Earthshine Mountain Lodge
Travel Blogs from Lake Toxaway
... extremely steep trail and it was hot and humid despite being early in
the morning. The trail is relatively
flat at first crossing Cox Camp Creek a couple of times, and then really
getting steep as it moves away from the creek.
After a seemingly endless number of stairs, the trail leveled off a bit
as it went past some huge rock outcrops and approached the base of the falls. There ...
... US-178 and drove north to Horse Pasture
Road and the entrance to Eastatoe Creek Heritage Preserve. We parked here, which is also a trailhead for
accessing the Foothills Trail, and hiked into the preserve following an
easy-to-follow old logging road. Along
the way, we saw several critters, including some toads, a garter snake sunning
himself on the trail, and more mushrooms.
The trail follows the old ...
We woke up around sunrise on Saturday, quickly broke camp, and hiked down to see Riley Moore Falls. This is a 12-foot waterfall on the Chauga River. Given the height, I wasn’t expecting to be too impressed with this one. But despite the low height of the falls, it was nearly 100 feet wide, spanning the entire river and the water was really flowing, and it turned out to be pretty impressive after all. Interestingly, the water appeared to be ...
... at Joey's Pancake House before hitting the road.
Headed west to get on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Chilly, but very nice ride - at least it's not raining!
Ended up behind a couple on a harley with a HUGE sidecar with their dog in it. They let us pass them, but they pulled in at the Highest Elevation lookout. The guy said they left Florida on Friday and are heading to Maine, then down the eastern seaboard, with their American bulldog-Mastiff mixed ...
... had to take the southern route to Maggie Valley.
Went through BOONE and BLOWING ROCK - two of my new favorite places in NC. Very, very nice houses and little shopping areas.
We got flagged down by some motorcyclists who had dumped their one-day-old Ultra while pulling out of the driveway of a motel. Todd and I, and another guy, helped right the bike...wasn't easy with the little hill it was perched on. Guy looked like a brand-new ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting