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Beautiful View of Grandfather Mountain from Deck & Living Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Lewdog Lodge is located in a rhododendron forest close to Grandfather Mtn. and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is very private & peaceful surrounded by large hardwoods, rhododendrons & mountain laurel. Everything you need to have a wonderful time is right here at the cabin. Our cabin has been recently renovated inside and out.

We are conveniently located to local attractions such as: Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, Linville Gorge, Tweetsie Railroad, Blue Ridge Parkway, Beech Mtn., Sugar Mtn., Southern Highland Craft Guild Shop on the Parkway, etc. There are lots of great hiking trails close by. We are also within a 15 minute drive to Banner Elk, 30 minute drive to Blowing Rock or Boone, 20 minutes from Valle Crucis. Ski resorts are 15 minutes away.

On the weekends in the summer & fall especially, there are arts & craft and bluegrass festivals close by. Excellent restaurants from expensive to McDonalds are within 5 to 15 minutes away. There are lots to do including just hanging out on the deck and watching the changing weather on Grandfather Mtn. Grocery stores are less than 10 minutes in either direction. There is a hospital and YMCA across the highway.

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Judy Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2017

About Judy Jones

We have been coming to the mountains of North Carolina for many years. We love to hike and there are many great trails right off the Blue Ridge Parkway. When we found our cabin we were so excited. It is just what we wanted.

Judy Jones purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Judy Jones chose Linville

It is the prettiest area in the North Carolina Mountains. Close to all the Blue Ridge Mountains & the Smoky Mountains have to offer, quaint mountain towns of Linville, Banner Elk, Blowing Rock & Boone, ski slopes nearby, good hiking trails, wonderful restaurants, great shopping, etc.

What makes this cabin unique

Our pretty view of Grandfather Mountain; it is constantly changing depending on the weather. Because we are at an elevation of approximately 3800 feet, it rarely gets above 80 degrees in the summer. In the mornings & evenings you frequently need a sweater. We live in a warm climate that is very hot in the summer and rarely snows in the winter. This location affords us a break from the heat in the summer and lots of snow in the winter.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you so much for such a relaxing weekend. It is so peaceful here and I know why you love it so. We hiked to Linville Falls and it was beautiful. God bless you both!
Sep 2009
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Alpendorf Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Full size bath with bathtub/shower upstairs Full size bath with shower downstairs
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • King size beds (1), Double Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
upstairs deck covers downstairs deck. not rain proof.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Beautiful View of Grandfather Mountain from Deck & Living Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Great way to get away from it all

  • 5 of 5

Mountain-side cabin with great views. My kids loved having their own level and bathroom. They went up and down the steps 100 times. We ate dinner on the deck for dinner. We went to Grandfather Mountain (15 min) and Roan Mountain (25 min) and had a wonderful time experiencing nature and fresh air. Make sure you get there in the daylight. It would be tough to find otherwise, the roads up the hill are small and not well marked. The view is totally worth it once you find it. The owner was very helpful and easy to contact.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Stunning Views of Grandfather Mountain in a family friendly cabin

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the LewDog lodge and would definitely come back again! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook our meals and the furnishings were very comfortable....but the VIEW....oh my goodness....the view was the BEST part of our stay. The entire east side of the cabin is all windows and the sunrises were glorious. Even one evening the colors fro the sunset reflected back on the clouds hovering over Grandfather Mountain. It was spectacular. We had made reservations with the intent to ski most of the long weekend but the weather was too warm. We did spend part of one day at Sugar Mountain. Its an easy 15-20min drive. Since we didn't get out ski time, we instead ventured out to Linville Caverns (our son had never been in a cave), Linville Falls and drove on the Blue Ridge Parkway to see the Linn Cove Viaduct. We spent an entire day on Grandfather Mountain enjoying the views from the bridge and hiked all the way up to Attic Window Peak (the trail is not for the faint of heart!!!). I didn't realize until we were home and my photos were blown up on the computer screen that we could have actually SEEN the Swinging Bridge from LewDog Lodge had we used binoculars. Pretty cool. On the way out we stopped at Wiseman's View of Linville Gorge: BREATHTAKING. All in all it was a fabulous trip and The LewDog Lodge is a fabulous place to stay! Highly recommend!!

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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PERFECT in every way !!!

  • 5 of 5

Oh it was clean and delightful ! The octagon shape gives you a view of all the trees and mountains . So close to everything, caverns, waterfalls, hiking in mountains , skiing , ice skating and tubing. Loved making a fire and all the hooks ( lol we don't have coat hooks in Florida ) So much fun... thanks a million :)

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Thanksgiving Getaway

  • 5 of 5

It's always difficult to tell by only looking at photos if a place is exactly what you're looking for in a mountain retreat. Lewdog Lodge turned out to be just what we wanted. It is so wholesome, comfortable and loaded with personality that we felt at ease as soon as we stepped inside. The views of Grandfather mountain are as good as it gets.

Judy was a pleasure to deal with, and I'd recommend Lewdog Lodge to anyone. We'd rent it again in a heart beat.

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Genuine Cabin in the Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four came to Linville for a 3 day weekend. Lewdog's cabin had great reviews & was the perfect location for hiking Grandfather Mtn & going to Linville Cavern.

It was easy to book - Judy was a pleasure to deal with & gave us lots of suggestions on things we could do while there & told us we could call her anytime. I highly suggest downloading a map & either printing it or use your phone to take a snapshot of the map screen in case you lose your cell signal before you get to the cabin. When you arrive you will notice a bump out on the road between this cabin & the one next door. You can park there. It was just a few steps down the walkway to the front door. When we walked in we knew we had made the right choice. Lewdog's was everything we were hoping for. It's not a cookie cutter condo, but a private cabin filled with pretty little touches that let you know this is also someone's home. The first thing you will notice is the magnificent views of Grandfather Mtn & the beautiful panoramic scenery from every window! We were there during the height of the fall season & the pictures I took from the deck of this cabin are spectacular!

The dining room seats four but there is another little dining table in the kitchen that seats two. The main bedroom has a king bed and a Roku TV. Bed comfort is subjective but I will say it is more firm than soft, & has a lightweight down topper. The steps to the downstairs are more of a ladder; steep but certainly not an issue for most. I went up and down several times with ease - I'm 55 & not an athlete by any means lol. My two sons in their 20's stayed down there - one used the full size & the other took the bottom bunk. They had a bathroom as well & found everything to be clean & neat! We cooked breakfast each day & supper once in the well-stocked kitchen. But the best part for us was the wood burning fireplace. It was raining the day we arrived & we were glad to have one indoors! We purchased wood at Lowes Foods & enjoyed the warmth & scents that only a wood fire can give, while we played games. The TV is a Roku with Netflix & worked great.

We went to Linville Caverns, hiked the Profile Trail one day & the next I was able to check the swinging bridge on Grandfather Mt off my bucket list! We made wonderdul memories here. Judy even called the night we arrived home to ask about our weekend! I highly recommend Lewdog's & we would stay here again! FYI: eat at the Pedallin' Pig for some great BBQ!

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great cabin

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to use Home Away, great selections. The cabin we rented was really great. We had a fabulous time!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Point of Interest
Grandfather Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Sugar Mountain
Nearest Point of Interest
Banner Elk
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Blue Ridge Parkway
Car: necessary

Several ziplines, 15 minutes from Sugar Mtn. ski resort. 25 minutes from Beech Mtn. ski resort, Appalchian ski resort. Gem mining, Linville Cavern, Grandfather Mtn., Linville Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, whitewater rafting, etc.


Rates & Availability

Alpendorf Cabin Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter, Spring & non holidays
Jan 12 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Summer, Fall & holidays
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
cleaning fee for 2 $75
Tax Rate 6.75%

1. 3 day minimum during summer months & October. Also, holidays. 2. January, February, March, April, May, September, November & December 2 night minimums except for holidays. 3. We love having families or couples; however the maid charges more if you use the downstairs so I need to pass that on to our guests. 4. I may require 7 day rentals during some weeks of the year.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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