About Gakatiyi Chalet at Fleetwood Falls
WOODED WONDERLAND WITH GORGEOUS MOUNTAIN VIEWS
- Amazing long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains
- Private community access to the New River
- Community lake with picnic area and beach, just a 3-5 minute drive
- Walking trail around the lake, or to the waterfall
- Huge screened porch and deck
- Massive outdoor fireplace on porch
- Second stone fireplace inside
- Ground-floor master bedroom with queen-sized bed
- Additional bedrooms both upstairs and downstairs
- Private, wooded setting
SET YOURSELF FREE
Gakayiti is a Cherokee word meaning, "A place for setting free." And this is the place to do so!
Some people love cabins tucked in the woods and others want sweeping mountain views. Gakayiti Chalet gives you both. Perched on the side of a mountain and tucked among native hardwoods, rhododendrons and mountain laurel, Gakatiyi Chalet provides lots of ways for you to enjoy the natural beauty of the High Country. A lovely screened-in porch as well as a wrap-around deck facing out toward rows and rows of Blue Ridge peaks provides four seasons of views.
You may find yourself living mostly on the porch, with its comfy furniture, amazing wood-burning fireplace and dining area.
The home's interior maintains the comfortable, close-to-nature ambiance, with plenty of windows for enjoying the majestic views. Close out the evening, or start a chilly morning with a hot beverage as you cuddle inside, soothed by the warm crackle and glow of the livingroom fireplace. This "home away from home" gives you three levels, with space for several friends and family members. The main level provides living and lounging space, along with a combination kitchen/dining area and a spacious bedroom with a queen-sized bed and full bath.
The roomy lower level provides another bedroom with a queen bed, as well as a media room and laundry area. Additional guests will find privacy on the upper level with a sitting area, sleeper sofa, a private bedroom with a double bed, and an additional full bath.
Adventure, Culture and Amazing Scenery - At Your Doorstep!
The Gakayiti Chalet provides easy access to the towns, venues and activities that attract people to the High Country. The home is located in the community of Fleetwood Falls with its own lake, waterfall and New River access! The lake offers catch-and-release fishing, a walking trail, a beach, a picturesque lakeside gazebo with picnic tables, and a grilling station. But don't forget to save time for a nature hike through the wooded ravine to the falls!
When you're ready for a little more adventure, spend the day on the New River. The community's common area at the river's edge gives you great access for fishing, swimming, tubing, kayaking and canoeing. Nearby outfitters in Todd are ready to hook you up with any equipment or instruction you need.
For the bicycle enthusiast in the family, Gakayiti Chalet is only a minute from the scenic Railroad Grade Road - a popular, picturesque bike route that meanders along the river from Fleetwood to Todd, known for its old-time charm, the Todd Mercantile & music festivals.
At the Gakayiti Chalet you're halfway between West Jefferson and Boone, and only 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge parkway. West Jefferson offers shops, restaurants, galleries, a farmers market and festivals.
You're about ten minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, with some of the region's best photo opps. From the Parkway you can easily access Boone or Blowing Rock, for an even wider assortment of things to do.
We're a four season destination, with ever changing views! Skiing in winter, the river in summer, festivals galore! No matter when you visit, the Gakayati Chalet will give you everything you're looking for in an affordable mountain vacation!
This cabin is NOT pet-friendly.
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Recent Reviews About This Property
"Our other rental had been damaged during Zeta storm remnants so we were able to reschedule through StayBlueRidge to stay at the chalet in Fleetwood NC. Reservations / booking office staff were extremely helpful. The property is well situated and well equipped for a vacation any time of the year. Close enough to Boone or West Jefferson for all you need, yet far enough from the busy life that you can really relax. WiFi was out upon arrival but repaired the next morning. Great cell signal even without WiFi. Views from the loft and the deck are wonderful. Range after range of mountains extend to the sunset."
"Gakatiyi - We wish we knew how to pronounce the name of this charming place at Fleetwood Hills!
It met all our needs, and then some. We loved the huge fireplace on the screened in porch - we only wish the weather could have been a tad warmer to enjoy it more in the evening.
The chalet itself is nicer than any of the pictures portrayed it, however the basement bedroom did smell musty so would be a problem if that bedroom was needed. We didn't need it but were aware when we used the laundry which was wonderful to have!
Very well stocked kitchen with all the utensils, pots, pans needed to settle in.
It was a great week, and we enjoyed the magnificent view that actually changed the week we were there to see more red and orange in the trees. Lovely!"
"The experience was great! The screened porch and patio view at sunset are wonderful. The home is older and could use a little up date. Two bedrooms are ok but the 3rd bedroom in the basement is very musty. We only used two beedrooms so it was great. "
"Great as usual"
Response from StayBlueRidge:Dear Carl, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your visit to Gakatiyi Chalet. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope you will return very soon! Thank you for choosing Gakatiyi Chalet and Stay Blue Ridge! Sincerely, Sharon Stay Blue Ridge
"Always enjoy the big porch and fireplace. I have rented this place a number of times and am never disappointed. "
"This home is much nicer than the pictures. They need to be updated and show more of each room. It was the perfect size for our family of 6. The extra space in the loft was a great hangout for the teens. The kitchen had all the cooking items we needed to prepare Thanksgiving dinner and the screened porch with fireplace is great!"
"great except for rain all weekend"
"Gakatiyi Chalet is great for a small family. The place was immaculate and every single thing I needed was right where it should've been. More important, the house is designed to take full advantage of breathtaking views from the main room and decks. We hosted a family dinner on the wonderful screened in porch with fireplace. Love that the floor had been screened under the boards as well. Very thoughtful and bug-free. We'll be back."
"I have rented this place several times over the years and have always enjoyed it, particularly for the huge porch and outdoor fireplace.
On this trip I found the house to be in need of a little more attention to cleaning - carpet and upholstery - and I am sure the owner will attend to those needs soon."
"the home is a little older,it has older appliances but it makes up for it with the wood burning fire place inside as well as on the screen in porch, and the view of the mountains is one of a kind, my wife and me will be back soon "
"Wonderful house! The covered porch and fireplace made the house - we spent all our time out there! It was in a great location and very comfortable. The only small issue was the inconvenience of having a separate large bedroom downstairs without a bathroom. Going up two flights to the other bathroom was inconvenient. "
"Very beautiful surroundings. Great place to stay for the weekend and unwind. Three couples were very comfortable with plenty of room."
"The rain and cold did not prevent us from having enjoyable stay for a week in September at Gakatiyi. The views and the peace and quiet of the neighborhood were what we needed. The chalet had all the amenities we needed for a comfortable week's stay. The property owners and the management company were extremely accommodating when we needed to cancel a stay earlier in the year due to a family tragedy. Will definitely be a returning guest.
"I was pleasantly surprised by this home. The pictures did not do it justice. We rented it primarily for the porch, view, and location and ended up loving the house itself and the porch and view were beyond our expectations. Everything was clean and comfortable. We had 2 teens and 2 young boys in tow and everything wasn't so new that we couldn't relax. It was nice but felt like a home. Highly reccommend! Make sure the brakes on your car work well, it's a long way up and down, and don't expect a large amount of area for kids to play in as it's a small property, but a fork of the New River rests at the bottom of the development and it was perfect for fishing. We plan to return as soon as possible!"
"We really love staying in the cabin. This was our 2nd time. Look forward to doing it again. Only problem was septic tank leakage, had to smell sewage all weekend, couldn't use the screened porch very much because of the smell. Looking forward to returning if septic problem is repaired. Problem was reported while we were there but no one came to check it out that I am aware of,
"We had a wonderful stay at Gakatiyi. The view was spectacular and the outdoor fireplace on the screened-in porch was awesome! The house was very clean and check-in/check-out was very easy! Would definitely stay here again."
"This is the perfect place to get away from it all. the best part was the screen porch with fireplace."
"We enjoyed Gakatiyi very much! The views of the Blue Ridge are excellent. We especially enjoyed the screened in porch with fireplace. Would gladly return!"
"I've now done two extended stays at Gakatiyi, and everything has been perfect. The house itself is wonderful, the view is hard to beat, and the property management staff is very accommodating."
"Had a lovely stay at this property. Enjoyed the coziness the cabin offered and the views were stunning. "
"we were very happy with the cabin. the area is wonderful and we had a wonderful time. will be doing this again"
Response from StayBlueRidge:Thank you for your review and we hope to see you soon!
"We had a great stay at the Gatakiyi cabin in Fleetwood Falls. The view was fantastic! I suppose the only drawback was the lack of AC. It was an extremely hot weekend - even in the mountains & we had a couple of hot nights. "
"Pros: Great views. Great screened-in deck with fireplace. Functioning kitchen.
Cons: Basement bedroom has strong mildew odor (worked with us because with 4 of us staying there, we didn't need to use it). Insects in cabin - needs better pest control approach."
"Overall we had a great stay at Gakatiyi over Memorial Day weekend. The screened in porch is perfect and that is where we spent most of our time. There was a bit of an ant problem in the kitchen but other than that the house was clean though a little dated. We will stay again!"
"House was as seen in the pictures on the website. HUGE screened in porch, but a little cool at the time to really use. Only problem was barking dogs in the valley ... you could only barely hear in the house, but on the deck it was distracting for reading. Great view."
"Quite and relaxing!"
"Great place! Had everything we needed. Nice amenities, great view! Nice, quiet neighborhood. Reservation process was very smooth and agent was very nice with good communication. We will be back again. "
"The location of the property was great. It was very convenient to get to all the places we needed to get to .. My family and I stay for Christmas weekend and the view from the porch was priceless .. Unfortunately we could do anything that had to do with snow because of the temperatures but that has nothing to do with the property. I do recommend you get there during the day it's very hard to get to the property at night... We had a great stay "
"Nice location with easy access to Boone, and App. State. Enjoyed our stay. Spent the majority of our time on the large porch in the evening when at the cabin. Expect we will return on another visit to see our App. State student. :) "
"The cabin was nice and fairly clean, but there was a problem with ants in the kitchen. The smoke detector also needed repairs. However, the porch area with the fire place was AWESOME! We spent most of our time as a family out there. "
"Our weekend stay at the Gakatiyi was perfect. High up the mountain, we enjoyed the beautiful views and the screened in porch! We slept 2 couples, 2 children, and 1 teenager comfortably. We forgot to ask about air conditioning and were a little concerned when we did not have it, but there were nice big fans to use at night. Highlights: Tubing & fishing in the New River, visiting the cheese factory & downtown West Jefferson, swimming in the lake, hiking up the falls & visiting with friends we had not seen in 25 yrs. Thank you for all your help in scheduling the perfect place for us! "
"We loved it. The view was beautiful. The house immaculate and quite comfy. We would love to go back again and again. "
"Great place, views, screen porch with wood-burning fireplace. I'll be back."
"Very nice house, plenty of room, and magnificent views!"
"Nice and peaceful! Great view!"
"My family and I stay in Fleetwood Falls several times per year, but this was the first time we stayed in Gakatiyi. The mountain views are fantastic, and the house had plenty of room for the five of us. There is a very large outdoor screened-in porch with a fireplace, rocking chairs and a couch. There was even room around the outside of the house for my kids to go out and play. A very nice place to stay, and we had a great time."
"We had the best time on our Easter weekend vacation. We had no problems with the directions or the property.The house was really nice and views were wonderful! We especially enjoyed roasting marshmallows and the fire in the outside fireplace at night! The price for the location was well worth it. It was in a community that made you feel like you were far away from the world but you were close to alot of nice area attractions that we visited like grandfather mountain, blowing rock, Linville caverns, Daniel Boone Inn etc. Planning on another trip to this cabin soon! "
"Great vacation home. Loved the wood burning fireplaces!! Lots of room. BEAUTIFUL VIEWS!!!! We will be back!"
"Wonderful all around."
"Truly a beautiful place to stay. The view was beautiful and showed lots of fall color. The beds were comfortable which is always a plus. The only thing that would have made it better would if I could have stayed longer. Thanks for allowing us to use your beautiful home. Thank you Jerrita at Ashe High Country Vacations for helping us with this rental always a pleasure working with you."
"Very nice place and very roomy, clean and extremely well stocked. We didn't know how to operate the DISH satellite but that's ok. Didn't have time to watch tv anyway. Wish we had more time to stay longer. Will definitely book again with this agency! "
"As always very peaceful and enjoyable. We love the porch and views!!!"
"The view from this cabin is amazing and the screened in porch is perfect for eating, socializing or just taking in the serenity. The neighborhood is well maintained and peaceful. The community lake was a great place to fish, canoe, and swim. The only thing that was a little frustrating was that there was a small sugar ant problem in the kitchen. We would love to stay in this cabin again. "
"The view was amazing and settled in a quiet neighborhood. The cabin was well furnished and we enjoyed the outdoor screened in porch with the fireplace. Getting there was a bit of a problem. The Fleetwood Falls community needs a map to make it easier to get around. We were told that there was a "lake" with a charcoal grill. Well, it ended up being a pond with a charcoal grill and picnic table and the grounds were not well kept."
"Great rental and also great support from property management company. Only disappointment was no wireless internet. We could not connect our IPads to the wired internet. Otherwise, a great time."
"Absolutely amazing view. Accommodations were clean/neat with all of the necessary amenities included. The screened enclosed patio/porch was an added bonus. Looking forward to returning again."
"The views are spectacular, the screened in porch with fireplace are very nice. A great place to stay for a great price!"
"We had a great time at the Gakatiyi cabin. It was in a great location to enjoy the view of the mountains. The cabin was cozy and the screened porch with fireplace was our favorite."
"We were very satisfied with the cabin, yes it is a little old, BUT the porch and the view make up for that. It was very comfortable. And we loved staying out on the porch. The mountain breeze comes up the mountain side and blows through the porch, so it was wonderful! Can't go wrong staying here. I will say the downstairs room in the basement was a little damp smelling and needs a dehumidifier going all the time."
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