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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|Dec - 2019|
|Jan - 2020|
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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|
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Conveniently LocatedAlmost 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.