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Hillside Lake House

Beds/Baths

4 BR
3 BA
Guest Reviews
4.8889
4.8889 (9 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Welcome to Hillside Lake House!Aerial view of Hillside Lake House and parking areas. Aerial of Hillside Lake House. Relax on the front porch and enjoy the mountain air. Back deck dining area and grill. Covered back deck with views of Lake George. View of Lake George from the back deck- short, but steep, down hill walk from house. Aerial view of Hillside Lake House & surrounding mountains.Aerial of Lake George in Gateway Mountain. Community lake access- short drive from Hillside Lake House. Community waterfall- short drive from Hillside Lake House. Main floor has a large open floor plan. Large living area with gas logs & TV. Great open floor plan perfect for gatherings. Small seating area off living room. Dining room with access to back deck. Dining room opens to kitchen for great entertaining space. Great kitchen for entertaining guests. Kitchen with dishwasher and coffee maker. More seating on main floor w/ steps to lower level. Main floor bedroom with double bed. Main floor bedroom with queen bed. Main floor bedroom w/ queen bed & sitting area. Main level hall bathroom w/ double vanity & shower/tub combo. Main floor bedroom with queen bed. Main floor bedroom with double bed. Main level hall bath w/ double vanity & shower only. Lower level den with TV & access to back yard. Open downstairs floor plan is great for entertaining. Lower level den w/ 2 twin beds & ping pong table. Twin beds on lower level. Lower level kitchenette w/ coffee maker & dining area. Game table on lower level. Explore beautiful downtown Black Mountain- a 30 minute drive from Hillside Lake House. Lower Catawba Falls- a 20 minute drive from Hillside Lake House. Upper Catawba Falls- a 20 minute drive from Hillside Lake House.
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 8

Bedding

BR 1 - Queen bed (main floor)
BR 2 - Queen bed (main floor)
BR 3 - Double bed (main floor)
BR 4 - Double bed (main floor)
Extra- Two twin beds in lower level den area; 1 full sleeper sofa

Description

Whether you're rocking on the front porch or sitting on the back deck, you'll enjoy the peace that nature affords at Hillside Lake House. From the back, you can see Lake George below and at night you'll love listening to the symphony of sounds all around you. Early mornings are especially made for listening to the birds as they greet the day! As soon as you enter the door, you feel right at home. Whether you're one of a large crowd, or coming with just a few, there are a wide variety of things to do: fishing canoeing, playing games at the game table, or just enjoying a friendly ping pong competition. A sign on the deck says "If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains, you're lucky enough," and we believe that if you're lucky enough to stay at Hillside Lake House, you're lucky enough.

Located in Gateway Mountain in Old Fort, you'll have exclusive access to the waterfall park and Lake George lake access in Gateway Mountain. You're also 20 minutes to Catawba Falls. Make sure you stop by Mr. Bob's Donuts in Old Fort for delicious hand-cut, fresh donuts.

Hillside Lake House is approximately 30-35 minutes to the charming towns of Black Mountain and Marion. You'll love exploring the local shops, restaurants, and breweries in downtown Marion. If you're looking to enjoy some night life, check out Marion's Mica Town Brewing Company, Refinery 13 Taproom, and Spillway Bridge & Co. Black Mountain also boast 3 local breweries: Pisgah Brewing, Lookout Brewing, and Black Mountain Brewing, along with incredible restaurants like Foothills Butcher Bar, Louise's Kitchen, and Dark City Deli. Downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are all within a 45 minute drive.

House layout:
Main level: living room with gas logs and TV (DVR and satellite included); dining area which seats 8-12; full kitchen with dishwasher and coffee maker; bedroom with a queen bed; bedroom with a double bed; full hall bath with shower/tub combo; bedroom with a queen bed; bedroom with a double; full hall bath with shower only.

Lower level: den area with TV & DVR, game table w/ numerous board games, puzzles and playing cards, 2 twin beds, full sized sleeper sofa, and ping pong table; kitchenette with small refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker; dining area with seating for 6; full bath with shower only.

Outdoors: covered front porch; partially covered deck with tables and chairs for outdoor dining; canoe, fishing equipment, and life jackets provided.

Hillside Lake House is pet friendly with additional pet fee.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Pet Friendly
  • Easy Entry
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Canoe and Lake Access
  • Nearby Waterfall

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private
  • Creek/Lake

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Hillside Lake House is located in Old Fort. This home is approximately 30 minutes to Black Mountain, 35 minutes to Marion, and approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. 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?

Hillside Lake House 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?

Hillside Lake House is located in a gated community. You must go to our Old Fort Office at 78 D Catawba Ave. to pick up your gate card. Driving directions to our Old Fort Office, along with access instructions will be sent out via email. Once you have picked up your gate card, you can proceed to the house. Please do not rely on GPS. We will provide you with driving directions to Hillside Lake House from our Old Fort Office. 

Hillside Lake House has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival.

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 dial extension 203, 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 ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Hillside Lake House has a gas logs fireplace for guests to use. 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, which is not provided at Hillside Lake House. 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 Hillside Lake House. 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.

Availability

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Reviews

Solace in the mountains after Dorian Evacuation

Reviewed on 2019-09-14 by
Updated on 2019-09-14
Review of stay from 2019-09-04 to 2019-09-07
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The house is lovely, well appointed and the setting is beautiful. Far more remote than we imagined but we took advantage of that to simply stay put and truly unwind. It was a real blessing after having to leave the beach due to hurricane evacuation.

Great place to stay

Reviewed on 2018-11-26 by from North Versailles, PA United States
Updated on 2018-11-26
Review of stay from 2018-11-17 to 2018-11-24
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
It's a lot bigger than it looks. Plenty of seating in the living room. I would definitely recommend having either 4 wheel drive or all wheel drive for getting out of the driveway. Other than that this was a great house for our time there.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thanks for the feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed your time at Hillside Lake House

Perfect!

Reviewed on 2018-11-01 by from Charlotte, NC United States
Updated on 2018-11-01
Review of stay from 2018-10-25 to 2018-10-28
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had a great stay at Hillside. The house was perfect. Very cozy and homey. We would definitely stay there again.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Sounds great! Thank you!

Nice Mountain Home

Reviewed on 2018-08-06 by from Greensboro, NC United States
Updated on 2018-08-06
Review of stay from 2018-07-28 to 2018-08-04
Overall Satisfaction
4
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
The home is very nice and very relaxing. The property has a very nice waterfall. Its worth a look. There are a couple of updates that need to be made to the description in order to prepare potential renters for their experience.
1. The home is about 15 mins from the exit off I40 and another 15 mins from the front gate. Add at least that to any trip you plan.
2. The property line goes to the lake but you can not access the lake from the property. It is at least a 3-5 min drive to the lake. The owner should either make a step path to the lake(which could be done easily) or note this in the description.
3. The lake is a lake by name only. It is the size of a pond.
4. The drive way is steep with very loose gravel. Unless you have an AWD vehicle, you should not even attempt to go down the drive(which makes unpacking and packing very strenuous). We had 2 SUV vehicles and 1 full size truck. Only the AWD SUV could make it up the drive. The others spun out horribly.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thanks for your feedback for improvement regarding the description and other items for improvement. I'm glad you enjoyed the stay!

Great Time

Reviewed on 2018-07-24 by from Cary, NC United States
Updated on 2018-07-24
Review of stay from 2018-07-19 to 2018-07-22
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Our family had a great stay at Hillside Lake House. It is a bit more remote than we originally thought. However, we used that to our advantage and spent more time at the house rather than driving the curvy mountain roads. The house was VERY clean which we really appreciated. The house has wi-fi so we could use our electronics devices. We played ping/pong, put together puzzles, read books, took naps. It also rained while we were there and there's nothing like hearing thunder in the distance and rain on the roof. If you need time away, then Hillside Lake House is the place for you!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm glad you enjoyed the retreat at Hillside Lake House! Yes, you are correct - it is about 30 minutes from Black Mountain, and another 15 minutes to Asheville. Sounds like a nice stay for you all!

Awesome cabin with great amenities for a large family to enjoy.

Reviewed on 2017-12-31 by from Newberry, FL United States
Updated on 2017-12-31
Review of stay from 2017-12-25 to 2017-12-29
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Had a very enjoyable trip. The road gets a little sketchy for flat landers but its not bad after first couple of trips. Cabin was great. Very inviting and comfortable for our large family with 4 kids. Game room was definitely a plus!! We spent more time down there playing than upstairs!! Will definitely book again. Staff was very helpful with itinerary and communication was excellent and timely.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Wonderful! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay at Hillside Lake House. Thank you for choosing to rent through Greybeard Rentals!

Flawless!

Reviewed on 2017-10-25 by from Durham, NC United States
Updated on 2017-10-25
Review of stay from 2017-10-20 to 2017-10-23
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We had an amazing stay at the Hillside lake house. The house was beautiful and very clean. I could tell the owners took every measure to ensure the house was well equipped for guests. I highly recomend!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Thank you for letting us know how the stay went at Hillside Lake House!

Great weekend. The house is immaculately clean and stocked

Reviewed on 2017-10-17 by from Jamestown, NC United States
Updated on 2017-10-17
Review of stay from 2017-10-12 to 2017-10-15
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
The downside of the trip was the difficulty in getting in and out of the development, especially at night. Even with directions, had difficulty. The family was well satisfied with the stay. We plan to return to Hillside Lake House soon when we can spend time at the house and grounds.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thank you for your feedback! I'm glad you enjoyed a wonderful stay at Hillside Lake House. Yes, we always recommend arriving in the Gateway Mountain development during daylight hours at least for the first time.

Great family get away

Reviewed on 2017-09-18 by from Jacksonville, FL United States
Updated on 2017-09-18
Review of stay from 2017-09-01 to 2017-09-05
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Very private get away for 2 families. Plenty of room for privacy and shar d spaces for both families. The kids had their own space. The area was beautifu. It was your own private mountain with a lake, a waterfall and many hiking trails. We barely left the cabin
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Sounds like an enjoyable time! We're happy to hear this, and hope to welcome you back very soon. -Greybeard Rentals