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Mill Pond Lodge on Jacob Fork River

Entire house hosted by Sherry
12 guests4 bedrooms9 beds2.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the house to yourself.
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11 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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The Mill Pond Lodge is an authentic tribute to family, friends, fellowship, and fun. It's a relaxing riverfront cabin nestled on a private oxbow on the Jacob Fork river in Burke County, NC

The space
The lodge was hand built in 2014/15 by Gary Mull (the owner) using traditional methods. It has a quaint rustic feel and appearance that will take you back in time. The all wood cabin sleeps 12 comfortably with 4 bedrooms, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 full bath on the main floor, a half bath upstairs and another bath in the basement. The house has a washer and dryer and is stocked with kitchenwares. Bed Linens are provided. Because of the rural location, the home is supplied by well water. The water does have a slight sulfur smell, guests with sensitivities should keep this in mind and may want to bring bottled water for drinking. The rural location also means no cell service, but we provide a landline phone for our guests to use during their stay.
**Even though we are pet friendly, we do charge a $25 fee per pet. This accounts for the extra cleaning involved. Guests must let us know if they intend to bring pets prior to arrival.**
**No unregistered guests are allow on the property**
The space is perfectly prepared for the fall with two wood stoves and plenty of fire wood to use. For those you who do not wish to build a fire, there is a heat pump.

Located on 8 acres, it has over 1500 ft of river frontage perfect for exploring. The river contains brim, bass, catfish, and trout that migrate down from stocked waters. Its 100% fishable by wading chest deep or less.

The namesake of Mill Pond Lodge is the site where the old Jacob Fork River Mill sat which was built in 1907. They damned up the river with logs back then and the iron stakes are still visible in the rocks. The old turbine for the mill is still there as well.

Guest access
Guest will have access to the entire 8 acres beyond the farm gate that marks the entrance to the property.

Other things to note
The property is very isolated. If you want a place to disconnect and unwind this is a great place.
The Mill Pond Lodge is an authentic tribute to family, friends, fellowship, and fun. It's a relaxing riverfront cabin nestled on a private oxbow on the Jacob Fork river in Burke County, NC

The space
The lodge was hand built in 2014/15 by Gary Mull (the owner) using traditional methods. It has a quaint rustic feel and appearance that will take you back in time. The all wood cabin sleeps 12 comfortably with 4 bedrooms, 1 sleeper sofa, 1 full bath on the main floor, a half bath upstairs and another bath in the basement. The house has a washer and dryer and is stocked with kitchenwares. Bed Linens are pr…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
2 single beds
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
4 single beds
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
TV
Dryer
Washing machine
Iron
Hair dryer
Heating
Air conditioning

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Connelly Springs, North Carolina, United States

The experience you'll get at Mill Pond Lodge is one of peace and relaxation. Disconnect from the daily rat race, unwind, and relax. You can build campfires, relax on the porches, crowd around a wood stove, or walk along the river. The largest state park in NC (South Mountain State Park) is about 10 mins from the property. It encompasses ~17k acres. Also, located nearby is Pine Mountain Golf Course.
The experience you'll get at Mill Pond Lodge is one of peace and relaxation. Disconnect from the daily rat race, unwind, and relax. You can build campfires, relax on the porches, crowd around a wood stove, o…

Hosted by Sherry

Joined in October 2015
  • 284 Reviews
  • Superhost
Hi Guys, I'm Sherry! I'm host to two properties that offer different staying experiences. One is my parents, the Mill Pond Lodge! If you want an authentic Western NC foothill's experience, you'll find it here. My 63 year old, retired NC Forestry, father purchased this land and fulfilled his life long dream of having a house on the river-- by the sweat of his brow. His name is Gary Mull. As a state employee for 30 years, he lived on humble means. He didn't make a fortune but the upside was retiring young and having more time to do the things he loves. Well, Gary loves to work with his hands and I can assure you nobody loves and respects hard work more than him. The Lodge was entirely built by Gary using trees he cut from the stump (seriously!). He hauled the timber to the sawmill, helped the sawyer cut it and hauled it back to air hack it. 2 years later he used it to build this house. Crazy right?!. That's just the beginning. He's also a skilled mason. He harvested all the rocks used on the property from nearby creeks and hand laid each one. The end result is an amazing rustic riverside lodge that comfortably sleeps 10. Its a cozy retreat where you can sit by the fire relax and unwind or wade in the river and chill out on the deck. Gary and June (my mom) live a couple miles from the property and will make sure you have everything you need. As you can imagine, they aren't really into computers so I'm helping with getting the word out on Airbnb. The second home owned by myself and my husband is the "Modern Rustic Mineral Springs Mountain retreat". It is also a wood cabin, that we have spent the last couple of years making perfect for your stay! It is located in the foothills of North Carolina with beautiful views of the Mountains. It is conveniently located right off of I-40 on the northern side of Mineral Springs Mountain in Valdese. It has a beautiful deck that wraps almost entirely around the cabin and is furnished with comfy rocking chairs and a dining table for your viewing pleasure. The cabin features two Queen bedrooms and two separate living areas with lots of windows to enjoy the view. The house is furnished with all new furniture to make your stay is as enjoyable as possible. We are located less than 5 minutes from the small town of Valdese and Rutherford College. Both have some great local restaurants that you will have to check out while in town. We are looking forward to hosting you at either property. I can promise you a genuine experience.
Hi Guys, I'm Sherry! I'm host to two properties that offer different staying experiences. One is my parents, the Mill Pond Lodge! If you want an authentic Western NC foothill's exp…
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The property owners live a couple miles down the road. We are happy to meet with you to ensure you check in with out any issues. Once you are done simply lock the doors and gate.
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 pm
Checkout: 10:00 am
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm