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~HUNTER'S LODGE~ ' AN EXQUISITE ESCAPE WITH SOARING VIEWS'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

** WELCOME TO HUNTER'S LODGE**

Spectacular, panoramic mountain view from sunrise to sunset. This custom built, luxury home is located on Highlands Mountain. 15 minutes from downtown Highlands. On top of Highlands Mountain. It is one of the the highest homes in the area, placed right next to forest service land for additional privacy and easy access to hiking trails. Maps for hiking trails are available in home.

****View is so expansive that you can see hawks and eagles soaring past the balconies*****

***Home was built by a renowned custom log home builder with handmade, custom features throughout entire home****

The house is fully stocked (towels, linens, soap, toilet tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, etc.).400-1200 count sheets throughout. Temperpedic master bed. Down comforters throughout home. Thirsty towels throughout. The refrigerator has purified water. A fully stocked gourmet kitchen with mountain views awaits your culinary skills. Please bring charcoal if you plan on using outside grill. Also bring fire logs if you plan on using the outside fire pit.

*If you are booked during the winter months, please bring a bag of "ice melt" or sand just in case the driveway gets icy.*

Please extinguish fire and empty trash after enjoying the fire pit.

In winter months, please pick up 1-2 bags of salt in case of snow. 4WD vehicles are also recommended if you know it is going to be snowing. If you do not have a 4WD vehicle and we get a snow storm, just park at the top of driveway on the grass.

The property looks and feels like a 5 star mountain resort. Spend the day hiking on groomed, creekside mountain trails and your evening dining at an award winning restaurant in Highlands. We have run into town to buy supplies only to find ourselves still there 5 hours later exploring the many unique shops and trying a new restaurant for lunch and/or dinner. Coming home to this beautiful estate is priceless. Fireplaces inside and out will thrill you all 4 seasons with the push a a remote control button. Fire pit for memorable outdoor nights by a roaring fire.

Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, plus loft (Sleeps 8-9)

**Can't find availability for this year? You can check next year's availability on the calendar. Also check calendar often, we sometimes get a cancellation)**

**If your dates are not available, please email us, as there is another cabin we own located within walking distance available to rent,

(VRBO# 763694).**

**The botanical gardens is located 3.5 miles away in downtown Highlands. Dry Falls is 2.5 miles away.The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts is 2.5 miles away from the Lodge. The Farmers Market is 3 miles from the property. Whiteside Mountain is 3.1 miles away.

If guests accumulate more than 2 large bags of trash, they must be removed from property and take to nearest trash drop off. (Franklin or Highlands)

For more information, availability, and photographs, please visit my Link at the bottom of this page. This also serves as a blog to add your comments.

Minimum stay is 3 nights. (check in at 4:00pm; check out at 10:00am). Later check out time may be available upon request and with approval only.

All special requests will be considered.

Maximum number of people staying: 8-9

Charge of $25 per person per night will apply for more than 8 guests after approval.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

DJ's house was perfect. We were two families of three and cooked many great meals there and enjoyed the perfect summer weather and great views from the terrace. The location is perfect with many spectacular hikes and swimming holes nearby. Check-in was easy and communication was great. Thank you, DJ, for a wonderful visit!



Debra-Jean

Response from you: Thank you Kelly! We look forward to having you back!!

What Kelly loved about your listing:

Thank you so much, DJ, for everything, and for making us feel welcome in your wonderful home. We so enjoyed our nice bottle of wine, too. :)



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Amenities

Highlands Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft sofa bed with memory mattress topper in queen size
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Queen sleeper sofa in upstairs loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
WHILE IN HIGHLANDS: >>Shop till You Drop (many unique shops) >>Hike Whiteside Mt. >>Walk up Sunset Mt. >>Visit the Bascom >>Take In Waterfalls >>Ride Horses >>Play Golf >>Enjoy Nature from a Zip Line Canopy Tour **The botanical gardens is located 3.5 miles away in downtown Highlands. **Dry Falls is 2.5 miles away. **The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts is 2.5 miles away from the Lodge. **During the holiday season, be sure to check out "Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm" in Cashiers. Lots of family activities and holiday fun for the entire family. **The Farmers Market is 3 miles from the property. **Whiteside Mountain is 3.1 miles away. **Please go to this website for lots of information before your stay in Highlands: http://highlandschamber.org

Reviews

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~HUNTER'S LODGE~ ' AN EXQUISITE ESCAPE WITH SOARING VIEWS'
average rating of 4.6103897 based on 80 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four had a spectacular stay. A few things to note:

- The property was spotlessly clean and well decorated.

- The house is even larger than it appears in the pictures. The covered deck is huge, with lots of seating and a nice dining table.

- If you have kids, they will likely love the ping pong and foosball tables. Our whole family did. Even during good weather, they will be appreciated, as they provide a great alternative to TV in the evenings.

- The upstairs master bed may be the most comfortable I've ever had in a rental property.

- Location is VERY private and quiet with great views of the surrounding mountains. While 15 minutes from Highlands proper, it's very close to the key attractions along SR 64 and the drive along the river to and from town - while winding - is also scenic.

- Consider the size of the property, game tables, large TV, and covered deck with fireplace as you make your plans. If it rains - as it did on two of the four days of our stay - these amenities could make your trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hunter's Lodge. Our guests love the game room so much that some forego going out many nights and stay at the lodge. I agree that the master bed is the most comfortable bed ever! We look forward to you staying again at Hunter's Lodge soon! . Thank you! DJ
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5

Beautiful home

  • 5 of 5

The minute we walked in the house you could feel the coziness, we were welcomed with a nice bottle of wine. Absolutely stunning home and property. We had a blast, we hiked, went snow tubing and skiing. Downtown Highlands was so pretty. We would definitely recommend staying at this home. DJ was very nice and easy to get a hold of if we needed her. The only suggestion I could think of would be better pillows, but other than that it was wonderful.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

As advertised - Wonderful place to stay in Highlands

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a wonderful stay at Hunter's Lodge. The location for what we wanted was perfect. The house is set in the mountains with gorgeous views and about 15-20 minutes from downtown Highlands. We would absolutely stay there again. Good correspondence with Debra. Prompt replies to questions and there weren't many because the initial information we received from Debra covered so much!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very Nice, Comfortable, Cozy & Well Maintained Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Great Location, privacy, with spectacular views & easy access to town, sights & hiking trails. We enjoyed everything about Hunters Lodge, the gas fireplace on the spacious balcony is a wonderful place to relax, visit & stay warm as the evening cools. The beds are comfortable & the gathering space is nice for everyone to be together while cooking or just relaxing. Look forward to returning to Hunters Lodge in the Spring!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PARADISE IN THE HIGHLANDS

  • 5 of 5

Our friends invited us to join then at Hunters Lodge and we just had a blast!

The pictures do not do it justice. This is a large custom cabin from top to bottom. We ate every meal outside on the deck on the large dinner table with gorgeous views from sunrise to sunset. The big thirsty towels and luxurious linens kept us all sleeping in later than normal. This property is not to be missed! Thank you DJ for helping us make beautiful memories..

Michelle G

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3RD TIMES A CHARM!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our 3rd year at Hunters Lodge. This is like our home away from home in the Highlands. Our family of 5 just LOVE this place. Custom cabin from top to bottom. Spotless and taken care of like a 5 star resort. We all stay up way too late at night enjoying the outside fire pit. The game room is a favorite for our 15 year old and his buddy and my wife is obsessed with the gourmet kitchen. Even our bulldog "Rocky" never wants to leave. We discovered some wonderful new restaurants downtown. Thank you DJ and staff for making us always feel welcome and attentended to! See you in 6 months!,

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Dry Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts
Wolfgang's Restaurant & Wine Bistro
Highlands Nature Center
On the Veranda Restaurant
Buck's Coffee Cafe
Glen Falls
Mountain Fresh Grocery
"Don't miss this hot spot for breakfast!!"
Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream
Ugly Dog Pub
On the Veranda Restaurant
The Pizza Place
Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center
Ruka's Table -- CLOSED
Flipside Restaurant -- CLOSED
Lakeside Restaurant
Ristorante Paoletti
Madison's Restaurant
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Highlands Smokehouse
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highlands Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
On the Veranda
Car: necessary

Bring the Family and Explore our

Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains....

Equestrian Package

Enjoy a trail ride with the Dillard or Arrowmont Stables

Whitewater Rafting on the Chattooga River

Fly Fishing

With plenty of notice we can arrange fly fishing lessons or a day guide to help you find the best trout in the Mountains.

Play golf at beautiful

Sky Valley Country Club

minutes from Highlands

Ask about

Highlands Playhouse Schedule

PLEASE contact owner(DJ) via email or call 678-350-3419 with any questions. Thank you!!!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owners must be notified upon request for booking if any additional guests will be coming to home to visit. Security deposit will not be refunded if this is not disclosed additional fees will apply.
Guests are 100% responsible for any damages. the credit card used for booking will be charged.
If a pet is brought to the property without paying the pet fee and notifying owners, the full security deposit will be forfeited and fees charged to credit card on file for any cleaning or damage.
Maximum of 8 persons. (Forfeiture of deposit if more than 8 persons on any night)
Owners must be notified before booking if any additional guests will be coming to home to visit even if they are not sleeping over. Security deposit will not be refunded if this is not disclosed.
**We charge a conditional cleaning fee of $150. We ask that you complete a few things prior to your departure. If these conditions are not met, an additional fee of $75 will be added to your stay:
Hang all damp and dirty towels.
Dirty dishes loaded in dishwasher and dishwasher started.
Absolutely no knives or wooden utensils in dishwasher.
Only one bag of tied garbage properly tied inside cabin. All other trash must be taken to the trash drop off on Hwy 16 towards Franklin on right before Hwy 441.
The key back in the lock box.
If your stay is during the summer months, please set the air conditioner to 80 degrees upon departure.
If your stay is during the winter months, please set the heat to 55 upon departure.
Please turn off all lights and televisions upon departure.
All moved items inside and out must be returned to proper place.
Grill cleaned.
Owner notified if propane tank is empty.
If your pup came with you, all waste must be picked up and no pet hair on beds or furniture.
Please close all drapes.
Owner notified of any damage.
Please lock the front and back doors behind you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund