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Luxurious Mountain Lodge in Gated Preserve, Black Mountain, NC

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Convertible bed(s), Sleeps 7-12

The Best in Mountain Living and relaxation... Welcomes you in your Log Lodge hideaway, nestled in mountains of North Carolina near Black Mountain and 20 minutes from downtown Asheville …enjoy a quiet evening sitting in the outdoor living area on the main floor deck that overlooks a fully treed deep mountain hollow. Warm yourself from the evening chill wrapped in a blanket, comforted by the flickering light from the outdoor fireplace. The sound of the woodlands at twilight is enhanced by the babbling creek that runs at the bottom of the property. The only houses visible are high on a distant peak. You are at peace.

You wake in the morning, alive and refreshed. You serve yourself a steaming hot cup of Joe in the gourmet kitchen. You casually walk outside on the deck & settle in the quaint outdoor eating area. Here you smile & breathe in the fresh air as you listen to the creek & watch the humming birds feed. You’ll find an unusual sense of energy in this 4,500 plus square foot, three story mountain log Lodge.

2,800 two story deck, nestled in a gated mountain preserve.

Close to downtown Black Mountain, Asheville, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and other small mountain towns and recreation areas, your mountain hideaway is easily accessible with fully paved roads. No steep roads, no severe mountain top winds. The approach to the Lodge is serene with only an occasional glimpse of deer, or turkey.

There is plenty of ample parking for your family & friends in the large oval area in front of the Lodge. The home has a large covered front porch with a swinging cedar bench, and rocking chairs.

The wheel-chair friendly main level features a large Master. French doors lead to an outdoor covered living area on the deck with an outdoor, wood burning fireplace. The king-size master bed features a Sleep Number mattress.

There is a large ensuite bath with Jacuzzi tub, double sinks & a large, custom 6 foot rain head shower with seat, heated slate floors & large walk-in closet. A second bedroom is next to the Master which has a pop-up trundle & its own customized bathroom and plenty of toys in the closet for children.

There is a large fully stocked gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, granite counter tops, & high end cabinetry. The vaulted great room has a gas assisted wood burning fireplace & is decorated in a manner both rustic & luxurious. The dining area easily seats 8 with an additional 4 seats at the counter. Additional folding tables and chairs are provided. The home has a large laundry & hobby area. There is a full washer/dryer & plenty of counter space, cabinets & a built in desk.

The game room, located on the 3rd floor, has air hockey, foosball and electronic darts, but can double as a 5th bedroom with a coach which folds out to a comfortable queen bed.

The lower level has a full rustic bar & eating area, a refrigerator/ice maker, bar sink, & microwave. The bar area has two French doors that exit out to an additional level of decking with several lounging areas & a hammock tucked away in a corner. Opposite the adult play area is a childrens game room with a hobby table, games & a full Wii Set-up. The Lodges media room, with 165 inches of high definition video & heart thumping a 7.1 Theater Sound System, may become your favorite room of all of your favorite rooms.Two additional bedrooms are separated by a common bath. The bath has multiple sinks & a Jacuzzi shower tub that will be perfect for guests & family to relax after a hard day of adventure. The 3rd bedroom is the bunk room. The rustic log furniture features two sets of bunk beds, with full beds on the bottom & twins on top. The 4th bedroom doubles as a second master with a king size bed and antique furniture.French doors at the back lead from this out to the covered deck.

More Details

Susan Hunnicutt
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Susan Hunnicutt

We're a husband and wife Team, one who works in Banking, the other who consults in Banking. The mountains and the outdoors have always been an important part of our lives. In year's past, we've actively hiked, mountain biked, and enjoyed white water. The mountains have always called to us, and we've always sought to share what we love. Now with 4 kids (one still at home) and 7 grandchildren, the importance of combining family and adventure is important to us. We built this home to eventually retire to, so we built it high end and handicap friendly.

Susan Hunnicutt purchased this cabin in 2008

Why Susan Hunnicutt chose Black Mountain

Being a graduate of Appalachian State University and spending a lot of years skiing and enjoying the outdoors, the male part of the team was immediately drawn to the Boone Blowing Rock area. The female part of the team saw nothing but two small towns with a limited amount to do and to experience. To her, the Asheville area presented a wealth of different experiences. In year's past, the couple had spent many hours hiking, and rafting in and around the Asheville. The memories of the many small mountain towns, the festivals, and recreational activities soon drove the decision in the right direction. Upon exiting the car after viewing many lots in and around the area, the sound of the babbling creek at the back of the lot is what made the decision. It was a great decision.

What makes this cabin unique

Serenity and peace. Accessibility and 'self-contained' adventure. The Preserve is a gated acreage home site which borders the Pisgah National Forest. There are hiking trails, streams, and water falls in the preserve. There is an abundance of nature. We have seen bears, turkeys, rabbits, deer, raccoons and skunks. This is all possible because there is NO HUNTING! You are just minutes from Black Mountain, Asheville, Hendersonville, Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. There are a large number of crafts show and 'events' happening all the time.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Thanks for your hospitality! Everything was amazing! What a beautiful home you have indeed.
May 2017
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Black Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Intercom System
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Split-System Air Conditioning
  • Split-System Heating
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
    Full 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • All the bathrooms have granite counters. Master has heated slate floors and travertine shower. Both tubs are jacuzzi's.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Sleep Number bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , trundle
    Bedroom 5 - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double , 2 twin/ single , 2 bunk beds
  • Queen Size Sleeper Sofa in upstairs game room. We also have a blow up full size matress.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Internet is available at an additional cost. Free long distance to the continental US provided with the land line. You will not find a house in the mountains better supllied this one. Paved community roads and Flat drive to front door.


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Luxurious Mountain Lodge in Gated Preserve, Black Mountain, NC
average rating of 4.982143 based on 60 reviews

Pictures do not do it justice!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Columbus Day weekend with family & friends at this beautiful house. We had tickets to Oktoberfest in Asheville, and this was an easy drive. We didn't cook much at the house, but it had every possible item we would have needed. The game room air hockey was a big hit with the young adults in the group, as was the outside fireplace. Large enough house for 9 adults to coexist comfortably. Hurricane Nate ruined our hike to Catawba Falls nearby, but the theater room had lots of DVD`s, and the kitchen table was large enough for Spades and Rummy. Black Mountain is very close and had several fun places to shop and eat. Thanks Susan, for the lovely welcome gift and quick answers to our questions.

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Craig and Kathy for your kind words! Sorry you received so much rain! Please come back again!
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Mount Olive, NC

A Great Get-A-Way

  • 5 of 5

We took 10 of our students away during spring break to thank them for their service to the university. We usually go to a city, such as Charleston or Savannah, but this year, they wanted to go to the mountains. The lodge was a perfect place for us. There were ample bedrooms and bathrooms, and the students particularly enjoyed the open master room, the theatre downstairs and the game room upstairs. There were numerous hiking trails to explore,and there was easy access to Biltmore and to Asheville. It was a perfect house in a perfect setting.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Luxurious, comfortable, and personal

  • 5 of 5

What a great vacation we had at this beautiful house in the mountains! Susan and Frank are so amazing and answered every question we had within minutes of asking. I felt “home” in their house. It was well and thoroughly stocked, we didn’t need for anything. We had 10 people with us and everyone had plenty of space. We loved every minute of our stay!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Kimberly, You guys were great! Thanks for enduring the freezing weather and thawing the pipes! Come back again!
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Ft lauderdale

Unbelievable log home in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

The photos of this property are wonderful but when we arrived (Dec 22-29), we were blown away! It was even better than we had hoped for. We had 9 people & it easily could’ve slept more. The kitchen was equipped with anything & everything you could possibly need & we actually cooked a lot. We loved the speaker system & it really put us in the Christmas spirit playing holiday music throughout the house. They also had a beautiful Christmas tree which was a nice surprise! We spent Christmas Eve by the outside fireplace reading Christmas stories. We loved going into Black Mountain, talking to locals & the food was great! The town is really neat. We went into Asheville twice. Once downtown & another to the Biltmore Estate. We hiked Catawba Falls & although we were freezing, it was SO worth it. We also stopped for breakfast on the way home at Medina’s in Chimney Rock & I’m not exaggerating- if I was on my deathbed, I would request their biscuits ‘n gravy as my last meal! Old Fort is a great location with so much to do nearby. It was undeniably the BEST family vacation we have ever taken. Thank you Susan & Frank, your home & the experience we had there is unforgettable!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cindy for the kind review. We are so happy you guys got out and enjoyed the falls and surrounding cities. That's for the biscuit tip! Will have to give it a try!
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Palm Harbor

Amazing House!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures don't do this house justice. It's an amazing property overall. The house is gorgeous; there's wood throughout, the decor is perfect and the owners have left no stone unturned. If you're looking for a great getaway where everything is thought out this is the one. I was there for my 40th birthday and a lot of family. 8 of us fit comfortably with room to spare. The grocery store is less than 15 minutes away. Asheville is probably around 30-35 mins tops, Chimney Rock is 25 mis away and the Biltmore is about 30-35 mins as well. It's a good location overall. We felt safe. We saw 3 deer 20 feet away too. I can't say enough good things. The theatre room is incredibly cool too. I never dreamt we'd use it but did because it was so unique. Lastly the game room was great for the kids and adults. There's foosball, air hockey ( a real table too) and darts.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Joe! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself! We strive to cover all bases! Please come back again!
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Great place!

  • 5 of 5

Relaxing, secluded mountainside location with every amenity. Fantastic place!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Straight-Away Cafe
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 9
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Straight-Away Cafe
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Wolf Ridge Resort
Car: necessary

The property is located in Catawba Falls Preserve, which is 7 miles to downtown Black Mountain.

Other Activities: Hiking, Shopping, Rock Climbing, Basketball Court, Kayaking, Boating, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf.

Golf: Municipal and public courses with 15 miles.

Ski: Both Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are a short distance from Asheville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fees $220 + Tax
Internet per week fee $100 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

3 Night Minimum - no exceptions!
Midweek Special - Monday-Friday, 4 nights $1,400.

Wi-Fi by request - fees apply.
Cleaning fee $220.00
11.75% taxes

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.