.Take a Tour of The Max Patch Retreat!
The Max Patch Retreat on Rich Mountain. All the comforts of home in a remote setting on the western ramparts of the Great Smoky Mountains. A few hundred feet from Max Patch Road (NC 1182), a four-season, well-maintained gravel drive runs directly to the steps. Bring the Cadillac, the SUV, the family wagon, ride in on a bike or horse, or walk in--it's about 400 yards to the Appalachian Trail.
The 800-square foot deck wraps around three sides bringing you into the outdoors in comfort, complete with a picnic table for 8, gas grill, plenty of outdoor furniture, and a 5-person hot tub.
The hot tub/picnic area looking across the meadows to the northern peak of Rich Mountain and Bluff Mountain beyond. The hot tub is a good place to relax on a cool night and indulge in some stargazing.
Comfortable furniture, a small stereo, and a 25-inch color TV, VCRand DVD player make the living room at the retreat a nice place to pass time when you're not outside. Each room in the house is equipped with its own individual thermostatically controlled electric heat, too.
Completely furnished, the modern kitchen has everything you need--dishes, silver, dishwasher, microwave, a 30-inch electric range and 19-cubic foot refrigerator, coffee and espresso makers, Farberware grill, plus all the pots and pans and utensils--to cook or not to cook!
The tile-inlaid dinette set seats six.
The Green Room, furnished in art deco family heirlooms with a Sealy pillow-top mattress. All pillows and linens are furnished. The south-facing window overlooks the deck and hot tub. There's an individual thermostat too.
The view from the dressing area in the Green Room.
The dressing area in the Green Room upstairs, looking east over the Bald Mountains to the Blue Ridge. The walk-in closet is extra large.
The Blue Room upstairs, looking northwest into Tennessee and the French Broad River Valley. The mission-style queen-size bed is outfitted with a Sealy Posturepedic mattress. All pillows, linens, and covers are furnished, and there's an individual thermostat.The walk-in closet is like another room.
View northwest from the gable-end window in the Blue Room. The trees in the old fenceline just below mark the Tennessee-North Carolina state line.
The dressing area in the Blue Room, looking northeast over the meadow to the northern peak of Rich Mountain, Bluff Mountain, the Bald Mountains, and the Blue Ridge.
The front downstairs bedroom is furnished with 100 year-old family antiques and heirloom artwork. The full-size mattress is a Sealy Posturepedic. All pillows, linens, and covers are furnished. There's plenty of closet space, too, and an individual thermostat.
The rear downstairs bedroom features a full-size bed with Sealy mattress and a huge dresser full of drawers beneath an heirloom mirror, plus a large closet. All pillows, linens and covers are furnished, and there's an individual thermostat.
"But let's get back outside!"