Perched on a hill in North Carolina's Smoky Mountains, this 4-acre, 5-bedroom home combines modern amenities with pristine views of forests, mountains, wildlife and sunsets. Three beautifully appointed floors plus a huge deck offer an effortless indoor/outdoor lifestyle in which to unwind and recharge. Secluded yet easy to access, it's an ideal home base for exploring the area's many ways to play amid nature's beauty, from outdoor sports to scenic drives to relaxing hot springs.
Set in 4 acres of unspoiled forests and looking out on all sides over the majestic Smoky Mountains, this hilltop home takes full advantage of its spectacular views. The spacious deck with gas grill and dining table is the perfect spot for relaxing while you breathe the fresh air, watch the sunset and greet the bears, bobcats, deer, raccoons, turkeys, hawks, eagles and owls that wander by. Despite its seclusion in a national park-like area, access is refreshingly easy via paved roads and a convenient highway exit.
Indoors, modern luxury reigns supreme. Three levels of living space are fully furnished with deluxe leather seating, gourmet kitchen appliances, charming tableware, upscale towels and linens, down-alternative comforters and elegant colorful quilts. State-of-the-art electronics include wireless internet, VOIP phone service, voice controlled Alexa wireless speaker system, large screen TVs with DVD players, Sling TV, Netflix and more. The master suite pampers you with a king bed, private bath, walk-in closets and a huge picture window with forest view. The 4 guest bedrooms offer 1 king, 1 queen, 1 full and 1 full bed with single trundle. (Please see below regarding bedroom access.)
The private gated community of Bear River Lodge surrounds this home with peace and security. Houses within the community are few and far between, so you'll have the private trout river and adjoining forest pretty much to yourself. While away the day in an Adirondack chair nestled between the mountains and the stream. The Lodge at Bear River, with massive stone fireplace, antique decor, spiral log staircase, can be rented for weddings and other events.
Lovers of the great outdoors will find plenty to enjoy within a short drive. The area is renowned for its fishing, boating, whitewater rafting and other water sports. The natural beauties of the Pisgah National Forest, Appalachian Trail and North Carolina Scenic Byway can be explored by foot, bicycle, car or horseback. For a relaxing interlude, soak in the natural mineral springs for which the quaint town of Hot Springs was named (just 5 miles from the house). And for a cosmopolitan change of pace, the city of Asheville is 45 minutes away.
RATES & GUEST ACCESS: Rates are per person based on double bedroom occupancy. Groups of 6 or less guests will have access to the main & upper floors consisting of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, kitchen, main living room, dining room and decks. Groups with 7 or more guests will have access to the entire house with 5 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, main living room, dining room, basement den, laundry room and decks.
Guests or visitors in addition to your reserved guest count (daytime or nighttime) are not permitted, unless approved in advance.
Per neighborhood regulations, we cannot have more than 4 total vehicles at our property at all times. Parking on the street is strictly prohibited. If you have a large group, you may need to carpool.