The 33-acre Hawkesdene Estate not only offers exceptional facilities for your wedding, reunion or group retreat, our secluded cove is the ideal setting in the scenic mountains of Western North Carolina – a quiet escape in the beautiful forests near Andrews and Murphy, NC.
Stroll along the tree-lined gravel roads meandering through the property, walk the nature trails along Phillips Creek, hike to the Hawkesnest Pavilion with its view of the grounds and surrounding countryside, make the one-mile hike into the Nantahala National Forest to the Hidden Waterfall, or just sit in a swing out at the arbor and enjoy the lush surroundings, peace and tranquility at Hawkesdene.
The gardens and grounds invite you to leisurely discover their beauty. The estate is a picturesque blending of manicured grounds, fabulous vegetable and herb gardens, fruit trees, blueberry, blackberry and raspberry bushes, pastures and woodlands. You'll stroll along quiet paths that weave their way to a secluded waterfall or through the surrounding hills, and find yourself high above the estate gazing across the mountain tops.
A one-mile hike into the Nantahala National Forest leads to this beautiful waterfall.