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Hilltop Lodge on Lake James

5.0000
5.0 (5 Reviews)
4 Bedrooms
3 Baths - Half 1
8 Guests
Lake James

Featured Amenities

  • Fire Pit
  • King Bed
  • Mountain View
  • Pet Friendly
  • Private Dock on Lake
  • Wifi

Did you know?

We offer a 48-hour grace period for any new bookings when you are booking more than 2 weeks from stay dates.

Description

Bedroom 1
1 King
Bedroom 2
1 Queen
Bedroom 3
1 Queen
Bedroom 4
2 double bottom and twin top
Enjoy Lake James in luxury at Hilltop Lodge-an impeccably furnished pet-friendly home that offers a private boat dock & lake access, an outdoor kitchenette that includes a gas grill, an outdoor fire pit area, a screened porch, and countless upscale amenities!

Upon entering the main level of this stately home, you'll immediately be greeted by the sleek open floor plan that is complemented by the elegant black trim along the windows and glass doors. Get cozy in the living room centered around a stone gas fireplace and smart TV with streaming capabilities. Relax on the screened porch (accessible from the living room) which offers patio seating and an outdoor dining table for enjoying meals al fresco without worrying about natural elements interfering, or opt to enjoy dinner inside at the dining table with similar woodland views and seating for 8. Seasoned chefs and amateur foodies alike will delight in the gourmet kitchen which boasts stainless appliances, a gas range stove, and quartz countertops with ample space for chopping and prepping. The upper level consists of the primary bedroom with King bed and en suite bath while the lower level provides a den area with patio access, two Queen bedrooms, and a bunk room with two sets of bunks (full size on the bottom & twin size on top), making it a convenient option for intergenerational families with different needs traveling together. Outside, the home offers an outdoor kitchenette (mini fridge and gas grill included) with outdoor dining space, an outdoor fire pit, and a private dock for all your lake adventures!

Located in Nebo, just 45 minutes from Asheville, this upscale lakefront cabin is the perfect place to rest, relax, and recharge as you enjoy everything that the Lake James area has to offer. Build sandcastles and sunbathe on the mountain beach, cruise the lake in a boat, and or cool off by swimming at Paddy's Creek (3.9 miles away). Explore the many nearby hiking and biking trails within the community, or take a brief drive to the Linville Gorge Wilderness Area (15 miles away), Wolf Pit Trailhead of Shortoff Mountain (8.7 miles away), or the Linville River Trailhead via the Fonta Flora State Trail (5 miles away). After a full day of adventures grab a refreshing craft beer at Fonta Flora's open-air brewery at Whippoorwill Farm (1.5 miles away), or travel to the charming small town of Marion to enjoy another cold one or sample local cuisine (20 minutes away).

Please Note: This home IS pet-friendly with an additional $100 pet fee per pet (max of 2). This home has 4 exterior cameras and a Ring Doorbell facing the driveway/parking area. This home has its own private boat dock on Lake James. The owner's boat and jet ski are docked, but there is an available spot for a guest boat and an additional jet ski. If interested in renting a boat during your stay, please contact Lake James Marina or Noah's Landing. While the home provides access to Lake James, it does NOT offer access to Camp Lake James amenities.

Amenities

Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Exterior Security Camera
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Iron Board
  • King Bed
  • Linens provided
  • Mountain View
  • Private Entrance
  • Smoke Detector
  • Television
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wifi

Suitability

  • Air Conditioning
  • Children Welcome
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Decked area
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Fireplace
  • Free Parking
  • High-touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoking Not Allowed

Kitchen and Dining

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dining Area
  • Dishes Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outdoor Living

  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Fire Pit
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Space/Living Area
  • Screened Porch

Availability

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Location

Reviews

Amazing stay!

Sent on 2023-11-09 by Leigh
Overall
5
We fell in love with this gorgeous property! The entire family came for a beautiful Autumn weekend. The house was absolutely perfect! My brother and I hold special places in our hearts for Lake James. Our parents met on Lake James many years ago. I cannot say enough about this very comfortable home and it’s spectacular surroundings. It was a peaceful weekend with memories that will last a lifetime.

Manager's Response

Leigh, we're thrilled that you and your family had such a spectacular and memorable fall getaway at Hilltop Lodge on Lake James. We appreciate you choosing us at Greybeard and sharing your thoughtful feedback with us and fellow travelers considering this home for their vacation. It sounds like Lake James has been and continues to be a very special place to you all, and we cannot wait to welcome you back—perhaps for a spring or summer retreat!

Lovely house, great dock!

Sent on 2023-07-01 by Kristen
Overall
5
Meticulously clean, well stocked. We particularly enjoyed the screen porch, lower patio, fire pit, and dock.

Manager's Response

Kristen, thank you for your five-star review of Hilltop Lodge on Lake James! We're delighted that you had such an amazing stay and enjoyed the home's fantastic amenities, and we hope to host you again soon. 

Hilltop lodge

Sent on 2022-08-30 by Liny B.
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5
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5
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Beautiful house and surrounding area
Also and most important pet friendly!

Hilltop

Sent on 2022-06-28 by Thomas S.
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Awesome in all regards

Lake James rental

Sent on 2022-03-23 by Katie M.
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The location and house were beautiful! So many extras in the house and comfortable seating and beds.

FAQs

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Hilltop Lodge is located on Lake James. This home is approximately 20 minutes to Marion, 28 minutes to Morganton, 45 minutes to Black Mountain, and an hour to Asheville, Chimney Rock, and Lake Lure. Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Hilltop Lodge on Lake James is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs are allowed. Unfortunately, due to common allergy problems we cannot allow cats. For the privilege of bringing your dog, there is a minimum charge of $100 nonrefundable fee per pet. A maximum of two dogs are allowed unless you have received special permission from the property manager or homeowner. Any damage that may be caused by your pet during your stay will be paid for out of your security deposit or charged to the credit card we have on file. There is a county-wide leash law in place. When taking your dog outside of a gated area, please ensure that they are on a leash. 

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Hilltop Lodge on Lake James has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival, allowing you to go straight to the house and check-in starting at 4pm.

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and select option 1, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WHEN IS THE SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDED?

Security deposits are returned within 30 days of guest departure.

WHEN ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit. 

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Hilltop Lodge on Lake James. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

WHERE AND HOW DO I ACQUIRE A BOAT RENTAL IN LAKE JAMES?

Hilltop Lodge on Lake James has has its own private boat dock for guests to use within the designated guidelines outlined by Lake James. The owner's boat and jet ski are always docked, but there is an available spot for a guest boat and an additional jet ski. 

For questions regarding boat rentals, please contact the Lake James Neighborhood Store (828) 391-8600 or Noah’s Landing (828) 707-2174.

Find additional information, including Lake James State Park Rules & Regulations, Park & Trail Maps, and Boat Rental & Ramp directions here

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