Wildberry Lodge

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

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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, 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. The Game room has a pool table, table top shuffleboard, infrared sauna 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.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7


5 on May 01, 2018

This place is wonderful! Just minutes from downtown Asheville and skiing. The owners were incredibly nice and accommodating, the rooms were beautiful and quiet and the breakfast was outstanding! We'll definitely stay again!


5 on April 23, 2018

Glenda and Ken were perfect hosts. The breakfasts were colorful, unique, fresh and delicious. The lodge is breathtaking. Overall will definitely be going back!


4.2 on April 17, 2018

Outside is nice; dog deposits were apparently more than at my house. But we had a great time with Leister and Easter morning. Thank you

Spectacular Wildberry

5 on April 12, 2018

We just completed our 8th stay at the Wildberry Lodge! The Gooseberry room was great, & the breakfasts (3) were absolutely delicious. The mountain views are absolutely stunning, & are never the same from day to day. Best of all are the innkeepers, Ken & Glenda. They are so thoughtful, funny, super listeners, & always make you feel right at home.

Best Honeymoon Experience

5 on April 09, 2018

My wife and I stayed in the Honeymoon Cabin for our honeymoon. The cabin could not have been more perfect for the honeymoon. The cabin is detached from the main lodge so the seclusion was perfect. The mountain view from the cabin was breathtaking. Being situated less than 30 minutes from Asheville made Wildberry Lodge the perfect location for privacy but still close to area attractions and dinner restaurants. The breakfasts were absolutely incredible. We really enjoyed talking with Ken, Glenda, and Bonnie (the chef). They are all very personable and hospitable. We definitely will be going back again.

Great folks there!

4.8 on March 31, 2018

While the facilities and scenery were excellent, it's TT he pleasant people that I remember most. Bonnie and Ken made us feel more than welcome!

Great place to relax

4.8 on March 29, 2018

We wanted to have a chance to get away and relax. The proprietors were wonderful to work with and very friendly. Couldn't ask for a more restful place to enjoy the Asheville area.

Beautiful getaway!

5 on March 13, 2018

What an amazing bed and breakfast tucked away outside Asheville. The owners and staff were amazing and the property is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a getaway!

Amazing Vacation Spot

5 on March 01, 2018

We stayed in the Gooseberry room and it was a weekend of relaxation and enjoyment. The view from the room was stunning and the lodge was decorated beautifully. The innkeepers were friendly and welcoming and made us feel right at home. We have already started planning a trip back during the winter months. If you haven’t checked out The Wildberry Lodge I would absolutely recommend you do so.

Great find!

4.6 on January 21, 2018

We are so glad we found Wildberry during our recent trip to Asheville. It was exactly the mountain getaway we were looking for! Breakfast, rooms, common space and their extra special touches really make this place AMAZING!!! We definitely recommend Wildberry and will stay there again if ever in the area.

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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 3 for maximum of 5 people

  • 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, oversized chair and ottoman, Private bath with jacuzzi tub and in tub 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 Type

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


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

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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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  • 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.
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Ken and Glenda Cahill

Languages spoken


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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  • 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

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