The Smithmore Castle is a 121 acre private mountain estate located on top of English Knob in Spruce Pine, North Carolina with unlimited views of the Great Smokey Mountains. The 12,000 square foot mansion has 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms. It includes a billiards room, a 'starlight' bar, Tuscan themed lounge and a commercial kitchen. The large main dining room accommodates seating for 20 with a fireplace and ceiling frescos. There is also a wine cellar with private dining, a large courtyard with fountain, huge portico, giant great room with marble floors featuring a massive 3 story stone fireplace and a 8' Swarovski crystal chandelier. The two main bedrooms connect to the four story towers, each of which contain its own private hot tub. At an elevation of 3688 ft., the 'Castle in the Sky' offers one of the most amazing views in North Carolina with a spectacular 270 degree view of Mount Mitchell, Toe River Valley, the Eastern Continental Divide and multiple layers of mountain ranges. A 3000 square foot building known as Crown Hall with beautiful views of its own, is nestled in the woods below the main house. Crown Hall boasts a commercial kitchen, a gym, banquet hall, bride room, separate men's and ladies restrooms, and was specifically designed for hosting weddings, receptions and events. Numerous trails allow for mountain biking, hiking and exploration of the many caves located throughout the estate. Conveniently located 5 minutes from Avery County Airport, Smithmore's private hangar can accommodate up to small turbo-prop aircraft. Downtown Spruce Pine is just a few minutes away and has award winning fine dining. The Castle is just 10 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 30 minutes from Beech and Sugar Mountain ski resorts, and 45 minutes from Asheville and Boone, Smithmore Castle is the ideal setting for weddings, meetings, family gatherings, corporate retreats, celebrity, private guests, or any special event.