Wildberry Lodge

135 Potato Branch Road , Leicester, NC 28748 USA (Show map)

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About

Wildberry Lodge is constructed of full length red pine logs, hand peeled, notched and assembled by the handcrafters of Maple Island Log Homes (stained and chinked by the innkeepers). Situated on 34 acres at approx 2700 ft elevation in the Newfound Mountains, Wildberry Lodge is just minutes from downtown Asheville, NC. The Great Hall has a massive stacked stone fireplace surrounded by cozy leather furniture, a game table and a 180 degree view of the valley farmlands and distant mountain ranges. This room is great for socializing, sitting by the fire on a cool morning or evening or playing a game of chess. The loft area is equipped with stocked guest refrigerator, satellite television, VCR, DVD and CD player. Guests have access to the innkeepers video, CD, DVD and book collections. The Game room has a pool table and TV for those rainy days or unwinding at the end of the day. Come visit us and enjoy the spectacular mountain views and sunsets from the sundeck, flagstone patio or screened porch or relax in our bentwood hickory rockers on the covered porch.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely B and B

4.4 on July 03, 2016

Beautiful views , blackberry suite very large and comfortable. Gracious hosts , good breakfast. Close to Asheville and waynesville. Quiet and pretty surroundings . Would highly recommend


weekend getaway

5 on April 25, 2016

My husband and I stayed in the Wineberry Cabin (below the honeymoon suite) over a long weekend anniversary trip. This is the second time we have been. The beauty of this place blows us away. I love how it's out of the way and not in the middle of a town. YET - not far enough away that it's an inconvenience to go to Asheville; Which we did for a Saturday afternoon. Ken and Glenda are fabulous hosts. Saturday evening after going into town, we came back with a few bottles of wine and craft beers - set up in the game room down stairs and Ken/Glenda showed us how to play Shuffleboard on their beautiful table! We had a fun night playing music on Ken's record player and hanging out. I think next time, we'll get a room in the main house. The breakfasts are different every morning and so nice! It was just us and another couple the weekend we were there. Cannot wait to go back!!


A perfect getaway!

5 on February 14, 2016

What a gorgeous place! Ken and Glenda have created an oasis in the North Carolina mountains. Beautiful location and decor, and the breakfast was exceptional. Whether you want to explore outside or cozy up to the fire, it was the perfect place for an escape from our busy routine. Stunning views. We will definitely be back!!


rain, rain, go away

3.6 on January 15, 2016

beautiful B & 'B, fabulous room (Rasberry), great hosts. I loved the dogs & cats too. Wine & Cheese was nice. Breakfast was very good. It was French toast day and my husband and I eat low carb so they made us scrambled eggs which was very considerate of them. The place is gorgeous and this was our first B & B experience. The only down side is its really out there and if it rains, you are stuck in the house. WE were only there for one night and we booked the best room in the house to enjoy the gorgeous view from our beautiful deck, etc., and to hike and enjoy the smores at the fire pit. The rain basically ruined our stay but we can't control the weather.


Quiet place to stay

5 on December 05, 2015

If you like a nice quiet place to stay with good food and good people, then I highly recommend this lodge. The scenery is outstanding and your not too far from the city.


Simply Awesome!!!

5 on November 27, 2015

Top notch Bed and Breakfast with spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains, especially in the Fall. Ken and Glenda Cahill are very nice and very hospitable people. We will definitely go back to Wildberry Lodge.


Loved it again

4.4 on November 09, 2015

We came up for the fourth year to spend a long weekend and enjoy the change of scenery from Florida. Once again Ken and Glenda were the perfect hosts along with the help from the dogs and of course Bonnie. Every year the trip seems to get better and better. Thank you so much for comfort, atmosphere, and friendship you provide. We are already looking forward to next year. Jeff and Heather Richardson


Excellent Time

5 on November 02, 2015

Loved everything about our stay, location and the inn keepers.


Wonderful getaway

4.8 on October 29, 2015

The location is gorgeous and peaceful. We were welcomed by Ken & Glenda as soon as we walked in the door. We stayed in the cabin not attached to the main inn and it was private and comfortable with all the amenities you could ask for. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful! The chef and the other guests were very helpful with things to do in the area! This was a perfect romantic getaway & we will book again if in the area!


Beautiful views

4.6 on October 27, 2015

This place is wonderful! The lodge is very nice and views are amazing! Ken and Glenda were wonderful hosts. The breakfast each morning was wonderful as well. We would most definitely go back and stay at this cozy little place in the mountains. We came to Asheville to go to the Biltmore.


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Rooms & Rates

Blackberry Suite

Luxury Suite,King size bed, Mountain views, sunroom, Wood burning fireplace, Private deck, jetted tub and separate shower, additional sleeping for up to 5

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $329 - $379

Gooseberry Room

Deluxe Room with Valley Views, 2 person tub, private balcony

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $249 - $309

Blueberry Room

Queen bed, Private bath with jacuzzi tub and hand held shower, private balcony

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $219 - $269

Strawberry Room

Queen bed with twin sleeper, private bath with jacuzzi tub and handheld shower, private balcony

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $219 - $279

Honeymoon Cabin Suite

1000 sq ft Cabin suite with Deluxe King Bed, spa bath and shower for 2, fireplace, and fabulous views.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $329 - $399

Raspberry Room

Main Floor, Queen size bed, ceiling fan, CD Alarm clock, with large shower in private bath

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $259

Wineberry Cabin Suite

3 Room Suite with Kitchen, jetted tub with shower

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $259 - $299

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Location

Location Type

9 mi off I-40 Exit 33, 15 mi fr Maggy Valley, 13 mi fr Asheville, Countryside, Mountains

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 22 miles

Directions to property:

From I-26 West,-- exit onto I-240 to Asheville, --exit 3A (left exit)to 19/23 South (Patton Ave). -- Turn right at New Leicester HWY (63)1 mile ahead. Travel 4.5 miles then, turn Left onto Newfound Road. Travel 5 miles --Turn right onto Morgan Branch Road. Travel 1 mile The road will make a sharp right and the name will change to Potato Branch Road. Wildberry Lodge is ahead .75 mile on your right. From I-40 East (From Tenessee) --Exit 33, left at end of exit ramp (Newfound Road - East) Follow signs to Morgan branch road 7 miles ahead. --Turn left at Morgan Branch and travel 1 mile - Morgan Branch changes name to Potato Branch Road. Wildberry Lodge is .7 miles ahead on the right. From I-40 West (From Winston Salem/Greensboro): -- Exit I-40 via ramp at sign reading "Exit 53B I-240 / US-74-A W to Asheville" take I-240 Northwest for 5 miles- -- Continue on US-74-Alt,US-19,US-23 and go West for 1.4 miles (Stay in left lane until you are over the I-240 bridge, then merge right) -- Turn right at New Leicester HWY (63)1 mile ahead. Travel 10 miles then, --Turn left onto South Turkey Creek Road. --Bear left at the fork 3 miles ahead - Potato Branch Road. Wildberry Lodge is ahead 2 miles on your left.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Cabin

On-site amenities

Billiards, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Desk, Fax Machine, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Outdoor grilling, Parking, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Sauna, Spa, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Workout facility , Pool Table, Forest Retreat with Stone fire pit, See our Highland cattle, Infrared Sauna, Suites have refrigerator, microwave, TV and DVD, outdoor Jacuzzi with a view

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Hiking trails, Fire Pit

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4PM-9PM
  • Check Out:: 11AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night stay on weekends and holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A minimum deposit equivalent to 1 nights stay is required to reserve room. For stays of 3 or more nights a deposit equivalent to 1/2 of the estimated total is required.
  • Cancellations: Because of our small size, cancellations affect us significantly. Rooms are held for the entire length of the reservation (no overbooking). Therefore, we adhere to a strict policy. Cancellation requires notification at least 15 days prior to your arrival date and is subject to a 10% service charge. No cancellations will be accepted within the 14 days prior to check-in. You are responsible for the remainder of the balance on date of check-in. There are no exceptions/refunds for early departures or no-shows.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Ken and Glenda Cahill

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 2 Highland Cattle

About the innkeepers

Learning about our beautiful mountain birds, loving the mountain views and the Asheville dining.

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Meals

Breakfast

Free

  • Time Served: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Serving Location: Screened Porch, Deck, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian low carb, gluten free, Low fat,Vegan and vegetarian


Signature Dish

Wildberry Lodge Egg Souffle
8 eggs 1 cup milk 1 pound Havarti or Muenster Cheese 6 ounces cream cheese 1 12 ounce container of cottage cheese ½ cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 8 tsp butter Preheat oven to 325 deg F. Spray 8, 1 cup ramekins with cooking oil and place on cookie sheet Beat eggs in large bowl. Add milk and cheeses and mix. In small bowl combine flour and baking powder. Add to eggs and cheese and mix thoroughly. Divide mixture into the 8 ramekins, place 1 tsp butter on the top of each ramekin Bake 30 – 40 minutes until tops are slightly browned Ramekins can be placed on the plate for serving or the casserole can be removed by running a knife around the edge and inverting the casserole onto the plate. Decorate with a sliced cherry tomato and a dash of paprika or some wild –berries. Great side dishes are bacon and oven roasted potatoes. Serves 8