Peaceful Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
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- Minimum stay:6 nights
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Lake Lure cottage description
Our cottage is located in a gated community near Lake Lure, North Carolina. This is the beautiful area where movies like, DIRTY DANCING, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, FIRE STARTER, and others were filmed.
We want to welcome you to our place where you slow down your pace and enjoy nature in a peaceful setting. You can sit on the deck and enjoy a cup of coffee or take a swim in one of two private lakes,or walk along a trail within the community.
There are picnic areas with tables and charcoal grills that you may enjoy with waterfalls and trout streams just a few feet away. Breathe the clean mountain air, smell the sweet smoke from the chimneys and camp fires, Ahh yes. Deer and Wild Turkey live in harmony within our secluded community.
Although the cottage seems remote, it is within a mile from a public library with internet access, Police and Fire Rescue Services, a community store, and a gas station.We are also proud of the new INGLES SUPER MARKET with Deli, Pharmacy, and Gas Pumps. This is a super clean store that is second to none and the employees are friendly. This store is about five minutes from the entrance of our community.
This is a recently built house with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and will accommodate 4 to 6 people comfortably. We have a full kitchen with all new appliances. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a convertible bed in the living room.
A few of the area attractions include tours of the Biltmore House in Asheville, the Beach at Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park & Village, several golf courses, hiking,and fishing (with fishing license,available at Lake Lure). Also boat rides and rentals are available at Lake Lure. Enjoy thrilling white water rafting, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Gem mining,Horseback Riding, and many, many more fun things to do.
Our guests tell us that they don't want to leave. We are happy to see previous guests return to Rabbits Retreat, and we show it by offering discounts. Thank you for choosing Rabbits Retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
No Smoking Please!
Keywords: Cottage, cabin, retreat
- Vacation Rental
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4
- Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2)
Bathrooms: 1.5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Gas Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- LP Gas Fireplace, FREE long distance phone (lower 48 states), Central Air Conditioning with Heat Pump, coffee maker, TOASTER, Blender, cooking utensils, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Linens, towels, toilet tissue, paper towels, & laundry soap are provided, New Washer & Dryer, LP GAS electric start Bar-B-Que Grill...moreless
- CD Player
- DVD Player
- Video Library
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water Skiing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Sight Seeing
- Miniature Golf
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Great Stay At Rabbits Retreat!!
Great Stay At Rabbits Retreat!!
Thank you, Irene, for sharing your beautiful cottage! We had a wonderful weekend, the place was immaculate, and had everything we needed. We visit the area at least once a year, and love that this place is in a wonderful gated community, with Lake Lure and Chimney Rock so close by. The neighborhood is quiet, and we enjoyed many walks just exploring and relaxing. Having Ingles supermarket so close by is a huge plus, we were able to cook meals in the cottage, it really was a home away from home. The process to reserve the weekend couldn't have been easier, the owner responded to my inquiry incredibly fast, and provided excellent directions to the cottage, she called to make sure we had arrived and found the place ok. My only regret was having only 3 nights to spend here....next time it will be longer for sure, as it was not easy to leave such a great place! Thanks again!
- Guest Kevin P.
- Date of stay 10/26/12
- Review Submitted 10/30/12
What a great place! The cabin is great. It was very comfortable with everything that you could possibly need. Irene and Nick even left a great bottle of wine!
- Guest Linda K.
- Date of stay 07/26/11
- Review Submitted 08/01/11
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway, people with disabilities.
Rabbit's Retreat - Lake Lure, NC
Rabbit's Retreat - Lake Lure, NC
My husband and I had the most wonderful weekend get-a-away for Christmas at "Rabbit's Retreat" in Lake Lure, NC. Nick & Irene had the cabin decorated with Christmas lights, and Christmas music was playing softly when we arrived. It was so inviting and the complimentary bottle of wine just made our arrival perfect! The cabin was spotless and very well decorated and fully furnished. It was like having a home away from home. Having Ingles supermarket so close allowed us to shop for the items we needed so we were able to "eat in" most of our meals. I would definitely recommend this property and the owners to anyone; they are wonderful to work with and the home is very nice. There are several great restaurants in the area and many cute shops to visit. For those who love the outdoors, there are many trails to hike and things to do. Chimney Rock is so close and Asheville is within about 45 minutes. Rabbit's Retreat is a very memorable place and I highly recommend it.
- Guest Wendy (Lenoir, NC)
- Date of stay 12/17/10
- Review Submitted 12/20/10
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Feeling Refreshed and RenewedGuest comment entered by owner
Feeling Refreshed and Renewed
I feel refreshed and renewed in just six days at your peaceful mountain cottage. I don’t know if it was the mountain air or the peace and quiet, but I haven’t slept this well in years! We loved sitting on the deck with woods all around and even doing our yoga out there. We got lots of exercise hiking out to the falls in Chimney Rock Park and climbing up all 400+ steps up Chimney Rock. It was well worth it – such beautiful sights at the top. We loved the simple pleasures of swimming and kayaking in the lake as well. Biltmore of course was not to be missed, and the wine tasting at their private winery capped off our perfect week. Oh, I forgot to mention our trip to Asheville early in the week. We found a great organic food store, Green Life Grocery (although we were happy to see that the local Ingles also had plenty of organic foods). We visited some wonderful art galleries on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Your home was so well equipped and comfortable. Thanks for all the special touches.
- Guest Warmly, Sue Nestler & Dean Sherwin, Media, PA
- Date of stay 07/24/10
- Review Submitted 11/05/10
Wonderful StayGuest comment entered by owner
We have had a wonderful stay here at the Rabbits Retreat. We went to Chimney Rock, did the Lake Lure boat tour and spent lots of time in the river. The kids have had a blast and are dreading leaving. My daughter has decided we need a home on the river or lake. Thanks so much for working with us on our dates of stay. It was just what we needed and your home is wonderful.
- Guest The Bryan Family
- Date of stay 07/11/10
- Review Submitted 11/05/10
The cottage was perfect for a getaway from the city! The owner made the process of reserving the property very simple and provided excellent directions to its location. The cottage was very clean and quiet and we were pleasantly surprised with the kitchen stocked with items we've had to pay or bring in the past. Each morning we had breakfast on the porch overlooking the mountains in solitude. We couldn't have picked a better place to spend relaxing. It's located in a small gated community and has a small lake and walking trail with a small waterfall on the premise. For those that are looking to spend a day at Lake Lure, it's only a short drive away. We're looking forward to returning for the fall foliage and additional weekend getaways!
- Guest Matt (Charlotte, NC)
- Date of stay 09/03/10
- Review Submitted 10/12/10
Recommended for: Pet owners, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, sightseeing, families with young children, romantic getaway, age 55+, girls getaway.
Dear IreneGuest comment entered by owner
The house was beautiful. We enjoyed our stay and the area. The fishing was not as good as I would have hoped for, but I did manage to catch a few and my daughter beat me by catching a few more. Thank you again for a beautiful retreat, it felt like home away from home.
- Guest Michael K., Middletown, NY
- Date of stay 08/08/09
- Review Submitted 06/11/10
Dear Nick and Irene,Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Nick and Irene,
We truly enjoyed our stay at the Rabbits Retreat! Especially, thank you for making the reservations so easy and your availability was greatly appreciated. You've done a great job with the cabin. It's a beautiful and well located place. We love the mountains and this was a wonderful place. Our family loved-thank you for accommodating them! We wish you the best in finishing the plans you have for the cabin. We look forward to another stay there!
- Guest Dan and Sandra H, Denver, NC
- Date of stay 09/08/05
- Review Submitted 06/11/10
Guest comment entered by owner
Dear Irene & Nick: I know this letter is long over-due but I have to send it anyway and let you know how much my husband Bob & I enjoyed our stay at Rabbits Retreat. As I think you know, our dear friends live in Connecticut and we live in Florida and we decided to meet in the middle for vacation. Well we all met at Rabbits Retreat and had a fabulous time. It was even better than I had imagined. Not only was the cabin perfect in size, but the balcony,WOW! we spent most of our time when not touring Lake Lure and surrounding sights on the balcony. We not only had coffee, but we ate our dinner on the balcony. What a nice view of the mountain top and all the birds in the trees. It was beautiful and so peaceful. We ventured down to the lake and hiked thru Riverbend. As you know we went at Thanksgiving time and the weather was so cool and crisp it made hiking just perfect. The cabin & fireplace were cozy and clean. Irene, Nick, we can't thank you enough for our "Perfect" vacation. I can't wait to visit Rabbits Retreat again. Thank you so very much for everything and for sharing your beautiful cabin with us. Our very best wishes to you both for success in your rental experiences at Lake Lure.
- Guest Wista Loftus
- Date of stay 04/24/05
- Review Submitted 04/24/05
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- Departure Cleaning Fee: $70 + tax
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $250
- Tax Rate 11.75%
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Lake Lure view from Larkins on the Lake
Side of Cottage
Enjoying coffee and a book on the deck
Rabbit's Retreat in the Fall
View of Lake Lure from Larkins Restaurant
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