Welcome to Eagle’s Roost Cottage, a cozy retreat nestled in Burnsville’s tranquil Mt. Mitchell Golf Course Community. This cabin offers 2 bedrooms, a loft, and 2 bathrooms, comfortably accommodating up to 7 guests. On the main floor, you’ll find a queen bedroom and another with two twin beds, along with a hallway bathroom. The loft overlooks the living area and features three twin beds, along with a private bathroom.
Inside, an open floor plan seamlessly connects the living room, dining area, and kitchen, featuring a wood-burning brick fireplace and central A/C for comfort. Sunlight fills the space through sliding doors and tall windows. The well-appointed living room offers a large sofa, armchairs, and a flat-screen TV. The fully-equipped kitchen includes an oven, stovetop, dishwasher, and refrigerator, along with cookware and dining essentials.
Step onto the semi wrap-around deck from the living area to enjoy views of Mt. Mitchell Golf Course and the Black Mountains. Outdoor seating and a grill enhance your relaxation. While firewood isn’t provided, it’s readily available from nearby gas stations or general stores. Ample parking ensures convenience for guests.
The South Toe River, located in the serene landscape of North Carolina, offers a diverse and captivating trout fishing experience. Flowing down from the heights of Mount Mitchell, the river’s temperature remains refreshingly cool, making it an ideal habitat for trout. With sections that range from fast and tumbling to slow and deep, the river provides a microcosm of fishing conditions. It’s home to a variety of trout species, including wild and stocked brook, brown, and rainbow trout, ranging in size from fingerlings to impressive browns measuring over 20 inches.
The river is divided into four distinct sections, each offering different fishing conditions and regulations. Starting at the junction of its forks, the main river and its tributaries down to the Black Mountain Campground bridge are designated as Wild Trout waters. Moving downstream, the game lands area is limited to catch-and-release fishing, while the section from Clear Creek down to the lower end of Yancey County Toe River Campground follows Hatchery Supported rules.
The Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Area, situated along the Hatchery Supported section, provides easy access to the water. The river flows through private property patches interspersed with public access points, offering a mix of fishing environments. Whether you’re exploring the catch-and-release stretch with its small to medium flow, targeting wild fish averaging around 6 inches, or venturing into the hatchery-supported area with deeper pools, the South Toe River accommodates various angling preferences.
Local anglers recommend different fly patterns based on the season, from mayfly imitations to Brown Caddis and Hendrickson patterns. Terrestrial patterns become essential as the weather warms, while nymphs and natural hue midge patterns yield success in colder months. Whether you’re a seasoned angler seeking challenging sections or a beginner aiming for a serene experience, the South Toe River offers an inviting setting to indulge in your passion for fishing.
When visiting the Mt. Mitchell area, mountain biking enthusiasts are treated to an array of thrilling trails to explore. One such trail, the “Big Fuggin’ Heartbreak,” offers an extensive 47.3-mile journey through the rugged landscape, boasting an elevation gain of 7,123 feet and loss of 7,131 feet, promising a challenge for seasoned riders. For those seeking a mix of scenic views and exhilaration, the “Bear Pen to Walker Creek Descent” is a 7-mile route with an ascent of 494 feet and a descent of 2,092 feet, providing an exciting ride through the Black Mountain terrain. Nearby, the “Staire Branch” offers a shorter but thrilling 1.5-mile path with a descent of 1,225 feet, ensuring an adrenaline-packed adventure. If you prefer a more moderate ride, the “Perkins Trail” covers 1.1 miles with minimal elevation change, making it ideal for a relaxed biking experience. Additionally, the “Upper Corner Rock” trail spans 1 mile with an ascent of 612 feet, promising both scenic beauty and a bit of a challenge. These trails are just a glimpse of the diverse mountain biking options available around Mt. Mitchell, offering riders of varying skill levels a chance to embrace the breathtaking surroundings while embarking on memorable outdoor adventures.
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