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Asheville Private Cedar Lodge Eye-Popping Vistas/Great Location

(25 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths. 2 kings, 2 doubles + queen sofa & 3 inflatables

3-deck 3100 sq. ft. home faces west w/ spectacular sunsets; just minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 min. from airport, Biltmore Estate & Village & downtown. All interior freshly painted & wallpapered 1/09, new carpeting & tile 7/11. Surrounded by woods yet close to organic/full service grocery stores, restaurants, etc. 50 mile views from deck overlooking Lake Julian to mountains beyond. Boating, fishing, & picnicking at Lake Julian. Full kitchen, settings for 16, seating for 8, table & chairs w/ family size gas grill on main deck, gas fireplace, pool table and 2 HDTV with premium cable, port-a-crib & high chair, central heat/air w/ air filtration system, 2-car garage & office with printer, high speed wireless connection throughout lodge. TVs in master bedroom & king bedroom on main level. Linens, paper products, sweeteners furnished. Well-behaved pets welcome w/ extra fee. Access to Asheville Racquet Club/Fitness center, largest tennis club in WNC, included at no additional charge

Calling all sports/fitness enthusiasts!: Asheville Tennis Club is largest tennis facility in Western NC. No extra charge for guests except use of indoor courts. Fitness center/equipment has classes available plus an outdoor pool. Near Lake Julian, with paddle boat rentals, fishing, volleyball, picnic tables, sailing, hungry ducks and a children's fenced in play ground.

Visitor comments: Previous renters say: 'Hey guys........this place is Awesome. What a cool house. My girls love the TVs. The view is gorgeous....just had coffee on the deck this morning. Thank you so much for sharing your blessings.'
'I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that we had a great time at Highland Heaven. What a great home! My kids are complaining about how puny our TV seems in comparison. We caught a great holiday expo (gingerbread houses) at the Grove Park Inn and just generally relaxed. It was wonderful. Thanks for all your help.' And: 'Hey Woody and Joan.....we are sad. We have to leave today. Gosh, we have enjoyed HH. We are def. coming back and we have already told people in emails out to people that they would love it.' 'you have a beautiful place, well appointed and fitted out...went above and beyond what most property owners do... You and your husband have an exceptional place and have done more than any other owners we have rented from at other locations.'

A recent visitor who stayed there for her daughter's wedding wrote '....We didn't want to leave on Sunday, we felt so relaxed there. There was plenty of room for my whole family and we rarely saw my son, who stayed in the basement the biggest part of the time......He's 21 years old so that was all he needed, a bathroom, a couch, a large TV and a pool table! My five year old niece, who came with us, called her father and said, 'Daddy,we may not be coming home. I found me a house and I'm moving in!'...Thanks again for providing such a welcoming and well-equipped home for us. It is well worth the rent and in a beautiful setting.'
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Member since: 2005

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3100 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 minimum age for person responsible for rental...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking allowed anywhere in the home or on the premises $200 penality if evidence of smoking found...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Pet agreement on homeowner website,

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Unsuitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 8-12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king


  • Bedroom 2: 1 king


  • Bedroom 3: 2 double


  • Bedroom 4: 1 baby crib, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    4 inflatable mattresses...moreless

  • All beds have luxurious sheets and extra padding for that perfect night of sleep. Plenty of pillows and blankets in each room. In temperate weather, sleep with the windows open and soak in sounds of tree frogs. Radios in all bedrooms. Fold out queen couch on lower level, plus one full, three twin inflatable mattresses and portacrib available. Third bedroom has brand new double beds, one plush and one firm. The master suite on top level has walk in closet w/window, large enough to set up crib or inflatable mattress. Having 3 levels provides privacy to each bedroom; teens have loved having the bottom level to themselves, with pool table, large HDTV, half bath and office. The hammock is right outside the sliding glass doors, perfect for lounging with that book you haven't yet found the time to read. Or you can pick from our stack of magazines (Golf Digest, The Economist, Discover, and more) or hundreds of books. Tour online at ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet


  • Master bath has skylight, window, heated towel rack and floor heater. 2nd bath has heated towel rack and floor heater. Both have hair dryers on the wall....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Lodge situated on hill and would be difficult for handicapped to negotiate. Separate laundry room with full sized washer/dryer, iron and ironing board. Central air filtration system installed 6/06. New hammock on lower level to idle away the hours. Sweeteners, salt/pepper, paper products & coffee filter provided in kitchen. Family sized gas grill on deck, convenient to kitchen Gas fireplace in great room w/remote control Interior of home to be repainted/wallpapered January 2009 ...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Pool Table:

    full sized pool table on bottom floor...moreless

  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Charter cable throughout home; standard and premium channels ...moreless

  • Television:

    2 large screen tv's, smaller ones in king bedrooms...moreless


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Forests
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    15 minute drive from downtown...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Overlooks Lake Julian from main and top decks...moreless

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic view of mountains for miles in the distance...moreless

  • Town
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    large dining table with view over deck to Lake Julian...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central heat and air conditioning plus central air filtration system...moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer...moreless

  • Covered Parking:

    2 car garage under home...moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance:

    Free long distance to US locations...moreless

  • Garage:

    2 car enclosed garage with garage door opener for guests...moreless

  • Gas Fireplace:

    remote control for gas fireplace on main floor...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    central heating in home...moreless

  • Internet:

    wifi available throughout home...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Lots of Luxury Egyptian towels, comfy linens and pillows provided...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    drive in front of house accomodates several cars...moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    Home is on private street with ample parking for guests...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    (5) 5 cordless phones in home with answering machine....moreless

  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    separate laundry room with full size washer and dryer...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Wireless connection throughout home ...moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    available on bottom floor ...moreless


  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker:

    full sized coffee pot on counter; additional one in kitchen cabinet...moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    Complete kitchen with variety of utensils, cookware, casserole dishes...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    2 different sets of dishes - enough for 16+...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Dishwasher new in 2013, has delayed timer and other features...moreless

  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Full kitchen with service for 16+. Complete cooking and serving utensils plus sweeteners and paper products provided...moreless

  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave:

    built in over the stove...moreless

  • Oven:

    full sized oven; part of stove...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    variety of spices above oven left by prior guests. Paper towels/napkins supplied Individual tea bags and flavored pouches for drinks also in kitchen, in addition to sweeteners...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    full sized with ice maker and freezer new in 2010...moreless

  • Stove:

    new in 2008...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 sliced toaster on counter...moreless


  • Balcony:

    private balcony off master bedroom on top floor...moreless

  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio:

    (3) table for 4 on main deck, plus rocking chairs and grill Bottom deck has hammock...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    family sized gas grill on deck near kitchen; connected to house gas line so no need for tanks...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis:

    available at nearby Asheville Racquet club. both indoor and outdoor courts available...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    members of nearby fitness center that guests can visit at no extra charge/tennis courts, exercise equipment, classes; ask owner for details...moreless



from 25 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
spring 2017
Apr 1 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$340 $370
Fri, Sat
$2,200 $5,000
summer 2017
Jun 1 - Dec 31, 2017
3 night min stay
$360 $390
Fri, Sat
$2,400 $8,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $15


Thanksgiving, Christmas $100 extra, available for week minimum

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/13/2017
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10 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville regional airport
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
350 Miles
Nearest Ferry
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
highway 25A/Sweeten Creek Road
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
350 Miles
Nearest Beach

Car: Necessary

Highalnd Heaven is only a 15 minute drive from Asheville Regional Airport &Biltmore House; 10 minutes away from the Blue Ridge Parkway. 5 minutes down the mountain and you'll be at Lake Julian, a wooded lake/recreational facility maintained by Buncombe County. Hungry ducks await you, or you can rent paddle boats, fish, play volleyball or use enclosed children's playground. The entrance to I-26 is only a few minutes away, with Hendersonville and Brevard (music festivals) under 30 minute drive. Flat Rock, with Carl Sandburg Home and Flat Rock Playhouse, also under 30 minutes away. Skiing in Madison County between 30-40 minute drive up I-26 and Hwy 19/23.

Other Activities: Biltmore Estate paddle boats, picnicking, fitness center, shopping, restaurants


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2004

Why the Owner Chose Asheville, NC, USA:
Our home is most convenient to a variety of activities, from Biltmore Estate to Asheville Regional Airport to downtown. Less than 10 minutes from full service grocery stores, restaurants and other shopping. We're also very close to the new Biltmore Park shopping center, with a variety of stores, restaurants and a multiplex. Asheville Outlet Mall just opened May 2015, and that is less than 15 minutes away, off I 26.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/13/2017

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  • Front of lodge from drive.

    Front of lodge from drive.

  • dining area of great room

    dining area of great room

  • Master bedroom on top floor

    Master bedroom on top floor

  • kitchen


  • King on main floor

    King on main floor

  • Downstairs office - high speed/wireless connection

    Downstairs office - high speed/wireless connection

  • Downstairs half bath

    Downstairs half bath

  • Full bath on main floor

    Full bath on main floor

  • Fall view from the balcony

    Fall view from the balcony

  • Summer off main deck

    Summer off main deck

  • Entranceway to Highland Heaven

    Entranceway to Highland Heaven

  • sitting area downstairsd

    sitting area downstairsd

  • To garage

    To garage

  • Another view of the great room

    Another view of the great room

  • Private deck off master bedroom

    Private deck off master bedroom

  • From kitchen looking into great room

    From kitchen looking into great room

  • Double bedroom on main floor

    Double bedroom on main floor

  • Front hall/entranceway

    Front hall/entranceway

  • From back yard looking at decks

    From back yard looking at decks

  • Spring sunrise in Heaven

    Spring sunrise in Heaven

  • From the gravel driveway

    From the gravel driveway

  • Winter view

    Winter view

  • Downstairs game room

    Downstairs game room

VRBO #140348

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Saturday, May 27, 2017

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