From the serenity of the placement atop the secluded drive, to the peaceful pond to the gentle sounds of nature we were never more relaxed or 'at home' than at Duck Inn. The 1 bedroom was all we needed but with our 8-10 visitors for BBQ (on an amazing, new grill no less) the open floor plan was perfect to accomodate! The kitchen was fully stocked with all the pots and pans needed to whip of any meal you need to feed just two or an Army. The outdoor wrap-around deck was perfect for the morning cups of coffee, reading a book or just seeking the solitude of the trees or just quietly watching the pond below. We caught (and gently returned) some Salamanders to show the grandchildren and were able to spot some Koi and other teeming life in the large pond. We found the cabin perfectly 'rustic' with hot water and even AC that we didn't have to use! There were two other beds (hide-a-way and a futon) that we didn't need but will on a future trip. All in all we couldn't have been happier! The pictures don't do this place justice with all the amenities/conveniences it offered, though we were still please it represented well how perfectly nestled and secluded it was but close enough to Tim Clark if we needed him. He was the perfect host and very gracious. Our family ended up living only 2 miles from this place so it was perfect for our needs, but the drive to Clayton, Downtown Franklin, Bryson City, Dillard (and even Cherokee would be doable) for Rafting, Antiquing, Gem Mining, or just sightseeing is ideal!
Thank you again, Tim! We will definitely be back!
Alan and Michelle
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