Strawbale Manor

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  • sliding doors into dining and kitchen area; tower bedroom at right
  • dining area with kitchen and living area in distance
  • living area with wood burning fireplace
  • living area built in sofa - sleeps as a twin
  • dining area with covered and open deck
  • main deck and view
  • gourmet kitchen
  • custom concrete counters
  • gourmet kitchen
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  • upstairs king master bedroom
  • master bathroom jetted tub - tower room in the distance
  • main level king bedroom
  • main level king bedroom
  • main level king bathroom
  • main level queen bedroom with twin daybed
  • tower bedroom
  • covered deck area off the dining room
  • main deck looking back at the home
  • hot tub with amazing view
  • hot tub showing door into bedroom at left
  • carport and main entry door
  • view of carport and master bedroom from tiny house
  • metal-clad tiny house
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  • metal-clad tiny house
  • aerial photo of the metal tiny house
  • $315 to $465 / night
  • Location: Bryson City, NC
  • Beds: 4
  • Baths: 3

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Straw-bale construction is the formation and insulation of the walls. It is unique, eco-friendly, and with its plaster covering allows for a free-form design reminiscent of an adobe home in the Southwestern US. This uniqueness is what you’d expect once you know the ‘soul’ of this home, which truly reflects the life experiences, travels, and free-spirit of the owners themselves. You see elements in this home from Tibet to New Zealand, and every other corner of the world. The design is open-air with vaulted ceiling vents and concrete flooring providing coolness in the summer. There is no whole-house air conditioning, but not needed with fans and open windows and mountain air. Winter comfort is provided by radiant floor heating and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.

The living room has the wood burning fireplace and 2 built-in sofas that function as 2 twin sleeping spots as well to achieve the total occupancy of 11. This room has a pull-down screen and projection TV with DVD.

The adjacent kitchen is fully equipped with a gourmet gas range, stainless vent hood, dishwasher, and fridge, all formed by an interesting concrete countertop with bar seating. The circular dining table is adjacent for family style meals, and there is ample outdoor deck space, both covered and open.

sleeping accommodations

Upstairs master bedroom – there’s a king bed in a large, open and bright room with private outdoor deck and a private bathroom with rain shower head and a large garden tub.

Tower Room – above the living room via a ladder-style staircase is the interesting tower bedroom. A queen bed surrounded by windows on all sides makes for a true adventure. It may not be for grandma, but this is a fun and comfortable bedroom.

Main level king bedroom – this is almost like a second master in that there is an attached bathroom and a private door out to the hot tub deck. The bathroom has a shower only with open design basically in one side of the room that slopes slightly to the drain. Get closer to nature by stepping outside and showering in the outdoor shower, if you prefer.

Main level second bedroom – also on the main level is a queen bedroom with twin daybed. This room has a TV and access directly out to the hot tub deck. The hall bathroom is just outside of this room, where you’ll also find the full laundry area.

On-site Compound Area – On this site is a carport of the main house that is usable by guests for 2 cars. There is ample other parking and a fire pit adjacent to the driveway area with firewood and kindling provided.

There is a metal-clad tiny house also on site, but this is not yet ready for occupancy and is therefore not yet included for rental.

A yurt on the property is also set up but not yet ready for rental occupancy.

From the driveway, there is a private trail winding through a rain forest-like setting all the way down to the banks of the Little Tennessee river. Seasonally when there are fewer leaves on the trees, you see the river in the distance from a couple of places on the deck including the hot tub, but foliage blocks this direction in warmer months.

Rates$315 to $465
CityBryson City
StateNC
Max Occupancy11
Bedrooms4
Bathrooms3

View

  • Mountain View
  • Partial Mountain View
  • Exceptional View
  • Creek/Stream

Outdoor Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Covered Deck

Indoor Amenities

  • Fireplace - wood burning
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WIFI Internet Access*
  • Jacuzzi / Garden Tub
  • King Bed (2 or more)
  • King Bed

Location & Status

  • Pet Friendly (dogs only)
  • Motorcycle Friendly

Entertainment Features

  • Big TV (50+ inches)
  • DVD Player