Escape to Your Private Mountain Lodge

Precipice Private Lodge

Welcome to Precipice Private Lodge nestled between Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina. We invite you to escape, explore and savor the extraordinary experiences we have to offer in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina. Our premier luxury mountain estate provides a distinct wellness-focused lodge with exclusive full property rental and private spa amenities. Unlike traditional rentals, we provide a dedicated personal innkeeper to ensure every moment of your stay is impeccable.

Whether you’re planning a vacation or special event, Precipice Private Lodge provides a serene backdrop for your personalized retreat. Customize your stay with a package theme of Spa, Wellness or Adventure each including enhancements and curated itineraries for a truly personalized experience. Our vision is to offer a sanctuary to unplug and reconnect with the serenity nature provides ensuring each guest feels nurtured and replenished during their stay. 

The Estate

Precipice Private Lodge has been crafted to evoke the essence of an idyllic mountain retreat. With six suites and bespoke spa amenities, our lodge promises unmatched comfort. From its grand stone fireplaces and antique furnishings to its distinctive accent walls and observatory towers, every detail has been elaborately crafted for your luxurious stay!

The Precipice Experience

Water, wellness and wander form the Precipice Triangle, allowing guests a chance to unwind, revitalize, and foster personal growth throughout their stay. The unique nature of these elements provides guests an environment for renewal, exploration, and enlightenment.

Water

Water’s Essence

The meditative sounds of our waterfalls, babbling brooks and fountains, will have you immersed in the water’s essence throughout your stay.

Wellness

Cultivate Your Wellbeing

Cultivate and prioritize your well-being in a retreat setting at our onsite wellness spa. Connect with nature and nurture your body and mind.

Wander

Endless Exploration

Surrounded by hundreds of acres of national forest the property boasts endless exploration. Located along the Chattooga River, guests will find many exceptional hiking trails, waterfalls, and striking rockfaces to spark their curiosity and sense of adventure.

Wellness

Water’s Essence

The meditative sounds of our waterfalls, babbling brooks, and fountains, will have you immersed in the water’s essence throughout your stay.

Cultivate Your Wellbeing

Cultivate and prioritize your well-being in a retreat setting with wellness focused events, classes, workshops, and treatments. Connect with nature and nurture your body and mind.

Endless Exploration

Surrounded by hundreds of acres of national forest the property boasts endless exploration. Located along the Chattooga River, guests will find many exceptional hiking trails, waterfalls, and striking rockfaces to spark their curiosity and sense of adventure.

 

STAY

Precipice Private Lodge promises relaxation, rejuvenation, and unforgettable memories. With concierge services, enhancements and optional curated itineraries, we strive to exceed your expectations and create a truly memorable experience to unplug and connect with nature.

Spa

Discover pure relaxation with our Spa  theme, where your pampering journey is personalized to perfection. Enjoy a tailored spa retreat featuring massages, foot soaks and more. Relax in our private spa amenities, including a steam room, sauna, cold plunge and hot tub, for an unforgettable escape.

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Adventure

Explore the great outdoors with our Adventure theme. Enjoy fly fishing, kayaking and trail hiking in the stunning Nantahala National Forest. Allow our team to plan a weekend getaway perfect to entertain your group. Then unwind with our luxury spa amenities after a day of adventure.

Wellness 

Experience the ultimate retreat with our Wellness theme. Let our team craft the perfect weekend for you focusing on your health and harmony. Choose from options like private yoga classes, sound healing sessions and wellness cooking classes all designed to help you reset and rejuvenate your wellbeing.

Amenities

Your Key to Luxury

Discover the amenities that make your stay at Precipice unforgettable. Click on the images to explore the details of what awaits you.

Interiors

Relish in the beauty and comfort of our lodge's interior spaces.

Exteriors

Explore the natural beauty of our lodge's surroundings and outdoor spaces.

Wellness Spa

Experience rejuvenation at our on-site spa.

Surrounding Area

Embark on adventures in the picturesque Chattooga River Valley and beyond.

The History of Precipice

Once known as the historic Bears Den Lodge in the 1960s, Precipice Private Lodge has a rich heritage with its foundation and grounds carved out of the bedrock of Blackrock Mountain. The lodge stood as a sanctuary in the midst of nature, holding memories and stories within its walls. Years later, in the 1990s, our founder went on a leadership retreat here inspiring an intimate connection with the space. Decades later, the lodge has undergone a transformative evolution, returning full circle to its roots as a retreat center. By embracing its historical significance, our vision is to preserve the lodge’s heritage while creating a haven that epitomizes luxury and comfort within the depths of nature. The distinctive rock structure at the heart of our lodge symbolizes the Precipice Triangle of Water, Wellness & Wander, serving as a guiding principle for our rejuvenating ethos.