Ridge Runner is is located in a gated community, just off Highway 28 a few minutes from the Almond Boat Dock on Fontana Lake and another public lake access spot for swimming, kayaking, paddle boarding and canoing. Ridge Runner is nestled on the side of a mountain with woods on three sides of the cabin. The drive to Ridge Runner is a paved road that is accessible by most all vehicles. There is hiking directly from the cabin. The Tsali Recreation Area, the mountain biking mecca of the eastern United States is just a few minutes down that mountain. White water rafting on the Nantahala River is about a 15 minute drive away. Shopping, restaurants, train excursions and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park are about 25 minutes away in downtown Bryson City. The many shops, main entrance to the GSMNP and the cultural center or the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians is about a 35-minute trip from the cabin up Highway 74.
When you arrive at Ridge Runner you will park in the circular gravel driveway next to the cabin. You can pull up next to a set of stairs leading to the main deck and entrance. Here is where your journey to Ridge Runner becomes worth any and every effort, for; as you step on to the large deck the natural beautiful of the Smoky Mountains surrounds you. This natural mountain setting seems to fill every part of this cabin, exterior and interior. The entrance is under a covered porch when you walk up the stairs. The large wrap-around deck is the primary spot for outdoor activities. There is a stone fire pit on the front lawn. A picnic table is positioned around the corner from the entrance to the kitchen, just outside of the sliding glass doors in the living room. There are several rocking chairs on the deck that provide you with a relaxing spot to drink your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine and take in the tranquil surroundings of the woods. A gas grill and all utensils is provided for BBQ connoisseurs (full propane tank included). The lower deck wraps around the front and sides of the cabin. There are several more rocking chairs as well as the hot tub. The deck can be accessed from the game room and the king bedroom on the lower level. This is an ideal spot to relax after a long day of enjoying the outdoors and watch the kids make s'mores in the stone fire pit below. The exterior of this beautiful smoky mountain log cabin offers as much to do as the interior.
When you enter the cabin the first thing you will notice is the open feeling and the amount of natural light that fills the cabin. The kitchen is on your right and features granite counter tops, breakfast bar and all new, modern stainless steel appliances including dishwasher, microwave and coffee maker. All dishes, utensils and cooking tools are provided. Past the kitchen is a full bath and laundry area with stackable washer and dryer. The great room on the left features a large living and dining area with a table suitable for seating 10. The modern-rustic decor features leather sofa and chairs, hardwood floors and a stone fireplace. There is a satellite dish and home theater system complete with CD/DVD player. The master bedroom features a king size bed, satellite TV and access to the wrap-around porch. The bedroom opens into the living room allowing it to fill with the natural light coming in from the floor to ceiling windows. There are sliding doors which can be closed to section off the bedroom from the main living area..
The lower level features a game room with pool table and flat screen satellite TV. There is a futon for additional sleeping and access to the lower deck and hot tub. There are two bedrooms on this level. One has 2 sets of twin bunk beds and a queen futon. The other bedroom feature a king bed and access to the lower deck and hot tub. There is a full bathroom in between the two bedrooms.