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Luxurious Mountain Lodge in Gated Preserve, Black Mountain, NC

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7-12

The Best in Mountain Living and relaxation... Welcomes you in your Log Lodge hideaway, nestled in mountains of North Carolina near Black Mountain and 20 minutes from downtown Asheville …enjoy a quiet evening sitting in the outdoor living area on the main floor deck that overlooks a fully treed deep mountain hollow. Warm yourself from the evening chill wrapped in a blanket, comforted by the flickering light from the outdoor fireplace. The sound of the woodlands at twilight is enhanced by the babbling creek that runs at the bottom of the property. The only houses visible are high on a distant peak. You are at peace.

You wake in the morning, alive and refreshed. You serve yourself a steaming hot cup of Joe in the gourmet kitchen. You casually walk outside on the deck & settle in the quaint outdoor eating area. Here you smile & breathe in the fresh air as you listen to the creek & watch the humming birds feed. You’ll find an unusual sense of energy in this 4,500 plus square foot, three story mountain log Lodge.

2,800 two story deck, nestled in a gated mountain preserve.

Close to downtown Black Mountain, Asheville, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and other small mountain towns and recreation areas, your mountain hideaway is easily accessible with fully paved roads. No steep roads, no severe mountain top winds. The approach to the Lodge is serene with only an occasional glimpse of deer, or turkey.

There is plenty of ample parking for your family & friends in the large oval area in front of the Lodge. The home has a large covered front porch with a swinging cedar bench, and rocking chairs.

The wheel-chair friendly main level features a large Master. French doors lead to an outdoor covered living area on the deck with an outdoor, wood burning fireplace. The king-size master bed features a Sleep Number mattress.

There is a large ensuite bath with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks & a large, custom 6 foot rain head shower with seat, heated slate floors & large walk-in closet. A second bedroom is next to the Master which has a pop-up trundle & its own customized bathroom and plenty of toys in the closet for children.

There is a large fully stocked gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, granite counter tops, & high end cabinetry. The vaulted great room has a gas assisted wood burning fireplace & is decorated in a manner both rustic & luxurious. The dining area easily seats 8 with an additional 4 seats at the counter. Additional folding tables and chairs are provided. The home has a large laundry & hobby area. There is a full washer/dryer & plenty of counter space, cabinets & a built in desk.

The game room, located on the 3rd floor, has air hockey, foosball and electronic darts, but can double as a 5th bedroom with a coach which folds out to a comfortable queen bed.

The lower level has a full rustic bar & eating area, a refrigerator/ice maker, bar sink, & microwave. The bar area has two French doors that exit out to an additional level of decking with several lounging areas & a hammock tucked away in a corner. Opposite the adult play area is a childrens game room with a hobby table, games & a full Wii Set-up. The Lodges media room, with 165 inches of high definition video & heart thumping a 7.1 Theater Sound System, may become your favorite room of all of your favorite rooms.Two additional bedrooms are separated by a common bath. The bath has multiple sinks & a Jacuzzi shower tub that will be perfect for guests & family to relax after a hard day of adventure. The 3rd bedroom is the bunk room. The rustic log furniture features two sets of bunk beds, with full beds on the bottom & twins on top. The 4th bedroom doubles as a second master with a king size bed and antique furniture.French doors at the back lead from this out to the covered deck.

More Details

Susan Hunnicutt
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Susan Hunnicutt

We're a husband and wife Team, one who works in Banking, the other who consults in Banking. The mountains and the outdoors have always been an important part of our lives. In year's past, we've actively hiked, mountain biked, and enjoyed white water. The mountains have always called to us, and we've always sought to share what we love. Now with 4 kids (one still at home) and 7 grandchildren, the importance of combining family and adventure is important to us. We built this home to eventually retire to, so we built it high end and handicap friendly.

Susan Hunnicutt purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Susan Hunnicutt chose Asheville Area

Being a graduate of Appalachian State University and spending a lot of years skiing and enjoying the outdoors, the male part of the team was immediately drawn to the Boone Blowing Rock area. The female part of the team saw nothing but two small towns with a limited amount to do and to experience. To her, the Asheville area presented a wealth of different experiences. In year's past, the couple had spent many hours hiking, and rafting in and around the Asheville. The memories of the many small mountain towns, the festivals, and recreational activities soon drove the decision in the right direction. Upon exiting the car after viewing many lots in and around the area, the sound of the babbling creek at the back of the lot is what made the decision. It was a great decision.

What makes this cabin unique

Serenity and peace. Accessibility and 'self-contained' adventure. The Preserve is a gated acreage home site which borders the Pisgah National Forest. There are hiking trails, streams, and water falls in the preserve. There is an abundance of nature. We have seen bears, turkeys, rabbits, deer, raccoons and skunks. This is all possible because there is NO HUNTING! You are just minutes from Black Mountain, Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. There are a large number of crafts show and 'events' happening all the time.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thanks for asking Susan, we made it home fine. We sincerely enjoyed our week in your beautiful home. We ended up bringing my 76 year old mother instead of my daughter and her family, as they decided to move to Portland. My mother had never seen anything so beautiful and thoroughly enjoyed sitting on the deck reading all day. You had a book there that she picked up on Sunday and didn’t put down till she finished it late Monday. It rained all day on the first day so we didn’t get out, but there was so much in the home to do (or not to do, which was sooo relaxing). My 30 year old son found a jigsaw puzzle and started working it Sunday afternoon and had it finished (with minimal help from the rest of us) by Tuesday night (all 1000 pieces ARE there too).

Thank you again for letting us use your home for the week. There was no detail overlooked and my 18 month old granddaughter really enjoyed all the things to play with in the little girls room. You may want to add a photo of that room to the listing as it was totally unexpected, but what a nice surprise.


Aug 2014
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Black Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • All the bathrooms have granite counters. Master has heated slate floors and travertine shower. Both tubs are jacuzzi's.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • Queen Size Sleeper Sofa in upstairs game room. We also have a blow up full size matress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Internet is available at an additional cost. Free long distance to the continental US provided with the land line. You will not find a house in the mountains better supllied this one. Paved community roads and Flat drive to front door.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(47 traveler reviews)

Luxurious Mountain Lodge in Gated Preserve, Black Mountain, NC
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 49 reviews

Family fun!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with all the amenities! Movie room and air hockey big hits. We had a two family pre-back to school vacation and was a hit with all ages. Lots to do close by and an easy drive. Kitchen was well stocked and furnishings very comfortable. Owners very accessible and attentive.

Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Elizabeth, so glad you enjoyed your stay. We strive to make sure we stock the house with anything you may need.
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Amazing house and view from the deck!

  • 5 of 5

This was a great location for our bachelor party weekend. It accommodated 10 guys nicely. There was lots of room for us to move around. Each floor was like a new house. And we loved the double decker deck - especially at night. The outdoor fireplace was key! Susan (the owner) was responsive and helpful during the coordination of the trip. I would definitely recommend her house to others. Thanks for helping us make some lasting memories!

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Indian trail, NC

Memorial Day Weekend Fun

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 8 spent our Memorial Day Weekend at this awesome home. Everything about this house was great, from the expansive wrap around decks to the incredible theatre room. (I want to build one in my home now) We enjoyed the area that the house was nestled in to as well. We hiked to the falls and had a great time. The house was very convenient to the cool little town of Black Mountain where we enjoyed walking around and dining. I recommend this vacation home to anyone. It has everything!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your trip! Thanks for the kind words!
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May weekend

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the quiet serenity of this lovely cabin for a long weekend in May. The main floor and lower floor bedrooms provided privacy for each family. We began our days with coffee and breakfast on the upper deck and watched the sun rise over the mountains. Then we ended our days with wine on the lower deck at dusk as the last of the light stayed on the mountain tops. This is a spacious, well-equipped cabin in a gorgeous setting.

  • Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you enjoyed yourselves! Come back any time!
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Beautiful home, worked perfect for us.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the time we spent here. The kitchen had everything we needed. Ingles groc. was on the way out of Black

Mountain, easy to stop and grab what food we needed. Plenty of space for us all. The property is as described! Clean and everything woking well. The kids loved watching movies each night...the home has lots of movie choices. Our son loved the air hockey table. The girls enjoyed sitting on the deck reading. Fun to hike around the area. We ate at a pizza place in Black Mountain called Fresh (i believe) wood fired pizza... it was very good. Everything was better than we expected! Thank you for being easy to work with and sharing your home!

  • Submitted: Mar 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much! You guys were great and we really appreciate you! Come back again!
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Beautiful! Exactly what we were looking for

  • 4 of 5

Everything about the house was wonderful. The location was the perfect distance to Asheville for our needs. The amenities I. The home exceeded expectations. I recommend this home to anyone.

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Straight-Away Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Straight-Away Cafe
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Wolf Ridge Resort
Car: necessary

The property is located in Catawba Falls Preserve, which is 7 miles to downtown Black Mountain.

Other Activities: Hiking, Shopping, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Kayaking, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf.

Golf: Municipal and public courses with 15 miles.

Ski: Both Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are a short distance from Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Internet per week fee $100 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fees $220 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Holiday Rate: 2,650 per week.
3 Night Minimum - no exceptions!
Midweek Special - Monday-Friday, 4 nights $1,400.
Holiday Nightly Fee $475.00
Wi-Fi by request - fees apply.
Cleaning fee $250.00
11.75% taxes

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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