Best location in NC!
My family and I stayed at the Happy Apple in October, 2009 and it was the best vacation week we ever had! First of all, the house is so cozy and clean and, well, comfortable. It is not a "cabin" but a farmhouse that is over 100 years old and just gorgeous with the old pine and oak flooring and all the antiques. The 10 acre property is amazing. You can watch deer, wild turkeys, squirrles, rabbits and other animals almost every day. It's fun to go for a walk up behind the house to see what animals your can spot and enjoy the marvelous view looking down over the house and sprawling valley it's located in. You can also go across the street, over the private brook and up that mountain side for some more spectacular views. Another great walk is the Bee Branch Road to the top of the hill. Tiring but very rewarding! The nearby town of Burnsville is just great with cool shops, great restaurants, lots of crafts and a traditional town square that always has something going on! The large Ingles Supermarket in town is awesome with a huge selection. (Just make sure you sign up for your Ingles card for some serious discounts!) If you like the outdoors like my family does, there are tons of great hikes nearby. One of our favorites is only a couple miles from the home, called Ray Mine Road. You can go for a walk along the creeks and find lots of semi-precious stones. Whitewater rafting is nearby. Horseback riding is available close by for a beautiful ride. The Blue Ridge Parkway is only a beautiful 30 minute drive. We just loved Ashevill with it's great restaurants, shops, and kind of a hippie college atmosphere. Don't miss the Biltmore Estates; it's incredible!! Go early or during the week if possible and for those wine enthusiasts, don't miss the Winery! All in all, a great stay at a great little home with convenient access to the most beautiful parts of North Carolina! The only bad part was leaving but we will be back!

April 2010
Peaceful NC farm house recently renovated with easy access
Peaceful NC farm house recently renovated with easy access
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