Private, authentic, clean, well-equipped log cabin for up to 13 guests
About Ann Cowperthwaite
Skinner Spring Cove is hidden among the folds of the great hills. The Cove takes its name from Robert Skinner. Born in Nova Scotia, he migrated to New England, then New York City where he established his own construction company in early 1900. His hobby and love, for 50 years, was the farm he purchased in Pennsylvania and the restoration of the 1843 stone farmhouse that graced the property. Historical American architecture was rapidly disappearing He sought to save and protect a piece of our past. The Pennsylvania farm was reclaimed by the Army Core of Engineers in 1976 for a water reservoir.
Ann Cowperthwaite purchased this Lodge in 1976
Why Ann Cowperthwaite chose Whittier
Skinner's greatest gift to his daughter, June Peacock, was a reverence for the land and for our cultural heritage. Following the demise of the family farm in PA, June reinvested this inheritance by purchasing this property in Whittier, North Carolina. For 43 years this home and this property was our family gathering place as well as June's summer home. June passed away leaving the property to her family who have chosen to carry on the lineage of their mother and grandfather by sharing this gift of their heritage with others.
What makes this Lodge unique
Sleeps 13 people with a newly renovated kitchen. Fully equipped with all dish ware, cooking utensils, etc. Caretaker on property.
Minimum age of primary renter:25
Please remember that this is a family home and we are sharing with it you. We expect you to be considerate and respectful during your stay.
Do NOT use the fireplace unless meeting with caretaker prior to clearly understand the procedure re: flu + screen + never leave house w/ fire burning
Please don't use the china that is in the cupboard to the left of the fireplace.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
The Peacock Family Lodge is centrally located in Whittier, North Carolina, between the Nantahala Gorge and Cherokee. Only two miles of country lane separate it from the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway.
This wonderfully private lodge is minutes away from fine dining, white water rafting, creek tubing, trout fishing, scenic train rides (Great Smoky Mt. Railway) and the Cherokee Indian Museum and pageant Unto These Hills, an exquisite outdoor drama about
"The Trail of Tears."
Western North Carolina is a Mecca for lovers of American Country Handcrafts and antiques. The countryside is dotted with clusters of shops, artist's studios, and cabin showrooms.
You may take home a prize winning quilt, a stained glass masterpiece, or your winter's supply of sourwood honey. Whatever your goal, you will find The Peacock Family Lodge a great base from which to launch your expeditions.