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Steve and Joy Powell - owner/manager/builder/cleaning crew

Member since: 2013
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Speaks: english

Large lakeside cabin. 2 custom fire places, stocked pond, great wedding location

44 Reviews
Sleeps15
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Mars Hill Lodge Rental Photos and Description

3-story - Sleeps 10

Come make your memories at Memory Mountain!

Lakeside Lodge is a stunning custom built 3 story with 2 bedrooms + den and loft/ 2 bathroom lodge complete with a vaulted ceilings, large wooden staircases, spacious living areas, and wrap around porch overlooking a large stocked pond, gazebos, fire pit and horseshoe area.

Lakeside Lodge, built in 2006 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.

Lakeside provides secluded mountain tranquility while being close enough enjoy the many activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina has to offer.

Lakeside Lodge is 1 of 5 lodges available to rent on the 200 acre Memory Mountain Resort perfect for your wedding, reunion, or retreat in addition to intimate romantic weekends and family vacations. Memory Mountain has something for everyone!

VRBO Listings for other lodges at Memory Mountain:

Timberwolf VRBO Listing #466391)

Hummingbird (VRBO Listing #505265)

Waterfall (VRBO Listing #464098)

Cherokee VRBO Listing #476779)

Amenities:

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)

Pastures

Covered Bridge

Large Outdoor Fire Pit and Gathering Area

Gazebos - Located just off Lakeside Lodge.

Dance floor

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
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Steve and Joy Powell - owner/manager/builder/cleaning crew (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Steve and Joy Powell - owner/manager/builder/cleaning crew

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 and Joy Powell - owner/manager/builder/cleaning crew purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Steve and Joy Powell - owner/manager/builder/cleaning crew 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.

Reviews

5
based on 44 traveler reviews

Large lakeside cabin. 2 custom fire places, stocked pond, great wedding location
average rating of 5.0 based on 44 reviews
5

To God Be All The Glory

  • 5 of 5

WOW! What a beautiful setting, sitting out on the balcony, looking up at the blue skies and seeing the mountains, huge trees in the forest all around, listening to the water coming down off the mountain running into three ponds, animals rustling around below on the ground and birds chirping, all seen and heard from this balcony! What a magnificent setting of Creation!

What a blessing to find this Lakeside Cabin owned by a Christian couple! Everything they posted about this cabin and location was correct and more. The cabin was clean, well maintained and made to feel like a second home! The interior of the cabin was just as relaxing and beautiful to see the vaulted ceiling and all the natural timber wood walls, staircase and flooring!

My wife and I came to relax, read, walk and enjoy dinner in Ashville. The time spent staying in this Lakeside cabin exceeded our expectations! We were able to relax in such a breath-taking setting, watching the sun rise in the mornings over the mountains and tree tops, and in the evenings watching the full moon shine off the lake while relaxing by the blazing camp fire!

Steve and Joy, the owners, were a blessing in themselves! Very accommodating, helpful and so enjoyable to talk with and to laugh with! God is using this couple and their Resort to be a blessing to many!

We took a tour of Memory Mountain Resort and it is truly an amazing resort that can handle all types of events, including just two people wanting to relax and get away from the big city! Steve and Joy have thought of everything to accommodate weddings, corporate outings, family reunions, class reunions, youth groups, church groups, etc. Steve and his son just completed a huge wooden lodge that is set up for any event and I love the porch that people can relax on, while looking at the pond and mountains.

If you are reading this, we would recommend for you to just inquire and witness for yourself the Spirit-filled honesty, the cheerfulness, and the warmth of Steve and Joy!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to host a wedding

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee and I were married at Lakeside Lodge. We stayed there before, during, and after the ceremony while our guests were accommodated at other cabins on Steve's property. Steve was wonderful in procuring enough tables and chairs for our guests and offering suggestions about how we could arrange pieces of furniture differently to accommodate a guest list of 70. The wedding proceeded just as we envisioned it. I would highly recommend staying at or getting married at Lakeside Lodge! I would not have changed a thing.

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

  • 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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Wonderful Wedding Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is absolutely beautiful! Our families enjoyed plenty of room while staying in this cabin over our wedding weekend. The kids loved playing and sleeping in the loft area. The kitchen was great for making a large breakfast for family and the wedding party. Everyone enjoyed being so close to the lake and fishing. The porches were prefect for our rehearsal dinner. There was more than enough room to set up a buffet and seat more than 50 people. At night the fire pit was perfect for marshmallows and s'mores. Steve and Joy were wonderful!

The venue was also amazing! Steve strived to make our day magical and it was. We could not have asked for anything more. He went above and beyond to make sure that everything was just how we had envisioned it. He was so easy to work with. He also gave us great ideas on things that we had not thought about. This was very helpful. It made our day run so smooth and helped to make the day beautiful! He even built a beautiful entry way to the ceremony area before our rehearsal dinner. The set up of the barn was wonderful. We loved having the kitchen in the back of the barn with the doors to block it off. The porch was a great place for our guest to enjoy a glass of sweet tea and a breeze. Another plus was that there were so many places on the property to take pictures. Our wedding party was able to drive around and get pictures in multiple places.

Memory Mountain was AMAZING!! I couldn't imagine getting married anywhere else! We have already recommended this venue to several friends!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Ultimate Serenity in the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC

  • 5 of 5

There are so many things to say about Memory Mountain at Wolf Laurel as a whole, let alone this particular listing on the property. We held our wedding here and our guests occupied all five cabins that Steve and Joy Powell have listed here on VRBO. The Cabins themselves are gorgeous, every one we visited was grander than the next. They are furnished well, have plenty of supplies for cooking and cleaning (to make your stay mostly worry-free!) and the beds were actually really comfortable! I cannot say enough good things about Steve and how he accommodated every request we had to make the wedding venue absolutely perfect and ensure our guests had a wonderful stay. For the price per cabin, you really cannot find a better deal. Memory Mountain at Wolf Laurel is quiet, serene, and simply breath-taking.

Now, with all of this being said, a word to the wise: this is a very do-it-yourself vacation or venue. If you're not willing to set up your space (i.e. bringing your own food to cook; moving indoor and/or outdoor furniture to create the perfect event space) then this place is not for you! If you have a vision, help from others staying on site, and time, then do yourself a huge favor and BOOK. You won't regret it. I only wish we could have spent more time here - three nights simply wasn't enough to enjoy everything (hiking, fishing, swimming, etc) that this amazing place has to offer!

Thank you Steve and Joy!

Love,

Rachel & John Ashworth (06.18.16)

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I have dreamed of a beautiful outdoor wedding since I was a little girl. This location was the best place to have it. It rained a little but held off until after the ceremony and pictures. I could not have asked for a better place to have my wedding! It was everything I wanted and more. It sleeps so many people and was so relaxing plus having the reception site right at the same place was so convenient. My photographer loved all the sites you were able to take pictures at. If your thinking about having a wedding here just go ahead and book you won't be sorry.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

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
45 Miles
Lake Lure Beach & Water Park

Memory Mountain is located just north of Asheville, 3000-4000 above sea level, 3 miles from TN. 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 Forrest, orchards, horseback riding, The Biltmore Estate, Western NC Nature Center, Dollywood, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining as well as every luxury a city offers; shopping, dining, theaters and 2 airports making it easy to get here.

Our mountain lodges/cabins are located on over 200 acres. Guest are welcome to enjoy Memory Mountains' walking trails, ponds, wildlife, private stone fire pits, and open chapel. Owners Steve and Joy Powell whom live on Memory Mountain 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, black berries, 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 be coordinated with your scheduled visit.

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Rates & Availability

Mars Hill Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$300
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
firewood for fire pit $75 + Tax
Pet Fee $75 + Tax
firewood for for places $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.5%

Pet fee is 75.00 per pet
Trash is to be bag and take to the dump at bottom of Puncheon fork rd. At bottom of paved road at stop sign.
Please do not waste power if you need light turn them on. If not please turn lights off.
Fire pits are for you do not build large fires please.
firewood is a $75.00 fee

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Mars Hill Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , bidet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 king size bed on main floor, private bath
    Master bed room - 2 queen , 1 double , 1 baby crib , Private bath
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , Downstairs with 2 twin in den
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , upstairs balcony loft
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Private Pool ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
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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