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Neal Kuhlhorst

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english


19 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights

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Lake Lure Cabin Rental Photos and Description

3 bedrooms, 3 full baths, loft; sleeps 10

It is with great pleasure we welcome you to 'Dreamcatcher'! Peacefully tucked in lush woods whose porch overlooks a meandering stream running right down its side. Dreamcatcher is a non-smoking, dog friendly cabin that sleeps ten very comfortably with two kings, one queen, and 4 twin beds. Cozy enough for two, but its thoughtful layout makes it easy for large groups. You can choose to stay here all day to relax and play, or plan your day to any one of the many activities Lake Lure and the surrounding area has to offer.

Located in the planned community of gated Riverbend, here you will have access to its two small, private lakes with beach and picnic area. The French Broad River is there for fishing, tubing, or canoeing/kayaking. Around the corner you'll even find your chance to brave a zip line!

It is always our sincere hope that Dreamcatcher not just meet, but even exceed our guest's expectations. For that reason we gave great thought when breathing life into our already lovely log home. Open beam construction and decorated with special detail featuring three large bedrooms, three large full bathrooms (one on each floor), basement playroom with air hockey and fooseball table, two televisions with satellite/DVD players, loft with additional gathering area, family room with wood burning fireplace and fully stocked kitchen. A mud room with washer/dryer and utility sink offers additional access to the three sided deck with grill. In the basement you will even find rubber boots in various sizes lined up at the back door just begging to be thrown on for an adventure outside. Plenty of fun to be had by all!

Lake Lure is gorgeous with rock faces to the water and boasts a fun beach/water park with many lifeguards on duty in season. Play golf at one of the three courses nearby, play tennis or basketball near the lake, or rent a boat and enjoy skiing, tubing or knee boarding while learning new techniques from your personal certified instructor. Lovely cruises are a wonderful way to view Lake Lure's beauty and leave every hour at the beach's marina. Nearby Chimney Rock is a fun little town offering unique shops, putt putt by the river, restaurants and hiking at Chimney Rock is spectacular! Not far is Asheville where, among other things, you might tour Biltmore Estates and Winery. The beauty of having your space here is the mountains offer something for everyone!

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
Neal Kuhlhorst (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 19 traveler reviews

average rating of 4.9473686 based on 19 reviews

Guestbook Comment

  • 5 of 5

We had a WONDERFUL summer stay at the Dream Catcher!! The cabin is beautiful and has every amenity you could possibly need. Our two young sons loved the private creek and waterfall as well as the air hockey and foosball tables. We had a ball roasting hot dogs and making s'mores around the firepit and thoroughly enjoyed our evenings at Mirror Lake. We took advantage of our surroundings and hiked Chimney Rock, drove to Linville Caverns, went gem mining and took a Lake Lure tour. We were very busy and loved coming back to the cabin at night to relax. Dream Catcher lends itself to a very family-oriented vacation with lots of time for talking and bonding.

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

As soon as you get out of your car you can hear the water in the streams. I loved sitting on the back deck and hearing the birds and the stream on the side & back of the house. We loved that you really couldn't see any of our neighbors. The kitchen had everything we needed to cook with it & grill with. All of the rooms where clean. The kids had so much fun playing in the stream. It was close enough to everything but far enough away from everything. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Sleep Ever

  • 5 of 5

Complete peace and tranquility with Direct TV and Internet. Never have we had such complete peace. Just follow the mountain road into the gated community to find this lovely spot. It was just the two of us and our dog but three couples could be there with complete privacy. Bring you groceries with you as it is a bit of a ride back to the store.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful amenities, relaxing setting

  • 5 of 5

To sum up our stay I will quote my daughter.."This was the best vacation ever!". This coming from a girl when asked if she would rather go to the mountains or the beach for vacation this year, chose the beach. I believe the Dreamcatcher cabin was a big factor in why we had such a great time. The cabin was beautifully decorated, the house was well stocked with the items we needed (but maybe didn't think of buying before we came) and there was plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. Once we got used to the windy roads around Lake Lure (I made my husband drive everywhere :) ) and found out where everything was in the area (great Ingles grocery store not far away), we settled in. The big surprise was how much we ended up loving Mirror Lake where the kids could swim at a very clean and relaxing beach with hardly any other people around. There was plenty in the area to do for all ages. We went tubing and wakeboarding on Lake Lure (my kids favorite activity) as well as went to the Biltmore and downtown Asheville as well as to Chimney Rock and even had an air hockey tournament in the basement. Great experience for all!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Had a great time at the Dream Catcher!

  • 4 of 5

We celebrated Christmas and New Years at the Dream Catcher with our kids and grandchildren. We had a wonderful time! Plenty of cooking items and clean linens with comfortable beds. Although there were a few issues. Refrigerator froze a lot of our food. The banister on the stairs going upstairs was loose and could be dangerous. Only one glass shower door in the master bedroom and dinning room chairs are not very sturdy. Could use some repairs.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, so pleased you all enjoyed your visit together at the cabin! We take great pride in our vacation homes and strive to be good stewards of the trust folks put in us to provide a five star experience. Dream Catcher’s busy rental schedule this season clearly had its effects and appreciate so much your bringing this to our attention. This, as well as exploring new and fresh ways to enhance Dream Catcher, has my immediate attention. Thank you for taking the time to provide such valuable feedback!
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Great Mountain Cabin Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our week at Dream Catcher! The cabin was every bit as good as listed and rated here. The cabin was spacious enough for our extended family of seven, ranging from a 17 month old boy to an 87 year old great-grandmother, plus a chocolate lab. Neal kept us well informed before and during our stay, and the cabin was clean and very well decorated and furnished.

The weather was unseasonably warm, so we really did not need all the cold weather clothes that we brought. We visited Chimney Rock and the Biltmore mansion, but mainly enjoyed and relaxed at the cabin, explored the area, cooked hamburgers, hot dogs and marshmallows on bonfires and the BBQ grill, and just visited. The creek near the cabin is great, although our grandson at 17 months was a bit young for that - instead, he sure loved to go rock, leaf and stick hunting many times near the cabin.

We cooked most of our meals at the cabin, so we brought probably more groceries than we needed to, given that there is a nice Ingles supermarket only about 10 minutes from Dream Catcher. We also brought our own electric griddle to cook Texas French toast (one of our family favorites) among other things, for breakfast.

The packed gravel/dirt roads near the cabin are a bit steep in places, so we were glad to have brought our 4-wheel drive. Although, the Dream Catcher cabin is very nicely situated on a very gentle lot - one of the best lots in the area, as far as I could tell.

Oh, and I would advise bringing an axe, as the local firewood for sale is hard oak/hickory, and needs to be cut into smaller pieces to get a fire going. My son and son-in-law enjoyed the exercise of chopping the wood - not something they get to do much of in Florida.

The week went by all too fast, and we were all sorry to see it end. We are already planning our next trip to the Dream Catcher next spring or summer - we'd also love to see all the rhododendrons on the property in bloom!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Wildlife Viewing, Basketball Court, Miniature golf


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Lake Lure Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer 2016
May 30 2016 - Dec 31 2016
6 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

exit cleaning fee $125
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 12.75%

The summer rental season ranges from June 1st to October 1st. During this summer rental season, we offer weekly rentals from Saturday to Saturday with a 6 night minimum. No exceptions for the 6 night minimum.

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Lake Lure Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , main floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , basement
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , loft but tucked aside
  • Three large full bathrooms. Upper two include tub/shower combination. Basement bathroom has walk in shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , main floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , basement
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , off loft
    Loft - 1 queen , open but tucked away
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Two King beds, One Queen bed, 4 twins, Mud Room w/ Sink, Central Air Conditioning/Heat, 2 Satellite TVs, 2 VCRs, 2 DVDs, PS2, under cabinet mount radio with itouch adaptability, Board Games, Foosball Table, Air Hockey Table, Well Mannered Dogs Welcome

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