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Spectacular Mountain Views, Top of Ridge, hiking, skiing,fishing! Special Rates!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights


About the property

Lodge, 4 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Solid beauty from the inside out! A winning combination of superior location in the private, gated community of Smoky Mountain Retreat, and the enduring quality of a Gastineau OAK log home that glows with warmth and comfort. Decks and porches provide unrivaled year round views of distant mountains, Lake Junaluska, and wildlife up close and personal. Two real Master Suites on main level, gorgeous interior, SS/granite kitchen w/gas dual fuel range, amazing lower rec room & 2 BRs. Custom furnishings throughout!

Two kitchens, one on each level with full refrigerators for multi-family retreats. Very close to horseback riding, snow skiing at the Cataloochee Ranch, access to hayrides, bbq's, quaint towns of Maggie Valley and Waynesville to antique, shop and experience local culinary delights! National and local artists work displayed with many seasonal craft fairs. Relax at home and view the wildlife or 30 minutes to Asheville and Biltmore Mansion, gardens and winery. 30 minutes to Cherokee Indian Reservation Ocanoloftee as well as casinos. Hiking, tubing, kayaking in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the National Park minutes away. Something for everyone!

Keywords: Luxury Oak Log Cabin, Top of Mountain, Long range views, easy access, family retreat/reunion, romantic getaway

More Details

Property Manager
Cathy Liott
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Cathy Liott

Our family has traveled to Maggie Valley for over 20 years. Every summer we rented a home with our children and enjoyed to many gifts the area has to offer ie. woods, wildlife, quiet time together, rowdy time as well. Many memories were made and we decided to purchase a family retreat home at the top of a ridge. We continue to visit with friends and family and would love to share our uniques experiences with you. Our home is very comfortable and appointed well with linens and cleaning provided. Full comforts of home, but a true getaway with unbeatable views of the sunrise and sunsets! We hope you'll consider meeting 'on the ridge' at Wind Spirit Ridge, Smoky Mountain Retreat, MAGGIE Vallley, NC

Cathy Liott purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Cathy Liott chose Maggie Valley

There are many attractions in a close vicinity. Theme parks, wildlife preserves, trout fishing, golfing, apple orchards, antiique shops, snow skiing, horseback riding at authentic Cataloochee Ranch, 30 minutes to Asheville airport and Biltmore mansion, gardens and winery. Cherokee Indian Reservation is also 30 minutes and educational as well as entertaining with the casinos and live theatre. We hope to the home someday.

What makes this lodge unique

There is a paved, maintained road that takes us to the top of the ridge and breaktaking views. Many rentals are hard to access on dirt roads that are not maintained. We feel we have the seclusion and privacy in the woods with the convenience of easy access. The main lodge at the bottom of the hill is on call for your needs.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Take all garbage down to bottom of mountain blue bin before departing. Empty refrigerator completely. Lock/Close all doors windows before departure.
  • Remove sheets and put in laundry room floor. Put towels in tubs upon departure. Treat as if it were your own! Thank you!
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Two Master suites have adjoining full bathrooms w/ Jacuzzi. Lower level bedrooms have full bath. Another half bath on Main level.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
  • Two Master Suites on MAIN floor with bathrooms (one KING & one QUEEN). Lower level Kingsize bedroom and Queensize bedroom. Large Loft with Queensize pullout sofa. Beds for 10.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Spectacular Mountain Views, Top of Ridge, hiking, skiing,fishing! Special Rates!
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 38 reviews

Trip of a lifetime!

  • 5 of 5

There are beautiful places all over the world to see and experience, but when travel knits families, offers time for restoration and reflection and leaves you better than when you came, you have found the most special place of all. We could not be more grateful. Thank you so very much and…

Merry Christmas!

  • Submitted: 22-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Kathy, We are so pleased that Wind Spirit Ridge restored your peace with family and provided you with the opportunity for reflection in a tranquil setting. The mountains have a way of doing that! We appreciate your patronage and welcome you back anytime! Thank you! Cathy Liott
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amazing property great owner!

  • 5 of 5

I cannot wait to stay here again, we had two families and the house was perfect. Spacious, clean, wonderful views. Perfect mountain getaway.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gorgeous, clean cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is by far the nicest and cleanest cabin we have ever stayed in (and we are sticklers about cleanliness, being former property managers). The views are awesome! We were able to catch some great camera shots of the sun rising over the mountains with the snow and ice capped trees illuminated. We received some snow, so we were thankful for our friend's 4WD in order to get up and down the mountain. Because of the chilly outdoor temperatures, we adjusted the heat registers in areas not being used in order to get more warmth flowing into the bedrooms. We figured this out after the second frigid night. The owner was great with communications. Thank you for sharing your lovely place with us!

  • Submitted: 16-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are thrilled that your visit was enjoyable. Yes, we are “sticklers” for cleanliness as well and we a great team in place to meet your needs and surpass your expectations! That view is “killer”any time of the year! Come visit again! Cathy Liott
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Great View!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great visit! The home is beautiful and spacious. There was plenty of room for all of us. We had two families 4 adults and 4 teens. The two master bedroom set up was really nice for more than one family and there was plenty of space for lounging around and dining. We loved the view from the decks. It is amazing.

  • Submitted: 7-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always try to exceed your expectations! Our two Master Suites work well with several families or generations. Glad you were able to use the spaciousness with teenagers and enjoy the mountains and surrounding areas. Hope you can visit with us again!
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Beautiful fall getaway! Great location!

  • 5 of 5

What a gorgeous rental! We loved our stay and loved the two master suites ! Everything was perfect and we can’t thank you enough ! The location at the top of the ridge had gorgeous views of Lake Junaluaka

  • Submitted: 14-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shelley, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Wind Spirit Ridge. We strive to exceed your expectations and appreciate your feedback. We hope that you will consider visiting with us again in the future! Kind regards, Cathy Liott
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A perfect family reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a fantastic place to have our family reunion, great space, incredible views and surroundings. Everyone agreed we need to do this again. My husband and i have had several VRBO experiences and this was the best!

  • Submitted: 6-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review Wind Spirit Ridge. It is wonderful to hear you enjoyed your family reunion and it would be our pleasure to host you again! Cathy Liott 941.504.4325
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Maggie Valley Golf Club
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Bryson City, NC
Nearest Ski
6 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort & Lodge
Nearest Point of Interest
Centrally located Luxury Log Cabin
Car: recommended

Three miles from entrance to the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains National Park


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Maggie Valley, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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Nov 21 2018 - Jan 4 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$316.62
Pet Fee C$126.65
Damage Insurance C$125.38

Full refund for cancellation 60 days prior to date of arrival less $200.00 handling fee.
50% refund for cancellation 30 days prior to date of arrival less $200.00 handling fee.
Refunds for cancellation 29 days or less will be handled on individual basis. Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Long-Term rentals welcome. Rates on individual basis. Entrance/key provided after final deposit.
check-in 4:00pm check-out 10:00am

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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