|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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!
This property is unlike anything we've ever come across. It is such a find and we were so fortunate to have experienced it. Our two daughters, their husbands and one 15 month old grand daughter stayed here mid August. We are from Michigan and plan a family vacation each year to be together. The girls, my husband and I drove it and our son-in-laws flew into Asheville as they didn't have as much vacation time as our teacher daughters. We arrived in the early afternoon after getting groceries in Waynesville (shout out to Montgomery Street market with exceptional meat and service!) Angie allowed us to check in early and was there with fresh flowers to great us. She made sure to have a pack and play for the baby. The cabin and view took our breath away! The porch is so incredible I had to wake up early every morning to just experience the view as the sun came up and we lingered after dinner out there each evening - laughing and enjoying dinner and watching the sun go down behind the mountains. The property was perfect for adult kids as well because each one had a queen bed and there were 3 full baths. We had so many plans but weren't sure if our little grand daughter would need afternoon naps so the property choice allowed for most to hike right there on the well marked and maintained trails (thank you Arturo and Georgina) She of course rose to the occasion and we had a few day trips to Maggie Valley (including an amazing meal at Frankies Italian off of Soco road) , Asheville (Biltmore), Brevard (twin falls hike and sliding rock). We had many more trips planned but our views to the summit of several hikes were on par with our amazing cabin view and the place was so great that we just opted two days to cancel plans and hike around there. Definitely a 5 star place and definitely the nicest place we've ever stayed...we've been to some really nice places. A final nice touch was that Angie allowed us to leave our leftover food there in the frig and promised she would take it to a pantry as well as we didn't have to strip all the beds, etc. It was nice to get driving early morning without those extra responsibilities. We got back today and there was already an e-mail that our deposit had been returned. Thank you and we hope to be back.
Milky way was an exciting and comfortable home for 5 days to six of us ranging from 6 years old to 73 years old. Plenty of activities within a few minutes. Everyone loved it and can't wait to go 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!!!!
'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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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
6 person maximum occupancy