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Convenient to everything....but a million miles away.

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights


Old Fort House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Convenient to everything...but a million miles away. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath log home is located on beautiful Gateway Mountain near Black Mountain and Lake Lure.

Enjoy beautiful layered mountain views from the deck, toast marshmallows in the outdoor fire pit, cook--or don't cook--in a modern kitchen, curl up on a comfy sofa and enjoy a crackling fire.

Surround yourself with natural stone and beautiful woodwork, fresh air and a night sky full of stars. This property is located on 5+ acres, is gated and very private. A true getaway.

Located on Gateway Mountain, amenities include a private lake for swimming, a trout pond, hiking trails and a waterfall park.

Head into Asheville for great restaurants, shopping and entertainment. Lake Lure is nearby for big lake swimming and boating. Explore quirky shops and restaurants in Black Mountain. Or never step foot off the mountain. Your vacation. Your choice.

Keywords: Log Home, Mountain Cabin, Getaway

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Lori and Bob Thomas
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2016
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Why Lori and Bob Thomas chose Asheville Area

Gateway Mountain is a beautiful spot and it's so convenient to Charlotte and Asheville.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Convenient to everything....but a million miles away.
average rating of 4.967742 based on 31 reviews


  • 5 of 5

The quietest property I have ever experienced! You feel like you have your own mountainside. You can't see another house only miles of distant mountains. The house is the best furnished VRBO I have ever rented. Worth every dollar spent. Black Mountain very close for shopping and dining. Pisgah brewing in Black Mtn is a very good brewpub with great entertainment and great beer!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for sharing your experience! You've captured the essence of what makes the cabin so special to so many! Please come back again, anytime!
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A wonderful weekend in a wonderful home!

  • 5 of 5

This was the easiest rental yet! We rent a cabin every year for a weekend get-away for my parents and my husband and I. This was the easiest, cleanest, most beautiful and problem-free weekend rental we have ever experienced. The owner (Lori) was quick to respond to any questions I had and she had instructions, toiletries, linens, paper products...anything and everything that you could possibly need stocked and easily located there in the cabin. It was spotless and beautifully decorated. My favorite thing was the views. My mother and I enjoyed the early mornings on the deck listening to the birds and NOTHING else. I haven't had peace and quiet like that in a very long time. I loved the fact that there were no other houses in view, absolutely no noise and the drive up the mountain was easy as the road was well maintained. We will definitely be staying again...and again...and again. Thanks to the owners for sharing their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Than you so much for taking time to tell us about your visit! I love that you enjoyed your mornings on the's a favorite time and place for us, too. Please do come back again, anytime! Lori and Bob
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Beautiful Mountain top Home

  • 5 of 5

A group of us from work stayed here while riding motorcycles in the Little Switzerland area. It provided the perfect place for us all to stay and rest up. There was plenty of beds and it was very quite and relaxing so we could wind down and rest up after a long hard day of riding. The best part was all of us sitting around the fire at the end of day trading stories. Everything was provided for us and the owners were very friendly and helpful. I would love bring my family back here and enjoy this beautiful home.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Please come back, anytime! Thank you so much for taking time to review the cabin.
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Had so a wonderful time and stay.

  • 5 of 5

The fact that im even taking time to review a property should speak for itself. When we got to the cabin everything was exactly like the pictures described. The cabin was gorgeous. It was very clean and comfortable and made our stay enjoyable. I loved the fact that the property itself was gated as well as the community that the property resided in. The cabin had everything available, the rooms were nicely kept and the bathrooms were gorgeous. The balcony from the master bedroom had an amazing view. This cabin I would say is perfect for families with kids, not so much couples retreat. I plan to come back in the fall when the leaves change and would definately stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Bob and I are so glad you had a great time! Thank you for taking time to let us know. Please do come back in the Fall....the leaves are magical!
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A Beautiful Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very comfortable. Isolated and private, but easy access to Black Mountain and Asheville. We loved the spacious, open design of the cabin. An excellent and relaxing experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain get away

  • 5 of 5

Amazing. Clean, comfortable and easy to find. Owners are very attentive and helpful. Will stay here in the future for sure!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Motorway
6.5 Miles
Car: necessary

Rates & Availability

Old Fort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas/New Years
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

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Old Fort House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1575 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , New Stone Shower, new fixtures, ADA height commode.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Beautiful Tile Shower and Tub combo.
  • Master bath is newly renovated with a pebbled floor and stone walls, sink has a well faucet and the toilet is ADA height for comfort and ease. The full hall bath is newly renovated with a combination tub and shower, sink and and ADA height commode.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 4 sleeping surfaces. Bunks comfortable for most adults.l
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , 3 Sleeping surfaces. Bunks comfortable for most adults.
  • King size beds (1) King bed in Master bedroom. Private bath., Queen size Beds (1) 2nd bedroom has a Queen bed and a set of comfortable adult-sized bunkbeds., Sleep Sofa (1) Great room has queen sized comfortable hide-a-bed in the sofa. , Bunk Beds (3) 2nd bedroom has one bunk pair; 3rd bedroom has two sets of comfortable adult sized bunkbeds.
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Enjoy beautiful layered mountain views from the deck, toast marshmallows in the large stone fire pit, swim and fish in private community lakes, curl up on a comfy sofa and enjoy a crackling fire. Fresh air, hiking trails, waterfall park, abundant stars, gated community and home.

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