|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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Milky Way is a luxury Cabin on a private 400 acre mountain ranch adjacent to the Pisgah National forest with hiking trails, mountain streams and stunning south facing Smoky Mountain views! The 2800 Sq Ft. beautifully appointed cabin features a gourmet kitchen adjacent to the Great Room and has everything for your relaxing needs including a wood burning fireplace (firewood supplied), dining table, large flat screen TV, leather recliner and comfortable seating throughout, opening onto the screened porch for outdoor dining and lounging while overlooking the landscape-lit garden and mountain ranges to the south. Each bedroom has quality linens and furnishings, flat screen TV's and a porch, with an en suite bathroom in the master, a shared bathroom for the two queen rooms and another bathroom for the loft. The loft offers a cozy family room with seating that converts into 2 twin beds and is the perfect place for movies,Yoga, office work or a quiet place to read.
Seasons of Change provide something for all...A unique mountain retreat that offers not only first class accommodations, but also the ability to walk on 400 acres of conservation land and for those who wish to wander further, the land also adjoins 28,000 sq miles of the Pisgah National Forest.
Milima Ranch truly is a destination of 4 seasons. The winter offers some exceptional snow days and the landscape transforms into a dramatic canvas that reveals the very backbone of the land which is hidden in the lush months of the summer..Magical!
The summer and fall months yet again present an ever changing canvas of the mountains and the wildflowers are a sight to be seen. A special treat starting in September is the ripening of the apple trees that are scattered throughout the 400 acres, followed shortly after by the fiery fall leaf season.
Romantic, Outdoor/Active or Nature Getaway: The cabin lends itself equally to a romantic getaway for a couple or a gathering of up to 6 people without compromising comfort or coziness. The multi-level offers privacy and comfort and a cozy corner or porch for everyone.
For the Outdoor enthusiasts there are many trails throughout the 400 acres that offer a nature lovers paradise. The wildlife and rare botanical species abound on the conservation land which protects the watersheds that are the source of Fines Creek and The Pigeon River.
Located in Western North Carolina, Milima (mi-lee-muh) Ranch sits on 400 acres of pristine conservation land surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and Pisgah Forest. Very secluded and private, it is conveniently accessed off I-40, only 5 minutes from exit to entrance, allowing for quick trips to the surrounding attractions, including Asheville and its famous Biltmore Estate, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Cataloochee Ski Area, Cherokee, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains and Lake Junaluska to name a few. These areas offer activities for everybody including skiing, golfing, fishing, white water rafting, canoeing, zip lining, hunting and many more, all within 15-40 minutes of the cabin.
This unique mountain retreat offers not only first class accommodation but also the perfect escape for the Outdoor enthusiast. Numerous trails for both hiking and riding traverse the 400 acres, ascending from 3200 to 4200 feet, with spectacular flora and fauna, mountain streams and wildlife. For those who wish to wander further, the land adjoins 28,000 sq. miles of the Pisgah Forest.
We Just had one of the most relaxed vacations! You have such a beautiful and serene place to decompress from daily life. No check lists, just enjoy the nature and unwind.
Absolutely loved all your trails, Lola and Nikita.
Thanks for having us and we look forward to coming back!
We just spent 5 nights at Milima Ranch in the Milkyway Cabin. Everything about it surpassed our expectations. From the moment of arrival, when we were welcomed by Angie's husband and given a tour of the property (along with a healthy dose of North Carolina warm hospitality), we were enchanted by the breathtaking views and the quality of the house itself. The "cabin" is really more like a luxurious dream home than a typical mountain cabin. Beautiful finish-out, a top-notch, fully stocked kitchen, more than enough space for 5 of us and my 4-month-old grandson, and our favorite spot...the screened in porch with the incredible views of the Smokies surrounding the valley below. We ate almost every meal on the porch & so enjoyed the peacefulness of hanging out there, reading a book, listening to my son & son-in-law play the guitar & mandolin, watching the hummingbirds & the yellow finches constantly nibbling at the bird feeders, waiting for the fireflies to come out at dusk.
The beds were very comfortable. Slept with the windows open. Loved the way each bedroom had its own porch/patio. No shortage of great places to relax!
We took a day trip into Asheville, another trip to Hot Springs (wish we would have just stayed at the Milkyway that day!), and several hikes up & down the mountain on the trails that were well-marked & beautifully maintained. The best memory of all was our last night there. Fire in the outdoor firepit, all of us sitting on the soft grass talking & singing & laughing together, mesmerized by the view and so happy to be taking the time to do things we never seem to make time for at home.
Thanks, Angie & Troy for making us feel so welcome there. Truly cannot wait to return!
Perfect rural surroundings with beautifully manicured trails, breathtaking views, which switch from verdant, rolling hills to pinky-purple sunsets and morning streaks of misty light. We cannot wait to return to this serene, private piece of paradise..........
As we drove up the gravel road to Milima Ranch, there was a bit of concern. We weren't sure where we were going. But once we arrived to the cabin, all of our concern disappeared. Angie did a fabulous job of showing us around the cabin and introducing us the surrounding property. We had a few rainstorms while there, but the view still remained magical. Loved seeing the rain come across the valley. There were times that we were literally in the clouds. The Milky Way cabin is gorgeous. Well appointed with updated furnishings and appliances. My husband and I worked while there, but we so enjoyed seeing the visiting birds, and the resident horses and cows throughout the day. We also hiked on the property trails. Loved the quiet and serenity of it all. It was the most restful sleep I've had in months. Wish we could have stayed longer, and we look forward to visiting again one day.
The Hogans July 4-8, 2016
Fantastic property which is correctly described as luxury. Beautiful surroundings very removed from distractions. The enclosed screened in porch was remarkable. Everything about the house was perfect down to the stock of dishes and pots and pans. Very spacious for my family of 6 but could easily accommodate 8. Outdoor fire pit area was prepared for us and allowed us to cook smores under the stars. Angie was great to deal with! I wish this was my house!!!!
What a wonderful vacation we had at Milima Ranch. Every aspect of the rental was perfection. The bedrooms, the kitchen, the living area - all well-appointed and maintained. The screened porch was our family favorite - watching the birds and listening to all the mountain sounds. The property was gorgeous, the hiking trails well-marked and maintained. The horses were an extra bonus for our kids. Angie was so attentive and response time was quick. The ranch was close to Waynesville and Ashville, and not a bad drive to Nantalahala Outdoor Center where we rafted. We hope to return soon in the fall to enjoy the leaves changing and maybe enjoy a apple from one of the apple trees. Many thanks to Angie for this wonderful experience.
The dirt road up to the property was a bit long but well worth the wait. The view of the scenic landscape is beyond words. The view from the main floor was serine and extremely calming, especially from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. The staff was more than hospitable and truly good people.
'Milky Way Cabin is situated on the 400 acres of Milima Ranch's private conservation mountain land with incredible views in all directions. Adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest and Harmon Den Wildlife Refuge, the ranch offers hiking along pristine forest trails and mountain streams with opportunities to see wildlife and rare plants, or just relaxing on the numerous porches listening to the creek and taking in the views. For those who wish to sight see, convenient access off I-40, only 5 minutes from exit to entrance, allows for quick trips to the surrounding attractions, including Asheville and its famous Biltmore Estate, Waynesville, Maggie Valley's Cataloochee Ski Area, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountains and Lake Junaluska to name a few. These areas offer activities for everybody including skiing, golfing, fishing, white water rafting, canoeing, zip lining, hunting and many more, all within 35 minutes of the cabin.
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3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
6 person maximum occupancy