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The unit was old and permanently dirty. The carpet was awful, the bathrooms appeared to be circa 1980. Appliances and windows appeared to be permanently stained. Check-in people were very helpful. The area is great. The mattresses were new and good.
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We came up here to go somewhere different than Florida. This accommodations are nice, they are comfortable. When we arrived we asked if any two bedroom units were available; they said they could not help us. Theta like nobody here, the lockoff just sat there...More
We enjoyed a mid November timeshare week at Fairway Forest. The unit was clean and well stocked with usual timeshare items. Furniture and countertops were slightly dated, but perfectly fine. Appliances newer. A bit musty upon first entrance, but it gave us a good reason...More
Stayed for 36 hours on our way south. VERY glad we weren't staying longer! It's a long time since we've stayed in such an outdated and shabby timeshare. Frankly it smelled awful. Damp and decaying smell, I suspect mostly from the very old dirty carpets...More
We booked two weeks here. Unit wasn't available until 2 hours after check-in, then it wasn't even clean. Unit is dated and beds aew awful. The second week we received no service, which meant dirty sheets and towels unless we purchased detergent and wash sheets...More
There's a zipline on the Sapphire Resort property called Vordach. It kinda goes across the ski slopes and through the trees. The second line feels the highest. It wasn't super crazy but it was fun and got the adrenaline... More
There's a zipline on the Sapphire Resort property called Vordach. It kinda goes across the ski slopes and through the trees. The second line feels the highest. It wasn't super crazy but it was fun and got the adrenaline going. It was also quite affordable if you're staying at the resort. (There may be a bigger one in Highlands, but it's a good bit more expensive.)
There's no need for a guided tour to hike the area. There are lots of well marked trails, especially in the Gorges State Park. But two books are very helpful, with directions and maps. Kevin Adams "Waterfalls of North Carolina" and Jonny Malloy's "Hiking North Carolina's National Forests." The Malloy book even has maps and two good hikes in Panthertown Valley. We referred to the book a lot.