Curving up the drive to Chestnut Lodge, you will breathe a sigh of nostalgia, gently releasing the present-day stress. The home sits serenely over miles of pastoral fields nestled in between the rolling mountains. Chestnut Lodge is a beautifully-crafted custom Barna log home, with 3000 roomy square feet offering plenty of comfortable crevices. The open floor plan is perfect for gatherings but Chestnut Lodge has lovingly appointed corners with furnishings that invite you to your own personal time.
The light-filled home has picture-perfect windows framing idyllic scenes of soft valleys, hills and long-range mountains. Sitting in front of the beautiful stone fireplace you will appreciate the home’s design inspiration: the décor marries upscale farmhouse and mountain stylings with the newest, top of the line finishes – modern fixtures with a hint of vintage. The welcoming kitchen has granite countertops, an apron farmhouse sink, oil-rubbed bronze fixtures and fine custom cabinets in a time-washed hunter-green stain. Plenty of room for food preparation gives way to an amazing deck outlined with strings of muted lights and an expansive dining table that is perfect for flavorful meals and storytelling. A gorgeous outdoor hearth is also the perfect spot in winter to roast some chestnuts in the fire or marshmallows in the summer as you count the gliding fireflies.
Great naps await whether on the hammock off of a bedroom porch, or in the five cozy bedrooms with classic mountain-home furnishings, high-thread linens and plush comforters. The five-bedrooms all have their own peaceful views and in total, 14 people can sleep in the home comfortably. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed, and three other bedrooms have queen size beds. Farmhouse barn doors pull open on sliders to also reveal a final bedroom with bunks for six, a sure throwback to the best slumber party you can remember. Everyone can also retreat to the home’s lower level which offers more living space, a wet bar, regulation billiards table and home theater. The lower level deck provides a great hot tub and viewing spot to take in nature’s surround sound from nearby birds chirping or the distant cows settling in for the night.
Chestnut Lodge is a place of true relaxation and one that fulfills the longing of old comforts with a renewed feeling of today. This splendid home is conveniently located in the Morganton area of Blue Ridge, and is close to Lake Blue Ridge as well as all that the region has to offer.