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

Michael and Joli Allison

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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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GORGEOUS LOG HOME IN LAKE LURE AREA WITH STUNNING 50+ MILE VIEWS

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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 highly 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
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Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views
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Gilkey High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Virginia, USA
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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: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway
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Map

Map

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

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Gilkey Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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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

Cleaning fee $95
Property Damage Protection $49
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

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
  • Romantic
  • 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
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • 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 Pinnacle Mountain.
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