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Peaceful Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Our cottage is located in a gated community near Lake Lure, North Carolina. This is the beautiful area where movies like, DIRTY DANCING, THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS, FIRE STARTER, and others were filmed.

We want to welcome you to our place where you slow down your pace and enjoy nature in a peaceful setting. You can sit on the deck and enjoy a cup of coffee or take a swim in one of two private lakes,or walk along a trail within the community.

There are picnic areas with tables and charcoal grills that you may enjoy with waterfalls and trout streams just a few feet away. Breathe the clean mountain air, smell the sweet smoke from the chimneys and camp fires, Ahh yes. Deer and Wild Turkey live in harmony within our secluded community.

Although the cottage seems remote, it is within a mile from a public library with internet access, Police and Fire Rescue Services, a community store, and a gas station.We are also proud of the new INGLES SUPER MARKET with Deli, Pharmacy, and Gas Pumps. This is a super clean store that is second to none and the employees are friendly. This store is about five minutes from the entrance of our community.

This is a recently built house with 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths and will accommodate 4 to 6 people comfortably. We have a full kitchen with all new appliances. There is a queen bed in the master bedroom and 2 twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a convertible bed in the living room.

A few of the area attractions include tours of the Biltmore House in Asheville, the Beach at Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park & Village, several golf courses, hiking,and fishing (with fishing license,available at Lake Lure). Also boat rides and rentals are available at Lake Lure. Enjoy thrilling white water rafting, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Gem mining,Horseback Riding, and many, many more fun things to do.

Our guests tell us that they don't want to leave. We are happy to see previous guests return to Rabbits Retreat, and we show it by offering discounts. Thank you for choosing Rabbits Retreat in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.

No Smoking Please!

Keywords: Cottage, cabin, retreat

More Details

Irene DeGroot
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 21, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

I feel refreshed and renewed in just six days at your peaceful mountain cottage. I don’t know if it was the mountain air or the peace and quiet, but I haven’t slept this well in years! We loved sitting on the deck with woods all around and even doing our yoga out there. We got lots of exercise hiking out to the falls in Chimney Rock Park and climbing up all 400+ steps up Chimney Rock. It was well worth it – such beautiful sights at the top. We loved the simple pleasures of swimming and kayaking in the lake as well. Biltmore of course was not to be missed, and the wine tasting at their private winery capped off our perfect week. Oh, I forgot to mention our trip to Asheville early in the week. We found a great organic food store, Green Life Grocery (although we were happy to see that the local Ingles also had plenty of organic foods). We visited some wonderful art galleries on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Your home was so well equipped and comfortable. Thanks for all the special touches.
Jul 2010
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Lake Lure Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 20
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin beds (2)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
LP Gas Fireplace, FREE long distance phone (lower 48 states), Central Air Conditioning with Heat Pump, coffee maker, TOASTER, Blender, cooking utensils, Refrigerator with Ice Maker, Linens, towels, toilet tissue, paper towels, & laundry soap are provided, New Washer & Dryer, LP GAS electric start Bar-B-Que Grill


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Peaceful Blue Ridge Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews

Awesome place!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a long sister's weekend getaway at this cozy cabin. We had an amazing time! Cabin had everything we needed for our stay. Super quiet and relaxing. We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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New Wilmington, PA

Peace and Quiet

  • 5 of 5

This was a perfect place for my family of three to relax and get away from it all. The front porch was my favorite place to read and watch the deer below. Everything was very clean and comfortable. We never heard any noise except the birds and the wind in the trees. The lake on the Riverbend property was wonderful for swimming without having to drive to Lake Lure. The two restaurants which Irene recommended served lovely food for dinner. We would definitely recommend Rabbit's Place for a restful vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GREAT Place!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed from July 1-5. We went up to celebrate my daughter turning 12 on July 4th. It was a lovely place to stay. We had a great time taking walks and enjoying the mountain. The home had everything one could need while vacationing. We loved the rocking chairs on the back porch!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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looking forward to returning

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Rabbits Retreat. There was plenty of space for my wife and me, plus our 9 year old and her best friend. The house has a Jack and Jill bathroom, which gave everyone their own privacy and personal space.The kitchen has plenty of utensils, and equipment; I did take my own pan and a couple of knives(my wife likes my cooking). The internet was uninterrupted and strong enough to stream TV. The air blew cold and the water ran hot.

The neighbourhood is quiet, we saw a small deer, and the girls saved a turtle crossing the road. There is also a lake with a small beach which we used everyday. There is an Ingles a couple of miles away, and you are convenient to Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and out door activities(hiking, swimming, kayaking, zip lines, horse back riding)

On the down side the drive up to the house on the gravel roads does take a little getting used. And the bed was very firm. But that aside we had a fantastic trip, and Irene's info was super helpful.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests and it was a pleasure to have you stay at Rabbit's Retreat. Irene
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Loved the area and owner was SUPER nice!!

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here very much. Loved the gated community and easy access to local businesses. The view from the porch was beyond believable. Had deer come through almost every day!! Owner was very accommodating and SUPER nice. Will definitely be returning for a future visit!!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Holly Springs, NC

Great Cabin- Very Tranquil and great for a family gathering

  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin for two nights and found it to be very clean and nicely furnished. It easily accommodated five people comfortably. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were very comfortable. The views were wonderful!!! It was extremely peaceful and quiet. Irene was very helpful. She communicated extremely well. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who is looking for a very nice “get away” at a great price!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Point of Interest
Ingles Supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Larkins on the Lake
Nearest Point of Interest
Point of View Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Entrance to Riverbend

Fishing (with license), Tubing, Zip Line, Lake Lure Boat Tours, Gem Mining, New INGLES Super Market just minutes away, Major stores approximately 18 miles away, Many native arts & craft shops along the way, BRING YOUR CAMERAS!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Refundable damage deposit $50
Departure Cleaning Fee $70 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

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.

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