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Family Friendly Forge Mountain Lodge/ Panoramic Views/ Convenient to Asheville

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,450 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Spectacular Views! 5 Bedrooms, 3 Bathroom Mountain Top Lodge, Family Friendly

Secluded but very convenient, this lodge is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest! MountainViews Lodge is 4450 sq. ft. and is located in a gated community at 3200 feet (which makes for the spectacular views) with a 2 lane paved gentle incline access road. Only minutes from the main 5 lane road that provides easy and direct access to the Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard areas! 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 enjoy all types of activities - everything from multiple waterfalls, hiking, fishing, golfing, scenic drives, restaurants, and shopping to many more activities.

This is a custom built 4450 sq. ft. two story lodge with an open floor plan. There is only one small step for entry on either level so this house is 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. Plenty of space to gather together with your group or lots of private spaces to get away and enjoy as well. High speed wireless internet is provided throughout lodge. Self sustaining whole house generator, central air. 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!

Enjoy the cool gentle breezes in the summer. The elevation of the lodge makes the air about 5 degrees cooler than in the towns during summertime. In fact, there really is no need for air conditioning most of the year. Imagine yourself having a busy day full of fun & activities but knowing you are coming back to relax in the serenity of the lodge.

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 a piece of heaven.


The Great Room is open with cathedral ceiling and jaw dropping views! Large seating area, stone gas fireplace with remote to warm winter guests, 48” HDTV Smart TV.

The Dining Room is open with the Great Room and Kitchen. Large table with seating for 10.

TWO fully equipped kitchens – one on each level! Upper level kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and granite countertop. This kitchen is next to open dining room/ great room with a large table for group meals. The kitchen on the lower level is open to the game room for easy access to fix a snack while enjoying the pool table and air hockey.

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 on the deck in the rockers and use the Weber Gas Grill to fix lunch/ supper on the deck. The deck can be accessed from the Sunroom or the Serenity Bedroom on main floor.

Cozy Sunroom - Windows/ sliding door all along 2 walls to enjoy the views from this room! This is a great get away room - perfect for enjoying the quiet to read a book or just to hang out. The sliding door opens on to the large back deck. Seating area, 48” HDTV Smart TV.

Game Room – lower level. Includes Brunswick pool table, 8 ft air hockey, commercial Nordic Track treadmill, folding ping pong table and HDTV. Sliding glass door from the game room leads out to the 7 seat Hot Tub. 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!)

Serenity Bedroom: Upper level Master Suite - King Bed. French doors open to the back deck. This Master Suite has a gorgeous private Full Bath (#1) - Glass & Tile Shower, plus a separate Jetted Tub!

Oriental Bedroom: Lower level King Bed – attached to Full Bath (#2)

Flower Garden Bedroom: Lower level Queen Sleigh Bed – access to Full Bath (#2)

Woodland Bedroom: Upper level - Beautiful Queen Bed – Full Bath (#3)

Patriotic Bedroom: Upper level - 2 Twin Beds (can be made into King Bed, if you prefer) – Full Bath (#3)

A portable pack n play and high chair are also available upon request.

All full baths have glass shower doors. A washer and dryer are provided in a separate laundry room on the upper level.

Enjoy the views, nature and wildlife, while relaxing from the comfort and luxury of our lodge. You will not forget the spectacular and breathtaking views that you will enjoy. Don’t forget to bring your camera because this lodge is definitely made to make memories that you will want to take home with you.

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 white squirrels. The Brevard area is known for having white squirrels around the area. The deer and turkey corn and almonds for the squirrels for feeding the animals is included with the lodge rental.

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! You also have access to 24/7 maintenance.

All lodge stays are provided with a welcoming basket which include a bottle of Biltmore wine. Towels, linens, kitchenware and all basic items for your stay are provided.

We are looking forward to you experiencing MountainViews Lodge!

More Details

Bonnie & John
Member since: 2016
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2017

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 Smoky Mountains

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 some of the best views in the area, and is so 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.


Mills River Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4450 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • 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 ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , granite countertop, marble floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , granite countertop, tile floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , tile floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Oriental Bedroom - 1 king
    Patriotic Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , 2 twins can be made into king if you prefer
    Flower Garden Bedroom - 1 queen
    Woodlands Bedroom - 1 queen
    Serenity Bedroom - 1 king , 4 poster king size bed, door from bedroom onto back deck
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
7 seat hot tub on lower level No other houses butted against MountainViews Lodge like other rentals. If you want a true mountain retreat, this is it! Come & see us!


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(29 traveler reviews)

Family Friendly Forge Mountain Lodge/ Panoramic Views/ Convenient to Asheville
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews

The property was amazing. Great views and lots of wildlife.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Bonnie and John were great. I look forward to staying here again im the future.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Views is a MUST stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family invaded Asheville for a wedding. A group of us (9) stayed here. All adults. We had a blast! And this house is SPECTACULAR! Bonnie & John were wonderful in advance and during our stay. So accommodating! The house is gorgeous, the views spectacular! Highly, highly recommend...A++!!

  • Submitted: May 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed two nights with a group of friends, and everyone had only the best things to say about the home and the experience with John and Bonnie. They are the most hospitable hosts, and their home is immaculately clean and includes everything you need and then some. We would go back in a heartbeat, and I will definitely send any friends or family needing lodging to this listing. Wonderful experience! Some of our favorite things: sunrises from the great room are just gorgeous, the hot tub with amazing views, feeding animals in front of the house, the game room - air hockey/ping pong/billiards, and the attention to detail! Thanks again, John and Bonnie.

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Better than the pictures!

  • 5 of 5

The house is beautiful at the very top of the mountain. The views and the wildlife around the area are absolutely breathtaking. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking for a nice getaway.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Definitely a Mountain Retreat....getaway in the clouds

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house for a girls weekend. We had 9 women and the house was AMAZING!!! We could not have asked for more. The layout was perfect for us and allowed us to all gather in one place, be it the kitchen or the living room or the game room. Having the hot tub was such a great perk. John and Bonnie are the best of hosts. They gave a thorough introduction to the house, and the animals that call the area their home. We even had a Harvey (the white squirrel) siting and made sure she got her almonds. The house is set on a mountain top with a sweeping view that was so amazing to wake up to every morning. It's about 30 minutes from downtown which was fine with us as we drove down and spent the whole day. It's also really close to Sierra Nevada Brewery and two grocery stores. We really couldn't have asked for more.

  • Submitted: Mar 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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MountainViews Lodge met and exceeded the need for our family time and holiday celebration

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Bonnie and John for sharing your home with this family of 10. It was perfect for our grandchildren in the gameroom downstairs and the older children in the sunroom. Hubby and I enjoyed the great room with the fireplace and 9 foot Christmas tree while we listened and enjoyed the sounds of family once again. The house itself was immaculate and very easy to keep that way. I loved watching the sunrise from bed every morning. All the amenities were well thought out and made my job easy. We enjoyed the deer, turkeys and Harvey. Found out if you are late getting up, Harvey will still show up for her almonds!

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Etowah Valley Golf
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Olive Garden, Chili's, Cracker Barrel, Carrabas
Car: necessary

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!


Rates & Availability

Mills River Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer Season
May 22 2017 - Aug 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Late Summer Season
Aug 14 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Non-Peak Season
Sep 6 2017 - Sep 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Non-Peak Season
Oct 30 2017 - Nov 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
4 night minimum stay
Non-Peak Season
Nov 27 2017 - Dec 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas/ New Year's
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 7 2018
4 night minimum stay
Non-Peak Season
Jan 8 2018 - Apr 8 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $495
cleaning fee $195 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

You must be at least 25 years old to rent this property.

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.

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