Unique, extraordinary location. Very comfortable, beautifully appointed, artistically decorated, and fully equipped, directly off Highway 25-70, five miles from Hot Springs, NC where the Appalachian Trail intersects, and just 25 miles north of downtown Asheville. Laurel River Retreat sits on the bank of the scenic Laurel River in a 110 acre undeveloped forest. Secluded and serene, this is a place to hike, fish for trout, watch birds, sit on the large screened porch, patio or front deck and read, meditate, be. For those who enjoy nature, the forest, birds, wildlife, and the mountain climate. The house is located in a river gorge, canopied in trees and sits on a hill overlooking the Laurel River.
Location: Laurel River Retreat is well known locally for its magnificent setting, on a hill overlooking the Laurel River in undeveloped forest. The Laurel River Trail along the river is at the bottom of the hill and runs for three miles to where the Laurel intersects with the French Broad River. This is one of the most popular and beautiful trails in the region. It is literally at the front door of Laurel River Retreat.
Hot Springs: Hot Springs is a charming little town just 10 minutes drive from Laurel River Retreat. It is one of the few cities in America intersected by the Appalachian Trail. Visitors from all over world pass through the town as they hike the trail. It offers three nice restaurants, a hiking/camp store and several good hardware stores. It is famous for the Hot Springs Spas, a real treat for visitors - clean, well run and affordable. Hot Springs also has a medical clinic.
Asheville: Asheville, NC is a scenic 40 minute drive from Laurel River Retreat. This is a jewel in the mountains. It has many fine restaurants, antique shops, theaters, malls, and shops and large Many people enjoy visiting the Biltmore mansion and grounds. Asheville is also nationally known for its many fine art galleries.
Laurel River Retreat is located on the Laurel River near Hot Springs, NC, famous for river rafting and hiking the Appalachian Trail. The Hot Springs Spa is also located there with natural hot spring water whirlpool tubs situated along the French Broad River. It is a popular attraction, not expensive and quite nice.
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