The Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald offer the premier hike-in Appalachian experience. 

The Hike 

Your mountain retreat begins by a two and a half mile hike, kicking off at our mailbox at the base and following a spring fed creek that brings you gracefully to the top of the mountain. The verdant moss and trickling waters will accompany you as you climb hundreds of feet in elevation to reach your haven above the clouds.

The Cabins are located on 500 acres in Western North Carolina on one of the highest peaks of the Newfound Mountain Range. We are snugly nestled between two of the major Appalachian grassy balds, Little Sandymush at 4800 feet elevation and Big Sandymush at 5200 feet.

The Cabins

Originally built in the 1800’s in Douglas Lake Tennessee. The main lodge is two stories and offers a lofted upstairs with beds that accommodate up to 10 people. Downstairs offers two private bedrooms, a cozy den and library with a dining area. There is also a full kitchen complete with a wood and gas stove.

Our upper cabin, located about 200 feet from the main lodge includes a kitchenette, full bathroom and porch of its very own. There is a king size bed in the main room and a loft that can sleep an additional 6 people.

The Mountains

Our property has many natural springs and features a diversity of tree flora including yellow birch, beech, locust, hickory, Frasier fir, buckeye and tulip poplar. At The Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald you will find copious amounts of wildlife, flowering plants, herbs, fruits, and mushrooms on our virtually untouched land. Wild blueberries and strawberries, nettles, ramps, and red clover delight during spring and summer, while the fall and winter have richly colored foliage and bird watching to offer that later leads to sledding and snowshoeing.

Not only do we have 500 acres of pristine mountain range to offer, but also incredible 360-degree views of Appalachia. There are at least five natural springs on the land.

Guests enjoy our variety of moderate to challenging hiking trails that offer a self-guided tour of our lush landscape. Whether you are up for adventurous exploration or seeking silence and solitude from the front porch swing, The Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald have a view to offer you.