lodge site is northeast of Asheville, about 8 miles from Oteen on the Blue
Ridge Parkway. The map on the inside cover gives complete directions
for getting to the remains.
Many people who
have frequented the area have inquired about the history of the lodge,
which my grandfather built in early 1900. In order to clarify several
misconceptions, I felt it important to pass on what I know, and to publish
some of the pictures I have acquired from my father, Arthur Chase
Ambler, Sr., and from his sister, Barbara Ambler Thorne.
I encourage anyone
with any knowledge or pictures about this area to
in case there is a future edition.
Many thanks go
to Barbara for all her help in gathering the pictures and the information.
A. Chase Ambler,