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Serenity Lake Cabin

Beds/Baths

2 BR
2.5 BA
Guest Reviews
4.9412
4.9412 (17 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 4

Bedding

BR 1 - Queen Bed with full bath (lower level)
BR 2 - Master Suite with king bed (upper level loft)
Extra - Twin room with two twins adjoin master suite; outdoor queen sized hanging bed

Description

This perfect mountain hideaway provides hours of relaxation and fun! Beautiful winding stone pathway passes the garden ponds and brings you to the relaxing front porch. As you enter the cabin, you are at peace with the world! The hand hewn logs and many windows bring the warmth of nature inside. The great room centers around the kitchen and wood-burning stone fireplace, truly the heart of the log home.

Spectacular views from every window wrap around the house. Outside, the swing, hammock and rocking chairs are the perfect spot to enjoy the 40 mile view. The lower level features a spectacular antique pine bar with a pool table, and dartboard. Double doors lead outside to the secluded hot tub and fire pit. The second stone patio has an outdoor pizza oven and fire pit with nearby picnic table and horseshoes. Many fruit trees, berry bushes, grapevines, and an organic garden are available for the "pickins".

The cabin sleeps six plus an outdoor hanging queen bed. Off the bar is the "cork room" with a queen-sized bed and full bath. The open loft upstairs is the master suite. From the king bed, morning views of the mist in the mountains is spectacular. There is a TV and a telescope for star gazing. The room with two twins adjoins the master suite and is also open to the living area below. The twin loft also has a large TV. The upper deck with two rocking chairs, is an ideal spot for morning coffee. The outdoor queen sized hanging bed is just right for afternoon naps. The views are breath-taking!

Located in Gateway Mountain in Old Fort, you'll have exclusive access to the waterfall park and Lake George lake access in Gateway Mountain. It is an easy, short 3-minute drive to Lake George, where you can leisurely swim, canoe, fish or tube from Serenity Lake Cabin's private dock where excellent "catch and release" fishing is allowed on this beautiful 7 acre community lake. Serenity is only a short hike to the neighborhood waterfall, one of the best in western North Carolina. 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.

Serenity Lake Cabin 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 Black Mountain Bistro. Downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are all within a 45 minute drive.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • King size bed
  • Log/Timber Cabin
  • Wood Fireplace

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • View
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Canoe and Lake Access
  • Nearby Waterfall
  • Canoe with Private Dock on Lake
  • Private Dock on Lake

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private
  • Creek/Lake

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Serenity Lake Cabin is located in Old Fort. This home is approximately 30 minutes to Black Mountain, 40 minutes to Marion, and approximately 50 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?

Serenity Lake Cabin 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?

Serenity Lake Cabin 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 Serenity Lake Cabin from our Old Fort Office. 

Serenity Lake Cabin 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 IS THE SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDED?

Security deposits are returned within 30 days of guest departure.

WILL THERE BE FIREWOOD AT THE HOUSE?

Serenity Lake Cabin has a wood burning fireplace and fire pit for guests to use. Firewood is not supplied by Greybeard. Some houses will have a small supply of firewood for renter use; however, it is best to purchase your own small bundle of wood or Duraflame pressed logs at the local grocery store. If your rental home has an operable wood fireplace or wood stove, you can purchase our Guest Services Firewood Bundle package and have firewood and fire-starting materials awaiting you upon your arrival from October through the winter months. 

Cutting branches, limbs or trees on the property is strictly prohibited. You can use limbs found on the ground. 

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

Wifi is available at Serenity Lake Cabin. 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.

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Reviews

Excellent experience

Reviewed on 2019-09-11 by
Updated on 2019-09-11
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?
House was beautiful and in an amazing location. It was well furnished, the surrounding area had lots to see and do without leaving the community.

Excellent experience

Reviewed on 2019-09-11 by
Updated on 2019-09-11
Review of stay from 2019-09-05 to 2019-09-08
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?
House was beautiful and in an amazing location. It was well furnished, the surrounding area had lots to see and do without leaving the community.

Relaxing

Reviewed on 2019-08-29 by
Updated on 2019-08-29
Review of stay from 2019-08-25 to 2019-08-29
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?
very quiet and relaxing.

Vega Ritenour Review

Reviewed on 2019-08-09 by
Updated on 2019-08-09
Review of stay from 2019-08-02 to 2019-08-09
Overall Satisfaction
4
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
4
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
4
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
4
How would you rate the reservations process
4
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
Convenience of all amenities including game room, WiFi, great views from porches.

Wonderful Relaxing Week in the Mountains!

Reviewed on 2019-07-08 by
Updated on 2019-07-08
Review of stay from 2019-06-30 to 2019-07-07
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?
Loved the secluded setting for the Serenity Lake Cabin. It was so peaceful and beautiful. Enjoyed hiking to the waterfall and just sitting on all the different porches and taking in the view.

Wished the upstairs bedroom had a little more privacy and a shower. If we traveled with family again, we would probably look for a different house only for that reason, but might be willing to suffer through it again as we absolutely loved everything else about this house! Would love to see it in other seasons - when more of the berries were ready to eat and especially in the fall.

Beautiful getaway

Reviewed on 2019-01-10 by from Greensboro, NC United States
Updated on 2019-01-10
Review of stay from 2019-01-02 to 2019-01-08
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
My wife and I visited the Serenity Lake cabin for our honeymoon and absolutely loved it! A beautiful house in a beautiful location where we saw one other car drive by in the week we were there. We really enjoyed the seclusion and the house was in amazing shape. High recommend!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Congrats! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your stay.

Restful

Reviewed on 2018-09-27 by from Fletcher, NC United States
Updated on 2018-09-27
Review of stay from 2018-09-20 to 2018-09-23
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Gorgeous cabin with spectacular views. We stayed here for an anniversary weekend. The decks with rocking chairs and swinging bed were amazing. The lake was pretty but the waterfall was spectacular!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
You did make an excellent choice in cabin for your anniversary weekend (happy belated anniversary by the way!) So glad you were able to enjoy the waterfall and lake. Great spots.

Amazing!

Reviewed on 2018-07-08 by from Wilmington, NC United States
Updated on 2018-07-08
Review of stay from 2018-06-18 to 2018-06-22
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Beautiful, secluded cabin with short drive to private lake and a gorgeous waterfall! We kept busy either outside playing horseshoes, or inside playing darts or billiards. It was clean, spacious, and every view was fabulous!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! Thanks for letting us know how your stay went. We appreciate it!

Amazing!!

Reviewed on 2018-06-11 by from Denton, TX United States
Updated on 2018-06-11
Review of stay from 2018-06-03 to 2018-06-09
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
We spent a week in this wonderful cabin. The views are amazing from every window. We also enjoyed playing pool in the evenings and relaxing in the hot tub. The king size bed was so comfortable. Best sleep I've gotten in years. I would definitely recommend this cabin to anyone.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Sounds like a wonderful time. I'm glad you thoroughly relaxed at Serenity Lake Cabin and enjoyed your time! Thanks for the feedback. -Greybeard Rentals team

Serenity Lake Cabin--wonderful mountain retreat!

Reviewed on 2018-04-17 by from Stafford, VA United States
Updated on 2018-04-17
Review of stay from 2018-03-23 to 2018-03-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Our stay was fantastic. The cabin is beautiful and the owners have done a great job setting families up for a wonderful stay. However, when the rental company (Greybeard) sends out the directions, you will need to use them. GPS doesn't pick up the location to get the code and could take you down a dirt road. Other than that, the stay went very, very well.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Yes, we definitely recommend avoiding GPS, especially in the development where Serenity Lake Cabin is located. I'm so glad you had a nice stay and enjoyed the cabin!

Awesomeness!

Reviewed on 2018-03-19 by from Kennesaw, GA United States
Updated on 2018-03-19
Review of stay from 2018-03-09 to 2018-03-10
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Beautiful property with a picturesque view. Had a wonderful time and will make this a yearly trip for my family. Thank you Greybeard for an awesome experience. I recommend Serenity Lake cabin to anyone looking for fun and relaxation.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Serenity Lake Cabin is wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed your experience with us at this great cabin.

A Little Piece of Heaven

Reviewed on 2017-11-05 by from Jacksonville, FL United States
Updated on 2017-11-05
Review of stay from 2017-10-15 to 2017-10-19
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is our second stay here. Its very convenient to Black Mountain, Asheville and Lake Lure. This cabin is so homey. Its so peaceful that you dont even realize there are other houses nearby. You cant see any of them, but you may hear a dog barking or children playing. We really only heard this once the whole time we were there. The cabin is well stocked with just about everything you would need. We liked grilling there once or twice, not wanting to drive up the unfamiliar roads at night. The road is a little winding, but not a scary drive at all. We saw lots of wild turkeys along the way. One thing we did miss this trip was the lack of a TV on the main floor. In the past weve listened to the TV while preparing dinner or watched a football game at night. Its still the perfect place for usdefinitely our happy place!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thank you for this feedback and for returning to stay at Serenity Lake Cabin! I'm glad you were pleased with the second stay. It's a great home! I'm going to pass along your comment about the TV not being present on the main floor anymore - thanks for letting us know what you thought. Update 4.16: the owner has replaced the TV in the living room with an upgraded one.

Leave your troubles behind!

Reviewed on 2017-09-01 by from Hilton Head, SC United States
Updated on 2017-09-01
Review of stay from 2017-08-26 to 2017-08-30
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4
Serenity is tucked away in the Gateway Mountain neighborhood. The homes are so far apart that you will feel like you have the place to yourself. There is a pond with canoe and a waterfall hike right within the neighborhood. Hot tub, pool table, fire pits, porches will make you just want to stay and relax in the cabin. We enjoyed excursions to Chimney Rock, Black Mountain and Asheville. Wonderful trip!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thanks for this thoughtful review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay at Serenity Lake Cabin! Sounds like a wonderful time. Come back soon! -Greybeard Rentals

Great cabin getaway

Reviewed on 2017-08-14 by from Southport, NC United States
Updated on 2017-08-14
Review of stay from 2017-07-22 to 2017-07-29
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Relaxing, comfortable, memorable
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
That's great. Glad you made some great memories at Serenity Lake Cabin!

But, I want to stay longer!

Reviewed on 2017-03-30 by from Orlando, FL United States
Updated on 2017-03-30
Review of stay from 2017-03-17 to 2017-03-20
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
Out of this world! Perfect place to leave your cares behind, relax, play, watch the night sky, always a place to get away from everyone with you, become one with nature, no neighbors, everything there that you needed, just supply food! Oh, cell phones wouldn't work from there...I liked that!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Glad you found a nice place to get away from it ALL! Serenity Lake Cabin is popular one. Usually cell phones on the Verizon network best, but I'm happy to hear that wasn't a problem anyway! :) Thank you for the great review and please come back soon. - Greybeard Rentals team

Spring Break - 2017

Reviewed on 2017-03-27 by from Hartland, WI United States
Updated on 2017-03-27
Review of stay from 2017-03-20 to 2017-03-25
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
Excellent experience with Greybeard Rentals; responsive, professional and I like the app and other timely communication and instructions via email. We stayed at the Serenity Lake Cabin in March 2017 - what a beautiful place in a secluded/gated community! We enjoyed spending time on Lake George on the canoe and also seeing the nearby waterfall. The cabin had so many cool touches; the hanging outdoor bed, hammocks, amazing decks on both levels, fire pits, hot tub, fireplace & more. The view from every side of the house was spectacular. Watching the sunset over the mountains - amazing. We had such a wonderful family trip here. We took day trips to Asheville, Lake James and Chimney Rock. Love driving around the backwoods of Western North Carolina! We will be back to rent again with you. Thank you!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm so glad you were pleased with the stay at Serenity Lake Cabin! It's such a special spot. Sounds like you were able to see some of the best towns in the area, and I'm happy to hear you were pleased with our service! - Greybeard Rentals team

Serenity Lake Cavin

Reviewed on 2016-10-31 by from Jacksonville, FL United States
Updated on 2016-10-31
Review of stay from 2016-10-23 to 2016-10-27
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
4
Location
4
Property condition
4
This is a beautiful, serene, very secluded cabin about a 10-minute curvy (but not scary) drive up the mountain. It is nicely decorated. I loved having a bathroom on every level. The view gets better with each floor that you climb. The fall views are stunning! We enjoyed sitting on the deck with a glass of wine or two and grilling at night. There's even a garden where you can get some of your ingredients.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Happy to hear you were pleased with Serenity Lake Cabin!! It's new to the Greybeard program and we love it - glad you enjoyed it as well.