Author Henry David Thoreau once wrote of "days when idleness was the most attractive and productive industry". Truly, there are simple pleasures in enjoying a tucked away secret, known only to a lucky few. Explore those pleasures for your family at Lake Song.
This 3 bedroom/3 bath log home feels like a fishing lodge getaway! Nestled hillside among trees, Lake Song is located in the Little Greenbrier Village gated community in the heart of Wears Valley. Its relaxing, tree-lined view overlooks the waters of Marian Lake and the surrounding hillsides in a lovely, diminutive cove.
Lake Marian is its own special amenity. This small body of water has no motorized boat traffic, creating a perfectly peaceful place for paddle boats, kayaks, and canoes. Outside the home, descend the terraced steps down the sloping backyard to the home's personal dock for lake access. A canoe, lifejackets, and oars are provided for guest use. Perhaps try a bit of catch-and-release fishing, or just sit dockside and dip some bare toes to gauge the water temperature.
Other outdoor amenities here include full, wrap-around, covered decks surrounding the home, with Adirondack and rocking chairs for daydreaming. Light the gas grill for an easy, fresh-cooked dinner, and finish your meal at the outdoor dining table with a decadent dessert. Afterwards, why not sink into a warm whirlpool in the corner hot tub? What a great opportunity to listen to the nightsong melodies of the woods, while overlooking the water. Your stay at this cabin also includes access to both a community pool and a stocked catch-and-release pond located elsewhere in the valley. Other nearby outdoor play opportunities include picnics at Metcalf Bottoms, river water rafting and tubing, hiking on trails, and more.
Oh my, sorry, you may want to unpack first! Step into the vaulted ceiling, open plan living area on the main floor. The cabin is serenely decorated with fishing and hunting references like bait and tackle, oars, and a few woodland animals for company. Turn the next page in that exciting novel while swaying in the mission style glider chairs or just curl up on the sofa and watch the flames in the gas fireplace with full height, stack stone mantel shelf and hearth. Catch up on a design show on the flat screen TV, or let the kids watch a movie on the DVD player. Use the free wireless internet service to tweet or post to Instagram.
The corner kitchen features a large, angled prep island, tiled countertops, and an ample pantry cabinet for convenient snacks. Along with counter seating for 4, the adjacent rectangular mission dining table seats 8 for lively discussion over lunch, and a puzzle or board game later in the day. The great room is bright with lots of surrounding windows to take in the outdoor views from all angles. Also located on the main floor is a king bedroom and a shared full bathroom.
Climb the wide wooden open-step staircase that is centered on the main floor to reach the loft master bedroom area above. The space is airy and bright, with arched Palladian windows to allow plenty of natural light. Both the king bed and the corner twin bed have colorful patchwork quilted bedding. A private full bath and laundry space are also on this level that overlooks the main great room below.
The lower level of this home is accessed by separate exterior entrance, and offers a bunkhouse recreation room with adjacent bathroom. The space features two bunk beds, a twin over twin, and full over twin. A small pool table, wall-mounted flat screen TV, and additional table with seating for board games or puzzles all create opportunities for entertainment well into the night. Let the games begin!
What an idyllic place to channel your inner Thoreau! This simple living is ideal for gazing at sunlit shadows on dappled water. To study the cadence of the ripples of waves created by the breeze. Come create your own Walden moment-learning to be "dreaming while awake". Come to the woods and live deliberately, to listen to the music of peace and quiet. To create inspired lyrics for your memories. Come home to Lake Song. Begin to compose the details of your next vacation, by booking with Volunteer Cabin Rentals today.