À propos de ce logement
Enjoy a get-away in a cozy log cottage overlooking two beautiful waterfalls on cascading Hickory Nut Creek! Surrounded by 200 acres of natural forest and miles of hiking trails, yet close to Asheville. A special place for a peaceful, quiet retreat in these beautiful sacred mountains!
The cottage sits next to Hickory Nut Creek with its deck overlooking two waterfalls. Located in a private location, the cottage has its own kitchen, living room, bathroom and bedroom with a queen bed. We invite you to come experience a special place for a peaceful, quiet retreat in these beautiful sacred mountains!
Accès des voyageurs
Guests are welcome to hike, swim, bird watch, enjoy the gardens, go mountain biking, or just relax on the deck and listen to the sound of the rushing water.
General Laughing Waters Guidelines
Love Laughing Waters - Be Green and Safe -
No drugs of any kind.
No smoking inside the building or on the decks.
No glass by the creekside.
No dogs permitted inside the building.
Permitted only in designated campfire circles. Down wood can be collected. (Be sure all fires are completely out). Please leave no trace.
Hiking and swimming:
Always wear shoes when walking on the trails. (There are bees, poison ivy and snakes) All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult when near the creek. The creek can be dangerous and rocks can be slippery. Please be alert and exercise care.
Please recycle all cans and bottles in the marked recycling cans.
For emergencies call 911 or Gerton Fire Department. (PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN).
Midnight - 9 am. In consideration for our neighbors, please avoid loud outside music during this time.
Si vous annulez jusqu'à 5 jours avant le voyage, vous recevez un remboursement intégral. En cas d'annulation au cours des 5 jours précédant le voyage, la première nuit est non remboursable, mais vous recevrez un remboursement à hauteur de 50 % du coût des nuits restantes.
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My wife Jane and I were best friends in high school in Ohio and fortunately re-connected here in North Carolina 30 years later. Jane first discovered Asheville and Western North Carolina in the 1970’s, drawn to the beauty of the area and the wild character of the mountains. John was living in New York and working with non-profits to protect over 20,000 acres of land for parks and trails. An avid rock climber, John also fell in love with the southern mountains.
In 2003, we heard about the land through a friend whose family had owned it for nearly 100 years. The land was in the heart of Hickory Nut Gorge and had not been occupied for over 60 years. We discovered a wild jewel with tumbling waterfalls along the tumultuous Hickory Nut Creek, overgrown stone walls of a farmhouse and the ruins of an old gristmill. We immediately fell in love for the place. Over the next 10 years, our vision for the land has continually expanded from conserving the wild lands to creating a sustainable community with organic gardens and orchard, hiking trails, renewable energy from the sun and water, green-solar homes and the Laughing Waters Retreat Center.
We don’t feel we 'own' this land. Rather, we feel more aligned as stewards, here to protect it. We are full of wonder and awe at nature’s intricate beauty. Living here is about discovering mysteries and miracles: the springtime sprouting shoots on the forest floor, the blooming of delicate wildflowers, the soaring trees spreading green leaves in a summer canopy, the magical transformation into vibrant fall colors, and the reappearance of the distant mountain vistas in winter.
We have kept the most special places wild for all to enjoy: the cascading streams, tumbling waterfalls, sheer cliffs, and distant vistas. Residents and visitors can enjoy miles of hiking trails on our land, in the adjoining 600 acres of the Florence Nature Preserve, and down the gorge in Chimney Rock State Park.
If you love the outdoors, this is magical place!