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Skywalker Lodge

Beds/Baths

3 BR
3.5 BA
Sleeps 6

Location

  • Old Fort
Age 18 and under.

Description

Bedding

BR 1 - Queen bed (main level)
BR 2 - Double bed (upper level)
BR 3 - Two twin beds (upper level)
Extra - Queen bed in basement

Property Highlights

Skywalker Lodge provides countless amenities that include an expansive backyard with sweeping year-round mountain views (as well as from all 3 levels of the home), a spacious downstairs recreation area with theater room, pool table, gas fireplace, gym area, and flex space, an impeccably-furnished interior with a well-equipped kitchen fit for a chef, a brand new hot tub overlooking the mountains, and a wraparound deck with gas grill. Ideal for a family retreat or reunion with friends, this luxury log cabin offers plenty of space, style, and splendor to ensure a getaway that’s truly out-of-this-world!

Centrally located to all that Western North Carolina has to offer in way of attractions and activities, you can easily travel to town for entertainment or stay close to home for Gateway Mountain’s exclusive amenities & 3,000 acre nature preserve. Enjoy access to lush wooded forests, gorgeous waterfalls, and stunning mountaintop vistas along with two small lakes and a trout pond for catch-and-release fishing (no license required). Gateway Mountain is just 10 miles from I-40, offering easy access to the city of Asheville (33 miles away) where you’ll find the hip & ever-eccentric River Arts District and Biltmore Village, home to the iconic Biltmore Estate. The resort town of Black Mountain, 17 miles away, offers novelty shops, upscale boutiques, art galleries, regional breweries, and local restaurants while the small neighboring town of Marion, 20 miles away, has even more options for food, drinks, and entertainment. For an additional hike outside of Gateway, travel 12 miles to the beloved Catawba Falls trail. Perfect for the whole family, this 2.5 miles round trip trek takes you to a cascading waterfall with multiple tiers of water rushing over vibrant green moss. It’s a breathtaking sight that is a must for waterfall enthusiasts.

A scenic 45 minute drive south takes you to Lake Lure, where there’s no shortage of family-fun activities. In addition to a swimming beach, there’s a water park, twilight dinner cruises, boat tours, and boat rentals (paddle and pontoon). After enjoying time by the water, head over to Chimney Rock, Mount Pisgah, or Mount Mitchell State Parks that are also nearby, or take advantage of the golf courses in one of the beautiful towns mentioned above. Continue south for another 35 minutes to find the charming town of Hendersonville and the historic Flat Rock Playhouse. Offering the best of both worlds, this opulent log cabin promises seclusion and spectacular scenery while still being close enough to neighboring towns to provide endless options for activities and adventures.

May the Views be with you at Skywalker Lodge!

Please note: This home is NOT pet friendly and is NON-smoking. The backyard play & swing set should only be used by children under adult supervision. No parking is allowed on roadways or at gate entrances. No RVs, boat trailers, camping trailers, or trailers of any kind are permitted in the Gateway Mountain Community.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Log/Timber Cabin
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Fireplace (gas logs)
  • Pets Not Allowed

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • View
  • Nearby Waterfall

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher

Entertainment

  • Game Room
  • Roku/SmartTV

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Skywalker Lodge is located within the private gated community of Gateway Mountain Nature Preserve in Old Fort. This home is approximately 25 minutes to downtown Old Fort, 35 minutes to Black Mountain, 50 minutes 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?

Skywalker Lodge is not “pet friendly”. Please be respectful of those owners who, because of allergies or other personal reasons, have chosen not to allow any pets. If housekeeping notes that a pet was present on a non-pet friendly property during your visit, you will be charged a minimum of $600 to clean carpets, upholstered furniture and complete air purification measures. Bringing a pet to a house that is not pet-friendly without owner consent or permission from Greybeard is grounds for termination of the rental agreement without refund. If you must travel with your pet, please contact us for local boarding recommendations. More info about service animals and the ADA is available here.

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?

Skywalker Lodge is located in a gated community. You must go to our Old Fort Office at 243 Catawba Ave S 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 the home from our Old Fort Office.

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?

Skywalker Lodge has an indoor gas logs fireplace. Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

This home does not have an outdoor fire pit. Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside, and 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 Skywalker Lodge. 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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