Cullowhee River Club in Jackson County, N.C. is a place of many fascinations: a place of lofty peaks, rushing water, and glorious scenery. A place of forests: the Nantahala National Forest, the Pisgah National Forest, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park invite endless exploration and outdoor adventure.
It’s a place of waters, with over 250 rivers and creeks that afford outstanding fly-fishing and paddle sports experiences. Waterfalls abound, more than 30, including Whitewater Falls, which is the tallest east of the Mississippi. The Tuckasegee River runs 40 miles through Jackson County and is on the Western North Carolina Fly-Fishing Trail.
It is a place of spectacular scenery: the Blue Ridge Parkway‘s final 40 miles terminates here. There are 185 named summits, ranging to more than 6,000 feet in elevation. The ecology of the area is one of the most diverse in the United States.
The storied city of Asheville, less than an hour’s drive away (53 miles), has a unique local culture, legendary shopping and dining, and abounds in live music venues. The Biltmore House, the largest private home in the United States, and built by George Vanderbilt, is a favored destination of visitors from all over the world. The Grove Park Inn, reveling in elegance since 1913, is ranked by Conde Nast Traveler as among the top 20 resort spas in the US. Asheville’s Mission Hospital System is included in “100 Great Hospitals in America” by Beckers Hospital Review.
The town of Sylva, just 6 miles from Cullowhee River Club, offers nearby shopping, dining, and services. It is home to Harris Regional Hospital, a Duke-LifePoint facility, affiliated with the famed Duke University Health System. The nearby towns of Cashiers, Waynesville, and Franklin, all within 30 minutes of Cullowhee River Club, offer unique shopping, dining, arts and entertainment, craft breweries, and seasonal festivals.