Located just minutes from the prestigious resort village of Highlands,and just a short distance from Cashiers, this fabulous vacation cottage is playfully named 'ON THE ROCKS' because of it's siting directly on the banks of the rushing waters and shoals of Big Creek. Listening to the wonderful gushing water sounds below, one can relax on the upper or lower wrap around screened in porch boasting panoramic views up and down this river- like creek.Or, meander down stone steps to the banks of this ideallic spot, curl up in an Adirondeck chair sipping your favorite beverage, or rock in the large size hammock while watching your children/grandchildren splash in the waters or try to catch a rainbow trout! The old grist mill just upstream completes the visual ambience. For some playful adventure, grab a raft/flotation device (provided by Owner)off the lower porch and float downstream.Complete the end of a perfect day by gathering house guests for cocktails or children to roast "some mores" around the rustic natural FIREPIT. On-The-Rocks is THE perfect romantic, stylish and fun, upscale but comfortable, mountain cottage year round. Aside from the usual Spring,Summer, & Fall mountain activities of fabulous hiking, shopping, fly fishing,rafting in the backyard creek or white water rafting, ziplining, visiting art galleries and museums, and more. If you re a golfer, there are numerous semi-private courses nearby. For Winter sports, there is nearby (approx 20-25 minutes) snow skiing at Sapphire Valley Ski Resort.Suggest:THELAURELMAGAZINE.COM for detailed updated information about happenings and restaurants around the area. The fully equipped kitchen and bar area are stunningly decorated with a sophisticated mountain chic flair and open to the great room with a vaulted ceiling, stacked stone mantle and fireplace, and Adirondeck railing running up the stairs to one of the (2)master suites. On both levels french doors open across the entire stretch of the rooms on to the screened in porches giving the effect of being in a huge treehouse. Many a festive dinner party has been served around the French Farm Table which comfortably sits 10. This place is the ideal get a way for adult couple/couples or family vacation.
The configuration of the bedrooms at On The Rocks makes it ideal for two to three couples to have comfortable private living spaces. The primary MBR Suite is on the upper level of the house and includes a full bath, a small office/dressing area/nursery, and two generous closets. There is a pencil post King Size bed and a vaulted ceiling.
On the main level of the house are two bedrooms which could be considered another private master suite or two separate bedrooms sharing a large bath. One bedroom has a Queen size pencil post bed, the other bedroom a full size bed and twin bed. The lower level of the house could be a third private living suite; transitions as the fourth bedroom area.
Here there is a full size Murphy bed, walk in closet, and full bath and sitting area with sofa and club chairs. The other use of this spacious area is for downstairs entertaining. There is a big screen TV, pool table/ping pong, and game table. French doors across this entire room open to the huge screened in porch with stairs leading to Big Creek below.
Hardwood floors throughout the entire house. The kitchen is outfitted with stylish serving dishes and stemware; very fresh all white linens (towels & sheets).The owners of the house want their guests to experience the feeling of residing at a luxury Bed & Breakfast.
The property size is 3.9 acres which is shared by three cottage and is located just off Billy Cabin Road, a very special wooded secluded and under developed area of Highlands.One can walk out the door and for hours explore wooded trails, creek beds, and mountain vistas. The village of Highlands is minutes away for a juxaposition experience of couture apparel shopping, antiquing,symphony, little theater,The Bascom Art & Crafts Museum, and fine dining in restaurants and side walk cafes
. This area of North Carolina is known for strenuous hiking, white wate rafting, fly fishing, golf, and primitive American history. The city of Ashville is located approximately 1 1/2 hrs away where one can visit the Biltmore Mansion and winery and experience the culture of a small but beautiful American city.
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