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Amazing Views, Great for Families, Waterfalls & Hiking "5 Star Property"

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 8 in beds King, Queen, 4 Twin)

Round Mountain Lodge, a charming mountain home perched above Lake Jocassee on the edge of Gorges State Park, provides an amazing retreat from life's hectic pace. It is only 2 miles from 'The Wilds Camp and Conference Center' and Georges State Park, Frozen Creek access.

Set on the south side of Round Mountain between the quaint mountain towns of Brevard and Lake Toxaway, Round Mountain Lodge is not simply a house in the mountains, but a 'mountain home.'

The main living area boasts a cathedral ceiling and mountain views from a bank of south-facing windows. The fireplace (not the primary heat source) dominates the living area. Warm wood graces interior walls as do some amazing quilts by a local artist. The downstairs bedroom holds a king sized bed; another large upstairs room boasts a comfy queen. All bedrooms have down comforters. The Bunk Room holds two sets of bunk beds, making Round Mountain Lodge the ideal lodging choice for two families who wish to vacation together.

The den, home to twin trundle beds, contains family games, puzzles and media equipment. Children can watch a DVD or satellite TV while adults share conversation in the quiet of the living area. Peruse the books in the 'Loft Library' or venture onto the rock outcropping below the porch to enjoy the scenery or make s'mores in the firepit.

Watch the fog roll up the mountains from the porch swing. Discover one of several waterfalls within walking distance to the Lodge. All ingredients for the perfect mountain retreat are found amidst the tranquility and mountain splendor of the Blue Ridge Escarpment.

One of only 40 homes on the 1200 acres on Round Mountain, the Lodge boasts spacious rooms, comfortable and ample furnishings, and amenities that define it as a home rather than a 'rental unit'. This beautifully decorated home is amply supplied with accoutrements for the perfect mountain get-away. In any season, Round Mountain Lodge will call you back again and again.

Keywords: Mountain Home, Amazing Views, Wonderful Fireplace

More Details

David & Julie Rotholz
Member since: 2006
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About David & Julie Rotholz

We purchased this house because we wanted to give our two children, ages 6 and 9 at the time of purchase, a 'mountain experience' and the opportunities to hike, enjoy nature, and explore all that the woods and the mountains have to offer. When we first looked at this home, we knew it had all the charm, comfort and access to the wonders of the mountains that we were looking for. Although we're less than a half hour to Brevard, we feel like we are truly far away from the demands and pressures of life.

David & Julie Rotholz purchased this house in 2006

Why David & Julie Rotholz chose Brevard

This mountain home is truly unique. It has the comfort, charm, and views that provide a relaxing environment from the moment you enter. Each season has its special attractions.

What makes this house unique

The house is large enough to accommodate two families (or one large one). We limit rental parties to no more than eight. Since there is flexibility with beds and bedrooms, it's easy to accommodate individual needs and preferences.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Quoted comments from our recent guest:

"We loved Round Mountain Lodge and had a great time!! We really appreciate you letting us stay there. It was perfect!! We are hoping to go back this spring. I just wish I had found your place earlier so we could have been meeting there before!! "
Nov 2010
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Brevard House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , 2 sets of bunk beds for a total of 4 twin beds
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Landline, Screened porch with hammock & porch swing, Deck, Ample cooking utensils and equipment, Luxurious linens, Separate den with satellite 32" TV (60+ channels), Loft library, Family games and movies, Ample parking, Easy four-season access, ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING


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Amazing Views, Great for Families, Waterfalls & Hiking "5 Star Property"
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 60 reviews

Meet all our needs. Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We were in Brevard to take care of our grandson while his mom and dad ran a camp at Ridgehaven which was very close by the home. The home was beautiful and spacious and meet all our needs. The kitchen had everything you needed. David and Julie are excellent host. Very easy to get a hold of and always quick to answer back. Great home for families. Loved it and thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are always grateful to hear that our guests enjoy and appreciate our mountain home. Thank you!
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Wonderful home.

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this home was as I'd hoped, from the great communication with the owners beforehand to the beautiful grounds. I came for a getaway with my girlfriend and the atmosphere was ideal. The home was extremely clean, the kitchen was well appointed, and the views were wonderful. I have nothing negative to say about the home and I will likely be back. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely view and very good for two families

  • 4 of 5

The view is indeed amazing and the property is arranged well for one or two families. The kitchen is large and well furnished. The children really enjoyed discovering/ counting all the bears in the decor. The hosts are very responsive to questions and concerns.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable and secluded mountain home with the perfect screened porch and an amazing view of the mountains.

Thoroughly enjoyed our time there!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A home, not a house

  • 5 of 5

Often a rental house can feel impersonal and basic. This house is just the opposite. It has a mountain ambiance including hand-made quilts everywhere and long-range views. Every wall and corner is artfully arranged and imaginative. During rainy weather there are wonderful areas for reading with good lamps and an ample variety of books. The kitchen is very well-stocked including a crock pot and waffle-maker. There is plenty of space without having the traditional large “great room”, and a delightful basement full of games. Our 14-year old loved the Harry Potter corner there and claimed it for sleeping. The many small thoughtful touches throughout, convey a warm, inviting attitude from the owners. They have a cleverly written manual of directions for finding things and navigating the property and surrounding area that is most helpful. This is a place that will nurture your spirit!

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Above and Beyond

  • 5 of 5

I have rented probably around 10 homes from HomeAway and always as we near the date, I get nervous. Is this really a place? Will it have a/c or heat? Will the beds have bugs? I know it is crazy but it is real. Every time, I am thrilled and this time was no exception. It was freezing outside and the House was warm and toasty. Everything was wonderful. Beds were comfortable- kitchen was well stocked, it was clean and the views were amazing.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Car: necessary

Summer Music Festivals, Incredible fall foliage, snow tubing in winter, Asheville is a reasonable drive. Easy access to Gorges State Park, Jocassee Gorge, NC State Forests, National Forests, and outdoor attractions.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. Check in time is 4pm. Check out time is 10am.
*** Please note that the AUTOMATED QUOTES by VRBO/HomeAway ARE NOT ALWAYS ACCURATE***. The pet fee is $20 per night, discounted for a week rental. Sorry for that, but if you contact us we will send you the accurate quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.