Descriptive Essay: Windy Gap

Length: 3 Pages 747 Words

This past winter my family and I planned a vacation. After researching many different vacation options, we chose to spend a week in North Carolina. In the heart of the Smoky Mountains, in between the cities of Murphey and Andrews, lies a small town called Nantahala. We rented one of the luxurious cabins the Nantahala Mountain Resort has to offer. I will describe the intricate details of the outdoor scenery, the breath taking views, exterior structure, and the indoor first and second floors of this beautiful cabin called Windy Gap. From the moment we began our trip up the steep and narrow mountain path to our cabin, I began to experience the stunning sites. Cascading waterfalls, hiking trails, and thick forests were a few of the first things that caught our attention. The cascading waterfalls provided a soothing sound and set the tone for a week of tranquility. The hiking trails gave a sense of adventure and excitement. The thick forests were mainly composed of pine trees, which possessed a distinctive aroma. For the first time in my life, I was able to enjoy the beauty of falling sn Continue...


The massive entertainment system included a big screen television, DVDVHS player, and surround system, which went throughout the space. As you walked in one encountered a spacious and extravagant kitchen with all the luxuries imaginable. I have spoken highly about this place to my friends encouraging them to visit this lovely cabin. Additionally, each floor had a wrap around balcony. The experience brought my family closer and I truly miss it. Till this day it has left a lasting memory that I will cherish for the rest of my life. On the north side of the cabin stood a couple of picnic tables and a barbeque grill. The ceilings were fifteen feet cathedral style with oak hardwood floors. There was an extremely comfortable sectional sofa. The Windy Gap featured a spacious two-story Appalachian style log cabin. Surprisingly, the main entrance to this charming cabin was actually on the second floor. In the center of all the rooms was an open space, which was the game room. The cabin was composed of logs and glass windows all throughout.