|The Lodge is built using local
materials and labor and honors Kana'ti, first chief of the
first people: The Cherokee and earlier Woodland tribes who,
according to archaeological evidence used this area for
thousands of years as a hunting ground for Mammoth, Bison,
Elk and Deer migrating up and down the Bald Mountain Range
as the ice caps retreated northward.
We offer three cozy rustic bedrooms with organic sheets and
towels, two with separate entrances and porches.
We are active in the Slow Food movement (good, clean and
fair) so quality fresh and local food is on top of our list
of priorities. Many choices are available, from dining at
local venues, to "on your own" and about everything in
If you feel like it, help us gather fresh vegetables, fruits
and mushrooms from our nearby farm, or fish in local streams
for fresh trout. Harvest wild mountain blueberries and
huckleberries in the fall and we'll make a pie!
Plan your own hike or stroll to suit yourself. Trails through
the Pisgah Forest are all around us leading to some of the
most interesting and spectacular views along the Appalachian
Trail which is a mere 20 minute walk from your front door.
Stroll through a natural "Rhododendron Dell" (tunnel) to the
high meadows around 4,500 ft. Max Patch Bald, revered by
Backpacker Magazine as one of the very best must-hike
locations in the southern Appalachian mountains.
Local outfitters offer white water rafting, horse back
riding, and Llama trekking. The hamlet of Hot Springs is a
fun and scenic 30 minute drive and offers gourmet dining,
outfitter HQ, and of course, geothermal mineral spas.
Let us plan a scenic drive of rural mountain scenery, small
farms, local craftsmen, and small mountain communities for
your touring bike or sport scar. Or just enjoy a sparkling
star-filled night on one of our many porches or a blanket-
hike to the upper meadows for some ghost stories.