'Lotsa Moose Lodge' Pisgah Forest Waterfall Cabin!

City: Celo, North Carolina Property ID: 369423

grand total: From $120 total Per Night

    Leave technology behind and venture into the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina and stay at 'Lotsa Moose Lodge,' a secluded friends and family "glamping" experience for up to 5 guests and their furry friend! Enjoy the fresh cool mountain air from the gorgeous creekfront cabin, campsite and swimming hole as the sounds of crashing water ease you into a vacation frame of mind. Climb the state's two tallest Black Mountain peaks at over 6000 feet for an unforgettable adventure!

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Bedroom 1 (Main House): Full Bed | Bedroom 2 (Bunk House): Twin-over-Twin Bunk Bed | Living Room: Pullout

    A 'glamper' paradise, Lotsa Moose has all the remoteness of camping but with modern amenities and comfort you desire. The property is split into 2 cabins right next to one another, allowing for a large party to have plenty of space to themselves.

    In the main house you'll find the living room, with large windows to let in natural light, ample seating, and a TV with a DVD player to gather around for the occasional movie night. If you'd prefer a vacation without screen-time, relax on the patio in rocking chairs, or utilize the outdoor kitchen space for meal prepping.

    Inside there is a quaint, fully equipped kitchen with all the culinary tools you'll need to make some comfort food for the family, and none of the pain that often comes from cooking in the wilderness.

    Head to the backyard for dinner under the covered entertainment space with a gas grill, a picnic table, and overhead fans to so you can have an great time eating outdoors. End the night around the campfire roasting s'mores and planning tomorrow's big adventure.

    The cozy cabin beds will be a sweet relief after a long day out exploring. Parents can claim their spot in the master bedroom, while kids will choose between top or bottom bunk in Bullwinkle's Place, a separate bunk house just a few steps over.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    It’s hard to beat this cabin’s fantastic location! Nestled at the base of Celo Knob, the northernmost peak of the Black Mountain Range, you’ll have direct access to a variety of outdoor recreation! Pack your gear and embark on endless hiking, biking, rock climbing and mountaineering adventures!

    Once you’re off the mountain, load up the car and take a 20-minute drive to the nearby town of Burnsville. Locals have filled this quaint town with murals, sculptures, and galleries galore, making it an artisan hot spot. While you’re there, make sure to walk through the town square - arts and crafts festivals are often taking place here throughout the year!

    Those who are up for an even further drive can take the hour-long road trip to Asheville. It's a larger city known for their lively music scene, fantastic shopping and dining, and historic downtown. Hop on one of the famous Asheville Bike Taxis if you want a break from walking, or an eco-friendly tour of the city!


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    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, Free WiFi, TV with DVD player, large front patio, backyard entertainment area, gas grill, 2 fire pits, and lotsa more!
    - Incredible location - At the secluded base of Celo Knob surrounded by forests and driving distance from Burnsville and Asheville
    - Nearest Major Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (~59 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - Pet friendly with $110 per stay fee (Maximum 1 allowed, 30-pound weight limit)
    - No events, parties or large gatherings
    - Please note that the homeowner's house, as well as another vacation rental unit, are on the premises, and both homeowners and other travelers may be present during your stay
    - Please note that due to this home’s rural location that the WiFi signal and cellphone reception are not consistent and very low
    - Must be at least 35 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cross Country Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Eco Tourism
    • Festivals
    • Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Gambling
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Horseback Riding
    • Hunting
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain Biking
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Swimming
    • Wildlife Viewing
    • Winery Tours

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Free Parking
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Spices
    • Stove/Oven
    • Toaster

    Nearby Amenities

    • Mountain View
    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Balcony
    • Deck
    • Fire Pit
    • Garden
    • Patio
    • Patio Furniture

    Property Amenities

    • Books
    • Central Heating
    • Games
    • Linens Provided
    • Towels Provided


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Extended Stay
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Suitable for Children
    • Suitable for Elderly
  • Guest Reviews (23)
    Write Your Own Review

    Reviewed by: Cathleen on


    Unique lodging experience in the woods with wonderful outside amenities, of which the cascading stream and fire pit were our favorites.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in September 2019

    Our Fourth Visit from Durham

    Reviewed by: Linus on


    Thanks for letting us stay in this wonderful cabin! My favorite parts were sitting by the fire, collecting rocks, and generally just hanging out. We thank you for your hospitality. Five out of five *****.
    Linus Bartel, age 12
    Thank you for letting us stay for the weekend. I notice that things have changed, like the new sheets in the kids cabin. And the hammock is in a different spot. I love this place!
    Edison Bartel, age 7

    An absolute gem!

    Reviewed by: Steven, Rhonda and Jason on


    You both have put so much effort into your place that at every corner there something beautiful! We especially loved our nights around the firepit. Thank you for sharing this special place.
    Steven, Rhonda and son Jason. McClellansville, SC

    Love Lotsa Moose and Celo

    Reviewed by: John C. on


    This is a small cabin in a rustic woods setting by a stream, with a full set of amenities... perfect for two.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2019

    A Joyful Place

    Reviewed by: Cathy and John on


    We loved our stay at Lotsa Moose ... thank you for all the details you have furnished - some quirky and eccentric - all in all, the cabin is a miniature jewel with all the comforts one could ask for. The setting is beautiful and tranquil ... rain or shine, this is a joyful place!
    Cathy, John and our puppy Joy
    Garner, NC


    Reviewed by: Adam and Kristine on


    Thanks for letting us stay 3 nights in your awesome cabin!!!
    Adam & Kristine, Sterling Massachusetts

    Pretty little cabin in the woods

    Reviewed by: Kris on


    Love the peaceful scene and waterfalls. Great place. Was very cozy. Very quiet. Wasnt close to many people. Would go again. Thanks for sharing your home with us.

    What a perfect little cabin in the woods!

    Reviewed by: Tammy C. on


    We had a wonderful time at this perfect little cabin in the woods. It was a little rainy and windy during our stay so we didn't get to spend as much time in the outdoor space as we would have liked but the cabin was so cozy and comfortable. Jack and Jim have everything you need and lots of extra touches that make this a special place. The town of Burnsville is super cute too with shops and eateries. Thanks for a great weekend getaway!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    My Third Visit!

    Reviewed by: Linus on


    We had a great time here! I enjoyed sitting by the fire and playing games. Thank you for letting us stay in the wonderful cabin. 11 year old Linus from Durham, NC

    Great Anniversary Stay!

    Reviewed by: Rhonda & Scot on


    Thanks so much for the warm welcome! We greatly enjoyed the beautiful outdoor areas and loved the cozy cabin & all the decor. The creeks and all the surroundings are beautiful and very relaxing. Definitely would love to return. Thanks for a wonderful anniversary stay!
    Rhonda and Scott, Newton NC


    Reviewed by: RaeAnn and Lynette on


    Thank you for our stay at the cabin - it’s beautiful - and we enjoyed looking at all the different artifacts throughout the premises. We made use of the outdoor kitchen and fire pit area every night, making fullest use of its potential. The georgous creek views and sounds are “Heaven’s Gate”. We definitely plan to return. Thank you again for your wonderful hospitality! The entire area is truly a beautiful, gorgeous, awesome wonderland!
    RaeAnn and Lynette
    Newton, NC

    Thanks again!

    Reviewed by: Shayna on


    Thanks so much for letting us use your cabin as home base last weekend. We didn’t get to explore as much as we would like- we spent most of our time visiting family in Bakersville ... but we love the thoughtfulness and details of your place and appreciate the special touches. As I write, the kids are staying up late , deep into an UNO cardgame competition.
    We enjoyed it! Thanks again!
    Shayna, Travis, Jase and Morgan
    Folly Beach, SC

    Best Mother Daughter getaway ever!

    Reviewed by: Ingrid Blue on


    Staying at Lotsa Moose Lodge was fabulous! Backing right up to the Pisgah National Forest was so beautiful and peaceful. My daughter and the puppies enjoyed it too. The mountain stream was a place of serenity and gave me and my daughter some priceless memories and quality time I will never forget. We loved the fire pit and covered ‘camp’ area for outdoor grilling. The puppies thought they were in heaven! They have asked me three times to go back now....lol
    Ingrid G, Knoxville TN


    Reviewed by: KoKo D. on


    If you have a simple party of two adults and (up to two children) THIS is the place for you!!! We had the MOST fantastic time and one of the best VRBO experiences I have had to date. The place is the cutest and MOST quaint little cabin. Truly I struggled to write this review for purely selfish reasons as I am hoping this gem doesn't get TOO popular so that we can come as often as we want. The nearby river was so much fun and we explored our first whole day just on the property. We were made VERY welcome and the atmosphere was just PERFECT. I would give this a 10 STAR ********** Rating if I could!! Thanks to our hosts for providing everything we needed for a wonderful stay!! Just bring you and your favorite foodies and you will not regret this stay!! Ciao
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    PERFECT getaway for Mom, Dad, 4 sons and the dog

    Reviewed by: The Higgins, Cairo Georgia on


    A last minute planned trip turned into one of the best decisions ever, with the warm welcome from our host to start us off. The entire cabin complex, campsite, creeks and many trails were as incredible as we could have ever dreamed. There was no detail left out, from the picnic table ready with table cloth, kindling already picked up and waiting...what a treat!
    Our four - yes four BOYS - loved exploring the creeks and could not get enough of climbing on the boulders and just “being boys”. A great family hike towards Mt Celo was excellent exercise for all! We enjoyed a daytrip down the French Broad River and experienced class 2&3 rapids as a family. (About one hour drive to Nantahalla Outdoor Center and Rafting USA).
    Thanks for a fabulous stay! Perfect weather and endless memories!!!
    The Higdon’s , Cairo Georgia

    With Sincerity

    Reviewed by: Kyle, Rebecca, daughter Koko and woof woof Levi on


    We landed at 230pm to our most awesome pleasure at this quaint and cozy location. Everything was exactly what we were hoping for much needed R&R. Kyle being a video engineer for ESPN and NBC, never gets a weekend away so it was paramount I found a perfect getaway. I have to say the place EXCEEDED my expectations. The atmosphere was complete with swaying tree branches, rustling leaves, smells of earthy pest moss and the rushing creek just yards away. We’ve already spent the afternoon exploring the creeks finding a huge snail, a perfect little frog and the most beautiful bright orange salamander. We are not quite sure if it is a river salamander but it sure brought lots of excitement for our eight year old daughter. It’s only our first night and we are eagerly anticipating our next adventures. We woke up early the next day and headed to Mt Mitchell, stopped by the visitors center, then hiked to the summit. It was a very foggy day so we couldn’t see the views, so we took a hike down the yellow/white path. It was perfect weather for hiking, cool and overcast and the woods were so dense it didn’t really matter. If you want a great workout that’s the trail to take. We went about two miles and headed back just in time before the rain started up, so we decided to go back to the cabin for a nice grilled dinner and a UNO cardgame marathon. Thanks to our hosts for making the place so cozy and having cards here just in case of rain!! The UNO deck provided our 8 year old with many laughs. We hope to make this an annual place to come and visit. Perfect destination for souls who seek much needed rejuvenation.
    Sincerely, Kyle, Rebecca, Kiko and Levi.

    Nature’s Paradise

    Reviewed by: With thanks from Sri Lanka on


    We enjoyed our short stay very much. Hop to come again on our next holiday period to the USA. We have taken these happy memories home to Sri Lanka with us.The pleasant surroundings of the cabin were very familiar to us and therefore we felt at home living here. Thank you very much for affording us this pleasure.
    Nirmal and Sviani Airuasekera, Colombo Sri Lanka with daughters Niroshini and Todd from Greensboro and Shayani and Dominic from Los Angeles.

    Sun dappled trees, fresh spring water that tasted so sweet, butterflies that walk on your fingers, wild berries along our walk, bonfires with s’mores, the sound of rushing wares all around us, birds and critters of the night.....these are sounds and memories we will take with us. Thank you so much for this wonderful slice of heaven!
    Nitro and Todd, Greensboro NC

    Warm, comfortable, and welcoming up in the beauty of the North Carolina mountains.

    Reviewed by: Erin P. on


    We absolutly loved our stay. It was the perdect space for the four of us and the pups. It was close to the family we were visiting and of course the scenery was amazing. We had every thing we needed. The decor was fabulous and nice to see Jim and Jacks personal touches. We all came away refreshed and relaxed.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017


    Reviewed by: Paw Prints on


    This is such a great place! We so enjoyed our stay. We were so comfortable, warm and welcomed. It was so nice to get away from everyday life and just enjoy nature. We all feel relaxed and refreshed. We hope to utilize the Lodge when visiting family again. Peace to you!
    Erin and Jason, Richmond Va
    Kathy and Brad, Houston Tx
    Puppies Pippin and Faia

    Hit the mark!

    Reviewed by: Andrew P. on


    Well appointed. Lots of TLC and just the smaller get-away we wanted!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2017

    Charming and delightful!

    Reviewed by: Anonymous on


    We had a wonderful time! The property is beautiful, with two ways to access the creek, interesting decorations and art from all over the world, and easy walking access to a mountain hike. It's a cozy home - best for a small family or couple - but the outdoor spaces and fire pit kept us outside anyhow. burnsville is nearby and has lots of fun shops and local art.
    *This review was originally posted to HomeAway for a stay in October 2017


    Reviewed by: Chrissy and Tim, Mooresville NC on


    Wow, so very impressed! We absolutely loved our stay here. The artifacts alone were enough to occupy our time. Sharing travel stories with you both made us feel right at home. The cabin is beautiful and the surrounding trails faves us a new adventure to explore every day. So peaceful and relaxing. Our two dogs found so many new smells - it’s going to be hard to get them in the car to go home! Jack and Jim were the most hospitable hosts, and we look forward to venturing back to Lotsa Moose again soon!
    PS...the review will be longer next time!
    Chrissy and Tim, and dogs Max and Maya!

    The children didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by: Abby B, Durham NC on


    Dear Jack and Jim,
    Thank you for allowing us to make a return visit. During our first stay, we enjoyed discovering all the hidden treasures like little statues, birdhouses, 2 creeks, mica sprinkles, ect. This visit we looked forward to revisiting the discoveries, exploring further and simply relaxing....and we did just that. We read books in the rocking chairs, napped in the hammock, cooked over the fire and further explored the creeks. We hope to visit again when the weather warms and we can splash in the swimming hole.
    All our best, Abby, Adrian,Linus,and Edison

    A self composed handwritten review from our son Linus, age 10:
    5 star review!!! Super awesome, cool and totally fun! I wish I could be here all the time. I loved going on hikes and roasting marshmallows over the fire. I also liked sleeping in the cabin. Playing in the wilderness was fun too. I liked this place a lot.