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Log Cabin Retreat At Hidden Lake (near Marion)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,968 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Wonderful 3BR/3BA Log Cabin in private gated log home community

This cabin retreat has all the comforts of home! Situated on the 10-acre fishing lake within the gated log home community called Hidden Lake! Located in McDowell County, approx. 10 miles south of the town of Marion, NC, and below I-40 just off of Hwy 226 South.

A gravel drive will lead you to the main entrance of the home, and offers plenty of parking. Once inside you will appreciate the hand crafted log finishings. The main living room has a huge, stone, floor to ceiling fireplace, perfect for those winter days! A rustic leather sofa and reading chair surround the fireplace, along with a large, flat screen TV with DVD player. The dining area is just adjacent and has a large log dining table with chairs and benches. The nearby kitchen features all major appliances, and is very well stocked with all the cookware, glassware, and utensils you may need. Also on this level is a guest bedroom with a log full size bed with twin bunk above. There is also a nice log dresser to compliment the room. The bathroom on this level features a toilet, sink and tub/shower.

To get to the 2nd level of this home, you will ascend the custom 1/2 log open staircase to the loft area above. You'll have a good view of the beautiful antler chandelier illuminating both levels. There is a loveseat and rocker in the loft. The master bedroom is on this level and has a rustic carved log headboard, and is a queen size. Another TV is here along with log dresser, end table and large walk-in closet. The large adjoining master bath is tiled and has a glass shower, Jacuzzi tub, sink and toilet.

Moving down to the bottom level of the home you'll pass the rocked wall along the stairwell. This level is bright and airy and features a full size sleeper sofa, flat screenTV, and the 3rd bedroom and bath. There is also a fooseball table & dart board, along with several board games & books to enjoy. 2 fishing poles & basic tackle box are provided. Laundry facilities are here too. The sliding doors open to the outdoor patio area with seating.

In the spacious yard, there is a large rock fire pit with seating around it - just great for making smores! Dry firewood can be purchased for $15 for a large tote. A wooded path leads down to the lake area with a small dock. Currently there is not much water under this dock, as we are still suffering drought conditions and have not had enough rainfall to replenish the lake better. If you are wanting to fish, it would be advisable to use the larger community fishing dock near the pool area.

This home is fully equipped with all linens, towels, and kitchen items that you will need. A small starter supply of paper products, dish/laundry detergents, and trash bags is provided. You will need to bring any extras, along with your own bath soap, shampoo, etc.

Guests also have full use of all common areas within the community to include the Lakeside boardwalk & fishing dock. Swimming in the lake is NOT permitted, and fishing is catch & release only. If you have your own canoe or kayak, you are welcome to bring that with you, as there are no boats to use or rent at the lake area. The lake is not large enough for motorized boats of any type. Additional fishing, boating and swimming beaches are available at Lake James State Park, approx. 25-30 minutes from us.

There is a seasonal inground pool, jetted spa, and poolhouse with bathroom facilities near the common area at the lake. And there are some picnic areas with grills both at the Lakeside Park and the smaller Streamside Park. There is even a small playground area for younger children. The community also has designated walking trails for you to enjoy. Local area information, attractions, brochures, menus & maps are provided in the home to help you find your way around more easily.

We regret that we are unable to accept pets of any type. This is also a non-smoking residence. When sending us an inquiry, please be sure to include both your email address and phone number.

IMPORTANT: We are unable to accept ANY last minute bookings. All stays must be approved by the Property Manager before the booking is confirmed.

You can also find us on Facebook at:

Hidden Lake Rentals

More Details

Property Manager
Theresa Carr
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Theresa Carr

This home is privately owned, and is managed by Hidden Lake Property Management - an on-site property management company.

Why Theresa Carr chose Hidden Lake

There is easy access to reach this property at all times of the year. It's like living in your very own log cabin home!

What makes this cabin unique

Home has great amenities, as does the Hidden Lake community!

Guestbook comments from the manager

While we've stayed at Hidden Lake in the past, this was our first time staying at this cabin. Very nicely furnished with everything we needed! Loved the back porch and firepit area! We will be back!!
Jun 2017
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Hidden Lake Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1968 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Posted check-out list must be followed & home left in good order as it was received. $10 charge for lost keys - $5 charge for lost parking hang tags.
  • You can arrive after anytime after 11am to check-in but time must be arranged in advance with property manager. Check-in is in-person to pick up keys.
  • Please complete & return rental agreement to confirm your booking.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Guest Bath on main level - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Lower Level Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • All bath, hand towels, and wash cloths are provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Guest Bedroom on main level - 1 double , 1 bunk bed
    Lower Level Guest Bedroom - 1 queen
  • All bedrooms have a dresser and end table. Linens provided for all bedrooms, including the pull-out (full size) sofa bed located in the basement area. All sheets, blankets, comforters and pillows are provided.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
There is a large binder containing all types of brochures, maps, things to see & do, menus, guides, etc. to help you find your way around the area easily. The Property Manager is on-site and lives within the community.


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Log Cabin Retreat At Hidden Lake (near Marion)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 13 reviews

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  • 3 of 5

Overall we had a relaxing weekend and the house was in good condition.

The kitchen is quite small, but luckily I was only there with my boyfriend.

The jacuzzi in the master bath was okay; the jets spit out some black funk like they hadn't been used in a while. The shower in the master bathroom was not good. The head was clogged and I felt like I might fall through the floor it was creaking so much. We were disappointed that there was no hot tub at the house. That was the one thing we wanted to use the most. We were also looking forward to taking nature walks through the woods, but couldn't because we were surrounded by private property. We would have had to drive to the (very short) nature trails included in the neighborhood. I guess we were just expecting something very different - a weekend alone in the woods, not a weekend in a subdivision of log cabins.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kristy, Thank you for staying with us, and leaving the home in good order! It was very nice meeting you both! I was disappointed to hear of your concerns, as I could have addressed things while you were here had I known. We do advertise as being located in a log home community, and are definitely not a secluded cabin in the woods. The home is 14 years old, and we do our best to keep up with the maintenance. The creaking in the shower floor was merely the type of underlayment used in the fiberglass shower pan, not the actual floor itself. A hot tub is not listed as being at the house, and while there is a small one down at our Lakeside Park common area, it is a seasonal amenity (only open during pool season). Thanks again and take care! With warm regards - Theresa
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  • 5 of 5

This was a wonderful getaway!! The cabin was beautiful and very relaxing!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

Beautiful cabin in a get-away-from-it-all location

  • 5 of 5

Aside from arriving in a snow storm and having to brave the snow-covered back-country roads the stay couldn't have been any better. The rental communication was excellent as were the directions to the cabin. The cabin was clean, check-in ready, and very livable. Excellent modern amenities were provided. It was very well equipped. The back deck was great for enjoying morning coffee and evening drinks. I'll look forward to my next stay at Hidden Lake when I need to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great holiday stay

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful stay with family over the holiday! Cabin had everything we needed for relaxing and cooking meals. We were delighted to find it well light with the heat on upon arrival. We'd love to return during the warmer months.

  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Relaxing stay in the mountains!!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a very relaxing stay at this property. It had everything we needed and more! Cabin was so clean and well appointed. The property manager Theresa was so easy to work with and made check-in a breeze. We'll definitely be back again! Thank you for a great vacation!!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Forest City, NC

Best Birthday Getaway Yet!

  • 5 of 5

Awesome home away from home (better than mine, lol)! I spent a long weekend with my friends celebrating my birthday and we could tell that the owners are super cool people by their awesome decor. SO FUN! The property is gorgeous, beautifully landscaped. Home is fully equipped with everything you need for a fun and relaxing weekend - even stuff I wouldn't even thought we would need! The property management is the absolute best! We had a minor problem during our stay but Theresa and her crew had it fixed in a jiffy! My only regret is that I had to leave... but I will be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
61 Miles
Asheville-1 hr, Charlotte 1.5 hrs, GSP 1.5 hrs
Nearest Barpub
14 Miles
Crabby Abby's
Nearest Golf
16 Miles
Marion Lake Club
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-40 at Exit 86
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Las Salsas - Mexican
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Nearest Beach
19 Miles
Paddy's Creek at Lake James State Park
Car: necessary

Some local attractions include: Lake James State Park, South Mountains State Park, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, Gem Mining, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Mount Mitchell State Park, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Lake Lure, Black Mountain, Biltmore Estate.




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning/Trash Removal $109
Refundable damage deposit $150
Tax Rate 11.75%

*Security deposit returned 7-10 business days after departure & upon satisfactory inspection of the home.
*We have a strict NO PETS Policy.
*This is a Smoke-Free residence.
*We regret that we are unable to accept bachelor or bachelorette parties, or large youth groups.
*You will need to setup a check-in time with me in advance, no earlier than 11am.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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