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GORGEOUS LOG HOME IN LAKE LURE AREA WITH STUNNING 50+ MILE VIEWS

Michael and Joli Allison

Advertiser since: 2014
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Speaks: english
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Michael and Joli Allison

Advertiser since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014
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GORGEOUS LOG HOME IN LAKE LURE AREA WITH STUNNING 50+ MILE VIEWS

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Gilkey Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views

This beautiful and cozy log home sits atop a mountain just 20 minutes from world famous Lake Lure, one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world according to National Geographic (Dirty Dancing was filmed at Lake Lure). The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, loft with sleeper sofa, spacious kitchen and dining room, a rec room downstairs with a wood stove, pool table and foosball table, a hot tub, fireplace, and most importantly, breathtaking 50+ mile views of the Blue Ridge mountains and valley! Because of the steep drive up the mountain to the cabin on a gravel road, four-wheel drive vehicles are recommended.

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Michael and Joli Allison (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2014
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 1, 2014

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 traveler reviews

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Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Jacksonville, Florida
5

Perfect Summer Getaway!

  • 5 of 5
I have to say, this cabin was AMAZING!! I enjoyed my stay to the fullest. We stayed five days, and we were so relaxed and felt at home that we didn't want to leave. The view was breathtaking and hiking trails were fun, a little scary for someone that has never hiked before, but so much fun :) I will be back without a doubt! Before booking this listing, I did a lot of research and spoke to many owners but no one made me feel as comfortable as the owners did. very informative and very kind, like I said we literally felt at home. The only downside to the visit was the gravel roads going up, but we made it up safely and in a compact car we didn't need a 4 WD although I would definitely recommend it for a smoother ride up.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We are delighted beyond words to hear that you felt at home in our cabin! Thank you very much for all your kind words. We try our best to be responsive and informative, and we have put a lot of energy into creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We are so grateful and happy you enjoyed your visit, and look forward to having you back again!
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Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Pinetops nc
5

Best time of my life!!!!

  • 5 of 5
I had really the best time there very private which I love . Beaut cabin with seriously everything u need, I hav not seen this at any other cabins !!! The view is so amazing while sitting in the hot tub you can look at the view and it looks like stars every where. I fell in love with this cabin and I will definitely be back to visit!!!!!!! Thank you to the owners for letting me stay there !!!!
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers
Owner's Response: Thank you for such kind words! To know that you had a positive experience at our cabin fills our hearts with gratitude and joy. It was our pleasure to have you stay there and we look forward to your next visit!
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Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Rock Hill, SC
5

Magnificent property

  • 5 of 5
Our time in this cabin was amazing. We took a church group to the cabin for a long weekend retreat. We were surrounded by God's creation and the view from the porch/living room is second to none. Because of the ease of stay we were able to connect with God on a deep level. The cabin is very convenient to the local attractions and despite the reviews that the drive up to the cabin was too steep, we had no problem in a 2 wheel drive Explorer. I would recommend this cabin to anyone visiting Lake Lure and the surrounding area.
  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for giving such a positive review of our cabin. We also feel a sense of awe at the majestic beauty of the area. It is our little piece of heaven on earth. Knowing that your group enjoyed your visit and felt connected and content in our cabin is truly a blessing to us. You are welcome back any time!
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Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Virginia, USA
4

Amazing view, comfortable home -- but be careful on those roads!

  • 4 of 5
We enjoyed a nice weekend in this home. It's comfortable, well-stocked and beautifully situated (that view is even more breathtaking in person!)

The problem was getting to it. Some time after our reservation was made, the owner sent an email with information about accessing the property, including a recommendation that we arrive in a vehicle with four-wheel drive. She indicated that some standard cars have made it up the gravel mountain road without incident, but some people rent a 4WD just for that purpose. This would have been great to know during the budgeting phase of our vacation planning, instead of after the reservation was made.

Fortunately, one member of our party did have a 4WD vehicle, and was able to rescue the rest of us when a Mazda 5 lost its battle with the gravel about 20 minutes into the climb. (And this was a sunny July weekend -- no rain or ice to deal with.)

Once we arrived safely at the cabin, we were rewarded with an incredible view and a clean, inviting hot tub where we could sit back and enjoy it. The kitchen was well-stocked for food preparation and dining, with a roomy table for enjoying a nice meal. The living room was comfortable and nicely arranged for enjoying each other's company along with the mountain view.

Some minor complaints that came up among the group:

- The wifi password wasn't clearly displayed anywhere (but the owner did get back to us quickly when we called to ask).

- There were only four wine glasses, of varying sizes, in the cabinet.

- The access instructions included a stern warning that pushing the wrong buttons on the TV remote could disable the DISH network service, resulting in an additional fee ... but there were no clear directions on what the right buttons were.

- The mattresses on the twin beds upstairs are covered in plastic, which guests found uncomfortable and noisy for sleeping.

- A clock in the living room plays bird calls, very loudly, at the top of every hour. This was startling during waking hours and intolerable at night. We finally climbed up on a chair to mute it via a switch on the back.

All in all, it was a comfortable, enjoyable stay with a view that we'll never forget. If you are prepared for an adventurous drive on the way, you will certainly not be disappointed in the destination!
  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway

Map

Shop, eat, drink, zip line, kayak, dance, gem mine, hike, and more in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock.

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Rates & Availability

From $225 Per night

Gilkey Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Fall/Winter
Sep 22 2014 - Mar 21 2015
2 night minimum stay
$225
$1,225
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $49
Cleaning fee $95
Notes This is a WILDERNESS community. Staying here is a "wilderness immersion" experience. This property is not suitable for children without close supervision as there are all types of wildlife living on this mountain including bear, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, venomous & nonvenomous snakes, skunks, and more. Four-wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended.
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Amenities

Gilkey Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There are two full baths and one half bath.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The master has a queen bed and is located on the first floor. There is a bedroom with a double bed on the second floor, and a bedroom with two single beds on the second floor. The second floor loft also has a sleeper sofa that converts to a double bed.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
There are many fun activities and great places to eat that you can enjoy in the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area, which is about 20 minutes from the bottom of our Mountain.

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