4 Bedroom (2 Masters), Loft, 3 1/2 Bathroom , Firepit, Hot-tub
Gail and Johannes
- english, Dutch, Afrikaans
About Gail and Johannes
Welcome to our Kozy Kabin. In 2009, my husband Sal and I decided to build our dream home for our retirement. It was also in 2009, during the early stages of building the cabin, we found out Sal had stage 3 lung cancer. We decided to continue with the building of our cabin, and I'm so glad we did. We made such wonderful memories staying at the cabin whenever we could during the next few years until Sal went home to be with the Lord. In 2012 we decided to let guests see for themselves the beauty, peace, healing and calming effects our cabin and mountain views bestow upon those who visit our cabin. After Sal's passing, the Lord Blessed me again and I later married a wonderful man who loves me tenderly and the area as much as I do.
Gail and Johannes purchased this Cabin in 2009
Why Gail and Johannes chose Whittier
This property has beautiful mountain views. There are many nearby beautiful rivers and waterfalls. The location is within a few minutes to Cherokee. And approximately 10 minutes from Bryson City. It's also approximately 30 miles from Gatlinburg, TN. In addtion, one hour away from the Biltmore House in Asheville. Nantahala River tubing is very popular and only 25 minutes from the cabin. Or, go tubing in Cherokee and Bryson City. Let's not forget about the nearby National Forests such as, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest and Nantahala National Forest. God has many windows and this beautiful area truly is one of many areas I call "God's Window".
What makes this Cabin unique
There are beautiful mountain views. You can look out our windows and see nothing but mountain after mountain. The weather is perfect for eating outside and what a beautiful breathtaking backdrop view eating your meal on the porch or inside the cabin. While at the cabin, It feels like we are in a fairytale book that has become real and alive with love, healing and tranquility. And because of those feelings, we want our guests to experience what we have experienced.
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
NO SMOKING IN THE CABIN.
Please watch your children carefully.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
$206.00 Refundable Deposit based on House Rules and Rental Agreement. Please open Rental Agreement below for review and approval.
Please PURCHASE Traveler Insurance at the time of booking in case you have to cancel, just like you would if you booked a cruise or airplane ticket.
Additional house rules are on the agreement attached to payment screen detail. In addition, the Rental/House Rules agreement will be sent again.
100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
The cabin was great and had lots of room for our entire family. It was also very close to the park, hiking, and other attractions.
Thank you Stephanie for the wonderful 5-star review. We will love to have you and your entire family stay again in the future. Have a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year!
Very Very Clean Rental
We stayed at the cabin in late November 2019. This cabin is beautifully decorated and very very clean. My family and I have rented in various locations through VRBO over the past few years and this by far was the best rental we have ever stayed in. The views from the deck were beautiful. We would definitely recommend this rental to a family.
Thank you so much John for the wonderful 5-star review. We pride ourselves in keeping our beautiful cabin as clean as possible. And we are so happy you loved those awesome beautiful views. We will love to welcome you as one of our many loyal guests for years to come. We actually have loyal guests since we started renting our cabin in 2012. A sincere thank you for "definitely" recommending our cabin to families. May our heavenly father shine his ligt upon you and your family. Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year! Blessings to you, your family, and friends always.
The location is super convenient if you are planning a trip for the Polar Express. The location is also near Cherokee and Maggie Valley which are favorite spots of ours to visit. The property was well maintained.
Thank you Melissa for your 5-star review. We will love to have you and your guests back again in the future. Thank you also for mentioning how convenient our cabin is to the Polar Express, Cherokee and Maggie Valley. We have many guests that also venture into Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN., which is less than 30 miles from the cabin. Enjoy your holidays this year and have a happy New Year's. God Bless always!
Our stay at Kozy Kabin was perfect! The house was very clean and lots of space. Everyone enjoyed the wrap around deck and fire pit. Plenty of parking and room throughout the house. The cabin description and pictures are accurate other than the hot tub is on the lower level. The kitchen had all the necessities as well as a coffee maker and a Keurig. Plenty of extra blankets and pillows. Very reasonable price. The house was perfect! This is a 6 star property! We look forward to renting again next year!!
Thank you so much Kara for the "6 star" rating. We are so happy everyone loved the cabin and that it was "perfect". We will love to everyone back again. Have a Happy Thanksgiving, Beautiful Blessed Chiristmas and and healthy New Year's..
Fall Adventures at the Kozy Cabin!
Beautiful large cabin nestled in the Smoky Mountains, great views in a peaceful setting. We loved sitting around the fire pit roasting marshmallows as much as we loved sitting on the deck with our morning coffee. The cabin has all the amenities of home, plus a hot tub, pool table, fire pit and fire place. All of us (3 couples) had our own large bedrooms with full baths, and we loved that each had their own unique decor. We especially loved all the bear pictures and decorations.
Gail and Johannes (the owners) are wonderful hosts, and we look forward to visiting again!
Thank you Tom and Pam for the 5-star review. It was such a pleasure finally meeting you and your friends. We loved having everyone back again and look forward to your next visit. It warms our soul of how much you love our cabin. We loved reading your review and could actually visualize the special memories you and your friends made. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Christmas and healthy, safe New Year’s. God Bless all of you and keep you in his loving care.
Wonderful Mountain Vacation
This property is everything you could wish for & more! Gail was so wonderful to deal with and always answered any question quickly. The cabin itself is amazing! We had a group of 7 adults and there was plenty of space and bedrooms for all of us to be comfortable. The views are beautiful too! We had everything we needed and more. I highly recommend this cabin and renting from Gail.
Thank you so much Patti for the 5-star review. It was a sincere pleasure meeting you and some of your guests upon your arrival. And thank you kindly for treating the cabin as if it were your own and taking such good care of it. Enjoy your holidays and remainder of the year. We will love to have all of you back again soon.
God Bless all of you always!
A special message from owners, ...
We built Kozy Kabin brand new in 2009. My late husband and I found a sign that best described our dream and love for one another and hung it in the living room area that reads, “Two Hearts, Two Lives, One Dream for a Life Time of Love”, and it is our sincere pleasure to share our cabin and mountain to our guests! We are from Florida and the thought of owning a real log cabin and one day retiring in the Smoky Mountains excited us beyond belief. The beautiful country heart pine, wood floors and walls, large picture window, bronze metal roof and the vaulted ceiling was our dream come true!
Honeymooners, those celebrating second honeymoons, anniversaries and all the special occasions...especially love our beautiful mountain views from the porch, living room as well as our large picture window in the loft. I call Kozy Kabin our “Healing Cabin”. We had several guests stay for a week that were recuperating from major surgery and illnesses such as heart disease and cancer. The beauty of the mountains and comfort of our cabin soothes the stress and brings comfort to the soul. Kozy Kabin is also perfect for a Couples Getaway...romantic and the feel of living in a tree house! It's also perfect for a Girlfriends Getaway...so many things to do...and that's without leaving the cabin! But most of all...Kozy Kabin is perfect for families....families that want to create awesome unforgettable memories of time spent together.
Located only a few minutes from Bryson City and Cherokee, we offer a great location centrally located to many towns and vacation activities... (we think the best location of all)... right in the midst of everything ... an easily accessible road (that means you don't have to drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle), a long driveway we just paved, wonderful views that you will fall in love with, and nature at its best... Recent guests were thrilled to discover Elk in Cherokee (5 minutes from our cabin) on their trip back from Gatlinburg, TN.
The cabin has 2,400 + sq. feet of living area, with a large great room that has a vaulted ceiling, an open floor plan, four bedrooms plus a loft overlooking beautiful mountain views, three and half bathrooms, a large open porch and a covered porch where you will enjoy the wonderful mountain breezes and because we love games, we have a room with a pool table in the lower level with the fourth bedroom...we also have a large state-of-the-art 5-6 person hot tub for adults to use on our covered porch, which is accessible from the french doors in the master suite, or the living room area.
We are just a few minutes away from Bryson City... known as the 'Outdoor Adventure' capital of the Great Smoky Mountains. Bryson City is a 'real' town...it isn't overrun with tourists, and it has its own special quaintness and charm. With the terrain, outfitters and guides, Bryson City qualifies as the center of outdoor adventure in the Southeast. For four decades, the Nantahala Outdoor Center in Bryson City has provided rafting, paddling instruction, and supplies to adventurers of all ages.
We are centrally located for all of the Smokey Mountain activities! Bryson City offers unparalleled views, along with miles of hiking and biking trails (hike the Appalachian Trail...it is only 15 minutes from Kozy Kabin), mountain golf at the Smokey Mountain Country Club, or Cherokee Golf Club and the scenic Great Smokey Mountain Railroad. Nearby Fontana Lake is a beautiful mountain lake where you can swim, fish, and rent a pontoon boat for either half or the entire day.
Also nearby is the Nantahala Outdoor Center for white-water rafting and kayaking, horseback riding, and the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Some of the most strenuous and scenic mountain biking trails in the east are found in the Tsali Recreation Area near Bryson City, Cherokee (where you can try your luck at Harrah's Casino or go to the wonderful new movie theatre), Gem Mining, and Deep Creek for tubing, hiking, horseback riding and picnics. Western North Carolina is absolutely great for flea-markets and antiquing ...and... maybe best of all, Ingles Supermarket is only 20 minutes away, and Food Lion in Cherokee is 10 minutes away.
Take 441 in Cherokee to Gaitlinberg, TN, which Gaitlinberg is only 35 minutes from our cabin..that is... if you don't stop and inhale the magnificent mountain views along the way.