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
No smoking. Pets are allowed for a fee of $25/pet (plenty of space to run and play). Because this property is somewhat isolated, cell coverage is intermittent. The property does have a landline phone. No internet and No subscription Television. There is a television with a DVD player and we can get 7 local television channels.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.
I'm Sherry! Welcome to 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.
We are looking forward to hosting you. I can promise you a genuine experience.