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Large mountain cabin great for large families, groups, & retreats.

Bedrooms 5
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Minimum Stay
3 nights

About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 bath, sleeps 14

Come make your memories at Memory Mountain!

Waterfall Lodge is a massive 3 story with 5 bedrooms + loft/ 4 bathroom complete with a vaulted ceilings, spacious living areas, hot tub and a wrap around porch that overlooks a waterfall, babbling brook, large stocked pond, and outdoor fire pit.

Waterfall Lodge, built in 2010 from antique reclaimed lumber and stone, is located just 30 minutes outside of Asheville, NC and 3 miles Tennessee with easy access to I-26. The lodge provides secluded mountain tranquility while being close enough enjoy the many activities that Asheville and Western North Carolina has to offer.

Waterfall is 1 of 5 lodges available for rent on the 200 acre Memory Mountain Resort perfect for romantic weekend, family vacation, wedding, reunion, or retreat Memory Mountain has something for everyone!

VRBO Listings for other lodges at Memory Mountain:

Timberwolf (VRBO Listing #466391)

Lakeside (VRBO Listing #476782)

Hummingbird (VRBO Listing #505265)

Cherokee (VRBO Listing #476779)


FREE wifi, FREE Directv w/ 570+ channels, FREE long-distance land lines

Onsite Recreation:

Walking Trails, 3 Stocked Ponds with rainbow/brown/brook trout & bass, Outdoor Fire Pits, Antique Museum with the largest collection of arrowheads in the southeast

Event Venues:

Chapel (built with reclaimed lumber and stones from the creek on the property)


Covered Bridge

Large Outdoor Fire Pit and Gathering Area

Antique Barn (coming soon!)

Beautiful photo locations!

Property owners live on-site to assist all guest with any issue that may occur and offer scheduled tours of their farm and Antique Museum (largest arrowhead collect in southeast).

Area Attractions:

Memory Mountain is in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, Biltmore Estate, Western North Carolina Nature Center, Appalachian Trail, Gray Fossil Museum, Dollywood, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining, and all the shopping and dining Asheville, North Carolina and the surrounding has to offer!

Contact us with any questions!

More Details

Property Manager
Steve powell
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

About Steve powell

Great memories should be shared! Steve and Joy Powell believe that children are the future and nothing is more important than giving children a solid foundation and making memories that last a lifetime. It is their vision to give others a beautiful relaxed setting to make memories with those they care about.

Steve powell purchased this lodge in 2010

Why Steve powell chose Asheville Area

We experience 4 seasons that offer an array of activities all year round. Guest will be in close proximity to skiing, golfing, rafting, tubing, zip-lines, National Forest, orchards, horseback riding, The Biltmore Estate, Western NC Nature Center, Dollywood, Gray Fossil Museum, Christmas tree farms, natural hot springs, gem mining as well as every luxury a city offers; shopping, dining, theaters. The lodges are well planned to allow privacy and safety. There is plenty of driveway parking and there are no steep drops or stilts like most mountain cabins.

What makes this lodge unique

The owners, Steve and Joy Powell, live on Memory Mountain and offer tours of their farm to interested guest, however appointments must be made in advance. Their farm features rabbits, range chickens, pheasants, quail, egg gathering, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, apple/peach/pear trees. Their Antique Museum has the largest arrowhead collection in the Southeast. You may view depression glass, farm equipment and neat historical mountain finds. Arrowhead hunts may also be coordinated with your scheduled visit.

The lodges feature many unique charms such as wormy chestnut logs and wood, arrowheads found on the grounds, nooks for children to explore, private outdoor fire pits and plenty of gathering space indoors and out. A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood to build Memory Mountains' cabins and it shows.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday lodge in Mars Hill in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 15 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Jacuzzi
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large bathroom with two shower heads and private toilet
  • Big bathrooms tall showers with double shower heads in master
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2 in queen bed private room shared bath
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 5 bunk is a full and a twin private bath huge room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , sleeps 2 on twin beds shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2 in private room shared bath down stairs
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , custim built log full bed with kids bed in closet
  • We also have pull out couches and a hide away loft for your young ones .
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
A great deal of time has been spent collecting local reclaimed wood, including wormy chestnut logs, to build the lodges on Memory Mountain and it shows in it's unique charm and exceptional craftsmanship. Come an enjoy the beautiful indoor and outdoor gathering spaces while making memories that will last a lifetime.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(83 traveller reviews)

Large mountain cabin great for large families, groups, & retreats.
average rating of 4.9879518 based on 83 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Steve was a gracious host and extremely attentive! He even let our kids play with Lobo, their pet wolf! Accommodations were just what we were looking for-comfy and spacious, with plenty of outdoors to explore! Came up with several family friends for a ski weekend and definitely plan to come back!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Perfect weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a cabin rental for a long weekend that was close to skiing and tubing for the little ones. We didn't want to drive far because we had babies that had to go back for naps and we wanted the flexibility to come and go to our activities. The Waterfall cabin was the perfect rental! It had everything we needed as far as a cabin feel with everything nearby. The small gas station near the exit surprisingly had a lot of things, we found everything we needed there that we forgot. I would call it more of a convenience store.

The skiing was nice, it was a cute little resort and lodge that was perfect for first-timers and the kids. The tubing was small and quaint but we didn't need anything fancy. Both were only minutes away.

The best part of it all was coming home to our perfect cabin, it was spacious and held our two families perfectly, it could have easily held many more people! The set-up was great, the decor and real wood really gave it that cozy feel, and the fireplace and hot tub was the perfect relaxing way to end the day. The kids absolutely loved exploring the lake, and many times thought it was so cool for Bobo to accompany their hikes. The views are amazing...we cooked in the kitchen while watching the kids play outside in the mountain and lake scenery, and we were all able to eat together at the large table. If the weather was a little nicer we would have eaten outside on the large deck with dining table.

Lastly, when I rent, I feel it's just as important to rent from good property owners as you never know what to expect or what you will need when you get there. Not only is Steve responsive and accommodating, he is one of the nicest people you will meet and he has a great story as to how Memory Mountain came to be. He truly wants his guests to enjoy their stay and we will absolutely rent from him again.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: These folks were some of the nicest people that we have had stay here. They had some if the best kids. Enjoyed hearing from the dads about there jobs. Memory Mountain was built to give families a place to bring there kids and be safe. We also have a lot of activities for the kids. We are building more. We stocked the lakes again this year and expect a great year fishing here at Memory Mountain. All our 5 cabins are nice two of them have hot tubs. We just put a new one in Hummingbird Cabin. We want to thank VRBO for helping us find great people to visit us. They protect the renters as much as they protect the home owners.
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Best Vacation Ever

  • 5 of 5

The Powell family is extremely hospitable. The house was immaculate and there is so much to do in the nearby area. From The Biltmore Estates, great restaurants, Skiing, Tubing, or just sitting by the campfire...We did it all. (And Lobo the family Arctic wolf is so friendly, he hung out with us too!)

  • Review Submitted: Feb 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Waterfall Lodge. The cabin was big enough for everyone in our group and very clean. It was supplied with everything that we needed as if we were at home. Mr. Steve came by one morning with Lobo and the kids really enjoyed that experience. Mr. Steve and Ms.Joy are the kind of host that you would want when renting a place. Everyone in our group enjoyed themselves. It's an awesome cabin!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best Week Ever!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 14 (8 Adults, 5 Children, AND FurBaby) booked Waterfall Lodge so that we could enjoy a North Carolina Christmas this year. This is a place, and an experience that did not disappoint. From the time we opened the door to Waterfall Lodge, we instantly felt at home. The home was filled with everything you need to feel "at home", was very clean, and had more than enough room for all of us. Steve greeted us after we had gotten settled in a bit, and gave us some tips on the best ways to get the most out of our trip. He also arranged for us to take the kids to cut down our own Christmas tree! This, in particular, is a memory I will never forget - and him going out of his way to help us get the most out of our stay is the exact thing that will make our family want to keep coming back. We enjoyed cooking out over a fire every day, and enjoyed taking the kids outside for hiking and fishing right outside the front door. A highlight for the kids (ok and adults too) was getting to hang out with Lobo. We had a wonderful Christmas at Waterfall Lodge, and will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to spend time with family

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cabin. It was a huge space for all 9 adults and 6 children to spread out. We really loved not only the cabin but the property (and Lobo). Spending the evenings out by the fire was priceless family time even though it was freezing. The owners were also super awesome too from initial reservation communications to helping get us a crock pot when we needed it. They really made us feel at home. You are only 30 mins from Asheville which was great for a nice day out. Don't hesitate to book this property.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Family family family ......we lost our son Shane at the young age of 24. A drunk driver hit my son head on and he lived for 10 months. He helped me build these cabins our whole purpose is to give families a place to stay that is nice and a environment where you can build great Memories with your kids. You never know in life what will happen. Build your good memories when they are young and kids will not leave you when you get older. People share there families with me and really I should be paying you to come stay with us. God is good. Thanks
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC (AVL) Tri-Cities Regional, TN (TRI)
Nearest Barpub
16 Miles
Jack of Hearts, Weaver/ Thirsty Monk, Asheville
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Wolf Laurel Country Club/ Mountain Air Golf
Nearest Train
81 Miles
Smoky Mountain Trains, Bryson City 800-872-4681
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate I26
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Stoney Knob Cafe 828-645-3309
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 828-689-4111
Nearest Beach
46 Miles
Lake Lure Beach & Water Park/ Myrtle Beach

It is easy to get to Memory Mountain. Memory Mountain resort is located just north of Asheville, NC less than 3 miles off of Interstate 26 which connects directly to 1-95 and 1-81.

There are also 2 airports nearby - Asheville, NC (35 miles) or Tri-Cities, TN (50 miles). Both airports have great rates flying with Allegiant Air as well as other major airlines.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday lodge in Mars Hill, Asheville Area

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3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee £80
Refundable Damage Deposit £160
firewood £60
hot tub cleaning fee £60
Pet Fee £60

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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