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In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Space 2,300 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Hot Tub

Overview

About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bath, 23' Vaulted Ceilings, Walk To Bascom Art Center,

• This luxury, light filled home is situated at an elevation of 4100’.

• Private pond & mountain brook for intimate picnics.

• Over 1100 sq ft of covered outdoor living area with stone fireplace, gas grill and spa.

• 23’ vaulted great room with stone wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors.

• Gourmet kitchen, concrete countertops and wormy chestnut island.

• Two king master bedrooms, walk in closets, private baths with walk in showers & large jetted tub or soaking tub for two.

• Conveniently located two minutes to main street highlands, 15 minutes to Cashiers.

• Walk to Mirror Lake and feed native Canada Geese and Mallards.

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)

A gentle hike takes you to the Bascom Art Center and then on to town. Exclusive Mirror Lake community is quaint and charming. A truly magical property reminiscent of Adirondack lodges. This is why you come to highlands.

The lodge is filled with fine original art, luxurious furniture, period antiques and rugs from around the world. Artist designed custom ironwork by Whitney Butler Designs of Pensacola, FL. Professionally decorated & appointed by Stan Cox Interior Design, Knoxville, TN.

Beautiful maple cabinetry, professional knives & cookware. Multiple sets of everyday china plus fine china and crystal, and beautiful serving pieces.

Sit in antique wicker rockers on the wrap around porch, or the outdoor entertaining area with gas grill, wood burning stone fireplace, seating and dining area and covered spa overlooking pond and rhododendron gardens. Listen to the rain on the tin roof or relax and meditate by moss covered rocks and a gentle brook. Have breakfast on the screened porch off kitchen and dining situated over the tranquil brook and massive rhododendrons gardens.

Handsome library with games and books.

Property with 150' trees surrounding a large garden and flat area conducive to outdoor games. Stroll the vegetable and flower gardens or sit by the pond.

If the hot tub is not functioning due to mechanical failure, we cannot give refunds or credits. We maintain our spa but sometimes things happen that cannot be avoided. We will try to repair the spa as soon as possible but this is very difficult on a weekend. A functioning hot tub is not a condition of the rental. We will do everything we can to insure you a great vacation.

Refund Policy: We're pleased to refund 90% of your payment if your cancellation is outside 45 days of arrival with a $50 cancellation fee.(For monthly, within 60 days). Regrettably, we can not offer refunds inside 45 days, as it's difficult to rent vacation properties on short notice. However, if we can re- rent the property for the cancelled period, or a portion thereof, we will refund any amounts recovered from the new rental, less the 10% and $50 fee. Prices subject to change without notice. Paid reservations with deposits confirm original price.

If this property is not available, we have two other absolutely wonderful cottages:

VRBO 376856 and VRBO 184869

More Details

Owner
David Butler
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About David Butler

David & Mary have visited Highlands for 30 years, initially camping. We have traveled in many areas of the world and have included some of our treasures for all to enjoy in this very special home Antiques, artwork, Persian rugs. We love to hike, cook and garden. David's artwork is hung throughout our home.

David Butler purchased this lodge in 2012

Why David Butler chose Highlands

The proximity to everything we love in Highlands makes this property very special. For the energetic, you can walk to the Bascom Art Center and from there you are a block to town.

What makes this lodge unique

Hiking trails are within minutes of our home. We are establishing cutting gardens and vegetable gardens for our guests to enjoy. The small private pond and stream running thru the rhododendron complete the perfect setting.

Amenities

Mirror Lake Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Upstairs Queen - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Laughing Bear Powder Bath - toilet
    Downstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Double vanities, walk in closet
    Upstairs Master - toilet , tub , shower , 2 person soaking tub,walk in shower, double vanities
  • Luxurious Master Baths Feature Walk In showers and either double soaking tub or jetted tub for two. Picture windows overlooking stream and beautiful rhododendron beds.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Downstairs Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Master - 1 king
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen
  • Main level King master with private bath, large jetted tub for two, walk in shower, separate alcove with double vanities. Upstairs Master is luxuriously appointed with period antiques and private bath with soaking tub. Queen Bedroom with full bath just outside. All bedrooms overlooking brook and rhododendron beds.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The home is fully stocked, towels, luxury linens, soaps, tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, vacuums, etc, Ceiling fans in BR's, instant responce electirc range, disposal, blender, coffeemaker & filters, multiple sets of dishes, cutlery, glassware, flatware & bar items, gormet cookware/bake, in-line outdoor Brinkman gas grill, Seated main level dining for 8 at dining table, 4 at bar, 8 at porch dining table, concrete counters, Washer/Dryer.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(33 traveler reviews)

In Town, 2 Masters, Outdoor Living Area W/fireplace,Spa, Stream & Pond
average rating of 4.909091 based on 33 reviews
5

Perfect weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Our first time in Highlands was perfect! We stayed over Easter weekend with our 3 teenagers. The house is beautifully decorated, very clean and comfortable. The little luxurious were greatly appreciated, Tocca hand soap, big fluffy white towels, linens, pillows, comforters. gourmet kitchen, hot tub, fireplace. ect. I could go on and on.... Do not hesitate to book this home. You will not be disappointed. We would love to spend all our holidays here! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love, love, love it when we hear this kind of response from our guest. It is so important to us I have your vacation be special!
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5

Lovely vacation home

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved this home with all its amenities. Grea location with giant hot tub.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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New Years Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Everything was perfect. This was our second stay here and both times it has been excellent. There were no problems whatsoever. Except I did not see a bear or a bigfoot!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Best Vacation

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation for my family! We are all adults, but felt like kids on the best vacation ever. The home the Butler's have provided is so cozy and has all the great amenities. We just loved going on hikes, then coming "home" to an amazing hot tub for those sore muscles. The kitchen is fully packed and we enjoyed cooking each night. They all agreed that it was the best vacation and look forward to more trips in the future. It truly was perfect. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Elegant home and lovely setting - we loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Laughing Bear Lodge! From the moment we pulled in the driveway and saw the lovely home and beautifully landscaped grounds - we knew we were in for a treat. The home was so elegant and comfortable - large master bedrooms (great mattresses) beautiful art and antiques throughout. Kitchen is very well equipped and we enjoyed meals at the big dining table and also on the porches. We will highly recommend Laughing Bear Lodge to our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: When David & I arrived, we were delighted to see fresh flowers in vases (some from our garden) & a favorite tablecloth on the table out on the porch. We love that guests enjoy being here as we do.
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5

Beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect home away from home during our son's destination wedding. The indoor space was clean, cozy and comfortable with plenty of large spaces to gather. The outdoor space with the spa and fire place made us feel like we were at a resort.

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Asheville, Nc
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

Mirror Lake Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Peak
May 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,490
$9,950
 
 
Shoulder Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
$365
$2,200
$9,950
 
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 24 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter Late
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
$325
 
 
New Years
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 4 2018
3 night minimum stay
$395
 
 
Winter
Jan 5 2018 - Jan 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
$325
$1,950
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$395
$2,380
$10,200
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $145
Security Non-refundable $49
Tax Rate 9.75%

Holidays and special events are excluded from discounted rates. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.
Check in 4 PM, Check out 10 AM
Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years have a three day minimum and are $395 per night

(Unfortunately this is not a kid friendly house. There could be safety issues with children and the spa and fireplaces. We also have valuable art pieces that are subject to breakage)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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