Hi! Before you get started, please watch the video link for Raydio Ridge listed on this site. It's short, and paints a perfect description of this home, and its lofty perch on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau. Life is better above 4,600 feet!
"I don't want to be in town. I don't want to be in a gated community. I wanted privacy, seclusion, and golden silence. I want gravel crunching under my tires, as I leave the insanity behind. I want countless stars overhead, and the sweet smell of Mountain Air. I want Raydio Ridge, EVERY TIME!" An entry from my guest book.
Raydio Ridge is located high atop Big Ridge Mountain, just 15 minutes from Lake Glenville, near Cashiers, and Highlands NC. The "cabin" , completed in 1999, is the perfect mountain escape, with an open floor plan, and wall of windows, allowing the surrounding panoramic mountain view to pour inside.
The majestic long range views are enhanced by a secluded, private setting. Intimacy, and quiet were of the up-most importance when I envisioned this escape. That noted, the sound system with speakers, both indoors and out, can be the perfect addition to your "lively", yet tranquil vacation experience. Bring your device, plug in, and enjoy the soundtrack of your Life! It always sounds better above 4,600 feet!
TV's, internet access (most of the time), and satellite keep you connected. You'll find HBO, plus a full compliment of music choices offered via satellite. Entertainment options abound at Raydio Ridge.
The home has recently been equipped with an automatic generator, ensuring that your power supply will not be interrupted during your stay. Power outages in the mountains can occur more frequently due to high winds, rugged terrain, and downed trees. At Raydio Ridge, we'll keep the lights on for you. :)
Three comfortable bedrooms, all with new mattresses await you! There are two king size, and two twin beds, providing ample space for six. Sheets and towels are provided! The floor plan is open and gracious, accented by comfortable furnishings, appointments, and art work. Indoors or out, there is plenty of seating with majestic, expansive views.
There are two full bathrooms.
Three outdoor seating areas provide plenty of options. From the covered side porch, to the outdoor living room, you'll find a welcoming spot!
Smoking is prohibited indoors, but a fine cigar is encouraged outside...or whatever puffery makes you happy.
From the house, you are only minutes away from boating, hiking, dining, shopping, and fishing. There is a well stocked trout pond in our community for our guests enjoyment. Rainbow Trout weighing up to 3lbs are plentiful. Raydio Ridge is the perfect escape for a couple, a group of friends, or an adventurous family.
Start your morning on the covered side porch, with a fresh cup of brew, and greet the day with our feathered neighbors who make Raydio Ridge home. Bird seed is provided so that you can keep our friends well fed.
Named after my father, Ray, and the business that helped me build this retreat... Raydio Ridge is not just a vacation rental. This is a home. A peaceful retreat. A place unlike any other. You will arrive, and never want to leave. Or, so I have been told! :)
NOTE - The home is located on a gravel road. The road is very navigable, but I always want guests to know that the privacy of this place requires "getting off the beaten path". If you leave on asphalt, and arrive on asphalt, you're not in the mountains! SUV's, and cars of all sorts make the journey up this mountain, but I would hesitate to bring a Porsche, or Ferrari. Though, one intrepid full time resident drives a Corvette up and down the mountain every day.
So, if you are ready for an authentic mountain escape, complete with all the comforts of home, Raydio Ridge is worth a gander.
Remember, even in the summertime, pack your Fall clothing. Here at Raydio Ridge, the nights are crisp, and the days are cool. A pull-over or a sweater are always in season on the ridge.
Maximum capacity is six (6) people. You must be at least 25 to rent this home. Reservations made under false pretense will result in a stern lecture from my Mom, immediate eviction, and forfeiture of any funds paid. Ouch! :)