I love Seven Foxes and this is my third trip. We stayed in Bear Cave, which is a beautiful cabin, extremely clean and neat, with everything you need for a home away from home. The grounds are great and being able to bring my dogs is wonderful!
This trip will always stay in my memories for another reason though. I was able to help save a little life. The remains of Hurricane Lee had produced some serious storms on Labor Day and afterwards, but during a break in the weather I went out with my dogs for a walk on the beautiful grounds. As they were nosing around in the leaves, they started a baby white squirrel. She was wet and cold, but I left her for a little while to give her mama time to come get her if she was able. When my Mom and I checked on her later, the baby white squirrel was still there, cold, wet and shuddering. I knew she would die if we left her out in the rain, so we got her into a styrofoam cooler and took her back to the cabin to dry out and warm up. After a few hours, she started moving around and we moved her to the porch. As I was putting the cooler down, the tiny white paw popped up in the air gap I had left between lid and cooler, followed closely by a tiny white head which squirmed out. She wasn't going back in that cooler! We left her on the covered porch, hoping that she would stay in the cooler overnight.
The next morning, I looked out the window, but didn't see the baby squirrel. As I opened the door to take the dogs out, the baby squirrel was on the porch. I took the dogs back inside and grabbed my camera. The baby white squirrel posed for a few pictures and left the porch. We saw the squirrel on and off most of the day and were hoping that she would be old enough to survive on her own. We even left some food out for her. When we saw her huddled under the porch that afternoon, we realized that she wasn't going to make it, so I called the Brevard Chamber, got the number of Jennifer, an animal rehabber, and told her about the situation. The animal rehabber was over an hour away, but she came straight to the cabin. Jennifer was able to catch the baby squirrel and give her fluids. She confirmed that she was a little girl squirrel and way too young to make it on her own. I gave Jennifer my email address and asked if she could let me know how the baby white squirrel was doing. A week after getting back, I received an email and picture from Jennifer. The baby squirrel had been orphaned for days and wouldn't have made it another night. She was extremely thin, but had accepted Jennifer as her mother and was gaining weight with regular feeding. Lilly, the new name of the baby white squirrel, will be kept until she is old enough to be released back into the wild safely. I feel very privileged to have had this experience and to have met a dedicated individual who dropped everything to save the life of little Lilly. Yet another reason to go back to Seven Foxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lovely mountain retreat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the land of waterfalls in NC. Off the beaten path, enter another world to an enchanting secluded oasis on 7 landscaped acres with a lovely view of a barnyard meadow and mountains. In keeping with its wildlife rustic theme, each cabin has its own personality beautifully appointed with unique antiques. Charming enough to consider having your family gathering, wedding, meeting or business retreat and yet the private cabins are an easy stroll from one another. Pet friendly. Open year round! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabins At 7 Foxes
- Cabins At Seven Foxes Hotel Lake Toxaway