The Barn at Huffman Creek Retreat

The Barn at Huffman Creek Retreat

Nestled on a private mountain retreat in the heart of Appalachia, The Barn at Huffman Creek offers the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life for those looking to embrace a real Appalachian experience. Awake to the sounds of the creek, hike miles of private trails, prepare supper in the outside kitchen, and bring the day to a close as you toast marshmallows under the stars.

The home features two sleeping lofts. The main loft has a private half bath and queen size bed and the other loft offers two twin size beds.

With both an indoor and outdoor kitchen for your enjoyment, this is the spot that family tends to come together. Kick off the day with an outdoor pancake extravaganza and watch the fireflies at night as you wrap up with dessert.

From Huffman Creek, you’re only moments to the secluded waters of Lake Santeelah. The lake boasts almost an entirely undeveloped shoreline with 75% being home to National Forest. With a restricted number of residence, the quiet lake is ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, and any of your favorite water sports. Boat and jet ski rentals are available throughout the spring and summer seasons at Santeetlah Marina.

Take a short drive to Highway 129 and take on the adventure of driving the ‘Tail of the Dragon.’ The world renowned road is a challenge even for the greatest road warriors with 318 curves in just 11 miles. Continue on your journey and loop back around to Huffman Creek on the Cherohala Skyway which winds through mountaintop ridges of the Cherokee National Forrest. These views are certainly something to write home about. Be sure to bring your camera!

For the history buffs, you’re just a short drive to Cherokee, North Carolina, home to the eastern Band of the Cherokee Tribe. Try your luck at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino or visit one of the many restaurants, shops, and museums.

Embrace your inner adventurer and head down the Nantahala river. Featuring a combination of Class II and III rapids, there is something for the novice and full-on adrenaline junkie. Be sure to contact one of the multiple rafting companies in Bryson City to schedule your full day of adventure. Between white water rafting, ziplining, mountain biking, and horse back riding, you’ll be ready to relax when you arrive back at Huffman Creek.

Enjoy the quieter side of your stay just steps outside of your door. Take a nap in one of the hammocks by the private river while you enjoy friends and family fishing for trout.

There is certainly nothing more therapeutic than curling up in your cabin during the occasional afternoon rain or warming up by your private fire.

Head down to the fire pit for an evening of stories, laughs, good eats, and of course, smores.

The Barn at Huffman Creek Retreat offers an abundance of opportunity for the culinary enthusiast to prepare a quick picnic to take along for the day’s hike or a full feast to celebrate a day of outdoor fun and relaxation.

Take a trip down a few winding gravel roads for an escape from the complexities of the daily grind and an opportunity to reconnect with nature. A trip to the Barn at Huffman Creek will revitalize the senses and relax the soul.

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