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Sleeps 1 to 20+; the BEST place to unwind, reminisce, explore, & make memories!

Sleeps22
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms5
Half Baths2
Space 5,200 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Spacious, 7 Bedrooms & Baths, Big Screen, Pool Table, Ping Pong; it has it all!

Just the perfect getaway! The cabin will accommodate honeymooners, weekenders, reunions, girl vacays,.. If you're in need of simply a room, we can cater to that! There's no need to rent the entire place so if you and your spouse or you and another couple want to come enjoy time away, let us know! :)

There are two houses that make up our abode. The Main House is a log cabin in which we have the kitchen, bath house, breakfast room, living room, screened-in porch, and 3 bedrooms; one full, one queen, and two sets of bunk beds. The Smokehouse is connected to the Main House and is the master suite.

The Guest House shares a deck and lots of common areas with the Main House, and it's comprised of two floors of residential; two queen rooms with twin beds and kitchens. Upstairs entails a queen bed and 4 twins.

Hugs decks with wonderful adirondack chairs, swings, hammocks, the spiral slide, the climbing wall, nearby hiking trails, bird watching, relaxing, grilling on the outside fireplace, floating in the South Toe, horseshoes, roaming around the property, cycling, and sitting by a cheery fire are some of past guest's favorite aspects of their stay!

If you like shooting pool, jogging on the treadmill, playing ping pong, watching movies on the big screen, etc, we have that too! There are a total 5 TVs on site, we have DirectTv, and provide very fast internet throughout the property.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask!

More Details

Owner
Ginny Erwin
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 28, 2017

About Ginny Erwin

Hi, my grandparents bought and maintained this cabin for decades and my Dad, who's a builder, renovated it over a period of years and created the most wonderful place in which to relax and simply enjoy! Please come and 'take a load off' in this beautiful mountain cabin!

Ginny Erwin purchased this lodge in 1944

Why Ginny Erwin chose Blue Ridge Mountains

Family owned and managed. Sprawling yet cozy. Will accommodate huge groups. Situated in the gorgeous mountains of NC. "Away from it all", yet Asheville is an easy drive down 26, near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt. Mitchell: hiking and golf, close to Jonas Ridge Tubing, HVAC, Internet, DirectTV, Pool Table, Ping Pong, Treadmill, South Toe River, well stocked, Interesting atmosphere with an artistic combination of old and new, etc. Time slowly ticks up there; you'll unwind quickly, and have a wonderful time. Good sleep, hikes, fishing, fires, and food.

What makes this lodge unique

Incredibly well done with wonderful attention to detail, very well stocked and the home to many marvelous and happy vacations and reunions! You'll love it!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey, Erwins! We had a blast, yet again! The house is perfect for big groups; we had youth invite their families up the last day and the final count was 74 for dinner! Incredible house and grounds. We were bundled up all weekend, drank 4 boxes of hot chocolate, and still slept anyway! I always sleep so well up here! It's a wonderful place to spend time in the Word and study. The kids loved all the "nooks and crannies" and enjoyed the bridge to the island where they played "hide and go seek" and explored. We hope to return twice next year! Thanks and God bless you!
Mar 2013
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Amenities

Burnsville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 22
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 40 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Master King - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Upstairs in Guest House - toilet , shower , Guest House Upstairs is a Queen with 2 twins & trundles.
    'Bath House' - toilet , combination tub/shower
    'Bath House' - toilet
    'Bath House' - toilet
    'Bath House' - shower
    'Bath House' - shower
    Master Queen - Plaid - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Master Queen - Chocolate - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom floors in the Guest House are heated for your chilly feet on those cool nights! We provide at least 1 roll of toilet paper in each of the 7 bathrooms. Towels and linens are included for your convenience.
Bedrooms:
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22
  • 'Sunshine' - 1 double
    'Independence Hall' - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom in Main Cabin - 1 queen
    Upstairs in Guest House - 1 queen , 4 twin/ single
    'The Smoke House' - 1 king
    'Chocolate' - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , The water heater for The Guest House is in the closet.
    'Plaid' - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
  • See pictures.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We know you'll love your time at Celo! :) Please don't hesitate to call and ask any questions you may have in order to help you in making your decision! We'd love to help however we can! Blessings to you all this 2016!!

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(19 traveler reviews)

Sleeps 1 to 20+; the BEST place to unwind, reminisce, explore, & make memories!
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews
5

Perfect for what we needed, very respectful owners

  • 5 of 5

The owner's of this place are very responsive and very reasonable. This place had everything we could have needed (and more!). There are more than enough place-settings (dishware/utensils), and all of the cookware you could want.

The cabin itself is unbelievable! SO COOL. It has a charm that is hard to explain. Each space has its own special and unique character. There is also ample covered outdoor space. We had 4 strait days of pouring rain, and it was no problem at all! We were still able to enjoy ourselves, and spent a lot of time around the amazing outdoor fire place.

We are already considering planning an annual getaway to this place. Just loved it!

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Alliance, Ohio
5

Perfect accommodation for multigeneration family

  • 5 of 5

Camping experience with civilized accommodations! Comfortable beds, state of the art kitchen, game room for kids and kids at heart. We spent every evening on the porch by the fireplace. Very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte
5

What a Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This marks our 3rd visit to this beautiful and well equipped property!. It is a place where you can unplug from the world and get connected to nature, to God, to the people you love and not be distracted. This year they added a TV and internet...but you won't need it! There are games, pool, ping pong and of course...The fire place! The owners are wonderful to work with and do everything to ensure your trip is all you hope!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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5

Rent it if available. Perfect for a big family function or just catching up.

  • 5 of 5

I used this property to be married and it was perfect. This is a very spacious property that was great for two families joining together. All that came felt as if they were home and didn't want to leave. It's an extremely comfortable location. There was 20 in our party with room to spare.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Awesome!!

  • 5 of 5

The house has so much character. outside is awesome. Decks galore with seating for many, creek and river, not to mention hammocks... lots of them. And let's not forget about the memorable slide. Inside and out was a great set up for our group. Ginny was very timely answering all our questions and was a pleasure To deal with.

  • Submitted: Mar 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

5 Stars is not enough!

  • 5 of 5

A mere 5 star rating does not do justice to the experience we had during our weekend away. In fact, I loved our experience so much, that I have already booked another stay! We were a group of about 20 men looking to disconnect from the busyness of life for the weekend and just reconnect with God and each other. This was the perfect environment for that. There was an overabundance of bedding and sleeping options. Every time we turned a corner, there was another door with a bedroom behind it. Probably the most fun for everyone was trying to choose what bed to claim! Having the linens included made that one less thing to worry about. There was also ample bathroom and shower space. For a group of our size, it was a big deal that you were never having to wait in line to take a shower or use the bathroom. The bathrooms were stocked way beyond any reasonable expectation. In fact, there was even a little note in the bathroom drawers asking for recommendations of things to keep on hand! "Beyond expectation" was a key theme of our stay!

The kitchen was completely stocked beyond any rental that I've ever experienced. There was enough plates and silverware for a group 5 times our size, and there was access to many spices and baking essentials. The refrigerator was large and able to accommodate all of the food that we stocked it with. The indoor dining room made it easy for us to serve food and spend time together over a meal.

But where we spent most of our time was outside around multiple fire pits. We started a fire that never went out for 3 days, which is possible because there is a never ending supply of fire wood. There is ample and diverse seating options for large groups of people. And the property itself is gorgeous. You can just meander around down by the creek and further to the river just to create some opportunities for very rare solitude. It's an incredibly peaceful property.

Anyhow, I can't possibly recount all the details of the property, because the owners have already thought of all of them for you. As many reviewers have noted, Ginny is so wonderful to work with and will make sure you have a great experience. You just need to pack your bags and get ready to experience an excellent time away!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Downtown Burnesville
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Mt Mitchell Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Highway 80
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Downtown Burnesville
Nearest Ski
60 Miles
Sugar Mountain
Car: recommended

This cabin has been in our family since the '40s and about 15 years ago, my dad who is a very gifted builder made this special place his priority. He artistically combined old and new and created a large cabin, that maintains a cozy and warm environment. Come get lost in 'The Ritz on the South Toe' and you'll understand what I'm failing to adequately describe.

The grounds are most beautiful in peak season (September, October and early November), but it's a nice place to unwind year round as fire places are tucked in throughout and make awesome blazes whether for warmth or ambiance, find a hammock and spend an afternoon dozing, decks are many and hummers are too, outside sleeping opportunities make for an awesome experience on clear nights, grilling on an open fire, sitting around enjoying serene settings, good food with friends and family, a night of darts, board and card games, hide and go seek, a fabulous slide, a sand box, pool table, ping pong, a climbing wall, treadmill, theater room, 5 TVs, horseshoes, football, Frisbee, warm reading nooks, beautiful strolls, strenuous hikes, perching in the river, floating the river.. My favorite thing to do in summer months, is to put tubes in at the Carolina Hemlock Campground which is about 5 miles down Highway 80, and spend a few hours floating to our river dock! There isn't a better way to enjoy a warm afternoon!

This home stole my heart ages ago, and I promise it'll steal yours, too!

For the more adventurous who want to get off the property -

- Hike to and enjoy waterfalls at the end of White Oak, and tackle a trail or two at Mt. Mitchell; nearby National Parks

- Kayak, Tube, Canoe, and Swim

- Bike and run Hannah Branch and Seven Mile Ridge, numerous nearby trails, or the Blue Ridge Parkway

- Fish, & return to our outdoor fireplace to grill what you catch!

If you like to explore neighboring towns, head into nearby Burnsville or Spruce Pine for an afternoon or evening.

- Farm Tours, Farmer's Markets & Agritourism of all kinds

- U-Pick Fruit - including heritage apples native to the area; there are also apple trees on our property, that you're welcome to pick in-season

- Shopping & Antiquing

- Wineries & Craft Breweries

- Visit Artist Studios & Galleries - Shop for Fine Craft; go on a hunt for quilt art

- Studio Tours (pottery, glass, basketry, metal, fibers and more!) - close to the house on Highway 80 is a great little studio, and there's another in Micaville that I recommend.

- Take a class at Penland ( 1 week, 2 week and intensive courses available)

- Visit Yancey Theater - $6 a person for a current movie in an old-style theater

- Festivals or outdoor concerts make for a fun afternoon or evening activity.

Locally - Burnsville is a quaint town just 12 miles from the cabin, and it's there that you'll find a myriad of beautiful sites, yummy restaurants, mom and pop shops, and nice people!

- My favorite stop is Snap Dragon, which is an awesome restaurant that boasts great atmosphere; go see for yourself. I definitely recommend going there for dinner and a cocktail or two while in the area.

- Bubba's has a good bowl of chili and great environment! I've watched many a ballgame from my table there.

- Pig and Grits is a new fav that I've recently discovered! You can get a little bit of everything there! Good ole home cookin'!

- Rio is excellent Mexican in an authentic and clean environment!

- Starbucks is a common stop for my crew!

Also close by is Spruce Pine, which is 1 of the best-kept secrets in the area; it was voted "One of the Coolest Small Towns Around" by Romantic Asheville! Spruce Pine is a small town feel, super friendly with beautiful scenery and lots of locally owned, family run businesses.

Just 15 miles away from the cabin, the historic downtown area is a place to which to retreat for a nostalgic walk through time. Aside from the typical small town experience, you can go to the park, which has a pool, playground, and a put-in for canoes and tubing. It's a great spot for playing, picnics, and fishing.

Some favorite dining stops include The Knife and Fork, Spoon, which is a gastro pub, Mountain View, The Pizza Shoppe, The Fox and the Fig, Lower Street Tavern, The City Drive-in, Foxfire Restaurant and Bar, Bonnie & Clyde's, DT's Java, etc!

- Rock Hounding for gems (area is known for emeralds) and minerals

- Visit the National Mineral Museum

- Sightseeing - Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway!

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Rates & Availability

Burnsville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Off season
Jan 20 2017 - May 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
$6,500
 
 
Late Summer
Jul 30 2017 - Aug 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$450
 
 
Fall
Aug 12 2017 - Nov 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
$425
$3,150
$7,500
 
 
Winter 2017
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$525
$3,675
$9,500
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning Fee $275
Tax Rate 9.75%

We have Two Suites, "Plaid" and "Chocolate" that include kitchenettes. If you're traveling alone or with one other person and don't need the entire lodge, just renting one of these rooms is an option. You'll get to enjoy all the decks and "Personally Fireplace". The minimum stay is 2 nights and the rate is $140/night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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