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17 Miles from Asheville , WNC Mountain Escape

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Overview
4 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
8 guests
2 nights minimum
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The Lodge on Laughing Waters Property provides abundant options for your stay. Find peace in the private and public hiking trails that are in walking distance or from dozens of waterfalls surrounding the property. We are lucky to be in the midst of 800 protected acres and must share this magic with our guests. Come retreat and relax! Comfortably accommodates 8 people in spacious bedrooms and shared space. 4 bedrooms spread through out 3 floors of wooden lodge, gives you space when you need it and common areas when you don't. Our wood stove is found in the living room available for you to find the perfect temperature. The best view can be found on the back patio exhibiting the waterfall that names our retreat center, Laughing Waters. WiFi is available but we encourage taking advantage of ou...The Lodge on Laughing Waters Property provides abundant options for your stay. Find peace in the private and public hiking trails that are in walking distance or from dozens of waterfalls surrounding the property. We are lucky to be in the midst of 800 protected acres and must share this magic with our guests. Come retreat and relax! Comfortably accommodates 8 people in spacious bedrooms and shared space. 4 bedrooms spread through out 3 floors of wooden lodge, gives you space when you need it and common areas when you don't. Our wood stove is found in the living room available for you to find the perfect temperature. The best view can be found on the back patio exhibiting the waterfall that names our retreat center, Laughing Waters. WiFi is available but we encourage taking advantage of our private hiking trails connecting to public hiking trails leading to more views. Chimney Park State Park is 9.4 miles away and Lake Lure is next door if you're looking for some summer time water fun. More
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About the Owner
John and Jane ( Heidi Ladlee Property Manager ) M
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:May 2013
Interaction with guests
It is a self check in process. If you should need anything, I am happy to help, please feel free to call or text me
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Reviewed January 1, 2018 via mobile

The perfect private place for a family to enjoy. Plenty of room inside and outside. We were able to hike and explore nature. We were just minutes away from Chimney Rock Village for small town shopping and lunch. Far enough from Asheville to see the...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Mack H
Management response:Responded March 17, 2018

What a lovely review! Thank you! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you come back to visit with us again!

Reviewed December 10, 2017

As an Asheville native I needed more space when family came to visit. This home was perfect! Spacious and exceptionally clean and comfortable. It is located on a beautiful piece of property with great hiking trails out the front door and more nearby. Only 20...More

Date of stay: November 2017
Thank Milesadam
Management response:Responded December 12, 2017

Thank you so very much for your beautiful and kind review! We really appreciate hearing this and it warms our heart that you connected with Laughing Waters! We hope that you will come back to see us again! Thanks for being such wonderful guests!

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Reviewed January 13, 2017

The secluded lodge is beautiful and provided a relaxing & rejuvenating place for our family’s week-long stay. Its location next to a babbling creek and great trails provided lots of opportunities for hikes, runs, and other outdoor activities, and the views in and around the...More

Date of stay: December 2016
Thank Nomad659215
Management response:Responded January 14, 2017

Thank you so very much for this wonderful review! I think you painted a beautiful picture for others to feel confident that they are stepping into a place of peace, comfort and hospitality. Thank you for choosing us for your visit and we look forward...More

Reviewed January 6, 2015

Laughing Waters Lodge Overlooking Hickory Nut Creek Waterfall is a jewel in the beautiful Hickory Gorge in NC Smoky Mountains. Asheville is just15 minutes away. It takes only 5 minutes drive to Lake Lure. The house itself is amazing. It is built around an old...More

Date of stay: December 2014
Thank GarfieldNc
Management response:Responded February 2, 2015

We are so happy that you had a great experience over New Year's at Laughing Waters. Thank you for writing this great review, and we look forward to seeing you back each season!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Stove
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Porch
Alarm Clock
Central Heating
Washer
Water Views
Blender
Dryer
Outdoor Dining Area
Air Conditioning
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
Freezer
Paper Towels Provided
Private Yard
Books
Ceiling Fans
Stereo System
Shared Yard
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Mountain Views
Secure Parking
Wi-Fi
Internet Access
Terrace
Toaster
Deck
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About the neighborhood
We are located only a short 25 minutes drive from downtown Asheville in the heart of the Hickory Nut Gorge. This deep valley is carved between high ridgelines from the continental divide down to Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. From the lodge overlooking a beautiful waterfall, you can hike up to the top of Little Bearwallow Mountain through 200 acres of natural forest with amazing views. The lodge is part of the Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Hickory Nut Forest. This sustainable eco-community includes organic gardens and apple orchard, conserved lands, renewable energy, and solar-green homes. Guests are welcome to hike, swim, enjoy the gardens, or just relax on the deck and listen to the sound of the rushing water. Enjoy dining in Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville or make your ow...
How to get there
The top of the gated entrance has a split rail fence along with an old unoccupied cabin. There is also a blue Laughing Waters sign at the top of the road.
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