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Whatever you're into we can make it happen.  Mountain Biking, Climbing, Site Seeing, Hiking, Motorcycle Riding.

Let us know Prior to your visit so we can make it happen

It is no secret that the Pisgah National Forest provides the perfect backdrop for some of the most lively and adventurous riding in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can make your ride through Pisgah superior by staying in the heart of one of the most scenic routes in the area, Cruso Rd. With a stream (Big East Fork) to the front of the Cottage and mountains to the back there is no shortage of scenery. The Apple House was constructed in 1915 and is ideally situated along the Pigeon River. Being built into the side of a mountain helped to regulate temperatures for better preserving of the apples. The orchards which once flourished have since diminished due to an outbreak of Fire Blight. Today there remains 10 trees which are being attentively cared for and brought back to health. Restorations to this alluring property were completed in Summer of 2015 and have left the house accessible for avid riders, hikers, bikers and families alike. While sleeping up to 4 people, more if you don't don't mind bringing your tent. it has all the creature comforts of home such as cable, Wi-Fi, gourmet kitchen, and plenty of parking. Let us make your stay in the Pisgah Forest a memorable one! 

We the Hosts are located right next door so feel free to come over for breakfast of farm fresh eggs and the works or anything else you need.

A camp fire is always welcomed

Guides and Tours


Why The Apple House?

Wade in the beautiful clear East Fork of the Pigeon River just across the road.
Hike the East Fork Trail only 3 miles up the river.
Hike Cold Mountain a very formidable, tough hike.
Cruise the Blue Ridge Parkway with its scenic overlooks
Hike Shining Rock, 3.5 miles of all up but well worth the views.
Mountain bike Pisgah National Forest, Black Mountain trail is insane.

Or take it easy to Dupont State Forest world renowned for it's beautiful waterfalls and mountain biking.
And then there is Asheville, Just an incredible place to visit only 40 minutes away. You can go the scenic route over Pisgah Mountain via 276 ( highly Recommended )  or interstate.

Washer and Dryer
Full Refridgerator
Ice Maker 
Linens/Towels Provided 
Complete Kitchen

What to do

The Apple House in Cruso