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Lake House Retreat - Beautiful NC Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 850 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


About the property

Beautiful Lake House Retreat - nestled in NC mountains and forest

An intimate, mountain, lake house ideal for couples or personal retreat. Floor to ceiling windows showcase nature’s beauty all year with complete privacy. Prepare Thanksgiving dinner in a fully provisioned kitchen or slip out for a romantic, gourmet meal at Eeseola Lodge. Step outside into beautiful hiking trails, an 18 hole golf course or trout fishing. Short drive to ski resorts, the AT, or for a spa treatment and amazing massage. You will return home renewed from a place of deep peace.


A Sabbath Invitation… Our lovely, little lake house in the mountains of North Carolina has a beauty and stillness that fills you with peace. A family spent Thanksgiving trout fishing in the nearby river, a couple celebrated their anniversary with massages at Eeseoloa lodge, and a pastor settled into stillness for a weeklong silent retreat. We hope this will continue to happen. What occurs in a space matters. You can feel it when a space has been prayed in for years and years. That’s why chapels, cathedrals and sanctuaries feel so sacred to us. We want others to join us in praying, playing, resting, loving – Sabbathing – in this space. So, please consider our invitation… Will you join us in filling this little, beautiful lake house with loving energy? The mountains are covered in blooming rhododendrons in June. The air is cool and dry in the summer. The lake has a small beach for swimming and a beautiful golf course. Will you take some time here to reconnect with your partner? Spend a week in silent retreat? Use it as a home base to visit NC waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville or the Appalachian Trail? Fish for trout in the nearby river? Plan a girlfriends getaway? Golf? We believe the time you spend here will deeply bless you. If you choose to accept this Sabbath invitation here are some details…

-Full bath with towels

-Full stocked alley kitchen (pots, coffee maker, dishes, etc) including dishwasher, microwave, and washer/dryer.

-Large deck with grill, two deck chairs and loveseat.

-Queen sized bed with linens -Sleep sofa (queen) with linens (living room can be made into a private space with curtains)

-Dining table for four

-Wifi (no TV)

-Small gas fireplace

-Lake and river walking paths


-5 min from Eseeola Lodge (amazing restaurant, spa and best massage I’ve ever had)

-Part of a resort community that offers a wide variety of activities and a golf course.

-15 min drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway

-1.5 hour drive to Asheville

-Good for couples, or 2-3 friends or small family Every visitor blesses us. Your presence enriches this house with loving energy. And, if you have time after your visit, send a little email note telling us what you discovered, loved, etc. It will help us tell others what to look for when they visit.

Guest access

Access to full property and house.

Guest interaction

We are on-call 24/7 to ensure your stay is delightful! We live in Cincinnati so we will not be available on-site during your visit.

Neighborhood overview

Linville Land Harbor offers affordable luxury to families in all stages of life – from young couples to retirees. This well established community in Linville North Carolina is full of ideally situated Real Estate. Laid back and unpretentious, this community has something to offer every member of the family. With activities including golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, and more, there is never a dull moment at Linville Land Harbor. In addition to the great weather, Linville Land Harbor is centrally located and offers easy access to major cities, airports, colleges, and hospitals.

More Details

Greg & Mary
Member since: 2017
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 an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 3, 2018

About Greg & Mary

The Rev. Mary Laymon

Mary has been pastoring for 20 years.. Her passion is helping people of all ages hear the voice of the holy within them so that they may experience the healing power of Love.

Mary leads retreats and pilgrimages, offers Spiritual Direction and helps execute the vision for their non-profit Farm in Cincinnati, Tikkun Farm. If you’re looking for a farm getaway, complete with farm breakfast, alpaca petting and chickens, check out our Air BnB in Cincinnati!

Mary’s favorite sacred places include the island of Iona off the coast of Scotland, the Celtic monastic ruin, Skellig Michael on an island off the coast of Ireland, and Assateague, the barrier island off the coast of Maryland where she’s been camping with her family every summer since she was five years old.

She married Greg York 5 years ago in Ireland and is the mother of 18 year old John – musician, writer and college freshman. Mary enjoys gardening, cooking, traveling, camping and hiking out in God’s “Big Book” – the Celtic way of speaking about creation. But she really loves helping others hear the quiet and persistent voice of God speaking love to us.

Greg York

After a 25 year career at Procter & Gamble, Greg retired from corporate life and began creating another kind of life – centered around restoration and repurposing. Greg repurposes his skills as a manager and strategic planner mentoring young entrepreneurs and supporting the growth of Center City Collision’s “body shop Abbey” a place where cars as well as auto body workers experience healing & restoration. Through his capacity to see beauty where others see ruin he creates spaces for community living in the homes he’s wonderfully restored. Rather than invest in stocks, he invests in neighborhoods, restoring a “third place” cafe in an impoverished community where urban farmers make a living from their garden feeding their neighbors. Greg restored this little lake house and it reflects his craftsmanship for creating beauty.

Greg & Mary purchased this house in 2006

Why Greg & Mary chose Newland

We love coming to the mountains to enjoy the cool summers and the amazingly beautiful winters.


Newland House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 850 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No Parties - quiet hours after 9pm
  • No loud music at any time
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2nd bathroom is unavailable during winter months because the pipes are exposed and not insulated. This is the back bathroom off the master bedroom. Primary Bath is always available.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • The bed room has a memory foam mattress queen bed. There are two closets in the bedroom. There is additional closet space in the hallway between the bedroom and the back bath.
  • Books ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Fishing Land Harbor Lake and the Linville River are home to the best fishing spots around. With a dedicated group of volunteers on the Fishing Committee stocking 6 times a year with trout, there isn’t a bad spot on our 45 acre lake to fish. Also swimming in the lake, we have bass, catfish, crappie, blue gill and carp. Fly Fishing and Bait Cast Fishing are permitted on the lake as well as the use of electric trolling motor. Feeding the lake is the Linville River, where it is Fly Fishing only. A Land Harbor permit is required for fishing the lake and river, except below the lake dam, where only a North Carolina license is required.


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Lake House Retreat - Beautiful NC Mountains
average rating of 4.8 based on 5 reviews

Great view, cozy & comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband & I love the NC mountains and have stayed in this area before. We were happy to find this cabin with the gorgeous view of the lake. The cabin was perfect for one couple, and even a couple with 1-2 children. 2 couples might have been tight, but could handle it.

The cabin had everything we needed...fireplace, kitchen, upper deck grill with seating area.

The cabin had 2 full baths, but one was not available during the winter months. It wasn't a problem for us, and still used the space for our luggage and belongings. We brought all of our toiletries , and extra food, but the cabin did have some items stocked. There were several grocery stores nearby.

The location of the cabin is perfect. Close to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, etc. Lots of great hiking and also did a wonderful horseback ride with ElK Mountain Horseback Riding. (2 hrs @ $65pp).

The only thing that the cabin didn't have was a tv. That wasn't a problem for us as we like to read and there was a WiFi password if we wanted to watch shows on our iPad.

We would definitely stay here again. We hope to get back sooner than later.

Thank you Greg & Mary for sharing your cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Leah, It was a pleasure to connect with you! We are glad you enjoyed the stay. Thanks for sharing the information on Elk Mountain Horseback riding! We look forward to your next stay in the mountains. Greg & Mary
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The property was beautiful and the house was very comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for my fiancé and son’s fishing weekend. It was very well kept and the beds were very comfortable! The owners, Greg and Mary, were extremely responsive and very sweet :) I highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A True Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Me and my wife go up to these mountains every year for our wedding anniversary. We are so glad we picked here to stay because it was right around the corner from EVERYTHING. If you've been in the mountains you know that is a good thing. Our last day a bald eagle sent us on our way just in the tree behind the house. Fireplace is just a turn of a knob away. It was PERFECT for me and my wife. Absolutely Perfect!!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved everything about this lake house, we were wanting something out of the middle of the city but easy to get everywhere and this is exactly what we got! We went to grandfather mountain, Boone, banner elk, and blowing rock. The best part was waking up to a lake front view, wish the weather wasn't so cold so we could have used the porch! We will definately be going back! :)

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great to have you visit and so glad the Lakehouse worked out for you! We look forward to your next visit!
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Great little house in a wonderful location.

  • 4 of 5

The view was spectacular. I would recommend getting a slip cover for the rocking chair in the living room. It was a wonderful weekend retreat that's perfect for one couple.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
57 Miles
Tri Cities Regional
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Inside Resort
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Newland, Linville, Banner Elk
Nearest Ski
12 Miles
Banner Elk
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Beach at lake
Car: necessary

Linville Land Harbor offers affordable luxury to families in all stages of life – from young couples to retirees. This well established community in Linville North Carolina is full of ideally situated Real Estate. Laid back and unpretentious, this community has something to offer every member of the family. With activities including golf, tennis, fishing, hiking, shuffleboard, bridge, billiards, and more, there is never a dull moment at Linville Land Harbor.

In addition to the great weather, Linville Land Harbor is centrally located and offers easy access to major cities, airports, colleges, and hospitals.

The beautiful, semi-private, member-owned mountain golf course boasts 18 challenging holes of tree lined fairways, manicured greens, and several streams and ponds. The course layout follows the natural contours of the land, which creates a perfect setting for a challenging golf course with exhilarating views. Two distinct nines test all aspects of a player’s game. Narrow tree-lined fairways require accuracy on both nines, but especially on holes 10 through 18. The fast, gently contoured greens require a keen eye and soft putting stroke.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Check in time is 3pm.
Check out time is 10am.
We can be flexible about these times unless another guest is arriving the day you leave, or you are leaving the same day another guest is arriving. If you'd like an earlier arrival, or a later departure, please contact us, and we will be as accommodating as possible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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