Saturday, June 6, 2009

Ridgecrest View: NC Mountain-Top Log Cabin Vacation Rental

or 919-542-4737

Location: Young's Mountain, Lake Lure NC, near Chimney Rock NC, and approximately 30 miles east of Asheville.

Cost: $125/night or $800 per week, (plus tax @ 12.75%) and $80 cleaning fee for any amount of stay.     (Year round rental, with central heat and air conditioning)

Restrictions: NO SMOKING. Responsible adults/families only; this is a private home.
                       2 night minimum stay.

The Cabin is indeed on top of a mountain, in a safe and private community. The community has customary maintained mountain roads. It is a 1.7 mile road to the top, which has the usual switchbacks and appropriate steep grade. I climb this road routinely with my 4 cylinder, front wheel drive Toyota Corolla. Renters with hybrids have climbed the road. Small rear-wheel drive pick-up trucks do not do well.

Cabin Overview

* fully-furnished modern log cabin, built 2003
* spectacular long-range views to North (to Mt. Mitchell State Park) and SC
* approximately 1500 sq ft
* main level with open living, dining and kitchen area

* Queen master bedroom with long range mountain views, private full bath, and access to deck and spa.

* Loft with double futon bed, single bed, a game/puzzle/activity table, books & puzzles
* A tiny loft off the loft... great reading & thinking spot!

* Lower level queen bedroom with full bath, long range mountain views, and access to patio.
* Laundry/utility


* Deck with table, chairs and spa (additional folding chairs on site)

Additional details:

* Linens provided
* TV (rabbit ears, no satellite or cable), DVD, extra movies on site.
* Stereo with CD changer
* washer and dryer
* fireplace with gas logs
* fully equipped kitchen: flatware/dishes for 12, glassware, mugs, hand mixer, drip and percolating coffee makers, microwave, toaster oven, cookware, dish towels, oven mitts, cloth napkins, all typical utensils and accessories, and dishwasher
* Charcoal grill

* Plenty of opportunity to step out the door to go on walks, or simply read and be lazy!

There is no Wi-fi at the cabin, but I promise you will find connection.

Activities/sites in the area:

The towns of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock have restaurants, shops, a River Walk along the Broad River, a Municiple Park with hiking Trails (Lake Lure, Rt. 9), and access to the lake to swim and or go boating. Chimney Rock Park offers well-maintained hiking trails with stunning overlooks and granite outcroppings.

Lake Lure:
Lake Lure Adventure Company; waterboarding, waterskiing, knee boarding, tubing, fishing, kayaking, etc.:
Boating/Boat rentals:
Swimming at Lake Lure:
Canopy Ridge Farm; Zipline Tours, RiverTubing and Kayaking:

Gemstone mining:
Horseback Riding: Cedar Creek Stables;
Chimney Rock park:
Dinner Cruises:
Massage/spa services:

Surrounding areas:
Day trips to Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville and many more offer wonderful regional touring adventures!

Biltmore House:
Black Mountain:
Flat Rock, Hendersonville, and Carl Sandburg’s home:
Pisgah National Forest:,

Questions/reservations:, OR

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