"Mountain getaway with the kids" After a full day of touring
Biltmore or rafting or caving or tubing or mining we would ask the kids what they wanted to do and they
always said "Go Home!" That is what Lodge truely felt to us, like home. Everything we needed was there, from
toys and games to entertain the kids to wine glasses and the wonderful hottub. The house was so spatious we
never felt cramped. There was plenty of towels, dishes and all the little extra's that came in so handy. Like
spices, tuperware containers, the ice maker and sandwich bags for our picnic lunches. The interior was
decorated so beautifuly, I picked up a few ideas to use in my own home. My favorite thing was having coffee
every morning on the porch listening to the nature all around. Thanks for the memories.
- The Brown Family, Ontario, Canada
My son's wedding at The Biltmore---------------a horse drawn carriage delivering a beautiful bride, a spectacular
fireworks show, an awesome band, dancing the night away and going home to Mountain Laurel
Lodge-------------perfect. The Lodge is spacious with wonderful beds, linens, and towels. The kitchen has top
of the line appliances, dishes, spices, and cooking utensils, which made entertaining out of state guests with a
wedding morning brunch easy. The babies were easy to accommodate with a crib, pack and play, bathtub, gates,
playroom with toys, and playground. The TV made watching our prewedding college football game great. (our favorite
team won just to enhance our big day!) Stephanie thought of everything, even flashlights! And of course, the hot
tub and wine in this private setting added to our enjoyment!
- The Stucky family, Matthews, NC
"Relax and Enjoy!"
My sister and our two sisters-in-law started an annual
"sisters" trip last year. For our second trip we decided on asheville. After reviewing many properties in the
asheville area, we chose the Lodge. The house was great! Very spacious; we each has our own bedroom- so much
better than sharing two hotel rooms. The house was in a beautiful wooded setting. We loved getting up (late)
each morning and drinking our coffee out on the back porch, listening to all kinds of nature sounds. Some
evenings we relaxed with wine and cheese on the front porch. The house was well equipped with paper products,
kitchen ware (including 2 coffee pots), plenty of towels, Dvd's, Tv's in every room, books and games. Overall
it was a very comfortable and relaxing experience.
- L Rockford, Atlanta, GA
"Great Girls Getaway"
We booked this home for a 40th birthday girls weekend. It was
spectacular. The home is beautiful and spacious and was far more economical that getting 3 or 4 hotel rooms.
We enjoyed the hot tub every evening and took advantage of purchasing tickets for the Biltmore estate from
the owners. That in itself was a great deal - we got 2 days for the price of one including the wine tasting!
Stephanie was amazing. We had an emergency our last day there and we called her at 5am to find the nearest
hospital. She was incredibly sweet helping us out even though we called at such an ungodly hour. We are all
talking about coming back with our families. We didn't bring kids this trip, but the kid room is super cute
and I know my kids would love it! I would highly recommend this property to anyone visiting the asheville
- Dawn D., Jacksonville NC
"Many Thanks for Four Wonderful
We just got back from a magical four-day reunion of three
army buddies who used to be lieutenants and roommates in Heidelberg, Germany...44 years ago!! Our wives have
accompanied us on our last four get-togethers and pretend to listen to our war stories while they plot their
next shopping trip... the Lodge is fabulous, and lives up to every expectation. It is well appointed,
spacious, and well supplied with cookware and tableware to handle just about any crowd. We had a fabulous
time there!! We purposely came to ashville in December to tour the Biltmore Mansion, which was spectacularly
decorated, just as we expected.
- Gene, Cross Junction, VA
"Great kid friendly vacation
I just got back from a fantastic stay at the Lodge and I can't
say enough what a wonderful time we had. The house is perfect for families or groups with children to get
away, as it comes equipped with plenty of toys, games, and supplies (baby gates, high chair, etc.). With the
luxurious beds, hot tub, and full kitchen, the house is also great for adults. Can't wait to stay there again
in the future!
- The Ackerlys, Chapel Hill, NC
"It was the perfect vacation home and everyone was happy!"
We enjoyed our stay at your beautiful home in it's beautiful
location. We are a family with 7 adults and one 6 month old. Everyone
was happy. The home was fully equipped - games, movies, every kitchen gadget and tool that we needed. The
baby had everything she needed - stroller, highchair, bath. And much more!
The owners were very responsive to our needs. I specifically enjoyed watching the birds build a nest in the wreath that is
outside on another deck. I had never seen a white squirrel before this trip, either. We would definitely return to this vacation rental.
- Jean & Nicholas, Bismarck,
"It was an experience that satisfied every age group in our
we all returned home safely with fond memories of our visit to
asheville/hendersonville area. the location of the lodge enable us to appreciate the many activities in
the area. "sliding rock" was a big hit, 'looking glass falls" on our return trip, golf, bowling and other
we were impressed with the lodge. everything you possibly need was available. the message chair and the hot tub
were very popular, also the front and back deck area. we'd gather there,in the evening, for a drink or two. it was
the fireworks, for the 4th of july, were spectacular and our overall experience of the festivities was great.
i could go on forever, but the conclusion was that because of all the emenities and the comfort that the lodge
offered, made our visit very enjoyable.
- Bonacci Family, West Islit, NY
"Great for a large group!"
We had a wonderful time at this lovely and leafy retreat. Beautiful large trees surround property. The kitchen has
it all (even though we barely had time to cook). The location is great with easy access to Asheville and
Hendersonville and attractions. Our two granddaughters loved the kid's room. Tons of T.V.'s. Great
- The Reif Family, Orlando, FL
Great house, great location, great for those with kids!
We stayed at the Lodge for 5 days - the weather was absolutely perfect and it was a great time of year to
visit the Asheville area. The house was really great! There were two couples and three kids, so the adults took
the upper floor and the kids were downstairs. The house has lots of things for kids (playground, high chairs,
strollers, cribs, infant bathtub, etc). And the kitchen has lots of things not normally stocked in a rental home
(spices, sandwich bags, etc). It felt like we were renting someone's home instead of someone's vacation house,
which was really nice. House was very clean. We were down there for a vet conference as well as to mountain bike,
and the house is pretty close to the Pisgah / Black Mountain area, as well as Dupont State Forest. Hundreds of
miles of trails within 20 minutes of the house. Couldn't have asked for a better trip - wouldn't hesitate to stay
at the Lodge again!
- The Hansens, Charlottesville, VA
"Beyond our Hopes!"
We booked this home because of the "children friendly"
description. We were wrong--It was far beyond what we hoped it would be! There is not one detail overlooked
to make this beautiful and extremely comfortable for both big and little people. We had 6 adults and 5
children (ages 6 to 9 months) and all of us had a wonderful time. The kids loved the playground and playroom,
the adults loved the hot tub, entertainment equipment, and enough comfortable bedrooms that they did not have
to share with their kids. The kitchen had everything one would want. By the way, the white squirrels really
do exist and are exciting to spot. Like us, you will not be disappointed with staying there.
Steve and Marcie, Palm Bay, FL