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Directions to Isis Cove

Isis Cove is located in Western North Carolina,
one hour west of Asheville near Cherokee
112 Iris Lane, Whittier, NC 28789 (map)

From Asheville:

Take Interstate 40 west toward Canton / Knoxville. Take exit 27 toward Sylva, which puts you on Hwy 74. You will note the exits are descend­ing, and corre­spond with the mile mark­ers (little green signs at the side of the high­way). Look for mile mark­er 76. Just past mile mark­er 76 is Bradley Branch Road — turn right. (Bradley Branch is just before a stor­age unit facil­i­ty with a bill­board adver­tis­ing Guaybitos Restaurant) Go about 2/10 of a mile and turn left onto Iris Lane, which will lead you up into the Isis Cove commu­ni­ty. The first build­ing on your right is the Isis Cove Retreat House. Next to the Retreat House, also on your right, is the Sanctuary where your group will be meet­ing. Pull up in front of the house to unload your card. Someone will meet you and show you where to park. If you wish to pull up direc­tions from the inter­net, our address is 112 Iris Lane, Whittier, NC 28789. Be aware that they make a mistake at the end, howev­er. Do not turn onto Sunset Farms — follow the direc­tions above. Allow one hour from Asheville.

From Atlanta:

Take Hwy 85 north out of Atlanta. At Gainesville, take 985 north, then 441 north. When you reach Franklin, take busi­ness by-pass 441 toward Sylva. At Dillsboro there will be a stop light with a sign indi­cat­ing turn right for Sylva. Do not turn right. Go through the light and then toward Cherokee / Bryson City. You are now on Hwy 74, the Great Smoky Mountains Expressway. You will note the exits are descend­ing, and corre­spond with the mile mark­ers (little green signs at the side of the high­way). Look for mile mark­er 76. Just past mile mark­er 76 is Bradley Branch Road — turn right. (Bradley Branch is just before a stor­age unit facil­i­ty and a bill­board for Guayabitos Restaurant.) Go about 2/10 of a mile and turn left onto Iris Lane, which will lead you up into the Isis Cove commu­ni­ty. The first house on your right is the Isis Retreat House. Directly ahead is a build­ing with a covered deck attached which is where we will be meet­ing. Someone will meet you and show you where to park. Allow 3 hours from Atlanta. If you wish to pull up a map from the inter­net the address is 112 Iris Lane, Whittier, NC 28789. However, please be aware that they make a mistake at the end. Do not turn onto Sunset Farms Road — it will not take you to Isis Cove.

From Knoxville:

On I-40 east — cross into North Carolina and go 27 miles to exit 27, which is Hwy 74 toward Sylva. You will note that the exits are correl­lat­ed with miles and that they descend. The exits for Sylva are 85 and 83. Stay on Hwy 74; at this point you are about 10 minutes from Isis Cove. Look for mile mark­er 76; just past it you will see Bradley Branch Road (just in front of a bill­board for Guayabitos Restaurant). Turn right on Bradley Branch. Go about 1/10 of a mile and turn left onto Iris Lane, which leads up into the Isis Cove commu­ni­ty. The first house on your right is the Isis Cove Retreat House. Pull up in front to unload; some­one will show you where to park your car.

It is possi­ble to get to Isis Cove through Gatlinburg. On the map it looks like a more direct route but it is slow­er — partic­u­lar­ly on week­ends. It's your call but we don't gener­al­ly recom­mend going that way; traf­fic can be very, very slow.

Lodging at and around Isis Cove.

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