|Minimum Stay||2 - 4 nights|
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** WELCOME TO HUNTER'S LODGE**
Spectacular, panoramic mountain view from sunrise to sunset. This custom built, luxury home is located on Highlands Mountain. 15 minutes from downtown Highlands. On top of Highlands Mountain. It is one of the the highest homes in the area, placed right next to forest service land for additional privacy and easy access to hiking trails. Maps for hiking trails are available in home.
****View is so expansive that you can see hawks and eagles soaring past the balconies*****
***Home was built by a renowned custom log home builder with handmade, custom features throughout entire home****
The house is fully stocked (towels, linens, soap, toilet tissue, garbage bags, paper towels, cleaning agents, etc.).400-1200 count sheets throughout. Temperpedic master bed. Down comforters throughout home. Thirsty towels throughout. The refrigerator has purified water. A fully stocked gourmet kitchen with mountain views awaits your culinary skills. Please bring charcoal if you plan on using outside grill. Also bring fire logs if you plan on using the outside fire pit. Marshmallow sticks are located next to outdoor fire pit in holder on side of barn. Please extinguish fire and empty trash after enjoying the fire pit. In winter months, please pick up 1-2 bags of salt in case of snow. 4WD vehicles are also recommended if you know it is going to be snowing. If you do not have a 4WD vehicle, just park at the top of driveway on the grass (on Dendy Orchard rd)
The property looks and feels like a 5 star mountain resort. Spend the day hiking on groomed, creekside mountain trails and your evening dining at an award winning restaurant in Highlands. We have run into town to buy supplies only to find ourselves still there 5 hours later exploring the many unique shops and trying a new restaurant for lunch and/or dinner. Coming home to this beautiful estate is priceless. Fireplaces inside and out will thrill you all 4 seasons with the push a a remote control button. Fire pit for memorable outdoor nights by a roaring fire.
Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, plus loft (Sleeps 6) 8 upon request
**Can't find availability for this year? You can check next year's availability on the calendar. Also check calendar often, we sometimes get a cancellation)**
**If your dates are not available, please email us, as there is another cabin located down the road available to rent,
**The botanical gardens is located 3.5 miles away in downtown Highlands. Dry Falls is 2.5 miles away.The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts is 2.5 miles away from the Lodge. The Farmers Market is 3 miles from the property. Whiteside Mountain is 3.1 miles away.
If guests accumulate more than 2 large bags of trash, they must be removed from property and take to nearest trash drop off. (Franklin or Highlands)
For more information, availability, and photographs, please visit my Link at the bottom of this page. This also serves as a blog to add your comments.
Minimum stay is 3 nights. (check in at 4:00pm; check out at 10:00am). Later check out time may be available upon request and approval only.
BUTLER SERVICE AVAILABLE:
24-48 hour notice. 8 hours included per day @ $285.00
Drive you and guests to and from dinner.
Take your party to ski slopes, zip lines, hiking trails etc.
Fire pit preparation.
All special requests will be considered.
Maximum number of people staying: 6
Charge of $25 per person per night will apply for more than 6 guests after approval.
DJ's house was perfect. We were two families of three and cooked many great meals there and enjoyed the perfect summer weather and great views from the terrace. The location is perfect with many spectacular hikes and swimming holes nearby. Check-in was easy and communication was great. Thank you, DJ, for a wonderful visit!
Response from you: Thank you Kelly! We look forward to having you back!!
What Kelly loved about your listing:
Thank you so much, DJ, for everything, and for making us feel welcome in your wonderful home. We so enjoyed our nice bottle of wine, too. :)
This is our 3rd year coming to Hunter's Lodge. We came up with 2 other couples to enjoy the hiking and dining in Highlands. Since our last trip, a fabulous fire pit area has been added on the property. We spent each evening enjoying the fire pit late into the evening. We discovered this property 3 years ago. It is by far our favorite property on VRBO. This home can rival any 5 star resort. Fully,fully stocked gourmet kitchen with every detail thought of. Beautiful bedrooms and baths. We all got to sleep with the windows open and enjoyed the clean mountain air. DJ and her house manager are always such a pleasure to work with and had firewood delivered for us before we arrived. We will all be back for our annual trip to the Highlands from Birmingham!
Great family Christmas trip!
Hunters Lodge was a wonderful place to stay with very creative design features and great mountain views. There is a great deal to do in the area, but our favorite was dining at "On The Verandah" restaurant, which fortunately was the closest restaurant to the lodge.
Beautiful property, very high end home with lovely views. Easy access to hiking and Highlands, very reasonable price. Would love to stay again!
We enjoyed the rustic nature of this home but found it overly cluttered and in desperate need of deep cleaning and improved lighting. There were many lights that were not working or in need of new bulbs. The rugs throughout the home needed cleaning. Although it was cluttered with paraphernalia, it was well stocked with kitchen items, games, movies, great big screen TVs, wonderful rockers on the expansive back porch and great grills and fire pits. The home was about a 20 minute drive from Highlands. The mountain views were beautiful and the home is very private with nearby trails. I would give it a higher racking if it were fresher.
Our family of four had a spectacular stay. A few things to note:
- The property was spotlessly clean and well decorated.
- The house is even larger than it appears in the pictures. The covered deck is huge, with lots of seating and a nice dining table.
- If you have kids, they will likely love the ping pong and foosball tables. Our whole family did. Even during good weather, they will be appreciated, as they provide a great alternative to TV in the evenings.
- The upstairs master bed may be the most comfortable I've ever had in a rental property.
- Location is VERY private and quiet with great views of the surrounding mountains. While 15 minutes from Highlands proper, it's very close to the key attractions along SR 64 and the drive along the river to and from town - while winding - is also scenic.
- Consider the size of the property, game tables, large TV, and covered deck with fireplace as you make your plans. If it rains - as it did on two of the four days of our stay - these amenities could make your trip.
Bring the Family and Explore our
Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains....
Enjoy a trail ride with the Dillard or Arrowmont Stables
Whitewater Rafting on the Chattooga River
With plenty of notice we can arrange fly fishing lessons or a day guide to help you find the best trout in the Mountains.
Play golf at beautiful
Sky Valley Country Club
minutes from Highlands
Highlands Playhouse Schedule
PLEASE contact owner(DJ) via email with any questions. Thank you!!!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 1 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 5 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
Winter rates and all off season rates do not include Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years Holiday periods. Please see rate chart for these dates.
$300-500.00 refundable security deposit may apply.
Housekeeper will stop by during stay to make sure everything is OK.
Owners must be notified upon request for booking if any additional guests will be coming to home to visit even if they are not sleeping over. Security deposit will not be refunded if this is not disclosed and fees will apply to credit card that was used for booking.
Guests are 100% responsible for any damages. the credit card used for booking will be charged.
There is an additional charge per night per guest over 6 guests of $25.00
Any items, decorations or furniture inside or out that is moved, must be returned to its original place to avoid fees.
A pet fee will apply. If a pet is brought to the property without paying the pet fee and notifying owners, the full security deposit will be forfeited and fees charged to credit card on file for any cleaning or damage.
1-2 bags of trash may be left inside lodge properly tied up. Anything more than 2 bags must be taken off property. All garbages need to be emptied including outside by the fire pit. $25 fee will apply if garbages not emptied.
All holidays require a 3 night minimum.
If all payments are not paid by the 15 day before arrival deadline, traveler risks having their reservation cancelled and no refund will be available for any payments made.
Maximum of 6 persons. (Forfeiture of deposit if more than 6 persons on any night) The per person charge of $25 per night for requested guests over 6, will be deducted from deposit.
Owners must be notified before booking if any additional guests will be coming to home to visit even if they are not sleeping over. Security deposit will not be refunded if this is not disclosed and fees will apply to credit card that was used for booking
Check out list in house must be followed or the following fees will apply: