Perched up high in the bank of trout-stocked Spring Creek, directly on Fowler's Bend (an almost 90 degree bend in Spring Creek) sits this fully-restored home built in 1900. Originally used as the local General Store, this property is now 3 units. The HIDE AWAY is a sweet little corner, second level unit in the back, but with direct access to the road. Sit on your porch to hear the RUSHING WATERS of a 20-30 foot wide creek and soak in the crisp mountain air. Across the road and up a steep bank sits almost 7,500 acres of Pisgah NATIONAL FOREST. The Appalachian Trail is 200 feet as the crow flies, but best navigated by the paved roads.
This one bedroom and bathroom is RUSTIC and SIMPLE with one dedicated PARKING spot. Exposed BRICK walls greet you in both the bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom is shower only, but the water is hot. This is a great place for a couple looking for an intimate getaway with a focus on the great outdoors, or an individual looking to RECONNECT with NATURE.
What I love best about this little nook is the proximity to town, mineral springs, the Appalachian Trail, rafting and more! The sounds of the creek heard from the front porch help create a white noise for the soundtrack of your stay. Nature helps soothe any kinks you may have packed in with you, so that when you leave, you can feel more vibrant and centered within yourself. Let these old mountains and this incredible creek cradle you and lull you back into a relaxing state, or help get you refocus your energy for an existing or future project.
For those who love to hike or walk (or who want to avoid trying to find parking in the small town of Hot Springs) in 10 minutes you can be at the Appalachian Trailhead or in the Town of Hot Springs to dine or shop, tube, etc. and in approx. 15-20 minute you can be soaking in your own reserved tub at the hot mineral springs (or about a 2-3 minute drive).
Enjoy the pitch black nights, filled with incredible stars. Whether coming for a peaceful retreat, the restorative mineral springs or for an outdoor adventure extravaganza, the HIDE AWAY at Fowler's Bend serves as a solid base for all your endeavors.
Come Retreat Within!
ABOUT HOT SPRINGS, NC: Hot Springs, NC has been a resort destination for almost 200 years, coveted for its healing hot mineral springs, scenic mountain setting, and abundance of nature. Steeped in history, this is a small town with friendly people, many of which have been here for generations. Only 40 minutes north of Asheville and under 10 minutes to the Tennessee border, it is the first town (and only in NC) that one passes through on the Appalachian Trail when heading north. Not into hiking? You can still say you have been on the Appalachian Trail by walking down the sidewalk in town.
Hot Springs is the convergence of the Appalachian Trail, the French Broad River, Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Mountains. In this valley, nature is in abundance, as is adventure! Come tubing, rafting or kayaking down the French Broad, hiking on trails for all levels, horseback riding, hunting, fishing or get a massage or a soak at the Hot Springs tubs. Consider a day trip to Asheville to see the Biltmore house, tour the craft breweries and sample some amazing food that they have become so known for, or just soak in a little WNC city-life (my favorite way to see Asheville is via a Segway tour).