Wilderness Lodge…

 a vacation rental
tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains,
near the historic and quaint town of Hot Springs North Carolina

Wilderness Lodge

Side view of log home- summer

Secluded in 200 (not a typo- two hundred) acres of wooded privacy this log home has been a popular vacation rental for many years.
We have many guests who have been here several times because…they love it here!
You won’t find another vacation rental in the area with this much acreage… the ultimate in privacy!
In the words of country musician Dwight Yoakam… you’ll feel like you’re “thousand miles from nowhere”.
  Yet, you’ll find the town of Hot Springs (pop. 500+) just 13 miles away. You’ll find a slow pace there, too!


In this forest-like setting, there is an absence of traffic, noise, and street lights. No thru road or other homes in view from Wilderness Lodge.

In the words of the owner this “is not a Disneyworld or city experience… this is the wilderness.”


To get an idea of what some of our guests have experienced at Wilderness Lodge
view our Guest comments page.



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Hot tub at Wilderness Lodge
Whether your searching for a vacation rental for a:

weekend getaway  ~  vacation destination  ~  honeymoon location
 special place to re-connect with family, a friend
celebrate a special occasion or holiday
      private and peaceful setting to focus on your creative skills- art, music, writing
ideal gathering spot for small groups of individuals with shared interests/hobbies

you’ll want to consider Wilderness Lodge !

Surrounded by lots of vibrant colors in fall



3 bedrooms ; 2 – each with a queen size bed 

a spacious loft style bedroom with 2 queen size, log frame beds overlooking the great room

1 bathroom (tub/shower combination) with dressing table  

great room with gas log fireplace    ~    fully equipped eat-in kitchen

washer/dryer  iron & small ironing board  

  Wi-Fi    ~    flat screen t.v./satellite     FREE long distance phone calling

wrap around deck with 2 bar style tables & chairs      covered porch with rocking chairs

HOT TUB*   ~   gas grill    ~   campfire (wood provided) & cast iron cookware

for your convenience we also provide:

linens/towels   ~   dishes/pots & pans/utensils    12 cup coffee maker  &  coffee/creamer/sugar

individually wrapped bath soap   paper products  ~ garbage bags


Just pack your suitcase, get your groceries… the rest is here!

We are pet friendly, too!


We also offer a private and cozy studio apartment if you don’t want to rent the main log home, or have budget restrictions.  The apartment can also be rented if you’re renting the main log home and need additional space. The apartment and log home are NOT rented separately at the same time to ensure everyone receives the full benefit of the privacy at Wilderness Lodge.


  See details at Studio apartment page.



The silence here is only interrupted by the sound of the stream that flows through the property,
birds singing…

maybe rain on the metal roof!

Native visitors are tiny hummingbirds (seasonally visiting our feeders) to larger sized red tail hawks, & turkeys.

You may even see deer or a bear!



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The Appalachian Trail passes

through the town of Hot Springs


  by bridge across the French Broad River

 If you’re wondering what there is to do around the area, click here for area activities & attractions.

Asheville is 30 miles away, and offers many options to experience
more mountain culture, diverse cuisine, and craft breweries.

 The closest airport is also located in Asheville.

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A day in the mountains is better than a week in the city


Please check the Availability Calendar page
to determine available dates prior to completing the Reservation Form.

We hate to say “no, those dates aren’t available”.



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OFF-SEASON RATE of $125~ per night STARTED JANUARY 1, 2019

we’ve reduced the rate to

$100~ PER NIGHT for the ENTIRE MONTH of FEBRUARY (inc. Valentine’s Day)

2 night minimum 





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NEW IN 2019 






CLICK HERE for more information 

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for a slideshow tour of the garage apartmenclick here.

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E-MAIL: [email protected]

PHONE:  828-622-3784

This property is managed by: Only in the Mountains Realty
Website:  www.onlyinthemountains.com         E-mail:  [email protected]




*If you check in the same day another guests check out the hot tub won’t be hot until the next day. Unless a guests informs us they haven’t used the tub, and our inspection appears to confirm that, it will be drained after each guest checks out. Due to the temperature of the well water, and the heater it takes many hours to heat back up to a comfortable temperature.

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