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THE POND HOUSE at The Camp: Beautiful home, Heated pool, water slide, and more

THE POND HOUSE at The Camp: Beautiful home, Heated pool, water slide, and more


Property Details

Updated: May 26, 2015
House, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

THE POND HOUSE is the newest home at The Camp. It is aptly named because of its location next to the fishing pond. THE POND HOUSE is just right for a large family or a group of friends; accommodating up to 10 guests, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms.

The open concept great-room of the house gives it a community feeling; while the large deck invites you to grill some steaks with the family or relax in a rocking chair and enjoy panoramic views of The Camp and the mountains beyond.

If you're planning a large gathering and need a unique location that can accommodate 60+ guests, The Camp is exactly what you've been looking for. The Camp is the ultimate North Carolina mountain vacation rental for family reunions, corporate retreats, church groups, weddings, and multi-family getaways.

Located near Bat Cave, North Carolina, The Camp has everything you need; including four homes with a combined capability of sleeping up to 62 people, bunk-houses which can sleep up to 60 more in the warmer months, a 5,000 square-foot social hall, a gymnasium with a full-sized wooden basketball court, an outdoor basketball court, an arcade, tennis courts, an athletic field, a heated pool, an amusement-park worthy water slide, and a fishing pond.

The Camp is a pet-friendly, full-fledged dream-come-true vacation rental for groups who need endless entertainment for all ages, coupled with the comforts you'd expect from a five-star resort. The Camp is also an ideal escape from notoriety, offering luxury and exclusivity past its privacy-ensuring main gate.

New adventures occur every day you spend at The Camp. Somehow, you found time between fishing sessions to take the dogs for a hike to 'the bear cave', play goalie in a game of soccer, watch the kids climb on the fire truck, and build a bonfire. You even took a minute to take advantage of the wireless internet so you could brag to friends back home about the 'enormous fish' you caught this morning. Fishing will be out the window if it rains, but you'll survive thanks to the outfitted exercise room, satellite TV, and ping-pong, pool, and air hockey tables in the recreation hall.

The restored gymnasium could potentially provide another day of entertainment with its basketball court and huge space for fun games like dodge ball with the family. On your final night at The Camp, the kids are having a sleepover in the gym, and you're going to take the opportunity to spend some much-deserved quiet time in the hot tub.

The amenities include:

Heated Swimming Pool (Seasonal)

Heated 160 ft long water slide (Seasonal)

Hot Tub (open year-round)

Tennis Court

Sports field (soccer, baseball, volleyball, etc.)

Indoor/Outdoor basketball courts

Fully equipped exercise room (weights, treadmills, etc.)

5,000 Social Hall/Dining Hall with huge rock fireplace

Commercial Kitchen (seasonal)

Game room with foosball, air hockey, billiards, ping pong, chess/checkers table and board games.

Arcade with Pac-Man, Galaga, pinball machine and Pop-a-Shot

Hiking trails

Fishing pond

Multiple fire pits

The Camp is located near several of the best attractions that the North Carolina mountains have to offer. A scenic seven mile drive brings you to Lake Lure, where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practiced dance moves in the moonlit water in the hit 80's movie Dirty Dancing. Just down the road from Lake Lure is Chimney Rock Park, a thousand-acre pet-friendly park, whose main attraction is breathtaking Exclamation Point which offers a stunning view of the gorge below. Nearby attractions also include gem mining, whitewater rafting, and hiking trails.

You'll find everything you ever dreamed possible right on-site at The Camp. Food delivery is available from dozens of Asheville restaurants. The Camp also provides firewood for those cozy campfires and delightful s'mores that will make you giggle like you haven't in years. Ideal for large gatherings, multi-family getaways, or an exclusive escape, The Camp is private, well appointed, and brimming with loads of fun for all ages!

Please view our other listings: The Cottage (#381556), Eagle's Nest (#381552), Cloud 9 (#257078), and The Camp (#381553).

More Details
  • Sleeps 10
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

For nearly eight decades prior to its renovation, The Camp operated as Camp Mishemokwa where hundreds of children spent summers having all the classic first-time-at-camp experiences. In 2005, The Blum Family purchased the 150-acre property, spending countless dollars and tireless hours rebuilding, renovating, and giving The Camp a new lease on life as an exclusive vacation rental property. This private gated estate is the perfect place for family reunions, girls' and guys' getaways, destination weddings, corporate and spiritual retreats.

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From the Owner

There is nothing else like it! The Camp artfully combines luxurious, comfortable accommodations with a 150-acre fun park (complete with heated pool, a 150ft water slide and a huge Social Hall/Arcade/Game Room!) set in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. The 4 homes on the estate can be rented individually or together for exclusive use of the facilities.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville Regional Airport - AVL at 25 Miles Nearest Motorway : I-26 at 16 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Chimney Rock Village & Lake Lure Restaurants at 8 Miles Nearest Beach : Lake Lure at 9 Miles Car: recommended



From $464 Per night

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May thru June 12th
May 1 2015 - Jun 12 2015
3 night minimum stay
June 13th thru Sept.4th
Jun 13 2015 - Sep 4 2015
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Refundable damage deposit $700.00
  • Pet Fee $125.00

The Camp is available year round.
Please call us ASAP to check out availability and be sure to visit
The Camp is a one-of-a-kind property that offers lots to do, right on-site.
All activities and amenities are included in the rental rate.

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Updated: May 26, 2015


From the Owner

When you rent a home at The Camp, you not only get a gorgeous accommodation with all the comforts of home (and then some!), but you also have FREE use of the fantastic amenities available on-site. There is truly something to do for every age group!

Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Long Distance
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster


  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room


  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...


  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • festivals
  • forests
  • marina
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness center
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large soaking tub!
  • Bathroom - toilet, combination tub/shower
  • 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
  • Queen Bedroom - 1 queen
  • Bunk room - 2 bunk bed, Sleeps 4
  • Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, Queen Pull-out Sofa
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (1), We can provide a Pack-n-Play for an infant or toddler., (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa, Bunk Beds (2)


  • Beach Towels
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Tennis Court
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

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