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Family Mountain Lodge on 70 acres near Waynesville and Asheville

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 5000 sq feet (Sleeps 18)

Sitting at an elevation of 3,200 feet and overlooking Cold Mountain, this 5,000 square foot designer decorated mountain lodge serves as the central point for all the guests at East Fork Ranch. The home includes five bedrooms including two master suites, two spacious guest rooms and one “bunk” room (perfect for kids).

The Lodge includes a huge, open kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a Franklin stove surrounded by river rock, and a hand built, rustic wooden dinning table for breaking bread with family and friends. The Great Room is adorned with comfortable designer furnishings and dominated by an impressive stone hearth and fireplace.

The gathering front porch of the Lodge is well equipped with comfortable rocking chairs and an all-encompassing view of the property. On the level below the porch resides a sitting area, fire pit and stone barbecue for the preparation of a multitude of outdoor culinary delights. And on starry, starry nights, the kids will love catching fire flies in Mason jars or roasting marshmallow's and sitting around the campfire watching the flames dance in the cool, mountain breezes.

The Lodge at East Fork Ranch is one of two different properties available to rent. Our other property, The Graves Cabin (Property 414732) is also located just next door and can sleep 8. Each can be rented out on an individual basis, however if you would like to reserve both properties for a corporate retreat or large family gathering please contact us and we will work with you to accommodate your plans.

Western North Carolina is a paradise in so many ways. So much to do – so little time! Just look around and take in all the mountain wonders that abound here in the shadow of Cold Mountain and the Pisgah National Forest. This is truly God’s country in so many respects. The abundant wildlife, the rolling topography of the land, the rushing streams and rivers – all beckon those weary with the demands of city life – to sit still and take in a deep breath of clean, cool mountain air.

It is here, a midst the mountain laurel, Hemlock and Maple, here along the wooded walking trails, here at the side of a placid fishing pond or a rushing river, here under the evening stars and within the sounds of a crackling fire that you and your closest friends and family will remember, reflect and resolve that while you may travel back home, you will never truly leave this place.

Keywords: Elevation of East Fork Ranch is 3,200 Feet, Smoky Mountains, 11 mi to Waynesville North Carolina, Cold Mountain, 35 Mi to Asheville North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, river, trout fishing, weddings, corporate retreat, family reunion, 5 mi to Pisgah national forest, sliding rock, Viking Range, Stainless Steel Appliances, Fly fishing onsite, Professionally designed interior, Fire pit, out door grilling area, Golf next door.

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Elizabeth Klein
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018


Canton Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are not permitted, if brought you will loose $250.00 of your damage deposit
  • Furniture is not to be moved
  • All linens must be removed from used beds and left in the room. Place all dirty towels in bathrooms, gather all trash
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Front Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Double Queen Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , shower , This is the only bathroom not connected to a bedroom
    Back Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Front Master - 1 king
    Double Queen Room - 2 queen
    Kids Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , The bottom bunks are double beds and twin on the top
    Queen Room - 1 queen
    Back Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) 2 large master suites are available both with full private bathrooms. , Queen size Beds (3) One of the bedrooms sleeps four people with two queen beds, and the other bedroom has one queen bed., Double Beds (1) The double bed is a pull out sofa located in the kids room. , Bunk Beds (2) The bunk beds are located in the kids room, the bottom bunks are double beds and the top bunks are twin/single beds. The kids room can sleep 8 children in beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
East Fork Ranch is a retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of life but still close enough to downtown Waynesville, NC and Asheville, NC to enjoy a shopping trip or sightseeing. Once you are on property you will not want to leave the tranquility that surrounds you.


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(47 traveler reviews)

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Family Mountain Lodge on 70 acres near Waynesville and Asheville
average rating of 4.9787235 based on 47 reviews

Christmas was magical

  • 5 of 5

This Home was absolutely a beautiful place for my family to spend Christmas in. From the comforts of home to the beautiful decor of stockings hung on large fireplace to the tree decorated beautifully we enjoyed our stay. You will not be disappointed staying at the lodge. We will return in the future.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special, beautiful home and property

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home and have rented many homes for several years for large family gatherings. This one does not feel like a "rental" it is charming, cozy, quaint and so well appointed. The space was large enough for our group of 7 families with adults, seniors and children of all ages. We used both the cabin and lodge. The property manager and family were helpful for booking and onsite questions. It was truly magical and we hope to return. There was a lot of snow when we went and it made the property look like a winter wonderland! Our family will talk of East Fork Ranch fondly for many years to come, thank you for an outstanding stay and sharing your homes!

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home and property!

  • 5 of 5

East Fork Ranch is fabulous - a beautiful home on a gorgeous property. This is my second stay there and I hope to return again. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 22, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I know I've read this in many reviews, but the pictures truly do not do it justice. Beautiful property...very clean...everything you need and more. The "sister" property where they have an open building with cornhole and ping pong right on the river with a rope swing...awesome! My father-in-law and others fished on the ponds everyday. Easy day trips to Asheville, surrounding towns, and sliding rock! (So much fun). Fantastic hiking right from the property. My ONLY recommendation would be a new coffee grinder and knives with a better sharpener (as you will want to cook in this well-equipped, high-end kitchen). Overall, 5 stars isn't enough!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning piece of property and a well-appointed house!

  • 5 of 5

We just finished a week at East Fork Ranch, and it was a fantastic trip our family will remember forever. The house is both rustic in feel and yet quite modern in its conveniences. My ONLY caution with regards to the house is that the notion that it sleeps "18" is only reached by counting 2 to any bed larger than a twin. There are 5 bedrooms and 10 beds total, 5 of which are all in the same room in the form of 2 bunk beds with twins on top and queens on bottom, plus 1 queen fold-out couch. Also, there are 3 master suites which leaves only 1 full hallway bathroom to serve the 4th and 5th bedrooms, which theoretically house 10 of 18 possible occupants. We had 17, and I just think we stretched the layout of the house a bit. We addressed the bathroom issue by asking the kids in the bunk room to share whatever bathroom their parents were using.

All of that being said, we had a great week and the REAL star is the property itself. We had beautiful weather (morning and evening temps were in the 50s) and positively LIVED on that giant front porch (amazing views!) and down by the fire pit (think s'mores, roasted hotdogs, and fresh-caught fish). The kids tubed down the private river/stream and swam in the pond; there was fishing almost daily. We also made several trips to just-down-the-street Cold Mountain, which has a LOVELY swimming hole as well as corn-hole, ping pong, and a thrill-inducing rope swing. We took daily hikes in and around the property, visited Dan the horse (very personable), and could barely bring ourselves to take excursions off the property--there was just so much to entertain the 10 children (8 between the ages of 10 and 15) who were with us. If we come again (and the kids are already begging for an annual trip) I think we'll just also rent the cabin on the property so that we can spread out a bit more.

On a final note, the property manager--Neda--was SO helpful and responsive...this is just a great place and your family will make lovely memories here!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a family vacation and it was perfect . The lodge is beautiful and very spacious, there were 14 of us all ages from 17 months to 70 and we never felt crowded . The pictures do not do the lodge justice it is very well kept and decorated and everything provided that you would need. The location is perfect for all activities , we hiked went to the Biltmore in Ashville , white water rafting and more all within easy reach. The surrounding towns are so pretty and getting to the store for groceries is very easy.

Neda who looks after the house is great, she met us and showed us around and if we needed anything she answers right away and takes care of you. This is one of the nicest properties we have stayed in, definitely recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Springdale Golf Course
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Smokey Mountain Express
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 276
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
cataloochee ski
Car: recommended

Guests will also have the use of the adjacent Cold Mountain property which is approximately 200 acres. Guests can enjoy fishing in a stocked trout pond or try fly fishing in the clear 1.5 miles of the East Fork of the Pigeon River that runs through the property. East Fork Ranch is 11 miles to Waynesville, 30 miles to Asheville, and 6 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking trails and fire pit are both onsite. Golf is located next door at beautiful Springdale Country Club.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250
Damage Deposit $750

** If there is a same day check in we will not be able to accommodate a late check out or early check in. Please refer to the rental agreement or house rules document for more information on this.**

25% deposit required at the time of the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Checks and major credit cards accepted. $250.25 cleaning fee

Weddings and Events will be considered but the entire property must be booked and there is a $1500.00 venue fee for all events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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