It's Almost Ski Season!
This cozy log home sitting at the top of Wolf Laurel Ski Resort in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina is the perfect location for your next mountain getaway. Hike to the top of Big Bald Mountain on the Appalachian Trail, enjoy the day shopping or 'brew-hopping' in Asheville, go canoeing or whitewater rafting, zipline from mountain top to mountain top at Navitat ( visit the Biltmore Estate or simply sit on the deck with a glass of wine and enjoy the cool breeze and incredible views.
**Please do keep in mind that our house is located at the top of the mountain and in case of snow and ice a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required and even then it may be necessary to park at the bottom of the driveway. Be sure to check the local weather forecast at Ray's and select the Wolf Laurel station.
This mountain cabin is a great place to relax and get away, yet close to amazing outdoor fun. It is full of amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, a gas fireplace, an outdoor gas grill, decks on both levels, firepits for making smores, wi-fi and wireless HP printer, downstairs den and game room with Dish satellite and Apple TV, plenty of books and board games, high chair and pack-n-play. Perfect for those who love the outdoors with hiking, fishing, mountain biking, skiing, swimming, tennis and golf at your fingertips or for those simply looking for the serenity and peace of being in the mountains. Plus we love our furry friends so feel free to bring yours along!
With 4 bedrooms this mountain cabin sleeps 8 on the main level and offers a family room with pullout sofa and additional bedroom downstairs. Here is how it breaks down:
Master Bedroom with ensuite - King Bed
Bedroom #2 - Queen Bed
Bedroom #3 - Double Bed plus pullout sofa in adjoining office
Den - Pullout Sofa
Bedroom #4 - Futon Sleeper
Not to mention, all of this with the unique town of Asheville - named a best city to visit by National Geographic Travel's World's Best Cities - within a 40 minute drive. Visitors flock to Asheville for its arts and culture, which rivals that of Santa Fe, and to experience its downtown, with myriad restaurants, coffeehouses, microbreweries, museums, galleries, bookstores, antiques shops, and boutiques. It's named "the best place to live" by many books and magazines.
I couldn't begin to list all our favorites for Asheville so here are a few links to check out before your visit -
Asheville's Top Restaurants:
Top 50 Things to Do:
Here is more on the Wolf Laurel Community -
Wolf Laurel Resort is a gated community of over 5,000 acres located just off I-26, approximately 30 miles north of Asheville, NC. This mature community was started in 1965 and has elevations ranging from 3,800 feet to over 5,000 feet above sea level. The resort is mostly surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest and boasts 3 entrances to the Appalachian Trail. Also, recently added was a 750 acre nature land preserve trust. Wolf Laurel Country Club has an award winning mountain golf course that has the distinction of being the highest course east of the Mississippi River.
Wolf Laurel Resort provides year round recreational activities including horseback riding, tennis, heated swimming pool, hiking trails, stocked trout pond with numerous creeks, events pavilions, children’s programs, and golf. Eighty acres of ski slopes and tubing offer ample winter fun.
We are members of the Village Club which offers wonderful programs and events in addition to the swimming pool, tennis courts & fishing pond. Here are just a few:
Tai Chi & Yoga with Fred Buck: This class will meet each Monday and Thursday at 10am beginning May 23rd in Village Activity Center (lower entrance of Community Center). Please bring an exercise mat and water. Note – no class on May 26th and June 6th and 9th.
Water Fitness with Barby McQueen, Lee Moeller and Larae Weaver: This class will meet each Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm starting Thursday, June 2nd. Bring your bathing suit, towel, some sunscreen, and we'll provide the workout equipment.
Walking Club with Earlene Shofi: Starting Thursday, June 9th, the group will meet at the Village Pavilion for the first hike, then meet at various locations on the mountain on Thursdays at 9am. Different leaders will plan gentle hikes throughout the season. Contact Earlene Shofi for more info (earlenes@
Friday Night Socials: 6pm every Friday in the Village Pavilion throughout the season - beginning May 20th. Activities may include duckie races and bingo! BYOB & an appetizer to share. Our wonderful Bartender, Larry Smith, will provide set-ups. These socials are free unless otherwise announced. NOTE: On June 3rd, this event will be open to all as a ‘Welcome Back!’. Appetizers will be sponsored by Hicks Realty for this event.
Monday Night Potlucks: 6pm every Monday in the Village Pavilion throughout the season - beginning May 16th. Bring a potluck dish or two to share, your favorite beverage and all your picnic supplies.
Plus kids camps, horseback riding camp, July 4 celebration with fireworks and an Oyster Roast Labor Day event!
Please take advantage of them!
Here's more on the surrounding area and a few of our favorites -
Mars Hill (15 minutes drive)
- The Stackhouse Bar and Grill: Hands down for best burgers, fries and beer. Great local music on Friday nights.
- Ingles Market for groceries, gas, etc
- Madison County Farmers & Artisans Market: April through October. Saturdays 9am - 1pm
- TJ's Mountain Market: the best for fresh fruits, vegies, jams and jellies, eggs, Amish butter, milk and lots of other local items. A must!
Weaverville (25 minutes drive)
This small downtown is filled with restaurants, galleries, and local shops. Definitely worth stopping by. A few favorites -
Blue Mountain Pizza and Brew Pub: the absolute best neighborhood hangout and the pizza, pasta, sandwiches and beer aren't so bad either! Live music as well. A definite must.
- Soba Sushi & Noodles: I have to admit that I would not think of sushi and noodles in Weaverville however this place is fantastic.
- Well Bred Bakery & Cafe: Stop in for amazing pastry, breads, fine foods and, of course, a great coffee. Be sure to pick a few things to bring back to the mountain.
Please do keep in mind that our house is located at the top of the mountain and in case of snow and ice a 4-wheel drive vehicle is required and even then it may be necessary to walk the driveway.+ More