The Historic Ol' Gun Range Cabin

front view of the cabin from the courtyard
front view of the cabin from the courtyard
very warm tongue and groove interior living room
living room area with french doors leading to the covered deck

The Historic Ol' Gun Range Cabin

The Ol' Gun Range Cabin | A Truly Secluded and Unique Cabin in The Smokies

Vacation Cabin in Whittier North Carolina

2452 Sam Dills Rd
How Many Bedrooms? 3 Bedrooms •
How Many Bathrooms? 2 Full Bathrooms
How Much Living Space? 1700 sqft.
Air Conditioning: Yes
Hot Tub: Hot Tub (Private)
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Television
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Whittier
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Property #156651
The Historic Ol' Gun Range Cabin

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Property Description

Centrally located 10 miles between from Bryson City NC and Cherokee NC near Smoky Mountain Country Club; let your cares and worries drift away as you travel the country mountain roads to our North Carolina mountain cabin. The perfect hideaway in the Great Smoky Mountains! This uniquely built cabin will make you feel right at home from the moment you enter. Relax on the covered deck for a bit or stretch your legs on The Historic Ol' Gun Range walkways before entering the cabin. Enjoy the seasonal long-range mountain view of Water Rock Knob and Great Smoky Mountains National Park while enjoying a glass of tea or coffee on the deck. How does it sound to have a glass of tea or wine while listening to the streams and looking out at the garden laced courtyard? Bird watching also very entertaining while enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning!

The main level of our NC mountain cabin features a cozy tongue-and-groove walled interior in the living room with hand carved tree trunk support beams. Sit back and relax on the couches or chairs and enjoy the 48" flat screen HDTV with blue ray player. Perfect for a rainy day in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. WIiFI is also provided just in case you need to catch up on a little work. The rustic decor and paintings are are locally sourced and handmade by us. Each piece was selected to give you both inspiration and rejuvenation. You will find the main level very quaint but spacious enough for your family gathering!

The kitchen is also located on the main level and features a refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher, cooking and eating utensils, standard drip coffee maker, coffee filters, and most basic kitchen amenities from home. There is a dining table for four as well as a sit in bar for two. The main level offers a bright and airy bedroom with a wonderfully comfortable queen bed and a private balcony. There is also a full four piece bathroom located on the this floor complete with towels, wash cloths, and toiletries. We also supply an environmentally friendly, organically derived body wash for our guests that we know you will appreciate!

Head downstairs to check out the unique rock flooring that was previously used as a firing pad for the shooting range. There is a large bedroom downstairs with tongue and groove ceilings and walls featuring a king size bed. There is also a crib and a daybed in this room. You will enjoy waking up in the morning and seeing the birds in the front courtyard garden area! There is another full bathroom and shower on the lower level along with another bedroom featuring a queen size bed as well.

Once you've had enough of the indoor space make your way to the great outdoors. Enjoy the evening roasting marshmallows by the fire pit or recapping a day of outdoor adventure and Bryson City NC attractions in the hot tub. A most excellent way to unwind after a day on the two nearby golf courses! Need a little more peace and quiet or alone time? Stroll through the garden or relax in one of the hammocks on either side of the courtyard. Warning you may not get up as the peaceful streams provide ambient solitude for the soul!

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

Seclusion(1.5 miles up a gravel road gets you a very secluded escape from normal life! After all, isn't that the point?:) Quaint and Cozy(We have tried to honor the quaint and quirky nature of the cabin with the appropriate hand-made decor and minimal changes that we know you will enjoy!) Peaceful Surroundings( It's nature at it's finest. Creeks, woods, birds, wildlife, flowering plants, and a cool mountain breeze even in the Summer) Unique History(The history of this property adds to it's one-of-a-kind nature. You will enjoy seeing the old pictures and story behind this mountain cabin in NC). Overall Experience(My wife Sarah and I desire to stand out in providing an exceptional family vacation experience for our guests. Planning things to do an is a pain point for most groups so we provide a detailed webpage for our guests upon booking. It's a very in-depth and comprehensive list of cabin information and local area information that will be very helpful to your experience.)

You will love the secluded location near Smoky Mountain Country Club 10 miles from Bryson City and 10 miles from Cherokee NC. You will feel very secluded but close enough to town if you need something.  Bryson City NC itself and the surrounding area is an outdoor adventurist's paradise.  It has been named a top tourist destination in the United States and one of America's top small towns. My wife and I fell in love with this community when we visited a few years ago and love sharing it with our guests!  Golfing, hiking, biking, kayaking, zip lines, tubing, rafting, relaxation, jeep tours, scenic rides, waterfalls, parks, fishing, boating and so much more are abundant here! It's home to the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and makes a perfect home base for exploring Western North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Notable Town and Landmark Distances from the cabin.

* Bryson City 10 miles
* Cherokee 11 miles
* Casino 12 miles
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Deep Creek 12 miles
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cherokee Entrance 14 miles
* Smoky Mountain Railroad and Polar Express 12 miles
* Nantahala Gorge 20 miles
* Sequoyah National Golf 8 miles
* Smoky Mountain Country Club 3 miles
* Tail of the Dragon 55 miles
* Western Carolina University 22 miles
* Gatlinburg 58 miles
* Waynesville 35 miles
* Asheville 66 miles

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you! Let us know if they're any questions at all we can answer! Feel free to give us a call or text with any questions!


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Property Features

» Dishes/Utensils
» Towels/Linens
» Hair Dryer
» Iron / Ironing Board
» Parking

Featured Amenities

» Internet Access
» Air Conditioning
» Washer/Dryer
» Television
» Hot Tub (Private)
» Grill


» DVD Player


» Garden

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