​​​​Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is delighted to welcome back the spectacular Asheville musicians Lew Gelfond and Gary Mehalick, for the 2017 season's front porch music series, "Swingin' on the Porch"

For guests of Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages only!..four great early evening gatherings and musical events - craft beer and wine, fresh lemonade, snacks, and the best rockin' and stompin' music you'll experience this side of the Smokies.  Grab the family and Fido (we've got the lawn chairs!), head over to the Farmhouse at 6:30 pm for drinks and getting acquainted, then Lew and Gary will tune up and start the music at 7:00.  Mountain breakdowns and ballads, swing and nostalgic music...Lew and Gary take requests and can play it all...even a little calling and circle dancing, if you're in the mood!

Absolutely no additional charge, with your two night minimum stay at Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages - don't delay! - we're filling up fast for the summer and autumn seasons! - here's the schedule of musical events:

Thursday, June 22nd. 6:30 pm (in celebration of the solstice)

Saturday, July 1st, 6:30 pm (to kick off the 4th of July week in style)

Sunday, August 20th, 6:30 pm (in celebration of the total solar eclipse)

Then, be sure to pack your dancing shoes, when  the phenomenal April Zace joins Lew and Gary as the swing musical trio Blue Heaven,  for a very special October musical event, "Blue Heaven is Swingin' on the Porch" - what better way is there to welcome back our glorious autumn foliage?!

​Saturday, October 7th, 6:30 pm (in celebration of the leaves & absolutely everything Smoky Mountain in the autumn!!)


Copyright 2017 - Randi Taylor, Architect

Here it comes...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!

Just for guests of Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages, we'll be offering one of our spectacular front porch music events Sunday evening, "Swingin' on the Porch", with Lew Gelfond on fiddle, and Gary Mehalick on guitar.  Grab the family and Fido, and head on over to the Farmhouse at 6:30 pm - we'll have local craft beer and wine, fresh lemonade, great snacks, then Lew and Gary will tune up and start the rockin' and stompin' at 7:00.  Swing music, mountain breakdowns and ballads, old favorites - even requests and a little calling and circle dancing, if you're in the mood.

Monday, August 21st we'll have lots of information and videos about the eclipse at the Farmhouse in the morning, then,  at about 12:45, we'll start setting up chairs  on the gully for the main event - the full solar eclipse passing directly overhead.  If it's cloudy it will get pitch dark anyway, and we'll head inside and watch it on TV!

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages is offering two special Event Weekend Plus! packages, for  spectacular inclusive rates: (we are taking bookings for these three and four night plus packages only, and your special rate includes absolutely everything, even tax...!)

Check in Friday, August 18th (a late check in is fine!) or Saturday, August 19th,  and check out Monday August 21 (a late check out after the eclipse will be fine!) or Tuesday, August 22.  (Additional nights, if reserved with your package, will cost only $100/nt/cottage plus tax - for any cottage! - subject to availability...)...your stay just needs to be a minimum of three nights.

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:*  (Check in August 18th or 19th, check out August 21st or 22nd)

One Bedroom Historic Cottage (4,5,7,8, & 9):  Three nights:  $349   Four nights: $449.00

One Bedroom Historic Cottage (14):  Three nights:  $459.00  Four nights:  $599.00

Two Bedroom Historic Cottage (2,3, & 6):  Three nights:  $429.00  Four nights:  $559.00

Historic Cottage*Plus Cottage (11, 12, & 15):  Three nights: $529.00  Four nights:  $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.