One of the most unique and spectacular mountaintop hideaways in America located a few miles outside of the village of Highlands, NC, secluded on hundreds of acres. At the highest point on Fire Mountain, at an elevation of over 4,000', sits a secluded mountaintop retreat composed of a sophisticated contemporary Inn, our private and intimate Treehouses and real mountaintop luxury Cabins, all with long range mountaintop views. The Inn, located at the highest point on Fire Mountain, is a modern day Inn inspired by contemporary art, sculpture, and an incredible physical setting of unsurpassed beauty. Each room and suite opens onto an expansive deck or terrace, offering exquisite long range views. The Treehouses are the most private and secluded accommodations of the Inn with magnificent views from your room and deck. True mountain intimacy hidden among the treetops of Fire Mountain. In the mountaintop Cabins you will find modern day luxury, hand-laid fireplaces made of native stone, hot tubs on decks, two person Jacuzzi tubs, fully equipped kitchens and pristine views framed by the Great Smoky Mountains. Fire Mountain is a mountaintop view retreat with mountain springs, streams, ponds, waterfalls and hiking trails, a most wonderful retreat from the outside world.
The Chattooga has a honey pine pencil post queen bed, overstuffed slipcovered reading chair with ottoman and a floor reading lamp with side chairs and tables. A windowed full bath with hardwood floors and pedestal sink, dressing area with large closet and full dresser. The Chattooga opens to a very large private terrace furnished with cafe table and chairs and large canvas lounging chairs with small acrylic side tables. The Chattooga has beautiful sunrise views.
Nightly Rate: $175-$225
Wake up to a sunrise in your cozy honey pine library king bed. This spacious accommodation is located in the upper part of the Inn on the sunrise side and has a small sitting area, a large closet and full dresser, a full windowed bath with tub and shower all of which opens out to a large private deck furnished with cafe table and chairs and large canvas lounging chairs with small side tables. This accommodation is very private as you have no other accommodation above, below or adjacent to you. The Star Maiden has long range mountaintop views out in two directions.
Nightly Rate: $175-$225
Satohla Suite, our largest accommodation of the Inn, has a beautiful wood-burning fireplace made of hand laid native stone with an adjacent plush sitting area, all viewed from your king bed. Your first fire is set for you and complementary aged and split firewood is provided for you to burn during your stay. The Suite opens directly out to two expansive private covered terraces on the sunrise and sunset side of the Inn. There is a two-room double vanity bath. Your sunset terrace opens through double glass French doors and is furnished with a hammock and large canvas lounge chairs, and your sunrise terrace is furnished with cafe table/chairs and large canvas lounge chairs. You also have sunset views from your king bed and from the large overstuffed slipcovered lounging couch and side chairs of your plush sitting area.
Nightly Rate: $260-$285
You access this Suite from the sunrise side of the Inn from your private deck that is furnished with cafe table and chairs along with large canvas lounging chairs and side tables. You enter through large sliding doors to find honey pine flooring throughout with sisal and jute overlays. There is a honey pine pencil post queen bed, a large lighted upholstered alcove sitting area with side chaise lounge, side table and reading lamp, dressing area with a 9 drawer dresser and double walk-in closet. The bath has designer fixtures that include a very luxurious large and deep two person soaking tub made of acrylic which seems to hold the heat forever. From your bed you have long range mountaintop views out to the top of Scaly Mountain... from your two person soaking tub you have long range mountaintop views out to the top of Rabun Bald Mountain. You also enjoy both of these long range views from your very expansive private deck.
Nightly Rate: $260-$285
This Suite has the most expansive views of any accommodation on Fire Mountain. Located in the upper level of the Inn on the sunset side you enter the Suite through an entrance foyer having alabaster sconces with honey pine flooring throughout and sisal and jute overlays. The sleeping area includes a honey pine pencil post queen bed. The sitting area consists of an overstuffed slipcovered couch with side tables, reading lamps, side chairs and coffee table. The dressing area includes a large shaker dresser and a walk-in lighted closet. There is a luxurious designer bath appointed with Phillipe Stark bath fixtures with a very large and deep two-person soaking tub made of acrylic that seems to hold the heat forever. Your Suite opens out to a very large private deck furnished with cafe table and chairs along with teak lounging chairs having canvas backs and seats with teak side tables. Your long range mountaintop sunset views go out 40 to 50 miles on a clear day.
Nightly Rate: $260-$285
You access this Suite from your own private parking and entrance by a gravel path and a single flight of steps up to your own private covered terrace furnished with a hammock, cafe table and chairs, along with large canvas lounge chairs and small acrylic side tables. Located on the sunset side of the Inn you enter your Suite through large sliding doors to a sitting area with an overstuffed slipcovered lounging chair and ottoman with side chairs, small tables and reading lamp. There are two large closets and a full dresser, with a sleeping area that has a honey pine pencil post queen bed with side tables and reading lamps. The full bath has hardwood floors. From your sleeping area and sitting area you have direct long range sunset views that go out 40 to 50 miles on a clear day.
Nightly Rate: $245-$265
The Spruce Treehouse is accessed from your private parking up three flights of steps to your private balcony that is furnished with potted ferns in terra cotta pots, folding teak lounging chairs with canvas backs and bottoms and teak folding tables. You enter through sliding doors to plush wall to wall carpeting throughout, a king bed, large closet and full dresser, a hall back to a large full bath with a large window with beautiful views into the woods. From the main part of the accommodation you have magnificent long range sunset views that go out 30 to 40 miles on a clear day from your sleeping area and from your private deck. The Fire Mountain Treehouses are the most private and secluded accommodations of the Inn.
The Sassafras Treehouse is hibernation at its best. The coziest of our Treehouse accommodations of the Inn, you access by scaling two flights of steps to a small private deck that is furnished with solid folding teak furnishings of tables and lounge chairs with canvas backs and bottoms. There is wall to wall carpeted comfort with a king sleeping area and large closet with full dresser and full bath. From your sleeping area and your private deck you have sunset views that go out 30 to 40 miles on a clear day, true mountain luxury sitting in and around the treetops of Fire Mountain.
Nightly Rate: $215-$235
The Laurel Suite Treehouse is accessed from your private parking by an elevated boardwalk through the woods that leads to two areas of your accommodation that are connected by a common wrap around deck. You enter the first area to find a king bedroom with a chaise lounge sitting area and floor reading lamp, and a shower bath with a large sunset view window. The second room consists of a sitting area, dining area and a small kitchenette for refreshments. From one part of your wrap around deck you have long range sunset views that go out 30 to 40 miles on a clear day from the hammock and folding teak furnishings. From the other part of the wrap around deck and an extension of that deck you have beautiful views into the woods from maple rocking chairs, tables and benches, all clinging enchantingly to the side of Fire Mountain.
Nightly Rate: $245-$265
This is our coziest Cabin and is scaled for only two persons. You enter from your private parking down one flight of steps to a stone walkway around to a large covered terrace that is furnished with solid maple tables and chairs with rocking chairs and side tables. You enter this terrace Cabin through a solid glass wood door or sliding doors to a room with a large and deep two person Jacuzzi tub floating and elevated above floor level in the middle with views out across your covered terrace to a six acre meadow and woods beyond, very private and cozy. There is a queen sleeping area with dressing area and dresser, a fully equipped kitchen with all paper products provided, a dining area scaled for two, a sofa scaled for two with side tables, reading lamp and coffee table, VCR, a windowed shower bath and post mounted charcoal grill adjacent to terrace.
This plan is such that there are three rooms with each room having cathedral ceilings. The first room is your living, dining and small kitchen area with everything focused toward a hand laid story book fireplace made of native stone, with the hearth of the fireplace at floor level and above the fireplace the stone stacks to the top of the cathedral ceiling. We set your first fire for you. Focused toward the fireplace is a sleeper sofa. The second room is the Jacuzzi room with a very large and deep two person Jacuzzi tub recessed at floor level. The third room is the bedroom with queen bed and a private windowed shower bath. These three rooms come off of a small foyer which opens out to a large front porch which has a two person swing, rocking chairs, side tables and complimentary split firewood in a bin, VCR and a post mounted charcoal grill is just off of the front porch.
Our most romantic three room Cabin with distant sunset mountain views from your living, dining and small kitchen area where everything is focused toward a hand laid fireplace made of native stone, with the hearth of the fireplace at floor level and the stone above the hearth stacking to the top of the cathedral ceilings. There is a queen sleeper sofa in front of the fireplace. The middle room has a large and deep two person Jacuzzi tub recessed at floor level, with an adjacent bedroom with queen bed along with a private windowed shower bath. All three rooms open to a small foyer that opens to a front porch with complimentary split firewood, rocking chairs and a swing for two with long range mountain views to the North and East.
Nightly Rate: $275-$315
This plan is such that everything is in one very large vaulted ceiling great room with everything focused toward the raised hearth hand laid fireplace made of native stone so that you can see and enjoy the fireplace from everything that you are doing in the Cabin. Flooring throughout is white pine planking with sisal and jute overlays, honey pine walls and beaming. You can see and enjoy the fireplace from the honey pine pencil post queen bed and also from the large and deep two person Jacuzzi tub that is elevated above floor level. Directly in front of the fireplace is your living area with large overstuffed slipcovered sleeper sofa with pine side tables, reading lamps and coffee table, dining area scaled for two with honey pine table and chairs, fully equipped cooking kitchen with everything provided down to the paper products. Opening directly off of the great room is a deck with table and chairs and complimentary split firewood for you to burn during your stay.
Nightly Rate: $295-$340
This floor plan is such that everything is in one fantastic great room with cathedral ceilings with all areas focused toward a hand laid fireplace made of native stone with the hearth raised above floor level so that you may see and enjoy the fireplace from your honey pine pencil post queen bed sleeping area and also from the large and deep two person Jacuzzi tub which is raised above floor level. A private windowed shower bath is located directly off the great room. All Cabin plans have VCR. Knotty-pine paneling, pine hardwood floors throughout and honey pine beaming, large cooking kitchen and dining area opens to a furnished deck with table and chairs that connects to a front porch with rocking chairs/side tables and a bin of complimentary split firewood. A post mounted charcoal grill is located just off the porch.
Two bedrooms each having a king bed, a single bed and a full shower bath. There is a very large great room with cathedral ceilings and a large native stone fireplace with a raised hearth. The living area in front of the fireplace consists of a large overstuffed slipcovered lounging couch with overstuffed and slipcovered side chairs, along with a large wood coffee table, side tables and reading lamps. The dining area has a honey pine dining table set for 4 persons that can expand to seat 6 persons. A large scaled cooking kitchen that is fully equipped down to the paper products anchors the other end of the great room with a small back porch with a post mounted charcoal grill. Outside you have a very large deck furnished with a table and chairs, lounge chairs and a four-person hot tub.
5 on July 04, 2014
Fire Mountain was the exact place I had been searching for! Very private and secluded! Beautiful place surrounded by nature's beauty! The staff was so friendly.i felt like I had known them forever! I can't wait to go back!
5 on May 30, 2014
Breakfast is an EXPERIENCE. Amazing food and views. The hosts are genuine and really want your stay and experience to be memorable. They are excellent at recommending local activities. We had a great time.
4.8 on August 14, 2013
during our three-weeks road-trip in southern US we choose Fire Mountain as a break to have some days of rest and relaxation. Fire Mountain exceeded our expectations. It is a real magic place, the hosts Hiram and Mathew are very nice, friendly and helpful and are supported by a good team. Thank you very much again for your hospitality!
5 on May 03, 2013
We have returned to our beloved Fire Mountain once again with our three kids (9yo twin girls and 12yo boy) and good dog Bandit. We requested the Hemlock cabin again, because of the expansive floor plan and the Jacuzzi on the back deck. We found the cabin so airy and rustically pristine with the new ...read morewood floors in the main living area and kitchen. The weather was perfect, and things were blooming all over. The five of us spent our late mornings/early afternoons hiking/picnicking in the surrounding area, Standing Indian campground (lunch on Pickens’ Nose has become a family tradition), as well as revisiting such lovely hikes as Whiteside Mountain, which the kids had not experienced before. Our afternoons and evenings were spent soaking in the beauty of Fire Mountain and exploring the property. We were graced with the presence of some beautiful horses on the adjacent farm, as well as some longhorn cattle. In the evenings, with no internet or TV, we just relaxed into our family pattern on the couches surrounding the expansive fireplace, with more Jacuzzi. I highly recommend this unplugged getaway for those of you who have a family that depends a lot on all things digital. Our kids loved it last year, and requested it this year, so that is the best part!
5 on April 25, 2013
We have returned to our beloved Fire Mountain once again with our three kids (9yo twin girls and 12yo boy) and good dog Bandit. We requested the Hemlock cabin again, because of the expansive floor plan and the Jacuzzi on the back deck. We found the cabin so airy and rustically pristine with the new wood floors in the main living area and kitchen. The weather was perfect, and things were blooming all over. The five of us spent our late mornings/early afternoons hiking/picnicking in the surrounding area, Standing Indian campground (lunch on Pickens’ Nose has become a family tradition), as well as revisiting such lovely hikes as Whiteside Mountain, which the kids had not experienced before. Our afternoons and evenings were spent soaking in the beauty of Fire Mountain and exploring the property. We were graced with the presence of some beautiful horses on the adjacent farm, as well as some longhorn cattle. In the evenings, with no internet or TV, we just relaxed into our family pattern on the couches surrounding the expansive fireplace, with more Jacuzzi. I highly recommend this unplugged getaway for those of you who have a family that depends a lot on all things digital. Our kids loved it last year, and requested it this year, so that is the best part!
5 on January 29, 2013
My husband and I just returned from our 15th stay at Fire Mountain. When we first started visiting this wonderfut resort, we stayed for a long weekend and we have grown to love it so much it has morphed into week-long stays. We always like to stay in the cabin, "Hemlock." It is a spacious cabin with warm honey-pine walls, great new flooring, full kitchen and a large stone fireplace. But, by far, our favorite feature is the hot tub that sits on a large deck with a beautiful view. There is nothing better than sitting in a hot tub in the winter, looking at the view and knowing that there is a roaring fire to warm you up when you make the dash back inside! We enjoy the quiet and the privacy. The staff is quietly attentive and our every need was met. We also enjoy the fact the location is so secluded and quiet. Every day life is crazy. But, when we come to Fire Mountain, we can get away from all the demands on our time and reconnect with each other. At the end of our stays we are always refreshed and sad to leave! The hosts, Matthew and Hiram, are always warm and professional. We look forward to seeing and chatting with them upon our arrival (and departure!). They make us feel welcome and "at home." If you want a quiet, secluded place to get away from the stress of our world today, this is the place to go!! Jo & Jerry
4.4 on January 02, 2013
We’ve been here multiple times and appreciate the consistency in setting and staff. Don’t be suspicious of these multiple positive comments from essentially every guest. I know from experience that the writers are describing their stay accurately. My experience is with the cabins, but I am certain that all accommodations excel in their categories. The site is a quiet getaway where you can visit with the few others you might see, or you can be assured of absolutely privacy. Stay away if you are looking for televisions and human noise. Do not look for a telephone or alarm clock. The drive, the paths, the art gallery, the views, chairs and bonfire: attention to detail abounds. Your hosts aim to please and can guide you to the abundant nearby scenery or any shopping you need. The support staff will unobtrusively embellish your stay. I see no room for improvement and always look forward to my next stay at Fire Mountain.
4.8 on November 06, 2012
Nancy & I stayed the last weekend in October with the leaves at the end of their color. The sunset from our westward Spruce villa was wonderful, as was the food, hospitality from Hiram and Matthew. If you are there for romance ask for the Honeymoon champagne/strawberries: what a great way to start off your visit. We loved the property and plan to return.
5 on October 31, 2012
My new husband and I stayed in a cabin at Fire Mountain for our honeymoon. All I can say is WONDERFUL!!! The location and views are breath taking; highly recommend the breakfast delivery and Saturday night bonfire. Hiram and Mathew were great from check in to check out. Will be going back as soon as possible.
4.6 on October 23, 2012
Our second visit at this hidden gem was as wonderful as the first. Close to excellent shopping and dining in Highlands NC yet the 300+ acre property is beautiful and enjoying nature without tv and radio really allows you to wind down. Hiking, waterfalls nearby as are other outdoor activities, and the morning breakfasts are great. The proprietors are great and can help guests tailor activities with their extensive knowledge. Hate to let others in on this gem!
Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Biltmore House, White Water Rafting, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Blue Ridge Parkway, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, BBQ grill, Board games, Desk, Library, Spa, Telephone, Washer/dryer, Wi-Fi , Massage and Yoga available, Championsip Golf course near-by, Springs, streams, ponds, waterfall & hiking trails, Concierge Service, Online Booking through our website www.firemt.com, Fishing, Whitewater Rafting, Horseback Riding near
Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance
Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, massage available, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , (advance notice)