Leaping Fawn Lodge

25-Acre Waynesville estate with Mtn views, game room & more


Stunning mountain views await at Leaping Fawn Lodge, a unique 25-acre gated estate! A Bavarian Tudor boasting all modern conveniences with a bit of Viking character thrown in provides both seclusion and tranquility. We cater to family reunions as well as corporate retreats. A total of 9 bedrooms (5 with ensuite bathrooms), 2 additional full bathrooms and 2 half baths provide privacy and convenience for your group.

This expansive home is situated on 25 gated acres, overlooking Jonathan Creek Valley and offers spectacular mountain views, walking trails, 2 ponds, furnished decks, hot tub, 8-person dry sauna, 6 flat-screen cable TVs - including an 86-inch UHD Smart TV with Bluetooth sound bar - a game room with a wood-burning fireplace and pool table, home gym area and an outdoor dining and grilling area with fire pit. Located close to downtown Waynesville, 30-45 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport (travel time will vary based on traffic, time of day, construction, etc.) we offer easy access to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville and Cataloochee Ski Resort!


* Host requires a minimum $1500 damage deposit, signed rental agreement and photo ID in order to secure reservation (Due within 48 hours of acceptance of booking, otherwise cancelation fee will be incurred)
* Wi-fi is slow and spotty hotspot (the only available option in our rural mountain location) no refunds will be issued due to service interruptions.
* Trash removal is the responsibility of the guest, as there is no commercial waste pick up.
* Pool is not operational and is not currently offered as an amenity.
* We are not on city water and have a septic system. We provide a starter supply of septic safe toilet tissue and require guests to only use products marked as "safe for septic systems" and to not flush wipes, paper towels, etc.
* Air Conditioning: PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ENTIRE HOUSE IS NOT AIR-CONDITIONED: All bedrooms on the top floor have central AC; the Stargazer (master suite on the first floor) has central AC; the Family King Suite and twin bedroom share a fixed AC floor unit (which cools both rooms, if connecting door is open). There are ceiling fans in all bedrooms, except the Cherry bedroom.


1 - Stargazer Master Suite - Ground Floor - King Bed, sleeps 2. Ensuite full bath with sunken tub/shower & half bath

2 - Family Suite King Bedroom - Ground Floor - King Bed, sleeps 2. Ensuite full bath with tub/shower.

3 - Family Suite Twin Bedroom - Ground Floor - 2 Twin beds, sleeps 2. (adjoins the Family King bedroom).

4 - Oak Master Suite - 2nd Floor - King bed, sleeps 2. Ensuite bath with jetted soaking tub, separate steam shower, private deck.

5 - Bear Master Suite - 2nd Floor - King bed, sleeps 2. Ensuite full bath with double sink vanity and jacuzzi tub/shower combo.

6 - Cherry Bedroom - 2nd Floor - King bed, sleeps 2. Private furnished deck.

7 - Retro Apartment Queen bedroom- 2nd Floor, Queen bed, sleeps 2. Ensuite bathroom with shower. Located in the "Retro Apartment" with living area, full kitchen, private deck.

NOTE: The "Retro apartment" is included in the rental of the Lodge, and cannot be booked separately, as there is no exterior entrance.

8 - King bedroom - Lower (Basement) Level, sleeps 2.

9 - Bunk Room - Lower (Basement) Level - 3 Twin over Full bunk beds, sleeps 9. DIsh TV with video game consoles, table with 2 chairs, storage bench for extra seating, closet and en suite full bath with shower.

Host your next family getaway at this unbeatable mountain property. There are several indoor seating areas with cable TVs so you can all unwind together or find your own space.

The main living area features a wood-burning fireplace in the kitchen dining area and sleek glass doors opening to the furnished deck. Linger outside and watch the sunset with the company of friends and family.

At mealtime, head into the fully equipped main kitchen - complete with granite counters and an island - to prepare your favorite home-cooked treats. Feed everyone with ease in the outdoor kitchen area with both gas & charcoal grills, just steps away from the lower level game room. With seats available in the kitchen, in the separate dining room and the bar area, your whole group will be able to dine at the same time! If you'd rather cook and dine in a more intimate setting, the upstairs attached apartment boasts a fully equipped kitchen with seating for 7.

For evening fun, the Viking Room in the basement features gaming tables, a 9 foot pool table and a full bar area! Rustic wood beams, stone floors, a suit of armor and a wood-burning fireplace transport you back into Medieval times. After a day of hiking or skiing, soothe your muscles in the hot tub or sauna, then head to one of the thoughtfully appointed bedrooms.

When you're ready to call it a night, head into the Stargazer master suite and take a soak in the inset, tiled tub with a full mosaic wall. 5 of the 9 bedrooms have their own bathroom or a shared en-suite bathroom for maximum convenience. The comfortable sleeping accommodations ensure everyone in your group falls asleep with ease!

In the morning, take a walk along one of the nature trails and relax on the wooden swing beside the koi pond before heading inside for breakfast.

Leaping Fawn Lodge has it all-secluded and tranquil, with close proximity to some of the area's top attractions! Head into quaint downtown Waynesville to stroll the charming streets and find the perfect souvenir in the boutique shops! Dine at Sweet Onion or at Bogart's steak house.

Head into Great Smoky Mountain National Park to hike to some of the area's most beautiful waterfalls, and soak in the vibrant fall colors. The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed via nearby Maggie Valley-it winds through the mountains and offers 469 miles of mountain views, valleys and countryside.

Pack your skis and get ready to spend the day on the slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area 16 miles away. The Maggie Valley ski mountain boasts a terrain park, 17 ski slopes, snow tubing and lights on all runs for night skiing! Visit Asheville to tour the Biltmore Estate before perusing the arts, dining and architecture downtown.

Key Residence Features:
- Amenities include 2 fully equipped kitchens, a wet bar, air conditioning (in all top floor bedrooms, the master suite and the family suite), free WiFi, 6 flat-screen cable TVs, 2 flat-screen TVs with DVD players, 2 wood-burning fireplaces (2 of which are usable), 7-person hot tub, game room with stone floors and medieval decor, master suite with mosaic sunken tub, sauna, washer and dryer, 3 furnished decks with panoramic views and outdoor seating, furnished patio with built-in stone seating, gas & charcoal grills, 25 private acres with walking paths, 2 ponds (including 1 koi pond), a wooden swing and gazebo, driveway parking for 10 vehicles, carport parking for 1 additional vehicle and more!
- Stunning Waynesville location just outside of downtown Waynesville, with easy access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cataloochee Ski Area and Asheville
- Nearest Major Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (~37 miles away)

Sleeping configuration

1 / 3
Stargazer Master Suite Bedroom 1 (1st floor)
1 king bed
Glass ceiling/love seat/50” TV/mini frig/1.5 baths
Family Suite King Bedroom 2 (1st floor)
1 king bed
Sleigh bed/2 closets/adjoins Family Twin Bedroom
Family Suite Twin Bedroom 3 (1st floor)
2 single beds
Comfy twin beds/TV & DVD player/Adjoins Family King bedroom
Oak Master Suite Bedroom 4 (2nd floor)
1 king bed
Deck/ Ensuite Bath-steam shower & jetted soaking tub
Cherry Bedroom 5 (2nd floor)
1 king bed
Private furnished balcony/Cozy rug over hardwood floors
Bear Bedroom 6 (2nd floor)
1 king bed
50" TV/Ensuite bath-jacuzzi tub/shower combo & 2 sinks
Queen Bedroom 7 within Retro Apartment (2nd floor)
1 queen bed, 1 sofa bed
Queen BR/LR w/queen sofa sleeper & dinette/full kitchen/deck
King Bedroom 8 (Downstairs)
1 king bed
Arched doorways/sofa/dresser
Bunk Room Bedroom 9 (Downstairs)
3 double beds, 3 single beds
3 twin over full bunks/50" TV/Video games/Table & 2 chairs


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Hot Tub
Cable TV
Security Cameras
Smoke Detector

Reviews (34)

Excellent based on 34 Reviews


Horseback riding


No pets
No pets/emotional support animals due to allergies
Child friendly
Family friendly, however may not be suitable for small children, as property has multiple staircases, open decks, fireplaces and 2 ponds.
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Parking Included
Covered parking for one car, additional parking for up to 8 cars in graveled circular parking area.
Not Wheelchair Accessible

Location & Views

Scenic views

Mountain view


These directions are for planning purposes only. You may find that construction projects, traffic, weather, or other events may cause conditions to differ from the map results, and you should plan your route accordingly. You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.

About us

Our family loves to travel, exploring many unique destinations around the world, yet we always seem to gravitate back to the Waynesville/Maggie Valley region in the Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina. After almost 20 years of vacationing in the area, we were at last able to purchase our dream home in Waynesville. We love the area and are excited to share our unique mountain home with visitors to this tranquil mountain region. Our home has numerous 5-star reviews, as we have rented it for the last 2 years under a management company. We decided to self-manage in order to provide a more personal guest experience. (see past reviews at LeapingFawnLodge.com)
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Check In: 4PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
Private compound with locked gate--combination to gate is provided 1 day prior to arrival.
House access is via keys, located in lock box on the front porch of home. Lock box code is provided 1 day prior to arrival.
Check in no earlier than 4:30 pm, unless arranged in advance, preferably 1 week in advance, as often lawn maintenance and housekeeping staff are on duty/on site.
No parties or events
Events such as parties or large gatherings are NOT permitted. Exterior cameras are utilized to enforce the "no parties/events" rule and maximum guest count (not to exceed 25 guests on property, including day visitors). Immediate eviction from the property without refund will result if unauthorized events take place.
No pets
No pets/emotional support animals due to allergies
No smoking
No smoking, vaping or marijuana use of any kind on the property. This applies to inside the home, as well as outside on the extensive grounds due to forest fire risk.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25

House Rules

Guest Must Sign Rental Agreement and provide photo IDs.
Security Deposit Required: Up To $1500.00.

Checkout time is 10 am unless otherwise arranged in advance.
We are a pet and service animal free property due to health risks to others who share the property (owner & children suffer severe allergies) as well as having an outdoor cat on the premises, who doesn’t get along well with other animals. She is NOT permitted inside the house due to allergies.
No smoking or vaping anywhere on property, both inside and out (THIS INCLUDES MEDICAL MARIJUANA) Evidence of smoking/marijuana/drug use on property (inside or out) will result in forfeiture of security deposit
No parties, events or large gatherings. Maximum number of people on property: 25  Failure to adhere to this rule will result in immediate dismissal from property with no refund and loss of security deposit 
A minimum of $1500 security deposit will be required prior to access being granted to property. Host will require guest's credit card information in order to place security hold 3 days prior to arrival. Upon check-out, rental will be inspected & security deposit hold released, less any damages, cost of missing items, additional cleaning fees levied by housekeeping for more than ordinary clean up or trash removal.
Government-issued ID (Passport for NY state) must be provided to the host prior to release of access codes/entry keys to the guest.  Note: This includes but is not limited to ID for primary renter matching the credit card used to secure the reservation and any additional IDs for adult guests as requested by host. Initial to Agree to Providing Acceptable ID
Government-issued ID (Passport for NY state) must be provided to the host prior to release of access codes/entry keys to the guest.  Note: This includes but is not limited to ID for primary renter matching the credit card used to secure the reservation and any additional IDs for adult guests as requested by host. Initial to Agree to Providing Acceptable ID
Do not disable WiFi and/or security cameras
Quiet hours from 11pm to 7am
Please use only septic system safe toilet paper. Trash receptacles are provided for wipes, feminine hygiene products, etc.
Please report any damages that occur while you’re in residence so we are aware & can make needed repairs prior to next check in.
Children must be accompanied by adults in the sauna, gym, outside areas including but not limited to hot tub, fire pit  and pond areas.
Misuse of Hot Tub resulting in unscheduled drain/refill/cleaning will incur a $125 fee. Instructions for proper usage are provided in our Welcome Book/House Manual.
No glass bottles, containers or food in the sauna or hot tub areas
Grilling and BBQ are permitted on charcoal & gas grills located on lower level back patio.
Camp fires are permitted only in the circular stone fire pit adjacent to the outdoor kitchen area. Never leave a campfire unattended; an adult should supervise the campfire at all times. Never put anything but wood into the fire. Do not sit on the fire ring as the rocks will heat up quickly and they'll stay hot for a long time. When it's time to put the fire out, dump lots of water on it, stir it with a shovel, then dump more water on it. Make sure it is COLD before leaving the campsite. If it's too hot to touch, it's too hot to leave!
Wood burners in kitchen and downstairs Viking Room may be used; fireplace in main living room cannot be lit, as it IS NOT FUNCTIONAL. CHIMNEY IS NOT OPEN and damage to flat screen TV may result.
TRASH-removal during your stay and upon checkout is responsibility of renter. Prior to checkout, please empty all trash cans (kitchen, bath and bedrooms) & remove all perishables from the refrigerator. A starter supply of trash bags are provided under kitchen sink. Total of one bag of trash & one bag of recycling may be left in main kitchen receptacles upon checkout.
Trash can be dropped off at local waste center located at:  5082 Jonathan Creek Rd, Waynesville, NC 28785, a 10 min. drive from the house (5.2 miles) via US-276 S and US-276 N  - Open from 7 AM to 5 PM
Recyclables may be placed in the blue dumpsters at the waste center
NOTE: LOCAL WASTE CENTER IS CLOSED ON THURSDAY AND   SUNDAY if check out falls on one of those days take the bulk of the trash out in advance to avoid being charged an additional trash removal fee by cleaning company.
Garage, greenhouse, sheds are secured and off limits. Pool area, barns and the "old fort" with stone pillars are being renovated, please use caution and stay clear of these areas. Hunting and firearms use (including target practice) are not permitted.
ATV, dirt bike or OHV (side-by-sides, etc.) use is strictly prohibited
Hunting and firearm use (including target practice) are not permitted 
Do not attempt to exit house via windows; do not access balconies from windows; do not jump from balconies.
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Payment Policy

We accept CashApp, Venmo, Zelle as well as Visa, Mastercard and Discover.
Name and billing address on credit card MUST match name and address of guest booking the property, with government-issued photo ID showing matching home address. NO EXCEPTIONS! No third-party bookings will be accepted.
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Refundable Damage Deposit

Damage deposit is refunded after guest check out and following inspection of property for damages, missing or broken items, or unscheduled drain/refill/cleaning of hot tub due to misuse/fouling of water.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds are given for cancellations made within 14 days of check-in, a 50% refund is given for cancellations made at least 14 days before check-in (less a $185 cancellation fee) and a 100% refund is given for cancellations made at least 30 days before check-in (less a $185 cancellation fee). Once a reservation is made, those dates are taken off of the market. We strongly suggest all travelers obtain travel insurance.
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