Sylva, North Carolina
Balsam Mountain Cabin
Balsam Mountain Cabin
Balsam Mountain Cabin is a beautiful luxury cabin set high in the North Carolina Mountains. This custom built mountain home is located 5 miles east of Sylva, NC and 30 miles west of Asheville, NC in Balsam Mountain Preserve. The cabin is 2,500 square feet with 3 bedrooms, master bath and a jack and jill second bath with all the comforts of home.
To follow the developers goal of sustainably/green built homes the cabin was built with all interior and exterior wood that was milled on site from the Eastern White Pine trees harvested on the property, a geothermal heating and air conditioning system, spray foam insulation and no VOC paints and finishes as the featured green components.
Open floor plan allows for guest to relax and entertain in comfort. Large kitchen fully equipped for gourmet cooking. Great Room is furnished with two very large leather sofas, center table built of reclaimed wood, stone fireplace and a 42" plasma tv with 5:1 surround sound.
Relax out back and enjoy the beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains from the comfort of the covered porch and deck that total over 650 square feet while cooking on the Green Egg and sitting next to the outdoor fireplace.
Balsam Mountain Preserve is a private gated 4,440 acre preserve with 68% of its land in a conservation easement. With only 354 home sites there is an average of 12 acres for every home ensuring much privacy. 2 full time naturalist operate the on-site Nature Center where guided hikes, eco-tours and other programming originate.
Enjoy 34 miles of private hiking trails with summits over 5,400' in elevation and 38 miles of clear mountain streams that hold native brook trout.
If you are looking for even more adventure, you are minutes from the famous Blue Ridge Parkway and The Great Smoky Mountain National Park with over 500,000 acres of protected wilderness.
Single Family Home with 1 level
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2500 square feet
King, Queen, and Bunk
8 guests maximum
Balsam Mountain Preserve's highest mountain, Double Top, looms outside the back porch at over 5,400' in elevation. The view is flanked by the the lower lying layers of ridges that magnify the beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Wine Country
- Horse Back Riding
- White Water Rafting
- Mountain Biking
- Fine Dinning
- Music and Cultural Events
Places of Interest
- Great Smokey National Park – Between Tennessee and North Carolina the Great Smokey National Park is a huge park with beautiful and varied wildlife.
- The Blue Ridge Parkway
- Asheville, NC
- Western North Carolina College
- Nantahala Gorge/River and Outdoor Center
- Biltmore House – The house of the Vanderbilts, this house is breath-taking in its beauty. Also make sure to visit the Biltmore Winery for a tasting of wine from the estate.
- Museum of the Cherokee Indian – Visit the museum to get a better understanding of the Cherokee people and their heritage.
Bsldsm Mountain Cabin
Hardly a cabin! Luxurious 3BR home with partially finished full basement. A lovely home which needs some attention - mostly cleaning. When we arrived the ovens did not work and the DirecTV did not work. Owner made short work of finding the proper fixes. We washed outside windows (normal). We emptied wastebaskets from previous use. Fridge had all kinds of 'old' stuff in it which we did not touch. Towels were clean but very worn. Many light switches did not appear to excite anything. Vanity lights in master bath did not work. Had to use breaker to turn off overhead living room lights completely. Furniture very comfortable. ”
Wonderful setting, must visit area
Had many years since we had visited this area, and we enjoyed our visit thoroughly. The Preserve is very extensive, the Libby’s home had all of the amenities we needed, the magnificent smoky mountain parkway was adjacent, the small towns within easy had intersting attractions, boutiques and options for foodies like us. Dinner on the Preserve was a wonderful experience. We have rarely encountered as much genuine friendliness elswhere. We flew in and out of Charlotte, which in itself has many attractions for visitors like us. Many thanks for a memorable visit.”
Quiet and secluded
We enjoyed our stay in this mountain home. This is not a full service resort but the host is very responsive and helpful. It's great for someone who appreciates nature and seclusion, who doesn't need to be pampered every minute. Be prepared to drive on unpaved road quite a bit. Another tip is to have a print out of google map as a backup to GPS, and avoid arriving after dark because it is really hard to see road signs. ”
My husband and I only stayed a few days but thought the cabin was beautiful and very relaxing. The golf course was terrific. The only "negative" was no curtains in the master bedroom to block the rising sun, which if you are an early riser (which we are not) is fine. ”
Relax and Rest
If you want a beautiful mountain home in a relaxing setting but yet close to a great city, this place is it. New log home, with a great covered deck looking out to the mountains and a clubhouse with unbelievable dining. Perfect in every way. Would definitely go back! Have recommended to others too.”
Just a perfect week
Relaxing, comfortable, warm and inviting. The perfect retreat away from it all. We couldn't have had a better time both in the house and the surrounding area. These hosts really know what they're doing. ”
Perfect Mountain Retreat!
Wake up and go for an early mountain jog or go for an afternoon hike up the hills in this gorgeous community. Standing at the top of the hill and looking down at the beautifully designed golf course you can catch a glimpse of the Asheville city lights in the horizon and witness a truly special moment as the sun gives way to a calming yet illustrious night. The cabin was splendid! Extremely spacious and beautifully decorated, the pictures do not do it justice. The owner, staff and security where very welcoming. I did not get a chance to enjoy the club house, but it looked truly fantastic and tempting as I drove by a couple of times. I highly recommend a visit to anyone wanting to get away from it all and take deep breaths of fresh mountain air while a short drive away from Asheville and all of the fun things the trendy town brings!”
Perfect Fall Retreat
We just had a wonderful visit to this home situated in the private Balsam Mountain Preserve community. The home was very cozy and charming with a quality kitchen to make us feel right at home. The living area was spacious and the fire places (inside and out) were perfect for being able to enjoy the cool nights. The home has no neighbors in its vicinity but the modest person may not be comfortable with the fact that the home has no window blinds or treatments. We however thoroughly enjoyed waking up to the sun casting shadows over the mountain side. The golf course at Balsam Mountain Preserve was top notch. For local site seeing the Blue Ridge Parkway was only 10 minutes away and we took that breathtaking scenic drive all the way to the Smoky Mountains National Park. Numerous quality hikes in the area and even a couple good ones within Balsam Mountain Preserve. Asheville was an easy drive away of only 45 minutes. We highly recommend this location and home.”
An Awesome Experience
While sitting in front of the crackling stone fireplace in this beautiful home, we had no idea that a blanket of snow would be greeting us the next morning. Only an inch or so, but just enough to create a winter wonderland. Our days in Balsam Mountain and the Libby's home, were totally relaxing and invigorating. The perfect jump off spot for visiting Waynesville, a super mountain community only 15 minutes away and Asheville and the Biltmore House only 30 minutes away. A memorable time for us and our guest who were enjoying these mountains for the first time. The member host could not have been more gracious. Terry and Tillie Weaver 11/5-11/9 2010”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- Covered Parking
- DVD Player
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet