The house has a single level with an open mid-centry modern look and is decorated with a collection of local pottery and art work. The house is located in the community of Lake Toxaway N.C. On Blue Ridge Lake a private spring fed lake with only 7 homes on the lake. Blue Ridge Lake is about a mile north of
and a few 100 feet above Lake Toxaway, Almost every room in the house has views of Blue Ridge Lake. The master bedroom has a king size bed a lake view and private bathroom. A second bedroom has a lake view and a private bath. The third bedroom has a picture window facing the garden. The fully equipped kitchen has dishwasher, microwave and gas stove and oven. The second bathroom is next to the great room. New central Airconditioning and heating system .Free wifi/ internet throughout the house. The wrap around deck has covered and uncovered areas and is a great place to eat, sleep, watch wildlife on the Lake and to read and relax.You can fish from our private dock or our fishing boat and our 2 kayaks.
The Gardens Around the House include native plants and wild flowers designed to attract birds. The gardens include a large collection of Hostas and seasonal planting of our large collection of Begonias and Fuchsias. We are members of the American Begonia Society and the American Hostas Society. The couple we purchased the home from had been living and gardening on the Lake for over 30 years. Gardening is a work in progress and we spend a great deal of our time in Lake Toxaway gardening. It is wonderful to be able to garden in the middle of the summer and rarely work up a sweat! The environment that makes the area great for gardening is one of the most diverse ecosystems in the country.
Spring is our favorite time in the gardens and in the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.The wild flowers are best from May into June. Mountain laurel and the native rhododendrons usually bloom in June in our gardens . Summer is a great time for the annuals and many of the perennials we have planted in the garden.If you can beat the birds to them we have many blue berry plants spread around the gardens and the berries are great summer treats. In August the temperatures where we live often reach 100 degrees and we are thinking about our mountain retreat where the high temperatures rarely exceed 83 degrees. Fall is the time many of our guest come for the turning of the leaves. Peak color at our elevation is usually around 2nd week in October. The mountains in our area provide a long season for leaf chasers.The higher elevations on the near by Blue Ridge Parkway often start showing color in early September. Color at elevations below our house in the Brevard area will often last into November.
We chose our vacation home on Blue Ridge Lake because of the views, the climate and the proximity to Brevard, Cashiers, Highlands, Asheville, hiking trails and waterfalls. We invite you to share our special mountain home. Visit, relax and enjoy!