Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

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2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, books

Overview of Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

Entire home

Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

4.9/5 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hot Tub
  • Barbecue grill

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Almond, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationPincu Pottery9 min drive
  • Popular LocationBryson City Gem Mine10 min drive
  • Popular LocationStecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center19 min drive

Space details

2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 queen bed
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

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About this area


Located in Almond, this vacation home is in the mountains and on a river. Pincu Pottery and Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and Bryson City Gem Mine. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching. Guests appreciate the property's central location.

What's nearby

  • Pincu Pottery - 9 min drive
  • Bryson City Gem Mine - 10 min drive
  • The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians - 17 min drive
  • Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center - 19 min drive
  • Queens Creek Lake - 43 min drive


  • River's End — 11 min drive
  • Relia's Garden — 11 min drive
  • Big Wesser Bbq — 12 min drive
  • Bubbalou's Riverside BBQ — 13 min drive
  • Sack's — 13 min drive

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire home to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Smoky Mountain Moondance; Contemporary gem, just outside Downtown Bryson City; Nantahala River

Riverfront vacation home with kitchen and balcony
Come soak in all the Smoky Mountain Moondance has to offer its guests, including an eclectically decorated, contemporary feeling home, hot tub, fire-pit, modern amenities, and more. Sit on your back deck, relax and sip coffee as you take in the astounding views, along with being able to watch wildlife from your private deck and outdoor areas.
So come enjoy the splendor of the Nantahala River, Lake Fontana, and more, all nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Private home located in a gated & exclusive, upscale, private mountain community. You are under 10 minutes to downtown Bryson, and 20 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway. You are also app. 75 minutes from the Asheville Regional Airport. Home is accessed via only paved and fully maintained roads, right up to the gated development, then some gravel, but well-maintained roads. (Winter access may be limited at times to All-Wheel or 4-wheel drive depending on snow conditions.) Overlooking the Nantahala River, with Lake Fontana nearby. Nantahala is Cherokee and means "Land of the Noonday Sun."

(Sleeps 4-6) 2 bedroom, 2 full baths
Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 4 Max. Occupancy: 6
(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)

What You Can Expect: Smoky Mountain Moondance! Lake, river, mountains and a hot tub; everything you could want in a vacation!
Welcome to the place where your mountain/lake getaway begins; right here in the heart of the Blue Ridge. Does this sound like the mountain luxury destination experience for you? Smoky Mountain Moondance is perched on a mountainside, overlooking the Nantahala River (far below), just outside of downtown Bryson City. The home affords year round access, and is great for small groups of any and all ages.
Get ready to be “wowed” by the never-ending views from this contemporary mountain style retreat. With attention to detail, cool finishes, cozy spaces plus a wrap-around deck with hot tub and long range views, you will immediately feel relaxed at Smoky Mountain Moondance. The newly renovated, updated and eclectically decorated cottage is warm and welcoming.

The Lake Fontana & Nantahala River area has so much to offer guests; from hiking and walking trails, streams, boating, swimming and much more. While at Smoky Mountain Moondance, everyone enjoys all that downtown Bryson City has to offer. Fine dining, dive eateries, shopping, and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Of course, when you return home, the spectacular deck affords a space where you can pull up a chair and take in the "sound of silence", or slip into the hot tub and observe the night as it fills with stars, and watch the fireflies come out to play in your backyard.
Take a seat and enjoy the sound of nature and the serenity in your own private paradise at the top of the world.

You are also just a short drive from America's favorite scenic byway, The Blue Ridge Parkway, motorcycle touring, biking, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, Segway tour…just about any outdoor activity! Or, take a ride to downtown Asheville to enjoy the first-rate restaurants, shopping, galleries, spas, and entertainment.

Almond Boat Park Rentals Rentals - 9 minute drive or 3.1 miles
YMCA Camp Watia - 13 minutes or 3.9 miles
Harrahs Cherokee Casino - 29 minute drive or 22.3 miles
The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad (Polar Express!) - 18 minute drive or 11.6 miles
NOC (Nantahala Outdoor Center) (zip lines, white water rafting and more)- 13 minute drive or 6.7 miles
Tsali (mountain biking) 11 minute drive or 5 miles
Deep Creek in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 28 minute drive or 14.5 miles
The Visitors Center (Oconaluftee) for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 38 minute drive or 24.1 miles
The Biltmore Estate - 1 hour 16 minutes drive or 74 miles

Bedroom/Bath Layout:
2 bedroom, 2 full baths
Bedroom #1 – Main Level Master Suite – King Bed – Private ensuite Bath, Walk-in Shower (#1)
Bedroom #2 – Main Level Suite – Queen Bed – Private ensuite Full Bath (#2)
Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 4 Max. Occupancy: 6
(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)

We look forward to possibly booking your stay, should these accommodations work for you. We can reserve your stay with a credit card and send out a rental agreement to firm everything up when you are ready...but don't delay too long.

Home Truths: Internet and cell service is limited.

Additional Rate Info And Fees:
*4 night minimum required for all holidays & special events.
These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

$185 Cleaning Fee**
** - Yonder openly shares & clearly posts our Cleaning Fees in a manner of full disclosure, as we think this is the most honest and forthright approach with respect to our guests. Our Cleaning Fees are backed by our Clean Guarantee, which reflects the highest level of standards, pristine environments for our guests, and a level of clean that surpasses any other vacation homes; we literally guarantee it!
processing fee
Current local tax rate is 7%
No Security Deposit / Guests are responsible for damages.

Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.

Pets: This home is NOT pet friendly; no exceptions.

Internet Speed: Upload - 20-30 Mbps

Home Truths: Cell service are sometimes slow and unreliable.

Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, military discounts, and trip insurance.
Air-conditioned accommodations at this vacation home offer coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the vacation home include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Close to skiing


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available

Parking and transportation

  • Limo/town car service


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Coffee/tea maker


  • Breakfast available for a fee


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer


  • TV with cable/satellite service
  • Games
  • Books

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Concierge services
  • Limited housekeeping
  • Chef
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golfing on site
  • Hunting nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Snowmobiling nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Casino nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 4

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 89%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 11%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Great jumping off for visiting Great Smoky Mountains
The house was exactly as advertised-tidy, and well-maintained with attention to detail in the cleaning process- no clutter or hidden mess. And the view is amazing. The hot tub seems brand new and sparkling and the outdoor areas are great for relaxing after a day of hiking. Bryson City is a good entry point to Smoky Mountain Park and there are even some nice easy hikes in town. Highly recommend Smoky Mountain Moondance and hope to stay there again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Secluded getaway
My family (four adults) enjoyed spending time at this property. The house had all we needed and was thoughtfully stocked with useful items. The views from the deck are so restful and lovely! It was a good rental, very clean. I would stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Convenient location nestled in the woods.
Sweet little cabin just off The main road with close access to trails and the Smoky Mountains. We enjoyed bird and firefly watching from the deck. A family of woodchucks kept us entertained. Nice hot tub under a dark sky with flashing lightening bugs all around. Magical.
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Awesome stay. Would absolutely stay here again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2021

5/5 Excellent

Spectacular, great stay!
Tranquil cabin with modern finishes, small touches like fully stocked kitchen (not the bare minimum like many places), legit SAMSUNG big screen and HK audio + Bluetooth (wow), super comfy beds, lots of games, books, turntable. Above and beyond owners/host. Thank you!!!