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North Carolina Cabin / Private Rustic Ski Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rustic Log Cabin Beauty with Warm Ski Lodge/Chalet Charm

3 story Antique Log Cabin built with Luxury and Contemporary Amenities. Featuring an updated kitchen, Grotto Shower made with River Rock from the Creek below, and overlooks an audible Waterfall and stocked pond that gives you a 24hr tranquil backdrop to your family getaway.

Just 20 minutes north of Asheville,NC and the Biltmore Estate. 3 miles before the Tennessee border.

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
December 16, 2017

Why The Owner chose Mars Hill

We provide linens, towels, a fully-equipped kitchen with quality pots and pans, microwave, toaster, crockpot, gas grill and electric grill, coffee maker, condiments and spices, salt, pepper, and delicious well water! Just bring your food!

What makes this lodge unique

Located just a half mile outside the gates of Ski the Wolf and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort, Appalachain Hiking Trail, and 20 minutes to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family was very pleased to find that your cabin greatly exceeded the beautiful pictures and write-up we saw on-line. Our first visit was so awesome that we promised ourselves that we would come back next year. And that is exactly what we did! Our second stay was even better than the first because everyone knew what to expect. Now when we talk about next year our choice for our next vacation is unanimous- your cabin!!

Everyone loved the views from each side of the cabin. The kids enjoyed sitting upstairs so they could watch everyone down below from the large balcony. The women loved the large, modern country kitchen where they prepared our meals (but they still got us to go out to some of the great local restaurants you recommended!). The guys enjoyed keeping a large fire in the massive stone fireplace and watching sports on Direct TV.

Our time on the front porch was relaxing and rejuvenating. We enjoyed just taking in nature's sights, sounds and smells!

The only problem with writing a review like this is that other folks are going to discover our secret vacation spot! Oh well! As long as we can return when it is available, we will be glad to recommend it to others!!
Jan 2016
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Mars Hill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1) Vera Wang Mattress Ultimate Comfort = Sleeps 2, Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queens in the largest bedroom. Sleeps 4, Double Beds (1) 2 Full over Full Bunk Beds = Sleeps 4, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Twin Memory Foam Mattress open into the 2nd floor Living Room area (limited privacy), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Queen Ikea Futons in the 1st Floor Living Room. With Stone Fireplace
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Just minutes from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort you can spend your day hiking, skiing or just snuggling.


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North Carolina Cabin / Private Rustic Ski Lodge
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual Elkinites Family Reunion at Black bear Lodge! It was even better than the first trip! We are more familiar with the sites & activities in the area & made the most of our stay! The Lodge was awesome and provided a wonderful atmosphere for all of us!

Thanks Jeanine, for another great time!

Elkins Invasion 2K17!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home, minor cleanliness imperfections, but amazing view and amenities

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home with 11 of my friends for my bachelorette party. It was a fantastic experience and the house was just what we were looking for! I'll start with the cons and end with the pros because this house truly was wonderful!

Cons: There were some minor cleanliness issues that other reviewers had noted: shower curtain rod unattached, towels smell awful, showers seemed not entirely clean, and some bug issues, biggest of which was wasps in the house. The driveway is rocky and very steep, all of our cars made it up no problem but it was a little treacherous! The house is about 45 minutes away from Asheville, which was further than we expected.

Pros: Huge, beautiful house! Fit all 12 of us comfortably, with room to spare. Had so much of what we needed, basically just brought TP, food, and coffee. The hot tub was a feature we all enjoyed, and we loved starting our mornings off drinking coffee and enjoying the view on the porch. We all fit comfortably at the dining room table for a "family dinner". Also enjoyed the balcony from the second floor overlooking the kitchen - a key feature for dance parties while we got ready to go out for the night. Everyone agreed the beds were also really comfortable and we all slept well. This house was peaceful and spacious and beautiful. There were also endless fun features that provide a weekend of endless entertainment. I would definitely stay here again, just would bring my own towels!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, homey, and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, homey, warm, and comfortable house. It had all of the luxories of home. I can't thank you enough for allowing my family and I to experience such a remarkable country mountain home. If I could make one suggestion, I would suggest converting an area into a game room with a pool table, foosball, dart board etc.

Also, while we were there, we had the opportuntity to meet the prior owner/neighbor who was very accomodating allowing us to walk the grounds and sight see.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful space, quiet and welcoming

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house and all its amenities with a group of several couples and a few friends. The kitchen is large and great for collective meals with the nearby farm table and the rest of the space is great for relaxing.

Big, comfy beds and many sleeping options offered us a lot of flexibility. A very cool environment with unique offerings and enough square footage to give everyone their own space, or permit everyone to be in the same room at once. A warm and relaxing atmosphere-- I'll have to come back in winter to enjoy the fireplace!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely stunning cabin!!!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I recently stayed a week in this cabin and loved every bit of it! There were 14 of us total and everyone had a place to comfortably sleep. My kids especially loved sleeping on the hanging porch bed, as well as my mother! We fished every day in the pond, and made some wonderful photos of those memories! The cabin owner, Jeanine, was in constant contact with me from the beginning of the process until the very end. She even gave me her cellphone number in case I needed her during my stay (which I did have to text her, and she texted me back immediately). My deposit was refunded back to me 3 days after we returned home. The only thing we would prefer next time, is to have a few more towels and rags supplied. There were only 14 supplied, but thankfully some family members had brought their own. There are also 2 sets of washer and dryers, so we were able to wash the towels as needed. This cabin is beautiful and peaceful in every way and we will definitely be returning!!! Thank you so much for providing such an amazing place for me and my family to stay!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Wolf Laurel Golf & Country Club
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Come enjoy the Spring and Summer in the cool Mountains !

Stay 6 nights - get the 7th FREE !

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this breathtaking 3500 sq.ft. cabin is more like your Private Ski Lodge. Snuggle up in front of 1 of 2 fireplaces or grab a blanket and relax on 1 of the 2 wrap around porches. The peaceful sound of the waterfall is divine after a dip in the hot tub or after a day of skiing and tubing.

Tastefully decorated with primitive antiques, yet all the comforts of home like 2 jacuzzi bath tubs, dual shower heads, comfy mattresses, new appliances and laundry.

1st floor quarters are separate enough that the kids can have their own bedroom,living room, and flat screen tv. And you don't have the noise !

Love the Mountains and the City? We are just 20 minutes North of Asheville,NC and The Biltmore. It is daytripping distance to the Harrah's Casino in Cherokee. Very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Wood Del per load (opt) $75
Tax Rate 11.5%

Our nightly rate is $300. Min. 3 day stay.
Stay 6 nights and the 7th is FREE = $1800 for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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