407 Laurel Springs is paradise in so many ways it is difficult to capture in words. The four acre property is part old homestead, and part ecosystem of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It features a two bedroom installed septic system in a one acre house seat clearing along with a rustic stream side cabin in the forested back section of the property. The details of the secluded property are what make this "Paradise" a one of a kind on the market today. One feels the cultural connection to our mountain heritage through an apple barn constructed over a century and a half ago of now extinct Chestnut logs, plus a chimney from a long gone cabin standing nearby. The freshly graveled drive meanders along a Tennessee fieldstone wall and curves back to access the clearing. From the furthest reaches of the drive, a trail breaks through another fieldstone wall and leads to a natural setting along Greenbrier Creek. The biodiversity of this forested zone include lady slippers, over 20 tree varities and old growth Catawba and Rosebay Rhododendrons. The trail leads to a rustic secluded cabin along the mountain stream with National Park Boundary signs visible across the creek. It is a well constructed cabin, with a loft and screened-in porch, channeling the days of Henry David Thoreau. It boasts wood flooring, quality casement windows, wood stove, an unused compost toilet, is of recent build and a classy keeper. Greenbrier Creek's headwaters begin on the flanks of Maddron Bald above 4300' elevation. By the time it flows past the rustic cabin in paradise, at 1940' elevation, it has developed into a premiere brook trout stream. The sound of the rushing waters enjoyed form the cabin's screened-in deck is sensational. Laurel Springs is convenient to Gatlinburg (with no steep approach to Highway 321), the Foothills Parkway, Newport and I40. No other properties offer over 250' of brook trout water with a blank slate area to utilize.
† Based on a 30-year fixed rate of 3.38% with 20% down. The estimated payment is offered for convenience and is not an offer of credit. Due to market fluctuations, interest rates are subject to change at any time and without notice. Interest rates are also subject to credit and property approval based on secondary market guidelines. The rates shown are based on average rates for our best qualified customers. Your individual rate may vary. Rates may differ for FHA, VA or jumbo loans.