“Come to the woods, for here is rest.” – John Muir
Just Imagine... What Will The Mountains Call You To Do?
Come discover what others have fallen in love with here in our little corner of the mountains.
We’ve created a bucket list of some of the top reasons that folks visit our area and end up wishing they never had to leave.
Search for the rare black trillium wildflower, look for the bald eagle nesting in the wetlands adjacent to the cabin, watch the deer in the meadow, listen to the morning songs of the birds, or head out for elk viewing in the Cataloochee Valley. Mother Nature is ready to take you in her arms and soothe your soul, and she’s right outside the door.
Pull on your boots and head to the woods. Creeks, rivers, mountains, wildflowers, old growth forests– explore miles of trails on some of the country’s premier trail systems in designated wilderness areas and national forests, not to mention the Appalachian Trail, the Benton-MacKaye Trail, and the Fires Creek Wilderness Trail. So many trails, so little time…
Our mountains are laced with waterfalls, from the majestic Whitewater Falls, one of the highest falls east of the Mississippi, and amazing Dry Falls (so named because visitors can follow the path behind and under the roaring falls), to small but beautiful cascades found in streams and creeks all around the area and indeed, right in your backyard.
The mountain ranges that we call home are well-known for their many fly-fishing streams and creeks, with diverse stream conditions from tiny headwater streams and crystal-clear plunge-pools to the nearby Hiawassee River. With the Nantahala, Chattahoochee and Pisgah National Forests within a short drive, you’ll find some of the most pristine trout fishing imaginable. Small and Large-mouth Bass, Crappie, Sunfish and more can also be found in abundance in nearby Lake Chatuge.
It’s no wonder that with multiple rivers for rafting and kayaking, North Carolina has been named the “#1 Vacation with a Splash.” Professional outfitters offer your choice of whitewater intensity, so no experience is necessary. Landlubber? Head over to the Ocoee and watch kayakers tackle some of the fiercest rapids around. Paddleboards, kayaks and canoes are perfect for the calmer rivers and nearby Lake Chatuge, where you can rent a pontoon boat for a lazy day on the water.
Watch craftsmen at work at the John C. Campbell Folk School, featuring some of the finest arts and crafts of Appalachia. Local galleries offer selections from hundreds of local artists. Mountain music and dance reflect the Scots-Irish heritage of the people who settled the region—a rich inheritance ranging from folk ballads and tunes to the rhythmic tapping of cloggers. Listen to local musicians in concert at Hayesville’s historic town square and the nearby Tusquittee Tavern.
It's OK. You're In The Mountains Now... Breathe.
Your Mountain Guide
“And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.” John Muir
Take a look at our destination guide for the best our area has to offer for hiking, watersports, dining, local arts and crafts, music and much more.
Your Creekfront Vacation Rentals
It’s all about the creek…and the pond…and the mountains beyond. Peace. Nature. Serenity.
Blackwell Branch Cabin
Gili's Cove Cottage
Fall asleep to the sounds of the rushing creek right outside your window. Enjoy your morning coffee on deck overlooking the creek, watch deer in the meadow and the geese in the pond. In the evening, relax on the rocking chair porch or beside a crackling fire in the wood-burning stove. You’ll hear the creek from every room of this 3-bedroom/2-bath fully-equipped cabin that provides everything you’ll need to enjoy your escape to the woods.
Watch the sunset over the creek and the pond while enjoying dinner on the big screened porch. Later, enjoy a cozy campfire right beside the creek. Or cozy up with a good book in front of the gas fireplace. The cottage has an open plan with a large family room that faces the creek, so you’re never far from the sounds of rushing water right outside the window. This 2-bedroom/2-bath home is stocked with everything you’ll need for your mountain getaway.
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Our goal is to make your stay at Casa on the Creek as comfortable and convenient as possible.
We live right down the lane and we’re always happy to help any way that we can.