroup building on Everett Street in Bryson City, NC. is named “The Kephart” in honor of the Dean of American Campers, celebrated Author and one of the Principal Founders of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Horace Kephart. Who, in the 1920s made this loft his home and office. He often referred to it as “my den". This downtown Bryson City building sits on the bank of the Tuckaseigee river and from the balcony gave him a view of his beloved smoky mountains. The flight of outside stairs from Everett Street to the balcony was removed in 1929 when the small barber shop was built next door. Kephart’s porch, that second floor balcony overlooking the Tuckaseigee River, still remains behind the barbershop as part of The Kephart loft. It was here that Horace Kephart completed his novel “Smoky Mountain Magic", wrote many articles on camping and championed the fight to save the smoky mountains by establishing a National Park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Campaign
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This historic 7 bedroom loft is ideally located overlooking Everett Street as well as the Tuckasegee River, in the heart of Bryson City. Built in 1895, at nearly 130 years old, this building has seen floods (1916 & 1940), fire (1950) and blizzards, but has stood the test of time as one of the oldest remaining structures in downtown Bryson City. “The Kephart” gets its name from America’s greatest outdoorsman, Horace Kephart. After writing “Our Southern Highlanders”, Kephart returned from Appalachia to continue working in Bryson City, and “The Kephart” served as the Bryson City den for the world famous author, as he continued to pen his later works. Not wanting to stray too far from the downtown action he wrote about, but maintain a close proximity to his beloved Great Smoky Mountains (the National Park he helped create), Kephart found that 60 Everett Street provided the perfect location on the river, next to the town square and courthouse (currently Swain County Historical Museum), and within 2 miles to his favorite campsite (The Bryson Place) at the Deep Creek entrance to the Smoky Mountains National Park. With a convenient downtown location, The Kephart is the perfect basecamp for travelers looking to be in the center of activities while creating their own memories within one of Bryson City’s most storied structures! Grab a coffee at one of our quaint neighborhood coffee houses, or stroll over to one of our local breweries to enjoy some regional libations! At The Kephart, you are just steps away from the all the amazing shopping and dining that downtown Bryson City has to offer.
One of the best features of this property is the large private courtyard that sits overlooking the beautiful Tuckaseegee River! Enjoy delicious dining on the outside patio table, or kick back and relax by the gas log fire pit as you listen to the river flow past you under the shade of the gazebo. The uniqueness and seclusion of this courtyard will surely have you feeling like you are in your very own private oasis!
A short set of stairs will lead you up from the courtyard to the entry way of The Kephart. This loft is a single level property that sits on the second level of the building above the popular Everett Street shops below. Walking through the door you are warmly welcomed into this chic and sophisticated downtown loft. There are seven bedrooms and two bathrooms in total. The bedrooms are found along the parameter of this property with varying bed sizes: four queen size beds, two king size beds, and one with two twin size beds. There is a large living room and kitchen that sit central to this property with lots of beautiful windows that display views of downtown. There is one master suit with a king size bed and private bath in this loft. Sit back and watch the large flat screen tv that hangs in the living room, or grab a book and curl up in one of the reading nooks. You are sure to find everything you want and more when you visit The Kephart.
Free Night Stay!!
for the months of August and September.
Just book three nights at the regular nightly rate
and get 1 additional night Free.
That is a $390 Savings
Three night minimum stay required.
Offer Not Valid with other Offers.
Subject to availability. No cash value.
valid only until Sep 30, 2018
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
For Directions to our office.
CHECK-IN is AFTER 4 P.M.
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.