Mountain Laurel Retreat is a private, family owned paradise. The property sits on 250 gorgeous mountain acres with sweeping mountain views. Our "Red House" is a two bedroom and one bath board-and-batten cottage. Double bed in first bedroom and two twin beds in second bedroom. There is a queen sized sofa bed in the living room in front of a big stone fireplace. Fully equipped kitchen. Modern bath with tub and shower. Automatic heating system. Snug, cozy and cabinish. Favored by honeymooners, even in November.
Observation Deck: There is a fantastic view of the Back Mountains and Mt. Mitchell from our observation deck. The deck is an easy walk from the Red House and is an absolutely terrific place to watch sunsets as beautiful as you will see any place. As night falls and the stars come out, you can lie on the deck and see a show of shooting stars to remember forever.
The Red House has an eat-in kitchen. Bring your own towels, bed linen and paper products. The water source is spring water - you may want to take jugs of it home! Picnic table in yard.
The Red House is located on the perimeter of our privately owned 250 acre mountain top that is one mile long, half as wide and 800' top to bottom. It is bordered by the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cottage is not on the mountain rim but the easily accessed observation deck with outdoor fireplace/grill and picnic tables is on the very top of our knob. At 3800', you are up there in the cool alongside the famed Blue Ridge Parkway. You will see Tennessee 30 miles away and Mt. Mitchell (highest mountain in the east) in full view right across the valley. Off to the right, the valley is dotted with big and little ridges and knobs as far as the eye can see. Often you see only their tops protruding through the mountain valley mist.
**Note: Our property is two miles down a gravel road off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The road may be impassable in winter weather, even with a four wheel drive vehicle. Motorcycles may have difficulty traversing the gravel. Closest grocery store is 30 minutes away so get your groceries on your way in. (Your won't want to leave once you are here anyway!)