This was our third stay at Mountain Springs Cabins. We had such wonderful memories of our other stays that we chose to celebrate our 20th anniversary back here and were definitely pleased that we did. We only wondered why we had waited so long! It was very hard to leave the beauty and serenity of the area. The cabin itself was very clean, cozy and romantic. It was the same one we had stayed in on our first visit, yet definitely did not seem to be 20+ years old. We loved be able to view the gas fileplace from the comfortable bed. The towels were thick and plush - perfect for after the jacuzzi. The grounds themselves are so pretty and restful. We enjoyed sitting and having a glass of wine by the stream, while watching the the ducks swimming and foraging for food. There are horses and chickens on the property across the stream and a cat on the cabin grounds who loves attention. Far from being bothersome, they just add to the experience.
The cabins are removed from the bustle of Ashville, yet are close enough to be convenient to most of the sights and hiking trails. We already knew that cabins are quite close to a back entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a nearby waterfall enroute. Restaurants and two grocery stores are a short distance away. Kate (proprietor) cheerfully shares her knowledge of the area . Books, movies, coolers are available to borrow and popcorn is free. Bonfires stream-side (subject to the area's burning bans) can be arranged. If children are not content to wade in the stream or explore the grounds, there is an open area with some play equipment for them. There is no cleaning fee. You are just asked to leave the kitchen counters clean and the dishes put away - common curtesy, I would think,
If you want a simple, nice place to relax in or to come 'home' to, this is the place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and near the Blue Ridge Parkway just 10 minutes west of Asheville, Mountain Springs Cabins is the ideal destination for a family vacation, romantic getaway, honeymoon, small wedding parties, group reunions or a quiet meditative solo retreat. We have streamside cabins, fireplaces, and beautiful mountain views. Where the meadows meet the mountains...and the mountains meet the sky. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Springs Cabins Hotel Asheville