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Gorgeous Mountain Log Home 'Wildcat' Lodge

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps 11-15)

This 3500 square foot, gorgeous log home is located in Catawba Falls Preserve, a gated mountain community with paved roads. The community backs up to the Pisgah National Forest. We are located just 8 miles (15 minutes) from the town of Black Mountain and 23 miles (30 minutes) from Asheville. The home has Three master king bedroom suites on levels two and three. Each master suite has it’s own bathroom, 2 with shower/tubs and one with a stand up shower and Jacuzzi tub. There are two bedrooms and two pull out queen sofa beds (new April 2017) on the first level. One of these has 2 double beds and it’s own bathroom with standup shower while the other has a double/twin bunk bed, a separate full bed and its own shower/bath tub.

This property offers 2-3 families a great vacation with total privacy. The property sits on 2 acres with breathtaking views all around. There is a large deck in the back, which is great for entertaining. There is a gas grill and fire pit and plenty of rocking chairs for relaxing. You will love entertaining in the large basement with ping pong and plenty of board games for all ages. We have Verizon Wi-Fi for your internet needs. Our kitchen is equipped for large gatherings and has everything you need for a home cooked meal.

For nature lovers, there are numerous hiking trails with streams, rivers and waterfalls. We have a creek with a fire pit area right down a short trail from our back yard! Wildlife is abundant at the Preserve. You are likely to encounter wild turkeys, rabbits, deer, fox, birds, and black bears. Of course, there is no hunting at the Preserve. Thank you for considering our log home for your next vacation.

Keywords: Mountain Log House, Mountain Views, Black Mountain, Asheville,Old Fort, Marion, North Carolina, Privacy, Gated Mountain Community, Hiking, Waterfalls, Wildlife, Nature Preserve, cabin

More Details

Property Manager
Rebecca Tyler
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 17, 2017

About Rebecca Tyler

The owners of the house are a married couple and the wife's mother. The husband grew up at Camp Ridgecrest and couldn't wait to get back to the area. Our children are now enjoying camp as we enjoy the peace of the mountains!

Rebecca Tyler purchased this lodge in 2009

Why Rebecca Tyler chose Black Mountain

The location and beauty of the area is unbeatable!

What makes this lodge unique

The wonderful trails in the neighborhood and in surrounding areas are amazing. The proximity to Asheville, the arts and restaurants there will enhance your stay.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We had a wonderful time. The Lodge was perfect for our family. We would recommend it to all our friends -- although we would like to keep it a secret so we could make sure it would be available to us again. Thank you so much for a wonderful 'all we needed' experience. We even got to see a few bears -- you couldn't even imagine our excitement. Thanks so much.
Nov 2014
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Black Mountain Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • Min. age of primary renter: 26
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 19 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Double sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Lovely half bath on main floor.
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5.5
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Two sofas that make queen beds, a queen & twin air mattress
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double , 1 bunk bed , Bunk bed is twin over full
  • King size beds (3), Double Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) 2 pull out couches that make queen beds (new April 2017) in basement., Bunk Beds (1) This is a double on the bottom and twin on the top.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Firepit outside (firewood provided), walk to waterfall from house (30 min hike)


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Gorgeous Mountain Log Home 'Wildcat' Lodge
average rating of 4.8923078 based on 69 reviews

Beautiful well equipted lodge in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Stayed there for a week with our family of 14. Lodge was big enough for all of us without feeling cramped. There was a bear with two cubs that came to visit us on 3 occasions during the week.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for such a special review. You and your family were wonderful guests. I'm so happy you all were able to see the bear family; that makes awesome memories. Please visit us again soon.
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  • 5 of 5

We visited Black Mountain for a College Reunion with a group of 14 people. Everyone was able to have their own space and be around each other comfortably. We enjoyed all the amenities and weren't too far from anything that we wanted to do. Rebecca was also more than accommodating and answered my questions very timely. I would more than recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Cabin in Quiet Setting

  • 5 of 5

We had a great week at Black Mountain. The cabin had everything we could ever want, including firewood, all cooking equipment, corn hole and a wine fridge. The cabin was extremely clean and well kept. Rebecca was very responsive to all of my emails and my family had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memphis TN

Best family vacation spot ever. Would love come back.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the lodge; it was spacious with well appointed kitchen, and felt established for family fun and games like ping pong . We were glad we brought our own paddles, balls and net. Great entertainment for all ages 74-6. Comfortable and cozy. So thankful we found such a lovely spot for family vacations. Should have written this in the lodge's guest book. Owner most helpful all along the way. Thank you.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review. You and your group were delightful to work with and we would welcome you to stay with us again anytime.
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What a Blessing!!

  • 5 of 5

The home was beautiful, everything we hoped it would be. The living area was more than adequate and very comfy. The cookie was a sweet treat too!

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time for writing such a great review. We appreciate your taking such good care of our home and hope you will return for a visit soon.
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  • 5 of 5

Celebrating a friends 50th with 4 other couples (10 people total). Incredible place. The lodge and area were perfect for us. The enjoyment and amenities go on and on. Each couple having their own bedroom/bath, fully outfitted kitchen, enjoying the fire pit on the deck at night, hiking to the Catawba waterfalls, shopping in Black Mountain etc, etc!! Just wonderful. Our only serious complaint was that we had to leave!! A much needed reprieve from the real world. Rebecca was responsive before during and after our stay!! Highly recommended!!

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a great review!!! You and your guests love the same things we do about Wildcat Lodge and the area. We appreciate your taking such good care of our home and really hope you'll consider staying with us again.
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30 Miles
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The Biltmore Historic home and The Grove Park Inn are two close must see places(both are in 'The 1000 places to see before you die'.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $180
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 11.75%

I prefer echecks or if a credit card is necessary, ViSA only. Thank you!

Saturday is changeover day for weekly rentals

Cancellation Policy: If Guest wishes to cancel his/her reservation, the deposit will be refunded as follows:

100% if cancelled 60 days prior to the Check-in Date
50% if cancelled 30 days prior to the Check-in Date

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.