A Little Piece of Heaven
Our family stayed at the Happy Apple this past May 2010 and we'll be back every year! The house has been updated very nicely and it felt like home the moment we walked in. It's a spacious home with lots of charm -- gingham curtains/quilts, etc., yet felt like a cottage despite the fact that there's a modern kitchen with everything you'd need -- and cable TV! for the kids along with a DVD player. The land is beautiful and sits in a peaceful valley with views of the mountains all around you. We've seen wild turkeys and deer with their babies. At night you can spread out a blanket, lay back and count the stars and constillations while enjoying s'mores. We let the kids collect all the lightening bugs they could find -- the mountain across the street is aglow with them and it looks like a Christmas tree. It's close to town for groceries and shopping. Some great little boutique shops...everything from toys to consignment to high end clothing and shoes. There's a couple of nice casual restaurants too. Also, we took time to visit Asheville, Linville Falls and Penland. All within a hour's drive or less. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a fun drive too. What a great time. Having a comfortable place to stay is key to having a great time in the mountains and we finally found 'the one'.
Peaceful NC farm house recently renovated with easy access