The area is home to an endless supply of lakes and rivers. Lake Glenville is known for being the highest man-made lake on the east coast at an elevation of 3,492 feet. Having more than a dozen species of fish, it offers plenty to challenge the skill of fishermen. It is perfect for boating and has some of the most coveted shoreline in North Carolina. In front of glorious Bald Rock Mountain sits 55-acre Fairfield Lake. Experience the entire lake along its surrounding hiking trail. There is a sandy beach for sunning and swimming, two docks, a boathouse and a boat rental with good fishing. Whitewater rafting will oblige the brave of heart. With this exhilarating sport, as well as for kayaking, the Nantahala River is known to be one of the best in the Blue Ridge Mountain area. For the more sedate water activist, the passive French Broad River is a wonderful alternative.


Included in our Cabin rental are all of the Member Benefits of the amazing Sapphire Valley Master Association. As our house-guest, you will receive a full ensemble of resort features and benefits:

Come enjoy the cool, clean mountain air at Sapphire Valley. Sapphire Valley Master Association is a complete four season resort amenities complex tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina. Golf, tennis, fine dining, snow skiing, boating, fishing, indoor and outdoor pools and numerous other activities make this the playground for year-round recreational fun.

Sapphire Valley Resort offers all types of activities and amenities for every type of visitor. The resort features a community center and recreation center that houses activities daily for guests. The Community Center is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. There are socials, televisions, a gift shop, trip and event reservations, a library, board games, puzzles, book exchange, area information and special events. The Recreation Center is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. with many amenities for the whole family. Indoor and outdoor pools (outdoor pools are open during the warm season), sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness room, movie rentals, game room, pool tables, ping pong, miniature golf, basketball, air hockey, croquet, tanning beds, horseshoe pits, massage therapy, bicycle rental, various arts & crafts classes, facials, rainy day games and equipment for track activities. Sapphire Valley Master Association charges a $2 per day/per person minimum of 3 days amenity card. Children under 14 have access for free with the supervising paid adult. 

The SVMA is planning to offer a round trip excursion to the Polar Express with discounted tickets every Tuesday as soon as the Polar Express starts. They are also planning a candlelight tour of the Biltmore House on Wednesdays. On Thursdays beginning November 17 and every Thursday thereafter, an excursion to The Flatrock Playhouse for the play "The Christmas Story". They are also planning an excursion to the North Carolina Arboretum for the "Winter Lights' shows.



The mountain area offers exceptional opportunities for the golf enthusiast with approximately 14 golf courses. Most courses are designed by world-renowned course designers.

Highlands Country Club course was designed by Donald Ross.

Cullasaja Club course was designed by Arnold Palmer.

Wade Hampton Golf Club course was designed by Tom Fazio.

Mountain Top Golf & Lake Club designed by Tom Fazio.

Sapphire National Golf Club designed by Ron Garl.

The Country Club of Sapphire Valley designed by George C. Cobbs.


Chile Loco authentic Mexican

Cornucopia Restaurant

Caroline Smokehouse

The Orchard Restaurant

Canyon Kitchen

Gamekeepers Tavern

Farmers Market

The Cork & Barrel Lounge

Sapphire Mountain Brewing Company

Bucks Coffee Cafe



D. Estes Antiques

The Decorative Touch

Ryan & Company

The Catbird Seat

Bounds Cave

Brookings Outfitters

Victoria's Closet


Chattaooga River

Davidson River

Tuckaseigee River

Whitewater River


Chattahooga River Trail

Horsepasture River Waterfalls Hike

Little Green Mountain

Salt Rock

Scaly Mountain

Whiteside Mountain


Dupont State Forest

Issaqueena Forest

Panthertown Valley

Tsali Recreational Area


Silver Run Falls

Whitewater Falls

Rainbow Falls

Bull Pen


Snow skiing and tubing

Lake Fairfield boat dock

Tennis and racquet club

18-hole PGA golf course


Gem mining

Summer concerts

Planned excursions and day-trips

Spa treatments

Kids’ camps

Horseback Riding

Harrah's Casino