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Sweetwood Lodge

Beds/Baths

3 BR
3 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (1 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Beautiful floor to ceiling windows in the great room.Driveway and parking at Sweetwood LodgeDriveway to Sweetwood LodgeEnjoy the beautiful mountain air and view on the large back deckEnjoy the beautiful mountain air and view on the large back deckBeautiful viewsAerial view of SweetwoodWelcome to Sweetwood Lodge!Welcome to Sweetwood Lodge!ExteriorExteriorBeautiful screened in porch to relax and enjoy the viewMountain views from screen porchFall view from Sweetwood LodgeCommunity lake accessCommunity waterfall accessSeating for 4 at the large island.Large fully stocked kitchen Spacious kitchen with large islandLarge windows overlooking the mountains above the kitchenDining area - seating for 6.Enjoy the gas logs during dinner.Gas logs in great roomInteriorOpen floor plan great room, great for entertaining.Mountain views from entire great roomGreat room with large 70" TVEntry hallway accesses: mud room, queen bedroom, full bath & kitchenMain floor queen bedroomMain floor hall bathroom with jetted tub and hand held showerEntrance to master and stairway to lower level.Master bedroom with King bed and large en suiteMain floor master with king bedMaster bedroom access to deckMaster bedroom french doors to screen porchSpacious master bathDouble vanity in master en suiteMaster bath double vanityLarge walk-in multi-jet showerLower level living areaLarge sectional couch and TV to relax for a movieLarge sectional for plenty of seatingLower level queen bedroomLower level hall bathLower level hall bath with walk in shower
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 6

Bedding

BR 1- King bed with en-suite (walk-in shower; main level)
BR 2- Queen bed (main level)
BR 3- Queen bed (lower level)

Description

Sweetwood Lodge overlooks the majestic Blue Ridge Mountain Range. Enjoy the ever-changing mountain view by day and marvel at the brilliant stars against the inky black sky at night. Mount Mitchell, the tallest peak east of the Mississippi River, is directly in view. The property is located in Gateway Mountain, a 3000 acre hardwood forest and preserve, which offers a peaceful respite from hectic day to day life. In addition to the varied and breathtaking vistas, guests within Gateway enjoy unspoiled, woodland surroundings and amenities including hiking trails, a private lake in which you can swim if you’d like, a spectacular and private waterfall park and picnic area, and even a small catch and release trout pond (no license required). We find that time spent on the mountain is always uplifting and restorative and would love for Sweetwood Lodge to be home base for your getaway.

House Layout:
MAIN FLOOR: Open living room and dining area, artfully appointed, with sliders opening onto the spacious upper deck. The living room has a 70” TV (Direct TV included) and a fireplace with gas logs. There is a bedroom with a queen bed across from the full hall bath with jacuzzi tub and hand held shower. A very fully equipped kitchen makes the preparation of anything from a simple snack to a large holiday feast a pleasure for the cook(s) in your party. The master suite has a king bed and opens onto the screen porch, (which is also accessible from the upper deck) and a full bath features a multi-jet shower. A laundry/mud room with washer/dryer is also on this level.

LOWER LEVEL: Den with a sectional couch, 50” TV with DVD player, game table seating 4-6, and a collection of board games, playing cards, puzzles and books. An electric Franklin Stove provides both extra warmth and charm to the space. Sliders open onto the lower level deck and a bedroom with queen bed has a full hall bath. (Shower only – no tub) The library contains books, travel brochures, local reference materials and a wireless printer for guest use.

OUTDOORS: Gas grill off the kitchen door, bistro seating for two on the front porch, two large mountain-facing decks and a screen porch. Upper deck has a dining table with seating for six adjacent to the wood-burning chiminea. Lower deck is furnished with four Adirondack chairs and another bistro set seating two. Screen porch is outfitted to seat four, but can easily accommodate six with extra folding chairs.

Sweetwood Lodge is a true mountain retreat, yet its close proximity to the community gate (just 1 mile) on a gently sloping, paved street provides for easy access onto main roads. It’s a comfortable and often very scenic drive to a great variety of active outdoor pursuits, charming mountain towns, small artisanal farms and markets, artist studios/galleries, restaurants, breweries and historical sights.

I40 – 10 minutes
Black Mountain – 15-20 minutes
Asheville – 35-40 minutes
Lake Lure/Chimney Rock – 30 minutes
Blue Ridge Parkway – 25 minutes
Lake James – 40 minutes

We love animals, but no pets in this home please, and no smoking .

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • King size bed
  • Easy Entry
  • Log/Timber Cabin
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • View
  • Nearby Waterfall
  • Fenced Yard

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private
  • Creek/Lake

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Sweetwood Lodge is located in Old Fort. This home is approximately 20 minutes to Black Mountain and Marion, and approximately 40 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?

Sweetwood 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?

Sweetwood Lodge 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 Above the Clouds from our Old Fort Office. 

Sweetwood Lodge 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.

WILL THERE BE FIREWOOD AT THE HOUSE? WHEN ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Sweetwood Lodge has a gas logs fireplace and outdoor chimenea for guests to use. Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

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. 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 Sweetwood 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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Rates

DatesNightlyWeeklyMonthly
05/29/19 - 06/30/19$339$1,695
07/01/19 - 07/31/19$349$1,745
08/01/19 - 08/20/19$339$1,695
08/21/19 - 08/29/19$305$1,525
08/30/19 - 09/03/19$339
09/04/19 - 09/30/19$305$1,525
10/01/19 - 10/06/19$339
10/07/19 - 10/24/19$349$1,745
10/25/19 - 11/03/19$339$1,695
11/04/19 - 11/21/19$270$1,355
11/22/19 - 12/03/19$349$1,745
12/04/19 - 12/20/19$270$1,355
12/21/19 - 01/03/20$349$1,745
01/04/20 - 04/08/20$270$1,355$4,065 - $4,201
04/09/20 - 04/13/20$339
04/14/20 - 05/10/20$270$1,355

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Reviews

Sweet time at the Sweetwood Lodge

Reviewed on 2019-05-24 by
Updated on 2019-05-24
Review of stay from 2019-05-02 to 2019-05-05
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 cabin was in the perfect location. A quick drive from the Crimson gate made it convenient with great views. Easy drive to Asheville and many other destinations on and off Gateway Mountain. The house was clean and had all the amenities needed for the perfect stay. Sitting in the screened in porch watching a lightning show over the mountains was a real treat. I would highly recommend this property and will stay here again!