Cottage in the woods with lots of surrounding activities. We have Over the Mountain Victory Trail in our back yard that goes to Lake James State Park. We are 4 1/4 mile hike to the Paddy's Creek beach. We are 5 minute drive to Old NC 105 which takes you to hiking and mountain biking trails (Linville Gorge, Shordoff and Table Rock). It is one hour drive to Asheville or Boone and both offer lots of family fun. Morganton is a beautiful town about 20 minutes away with shopping and breweries.