This idyllic mountain paradise includes five gorgeous acres and two creeks with cascading waterfalls, nestled in the gated community of Big Laurel, surrounded by thousands of acres of pristine Great Smokies National Park land! Lot has had an ecological survey completed, naming rare plant and wildlife species present, as well as a full vegetation and bird species catalog. (Report is available and included in attached MLS documents.) Property is located minutes from the charming towns of Waynesville and Maggie Valley as well as Cataloochee Ski Area, Purchase Knob and the Blue Ridge Parkway, and is just a 45 minute hike to the award-winning Swag restaurant and resort! Convenient access to I-40: east to Asheville or west to Knoxville. GATED COMMUNITY, NO DRIVE-BYS! Short-term rentals limited to a minimum of 7 continuous days.