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The new Summit House and adjacent Mine Tavern are bold and ambitious entrées, and both are models of subtly and understatement. Throughout the clubhouse campus are distinctive furnishings handcrafted by friends of Balsam Mountain, and from materials found on-site. One of the true treasures is an 18-foot, hand crafted dining table adjacent to the glass-walled wine cellar — cut from an old growth red oak tree. This piece, like so many others, has a story.
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Dining is an all-day affair at the clubhouse — where members and guests comfortably meander from the Mine Tavern to the Summit House, and back again. But the Summit House is surely the main attraction. It’s an active and engaging space, with a grand main dining room anchored by a sleek two-story fireplace, a long cantilevered terrace that spills outside with views that rival the menu, as well as a private dining room and wine cellar.
As with everything that is Balsam, seeing is believing. And as always, God is in the details, which are nuanced, minimalistic, and executed to perfection. The careful eye and delicate touch are rewarded with flawless materials transitions, bold yet delicate design, and everywhere, a confident, light touch. All this creates a clean and warmly inviting setting that lets the cuisine take center stage.
Throughout the clubhouse campus are distinctive furnishings handcrafted by friends of Balsam Mountain, and from materials found on-site. One of the true treasures is an 18-foot, hand crafted dining table adjacent to the glass-walled wine cellar — cut from an old growth red oak tree. This piece, like so many others, has a story.
A long two-sided bar, half inside, half outside, is a bar you should take seriously. But at the Mine Tavern, the only serious attention is paid to handcrafted cocktails, a long pull on a local brew or deciding what to put in that chilled glass. To fuel the day’s activities or refresh afterward, a hearty and healthy menu always seems to satisfy.
Forgot an essential? Famished and in need of a grab-and-go nibble? An ice cream treat? Market serves up all the essentials and sinful little luxuries one could want. Close. Convenient. Easy.
Imagine you’re hiking in the wilderness and around a turn in the road smoke curls from a stone chimney. Wait, 10 chimneys. An old mining camp? It would appear so, but soon laughter floats by on a breeze. You’ve happened upon a treasure, one that is uniquely Balsam. Here are seven apparently ramshackle cabins that are actually luxurious bungalows that surround a great house — the Boarding House. Wide plank floors and screen doors squeak, deliberately. The finishes are rustic, worn and smooth to the touch. This is a place of imperfect perfection.
The Boarding House is an amenity primarily reserved for the owners and guests enjoying our cozy mountain cabins — it’s a place to gather, stretch out, work and play. It plays host to brunches and dinners that are always the highlights each season on the mountain.
Enjoy a fractional ownership of a fully appointed mountain cabin that sits at 3,700 feet in elevation. Our Boarding House Cabins come complete with a modern kitchenette, a luxurious bath, mountain-inspired furnishings, a stone fireplace, and more.