This charming retreat sits at the top of Hickory Hill Road above Mirror Lake on a gorgeous 1.5-acre piece of property that features a delightful frog pond fed by a bubbling creek. The snug interior is a combination of heirloom/folk charm and contemporary amenities, including cable TV, DVD, Internet, washer/dryer, and a full-sized fireplace with ample firewood on hand. The house has three bedrooms – two twins, two queens, and a king – each with its own full bath. The modern master features a cozy king-size bed, expansive bath, walk-in closet, and its own deck where you can watch hummingbirds gather nectar during the day, or scan the Milky Way like you've never seen it before at night. The quaint but dependable kitchen includes a classic stove and range, and all you will need to prepare a first-class meal. But the massive screened-in back porch is where you will want to spend most of your time, listening to the wind rustle through the trees as countless birds sing their songs, or relaxing on the porch glider as a gentle summer rain wets the crystal clear mountain air. Or take up a glass of wine and a casual game of badminton in the back yard while steaks sizzle on the grill. Follow the path that leads to the secluded pond and you are sure to see more wildlife on the way. Another option is to take a short walk down Hickory Hill to feed the ducks on picturesque Mirror Lake where you might also be inclined to cast a fly rod for trout, or cruise the serene waters in a kayak or canoe. Just beyond Mirror Lake is the new Highlands Plateau Greenway trail that will lead you on a scenic walk directly into town if you are so inclined.
Check-In Time: 4pm
Check-Out Time: 10am
Note: As with most houses in Highlands, there is a furnace for heat, but no central air conditioning. Ceiling fans provide all of the cooling you will need at 4,100-feet of elevation, and on those rare nights in July and August when temperatures climb higher than expected, an open window or two will cool the inside air to a comfortable level.