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Large mountain cabin great for large families, groups, & retreats.

74 Reviews
Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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5 Bedroom / 4 bath, sleeps 14

Come make your memories at Memory Mountain!

Waterfall Lodge is a massive 3 story with 5 bedrooms + loft/ 4 bathroom complete with a vaulted ceilings, spacious living areas, hot tub and a wrap around porch that overlooks a waterfall, babbling brook, large stocked pond, and outdoor fire pit.

Waterfall Lodge, built in 2010 from antique reclaimed lumber and stone, is located just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, NC and 3 miles Tennessee with easy access to I-26. The lodge provides secluded mountain tranquility while being close enough enjoy the many activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina has to offer.

Waterfall is 1 of 5 lodges available for rent on the 200 acre Memory Mountain Resort perfect for romantic weekend, family vacation, wedding, reunion, or retreat Memory Mountain has something for everyone!

VRBO Listings for other lodges at Memory Mountain:

Timberwolf (VRBO Listing #466391)

Lakeside (VRBO Listing #476782)

Hummingbird (VRBO Listing #505265)

Cherokee (VRBO Listing #476779)


FREE wifi, FREE Directv w/ 570+ channels, FREE long-distance land lines

Onsite Recreation:

Walking Trails, 3 Stocked Ponds with rainbow/brown/brook trout & bass, Outdoor Fire Pits, Antique Museum with the largest collection of arrowheads in the southeast

Event Venues:

Chapel (built with reclaimed lumber and stones from the creek on the property)


Covered Bridge

Large Outdoor Fire Pit and Gathering Area

Antique Barn (coming soon!)

Beautiful photo locations!

Property owners live on-site to assist all guest with any issue that may occur and offer scheduled tours of their farm and Antique Museum (largest arrowhead collect in southeast).

Area Attractions:

Memory Mountain is in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Appalachian Trail, Gray Fossil Museum, Dollywood, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining, and all the shopping and dining Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding has to offer!

Contact us with any questions!

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Property Manager
Steve powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Steve powell

Great memories should be shared! Steve and Joy Powell believe that children are the future and nothing is more important than giving children a solid foundation and making memories that last a lifetime. It is their vision to give others a beautiful relaxed setting to make memories with those they care about.

Steve powell purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Steve powell chose Asheville Area

We experience 4 seasons that offer an array of activities all year round. Guest will be in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, The Biltmore Estate, Western NC Nature Center, Dollywood, Gray Fossil Museum, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining as well as every luxury a city offers; shopping, dining, theaters. The lodges are well planned to allow privacy and safety. There is plenty of driveway parking and there are no steep drops or stilts like most mountain cabins.

What makes this lodge unique

The owners, Steve and Joy Powell, live on Memory Mountain and offer tours of their farm to interested guest, however appointments must be made in advance. Their farm features rabbits, range chickens, pheasants, quail, egg gathering, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apple/peach/pear trees. Their Antique Museum has the largest arrowhead collection in the Southeast. You may view depression glass, farm equipment and neat historical mountain finds. Arrowhead hunts may also be coordinated with your scheduled visit.

The lodges feature many unique charms such as wormy chestnut logs and wood, arrowheads found on the grounds, nooks for children to explore, private outdoor fire pits and plenty of gathering space indoors and out. A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood to build Memory Mountains' cabins and it shows.


based on 74 traveler reviews

Large mountain cabin great for large families, groups, & retreats.
average rating of 4.9864864 based on 74 reviews

Rustic and beautiful cabin in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was the perfect place for our wedding rehearsal and weekend retreat with our family and friends.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful weekend with at Memory Mountain

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of twelve adults stay at Memory Mountain's Waterfall Lodge over a long weekend, and were very pleased. The owner, Steve, went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable. There was plenty of wood for the fire circle by the pond right outside our door, lots of fish in the catch & release ponds (to the enjoyment of many) and covered porches that wrapped around most of the second floor to allow for comfortable visiting at any time of day. We also got to meet Lobo, Steve & Joy's rehabilitated wolf, who wanders the grounds and greets most guests. Lobo even stopped by one afternoon by himself for a photo opp (to the delight of most and horror of one). Lobo was a perfect gentleman and won over everyone's heart.

There were three bedrooms on the third floor, along with two full baths, a bath with shower on the main floor, and two bedrooms and one full bath on the ground level. Twelve adults fit well (four slept in the third floor master, which had a king bed and bunk bed), and you could fit extra younger kids in easily in the hide away third floor loft or on the futon in one ground level bedroom.

One note to consider is there are eleven (I believe) lodges on the property, which are all accessed by a road which splits below Waterfall Lodge. Memory Mountain was fully booked while we were there, as a wedding was conducted on the grounds (beautiful site), but because of this, there was quite a bit of traffic. If we stayed again, I would consider looking at lodges further back on the property.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Event!

  • 5 of 5

Hosted extended family in the Waterfall House for a relaxed wedding weekend, including guests aged 16 months to 85. House was perfect with independent areas for quiet, private rest for sleeping, easy grouping of sleeping areas for individual families, spots for active socialization and eating, and busy toddler activity areas that allowed restricted open play. Kitchen was generous and functional, hot tub and grill were useful. Bathrooms were plenty.

Outside, the environs are beautiful, and other nearby properties on site are equally beautiful and accommodating.

Our warm host and property owner, Steve Powell, was always available and very helpful.

We are coming back!

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Family Vacation!!

  • 5 of 5

Waterfall cabin is spacious, comfortable, and well equipped for a family vacation that included 3 generations. This was our best family vacation thanks to Steve's hospitality and beautiful property. There are many different areas in the home to play games, read, paint, or nap. We enjoyed meeting Lobo the wolf, having campfires, and relaxing in the hot tub. TV was not turned on once during our week here. Lots of time was spent fishing in the stocked ponds, relaxing on the porches, and hiking on the property to enjoy the panorama of God's creation. It would be impossible to stay here and not recognize the loving, majestic presence of our creator. This location is far away from city life, yet close enough to make day trips to lakes, waterfalls, and mountains.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to sit back, relax, and enjoy family.

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful time staying on memory mountain. Steve and Joy (the owners) have an amazing thing going here on the mountain. This home is cozy and beautiful, the ponds are stocked for fishing, there is a larger pond to swim in, a place to make a campfire. Steve and Joy are two of the kindest people you will meet. They invited our 4 childen to pick eggs from their chicken coop every morning for a fresh egg breakfast. Lobo, their wolf/dog, came to greet us every day and the children (and me) LOVED Lobo. There is a beautiful chapel that Steve built that sits near a running stream, we took time out to go sit in the chapel and it is truly a place of peace. The fresh mountain air is just what our family needed and this place is a perfect relaxing getaway. We will be back, no doubt about it. This is a place to make memories. We feel blessed that we met Steve, Joy, and Lobo. Below are the reviews from our children!

"What I liked about this trip. Steve let me ride his 4-wheeler, it was fun. I liked picking out my eggs every morning from the chicken coop. I loved swimming in the pond. My dad made a fire everynight for us to make smores over." ~K. age 9

"On my trip to memory mountain I met Mr. Steve and he was really nice. I loved the antique museum he had, he took me into his museum to show me his arrowhead collection. We played on the pond on big rafts with paddles, I fished and caught tons of bass, bluegill, and crappy. I had an amazing time on the mountain with my family." ~B. age 13

"I loved Lobo and Mr. Steve" ~J. age 4

"I liked meeting Mr. Steve and Lobo, I liked playing on the rafts on the pond. Mr. Steve took us around to find the best black berries that my mom used for pancakes. I had a fun time." ~G age 7

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit to Memory Mountain! The property was beautiful, the accommodations were nice, Steve Powell gave an excellent tour of his private barn, and Lobo, the wolf, was a huge hit! We had a very special, joyful, and memorable wedding!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC (AVL) Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI)
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Jack of Hearts, Weaver/ Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wolf Laurel Country Club/ Mountain Air Golf
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Smoky Mountain Trains, Bryson City 800-872-4681
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate I26
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Stoney Knob Cafe 828-645-3309
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 828-689-4111
Nearest Beach
46 Miles
Lake Lure Beach & Water Park/ Myrtle Beach

It is easy to get to Memory Mountain. Memory Mountain resort is located just north of Asheville, NC less than 3 miles off of Interstate 26 which connects directly to 1-95 and 1-81.

There are also 2 airports nearby - Asheville, NC (35 miles) or Tri-Cities, TN (50 miles). Both airports have great rates flying with Allegiant Air as well as other major airlines.


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Mars Hill Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $200
firewood $75
hot tub cleaning fee $75
Pet Fee $75

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100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Mars Hill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with two shower heads and private toilet
  • Big bathrooms tall showers with double shower heads in master
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 in queen bed private room shared bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 5 bunk is a full and a twin private bath huge room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , sleeps 2 on twin beds shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 in private room shared bath down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , custim built log full bed with kids bed in closet
  • We also have pull out couches and a hide away loft for your young ones .
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood, including wormy chestnut logs, to build the lodges on Memory Mountain and it shows in it's unique charm and exceptional craftsmanship. Come an enjoy the beautiful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces while making memories that will last a lifetime.

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