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- Entire cabin
Charming, private log cabin near Lake Tillery, just across the bridge from Swift Island boat launch, and 5 minutes from Stony Mountain Access Area! 2 queen bedrooms, deck views fire pit, woods, pasture; circular drive, easy trailering. No pool, dock, lake access or lake view w/this unit. Pier & shoreline fishing, Uwharrie Forest hiking/ATV trails, Stony Mtn. Vineyards, Morrow Mtn., zipline fun park all w/in 10 min; NC Zoo, Seagrove Pottery 45 min; PGA Pinehurst Golf, CLT Uptown/Airport 1 hr
- Entire cabin
- New London
Beautiful and secluded mountain cabin overlooking Badin Lake in gorgeous North Carolina mountains. Expansive views from 5 stories above the lake, looking towards Uwharrie National Forest. Stairs lead down to dock for fishing, swimming, & relaxing. Enjoy a peaceful visit with only the sounds of nature and the occasional boats driving by. Three bedrooms offer sleeping arrangements for up to 8 guests. Fully stocked kitchen, outdoor grill, fast wifi, cable TV. Instagram: @a.frame.of.mind.lake.house
Your guide to Uwharrie
Welcome to Uwharrie
One of North Carolina’s many lush expanses of land, Uwharrie National Forest unfurls across 52,000 acres that straddle three counties. Time slows down in these parts as Mother Nature takes center stage, with the Uwharrie, Yadkin, and Pee Dee rivers bypassing the forest and providing ample opportunity for leisurely water activities like fishing and kayaking. Uwharrie is also one of four national forests in North Carolina, located smack in the state’s center; it’s home to the mountain range of the same name, whose peaks are thought to have been formed by ancient ocean volcanoes.
This area is full of Native American artifacts and other remnants from early residents, including the Town Creek Indian Mound, a prehistoric archeological site near Mount Gilead that has helped researchers understand how the first inhabitants used the land. It’s also home to Morrow Mountain State Park, the largest known prehistoric quarry in North Carolina, with 15 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of bridle trails. Just outside Uwharrie National Forest, you’ll find a handful of wineries, as well as several small towns; among them, Seagrove is lauded for its multitude of pottery studios, while Asheboro, Albemarle, and Troy are where you’ll find many of the area’s vacation rentals.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Uwharrie?
Fall is a beautiful season in North Carolina and the best time to stay in one of Uwharrie’s cabins, as the dense forest in this part of the state promises a tapestry of colors; peak foliage usually hits in October. Crowds are also smaller in fall months than in summer, though summer temperatures are warmer for visiting the forest’s many swimming holes. If you’re coming to Uwharrie to hike, you’ll want to avoid the hottest time of summer, July and August, which also coincides with a spike in visitors.
What are the top things to do in Uwharrie?
Badin Lake Recreation Area
Located within the national forest, Badin Lake is where locals in the know — swimmers, boaters, and anglers among them — take advantage of the substantial day-use facilities, which include a swimming beach, fishing piers, and a picnic pavilion at King's Mountain Point.
North Carolina Pottery Center
The Appalachian region of North Carolina is known for its high-quality craftspeople, many of whom display their creations at the North Carolina Pottery Center, home to one of the largest collections of working potters in the country. In addition to exhibitions and its colorful gift shop, the pottery center hosts summer camps and classes, workshops, and talks devoted to all things clay.
Pisgah Covered Bridge
One of Uwharrie’s most photographed spots is this 54-foot covered bridge, built over the Little River in 1911 for a price of $40; no longer in use, it has collapsed and been rebuilt on more than one occasion, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.