The Ol Gun Range Cabin Guest Information

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Check-in: 4pm

Check-out: 10am

Password: rusticrest

Non-Smoking

Occupancy

Seven (7), per our local lodging license, fire code and house rules. The maximum number of guests allowed at the dwelling is the number agreed upon at the time of booking. Anything above this number is by law considered trespassing and by definition a "party" or “event”. There is to be no PARTIES or EVENTS what-so-ever and violation of this rule as laid out in the rental agreement will be subject to immediate eviction and loss of the security deposit. This includes all children and infants. Should you have any guests over the maximum occupancy there will be a $50 per person per night charge for the total number of nights booked and/or possible loss of deposit and immediate eviction. Prior approval must be given in advance for additional guests to be on the property. Any number of persons above the total maximum occupancy number will immediately be asked to leave the property.

Additional Guests

Not permitted per lodging laws. The maximum number of guests allowed at the dwelling is the number agreed upon at the time of booking. Prior approval must be given in advance for additional guests to be on the property. Should you not register all guests, we may not be able to check you in, your check-in may be delayed, and/or additional charges may apply. Any number of guests above the agreed upon amount at the time of booking will incur a charge of $25 per person per night for the total number of nights booked. We may also require the additional guests to leave, and/or cancel your stay without refund. Adjustments to occupancy can be made up to several days prior to check-in.

What's Included?

  • Soaps
  • Sheets, Linens, and Towels
  • 1 Roll Toilet Paper per bathroom
  • Coffee Filter, Organic Guatamalin Coffee, and starter creamer is provided.
  • Basic Pots and Pans for Cooking
  • Dinnerware

What to Bring

Although the property is secluded and remote by most peoples standards; there are multiple grocery stores within a 15 minute drive of the cabin. Here are some things you may want to bring or pickup on the way in.

  • Charcoal for Grill
  • Extra Toilet Paper
  • Firewood for FIre Pit
  • Extra blankets if you need. Sanitation is very important to us and leaving extra blankets around causes issues in vacation rentals:)
  • Special Cooking Items that may be important

Driving & Directions

Property Address: 2452 Sam Dills Rd Whittier, NC 28789

From Asheville Interstate 40 West and take Exit 27 US-74 W towards US-19, US-23 towards Cherokee. Continue on US-74 W past Waynesville, Sylva, and Dillsboro. Take Exit 72(Whittier) and drive .3 miles taking the first left onto Depot St. (Post Office on the Corner). Drive across the railroad tracks to the end of the road(800ft) and take a left. Drive .3 miles and take a right onto Old Bryson Rd. Take the first left onto Conley's Creek Rd. Drive 1.6 miles and take a right onto Sam Dills Rd. Continue on Sam Dills Rd .7 miles taking a right at the split. Continue on the gravel road 1 mile through the mini farm to the gate. Continue up the hill to the three way split. Take the middle paved road through the gates. Follow the signs for the Hive Lodge and the Ol' Gun Range cabin.

Written Directions

From Asheville Interstate 40 West and take Exit 27 US-74 W towards US-19, US-23 towards Cherokee. Continue on US-74 W past Waynesville, Sylva, and Dillsboro. Take Exit 72(Whittier) and drive .3 miles taking the first left onto Depot St. (Post Office on the Corner). Drive across the railroad tracks to the end of the road(800ft) and take a left. Drive .3 miles and take a right onto Old Bryson Rd. Take the first left onto Conley's Creek Rd. Drive 1.6 miles and take a right onto Sam Dills Rd. Continue on Sam Dills Rd .7 miles taking a right at the split. Continue on the gravel road 1 mile through the mini farm to the gate. Continue up the hill to the three way split. Take the middle paved road through the gates. Follow the signs for the Hive Lodge and the Ol' Gun Range cabin.

Cabin Entry

There is an electronic keypad code to access the cabins. Your code will be sent to your email address on file two days prior to your arrival. To enter the cabin please input your code and turn the dead bolt knob to unlock. If the electronic keypad doesn't have a knob and only a lock icon in the center, just input the code and press the lock/unlock icon.

Check-Out

A few reminders to ensure a smooth check-out experience… Check-out is by 10am.

  1. Please take all trash to the outside bin.
  2. Please load and start the dishwasher.
  3. Check for all personal items.
  4. Turn off all lights, electronics, and lock the doors.
  5. Safe travels home!

Vehicle Limit

2 Vehicles Maximum without prior approval. People love this area for its seclusion, privacy, and peaceful mountain escape. With many roads in the area gravel, including the residential roads to the cabin, we must limit the number of vehicles as well as any extras. We have a maximum of 10 vehicles that should be at the dwelling. Please ensure carpooling to limit traffic to the dwelling. Extra vehicles, motorcycles, campers, or trailers of any kind are not permitted without prior approval. Side by sides, 4-wheelers of any kind are also not permitted on the property. There are noise issues and liability issues with this type of activity.

Pets

PETS - Please note our policy on pets before booking. Pets- well behaved, house trained dogs are permitted with prior consent. We charge $30 per pet. We have a maximum of two pets without prior approval. If booking through Airbnb, the pet fee will be charged to the same credit card on file with us for your security deposit. There should be no excessive barking and no running around off the property without a leash. When guests leave the cabin we prefer the dog be kenneled due to our furniture and bedding policy. Pet’s should be housebroken and any stains, puddles, or smells of urine or other waste will result in a loss of security deposit. We have a strict policy that pets are not allowed on any furniture whatsoever. Service animals are allowed under federal and NC state Law. North Carolina law does not classify emotional support dogs as service animals. The pet fee and rules apply to emotional support dogs. Guests will be held responsible for any damages caused by your pet or service animal. Any unauthorized pet caught on property will result in a $100 loss of security deposit.

Pet Emergencies

  • Bryson City Clinic | 828-488-6018
  • Lake Junaluska Emergency Vet | 828-452-1478

Cabin Overview

Our Recommended Things to Do

Cell Service

Cellular signal can be spotty in Western NC, especially in our Smoky Mountains area. Verizon will work in most places as well as US cellular. Most US based carriers will work at the dwelling. Service will be very limited if any inside of the national park.

Linens

Bed linens are provided for each bed at the cabin. We provide the proper amount of towels, wash cloths, bed linens, blankets, and two pillows per queen/king bed. Please place used bath towels and wash cloths in the laundry baskets. Please do not wash the linens, that is a service we provide for our guests. Please note there are no extra blankets or linens at the cabin for sanitary and logistical reasons upon departure.

Towels

  • Bath towels, one set per maximum number of guests, are provided. We also provide the proper amount of towels, wash cloths, bed linens, blankets, and two pillows per queen/king bed. Please place used bath towels and wash cloths in the laundry baskets. Please do not wash the linens, that is a service we provide for our guests. Please note there are no extra blankets or linens at the cabin for sanitary and logistical reasons upon departure.
  • Please note the white wash cloths and bath towels as well as the hand towels should not be used for anything other than a normal showers and drying of hands. Makeup will obviously stain wash cloths and bath towels. We provide disposable makeup and facial removal wipes that are paraben and chemical free for your convenience. White towels should also not be used to clean shoes, spills, etc. There will be a $30 charge for any white bath towel, $15 for any hand towel, and $10 for any wash cloth, with dirt stains, colored residue, makeup stains, etc.

Weather

Current Weather

Weather in the mountains can change drastically. This means thunderstorms in the Summer months and the possibility of snow in the winter months. Certain times of the year, mainly, January through March, there will always be the threat of snow. However, most of the time it’s only flurries and/or nothing actually occurs due to our warmer climate. Please keep in mind many guests book with the hopes of seeing snow or would love the opportunity to get “snowed in” and since that can certainly happen for a day or two guests should be prepared for such events when inclement weather arises. No refunds will be given due to power blackouts, water shortage or temporary outages, snow, construction at adjacent properties, or mandatory evacuations of the area by county officials due to hurricanes or other potentially dangerous situations arising from acts of god or nature. We will hold funds for a future stay with us and/or look at cancellations on a case by case basis. At the time this was written we have never had to cancel a reservation for snow or inclement weather in several years.

Fire Pit

There are places to purchase bundles of firewood at just about every gas station, grocery store, and everything in between in the area.  Many guests also use sticks, twigs, and such from around the property which is also perfectly fine with us.  We are in a class 10 fire district so there should be no Bon-fires or fires burned out of the fire ring. Keep in mind that wood cannot be taken from or to anywhere in Cherokee or inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and transported unless its labeled as kiln dried.

Infants & Children

  • Please remember you are in a wilderness setting. There are many critters crawling around in the warmer months including venomous snakes, spiders, and bears.
  • You will find a baby crib as well as a high chair at the cabin.

Kitchen

  • You should find all of the basic items you will need in the kitchen. Pots, pans, utensils, crockpot, etc. Specialty items needed for cooking, especially during longer stays, you will need to bring yourself. Please note that we do not provide leftover salt, pepper, oils, etc. That is unsanitary for us to leave out.

Heat & AC

The heat and AC can be set to your desired temperatures between the ranges posted at the cabin(68 degrees-73 degrees). The windows and doors should NOT be left opened while Heating/AC is on(no different from what you expect at your own house). From November 1st through April 1st no windows should be opened whatsoever in the cabin. Failure to comply with this house rule will result in a loss of security deposit and possible eviction.

Laundry

There is a washing machine and dryer on the lower level. Please do not wash our linens upon check-out as this is apart of our cleaning services for you..

Grill & BBQ

There is a charcoal grill on the left side of the cabin opposite the driveway.

Hot Tub

Please follow all rules pertaining to the hot tub. Please note dirty hot tub water from failing to comply with Hot Tub instructions will result in the loss of up to your entire deposit. Before entering the hot tub you MUST shower and have no oils and lotions on your body. The Bromine feeder that is floating around MUST remain in the hot tub at all times. Maximum of 2 persons at a time in the hot tub and do not sit or place anything on the hot tub cover. Important: anyone under the age of 14 years old is NOT to be in the Hot Tub. Replace Hot Tub cover immediately after use. Note that the hot tub will run to heat back up as well. The Hot Tub should operate at a temperature between 99 and 104 degrees. Changing the Hot Tub below this temperature will result in unsanitary water that will have to be drained. There should be no food, drinks, smoking, etc in the hot tub.

Emergency Info

  • Swain County DOT 828-488-3683. Road blockages such as downed trees, etc.
  • Water Issues | There is a water shutoff in the small building on the left hand side of the driveway between the two cabins. The two respective shutoffs are labled.
  • Gas smell or concern | To shut off gas supply to the cabin please find the large propane tank just outside the lower level door closest to the driveway. Turn the knob on top of the tank to the right. Exit the property immediately if there is any type of gas smell in the cabin.

Pet Emergencies

  • Bryson City Clinic | 828-488-6018

  • Lake Junaluska Emergency Vet | 828-452-1478

  • 911 for everything else.

Trash

Please place garbage in the garbage containers beside the dwelling. Bagged trash ONLY as there is no city trash pickup here. Garbage is usually picked up on Thursday.

TV

The televisions have Satellite TV. Please note that streaming doesn't work with our Wifi.

Groceries

The closest grocery stores are located in Bryson City and Cherokee depending on which way you are driving into the area. There is an Ingles as well as an IGA in Bryson City. Cherokee has a Food Lion if you are over that way. There are also a couple of Dollar Generals even closer that you can place in GPS. All of these options are 15 minutes or less.

Cabs and Uber

  • Cherokee Cab Services (828) 269-8621
  • Uber is in the area with limited availability.
  • Harrah's Casino Shuttle Services. (828) 497-7777
  • Flying Feather's Cab and Taxi Services. (828) 736-0481
  • Bryson City Outdoor Shuttle(Please note this service is for hiking only and must be scheduled in advance). View Pricing and Contact Info Here.

Christmas

We are a Christmas destination. Christmas decor will be in place in time for our Polar Express and Holiday guests. This usually happens the first weekend in November. Partial decor or outdoor decorations may begin being placed the weeks prior. Lighting or Christmas decor should not be altered, removed, moved, or tampered with for any reason without prior approval. All outdoor lighting is on a timer and should not be tampered with without prior approval.