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

Beautiful B&B With Breathtaking Views

5 on April 18, 2017

My fiance and I stayed at the Wildberry Lodge and it was one of the most amazing experiences we've ever had. The place is simply beautiful and the view is out of this world. The B&B owners were the sweetest couple and we really felt at home. So much so that we considered having our wedding there. This is a "must see and stay" place. Love everything there!!!


5 on April 10, 2017

My stay at Wildberry Lodge was wonderful. The view is spectacular. The owners are so nice and welcoming. Do not miss this gem!

Birthday trip to Asheville

5 on March 30, 2017

The Wildberry Lodge Service was outstanding from the food to the rooms & service ! The Lodge is secluded and a absolute beautiful place to stay , I can't begin to express how fantastic this place looks from the massive fireplace to all the antiques in the lodge .The people who own the Lodge are extremely pleasant along with everyone that works at the lodge are very helpful . I also enjoyed sitting on our deck & seeing the goats and cows each day. My husband & I are planning to go back for another trip in July .

Overnight retreat

5 on February 08, 2017

Ken greeted us at the door and immediately made us feel at home. The lodge is beautiful! You feel wrapped in a warm blanket by the logs and interior decor. We relaxed with a glass of wine and got to know some of the history of the home and area before heading into town for dinner. Upon our return we were welcomed into the home with a fire in the fireplace. There are several common areas that you can relax to read, catch up on email or just daydream. The bed was very comfortable and breakfast was a treat. They were very accommodating to my food sensitivities and prepared a delicious gluten free breakfast. All in all it was all that we could have hoped for in a B & B.

Simeon H Review of Wildberry Lodge

5 on December 01, 2016

Ken and Glenda are the most gracious and considerate hosts imaginable. Their staff people, Jen and Nick, also were great in all regards. The Wildberry Lodge is a very beautiful, comfortable and well-appointed B&B. It also is in a lovely, scenic location with spectacular views of the mountains and the valley below. I cannot say enough good things about Ken, Glenda and the Wildberry Lodge, and will recommend it to everyone I know who goes to Asheville. Everything about the Lodge and the folks who make it run is perfect!!

Wildberry Lodge

4.4 on November 29, 2016

The location and view are breathtaking and the breakfast was fantastic. Everyone working there was very friendly. We enjoyed our stay.

Awesone stay at Wildberry lodge

5 on November 03, 2016

Luxury lodge property. We stayed for our anniversary. Every detail carefully thought out and provided for the comfort of guests. Great food. The best view you can imagine. The honeymoon suite is absolutely beautiful. Would definitely stay here again.


5 on October 31, 2016

Amazing stay. Pictures don't do the Blackberry room or the common areas justice. It was perfect. Food was incredible. Location was great to get to Asheville and parks for hiking. I was worried about driving back in for dinner, but between breakfast and happy hour at the end of the day, we didn't need to leave. Hosts and staff so very nice and helpful. Highly recommend.

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.

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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

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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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