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, 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.

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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

A Wonderful Place to Stay

5 on July 06, 2018

I chose this particular B&B because of its location in western NC and its fantastic scenery as shown in the pictures on the website. Mom & I wanted to visit Asheville and the quaint shops downtown along with the awesome dining venues in Asheville. The Wildberry Lodge's staff is very welcoming, hospitable and friendly, even the 4 legged ones. We stayed 3 nights in the Blackberry Suite, where we had a private balcony to enjoy the mountainous views and wine. The breakfast is very delicious, filling and prepared individually. I would highly recommend staying here if visiting the Asheville area.


Excellent stay

5 on June 09, 2018

Thanks to Glenda and Ken for making our three day stay delightful. The Blackberry room was lovely and breakfast was delicious. We would definitely stay here again.


Outstanding

4.0 on May 27, 2018

I wanted to give each of the five categories an "Outstanding" rating, but wasn't allowed to, for some reason. We stayed at Wildberry Lodge for five nights this May and had a truly excellent experience. The lodge itself was beautiful; the Blueberry Room was lovely and immaculately clean; the breakfasts and snacks were delicious; and the hosts were super-helpful and interesting. We can't wait to go back!


Amazing!

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!


Amazing

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!


Easter

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Blackberry Suite

From the double entry door to the vaulted ceilings, stacked stone fireplace, luxurious bath, and four-poster king-size bed, this room surrounds you in rustic elegance. Three walls of glass bring the mountains and sunsets to you. Whether you choose to soak in the large jetted tub or use the separate glass-walled shower, a heated towel will be waiting for you on your private towel warmer. This is the best suite with views in the Asheville, NC area!

Sit in the sunroom or on your private deck and let the morning sun warm your face as it climbs over the peaks and shines upon the mountains in the distance.

This room has plenty of room for a couples massage!

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Gooseberry

The Gooseberry Room, located on the second floor, features triple French doors leading to your balcony with seating for two that is perfect for watching the mountain sunset and the first rays of morning sun lighting the valley. The room is outfitted with a queen-sized wood and wrought-iron bed with two hand-carved high-back chairs and a special feature alcove above the door.

Bubble your cares away in the two-person Jacuzzi, then watch the sunset with a glass of wine. What a way to end the day!

This room features the best guestroom view in the Asheville area!

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

Strawberry

The Strawberry room, located on the second floor, is a sweet retreat. His room features a one-person Jacuzzi bath, a queen-size bed, comfortable recliner, gas fireplace, and a chair-and-a-half that hides a twin-size bed. Beautiful log beams cross the ceiling. Outside your triple French doors is a balcony with seating for two and a view of wildflowers and our Native American Tipi.

Come and escape the real world for just a little while!

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

Blueberry

The Blueberry room is located on the second floor just off the Loft. This room features a queen-sized iron bed, handmade reclaimed-wood dresser and night stands, electric fireplace and a balcony with seating for two.

Relax in your single-person jetted tub or use the in tub shower, and then lounge in your spa robe in the over-sized stuffed chair-and-a-half in front of the fireplace. The chair has an overhead light and is perfect for snuggling or reading.

This room features art by Meg Manderson, a local fiber artist.

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

Raspberry

Located on the main floor, the Raspberry Room features a Wesley Allen hand-crafted queen-size iron bed with a leather headboard and pillow-top mattress. This room features an oversize walk in shower, luxury bath amenities, spa robes and is decorated in a wildlife theme.

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

Honeymoon Cabin Suite

One of two suites located in ?The Cabin at Wildberry?, your Honeymoon Cabin Suite is true luxury. This is the largest most luxurious suite on the property and is a perfect way to indulge during your getaway near Asheville NC, whether it is your honeymoon or not! This unique mountain accommodation gives you the fabulous Smoky Mountain and sunset views through the 20-foot wide bay of glass. It features a king-size four-poster bed, living room area, full kitchen, large deck, gas grill and large spa bathroom. Watch the sunset then relax on the deck or in front of the large gas fireplace.

The spa bathroom includes a true tub for two with a setting for a waterfall over your shoulders, whirlpool or river jets and relaxing chromatherapy lights. It also includes a spa shower for two with four shower heads and six body jets. Double vanities, luxury bath products, spa robes, and starlight await you.

You are invited to gourmet breakfast at the Main Lodge, or you may choose to express your culinary skills in the full kitchen.

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

Wineberry Cabin Suite

Indulge in mountain cabin lodging near Asheville NC! This unique rental suite, located on the walk-out level of our cabin, includes separate sleeping and living quarters, a full kitchen, and a large full bath with jetted tub and shower.

The large bedroom has a deluxe queen-size bed and sitting area and is outfitted in knotty pine furniture. With two deluxe twin-size sleeper-chairs with memory-foam mattresses in the living room, this suite can accommodate up to four guests.

The en-suite bath includes two separate sinks/vanities and a one-person jetted tub and overhead shower. The tub is outfitted with hand bars and a removable seat for those needing assistance. Luxury linens and spa bath amenities await you. Enjoy!

The living room has a gas fireplace, 42? flat screen television, DVD player, Direct TV, and the additional sleeper-chairs that can be made up upon request.

The kitchen has a full-size refrigerator, microwave oven, coffeemaker, range with glass top and full-size oven and dishwasher. Pots, pans, dishes, flatware and other kitchen basics are also provided.

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

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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

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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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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.
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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


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