Blackberry Lodge The sweet smell of a successful Blue Ridge mountain vacation is in the air as you ascend up the drive toward Blackberry Lodge. Nestled at the end of the road on a wooded lot high atop Long Mountain, this Blue Ridge cabin rental is charmingly named for its flowering and fragrant blackberry bushes.
The home’s covered front porch welcomes you and offers two distinct rocking chairs made by a local artist. Around back, there are two large decks that span the length of the lodge. Plentiful seating as well as a large picnic table offer several inviting spots from which to take in the sights and sounds of nature. From here, the views go on for miles and the breeze carries the intoxicating scents of the local flora and fauna, foliage, berries and of course, the fresh, clean mountain air.
Once inside the lodge, you’ll notice all of the beautiful tongue and groove pine walls, the tall ceiling, and exposed timbers. The fully equipped gourmet kitchen is to your immediate right and features a large island with bar stools, so everyone can gather around as you prepare your meals. The dining area is across from the kitchen and reinforces the lodge theme with heavy pine chairs, a farm-style table that seats six, and a chandelier made from pine branches and pine cones.
After enjoying a meal, you can relax in the great room that features several large windows, all with wonderful mountain views. Here you can also get cozy and warm by the heavy stone wood burning fireplace. A deep-seated leather sofa and recliner invites everyone to enjoy a movie, or satellite HDTV. Kick back and reminisce about your day’s mountain experiences, as you gaze out the window facing West for the beautiful sunset.
Descending the heavy timber stairs to the home’s lower level, you will enter the game room with vintage poster art, a regulation pool table with leather pockets, air hockey table, 32" LCD flat screen HDTV and Xbox. There is a selection of DVD’s, classic board games and a book library. A covered deck is directly off of the game room and has a fabulous mountain view that can be enjoyed from the double rocker or hot tub that seats six comfortably. The hot tub also has several jet features that are unique to each of the six seats, offering individualized settings.
When night falls, you can retire to the upstairs master bedroom which has a comfy king-size bed. The room has plenty of windows, large closets, a private door to the deck, and a massive master bath with double vanity sinks, Jacuzzi tub, and stone tile shower. Two separate bedrooms are on the lower level on the opposite side of the game room that open ups to the bottom covered deck. The first bedroom has a queen size cedar log bed, cedar dresser and walk-in closet. The third bedroom has a queen size iron bed, cedar armoire, walk-in closet, and a private door to the bottom deck. These bedrooms also feature comforters that are Woolrich patchwork quilts, to ensure a good night’s slumber. Everything about this home is inviting.
Let Blackberry Lodge welcome you to the start of your great mountain vacation, one that will end with new plans to return again.