The Mountains Are


Need a Family getaway?

The mountains are all about making 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.

Help celebrateour5th Anniversary

We're celebrating five amazing years in the mountains and over 350 guests! Our gift to you- save 10% on your next mountain getaway now through the end of 2021. It's our way of saying "thanks" to all past and future guests this year.

Two Distinct cottages.

One Incredible experience.


The larger of our two properties, 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 four bedrooms, 3 1/2 bathrooms, and a large lower-level "kid cave" and rec room. Enjoy unique tree-top views from the deck and endless entertainment in our crystal-clear rushing mountain stream.



Nestled at 4,100 feet of elevation on four private wooded acres in the exclusive gated Bald Rock community, TOP of the ROCK boasts stunning long-range mountain views from nearly every room. The traditional craftsman-style cottage has two levels and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and sleeps up to ten guests.

in the Heart of the 

blue ridge mountains

At The Mountain Cottage, our mission is to help the world fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains, one family or group 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! Both of our picturesque cottages are located in beautiful Sapphire, North Carolina in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the southwestern-most corner of the state. The area boasts four seasons of stunning picturesque scenery, fun, and adventure. Just 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, Sapphire 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


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. The resort provides fun and endless entertainment for the entire family.

Ready to Escape?



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? Or would you prefer a long-range mountain view at TOP of the ROCK? We can help you with both!



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.




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

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