3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 9

  10 guests
  3 bedrooms
  3 full bathrooms
  Allows Pets
  2240 sq. ft.

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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


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).

Cancellation Policy:  
If you cancel a confirmed reservation outside of 30 days prior to arrival there is just a $50 cancellation fee to help cover credit card cost and time.  If you cancel within 30 days there is no refund unless we get the home rebooked.  If the home is rebooked for your canceled dates we will refund all but the $50 cancellation fee.  Please note that we always recommend the purchase of travel insurance/trip interruption insurance to help protect your investment should something unexpected come up.  Travel insurance is typically 6.95% of your total trip cost and coverage details are available on the checkout page.

Note: Cancellation policies may vary on other marketing sites but it is ALWAYS most affordable to book direct with us at Carolina Properties



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* 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  


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Reviewed: May 2, 2021
Property Manager
Reviewed: Apr 11, 2021
Property Manager
The one individual we talked with while checking in was super friendly and helpful.
Excellent time! Great location with community lake access and free hiking/climbing on Rumbling Bald less than a mile away.
Hudson, US
Reviewed: Mar 21, 2021
Property Manager
Reviewed: Mar 12, 2021
Property Manager
Reviewed: Jan 3, 2021
Property Manager
Great experience, customer service and amenities!
Great experience, customer service and amenities!
Reviewed: Nov 24, 2020
Property Manager
The property is beautiful, and the view is amazing. We also enjoyed the area: the lake, hiking, and even the little surrounding town. Almost Heaven is a wonderful place to stay!
Our stay was amazing. The only drawback is the Wi-Fi. We did not have good cellular, so since the Wi-Fi was incredibly difficult to access at times, we had moments of time when we could not access anything, which was difficult for my son, who was trying to do school work. If there is a way to improve Wi-Fi, it would make the stay perfect!
Reviewed: Nov 3, 2020
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 27, 2020
Property Manager
Very knowledgeable and helpful team. Great accommodations and location.
A great place to stay I am looking forward to our next stay. A quite retreat with views of the mountains, minutes from the lake and town.
Beaufort, US
Reviewed: Sep 10, 2020
Property Manager
We enjoyed our stay and would like to return when possible.
We had a great time at Almost Heaven and look forward to returning someday. Great house, pet friendly, great location, easy access to the lake, Rumbling Bald Park and Lake Lure Village.
Youngsville, US
Reviewed: Jul 29, 2020
Property Manager
Very easy to work with
We had a great family vacation
Orlando, US
Reviewed: Jul 12, 2020
Property Manager
The house we stayed in was great and the communication we received leading up to our stay was very thorough.
Great house with lots of room and everything we needed.
Reviewed: Jun 12, 2020
Property Manager
We had questions about where the free hiking trails were. Valerie called within an hour and provided details of where to access several trails nearby. Quick responses. Clean property.
Beautiful, spacious and great views! Very spacious and beautiful cabin. Nice amenities nearby.
Jacksonville, US
Reviewed: Mar 13, 2020
Property Manager
Everything was done online so I really didn't interact with anyone. Easy booking and instructions.
It was a beautiful cabin with beautiful views. The beds were a bit on the soft side to the point of offering little support (though that is subjective) and the rooms did not offer much lighting solutions (the kitchen, baths and downstairs areas as exceptions). Also, the driveway could be better marked as the sign on the gravel drive headed up to the paved driveway to the cabin is significantly faded. When the GPS told us we had arrived, we were looking at houses 104 and 200 something which led us to wonder where 132 is which is a precarious position to be in on a one lane gravel road.
Mount Pleasant, US
Reviewed: Nov 18, 2019
Property Manager
The booking process was very easy. I was very informed before my arrival.
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
Property Manager
Reviewed: Oct 12, 2019
Property Manager
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.
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
Property Manager
Port Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Jun 30, 2019
Property Manager
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.
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
Property Manager
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.
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.
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.


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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