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North Carolina Cabin / Private Rustic Ski Lodge

Bedrooms 3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Rustic Log Cabin Beauty with Warm Ski Lodge/Chalet Charm

3 story Antique Log Cabin built with Luxury and Contemporary Amenities. Featuring an updated kitchen, Grotto Shower made with River Rock from the Creek below, and overlooks an audible Waterfall and stocked pond that gives you a 24hr tranquil backdrop to your family getaway.

Just 20 minutes north of Asheville,NC and the Biltmore Estate. 3 miles before the Tennessee border.

Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

Why The Owner chose Mars Hill

We provide linens, towels, a fully-equipped kitchen with quality pots and pans, microwave, toaster, crockpot, gas grill and electric grill, coffee maker, condiments and spices, salt, pepper, and delicious well water! Just bring your food!

What makes this lodge unique

Located just a half mile outside the gates of Ski the Wolf and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort, Appalachain Hiking Trail, and 20 minutes to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Our family was very pleased to find that your cabin greatly exceeded the beautiful pictures and write-up we saw on-line. Our first visit was so awesome that we promised ourselves that we would come back next year. And that is exactly what we did! Our second stay was even better than the first because everyone knew what to expect. Now when we talk about next year our choice for our next vacation is unanimous- your cabin!!

Everyone loved the views from each side of the cabin. The kids enjoyed sitting upstairs so they could watch everyone down below from the large balcony. The women loved the large, modern country kitchen where they prepared our meals (but they still got us to go out to some of the great local restaurants you recommended!). The guys enjoyed keeping a large fire in the massive stone fireplace and watching sports on Direct TV.

Our time on the front porch was relaxing and rejuvenating. We enjoyed just taking in nature's sights, sounds and smells!

The only problem with writing a review like this is that other folks are going to discover our secret vacation spot! Oh well! As long as we can return when it is available, we will be glad to recommend it to others!!
Jan 2016
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Mars Hill 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: 15
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • King size beds (1) Vera Wang Mattress Ultimate Comfort = Sleeps 2, Queen size Beds (1) 2 Queens in the largest bedroom. Sleeps 4, Double Beds (1) 2 Full over Full Bunk Beds = Sleeps 4, Twin or Single Beds (1) 1 Twin Memory Foam Mattress open into the 2nd floor Living Room area (limited privacy), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 2 Queen Ikea Futons in the 1st Floor Living Room. With Stone Fireplace
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Just minutes from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort you can spend your day hiking, skiing or just snuggling.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(83 traveler reviews)

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North Carolina Cabin / Private Rustic Ski Lodge
average rating of 4.6506023 based on 84 reviews

Quiet Rustic Vacation Home

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here the week before Christmas and had a fantastic time. Brought my parents and three teens. Enjoyed tubing, hiking, zip line at Navitat and the Biltmore. We cooked most meals in the large kitchen but did eat out at the Biltmore. Amazing meal! The kids enjoyed the hot tub and downstairs apartment was their hide away. There was plenty of firewood for the beautiful fireplace. Owner was responsive and gave thorough instructions on everything. The only reason I didn’t give 5 stars was for cleanliness. Towels were fresh but we washed our sheets before we slept on them.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for staying with us. We appreciate the feedback and will look into it. I can assure you that everything is washed between guests. We pride ourselves in being available if anything is ever wrong or needs attention.
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Warm and Cozy Mountain House

  • 4 of 5

Family and I had a fun weekend using this Home as our launching point for Christmas tree cutting and trips to Asheville. I would recommend that you try to make your arrival during daylight hours as the marker for house is gone and there are no lights on road. Highly recommend 4 wheel drive especially when it is raining.

The owner was easy to work with and kitchen was well stocked for making meals. My only negative comment would be the cleanliness of house. House keepers definitely have a good gig.

Overall, I would rent this home again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was our second annual Elkinites Family Reunion at Black bear Lodge! It was even better than the first trip! We are more familiar with the sites & activities in the area & made the most of our stay! The Lodge was awesome and provided a wonderful atmosphere for all of us!

Thanks Jeanine, for another great time!

Elkins Invasion 2K17!

  • Submitted: Sep 20, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great time!!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful spacious home, minor cleanliness imperfections, but amazing view and amenities

  • 5 of 5

I stayed in this home with 11 of my friends for my bachelorette party. It was a fantastic experience and the house was just what we were looking for! I'll start with the cons and end with the pros because this house truly was wonderful!

Cons: There were some minor cleanliness issues that other reviewers had noted: shower curtain rod unattached, towels smell awful, showers seemed not entirely clean, and some bug issues, biggest of which was wasps in the house. The driveway is rocky and very steep, all of our cars made it up no problem but it was a little treacherous! The house is about 45 minutes away from Asheville, which was further than we expected.

Pros: Huge, beautiful house! Fit all 12 of us comfortably, with room to spare. Had so much of what we needed, basically just brought TP, food, and coffee. The hot tub was a feature we all enjoyed, and we loved starting our mornings off drinking coffee and enjoying the view on the porch. We all fit comfortably at the dining room table for a "family dinner". Also enjoyed the balcony from the second floor overlooking the kitchen - a key feature for dance parties while we got ready to go out for the night. Everyone agreed the beds were also really comfortable and we all slept well. This house was peaceful and spacious and beautiful. There were also endless fun features that provide a weekend of endless entertainment. I would definitely stay here again, just would bring my own towels!

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, homey, and inviting

  • 5 of 5

Very welcoming, homey, warm, and comfortable house. It had all of the luxories of home. I can't thank you enough for allowing my family and I to experience such a remarkable country mountain home. If I could make one suggestion, I would suggest converting an area into a game room with a pool table, foosball, dart board etc.

Also, while we were there, we had the opportuntity to meet the prior owner/neighbor who was very accomodating allowing us to walk the grounds and sight see.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Wolf Laurel Golf & Country Club
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Come enjoy the Spring and Summer in the cool Mountains !

Stay 6 nights - get the 7th FREE !

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this breathtaking 3500 sq.ft. cabin is more like your Private Ski Lodge. Snuggle up in front of 1 of 2 fireplaces or grab a blanket and relax on 1 of the 2 wrap around porches. The peaceful sound of the waterfall is divine after a dip in the hot tub or after a day of skiing and tubing.

Tastefully decorated with primitive antiques, yet all the comforts of home like 2 jacuzzi bath tubs, dual shower heads, comfy mattresses, new appliances and laundry.

1st floor quarters are separate enough that the kids can have their own bedroom,living room, and flat screen tv. And you don't have the noise !

Love the Mountains and the City? We are just 20 minutes North of Asheville,NC and The Biltmore. It is daytripping distance to the Harrah's Casino in Cherokee. Very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Hot Tub Fee $75
Pet Fee $75
Refundable damage deposit $200
Wood Del per load (opt) $75
Tax Rate 11.5%

Our nightly rate is $300. Min. 3 day stay.
Stay 6 nights and the 7th is FREE = $1800 for 7 nights

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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