North Carolina April 30, 2017
Most People Don’t Know There’s A Fountain Of Youth Hiding Deep In North Carolina’s Woods
What if you could discover the fountain of youth? While many think of this as fairytale fiction, some believe certain waters carry healing properties greater than your average glass of H20. While you might not be ‘forever young’ this one bubbling spring in North Carolina promises you’ll at least be ‘forever healthy.’
At The Cabins at Healing Springs all you have to do is pump your own elixir to benefit from the magic of this mysterious spring. Here, ‘the fountain of youth’ is more than just a saying. For years, people have traveled to the small North Carolina town of Crumpler for water deemed the 'best tonic' by folklore and said to have healing powers.
The spring was first discovered in 1884 and its healing powers have persisted through a century. From poison ivy and indigestion to more serious issues, it seemed there was something special about this fresh mountain water pulsing from the ground. Between 1889 and 1899, the water from here was shipped across the U.S. by Capt. V. Thompson. Locals knew of its magic and carried it in large bins; visitors soon arrived and eventually a resort was established. As the years went on (and even a fire on-site dodged), it became known as The Cabins at Healing Springs.
If you decide to stay overnight, you won't even have to worry about pumping your own magic water. In each cabin, pitchers are placed on the bedside table filled to the brim. The website says of the water, "The natural spring known as "Healing Spring" is purported to have healing abilities and rumored to have cured everything from poison ivy to rheumatism, indigestion to ulcers. Between 1889 and 1899, the distribution of the water from Healing Springs played an interesting part of Ashe County's history and development. Local tradition has held steadfast for over 100 years that the waters have curative powers."
Maybe it's not just the water here the does the healing, but also the gorgeous mountain surroundings. Sure, you have the benefit of a magic elixir right at your disposal, but you also have the elixir of nature trails, rustic scenery, cozy cabins, and a simple exit from the day-to-day of reality. Located nearby the charming mountain town of West Jefferson, you can relax and rejuvenate here, have an adventure and hike all within the same day.
Even if you’re a bit skeptical when it comes to this sort of thing, it still makes for a great day trip or weekend escape…with some magic tonic included!
You’ll find the healing spring at –
1096 E. Healing Springs Road
Crumpler, NC 28617
For more information –
visit their website here
Would you try something like this? Have you heard any other legends of the ‘fountain of youth’ in North Carolina?
For more things to do this summer that involve healing water of the ‘salt and surf’ nature – how about this amazingly
unique beach in North Carolina?