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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.

Navigable Map of the Area


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