We were looking to unplug from city life and reconnect with nature. William came down to greet us and orient us to the property. We enjoyed our conversations with him! The Yurt is adorable. It's a well-stocked, comfortable little place, with an outdoor charcoal grill , indoor camp cookstove, plenty of propane, indoor sink and spring water, and a small wood burning stove (that we didn't use). The kitchen is outfitted with dishes and cookware. William thoughtfully added warm blankets which came in handy. The outhouse was about 35 paces from the camp fire ring. The view was incredible, being in the middle of a ravine, with a meadow on one side and a wall of trees on the other, and a stream running through the middle. We loved watching the stars pop out one by one at night and the crisp mornings were a welcome change from our hot summer. We took a nice nature walk where we found mushrooms, feathery ferns, thick moss covered rocks, countless Black Walnut trees full of walnuts, and the biggest elms we'd ever seen. The late summer flowers were in full bloom attracting lots of pollinators, especially hummingbirds. We took many pictures to remember our visit, but one thing that was hard to capture was the sound. It was so quiet except for the sounds of nature, a bubbling brook passing by the yurt, the many blue jays flying back and forth across the meadow, the endless symphony of crickets and toads, and the occasional night time howl of the coyotes. Venturing into Historic Marshall for a few hours, we found a few interesting items at the local charity store, My Sister's Place. A block down we enjoyed a couple of good brews on the rooftop deck of Madison County Brewing overlooking French Broad River and talking to a local doing the same. Lunch was at Zuma Cafe which made a delicious Reuben and Cobb Salad topped off with a Dirty Iced Chai. We took a long, winding, scenic drive along River Road all the way to Asheville afterwards. This was just what the doctor ordered!