Welcome to On the Windfall!
On the Windfall is a true rural, mountain escape. We are an owner managed vacation destination located in the beautiful, Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. These charming mountain cottages are centrally located to many attractions, and festivals within the tri-state area including North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Breathtaking, Ashe County has long been known as the “Lost Province”. This is where Appalachian traditions remain frozen in time. The natural beauty of this area includes abundant wildlife, wildflowers, awesome long range views, picturesque farms and magnificent starry nights. Big Horse Creek and Helton Creek offer some of the best fly fishing in the state. The historic and beautiful New River is just a short drive away.
On the Windfall offers 3 cottages nestled within a 215 acre private mountain top farm. There is an assortment of pasture pals, including sheep, a donkey, a wild pony and Scottish Highland cows. Gather farm-fresh eggs. Hiking, fishing, birding, feeding the animals are all right here at the Windfall. This rural retreat offers common gathering pavillion overlooking a beautiful spring-fed, stocked trout pond complete with a large rock fireplace, deep seating, a rocking patio and restrooms.
The property includes a diverse topography of wilderness to explore and discover. Big Horse Creek is a short hike through Fern Gully. Two Rock Top is a ridge at almost 4,000 ft in elevation. Relax, breathe, look up to the night sky. When was the last time you saw the Milky Way? It is a place where the air smells fresh; the water is always cold and as clear as the night sky that twinkles with an infinite display of colorful stars. Listen closely to the cluck of wild turkeys. See the swift darting of White-tailed deer, the occasional distant hoot of a Barred Owl in the night, a song of a Bullfrog, and the symphony of the wind. There is the trickling and gurgling of streams and then of course, the silence. Wildflowers, including the rare Gray’s Lily are abundant. Marked hiking trails were created that include high ridges with large rock formations, fern laden paths along streams, and wetland trails through 5 foot tall Cinnamon Ferns to a beautiful spring fed pond.