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Property Details

Updated: May 24, 2015
Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, Sleeps 10

The Skipper has built his large, custom built log home in the gated community of Brookside Forest on 3 1/2 acres. The cabin is beautifully decorated and has five bedrooms, three baths and lovely views of the mountains. The cabin entry brings you into the livingroom, dining area and kitchen, all with cathedral beam ceilings, hardwood oak floors, a beautiful stone fireplace with a 42' plasma television and a 5.1 home theater system. The five bedrooms consist of the Master with one King sleigh bed, the second and third bedrooms with Queen size beds. The fourth and fifth bedrooms each have a set of antique twins on the lower level. The Master bath contains a jacuzzi tub and separate shower. The lower level has an Irish Pub Bar for entertaining family and friends. Three large decks facing west with two sunsets per night from the different deck elevations. One elevation has a 6 person hot tub! The lower level has a billiard room, dart board, family room and Pub bar with a second stone gas fireplace. 2717 sq feet of living area. Plenty of room for family gatherings. Luxury and comfort at its best! Compare costs to other 5 bedroom homes in the area.

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  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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Retired Special Agent with US Customs, Office of Investigations. Retired Reserve Navy Commander with NCIS.

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The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area

Delightful Christmas Getaway

  • 5 of 5
What a special week we had celebrating Christmas at the Commander's Cabin! The home was beautifully decorated for the season, right down to the personalized Christmas stockings for all our little ones. This cabin was so comfortable and plenty of room for our large extended family to spread out and relax. (The word "cabin" doesn't do it's beautiful!) Lots of fun in the hot tub, playing pool, and enjoying the beautiful surroundings. Randy (owner) and Barb (property manager) were both great to work with and so accommodating. They made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable family retreat. We left an item behind and Barb even mailed it to us the very next day. Many thanks Randy for sharing your beautiful home with us, we look forward to coming back again to the Commander's Cabin! The Copleys
  • Submitted: Jan 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit and hope you will come again next year! Randy Carter
The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area

A wonderful vacation experience

  • 5 of 5
My family and I so enjoyed this spectacular home and setting for our celebration weekend. The pictures do not do it justice. This is a beautiful, expansive log home that could be featured in Homes Beautiful Magazine, yet it has all the warmth and charm and joy of a family home. Many fun sites to see around the area, as well. Thank you so much, Commander, for sharing this extraordinary place with us, and for your service to our great country. Cathy, Dana, Alex, and Tyler
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit! Our vacation home is one to enjoy. Glad everyone enjoyed their stay. Please come again. R
The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Charleston, SC

Great home - owners who care about your experience

  • 5 of 5
Commander's "In Port" Cabin was everything as advertised...and then some. Very comfortable and well cared for home. Plenty of room with great hot tub, pool table and home theatre set-up.
As a bonus, owners (Randy) actually called to welcome us to the home and gave us instructions about hot tub and home theatre to insure we didn't have any issues working equipment.

Our family had a great weekend and the comfort of the cabin was big part of it.
Thank you for allowing to use your cabin...we loved it!
  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Glad everyone enjoyed their visit! Come again during the fall finale of the year and see the leaves changing to brilliant reds, yellows and golds...a beautiful site from the hot tub and all the decks surrounding the cabin.
The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Raleigh, NC USA

Great Family Vacation Cabin!

  • 5 of 5
What a great spot for a mini family reunion! Quiet, relaxing soaks in the hot tub, beautiful sunsets in the evening and plenty of room for the kids to play!

While there don't miss an opportunity to dine at the Point of View restaurant in Lake Lure. The food is absolutely delicious and the staff is very accommodating!

All in all, a wonderful place to stay!
  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay! Lake Lure us a "jewel" of an area. Come again when the leaves are changing. The mountain behind the cabin is beautiful from all of the cabin decks when the leaves are changing to red, gold, and yellows!
The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Fleming Island, Fl

Great getaway close to Asheville

  • 5 of 5
This was our first family trip to the mountains and we are making this a yearly vacation getaway. The cabin and amenities were fantastic. The cabin made you feel like you were at your own families home and you were able to truly relax. You are about a 40 minute drive to Biltmore Estate and Downtown Asheville. If you are looking for a cabin that is clean, offers full amenties and is quiet and cozy I would recommend this cabin in a heartbeat.
  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Thanks for coming! Looking forward to having you again.
The Commander's 'In Port' Cabin
+1 -904/704-0569
Lake Lure Asheville Area
Glen Arm, MD

Best Thanksgiving ever!

  • 5 of 5
Randy , Wow, words can't express how wonderful our stay was at your beautiful cabin in Lake Lure! My husband and I spent a few days alone with our son before the rest of the clan started to arrive. We were able to enjoy the peace and quite (minus the 2 yr old) and took in the beauty of the surrounding mountain ridge. The weather was unseasonably warm so we were able to spend tons of time outdoors and came home each evening to snuggle near the fire. I think my husband was able to golf 3 or 4 times during the trip so he was happy and the whole family took your advice on the horse riding trial too. Once the family started to arrive things just got better. We had plenty of room to share with each person getting a bed (11 total) and we all had space to ourselves when we wanted it. The twenty something girls took over the basement area until we crashed their party to beat them at pool. We were all able to enjoy the hot tub in the evenings with wine in hand. My husband is from Baltimore and said he had never seen so many stars in his life, he felt like we were at a private planetarium viewing!

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful thanks to my husband "the chef" and we had everything we could have possibly needed at our fingers tips thanks to your well stocked kitchen. A special thank you for the extra wine glasses, turkey platter and gravy boat you provided just for us. You really know how to make your guest feel special!

Our week past a little too fast but that's what happens when your having a great time with the ones you love. We drove to Asheville for a day and spent several exploring Lake Lure and your community. My mom and a family friend even went to Cherokee from there. You really have it all ( location, amenities, charm) we wouldn't change a thing! We all drove down/ up from several states to meet as a family and because it was so great to get away and see family we are all talking about doing the samething next year!

An extra thank you for being kind enough to mail our missing items!

If your thinking of getting away, this is a must stay location. Couples or families it's fantastic!
  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2012
  • Stayed: Nov 2012
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the visit and we are glad everyone had a great time. Lake Lure is a jewel of a area to enjoy that few know about. Hope you and your crew will return to the area. R


From the Owner

Built the Cabin in 2006 from the ground up.

Activity and Interests

5 minutes to two mountain golf courses (Bald Mountain & Apple Valley) and resort Spa!

Horseback riding and Broad River tubing near by.

Lake/beach access down the mountain.

Beautiful Sunsets

Biltmore Estates

Chimney Rock Village

Zip-lining within 10 minutes from cabin.


From $275 Per night

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2 night minimum stay

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  • Cleaning $100.00

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Two night minimum for weekend visits.
15% discount for Active/Reserve Military & military retirees

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Updated: May 24, 2015


From the Owner

Very quiet location.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


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  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
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  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
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Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub ...


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...


  • autumn foliage
  • library
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing

Local Services & Businesses

  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 2715 sq. ft.


  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet, shower, jetted tub, Beautiful bath off the Commander's Stateroom.
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet, shower, Family bath upstairs
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet, combination tub/shower, Large Lower bath off den.


  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king, King Sleigh bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen, Antique Queen
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen, log queen bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single, two antique twin beds
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single, 2 antique twins
  • Three bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs.


  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Double hammock for those lazy evenings watching the sunset and listening for the deer crossing the stream behind the cabin. Three sunsets per evening from the different deck elevations. Extremely quiet and romantic. dual zone central heat and air conditioning. Furnished kitchen and laundry with utensils and linens provided. Jacuzzi tub in Master bath. 6 person hot tub out on the deck facing west to enjoy the sunsets! Pool Table and Dart board (bring your own darts). 42' Plasma TV w/ home theater upstairs & DVD, DirecTV satellite system. Downstairs TV w/ DVD in den with second fireplace and Pub bar. Outside Porch/deck rockers, Wrap around decks Located on a quiet cul-de-sac on 3 1/2 acres in a very private, mountain gated community. Charcoal/gas Grill/smoker combo on upper deck. Antique Persian rugs through out.

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