MOUNTAIN LAUREL LODGE
I am honored to be among the first to recommend this fabulous lodge! We were absolutely
delighted with this newest vacation home you created that was ready just in time for our summer 2010 family
vacation week. Over the past 5 years, my husband and I have enjoyed your sweet little Joy Chalet, and
our adult kids have stayed with us at your Dream and Rose vacation houses. This year we included the
grand kids and stayed at your absolutely amazing 5 bedroom lodge!
I can’t begin to express the incredible beauty of the home and its lush forest
location! We spent hours outside on the decks relaxing on the very
comfortable patio furniture just enjoying the peace and quiet. What a
convenient location for exploring the area….it was just a few minutes to downtown and the Biltmore House (always
a treat to visit!).
Your decorating taste is impeccable….the furniture is beautiful yet very comfortable. I love
the furry soft throws you use at your homes. We lacked for
nothing! The king and queen beds are the BEST we’ve ever slept on….we sleep better at your home
than at ours! Great TV’s were everywhere and we were quite impressed with the huge movie
True to your word, you DO know how to spoil your guests and you thought of every little thing
we could possibly need. The hot tub and massage chair were a hit with everyone and the grandkids spent hours
hiking in the woods, playing on the outdoor playground set and in the kids playroom and with the air hockey &
foosball tables. Never once did they come to us asking to be entertained!
We ate most of our meals in and found the kitchen extremely well stocked with everything we
needed. Beautiful dishes too. We appreciate you included
the children’s non-breakable dishes as well.
We highly recommend this home to everyone! You
will not be disappointed! We’ll definitely be
-Sarah & Jeffrey, Kansas City, MO
We just got back from a wonderful stay at this property and I would recommend it highly. The
home is gorgeous and well-stocked with entertaining activities from HD TV, a cabinet of DVDs, an air hockey
table, and even "old school" board games! Fun for the whole family. My husband and children particularly loved
the massage chair, located in the living room. I would recommend this property for parents with children,
couples and retirees. Home is only 20 minutes from the Biltmore Estate and we recommend a visit. In summary -
our 10 yr old, walked in, examined the house for a while, saw the "kids suite" he'd be sleeping in, saw all of
the fun activities and announced "Best House Ever!" ha ha
-Nayla, Tampa, FL
Your Lodge was a fabulous place for our family reunion! I love the photos on your website, but they did not begin to do justice to how really
spectacular this home is and in such a green, peaceful setting! Thank
you so much for allowing us to be one of your firsts guests here. There was plenty room for all of us, the bedrooms being so separately spaced gave us the
privacy we needed and the kids loved their playroom and outdoor playground. Even though the lodge is very private, it was still very close to all the area
activities we enjoyed….the Biltmore House, the Blueridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, DuPont State Park (amazing
waterfalls!) and we even explored the trails behind the lodge.
You certainly thought of every little thing we could possibly need and then
some! Loved the plush beds, the massage chair, hot tub, the covered decks for great lounging
& visiting. Good job! We’ll definitely reserve
the home for this fall to see the leaf colors.
-The Sampson Family – FL, NY & SC
As with all your homes that we’ve stayed at over the years, your new Lodge meets all we had
hoped for and more! That’s saying a lot since your homes excel with
super comfort, gorgeous furnishings, plenty to entertain both adults and kids. This time we came with 3 other couples for a week of relaxation and
golf. It was great to come home to the hot tub, massage chair and
extremely comfortable beds! Great kitchen…so well stocked with
everything my husband, the gourmet chef, needs for cooking for us. That’s another reason we stay at your homes!
Our blessings to you, Robert and Stephanie. Thanks for being such
gracious hosts and taking care of our every need.
- Sue & Justin – Atlanta, GA
This is our first time to Western North Carolina and now we want to move
here! The beauty of the mountains and greenery everywhere was refreshing and
life-giving! Wow! What a wonderful setting your home is in....so quiet and private. Our stay could not have
been better! Anything we needed was there and the furnishings and interior design was
exceptional. We’ve traveled extensively and stayed at many vacation homes and this is the best home
- The Fields family, Phoenix
It was a last minute decision to come to the mountains and we were ever so grateful that your
home was available. We have never felt so
pampered! The Lodge is huge and every inch has been thoughtfully
decorated. I was so inspired by the decorating ideas that I took
loads of pictures so I can duplicate some of it in my own home! This home is comfortable and plenty of room for a large family.
Stephanie was a gracious host and saw to our every need. She even arranged to have Biltmore tickets waiting in the home when we
arrived. Thank you so much for allowing us to stay in your very
-Phyllis & Chester and family, Charlotte
Thank you for letting us stay here. We have thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful house, the
porches, the hot tub and the kitchen. All the bedrooms and the rest of the house are very well furnished
in a nice, practical and thoughtful way. Thank you again. We hope to visit again. Blessings on
you and this home.
-The family & friends from Chapel Hill, NC
Truly a fabulous venue. Nothing lacking, nothing wanting. The home is
perfect! There is a world of things to do in this area. After the Biltmore Estate experience, we
really enjoyed the Brevard/DuPont Forest area with tubing and all the great falls, swimming, hiking, viewing an
amazing sequence of falls. Cradle of Forestry, fun Bar-B-Que and ice cream offerings! And of course,
Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Thanks from the 10 of us!
-the Gregory family, FL
Three generations of our family came from Boston, MA, Fairfax, VA and Chicago, IL to visit a
part of the country that represents our heritage. As descendants of the Penlands and Thomas Wolfe--we
visited the Penland School of Arts & Crafts as well as the Thomas Wolfe "Old Kentucky Home" in Asheville,
NC. It was a delightful experience. This lovely home was so welcoming and warm. We hope to
repeat this trip again.
-the Davidson family, MA, VA, IL
"Priceless Memories in
I would enthusiastically recommend this home to
anyone looking for a vacation home in asheville. The kitchen had everything we needed from spices to every
appliance you would need. The beds were sooo comfortable and the bedrooms were situated so that everyone had
separate sleeping quarters. We enjoyed all of the books, travel information and Dvd's. The hot tub was very
clean and appreciated the kit provided with the instructions to ensure the tub was ready for use. The flower
gardens, albino squirrels, porches and outdoor play areas for my grandchildren were very enjoyable! My
granddaughters loved the books, stuffed animals, and all of the beds in the playroom. The foosball game
became a daily competition between my granddaughter and grandpa. We also enjoyed the games provided- twister
and scrabble especially. We all had an amazing stay with priceless memories at a very comfortable home. Thank
you for sharing your lovely home!
-Donna and Rex Elser and family, Charleston,