Sleeps 1 to 20+; the Best Place to Unwind, Reminisce, Explore, & Make Memories!(18 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2 nights
- Property type:Lodge
- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
Spacious, 7 Bedrooms & Baths, Big Screen, Pool Table, Ping Pong; it has it all!
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.
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Member since: 2013
- 5200 sq. ft.
- Max. occupancy 22
- Events Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 22, Beds for 22
- See pictures.
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- DVD Player:
We set up cards and games in the breakfast room, screened in porch and "game room." Just set up wherever you like and have fun! There is also a theater room with a ping pong table, pool table, etc....moreless
- Music Library:
- Ping Pong Table
- Pool Table:
- Satellite / Cable:
- Video Games:
These are found in 'The Smoke House' and there are 8 or 10 in 'Plaid'. Bringing your favorites is recommended. We don't have netflix up there, but you can access yours from any of the TVs. ...moreless
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Fly Fishing
- Freshwater Fishing
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Area
- Seating for 40 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer
5 of these are around the property and make for a cozy atmosphere! We encourage you to gather around 'Personality Fireplace' in order to grill steaks, bake potatoes in the coals, make s'mores,.....moreless
- Fitness Room / Equipment:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Dishes & Utensils
Fully stocked. 1 regular sized kitchen & 2 kitchenettes. If you'd like an event catered, contact Big Guys Custom Catering; Cliff Vinson has 40 years of experience and his contact # is 828-284-2942....moreless
- Deck / Patio:
- Lawn / Garden:
- Outdoor Grill:
- Ski & Snowboard:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 20 - May 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Aug 12 - Nov 11, 2017
2 night min stay
Nov 27 - Dec 22, 2017
2 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
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 for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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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!
Year Purchased: 1944
About the owner: 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!
Why the Owner Chose Burnsville, NC, USA (Town):
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.
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
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!
- Primary: 8283906151
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Front of the cabin!
Queen Bedroom in the Main Cabin.
'Independence Hall' - Two sets of bunks!
The screened in porch is great for swinging, cards, a puzzle, reading,..
The kitchen in the Main House.
The spiral slide is one way to exit the upstairs of the Guest House.
'Chocolate' in the Guest House. Has a kitchenette.
'Chocolate' from the bathroom.
Kitchenette in 'Plaid', Guest House
Queen Bed on the second floor in the Guest House.
The game room is our newest addition and is a blast!
Time for a perch.
The Stone Porch off the Main House.
The living room in the Main Cabin.
Full bed in the Main Cabin.
The breakfast room.
The front of the Guest House.
The back deck on the guest house!
Kitchenette in 'Chocolate'
'Plaid', Queen bed in the Guest House
Twin beds, trundles and a reading nook upstairs in the Guest House.
'The Smokehouse', King Bed and full bath.
The game room.
This listing was first published here in 2013.
Date last modified - Saturday, April 29, 2017
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