Extremely comfortable home set in 3 acres, surrounded by thousands of miles of forests abutting the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Central Heating. Air Conditioning. Picture windows. Well equipped, 40' TV, DVD, Ipod deck. Cherokee style decor. 70' deck. Fire Pit and Barbecue. Well behaved dogs welcome. ($50 charge per dog). Master bedroom four poster bed, door to deck. En suite jet bath amazing views through picture windows. Second bedroom, queen bed, ensuite, door to deck. Two further bedrooms, ensuite. Great Room with vaulted ceiling, gas log fire. Full equipped, hand built old timber English style kitchen.
The mountain roads to Eagle Ridge are stoned and pretty good, but 4 wheel drive is recommended. Snow chains are necessary in winter snow.
After the journey relax for a day or so.. We have books and DVD's, or you can just sit in a rocking chair on the deck and do very little at all! Pick up a takeaway and cosy up in front of a roaring fire. Play an old fashioned board game. Barbecue a good steak. Get a prime view of the Fall leaves. Make a fire in the fire pit and toast S'Mores. Keep an eye out for wild life. From the house we have seen bears, eagles, buzzards, humming birds, coyotes, wild turkeys, deer, chipmunks and even had a rare glimpse of a mountain lions.
When you're ready to explore, there's lots to see and do close by, including walking the miles of mountain trails just outside the door, and exploring the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway.
At the foot of the mountain is Starvin's Marvin's. What Marvin and his band of helpers don't know we've never yet discovered! Everything from gas and coca cola to supplies and advice on the world, just ask Marvin! You can fish for trout or pan for gold at the same time!
Maggie Valley - Ghost Town, enjoy a view of the world 1/2 mile up from what was once an abandoned town. Eat a pancake (or perhaps more than one!) at the world renowned Joeys Pancake House. Take in a show at Carolina NIght. Play Crazy Golf or have a meal at one of the many good eating places. Watch the clogging at the 'Stompin's Ground'. Buy fruit and vegetables straight from the farm at Tammy's stall. Watch a chain saw carving take shape. Go Snow Tubing. Walk around Lake Junaluska. Shop for souvenirs, play a round of golf at the Maggie Valley Country Club. Ride go carts at Minneapolis Grand Prix...
At Cherokee on the Cherokee Indian Reseveration you can try your hand at Fly fishing or paddle in an ice cold running stream. Visit the fascinating Ocunaluftee Indian Village where you can see age old Native American crafts like burning out a canoe and fletching an arrow demonstrated. Listen as the people themselves tell of their ways. Visit Santa's Land and meet Santa all through the year. See the bears. Visit the museum and see exquisite old Cherokee beadwork. In the evening make sure to book tickets for the thought provoking, 'Unto these Hills' production which has played to tens of thousands of people over the years, and tells the story of the Cherokee People and their 'Trail of Tears'.
Waynesville has shops, a bakery with some of the best home-baked bread you'll ever taste. There are many good places to eat. Window shop as you walk around the historic downtown area. Shop for candy and a unique range of outdoor clothing at Mast General Stores, or have a coffee and watch the world go by!
We've compiled a list of fifty awesome things to do just a little further afield. Here are just some of them -
Visit Fontana Dam (where Harrison Ford filmed 'The Fugitive'.
Ski the Black Diamond 'OMyGosh' at Cataloochie (or just visit for the spectacular views and see the Elk)
Go White Water Rafting on Pigeon River.
Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railway at Dillsboro.
Kayak the Nantahala River at NOC
Shop 'till you drop at Pigeon Falls, one of the biggest outdoor outlet centres in the world.
In Tennessee, see the shades of the Civil War. It's the home.of
Country music so if you can, visit the Grand Ol' Opry, or have a meal at Opryland which boasts an astonishing nine acres under glass including hotels, a river with boat trips and lots of walks and restaurants.
Take the Waterfall Tour in Brevard.
Explore the caves at Linville Caverns.
Gamble at Harrah's Casino in Cherokee. Eat there! Excellent food.
Go Horseback riding at Cataloochie Ranch.
Get wet at Sliding Rock in the Pisgah Forest.
Take a boat trip on Lake Lure.
Hunt for gems in Franklin. The biggest gem ever found came from nearby - who knows you might be lucky!
For some though there's just nothing like sitting in a rocking chair on the deck enjoying the complete silence and letting the cares and stresses of daily life drift away. Sit around the fire pit and catch up with friends and relatives, toast a S'Mores - perhaps get a ringside view of the Fall leaves. Enjoy some of the best sunsets in the world, and then lose yourself in wonder at the brilliant stars in the black, unpolluted sky... The peace and solitude of Eagle Ridge will steal your heart away.
Ex Airborne, left military after injury on active service, started own business in 69. Married to lovely lady with whom I built up 2 international businesses, sold 1 in 2008, still have other. Inherited family title in 2008.
Started Airborne Forces Charity Afghanistan Trust in 2008, now renamed as Support our Paras. Raised $5.5M to date.
Member of Prince's Trust helping redundant military.
John or Virginia Lown purchased this cabin in 2000
Best views we have found, bought the 3 acre lot, built this log cabin to unique design incorporating best of American and English design and hand built custom cabinets and furniture. Spacious rooms all with outstanding views and comfort.
End of road position with unbroken views. High quality. Peace and quiet with nature right outside your door.
This was the second time we have stayed here and will return again. The unpaved road has been in good condition both times. Made it in a 4 door sedan no problems. The cabin and location are unbelievable. The huge deck and rocking chairs are a great place to relax. We enjoyed having a fire in the fire pit while the sun went down. We had a blast and will definitely be returning.
We had a wonderful stay at Eagle Ridge! The view is outstanding!! By far the best view we've ever had at our many cabin stays! The cabin itself is very well maintained and comfortable and the pictures don't do it justice. There were 4 adults and 4 children in our group and there was more than enough room. The upstairs loft and bedroom area was perfect for the kids, they felt like they had their own treehouse! We would definitely stay here again. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your Beautiful home!
This cabin had probably the best view of any we have ever had. The cabin is probably 2.5 miles off 19 and takes 11.5 mins on gravel roads. It was a little scarry at first but you get used to it. Three switch backs to navigate. In my F150 I had to back up one on each turn to maneuver the curve. If you plan on doing a lot of coming and going this isn't the place for you. If seclusion is what you want you found it. Awesome mountain view with mediocre beds. Very up-to-date interior and dish network satellite. A bear came around eCh night, but no harm done. Sunsets are probably the best you will ever see!
Well maintained home situated on the ridge edge of a Smokey Mountain. Great views with accommodations for the family. Home is well equipped for your needs. It was difficult to leave the relaxation environment knowing that the gorgeous scenery would be left behind. Our granddaughter cried and begged that we stay longer.
John and Ginny were very accommodating and just a delight to communicate with. Their concerns that your visit be uneventful were obvious. This home and owners are to be saved as a favorite for future stays which is highly recommended if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle , this is the place go.
Well maintained home situated on the ridge edge of a Smokey Mountain. Great views with accommodations for the family. Home is well equipped for all your needs.
It was difficult to leave the relaxation environment knowing that the gorgeous scenery would be left behind. Our granddaughter cried and begged that we stay longer.
John and Ginny were very accommodating and just a delight to communicate with. Their concerns that your visit be uneventful were obvious.
This home and owners are to be saved as a favorite for future stays which is highly recommended if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle, this is the place to go.
Spent a cold January weekend at Eagle Ridge. The home is magnificent. Plenty of room for my family. Woke up two mornings to fresh snow. Great hiking around the cabin. Maggie Valley, Waynesville and Cherokee, just down the mountain. The Kids (and parents and grandparents) loved Tube World (Maggie Valley). But the best part is where the home is located ... on the topside of the mountain. Walk out any of the bedrooms, or living room onto a huge deck that is on the edge of the valley with enormous views around the house. The photos on this add do not do that justice. It is breath taking. Very quiet, secluded and peaceful. Spent 4 days relaxing!! John (owner) was easy to work with and a joy to get to know. I recommend to anyone ... plan to stay at this home. Please make sure, however, if you plan on during the winter, you must have a 4x4 or snow chains. Thank you very much John & Ginny - we are looking forward to next time!!!
Glorious mountain scenery. Blue Ridge Parkway with views, parks, picnic areas, overviews. Cherokee Indian Reservation. Oconuluftee Indian Village. Native American craft shops. Gifts shops. 'Unto these Hills' open air theatre. Zoo. White water rafting. Canoeing. Many excellent restaurants. Crazy Golf. Go Karts. Santas Land theme park. Dollywood. Pigeon Forge one of the biggest outlet Malls in the US. Trail walking. Mountaineering. Gold panning. Gem mines. Trout fishing. Fly fishing. Museum. Clogging. Cabaret Show. Rock climbing. Kayaking. Fishing. Live shows at Eagle Nest. Golf. Crazy Golf. Motor Museum. Harley and Gold Wing rallies. Dancing. Nightclub. Ghost Town Theme Park. Cataloochie Ski Resort. Cross Country Skiing. Snowboarding.Waterfalls. Rivers. Shopping. Malls. Walking. Helicopter rides. Smoky Mountains National Park.