Relax on the large porch that wraps around three sides of the house. Watch the river from a large deck built on the original "mill" columns from 1907 or chill out on the sandy beach by the river.
Mill Pond Lodge on Jacob Fork River

Entire home/apt

12 guests

4 bedrooms

9 beds
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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

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

The space
Bathrooms: 2.5
Bedrooms: 4
Beds: 9
Check In: Flexible
Check Out: 12AM (midnight)
Room type: Entire home/apt


Extra people $35 NZD / night after 2 guests
Weekly Discount: 15%
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House Rules

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.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

2 nights minimum stay

77 Reviews

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Ian User Profile
September 2017
Awesome place!!

Shon User Profile
August 2017
Once again, the cabin was beautiful and exactly what we needed. It's always a pleasure and can't wait until the next time.

Annette User Profile
August 2017
Great place to unwind and hang out with family. Nice setup, clean and friendly

Alicia User Profile
August 2017
Adorable home on a peaceful stream. Spent most of our time on the deck by the water, floating in tubes, and enjoying the sound of the water. Thank you for being available and providing a peaceful retreat away from wifi!

Annelle User Profile
July 2017
Our second time visiting within a year. Had a wonderful time again!

Elizabeth User ProfileElizabeth is a superhost.
July 2017
Wonderful place to get away! The kids (and grown up kids) spent most of the time on the scenic river, tubing down the little rapid by the sandbar and soaking up sunshine. Photos of the river don't do it Justice. Gorgeous property and home. Very private. Hosts were lovely to work with. Great communication. We enjoyed the lack of internet and cell service. We would definitely stay there again!

Tami User Profile
July 2017
This was a really nice cabin with lots of breathing room. It was clean and well kept. Loved the fact that it is unplugged; gave us a chance to enjoy something besides our electronics! Creek was pretty well fished out, but the sound of the waterfall was wonderful to listen to.

Lawndale, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in October 2015
Sherry User ProfileSherry is a superhost.

Hi Guys,
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.

Response rate: 100%
Response time: within a few hours
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