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Family Mountain lodge 70 acres, 1.5 mile of river, trout pond and fly fishing

Elizabeth Klein

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english
Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Elizabeth Klein

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015
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Family Mountain lodge 70 acres, 1.5 mile of river, trout pond and fly fishing

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights

Overview

Cruso Lodge Rental Photos and Description

Mountain Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 5000 sq feet (Sleeps 18)

Sitting at an elevation of 3,200 feet, this 5,000 square foot designer decorated mountain lodge serves as the central point for all the guests at East Fork Ranch. The home boasts five bedrooms including two master suites, two spacious guest rooms and one “bunk” room (perfect for kids).

The Lodge at East Fork Ranch is one of four different properties available to rent. All four properties are listed on VRBO, and can be found by selecting the link at the bottom of this page. The properties at East Fork Ranch can be rented out on an individual basis, however if you would like to reserve all four houses for a corporate retreat or large family gathering Please contact us and we will work with you to accommodate your plans.

The Lodge has a huge, open kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a Franklin stove surrounded by river rock, and a hand built, rustic wooden dinning table for breaking bread with family and friends. The Great Room is adorned with comfortable designer furnishings and dominated by an impressive stone hearth and fireplace.

The gathering front porch of the Lodge is well equipped with comfortable rocking chairs and an all-encompassing view of the property. On the level below the porch resides a sitting area, fire pit and stone barbecue for the preparation of a multitude of outdoor culinary delights. And on starry, starry nights, the kids will love catching fire flies in Mason jars or roasting marshmallow's and sitting around the campfire watching the flames dance in the cool, mountain breezes.

Western North Carolina is a paradise in so many ways. So much to do – so little time! Just look around and take in all the mountain wonders that abound here in the shadow of Cold Mountain and the Pisgah National Forest. This is truly God’s country in so many respects. The abundant wildlife, the rolling topography of the land, the rushing streams and rivers – all beckon those weary with the demands of city life – to sit still and take in a deep breath of clean, cool mountain air.

It is here, a midst the mountain laurel, Hemlock and Maple, here along the wooded walking trails, here at the side of a placid fishing pond or a rushing river, here under the evening stars and within the sounds of a crackling fire that you and your closest friends and family will remember, reflect and resolve that while you may travel back home, you will never truly leave this place.

Keywords: Elevation of East Fork Ranch is 3,200 Feet, Smoky Mountains, 11 mi to Waynesville North Carolina, Cold Mountain, 35 Mi to Asheville North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, river, trout fishing, weddings, corporate retreat, family reunion, 5 mi to Pisgah national forest, sliding rock, Viking Range, Stainless Steel Appliances, Fly fishing onsite, Professionally designed interior, Fire pit, out door grilling area, Golf next door.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Elizabeth Klein (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
60%
Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2015

Why HomeAway

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 22 traveler reviews

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Family Mountain lodge 70 acres, 1.5 mile of river, trout pond and fly fishing
average rating of 4.9545455 based on 22 reviews
5

Beth B.

  • 5 of 5

My husband's family gathered at East Fork Ranch over Easter weekend to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday...and it was amazing!! We loved every minute of our stay and cannot wait to return. The home is wonderful in every way. It is spacious, comfortable, and inviting. The grounds are amazing, and we enjoyed hiking, fishing, relaxing by the fire pit, and some of the kids even enjoyed swimming in one of the ponds. The sleeping arrangements worked great for 3 couples, 8 children (teenagers and college kids) and the birthday grandmother! We loved the kitchen, large table and island/bar, but we especially loved the large family room and huge fire place. And, Neda, the caretaker, was wonderful, welcoming and helpful. This was a huge hit for all of us....and we've already highly recommended it to many of our friends!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

AMAZING MOUNTAIN HOME

  • 5 of 5

Our group of best friends stayed at East Fork Ranch for a mini vacation before Christmas & to take our children to The Polar Express. This home is amazing! It is gorgeous and spacious! Every need was considered. The ranch was beautifully decorated for Christmas and we loved the small touches like the S'mores kits. We had a great time and are looking forward to making the trip an annual one! I would highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a beautiful and peaceful getaway!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Great Stay at East Fork Ranch

  • 5 of 5

Our family gathered at East Fork Ranch to celebrate a belated Christmas and my parents' 50th anniversary. What a great place and great time. We had 18 family members in total. The ranch was very spacious and accommodated all of us comfortably. Everything was beautiful and upscale. The ranch was decorated for the holidays and included a live Christmas tree. All the basic needs were met (linens, towels, kitchen utensils). Endles supply of firewood. Lots to do. Skiing is about 35 minutes away. Waynesville (cute town), short 15 minute drive. Spent a day in Asheville (easy 35 minute drive). We fished on the pond outside the front door. Kids loved playing pool. The trails behind the property climb high on the mountain and offer great views. Lot's of family games around the large kitchen table S'mores and fires every night. Just a great way to hang out with family (that we rarely see). I would highly recommend this lodge.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bluffton, SC
5

Christmas 2014

  • 5 of 5

My family of 4 adults and 3 children celebrated an early Christmas at East Fork Ranch and what a wonderful experience; never a dull moment. The Lodge was beautifully decorated for Christmas; it was everything that I imagined Christmas in the mountains would be. Our son thoroughly enjoyed fly fishing on the Pigeon River, as well as, the two trout ponds on the property. The hiking and exploring the property was a thrilled for all of us. The Property Manager was very gracious and made sure we always had plenty of firewood and kindling. We will definitely return to East Fork Ranch.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

T-Day 2014

  • 5 of 5

An experience, not a rental. A shared piece of land, not a property. A family, not a corporation. A memory, not a moment.

Thank you Graves family from the Menard-Loughrige clan.

  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Jasper, IN
5

Ideal Mountain Property for.. EVERYONE!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our recent stay at East Fork Ranch Lodge. The fire pit was perfectly placed along with gas grill and quick access to the property manager, literally onsite. We booked the home for 8 kids and 3 adults. The kids loved the bunk room, which slept all 8 kids and we left 2 of the bedrooms untouched. Everything in this home is custom with no touch missed. The décor is perfect and in tradition with the mountain theme. As advertised, there was plenty of firewood for the large outdoor fire pit. Between hiking trails, 2 ponds, and fishing in the pigeon river, there was very little reason to leave the place.. I highly recommend this home. The owners are extremely nice and easy to deal with and communicate. The property manager, who as mentioned earlier is nearby, was there when we arrived, gave us a nice tour of the home, and checked back daily bringing firewood, and even a rake so the kids could create large leaf piles. If you are looking for a home that will entertain the kids and sleep from 6 - 18, this is your place. Very rare to find a mountain gem like this.. .Book it!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Map

Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Springdale Golf Course
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Smokey Mountain Express
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 276
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
cataloochee ski
Car: recommended

Guest will also have the use of our Cold Mountain which is 200 acres and has a large Guest can enjoy fishing in a stocked trout pond or try out fly fishing in the clear 1.5 miles of the East Fork River that runs through the property. Riverfront, 11 Mi to Waynesville, 35 Mi to Asheville, 5 Mi to Pisgah National Forest (Sliding Rock, Pisgah Inn, Etc.), Hiking Trails Onsite, Flyfishing Onsite, Fire Pit, Golf located next door.

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Rates & Availability

From $570 Per night

Cruso Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay
$570
$3,791
 

Additional information about rental rates

Housekeeping Fee $250.00 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $99.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes We are unable to allow check in on the same day as a check out due to the size of the lodge.

There is a three night minimum.

25% deposit required at the time of the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. 3 night minimum.

Checks and major credit cards accepted. $250.00 cleaning fee

$520-650.00 per night 5% discount for weekly rental

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Cruso Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Water View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Front Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Double Queen Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , shower , This is the only bathroom not connected to a bedroom
    Back Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder bath - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Front Master - 1 king
    Double Queen Room - 2 queen
    Kids Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , The bottom bunks are double beds and twin on the top
    Queen Room - 1 queen
    Back Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) 2 large master suites are available both with full private bathrooms. , Queen size Beds (3) One of the bedrooms sleeps four people with two queen beds, and the other bedroom has one queen bed., Double Beds (1) The double bed is a pull out sofa located in the kids room. , Bunk Beds (2) The bunk beds are located in the kids room, the bottom bunks are double beds and the top bunks are twin/single beds. The kids room can sleep 8 children in beds.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
East Fork Ranch is a retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of life but still close enough to downtown Waynesville, NC and Asheville, NC to enjoy a shopping trip or sightseeing. Once you are on property you will not want to leave the tranquility that surrounds you.

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