3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 9

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Guests 10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Allows Pets Yes


Experience Nature's Bounty

Almost Heaven is a beautiful log home perfect for family vacations (four-legged family members welcome). It is located in a private gated community that was once a summer camp for children. The rustic community is nestled between beautiful Lake Lure and Rumbling Bald Mountain with over 1,000 acres of undeveloped land. This land was purchased by the State of North Carolina as part of Chimney Rock State Park. It is perfect for all activity levels from easy walking to rock rappelling. The home is 3.3 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 3.4 miles to Chimney Rock State Park and 21.7 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

Plan to spend your nights watching deer, wild turkey, owls, and flying squirrels. A waterfall and several creeks are located within walking distance. It also offers Lake Lure access and a canoe for your use. This is just what is offered outdoors; just wait until you step inside.

With Maximum Comfort and Numerous Amenities

This spacious home offers 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 3 levels with separate A/C zones, allowing you and your family plenty of privacy and an abundance of space with maximum comfort. The main level features a wraparound porch, living room with stone fireplace, high ceiling, kitchen/dining area, and private bedroom. The upper level has a king bed, bathroom with a walk-in shower, and cozy leather sofa and TV in the loft area. The lower level is outfitted with your children and entertainment in mind. It has a full and twin bed as well as a bathroom with a shower/tub. The spacious family room comes complete with a wet bar and foosball table for those lazy rainy afternoons. There is also internet for your use.

Perfection Every Season

This mountain home is perfect for every season! Visit in the spring when the mountain laurel, rhododendron, and red bud trees are blooming. The summer weather seems perfect all the time and you can enjoy the soothing breezes and beautiful sunsets from the decks. Autumn brings a breathtaking array of colors. Enjoy the beautiful snowy weather in the winter where a cozy cabin and warm fire feel just right. 

No matter the season, you can enjoy the beauty surrounding this mountain home from its decks (both covered and open air) and numerous interior windows. There is a view from every area of this home, inside and out.

Be Our Guest

Whether it is for a vacation or long weekend with family/friends, this rental home offers all the comforts of home and so much more. It truly is almost heaven. Plus, the Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area, with its restaurants, shopping options, fun outdoor adventure, and so much more, will provide you and your loved ones a getaway to remember! See the Amenities and Notes for just a sampling of the what this home and the area offer. 

Just pick up some groceries (an Ingles Market is 6.9 miles from the home) and enjoy Almost Heaven in Lake Lure, North Carolina. If you visit once we are confident you’ll return again and again for the rest, beauty, fun, comfort, and hospitality. We hope to see you soon and welcome you to be our guest!

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Dogs (up to 2) are welcome in this home. Guest are required to clean up after their pets to avoid additional charges.

Parking for 2-3 vehicles.  

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. local time (or later).
Check-out time is 10:00 a.m. local time (or earlier).

$50.00 minimum fee will be assessed for failure to properly remove/dispose of garbage from home (to avoid this fee, simply follow the Arrival/Departure Instruction sheet provided upon check-in and posted at the home)

Cancellation / Transfer Policy: If a confirmed reservation is canceled or transferred at least 30 days prior to arrival, a processing fee of $50.00 plus applicable North Carolina State Sales Tax will be charged against the Advance Deposit. If the cancellation occurs less than 30 days prior to arrival, all funds received will be forfeited, unless the property can be re-rented for the canceled period for the full amount.


Dogs (1-2) welcome. We do offer a number of other pet-friendly accommodations as well.



Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

Mountain Views

Coffee Maker

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)



Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals


Electric Range

Chimney Rock State Park/Village

Central Heat/Air Conditioning


Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

(separate A/C zones)


Unique Stores/Shops

Gas Fireplaces 2 (main and lower levels)



Ceiling Fans

Dining Table Seats 6




Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More

Maximum Occupancy: 10



Sleeping for 9 in Beds:


Gem and Gold Mining

King Bed 1 (upper level)


Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots

Queen Bed 1 (main level)



Full Bed 1 (lower level)


Tennis/Basketball Courts

Twin Bed 1 (lower level)

Bed, Bath, and Kitchen Linens

Golf/Mini Golf

Sleeper Sofa Bed (loft)


Museums/KidSenses Activity Center


Ironing Board

River Tubing/Rafting


Vacuum Cleaner


Televisions 3 (living, family, bedroom)


Area Conveniences:

DVD Players 2


Grocery/Dollar Store


Wet Bar

Hospital/Urgent Care

Foosball Table

Lake Lure Access



3 Living Areas

United States Post Office


Internet Access

Gas Stations



ABC Liquor Store

Deck Furniture


Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Gas Grill


Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers*

Canoe (at common area)



Rocking Chairs


Area Houses of Worship:

Outdoor Dining Set


Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Methodist,



Presbyterian, Non-Denominational Churches



Synagogue in Hendersonville, NC

*The nearest recycling/waste drop-off centers are:
Rutherford County Bills Creek Center, 2130 Bills Creek Road, Lake Lure, NC
Mon.-Fri. 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Sun. closed
Polk County Transfer Station, 322 Landfill Rd, Mill Spring, NC
Mon.-Sat. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun. closed



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* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Night     Min Nights
Winter | Low Season $210     2
Spring | Mid Season $220     2
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $235     2
Holiday Season $265     2
Season Start End Night Min Nights
Christmas/New Year Holiday12/21/20181/1/2019$2653
Low Season11/26/201812/20/2018$2102
Thanksgiving Holiday11/18/201811/25/2018$2653
Low Season11/13/201811/17/2018$2102
Fall Color Display10/12/201811/12/2018$2352
Mid Season10/1/201810/11/2018$2202
World Equestrian Games9/24/20189/30/2018$5302
World Equestrian Games - Week 2 events9/17/20189/23/2018$3,710 Per Week7 (Mon-Mon)
World Equestrian Games - Week 1 events9/10/20189/16/2018$3,710 Per Week7 (Mon-Mon)
World Equestrian Games9/5/20189/9/2018$5302
Labor Day Holiday8/31/20189/4/2018$2653
Peak7/7/20188/17/2018$1,645 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
July 4th Holiday6/30/20187/6/2018$1,855 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
Peak6/2/20186/29/2018$1,645 Per Week7 (Sat-Sat)
Mid Season5/29/20186/1/2018$2202
Memorial Holiday5/25/20185/28/2018$2653
Mid Season3/17/20185/24/2018$2202


Write a Review
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2018
Property Manager
Rapid response time and super friendly with answers.
Gorgeous getaway only 6 hours from our home in Cincinnati. We love the outdoors and the cabin by the lake didnt disappoint! The home was gorgeous and we loved that the kitchen was well stocked with all the right pots and pans for cooking!
Reviewed: Mar 12, 2018
Property Manager
Reviewed: Aug 28, 2017
Property Manager
Everyone we spoke with was helpful, professional, and polite. We had a little trouble logging into the wireless but they talked us through it and it was resolved within a few minutes. Just such a pleasure to do business with folks like this.
This home is gorgeous and peaceful. The views were stunning, I'd love to have coffee on that deck every morning. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen well stocked with essentials, and the entire home was spotless. Gorgeous views, peaceful place to stay. Close to downtown fun and the lake.
Bonita Springs, US
Reviewed: Aug 18, 2017
Property Manager
Our family had a great time. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary and it was a great place for our entire family to get together. There have been some nice recent improvements in the dock and beach area.
Our family had a great time. We were celebrating our 50th anniversary and it was a great place for our entire family to get together. There have been some nice recent improvements in the dock and beach area. Valerie was fantastic to work with. When we had a question or needed something she responded very quickly. Very nice home with great views of mountain. House was clean and well equipped. The only issue was the final portion of the road prior to the paved driveway. There are some very deep ruts that need to be leveled or filled in.
Raeford, US
Reviewed: Jul 16, 2017
Property Manager
This was our first experience at this location. We really enjoyed it. The property management was easy to work with!
The property was a perfect size for our large family. The A/C spectacular and the bedding/bed sizes were perfect for our family. The only issue we had was the cable was intermittent when we chose to watch TV, but in no way did that effect our stay. The views were beautiful. We will be back!
Raleigh, US
Reviewed: May 31, 2017
Property Manager
Every interaction with staff at Carolina Properties was great. They went above and beyond to make us feel welcome.
Almost Heaven is a great house to get away and relax in the mountains. The house is very well kept and can fit a larger group comfortably. We look forward to visiting this property again.
Gastonia, US
Reviewed: May 17, 2017
Property Manager
Mooresville, US
Reviewed: Feb 14, 2017
Property Manager
Ormond Beach, US
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2016
Property Manager
Team was responsive and informative. Cabin was very clean!
This cabin was perfect. The internet worked, we all had our own tv's in our room. We were surrounded ivy mountains and it felt like we were deep in the woods but we had other cabins all around us that we could not see, it was the best of both worlds.
Randleman, US
Reviewed: Sep 20, 2016
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2016
Property Manager
Wonderful !
This truly was a piece of heaven! Beautiful weather and the house had an amazing deck to let you sit out an take in all of natures beauty - the view is fabulous... Canoe and lake access also a plus! Home is in great shape and our kids loved the down stairs basement with games! We already booked to come back
Bonita Springs, US
Reviewed: Aug 15, 2016
Property Manager
Carolina Properties was great to work with. Very professional and responsive.
Great rental. Everyone in our family enjoyed their stay there. House was clean and nicely laid out with a full bathroom for each bedroom. It was well equipped. View was great. Hope to stay there again.
Greenwood, US
Reviewed: Jul 31, 2016
Property Manager
Very helpful and polite. Awesome.
The area is great, loved having access to a canoe and lake. The driveway was the biggest hurdle but was repaired and much easier to ascend after that was done.
Buffalo, US
Reviewed: Jul 11, 2016
Property Manager
I only had to call once, to get the wifi password, and the member was very nice and immediately gave me what I needed.
We had so much fun last week staying at Heaven's Gate. Beautiful location, very nice house, close to a lot of activities. The only improvement I can think of is an increase in number and size of cookware (ex. larger pans, more cooking/baking utensils such as large spoons, spatulas, measuring cups). When cooking for 10 people, it would be nice to have larger pans.


Conveniently Located

Almost Heaven is about 10 minutes from the Lake Lure beach and Chimney Rock State Park and village. Lake Lure was ranked by National Geographic Magazine as one of the top scenic lakes in the world. There are water sport rental options (kayaks, wake boards, boats, etc.) and pontoon tours of the lake.

The iconic Chimney Rock, for which the village and State Park were named, was featured on Arthur Frommer's Sept/Oct 2012 issue of Budget Travel magazine. The park received the platinum award for Favorite State Park in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 Best of the Mountains travel poll, with voting every five years and covering seven southern states in the Appalachian Mountains. There are also several excellent golf courses nearby, including Apple Valley Golf Course, Bald Mountain Golf Course, and Etowah Valley Country Club and Golf Resort, which Golf Digest rated as one of the top 50 golf destinations in the US.

If you enjoy scenic drives, head out of Lake Lure on Alt-US 74 (curvy and scenic Memorial Highway) through Chimney Rock Village, Bat Cave, Gerton, Fairview, toward Asheville to pick up what many consider the most beautiful length of road in this country, the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you have not traveled even a stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list.

This home is centrally located just 15 minutes from Bat Cave; 35 minutes from Hendersonville; 50 minutes from Asheville; and about 2 hours from Charlotte, North Carolina. Also nearby are Pisgah National Forest (less an 1 hour from Lake Lure), which has over 500,000 acres of protected forest, and DuPont State Recreational Forest (1.25 hours from Lake Lure) with over 10,000 acres. These forests feature hundreds of miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails, exquisite waterfalls, and beautiful mountaintop views. If you and/or your children are fans of The Hunger Games book and movie, a scene with Katniss and Gale was shot at the Pisgah National Forest. A few small but significant scenes were also filmed at the DuPont State Recreational Forest.

The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock is conveniently situated for outdoor adventure including horseback riding, tubing, water sports, and hiking; museums and theater; the Biltmore Estate and Village; shopping and restaurants; and so much more. For additional information and activities, just click our Local Area Guide.

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