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Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views

This beautiful and cozy log home sits atop a mountain, the bottom of which is just 25 minutes from world famous Lake Lure, one of the most beautiful man-made lakes in the world according to National Geographic (Dirty Dancing was filmed at Lake Lure). The home features 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, loft with sleeper sofa, spacious kitchen and dining room, a rec room downstairs with a wood stove, pool table and foosball table, a hot tub, fireplace, and most importantly, breathtaking 50+ mile views of the Blue Ridge mountains and valley! *Because of the steep drive up the mountain to the cabin on a gravel road, four-wheel drive vehicles are REQUIRED.*

Michael and Joli Allison
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 19, 2017

Why Michael and Joli Allison chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

The view, the view, and the view. Oh, and did we mention the view? While you can make day trips fairly quickly and easily to area attractions, this cabin is located in a wilderness community and is perfect for those who wish to "get away from it all". Four wheel drive vehicles are *required*.

What makes this cabin unique

Four-wheel-drive vehicles are required.


Union Mills Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • There are two full baths and one half bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The master has a queen bed and is located on the first floor. There is a bedroom with a double bed on the second floor, and a bedroom with two single beds on the second floor. The second floor loft also has a sleeper sofa that converts to a double bed.
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
There are many fun activities and great places to eat that you can enjoy in the Lake Lure and Chimney Rock area, which is about 20-25 minutes from the bottom of our Mountain.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Log Home In Lake Lure Area With Stunning 50+ Mile Views
average rating of 4.8125 based on 16 reviews

The location was a truly outstanding destination and views not exaggerated.

  • 5 of 5

Along with the outstanding views and mountain top location comes a challenging drive. It is not overstated; does require an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle. Your vehicle transmission and brakes will be taxed, going up and down the mountain. We had good weather; I can't imagine what it would be like with snow or sleet/ice which followed our time there. For us, I consider our weather very fortunate and it was a wonderful country mountain Christmas!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for taking the time to share about your experience at our cabin. It is our sincere desire that our guests enjoy every moment of their stay. Yes, you are completely accurate about the need for a 4WD vehicle. Otherwise the road is too challenging. But that road is what gives our place all the peace and quiet and the breathtaking views. We are so happy that you liked staying with us. Thank you again for choosing our cabin and writing such a sweet review. You are welcome back anytime! :-)
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a great get away

  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for a spectacular view and piece and quite,this is your place.a comfy log cabin on a side of the mountains with a hot tub makes for a fun, relaxing night. Definitely, heed the recommendation of having a 4wd or light truck with good tires. The cabin was well equipped with everything we needed. I would recommend to bring your own firewood and kindling. about 45 minutes from chimney rock and lake lure we spent a complete day there, which was absolutely amazing and fun. the owners, Michael and Joli , are awesome and pleasant to talk to and will a commendate any questions or concerns you may have. all and all this was a great trip for my family that everyone enjoyed and I do believe I will be scheduling another lovely get away in the near future. thank yall so much

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yay! Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review! Creating a positive experience for our guests is of the utmost importance so your kind words mean the world to us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed a day in Lake Lure/Chimney Rock, and some evenings in the hot tub. Thank you for being the kind of guests with whom we LOVE to share our little piece of heaven on earth. You are most certainly welcome back any time!
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Fantastic Family Mountain Vacation

  • 4 of 5

My family had a wonderful time reconnecting at Michael and Joli's beautiful mountain cabin! The views were amazing and well worth the drive up the mountain. Secluded yet conveniently located to many activities in Lake Lure and not far from Asheville, which allowed for daily excursions. Everything we needed was there. The hot tub on the deck with the amazing views was a big hit with everyone. The owners were very welcoming and responsive. Thanks Joli!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words about our cabin. It is our highest priority to create an environment where our guests can relax, connect, and enjoy the beauty of the area. We are extremely pleased you found our accommodations to your liking, and very much appreciate that you shared these comments about your experience. You are welcome back anytime!!! :-)
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Fantastic Weekend!!!

  • 5 of 5

Breath taking views, perfect amentities, very helpful and quick responses from the owners. It was the perfect get a way. And we've already decided to take our entire family back this summer.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your very kind words! It truly is our pleasure to share our little piece of heaven on earth with great people like you. :-) We are extremely happy that you had such a lovely time at our place, and we look forward to your next visit! Can't wait to have you back! Thank you again for leaving a positive review.
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Great Remote Property

  • 5 of 5

Great property around 2300 feet above sea level. Heed the reviews about 4WD especially in winter months or with a light vehicle because of the steep slopes. The property owners provided firewood and everything was ready for us to move in and stay comfortably. The hot tub on the upper deck was great at night with a million stars in the sky. My eight year old daughter just wanted to stay in the hot tub the whole time !! Easy drive to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock from the cabin. Super place to get away and read a book or just be away from the city for a long weekend. At night you feel like you are only people on the mountain but you can see for miles. Very clean and highly recommend that you give it a shot.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us! We deeply appreciate your kind words about our cabin, and are thrilled that you enjoyed spending time there with your family. We feel the exact same way as your daughter does about the hot tub and the stars at night. It is a magical experience. You are welcome to stay with us anytime. We'd love to have you back! :-)
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Worth the drive up the mountain!

  • 5 of 5

Heed the warnings and take a 4WD or AWD vehicle, my wife's 2015 Santa Fe (two wheel drive with a 4-cyl) couldn't get up the mountain. We got close but the last 1/2 mile was too steep. If you've got at least a 6-cyl and something with larger tires (even 2 wheel) you should be fine. The owners were great and helped us out since we missed out on the first night while we figured out how to get up the mountain. WELL WORTH THE EFFORT! Cabin was great and the view amazing!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were more than happy to accommodate you, and are so glad you were able to persevere and make it up the road! More powerful vehicles, whether 4WD or not, definitely make the drive up much easier. And we couldn't agree with you more about the drive being well worth the reward. We are delighted you were able to spend precious time with your family in our cabin, and you are most certainly welcome back any time! Thank you so much for staying with us!
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Shop, eat, drink, zip line, kayak, dance, gem mine, hike, and more in Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. We are a 40 min drive from Lake Lure and a 65 min drive to Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Union Mills Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 21 2017 - Sep 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Sep 21 2017 - Mar 20 2018
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $95
Property Damage Protection $59

This is a WILDERNESS community. Staying here is a "wilderness immersion" experience. This property is not suitable for children without close supervision as there are all types of wildlife living on this mountain including bear, deer, mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, venomous & nonvenomous snakes, skunks, and more. Four-wheel drive vehicles are highly recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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