ALMOST HEAVEN | PET FRIENDLY | MOUNTAIN VIEWS | LAKE ACCESS | INTERNET | FIREPLACES | GAME ROOM | KING BED | WOOD FLOORS

3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 9

  10 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 bathrooms
  Allows Pets

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

 
Main Level
1 Queen
 
Upper Level
1 King
   
Lower Level
1 Double / Full, 1 Twin
 
Common Space
1 Sofa Bed

Description

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).

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Rates

* Rates are subject to change without notice. Pricing excludes taxes, additional options or fees.
Vacation Rental Standard Pricing Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly  
Winter | Low Season $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $210 $1,470  
Spring | Mid Season $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 $220 $1,540  
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $240 $1,680  
Holiday Season $265 $265 $265 $265 $265 $265 $265 $1,855  

Reviews

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Mount Pleasant, US
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2019
Property Manager
The booking process was very easy. I was very informed before my arrival.
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Almost Heaven was amazing. The views were awesome, and the house was the cleanest property I have ever stayed in. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!
Reviewed: Nov 11, 2019
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Reviewed: Oct 12, 2019
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Lake Placid, US
Reviewed: Aug 5, 2019
Property Manager
Talked to the owner on the night we did not have power and she was nice, but couldn't do much for our situation which was understandable.
Property
Beautiful view. Master suite is comfortable, beds in middle bedroom and bottom floor were extremely uncomfortable. Lake is not as close as it seems to be in the advertisement. Did not have a horrible experience, but would not stay here again.
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Jul 18, 2019
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Port Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2019
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Reviewed: Apr 4, 2019
Property Manager
Very kind and easy to access evening on weekend evening when we had a quick question about the gate code. I appreciate that it was a come and go as you please and the cleanup instructions were clear.
Property
Appreciate the ease of access to the property, all the amenities -- the kitchen was stocked amazingly! Making it very easy to cook (see my airbnb review, you may repost that on your site if you would like). Beautiful house and view, great for a large group. Although, I would change the pictures a little to make it clear that the lake is not within walking distance, the picture of the canoe at the lake edge is misleading.
Clinton, US
Reviewed: Nov 26, 2018
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Reviewed: Oct 17, 2018
Property Manager
Very quick to return my phone call. Allowed someone in our group to use their fax machine in town for an emergency.
Property
We loved our stay at your home- super clean and very beautiful. We had everything we needed.
Reviewed: Apr 9, 2018
Property Manager
Rapid response time and super friendly with answers.
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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
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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.
Property
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.
Property
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!
Property
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.
Property
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
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Mooresville, US
Reviewed: Feb 14, 2017
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Ormond Beach, US
Reviewed: Oct 31, 2016
Property Manager
Team was responsive and informative. Cabin was very clean!
Property
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
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Reviewed: Sep 5, 2016
Property Manager
Wonderful !
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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.
Property
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.
Property
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.
Property
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.

Notes

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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