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JULIAN LAKE LODGE: Water Front/5BR/3200 SF/HotTub//WiFi/3 FP/Kid & Dog Friendly

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

Luxurious water front lodge, open floor plan, 1100 SF decks w/views. Sleeps 12

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.

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.

NOTE: I love getting to know my guests and would appreciate you sharing something about your visit. In your reservation inquiry, please indicate:

- Visit purpose: (family vacation, reunion, honeymoon, business, etc.)

- Ages of children (helps me prepare the home to know this)

- If dogs: # of dogs, breed, age, must be crate-trained, etc.

- Where are you traveling from?

- Anything else you would like to share – thanks!

You can read about me by clicking on “Property Manager” – I am owner of AshevilleVacationHomes eleven vacation rentals. YOU are my full time business and will do my best to see that you have a 5 star stay!


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 caring local owner who takes exquisite care of my 11 AshevilleVacationHomes properties and am available anytime to see to your needs. YOU are my full-time business! You may verify listing authenticity by doing an Internet search under the name “JULIAN LAKE LODGE” in the Asheville NC area to locate my independent listing.

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:
February 22, 2018

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 Arden

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 35
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please read attachment for all House Rules prior to renting this home. Thanks!
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 12
  • 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,


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JULIAN LAKE LODGE: Water Front/5BR/3200 SF/HotTub//WiFi/3 FP/Kid & Dog Friendly
average rating of 4.821429 based on 62 reviews

Comfortable, great amenities, beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

We loved Stephanie's Julian Lake Lodge. It is spacious and comfortable, clean and well-maintained. We enjoyed the amenities, including the spa, fire pit and playground for the kids. The lake view is fantastic. We will definitely recommend this home to our friends.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Wonderful Week in a Wonderful House

  • 5 of 5

The house was in a quiet spot surrounded by trees and looking out on the lake. It accommodated our party of 7 adults and 2 young children perfectly. The first floor was set up for children and their parents with a private laundry, refrigerator and television as well as toys and a cute hiding place in the children's bedroom. Upstairs were three large adult bedrooms and a kitchen that was furnished with everything we needed to cook for our group. The outside space had a playground, a hot tub that our children called "the pool" and a fire pit we used to roast hot dogs and marshmallows. The house is near grocery stores, restaurants most of Asheville's activities. we could not have asked for more!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Kid Friendly and Great Jumping Off Point For Area

  • 5 of 5

Picking a house sight-unseen was nerve wracking, and I am happy to say that Stephanie's claims of spoiling her guests lived up to the hype. We had 8 adults and 6 kids, three of them toddlers. The house could not have been better for them. They loved the "kid bedroom" and played in it constantly. There was easy access from the downstairs to the 8-person hot tub which sat next to the playground and firepit. The smooth layout of the house was a savior when entertaining that many children and still relaxing ourselves.

The house itself was very comfortable and felt more like staying with relatives than renting. I especially appreciated the comfortable beds, because I have rented houses where bed comfort was obviously not considered. The kitchen is large, modern, and has all the essential appliances and dishes, and then some. The open floor plan makes it easy to hang out. The massage chair and many TVs with cable were nice bonuses!

We spent our time day-tripping to Dupont Forest, Pisgah Forest, and going into downtown Asheville, which is indeed an easy 10 minute straight drive. It was conveniently located for all these places, and for grocery stores.

The only caveat I will put on this house is don't expect to do more than gaze at the lake - it is the cooling pond for a nearby power plant and is therefore a few degrees hotter than most lakes, making the bacteria count potentially unsafe for swimmers. The description of the house makes it clear that this is a fishing lake, not a swimming lake, so there is no deception, but that is a detail that can be overlooked. If you are looking for a house to stay put at while you play in the water, Lake Lure area is probably your best bet. The lake was beautiful, however, and we enjoyed watching it from the many decks of the house.

Thank you, Stephanie, for your hospitality and we definitely recommend this house.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Just Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We had 2 families of 4 + 2 adult friends meet for a wedding in Asheville and the home we rented from Stephanie was just perfect! Love that she thought of details for the kids (crib, high chair, strollers, etc.) and even made sure there were plenty of towels and blankets. We felt secluded and peaceful on the lake, hanging at the house, sitting by the fire pit, but could be in the action of Asheville in minutes! The house was big enough to spread out on the different decks around the house, down by the lake or even in the hot tub! We were even able to enjoy home cooked meals around the large dining room table!

Stephanie really did think of everything - the place was clean, cool and ready for our arrival! The overall feel of the rental was HOMEY!

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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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: October 2016
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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: September 2016
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Clean/HotTub/Utilities $300 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Children & Infants are counted as guests.
The maximum number of guests staying in a home determines the rate for the entire stay.
Dogs require pre-approval and agreement to the Pet Policy. Pet Rent is $75 Per Dog/Per Week

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ID 950209 Stoney Creek Cabin (3BR/2BA)
ID 324892 Twin Creek Cottage (3BR/2BA)
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Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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