Cabin with 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, Private and With Beautiful Mountain Views
About Sandy Nelson
Ty and I have been sharing our vacation home, Retreat in the Sky, with guests for over twenty years. It has been fun, sometimes very challenging...but most of all...a rewarding experience. Our goal is... and has always been ....to provide a wonderful vacation experience for our guests..
Sandy Nelson purchased this Cabin in 1998
Why Sandy Nelson chose Bryson City
We fell in love with Bryson City the first time we visited. It is quaint, friendly and surrounded by beautiful mountains. We found the perfect spot to build our second home. It's close to the top of Bear Cove Mountain in the Smokies. Our view is beautiful. Retreat in the Sky has a privacy that is hard to describe. Our first home is three hours away and seventeen years later, with our car packed with all our stuff, heading for Bryson City and our Retreat in the Sky, we're still excited.... after all these years, we still can't wait to get there.
What makes this Cabin unique
Sitting on the swing on our deck...enjoying the beautiful view...is the ultimate in relaxation. Retreat in the Sky can only be reached by driving up the private road and then you drive up some more on our paved driveway. We are not on the road so no one can see us or drive by us. So you see, we also have the ultimate in privacy. We not only have a beautiful deck filled with flowers and a wonderfully landscaped setting, but a large screened porch complete with hot tub and a great place to hang out. We're only five minutes from Ingles Supermarket, the quaint town of Bryson City and only ten minutes from just about everywhere else. We took a survey from vrbo/homeaway a few years back that results showed that only 21% of property owners that rent their vacation homes use it themselves. We use ours every chance we get. Not only because we love being there but because we want to maintain the high standards we set for ourselves in maintaining our beautiful vacation home. .
Pool / Spa
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
Smoking on deck and screened porch only.
Children not allowed
Not suitable for young children
Minimum age of primary renter:26
Max guests:4 (sleeps up to 4 adults)
1. No pets no exceptions 2. Smoking only on porch and deck
Trash must be taken to the trash center. The directions where to take trash are in the Retreat book. They do not open until 1:00 on Sundays.
At check out, all furniture and decorative items must be returned to their proper place.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Amazing time at Retreat in the Sky!
This cabin was exactly what we were looking for! The road leading to the cabin was steep but only one way thank goodness! The view once you got to the cabin is so incredible you forget about the road quickly! The front porch is awesome to sit in the swing and take in God's beauty or have a meal on the table. We ate breakfast and it was perfect! The Hot tub was so enjoyable to look at the mountain range and relax! We will stay here again! Mrs. Sandy was so very nice to work with! We had no issues at all! Thanks for a great getaway! Highly recommended!
Retreat in The Sky was great for two couples
The property owners are lovely and very helpful. Sandy was proactive about contacting us and arranging the check in on a short notice booking! She gives lots of instructions and tips on the property, Bryson City and the area attractions! The property is very much as pictured and described. The view was wonderful, loved the sunsets, particularly the evening we had a fire in the fire pit. The beds were comfortable, plenty of linens and towels. We cooked quite a bit, plenty of pots, pans, dishes and glassware. The Ingles grocery store is great and very close by with everything you need including some vegan and organic options as well as a good selection of craft beer and some wine. I will say the driveway is seriously steep and narrow (did not have a 4 wheel drive SUV). We chose to be home before sunset, both to enjoy the sunset, and not to drive it in the dark.
Thank you for your kind words Sherry. We enjoyed your being guests at Retreat and especially you being able to spend time with your daughter. Hope you will have a return visit in the summer or fall when it’s beautiful at Retreat and the entire area. And... we offer a special discount to returning guests. We realize our driveway is challenging but the more you do it, the easier it gets!
Best experience ever!
From initial contact to the time we arrived, we had very clear direction and great communication with the Nelsons. Property was better than described! Perfect place to unwind and get away!
The perfect cozy cabin
My husband and I stayed for 5 days and had the most wonderful time at Retreat in the Sky. This was the absolute perfect cabin!! The cabin was spotless clean, the kitchen had everything we needed to prepare meals, the beds were so comfy, the hot tub was such a treat each night and we snuggled together in front of a cozy fire in the fireplace. We stayed during the winter month of Feb. and we had a very special treat of having a snow day. 😊�
Sandy is such a wonderful lady, she made sure we knew all the directions to the cabin and checked on us during our stay to make sure we were ok with the snow. She went above and beyond what a owner would do, Sandy and Ty really care about their guest.
The scenery around the cabin is absolutely breath taking!!
We celebrated my birthday during our stay and feel that we made new friends with Sandy and Ty. We will be back again to Retreat in the Sky. It really was a treat!!
Cathy and Chris M.
Cathy and Chris were just amazing guests. They sent us pictures of their ma+ny adventures that included making a snowman, snow woman and adorable dachshund dog . Winter is a great time to enjoy the hot tub and build fires in the fireplace and that they did. We know we were blessed to have such special guests as Chris and Cathy and hope they will return.
My girlfriend and I had a great experience. We felt at home from the moment we arrived. This place checked all the boxes. We were looking for a view, a hot tub, and a fireplace. We enjoyed all three very much!
Sandy was helpful in giving us the information we needed for our stay. It was also nice being so close to Bryson City. Having cookware there was great as well.
I can't find much wrong with the place to mention. Our trip was exactly as we had hoped!
Homey Mountain Getaway
This house was so super sweet! My family of four spent Thanksgiving here and it was the perfect relaxing getaway! We even cooked Thanksgiving dinner and had plenty of kitchen supplies. The kids loved the loft sleeping area, the hot tub was perfect after a day of shopping and hiking and the view was gorgeous! The driveway is NO JOKE! Bring your four wheel drive vehicle, for sure. A fantastic family holiday!
Thank you so much for being wonderful guests. Our housekeeper Alice said after cooking a Thanksgiving dinner there she thought she would have her work cut out for her, but that was not the case. She said to thank you too. As for our driveway, it’s paved which a lot of mountain roads aren’t. Rain and leaves in November are challenging but we drive a front wheel drive Mazda and do just fine,
The most exciting new activity has to be ziplining....our guests just rave about how much fun it is...take a ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway... it is unforgettable...pack a picnic lunch (picnic pack for two at Retreat for guests use) and mountain gaze, and you must go to Highlands and Cashiers (great shopping and restaurants) and visit all of the waterfalls in the area, the Biltmore Estate in Asheville is only one hour away...you should plan to spend the entire day as there is so much to see, go for a hike at the Joyce Kilmer forest or Deep Creek, visit Dollywood and stop at all the outlets on the way, Win some $$ to take home at Harrahs Casino in Cherokee and enjoy a great dinner there as well. You will NEVER run out of things to do. Or, never leave, sit on the deck at Retreat in the Sky and enjoy the privacy, the wonderful view and each other!