Getting There…

Q: How hard is the hike…really?

A: Depending on your fitness level, the hike is moderate to difficult. Plenty of beautiful views and stream side resting spots adorn the way, and we encourage you to take your time, enjoy the one of a kind surroundings and let the journey be a joy.

Q: Can you haul my stuff up to the Mountain for me?

A: Accommodations can be made a week before arrival and for a small fee. 

What To Bring…

Q: Do I have to bring my own bedding?

A: We provide bed linens and pillows but always encourage our guests to bring their own sleeping bags. 

Q: Do I need to bring my own food?

A: We provide breakfast as well as coffee, tea, and water. You should pack goods for lunch and dinner. 

Q: Can I bring my pet?

A: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets at this time. 

Q: Do I need to bring my own water?

A: We provide filtered, crystal clear water for drinking, but make sure to start the hike with a full bottle.

The Cabins and Trails…

Q: Do you have refrigeration? Can I bring up something to eat that must be kept cool?

A: We have limited space in our coolers, but will happily keep your small items cool.

Q: Are there hiking trails on the property?

A: We have a few pristine, established hiking trails aside from the main trail up and down the Mountain. These range from 1/4 mile to 1 1/2 miles and are perfect for a relaxing afternoon walk and picnic or a challenging hike.

Q: How will I see at night if there is no electricity?

A: While we use our rustic kerosene lamps and natural star and moon light to brighten the night, we encourage you to bring a headlamp or flashlight for ease of navigation in the dark.

Q: I have a food allergy, can you accommodate me?

A: Sure, just let us know in advance once you make your reservation.

Q: I’m allergic to pet dander/feathers/etc…can I still come to the Mountain?

A:  Sure, just let us know ahead of time when you make your reservation, and we will be happy to accommodate you with a pet-free space.

Q: Is photography allowed?

A: Yes, and the Mountain is a photographer’s paradise, but please be mindful of asking permission if you are including people in your shots.


Q: How early in advance do I need to make a reservation?

A: As soon as possible, so that we can prepare for your arrival. We may be able to take a same day reservation, depending on the season and bed availability, so check in with us to see if that’s a possibility.

Q: I’m working on my thesis/art project/first novel…can I come to the Mountain retreat and stay long term?

A: We offer long term stays in our Catawba Cabin on a case by case basis, so get in touch with us to see if this would be a good fit for you.

Q: Are you family friendly?

A: Yes, we welcome guests of all ages and have plenty of sights, scenes, and sleeping arrangements to flexibly accommodate all, and children under 18 receive a reduced nightly rate.

Q: Can I reserve the whole Mountain for my event/workshop/retreat/reunion?

A: Yes – call us to find out more about group rates and booking.