At the end of our private gated gravel road after a short drive through United States Forest you will find nine of the most beautiful acres in western North Carolina. The Property was formally operated as "Sweet Water Fly-Fishing Lodge" and has level access to the Thompson River, known for it's Brown Trout fishing and occasional wild Rainbow Trout. Waterfalls are directly reachable from the cabin's front door.
This cabin is for families, hikers, trout fly-fisherman, hunters, and people looking to trade the stress of civilization for nature, beauty, and fresh air.
Our nine acres includes a cabin located on a large mountain meadow surrounded in all four directions by US Forest Land and the thousands of acres of Nanthala National Forest. The Thompson River flows directly beside the cabin. In other locations the Thompson River is mostly unaccessible by vehicle and typically only accessed by fisherman after a lengthy hike. Our property is one of the few spots on the Thompson River accessible by vehicle. Both sides of this level trout river are private property for our renters exclusive use.
Our property includes four "trout holes" and rough trails into Federal Forest Land for fishing, hiking, and exploration. Adjoining the property, a ten-minute walk from the cabin's front door is “White Owl Falls”, a thirty-foot waterfall and swimmable lagoon accessible from our property's private hiking trail. Down river accessible from our property is “Tall Falls”. There are also two swimmable pools, river level and flow permitting, in the Thompson River on our private property. One pool is located just off the large back porch of the cabin and another pool is located a short walk through the forest. There is a large covered pavilion feet from the river, with a rock fire pit, picnic table and Adirondack chairs.
The property is located on Whitewater Rd. In one direction a few miles north is the main entrance of North Carolina's Gorges State Park, named in 2012 by National Geographic Magazine as one of the "50 of the World's Last Great Places - Destinations of a Lifetime", and a few miles south is Whitewater Falls, the largest waterfall in the U.S. east of the Mississippi, and access to "The Foothills Trail", a seventy-six mile long distance hiking trail.
The cabin's outdoor spaces include a large covered front porch facing the meadow, a large deck in the back, and a screened in porch just off the kitchen over looking the Thompson River and the Nantahala National Forest.
Inside our rustic cabin the main floor has two bedrooms: the master bedroom, which has a queen bed and a large walk in closet, and a bedroom with bunk beds. These two bedrooms share access to the cabin's main bathroom. On the main floor there is also the kitchen, dining area, and living room, all open concept. The living room includes a simple gas fireplace. All bedrooms have baseboard heaters. The cabin's upstairs and main living area is cooled with one large high horsepower mini split a/c unit.
There is a downstairs with an additional two bedrooms, one with a full bed and one with a queen bed and the house's washer and dryer. One of these bedrooms has direct access to the meadow. The second bathroom is downstairs and includes a full bath tub. There is a small third bathroom downstairs. Additionally there is a large living area with direct access outside and a second bunk bed sleeping area and kitchenette (not pictured).
The cabin intentionally does not have cable or internet. There is a television, limited movie selection, and Blue Ray player that is on a movable stand for movie watching. There is a land line telephone.
Additionally, for families with young children there is pack and play crib, booster seat, high chair, children's books, toys, and movies stored on site.
This is a cabin for a family, group of friends, couple, hikers, or fishermen who value the beauty of nature, the forest, water falls, and being on a river. It is a simple cabin in the Nantahala National Forest where you are free to relax and will be at peace in the seclusion of the forest. If you are looking for a uniquely beautiful property to get back to nature you have found it.
Located between Cashiers, North Carolina and Brevard, North Carolina in Sapphire, Transylvania County, North Carolina.+ More