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Memory Mountain Lodge... Ready for Winter Fun!

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Last updated: 11/09/2014
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  • Pets considered:No
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Sapphire house description

Welcome home... to Memory Mountain Lodge. Relax. Refresh. Revive…

Get away and enjoy the cooler temperatures of the mountains.

Learn to ski at the Sapphire Valley Ski Resort - and save 25% on lift tickets and ski rentals.

Feel the stress leave your body as you rock in an Amish rocker and listen to the babbling mountain stream flowing in the backyard.

If you can't totally escape, know that there is high-speed wireless internet access.

Located on Hogback Mountain in Western NC, 8 miles east of Cashiers, temperatures are typically 12 to 15 degrees cooler than nearby Atlanta or Charlotte… yet only 2 ½ hours away from the hustle & bustle of those cities.

Built to look like a farmhouse, you’ll find yourself reminiscing about Grandma’s farm. The cabin has board & batten siding, front & back porches, pine wood floors & bead board ceilings throughout the first floor, and pine molding throughout the entire house. It even has the glass doorknobs just like Grandpa’s farm used to have! You’ll also enjoy the functional antiques (literally from Grandma’s house) sprinkled throughout. Don’t worry, you won’t experience any farmhouse drafts; the Lodge was completed in May 2003.

Want to explore nature's beauty? Start in your own backyard with what everyone likes best, the mountain stream (check the guest comments below). In addition, the Lodge is located between one-million acres of National Forests - Nantahala to the West and Pisgah to the North, East & South - so there is plenty to explore.

Waterfalls – Spectacular views, short hikes, strenuous hikes, swimming holes, slide rocks. This is the “Land of Waterfalls”.

Lake Fairfield - Only 5 minutes away, this private lake (only for Sapphire property owners and their guests) has a beach, swimming area, boathouse, picnic pavillion & beautiful granite-faced mountain views.

Hiking – Panthertown Valley, nicknamed the “Yosemite of the East”, Whiteside Mountain, Cold Mountain… literally 1000 of miles of trails for the beginner or the expert hiker.

Biking – Nearby DuPont forest has trails and the roads offer a challenge even for the heartiest cyclist.

Horseback Riding – Nearby WhiteWater Equestrian Center is the best.

Golfing – Award-winning Sapphire National & High Hampton are nearby, among several others.

Fishing –Try fly fishing on the French Broad River.

Wyndham Sapphire Resort amenities are all available for you for just $15/adult (good for 14 days) and kids under 14 are free. The resort is just 7 minutes away with indoor & outdoor pools, 2 jacuzzis, wet & dry saunas, an exercise facility, game room,putt-putt golf and free WiFi. Fairfield Lake is even closer with its beach, swimming area, boathouse and magnificent granite-faced mountain views.

Rather spend the day shopping? There are numerous unique shops in nearby Highlands, Cashiers and Brevard (and many spots in between). There are also craft shows, art festivals and bazaars throughout the year - especially April through October.

Looking for a place to getaway and scrapbook for the weekend? The lodge is well-stocked with all of the extras that make your scrapbooking experience complete: folding tables, lamps, cushions, and a large paper cutter.

Tell me more about the Lodge... There are 4 bedrooms (the master is downstairs) and 2 ½ baths. The kitchen is well stocked, there are games & movies (50+) for kids of all ages as well as a toy box upstairs. All TV’s have a DVD/VCR player as well as plugs on the front for easy game console hook-up. The front & back porches – with Amish rockers, a mountain checker/chess table, the addictive “Ring Game”, many other chairs, and the sounds of the babbling stream no matter where you sit – are definitely a hit, along with making s’mores in the campfire.

Our favorite things to do:
- Catching salamanders in the backyard mountain stream
- The Campfire - roasting hotdogs & making s'mores
- Hanging out at Fairfield Lake
- Snow fun! Skiing and tubing at nearby Sapphire Resort
- Renting a boat at Lake Glenville
- Finding a new waterfall... or an old one!
- 'Secret' slide rock
- Playing the ring game on the back porch
- Reading on the porch & looking for 'God-beams'
- Playing checkers on the front porch
- Playing a board game that we don’t have at home
- Taking a walk
- Star gazing
- Hiking up Whiteside Mountain

Special category of our favorite waterfalls:
- Cashiers Sliding Rock – fun but c-c-c-c-cold!
- Silver Run Falls - short, easy hike; nice swimming hole
- Dry Falls - neat to walk behind the falls
- Cullasaja Falls - hop on rocks, jump off cliff
- Turtleback Falls - slide rock for the adventurous
- Whitewater Falls-– hike up to 'secret' slide rock

We have several books at the Lodge describing the many waterfalls & hikes in the area. In addition, check out the 'Things To Do' page on the owners website for links to popular spots.

Keywords: House, 4 bedrooms, sleeps 12, porches, campfire, backyard stream, mountain home, mountain getaway, mountain cabin, mountain house, cabin

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Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Children Welcome:

                Stream in backyard great for exploring, crawfish & salamander catching; 'creek boots' of all sizes available along with buckets for collecting things. Campfire for roasting hotdogs & marshmallows (s'mores) - mountain pie makers in the pantry. Board games for all ages, a toy box upstairs and 50+ movies for all ages. A mountain checker/chess table on front porch and a ring-game on the back porch - fun for kids of all ages....moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                Sorry, no exceptions; owner has severe allergies. Smoking fine on front or back porches....moreless

              • Pets Not Allowed:

                Sorry, no exceptions; owner has severe allergies....moreless

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

              Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Other Amenities

                  • Full access to all Sapphire Valley Resort amenities for $2 per day per adult (kids under 14 free) including beautiful Fairfield Lake, 25% discount off rates at award-winning Sapphire National golf course and 25% off snow skiing rates, Campfire in backyard - roast hotdogs & marshmallows (s'mores) - mountain pie makers in pantry....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • CD Player
                  • DVD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable:

                    (3) Pay per view enabled; just pay for the movies you watch. TV's have plugs in front - easy to hook up game console....moreless

                  • Stereo
                  • VCR
                  • Video Library:

                    50+ movies (VCR & DVD) available...moreless

                  Attractions

                  • Health/Beauty Spa
                  • Restaurants

                  Local Services & Businesses

                      • Fitness Center

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Sledding
                      • Wildlife Viewing

                      Location Type

                          • Waterfront:

                            Mountain stream in the backyard - bold enough to hear the soothing sounds from the cabin, gentle enough to let kids play, explore, collect & "capture"....moreless

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Hunting
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Rafting
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Sailing
                          • Skiing
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Skiing

                          Dining

                              • Dining Area

                              General

                              • Air Conditioning:

                                2 units: upstairs & downstairs. Ceiling fans in every bedroom plus family room, screened porch & back porch....moreless

                              • Broadband Access:

                                High-speed wireless internet (DSL from Verizon)...moreless

                              • Clothes Dryer:

                                in unit...moreless

                              • Free Long Distance:

                                Free long distance in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico....moreless

                              • Gas Fireplace
                              • Linens Provided
                              • Telephone:

                                (3) 1 cordless with answering machine....moreless

                              • Washing Machine:

                                in unit...moreless

                              • Wireless Internet:

                                High-speed wireless internet (DSL from Verizon). Free WiFi also available at the Sapphire Valley Resort....moreless

                              Kitchen

                              • Catering Available:

                                Billy's Kitchen in Cashiers caters; he's great! 743-5355...moreless

                              • Cooking Utensils:

                                Several families have prepared Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts....moreless

                              • Dishwasher
                              • Ice Maker
                              • Kitchen:

                                Many guests state that it's better stocked than their kitchen at home!...moreless

                              • Microwave
                              • Refrigerator:

                                GE Monogram....moreless

                              Outside

                              • Deck / Patio:

                                A screened porch with a table and a pass-thru window to the kitchen. Great for a kids eating area or for playing a board game late into the night....moreless

                              • Outdoor Grill

                              Payment Type

                              • Amex
                              • Mastercard
                              • Visa

                              Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                Access with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities card - 10 minutes away. 1 indoor & 2 outdoor pools...moreless

                              • Sauna:

                                Access with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities card - 10 minutes away. 1 wet & 1 dry sauna....moreless

                              • Shared Hot Tub:

                                Access with Sapphire Valley Resort amenities card - 10 minutes away. 2 hot tubs....moreless

                               

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                              Location

                              Mountain stream in backyard - salamander catching is a favorite sport for kids!, Beach with swimming area/floating dock at Lake Fairfield - boat rentals (only 5 minutes away), Numerous waterfalls & slide rocks are close by - Cashiers slide rock - Turtleback falls - "secret" slide rock.

                               

                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About the owner: Luann & Tony Rushin with Jerod and Hannah. Jerod is currently a senior at Georgia State and Hannah is a junior at Auburn. We've lived in Alpharetta, GA since 1994 (by way of State College, PA, Tucson, AZ, and Richmond, VA) and grew up in Corry, PA - a small town in the northwest corner of PA.

                              Why the Owner Chose Sapphire:
                              We discovered the the Highlands-Cashiers area in 1999 and fell in love with it. Georgia has nice mountains but the temperature doesn't drop much from Atlanta. The temperature at our place is typically 12-15 degrees cooler than Atlanta. We got serious about looking for a place in the mountains in 2002, found our place on December 30th (it wasn't completed yet) and fell in the love with the look & feel of the house and the wonderful mountain stream in the yard.

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              We like the sound of the stream in the backyard, the cooler temperatures, the small towns of Cashiers & Highlands, and the multitude of easy hikes to waterfalls, swimming holes, slide rocks and spectacular views. We also thoroughly enjoy the amenities of Sapphire Valley Resort including Fairfield Lake; the 25% discount off golf, winter skiing, and boat house rentals is nice too.


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                              Photos

                              • Memory Mountain Lodge

                                Memory Mountain Lodge

                              • Amish Rockers on Front Porch

                                Amish Rockers on Front Porch

                              • Morning View from the Front Porch of Memory Mountain Lodge

                                Morning View from the Front Porch of Memory Mountain Lodge

                              • Whitewater Falls - highest falls east of the Rockies.

                                Whitewater Falls - highest falls east of the Rockies.

                              • Amenities discount (25%) applies for Sapphire National Golf Club.

                                Amenities discount (25%) applies for Sapphire National Golf Club.

                              • A popular restaurant in nearby Highlands.

                                A popular restaurant in nearby Highlands.

                              • Kitchen - View from Front Entrance

                                Kitchen - View from Front Entrance

                              • Master Bedroom - View from Kitchen

                                Master Bedroom - View from Kitchen

                              • Campfire with stream behind - View from Back Porch

                                Campfire with stream behind - View from Back Porch

                              • Bold Mountain Stream in the Backyard

                                Bold Mountain Stream in the Backyard

                              • Lake Fairfield (members only) and Bald Rock.

                                Lake Fairfield (members only) and Bald Rock.

                              • Cashiers Farmers Market - make sure the kids pet "Biscuit"

                                Cashiers Farmers Market - make sure the kids pet "Biscuit"

                              • View from behind Dry Falls near Highlands

                                View from behind Dry Falls near Highlands

                              • Nearby Fairfield Lake (access via amenities card) - view from lake trail.

                                Nearby Fairfield Lake (access via amenities card) - view from lake trail.

                              • Family Room

                                Family Room

                              • Bunk Bed Room!

                                Bunk Bed Room!

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                              4 Bedroom / 2.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 12

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                              Speaks: english
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                              4 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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