Max Patch Retreat is a 4-bedroom, 2-bath vacation home atop Rich Mountain on the Tennessee-North Carolina state line, near Max Patch Mountain in Pisgah National Forest. Situated at an elevation of 4,100 ft and just northeast of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, guests at the retreat enjoy cool summers, snowy winters, and clear, star-filled nights away from the city lights. Remote but comfortable, this cedar-sided cottage features an 800 square-foot deck, 5-seat hot tub, and all the amenities, including a 25-inch color TV with satellite dish, VCR, DVD, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and linens. With convenient access to the Appalachian Trail and close to Max Patch Mountain, an endless variety of Smoky Mountain vistas and all manner of outdoor activities await you.

Horseback Riding
Whitewater Rafting
Llama Treks
Winter Sports
Nature Watching
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Spring morning on Max Patch Mountain, "The Crown Jewel of the Appalachian Trail," a two-mile hike or short drive.
Summer view, looking northwest into Tennessee from the upstairs Blue Room.
Fall view from Rich Mountain, looking northwest into the French Broad River Valley at Del Rio, Tennessee.
Winter view from Max Patch Mountain, looking east across the Bald Mountains to the Blue Ridge.

The sunset photo at the top of this page was made on Rich Mountain a few yards north of the retreat, looking west across Laurel Mountain and the Lamb Gulf, over Snowbird Mountain into the Great Smoky Mountains and beyond into the Pigeon River Valley at Cosby, Tennessee.


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