Welcome to Elk Camp Lodge, a stunning luxury mountain home surrounded by spectacular mountain views in all directions, located in the pristine woods of the High Country in Linville, North Carolina. Complete with exceptional mountain furnishings, beautiful artwork, modern luxury amenities, and end of the road privacy, Elk Camp Lodge is a mountain oasis that is the perfect place to enjoy a family vacation, reunion, ski vacation, or just to spend a few days to get away from it all together with close family and friends. This multi-million dollar custom home is available for the first time on the rental market, having been privately owned and maintained in immaculate condition since it was built in 2008.
Magnificently perched atop a knoll overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and Pisgah National Forest, the lodge was built using the highest grade natural materials, featuring a rustic bark shingle exterior in the Appalachian architectural tradition that originated in the Linville area well over a hundred years ago. The house is surrounded by natural forest and beautiful landscaping, with abundant wildlife all around, including wild turkey, grouse, deer, and bear. Inside, Elk Camp Lodge sets the standard for luxury mountain living, with elegant architectural details, cathedral ceilings, 9 foot doors throughout, lavish furnishings, beautiful decorations, luxurious linens, broadband wireless internet and television, and a floor plan designed for maximum convenience and comfort…every bedroom has its own full bath and with the exception of the loft bedrooms and game room, the lodge features one-level living. The house comfortably sleeps up to twelve people, offering 5 total bedrooms with one king bed, three queen beds, two twin beds, and one queen size pull-out sofa bed. Behind the house, the wrap-around deck, complete with deck furnishings, gas grill, and fire pit, allows guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air and the splendor of the breathtaking westward sunset views. In addition, the lodge features a full backup power generator, which will automatically kick in in the event of a power outage, to ensure guests can reside in comfort and safety regardless of weather conditions.
From the moment you walk through the front door, Elk Camp Lodge provides an ambiance of picturesque rustic elegance, warmth, and peaceful mountain tranquility. Upon entering the house, you will first come into the great room, which is framed by large windows overlooking the front and back mountain views, a towering stone fireplace, and two lofty elk mounts that overlook the living area. The room also features beautiful artwork, exquisitely decorated built-in cabinetry and shelving, and warm accent lighting, as well as a large flat screen television, built-in surround sound stereo system, and comfortable leather seating. Just behind the great room is the open concept kitchen and dining room. The kitchen is a cook's dream, featuring gas range, high end stainless steel appliances, rough beveled granite countertops, 4-seat breakfast bar, full walk-in pantry, custom cabinets, and comes fully stocked with Williams Sonoma plate wear, and high quality glassware, silverware, and cookware. The dining room features a beautiful rustic cherry table and elegantly decorated antique hutch, with large windows overlooking the backyard mountain views. Also on the main level are the master suite and guest bedroom. The large master suite features a king bed, stone fireplace with sitting area, walk-in closet, flat screen television, and an ultra luxurious, spa-like master bath complete with multi-jet custom shower, soaking tub, dual vanities, and custom travertine tile work throughout. In addition to the master bedroom and guest bedroom on the main floor, there are two beautifully appointed bedrooms in the loft above the great room. Since every bedroom in the house has its own full bath, guests will never need to share a bathroom.
Attached to the house via breezeway is a convenient two car garage, which allows guests to drive in and enter the house without having to set foot outside. The breezeway first enters into a large mudroom with top of the line laundry facilities, which conveniently allows for kids or guests to take off any dirty boots or clothing after a long day of outdoor activities before entering the house. Above the garage is another suite that serves as the game room/bunk room. This room features rustic wormy chestnut accents, a 12 foot television/movie screen with HD projection, custom wet bar and wine rack, pool and air hockey table, dart board, hand-made birch bark decorative hanging canoe light, and built-in cabinetry, as well as a queen bed, pull-out queen sofa bed, and full bath.
Elk Camp Lodge is less than one mile west of the Blue Ridge Parkway as the crow flies, and is conveniently located within a few minutes drive to the nearby towns of Linville, Banner Elk, Boone, and Blowing Rock, as well as the ski areas at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain. It is 4 miles away from Grandfather Mountain and just 15 minutes away from Linville Falls, a spectacular three-tiered waterfall plunging into Linville Gorge, the “Grand Canyon of the Southern Appalachians”, which is known as the most popular waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outdoor daytime activities abound in the area, including guided or unguided fly fishing, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, trips to nearby Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway, as well as white water rafting excursions for the more adventuresome. In addition, Elk Camp Lodge guests have access to all the amenities at the Linville Land Harbor Lake and Country Club, located just 3 minutes away from the front door of Elk Camp Lodge, which offers canoeing and fishing on the beautiful 45-acre Land Harbor Lake, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, swimming pool, pickleball, shuffleboard, and dog park. For those looking for the ultimate indulgence, Elk Camp Lodge is just 2 miles away from The Spa at Eseeola Lodge, which provides all day spa and salon services, including full body massage, facials, manicures/pedicures, body wraps, and more. If your party includes elderly guests or those requiring medical assistance, Cannon Memorial Hospital is only 3 miles away. Unlike many homes in the mountains, Elk Camp Lodge has relatively level, paved access all the way to the front door, proving much less challenging in the winter.
Elk Camp Lodge is also conveniently located for winter sports, approximately 15 minutes (7.7 miles) to the entrance to Sugar Mountain Resort, and 30 minutes (17 miles) to Beech Mountain Resort, both of which offer some of the best skiing on the East Coast. Or enjoy a day of snow tubing at nearby Hawksnest, the largest snow tubing resort on the East Coast (approximately a 20 minute drive, 13 miles away)- or take a ride on the Hawksnest zip line, which is open all year, weather permitting.
The owners of Elk Camp Lodge strive to provide a 5 star luxury vacation experience and are pleased to provide a welcome gift of a bottle of wine, as well as hand-made North Carolina artisanal soaps to guests of the lodge. We welcome your family and friends to come and enjoy all that the lodge has to offer and hope that you have a wonderful vacation. Welcome to the High Country, welcome to Elk Camp Lodge!
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