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Lake apartment, mountains, hiking and bears ….oh my!!

Bedrooms 2
Space 890 sq ft
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Adorable - Cabin Apartment lakeside with Mountain View and lake view in winter

Unique setting in the Western North Carolina mountains. Situated on a lake, this one bedroom apartment below main house offers nature, lake fishing, canoeing, swimming and loads of hiking and new age events close to the Asheville area. Come out to your screen porch for coffee and observe deer, wild turkeys, rabbits, and squirrels during the morning as well as the sound of the morning birds. In the evening the sound of crickets, frogs, and cicadas... If the season is right the morning and evening call of the whippoorwill. Occasional black Bear and bobcat

It is a perfect apartment size for 2. Maybe an occasional guest or 4 if for a night or two. Parking for 2 cars only. There is a stove, full fridge and whatever you may need to create some great meals, full bath/shower and one bedroom with Queen bed , living room has a daybed, sofabed, and linens. Wi Fi plus a smart TV equipped with an AppleTv allows streaming with a netflix account…plus a DVD player and VHS player and a basket full of movies, board games, outside seating and campfire. Re Campfire : Please keep it low , and have hose ready and use the firepit cover. Prior permission from owner as they are not allowed during droughts. Neighborhood is very strict with large campfires that are not attended or safe. No motorcycles allowed in the Resort, full use of the private beach. NO PETS or over 4 allowed in the unit.

The area offers a place of stillness, serenity and peace. Inside the gated community of Lake Lure Village Resort, you will find some nice meditation and hiking opportunities. Trails, waterfall and places to sit near the lake will bring you back into nature.

You will want to return each year….as I find it a place of 'retreat' check in 3pm and check out is 10am

More Details

Donna Morrison or John Morrison
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 13, 2018

About Donna Morrison or John Morrison

I live in the paradise of this cabin in the woods, in nature , surrounded by mountains and water. And the other part of the year I live at the Ocean. I have a beach condo. So feeling truly abundant and grateful. I love to travel and visit Asia , and South America whenever possible. I study Yoga, Buddhism and Healing Arts….I believe in the religion of love and by observing nature we can learn. I am curious and love life. Love to create beautiful spaces and enjoy helping others…..I hope you enjoy the space I created with this mountain get away. I hope to keep it fresh and inviting - and hope you will return again and again. :)

Donna Morrison or John Morrison purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Donna Morrison or John Morrison chose Lake Lure

Its hidden away from the world, but yet close enough to enter back in when you want. Come 'retreat' into the natural world. Get away from it all. You can only hear the sound of birds in the morning. Whipporwill, Hawk, Crow , never mind all the other songbirds…Bald Eagle spotted over the lake, White and Blue heron,Wild Turkeys in the yard. Bobcat was chasing one , one morning. Occasional Black Bear comes down from the mountain. Deer frequently in the yard every morning. Hummingbirds, butterflies, fireflies……it goes on….just magnificent to watch the stars at night and the moon and sun in the sky….:) I have mountain views and lake view in the winter. Open land behind the fire pit with hiking trails that lead to unbelievable views from the top of the rock face. Chimney Rock State Park is my neighbor.

What makes this apartment unique

Relax and renew :) Come back to yourself. Observe nature from the screen porch ,this location offers a nice retreat away. Equipped with a small outside weber grill ,central air, new smart tv where you may stream Pandora , Netflix or basic channels with Apple TV. No cable or dish, but Itunes, You tube , Netflix with an account. It has a small eat in kitchen with a mini stove, full fridge and small sink. Its perfect for 2-4 guests with an extra log double bed in the recreational room and a Daybed on the porch. Located in a gated community on the hardwood and tile floors, and U-verse internet which is pretty consistent and has good signal except for occasional storms . Att &T and Verizon towers nearby and WiFi for the most part


Lake Lure Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 890 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 24
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Shared bath
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , This is also a living room…with Smart TV and pull out couch.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
This area of Western North Carolina is quite beautiful. Lake Lure is the 5th largest man made lake in the USA. It is feed from the French Broad river and very clean and great for fishing (you need town permit) boating, and swimming. Hiking trails nearby (great one behind the house) and Bat Caves in the area. located 2 miles from downtown Chimney Rock, with nearby shops - Asheville only 25 miles away. Visit the Biltmore Castle , check out the farm to fresh restaurants and the new age community. Asheville is a hub for musicians and artists……you can find lots of activities and events and festivals pretty much year round.


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Lake apartment, mountains, hiking and bears ….oh my!!
average rating of 4.703704 based on 27 reviews

Great place to relax and enjoy nature!

  • 5 of 5

Great little getaway for me and my BFF! Had everything we needed for outdoor fun and just catching up. Private lake area was very nice and family friendly. We will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice and quiet

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed the stay. Nice, clean and quiet.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not kid friendly

  • 1 of 5

Embellished the amenities. Rude owner. Would not recommend.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Renter did not follow rules, left 4 bags of trash( 2 night stay) beer and fast food and let kids eat melon which drip all over the porch slate tile attracting ants!! Had to rebag and empty stinky trash .... She was rude and nasty on the phone.
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Relaxing getaway

  • 5 of 5

The owner was so nice in answering questions and being patient! The home was spotless and in a beautiful location. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

This was our first experience with VRBO! No compliants,would recommend. The Lake Lure cabin was everything as adverised. Extremely clean. Owner very helpful and friendly. After a stressful past 7 months this was perfect to regivenate and get back on track!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great little get away.

  • 5 of 5

Great location and space. Very well kept up by the owner. Very clean. We ran into some kinks on our part, Donna was very understanding and willing to accommodate our needs!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Riverside Grill
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Apple Valley
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
small sandy section at the lake

Chimney Rock State Park 5 min away,, Lake Lure - walk 10 min to the lake. Activities in Asheville (35 min) and Hendersonville (25) Black Mountain (35 min drive) and Tryon Horse Country (40 min away) Blue Ridge Parkway Entrance (30 min away) plus all the rockface climbing, Bat Caves, and hiking in the area.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $65
Refundable Damage Deposit $300

No pets allowed. Owner is allergic. Outside pets cannot stay because of Black Bears and Coyotes…..No children under the age of 6, and no more than 4 renting or sleeping over. Free parking, and use of Firepit- small campfires only with permission of owner- none allowed during drought periods. Rules apply :) Kitchenette is equipped with whatever you may need to cook simple meals in- small stove/ oven. Outside weber grill. Wifi on site and Smart Tv with Pandora or Netflix to use if you have an account. Motorcycles are not allowed in the neighborhood, it is a gated community on a lake with gravel roads. This cabin is on the top of a hill - hence the beautiful views….walk to lake in 5 minutes, waterfall and beach same distance. Hiking trails galore nearby and Chimney Rock State Park 8 minute drive. Beautiful nature with animals and birds all around. Find Peace in Quiet - yet near to Asheville for entertainment and wonderful farm to fresh restaurants and all the music and art you could possible want in a new-age creative artist town. :) 45 min drive to Asheville and the Biltmore Castle...Welcome to Western North Carolina You will have the downstairs unit, with a screen porch and one side of the driveway. Outside smoking area and use of the back firepit.check in 4pm and check out is 11am

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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