Charming Sherwood Forest Cottage Overlooking Trout Lake(41 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3 nights
- Property type:Cottage
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
Cottage, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Rock your cares away on the front porch as you watch the light glistening on the surface of Trout Lake below and listen to the sound of the many birds that inhabit the trees around you. Walk down the hill to enjoy a dip in the clear, clean water or drop a line off the dock or the dam to try your hand at fishing. Within minutes, walk or drive to the quaint Robin Hood barn to attend picnics or to the Robin Hood Center to participate in floor exercises, listen to lectures by some of the many knowledgeable people who live in the Forest, or check out a book or video from the library. Make the short drive across the forest to the heated junior Olympic swimming pool where you can swim laps, participate in water aerobics, or just enjoy a leisurely dip in the sparkling water in season or play tennis or shuffleboard on the courts year round. An 18 hole, par 3 golf course fronts the Forest and is available to all for a modest fee. Hike the many miles of trails alone or with one of the docents who offer their knowledge and time to the people who live in or visit the Forest. An 8 mile drive brings you to the charming town of Brevard where you can wander the streets and visit the unique shops and galleries found there. Within minutes of downtown is the Pisgah National Forest with all the wonders it has to offer including waterfalls, nature centers, hiking trails, trout streams, and Sliding Rock where you can brave the icy waters for the slide of your life. Within a 30 mile range are 250 named waterfalls, 6 state and national forests, the famous Brevard Music Camp, the Biltmore Estate, and the charming towns of Hendersonville and Flat Rock, with the Flat Rock Playhouse and Carl Sandburg’s home.
While at home, enjoy the chestnut paneled great room by curling up on the double recliner sofa in front of a crackling fire in the corner stone fireplace. A galley kitchen opens over a counter so if you choose to cook, you can enjoy your family and friends at the same time. The bathroom contains a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. The first bedroom has a king bed and the second has twin beds for an alternative sleeping option. Find peace and tranquility in this little slice of heaven with a visit to Flying Squirrel Lodge.
Keywords: One story cottage with no steps.
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Member since: 2012
- 1200 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Housekeeper Included
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- King size beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Video Library
- Live Theater
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Basketball Court
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Dining Area
- Seating for 6 people
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- Covered Parking
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking Off Street
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wireless Internet
- Wood Fireplace
- Coffee Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Dishes & Utensils
- Pantry Items
- Kayak / Canoe:
- Outdoor Grill
- Housekeeper Included
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My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Tax Rate 11.75%
Property damage protection is required from all first time renters. Repeat customers with no history of damage issues will not be required to purchase this protection. Cancellations made up to 6 months in advance will receive a full refund less 10% to cover processing fees. No new rentals with pets will be accepted.
Owner's cancellation policy:
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Year Purchased: 1985
About the owner: My husband and I live and work in Alexandria, VA. We love to spend time in the city and then relax in the country at our haven in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina.
Why the Owner Chose Brevard, NC, USA:
I have been coming to the Sherwood Forest since 1965. It started with family vacations every year in rental homes until finally in 1985, my parents purchased Flying Squirrel Lodge. It was designed to be easily accessible which allowed Mom and Dad to enjoy it for many years before turning it over to me in 2011. Sherwood Forest is home to so many knowledgeable people who work together to create and maintain a community where people live and protect the natural environment. There is so much to see and do yet it is a place of peace and tranquility. It is truly a slice of heaven on earth.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Flying Squirrel sits overlooking Trout Lake, one of 5 lakes in the Colony. A trail begins just behind the house and can be followed up or down the mountain, across streams, around lakes and through the forest to connect with 21 miles of marked paths.
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Let the birds serenade you as you dine al fresco on the open porch.
This 2/1 cottage is nestled in the woods of Sherwood Forest Audubon Colony.
The dining table expands to allow family and friends to gather together.
2 reclining seats on the sofa allow you to kick back and enjoy the quiet life.
The galley kitchen opens to the great room so that you can be part of the action
The guest bedroom.
Even in winter, peace and tranquility are yours in our warm and cozy cottage.
This cozy bird cottage makes winter bearable for our feathered friends.
Rare, protected Oconee Bells are early bloomers in the wild flower garden.
Welcome to Flying Squirrel Lodge!
Trout Lake glistens and you may just hear the waterfall over the dam.
Mother Nature peeks in the windows as you relax in front of the fireplace.
Sink into comfort as you relax and enjoy the fire in the stone fireplace.
The cozy king bed welcomes you to rest.
The deck is off the great room and looks down over Trout Lake.
Quiet abounds in the winter forest.
Local artist Sarah Sneeden's gallery next to the Robin Hood Barn.
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Saturday, February 25, 2017
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