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High Falls, Glenville, NC

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Storybook mountain
Adventure awaits

Ready to make memories? Let us help you plan the perfect Blue Ridge Mountains vacation in spectacular Sapphire, North Carolina. We offer deluxe accommodations and concierge-like trip planning guidance to help you get the most out of your mountain adventure. Whether you plan to explore the dozens of amazing waterfalls and hiking trails nearby, or just relax and recharge, Sapphire offers something for everyone. All of our guests enjoy access to all of the Sapphire Valley Resort amenities.

Our Storybook cottage
One Unforgettable experience

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Presenting Chapter One in our story. Once Upon a Stream sits on a private two-acre wooded lot and sleeps up to 14 guests. This storybook English cottage has three levels with 4 BR, 3.5 BA, and a large lower-level "kid cave" and rec room- perfect for all your Hansels and Gretels! Enjoy unique tree-top views from the deck and endless entertainment in our crystal-clear rushing mountain stream.

in the Heart of the 
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Why The 

At The Mountain Cottage, our mission is to help the world fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains, one storybook adventure at a time. Our goal is to create an exceptional, concierge-like, mountain vacation experience for your family and friends- not just provide you with a place to stay. If you're looking for the ultimate family mountain adventure, or perhaps a relaxing couples' retreat, we have just the plan for you! The area boasts four seasons of stunning picturesque scenery, fun, and adventure. Just over an hour west of Asheville, NC, and the magnificent Biltmore Estate, the cottages are in the heart of "waterfall land". With dozens of spectacular waterfalls, crystal-clear lakes and streams, countless miles of unbelievable hiking trails, challenging golf courses, and fabulous shopping and dining nearby, western North Carolina offers something for everyone... including your dog! We are PET-FRIENDLY and welcome most dogs. Guests of The Mountain Cottage also enjoy access to all of the Sapphire Valley Resort amenities including discounted rates for the Vordach Zip Line and Ski Sapphire Valley.


Sapphire valley Resort

Guests of The Mountain Cottage enjoy access to all of the Sapphire Valley Resort amenities including the pristine and private Fairfield Lake, three pools, two hot tubs, two saunas, mini-golf, game room & arcade, tennis, pickleball, golf, foot golf, and so much more. Oh, and don't forget to check out the VORDACH Zip Line, and Ski Sapphire in the winter! The resort provides fun and endless entertainment for the entire family- year-round.

three steps to Escape

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Pick a Cottage

You're probably looking for something unique and cozy. Check! Would the kids and dog love playing in a rushing mountain stream at Once Upon a Stream?

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Plan your adventure

Looking for the best trails, hikes, and waterfalls? We know them! Want to plan amazing dining and shopping excursions? Let us share our favorites.

Start planning your getaway here.

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Book Your getaway

Have you picked the desired dates for your mountain getaway? Check availability and book your stay directly  using most major credit cards or PayPal.

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