Bavarian Tudor estate on 25 private acres. Contactless check-in; Enhanced cleaning procedures; Mountain views; 2 ponds, hiking trails
8000 Sqft Estate/Castle hosted by Julie
25 Guests . 9 Bedrooms . 9 Bathrooms


Our mountain estate is unique in design and has many delightful quirks--it is a Bavarian Tudor, boasting all modern conveniences with a bit of Viking character thrown in. We cater to family reunions as well as corporate retreats. A total of 9 bedrooms (5 with en suite bathrooms), 2 additional full bathrooms and 2 half baths provide privacy and convenience for large groups. The home is situated on 25 gated acres, overlooking Jonathan Creek Valley and offers spectacular mountain views, walking trails, 2 ponds, furnished decks, a hot tub, 8-person dry sauna, a game room with a wood-burning fireplace and a pool table, a home gym area and an outdoor dining and grilling area. We are close to downtown Waynesville, 30 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport and offer easy access to Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Cataloochee Ski Resort.

PLEASE NOTE: Pool is not operational and may not be used by guests.
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Sleeping Configuration

Stargazer Master Suite - Ground Floor
1 king bed
This one of a kind master suite features a wall and ceiling of glass allowing you to lie in bed and gaze up at the stars. Features: A sitting area with loveseat, coffee table, 55 inch satellite TV, mini fridge, coffee station, full bath with mosaic tile, sunken tub, an additional half bath, and walk-in closet..
Family King Suite - Ground Floor
1 king bed
A massive king sleigh bed anchors this space & provides couples a private room with en suite full bath with tub/shower combo, carpeting, two closets, a TV/DVD and ample natural light from multiple windows . with mountain views. Conveniently adjoining the Family Twin bedroom, it allows 4 people to have their own suite--perfect for a family of 4!
Family Suite Twin Bedroom - Ground Floor
2 single beds
Comfy twin beds provide 2 children their own carpeted space next to Mom and Dad (in the adjoining Family King bedroom). A TV/DVD combo allows kids to take advantage of the numerous kid's movies & cartoons provided. Just across the hall is a convenient half bath to provide optimal privacy for the occupants of the Family King bedroom.
Oak Master Suite - 2nd Floor
1 king bed
This spacious room features a comfy chaise for reading or watching TV, a king bed, a 50 inch satellite TV, an en suite bathroom with jetted soaking tub and separate steam shower--perfect for soothing tired muscles after a day of skiing or hiking.
Bear Master Suite - 2nd Floor
1 king bed
An inviting king bed, 2 large closets, 50 inch satellite TV and en suite bathroom with double sink vanity and jacuzzi tub/shower combo make this room a quiet spot to relax after a day of enjoying the many activities the area offers.
Cherry Bedroom - 2nd Floor
1 king bed
Antique 4 poster cherry king bed has a large closet and large sliding glass doors leading to a private furnished deck overlooking Jonathan Creek Valley and Smoky Mountains. You're truly up above the clouds. In the distance you can see the slopes of Cataloochee Ski Resort lit up for night skiing.
Retro Apartment Master bedroom- 2nd Floor
1 queen bed
Comfortable separate queen bedroom with carpet has a convenient en suite bathroom with walk in shower and is located in the "Retro Apartment" so named due to its funky mint condition 70's era original bath fixtures and kitchen. This suite has a separate living room with a queen sofa bed, (to sleep 2 additional guests in the apartment), 50 inch satellite TV, dining table that seats 4, and breakfast bar that seats 3. A full kitchen, with oven, stove, toaster, hot pot and coffee maker is equipped with pots and pans, and flatware and dishes for 4 guests. The apartment is included in the rental of the Lodge, and cannot be booked separately, as there is no exterior entrance. Expansive living room windows and private deck with hi-top bistro table and 2 chairs provide stunning mountain vistas.
King bedroom - Lower (Basement) Level
1 king bed
Comfy king bed, mirrored dresser, ceiling fan and full-size sofa furnish this bedroom, which is tucked away in the lower level just steps away from the home gym, game room, dry sauna and full bath. Tiled floors throughout the bedroom.
Bunk Room - Lower (Basement) Level
3 bunk beds
Three twin over full bunk beds are featured in this kid-friendly room. A 50 inch satellite TV, X-Box One and Wii Video game consoles are front and center. A table with 2 chairs, storage bench for extra seating and closet complete the furnishings. Bunk room has an en suite bathroom with walk-in shower for convenience.


Family/Kid Friendly
Family friendly, however may not be suitable for small children, as property has multiple staircases, open decks, fireplaces and 2 ponds.
Children's books and toys
Suitable for Events
Events such as parties or large gatherings are NOT permitted. Exterior cameras are utilized to enforce the "no parties/events" rule and maximum guest count (not to exceed 25 guests on property, including day visitors). Immediate eviction from the property without refund will result if unauthorized events take place.
Parking Included
Covered parking for one car, additional parking for up to 8 cars in graveled circular parking area.
No Pets Allowed
No pets or service animals are permitted in my home as my family suffers from severe allergies and this is our second home where we frequently reside.
No Smoking Allowed
No smoking, vaping or marijuana use of any kind on the property. This applies to inside the home, as well as outside on the extensive grounds due to forest fire risk.
Not Wheelchair Accessible


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Fitness Room/Gym
Game Room
Pool Table
What we supply
Starter supplies of: K-cup pods, coffee & filters, creamers, sweeteners & sugar, tea bags, toilet tissue, paper towels, trash & recycling bags, dish soap/sponges, laundry soap and dryer sheets. Kitchen: spice rack, toaster, Keurig & Mr. Coffee coffee makers, coffee grinder, rice cooker, blender, hand mixer, small food processor, waffle irons, crock pot, electric knife, electric can opener, toaster oven, electric kettle, turkey roaster and platter, knife block, cutting boards, bake ware (bread, pies, casseroles), cookie sheets, cooling racks.
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
In addition to the outdoor hot tub, there is an 8-person dry sauna and a fitness room located in the lower level of the home.
Satellite TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
Security Cameras
Dish TV on 6 flat screen TV's, including 70" TV with sound bar in main living room. Wi-fi is a hotspot and may be slow or spotty due to mountain location.
Full Kitchen
Full Kitchenette
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Full kitchen on main floor is well equipped with rice cooker, crock pot, waffle irons, electric knife, spice rack, turkey and ham roasting pans, pizza cutter, various baking pans--just ask if you don't see something listed. Second kitchen in Retro Apartment (located on 2nd floor) has coffee maker, toaster, hot pot, stove, oven, fridge, refrigerator (no ice maker), cookware and dinnerware/utensils for 4 guests. Kitchenette located in basement/Viking Room Bar area has 4 burner electric stove (no oven), fridge with ice maker, kitchen sink and plastic cups for use in hot tub area, but no cookware or dinnerware/utensils.
Smoke Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher

Shared spaces

All home amenities, including hot tub, fitness room/gym and dry sauna are private, located on our gated estate.
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Hottub


Water tubing
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Our family has been vacationing in the mountains of western North Carolina for years. We love to travel, and rent vacation homes wherever we explore, both in the US and abroad. These experiences as guests have helped us focus on the important features that make our vacation home convenient, inviting and relaxing.
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Policies and Rules

Check In 5PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Private compound with locked gate--combination to gate is provided 1 day prior to arrival. House access is via keys, located in lock box on the front porch of home. Lock box code is provided 1 day prior to arrival. Check in no earlier than 4:30 pm, unless arranged in advance, preferably 1 week in advance, as often lawn maintenance and housekeeping staff are on duty/on site.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
No third-party rentals are permitted. Photo ID will be requested during the booking process. Government issued photo ID is required for all adults that will be guests. This will be verified onsite at check-in via external security camera.
House Rules

• Check out time is 10 am, check in time is 4:30 pm unless otherwise arranged in advance
•ANIMALS/PETS-ARE NOT PERMITTED (Property owner and their children have severe allergies and this would pose a danger to their health as they stay in the home between bookings. Additionally, raccoons, bears and skunks may be in the area--which may endanger pets or service animals.) Do not permit Stardust, the neighbor's cat, to enter the house.
• No smoking, vaping OR marijuana use is permitted on the property, both inside and outside (A substantial fine and cleaning fee will be imposed if this rule is violated--minimum of $500, plus loss of security deposit and immediate dismissal from property without refund)
• Hot Tub rules must be followed. A $125 fee will be incurred if unscheduled service is required due to guest misuse
• NOTE: The pool is not operational and is not included as a guest amenity
• Do not disable WiFi and/or security cameras
• Quiet hours from 11pm to 7am
• Please use only septic system safe toilet paper. Trash receptacles are provided for wipes, feminine hygiene products, etc.
• ATV, dirt bike or OHV (side-by-sides, etc.) use is strictly prohibited
• Children must be accompanied by adults in the sauna, gym, hot tub and pond areas.
• No glass containers or food in the sauna or hot tub areas
• Please report any damages that occur while you’re in residence so we are aware and can make needed repairs/replacements prior to next guest's arrival
• No parties, events or large gatherings Maximum number of people on property: 25. Should you host a party or large gathering, you may be dismissed from the property without a refund.
• Grilling and BBQ are permitted on charcoal & gas grills and wood smoker
located on lower level back patio
• No campfires permitted due to fire hazard
• Wood burners in kitchen and downstairs Viking Room may be used;
fireplace in main living room cannot be lit, as it IS NOT FUNCTIONAL,
CHIMNEY IS NOT OPEN and damage to flat screen TV may result
• TRASH-removal during your stay and upon checkout is responsibility of renter. Prior to checkout, please empty all trash cans (kitchen, bath and bedrooms) & remove all perishables from refrigerator. Trash bags are provided under kitchen sink. Total of one bag of trash & one bag of recycling may be left in main kitchen receptacles upon checkout.
• Trash can be dropped off at local waste center located at:
5082 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785
which is a 10 min. drive from the house (5.2miles) via US-276 S and
US-276 N - Open from 7 AM to 5 PM
• Recyclables may be placed in the blue dumpsters at the waste center
SUNDAY if check out falls on one of those days take the bulk of the trash
out in advance to avoid being charged an additional trash removal fee by
cleaning company.
• Garage, greenhouse, sheds are secured and off limits. Pool area, barns
and the "old fort" with stone pillars are being renovated, please use
caution and stay clear of these areas
• Hunting and firearms use (including target practice) are not permitted
• Do not attempt to exit house via windows; do not access balconies
from windows; do not jump from balconies

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Payment Policy
We accept CashApp, Venmo, Zelle as well as Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Name and billing address on credit card MUST match name and address of guest booking the property, with government-issued photo ID showing matching home address. NO EXCEPTIONS! No third-party bookings will be accepted.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage deposit is refunded after guest check out and following inspection of property for damages, missing or broken items, or unscheduled drain/refill/cleaning of hot tub due to misuse/fouling of water.
Cancellation Policy
50% refund for cancellations made at least 30 days before check-in (minus $100 cancellation fee or credit card transaction fees, whichever is greater). No refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of check-in.

We suggest all travelers obtain travel insurance.
Strict enforcement of no parties, no unauthorized events, no smoking/vaping/marijuana use (in any form) and no animals on premises (including service animals due to owner's severe allergies--this is our 2nd home and we frequently use the property). Security cameras are utilized to monitor adherence to House Rules. Immediate eviction with no refund will result if any of the House Rules are violated.
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Leaping Fawn Lodge is a Estate/Castle located in Waynesville, NC, USA. This Estate/Castle is available for short term lodging and accommodates 25 guests
Leaping Fawn Lodge has 9 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Feb 2020

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