The Shack is a luxuriously appointed rustic/modern home located inside of the multi-awarded Big Canoe wildlife sanctuary, mountain/golf/tennis/water activities community. It is nestled in a cozy valley next to a beautiful, babbling mountain stream on a green belt of protected forest with hiking trails. This is not the typical home rental. The Shack offers professional decorating, high-end appointments such as high thread count linens, All-Clad cookware, plush Hotel Collection towels, super comfortable Stearns and Foster mattresses, original artwork, custom furnishings, granite countertops in kitchen and teak vanity tops in baths among others.
There are 2 luxurious dens with windows galore both with original artwork and ample reading supply. The main step-down den offers a new Roku flat screen tv with sound system and indoor/outdoor speakers. Enjoy the stacked stone oversized wood burning fireplace with hearth seating using the supplied firewood for those colder nights just out the side door. Also on the main level is the Master suite with full bath including shower, tub and double sink teak vanity. The master bedroom offers a king sized super plush Stearns and Foster mattress with flat screen tv, seating area and deck access. The queen guest bedroom, also on main level, offers another plush Stearns and Foster mattress, Indonesian carved headboard, black out curtains and full bath with tub shower combo. Just off of the kitchen is the second den/sunroom with three walls of windows and the deck area with propane fire pit, stainless dining table, big green egg, Weber charcoal grill and patio furniture with umbrella all overlooking the peaceful babbling stream and greenbelt.
The upper level offers another queen bedroom with an extra twin sleeper nook and the loft area with king bed, twin trundle and sleeper sectional sofa. Both access the full upper bath with travertine shower. The 850 sq/ft terrace/basement level offers cozy seating area with game table, workout area with dumbbell rack, BowFlex, Elliptical and Stairmaster. Also a game area that includes pool/ping pong table, foosball, Wii and a 60+ game vintage standing arcade that includes Ms.Pacman, Centipede, Frogger and Galaga among others. Just out the terrace door awaits the screened-in porch that offers a 2 person far-infrared sauna, daybed, and seating area with dart board all right beside the babbling stream, hammock, bench swing and horseshoe pit.
Enjoy utilizing our granite/stainless kitchen with butcher block island and bar seating and the peaceful deck areas or dine out at nearby restaurants including Black Bear Pub or Mountains Grill at the Clubhouse, Home Restaurant featuring farm to table continental cuisine and now Sourwood Cafe just outside the north gate. Fuego Mexican Cantina and Forno Italian are also close by next to the IGA grocery store.
You will have access to all of award winning Big Canoe’s activities some of which will have hourly/daily/weekly fee. Amenities include indoor/outdoor swimming, spa and fitness center, 27 Championship holes of golf, 12 multi-surfaced indoor/outdoor tennis courts, pontoon boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, 20+ miles of hiking trails with waterfalls, parks with playsets for the little ones, jogging paths, ball fields, bocce courts, basketball court and jeep trail. Also the Swim Club at Lake Disharoon featuring Disharoon Cafe is available during the summer months for daily/weekly fee and includes free canoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding, the spring fed rock waterside and spa water pool all next to the Spa and Fitness Center. Children under 2 have free entry to the outdoor pool areas.
Fishing/boating/swimming including Pontoons, kayaks, canoes, and paddle boards are available all year round on Lake Petit. Just checkin at the Marina for rentals. Feel free to use our canoe for no fee on slip #716 and be sure to get life vests at the Marina outfitter. Please visit bigcanoepoa.org for a detailed listing of Big Canoe activities and their hourly/daily/weekly fees associated with each.
The Shack is nestled next to a babbling stream 15 feet from the house that flows to Lake Petit on a greenbelt of protected forest. Step across the stream in the backyard to a trail system that hugs the flowing stream to Lake Petit which is a perfect spot for the picnic lunch. In the opposite direction the trail leads to historic Indian Mounds and Loop trail. Just off the deck enjoy the horseshoe pit, bench swing and hammock right beside the babbling mountain stream. There are many other trail systems inside of Big Canoe only a short car ride away. Bring a picnic and and enjoy these easy to moderate nature hikes.
The Shack offers a peaceful, private outdoor landscape with endless adventure and relaxation for children and adults alike and yet perfect for that romantic couples getaway in the mountains.
The Shack is owned by Dusty Griffith’s Lux Rental Management which also owns the 4bdrm/4.5 bath “The Roost” on Lake Disharoon also in Big Canoe, HomeAway 989686.