About the property
- Lodge5000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
5000 Sq Ft 2 Story Log Home; 6 bedrooms, 3 baths; 26 Acres in wooded setting
House: 5000 Square Foot, 2 story Log Home with 6 bedrooms and 3 baths. Large living room (20 x 40), fully equipped kitchen/dining room (16 x 40). Recreation room with pool table, utility room/washer and dryer, etc. Family room/library. Large screened porch (10 x 50).
Grounds: secluded 26 acres of forest, fields and lawns; mountain stream, picnic shelter and tables by the creek; Bar-B-Que pit and grills; Bonfire circle; Playground and Softball field; Barn
Location: 15 miles to both downtown Asheville and Hendersonville; 5 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway, NC Arboretum, French Broad River rafting/canoeing and hiking trails. 5 miles to Asheville Airport. 5 miles to Mills River Recreation Area/Fly fishing, etc. 15 miles to Biltmore Estate House and Gardens. 5 miles to Biltmore Park/shopping, restaurants, banks, movies, etc. 20 miles to Brevard, music festival, etc. 15 miles to Piscah National Fores/cradle of forestry, pioneer village and sliding rock. 20 miles to Flat Rock Playhouse. 40 miles to ski slopes
Ideal for family vacations, corporate retreats and events.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within two days
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 22, 2018
About James Padgett
Retired couple, having raised their family in this unique setting, has moved to smaller accommodations... Can now share this special property with others.
James Padgett purchased this Lodge in 1962
Why James Padgett chose Arden
Unique in the mountain settings of Western North Carolina. Cool, green retreat from harried, hot city life... yet convenient to everything the area has to offer.
What makes this Lodge unique
Something for everybody from well-stocked library, pool table, hammock on the porch, to playground, softball field, picnics and bonfire circle on the creek.
Great open cabin with plenty of room for your family. Did not feel like had enough blankets for winter weather but used heat and fireplace . The cabin has still a lot of family things around in all rooms. We had to make sure not to disturb things and with a family group that is difficult. The kitchen has pots and dishes to use but alot once again has personal belonging that had to be careful . We enjoyed our stay.
We enjoyed having you folks as our guests....forgot to tell you where additional blankets and quilts are kept, but sounds like you stayed warm. So far, we are having a near record cold winter and a foot deep snow. We hope you will come back in the spring and/or enjoy our cool summers and colorful fall. Thanks for your comments.
Yes, we do need to edit the personal items still in the lodge, but we hope you enjoyed the library, photographs, etc....after raising our family there and over 50 years of residence, there's a lot of stuff to dispose of. Please visit with us again at Whippoorwill. The Padgetts.
Wonderful house, great location!
We loved Whippoorwill! It was a perfect place for our family to celebrate a birthday. Close to wonderful hiking and downtown Asheville! Patrick was flexible and responsive throughout our stay.
This was our second time to rent Whipporwill at Christmas time! Thank you for letting us rent your beautiful home again! We love the kitchen with the big windows and room for the entire family to cook, eat, and have fun together in a huge welcoming space with a gas fireplace. We also enjoyed the wood burning fireplace in the living room each night! Our 4-year-old granddaughter had fun discovering toys and fun spaces to play! Thank you Jim and Patrick for making us feel so welcome!
Family Vacation & Reception Venue
I meant to write this review awhile ago!
I had first contacted James about this property as it met my vision for a outdoors reception. My husband and I eloped at the courthouse last year, but still needed to plan a reception. No “wedding” venues met my fancy, so I decided I would find a private home where I could stay (and my family, plenty of room for all of us!) and hold the event. They were VERY helpful and responsive throughout the booking process. They also didn’t mind that I’d be having an event, which seems to be hard to find on VRBO.
I was there over Easter weekend. My parents, and my sister and her family came from Ontario, Canada to stay. They loved the home. We also had room for another set of friends, and my sister-in-law and her family. All six bedrooms were put to use most nights (the top "kid" room is adorable!)! The house itself is very nice, you can tell it’s custom and was a family home. It was a little chilly, as it’s an older home and there weren’t many spare blankets available. So if you are coming anytime other than summer I would recommend bringing some extra blankets, as well some extra towels, and some slippers! The fireplaces were nice though and helped with the coldness for sure. There is even a book in the living room about the history of the house, very interesting!
The grounds are beautiful. I feel we missed everything blossoming by just a couple weeks, but I could definitely see the potential. Their son, Patrick, lives on the property (his cabin can be seen from the back porch). He was helpful in terms of making sure we had everything we needed, and he also assisted in landscape clean up for our reception. They allowed me to put up a large rental tent, and do a parking lot in the upper parking lot. The pictures we got done are beautiful, if you would like to view the gallery they are available here: http://deeanakourtneyphotography.pass.us/brushrumley/ (My photographer is also available to come back if you decide to have something similar to this!).
All in all, this was the perfect place to have my “backyard boho get-together reception” as well as a place to relax! I wish I had more time to explore the grounds of all the 20 acres, but there just wasn’t the time getting ready for our event. I plan to return one day to reminisce!
This was a perfect setting to bring all of our family together. The house was big enough that everyone had there own space, but also had space to accommodate us when all together. The setting was amazing with the little Brook running through the property and just right for our grandson to fish in and he caught 6 little suckers!!! The game room with the pool table was a big hit and of course the big front porch with hammock was so relaxing.
We loved that they not only recycled by but also composted too. Jim and son Patrick could not of been anymore welcoming and making you feel right at home. I would highly recommend this amazing house and property to come and stay. It was out in the country but not too far from Ashville, the blue ridge parkway and the Biltmore. We would definitely stay here again!! Thank you for sharing your historic log home with our family.
just what we needed
Owner on property was very helpful. 9 guys on a cycling trip with plenty of room for each of us and our bikes (18 bikes). Nice setting and centrally located for our needs.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
A one-time, non-refundable $200.00 cleaning fee is due on arrival.