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Beautiful cabin with 2 acre lake, 2 streams, apple orchard and large open yard

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,400 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 BR, 3-1/2 BTHS, sleeps 14, 2 eating areas, Screen Porch & Deck, HDTV & WiFi

Linger Lake Lodge

Come and discover the peaceful tranquility of this mountaintop retreat, nestled on a 5 acre plateau high in the mountains, centered in the middle of surrounding attractions and shops in Historic Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Asheville where the Biltmore Home is located. Enjoy your get-away with family, friends or just the two of you in the serenity of the mountains with nature and wildlife where you may catch a glimpse of deer, eagles and red tail hawks.

Explore the many trails and scenic views Western NC has to offer. Take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and view as far as the eye can see the most beautiful mountains east of the Mississippi . Wild turkeys, deer, bear & bobcat still roam the rolling hills on top of Bald Mountain. Or you may select to stay in seclusion with your own private 5 acres and fish in the 2 acre spring-fed lake, Enjoy the screened porch and deck in this 2300 plus square foot living area with central air and heat. You may choose to retreat down the mountain to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Park or to soothe your soul on the Rocky Broad River, which has some of the best fly-fishing in the Mountains. Ideal for family retreats or a romantic get-away, we know you will want to…’Linger longer with us'.

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Brian & Barb Meckes
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

About Brian & Barb Meckes

I was raised in the country outside of Palmerton, PA. My wife grew up in Morris Plains, NJ. We met at work in the mid 80’s and married shortly afterward. We moved to the Orlando, FL area in the late 80’s and lived there for approximately 20 years. While in Florida we had two children – Jessi & Alex. Jessi loves anything and everything about horses and Alex enjoys living the big city life (lived in NYC after college and now lives in Boston). In 2006 we moved to the Raleigh, NC area and shortly afterward fell in love with the Asheville, NC area. We decided we would someday retire in this area.

Brian & Barb Meckes purchased this cabin in 2016

Why Brian & Barb Meckes chose Asheville Area

While Florida offered warm weather, many attractions and beautiful beaches – we missed the mountains. A friend owned a cabin in the Smokey Mountains in Blairsville, GA. We vacationed there often and enjoyed the hikes, views and country air. Eventually work led us to Raleigh, NC. We vacationed in the Asheville area and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the mountains. We decided we wanted to purchase an early retirement home in the area. It took three years and many miles of driving but we finally found the house we knew we would call home. It happened to be Linger Lake Lodge.

What makes this cabin unique

Private and peaceful setting overlooking a 2 acre stocked lake. Two streams on the property, an apple orchard and lots of open area for children to play. Approximately 15 minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. The shops of Hendersonville and Black Mountain are approximately 25 minutes. The city of Asheville is approximately 40 minutes from our home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for your stay at Linger Lake Lodge. We hope it was exciting and enjoyable. Please offer any comments about your stay that will help us evaluate our lodge to better serve you and others in the future
Aug 2005
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Black Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Rental Agreement must be completed by responsible party and returned to owners for screening to determine if reservation will be accepted.
  • Rental Agreement screening review by Owners will typically take 24hrs. Owners have the right to cancel the initial reserved booking after screening.
  • If the initial reserved booking is cancelled after screening review, a full refund will be provided if any payments have been already made.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master - First Floor off Den
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Floor Upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , First Floor Kitchen Side
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Loft on Kitchen Side
  • 3-1/2 Baths - 1 on Den side in Master BR-Tub/Shower, 1 Upstairs on Den side-Tub/Shower, 1 on Kitchen side-Shower and 1/2 in Loft toilet & sink.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master 1st Floor 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1st Floor 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1st Floor 1 Queen Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2nd Floor 1 Queen Bed & 1 Queen Futon
    Bedroom 5 Loft Area - SEE NOTES - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft area is secured ladder access only - see photo section
  • 3 Bedrooms on first floor w/Queen Beds & 1 Bedroom on 2nd floor w/Queen bed & Queen Futon plus Loft w/Queen Bed & Queen Futon - split plan- Master Bedroom with Master Bath on one side off den w/Bedroom & Full Bath upstairs and 2 Bedrooms with Full Bath on the Kitchen side. Loft has Queen Bed & Queen Futon plus 1/2 bath. -> NOTE: Loft area can only be accessed by a secured ladder. Please review ladder access in photo listing section to determine your accessibility if needed before renting. 
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
Property with 5+ acres, lake and mountain streams is nestled on plateau 2 miles up mountain centered in the middle of surrounding attractions in Ashville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Bat Cave, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.  Enjoy your get-away in the serenity of the mountains, nature and wildlife (deer-eagles-red tail hawks and more) with family, friends or just the two of you. Explore the many trails and scenic views Western NC has to offer or take a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway and view as far as the eye can see the most beautiful mountains east of the Mississippi. Bring your cell phones...good reception Verizon & most others. WiFi internet available FOR E-MAIL AND WEB BROWSING ONLY...ABSOLUTLY - NO STREAMING VIDEO -NO MUSIC DOWNLOADING & NO ONLINE GAMING.


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Beautiful cabin with 2 acre lake, 2 streams, apple orchard and large open yard
average rating of 5.0 based on 38 reviews

a great hidaway!

  • 5 of 5

We took the whole family for a week to this house. It was wonderful. The view from the wrap around porch was beautiful. The family enjoyed fishing and hiking. Perfect in everyway. The house was unbelieveable.

The owner was helpful and freindly.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2009
  • Stayed: Jul 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Marda, it was nice meeting you, Ron and your family around the lake as your kids fished...and caught several. I am glad you had an enjoyable and relaxing time.
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Gorgeous property!!!! Perfect place for a move relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely loved the house! Perfect for all of our needs! The property was gorgeous!!! Exceeded our expectations

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ned! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you back sometime in the future. Brian & Barb Meckes
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Awesome Family Weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time here. Even if you never left the property, you would still have plenty to do! We enjoyed fishing, sitting on the porch, picking apples, building a campfire, and drove 30 min down to downtown Black Mountain for some shopping. The house had everything we needed and more, and was very comfortable for our family. It was also very clean and inviting.

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lauren, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. It sounds like you made the most out your time during your visit. Barb and I hope to see you again sometime when you want to relax in the NC mountains. Brian & Barb Meckes
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Wilmington, North Carolina

The best family vacation we have ever had!

  • 5 of 5

Every year my family of four and my husbands side of the family vacation together for a week. It is quite the task to find a house and property that meets everyone's needs. Well, I nailed it this year with Linger Lake Lodge! We had 5 adults, 2 teenage boys and 2 ten year old boys. The house easily accommodated our party of nine. The house was roomy enough for each person to have their own space. The open floor plan in the main living area was the perfect setting for family game night. The house was very clean (and I am a bit of a clean freak), modern, and fully stocked. Looking back I don't think there was one thing that we needed that the house didn't have.

The biggest hit with the men and boys on the trip was the stocked fishing pond. From sunrise to sunset, every free minute was spent fishing. We also enjoyed the large front porch with rocking chairs that overlooked the pond. The pond is close enough to the house for the adults to catch up with one another while keeping an eye on the children fishing.

We also enjoyed exploring the surrounding areas in this part of the NC mountains. It is so beautiful! We went to Chimney Rock State Park and made it to the top, then hiked to Hickory Nut Falls. Wow! So cool to be at the bottom of the 400 ft falls. We rented a pontoon boat and spent the day at Lake Lure. We also went horseback riding. Everything was perfect. I can not say enough about our trip to Linger Lake Lodge.

Fantastic vacation! Oh, and I can't forget to mention how responsive and timely Brian, the owner was to our questions. Thanks Brian for sharing your home with us!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Amy- Barb and I are so happy you and your family enjoyed your stay at our home. We take pride in doing our best to accommodate the needs for our guests. Your description of the house and property are all the reasons we decided to become owners of Linger Lake Lodge. Please visit us again sometime. I'm sure the fish will be biting! Warm regards- Brian & Barb Meckes
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Vacation in July

  • 5 of 5

We had a really nice experience. Cabin was very clean. Owners thought of every little detail that can be needed during our stay. The property is beautiful and very peaceful. We would definitely recommend this property. Our kids even found a small "sliding rock" near the cabin ( within 100 yards) that they enjoyed very much.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Barb and I are glad you and your guests enjoyed yourselves during your stay. Thank you for staying at Linger Lake Lodge and we would love to see you back again sometime. Warm regards- Brian & Barb Meckes
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Hidden gem in North Carolina

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a relaxing time in North Carolina. The cabin is ideally located with a private fishing pond that my grandsons absolutely loved as it is well stocked and they caught plenty of fish. The cabin is very comfortable and has every appliance you could possibly need during your stay. I would highly recommend Linger Lodge cabin and look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mark- Barb and I are glad your family and guests enjoyed yourself at our house and property. Sounds like the fish were biting so that makes it that more exciting for the kids. Please consider staying with us again in the future. We would love to have you back sometime. Brian & Barb
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Asheville Reigional Airport
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I-40 & I-26
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Lake Lure / Chimney Rock
Car: necessary

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 23 miles from Asheville, NC where the Biltmore Home is, 16 miles from Historic Hendersonville, 6 miles from famous Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Park, 21 miles from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and 17 miles from Historic Black Mountain where all the shops are.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

The Rental Agreement must be completed/signed and returned to owners for review/screening before final determination of reservation acceptance or cancellation. The review/screening process typically will be performed within 24 hours.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.