NC Great Smokies

We  now have three pet-friendly cottages!

Like the Smoky Bears our mountains are famous for, we are going into hibernation for the next few months and won't reopen until May 1, 2014.  Please stay in touch with us via email and we'll try to respond in a timely manner.  We hope you have a meaningful holiday and a healthy, happy New Year.  Safe Travels, Gus, Michele and Maqelle, and Poppy, too!

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 A Note from Gus, Michele, and Maqelle McMahon, who have owned and operated Mountain Brook Cottages and Cabins since 1979!

Looking for fireplace  honeymoon cottages and cabins in the NC Great Smoky Mountains?  Wanting a family  getaway?  Riding your motorcycles?  Perhaps you and some buddies are coming to the area for some fishing.  Maybe you have a group?

Each Cottage and Cabin is completely equipped and all have wood burning fireplaces.  Rent for days or weeks.  Close to Asheville, Cherokee, Sylva, Dillsboro, Franklin and other destination in the NC mountains.  Our property is right in the middle of anything you'd want to see and do while staying with us in the NC Great Smokies!

Thirty-plus years means lots of happy, repeat guests and we'll do our best to ensure that YOU will return to Mountain Brook Cottages and Cabins again and again!  Make Reservations online or call 828 586 4329 now to book your own cottage or cabin in the NC mountains.and enjoy your honeymoon, family gathering, or motorcycle riding and fly fishing in the Great Smokies.




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NO TV'S: Found Mountain Brook while searching for a place to spend a long weekend. Of course, the search was on the internet. The pictures and description don’t truly tell the story. This was a truly and completely perfect vacation – in all sense of the word. No TV – no phone – what more could you ask for? This time away was well worth the 10 hour drive – both ways. From the “isolation” to the friendliness of everyone – staff and other guests – to the beautiful sites and scenery. We took in about ½ of the waterfalls in the area and Bill fell in only once. But we have hundreds of pictures and thousands of memories. Each night we came back to a warm and relaxing whirlpool tub, followed by a leisurely dinner. Many thanks to Michele and Maqelle for making this trip so wonderful. Even more thanks to the McMahon family for still keeping the place beautiful. We will return! ”

— Lisa and Bill, Lakeland, FL

HOSPITALITY: "It's hospitality like yours that not only keeps us coming back, but makes me avoid impersonal hotel rooms!".”

— Carla Bell

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We're waiting to welcome YOU...




Unplug for some quiet time!

Never rented a CABIN before?  Experience something old all over again.  Rental cabins, known as "tourist courts" back when our grandparents traveled, are a wonderful way to spend time away from it all!  While our circa 1930's cabins are "old timey" in feel, they are modern inside - except for the fact that we want you to relax in the "old timey" way so there will be no tv's or phones to distract you.  Yes, you can still use your cell, and yes, you can check email with out basic internet service.  But you can concentrate on things it's so hard to find time for these days...exploring nature, reading a good book, lazing by the fireplace, watching the leaves grow as upi relax on the swing of your front porch.  Call us!  828 586 4329


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Wish you were back in the good old days when life seemed simpler?


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Photos of Mountain Brook in the 1930's


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Wish you had more time for hiking, fishing, relaxing?

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Wish you were sitting in one of these chairs listening to the brook babbling by - unplugged and disconnected?

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A dozen quaint cottages waiting to Welcome you!

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Make Reservations for your Vacation Fireplace Cottages and Cabins for honeymoons, families, fishermen and motorcyclists and groups, too.

Just want to Check Availability?

NO TV'S: What a change of pace! The first “extended” trip we have taken and couldn’t have chosen a better place to stay. No TV, No Phone. The stress level is near zero. The minute I walked through the office door, was greeted with a smile and down home conversation, makes me wish I didn’t have to go back to my world. There is no better advertisement than word-of-mouth and you can be assured I will tell all that will listen about Mountain Brook. Life isn’t about Waiting for the Storm to pass, It’s about learning to dance in the Rain. ”

— Kurt and Pam, Clinton, IN


Rental Cottages and Cabins 

NC Great Smokies

Our sign welcomes you to Mountain Brook Cottages

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 Find out why we are so unique

12 unique fireplace cottages to choose from!

OUR RATES are the same all year!

We are now offering Internet Access for your convenience.


Twelve fireplace cottages and cabins for you to choose from - we know you'll find one that is perfect for your stay!

SPECIAL NOTE:   If you have sent an email and we have not responded within 24 hours, please RECONTACT us.

Or better yet, call us at 828 586 4329. A Real Live Person (either Maqelle or Michele) will answer between 9am and 9pm.

For Directions to

Mountain Brook Cottages,

208 Mountain Brook Road,

Sylva, NC  28779 9659

828 586 4329