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Laurelwood Lodge - a Family Friendly Gathering Place

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Modern, Multi Family 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom Log Home With Wooded Mountain Views

Laurelwood Lodge is a 5000 Square foot Log Home nestled in a heavily wooded area within the gated community of Riverbend. Laurelwood was built as a gathering place for large families. The lodge includes two massive 400 square foot decks with 6 rocking chairs (Upper and lower levels) as well as a cosy 240 square foot front porch complete with porch swing, bench and rocking chairs. For outdoor cooking and dining, a stainless steel gas grill and outdoor seating area are available. Light pours into the centralized well equipped, modern kitchen and great room area through 2 massive 10 foot long prow windows at the rear of the house. This is a great common area for entertaining, cooking and family gathering. There are also many cosy private areas in case you want to get away from the group. The lodge is 4 bedrooms with 3 complete bathrooms. The master bedroom includes a king size bed (sleeps 2), 2 dressers and it's own private glass patio door to the upper deck. The master bedroom has it's own adjoining 100 square foot bath area complete with a large corner style, garden Jacuzzi tub so you can unwind in private, and a shower and Jack and Jill vanity and sinks. Off the front entrance is the guest bedroom which includes a Queen size bed (sleeps 2), dresser, and has a door opening into the hall bathroom which is complete with bathtub, shower, and vanity. Climbing the heavy timber stairs to the loft opens up into 2 spacious - 300 square foot bedrooms. These 2 bedrooms are ideal for the kids with a bathroom in the middle that includes, a shower, a Jacuzzi tub, and 2 sink and dressing areas. One of the upstairs bedrooms has 1 full size bed, and two twin size beds, sleeping 4. The other bedroom has a queen size bed and a twin size, window, day bed , sleeping 3. The loft connecting the upstairs bedrooms and bath overlook the great room area. Downstairs, the converted basement includes a seating area, game room area complete with pool table, foosball, air hockey, and many more activities for kids and adults alike. At the end of the day, you can relax by stepping out onto the lower deck and taking a soak in our well maintained, 6 person, Hotsprings Spa which overlooks the mountain.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 3500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Lots of fun things for children of all ages! Downstairs is a spacious gameroom with TV, video games, pool table, foos ball and lots of other cool stuff for the kiddos and adults alike....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs and usually they are welcome. There is a pet fee charged. Please ask about your particular dog beforehand....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Private Glass sliding entrance to deck. Jacuzzi garden tub...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen

    Entrance from bedroom to hall bathroom with Tub and Shower...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 1 king, 1 twin/ single

    Country Shabby Chic style room for the girls...moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 1 double, 1 twin/ single, 2 bunk bed

    Perfect room for the boys. Lots of wood and room to play...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master Bath adjoins the Master Bedroom...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Guest Bath accessible from the guest bedroom or the foyer...moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Double Sink and vanities. Upstairs between the 2 bedrooms...moreless

  • Bathroom 1 - Very spacious with Jacuzzi Garden Tub, Jack and Jill sinks, granite counter tops, shower, and toilet. Adjoins the Master Bedroom. Bathroom 2 - Accessible from hallway or other main floor bedroom. Has a combination shower and tub, granite counter top on antique sink cabinet. Bathroom 3 - Very spacious bathroom between the 2 upstairs bedrooms with 2 separate sinks, jacuzzi window tub, and walk in shower. Cultured marble counter top. ...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Laurelwood Lodge is a great place to start your Western, NC adventure. Conveniently located just minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, you can spend your day outdoors with activities such as kayaking, climbing, zip lining, fishing and hiking. Perhaps you prefer antiquing in Hendorsville, an art excursion to Black Mountain or a romantic trip to Asheville to Biltmore Estates and the wineries. There are many exciting things to do within 1 hour of Laurelwood. If you prefer an easy laid back day with the grilling out and swimming with the kids, you can be at Mirror Lake in just a couple of minutes. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player:

    DVD and Blue Ray...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Fun basement game room with Pool table, Boccer Ball, Air hockey, and Foosball. Sitting and reading area for quite times....moreless

  • Games:

    Many board games, puzzles along with a pool table, foosball, air hockey, and boccerball in gameroom....moreless

  • Music Library:

    Stereo Sound System on main floor....moreless

  • Pool Table:

    Full size Pool table in gameroom...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    140 channel Direct TV Satellite service...moreless

  • Stereo:

    Stereo Sound System on main floor....moreless

  • Television:

    Great room - 42' flat screen TV with DVD/Blue Ray Player, VHS video. A large library of DVD and Videos available for your viewing pleasure. Gameroom - 26 TV Both with 140 channel Satellite ...moreless

  • Toys
  • Video Games:

    Nintendo Gamecube with games...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Many DVD's and Videos ...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    Inside seats 8 at table. Area is open to great room for larger gatherings. Outdoor dining are on top deck has table and chairs for an intimate outdoor dinner with 4 people....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Yes fully modern HVAC system with cooling and heat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Laudry room area with Washer and Dryer provided...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Propane ...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    Treadmill, Recumbent Bicycle, Free weights...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Full modern, Central HVAC for heating and air conditioning...moreless

  • Internet:

    Exede High speed internet via satellite. House is wi-fi connected...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Clean linen are provided and beds are pre-made by our housekeeping staff before your arrival....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Great room adjacent to kitchen area complete with gas fireplace....moreless

  • Parking:

    Parking deck will accommodate 3 vehicles. ...moreless

  • Telephone:

    No land line but cell phone service with Verizon is excellent. Most other services are good but may vary according to your plan....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Clean towels, wash clothes and paper goods provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry area with washer and dryer...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    12 Cup coffee maker provided as well as starter supply of coffee and condiments....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All pots, pans, dishes, and utensils provided...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Normal size electric dishwasher in kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Complete modern kitchen with gas range and stove top, refrigerator, microwave, dishwaher, cooking utensils, dishes, pots, and pans...moreless

  • Microwave:

    Over the stove ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full size gas oven complete with cooking and baking utensils....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Spices, condiments, paper goods, linens...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Side by Side Freezer and refridgerator...moreless

  • Stove:

    Modern gas range with oven and 4 burner stove top...moreless

  • Toaster:

    4 - slice stainless toaster...moreless

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Large 400 square foot deck on main level with rocking chairs....moreless

  • Boat:

    Canoe, paddles, and life jackets available for guest to use on Mirror Lake which is located on the Riverbend property just 3 minutes from Laurelwood Lodge ...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    2 Large huge 400 square foot, elevated deck with wooded mountain view. 1 lower with hot tub and main deck accessible from main level. Great rustic front porch complete with porch swing and chairs...moreless

  • Golf:

    Availbale close by on several municipal and public golf courses...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    2 Canoes, 3 kayaks, paddles, and life jackets at Mirror Lake for guest to use. Also 6 inner tubes for floating on the river...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Propane 4 burrner stainless steel grill on main deck conveniently located adjacent to the kitchen area. ...moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    Canoe, kayaks, floats, beach umbrella and chairs...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    6 person Hotsprings Spa meticulously kept for your enjoyment....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter special
Jan 9 - Feb 15, 2017
2 night min stay
$225
$1,000
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$235 $250
Fri, Sat
$1,300 $3,000
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
  • Tax Rate 11.75%

Notes:

Pets (small dogs) allowed only by prior arrangement with owner. $5000 property damage protection is available for $89. The renter is responsible for damages above or beyond this insured amount. Renters agree that they will abide by all Riverbend Community rules and regulations. Renters agree that they are responsible for actions of guest that they bring onto the Riverbend Property & Laurelwood


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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Location

  • Chimney Rock State Park

    "Great fun place to spend the day hiking. Many trails from basic to advanced. The view from..."

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  • Lake Lure Beach and Water Park

  • Larkin's on the Lake Rstrnt

    "Excellent place to sit outside on the lake and enjoy a sandwich and a cold beverage. The fo..."

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  • Lake Lure Tours

    "A must for history buffs and anyone interested in learning the history of Lake Lure. The bo..."

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  • Chimney Rock

    "A fun village to check out. Lots of touristy trinkets to buy. Actually there are some grea..."

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  • Canopy Ridge Farm

  • Rocking Leprechan -- CLOSED

    "You gotta go here for Hershey's Ice Cream. The best we've ever had. It's become a ritual f..."

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  • Genny's Restuarant

    "Nice simple, no frills family friendly restaurant with home style cooking. The trout and th..."

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  • Mikes On Main St

    "You have to wait to get in here but it's probably the most awesome sandwich you've ever had...."

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  • Town of Black Mountain

    "Great artsy little town with a lot of cool restuarants and fun shops to spend the day in."

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  • Mount Mitchell State Park

    "The highest peak East of the Missisippi. Incredible view and easy access to the peak. Take..."

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  • Ingles Market

2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Larkins on the Lake
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
Lake Lure Golf Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 64A
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Larkins on the Lake
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Mirror Lake

Car: Necessary

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2008

About the owner: Hello, we are the Gissendanner family, living in Goose Creek, SC. Spending a lot of time in coastal areas , we were attracted to the change in scenery in the mountains of Western, NC. In the summer of 2008 I stood outside under the balcony at the Lake Lure Inn, sipping my coffee and admiring the beauty of Lake Lure. Later that afternoon while walking along the Lake with our two small children we began to talk about the adventure of building a log cabin in this peaceful place. The next weekend we returned to Lake Lure and began the process of looking at property.

Why the Owner Chose Lake Lure, NC, USA:
We came across this community that our home is built in quite by accident and after driving around not knowing where we were headed we drove by the property that soon purchased. We met a couple who were building the cabin next door. We immediately realized that there was a business connection from a few years before. Since then there has been an almost family like bond and s divine intervention would have it this became the place for us to build. For us it's perfect. Just far away from home to get away yet not so far as to make it a long drive. The distance we travel to the cabin let's us decompress and unwind so that we are on 'mountain time' when we arrive. We love this place in all seasons. The fall colors are spectacular and summers here are cooler and comfortable. On more than one occasion we've experienced a white Christmas.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Our cabin is located just 10 minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Outdoor activities are everywhere and there is plenty of events going on year round. When you want a more peaceful visit you are far enough up the mountain and away from the main road where you can simply enjoy doing nothing. Today I enjoy stepping out on my back deck and admiring the beauty of the surroundings. You can feel the peace in the air. At night we s go out onto the back deck with lights off. Lifting our heads up we experience what we refer to as 'the big picture' (more stars than you can ever imagine.)


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 01/16/2017

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Photos

  • The upper deck is a great place to sit and watch nature or to entertain guest

    The upper deck is a great place to sit and watch nature or to entertain guest

  • Garden Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath

    Garden Jacuzzi tub in Master Bath

  • King bed in Master Bedroom

    King bed in Master Bedroom

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • The great room at night

    The great room at night

  • Down the staircase

    Down the staircase

  • The user friendly, well equipped kitchen

    The user friendly, well equipped kitchen

  • Shabby Chic Bedroom with King size bed and single bed

    Shabby Chic Bedroom with King size bed and single bed

  • The welcoming front porch ready for a conversation on a warm Summer's night

    The welcoming front porch ready for a conversation on a warm Summer's night

  • Beautiful Mirror lake in Fall.   3 minutes from Laurelwood Lodge  in Riverbend

    Beautiful Mirror lake in Fall. 3 minutes from Laurelwood Lodge in Riverbend

  • Girl launching Kayak on the Broad River in  front of the Waterfall in Riverbend

    Girl launching Kayak on the Broad River in front of the Waterfall in Riverbend

  • Upper Deck - A great place for entertaining or just watching nature

    Upper Deck - A great place for entertaining or just watching nature

  • Upper Deck

    Upper Deck

  • The cozy propane fireplace on a cool fall evening

    The cozy propane fireplace on a cool fall evening

  • The well equipped Kitchen and dining area

    The well equipped Kitchen and dining area

  • Queen size bed in guest bedroom

    Queen size bed in guest bedroom

  • The loft walkway connceting the two upstairs bedrooms to the central bathroom

    The loft walkway connceting the two upstairs bedrooms to the central bathroom

  • Heavy Timber Staircase

    Heavy Timber Staircase

  • The beautiful view from the great room.  Let there be light!

    The beautiful view from the great room. Let there be light!

  • The upstairs bedroom that has 3 beds and sleeps 4

    The upstairs bedroom that has 3 beds and sleeps 4

  • Leading down to the front of Laurelwood Lodge

    Leading down to the front of Laurelwood Lodge

  • Left half of the front porch

    Left half of the front porch

  • The 'Old Swimmin Hole' on the Broad River in Riverbend

    The 'Old Swimmin Hole' on the Broad River in Riverbend

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Monday, January 16, 2017

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