Tuck Cabins

  Posted on October 05, 2003

These mountain cabins brim with classy touches.
Sarah Pitzer
Special to the Observer

Don't let the word "cabin" mislead you. Although these three are high in the mountains,
overlooking the Tuckasegee River, there's nothing rough or rustic about Tuckaseigee
Valley Vacation Cabins. They were built in the late 1990's, and Wanda Herren decorated
each one thematically with antiques and collectibles.

Mountain Lodge, for instance, has a hunting/fishing theme, Red Roof Cabin contains
antiques from the Herren's grandparents. The Bunk House is done in a cowboy-and -
Indian motif, with pictures, saddles and Western Pottery. Horseshoes serve as towel
holders, wine rack, book ends and lamps. A note left on the refrigerator by a previous
guest says: "There are 108 horseshoes in here."

The grounds include hiking trails, a stocked pond and a fishing pier on the river,
offering the possibility of catching catfish, brim, blue gill, crappie and trout.

Views from the cabins offer glimpses of cows. Beyond the pasture you see rising
mountains.

This is old family property and well-established black walnut, pear and plum trees
still bear fruit.

Although current spelling of the river is"Tuckasegee," the Herrens keep the old
family spelling, "Tuckaseigee," in their title.

The cabins are between Cashiers and Sylva, about three hours west of Charlotte.