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~HUNTER'S LODGE~ ' AN EXQUISITE ESCAPE WITH SOARING VIEWS'

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

** 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 8-9)

**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,

(VRBO# 763694).**

**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.

All special requests will be considered.

Maximum number of people staying: 8

Charge of $25 per person per night will apply for more than 8 guests after approval.

More Details

Owner
Owner
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!



Debra-Jean

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. :)



July 2016
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Amenities

Highlands Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
    Other (See Description) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Loft with memory mattress topper in queen size
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (3), Queen sleeper sofa in upstairs loft.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
WHILE IN HIGHLANDS: >>Shop till You Drop (many unique shops) >>Hike Whiteside Mt. >>Walk up Sunset Mt. >>Visit the Bascom >>Take In Waterfalls >>Ride Horses >>Play Golf >>Enjoy Nature from a Zip Line Canopy Tour **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. **During the holiday season, be sure to check out "Tom Sawyer's Christmas Tree Farm" in Cashiers. Lots of family activities and holiday fun for the entire family. **The Farmers Market is 3 miles from the property. **Whiteside Mountain is 3.1 miles away. **Please go to this website for lots of information before your stay in Highlands: http://highlandschamber.org

Reviews

Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(71 traveler reviews)

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~HUNTER'S LODGE~ ' AN EXQUISITE ESCAPE WITH SOARING VIEWS'
average rating of 4.619718 based on 74 reviews
Charlotte, NC
5

Outstanding

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Jeff, We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Hunter's Lodge. Our guests love the game room so much that some forego going out many nights and stay at the lodge. I agree that the master bed is the most comfortable bed ever! We look forward to you staying again at Hunter's Lodge soon! . Thank you! DJ
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Knoxville
4

Nice family cabin but cluttered.

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time this weekend for our family eclipse vacation. The cabin is great and everyone had fun and relaxed even though the clouds messed up the eclipse.

There are a few things that we would have liked better. There is no pantry place to store nonperishable food and the fridge and freezer do not get cold enough. The trash bags provided are very Cheap and rip easily! There was no stopper for the kitchen sink so we had to wash dishes in a pan. The sponges provided for the sink were smelly and old so we had to use a bath wash cloth to wash the dishes.

Other than those few things it's a great place to stay with your family!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for letting us know about the fridge temps. We think one of the children from last week must have played with the digital settings on the front of fridge. We have adjusted it back to normal. So sorry you did not see the new sponges under the sink. They were in a basket behind the cleaning supplies. We should have had them more visible for you. We are available anytime day or night to answer any question at all for our guests. So, if we have you back again, feel free to call us even if it is just about a sponge! :) So glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope we will see you again soon!
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Charleston, SC
5

Wonderful Views

  • 5 of 5

This is a great house with beautiful views.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

2nd return the Hunters Lodge

  • 5 of 5

i like this place alot, a beautiful view off the deck in the morning and evenings of the mountains.

the fire pit is awesome.

its a peaceful relaxing home to get out of the heat during the summer from Florida.

my 20 second encounter face off with the bobcat was pretty surreal.

i thought my phone was on record, i shouldve taken a picture but i wanted a video.

i still cant belive my phone video didnt engage, but reguardless, the bobcat was my highlight even if nobody believes me! lol

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Comfort!!!!

  • 4 of 5

Fun house for the kids. Foosball was a hit. All the timber and bark trim made it seem like a tree house.

Many home conveniences. Internet was very slow.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We have called our internet company and they are upgrading us to their new GEN 5 internet. This will be high speed at triple the speed it is now. It is finally being offered up in the Highlands and we have it being installed on Monday. We hope to have you and your family back to stay with us in your future travels! DJ
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5

Beautiful mountain cabin

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved this house. We had 4 adults and 4 1/2 kids. The children loved the bunk bed room. The other 2 rooms with queens were very comfortable, clean and had great views. The house was very well kept and fully stocked with everything we needed. The views were incredible. We cooked smores in the fire pit one night and the children loved it. About a 15-20 min very windy drive to Highlands, but worth it. I would definitely recommend this cabin to others and we will hopefully get to return ourselves!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking such good care of Hunter's Lodge. We hope to see you again soon! DJ
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Map

Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Highlands Smokehouse
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highlands Highway
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
On the Veranda
Car: necessary

Bring the Family and Explore our

Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains....

Spring 2017

Equestrian Package

Enjoy a trail ride with the Dillard or Arrowmont Stables

Whitewater Rafting on the Chattooga River

Fly Fishing

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

Ask about

Highlands Playhouse Schedule

PLEASE contact owner(DJ) via email or call 678-350-3419 with any questions. Thank you!!!

Photos

Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $50
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.
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 8 persons. (Forfeiture of deposit if more than 8 persons on any night) The per person charge of $25 per night for requested guests over 8, 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 fees will apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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