Don't miss it!  April is North Carolina Beer Month ,  and nearby Franklin is the place to be! 

An Appalachian Trail community, with a trailhead at nearby Winding Stair Gap and a go-to place for thru hikers,  Franklin is a delightful historic and friendly small town, with great restaurants, an independent bookstore, fabulous yarn shop, outdoors shop and outfitter, the gem and mineral museum and the museum of Scottish heritage, a lovely greenway and dog park on the Little Tennessee River...and now, with two spectacular craft breweries & taprooms, The Lazy Hiker , and Currahee Brewing Company.   Both have wonderful food trucks - The Lazy Hiker hosts a wonderful food truck run by Casey Williams, formerly the manager of numerous pubs across England - you must try the fish and chips, his specialty!  The Currahee Brewing food truck is run by Mountain Fresh Grocery, a wonderful whole foods grocery in Highlands.  The Lazy Hiker is right in downtown Franklin with a great outdoor patio and live music events; Currahee Brewing has a beautiful patio right on the Little Tennessee River - and both are Fido friendly, inside and out.  

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages still has weekend packages available April 14 - 17, and Cottages 9 - 15 (including the three Cottage*Plus! cottages) available April 18 - May 1.  There's no better way to enjoy the cool spring breezes and watch the mountains "greening up" than with a tall local cool one or two during North Carolina Beer for reservations!


Don't miss it!...the North Carolina Smoky Mountains are the best place to view the upcoming solar eclipse, August 21, 2017, the first one in 26 years!  The weekend will be packed with music, attractions, and craft beer, culminating with viewing locations right on our gully (we will provide glasses for guests), and all around us  in downtown Sylva &   Franklin.  Don't delay - everyone is planning to head to our corner of paradise for this spectacular celestial event. and accommodations in the path of the eclipse are filling up fast!

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is offering a special Event Weekend Plus! package, for one spectacular inclusive rate: (we are taking bookings for this four night plus package only)

Check in Friday, August 18th (a late check in is fine!), check out Tuesday, August 22.  (Additional nights, if reserved with your package, will cost only $100/nt/cottage - for any cottage! - subject to availability...)

Our spectacular inclusive rates include absolutely everything, even tax and viewing glasses!  Fido  is welcome to join you, in any cottage, but please plan to leave Fido inside during the eclipse...

Special Eclipse Package Rates:*  (August 18 - 22, 2017)

One Bedroom Historic Cottage (4,5,7,8, & 9):  $449.00

One Bedroom Historic Cottage (14):  $599.00

Two Bedroom Historic Cottage (1,2,3, & 6):  $559.00

Historic Cottage*Plus Cottage (11, 12, & 15):  $689.00

*Group & WCU discounts do not apply to our already discounted Package rates.  50% of your special Package Rate is required to reserve; the deposit on a cancellation for any reason after August 1st will not be refundable...thank you.

Copyright 2017 - Randi Taylor, Architect