Welcome to the fully furnished 'Little Retreat at Big Canoe!' Two bedrooms and two baths will comfortably accommodate 4 adults. Both beds are king size and have memory foam mattress toppers. The sofa in the living room could sleep a 5th guest if necessary.
Enjoy cooking in the updated, well-equipped kitchen (new stainless steel KitchenAid appliances installed July 2017!!) or outside on the grill in the Common Area. Build a fire in the stacked stone fireplace or relax on the large screened porch and watch golfers (or deer or turkey!) on the fairway of the 4th hole of the Creek Trail of the golf course.
'Little Retreat' is located near core Big Canoe amenities such as the Fitness Center, Swim Club, Tennis Center, golf course, and marina, and not far from the Wildcat Recreation Area. If you are here for a wedding or other group event, the Chapel, The Chimneys venue, the Canoe Lodge venue, as well as Sconti Clubhouse, are all also nearby. (Big Canoe Amenities are available to all guests for a nominal fee.)
The Fitness Center is a multi-million dollar facility and has state-of-the-art cardiovascular and strength training equipment, exercise classes, an indoor saline lap pool, hot tub and sauna, indoor tennis and racquetball/squash courts.
Located next to the Fitness Center, the Swim Club offers outdoor swimming (early May to the end of September) in either the pool or Disharoon Lake. Try sliding down the outflow of the lake on the ever popular Rock Slide or swim out to the large inflatable dock and slides in the middle of the lake! Paddleboats, paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are also available for rent. There is even a sandy beach for picnics, volleyball and sunbathing! For refreshment during those long, fun days in the sun there is a snack bar - with live music on the weekends. (Be sure to ask us about the "hidden" hiking trail that leads to Disharoon Lake from our condo complex!)
Located on Lake Sconti, The Clubhouse houses the Golf Pro Shop and locker rooms on the lower level, and the beautiful lodge-style reception and dining facilities on the upper level. The Mountains Grille for fine dining, and the Black Bear Pub and open air Veranda for casual dining, are open to all Big Canoe guests for lunch or dinner. Don't miss the delicious Friday night Seafood Buffet from 5:00 - 8:00pm with live entertainment from 6:00 - 9:00pm; and the Sunday brunch from 10:00am - 3:00pm! The attire is country club casual and dining requires no membership. Credit and debit cards (and of course cash!) are accepted. For a quick breakfast or lunch before hitting the golf course, tennis courts or hiking trails, try Duffer's Takeout at the golf cart barn.
Head to The Marina on Lake Petit for your fishing license and equipment, electric pontoon and fishing boat rentals, as well as canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals. Below the Lake Petit dam is Playfield Park for casual outdoor sports, picnics, or just hanging out. The dam is also the location of the annual 4th of July fireworks display and Playfield Park is a prime location for viewing!
Near the North Gate is the Wildcat Pool and Recreation Area which includes an outdoor pool, kiddie pool, playground equipment, basketball courts, bocce ball court, soccer and baseball fields. There are also paved walking trails around this area.
But no matter where you are - or what season it is - the best amenity in Big Canoe is the natural beauty! Enjoy driving the mountain roads, hiking the trails, swimming, boating, fishing, golf or tennis - or just plain ole relaxing. There is just no other place quite like Big Canoe! Here you'll find all of the amenities of a vacation resort, yet the casualness and friendliness of a hometown community!
And Little Retreat is not "just a rental," it's our little slice of heaven too, so as owners we are always available by phone, text, or email for any questions you may have! We look forward to having you as our guests!