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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 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:
November 18, 2017

Why Jack Miller chose Old Fort

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:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Trash needs to be dropped off at nearby Transfer station
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

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5

Wonderful getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We’ve stayed here twice. House is beautiful and spacious, with stunning views! Owners were so nice and accommodating. We will definitely be back soon.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent cabin for the full mountain experience

  • 5 of 5

We visited at the end of September and loved our stay. The location is a bit out of the way from Asheville; however, it was only about a 35-40 min drive. As other reviewers have stated, I wouldn't want to navigate the windy roads coming to the mountain or up the mountain at night. If your plan is to enjoy Asheville and surrounding areas during the day and then make a great meal at home at night, this is a PERFECT location! The view is spectacular for Sunrise from the front of the house and Sunset from the back deck. There is plenty of space. We were two adults, two teenagers and a tween and no one was ever on top of anyone else. The game room downstairs is great to occupy the kids. I will say that we didn't feel like there were any hiking spots around the house if you want to walk out your front door and go for a hike, but there was a beautiful waterfall that you could drive to within the mountain community. I definitely wouldn't walk to the waterfall as it would be a horrible walk back uphill and around dangerous curvy roads. This property had one of the best views I have ever seen in my time coming to the NC mountains and Asheville area. The view coupled with the great response from the owners when booking makes it a repeat trip for sure!

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Amazing view

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cozy cabin. Great experience.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

All appointed home. Perfect for families. The view is breathtaking!

  • 5 of 5

We were glad to have a 4-wheel drive car as the drive up to the house had a very steel incline.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gonzales, LA
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Beautiful views in a peaceful environment!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely cabin. The drive within the Community gates and up the mountain to the cabin is exhilarating! Every possible amenity was provided for our stay. The views from the back porch are AWESOME!! We plan to be repeat customers and would highly recommend to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Maid Fee $110 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

There is an additional $25.00 per night required during major holidays.

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.