Twelve Mile Escape - Lake Lure NC

  6 guests
  3 bedrooms
  2 bathrooms

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Property Features

Sleeping Arrangement

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
2 Twins


- No Pets -
Beautiful Lot and Perfect for Motorcycles

With paved roads, ample parking space and a garage, Twelve Mile Escape is perfect for those traveling by motorcycle. Located in the private gated community of Twelve Mile Post, this tastefully decorated home is situated on a mostly wooded 2-acre lot and is just minutes from Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton. This home is 8.1 miles to the Beach at Lake Lure, 9.4 miles to Chimney Rock State Park, and 12.6 miles to the Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC).

It is also just a few miles east of the curvy and scenic Alt-US 74 Memorial Highway, with its 14 hairpin turns. Take Alt-US 74 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. The road is considered one of the most beautiful in the country.  If you have not traveled even a small stretch of road, it is something to add to your bucket list. Actor Norman Reedus of The Boondock Saints and The Walking Dead fame, featured the parkway on a 2016 episode of his AMC TV series Ride with Norman (Appalachia: Blue Ridge Parkway, Season 1 Episode 3). 

Just 1.25 hours from the home and five miles off the parkway is Maggie Valley, home to Wheels Through Time. This transportation museum is a must-see for motorcycle/auto enthusiasts or history buffs, featuring rare American motorcycles, memorabilia, and a distinct array of unique one-off American automobiles. 

Deal's Gap and the Tail of the Dragon are a 3-hour ride from the home. On this drive, you will be traveling through small towns with unique restaurants, shopping, and more. 

Seclusion and Comfort

Whether you want to get away for a relaxing vacation or a long weekend, this beautiful cabin offers all the comforts of home. There is a screened front porch with plenty of seating. The living area has numerous windows (with wood blinds to control the light) and a beautiful gas-log stone fireplace (for use in cold weather). Beyond the living area is the dining room with seating for 6. French doors lead to the back deck and the gas grill. The galley kitchen is fully equipped and features stainless steel appliances including a side-by-side refrigerator with an in-door water/ice dispenser, dishwasher, and gas stove.

There are 3 bedrooms in the home with sleeping (in beds) for 6. The king bed suite has a beautifully appointed full bath with a dark-wood double vanity, brushed steel fixtures, and tiled walk-in shower. A second bedroom has a queen bed and the third has 2 twin beds. There is a full bath with vanity and walk-in shower as well.

Perfect Every Season

No matter the season, you and your family (sorry, no four-legged family members) will see that this home provides a perfect mountain escape. Stay in the spring when the foliage is beginning to bloom and daytime temperatures average in the 60s. Enjoy your morning coffee on the screen porch or sit by the fire pit in the cool evenings. Visit in the summer when the weather is perfect—warm but not humid. Visit later in the year when a cozy mountain home feels just right; the autumn colors in this area are breathtaking and the winter weather opens an entirely new view with the leaves absent from the trees. Stay warm by the fireplace or just curl up on the porch with a warm blanket.

Be Our Guest

This home and area offer something for everyone. See the Amenities and Notes for a sampling of the area activities. Just pack your clothes, pick up some groceries (an Ingles Market is just minutes away), then sit back, relax, and enjoy all western North Carolina and this lovely home have to offer—be our guest! 

Smoking is prohibited in all our of our vacation rental homes.
Pets are not allowed in this home or on the property.

Parking for three (3) vehicles.

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


Sorry, no exceptions. We do offer a number of pet-friendly accommodations.



Nearby Activities/Entertainment:

Mountain Views

Coffee Maker

Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC)



Lake Lure Beach/Boat Tours & Rentals


Gas Range

Chimney Rock State Park/Village

Central Heat/Air Conditioning


Lake Lure Flowering Bridge

Gas-Log Fireplace (for cold weather use)

Refrigerator (with in-door

Unique Stores/Shops

Ceiling Fans

water/ice dispenser)


Walk-In Shower (with bench)




Dining Table Seats 6

Ski/Tube/Wake Board and More

Maximum Occupancy: 6

Deck Dining Set


Sleeping in Beds for 6:


Gem and Gold Mining

King Bed 1 (suite with private bath)


Hiking Trails/Fishing Spots

Queen Bed 1



Twin Beds 2


Tennis/Basketball Courts



Golf/Mini Golf



Museums/KidSenses Activity Center

Television 1 (living room)

Bed, Bath, and Kitchen Linens

River Tubing/Rafting

Basic Satellite Channels




Ironing Board

Area Conveniences:


Vacuum Cleaner

Grocery/Dollar Store

Covered Porch


Urgent Care

Porch Furniture



Porch Overhead Fans/Lights


United States Post Office

Porch Swing

Paved Roads

Gas Stations


(perfect home for those

ABC Liquor Store

Deck Dining Set

riding motorcycles)

Fruit/Vegetable Stands

Gas Grill


Recycling/Trash Drop-Off Centers*

Fire Pit





Area Houses of Worship:



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 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Weekly   Min Nights
Winter | Low Season $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $100 $700   -
Spring | Mid Season $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $120 $840   -
Summer/Fall | Peak Season $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $125 $875   -
Holiday Season $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $140 $980   -


Write a Review
Garner, US
Reviewed: Feb 18, 2019
Property Manager
Very thorough and informative. Answered text question immediately! Very responsive and great customer service.
Would love WiFi and a larger tv for family movie night after our days of exploring outdoors. Beds were super comfortable!! Everything is orderly and clean. Really enjoyed our weekend!
St. Augustine, US
Reviewed: Jul 2, 2018
Property Manager
All the staff I dealt with were extremely helpful and always responded quickly. Everything went very smoothly from our booking throughout our stay.
Carolina properties was recommended by a family member who lives in the area. The property was as advertised. We were pleased with our entire stay. The house was perfect for us others may want someplace closer to the lake.
Friendswood, US
Reviewed: May 29, 2018
Property Manager
Carolina Properties is wonderful to work with. Always very fast with responses to questions and fabulous communication. This trip was our fourth rental with them.
Wonderful quiet getaway ... close to stores and groceries. The perfect spot to get away from it all.
Sarasota, US
Reviewed: May 21, 2018
Property Manager
Valerie was extremely helping full in setting up our reservation online which included all our check in details for a late night arrival .
We were there with our daughter in law and 4 grandchildren for a wedding . House was perfectly setup for our needs . The front screened porch was nice to sit and enjoy family time . Also was glad the Ingle Market was close enough to buy groceries . It had everything we needed . Will reserve again with our motorcycle next time as the roads in the subdivision were paved . Back yard was treed and private . I bet the fall leaves are nice as there are maple trees in the back . House is older but well maintained and adequate for a family with children .
Greenville, US
Reviewed: Sep 25, 2017
Property Manager
This trip I did everything online. It was really easy. Carolina properties was easy to book with and do business with.
The house was great. The house is clean and conveniently located.
Richlands, US
Reviewed: Sep 15, 2017
Property Manager
Reviewed: Sep 11, 2017
Property Manager
Greenville , US
Reviewed: Sep 5, 2017
Property Manager
The staff was great! I was looking for a 2 night last minute stay so I wasn't able to search on the website. The staff helped me and we were able to rent 12 Mile Escape. We had a very productive weekend!
FYI the arm rest on the left side of the porch swing is broken. The screw has worked its way out. The toilet in the master bathroom runs long after it's been flushed. I don't know if these issues have been reported but I thought I would make you aware of them.
Chandler, US
Reviewed: Aug 30, 2017
Property Manager
Charlotte, US
Reviewed: Aug 7, 2017
Property Manager
We arrived very late but had no problem picking up the keys and getting all the info we needed
Lovely home, wish we could have stayed longer! Very easy to deal with. Clear info and convenient. Clean lovely home near lake Lure. Great for family with teenagers
Friendswood, US
Reviewed: Jun 28, 2017
Property Manager
Our dealings have been with Valarie who is wonderful. She found us the perfect spot for our trip. This is our second time working with her and she is always very responsive and answers all of our questions quickly. Super easy to work with and would recommend her and Carolina Properties for any of their rental and vacation needs.
This is our second rental with Carolina Properties. They are wonderful to work with. The purpose of our trip was to meet with builders as we are moving here next year. Carolina Properties was able to find us a home right in the same area that we are building. They are incredibly thorough and wonderful to work with. The home we stayed in this time was perfect! Clean, wonderful accommodations and the trees and incredibly quiet. This area is perfect for a family, a weekend getaway, a romantic escape ... I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love the home. It's close to the grocery store and downtown Lake Lure. We are very hopeful to stay in this home again as we will be making another trip before we start building our own wonderful cabin in the woods. If you are looking for a wonderful real estate company to help you find your dream vacation ... look no further. Carolina Properties will find exactly what you need. Thank you so much for all of your help!
Holly Springs
Reviewed: Jan 4, 2017
Property Manager
Everything was clean, and in order, the staff especially Valerie were very responsive and helpful.
Cute nice place to stay.
Elizabethton, US
Reviewed: Jun 22, 2016
Property Manager
We had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful. We will return for another visit. Thank you for a great anniversary weekend.


Western North Carolina offers a number of entertainment and activity options as well as some of the most beautiful views you will ever see. Twelve Mile Escape is about 12 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 are 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.

This cozy 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.

Just 29 miles west is Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. You can tour the mansion and winery, and at Christmastime enjoy the beautifully decorated trees and lights. Biltmore Village is home to many unique shops and, according the Food Network Channel, one of the most beautiful McDonald’s restaurants in the world. 

This area of North Carolina caught the attention of Hollywood years ago. A number of movies have been filmed in Asheville and at the Biltmore Estate including the Peter Sellers film Being There. Chimney Rock State Park is where a The Last of the Mohicans scene was filmed. This a perfect place to spend the day hiking and admiring the magnificent views. Dirty DancingMy Fellow AmericansFirestarter, and A Breed Apart scenes were filmed in Lake Lure. About 60 miles away is Grandfather Mountain in Linville where Forrest Gump, in the movie of the same name, was filmed running and the hairpin curve is now named after the famous character. The beauty of western North Carolina keeps bringing filmmakers back to our area. 

Additionally, the Lake Lure area offers seasonal scenic boat tours, tennis, golf, horseback riding, biking, fishing, zip lining, phenomenal hiking and restaurants. Quaint Bat Cave offers unique shops. Just 15 miles away is Rutherfordton, where you can enjoy wonderful meals, great shopping, and a children’s museum. Thirty minutes away historic Hendersonville boasts antique shopping and live theater. 

The Lake Lure/Chimney Rock area 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 see our Local Area Guide.

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