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Relax With Awesome Mountain Views! Close To Asheville, Hendersonville, Brevard

Mills River, NC, USA
  • Lodge4450 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

5 Star Mtn Views! Family Friendly - 5 Bedrooms, 3 Full Bath Mountain Top Lodge

Experience your best mountain vacation with awesome panoramic views from the mountain ridge!! Absolutely the best views in the area!!! Enjoy hiking while visiting multiple waterfalls, golfing, fishing, Biltmore Estate, scenic drives, sightseeing, restaurants, and shopping and much more to knowing you are returning each evening to the luxury, relaxation and serenity of the lodge. The lodge is in a secluded setting (no other houses butted up against it) but very convenient (only minutes from the main 5 lane road that provides easy and direct access to the Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard areas.)

Enjoy the views, nature and wildlife, while relaxing with the comfort and luxury of the lodge. You will not forget the spectacular and breathtaking all year round views that you will enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your camera! The views are ever changing. Some mornings you are living above the clouds; sometimes the fog is wisping through the valley below; other times, you can see for miles. You may also see a small plane or helicopter flying through the valley and realize that they are at the same altitude that you are. It's like experiencing your own piece of heaven!

MountainViews Lodge is 4450 sq. ft. with an open floor plan. Plenty of space to gather together with your group or lots of spaces for privacy as well. The lodge is located in a gated community at 3200 feet (which makes for the spectacular views) with a 2 lane paved gentle incline access road. This warm and inviting lodge is surrounded by virgin forest and is just far enough away from the hustle and bustle to provide maximum relaxation, yet close enough to 3 different towns for you to explore.

The kids, even big kids (adults), will enjoy viewing and even putting feed out for the gentle wildlife that are right outside the lodge's door! These furry residents include many deer, turkeys, and sometimes even a white squirrel. The Brevard area is known for white squirrels. The deer and turkey corn for feeding the animals is provided. Towels, linens, kitchenware and all basic items for your stay are provided.

There is only one small step for entry into the lodge on either level. Great for someone that may have some mobility limitations. There is a separate entrance to the lower level of the house for privacy or inside stairs to go from one level to another. A portable pack n play, high chair, and baby gate are available upon request. High speed wireless internet is provided throughout lodge, 3 HD TV’s (DirecTV) with DVR’s, central air, paved road access and self sustaining whole house generator. 2 car garage - parking for 4 cars total (no roadside parking or motorcycles allowed). There is a grocery nearby where other vehicles could be parked, if need be. The lodge is immaculately clean, clean, clean!


Main Floor:

The Great Room is open concept with cathedral ceiling, wall of windows for jaw dropping views, stone gas fireplace with remote, and large seating area.

The Dining Room is part of the open concept with the great room. Large table with seating for 10.

Fully equipped kitchen - includes stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This kitchen is next to open dining room/ great room.

Cozy Sunroom - Windows/ sliding door along 2 walls to enjoy more views from this room. This is a great get away room - perfect quiet spot to read a book or to just hang out. The sliding door opens on to the large back deck.

Serenity Bedroom: Master Suite opens on to the back deck with more views! King bed. En-suite bathroom with glass & tile shower plus a separate jetted tub.

Woodland Bedroom: Queen Bed with lovely view.

Patriotic Bedroom: 2 Twin Beds

2nd Full bath with glass door shower.

Large 80 ft. long Deck - The deck runs the full length of the back of the house. Perfect for drinking your morning coffee while watching the spectacular sunrises over the mountains! Sit in the rockers on the deck or use the gas grill to fix your meals. Tables for seating for 10 on deck. The deck can be accessed from the sunroom or the Serenity bedroom on main floor.

Laundry room with washer and dryer.

Lower Level:

Game Room – Brunswick pool table, 8 ft air hockey, commercial Nordic Track treadmill, folding ping pong table, board and card games for all ages, and some preschool toys and books as well.

Hot Tub Spa - Sliding glass door from the game room leads out to the 7 seat hot tub with bistro table/ seating. Sip a glass of wine while relaxing in the hot tub after a busy day of sightseeing and shopping and enjoy the mountain night time lights. (The night lights across the valley and mountains are just about as pretty as the daytime views!)

Kitchen on the lower level as well! This kitchen is open to the game room for easy access to fix a snack while enjoying the game room.

Oriental Bedroom - King Bed.

Flower Garden Bedroom - Queen Sleigh Bed.

Full bath with glass shower door connecting the 2 bedrooms.

This lodge is family oriented; NOT a party house rental. This lodge rental is for a peaceful, serene, relaxing vacation in an upscale setting with convenient access. We strive for your stay at MountainViews Lodge to be as worry-free as possible. If you have questions about anything, we are available!

We are looking forward to you experiencing MountainViews Lodge!


Bonnie & John

Member Since 2016
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 21, 2018
About Bonnie & John

We visited the Asheville area for 25 years as vacationers like yourselves. Finally, we couldn't stand being away from this magnificent area even for a short while so we moved here permanently about 12 years ago and have never regretted it. So much to do and see! We want to share this wonderful area with you and your family. Caution: Most people fall in love with the mountains and have a very hard time leaving!

Bonnie & John purchased this Lodge in 2005

Why Bonnie & John chose Horse Shoe

This property is a rare combination of many things. We searched for a long time before finding this property. It has the most amazing year round views, quiet, secluded, gated community yet is only minutes from the main 5 lane road that gives easy access to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. We had this home built in 2005 to our specifications. Every window in this house has a great view! You literally feel like you are experiencing a piece of heaven because many days you are living above the clouds! We guarantee you will fall in love with the beauty of this area!

What makes this Lodge unique

This property is unique as it actually sets in the Pisgah National Forest, has the best views in the area, and is centrally located to all of the area's activities! Experience the wildlife around the lodge - visitors can leave the feed out for the gentle wildlife and watch them come close to the lodge.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Oriental Bedroom
        1 king
      • Flower Garden Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Woodlands Bedroom
        1 queen
      • Serenity Bedroom
        1 king, 4 poster king size bed, door from bedroom onto back deck
      • Patriotic Bedroom
        2 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, granite countertop, marble floor
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower, granite countertop, tile floor
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower, 2 sink granite counter vanity/ tile floor

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
              Million dollar views year round!


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Internet
                          free high speed wifi. Works throughout the house and on the deck.
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          outside vented propane fireplace with remote
                        • Fitness Room / Equipment
                          commercial NordicTrack treadmill
                        • Garage
                          2 car enclosed garage
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                          All high quality grade bed linen provided.
                        • Living Room
                          Large great room to gather. Vaulted ceiling with the AMAZING views of the mountains and valley.
                        • Parking
                          4 car maximum- sorry, no motorcycles allowed. All vehicles must be parked in 2 car garage or in the driveway. No parking on the road. There is a grocery nearby where other vehicles could be parked
                        • Towels Provided
                          Plenty of bath and hand towels, washcloths provided. Separate towels provided for hot tub.
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Kuering coffee maker in both kitchens and a Mr. Coffee in upstairs kitchen
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Plenty of dishes, pots & pans, silverware in both kitchens
                            • Dishwasher
                              Dishwasher in upper level kitchen
                            • Kitchen
                              2 full kitchens! - one on each level. Upper level kitchen has granite countertop, bay window, stainless steel appliances. Lower level kitchen has full size appliances, open access to game room.
                            • Microwave
                              Microwaves in both kitchens
                            • Oven
                              Full size ovens in both kitchens
                            • Pantry Items
                              Paper towels, dishwashing detergent, k-cups, creamer, coffee filters, Pam spray, salt & pepper are all furnished.
                            • Refrigerator
                              Upper level kitchen has stainless steel side by side refrigerator. Full size refrigerator in lower level kitchen.
                            • Stove
                              Full size ranges in both kitchens
                            • Toaster
                              Toasters in both kitchens


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Upper level formal dining area has seating for 10 overlooking great room huge bay windows; upper level kitchen has seating for 4 by front bay window. Lower level kitchen table has seating for 6.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • Books
                                      Childrens books
                                    • DVD Player
                                      3 DVD players
                                    • Game Room
                                      Air hockey
                                    • Games
                                      Monopoly, Scrabble, Twister, puzzle, Jenga, decks of cards
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Pool Table
                                      Brunswick pool table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Television
                                      (2) 48 inch Smart TV's on upper level - located in great room and sunroom, (1) HDTV TV on lower level in game room
                                    • Toys


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          800 sq. ft deck. Sunroom and master bedroom open onto the 80 ft. long deck. Tables for eating on deck + rockers & chairs for just relaxing.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber grill


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                            • wheelchair accessible
                                              (1) 4 1/2 inch step from garage to main floor

                                              Pool / Spa

                                                • Hot Tub
                                                  enjoy private 7 seat hot tub with mountain views


                                                    • churches
                                                    • festivals
                                                    • health/beauty spa
                                                    • playground
                                                    • restaurants
                                                    • winery tours

                                                      Leisure Activities

                                                        • antiquing
                                                        • bird watching
                                                        • horseback riding
                                                        • outlet shopping
                                                        • photography
                                                        • scenic drives
                                                        • shopping
                                                        • sight seeing
                                                        • walking
                                                        • wildlife viewing

                                                          Local Services & Businesses

                                                            • ATM/bank
                                                            • fitness center
                                                            • groceries
                                                            • hospital
                                                            • laundromat
                                                            • massage therapist
                                                            • medical services

                                                              Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                                • kayaking
                                                                • cycling
                                                                • fishing
                                                                • fly fishing
                                                                • freshwater fishing
                                                                • golf
                                                                • hiking
                                                                • equestrian events
                                                                • mountain biking
                                                                • mountain climbing
                                                                • mountaineering
                                                                • rafting
                                                                • rock climbing
                                                                • water tubing
                                                                • whitewater rafting


                                                                    • No other houses butted against MountainViews Lodge like other rentals. If you want a true mountain retreat, this is it! Come & see us!

                                                                      House Rules

                                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                      48 Reviews


                                                                      Latest reviews

                                                                      Beautiful Mountain Views & Awsome Lodge

                                                                      Dennis M.Orlando, FL, USA

                                                                      We had a delightful time with our family on a holiday vacation at MountainViews Lodge. Owners John and Bonnie were very attentive to detail with the cleanliness of the entire "home away from home," the lodge was totally equipped in every way from kitchen to bedrooms to bathrooms to downstairs play area, and the view from the back deck was breathtaking! We enjoyed gorgeous sunrises every morning coming up over the mountain range and glorious sunsets over the mountains to the west. We all enjoyed seeing the deer and other wildlife right outside. Our family said it was a week of very special memories for ourselves and our grandchildren! It is also in close proximity to Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard. It will be hard to ever top this week!!!

                                                                      Beautiful house with amazing views

                                                                      Chris W.

                                                                      I can't say enough good things about our stay. The house was cozy and well equipped. The pictures don't do the views justice. Bonnie & John were great and I'd highly recommend a stay at their lovely home.

                                                                      Truly Unique

                                                                      Garrett R.

                                                                      Our family of 10 spent Thanksgiving at Bonnie & John's lodge. It checked all of the boxes for us, but several aspects stood out. First, Bonnie & John could not be more considerate and responsive. They gave us useful advice about the area and things to do leading up to and during our visit, but they were very respectful of our privacy. Second, and not to be emphasized enough, the views from the lodge are unbelievable. We spent a good portion of our days sitting on the deck or inside just taking in sunrises, sunsets, and everything in between. Third, the property is secluded. There is not a house nearby and it is at the top of the mountain. If you are looking to get away, this works.

                                                                      Wonderful mountain weekend

                                                                      Anna j.Conway, SC

                                                                      The photos do no do justice ! This house and location are spectacular! The owners are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the view sooo much . We had wonderful meals and good times watching college football . I would highly recommend this property !

                                                                      Wonderful Home‼️

                                                                      Sybil M.Pawleys Island, SC

                                                                      Our group had the most wonderful time and this home and location could not have been any better. The home has the most modern amenities as well as anything you might need to enjoy your stay.

                                                                      The owners were very accommodating and made us feel at home.

                                                                      Would not hesitate to go back on future vacations.

                                                                      Wonderful! Beautiful! Tranquil!

                                                                      Lynn D.

                                                                      Loved it!!! Was best house I have ever rented! View was beautiful! Hot tub was great!


                                                                      Mills River, NC, USA

                                                                      Lodge is secluded but centrally located for convenient access to many activities! Downtown Asheville - 30 minutes/ Hendersonville - 25 minutes/ Brevard - 20 minutes. Asheville Regional Airport is only 9 minutes away! Many activities are close to the lodge: Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Brevard Music Center, Flat Rock Playhouse, Carl Sandburg house, Dupont hiking trails & waterfalls (where Hunger Games was filmed), "Land of the Waterfalls" (Brevard/ Transylvania County) - 250 waterfalls to explore, Pisgah National Forest Park with many hiking and biking trails, fish hatchery, Sliding Rock, Mount Pisgah, Looking Glass Falls, Blue Ridge Parkway, 9 public golf courses, multiple breweries (Sierra Nevada, Oskar Blues, Pisgah Brewing, Wicked Weed, and more), Asheville Arboretum, Asheville Tourists baseball, many art galleries, live music and festivals, shopping, and local restaurants, outlet mall, WNC Farmers Market, Billy Graham's The Cove, Asheville Fun Depot, Zen Tubing & more! Whether your interests include being active outdoors such as biking, hiking, canoeing or you just want a quiet and restful vacation enjoying the natural beauty - this is the place for you and your family!

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