The Blue Ridge Aerie Retreat consists of a 2.4 acre hideaway tucked high on a mountain at 4100' overlooking Lake Glenville just north of Cashiers, N.C.
The Aerie Retreat lodge consists of a recently constructed rustic cabin resort with spectacular views that can accommodate 8 in comfort and privacy and offers three formal bedrooms, a convertible couch, king or twin daybed, and 3 1/2 baths in a private wooded atmosphere with numerous contemporary features, utilities and electronics to engage kids, teens and adults including (but not limited to), two wood-burning (gas starter) fireplaces, flat screen TVs in all bedrooms and major common areas, DISH (basic), DVD players, premium streaming channels, WiFi internet, Sonos, Echo Dot, X-Box and telephone landline. Enjoy a full complement of exercise and entertainment equipment including both adult and child sized pool tables and ping pong; air hockey; fussball; rowing machine; weights/bench and TRX straps; treadmill; outside children's playground; 15' covered swim spa (winterized between November and April but available over the winter at extra charge); 14' trampoline; basketball, paddle boards; kids kayak; fishing canoe and fishing kayak; fishing equipment; toys and board games; gas and stone grills, six person outdoor deck dining set, and much more.
The Retreat adjoins a separate parcel directly accessible by groomed path ( also fenced and accessible by private gate from the paved road) which offers a large, flat grassy entertainment area, picnic table and fire ring with spectacular views of Lake Glenville and the Smokies, a partially covered meditation deck and fire pit with similar views, private gated parking for one 25'-30 RV, 30 AMP power, water hook-up.
The entire Aerie Retreat comes with two boat access to the private GreyCliff Association docks on Lake Glenville. Numerous trout streams and lake fishing abound. Rent a pontoon boat at nearby Signal Ridge Marina. A sand beach is just down the road on Pine Creek by the dam. Just 15 minutes to Cashiers; 25 minutes to Highlands and 45 minutes to Brevard and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
This is high elevation Blue Ridge country where the temperature is routinely 15-20 degrees cooler than Atlanta, Greenville and the other lowlands. The air is clean and the neighborhood is uncrowded - no structures can even be seen from the Aerie Retreat. Lake Glenville is the highest elevation lake east of the Mississippi, family and water-sport friendly. Photos cannot do justice to the beautiful mountain views. Nearby Cashiers has very good restaurants and shops and a modern Ingles supermarket. Upscale shopping is readily accessible in Cashiers or Highlands. This is everything a high mountain retreat should be. And more.
We designed the Retreat as a Five Star lodge for family relaxation and entertainment and not to churn through as many "renters" as some agency can find. There is no property manager or rental agency and we limit our guests to five or six families per year. Our goal is to maximize your enjoyment and minimize any logistical issues and, to that end, the Retreat comes equipped with everything you need except for personal items and food.
We anticipate that the adjacent lot may occasionally be rented out to a single smaller RV ( including our RV) and, if so, the meditation deck on that lot ( but none of the lodge facilities) would be shared.
A Rental Agreement must be signed before arrival.
Absolutely no smoking inside the Aerie Retreat. Well-behaved pets considered on a case by case basis. Absolutely no dumping of any kind is allowed
Proposed guests should also be aware of the obvious fact that the Retreat is in a rural area, the mountains, the woods and the country and inhabited by the usual N.C. array of animals, rodents, birds, bees, snakes and bugs in the great outdoors. There are only six houses in the GreyCliff "subdivision" and, while the Retreat is fully equipped with modern amenities, this is not the suburbs or intended to be.
Attention should be paid to small children at all times and caution exercised outdoors respecting the local fauna and on the steeper terrain and somewhat irregular sets of exterior stairs in both parts of the compound.
Reasonable advance notice is generally required because of the cleaning and preparation logistics and because we generally drive up to inspect and test the systems before your arrival.
A manual describing the systems and other relevant information in detail will be emailed to you upon confirmed reservation