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Big Pine Lodge Highlands North Carolina

Bedrooms 6
Half Baths1
Space 8,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

Lodge, 6 Bedrooms + Loft + Office, 6.5 Baths (Sleeps 12) Beautiful mountainview

Custom built, 8,000 square foot Honka home with Poplar Pine from Finland inside and out. This home has a Cedar roof and Antique Heart Pine floors and sits on almost 6 acres. There are great views of Whiteside Mountain from any of the 6 private bedroom balconies, as well as other outdoor seating areas. Indoors or outside, there is something here to please everyone. There is a large built in barbecue and rock patio seating area, huge rock fireplace in the great room, a loft with pool table and sitting area for games, and a sauna with 2 seperate showers. If you like to cook, this kitchen has everything that you would need including two ovens and dishwashers, a cooktop, an ice maker, warming drawer and a seating bar. There is also a wine room and butler's pantry. The dining area seats 10 and there is a nook with seating as well. Surround sound stereo throughout the 3 floors of this home. If you feel like some exercise, you may want to check out our common lake access with a bar and pavilion area at Lake Sequoya which is a nice walk from our home.

Pat McLaughlin
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 2, 2017

About Pat McLaughlin

We purchased this home for a large family retreat. We live full time in Florida but love coming to Highlands to relax.

Pat McLaughlin purchased this lodge in 2005

Why Pat McLaughlin chose Smoky Mountains

This large Log Cabin is very unique and private. It certainly fits in the beautiul Smokey Mountains.

What makes this lodge unique

The home is built with pine logs from Finland. You wont find any drywall in this house. Each Bedroom has its own private balcony. This home has many unique fully mounted hunting trophey's. We sit on nearly six acres, so there is plenty of room to enjoy your stay and make the most of the beautiful area.


Highlands Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 8000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
  • All bathrooms have tubs. Master suite has walk in shower along with 2 walk in showers in sauna area.
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
    Master suite - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have individual balconies with seats and a stunning mountain view.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting


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Big Pine Lodge Highlands North Carolina
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Fabulous, Beautiful, Comfortable.My wife and I were overwhelmed by the beauty of the cabin, and the views of the mountains. The pictures from the porches do not do justice to the magnificent views. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible. Everything was perfect

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mount Dora FL

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL !!!!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do it justice. This is the way for an entire family to vacation in North Carolina in luxury. My family and I were within 2 minutes of downtown Highlands where there is always something to do, restaurants, shopping.... If privacy is an issue, this home provides it. Great walking trails and terrific views of the highland valley off the back patio. Would love to live there full time :)

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Ashville, NC
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
In Highlands, NC
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Highlands Country CLub
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 106
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Car: recommended

We are less than an hour from Nantahala Outdoor Center, an hour and a half from Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, 45 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway and within 15 minutes to a half hour of hiking trails, fly fishing, and the river.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional
This calendar has not been updated in over 2 months and the availability shown may not be accurate.

Additional information about rental rates

A deposit of half of the total cost is due at booking to the owner. This is payable by personal check or credit card. Two weeks before the scheduled arrival, the other half of the total cost is due. After that final payment is made, the information on how to access the property will be given.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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