Fire Mountain Inn
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steve - Left Marion and set off on using the interstate for a few miles then enjoyed fabulous scenery through the Blue ridge mountains.
made it to iron springs for lunch and a gang of Hardly dangerous riders trucked up. And then the heavens opened, proper Spanish type downpour.
we were in a nice bar so it was really tempting to stay and hit the Ale for the afternoon but proper adventure riders ...
After leaving Asheville we werent really sure where we were heading next to spend the memorial long weekend. We had seen enough of cities for the time being and wanted to head somewhere we could relax and do some kayaking. We decided on Lake Chatuge in Hiawassee Georgia and luckily there was one room left at the Lodge.
What a surprise when we got there, it's a beautiful lakeside resort township ...
... Free Spirit 23 foot Mercedes sprinter van. Nice and cozy. We plan to take advantage of the many pullouts along the highway we have heard about for spending the night and limit our time in the larger cities. We will probably miss most of the larger salmon runs (and the bears) but will have few mosquitoes.
Getting ready for a big trip and what am I doing? Playing in a duplicate ...
... if we forced the door open one more time it wouldn’t close at all, and we’d be cruising down the interstate with our stuff flying out the swinging door. So we stand in front of a man with perhaps five days worth of beard, an unhealthy color to his skin ,quite a few missing teeth. We explained the problem. He goes to open the door and it works perfectly. How can he fix something that isn’t broken?
... around the lake and ate a picnic lunch under a covered picnic table here.
We then walked across the street to hike up to Sunset Rock. We had not done this previously due to the ice on the ground. It is a gravel road, 1.2 miles round trip, to an expansive outcropping of granite that has created a natural overlook to the west. We sat on the rock and enjoyed the view ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Fire Mountain Inn Highlands
We had the most romantic, relaxing vacation at Fire Mountain Inn. Staff went above and beyond the call of duty throughout our stay -- from the wonderful breakfasts each morning to the fabulous views.
Musts? Sunset atop the pasture, those delicious biscuits at breakfast, a drive to Dry Falls, a treehouse hammock...
We're planning another visit next year!
Our recent stay at the Fire Mountain Inn was uneventful and the limited service was adequate. Our main issue was the inn lacked character and warmth.
We just returned from our sixth stay at Fire Mountain since 2001. You will not find a friendlier more helpful and professional staff anywhere, the accommodations are excellent, the setting is spectacular and the rates are very reasonable for the quality and excellent service that you receive. The Fire Mountain experience is truly top notch.
My problem with Fire Mountain Inn is not with the facilities. The Inn and cabin were lovely, though not the pristine retreat it is made out to be (suburban style houses are within view all around the property). My problem has to do with the complete lack of any staff (and service) and with the fact thaty they will nickle and dime you to death.
I don't know what planet these other folks are from but we thought this place was terrible. First the ads you see on this place and what you may be told pn the phone are not even close to what is true. Sure it on top of a mountain and it has some views but there is no service to speak of. If you want to do every thing yourself this is for you. They also have a long list of rules that are quite strange. We were told about a kitchen in our cabin well it was an stove in the den. The funiture is from kmart and no blinds on the windows. This is not even close to a luxury place. Don't be fooled. We did not even stay the night, moved on to something better. Don't be sucked in by that slick web site. Go somewhere else!!!!!!!!! Way to much $$$$$ for nothing.
Blue Moss Cabin was wonderful...
We loved it. The cabin was more than we hoped for, very quite and relaxing.
One morning we woke up to the sounds of a cow mowing and then there were a couple of deer in the front of the cabin.
The bed was a queen, very comfortable and great linens and towel.
There was a huge sunken whirlpool type hot tube that made up for the lack of tv or radio..also we were attended a nearby conference, so you might want a travel alarm clock.
We were very pleased and would return to a cabin.
We'll definately return!!
The property and setting are spectacular! Add one of the friendliest and most knowledgeable staffs we have every encountered in all our travels and you have Fire Mountain. For such a small place you would not believe how wonderful the cuisine is. Fire Mountian cuisine is absolutely fresh in every respect and so beautifully prepared and served. The Romantic Picnic was so unique - a must try!! This special place will have our return business!!
This review is from a very picky person! This Inn was fabulous. We went there for four days on our honeymoon. We were a little worried because it was off the beaten path, but it was beautiful, modern, very clean and extremely relaxing. You hear nothing but the sounds of nature. The room was gorgeous (we stayed in the Red Thunder suite), and with the cool breezes all day and night (even in August) the fact that there is no central ac does not matter AT ALL! Even for the picky. The grounds were beautiful (you can walk for a long time and still be on the property, see plenty of nature) and the food was so so good (the breakfast included with your stay -- just remember to get up in time!). It is just a wonderful place if you are not in the mood for the usual touristy things. We saw plenty of waterfalls, went canoing, horseback riding (all within a reasonable distance) and even drove to Asheville to see Biltmore, which wasn't that bad of a drive. The only thing to keep in mind is that all places to eat are about a 10 minute drive away...just a good thing to know. Overall, this place was above my expectations.
We recently returned home after a five day stay at Fire Mountain Inn.
Took a trip to Fire Mountain early part of April 04,
Automatically upgraded when arrived, staff was wonderful! Room was nice and comfortable. The people that were upstairs made a lot of noise. Should have kept my original room. This place boasts of quiet and solitude. No televisions or radios so be prepared. Went hiking on property that was nice, jacuzzi outside with views to mountains and star gazing that was the most enjoyable activity of all. Breakfast was great!!
If staying there to make sure you do have quiet get
a room that has no one above you to disturb you.
Perfect for the nature lover.