Cottages provides private vacation rental lodging getaways
amidst the stunning beauty of North Carolina's Great Smoky
Constructed of logs,
stones, and other native materials, the cabins blend in
seamlessly with the 200 acres of mountainous terrain that
comprise the property. Elm, maple, and oak, as well as lacy
dogwood and colorful rhododendron, laurel, and forsythia,
underscore the acreage's natural beauty while cascading
waterfalls and babbling brooks set it to music.
There are 12 cabins
altogether; four have one bedroom and one bath, four are
two-bedroom / one-bath accommodations, and one vacation home
has two bedrooms and two baths. Three "Romancers,"
premium cabins specially designed for couples, come furnished
with king-sized, netted canopied beds and open floor plans
that allow guests to enjoy the romantic fire wherever they
might be -- in the bedroom, living room, or the bubble-tub for
two or sauna.
Each cabin has a
living room with wood-burning fireplace and a modern,
fully-equipped electric kitchen. Your private bathroom is
stocked with towels and all blankets and linens are provided.
Porch swings allow for relaxing amidst North Carolina's
invigorating mountain air, and there's even a whirlpool spa
with cedar sauna nestled in the woods for you to enjoy...
simply make an appointment and it will be "just for you"
at that time.
There are plenty of
picnic tables and charcoal grills for when you reel in the
rainbow trout that's stocked in Mountain Brook's on-site pond.
Indoors, Mountain Brook's guests enjoy a game room with pool
table, pinball machine, various sports equipment, board games,
and a lending library. Back outside, there's a horseshoe pit
and badminton net.
The famous Biltmore
Estate is a short drive away, or hop on board the Great Smoky
Railway for a ride through the magnificent mountains. In
winter, five nearby slopes beckon skiers of all skill levels.
When the weather warms, the white waters of Nantahala Gorge
launch exhilarating raft and kayak expeditions, while a
somewhat tamer Deep Creek coaxes those who are into tubing. No
matter what time of year it is, the Appalachian Trail, amid
countless other area trails, invites you to enjoy some of
America's best hiking. Tsali Recreation area is a mecca for
mountain bikers, too.
Hardy Clark, a
native mountain man, built the cabins during the 1930's. Back
then, the property's most popular attraction proved to be an
over-shot waterwheel Hardy used to generate electricity. Ripley's
Believe It or Not listed the wheel as the largest of its
kind in the Eastern United States, and the property's current
owner, Maqelle McMahon, hopes to someday reconstruct the
One Bedroom Cottages
front porch, fireplaces, small kitchen
2 bedroom Cottages
front porch, fireplace, kitchen
Jacuzzi / Honeymoon Cottages
deck, fireplace, Jacuzzi tub
2 bedroom Vacation Home
2 bathrooms, living room with fireplace,
dining area, kitchen, deck and BBQ