The Lodge is a charming
getaway for all ages! Our family
enjoyed it very much. It was spacious so all of us could spread out and the various age grandchildren could
"hang out" together. The ambience was cozy in spite of the roominess of the house. The Lodge's hot tub and fire
pit were a great hit with the teens, tweens and everyone. The well stocked kitchen with more than enough
matching dishes, glasses, wine glasses, pots, pans contributed mightily to our lovely and delicious Thanksgiving
dinner. There was even a variety of spices! Thank you for your hospitality and always being available for
questions when we called.
- The Bagli Family,
Beautiful Home near Asheville!!!
12 of us stayed at the Lodge before Christmas- what a
beautiful house for a family get-away! It was too cool to enjoy the porches, so we spent a lot of time in the
hot tub and fire pit. Plenty of parking, and great proximity to asheville- if you're looking for a 5 bedroom
house (with even more sleeping possibilities), look no further. Very well appointed- you won't be
- Pete & Colleen, Snellville, GA
We would happily do it all over again!
Our family spent Christmas week at the Lodge. Our drive up had
been gloomy with heavy rain, but when we pulled onto the driveway, we found the house glowing with light,
decorations, and even a Christmas tree. The home is spacious and inviting, with comfortable sofas and chairs.
Stephanie has thought of everything. Throws to cuddle in, tissues, paper and pencil, games of all sorts, lots
of televisions, and these beautiful night lights everywhere. The appliances are top of the line, and even an
extra refrigerator in the garage. The kitchen is well equipped, and a wonderful large table that seats ten.
The beds are very comfortable with good quality mattresses and bedding. The home is extremely warm, with a
thermostat you can adjust to satisfy your needs. The drive is on the same level as the entry to the home,
which is convenient for carrying in groceries and luggage. Three bedrooms on the entry level is
especially nice for anyone who may have some mobility issues.
We found the location to be quite desirable. We have rented homes in North Carolina, the Bahamas,and villas in
Italy. Even a castle once. All my grown children and 2 college age grand daughters loved this Lodge. We found it to
be welcoming and accommodating. All our needs were met, and we would happily return.
- Bill & Norma, North Palm Beach,
We (7 adults + 2 infants) stayed at the lodge for a week. The
home was clean and very well prepared for families with children. The owner pays great attention to detail
(e.g., decorations, kitchen supplies, baby equipment, even an Ingles grocery card in the welcome/info book!).
We used 2 highchairs, 1 crib, 1 portacrib, and 2 strollers. The location was secluded and quiet, but close
enough to shops, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. that we could venture out easily with the children. Check
in/check out was easy and simple. We would definitely consider renting this house or another house from
Stephanie in the future.
- The McLanahan’s, Durham NC
5 STARS! Very
We stayed at the Lodge for our annual family reunion. There were
10 of us and we spent a great deal of time in the home due to some rainy weather but felt so comfortable and
at home. All our needs were taken care of by this well stocked rental with private spaces for everyone. We
loved the secluded setting in the trees yet were so close to all the activities of the area. The large porch
areas provided nice ourdoor time surrounded by the green of the trees and the sound of birds. Very relaxing!
The kids had a blast with their own play area yet the open floor plan allowed us to still feel connected to
them. We couldn't have been happier with this vacation home and highly recommend it for families and large
- The Zisser Family, FL & CA
family-friendly mountain home
Three generations of our family spent a delightful summer
week at the Lodge. We found it absolutely as advertised, with all the comforts we could have
wanted--well stocked kitchen, cozy furnishings, lovely porches, grill, hot tub, and fire pit, everything
needed for children of all ages, and so many games and videos that we wouldn't even have minded a rainy day.
The location offered many wonderful activities--exploring forests and waterfalls, enjoying restaurants and
shopping in Hendersonville and asheville, the Biltmore home and gardens, brewery tours and tastings,
mini-golf, to name a few. Literature on these was thoughtfully provided, as well as directions to grocery
stores and other necessities. In fact, every need seemed to have been anticipated, making this a delightful
stay for all.
- The Kidder Family, Gainesville
We had a great time with our friends at this beautiful Lodge! It has
everything a family needs to have a wonderful time. We were so impressed with all the fun games, movies, books and
toys for our children. The outdoor play area and the fire pit were huge hits with the kids. The massage chair was
so inviting. The adults and children wanted to sit in it all the time. The hot tub was a wonderful treat. We had a
full house with three families but we never felt crowded. We were able to cook every meal in the large kitchen. We
had the best time!
- Kellie & Michael, Valrico, FL
for our extended family!
We had a group of 14 stay here at the Lodge. Ages ranged from
mid-sixties to 4 months old. The house was large enough that we could each retreat into our own corners or
mix & mingle in the main living areas. The kids enjoyed the toys & hanging out in the master suite's
living area watching movies. The main bedrooms all being on the entry level was nice especially since one
member of our party has knee trouble and can't easily climb stairs. Beautiful decor, very clean and
- The Alfords, Bunn, NC
"A Little Bit of
If you're looking for a vacation home that is quiet and secluded, yet has easy access to every place you would want
to visit in the Asheville area, this Lodge is the place for you. After spending three weeks there with different
family members and friends joining my husband and me during the time, I can write with confidence that the home is
clean and well-maintained, is comfortable for both children and adults, has everything you need in the kitchen, as
well as throughout the home, has wonderful beds and linens, and is truly a delightful place to
The sparkling clean hot tub was a definite plus that was enjoyed
by all of our group. We loved sitting on the porches for early morning coffee or visits in the evening. The
children loved being able to play outside. One day they even made fairy houses and looked each morning to see
if a fairy had come. White squirrels and a cottontail rabbit played along the edge of the woods.
Among our favorite area activities were rafting the French Broad
River with the French Broad Rafting Company, horseback riding at Cedar Creek Ranch, taking a trolley tour of
Asheville, touring the Biltmore, and spending time in both Hendersonville and Flat Rock. Carl Sandburg's home
and goat farm is definitely worth seeing and having barbecue at Hubba Hubbas is a good place for lunch
afterwards. In fact, all of our restaurant meals were delicious. One thing we especially liked about the
Hendersonville/Flat Rock area is that we didn't feel like tourists. All of the shops were authentic. There's
a great children's play place on Main Street and Fired Up Ceramics was fun, too.. Another plus for this area
are the wonderful locally grown food markets. Last, if you're a gardener like I am, do not miss Raymond's
Nursery in Hendersonville...outstanding,...80% of the plants are propagated there. Our visit was one where
tons of memories were made. We would love to come again and would definitely choose the Lodge as our
home away from home.
- Dianne & Andy, Mossier City,