Known by the Cherokee Indians as "the land of the blue mist", Western North Carolina is truly a extraordinary place. It is here that majestic peaks mesmerize, rushing streams entice, fertile valleys call you to stretch out and relax, and air so fresh, you'll wonder if you ever breathed a fresh breathe before. The Smoky mountains have had our family smitten well over 2 decades. Conveniently located 30 min. to Asheville, where you'll be greeted to (and have a hard time choosing) a premier culinary and craft beer scene but our crown jewel, Biltmore Estate, should not be missed. We've come in every season and every season does not disappoint; each one flourishing in it own glorious way! We open our front door and welcome you to share in our blessing, aptly named NC Stress Relief.
12 years ago, we were blessed to plan and custom build, my husband's dream; this cozy log cabin with luxurious decor on over 2.5 acres in a quiet neighborhood with no rear neighbors, views of purchase knob and long range views, from the dining room and back deck and only 10 minutes to historic Waynesville. You'll think you just stepped into a Norman Rockwell painting with its downtown brick lined sidewalks that open up to quaint shops, galleries and restaurants. You'll soon realize that you didn't just book a vacation, you booked an experience, one that steps you a little back in time..to a little slower pace of life.
Whether your on a romantic getaway for 2 or a fun filled vacation with family and friends of 6, as soon as you pull into the hemlock lined driveway with view of purchase knob, you'll sense you made it to sweet Appalachia. Our cabin is designed to comfort your mountain soul.
The front porch swing beckons you for your morning cup of coffee as the sun rises over the mountains. You'll long to stay there to listen to the night songs of the katydids. On the back deck, enjoy the rockers or wine bar to salute the sunset over the gorgeous mountain views. Give cheer and a toast for the day spent well here. On starry nights, the kids will love catching fire flies in mason jars, playing a game of corn hole, roasting marshmallows and/or s'mores 'round the outdoor fire pit. Take a seat in the oversized Adirondack chairs to watch the flames dance while relishing the cool mountain breezes.
The living room, has been furnished by High County Furniture & Designs located in Waynesville, NC. You'll sink into either the leather sofa, leather recliner or oversized chair to warm up by a crackling fire in our uniquely designed river rock fireplace and hand hewn mantle. Watch a movie with Direct TV, DVR satellite service or surf the high speed internet. Games, puzzles and a variety of children & adult DVD's are provided. Gather around The hand made dining table to break bread to swoon over the expansive view of the mountains. On winter nights, you can see the lighted slopes of Cataloochee Ski area.
You'll wake refreshed from the King size master bed and egyptian cotton sheets. Enjoy a jacuzzi bath to start your day.
Notice the juniper logs fitted in the hand rail as you may your way upstairs to the 2nd bedroom where you find His & Hers antique black walnut queen and full sized beds, lovingly restored, and fitted with soft sheets and matching warm quilts. Direct TV DVR Satellite service is in this room. The 2nd full bathroom is located here and perfect for bathing smaller children.
A custom barn wood queen loft bed fitted with soft sheets and a warm quilt make this loft bedroom the place everyone will fight over. Open to the downstairs, you'll watch the reflection of the embers dance on the ceiling before going out for the evening. Open the blinds to see the night sky filled will so many stars it will take your breath away.
There are so many things to do and we are centrally located about 30 minutes in any direction for: hiking, biking, white water rafting, zip lining, fly fishing, kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, rock climbing, cave spelunking, horseback riding, snow skiing, snow boarding, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, festivals and street dances and shopping. Peruse world class art galleries from weavers to potters, painters to metalsmiths, glassblowers to woodcrafters. There is so much to do, that you'll have a hard time finding time to fit it all in. Most of all, we hope you take the time to pause here, to take a little rest, even for just a moment and find some stress relief. When you travel back home and reflect, we bet you'll find you left a piece of your heart right here in sweet Appalachia.