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 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.



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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Breathtaking Views

5 on October 06, 2016

My husband and I stayed a couple of nights for a small anniversary getaway. It was our first time staying at a B&B so we were a little nervous. But we were pleasantly surprised. Not only were the views amazing, the main house and the cabin suite we stayed in were gorgeous. The suite had everything we could need for a stay - we never actually needed to go to the main house. There was a full kitchen as well as a grill on the deck. But seeing as we were only there a couple of nights, we didn't get groceries and did go to the main house for breakfast. And are we glad we did! The food was amazing and the staff was even better! We can't wait to go back!

Fall mini vacation

5 on October 03, 2016

The lodge is beautiful reminding me of the lodges found at some of the National Parks. The fireplace in the great room is stunning. Our bedroom was very comfortable and quiet. It was wonderful waking up to the smell of our delicious four course breakfast. Everyday there is a different menu. Last, but not least are the stunning views looking out at the valley and mountains. A very relaxing atmosphere. Although not located in Asheville, it is a lovely 20 minute drive to downtown.

Serenity Now

5 on October 02, 2016

Great place. Wonderful views. Peaceful setting.....seclusion. Spectacular breakfasts. Only 15 minutes jute drive to downtown Asheville.

Ideal Mountain Cabin Stay!

4.6 on September 20, 2016

We had a lovely three-night stay at the Wildberry Lodge. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite, which had stunning upscale amenities, a large deck, an expansive bathroom, a beautiful living/dining/kitchen area, and best of all, a stunning secluded view of the mountains thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. The cabin was incredible. Ken and Glenda are first-rate folks, and they've truly created a little slice of heaven up in the mountains with their property. A phenomenal stay.

September getaway

4.8 on September 19, 2016

Wildberry Lodge is a lovely lodge high up on a mountainside with a great view. The food was excellent and the hospitality outstanding. I would definitely recommend this B&B to all my friends!

Labor Day in the Mountains!

4.4 on September 09, 2016

Great experience for our first B&B stay. We would recommend any couple to stay. You can do as little or as much as you wish. Very close to town & great eating places. Very friendly personal service.

Can't beat the view

4.6 on September 01, 2016

Went here for a romantic weekend with my husband. Facilities were lovely with a terrific panoramic view from the deck and the breakfast room. Talking of this the food was lovely with plenty of courses to satisfy! In area close to Blue Ridge Parkway with great area for hiking and nearby Asheville is great for dining and shopping. We will definitely go back!

Absolutely beautiful

5 on August 22, 2016

Incredible, amazing bed and breakfast with stunning views of the mountains. We stayed in the honeymoon cabin and it was phenomenal, the views were breathtaking. The breakfast was to die for, delicious everyday and first class service. Another bonus was the military discount, so thank you Wildberry Lodge!!!

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!!

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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 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

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.



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