Our Mountain Retreat is overlooking a protected native garden that has the most comprehensive collection of plants from this area. This 2 story 4 bedroom/2 bath home was custom built in fall of 2005. The house has central heat and air-conditioning, although it is rarely needed due to the mountain breezes. It has an inverted floor plan to take advantage of the beautiful views from its many large windows. The main floor has a masterbedroom suite (Queen) with a separate soaking tub and stand up shower. The living areas are all hardwood floors. A beautiful artisan stacked stone gas log fireplace anchors the livingroom. The bedrooms are luxuriously carpeted and spacious. Three additional bedrooms are downstairs (1 Queen,2 singles, Daybed w/pop up trundle), along with a bathroom that mirrors the master bathroom. There are two covered porches where family and friends tend to gather. The double swing on the top porch for the adults and two separate swings downstairs for the kids.
The View is ever changing. In the summer the house is surrounded by trees and gives a tree house perspective. In the fall and winter, there are long range views of the surrounding mountains. During the spring, the Corneille Bryan Native Garden is in full bloom right in front of the house. Bird Watchers take notice!
We are in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, at the mouth of Maggie Valley, and 2 miles from quaint downtown Waynesville, NC. Our house is located on the grounds of the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center. It is a 5 minute walk to the lake shore and activities. Amenities include:
*On-site Golf and Clubhouse
*Outdoor Pool-open summer (Indoor pool;great for kids;five minute drive-open all year)
*Teen Center- with Coffee Shop, Ice Cream and Internet cafe- next to pool
*Recreation room with video games, pool tables, and airhockey, etc.
*Children's playground- Childcare services in the summer
*2 1/2 mile paved walking and running path around the Lake
*Canoe and paddleboat rentals
Area Attractions include:(All within 10-15 minutes- AMAZING!)
*4 national forests (Great Smokey Moutain, Cherokee, Pisgah, Nantahala)
*Blue Ridge Parkway
*More hiking and waterfall opportunities than you can imagine
*Cherokee Native American Reservation: Outdoor Drama, Oconuluftee Village, Museum of the Cherokee,and a beautiful mountain stream to play in and picnic by!!
*Cherokee- Harrah's Casino
*Mountain music playing year round in parks, shops, or at festivals
*Ghost Town in the Sky- Amusement Park
*Downhill Skiing and tubing at Catalouchee Ski Area--15 minute drive
*Biltmore House--Asheville-- 30 minute drive
*Great Smoky Mountain Railroad-- Dillsboro--30 minute drive
*Horseback Riding- 5 minutes
*White Water Rafting, Kayaking, Tubing at Nantahala
Art Lovers and Shoppers:
*Numerous Southern Highlands Craft Guild Artisan's in the area, potters, painters, wood workers, quilters, weavers, metal sculpting, etc!
*Hart Theatre: Haywood Arts Reperatory Theatre