Hotel at a Glance: The Cabins at Seven Foxes
When the time came for Marilyn Krone to name the cabins on her property, The Cabins at Seven Foxes, inspiration came relatively easy. "We knew we wanted a wildlife theme for the property," she said. She named them after five animals that are native to the Blue Ridge Mountains: the raccoon, bear, squirrel, fox, and deer. Each cabin has its own personality, but all have fully-stocked kitchens, gas fireplaces, and lots of outdoor space.
- Cabin close-up: The 1,200-square-foot Deer Lodge features a private hot tub, furnished front and back porches, and locally handmade furniture.
- Al fresco dining: All cabins have outdoor picnic tables and private porches with gas grills.
- Nearby waterfall: 411-foot-high Whitewater Falls
- Hit the trails: More than 10,000 acres of state parks and national forests surround the cabins, and all of them have nice hiking and mountain biking trails.
Transylvania County, North Carolina: Outdoor Recreation in the Blue Ridge Mountains
More than 260 waterfalls dot the mountains surrounding Transylvania County in western North Carolina, which has led some to call it the “Land of Waterfalls.” One of the most accessible of these in the region is Whitewater Falls. It’s also one of the most impressive: At 411 feet, it’s the highest waterfall east of the Rockies.
The largest lake in the area, Lake Toxaway, is private, but there are plenty of streams, rivers, and lakes throughout Transylvania County that are open to the public. Head to the French Broad River to kayak, tube, or swim in the cool waters. Or, fly-fish for trout in one of the smaller tributaries.
There are more than 1,000 miles of hiking trails in Transylvania County, scattered across Pisgah National Forest, DuPont State Recreational Forest, and Gorges State Park. Nearby Bearwallow Valley Trail is also worth a try. The trail culminates with one of the highest lookouts in Gorges State Park, at 3,200 feet above sea level. From here, you can see all the way into South Carolina.
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