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Beautiful View of Grandfather Mountain from Deck & Living Area

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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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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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Judy Jones
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 28, 2016
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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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Beautiful View of Grandfather Mountain from Deck & Living Area
average rating of 5.0 based on 27 reviews

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
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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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Great mountain cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived after dark so it was a bit hard to find but we were very happy with the great little house. The view can't be beat and house was very well decorated and had everything we needed. The kitchen has all the tools you need for cooking. Working with the owners to get access to the house was super easy. One text message and done. The stairs to get to the downstairs bedroom is more of a ladder so if you have small kids or people that can't use a ladder then I don't recommend this place. My kids are 6 and 8 so they thought it was awesome. Close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and other mountain activities.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Cozy and great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house during Thanksgiving break. We went with our 12 and 14 year old boys. Our main goal was to hike Grandfather Mt. for the 4th time. The house had a beautiful view of the mountain. The first morning there was a very light snow that was awesome for our Florida family. The cold snap caused ice to form on the Swinging bridge at Grandfather and it was gorgeous. That area looked like a winter wonderland with all the trees covered with ice. We hiked a 6hr hike the next day. The temp was in the 40s and sunny. We highly recommend hiking this area if you enjoy hiking and have kids. There are steep areas with ladders and cables which the kids love but make sure your family is athletic. (My kids have hiked the peaks since they were 5 yrs old). Every visit is a new experience. We also recommend Linville Caverns tour. While in Linville have lunch at Louise's. Very yummy food. If you are coming during this time there are snow slopes available for tubing and skiing, but check when they are open. They may be closed for a few days while making snow.

As for the house, it had everything we needed and was well maintained. We cooked a few nights in and found all the supplies we needed. There are windows all around the house so the view is always spectacular. The house stayed nice and warm during the chilly nights and it was easy to find. We will definitely try to book this house again next time we visit the area. A small note about the house. It is on a slope that causes a very light slant inside the house. For anyone who has suffered true medical vertigo it may not be the house for you. My husband was having some dizzy spells for the first 24 hrs until he got adjusted. For the rest of the population it should not be noticeable.

  • Submitted: Dec 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A wonderful getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a great get away vacation in Lewdog Lodge. The cabin is well outfitted to keep you comfortable. The patio provides a welcome view of the morning sky and an awesome view of grandfather mountain.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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Loved it!!

  • 5 of 5

This sweet little house was perfect for our family of 5. We enjoyed several days of kayaking, hiking, fly fishing, and exploring. After a long day of adventure, Lewdog Lodge was just the place to relax and enjoy the serenity of the mountains. The morning views and the cheeky little birds outside called me each morning to join them for a cup of coffee. This place is very warm and welcoming. Lewdog Lodge is definitely a love shared by the owners with everyone who walks through the doors. We will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
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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

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.


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

3 day minimum during summer months & October. Also, some holidays.

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Alpendorf Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
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
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • 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
  • 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.

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