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James (Tom) Eddins

Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

280* Panoramic Mountain Views at Over 3000 Ft - Graybuck Lodge

Bedrooms 4
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Black Mountain Chalet Rental Photos and Description

Chalet, 4 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 8-10)

When we first witnessed the mountain views at “Graybuck Lodge” we knew we had found something truly special. Now that our house renovations are complete, we are ready to share the warmth of our home and the majesty of our mountains with you.

“Graybuck Lodge' is centrally located in Bat Cave less than ten minutes from Chimney Rock Village and the recreational beach at Lake Lure and it is just slightly farther to Hendersonville, Black Mountain and Asheville. The rest of the western North Carolina vacation wonderland is an easy day trip away.

At more than 3,000 feet in elevation, “Graybuck Lodge” sits on the exposed granite of Shumont Mountain on the western rim of the gorge formed by tributaries of the Broad River. The 280-degree mountain views extend for over fifty miles from Hendersonville at one end to Mount Mitchell on the other. During the fall, the expanse of mountain colors is phenomenal and the higher elevation means the summers are cool and clear with crisp mornings even in August.

The house itself is a lovely three story rustic cedar Chalet which sits on a secure granite foundation. You enter the house into a warm pine accented Great Room and a full “tongue and grove” pine cathedral ceiling will greet you as you snuggle up in front of the stone fireplace. The big screen TV, sound system and DVD player will keep you entertained on the rare days you might want to stay inside.

Across from the great room you will find the dining area. Two tables seat up to twelve people without crowding anyone. You will find wineglasses and essentials in the antique bar in the corner of the room.

The full kitchen is adjacent to the dining area. You will find it complete with microwave, dishwasher, refrigerator and a combination gas and electric range with double ovens. It even has a separate beverage refrigerator and a huge pantry.

The main floor master bedroom provides a king-sized bed and walk-in closet that give you plenty of room to spread out and the completely refurbished bathroom will give you the privacy you desire.

Downstairs you will find the second master bedroom with king-sized bed and a 180-degree view of the mountains. You access the recreation area through the master bedroom. Here you will find a second big screen TV and stone fireplace. The recreation area also contains high-end game table.

The second downstairs bedroom is the most secluded and quietest room in the house and should probably be reserved for the “sleeper” in your group. This room contains a queen-sized bed and also has a vanity that the ladies can use before a night out at the local restaurants.

The downstairs shares the largest bathroom in the house. The washer and dryer and a laundry folding station are built into this bathroom and help you keep the clutter of soiled clothing away from the more traveled areas of the home.

Upstairs over the great room is the “Sweetheart’s Loft”. Its lucky occupants will find it is paneled in warm pine and secluded from the rest of the house with a queen-sized bed and its own private bath. They won’t feel closed in because the glass window-wall opens the room to the mountain views without exposing its occupants to the rest of the vacationers. Fully isolated from the lower house with a glass window-wall, the loft will allow those couples who desire some “privacy” a personal spot to which they can retire and be assured that they will not be disturbed.

The front deck is where you and your companions will enjoy your early morning coffee and your late night glass of wine. From the deck you have an unobstructed 280-degree view of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Your vantage point is located in the treetops about a 1,000 feet over the floor of the gorge. To the left, you look 25 miles to see Hendersonville on the horizon and to the right, at about the same distance, you see Clingman’s Dome and Mt. Mitchell. As you sit and enjoy the atmosphere, the goldfinches and hummingbirds will visit the feeders and entertain you all day.


We are proud of our home and the relaxing atmosphere you will find when you visit western North Carolina. and we have chosen to use our entire photo allowance to show you as many pictures of “Graybuck Lodge” as possible. Unfortunately that means that we have chosen not to show you any pictures of the many local attractions. With your rental you will receive a complete package related to handling We take pride in giving you the information you need, so we ate available by phone 24/7 if you have a problem.

The communities that surround us are truly beautiful and pictures of sites in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Asheville and the mountain villages are available from many sources on-line as well as from our personal links.

We hope you come to visit us for a relaxing vacation at Graybuck Lodge and while you are here you will take time to review all of the fun in western North Carolina.

Cancellation and Booking Policies

A deposit of 50% is due within 7 days of booking with the balance due no later than 21 days before check in. There is a fee of $50 for early cancellations or 50% of the basic rental rate if the booking is cancelled within 21 days prior to arrival.

Keywords: Mountain Chalet

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
James (Tom) Eddins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english

About James (Tom) Eddins

Both Wendy and I are retired and we love to travel.

James (Tom) Eddins purchased this chalet in 2006

Why James (Tom) Eddins chose Asheville Area

I wanted a mountain home to visit on vacation. When we walked into this one, we were sold by the fantastic views. After a full renovation, the had the mountain chalet we were searching for. This one is the real thing!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)
280* Panoramic Mountain Views at Over 3000 Ft - Graybuck Lodge
average rating of 4.826087 based on 23 reviews

What a view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our July 4th holiday at this lodge and loved every minute of it. Everything was wonderful. The beds were comfortable and there was more than enough room for all of us. We spent most of our time on the top deck just looking at the mountains. We ventured out once so that our grandkids could go fishing. Just a short drive to Morse Park. The owner was more than accommodating and easy to work with. Many restaurants and shops just a short drive into Chimney Rock & Lake Lure. I would definitely recommend this place for anyone that is looking for relaxing and amazing views!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vine Grove, KY/eastern region, USA

Wonderful experience!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second year staying at the cabin. The kitchen is fully stocked. There is plenty of room and baths for several people. The view of the mountains are spectacular. We enjoy the both decks because we can use the basement deck in the rain and the upper deck on a pleasant day. The walk-in front from the drive is awesome for unpacking and packing. The drive is steep and easy to get used to. We plan to return next year. Recommend the stay

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Mountain Retreat Near Lake Lure/Chimney Rock

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Graybuck Lodge. The pictures and description were accurate. The view was stunning. The kitchen was well stocked and the beds were comfortable. There was plenty of room for six adults and two toddlers.

The owner provided clear instructions for entry and for finding the home. His response to questions was prompt and communication was excellent.

It was so lovely and comfortable that I hated to leave.

If you are looking for a quiet mountain retreat, I recommend Graybuck Lodge.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Murfreesboro, TN

Mountain top time

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our family. It had everything we needed available to us. The view was so beautiful and made for a very relaxing time. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Bossier City, Louisiana

Wonderful Scenery

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxing stay. This trip was a celebration of our Mothers 90th birthday with combined family members. The kids were content and the adults enjoyed the awesome deck. We have stayed in several homes over the last few years and by far the view from this home was the best. Our first morning we saw a HUGE black bear right outside the kitchen window, WOW!! We were close enough to town to go and do as necessary, and wonderfully relaxing otherwise. We had everything we needed, however we could have used a few more rockers on the deck.

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with our family for the week of July 4th. We were close to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock for all the July 4th activities. It's a short drive to Asheville or Henderson for other activities. There are great views from the deck. It is on a nice private lot. Everything was clean and Tom was great to work with. And it was nice that it is pet friendly so, even our little Boston Terrier was able to join us. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Bat Cave
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Lake Lure
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Motorway
17 Miles
I 26 or I 40 both by Rt 9
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Chimney Rock
Nearest Beach
7 Miles
Lake Lure
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season 2016
Jun 1 2016 - Oct 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 27 2016
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Pre Christmas
Nov 28 2016 - Dec 17 2016
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Christmas $ New Years
Dec 18 2016 - Jan 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Property Damage Protection $79
1st Pet $0
Tax Rate 11.0%

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Black Mountain Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • One on each floor -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) An inflatable double bed is available as needed. And sofa sleeper
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Rumbling Bald Mountain Resort has provided Graybuck Lodge with coupon discounts for golf at both of its golf courses.

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