Rare opportunity to own a 44-acre MTN top estate bordered by state wildlife lands & only minutes from Bryson City. This post-and-beam straw bale home, with plaster walls, boasts breathtaking MTN views and a rainforest-like setting. This home's vaulted ceiling vents & concrete flooring breathes cool air through the summer. Warming comfort in the winter is provided by radiant floor heating & a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen is a chef’s dream; dining room opens to a covered/uncovered deck-perfect for entertaining or soaking up the views & the sounds of the river below. In addition to the main house, which is reminiscent of an adobe home, there is a metal-clad guest house & yurt that make entertaining large groups/hosting family vacations easy. Enjoy the private trails through the forest to the banks of the River. Intentionally position yourself moments from the NOC, Fontana Lake, Great Smoky MTN National Park & Appalachian Trl. As John Muir said, “Nature is calling and I must go."