Historic lodge built in the 1930's for Southern Railroad executives and their families as a mountain retreat to escape the hot southern summers, this property is near the eclectic town of Asheville, NC. Situated on 29 very private acres, the six bedroom, five and one half bath lodge sits majestically on a rocky promontory overlooking two large stocked ponds and the historic Andrews Geyser. Large expanses of level, grassed fields abut the ponds, providing excellent spaces for events and gatherings with plenty of on site parking. The ponds are fit for swimming, boating and plenty of fishing plus there is a swimming pool.
The lodge has been meticulously restored and maintained with all modern conveniences, yet in a rustic theme. It is a railroad lovers dream come true, with all manner of railroad memorabilia decorating the lodge and being incorporated into its structure such as the massive railroad trestles that support the game room ceiling, or the steam locomotive drive rods as andirons in one of the four stone fireplaces. ALL FURNISHINGS convey; linens, bedding, memorabilia and artwork, rugs, lamps, cookware, flatware, electronics, animal trophies, recreational equipment, EVERYTHING.
The property is very easy to reach from I-40 and Asheville, thus making it convenient for groups. In the past two years, the family has been offering it as an event venue for weddings, anniversaries, corporate retreats and such, thus it has a proven track record of profitable use. With several hundred feet of the rushing Mill Creek running through it and the two ponds, this property is the ideal contemplative retreat center or family gathering spot. The lodge alone could not be replaced today for less than $350 per square foot, yet its offered for half that, and that includes the land, improvements and all the furnishings. Don't let this one slip away, it is a hidden gem!