Max Patch Retreat is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath vacation home atop Rich Mountain on the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, near Max Patch Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. Situated at an elevation of 4,100 ft and just northeast of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, guests at the retreat enjoy cool summers, snowy winters, and clear, star-filled nights away from the city lights. Remote but comfortable, this cedar-sided cottage features an 800 square-foot deck, 5-seat hot tub, and all the amenities, including a 25-inch color TV with satellite dish, VCR, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and linens. With convenient access to the Appalachian Trail and close to Max Patch Mountain, an endless variety of Smoky Mountain vistas and all manner of outdoor activities await you. We hope to have you as our guests!
Hiking trails abound near the Max Patch Retreat. You can walk the Appalachian Trail as it crosses Max Patch Mountain on the way to Hot Springs to the north and the Great Smoky Mountains to the south. Or head on over to the Big Creek or Cataloochee areas of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a little further away, but worth the drive. There are plenty of trails in Pisgah and Cherokee National Forests, too, and the Retreat adjoins both. If you like to wet a line, there are also plenty of good fishing holes near Max Patch Retreat.
The pond at Max Patch Mountain is just one mile from your door and is a great place to take the kids. Cold Springs Creek is a classic trout stream, just a few miles further down the road in the Harmon Den area of Pisgah National Forest. Both the pond and Cold Springs Creek are stocked with rainbow trout by the U.S. Forest Service. Other river activities within a short drive of the Retreat include canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.