We call our three bedroom house No Worries. The house is spacious, comfortable, beautifully maintained, in a unique location. The view is spectacular, one of the best on the mountain, worth getting up early for and from there the days just unfold. We have Wifi, a pool table, games and three tvs.
The view from our house on Fontana Ridge is spectacular -- one of the best on the mountain. We look down on the Tuckasegee River and out to the Smoky Mountains. The roads are paved all the way up the mountain, which makes for easy access all year long. The house is on six acres of forested land with flat front and back yards and plenty of parking. We have WiFi.
My family created a retreat for our family and friends, with comfort and family fun in mind. Multiple levels with extra use rooms allow us to spread out so we don't have that "on top of each other" feeling. All the bedrooms are furnished with real beds with deep mattresses and solid dressers and tables. The master bedroom is nestled under the peak of the A-frame on the top floor. Windows and doors open to the outside deck and the loft space next to the room, which, along with the ceiling fans, allows good circulation. The spacious room easily accommodates the king sized bed and furniture without feeling cramped. Step outside onto the private deck to watch the sunset or come in and read in the loft sitting area outside the bedroom. The sofa in the loft area pulls out into a bed.
The deck wraps around two sides of the main living area. That's where we spend most of our time in the summer. The covered space means you can enjoy the view even in the rain, while the uncovered side opens to the sun and moon. We take most of our meals on the picnic table on the deck but there is a large dining table just inside the French doors. There are two bedrooms on this floor (one queen, one double bed), the bathroom, the great room, kitchen and dining area. In keeping with our goal of comfort, the plush seating in the great room includes four recliners. There is a flat screen tv with Dish and a wood burning fireplace. The floor plan is open, with a partial wall separating the kitchen from the rest of the space. The kitchen includes a microwave, coffee maker and toaster oven in addition to a large stand up refrigerator/freezer and full stove/oven.
We have designated the downstairs as the gaming rooms, providing a pool table, two tvs, a DVD player and many family games, from dice to cards to board games. These are stored in a cabinet in the large game room and are available to everyone, along with a handful of paperback books and DVDs. The room with the pool table and tv has two small cafe tables. We call that the grown-up game room. The kids' game room has a high, cafe style game table, a daybed, bean bag chair, tv and DVD player, and a giraffe. The giraffe is my brother's touch of whimsy and although we know it doesn't belong in the mountains, the kids like it.
This lower level also has a laundry room with a washer and dryer and a sink. There's a door to the parking area on this level.
Accès des voyageurs
Guests will have full access to the house except for one locked closet and the garage.
Échanges avec les voyageurs
This is our vacation home so we will not be around during your stay. A local family takes care of the house and our guests in case of emergency.
We now have Wifi
Fontana Ridge is on well water. We ask that you be conservative in your water use. We have a gas grill. There’s a pool table and game room.
We have DISH on two of the three tvs. The third has a DVD player.
This is a rustic area, in a natural setting. We get water from a well, which will not run during a power outage. No outdoor fires are allowed. Please be conservative in water usage.
Please supervise your children outdoors and keep them stay off the embankments. It's not safe. As there is no trash service on the mountain, guests need to take their own trash to the collection center at the base of the mountain. Please do not move or reprogram the tv and DVD units. We will have to charge a service fee for having DISH out to reprogram the tvs if you change the wires or move things around. We request respect for our neighbors, some of whom live on the mountain full time. Sounds carry so please do not play loud music.
Check out time is 10:00 am. There's a binder in the living room with information about the check-out procedures, the house, local activities and restaurants.
I am originally from Florida and now live in a small town in Northern California, where I raised my two sons. One of my sons graduated from college last year and is running an after school program for middle schoolers. My other son is still in college and works with me in my bookkeeping business.
We are a close knit family and enjoy hiking, traveling and scuba diving together. We are all avid readers and leave a trail of paperback books everywhere we go.
Now that the boys are grown up it's harder for us to get back to North Carolina. We did not want to let our cabin, No Worries, sit unused so we decided to become hosts on Airbnb. It's been a great experience so far. I've enjoyed communicating with many different people from all over the world and love knowing that our cabin has been such an important part of so many vacations. I hope we can continue offering our cabin to others despite the complications of managing it from across the country. We have help from some wonderful people in Bryson City who look after things for us. That, and the quality of AirBnB guests and the respect they've shown to our home and our neighbors have made it all possible. Thank you all!