Part of our Creek Side accommodations, the six Mountain Laurel rooms are accessible only by foot via a broad boardwalk from the Main Lodge, where guests arrive and park. Mountain Laurel rooms are similar to the six Evergreen rooms below them in a variety of respects: size, decor, layout, king-size bedding, private bathroom, monitor/DVD (movies only, no programming), high-speed wireless internet, exterior entrance & covered deck with creek side views. But they differ in key ways: vaulted cathedral ceilings, creating a more open ambiance; hardwood versus sheet rock ceilings, offering a warmer texture; higher elevation views; more closet & shelf space; a mini-refrigerator and sleeping lofts for children or groups needing additional bedding. While guests are invited to arrive as early as noon, the published check-in time is 4:00. Exclusively for guests staying Creek Side, Evins Mill offers limited bellhop service - from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on day of arrival and from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on day of departure.
For those with mobility issues, it should be noted that all Mountain Laurel rooms feature more than a few steps to access, some more than others. Those in the Lockhart guest house are closest and require the fewest steps, featuring a 5-foot elevation change & 10 steps to navigate over a 50-foot expanse. Mountain Laurel rooms in the Lawrence guest house feature a 15-foot elevation change & 26 steps to navigate over a 150-foot expanse. Mountain Laurel rooms in the Webb guest house are furthest and require the most steps, featuring a 25-foot elevation change & 42 steps to navigate over a 250-foot expanse.