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Large built with local timber, mountain views, pool table, stocked pond

47 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Mars Hill Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3 bedroom / 2 bath sleeps up to 10 people

Come make your memories at Memory Mountain!

The craftsmanship is one of a kind! Cherokee Lodge is a charming 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom with a pool table. The lodge is private and the driveway leads to a stocked pond and dock.

Cherokee Lodge, built in 2001 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.

Cherokee 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)

Waterfall (VRBO Listing #464098)


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
  • wheelchair inaccessible

steve powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 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 2001

Why steve powell chose Asheville Area

IWe experience four seasons that offer an array of activities all year round. Guest will be in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Foest, 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.


based on 47 traveler reviews

Large built with local timber, mountain views, pool table, stocked pond
average rating of 4.93617 based on 47 reviews

georgeous home

  • 4 of 5

we went for a wedding in October and the weather was perfect. The cabin was so quaint and the view spectacular. We had the full moon right in front of our porch. Our cabin Cherokee Lodge slept eight people comfortably in the three bedrooms. Steve and his wife are lovely people and we would for sure return to Memory Mountain at Wolf Laurel...

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cabins and beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

We cannot convey how perfectly awesome our weekend was at this venue. The cabins are beautiful and handcrafted. The location is peaceful and quiet.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenville, SC

Great retreat destination!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was a great place for myself and the other pastors at my church to hold our annual planning retreat. Cherokee Lodge is the perfect place to be isolated enough to fellowship with one another yet connected enough to get our work done. We were very comfortable and were able to relax in the evenings. The weather was perfect in early September for a walk in the woods as well.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin for out-of-town wedding guests

  • 5 of 5

My out-of-town wedding guests stayed in Cherokee Lodge during their visit to North Carolina for my wedding at Lakeside Lodge. Guests raved about the architectural details of Cherokee Lodge. The cabin was clean and well maintained and the listing description was very accurate. We were extremely happy with the accommodations and customer service that Steve provided at Cherokee Lodge and would not hesitate to stay at the cabin again!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greer, SC


  • 5 of 5

We always enjoy our visits to memory mountain. There is a family atmosphere and The owners go out of their way to do whatever they need to do to make your stay a true memory!

  • Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wedding Planning

  • 5 of 5

We were guests at Memory Mountain this week for wedding planning. Steve Powell couldn't have been more accommodating! The cabins are rustic and welcoming and the property breathtaking. This is a fabulous place to have a wedding and it's a real treat to come six weeks early for a wedding planning session and at a great rate, too! I highly recommend Memory Mountain for weddings and vacations!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Wagon Wheel
"great breakfast"
Papa John's Pizza
Stoney Knob Cafe
"This is a great place to eat. The owners name is John and the chef is his brother Yota. tell..."
Biltmore Estate
"The largest private home in USA"
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
0.5 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
Car: necessary

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

Mars Hill Lodge Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Firewood truck load $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Cancellation Policy - up to 90 days prior to your stay = 100% refunds. After 90 days = 0% refunds.

Owner'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:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Main Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • Large jetted tubs and showers
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Queen Bed sleeps 2 on the ground floor living area.
    Bedroom #2 is on 2nd floor - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Sleeps three
    Bedroom #3 is on 2nd floor - 2 double , Sleeps 4
  • This lodge is great for people that don't like to climb stairs - the Master Bedroom is on the main living floor. The lodge is a three bedroom. The 4th sleeping area the living room with two large pull out coaches.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • 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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