We loved everything about this house. Much better than expected. The house is beautifully done, the land surrounding the house was fun to explore. The kids loved the deer everywhere. And they came to close to us it was crazy. Fun hiking trails within walking distance. Short drive to some really cool trails leading to waterfalls. Thank you for letting us call your home ours for a week! We will miss Beech Mountain!
- Angie, Posted: 04/20/2023
The property was in a great location, well described, and well appointed. The rental experience was very easy and communication was great. Our kids were able to hand feed wild deer! That is a very unique experience. Our older teenagers loved the fire pit, swings, and amenities. The rest of us enjoyed the peace, comfortable beds and kitchen.
- Robert, Posted: 03/24/2023
The location is great and close to Beech Mountain. The house is located in the middle of a neighborhood, surrounded by the forest. The kids loved the downstairs area and the hot tub. It's a very dog-friendly rental with waste bags and treats stocked on the main floor. The dog cage was much-appreciated as we didn't have to bring ours. I would absolutely stay there again.
- Chris, Posted: 02/23/2023
This house has everything you could possibly need for a stay! Highly recommend renting!! 5+ Stars!! Also the location was pretty too, very close to everything!
- Maegan, Posted: 02/01/2023
Great experience, lodge was great. Awesome correspondence with the office.
- Angela, Posted: 01/26/2023
Thank you so much. It was a perfect trip for us and our children and the new grand baby. The house has everything we needed to read and enjoy
- Amber, Posted: 01/11/2023
Will be back. Wonderful house and location. Perfect for ski vacation.
- Ryan, Posted: 01/04/2023
The house was beautiful and plenty roomy for our group. The tame deer made it so much more magical for everyone. The accommodations inside made us not want for anything. No details were missed.
- Mary, Posted: 12/09/2022
The property was beautiful and we really enjoyed the friendly family of deer that came to visit often. Great layout with comfortable accommodations, close to some really pretty hiking trails. We will definitely come back.
- Erin, Posted: 11/15/2022
Fern Leaf Lodge is a gem! Beautiful house, nice hot tub, plenty of sleeping places, and we loved all the little touches. Location is very convenient to Banner Elk, Beech Mtn and the Alpine Wilderness coaster.
- Tina, Posted: 11/15/2022
Best stay ever! Every added amenity you could think of. My 4YO loved the deer corn and s’more stuff. The house was immaculate and beautifully kept. We so Appreciated the fully loaded kitchen, games, and dog/baby stuff. Great for families. BOOK IT!
- Samantha, Posted: 10/08/2022
Home was amazing! Kids loved the hot tub with lights at night, the front sitting area was so nice to have a meal, wine , coffee or just hang out. So much wildlife and she even had deer corn for the kids to feed the deer.
- Angie, Posted: 09/18/2022
AWESOME!! This place is above amazing!! We will definitely be back and I would would highly recommend!! 10 out of 10 is not high enough. Mary is wonderful to work with and provides WAY more than ANY other house we have ever stayed in!! Pet and kid friendly with more amenities for them then any place ever!!
- Pam, Posted: 09/11/2022
Thank you, Mary for letting us stay in the beautiful house! Everything was perfect, clean and everything we needed was there.
- Barry, Posted: 08/25/2022
This is the perfect getaway! The house is SO well stocked & you can tell how much thought was put into making this a good experience for their guests. I would totally stay here again.
- Maygan, Posted: 08/01/2022
Lovely place! The hot tub is great and clean, kitchen is well-stocked with appliances and cooking basics. Lots of room both inside and out to enjoy.
- Michelle, Posted: 07/25/2022
Wonderful location on the mountain: just getting there is an amazing trip! The house offers everything you need. We cooked a full breakfast and dinner for 11. Plenty of space and entertainment options for the entire family. We loved it!
- Teresa, Posted: 07/20/2022
This home is very spacious and absolutely beautiful. It slept our party of 11 with ease. The hot tub and game room are an excellent bonus as well. If you're into wildlife, there were deer all over the mountain and most would eat right out of your hand. We would definitely go back! Just be sure your vehicle is up for the mountain driving, it's a very steep climb to get up to this home.
- Lance, Posted: 07/10/2022
Had a great time and the restaurants and stores nearby very good
- David, Posted: 07/07/2022
Great place and host!
- Alyssa, Posted: 06/30/2022
This location is a hidden gem. The availability of baby items (high chair, pack and play, etc.) made this trip extremely enjoyable and stress free. The owner stays in contact with you and there are so many helpful tips that are left around the house (like places to visit, or how to operate certain appliances in the house). Very thankful to have had the opportunity to stay here with my family.
- Genusis, Posted: 06/23/2022
This cabin is amazing! We were so thankful to be able to stay there and have a great family getaway. Once we went up the mountain we didn’t come back down until it was time to go home.
- Shannon, Posted: 05/31/2022
- Randy, Posted: 05/10/2022
Our favorite airbnb stay yet!! This was the PERFECT place for our group— plenty of space, extremely clean and organized, and well-equipped with anything we could possibly need. Mary was an exceptional host. Everything about our stay was just above and beyond!!!
- Peyton, Posted: 04/25/2022
Very nice house in a great location. The house is very clean, well organized and stocked. Lots of space for a family vacation. Mary was a great host easy to communicate with. We would definitely stay again!
- Irma, Posted: 04/04/2022
Fantastic home, Mary has thought of everything you would need! The robes for the hot tub were a great touch! Will definitely stay here again!
- Laura, Posted: 03/28/2022
Wonderful house! Perfect location to Beech mountain. Lots of space for a family vacation. Very clean and organized. Mary was a great host and quick to respond to our questions and concerns! We would definitely stay again!
- Sam, Posted: 03/15/2022
100% recommended Everything was perfect. We appreciate the early check in!!! Thanks I’ll come back
- Cesar, Posted: 03/11/2022
This cabin was immaculate and Mary has thought of everything needed for a home away from home. We will definitely be back!
- Angela, Posted: 02/28/2022
Mary was an excellent communicative host. Everything was explained and thoughtfully done. The cabin is very clean and has a well stocked kitchen. Great location to Beech Mtn. slopes.
- Jenny, Posted: 02/17/2022
Great home with a great host! Everything was clean, organized & decorated nicely! The pups enjoyed their stay as well! 4WD is a must especially after a winter storm.
- Kennadi, Posted: 01/31/2022
Honestly, I usually try and give the most honest and quick review I can for Airbnb hosts… BUT, this was BY FAR the best Airbnb I have ever been in (and I have been in A LOT of airbnbs all over the world), so I felt is was worthy of me taking my time and giving a full and detailed review. The house was GORGEOUS, every single detail added to the walls or rooms were very thought out and not just thrown up. It felt like I was in someone’s home. It had everything you needed (and more) - down to makeup removal wipes, wet wipes, down to a screwdriver we needed for our snowboards. It was also the cleanest one I’ve been in. It felt like I was in a brand new home. Check-in was very easy, and communication was great. Our host even set out AMAZING treats for us and a card to welcome us. This is not something they have to do, nor do they have to go THIS big, but it was clearly something that took time and effort. Mary was awesome and very available. The beds and pillows were so comfortable - usually you leave and want to get home to your own bed, but I was completely content in these beds or even the downstairs couch! It was plenty spacious. We were supposed to have about 12 friends/couples and 3 dogs (which she allowed being 2 were service animals) and although it only ended up being 7, it definitely would have housed that many people (as long as room sharing isn’t an issue). Hot tub was hot and SO relaxing, all kitchen utensils plus so much more were able to be used in the kitchen. Bathrooms had what you needed and plenty of towels for shower and hot tubs, we each even had our own robes! It was setup so great for dogs… even had dog towels and blankets. Also blankets… it’s cold and we had enough comfy blankets for an army! Mary even let us check in early AND out late since she is deep cleaning in between for Covid, which was VERY helpful with how many people we had and dogs. It was very very close to beech mountain ski resort - so easy to get up and down. I would recommend 4x4 AWD for driveway. We had one jeep with 4x4 slide a little down but emergency break caught her. But my truck, and Audi suv and another smaller truck had zero issues with 4 wheel drive. Even if you are worried, there is salt and flat places for people to park, not even having to go up the driveway. I could really keep going on and on, but I’ll end this with, I am already looking to book next year. I have ZERO complaints and cannot wait to visit this beautiful home again. Thank you Mary for a great stay!
- Meredith, Posted: 01/26/2022
Fern Leaf Lodge is absolutely adorable. Mary really is a super host. She has thought of everything to make this the best experience while on vacation. This will be our go to place anytime we are back in NC. If we could give 10 stars we would have done so.
- Lisa, Posted: 01/24/2022
The best cabin in Beech Mountain, so clean! My kids fell in love with the snow, they played all day in the backyard in the snow. And Mary is so nice, communication was really good, always available for any problems that may have happen during our stay! We hope to come back soon!!
- Arletys, Posted: 01/17/2022
5/5 stars in every aspect. Great place to stay, everything was exactly as advertised and Mary was awesome and super communicative. Our group was really impressed with the attention to detail. Would highly recommend to anyone looking to stay in Beech Mountain.
- Mike, Posted: 01/03/2022
Great Stay! My family enjoyed our stay. Highly recommend this spot to any family!
- Hunter, Posted: 12/29/2021
Mary’s house is perfect for a family vacation. My grandchildren enjoyed their stay very much. Even though it did not snow, the slopes had snow and they took skiing lessons and loved the sledding slope. The house has everything both for adults and children. Mary left Christmas treats for us which was a nice touch as we arrived tired and hungry. I would definitely like to return for another vacation.
- Pamela, Posted: 12/26/2021
- Brooke, Posted: 12/20/2021
I can not say enough positive things about this hidden treasure! First, communication is wonderful. Mary has such attention to detail and literally makes you feel like you are at a 5 star resort with all of the special touches! If you are looking for a very clean, beautifully decorated, pet friendly home to rent, this is a great choice! I can’t wait to return to Fern Leaf Lodge!
- Cathy, Posted: 11/26/2021
I HIGHLY recommend the Fern Leaf Lodge 10/10. It’s very cozy, the attention to details is so thoughtful. It is a clean and peaceful place to create memories. Totally worth it.
- Taina, Posted: 11/17/2021
Mary is amazing. She is very accommodating and understanding. She was more than willing to go the extra mile without having to be asked. The cabin is incredible. There is plenty to do in the cabin and we were never not entertained. I have never had such a smooth and easy experience. We will definitely be going back in the near future. Thank you Mary!
- Kt, Posted: 11/16/2021
Mary is an amazing host with prompt responses and amazing suggestions for things to do in the area from restaurants to entertainment. The pictures do not do this little piece of heaven on the side of the mountain justice. We will definitely be back!
- Rodney, Posted: 11/08/2021
Fern Leaf Lodge is a delightful retreat! The easy access and main floor suites were perfect for our parents to enjoy and the downstairs was a little retreat in itself. Mary has thought of EVERYTHING! She has everything you could need. One of our highlights was being able to feed the deer and enjoy their company while we relaxed on the front porch. We especially loved that we could bring the whole family - dogs too!
- Wendy, Posted: 10/29/2021
The Fern Leaf Lodge is absolutely fantastic. We had a wonderful time enjoying all the amenities, and the location is perfect for spending time in Banner Elk and neighboring wineries. Mary is a fantastic host who made out trip without a care in the world!
- Christian, Posted: 10/18/2021
Amazing mary its the Best
- Jose, Posted: 10/04/2021
Fern Leaf Lodge was perfect for our needs! We enjoyed our quiet weekend away and had a wonderful time! The lodge was well-appointed and had everything we needed.
- Ellen, Posted: 09/27/2021
We had a wonderful weekend at Mary’s. The place is spotless, beautiful and so relaxing. We loved all the extra touches, Mary thought of everything to make our stay wonderful! I loved watching all the deer from the front porch…Breathtaking place!
- Dawn, Posted: 09/20/2021
This home is beautiful, clean, and in a gorgeous location! The host was extremely helpful and accommodating. She was very communicative with us both before and during our trip. We appreciated every little detail that went into our stay!
- Hannah, Posted: 09/06/2021
We loved our stay at Fern Leaf Lodge! We booked last minute for a birthday getaway and couldn’t be happier that we found this gem! The home was spotless and the beds were so comfortable! We enjoyed morning and evening on the deck with the fireplace and either a cup of tea or a glass of wine! We loved feeding the deer! Kismet(our dog) was wanting to chase them but we kept her at bay! We enjoyed the hot tub too! While there were only two of us, this lodge is so spacious and has several bedrooms and beds for a large family reunion or a few families. It was convenient to Banner Elk, Grandfather Mountain and Boone. Thank you Mary for your hospitality and attention to detail, you took care of everything we needed and more!
- Julie, Posted: 08/30/2021
Our stay at Mary's home was wonderful. The house is immaculate, and she provided so many extras that made our stay so much more enjoyable. The kitchen was fully stocked with anything one would need to feel at home. Clean towels, plenty of blankets and even some special treats were just some of the extras we all enjoyed. She also provided many suggestions of local activities. The host communicated often and was always eager to help our stay be a good one What a beautiful home. My family all agreed that we would return to this home if we decide to vacation near Beech Mountain.
- Alba, Posted: 07/26/2021
Fern Leaf Lodge is an absolute gem! There was plenty of space for our group (3 families) while still feeling cozy. We brought our 2 year old and 9 mo. old which was made easier by various toddler/baby amenities already on site. Mary is incredibly thoughtful and the house is well-stocked for a comfortable getaway. It is also nearby various hiking trails. The short Upper Pond Creek Trail was perfect for our group with little ones. We ran into a couple challenges during our stay, and Mary was extremely responsive and attentive to help address them. Would absolutely recommend staying here, especially for families. We hope to come again!
- Kasey, Posted: 07/19/2021
Mary’s cabin is perfect! We stayed for a week with another family and there was plenty of room for all of us with kiddos! Mary left us some snacks and goodies plus all the fixings for s’mores which were a huge hit. The cabin was immaculate and we he had everything we needed. Another thing that we all enjoyed were the deer. They are everywhere and if you leave some corn out for them they’ll come snack and hang close to the cabin. Don’t hesitate to book your Beech Mountain stay here I know we’ll be back for sure. Thanks Mary!!
- Eddie, Posted: 06/28/2021
Very beautiful place!
- Michelle, Posted: 05/24/2021
We had a great stay. Very clean and cozy. Deer right up to the door. Mary left plenty of food and fin for us too.
- Marvin, Posted: 04/12/2021
What a wonderful experience in a beautiful location nestled in Beech Mountain. The pictures do not do the house or the view justice. The house was spacious with a lot of beds, plenty of comfy sheets/throw blankets, towels, etc. At home touches, such as, thoughtful fruit and snacks, well stocked kitchen, large washer/dryer with plenty of space to hang dry clothes if desired, and plenty of wood for the outdoor fire pit. The downstairs area was great for our family to connect with foosball, games, books, and a large comfy couch. Mary is amazing, she’s responsive usually within minutes, reached out during our stay to ensure we had everything we needed, and provided great suggestions for outdoor adventures. Of special note, Mary had a large can of deer corn that was heavily utilized by our kiddo for up close encounters with woodland friends. Easily one of the best Airbnb’s we’ve stayed in. Would definitely come back during fall and winter to hike and/or do snow adventures!
- Kristin, Posted: 04/05/2021
Mary's place was great for our group! A spacious place that can comfortably sleep large groups and only a short drive to the slopes. Great neighborhood too! And she was very helpful for the preparation of trip and checked-in on us during our stay.
- Margo, Posted: 03/29/2021
Mary was great to work with and very quick to answer any questions! House was very spacious and perfect for a weekend get away!
- Celeste, Posted: 03/08/2021
Perfect place to stay! Mary’s place was wonderful she had everything you could think of for small children and big ones. Her place was just perfect for all 12 of us! We will be back!
- Victoria, Posted: 02/22/2021
This place is so cozy! The hostess is amazing, she left food in the fridge because she figured we would be hungry after the long drive. The bedrooms are perfect and the two family rooms ideal for our group. I would highly recommend this place. If I ever go back to Mt. Beech I will definitely stay in Mary's lodge.
- Stanley, Posted: 02/15/2021
We had a lovely stay at Mary’s place! WILL DEFINITELY BE BACK
- Owen, Posted: 02/08/2021
Definitely recommend her home for a perfect cabin getaway and access to Beech Mountain!
- Allison, Posted: 02/05/2021
You will not be disappointed! Beautiful home in a wonderful community. Close to food, fun, and resorts.
- Cynthia, Posted: 01/29/2021
Mary’s place was great for our annual family mountain week. We had plenty of space, the amenities were great and we loved the close location to Beech. We’d love to rent again. Thanks!
- Mallory, Posted: 01/18/2021
Lovely home, great place! It was an unforgettable weekend with kids and friends!
- Artem, Posted: 01/13/2021
Beautiful cabin with plenty of room. Perfect for a getaway to the mountains!
- Drew, Posted: 01/06/2021
Mary and her place are amazing! She thinks of everything! Her place is clean and perfect! We will definitely return for another trip and recommend her place to everyone. Thank you again Mary for everything
- Mayara, Posted: 01/04/2021
The cabin is much prettier in person than it is in pictures. It truly exceeded my expectations. Mary has a kind and warm soul. I will not go anywhere else other than back to Mary’s cabin next year. Everything was so clean she is very meticulous and the special touches left me in all. we enjoyed very much feeding the deers. I wish I could’ve stayed in her home forever and ever. Easy entry access . Mary was Fast at responding . Thank you Mary for a very special Christmas. See you soon!
- JD, Posted: 12/28/2020
Great place, super clean and close to the ski resort. Spacious enough for everyone and beautiful scenery and deer everywhere!
- Lindsey, Posted: 12/22/2020
Such a lovely setup! Not far from some of the stores in Beech and Banner Elk, but far enough to have a private place for the family to catch up and hang out for the weekend.
- Chelsea, Posted: 12/18/2020
I can’t give enough compliments about the home and the host, Mary. Exceptional communication and quick to response to questions. The home so spacious! There were 12 of us that went up to the mountain to spend Thanksgiving week. We never felt crowded at any point. There is so many beds that we didn’t even have to use the 2 single beds on the top floor. She has everything you may need and everything is well organized and labeled. You just need to buy groceries and you’re all set. She even had baby gates and a pack n play to use if needed. She had basic shampoo, body wash and some toiletries available. There was s’mores kit for us to use, which we enjoyed every night by the fire pit. Our favorite part was the deer food because the kids got to see and feed deers every day. We truly enjoyed hanging out Ans playing games in the basement. We can’t wait to be back hopefully in the summer.
- Maria, Posted: 11/29/2020
The Fern Leaf Lodge is an absolutely adorable space! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were able to have a relaxing weekend. I would happily stay here again.
- RT, Posted: 11/16/2020
Such a great place to say at. I highly recommend staying here.
- Mel, Posted: 11/12/2020
Mary’s home is absolutely amazing! You can tell she put thought into what her guest may need (Even down to the snacks to make s’mores ). If you have any issues, she will respond in a timely matter! The Fern Leaf Lodge is a 5 star! You will love your stay!
- Kanisha, Posted: 11/06/2020
Mary’s home was a wonderful place to stay in Beech Mountain. Several amenities, a lot of rooms and space and she is a great communicator!
- Katlyn, Posted: 11/02/2020
Great relaxing weekend in Beech Mountain. Mary was communicative about any questions we had. Everything we needed was at the lodge. We especially enjoyed hiking on the Upper Pond Creek Trail.
- Kristy, Posted: 10/26/2020
Great relaxing weekend in Beech Mountain. Mary was communicative about any questions we had. Everything we needed was at the lodge. We especially enjoyed hiking on the Upper Pond Creek Trail.
- Kristy, Posted: 10/19/2020
The house is beautiful, airy and spacious! We especially loved the fire pit outside and the game room downstairs. We had multiple foosball matches, and the couch in the game room is roomy and comfy and perfect for everyone to curl up and watch a movie together after a day of hiking outside. The house, and the surrounding area, is so peaceful. We absolutely loved our stay here.
- Lisa, Posted: 10/12/2020
Everything was wonderful at Mary's mountain home! She was a perfect hostess - quick responses, special touches and everything was fresh and clean. We truly appreciated all she did to make our stay so nice. She had everything we needed in the kitchen as we cooked all our meals. It was the perfect spot for a rainy, football Saturday in the fall! Many thanks! We would love to return soon!
- Emily, Posted: 10/08/2020
I don’t think I could say enough good things about the host or the house! She has thought of every need and detail. The house is beautiful, inviting, and extremely clean. My kids loved the basement, sitting by the outdoor fire pit, and seeing numerous deer every day. This is a wonderful place to spend with family and friends.
- Chrissy, Posted: 10/01/2020