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Family Mountain Lodge on 70 acres near Waynesville and Asheville

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Lodge, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 5000 sq feet (Sleeps 18)

Sitting at an elevation of 3,200 feet and overlooking Cold Mountain, this 5,000 square foot designer decorated mountain lodge serves as the central point for all the guests at East Fork Ranch. The home includes five bedrooms including two master suites, two spacious guest rooms and one “bunk” room (perfect for kids).

The Lodge includes a huge, open kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, a Franklin stove surrounded by river rock, and a hand built, rustic wooden dinning table for breaking bread with family and friends. The Great Room is adorned with comfortable designer furnishings and dominated by an impressive stone hearth and fireplace.

The gathering front porch of the Lodge is well equipped with comfortable rocking chairs and an all-encompassing view of the property. On the level below the porch resides a sitting area, fire pit and stone barbecue for the preparation of a multitude of outdoor culinary delights. And on starry, starry nights, the kids will love catching fire flies in Mason jars or roasting marshmallow's and sitting around the campfire watching the flames dance in the cool, mountain breezes.

The Lodge at East Fork Ranch is one of two different properties available to rent. Our other property, The Graves Cabin (Property 414732) is also located just next door and can sleep 8. Each can be rented out on an individual basis, however if you would like to reserve both properties for a corporate retreat or large family gathering please contact us and we will work with you to accommodate your plans.

Western North Carolina is a paradise in so many ways. So much to do – so little time! Just look around and take in all the mountain wonders that abound here in the shadow of Cold Mountain and the Pisgah National Forest. This is truly God’s country in so many respects. The abundant wildlife, the rolling topography of the land, the rushing streams and rivers – all beckon those weary with the demands of city life – to sit still and take in a deep breath of clean, cool mountain air.

It is here, a midst the mountain laurel, Hemlock and Maple, here along the wooded walking trails, here at the side of a placid fishing pond or a rushing river, here under the evening stars and within the sounds of a crackling fire that you and your closest friends and family will remember, reflect and resolve that while you may travel back home, you will never truly leave this place.

Keywords: Elevation of East Fork Ranch is 3,200 Feet, Smoky Mountains, 11 mi to Waynesville North Carolina, Cold Mountain, 35 Mi to Asheville North Carolina, Blue Ridge Parkway, river, trout fishing, weddings, corporate retreat, family reunion, 5 mi to Pisgah national forest, sliding rock, Viking Range, Stainless Steel Appliances, Fly fishing onsite, Professionally designed interior, Fire pit, out door grilling area, Golf next door.

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Elizabeth Klein
Member since: 2012
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2018


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Canton, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Pets are not permitted, if brought you will loose $250.00 of your damage deposit
  • Furniture is not to be moved
  • All linens must be removed from used beds and left in the room. Place all dirty towels in bathrooms, gather all trash
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Front Master Bath - toilet , shower
    Double Queen Bath - toilet , shower
    Hall Bath - toilet , shower , This is the only bathroom not connected to a bedroom
    Back Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Powder bath - toilet
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Front Master - 1 king
    Double Queen Room - 2 queen
    Kids Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 2 bunk bed , The bottom bunks are double beds and twin on the top
    Queen Room - 1 queen
    Back Master - 1 king
  • King size beds (2) 2 large master suites are available both with full private bathrooms. , Queen size Beds (3) One of the bedrooms sleeps four people with two queen beds, and the other bedroom has one queen bed., Double Beds (1) The double bed is a pull out sofa located in the kids room. , Bunk Beds (2) The bunk beds are located in the kids room, the bottom bunks are double beds and the top bunks are twin/single beds. The kids room can sleep 8 children in beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
East Fork Ranch is a retreat away from all the hustle and bustle of life but still close enough to downtown Waynesville, NC and Asheville, NC to enjoy a shopping trip or sightseeing. Once you are on property you will not want to leave the tranquility that surrounds you.


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Family Mountain Lodge on 70 acres near Waynesville and Asheville
average rating of 4.98 based on 50 reviews

Fabulous Property

  • 5 of 5

Lodge was excellent location for many activities including golf at Springdale CC. Family members enjoyed fishing, visiting the horse, the river, and catching up with friends and family from various states. The patio, fire pit, and front porch were equipped for comfort and late evening star gazing.

We look forward to return visits.

  • Submitted: 14-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay great people

  • 5 of 5

Always amazing. Wouldn’t change a thing.

  • Submitted: 18-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing place that just kept delighting us!

  • 5 of 5

It is as all others have said, the East Fork Ranch is an amazing place which exceeded our expectations. If a place can be better that it’s pictures this is that place. Our family had a wonderful week, we arrived the day after Christmas and were surprised and delighted to arrive to a house fully decorated including a beautiful 8 foot Christmas tree! Such a nice surprise!!! There were 15 of us and we all felt like we had plenty of space! The beds were very comfortable and we loved visiting the horse that is on property daily! If you are looking for a big place for your family or group, your search just ended..... just book it! A big thank you from our family!!!

  • Submitted: 11-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas was magical

  • 5 of 5

This Home was absolutely a beautiful place for my family to spend Christmas in. From the comforts of home to the beautiful decor of stockings hung on large fireplace to the tree decorated beautifully we enjoyed our stay. You will not be disappointed staying at the lodge. We will return in the future.

  • Submitted: 27-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Special, beautiful home and property

  • 5 of 5

We loved everything about this home and have rented many homes for several years for large family gatherings. This one does not feel like a "rental" it is charming, cozy, quaint and so well appointed. The space was large enough for our group of 7 families with adults, seniors and children of all ages. We used both the cabin and lodge. The property manager and family were helpful for booking and onsite questions. It was truly magical and we hope to return. There was a lot of snow when we went and it made the property look like a winter wonderland! Our family will talk of East Fork Ranch fondly for many years to come, thank you for an outstanding stay and sharing your homes!

  • Submitted: 13-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome home and property!

  • 5 of 5

East Fork Ranch is fabulous - a beautiful home on a gorgeous property. This is my second stay there and I hope to return again. Just perfect!

  • Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
0.02 Miles
Springdale Golf Course
Nearest Train
47 Miles
Smokey Mountain Express
Nearest Motorway
0.01 Miles
Hwy 276
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
cataloochee ski
Car: recommended

Guests will also have the use of the adjacent Cold Mountain property which is approximately 200 acres. Guests can enjoy fishing in a stocked trout pond or try fly fishing in the clear 1.5 miles of the East Fork of the Pigeon River that runs through the property. East Fork Ranch is 11 miles to Waynesville, 30 miles to Asheville, and 6 miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Hiking trails and fire pit are both onsite. Golf is located next door at beautiful Springdale Country Club.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Canton, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$399.51
Damage Insurance C$131.84

** If there is a same day check in we will not be able to accommodate a late check out or early check in. Please refer to the rental agreement or house rules document for more information on this.**

25% deposit required at the time of the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival.

Only payments through VRBO are accepted. $300.00 cleaning fee

Weddings and Events will be considered but the entire property must be booked and there is a $1500.00 venue fee for all events.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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