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Custom Built Luxury Mountain Lodge on Rushing Mills Creek

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Lodge, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Once you cross the private bridge past the mountain pond to this newer luxury mountain lodge nestled next to the bubbling Mills Creek, you know you have arrived for peace and comfort. The house is on 3 acres in a very private setting off of Fairway Drive, with lush rhododendron and mountain laurel. This native stone and rough-sawn siding lodge is situated to take maximum advantage of Mills Creek with water falls, boulders and flora from its expansive vaulted wall of windows in the great room. The great room has a Grand-Lodge style two-story stone wood-burning fireplace with comfortable seating including an over-sized sofa, oriental rugs and antique furnishings.

The banquet sized dining room seats 10-12 with vaulted ceiling and opens to a covered porch on Mills Creek with additional outdoor seating for 4-6 with another wood-burning fireplace for the cool nights.

Open the windows along Mills Creek and sleep peacefully with the cool breeze and babbling water sounds echoing throughout your room. The main level master bedroom with fireplace and private covered porch overlooks Mills Creek. The luxurous master bath includes his and hers vanity with limestone counters, separate shower and Baine Ultra spa tub.

The kitchen is open to the dining room with high-end appliances including a warming drawer and wine cooler. There is an office on the main level and a large laundry room.

The second level has two bedrooms (King and Queen) with separate baths and a loft.

Enjoy the stone patio with fire pit along the banks of Mills Creek. This house is located close to the Toxaway River Hiking Trail, 1/2 mile from the marina and club and a short walk through the woods to the golf course.

All in beautiful Lake Toxaway Resort, voted best year-round resort in North Carolina.

Keywords: Mountain house, Mountain house with stream, creekside, Lake Toxaway, Golf Course Lodge, Resort, Waterfall, Lake Access, Privacy, patio with fire pit, Gardener's paradise, bridge, pet friendly, close to Brevard, Cashiers, Highlands, Smoky Mountains, covered porch with fireplace overlooking mountain creek, native mountain laurel & rhododendrom, short drive to Blue Ridge Parkway, Lake Toxaway, NC, 1 hour from Clemson,SC., Brevard Music Center, Headwater Outfitters, Dupont State Park, Gorges State Park, Pisgah National Forest, Panthertown Valley, Land of Waterfalls, Transylvania County, Cradle of Forestry, White Water Falls, Brevard College

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Bonny Applefield
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 26, 2017

About Bonny Applefield

Being a high end builder in the Atlanta area, I searched for over 2 years to find the perfect lot with a significant water feature. My wife and I finally found it in 2006 in Lake Toxaway, NC and started building our custom designed home nestled along the banks of Mills Creek. We worked closely with our architect to make sure the heavily-wooded laurel and rhododendron filled landscape was preserved. It was important to make sure the natural setting and rushing creek became an integral part of our home’s main living areas.

We have 2 daughters. One lives in Austin, TX working in adverting with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen and our youngest attended Clemson University, which is only 1 hour away. She is now a CPA with PWC in Atlanta. Our family, friends and Chloe our great golden retriever have enjoyed numerous fun filled activities located within Lake Toxaway Estates and some within a short drive. While on the property we have made many family memories renting a boat and cruising Lake Toxaway’s 650 acre private lake, skiing, swimming, fishing, canoeing, picnicking, and hiking along the Lake Toxaway river trail, viewing magnificent waterfalls, picnicking on the top of the mountain at The Meadows and a friendly game of touch football with family and friends. Within a short drive to Cashiers or Brevard, you can find the perfect antique; enjoy the works of local artist in a variety of mediums including painting, pottery or sculpture. The beauty of nature is endless here. Come and enjoy our piece of heaven on earth!

Bonny Applefield purchased this lodge in 2007

What makes this lodge unique

One of a kind luxury home surrounded by an unique mountain creek and natural flora created by the best nature has to offer. The sounds of rushing water seems to surround you whether you are inside the home or trying to decide which porch to relax on with your family.


Lake Toxaway Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • 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 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath on main - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxurious bath with natural stone floor and shower. Dbl. van
    Bathroom 3 - Kathryn's Suite - toilet , shower , Natural stone floor & shower, vanity with granite top.
    Main level guest bath - toilet , Half bath on main.
    Bathroom 2 - Carolyn's Suite - toilet , combination tub/shower , Natural stone floors with dbl. vanities granite tops.
  • 3.5+
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master on main level - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - Carolyn's suite - 1 king , Has private bath with tub/shower and double vanity areas.
    Bedroom 3 - Kathryn's Suite - 1 queen , Has private bath with shower and vaulted ceiling with fan.
  • King size beds (2) Master bedroom on main level. Two large guest bedroom up-stairs. Carolyn's suite has king bed and Katherine's suite has queen antique French bed. Both bedrooms up-stairs have private bath.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Hair dryers, firewood provided, access to largest private lake in NC, stone patio and fire pit by stream, multiple covered porches and decks, wet bar, 2 car garage with automatic doors, master bedroom, laundry and office on main level, all baths have natural stone for the floors and counter tops.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Custom Built Luxury Mountain Lodge on Rushing Mills Creek
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Wonderful Property

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Property, Great Stay...

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great, amazing house in an amazing setting!

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loocation is not only beatiful but also very private.

  • 5 of 5

Great house with attention to detail. Loved the open floor plan and the roominess for everyone. Every room has its own attention to detail and character. Enjoyed the fireplaces especially the outdoor on the covered deck.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
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Incredible Mountain Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Magnificent Home in an incredible forest setting. Pictures do not adequately describe it ! You will not want to leave the back porch overlooking the sights and sounds of Rushing Mills Creek. Luxurious and comfortable furnishings throughout. Convenient to Brevard / Cashiers/ and Highlands. Rent a boat at Lake Toxaway Marina 5 minutes from home. Nicest home we have rented in the area in last 10 years. Certainly plan on returning in the future. Tough to come back to the flatland of Florida after a week here. Owners very helpful and have extensive info in the home on things to do , places to visit, and dining options in the area. This will rate as a "bucket list" experience for you. You will leave with lasting memories. Enjoy !!

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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escape from Florida

  • 5 of 5

This is not your typical cabin. With another couple we decided to escape the Florida heat and enjoy some fall. It served its purpose and more. The home is stunning and with the fireplaces we were thrilled . We look forward to a return.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Our family celebrated a 50th wedding anniversary at the Lodge this summer. The house was perfect for our toddler, teenager, adults, and grandparents alike. Bedrooms are luxurious and spacious offering plenty of privacy, but all guests flocked to the beautiful gathering areas. The large dining room accommodated everyone comfortably and in grand style, and the porch is a place I could quite simply never wish to leave. The home was so carefully constructed to fit its landscape that the surrounding forest still looks pristine and incorporates Mills River as an integral part of the grounds. We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit and hope to return soon. Also, the owners were extremely helpful and attentive during booking and our stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Ashville, NC
Car: recommended

Looking for something to do?

Within an hour drive to the Asheville Airport, the grandeur of The Biltmore House and Gardens, Clemson University, UNC Asheville, Western Carolina University, and the Blue Ridge Parkway, this home can be your headquarters set in the beauty of the Smokey Mountains on Mills Creek.

Hiking and waterfall viewing are a must in Transylvania County, “Land of the Waterfalls”, with over 250 waterfalls including the magnificent White Water Falls, the highest in the Eastern United States. Other featured hiking areas leading to falls include Gorges State Park, Panthertown Valley National Forest, Dupont State Park, Pisgah National Forest, and Toxaway River Trail.

Lake Toxaway Resort amenities include a full service spa and gourmet restaurant at The Greystone Inn and boat rental at the marina. The nearby Brevard Music Center is world-renowned and offers over 50 concert series per summer. Other activities include fly fishing, pottery shopping and pottery class.


Rates & Availability

Lake Toxaway Lodge Rental Rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $175
Property Damage Protection $99
Refundable damage Deposi $500
Pet Fee $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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