FAMILY GET-A-WAY LOG HOME
Sky Island Retreat is a 50+ acre American owned getaway. Featuring log home rentals, RV and Tent sites. Our facility features breathtaking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Hickory Nut and Mount Mitchell. Our property is complete with picturesque camp sites, running creeks and a trout pond. Sky Island Retreat is a nature lovers paradise. Come experience our native habitat and enjoy wild deer, woodpeckers, humming birds and various other native woodland creatures from the front porch of you very own cabin.
Andrews Geyser is a man-made fountain in Old Fort, North Carolina in McDowell County. The fountain is named for Colonel Alexander Boyd Andrews, a North Carolina native who was the Vice President of the Southern Railway Company and one of the men responsible for the construction of the railroad between Old Fort and Asheville, North Carolina. in the late 19th century. The fountain was constructed in 1885 with a dual purpose: it was a feature of the Round Knob Hotel, and a tribute to the approximately 120 men who died building the railroad through this particularly treacherous stretch of land, that culminates with the crossing of the Eastern Continental Divide through the Swannanoa Tunnel. The fountain was said to be eye-catching for railroad passengers ascending the 13 miles of track and seven tunnels that peaks at the top of Swannanoa Gap because it could be seen several times along the route.