Location: Banner Elk View: Year-Round Mountain View
5 Sleeping Areas 5 Baths Sleeps 17 Yes

Welcome to Fiddlehead, a 20-acre mountain retreat featuring 2 homes: The Lodge and The Treehouse.  Located just 5 minutes from downtown Banner Elk. The Lodge at Fiddlehead is a rustic log home and The Treehouse at Fiddlehead is an authentic tree top log cabin.  Each are located on a private estate overlooking a barn and pasture, with magnificent mountain views. The Lodge spares no detail and is a one-of-a-kind structure.  The Treehouse was the original model home and inspiration for The Lodges at Eagles Nest - a world-renowned 3,000+ acre resort widely considered the most unique private mountain community in The Blue Ridge Mountains. Dogs are welcome in The Treehouse, but not in The Lodge.


The perfect mountain homestead, The Lodge at Fiddlehead features 3 bedrooms (2 king and one queen)/3 baths (one with adjoining twin bed for kids).  There’s an indoor wood-burning fireplace; vaulted rafter ceilings; steam shower with body jets; whirlpool tub, master bedroom on main level with its own living room and stone gas fireplace.  The kitchen opens to the richly decorated living and dining area.  The lower level hosts a media and game room (with a pull-out sofa bed).  There’s a large deck and outdoor dining area, featuring an outdoor fireplace, 6-person hot tub, gas grill and some of the best sunset views Banner Elk has to offer! The home overlooks a lush pasture, barn and fruit trees that make up this one-of-a-kind mountain vacation rental.


Perched just above and connected by a wooden boardwalk to the Lodge, The Treehouse overlooks a lush pasture, barn, horses, apple and pear trees, and some of the best sunset views Banner Elk has to offer! The Treehouse offers 3 king-sized beds, 2 full baths and a kitchenette with rustic mountain charm. Perfect for couples on a romantic getaway or families looking for a cozy retreat.  The king-sized master bed is open to the main living area and the master bath has a steam shower and a large soaking tub for relaxing after a full day of fun. Upstairs is an open loft overlooking the main level of the home, with its own private balcony. There is also a yoga room in the lower level of the home, complete with a pull-out sofa bed and Peloton.  The Treehouse at Fiddlehead offers abundant outdoor living and deck space looking out on gorgeous mountain views.

An ideal fit for families of all shapes and sizes, the Fiddlehead estate comes complete with hiking trails, a lovely stream-fed trout pond perfect for fishing on those lazy summer days, a mountain stream to play in, a sledding and tubing hill for winter fun and plenty of outdoor space everyone can enjoy!  The homes overlook lush pasture, a barn and fruit trees that make up this unique mountain vacation rental. Manicured landscaping and flowers in Spring and Summer, brilliant multi-colored leaves in the Fall, and tranquil snow cover in the Winter are a true pleasure to observe. This picturesque mountain escape features all that the NC High Country has to offer without ever having to leave the property.

In addition to all this wonderful home has to offer, Fiddlehead is a LGBTQ+ friendly haven and has been mindfully crafted to be as eco-friendly and sustainable as possible. 

Fiddlehead offers the peace and seclusion you desire, while still being only minutes from the charming town of Banner Elk, where you'll find a mountain playground like no other. Here, each season brings with it something spectacular. The springtime is ablaze with wildflowers, the summers are cool and inviting, fall's foliage is absolutely stunning, and the snows of winter transform these mountains into a picturesque winter wonderland.  In addition, the nearby towns of Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis and Boone, home to Appalachian State University, add to the unique flavor and sophisticated country charm of the area. Interested in some High Country adventure? Banner Elk is the perfect location for whitewater rafting, ATV mountain tours, mountain expeditions, TWO ski resorts (Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain), treetop zip lines, mountain bike parks, a white sand beach recreational lake, Elk River Falls, and fly fishing. Call today to secure this property for your next Blue Ridge Mountain vacation!

** Dogs welcome in The Treehouse for an additional rent of $25 per night per dog. Mature, trained dogs, only. Please do not allow dogs inside The Lodge. **

** Firewood at the Lodge may be added by reaching out to us more than a week in advance. You get two wrapped bundles and a firestarter for $25/night. **

** The Treehouse has 40-50 stairs leading to front door and is not recommended for guests with bad knees or health issues.  The home air conditioned by nature. There is a stove top, but no oven nor dishwasher**

** A firepit is located below the driveway, to access from home you will need to walk down 40-50 stairs and roughly 30 yards down incline. **

** Four night minimum for major holidays. Minimum night stay and rates may vary by season and subject to change without notice. **

** Four-wheel drive vehicle recommended during winter months and snow chains recommended for use in snow and ice. The shaded driveway winds through old growth forest and is plowed as needed at owner's sole discretion. **

- Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive 100% refund
Bookings canceled at least 14 days before the start of the stay will receive 50% refund


Room Beds Baths Room Features Comments
Arrow Head Lodge- Master Suite Main Level
Arrowhead Lodge- Upstairs King
Arrowhead Lodge-Upstairs Queen
Eagle Eye Cabin- Main Level Open Concept
Eagle Eye Cabin- Upper Level Loft Area Open Concept

Rates & availability subject to change. Call to speak with a reservation specialist for the most up to date rates, availability and special offers.

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  • Drip coffee maker
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Fire Pit
  • Fishing on Property
  • Gas Grill
  • Gas Log Fireplace
  • HighDef TV
  • Hot Tub
  • Indoor Jacuzzi
  • Keurig Coffee Machine
  • King Bed
  • Large Dogs OK
  • Master on Main Level
  • Mountain View
  • No Air Conditioning
  • Pet Friendly
  • River/Creek/Pond
  • Walk to Water
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace


  • Close to Alpine Wilderness Coaster
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