Relaxation Awaits at This 150-year-old Antique Cabin in North Carolina

January 15, 2020

When I was sitting by a pond with Paul Theroux’s travel commemorative book “Fresh Air Fiend”, the endless Christmas tree and bluebird’s sky surrounded me. The fresh air demon is right.

I am in the Boyd Mountain log cabin and forest farm in the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. If West Virginia is almost a paradise, then I have met an angel. I sat on the Adirondack chair on the 130-acre farm’s pond, enjoying the beautiful landscaping, flowers and more perfect porch than the Yankelandia. Of course, day trippers like to gather here to smash the Christmas tree, but Boyd Mountain also offers some of the best accommodations of the year. The cabin can accommodate up to 10 people and guests can choose from 7 hand-built cabins that were built anywhere 150 to 200 years ago and shine with earthy charm in the afternoon sun.

I heard that the property was incredible in the winter, but during the three-day stay, I saw more hummingbirds than human hummingbirds, so I will spend a shoulder season.

On Saturday morning, I had a big plan to take a few steps, but when my first hiking boots left the doorway, everything was dragged out by my rickety C-curve. You can wait for a hike in Waynesville.

The remaining 340 pages of Theroux’s manuscript page and Fraser Firs’s evocative smell could not be done.