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Breathtaking Views of 7 Mountain Ranges - Close to Asheville

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Mountain Home, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, Finished Basement, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE "Send email" BUTTON TO THE RIGHT or CALL US : 770-855-4412. We will be happy to ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS and BOOK YOUR RESERVATION! WE ARE REPUTABLE OWNERS WITH DOZENS OF 5 STAR REVIEWS (Please read our reviews!) OFFERING YOU THE BEST SERVICE AND VALUE.

Welcome to Mountain Laurel Lookout. You will think you are standing on top of the world when you stay with us.

You can watch the sunrise from the front porch and at the end of the day, watch it set from the back porch as you swing in our very own ski lift chair. Gaze out over the 7 mountain ranges and view Mount Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, The Blueridge Parkway and the magical glow of the little town lights as dusk settles in for the evening. This magnificent Log Home is furnished with facilities insuring your stay to be not only comfortable but also memorable.

This home has 2000 square feet of living space with views from every window plus a full daylight basement with game room. We have three Bedrooms with the Master Bedroom on the main level, an elegant Guest bedroom with an amazing view plus a very cool kids bedroom with 2 sets of bunks. There is no waiting with three and a half, top of the line Baths.

Spend some time in the loft area enjoying the tranquil scenery or head down to the basement game room for a round of air hockey, ping-pong or foosball. There are Washer and Dryer accommodations on site so you’re good to go if you need a quick load of fresh clothes.

We are only 10 minutes off of I-40, just East of Asheville. Black Mountain is about 15 to 20 minutes away with a brand new, huge Ingles so you can pick up anything you need. There is a Gas grill on the sundeck and a fully appointed Kitchen complete with granite, solid surface counter tops and stainless steel appliances for preparing any size meal.

When you stay with us you have an incredible location vantage point. You can easily get to the Biltmore House, Downtown Asheville, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Lake James, Linville Caverns, Snow skiing at Boone, Flat Rock Playhouse, Whitewater rafting, Trout fishing, Hiking, Zip-lining, Horse back riding... which are some great ideas for day trips.

Please click on the VIDEO tab to get a better idea what we are all about.

We almost named this incredible place Scenic Overlook because that’s what it feels like when you're there.

We know that we are very blessed to own this magical, unique place and we hope you enjoy your stay as much as we do when we are lucky enough to visit. Please send us an email so we can book your vacation today!

Keywords: Log Cabin, Views, Private, beauty, Mt. Mitchell, Lake Lure, sunsets, vistas, waterfall, Easy drive to Asheville, stargazing, wildlife, mountain top, WiFi

More Details

Owner
Jack Miller
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 18, 2017

Why Jack Miller chose Blue Ridge Mountains

We chose this mountain location to build our cabin because of so many reasons! It has the amazing views, no highway noise, Verizon works, it doesn't get too much snow and it has easy access to I-40 to Asheville. We, together with our good friends the Morgan's, bought the top of our mountain ridge . We have over 27 acres between us with only our two homes.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Candace and Jack,

I just wanted to say thank you for the opportunity to stay in your lovely cabin. Our time there was absolutely wonderful. Everything could not have been more perfect. Because I was cooking Thanksgiving dinner, I brought everything but the kitchen sink with me, but found to my delight that many of the things I brought were already supplied in your kitchen. Our first morning there my husband walked out the front door and I heard him exclaim, "Oh my goodness!" He was looking at the sunrise. OH! We woke up the whole household to see! We had never seen anything like it. Even thinking about it, I am still awestruck. We were so thankful for the cut wood and had a fire going most of the time we were there. All of the special touches around the house-the stained glass, the adding machine, the sewing machine cabinet with "stuff" in the drawers, the books,really, just everything-were so warm and welcoming. Just thank you, thank you, thank you for the vision to build (or buy or whatever) this property and then the kindness to share it with others. We will forever be blessed with beautiful memories of our time there. And, PS, I have told my friends about it and encouraged them to go there too.

With Great Gratitude,
Nov 2012
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Amenities

Old Fort Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Tiled shower and floor, Double vanity, walk-in closet
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Located upstairs
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located downstairs off Game Room
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Located on main floor
  • 3.5
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , With private tiled bathroom, 2 vanities, walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Upstairs, vaulted ceiling, brass bed with spectacular view.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Sleeps 4. Beautiful vaulted ceiling. Great for the kids!
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft library with amazing view.
  • THE MASTER BEDROOM SUITE IS LOCATED ON THE MAIN LEVEL AND HAS A BEAUTIFUL QUEEN SIZED ANTIQUED IRON BED. THE UPSTAIRS GUEST FEATURES A QUEEN SIZED CANNON BALL BRASS BED. THERE ARE 2 SETS OF MATCHING OAK BUNK BEDS IN THE SECOND UPSTAIRS BEDROOM.
Entertainment:
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(58 traveler reviews)

Breathtaking Views of 7 Mountain Ranges - Close to Asheville
average rating of 4.9827585 based on 61 reviews
Lakewood, OH
5

Absolute Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cabin with unbelievable views!!! A slice of Heaven on Earth! Pictures just don't do it justice. You have to experience it and see it in person. The cabin was well appointed and well equipped. We met our friends there for a week's vacation to explore the Asheville and Western North Carolina area. We couldn't have made a better choice of place to stay. The drive up the mountain to the cabin was a bit daunting at first but after a time or two you get the hang of it. The communication and information from the owners is top notch along with great directions to the cabin and information regarding recommendations for grocery shopping, restaurants, activities, and things to do in the area. Just can't say enough about this cabin and we all decided that we will be back again. Thank you Candace & Jack for sharing your beautiful mountain home! We had a wonderful time. In fact, we miss it already!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

View, house, and communications all A++!

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a breathtaking place to unwind and relax while in the Asheville area, this cabin is a great choice. Mountain Laurel Lookout offers a literal mountain-top experience! The view of the mountain vistas is stunning from throughout the well-appointed home. Mornings and sunsets on the deck are to be savored, but even in bad weather (we had a day of torrential rains), this home is a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the peace and serenity of the location. Our family of four, including 2 young adults, enjoyed having the game room in the evenings and on our rain day - lots of fun playing ping pong, foosball, and pop-a-shot. There is also a lovely loft nook for reading and napping while enjoying the stunning views (with plenty of books to choose from), and a game closet with a variety of games and puzzle.

Candace and Jack provided us with all the information we needed, including numerous suggestions on things to do and places to eat. Their communications with us were extremely prompt and they are more than willing to answer any questions you have. The cabin itself was clean and well-maintained, with comfortable beds, more than enough bathrooms, and a nice kitchen.

One caveat - the location on top of a mountain ridge is extraordinary, but the flip side is that it is not efficient to come and go throughout the day. You will want to plan for your daily trip "down the mountain". And if your vacation desire is to have dinner and drinks in Asheville, be forewarned that driving up the very narrow, very steep mountain roads in the dark is a dicey proposition for first-time visitors. We found it best to eat our bigger meal out at lunchtime, and then have drinks at sunset on the deck (fabulous!!) and prepare a light dinner in the cabin. While there are large grocery stores not too far down the highway, we found the superette in Old Fort (Frisbees, at the bottom of the mountain) to be a convenient place to stop on the way back home for any staples needed for dinner or breakfast the next day.

All in all - highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning views - Beautiful Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed incredible sunsets and beautiful ridge top views at this home. It was well kept, clean, and the owners were very responsive. The location is central to many activities in the Western NC mountains and we took advantage of several of them. We recommend this property to families and those just needing to get away.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Love It!

  • 5 of 5

This home has the most incredible views of the mountains that we’ve seen from any of the dozen or so places we’ve rented over the years. The views are dramatic from the porch and deck, the living room, the dining room, and the kitchen. What’s particularly nice is how broad the view is, not confined to a “tunnel view” between trees.

The home is very well provisioned with linens, towels, blankets, firewood, propane grill (with spare tank), paper towels and TP, trash bags, cooking utensils, and dinnerware. It was very clean and obviously well cared for. The owners have set this up as an ideal place to arrive with your supply of food and wine without ever having to leave. We were there for a weekend and never left the property because it was so comfortable and such a pleasing setting.

The owners, Jack and Candace, were very good with their communications and responsive to our few questions along the way.

This is now our go-to spot for the NC mountains.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, beautiful views!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing and would highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful!! Being at the very top of a mountain is amazing, you can't beat the views. The house is very clean. Would definitely want to visit again!

  • Submitted: Mar 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
36 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport, Fletcher, NC 28732
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Old Fort Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
I-40
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Cataloochee, Wolf Ridge, Sugar
Car: necessary

GATEWAY MOUNTAIN IS A GATED COMMUNITY WITH AMENITIES WHICH INCLUDE WATERFALLS, PICNIC AREA, HIKING TRAILS, AND FISHING PONDS.

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Rates & Availability

Old Fort Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
In-Season 2017
Apr 1 2017 - Jan 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,550
 
 
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$780
Flat fee
 
 
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$780
Flat fee
 
 
Christmas Holiday
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
$1,040
Flat fee
 
 
New Year's Eve
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$520
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$235
$1,550
 

Additional information about rental rates

Maid Fee $100 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 6.75%

There is an additional $25.00 per night required during major holidays.
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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