Hiking Retreat

Mountain View from Preserve at Rock Creek & Private Residence Club in Cashiers, NC

We’re going to go out on a limb and say that one of the main reasons most of us choose to come to Cashiers and the surrounding areas do so is because of all of the outdoor activities that are so easily accessible. In fact, there are so many options here that figuring out where to begin can be a challenge but this weekend a great opportunity to both enjoy and learn about the area is being offered through The Mountain Retreat Center’s Hiking Retreat for Seniors 55+. The retreat begins this … [Read more...]

Headwaters Outdoor Adventures Photography Hiking Trip

Panthertown Valley in Nantahala National Forest near Preserve At Rock Creek

Exciting news for hikers and photographers! Headwaters Outdoor Adventures will be offering a series of hiking and photography trips in Panthertown Valley with Todd Ransom, a noted photographer and guidebook author. As an area of land designated by the Forest Service as “Management Area 5” Panthertown Valley is being allowed to return to its original state and that means wild and natural. A network of trails crosses the valley with tail conditions ranging from old roadbeds to steep, narrow, … [Read more...]

Horseback Riding Around Cashiers

Horseback riding is a great way to view to explore the natural beauty of the Cashiers area.

JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings, once said, “Not all who wander are lost.” We’re inclined to agree with Mr. Tolkien and if you’ve been fortunate enough to spend any time taking in the amazing scenery and spectacular views around the Preserve and Cashiers, we’re pretty confident you would too. The surrounding mountains are a great place to wander, both on foot and by horseback. Horseback riding in particular is a popular way for both visitors and locals alike to explore … [Read more...]

Easy Access To Airports From Cashiers

Asheville Airport is an easy drive to Cashiers, North Carolina

If you’re considering visiting Cashiers, NC and exploring our gorgeous mountain properties at Preserve at Rock Creek but the drive time seems prohibitive, consider flying! We are located near two airports that are an easy and scenic drive away. In order of proximity, nearest first: Asheville Regional Airport  to Cashiers is just over an hour away and is served by the following airlines: Allegiant Air  --particularly convenient carrier if you're in Florida with non-stop flights from 4 … [Read more...]

Escape the Heat at Preserve at Rock Creek

Seven Day Weather Forecast showing temperatures in the upper 90s to 100 degrees for areas at lower elevations. Preserve At Rock Creek is cool and comfortable.

Hot enough for you? With the heat wave we're in the Southeastern US, if you’re reading this from the surrounding lower elevations--Augusta or Atlanta Georgia, Columbia, Greenville, Spartanburg, or the coast of South Carolina, where daytime high temperatures are expected to top out in the upper 90s with sticky humidity--then your answer right now is probably yes. But if you’re fortunate enough to be in Cashiers, then your answer will be different because high temperatures here are … [Read more...]

Three More Restaurants You Need To Visit

Table 64, a restaurant in Sapphire, NC features tapas plus beer, wine, and a full bar.

Earlier this summer when we wrote about our three favorite restaurants we noted how difficult it was to limit the list to just three so we're back with three more that you definitely have to visit when you're in Cashiers. Besides its delicious menu featuring Southern dishes like Savannah Lump Blue Crab Cakes and Low Country Style Shrimp and Grits, Cornucopia Restaurant is also known for its original building with screened in porch that creates a unique and wonderful dining experience. … [Read more...]

Highway 64 Construction Complete

Waterfall at the entrance of Preserve at Rock Creek, exclusive mountain property outside of Cashiers, North Carolina

Sometimes it's the small things that are worth celebrating. For the past year NC Highway 64 has been under construction and, for us here at the Preserve At Rock Creek, that has meant a temporary road to enter the property and highway construction hiding the beautiful waterfalls at our entrance. But, good news, just the other day the roadwork was completed and we're no longer invisible from the highway! So, even though we've never really been gone, we're going to take this occasion to say "We're … [Read more...]

Waterfalls at Preserve At Rock Creek

Rock Creek Falls at The Preserve at Rock Creek is a natural two tier waterfall on the property. There is a beautiful stone fireplace with seating area at its base at the end of Rock Creek Trail.

Preserve at Rock Creek has several waterfalls within the property boundaries the primary of which is Rock Creek Falls. It is a natural two-tiered waterfall and its base is at the end of Rock Creek Trail.  To enhance Preserve at Rock Creek owner enjoyment of the falls we've added a beautiful stone fireplace surrounded by a seating area … [Read more...]

Tennis Great Andy Roddick in Cashiers

Cedar Creek Racquet Club in Cashiers, North Carolina near the mountain properties of the Preserve at Rock Creek

Following on last year's success the second annual Andy Roddick Mountain Challenge is taking place at the Cedar Creek Racquet Club this weekend in Cashiers. The Mountain Challenge is the major fund raising event for Mountain Youth Charities and the Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau. The event begins this Friday, June 25, with the Summer Soiree at Lake Fairfield featuring cocktails and a gourmet dinner, a live auction, and live musical performances by The Carolina Chocolate Drops and The … [Read more...]

Fly fishing the Horsepasture River

Overhead view of a pool in the Horsepasture River near the Preserve at Rock Creek and Cashiers, NC.

Although the Horsepasture River flowing through the Sapphire and Cashiers, NC area is known first for its 5 waterfalls and great hiking,  the fishing is also very good with plenty of Brown and Rainbow Trout. In fact, a state record Rainbow Trout was caught on a private section of the river in 2006. The river is 4 miles long and approximately 30 feet wide and its 5 falls, Drift Falls, Second Falls, Rainbow Falls, Stairstep Falls and Windy Falls are all within two miles of each other. It is … [Read more...]