Grouse Thicket Cabin
Mars Hill, North Carolina
Wolf Laurel Cabin
We built this spacious 5 bedroom, 3 bath, 4,400 sq. ft. mountain cabin with the intent of bringing families together. This home is located at the end of a gravel road at 5,000 feet in elevation. The outside deck offers an amazing 40 mile view of the North Carolina mountains! When staying at this mountain lodge, your next door neighbor will be 3,000 acres of Pisgah National Forest.
While very remote, the home is fitted with all the amenities that you'll need, including central air and heat, a fully-equipped kitchen, high-speed wireless internet, and a 60 inch screen TV.
The main living room has a large stoned fireplace and plenty of oversized comfortable sofas for lounging. The dining area has a table that seats 6, and the center island in the kitchen has bar stools for seating as well.
The master bedroom contains a king bed, a sitting area, and an ensuite bathroom. The second bedroom also has a king bed, and the third and fourth bedrooms are fitted with queen beds. The last bedroom has two sets of twin size bunk beds, as well as a futon sitting area.
There are also two additional sleeping areas, which includes a loft with two twin beds and a window in between. The second area is a converted equipment room that has two twin beds (no windows or closets in this room). We call it "the dark room." Kids love sleeping here because it is pitch black, so light doesn’t come in through windows to awaken them in the morning!
You can hike on trails from the cabin or take a short drive up the mountain to the trailhead to jump on the Appalachian Trail. In summer, there is a swimming pool in the development open and there are stables on the mountain as well. The home is within 45 minutes of outings for fly-fishing, white-water rafting, Biltmore Estate, antiquing, and hiking.
Grouse Thicket Cabin is located within the over 5,000 acre gated community of Wolf Laurel Resort. Mostly surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, there are 3 entrances to the Appalachian Trail from within the grounds.
Activities within the Wolf Laurel Resort are bountiful and include horseback riding, tennis, hiking trails, a heated swimming pool, pavilions for events, a stocked trout pond, numerous creeks, children's programs, and more. There are also 80 acres of ski slopes and tubing for winter fun at the Wold Ridge Ski Resort!
Single Family Home with 3 levels
5 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4400 square feet
King, King, Queen, Queen, and Bunk
16 guests maximum
Asheville Regional Airport - AVL
30-40 minutes by car from Asheville
We have a 40 mile panorama view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including a direct view of Mount Mitchell which is the tallest mountain in North Carolina.
Activities of Interest
- Snow Skiing
- Horseback riding at Wolf Laurel Stables
- White water rafting (class I-IV) on the Nolichucky River
- Casual or fine dining at Wolf Laurel Country Club
- Hiking on miles of nature trails
- Trout fishing on Upper Toe River or nearby creeks
Places of Interest
- The Appalachian Trail
- Asheville, NC (35 min. drive) - a charming town with wonderful shopping, arts, and restaurants
- Biltmore Estates and Winery in Asheville (1 hr drive)
- Mt. Mitchell State Park (near Burnsville, 30 min. drive)
- Roan Mountain State Park (near Erwin, 1 hr drive)
- Historic Jonesborough, TN (Storytelling capital of the world!) - 1 hr drive
Grouse Thicket Cabin
We had a wonderful stay at the Grouse Thicket Cabin. We stayed in July and were delighted to beat the heat with comfortable weather in the mountains. Our family enjoyed the feeling of being in nature like we were camping when we enjoyed the outside areas of the property. Of course we enjoyed all of the comforts of the cabin when we were ready to go indoors. We also enjoyed touring the area including Biltmore Estate, Mt Mitchell, Hot Springs, Asheville, and the views from Big Bald - a peak within walking distance of the cabin. ”
Views and Cool Temperatures ..... Nothing could be Finer!
Grouse Thicket Cabin was absolutely fabulous and Stacey was a joy to talk with ... I feel like I know her! I underwent back surgery in June and a long recovery ahead .... Stacey and Steve were so wonderful in working with us. My family members are all outdoor enthusiasts and we loved, loved the house! Mornings on the deck with 65 degree weather was just what I needed for a change of scenery. The house was perfect for me as I am not able to manage steps right now. The house sits way atop the mountains so the elevation is high to keep those temperatures cool ... back home in SC it was 102 and we were at 72! You can feel all the love in the cabin ..... we had adult children, grandchildren part of the week and the July 4th festivities were great .. best fireworks show we have seen in a long time ..... the grandchildren enjoyed the pool too and the outdoor fire pit . We had a great time putting puzzles together and playing cards ....... we had several friends for the latter part of the week and it was so nice to be able to sit outside and just enjoy the views and company ... played lots of cards too! The house is SO well equipped with everything you can possibly need and Stacey made sure it was just right! Thank so much to the Lucey's for such a wonderful week! ”
- 40"+ TV
- Air Conditioning
- Chef's Kitchen
- DVD Player
- Gated Community
- High Speed Internet
- Outdoor Grill
- Satellite/Cable TV
- Staffed Guard Gate
- Washer & Dryer
- Wireless Internet
- iPod Dock Stereo