Surrounding Mountain Area
Live with nature at Arrowhead Point
Located in the heart of Western North Carolina’s Nantahala National Forest, Arrowhead Point on Lake Nantahala is nestled among the most beautiful and accessible natural attractions in Western North Carolina’s high elevations.
Share timeless beauty while exploring dozens of hiking trails. The Appalachian, Bartram and many shorter trails - the Rufus Morgan, Cliffside Lake, Albert Mountain, Standing Indian, including Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest are all “day trip” activities from your Arrowhead Point home. In every season, these are some of the most beautiful hiking trails in the world with vistas overlooking valleys, lakes, streams,and waterfalls.
While exploring your surroundings from Arrowhead Point on Lake Nantahala, you may happen upon one of numerous waterfalls carved through eons of God’s boundless creation.
Most well known are:
- Big Laurel Falls
- Rufus Morgan Falls
- White Water Falls (the highest waterfall east of the Mississippi)
- Bridal Veil Falls
- Cullasaja Falls
- Dry Falls
- Bust Your Butt Falls- Be Careful!!
- Clear Creek Falls
These falls are to be found along the multitude of streams, sheltering miles of available trout waters, filling the high country lakes - Lake Nantahala, Fontana Lake, Lake Santeetla, Lake Chatuge, Hiwassee Lake, Calder Wood Lake, Ocoee Lake.
Beautiful Vistas and Scenic Drives
If you’re up to enjoying a drive, the scenic byways of these mountains are without comparison. Residents at Arrowhead Point will be privileged to experience the countless soul-warming Appalachian vistas found along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Cherohala Skyway. Mount Mitchell and Clingman’s Dome, the highest points in western North Carolina are within a daytrip’s drive as are visits to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Asheville’s magnificent Biltmore Estate and her Grove Park Inn Resort/Spa.
St. John's Episopal Church built by Rev. Rufus Morgan | Photo by Bill Lindsey
Closer to home, enjoy 16 miles of the USFS Road #711; 4 miles to Wayah Bald; or 12 miles of the Cullasaja Gorge up US 64 to Highlands (designated a Mountain Waters Scenic Byway by the US Forest Service).Courtesy dictates you pull over or safely give way to those travelling at a faster pace.
Premiere Venues in the Mountains
Thanks to Sharon and Phil Drake for Franklins' newest and most prestigeous addition to the Western North Carolina mountains - The Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts. A 1500 seat state-of-the-art theater hosting live performances of all tastes, including comedy, children's, country, Contemporary Christian, gospel, folk music, choral festivals, bluegrass, dance, professional drama troupes, second-run movies, theater workshops and training programs. Visit their website for a list of scheduled events. www.smcftpa.com
Come evening time, dine at home on freshly harvested veggies and fruits purchased from local truck farms bordering mountain streams or gather for fine cuisine at “chef prepared” dining in surrounding towns. Drive to the Dillard House for old-fashioned family dining just a few miles away, maybe even Balsam Mountain Inn for a weekend lunch, or cafeteria style at Cherokee’s Harrah’s Casino. Gastronomic delights await you wherever your palate leads!
Bring your telescope! No “light pollution” offers an unobstructed night view of creations breathtaking universe.
Anchor your boat at twilight, on Lake Nantahala off Clear Creek inlet, to absorb the night sounds of natures Appalachians: the whip-poor-will; the great horned, screech, and barred owls; while tree and lake frogs chirrup the peace of a mountain evening. Abundant mountain waters echo their descent from forest ridges to the lake below, erasing the clatter of metropolitan life from your mind.
Are you ready for a refill or perhaps salmon spread on crackers?
Arrowhead Point…a place to be, one, with creations' timeless beauty in the cradle of natures' Nantahala National Forest.
Try this Riverbend timber frame home, custom designed by Richard Rosenbloom of Chattahoochee Timber Frames, LLC. Completed July 2010. (Just in time to put your tax refund to work accessorizing, this, your new home.)
Priced with secluded, private boat slip, by tram access only to our lakeside 5 slip marina.