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1 / 41 The Catawba Falls Lodge



Pets allowed:
Wi-Fi available:

4 Full baths, 1 Half bath

Description from owner


If you are looking for a unique mountain getaway experience, you have found it! This is the place where family quality time, fun and memories will be made. This immaculately maintained 4200 square foot, 3 level, newer custom log home will meet and exceed your expectations for a mountain vacation. This is our 6th season of offering the premier vacation destination in the Asheville/Black Mountain area.

The home is located in Catawba Falls Preserve, a gated mountain community preserve with paved roads located just 8 miles (15 minutes) from the town of Black Mountain and 23 miles (30 minutes) from Asheville. The community backs up to the Pisgah National Forest and is the home for an abundance of wildlife including black bear, deer, turkey, birds and many other animals.

This home is set up perfectly for 2 families or multiple couples to vacation together. There are two king master bedroom suites on levels two and three. Each master suite has a large jacuzzi tub, double granite sinks, and a walk in shower. Bedroom 3 on the upper level can be a third master with a queen bed and a twin bed with a full bathroom. Bedroom 4 on the lower level has a queen bed, a sofa and one twin bed. Bedroom 5 on the lower level has a bunkbed and a trundle bed. This bunk room has one full and 2 twin beds and is perfect for the kiddos. The home can accommodate 13 comfortably in beds. Much of the house cabin decor was acquired locally in Black Mountain and Asheville and we just refurnished the great room in April 2016.

The property is very quiet, peaceful and private and sits on 2 acres with breathtaking views all around. The deck wraps around with plenty of seating and relaxing in the hammock and swing chairs. There is a large back deck for entertaining with a hot tub, picnic bench, BBQ, table and chairs and loungers. This is the place for relaxing and enjoying the long range mountain views and listening to the sounds of nature.

The game room is where the fun is! You will love entertaining and watching the big game here with a pub style wet bar featuring a pool table, ping-pong, 2 arcade games, TV and shuffleboard. Your kids will not be bored at this house! For nature lovers, there is hiking, waterfalls and abundant wildlife in the Preserve.

The home and kitchen are very well stocked with all your basic supplies needed for your vacation week. The beds are all made up prior to your arrival and we provide towels and linens.

We keep our availability calendar up to date. Please check our calendar before inquiring about availability. We usually respond to all email inquiries right away or within a few hours. If you inquire by phone and there is no answer, please leave a message (Note the name of this home is "Catawba Falls Lodge") with the dates requested and any other details and we will get back to you as soon as possible, usually within an hour. We have a 3 night minimum requirement in the off season (Sept, Nov-May excluding holidays and spring break) and a 7 night minimum in season (Memorial Day through Labor Day and October with a Saturday turnover) and all holidays and spring break. Please do not inquire for less than 3 nights.

***If this property is booked, please inquire about my other similar affiliated properties. I own this home but manage several other similar log cabins and homes in this community and in Black Mountain, Brevard, Maggie Valley and Burnesville.

Please check out our prior guest reviews. This is our 6th season of vacation renting and we continue to upgrade and add amenities to our home for our guests' based on their recommendations. This house truly is a one of a kind mountain experience. We make it very easy for our guests so they can enjoy their vacation. Thank you for considering our log home for your mountain vacation.

Beds: 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, 5 Twin Beds

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 7247146

About the area

The home is located in Catawba Falls Preserve, a gated mountain community preserve with paved roads located just 8 miles (15 minutes) from the town of Black Mountain and 23 miles (30 minutes) from Asheville. The community backs up to the Pisgah National Forest and is the home for an abundance of wildlife including black bear, deer, turkey, birds and many other animals. Enjoy a really unique getaway. You will feel away from it all yet you will be only 15 minutes (8 miles) to Black Mountain and 30 minutes (23 miles) to Asheville, NC. Why the Owner Chose Black Mountain: After living in South Florida for 20 years, we searched for an escape up in the mountains. We built this custom log home in 2007 and vacationed in it for 2 years. We enjoyed this incredible lifestyle so much that we decided in to move to Asheville in the summer of 2009. We briefly lived at the lodge and really enjoyed it. We have since opened a medical office in Asheville and need to be close to the practice as well as the kid's school. That is the reason we have now decided to offer this incredible property for others to enjoy. We know you will love this property and the breathtaking mountains as much as we do! The Unique Benefits at this Lodge: Bordering a vast forest preserve, Catawba Falls presents gated acreage homesites with stunning views of the Pisgah National Forest. You'll feel a thousand miles away in your mountainside dream vacation home, yet you'll be minutes from the culture and conveniences of Asheville and Black Mountain. There are numerous hiking trails, streams and rivers, and waterfalls nearby. Wildlife is abundant in the Preserve. The most common animals that you may encounter are deer, wild turkey, rabbits, birds, fox, and black bears. Of course, there is absolutely no hunting in the Preserve. If this property is unavailable, we may have others available. We manage several similar 4-5 bedroom homes in this community.

Owner profile

Michael M.
Years listed:
Based in:
United States

Languages spoken: English


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Vacation Home Rentals using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
No smoking at this property



  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
    Bedroom 3: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 4: Queen Bed Twin bed
    Bedroom 5: Bunk bed Twin bed


  • Air conditioning
  • Grill
  • Heating
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Golf
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding
  • Pool or snooker table


  • 4 Full baths
  • 1 Half bath

Reviews (8)

8 reviews

“Great Winter Get-a-way!”

Reviewed 16 Dec 2016

As a corporate event planner, I brought my executive team on a quick mid-week retreat to refresh for the new year. This home was the perfect escape. With plenty of space for everyone to stay and have their own space - it was perfect for everyone. The location was ideal and we were able to enjoy The Spa at Grove Park and Christmas at Biltmore all in one day and return back to our private spot and enjoy each other's company by the house's many fireplaces. Their were so many features that truly made the experience, like the water feature and fire pit outside - PLUS the beds were the softest, most relaxing beds ever. I would highly recommend this for any one looking for a appropriately secluded location to feel like royalty in their mansion cabin and yet be close enough to enjoy all that the cute city of Asheville has to offer.

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to have you and your group back again.

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My family and I looked for a spring break vacation home in the mountains to get out of the South Florida heat and boy did we find it! This home was an incredible experience for us Floridians. The log built home was beautiful, the kitchen was very well stocked with all that one would need while on vacation and the open floor plan and great room were perfect. All the beds and bedrooms were very comfortable. The mountains and views were breathtaking. Our kids were constantly entertained in the awesome game room with pool, ping pong, shuffleboard and arcade games. The hot tub on the back deck overlooking the mountains was an added bonus. Black Mountain is a very nice little town 15 minutes from the cabin where we found great shops, restaurants and breweries. Asheville is only another 15 minutes to the west. The community of Catawba Falls Preserve was very nice with miles of hiking trails, streams and beautiful waterfalls, all very close by. It shows that the owners take great pride in this property and go all out to ensure a great vacation. The cabin was very clean when we arrived. The owners were a pleasure to deal with and answered any questions or concerns immediately. We would highly recommend this vacation home to anyone who wants a 5 star experience!
Shannon L. - Boca Raton, FL

I'm not one to write a glowing review unless it's well deserved and this log home is worthy of a fantastic review. I'm confident you will agree with me if you get the chance to experience the beauty and serenity of this unique property for yourself. My first morning started out with a cup of coffee, sitting out on the deck looking out towards the mountain peaks. The only thing I could hear from the deck was the sound of birds singing and the leaves rustling reminding me that, "Life is Good" especially when your in a beautiful cabin in Black Mountain! I discovered hiking trails just outside the door, that led above the cabin into the woods and below the cabin down to a creek. The Catawba Falls hike is somewhat challenging but well worth it. The waterfall was absolutely stunning. The highlight of my stay was a bear sighting early in the morning as a mother bear and her two cubs were casually strolling by. We also have seen other animals in the Preserve including a family of wild turkeys and a few deer. The property itself was very clean with high end finishes and had all the amenities you would expect from a high-end cabin rental. The game room with the pool table, pong pong and wet bar was a plus as well as the hot tub on the back deck. The property is very private with no visible neighbors. The owners were great to work with and were always available to answer any questions. I have already booked my next stay and look forward to sharing this property with my friends and family!
Barbara E.

Wonderful location in the mountains just outside of Black mountain and close to Asheville. Cozy and spacious log cabin with beautiful mountain views and easy access ability to Catawba Falls and community hiking trails. We especially enjoyed the game room and hot tub on the back deck as well as the views. This home had plenty of room where we can all gather together or have our own space and privacy when needed. Everything one could want in a vacation home was provided. The decor was great and the home was very clean. You can tell the owners take a lot of pride in this place! We will definitely be back.
William S.

Our family has the best time at this beautiful log home. It was well-suited for our extended family of 12. All age groups had the best time. The kitchen was well-equipped with every possible accessory. The views and comfort of the home were especially appreciated. The game room was a big hit by all. Pool, ping pong, shuffle board and arcade games. What more can one need. We were very impressed on the cleanliness of the log home. The owners were a pleasure and very quick to respond to any questions we had. We would definitely stay here again in the summer.
Joanne W. -Ft. Lauderdale

My family had a wonderful spring break at this beautiful log home. We enjoyed spending time on the covered deck. It is perfect just to sit out there and listen to the sounds of the nature. The game room was also a big hit, especially on a rainy day. There is something for everyone. The adults enjoyed playing pool while our toddler had the best time playing at the art and craft table. The older kids enjoyed the video arcade games. We found the house very clean. We have stayed at many vacations properties and this house is definitely well kept. The house is warm and comfortable and afforded us some needed quality family time. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to enjoy your lovely mountain home.