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John or Kay Warthman

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Sleeps35
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

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John or Kay Warthman

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Calendar last updated:
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Huge Comfortable Log Home in North Carolina Mountains!

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights

Overview

Beech Mountain House Rental Photos and Description

House, 10 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 26-35)

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW! PLANNING A FAMILY REUNION OR GROUP RETREAT FOR THIS YEAR? GET YOUR CHOICE OF DATES BEFORE THEY'RE GONE.

The perfect place for your Summer, Fall or ski season getaway. Enjoy the unhurried pace and cool temperatures during our off season or the winter wonderland that is Beech Mountain during ski season. The town of Beech Mountain is the highest city east of the Mississippi River. Ideal for business and church retreats as well as family reunions or even just time with friends.

4900+ square foot log home in moderately wooded setting located only .9 miles from Beech Mountain Club recreational facilities and 1.9 miles from Ski Beech entrance.

Home's exterior is fieldstone and cedar shake. The Lodge's interior, which is almost exclusively wood, creates rustic atmosphere with modern conveniences. Wood beamed ceilings throughout. Many of the walls are 16'-24' thick hand-hewn logs. Interior materials are recycled from 139 year-old grist mill located in Chatam, Virginia; the 131 year-old Reedy Fork Mill formerly outside Winston-Salem, NC; and, a barn of unknown age and origin.

Living room, dining room, and kitchen floors are hardwood (area rug covers almost all of living room); all halls and bedrooms are carpeted with 62 ounce (62 oz) carpet over eight pound (8 lb) pad; baths are ceramic tiled.

Large living room with over-sized woodburning fireplace (firewood provided). Dining room is 10' x 35' and seats 30 at one sitting. Kitchen has flat-surface stovetop, separate flat-surfaced, 5-burner stove with self-cleaning oven, combination microwave/range hood and two GE refrigerators. Wood deck is 18' x 18' with perimeter bench seating and over-sized commercial gas grill. Ten bedrooms contain 17 full-size beds and 3 queen-size beds, three adult-size bunk beds as well as a queen-size and single size sofa beds.

TV room has 40' flat panel TV with digital cable service, high-speed broadband internet access, VCR/DVD player and surround sound system as well as a queen-size sleeper sofa, which may be used as eleventh bedroom. Third floor hallway has foyer with large window seat, sofa, and 40' flat panel TV with digital cable service and PS3.

Off-street parking for up to eleven or twelve vehicles. SORRY, BUT NO PETS PERMITTED.

Keywords: Huge, Log Home, on ski hill, NC mountains

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
John or Kay Warthman (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About John or Kay Warthman

The Warthman Family-Kay, John, Jonathan, Josh and his wife, Natalie- own the Lodge. Kay is a long-ago retired nurse, who devoted her time to parenting and now focuses on church related activities. John is a retired real estate property management exec., who oversaw management of 17,000+ apartments, 3,800+ condominiums, 1 million+ square feet of office space and a number of home owner associations in a 30+ year career. Today, he is an instructor and speaker for a number of professional real estate organizations, which allows him to travel widely in both the U.S. and overseas doing professional credentialing courses.

John or Kay Warthman purchased this house in 1979

Why John or Kay Warthman chose Beech Mountain

We bought this home when we lived in Charlotte and our oldest son was just a baby. We had visited the mountains during the summer and fell in love with Beech Mountain. A subsequent ski trip further cemented that feeling. John became aware of the Lodge itself while buying a pair of ski boots in Charlotte. During his preschool years and the summers of his first school years, he lived with his grandparents who lived in 5-bedroom converted stone barn. The Lodge reminded him of those wonderful childhood memories. Because he was in real estate development and management, he thought he could buy it, refurbish it, expand it and add a stone facade to the majority of the house. With the help of his brother Bob, who was a contractor, and some of his talented employees, he worked on the Lodge during weekends for 8 months to bring his vision to fruition.

Initially, we thought that the Lodge would best be operated as a bed and breakfast, but quickly found that the most requests were to rent the entire house by larger groups. So, in our second year of ownership, we converted to whole house rental. In the mid-80's, we moved to Atlanta, where we still reside. So, for a long time now, we've been unable to enjoy the Lodge and its peaceful setting as much as we'd like. Over the 30+ years we've owned and operated the Lodge, we've been privileged to serve many families and groups. Many of them have returned again and again causing us to think of them as extended family. So, we derive pleasure from the enjoyment they experience as well as the relationships we've formed over the years.

What makes this house unique

The setting of the Lodge combined with materials contained within it just give us the feeling of living in another, less hurried, time. However, we still have access to the Beech Mountain Club with its Olympic pool, first-class tennis facilities, breathtaking golf course with views of 3 states and excellent dining. And, it's close by to the Beech Mountain Resort ski slopes. We think it's the perfect combination of yesteryear atmosphere combined with many modern conveniences.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps35
Bedrooms 10
Bathrooms6
Property type house
Minimum Stay nights
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Reviews

4.8
based on 12 traveler reviews

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Huge Comfortable Log Home in North Carolina Mountains!
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 12 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Spring Break Weekend Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We're looking for a place that can accommodate big group. With 10 families with us, we need a spacious place, a functioning kitchen, and large dining area plus a space for our night activities (singing/playing bingo/dancing) as well as we need a space for teens (playing videogames/wifi connection/tv area for teens). We all got it at Great Escape Lodge. John Warthman (the owner) is easy to talk to... he has a ready answer for all our questions. The website helped a lot with what to expect, places to go, things needed, things not needed, map, room assignments, what to bring and etc. The place is clean and spacious. For sure, we will be back and will recommend it to our friends. Again, thanks for letting us create a memorable Spring Break.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Anne, thank you so much for both your group's patronage as well as kind comments. We're delighted to hear that you had a good time. It was our pleasure to be of service to you and your group. We look forward to again doing so at some point in the future.
5

Great Reunion Getaway

  • 5 of 5

In our 10 years of reunions, this was the best. We usually have to worry about the # of beds, not at the lodge. The property was very clean and well kept and you could tell the owner was involved closely with the whole process. We could not have asked for a better place, and I'm sure we will return again.

ETSU Reunion Randy Forshee

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Randy, thank you so much for your kind comments as well as patronage. We look forward to being of service to you and your group again at some point in the future.
Georgia
5

Fantastic place for groups

  • 5 of 5

We have used the Great Escape Lodge for over a decade, bringing a group of teenage boys. The facility sets up perfectly for a group and is always a perfect place to stay. The owner, is exceptionally easy to work with and beyond accommodating. I would highly recommend using the Great Escape Lodge.

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Drew, thank you so much for your kind comments as well as many years of patronage. It's been our privilege and pleasure to be of service to you and PAYH (Paul Anderson Youth Home). Best wishes for continuing success in your ministry and education of the fine young men there.
Where do you live?
5

super place for a vacation

  • 5 of 5

we had a super time.owner was great!

  • Submitted: Feb 22, 2014
  • Stayed: Feb 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for both your patronage and kind comments. We'll hope to be of service to you and your family again in the future! john w.
Fort Myers, FL
5

Great place to bring the family for memories!!!

  • 5 of 5

This was our family's second visit and was not disappointed. We were blessed again with the owner being available, helpful, generous, and is a great example of a HOST. Our family of 26 arrived to enjoy the New Year. When we got there, it was clean, wood outside for the fireplace, and within minutes the kids were running, and playing "Hide n Seek". Every room was unique, with most bedrooms having their bathrooms. The kitchen has all one needs to cook, bake, and prepare needed meals for ones family or group. There is an island, adequate refrigerators, stoves, and shelves. It was a good hang out. The dining room is perfect for the family to serve either buffet or family style. After clean up, a great game room. There is also a piano, and I loved hearing our granddaughters play their favorite songs. Music is healing and brings smiles. The TV room is cozy, and in a perfect location. From the patio doors one sees wildlife so keep your eyes open. We feel so blessed to have found this place, and we have hopes to go up for another visit sometime in the future. If you are planning a trip, this is a good choice.

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your ongoing patronage as well as your kind comments. It was a pleasure to have you as returning clients and would be our pleasure to again be of service to you and your family in the future. Until then, john w.
Salt Lake City, UT
5

Wonderful rustic home

  • 5 of 5

The Great Escape Lodge is a charming, rustic home in a beautiful, quiet area on Beech Mountain.

We needed to house a large group of people, and the lodge was perfect for us. We had 31 people sleeping comfortably there (young families with children), and we were feeding 45 at every meal. The dining room is perfect for feeding a large group, and the kitchen, although it seems small, held all the food we needed for the 4 days we were there. It has 2 fridges, 2 stoves, and a large amount of shelf space for storage.

The owner was extremely responsive before, during, and after our trip to any needs that we had. The home is fairly old, but the owner maintains it well. We were not inconvenienced in any way, as the owner let us know what maintenance items were being resolved before we came.

We enjoyed our stay and recommend it to anyone who wants to house a large group of people under one roof. The owner is also acquainted with at least two other home renters within a few homes away from his home to allow for an even larger group to comfortably stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, thanks for your family's patronage as well as your kind comments. It would be our privilege and pleasure to again be of service to you and your family should the occasion arise. You'd then have the opportunity to see the numerous improvements made since your recent stay. Thanks again, john w.

Map

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tri-Cities Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Beech Mountain Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Various
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Beech Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Wautauga Lake
Car: necessary

4900+ square foot log home in densely wooded setting located only .9 miles from Beech Mountain Club recreational facilities and 1.8 miles from Ski Beech entrance.

Other Activities: Downhill/Alpine Skiing, # Wildlife Viewing, rock climbing, basketball, horseshoes, kayaking, mini golf, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding

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Rates & Availability

Beech Mountain House Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $975/wknd & up - $1,875/wk & up
  • US Dollars
  • 2013 Non-Ski Season .. $975/weekend & up.. $1,875/week & up
  • Off-season rates based on group sizes of up to maximum of 25 people
  • 2012-2013 Ski Season ...... $2275/weekend & up (Friday-Sunday)
  • Ski weekend rates based on group sizes of up to 30
  • 2012-2013 Ski Season ...... $1675/midweek & up (Monday-Friday)
  • Midweek rates based on group sizes of up to 25 people
  • All rates are exclusive of sales tax.
  • E-mail or call for Holiday rates which may vary significantly
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Amenities

Beech Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
Bathrooms:
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 of 2 located on main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , 2nd of 2 located on main floor has claw-footed tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Ground floor bath for two bedrooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor hall bathroom
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Second floor private bath for bedroom #6
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower , Third floor hall bath with shower only
  • Ceramic-tiled floors with 1x8 clear-finished pine walls.
Bedrooms:
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double , Main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Ground floor with adult-sized bunk beds
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 1st of 4 second floor bedrooms
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 2nd of 4 second floor bedrooms
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double , 3rd of 4 second floor bedrooms. Has private bathroom.
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double , 4th of 4 second floor bedrooms
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen , 2 double , 1st of 3 third floor bedrooms. Has loft bed with ladder.
    Bedroom 9 - 1 queen , 2 double , 2nd of 3 third floor bedrooms with loft bed
    Bedroom 10 - 1 queen , 2 double , 3rd of 3 third floor bedrooms with loft bed
    Bedroom 11 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV room with queen-size sleeper sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Ground floor-Adult-sized bunk bed & single bed sleeper sofa
  • Seventeen full-size beds, Baby Cribs (1), one queen-size sofa bed in TV room plus one single-size sofa bed in ground floor bedroom, Bunk Beds-3 Adult-size
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • smoking allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
All cooking Utensils/ Plates/Silverware/Glassware/barware provided. Beech Mountain Club Guest Privileges (Heated Olympic pool, 18-hole golf course with views of three states, tennis courts, activities, etc, - fees apply), Access to new 22, 000 s, f, Beech Mountain Activity Center - fees apply), Town of Beech Mountain water and sewer.

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