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Seclusion Scale Definitions

All of our NC rental cabins are located in unique surroundings within the Bryson City, Cherokee, and Nantahala areas of the Smoky Mountains.

To give an idea of the amount of privacy and seclusion that a cabin's surroundings offer, we rate each of our cabins on a scale of "Next Door Neighbors" through "Totally Secluded." Because privacy can be had without being secluded, many factors contribute to the seclusion and privacy you will experience at a rental cabin, including the following: its distance from other cabins, the direction it faces, the location of local roads, the density of surrounding trees, and other natural features of the mountain landscape. Each of the five degrees of the scale are defined below. PLEASE NOTE: The privacy provided by trees and other natural vegetation decreases with the absence of leaves in the winter months. Only the cabins tucked deepest in the forest or highest on a private mountaintop remain totally secluded and completely private in the winter months.
Neighbors Next Door
Neighbors Next door:

The cabin has one or more "next door" neighbors. The minimal natural surroundings allow a clear view of the next door neighbor from the deck or the entrance. The cabin is visible from the main road that it shares with the neighboring cabins. The next door neighbors may be either rentals or private residences. These cabins are excellent choices for Family Reunions or Group vacations, when the neighboring Cabin is also a Vacation Rental. Visit our "Cabins Walkin' Distance Apart" page to see a list of rental cabins grouped close together.

Neighbors in Walkin' Distance
Neighbors Walkin' Distance:

Other cabins are a short walkin' distance away. The cabin's deck is partially blocked by trees and or natural surroundings from the view of the other cabins. The cabin's entrance is visible from the local road that it shares with the other cabins. The nearby cabins may be either rentals or private residences. These cabins are excellent choices for Family Reunions or Group vacations, when the neighboring Cabin is also a Vacation Rental.Visit our "Cabins Walkin' Distance Apart" page to see a list of rental cabins grouped close together.

Semi Secluded / Private
Semi Secluded / private:

Other cabins are more than an acre away. The cabin's deck is mostly shielded from view by a small stand of trees or the mountain landscape. The cabin is off a local road and is partially visible. The neighbors up the road may be either rentals or private residences.

Mostly Secluded / Very Private
Mostly Secluded / Very Private:
Other cabins are more than three acres away. The cabin's deck is completely shielded from the view of other cabins by dense forest or a mountain ridge. The cabin has a private drive and is not visible from the local road. The cabin may be partially visible from a distance in the winter months.
Totally Secluded / Completely Private
Totally Secluded / Completely Private:

The cabin is separated from other cabins by many acres of dense natural forest or mountain ridges. The cabin is on a private road and is not visible from local roads. Even in the winter months the cabin remains secluded from others. It may be possible to see other cabins on distant mountain sides. The only neighbors are the woodland creatures.