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Rustic Mountaintop Solitude - Secluded but convenient with spectacular views

Bedrooms 8
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

The Lodge is a unique, spectacular mountaintop haven, crowning the 215 acre Bearwallow Mountain Ranch. At 4000 feet the temperature and pleasant breeze offers the ultimate mountain experience. Enjoy the stunning mountain views and acres of manicured meadows surrounding the lodge. Amble along the miles of roadways, paths, and marked hiking trails on the Ranch enjoying the forest, landscape, and clear mountain air. Hidden down a 3/4 mile private rustic drive and far from neighbors, The Lodge is the perfect secluded haven yet accessible to all the amazing attractions of this beautiful area.

Temperatures are very cool at night and the daytime stays comfortable and 6-8 degrees cooler than the lower elevations of Asheville and Hendersonville. 15 miles or less to Biltmore house, Chimney Rock, Asheville, Lake Lure, and the Blue Ridge Parkway make it ideal for taking in the surrounding area and then sinking back into the quiet comfort and peace of this amazing Ranch.

The Lodge is a vintage, great-timbered apple barn lovingly converted into a modern retreat that retains its mountain heritage and charm. Reclaimed wide plank flooring, historic brick, massive wooden beams reaching up to a 27 foot ceiling, and touches of days gone by offer the sense of gentler time. Yet along with the past, you will find that The Lodge's rustic elegance comes with all the modern conveniences.

Every chef's desire is here in the 30 foot galley style kitchen. With 12 foot chef's counter - it makes cooking for a crowd a breeze and plenty of room for help in the kitchen. Move the kitchen outside to your 6 foot grill area.

The timber frame interior with rough-sawn cedar walls, antique brick, and spacious living area provides for a large number of people but with multiple groupings of intimate seating. Italian leather furniture and sprawling custom seating appoint the living space with elegance and comfort.

The eight bedrooms are thoughtfully furnished and decorated with your comfort in mind. Antique floors, warm woods, and giant -beamed ceilings offer character to each bedroom. Outdoor living is at its ultimate at The Lodge. With a 1,800 square foot main deck overlooking the meadows and mountains and total 2,800 square feet of decks on five levels, you will find your favorite spot to join the crowd or relax in quietude. Relax under the pergola, soak up the sun in the lounge chairs, or kick back under the covered seating enjoying the shade, or perhaps rain on the tin roof. The east deck offers a wonderful dining area for a scenic sunrise breakfast or supper under the stars with a 30 mile view. Fourteen feet up on the second floor, the "Sunset Deck" is the perfect place to tuck away alone with a book, nap, or enjoy the display of vibrant color as the night approaches.

The Lodge is a place of charm, peace, and natural beauty. Its unique features and amenities will provide you with a vacation everyone will treasure for years to come.

NOTE: Our seclusion creates an obundance of wildlife experiences. Black Bears, Deer, Wild Turkey, Two Golden Eagles, Foxes, Coyote's, Bobcats etc... wander through the property at will. Due to this, please understand that we do not allow pets.

More Details

Property Manager
Tim Moffitt
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018


Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
We do not allow pets.


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(17 traveler reviews)

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Rustic Mountaintop Solitude - Secluded but convenient with spectacular views
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

We all turned 50 this year and a group of life long friends decided to enjoy a weekend together to celebrate friendship and life. And what a weekend we had at this fantastic home. It truly exceeded our expectations. The house was set up perfectly. It felt as if it was brand new. It was very clean and had everything we needed. We had 5 couples and we all had plenty of space to eat, relax, and enjoy each others company. The evenings were cool and we enjoyed the fire outside. Tim even provided quilts so we were comfortable.

It was so scenic with all the views. We hiked around the property and found even better views up the mountain. It was truly a memorable vacation and the setting was perfect!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Magical Weekend with Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

The home is absolutely stunning and our stay couldn't have been better! We actually got married on the property and everything was a dream come true. If you are looking for a secluded retreat with amazing views this is definitely the place for you!

Tim was a super gracious host and as long as you are open and upfront with him he will definitely do whatever he can to make your stay special. You can tell he and his family put their heart and soul into improving the property and they have taken excellent care of the space.

GPS worked well with us though we know some folks did lose signal. None of our guests had too much trouble finding the place but be warned that smaller cars really have to work hard to tackle the long gravel driveway. Wifi worked great, the hot tub was awesome and all the amenities were incredible!

This place is one of a kind and we couldn't have been happier with our stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Peaceful, beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

The house is set in a fabulous, secluded setting. Tim is a very accommodating and gracious host. We had 13 adults and one infant and occupied all 8 bedrooms, which was perfect. The beds were comfortable. We made several dinners in. Plan to grill, as the grill is large and easy to use. The inside sitting room is comfy with many chairs, a long table for 8, and seating at the island in the kitchen. The highlight is the deck, which is spacious with more colorful chairs than I have ever seen per square foot in my life! We spent a great deal of time on the deck, eating breakfast and dinner, playing games, sitting by the fire, reading, chatting, etc. At the beginning of the long driveway on Bearwallow Mountain Road, there are 2 trailheads. Both are nice hikes. This is a gem. Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Simply Amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Our family absolutely loved our stay at the BearWallow Ranch! We loved the seclusion and the beauty of the location. It was so peaceful sitting out on the deck by the firepit with a drink in hand, overlooking the mountains and watching bears eating in the distance surrounded by fireflies. Then doing it all again the next day, drinking our morning coffee, watching the sun come up over the Smokey Mountains. I mean life couldn’t get any better than that! There are so many things to do there, hiking, exploring the property, relaxing in the hot tub, outdoor games, and just plain sitting out on the deck relaxing! The house was beautiful and clean. We loved the open concept. The house is big enough to fit a couple of small families. We were surprised by how well stocked the kitchen was with dishes, pots & pans, and bakeware. We had brought a couple of large stockpots since we were cooking large meals for 14 people. I would recommend bringing a few extra pots/pans if you plan on cooking large meals for a lot of people, but besides that, the kitchen had everything we needed. Bring food supplies with you when you arrive. There are stores in the area, but it is a 35+ minute drive in either direction. We actually enjoyed taking trips down the mountain into town because the drive is beautiful, curvy and fun. We even got to see wild peacocks on our trip back to the lodge one day, it was an incredible experience!

Our party had a lot of kids of different ages. The site did mention the property is not recommended for young children, but they definitely enjoyed their time there. If you are bringing young children, be prepared that the steps are a bit narrow and the rooms have open areas towards the top of the ceiling for ventilation. You do have full privacy, but you can hear everything going on in the house. It didn’t bother us adults one bit, but it does make nap time a bit of a challenge for small children.

The greatest part of our visit was how accommodating and kind, Tim and his family have been to us prior to, during and after our visit. Tim’s directions to the property were so detailed and accurate, it made getting there a breeze. Tim is very down to earth, friendly, and so patient that he took the time to show each of us around the property, while answering every question we had. We can’t wait for our next visit and we highly recommend you visiting the BearWallow Ranch, to enjoy the beauty of nature and alone time with friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet Mountain Retreat with a Relaxing Country Scene

  • 5 of 5

The lodge's kitchen, dining and family area is large so that we never felt crowded. The family gathered on the wrap around porch which provided plenty of space for an easy relaxing time. An upstairs balcony provides quiet solitude for reading and a relaxing atmosphere.

The property met our expectations from the description on Home Away.

Driving directions from owner gave plenty of markers to locate the property. Property is centrally located to Hendersonville, Ashville, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock State Park. Driving time is 30 to 45 minutes to each.

Owner gave suggestions of things to do in the area. Owner is cooperative and responded to any concerns while we were there.

We recommend this property to others for a special event or a relaxing vacation.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing property with stunning views!

  • 5 of 5

We were a family group of 9 plus 3 kids and found the property and house to be a good fit. There was ample space and amenities. The deck is where you will want to spend most of your time, It's large with ample seating for a large group. We loved using the large grill, hot tub and fire pit. The weather was great, there are numerous hiking trails nearby and downtown is about 30 min drive. The owners Tim and Dina were welcoming and very gracious. They offered to drive and get us groceries the first night when our group arrived late. They also left a few small gifts for the two birthdays in our group. We would love to return and Bearwallow Mountain Ranch will be on our list!

  • Submitted: May 11, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Property Damage Insurance $99
Refundable Damage Deposit $500

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.