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Beautiful mountain lodge, great for large families, groups, & retreats.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 bath, sleeps 14 people

Come created fantastic memories at Memory Mountain!

Waterfall Lodge is a massive 3 story cabin with 5 bedrooms + loft/ 4 bathroom complete with a vaulted ceilings, spacious living areas, soothing hot tub and a wide porch that overlooks a waterfall, babbling brook, large stocked pond, and outdoor fire pit.

Waterfall Lodge, built in 2010 from antique reclaimed lumber and stone, is located just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, NC and 3 miles Tennessee with easy access to I-26. The lodge provides secluded mountain tranquility while being close enough enjoy the many activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina has to offer.

Waterfall is 1 of 5 lodges available for rent on the 200 acre Memory Mountain Resort perfect for romantic weekend, family vacation, wedding, reunion, or retreat Memory Mountain has something for everyone!

VRBO Listings for other lodges at Memory Mountain:

Timberwolf (VRBO Listing #466391)

Lakeside (VRBO Listing #476782)

Hummingbird (VRBO Listing #505265)

Cherokee (VRBO Listing #476779)


FREE wifi, FREE Directv w/ 570+ channels, FREE long-distance land lines

Onsite Recreation:

Walking Trails, 3 Stocked Ponds with rainbow/brown/brook trout & bass, Outdoor Fire Pits, Antique Museum with the largest collection of arrowheads in the southeast

Event Venues:

Chapel (built with reclaimed lumber and stones from the creek on the property)


Covered Bridge

Large Outdoor Fire Pit and Gathering Area

Antique Barn (coming soon!)

Beautiful photo locations!

Property owners live on-site to assist all guest with any issue that may occur and offer scheduled tours of their farm and Antique Museum (largest arrowhead collect in southeast).

Area Attractions:

Memory Mountain is in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Appalachian Trail, Gray Fossil Museum, Dollywood, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining, and all the shopping and dining Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding has to offer!

Contact us with any questions!

More Details

Property Manager
Steve powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2018

About Steve powell

Great memories should be shared! Steve and Joy Powell believe that children are the future and nothing is more important than giving children a solid foundation and making memories that last a lifetime. It is their vision to give others a beautiful relaxed setting to make memories with those they care about.

Steve powell purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Steve powell chose Mars Hill

We experience 4 seasons that offer an array of activities all year round. Guest will be in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, The Biltmore Estate, Western NC Nature Center, Dollywood, Gray Fossil Museum, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining as well as every luxury a city offers; shopping, dining, theaters. The lodges are well planned to allow privacy and safety. There is plenty of driveway parking and there are no steep drops or stilts like most mountain cabins.

What makes this lodge unique

The owners, Steve and Joy Powell, live on Memory Mountain and offer tours of their farm to interested guest, however appointments must be made in advance. Their farm features rabbits, range chickens, pheasants, quail, egg gathering, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apple/peach/pear trees. Their Antique Museum has the largest arrowhead collection in the Southeast. You may view depression glass, farm equipment and neat historical mountain finds. Arrowhead hunts may also be coordinated with your scheduled visit.

The lodges feature many unique charms such as wormy chestnut logs and wood, arrowheads found on the grounds, nooks for children to explore, private outdoor fire pits and plenty of gathering space indoors and out. A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood to build Memory Mountains' cabins and it shows.


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

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large bathroom with two shower heads and private toilet
  • Big bathrooms tall showers with double shower heads in master
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 in queen bed private room shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 queen , sleeps 2 in private room shared bath down stairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , 1 bunk bed , Sleeps 5 bunk is a full and a twin private bath huge room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 bunk bed , sleeps 4 on 2 twin bunk beds shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double
  • We also have pull out couches and a hide away loft for your young ones .
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • long term renters welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood, including wormy chestnut logs, to build the lodges on Memory Mountain and it shows in it's unique charm and exceptional craftsmanship. Come an enjoy the beautiful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces while making memories that will last a lifetime.


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Beautiful mountain lodge, great for large families, groups, & retreats.
average rating of 4.9791665 based on 96 reviews

Perfect. Just as advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Waterfall Lodge is beautiful. It was clean & well maintained. The Powell Family made us feel like family. We wanted for nothing and had the best Christmas ever.

  • Submitted: 30-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank so much for your review and another Memory Mountain 5 star rating. We love the 5 star rating and work hard for them. For future renters I want you to know that we treat people like family. I also want you to know that Memory Mountain is 200 acres, 5 large cabin/lodges that sleep large mutilple families from 12 to 18 people. We also have things that go wrong like light bulbs, burn out we do have issues. You need more blankets, and various other things. You don't see these things on our reviews because we respond to your concerns or issues. Our guest leave us list of thing like a bulb burn out on the stove, need more firewood. They give us helpful suggestions and we get better. We truly appreciate our gust and try to out give them. Me and my wife do all cleaning and we live on property. Steve powell/owner builder
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  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place! Steve Powell was wonderful to check in with us to make sure everything was okay.

  • Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property is Beautiful! The surrounding woods and pond is spectular! The waterfall is beautiful

  • 5 of 5

There were 14 of us and everyone had their accommodation! The house is beautifully laid out and we were able to eat and play games together with no problem. The Hot Tub was a hit with the kids, ages 6 to 16. The skiing was great and we had a couple of days when it snowed! The kids loved that because we're from Texas and we rarely get snow! The owners were very helpful in providing directions. Lobo the "Wolf" was a great surprise to all of us! He loved our kids and would show up and let us pet him, he was so gentle! WE LOVED OUR STAY!

  • Submitted: 9-Jan-2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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San Jose, CA

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The cabins and barn had that perfectly rustic feel. I had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful family wedding weekend here.

  • Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Heaven here on earth

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! Every other year we have a sibling reunion, as we come from all over the USA. ( NC,SC,NY,CO,CA,AZ,TN) This year we found the Waterfall Lodge on Memory Mountain in Mars Hill, NC. What an absolutely amazing place. The property owner Steve Powell was extremely kind and helpful before, during, and after our trip. He gave us a tour of the property, which was breathtaking. There were 13 adults staying at Waterfall Lodge, and it had everything we needed from beginning to end. We enjoyed fishing in the ponds, feeding the ducks, hiking, and gathering around the firepit for coffee in the mornings. Myself as well as my 7 siblings and their spouses were extremely satisfied with our stay. We highly recommend staying at Waterfall Lodge, and look very forward to returning here again for future reunions. Its a special place, and you can absolutely feel the presence of God as you explore the property. Thanks so much to the Powells for sharing their little piece of Heaven on earth with us, we were truly blessed by our visit!

  • Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We just spent an amazing 4 days Memory Mountain At Wolf Laurel.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an amazing 4 days Memory Mountain At Wolf Laurel. Our group consisted of four families with kids from 4-16 and everyone had something to do that they enjoyed including fishing, swimming, hiking, exploring, camp fire, flower picking, salamander hunting, star gazing and even hanging out with a wolf(thanks Lobo). The property and homes are amazing. Steve and his family are delightful. Location is perfect. This is a must for family trips!

  • Submitted: 7-Aug-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have built a special place here at Memory Mountain but the thing that makes us successful is the great people that keep coming here. Do we want kids here??? you bet this is the place for kids to come. Can you put several families in our homes??? you bet they sleep 12 to 18 people and we want you to get your money's worth. We have a hidden room no parents allowed. We have a Harry Potter bedroom. We have fishing, hikes, chapel, and so much more. We have 47% repeat business. Come visit us and make new friends.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC (AVL) Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI)
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Jack of Hearts, Weaver/ Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wolf Laurel Country Club/ Mountain Air Golf
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Smoky Mountain Trains, Bryson City 800-872-4681
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate I26
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Stoney Knob Cafe 828-645-3309
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 828-689-4111
Nearest Beach
46 Miles
Lake Lure Beach & Water Park/ Myrtle Beach

It is easy to get to Memory Mountain. Memory Mountain resort is located just north of Asheville, NC less than 3 miles off of Interstate 26 which connects directly to 1-95 and 1-81.

There are also 2 airports nearby - Asheville, NC (35 miles) or Tri-Cities, TN (50 miles). Both airports have great rates flying with Allegiant Air as well as other major airlines.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Mars Hill, North Carolina

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

Additional information about rental rates

firewood C$95.83
Pet Fee C$95.83
Cleaning fee C$127.77
hot tub cleaning fee C$95.83

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.
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