Ten acres, beginning at 2200 foot elevation. Your section includes a covered porch in front overlooking the pool and mountains bracketing this property in upper Cowee Valley, off Ruby Mine Road, where rubies and sapphires have been mined since the thirties. Decking around the house gives you a perfect deck spot to watch the sunrise off the master bedroom sitting area, and a shaded private porch in back where you can lounge on oversized furniture, read, nap, watch hummingbirds, grill steaks, or just sit and rock.
Two bedrooms, each with a walk-in closet, queen-sized bed, and outdoor sitting area, and two full baths make this idea for two couples who want to explore outdoor activities like kayaking, tubing, hiking, rockhounding, gem-mining, The Qualla Boundary is less than a half hour away, whether you want to explore Cherokee art, fishing, or the slot machines at the casino. Gourmet dining can be found in Highlands, Cashiers, and Asheville, all less than an hour away.
There is a small salt-water pool, and a hot tub, if you are interested in something less strenuous during the day and a gourmet kitchen if your creative genius gets inspired by locally raised products. The living room with stone fireplace and propane logs is perfect when you want to snuggle, or do a puzzle on a rainy day. The dining room and den are part of the open plan of the first floor.
The property caretaker lives in a small apartment downstairs, and works outside, or in the attached workshop during the day. If you would rather have the property to yourselves, that can probably be arranged.