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

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

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

Property Manager
Steve powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

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.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(80 traveler reviews)

Large mountain cabin great for large families, groups, & retreats.
average rating of 4.9875 based on 80 reviews

Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Waterfall Lodge. The cabin was big enough for everyone in our group and very clean. It was supplied with everything that we needed as if we were at home. Mr. Steve came by one morning with Lobo and the kids really enjoyed that experience. Mr. Steve and Ms.Joy are the kind of host that you would want when renting a place. Everyone in our group enjoyed themselves. It's an awesome cabin!

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Week Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 (8 Adults, 5 Children, AND FurBaby) booked Waterfall Lodge so that we could enjoy a North Carolina Christmas this year. This is a place, and an experience that did not disappoint. From the time we opened the door to Waterfall Lodge, we instantly felt at home. The home was filled with everything you need to feel "at home", was very clean, and had more than enough room for all of us. Steve greeted us after we had gotten settled in a bit, and gave us some tips on the best ways to get the most out of our trip. He also arranged for us to take the kids to cut down our own Christmas tree! This, in particular, is a memory I will never forget - and him going out of his way to help us get the most out of our stay is the exact thing that will make our family want to keep coming back. We enjoyed cooking out over a fire every day, and enjoyed taking the kids outside for hiking and fishing right outside the front door. A highlight for the kids (ok and adults too) was getting to hang out with Lobo. We had a wonderful Christmas at Waterfall Lodge, and will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It was a huge space for all 9 adults and 6 children to spread out. We really loved not only the cabin but the property (and Lobo). Spending the evenings out by the fire was priceless family time even though it was freezing. The owners were also super awesome too from initial reservation communications to helping get us a crock pot when we needed it. They really made us feel at home. You are only 30 mins from Asheville which was great for a nice day out. Don't hesitate to book this property.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family family family ......we lost our son Shane at the young age of 24. A drunk driver hit my son head on and he lived for 10 months. He helped me build these cabins our whole purpose is to give families a place to stay that is nice and a environment where you can build great Memories with your kids. You never know in life what will happen. Build your good memories when they are young and kids will not leave you when you get older. People share there families with me and really I should be paying you to come stay with us. God is good. Thanks
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Great Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Waterfall Lodge is a great place for a family holiday vacation. The location, just 25 miles north of Asheville, NC, was easy to find and close to many of the areas amenities such as fishing, hiking, zip lining, shopping in Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, and swimming, golf and snow skiing if the season is right.

The property has 5 bedrooms and four large bathrooms. The lower level and mid-level living rooms accommodate large groups well and there are enough separate bedrooms to retreat to if one desires a little privacy. There are three outside decks large enough to use for dining outside or just relaxing and taking in the views or listening to nature. The lower deck has a hot tub and a well maintained grill for cookouts by the fishing pond on the property.

A pond side fire ring and an ample wood supply make for a great place to cook hotdogs and marshmallows for S'mores.

The lodge was clean and well maintained. The interior is very rustic and offers a unique, one of a kind design that Steve Powell and his crew built about 6 to 8 years ago. There is gas heat for the winter months if needed, and the lodge is air conditioned for use in the simmer months again if needed.( lodge is at about 3700 foot elevation)

For Thanksgiving we had 10 adults and 8 little grandkids. We cooked a turkey and all the trimmings in the well equipped kitchen We purchased many of the needed groceries at the fantastic Ingels Market in Mars Hill about 10 miles from the lodge.

Steve Powell and his wife, Joy, manage the property and they checked on us regularly to see if we needed anything. Lobo, their pet wolf, came with Steve on one of his visits and he is a fascinating animal to watch and friendlier than any dogs we have encountered.

We would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing mountain retreat that still has great internet access and a large screen TV with hundreds of channels from the satellite network. Our kids loved the lodge and want to go back in the simmer months. We have already booked the lodge for next August during the week of the full total eclipse.

  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Robert, thanks for a great writeup we continually try to improve our property and one way eve do that is to get suggestion from visitors. Waterfall is one of our best cabins with much to offer. We try to have a environment where people can bring there families and have a clean healthy place to visit. We also try to give people the best services we can. We believe childern are the most important the parents have and if you build good memories with them they will be with you for a life time. Joy and I thank you for coming to Memory Mountain.
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Beyond our Expectations with Comfortable Accomodations and Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with our rental, the property owners and our overall stay. The house had enough room for everyone to have their own bed and space so we didn't feel like we were all on top of each other. The common areas were roomy and accommodating for smaller groups to break away or for the whole group to gather at once. The views from all of the rooms were phenomenal. Steve was very friendly and helpful before and during our trip. All of my questions and concerns were answered and resolved in a timely and effective way. There were plenty of supplies to meet our needs from toilet paper to soap to dishes. We brought some things but most of the basics were provided. Beds were super comfortable. The decorations and style of the house were also very nice. Views of the pond and waterfall were beautiful and we enjoyed sitting on the window seat and on the porches to enjoy. We are looking forward to planning another trip very soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Memory Mountain is a family place where me and my wife built these cabins with my sons. We work on property everyday building a place where families can come and build good memories with there children. God continues to send us great families that take care of our places. It's like family coming to visit
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Mountain charm!

  • 5 of 5

We loved being there with our family and friends! We had an awesome long weekend getaway and would love to come back soon!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Subway Sandwiches & Salads
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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.


Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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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