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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:
December 5, 2017

Why Michael and Joli Allison chose Union Mills

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • All guests are REQUIRED to drive 4WD vehicles.
  • Outdoor fires are strictly prohibited.
  • Children must have constant close supervision due to the wildlife around the cabin (rattlesnakes, copperheads, bears, mountain lions, coyote, etc).
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.


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average rating of 4.857143 based on 21 reviews

A gem on top of the world. Great owners great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Don’t hesitate to reserve this wonderful cabin!! Yes you definitely need a four wheel drive vehicle to make it to the top of the ridge line and yes the effort is definitely worth the reward. The views are fantastic, the house is immaculate and the seclusion perfect. Working with the owners couldn’t have been easier. I honestly can’t wait to get back.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The views were gorgeous. Everyone enjoyed the hot tub after a long day hiking to different waterfalls, horseback riding, and white water rafting, Definitely need a 4WD to navigate the road into the cabin. Saw many different birds, a few small bats, and even a bear one night after a short rain shower. Definitely recommend this to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and took the time to write and recommend our cabin to other travelers! The wildlife there is abundant and we're glad you were able to see some cool critters. Thank you for staying with us, and thank you for sharing about your positive experience. Creating a warm, cozy, inviting environment for people to have fun in is our top priority. You are welcome back anytime!
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Absolutely fabulous!!!

  • 5 of 5

The location and views were stunning. The amenities in the cabin, such as the pool table and foosball table were definite plusses. The cabin was more than the photos did it justice. The cabin was a lot bigger and more spacious than what we thought. The interior of the cabin was very comfortable and cozy. It was in great condition. The exterior was well maintained and gave a genuine log cabin experience. It was everything we had hopef for and more! The only regret we had was that we should have stayed longer!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to share such positive comments! We strive to provide every guest with an excellent experience in every way. We are grateful and happy to hear that your stay with us exceeded your expectations. We were honored to have you as our guests and hope you will come back and have more fun! :-)
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Mountain tranquility!!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay in this mountain cabin. The kids loved chasing the lizards that were outside every morning. There is so much wild life to see at this mountain cabin, we got to see lizards, snakes, opossum, turkey, birds (many different kinds), a coyote and above all we seen a BLACK BEAR. It was so exciting to see a bear in the wild, he (and the coyote on a different day) ran across the road when we were coming up the mountain. The house is very comfortable and well stocked, plenty of extra sheets and towels. The kids had plenty of things to keep them occupied while the adults aw'd over the view. Sunny days you can see the beautiful mountains for miles on cloudy days we sat in the living the room or on the deck and watched the clouds wash over the cabin. It made it look like you were floating in the clouds. We explored Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Grandfather mountain (our favorite), Mount Mitchell and numerous waterfalls. Joli and Michael are so nice and respond to any questions right away. We will definitely be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words! We are thrilled that you got to see a bear! It makes us so happy knowing that you enjoyed all the wildlife and the magnificent beauty of the area, and had many adventures. We work hard to create a comfy and cozy environment where cherished memories are made. Thank you for being our guests. You are definitely welcome back any time! :-)
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It was very welcoming and beautiful!!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved it there was a different view every 10 min. From clouds clear sky rainbows, a snake, cool lizards, deer and the rainbow topped it all. Everything was supplied very well at the home. Could not have been any better. Thank you very much!!! Hollingsworth family

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow. We agree especially about the different view every 10 minutes. It is a fascinating place to sit and watch the world turn. :-) So happy to hear how much you enjoyed all of nature's treasures on the mountain! We are delighted that you chose to stay with us. You are welcome back any time!
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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: December 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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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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