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Huge Comfortable Log Home in North Carolina Mountains!

Bedrooms 10
Space 4,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

House, 10 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 6 Baths, (Sleeps 26-35)


The perfect place for your ski season, Summer or Fall getaway. Enjoy the winter wonderland that is Beech Mountain during ski season or the unhurried pace and cool temperatures during our off season. The town of Beech Mountain is the highest city east of the Mississippi River. Ideal for business and church retreats as well as family reunions or even just time with friends.

4900+ square foot log home in moderately wooded setting located only .9 miles from Beech Mountain Club recreational facilities and 1.9 miles from Ski Beech entrance.

Home's exterior is fieldstone and cedar shake. The Lodge's interior, which is almost exclusively wood, creates rustic atmosphere with modern conveniences. Wood beamed ceilings throughout. Many of the walls are 16'-24' thick hand-hewn logs. Interior materials are recycled from 143 year-old grist mill located in Chatam, Virginia; the 136 year-old Reedy Fork Mill formerly outside Winston-Salem, NC; and, a barn of unknown age and origin.

Living room, dining room, and kitchen floors are hardwood (area rug covers almost all of living room); all halls and bedrooms are carpeted and bathrooms are ceramic tiled.

Large living room with over-sized woodburning fireplace (firewood provided). Dining room is 10' x 35' and seats 30 at one sitting. Kitchen has flat-surface stovetop, separate flat-surfaced, 5-burner stove with self-cleaning oven, combination microwave/range hood and two GE refrigerators with icemaker. Wood deck is 18' x 18' with perimeter bench seating and over-sized commercial gas grill. Ten bedrooms contain ten full-size beds and ten queen-size beds, three adult-size bunk beds as well as a twin-size sofa bed.

TV room has 42' flat panel TV with digital cable service, high-speed broadband internet access, VCR/DVD player and surround sound system as well as a queen-size sleeper sofa, which may be used as eleventh bedroom. Third floor hallway has foyer with large window seat, sofa, and 40' flat panel TV with digital cable service and PS3.

Off-street parking for up to eleven or twelve vehicles. SORRY, BUT NO PETS PERMITTED.

Keywords: Huge, Log Home, on ski hill, NC mountains

More Details

John or Kay Warthman
Member since: 2002
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About John or Kay Warthman

The Warthman Family-Kay, John, Jonathan, Josh and his wife, Natalie-own the Lodge. Kay is a long-ago retired nurse, who devoted her time to parenting and now focuses on church related activities. John is a retired real estate property management exec., who oversaw management of 17,000+ apartments, 3,800+ condominiums, 1 million+ square feet of office space and a number of home owner associations in a 30+ year career. Today, he is an instructor and speaker for a number of professional real estate organizations, which allows him to travel widely in both the U.S. and overseas doing professional credentialing courses.

John or Kay Warthman purchased this house in 1979

Why John or Kay Warthman chose Charter Hills

We bought this home when we lived in Charlotte and our oldest son was just born. We had visited the mountains during the summer and fell in love with Beech Mountain. A subsequent ski trip further cemented that feeling. John became aware of the Lodge itself while buying a pair of ski boots in Charlotte. During his preschool years and the summers of his first school years, he lived with his grandparents who lived in 5-bedroom converted stone barn. The Lodge reminded him of those wonderful childhood memories. Because he was in real estate management, he thought he could buy it, refurbish it, expand it and add a stone facade to the majority of the house. With the help of his brother Bob, who was a contractor, and some of his talented employees, he worked on the Lodge during weekends for 8 months to bring his vision to fruition.

Initially, we thought that the Lodge would best be operated as a bed and breakfast, but quickly found that the most requests were to rent the entire house by larger groups. So, in our second year of ownership, we converted to whole house rental. In the mid-80's, we moved to Atlanta, where we still reside. So, for a long time now, we've been unable to enjoy the Lodge and its peaceful setting as much as we'd like. Over the 30+ years we've owned and operated the Lodge, we've been privileged to serve many families and groups. Many of them have returned again and again causing us to think of them as extended family. So, we derive pleasure from the enjoyment they experience as well as the relationships we've formed over the years.

What makes this house unique

The setting of the Lodge combined with materials contained within it just give us the feeling of living in another, less hurried time. However, we still have access to the Beech Mountain Club with its Olympic pool, first-class tennis facilities, tennis as well as pickleball courts, breathtaking golf course with views of 3 states and excellent dining. And, it's 1.3 miles from the Beech Mountain Resort ski slopes. We think it's the perfect combination of yesteryear atmosphere combined with many modern conveniences.


Charter Hills House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 4900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 35
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 30 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Main Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , 1 of 2 located on main floor
    Main Floor (2) - toilet , tub , Located off TV room, has claw-footed tub
    Ground Floor - toilet , combination tub/shower , Hall bathroom for two bedrooms
    Second Floor Hall - toilet , combination tub/shower , One of two on this Floor
    Second Floor Potential Private - toilet , combination tub/shower , Bathroom off bedroom #3 on this floor
    Top Floor Hall - toilet , shower , Third floor hall bath with shower only
  • Ceramic-tiled floors with 1x8 clear-finished pine walls.
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • Main Foor - 2 double
    Ground Floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 bunk bed , Queen bed, adult-sized bunk bed & single bed sleeper sofa
    Ground Floor - 2 bunk bed , Two custom-built adult-sized bunk beds
    Second Floor (1) - 2 queen , Armoire & separate closet
    Second Floor (2) - 2 queen , Armoire & shared hall closet
    Second Floor (3) - 2 double , Has private bathroom & shared hall closet
    Second Floor (4) - 2 double , Has shared hall closet
    Top Floor (1) - 2 queen , 1 double , Has queen-size loft bed and shared hall closet
    Top Floor (2) - 1 queen , 2 double , Has queen-size loft bed and shared hall closet
    Top Floor (3) - 1 queen , 2 double , Has queen-size loft bed and shared hall closet
    Main Floor TV Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , TV room with queen-size sleeper sofa
  • Ten queen-size beds, eleven full-size beds, three adult-size bunk beds, one queen-size sofa bed in TV room, one single-size sofa bed in ground floor bedroom. One baby crib available.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
All cooking Utensils/ Plates/Silverware/Glassware/barware provided. Beech Mountain Club Guest Privileges (Heated Olympic pool, 18-hole golf course with views of three states, tennis courts, activities, etc, (fees apply), Access to 22, 000 s, f, Beech Mountain Activity Center (fees apply), Town of Beech Mountain water and sewer.


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average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Loved our stay! Bigger, Spacious and way more beautiful than expected!

  • 5 of 5

Working with the owner was a wonderful experience. We made a few changes and his flexibility really helped with planning the trip. We were also pleasantly surprised by how spacious the house was and with various children ranging from teens to young ones, the split levels of the house gave kids room to be together without us getting in each other's way. The kitchen while medium sized was incredibly well stocked. We didn't run out dishes at any point. The owner made sure we had enough gas (plus an extra tank) to grill. This was the best friend/family retreat we have had in years and we would come back again and again.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words, Suzie. You were an absolute pleasure to work with. Any owner will be fortunate to have you and your family as guests. We very much look forward to potentially being of service to you folks again in the future.
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We have stayed here with a large group for 6 years Now. We love it!

  • 4 of 5

Great Escape is always a wonderful place to stay. Plenty of space for all that go. We have stayed there for 6 years in a row and plan to again next year. There is no where in the area like it.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your ongoing patronage, Dwayne. It's yet again a pleasure to be of service to you and your group. As you requested, I've reserved MLK weekend for you next year. John W.
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Friend Reunion/Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 23 - 10 adults and 13 kids. There was plenty of room. The two refrigerators really helped. The kids had a great time exploring. We had a couple of issues with frozen pipes, but I called the owner and he had someone out the next morning. The owners are very friendly and responsive. I totally recommend and would love to stay again.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your patornage as well as kind words, Jill. I again apologize for the inconvenience caused by the washing machine's drain line becoming frozen during your first night. Our contracted maintenance wrapped the pipe with heat tape and reinsulated the area, so it won't occur again in the future. It was a pleasure having you as our guests and we'll look forward to the opportunity to be of service to you again. John W.
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Gorgeous, spacious, everything you want in a mountain retreat

  • 5 of 5

This property was breathtaking with the perfect mix of secluded while still being accessible. Plenty of parking for a large group getaway and even more sufficient sleeping arrangements. We all got cell LTE coverage and the wifi is fast and reliable. Dear will visit in the morning. If you're trying to decide between this location and another– choose this one. You will not regret it.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, easy to work with, friendly owner

  • 5 of 5

Rustic but very nice and spacious

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words as well as (again) your patronage. It was a privilege to have your wedding group stay with us and you-personally-were an absolute pleasure to work with. We'll hope that circumstances might allow us to be of service tto you and your group again sometime in the future. In the meantime, best wishes for a happy holidays!
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Had a great time. House was perfect for our group. Plenty of sleeping space.

  • 5 of 5

Owner very helpful, neighborhood beautiful would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your kind words as well as again for your patronage. It would be our privilege and pleasure to be of service to you and your family again in the future. In the meantime, best wishes for a happy holidays John W
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Tri-Cities Tennessee
Nearest Barpub
2.2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.6 Miles
Beech Mountain Club
Nearest Restaurant
2.2 Miles
Nearest Ski
2 Miles
Beech Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
35 Miles
Wautauga Lake
Car: necessary

4900+ square foot log home in moderately wooded setting located only .9 miles from Beech Mountain Club recreational facilities and 1.9 miles from Beech Mountain Resort entrance.

Other Activities: Downhill/alpine skiing, wildlife viewing, rock climbing, basketball, horseshoes, kayaking, mini golf, boating, cross country skiing, snowboarding


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $600
Tax Rate 12.75%

Rates based on maximum group size of 25 people during any time other than ski weekends.
Written lease required by state of NC for all rentals less than thirty days.
Any fees assessed ownership for traveler's use of credit cards for payment will be deducted from security deposit prior to return.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund