Cead Mile Failte, "a hundred thousand welcomes" awaits you at Fairway Lodge. Located within the gated Mill Creek Country Club, this elegantly furnished, open-floor plan Scottish Lodge is decorated in the traditional style of Scotland, where the world-wide, challenging game of golf was born.
Fairway Lodge is a tribute and in remembance of the Scottish immigrants who settled Macon County and North Carolina and to Dr. D Gordan Teall, the Baron of Huntley. Dr. Teall brought the Scottish Tartans Museum to Franklin and many of the museum displays were donated by Dr. Teall. He was a true Scottish gentleman who is remembered fondly in Franklin for always "wearing the kilt" and his dedication to the Scottish Tartans Museum.
The ancestry of our family in American began when David Wemyss left his home in the Wemyss Castle in Scotland for a new life in America. He brought with him, a new bride, and the Scottish traditions that still exist in Macon County and in our family. My grandmother, Kate Agnes Wemyss, shared many of these traditions and old ways of Scotland with her six sons. William Wemyss was her oldest son and my father. Come and share the beauty of the North Carolina mountains and it's Scottish Heritage with us.
Nestled in the majestic Smoky Mountains and overlooking the fairways and greens of Mill Creek's 18 hole championship course, this fully equipped, air conditioned, centrally heated and air conditioned 3 bedroom, 3 bath lodge has accommodations for 8 to 10 guests.
Typical of Scottish lodges, Fairway Lodge has a floor to ceiling natural rock fireplace and high beam catheral ceiling. Additional features are a 42 " flat screen TV, DVD, and high speed internet service that will add comfort and convenience during your stay.
A special feature of Fairway Lodge is the outdoor pavillion, entertainment area for small retreats or outdoor entertaining. The lodge is ideal for wedding guests, holiday gatherings, family reunions, get-togethers with friends and family, small retreats, or your own Scottish summer vacation.
Corporate retreat additional guests can be housed in separate villas located near Fairway Lodge within the Mill Creek gated community.
The clubhouse at Mill Creek Country Club is an ideal choice for your wedding reception or corporate meeting. Have your wedding reception or meeting at the clubhouse and have your guests stay at FAIRWAY LODGE.
Call Betty Merrill today for information on the type of event or vacation you are planning.
Fairway Lodge at Mill Creek Country Club is 4 miles west of Franklin, NC on Highway 64 W. Franklin is a progressive community where the traditional values of home, school, church and civic pride still thrive. Franklin is the country seat of Macon County, a 520 mile area of unsurpassed in scenic beauty.
Within an hour's drive you can explore the cluture of the nation's largest Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, tour the palatial Biltmore Estate of George Vanderbilt, or attend concerts and live stage performaces, art exhibits and other cultural events. Other attractions include Franklin's local Center For The Performing Arts, Smoky Mountain Railroad, Nantahala Outdoor Center (white water rafting) and the Appalachian Trail.