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Beautiful mountain lodge, great for large families, groups, & retreats.

Bedrooms 5
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

5 Bedroom / 4 bath, sleeps 14 people

Come created fantastic memories at Memory Mountain!

Waterfall Lodge is a massive 3 story cabin with 5 bedrooms + loft/ 4 bathroom complete with a vaulted ceilings, spacious living areas, soothing hot tub and a wide 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 few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 December, 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 Mars Hill

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 Madison County

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 ...
  • Free Wifi
  • 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
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Large Double Bed , sleeps 2 in private room shared bath down stairs
    Master Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Bunk Bed , Sleeps 5 bunk is a full and a twin private bath huge room
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Bunk Bed , sleeps 4 on 2 twin bunk beds shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed
  • 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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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.


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Beautiful mountain lodge, great for large families, groups, & retreats.
average rating of 4.9784946 based on 93 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property in a tranquil setting. By far, our family's favorite vacation! The kindness and generosity of Steve Powell and his family truly made us feel welcome and made our vacation extra special! Our kids are already asking if we can go back every year!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: As a business person I alway want to be honest. My business plan is simple get the kids to have fun and enjoy there vacation and the parents will have to bring them back. (Ha ha) Memory Mountain is a special place peaceful and quiet. Fishing is great. Lobo our Wolf has more friends than I ever had. When I go to meet our guest with Lobo they come running out just to bypass me and hung Lobo. My wife Joy and her family work hard to have all houses clean and they do a great job. The ground and the best yet and getting better. 200 acreas is a lot of land. The real key to our success is families come here we treat them good but the families are very nice. The families we have Had understand what we are doing here at Memory Mountain. Thanksto this family who was second to none. Thank you.
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San Jose, CA

Beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

The cabins and barn had that perfectly rustic feel. I had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful family wedding weekend here.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A piece of Heaven here on earth

  • 5 of 5

AMAZING PLACE TO STAY! Every other year we have a sibling reunion, as we come from all over the USA. ( NC,SC,NY,CO,CA,AZ,TN) This year we found the Waterfall Lodge on Memory Mountain in Mars Hill, NC. What an absolutely amazing place. The property owner Steve Powell was extremely kind and helpful before, during, and after our trip. He gave us a tour of the property, which was breathtaking. There were 13 adults staying at Waterfall Lodge, and it had everything we needed from beginning to end. We enjoyed fishing in the ponds, feeding the ducks, hiking, and gathering around the firepit for coffee in the mornings. Myself as well as my 7 siblings and their spouses were extremely satisfied with our stay. We highly recommend staying at Waterfall Lodge, and look very forward to returning here again for future reunions. Its a special place, and you can absolutely feel the presence of God as you explore the property. Thanks so much to the Powells for sharing their little piece of Heaven on earth with us, we were truly blessed by our visit!

  • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We just spent an amazing 4 days Memory Mountain At Wolf Laurel.

  • 5 of 5

We just spent an amazing 4 days Memory Mountain At Wolf Laurel. Our group consisted of four families with kids from 4-16 and everyone had something to do that they enjoyed including fishing, swimming, hiking, exploring, camp fire, flower picking, salamander hunting, star gazing and even hanging out with a wolf(thanks Lobo). The property and homes are amazing. Steve and his family are delightful. Location is perfect. This is a must for family trips!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have built a special place here at Memory Mountain but the thing that makes us successful is the great people that keep coming here. Do we want kids here??? you bet this is the place for kids to come. Can you put several families in our homes??? you bet they sleep 12 to 18 people and we want you to get your money's worth. We have a hidden room no parents allowed. We have a Harry Potter bedroom. We have fishing, hikes, chapel, and so much more. We have 47% repeat business. Come visit us and make new friends.
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Great house for large families

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the cabin and the property! There were enough beds and rooms for all of us (4 families) and the home is big enough to give everyone some space during the day. Our teenager claimed the secret loft for themself which worked out well. The outside porches were very nice for relaxing, listening to the waterfall, and feeling the cool mountain breeze. Wifi worked fine for all of us, even on the porches and out by the fire pit. The kitchen is well-equipped and we cooked dinners at the cabin every evening. The gas grill was awesome for steaks. The kids caught fish in the pond every day. Steve and his family are good people. They were around enough to take care of any minor issues or questions, but not intrusive. Steve gave us rides in his off-road vehicle and we met Lobo the wolf a couple times. I think Steve's granddaughter brought us fresh farm eggs one day.

This property is less than an hour to Spruce Pine and activities such as gem mining. The kids also went swimming at nearby Wolf resort. Here are some of the other places our families experienced during our visit and would recommend: Asheville, Hot Springs, Burnsville, and Mt. Mitchell. The trailhead of the Appalachian Trail at the Tennessee border is only a few miles away.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Having 4 families come and be comfortable is a huge task. Memory Mountain has many cabins and this one is a very nice one. Your family was great we enjoyed you Guys very much. There were 4 generations and Granddad was great. We will continue to improve here at Memory Mountain but these great reviews tells the story for us. Thank for all your kid words. We look forward to your return.
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beautiful & serene!

  • 5 of 5

had a great family reunion! perfect place to relax and reconnect! Owners are great & Lobo was a hit! Would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 11-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This is the kind of family and friends we get all the time. No stress this group made us a part of there family. Request were few and they really had a good time. If we do our job and get the place ready the families leave here giving us 5 start reviews. Thank friends you are welcome back anytime
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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, North Carolina Mountains

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

firewood £56.31
Pet Fee £56.31
Cleaning fee £75.08
hot tub cleaning fee £56.31

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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