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David or Julie Rotholz

Member since: 2006
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Speaks: english

Spectacular Views: Charming Mountain Home, Perfect for Families; Wi-Fi

28 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights

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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Den, Sleeps 8 in Beds (King, Queen, 4 Twin)

Round Mountain Lodge, a charming mountain home perched above Lake Jocassee on the edge of Gorges State Park, provides an amazing retreat from life's hectic pace. It is only 2 miles from 'The Wilds Camp and Conference Center' and Georges State Park, Frozen Creek access.

Set on the south side of Round Mountain between the quaint mountain towns of Brevard (17 miles) and Lake Toxaway, Round Mountain Lodge is not simply a house in the mountains, but a ''mountain home.''

The main living area boasts a cathedral ceiling and mountain views from a bank of south-facing windows. The fireplace, dressed in floral tapestry, dominates the living area. Warm wood graces interior walls. The downstairs bedroom holds a king sized bed; another large upstairs room boasts a comfy queen. All bedrooms have down comforters. The Bunk Room holds two sets of bunk beds, making Round Mountain Lodge the ideal lodging choice for two families who wish to vacation together.

The den, home to twin trundle beds, contains family games, puzzles and media equipment. Children can watch a DVD or satellite TV while adults share conversation in the quiet of the living area. Peruse the books in the ''Loft Library'' or venture onto the rock outcropping below to explore, enjoy the outdoors or make s'mores in the fire pit.

Watch the fog roll up the mountains from the porch swing. Discover one of six waterfalls within walking distance to the Lodge. All ingredients for the perfect mountain retreat are found amidst the tranquility and mountain splendor of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

One of only 40 homes on the 1200 acres on Round Mountain, the Lodge boasts spacious rooms, comfortable and ample furnishings, and amenities that define it as a home rather than a ''rental unit''. This beautifully decorated home is amply supplied with accoutrements for the perfect mountain get-away. In any season, Round Mountain Lodge will call you back again and again.

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
David or Julie Rotholz (Owner)
Member since: 2006
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quoted comments from our recent guest:

"We loved Round Mountain Lodge and had a great time!! We really appreciate you letting us stay there. It was perfect!! We are hoping to go back this spring. I just wish I had found your place earlier so we could have been meeting there before!! "
Nov 2010
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based on 28 traveler reviews

Spectacular Views: Charming Mountain Home, Perfect for Families; Wi-Fi
average rating of 4.964286 based on 40 reviews

Wonderful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful family vacation at the cabin! Everything was very clean and the views off the back porch were incredible! Our children absolutely loved hiking around the house and swinging on the tire swing! They also enjoyed playing air hockey and board games in the basement. Our family enjoyed family hikes around the property and met some of the very friendly neighbors . We will definitely stay here again soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and our dogs loved this home! It is very secluded, which we loved. The home is super organized and has a homey feel. The owners were super accessible for any issues leading up to our stay. The screened in porch was where we spent the majority of our time! The only downside was that the water in the shower never got very warm.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We are always glad to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay at our mountain home. We do wish you had called us about the water temperature. Someone must have turned down the temp on the hot water heater. When it's set at the typical setting the water is actually very hot. Thanks again and we're happy that all else was as good as you mentioned.
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Wonderful Escape to the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

As newlyweds on our honeymoon, David and Julie were very accommodating, and their property is amazing. They even went the extra mile and left a bottle of champagne in the fridge for us, with a very nice card. That sort of hospitality surprised us both.

As far as the property, it has a homey feel to it, with a fireplace, quilts, and lots of cushions and pillows. The decorations really made us feel like home, and the view of the mountains is very relaxing. The house is very open, bringing one closer to nature. My wife started her days by drinking a cup of coffee on the screened-in porch swing and looking out at the surrounding mountains. The owners left a book with detailed instructions and directions, and even mapped out where every item could be found in the kitchen. We did not get a chance to meet the neighbor Walter, but it's comforting to know someone is nearby if we needed help with anything.

I'm jealous of their back yard. A large outcropping with cave-like features, lots of trees, and a slope made for a unique experience. I sat on a large rock with a glass of wine, and it was a great way to watch a mountain sunset. There's also plenty of trails nearby, including a rather rigorous mountain hike down to Rock Creek Falls, which isn't for the faint of heart. Brevard, our favorite town in the U.S. (we're from Florida), is 20 minutes up the road, and the home is in driving distance of other great towns like Highlands, Cashiers, and Waynesville. Lots of great restaurants in Brevard, too. Our personal favorites are Mayberry's for lunch sandwiches, and Falls Landing (reservation recommended) and Square Root (excellent food) for dinner. Great ambiance and candlelight dinners. If you visit in the fall, be sure to drive up NC-215 or Hwy 64 for excellent views of foliage and roadside waterfalls.

David and Julie made sure we had a very relaxing, comfortable stay. We felt at home, and we can't recommend their home enough for the fellow traveler. We were very impressed and enjoyed our honeymoon! Highly recommend! Thanks again Julie and David!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great fall weekend

  • 5 of 5

Great house in a secluded mountain location outside Brevard. The house was very well stocked and as advertised on VRBO. We enjoyed a great hike to Rainbow falls nearby in Gorges State Park and beautiful sunsets and sunrises from the screened-in porch. The owners had very detail instructions for everything, making it easy to settle in and enjoy our stay. Plenty of room for two couples.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks! You've mentioned many of the reasons we love it there. So glad you enjoyed your stay.
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Fabulous stay! Thanks!!!

  • 5 of 5

In our opinions, every effort was made by the Owners to make their house our house while visiting. The kitchen was well equipped, the furnishing well appointed, and the screened in porch was fabulous with long range views. The owners gave us a contact to have firewood delivered and Charles delivered an ample supply to last our entire stay and with the wood-burning stove, we kept the fire going all day. It was so relaxing. Everywhere we looked there was something special to look at from the handmade quilts to, pictures, and miniature bears with different personalities. We love the book with special family stores as well. Loved our stay and would love to go back.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Christmas in the Mountains

  • 5 of 5

Our family, which extended to include 8 adults, loved our Christmas time in the mountains at your beautiful home! Your pictures were exactly what we found and then some! You didn't include the "hillbilly" porch with the beautiful, lighted, natural chandelier and dragon flies in your photos. When we entered we said, "Wow." It was spotlessly clean and warm and beautifully decorated. We loved the blue Christmas lights and small lighted tree outside.

We experienced sunny and rainy weather up there. The first full day we walked (some drove) to your Rock Creek Falls with our dogs loving it the whole way. We found two trails, one to the top of the falls and the steeper trail to the bottom. What an adventure! During our stay we cozied up to your beautiful fireplace, listened to music with your great sound system, played games and did jigsaw puzzles, exchanged gifts around our decorated tree and nearly ate out on the porch it was so moderate. Everything we needed to pull off our Christmas morning and afternoon feasts was there in your well supplied kitchen! Our kids toured the Christmas Candlelight tour at Biltmore and we even did our traditional bookstore run on Christmas Eve day to the charming town of Brevard. Watching the fog and clouds on the mountains from your home was so calming and pleasurable.

Christmas day was bright and sunny, so after "dinner" we explored another waterfall off of the "Senior Citizen Trail". We laughed at the high regard you have for your senior citizens! It was a trek, but worth it to be off the beaten path and find a gorgeous waterfall hidden in the woods!

Needless to say, your home away from home was everything we were looking for in our celebration of Christmas in the mountains! Besides being beautiful with a great view, it was very comfortable with all 8 of us visiting there. We want to come back during another season and take in more of the mountains in your beautiful home. Thank you for providing the perfect spot for us to celebrate Christmas with our whole family!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Trish, We are so glad that you and your family had a great visit over Christmas. We look forward to having you as our guests again.
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Gorges State Park
Nearest Airport
34 Miles

Other Activities: Wildlife Viewing, Rock Climbing, Kayaking, Shopping


Rates & Availability

Brevard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2016 - Jun 30 2016
2 night minimum stay
July 2015
Jul 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $85 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

$195-$215/nt - $895-$195/wk US Dollars
High Season May through Oct & Holidays: $215/night .. $1195/week.;
Off season: $195/night .. $975/week. Two night minimum April - June.. $85 cleaning fee.;
Weekly rentals are Friday to Friday.;
Holidays are Christmas, New Years, Easter, & Thanksgiving.;
$200 damage deposit is fully refundable.;
Ask about our pet policy for dogs and fees. $3,000 month

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Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1st Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 4 twin/ single , Bunk Beds, 2nd Floor
  • 300+ count cotton sheets. Down comforters for cool weather. Lots of light with mountain views.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theater
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
Main dining area seats six - eight. Kitchen dining seats 4 - 6, Outdoor table on lower deck seats 8 easily. Lower deck has gas grill, small fridge and wooden bar (for those beverages while you are grilling or enjoying the views).

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