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Cabin/Compound In The Woods Sleeps 14

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,400 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

5 Br, 4 Bath, 2 Kitchens In A Quiet, Wooded Setting 2 Min from Wfu Main Campus

We are located in a neighborhood called Lake of the Woods where the elite of Winston Salem built their hunting cabins in the 1930's. Relaxing, peaceful, serene. The house feels like it is in the woods yet ten minutes from downtown and a mile and a half from Wake Forest University.

We have had many requests for larger groups than we can legally accommodate at our 'Outrageous Cabin in the Woods' listing so we are now offering it combined with our two bedroom cottage next door. This arrangement sleeps 14 comfortably.

The Space

Our home is the product of who we are; an interior designer and a Realtor® who wants to be an architect. Featured in Winston Salem Magazine, this 3400 s.f. (website hidden) is part log cabin and part cutting edge hi tech. Relaxing, peaceful, serene. We are in the middle of the woods yet ten minutes from downtown and a mile and a half from Wake Forest University. All mod cons including WIFI, cable, lots of parking. We built this house to relax in. We live here when not accommodating guests. We have enjoyed our experience staying in others homes around the world and thought we would share our place with fellow travelers We hope you will enjoy it as much as we do!

The main house has three bedrooms, two on the main level and one up plus three full baths make for an easy share situation for family or couples. (The cabin next door has two bedrooms for another four people.) One note, the main house has several level changes and may not be suitable for some guests. My 86 year old mother-in-law does fine but wanted to make you aware.

The main house can accommodate 10 people. We have three queen beds, 1 full bed, and 2 twin beds. The full bed is in a loft space in the upstairs bedroom, and you will need to climb a ladder to access it. There are also two large sectional sofas for crashing on.

The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a queen bed and the other with two twins. It is also equipped with a washer/dryer, wifi, and a stocked kitchen.

Guest Access

Guests have access to WiFi, cable TV, washer dryer, a fully stocked kitchen (we can't guarantee there will be food in the fridge!) coffee, tea, sugar, Half & Half etc.

Interaction with Guests

Typically we are in town but stay out of the way. If you need us please call.


***SPECIAL REQUEST: Please, no perfumes, hairspray, or scented candles indoors - homeowner has severe allergy! If you must use these products, please do so outdoors. Thank you.

More Details

Susan MacIntosh
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Susan MacIntosh

I am a professional Interior Designer and my husband is a Realtor® with a background in construction. Together we have restored several dozen homes in Winston Salem and this is our favorite. We purchased it in a run-down state and have spent years customizing it to its current look.

Susan MacIntosh purchased this lodge in 1993

Why Susan MacIntosh chose Winston-Salem

After living downtown we moved here when our kids were young in order to have some elbow room. There are any amenities you would care to name within a 5 minute drive and our very vibrant downtown is literally 7 minutes away. It real is a town & country combo!

What makes this lodge unique

Unique, yeah, we got that! You won't find a funkier, more comfortable home to rent anywhere (well...I may be a bit biased).


Winston-Salem Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • If you need early check in or late check out, out small fee applies. Please check with host to discuss.
  • Must check with owner first about bringing dogs.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Master: concrete soaking tub, twin shower, concrete floors
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single
  • One bedroom has a loft sleeping area with an additional 2 twin beds. Listed as bedroom 3.
  • Game Room ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Cabin/Compound In The Woods Sleeps 14
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

This was a great home away from Home for our son’s wedding weekend.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for 3 days for our son’s wedding weekend. The house is in a beautiful setting in the woods and has other homes owned by the renter which are available for rent too. So it created a nice compound for our people while also giving everyone their privacy and space. The home itself has many recreational spaces. We specially loved the room with the pool table. Our male group of bestmen and dads all ended up dressing in this room for the wedding. Fun! The home is decorated in a very artsy style and is very intriguing to stay in. We were all confortable and enjoyed each aspect of the house. Our favorite though had to be the large covered outdoor patio that has multiple seating areas, heaters, BBQ area, etc. and sitting out there each day was wonderful! I’d recommend this Home to any group who wish to enjoy their time together in a well thought out space ..... we will always have very fond memories of our son’s wedding and the happy get together at this Home. Trying to pack up and leave by 11 am on the Sunday was definitely tough....... the owner might want to consider changing that time . When you only have three days to celebrate a wedding which is constant Go Go Go, gathering all the people and their belongings early on Sunday is actually almost impossible to achieve. While the owner was helpful and somewhat flexible as we tried to achieve this, I would definitely give myself more time next time, no matter where I was staying! Overall a great option in Winston Salem for a large group and lovely natural surroundings !

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great eclectic home

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here! The house was comfortable, fun, and had all of the amenities promised. Would come back in a heartbeat!

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Douglas, Wy

Cabin/Compound in the Woods Sleeps 14

  • 5 of 5

We loved this property. The covered patio was a great place to gather for meals and to enjoy the evenings. The house is fun, full of art work and the yard is huge and the house is tucked back. We enjoyed the privacy of this property. We were complete;y comfortable there. The property was clean and well maintained. Susan was very easy to talk with and she provided good customer service. I would recommend this to friends and relatives.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Roomy eclectic spaces!

  • 4 of 5

Parents of VT Women's Club Lacrosse stayed here for the Nationals Championship tournament. We had 15 here (using the cottage next door) and we didn't even utilize couches or air mattresses. We hosted the team for dinners. The large kitchen and outdoor area were perfect for a large group. The owners were very responsive to minor needs (propane for outdoor heaters) and so friendly. This house was beautiful and allowed us the comforts of home and absolute fun memorable times together! 😊򒠊

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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College Reunion

  • 5 of 5

We had a blast. Perfect house for a bunch of women who were celebrating a major college reunion.

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2015
  • Stayed: April 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

Wonderful Short Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful surprise to meet the owners upon arrival! We rented this particular home because we had to come to NC for a family wedding and wanted to find a place where all 12 of us could stay. After all the introductions, house specifications and written guidelines, the owners left and we explored the house(s). There was so much to see and do IN the lodge, but the most interesting was the outside living room (porch)! The hummingbirds were amazing! We spent the majority of the time in the kitchen and the porch! Who wouldn't love an inside basketball mini court and basket? The youngest spent his time either sleeping or playing there!

The home 'fit' our personalities and comfort level in so many ways. Being in the woods made us feel that we were in our own private hideaway. The beds were very comfortable, the showers and bath were great! The home is very organized eclectic and very pleasing.

The listing and pictures were accurate and very clean. Inside was extremely kept up and left excellent directions for the heating/ac usage, trash, and other incidentals. The separate cottage (slept 4) was the first property and very quaint! I don't know if we'll ever have the opportunity to visit Winston-Salem again, but this property is a definite do-over! Everyone (even the 7 yr. old) enjoyed themselves! Being in town for a long weekend wedding, the only local attraction or restaurant we participated in was a barbecue place that someone recommended, but don't ask me how we got there!

Our daughter has a good eye for photography and took some wonderful pictures of the place. Many are similar to the ones posted on the site. There were some spectacular shots taken of the family and probably be marked as one of the best family vacations for a long weekend! Please enjoy yourselves renting this property - we did!

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2014
  • Stayed: August 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sweet Potatoes
Car: not necessary

The entrance to the small house is located directly under a street light, and there is a bright green mailbox at the end of the driveway so it's hard to miss. The larger house is not totally visible from the street, but it is right next door to the smaller house.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $300
Pet Fee $75
Damage Insurance $59

***SPECIAL OFFER -- We like to book our properties! If it's close to your arrival date and we have a vacancy, please ask us for a special rate!

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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