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Gorgeous Lake View Lodge with Private Dock

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 5000 sq ft. log home, sleeps 12-14, beds for 12-14

This incredible vacation log home has expansive decks overlooking beautiful Lake Glenville and is surrounded by 16 ranges of mountains. Take in the beautiful sunsets over the lake as you dine on one of the covered decks. If privacy is what you desire, Heaven's Gate is situated on 8 acres for the kids to run and play. The kids (and adults too) will love the game room which has a pool table, shuffleboard table, and dartboard as well as a flat screen tv.

The expansive living room is right out of a magazine with soaring ceilings and beautiful stone fireplace. Sit by the fire in the morning and sip your coffee or sit on the deck and watch the deer and wild turkey.

Walk to your own private dock which awaits you on Lake Glenville, pontoon boat rental is also within walking distance.

This fabulous log home is perfect for a romantic getaway for two or a family reunion. Its peacefulness, thus the name Heaven's Gate, also lends itself well for a church retreat.

Every bedroom has a beautiful view of the lake and its own bathroom. The master suite with jacuzzi tub, has its own deck with a swing for two. Bring your sweater, it is cool even in the summer at nearly 4000 ft. elevation. The AVERAGE low temperature in July is 59 degrees. It is not uncommon to light a fire in the morning just to take the chill off.

The two bedrooms upstairs each have a queen and single bed. The master suite downstairs has a king bed. The finished basement has the game room, a king bed and the bunk room has two sets of bunk beds.

Just a short drive to Cashiers, Highlands, Cherokee and Franklin, this area of Western North Carolina offers activities for all ages from golfing to whitewater rafting.

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Susan Miller
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 13, 2017

About Susan Miller

I am a native Floridian who has spent every summer of my life in Glenville, NC. I have spent countless hours on the Lake Glenville learning to ski. We were accepted as one of the locals when we were there. We love our home dearly and want to share it with those who would love it and take care of it too.

Susan Miller purchased this lodge in 2006

Why Susan Miller chose Lake Glenville

This is a beautifully decorated upscale home with tons of amenities. Kids and adults alike will love the game room and the adults will love to sit on the deck overlooking the lake watching the sunset. It's our little peace of heaven on earth

What makes this lodge unique

This log home is unique in that it offers both the wide range vistas of the lake and mountain views, as well as having its own private dock. You are situated on eight acres for complete peace and privacy.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(28 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Lake View Lodge with Private Dock
average rating of 4.928571 based on 28 reviews
Tampa, FL

More than enough space for large group

  • 5 of 5

We recently stayed here over Thanksgiving, to celebrate by parent's 50th anniversary. We had 14 people in our group. There are so many common areas in the cabin - family room, huge living room, basement rec room...we could really spread out when we wanted to divide into groups, but we could also fit comfortably for doing activities as one big group. Plus, there is every game imaginable, books to read...a great pool table and shuffleboard table downstairs. We went on a beautiful hike one day and also explored nearby towns.

The large fridge and double ovens were great for preparing the Thanksgiving meal. The deck was huge, with plenty of seating. The view was amazing. Each family had their own bathroom (although you had to be on the skinnier side to fit in two of the showers). The master bedroom and bathroom was spacious, but be aware that the shower is actually in the big tub, with no curtain.

The cabin was very clean. When we arrived, it was freezing and I called Susan because we could not find the thermostat. She informed me that there isn't a thermostat and that the cabin is heated by the fireplaces and wall heaters. The cabin got toasty warm quick and we were very comfortable. Susan is very responsive and genuinely wants her guests to feel comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Heaven's Gate did not disappoint!

  • 5 of 5

I am sitting here on our last day thinking how much I would love to see this view every day for the rest of my life! This home is perfect for any get away. It was just two of us (my husband and I) for this trip but we can see how a large family gathering for the holidays would be perfect here. The weather is superb, the view is beautiful and the cabin has all the comforts of home. Our favorite memory for a time to come will be having breakfast in front of the fire. We visited, shopped and ate at the restaurants all around - in Cashiers, Highlands and Sapphire. We also visited Canyon Spa for a massage. Just a perfect relaxation retreat. We will definitely be back! Thank you Susan and Bruce.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Enjoyed our stay very much. House was perfect. Want to go back next year.

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. Everyone loved the property and wants to go back. Convienately located to so many things... Highlands, Cashiers, Asheville, Cherokee... we had a wonderful time and felt very much at home. The wild turkeys and deer on the property were a daily delight.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Heaven's Gate. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future.
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My Sons Wedding

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time with family and all at my sons wedding. The house was very accommodating with plenty of room to handle all.

Thank you Susan and Bruce, it was a blast.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return again soon.
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great family gathering

  • 5 of 5

we recently stayed at heavens gate. the house has plenty of space for a large family to do their own thing or be able to be in one room. plenty of activities at the house. Kitchen was well supplied and had plenty of space for congregating and food prep. 7 wild turkey kept us entertained. Close to many things in Cashiers. The view towards the lake kept us all intrigued with cameras in hand. Already considering another stay.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy you enjoyed your stay at Heaven's Gate. I'm glad the turkeys showed up for a visit. I am surprised the deer didn't come to visit too. We hope you will stay with us again soon.
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Jax Fl

Great house and great view

  • 4 of 5

All we needed for our family of 15 was there. Towels, kitchen everything. Best sunset view in Lake Glenville!

Missed a five star because no a/c.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stat at Heaven' Gate. We like to think we have the best view in all of Glenville. The sunsets are even more magnificent in the fall. We seldom need air conditioning being at 4000 ft, elevation. We often need sweaters in the middle of summer in the evenings. You just happened to be there during one of the worst heat waves in years. We hope you return again to stay with us.
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
High Hampton

This is one of the most beautiful areas in western North Carolina. Rich with beautiful waterfalls, lakes, golf and hiking trails.


Rates & Availability

Glenville Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Peak
Jul 8 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 18 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 16 2017 - Jan 1 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $150
Property Damage Protection $99
Cleaning fee $150
Tax Rate 10.75%

Summer Peak Season is from Saturday to Saturday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Glenville Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king , This room opens up to the game room
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair accessible
  • churches
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
This is the dream location for anyone who wants to get away from it all, but still have plenty of activities if they want to do them. Anything to do with boating, hiking, golfing, gem mining, antique shopping, shopping, fine restaurants, some of the most beautiful waterfalls and white water rafting are all nearby. If you are a gambler, Cherokee is a short drive, now with live table games.

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