We are PET-FRIENDLY! Welcome to "Once Upon a Stream!" Our new basement (aka KID CAVE) is complete and includes a large rec-room with two sets of bunk beds, a 55" 4KHD TV, Dish Network, BlueRay Player, Air Hockey table, and Foosball! The new basement also includes bedroom #4 with queen bed, and full bathroom. Escape from the ordinary and plan your next "adventurcation" in our storybook English mountain cottage complete with a rushing mountain stream that will keep the kids busy for hours! Create memories with family and friends in the waterfall capital of the eastern U.S. that will last a lifetime. Don't settle for another ordinary vacation! Our goal is to offer a concierge-like vacation experience- not just a place to stay. That is truly what makes us different.
Just over an hour from Asheville, NC, the cottage is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains in beautiful Sapphire, North Carolina. The cottage is conveniently located near shopping, dining, and all sorts of recreation. Cashiers, NC is just ten minutes away and the quaint town of Highlands, NC is only 25 minutes away. Lake Toxaway, NC is also nearby- just ten minutes away. There are more than a dozen spectacular waterfalls to hike and explore less than a half hour away.
SAPPHIRE VALLEY RESORT
Our guests also have full access to the Sapphire Valley Resort and all of its amazing amenities including a private lake, private Narrows Falls, gem mining, three swimming pools (one heated indoor and two outdoor), two saunas, hot tub, locker rooms, mini-golf, arcade and game room, lounge with WiFi, tennis, playground, running track, par-3 golf course, direct access to the Horsepasture River, and much more. Guests can also purchase discounted tickets to the Biltmore Estate and other area attractions and tours.
SKI SAPPHIRE VALLEY is also inside the club and offers tons of fun during the winter months. There is a Blue-diamond slope complete with chair lift and also a Bunny Slope. Frozen Falls is the tubing run and very popular with the kids. Our guests receive 25% off skiing, tubing, and rentals. Lessons are available.
We provide first in class concierge service and love to help our guests plan the ultimate mountain vacation. In addition, we provide our guests with access to our unique online guidebook complete with all of our favorite restaurants, things to do, and places to see. Once Upon a Stream is ideally setup for a two-family vacation getaway. The cottage is a 3 BR/2.5 BA with a loft and sleeps up to 10 comfortably. The main level offers a large Master en-suite with a King-size bed topped with 400 thread-count, Egyptian cotton sheets, and high-end pillows. You will be in heaven in the over-sized jetted tub enjoying the view and taking in all of nature's beauty. Upstairs, there are two additional bedrooms and a loft with pullout couch. The 2nd bedroom has a queen-sized bed also topped with fine linens and pillows. The "bunk room" is equipped with four twin-size bunk beds and additional air mattresses for overflow kids.
Ideally situated on a 2-acre private lot, the cottage will spoil you to the point where you won't want to leave. Greet the morning with a cup of coffee on the large back deck. Stroll down the backyard hill along the meandering boulder pathway to the stone patio below and enjoy a glass of wine as you listen to the noisy stream. The kids will stay busy exploring and hiking up and downstream- bring your dog too!
Whether you stay for a few nights or a few weeks, we strive to create a one of a kind experience for you at Once Upon a Stream. Please contact us for more information on booking your mountain getaway.