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Asheville Lake Front 5BR/3200 SF/HotTub/MassageChr/WiFi/3 Fireplaces/Kid Friendl

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious water front lodge, open floor plan, 1100 SF decks w/views. Sleeps 14

The Asheville NC lake front 5BR/3BA/3200 SF enchanted JULIAN LAKE LODGE is on the 320 acre Lake Julian nestled beside 80 acres of lush forest. It is located right in town with NO remote roads to navigate! Both levels of the home can be entered from ground level and accommodates guests who cannot climb stairs.

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Be spoiled by the large hot tub, fire pit, massage chair, high speed wireless Internet, plush bedrooms (2 kings, 2 queens, kids bunk room), quality kitchen & cookware, large open concept kitchen, dining & living room areas, 60” and 50" HDTVs in living room & family room plus TV/DVDs in 3 bedrooms - all TV's with premium HD channels, central heat & air. It is thoughtfully furnished w/comfortable furniture & lovely décor. For kids, there is an indoor playroom (4 twin beds) & outdoor fort/swings/slides play equipment & toddler playset, baby crib/stroller/high chair. For additional sleeping there are two sleeper sofas and air bed.

I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my properties & am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure the home is exceptionally clean, well maintained & the hot tub sparkling with fresh water. SEE MY WEBSITE LINK BELOW (or email me) FOR 60+ PHOTOS & all 11 of my luxury vacation homes.


This picturesque lake lodge is in 1 mile south of Asheville city limits on the southeast shore of Lake Julian with only 10 to 15 minutes to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Biltmore House & the Asheville Airport. Great fishing spot!

Julian Lake Lodge has delightful amenities to pamper you: large hot tub, awesome massage chair, multiple decks with plenty of seating, sumptuous linens, top-of-the-line mattresses, high speed wireless Internet, 5 HDTV’s, big movie library, foosball, gas grill, quality kitchen cookware & dishes, central heat & air, huge children’s playground with slides, swings and forts. For babies there is a crib with bedding, strollers, high chair, baby bath tub & more.

YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!! I promise you a meticulously clean & well-maintained home thoughtfully furnished with your every need in mind! I am a local owner who takes exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs.

ABOUT LAKE JULIAN: Lake Julian is comprised of several lakes. At the smaller lake by our lodge, fishing is allowed from the shore with no boats and no swimming permitted which assures you of quiet privacy. At the west end is the larger lake with Lake Julian Park. Here you can rent one day paddle boats and canoes. There is a private boat launch (fee) at the park for canoes, kayaks, sailboats and boats with electric motors. Fishing (license required) for bass, catfish, brim, crappie and tilapia.


More Details

Property Manager
Stephanie Joy Johnson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 27, 2017

About Stephanie Joy Johnson

I am Stephanie Joy Johnson, owner and manager of my vacation rental homes. My passion is creating beauty in real estate….remodeling and restoring homes, landscape design, interior home décor and, best of all, making guests feel pampered when they stay at my personally owned luxury vacation homes in the gorgeous mountains of Western North Carolina. I devote myself full-time to taking care of my homes & guests. YOU are my full-time business! My business is called Asheville Vacation Homes.

I began this business in 2004 and delight in finding beautiful locations and gorgeous homes for vacation rental settings. I am always searching for interesting furnishings (shopping!) to add to the delightful decor for my guests.

During your stay, you also might meet my awesome property manager and “fix-it man,” David. He can take care of any maintenance or property issues should they arise. He and I are both available 7-days-a-week to make sure your stay is the best ever!

Email me for my web address to see all 11 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

Stephanie Joy Johnson purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Stephanie Joy Johnson chose Asheville Area

I am passionate about living in these awesome Smokey Mountain & Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and adore sharing my vacation rental homes with guests who come to experience our area’s mountains & towns. I take exquisite care of my properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. I make sure each home is exceptionally clean, meticulously well-maintained and the hot tub sparkling with fresh water.

I have lived in Asheville, North Carolina for many years and find great joy in discovering more and more reasons why this is the BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD TO LIVE! Asheville is consistently in the “Top 10 Places To Live” according to almost any criterion published! It’s a diverse multi-cultural blend of mountain folk and cosmopolitan society set in a dramatically beautiful mountain setting. It is my heart-felt desire to provide gorgeous welcoming homes in spectacular settings and to share this town with you!

What makes this lodge unique

With all the special touches, I promise you that my vacation rental homes will feel as though you are staying at a friend’s warm inviting home rather than a 'vacation rental house. You will appreciate the tasteful decor and thoughtful care my homes reflect. Each home has been lovingly remodeled, elegantly furnished, beautifully decorated and thoughtfully accessorized with special amenities to pamper you including massage chairs, hot tubs, high speed wireless Internet, king beds with sumptuous bedding, HDTV’s & DVD's, movie libraries, quality well-equipped kitchens, fireplaces, central heat & air conditioning, washers & dryers and much more!

Unique to my homes are all the amenities offered for babies and children. There are cribs, pack-n-plays, strollers, high chairs, baby bath tubs, stuffed animals & blankies. Older children love to play on the outdoor playgrounds with forts, slides, swings, climbing walls, etc. plus games, books, toys, kids DVD movies and more. Kids of all ages love to roast marshmallow at the firepits.

My homes are easily accessed, right in-town, close to grocery stores, restaurants and shopping. No winding mountain roads to get lost in or long drives to town. The homes are in peaceful, lush vacation spots where you can relax and feel at home.

Rather than dealing with a third party management company with limited business hours & knowledge of a home, you can deal directly with me, the owner. I am available to you 7 days-a-week, anytime between 9 AM and 7 PM and after hours for emergencies. I know my properties intimately because I have personally had them restored, remodeled, furnished and equipped. YOU are my full time business! Because I live locally, I am available whenever you call.

Email me for my web address to see all 11 of my vacation homes. Take a virtual tour at AshevilleVacationHomes.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a group of 14 stay here at Mountain Laurel Lodge. Ages ranged from mid-sixties to 4 months old. The house was large enough that we could each retreat into our own corners or mix & mingle in the main living areas. The kids enjoyed the toys & hanging out in the master suite's living area watching movies. The main bedrooms all being on the entry level was nice especially since one member of our party has knee trouble and can't easily climb stairs. Beautiful decor, very clean and welcoming!
Jan 2014
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Arden Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 14
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Town ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 on Living Room Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of plush cotton towels provided.
    Bathroom 2 on Living Room Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of plush cotton towels provided.
    Bathroom on Family Room Level - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plenty of plush cotton towels provided.
  • The very clean bathrooms have plush towels and delightful decor.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • King Bedroom 1 Living Room Level - 1 king , King Bedroom with glass door to private deck and lake view
    King Bedroom 2 on Living Room Level - 1 king , 2 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon , King Bedroom with glass door to deck and lake view
    Queen Bedroom on LIving Room Level - 1 queen , Fireplace, Love Seat, Glass Door to Deck with Lake View.
    Queen Bedroom on Family Room level - 1 queen , As with all beds, the mattress is plush w/sumptuous bedding
    Kids Bedroom on Family Room Level - 4 twin/ single , Two trundle beds; kids love the bright colors & secret room
    Family Room - 3 twin/ single , 2 sleep sofa /futon , For a large group, there is a queen and a twin sleeper sofa
  • Experience the best:! The 2 King and 2 Queen beds have ultra luxurious top-of-the-line mattresses. Sumptuous cotton sheets and plush blankets & comforters await you! The fun kids bedroom/playroom have 4 twin beds with soft bedding.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 16 garden chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Big Hot Tub, Fire Pit, Massive Outdoor Playground with Slides, Swings, 2 Level Fort, Awesome Massage Chair; Baby Friendly - Crib, Pack N Play, High Chair, Stroller, Child Gate; HDTV 50 and 60 inch, All TVs have premium HD channels; DVD Players; Huge Movie Library; Complete Kitchen Cookware and Accessories, Central Heat & Air Conditioning, 2 water heaters for plenty of hot water, Sumptuous sheets, Ultra soft blankets, Elegant comforters, Soft towels, Foosball table, Board games, CD/radio/alarm clocks, 2 Over-sized washers & dryers, Vacuum cleaner & cleaning supplies,


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveler reviews)

Asheville Lake Front 5BR/3200 SF/HotTub/MassageChr/WiFi/3 Fireplaces/Kid Friendl
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 57 reviews

Wonderful, relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Julian Lake Lodge for a week and had the most amazing time. The home was beautifully furnished and stocked with everything you could possibly need. There were two washer and dryers which was wonderful. We had a small issue with the HUGE hot tub, made one call and within an hour someone was there and had it fixed, never another issue and enjoyed by everyone. Family came and joined us and at one point there were 14 of us in the home and never did it feel crowded. There was plenty of room for everyone with lots of seating both inside and out. We enjoyed the fire-pit every night and lounged on the deck to watch the pond with morning coffee. Our three granddaughters fished for the very first time (although two of them didn't have hooks because they were too little ;) ) and our grandson had so much fun exploring. So many memories were made. The leaves changed a lot through the week that we stayed adding to the beauty of the woods around us. The location was perfect, while we felt we were deep in the woods there, everything you could possibly need was just a few miles away. Everyone of us commented on how nice this home was and how we look forward to coming back in the future. Sincerely, one of the most relaxing vacations ever.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect spot for a group stay in Asheville.

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends joined us for my daughter's wedding week in Asheville. Convenient, easily accesible from Biltmore area with plenty of room to host others.

This peaceful setting is perfect for any fall weekend. Playground area looked perfect for family with kids. Peaceful - morning coffee on the deck a good start each day.

The house itself was spacious and well stocked with everything neeed for a comfortable stay.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Family Retreat at Julian Lake Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Julian Lake Lodge was a comfortable, very well equipped and maintained vacation retreat. The owner thought of everything we needed to feel at home and pampered. The kitchen was large and easy to navigate and possessed all of the tools needed to prepare a sandwich or a large family meal. The home is kid and pet friendly. We took advantage of many of the area's resources including trips to Asheville, Hendersonville, several parks, the arboretum, golf courses and restaurants. We would highly recommend this property and hope to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Tranquil privacy near exciting city--best of both!

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, exquisitely furnished, and the decks with their lovely lake view were AWESOME!

We were beyond impressed with this gracious lake home in such a tranquil location with peaceful forest surroundings. Mornings had the kids out fishing for breakfast. Everyone was well entertained with all the amenities….sitting in the hot tub at night, marshmallow roasts at the fire pit, kids’ playground, decks all around the house with plenty of seating, big kitchen with everything we could need, big screen TV, something for all ages. We loved the Asheville location with its great variety of restaurants, shops, golf, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, waterfalls, rafting, hiking….it’s a great place to explore. We highly recommended this home!

P. Gallagher and friends, VERMONT

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet peaceful week by the lake

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this beautiful home in such a lush private setting with everything we could want and more!  Kids loved the hot tub, massage chair, fire pit, extensive playground and play area.  Each bedroom has a deck where we could watch the lake….mornings a mist would rise and a few times we saw deer wander out of the woods into the yard – awesome!  The home is very clean with lovely furnishings, well maintained, kitchen well equipped, and obviously shows a great deal of thoughtful care.  It’s convenient to town, restaurants & shopping.  We’ve already recommended this home to friends and will be back for a week this fall!  Thanks again for the best vacation ever! 

The Carson Family, Gainesville, FL

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy access; not secluded; view of neighbors

  • 3 of 5

The house is exactly as described, and very clean and comfortable. Access is easy to area highways and to restaurants and shopping. It is important to understand, though, that this convenience comes at a price: this is not a rural location and you can see neighbors' homes from most windows and hear traffic from the main street across the lake. The rest of the homes in this tiny neighborhood are not as well maintained as this house. The lake can be seen from the living room and one bedroom as well as the deck, but the view is mostly blocked by trees. Note that, as stated, there is no swimming in the lake (the lake is a cooling pond for the nearby power plant, with big intake pipes which pose a danger to swimmers) and fishing from boats (with electric motors only) is only permitted in one area of the lake that one has to drive to from the house (about 5 -7 minutes, depending on traffic). While you can fish from the shore at the home, the frontage is very limited before you arrive at Private Property signs from other homeowners. One neighbor's German Shepherd dog sometimes came over onto the property, so be aware of that if you are bringing your own small pet to the home. Overall, a fine place to stay, provided that the lake is not the focus of your recreational plans and you are not looking for a secluded escape from civilization. Easy to get to the Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway, and into downtown Asheville (where you should definitely visit the Pinball Museum - one entry fee to play as long as you like on many vintage machines). The owner of this home is responsive and concerned about the comfort of her guests and provides lots of little extras which you don't always find in vacation rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I appreciate this review! I’m delighted it highlights the details of Lake Julian usage. I take responsibility in this case as I broke my own rules and allowed a last minute reservation which resulted in the guest not reading the information provided about the home’s in-town location or lake usage in my advertising and guest instructions. I should have been aware their expectation was for boat fishing in a rural location. I feel distraught when a guest finds reason to complain about their stay….I do my best to go above and beyond in what I offer in my homes to make it an enjoyable stay. To address a few issues: • With no public or boat access at our end of the lake, it assures a quiet, tranquil setting where you can fish from shore. (I’m a bit mystified about the note of traffic noise as it is very quiet here.) • Shrubs & some trees have now been removed so there is no issue with access or lake visibility. • The Private Property signs for are our guests’ privacy so the general public does not come onto our property to fish. Signs do not apply to our guests! The frontage is ours & not the neighbors. • All three bedrooms and the living room on the main level have decks with lake views. • There are 3 small homes behind my home off the back parking area. This is the only home with lake frontage; the view is toward the lake and not of the neighbors. On either side of the home are acres of forest. • I’m not sure why the neighbor’s dog got loose…other than to irritate people who were already upset. I’m so sorry this happened.
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Nearest Airport
4 Miles
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary

In WNC you'll find an eclectic group of people from movie stars to mountain folk. Our town & activities are as diverse as its residents. For outdoor enthusiasts there is hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, white water rafting, sightseeing, horseback riding, fishing, swimming, golf, miniature golf, rock climbing, snow skiing, zip line adventures & more!

If you love to shop for the unusual, there are fantastic antique stores, galleries, boutique shops, and amazing local handcrafted goods. There are galleries, art/craft festivals, mountain music, dancing & fantastic restaurants!

We're famous for the Biltmore Estate (the largest privately owned home in the US), the Blue Ridge Parkway lookouts & trails, Carl Sandburg's home, Thomas Wolfe's Home, Grove Park Inn & Spa, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Mount Mitchell (highest mtn east of the Mississippi), Lake Lure, Maggie Valley, Hot Springs & more! Enjoy the Fun Depot for a wealth of indoor fun for kids.

Guests may purchase discounted Biltmore Estate tickets good for two consecutive days with free wine tasting tickets. Tickets will be in the home when you arrive so you can avoid waiting in long ticket lines.

Golf: Asheville & Hendersonville are a golfer’s paradise where the strikingly beautiful scenic settings provide a lush backdrop to your golf experience! These are a few of the public courses near our luxury vacation rental homes:

The upscale BROADMOOR GOLF LINKS located in the lush French Broad River Basin is a certified Audubon Society award winning 18-hole Par 72, 7000 yards golf course known for its bent grass greens & practice facility. You will encounter ponds, streams, views & abundant wildlife.

The HIGH VISTA GOLF COURSE is a scenic mountain valley 6935 yards, 18-hole championship golf course, with spectacular 360 degree views & variety of challenging terrain! Although in a private gated community, this lush course is open to the public

The ORCHARD TRACE GOLF CULB is an 18 hole par-3 course w/2,139 yards of golf from the longest tee. It has a course rating of 54 & a slope rating of 113. It’s perfect for a quick 18 hole game & reasonable green fees. Night golf is a great treat!

The CUMMNINS COVE GOLF is an 18 hole par 71 course w/long-range vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains at this 3,000’ elevation. Fairways are lined w/trees, lakes, streams, waterfalls & spectacular mountain views! From the longest tee, there are 6,415 yards of golf. The course rating is 70.1 & a slope rating of 129 on Bermuda grass.

The SOUTHERN TEE Course is a fun 18 hole, par 3 w/wide fairways. The course rating is 70.0 with a slope rating of 113 with 2573 yards of golfing


Rates & Availability

Arden Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 17 2017 - Apr 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
6 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 30 2017
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 17 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Clean/HotTub/Management $300 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.0%

Nightly rate for up to 8 guests is $375. Each additional guest is $20 per night.
Discounted week rate for up to 8 guests is $2299. Each additional guests is $100 per week.

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Children & Infants are counted as guests. Home sleeps 14 guests.
USAGE FEE: $300 (includes cleaning, hot tub, management fee).
PET RENT: $15/Nt or $75/Wk per dog & Prior Approval.
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