Taking flight over Milima Ranch

Aerial footage provides a glimpse not usually seen of this magnificent property nestled in the Smoky Mountains.

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Private Mountain Getaway

Located in Western North Carolina, Milima (mi-lee-muh) Ranch is a 400 acre private conservancy surrounded by the Smoky Mountains and Pisgah Forest. With a southern exposure and an elevation ranging from 3200ft to 4200 ft, the land provides the ideal setting for two beautifully appointed cabins and miles of groomed trails.

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Luxury Cabins

Our cabins, Moonshine and Milkyway, offer first class accommodation for the discerning traveller looking for a true mountain getaway. Come relax and unwind on one of the many porches that overlook spectacular views of the landscaped gardens and the Great Smoky Mountains. Enjoy cooking in the gourmet kitchen adjacent to the cozy living room with fireplace, cuddle up in the sumptuous beds and just plan on feeling far removed from the grind of everyday life.

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Adventure Awaits

For the adventurous hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, Milima Ranch has an 8 mile network of private trails. Traversing the forest coves and mountain streams, these trails offer a glimpse into the rare biodiversity that exists in the Appalachians. Convenient access to I-40 allows for quick trips to Asheville, Waynesville, Cataloochee, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Nantahallah Gorge. Enjoy sight-seeing, fine dining, shopping, skiing, golfing, fishing, white water rafting, canoeing and zip-lining, all within 40 minutes of Milima Ranch.

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Moonshine Cabin


The luxury of Moonshine cabin is created with all the comforts of home in mind… a gourmet kitchen, old barn wood ceilings, poplar bark walls, cosy furnishings, wood burning fireplace and spacious bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. The tranquility of it’s setting take the senses to a new level, with stunning southern views of the Smoky Mountains, multiple porches overlooking the stream and lush landscaped gardens.

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Milkyway Cabin

Indulge in a restful vacation at Milkyway Cabin, an equally comfortable and beautifully furnished space. Nestled in the same cove as Moonshine, the cabin offers panoramic views that highlight the majesty of the Appalachians and promotes a sense of serenity and escape from the rest of the world.

Max. Occupancy: 6 (including children)

Rates: $325/night; 3 night minimum

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“This property is outstanding. We enjoyed a wonderful 3 days as a family of four. We had plans for exploring the area but soon gave these up to simply enjoy a few days in the mountains, walking the excellent hiking trails on the property and simply relaxing on the several terraces.”

– Duncan D.


“Pictures truly can’t do this beautiful place enough justice. 5 being the highest I could rate this place, I’d still give a 10. Exceptionally clean, luxury to the finest detail: handmade soaps, stainless appliances, luxury bedding, impeccable taste. The property hiking trails are a “must do”. Waynesville is just a short drive away with some quaint shops and restaurants. We were completely surrounded by God’s amazing nature and beauty. Drinking coffee on the screened in back porch was my favorite time of the day. I wanted luxury and by golly I got it! Our family will definitely be back.”

– Marie T.


“We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful place with three kids (aged 11, 8 and 14 Months) and my mother-in-law. The cabin is equipped with everything you need from high-end appliances down to kitchen gizmo’s, tasteful work from local artists and handmade soaps in every bathroom. We enjoyed evenings by the fire pit, cooking on the Webber grill and dining on the covered porch almost every night with stunning mountain views. The cabin worked wonderfully as a family escape but would equally serve as a wonderful, very romantic getaway.”

– Mark P.


“Milima Ranch is secluded and quiet and beautiful. The cabins and surrounding grounds are just beautiful. My very favorite spot was the screened porch. We ate all our meals out there. We read and napped and watched the birds who came to the feeder hanging just off the porch … Goldfinches, indigo buntings, cardinals, doves, chickadees, and many I couldn’t identify. We also hiked the trails on the property … Just beautiful. The kitchen is well appointed and the beds and linens are luxurious. Definitely a 5-star stay!”

– Bruce R.