We absolutely loved our stay at the Limestone Cabin in Hot Springs. The beautiful artistry and history of the cabin, the hot tub, and the private location made this ideal for two folks who were looking for isolation, contentment, and relaxation. The home was decorated warmly for Christmas and had all the amenities we needed: a super-comfy bed that was difficult to leave, a gas fireplace that we kept running throughout our stay, and a quaint kitchen and gas grill perfect for our home-cooked meals.
Just about a ten- to fifteen-minute drive up and around the mountain on the private, winding, dirt drive is Hot Springs, where we popped into a couple shops and tried a couple beers and a snack in the restaurants. Too, the local market is simple, but really has most food items one would need. There is a Dollar General there too, so there was really no need to leave from the Hot Springs area. We also climbed Lover's Leap, the hiking trail that runs by the French Broad; that was really special too.
While the Limestone Cabin does overlook the French Broad, we would not have been able to fish from the banks really anywhere around the cabin. When we visit again, we will make plans with a local charter company to find more ideal locations from which to fish. But this wasn't a big deal, because we really just wanted to kick back, play chess, dip in the hot tub each evening, and enjoy our "away time" together.
The cabin is very clean, well-kept, charming, open floor-plan...really appealing. When leaving (begrudgingly), we were already discussing and planning our next stay at this lovely spot.
Thanks to the homeowners who have preserved this magical, restful, easy location.