Earthshine Mountain Lodge

This hand-built cedar-log lodge hosts activities like a zip-line course and a turtle rescue center.

Earthshine Mountain Lodge

About this Hotel

Price From $170

The 10-room, hand-built cedar-log lodge is in Lake Toxaway, N.C., 50 miles south of Asheville, atop an Appalachian ridge. Take the 80-feet-high, two-hour zip-line course through the 82-acre property, which is near Gorges State Park. You can also ascend the 30-foot climbing wall or visit a replica of a Cherokee campsite and learn how to throw a tomahawk. At the lodge's rescue facility for Eastern box turtles, a naturalist will walk you through the ABCs of wildlife rehabilitation. The lodge has two rock fireplaces, and rooms have patchwork quilts and log beds. Some rooms have private balconies and lofts, and there's a private three-room cottage separate from the main lodge that is ideal for families

Free Wi-Fi? No Internet or computers for guests.

Credit Cards Accepted Discover, MC, Visa.

Details From $170 per night per person for adults; $110 per night for kids ages 10–15; $90 per night for kids ages 6–9; $50 per night for kids ages 6 and under. Rates include three meals a day and unlimited snacks and activities. Open for families summers, major holidays, and weekends in October. Call for availability on other dates.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.

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