25-Acre Waynesville estate with Mtn views, game room & more
8500 Sqft Vacation Home hosted by Julie
25 Guests . 9 Bedrooms . 8 Bathrooms


Now under direct owner management! 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 a 75-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. Located close to downtown Waynesville, 30 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport, we offer easy access to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Asheville and Cataloochee Ski Resort!

NOTE: Pool is not operational and is not currently offered as an amenity. Host requires $1000 refundable damage deposit.


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 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 ou 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, 3 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)
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Sleeping Configuration

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


Family/Kid 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
Parking Included
Covered parking for one car, additional parking for up to 8 cars in graveled circular parking area.
No Pets Allowed
We are a pet and service animal free property due to health risks to others who share the property (owner & children suffer severe allergies) and the possible presence of raccoons, coyotes, bears and skunks--which may endanger pets or service animals.  Do not permit Stardust, the neighbor’s cat, to enter the house.
Not Wheelchair Accessible
Not Suitable for 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.


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Gas Fireplace (Indoor)
Fitness Room/Gym
Game Room
Pool Table
What we supply
Starter supplies of: K-cup pods, coffee & filters, creamers, sweeteners & sugar, tea bags, toilet tissue, paper towels, trash & recycling bags, dish soap/sponges, laundry soap and dryer sheets. Kitchen: spice rack, toaster, Keurig & Mr. Coffee coffee makers, coffee grinder, rice cooker, blender, hand mixer, small food processor, waffle irons, crock pot, electric knife, electric can opener, toaster oven, electric kettle, turkey roaster and platter, knife block, cutting boards, bake ware (bread, pies, casseroles), cookie sheets, cooling racks.
Hot Tub
Gas Grill
Charcoal Grill
In addition to the outdoor hot tub, there is an 8-person dry sauna and a fitness room located in the lower level of the home as well as a fire pit.
High Speed Internet
Cable TV
Stereo/DVD Player
Game Console
Dish TV on 6 flat screen TV's, including 70" TV with sound bar in main living room. Wi-fi is a hotspot and may be slow or spotty due to mountain location.
Full Kitchen
Full Kitchenette
Ice Maker
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Full kitchen on main floor is well equipped with rice cooker, crock pot, waffle irons, electric knife, spice rack, turkey and ham roasting pans, pizza cutter, various baking pans--just ask if you don't see something listed. Second kitchen in Retro Apartment (located on 2nd floor) has coffee maker, toaster, hot pot, stove, oven, fridge, refrigerator (no ice maker), cookware and dinnerware/utensils for 4 guests. Kitchenette located in basement/Viking Room Bar area has 4 burner electric stove (no oven), fridge with ice maker, kitchen sink and plastic cups for use in hot tub area, but no cookware or dinnerware/utensils.
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher
Shared spaces
Our amenities are ALL PRIVATE...only our guests have access.
Shared Fitness Room/Gym
Shared Hottub


Water tubing
Stand up paddle board(SUP)
Mountain climbing
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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Our family loves to travel, exploring far-flung 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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Speaks: English
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Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

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.

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 $120 cancellation fee) and a 100% refund is given for cancellations made at least 30 days before check-in (less a $120 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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Leaping Fawn Lodge is a Vacation Home located in Waynesville, NC, USA. This Vacation Home is available for short term lodging and accommodates 25 guests. Leaping Fawn Lodge has 9 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms.


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