Asheville lodge rental
 
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
Minimum Stay 2 nights
 

Asheville Lodge Rental Photos and Description
5 Bedrooms, 5.5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10

This incredible 285 acre estate, complete with 5 bedroom, 7800 square foot lodge, will delight and intrigue you and your guests. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience life in this tranquil, natural paradise. Located within 25 minutes enjoyable drive to Asheville, the Asheville Sanctuary known as Laughing Frog is surrounded by thousands of acres of forests, with miles of private hiking trails, numerous creeks meandering through the property, a gorgeous koi pond filled with water lilies and lotus, where hundreds of frogs congregate to lull you to sleep at night with their sweet music. Enjoy your private tennis court, gaming room with billiard table and 60 inch screen home theatre, wireless internet, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with commercial Wolf Stove, library, and waterfall just outside your front door. Each bedroom has it's own private bath. The property is secluded and safe, with a full time caretaker nearby should you need anything. We cater to a very special cliente.

This lovely home was designed in the style of the summer Adirondack cottages of upstate New York, with flowing grand rooms. The grandeur is reminiscent of the Biltmore house and Richmond Hill Inn, but with the down-home comfort of the Ponderosa. Built using many local materials, it has beautiful features such as walnut, oak, and granite flooring, antique paneling from England and 200 year old stain-glassed windows from one of the huge Rhode Island Seaport mansions, post and beam construction, soaring ceilings with numerous fireplaces, and woodwork and stonework that took master craftsmen years to complete. You will luxuriate in the large, comfortable furniture, many of which are antiques, and wander through the sun-room, library, living room, great room, gaming room, huge kitchen and dining room, and 5 bedrooms. There are also numerous terraces, balconies, and porches to enjoy. There are so many wonderful spaces it is sometimes difficult to decide which one you want to be in!

The private gated property is secluded and safe, with a full time caretaker nearby should you need anything. It is very close to many of the best things the Asheville area offers, such as art studios, galleries and museums, wonderful shopping, incredible restaurants featuring gourmet meals and outdoor dining areas, water sports such as rafting, tubing and kayaking, amazing private hiking trails, hot springs, spas, and very charming small towns, complete with cafes, galleries, and antique stores.

The house has high speed wireless Internet and Dish-Network. The library is filled with books, and hundreds of DVDs for your use. This is a very unusual vacation rental, built over time, lovingly and thoughtfully. You will never want to leave. The home was chosen by Lowes for their '2008 and 2009 OutdoorLiving' catalogues, was featured in the article ' A Lap of Luxury Southern Style: Five Star Relaxation in America', in the October 2009 issue of Travel World International Magazine, the featured 2011 and 2012 location for Asheville's 'No taste like Home' events featuring the area's premiere chefs, and has been a popular photo shoot location. It is the perfect spot for small events and weddings. Please inquire for more information.

Begin your day with a cup of gourmet coffee, sipped in the incredible sun room which overlooks the many ridges of mountains to the south. Wander down to the private tennis court, built by our area's famous Gary Whalen, and drink in the serenity in this natural paradise. Hike on the 5 miles of private trails that meander through the mountains, then soak in the outdoor hot tub, completely private. Outdoors you will find an additional 2400 square feet of terraces, decks, and covered porches. You will be amazed at the tranquility and quietness, with no sounds of the outer world to disturb you.

Drive the short distance to stores, shopping, outdoor cafes, museums, or spend the day lazing in one of the cozy nooks in the home itself.

Enjoy the wonderful kitchen, cooking with fabulous local produce from the many farmers markets. Our caretaker will also be happy to bring you some of the fresh organic vegetables from the greenhouse and gardens. Enjoy the best that the mountains have to offer in this incredible vacation rental, absolutely the finest that the Asheville area has to offer.

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17 Reviews of Property 181097 in Asheville, North Carolina

Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Madison, AL
5

Peace and Quite in a Beautiful Setting

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
Great place to get away from it all. Beautiful house with gorgeous views. The owners are kind and very accommodating folks. Pleasure to work with. On our top 10 list of place to return. Wish I was still there.
Helpful votes: 0/1
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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Greensboro, NC, USA
5

Wonderful Retreat

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 30, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
Laughing Frog Estate exceeds all expectations. The decor, amenities, and everything is just exquisite. It's not only a wonderful place to relax and unwind enjoying the scenic views, but there is also much to do for those who wish to be active. It's unique characteristics make it a vacation to remember by children and adults. I highly recommend this property and plan to return again soon. It's most enchanting!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 4/6
business
Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Such a beautiful sanctuary. We have truly enjoyed and appreciated all that Laughing Frog has offered us.
How to express our love for this place; our appreciation for your enormous talent, foresight and hard work- all so evident in things large and small- everywhere here; and our deep gratitude for your warmth, hospitality and friendship! We had such a magnificent time at Laughing Frog- everyone from 11 ½ to 80 ½ years old and hope to keep the memories cherished till we visit again (and make new ones)! Thank you and may you continue to bless the world with your special sparkle!
Helpful votes: 2/2
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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
Thank you again for a wonderful week here in your beautiful home. We loved the elegance of our very own mountain retreat. Please let us know next time you’re in Carmel!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
¡Mucisimas gracias! Laughing Frog was the perfect choice for our 1st family “gathering.” A return here is high on our list.
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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
First of all, let me say what a wonderful view! I love how in the morning the mist gathers around the mountains. I was amazed at how many trees and vegetation there was. I even saw a lizard! I will be sad when I have to go, but until then, I’m having the time of my life! Harmony, tranquility and peace are all reflected by the home, the surroundings, the art and the wine. Thank you!
business
Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
This is a beautiful home in the middle of nature’s best. Our hike up the mountain trail was like entering a shrine and will be a treasured memory. With our wonderful friends and this special setting, we have had many laughs with your frogs and sent some music into the hills!!! Thank you Kelley and Steve for sharing your home with me and my friends. It was wonderful! The wine and chocolates were so very nice of you.
business
Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Oct 2009
A wonderful house, a wonderful time. We enjoyed everything!
business
Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Nov 2010
Thank you for a wonderful stay. The house is unbelievable and we feel so lucky to have stayed here!!

Thank you!
business
Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Views, Events, 285 acres
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p181097
+1 8287129910
Asheville Asheville Area
Guest Comment Entered by Owner
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  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2011
  • Stayed: Jan 2010
Stephen and Kelley,

Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us.

“The human spirit needs places where Nature has not been rearranged by the hand of Man.” Unknown

“Love is like a frog- there is no mountain on which it does not exist.” Hawaiian proverb