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  1. Sarah B. says:

    Our family thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    The cabin was fully stocked and very comfortable. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. The host was easily reachable and did a great job of communicating with us before and during our stay. I’d recommend this cabin to anyone.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit. Enjoyed your visit. Save our number so you can contact us in the future. We will not be on VRBO website after May due to all the fees that are being charged recently.

  2. Audra K. says:

    Perfect Getaway!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    The cabin was beautiful and very accommodating. It has everything that you would need. The hot tub is great and sitting on the back porch of the morning. We had a large group and there was more then enough space.

    We also enjoyed the nearby activities of hiking, horseback riding and renting a pontoon boat.

    Overall it was an incredible trip!

  3. Susie M. says:

    Lovely Trip to the Mountains

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    The cabin,the view and the Lake Lure area made our trip absolutely incredible! We ate like Kings, laughed liked Queens and slept like Babies. The FSU theme was perfect for our Tallahassee Lassies. Time in the hot tub watching the sun set is the best memory of all! Thanks again Randy for having The Best Cabin on the mountain! Susie, Cindy, Chrisanne, Rose and Robin

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for coming! Go ‘Noles! Hope to have you visit again. Save my number for future reservations. Randy

  4. Emily H. says:

    Cabin was so ideal!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    This mountain trip was perfect for our group of friends & family. The house had plenty of space for everyone, was cozy & comfortable. The house was endlessly enertaining for our group & we just love love love the Lake Lure area. We plan on coming back annually (if not sooner!) My favorite parts of the cabin were the porches, jacuzzi & beautiful dining table. Super grateful to Randy for having us!

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit and comments! The dining room table was custom Amish made and is a true piece of art. The fall leaf changing season and spring mountain laurel season are beautiful periods to visit the cabin. Hope to have you “aboard” for another visit soon. The Commander

  5. Aaron says:

    A Great Place for a family vacation

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this house. We gathered four generations together for our annual family vacation/reunion. Everyone from our 92 year old matriarch to her 7 month old great-grandson was comfortably situated and relaxed at this spacious mountain home. The two large gathering rooms are well suited for visiting with each other and making memories.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for visiting the Commander’s In Port Cabin. Glad everyone enjoyed their visit. Consider another visit during the leaf changing time. Views from the upper deck and hot tub of all the leaves changing is a beautiful event. R

  6. Kelly V. says:

    Great comfy house

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    Our family had a wonderful vacation! Great for the kids and adults!

    1. Randy says:

      Glad you enjoyed your visit! “Shadow”, the neighborhood bear cub, is missing you guys. Hope you will return when the leaves are changing in October. To enjoy the leaves changing colors from the upper deck is a very memorable sight to behold. Go ‘Noles! Randy

  7. Jim B. says:


    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    The Cabin was great plenty of room for our family get together. We went to Chimney Rock State Park one day and tubing another. We wish we would have stayed more then a couple of days. Awesome place

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit! Consider another visit in the fall when the leaves are changing. The view is breath taking from the upper deck! A show of Mother Nature in all her glory. Come back soon. R

  8. Jim D. says:


    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We had a wonderful time on our vacation! This cabin is awesome and in a secluded neighborhood which is just what we were looking for. It was a quick drive to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. We enjoyed the area and the things to do including the beach, hiking and zip lining! What a fun trip!!

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit. October is another beautiful time to be at the cabin. The view from the upper deck overlooking the changing colors of the leaves is something to behold. Hope you will come again. The Commander sends

  9. Jeff M. says:

    Gorgeous Cabin

    ★★★★☆4 out of 5 stars

    A terrific weekend retreat to the quiet, it was an ideal location 10 minutes or so to the lake and 10 to the resort. The house was clean, the beds comfortable and hot tub worked great. Our group was very satisfied with our stay and plenty of kitchen items to cook on our own. We would love to go back!

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit!

  10. William T. says:

    Excellent cabin!!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We had an A/C issue the forst night on top level and Randy(owner) had someone out within an hour to fix it. This was during a weekend and holiday. The cabin overall was very clean with everything needed to enjoy the week. We had 6 adults and 2 children and there was plenty of room and plenty to do. Will definately stay here again!!!

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for coming and hope you will visit again. The fall time with the changing of the leaves is just beautiful to enjoy from all of the decks and the hot tub. Randy

  11. John B. says:

    Quiet getaway…

    ★★★★☆4 out of 5 stars

    This was a vacation long overdue. I recently retired and treated my family to a week of family fun. This location is in a gated community and offers a quiet retreat to re-charge. Lake Lure offers something for everyone. The house is wonderful. It has all the amenities you will need for a great vacation.

  12. Annette F. says:

    Amazing cabin in just the right place

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    Being from Miami we didn’t know what to expect, but we were so surprised at how beautiful the cabin was and how family friendly it is along with space for adults to enjoy. Very spacious cabin with all the amenities you need for a home away from home with the perks of a bar room, pool table room, large wrap around balcony on both levels. We enjoyed the drive to all our adventures such as ziplining, horseback riding, trout fishing, chimney rock, gem mining, blueridge parkway hiking, biltmore estate, local dining. What an adventurous week but also very relaxing in this cozy yet spacious cabin with the fire place. Randy was very attentive always checking in to make sure we were always happy. We will definitely return in the fall for the beautiful colors.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit. Hope to have you visit in the fall when the leaves are changing.

  13. Debbie G. says:

    A Gem of a house in beautiful Lake Lure!!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    My husband and I have stayed at this luxurious home on three separate occasions! It is one that will bring you back time and time again! We always find it immaculate, beautiful, and very relaxing. The owners have truly outdid themselves with the accommodations and attention to detail with all the amenities! A pool table, gorgeous bar, dart board, corn hole, two gas fireplaces,and jacuzzi overlooking the mountain are just a few examples. The home is located close to shopping, restaurants, horse back riding, zip lining, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Hendersonville and Asheville! It is the perfect place to make memories that you will have for a lifetime! David & Debbie Goslin

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for visiting! Consider a visit during each of the four seasons. The mountain laurel is in bloom is the spring, snow around the hot tub occasionally in the winter, lots of golf in the summer, and, of course, the beautiful leaves changing in the fall! Come again!

  14. Anja E. says:

    Wonderful place to relax and enjoy family

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    The Commanders In Port Cabin is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy family. It’s spacious with a down home feel. We’ve visited three times and look forward to the next family gathering. The accommodations are welcoming and complete with everything needed to enjoy your stay! On one occasion we’ve had more than 10 stay comfortably with the use of additional air mattresses. There is easy access to Ingles supermarket as well as shopping and family fun activities with Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village close by. We’ve been there in April, October and December, the scenery is spectacular year around.

  15. Dede J. Rincon says:

    Excellent Customer Service!!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    Our family celebrated Christmas and Mom’s 80th Birthday weekend. The house was accommodating and spacious. At times we had 3 cooks in the kitchen and plenty of laughter. The atmosphere was filled with love and lots of coffee.The Christmas tree and stockings were a welcoming and pleasant surprise. This felt like home away from home. Thank you for your service and hospitality.

    1. Randy says:

      Great to have a returning warrior to spend time with his family! Come again.

  16. Joyce and John G. says:


    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    Booked the cabin for two weeks during the Tryon Horse Show. This is the second time we have used it for the event. Now that the compound has moved, the cabin is much more accessible. Only 20 min. away. Very convenient! With the five bedrooms and large living area it accommodated the three adults and 6 girls very comfortably. Since we were showing on a daily basis, we spent very little time at the cabin but it was nice to come home to it, not a hotel. Even saw the neighborhood bear on one occasion:).

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit! Our 5 bedroom cabin is great for visitors/participants at the Equestrian Center near Tryon/Mill Springs! Many Equestrian visitors have their support crew stay on one level while the families’ stay on another floor with all meeting on the decks for meals and other down time from competition. Hope you will come again. R

  17. Anonymous says:

    Relaxing Vacation!!!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We had the pleasure of staying here for 4 days in April 2016. The cabin is well kept, very clean and has all modern amenities you could ever need. The views at sunset were nothing less than spectacular and are accentuated that much more by enjoying them from the hot tub on the deck.

    There are plenty of activities just a short driving distance away which will satisfy adventurers, younger families and older couples alike. Where else can you climb a mountain to see a waterfall, have lunch by a beautiful river and go to a spa for a massage all in the same day? There truly is something for everyone.

    We were immediately won over by the scenic views and the seclusion the cabin has to offer. We found ourselves on the back deck every night watching the seemingly endless number of stars in the sky as we relaxed and just took in the blissful silence we never knew existed.

    This was a wonderful experience we won’t soon forget and plan to return as soon as our schedule permits.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit. Spring is a beautiful time in the mountains of North Carolina! Watching the hummingbirds buzz the feeder and listening to all of he other wildlife enjoying the warmer weather is a real treat to behold. We have several families that return year after year. Hope you will join them and become “regulars”. R

  18. Lauri C. says:

    Delightful Christmas Getaway

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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 justice…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

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit and hope you will come again next year! Randy Carter

  19. Cathy N. says:

    A wonderful vacation experience

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit! Our vacation home is one to enjoy. Glad everyone enjoyed their stay. Please come again. R

  20. progerz says:

    Great home – owners who care about your experience

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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!

    1. Randy says:

      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.

  21. Cathy L. says:

    Great Family Vacation Cabin!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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!

    1. Randy says:

      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!

  22. jeana123 says:

    Great getaway close to Asheville

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for coming! Looking forward to having you again.

  23. Carolinatarheelgirl says:

    Best Thanksgiving ever!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    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!

    1. Randy says:

      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

  24. Kevin R. says:

    Relaxing Mountain Retreat

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    This charming “cabin” has all the amenities of home while cloaked in the romantic, seemingly isolated, woods surrounding Lake Lure. Sip coffee in the morning while watching the sunrise from a rocker on the front deck; enjoy a glass of wine at sunset from the hot tub or relax and count the stars from the rear decks. Our vacation was made more enjoyable by the well-appointed kitchen with its array of small appliances-I setup the crockpot in the morning, freeing us to explore the local tourist sights, hike the mountains, and visit the Biltmore. Recreational amenities in the cabin include fun in the hot tub, billiards, darts, and board games. Outside the flora provides an ever changing panorama of color within the hardwood forest punctuated by the occassional deer inside the gates of this bucolic neighborhood. We highly recommend the Commander’s “in port” and plan on returning to this large, spacious home which radiates a sophistated, rustic warmth for our next family vacation.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit! The Commander’s In-port Cabin gives a whole different definition of the word “cabin”! Thanks and come again.

  25. Jeff says:

    Incredible Vacation!!!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We all had a very enjoyable time! The cabin was very spacious and allowed all of us ample room to get around. The kids were in heaven with the large hot tub, pool table, and living quarters downstairs, which means that the adults were in heaven with their living quarters upstairs. The cabin is so tastefully done and hosts all the amenities you need for a private relaxing retreat. We cannot wait to go back. Thanks so much!!!

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for the visit! The cabin was built with family groups in mind. October and November are beautiful times to visit with the leaves changing colors all around the cabin.

  26. Debbie G. says:

    Wonderful Mountain Vacation

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    My husband and I just spent a week at this wonderful, relaxing mountain cabin. It is very spacious, clean, and beautifully decorated. It had everything you could possibly want, a hot tub on the deck overlooking the mountain, a pool table downstairs, a jacuzzi tub in the master bath, a large grill, a large hd tv, rocking chairs and a hammock on the porch, all in a secure gated development. It is close to Asheville and Hendersonville and a hour n half from Grandfather Mtn. Several nearby golf courses and wonderful restaurants and shopping. We highly recommend staying here as we both had a fabulous time and will definitely be returning. The lake lure lunch cruise to Larkin’s is worth doing. Point of View restaurant as an awesome Prime Rib dinner special on Tues. nights for 13.95, highly recommend it as well.

    1. Randy says:

      Thanks for coming and hope to see you in October when the leaves are changing.

  27. Kim A. says:

    The Perfect House for the Parents of the Bride

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    Our daughter decided to get married in Forest City, so I began looking for a house that could accommodate the all her bridesmaids and some of our family. After seeing this home, we knew that it would be perfect for what we needed. Beautiful and comfortable. Warm and cozy. Laid out well. Room for us all to enjoy the view and each other. Sunrise and sunsets are magnificent from the wrap around porch.

    1. Randy says:

      Our cabin has been a favorite venue for pre-wedding events. Room enough for bride’s maids and family which is a big financial help to the parents. Glad everyone enjoyed their stay.

  28. Cara V. says:

    Life is Good….

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    ….that is what you are thinking when sitting on one of the multiple decks, communing with nature. Don’t let the pictures of the outside of the home fool you. This house lives large with plenty of room for a large family but still cozy enough for just my husband and I. Beautiful, quiet neighborhood that makes you feel 1000 miles away from everything but still close to all of Lake Lure’s amenities. Asheville is a short drive (CANNOT miss the Biltmore) as is Hendersonville(recommend Flight to eat) if you want a little more action and shopping. Grandfather Mountain is about 90 minutes and worth the trip.

    This is a very special place.

    1. Randy says:

      Our cabin is a true vacation home. Much larger than the photos depict. A perfect venue for family reunions or just kicking back. R

  29. kajags1 says:

    Great Getaway!

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    We visited for an extended weekend to get away from the daily grind. It was very relaxing sitting on the porch watching the wildlife. We also ventured into town & ate at a few of the restaurants. The food was great everywhere we ate.

    We took our boys with us, and they enjoyed the pool table & watching football. They also rented kayaks & toured Lake Lure at a very reasonable price. We also took a short hike on trails that are very close to the cabin.

    This cabin has all the comforts of home. The kitchen is fully equipped if you decide to cook. We used the grill on the deck to cook our steaks. There are throw blankets to cuddle up with, and also several books to choose from if you forget yours. The decor was awesome & it really helps you get that mountain feeling. There is enough room for 2 families, and we will take more people with us the next time we go.

    1. Randy says:

      Glad everyone had a great time! Look forward to your family returning to our cabin. Hope you can return when the mountain laurel is in bloom in the spring.

  30. Kent says:


    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars

    This was the greatest vacation we have had in a very long time!!! We had a blast!!! The cabin is gorgeous!!! Our family was totally blown away by the love that was put into the building of this cabin!! We enjoyed evenings out on the deck oh did I mention there is a lower deck they are both wrap around decks! We enjoyed the TV in the upstairs livingroom.

    We played pool down in the game room. Neither one of the kids could decide were they wanted to sleep lol, because of the many bedrooms that are there!! And the bedrooms are out of this world!! The jacuzzi was a blessing for those of us that work daily. It totally removed the stress to enjoy the rest of the vacation.

    There are manythings to do. We went horseback riding and had a great time!! We couldn’t go tubbing , because the damn wasn’t open!! We never did make it down for the boat tour!! Got caught up on the walk we took and the kids admiring the other cabins and the mountain view.

    The kitchen is so spacious and the bathrooms very roomy.

    We loved our stay and are hoping to be able to go up again in December maybe around Christmas time.

    Go !!!! You will love your stay and enjoy the quiet!!!

    1. Randy says:

      We look forward to having you and other families enjoy our vacation home. The cabin photos do not depict well the actual size of this 2717 sq foot cabin. Leaf changing season as well as the holiday season are fast approaching so reserve soon! R

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