Gateway to Heaven - Puerta del Cielo at Lake Lure, NC

City: Lake Lure Beds: 6 | Baths: 5.5 | Sleeps: 12

  • Magnificent view from main Deck among the clouds

        Magnificent view from main Deck among the clouds

  • Sunset over the clouds at Puerta Del Cielo

        Sunset over the clouds at Puerta Del Cielo

  • main floor living room

        main floor living room

  • main floor dining area

        main floor dining area

  • Main floor Kitchen

        Main floor Kitchen

  • Downstairs Bar

        Downstairs Bar

  • Master Bedroom Suite

        Master Bedroom Suite

  • Master Bedroom Porch view

        Master Bedroom Porch view

  • Hot tub with view

        Hot tub with view

  • Master Bath

        Master Bath

  • Upstairs Bedroom 2

        Upstairs Bedroom 2

  • Upstairs Bedroom 1

        Upstairs Bedroom 1

  • Downstair Bunk Room

        Downstair Bunk Room

  • Downstairs recreation room and living area

        Downstairs recreation room and living area

  • downstairs bedroom 2

        downstairs bedroom 2

  • downstairs bedroom 1

        downstairs bedroom 1

  • Downstairs sitting area by Hot Tub

        Downstairs sitting area by Hot Tub

  • spectacular sunset over Lake lure

        spectacular sunset over Lake lure

  • God Rays!

        God Rays!

  • stunning view from main deck

        stunning view from main deck

  • Clubhouse with excersize room and pool

        Clubhouse with excersize room and pool

Property Details

  • Development: Vista at Bills Mountain
  • Category: House
  • Beds: 6
  • Baths: 5.5
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Stories: 3
  • Unit Size: 6000 sq feet
  • Garage Spaces: 2
Seasonal Rentals Only! Please inquire if interested
Mountain retreat with long range big mountain views. 2 week minimum stay required. Well appointed, gourmet kitchen, dining room seats 12, this is a great family retreat. 6 bedrooms including a bunk room.Bedroom distribution - 3 bedrooms with king size beds, 1 bunk room - sleeps 4-6 with twin over full bunks, 1 queen size bed, 1 room with 2 queen beds, 2 pullout queen sized sleepers. Outdoor space abounds with porches and decks in all directions to enjoy the 360 degree views. Puerta del Cielo sits at the top of Bill's Mountain, a private gated community with security guard. The view includes Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Gorge and Lake Lure to the West - the sunsets are awesome! To the North, Linville Gorge, Mt. Mitchell and Grandfather mountain. The house has 3 floors, master on the main floor, 2 bedrooms upstairs, 3 bedrooms downstairs, family room,living room, gym. Jacuzzi overlooking beautiful mountain range. Great place for a family vacation, family reunion, even a weekend retreat! 

Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 12 

  • Master: 1 king
  • Master Upstairs: 1 king
  • Double Queen Upstairs: 2 queen
  • King Downstairs: 1 king
  • Queen Downstairs: 1 queen
  • Bunkroom Downstairs: 2 bunk bed 2 twin over full bunks

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom 

  • Master: toilet, shower, jetted tub, bidet
  • Master Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Queen Upstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Main Floor: toilet
  • Downstairs: toilet, combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs Joint: toilet, combination tub/shower


Other Amenities

  • Activities and attractions in Lake Lure Blue Ridge Mountains For those that want to relax and get peace and quiet - look no further. Sit on top of the world and curl up with a great book and enjoy the quiet and ever changing incredible views. For those who want activity... Lake Lure is just below with boat rentals. Fly fish in the Green River or go tubing on the Broad. 2 horseback riding stables within 5 minutes. 3 golf courses within 5 miles. Hiking trails and waterfalls within Bill's Mountain. Rock House winery tours and gem mining also within a few close miles. Shopping in quaint Chimney Rock or Hendersonville- both are a short trip. Great restaurant selections within Lake Lure. 30 minutes to the Biltmore Estate and Asheville attractions. Day trips - drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, visit Blowing Rock, Lake James or Hickory. So much to do - or nothing at all... your choice!


  • DVD Player
  • Game Room: Air Hockey Table
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic


  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View: Spectacular 360 degree long range mountain views with 1 mile plus visibility on a clear day. ...more

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat: 3 marine rental areas
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf: 3 courses within 5 miles
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool
  • Hot Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Included



No rates available


  • Activities
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Tennis Court
  • Winery Tours
  • Bedrooms
  • Central Heating
  • Linens
  • Towels
  • Communications
  • Cable Internet
  • Computer
  • Telephone
  • WiFi
  • Entertainment
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite TV
  • TV
  • Included Items And Services
  • Air Conditioning
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Board
  • Inside Amenities
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Mini-Fridge
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wood Stove
  • Other Amenities
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fans
  • Heater
  • Terrace
  • Washing Machine
  • Outside Amenities
  • Deck
  • Grill
  • Patio
  • Pool And Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Shared Pool
  • Property Facilities
  • Concierge
  • Fitness Room
  • Game Room
  • Restrictions
  • No Smoking
  • Suitability
  • Child Friendly
  • Long Term
  • Pet Friendly
  • Senior Friendly
  • Singles Friendly
  • View And Location
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
Attractions Category Distance
Gateway to Heaven - Puerta del Cielo at Lake Lure, NC
Category: House
City: Lake Lure
Sleeps: 12
Gateway to Heaven - Puerta del Cielo at Lake Lure, NC House -
Tryon International Equestrian Center
Category: Exhibition Center
Address: Mill Spring, North Carolina
Tryon International Equestrian Center Exhibition Center 9.74 mi.
Overmountain Vineyards
Category: Winery
Address: 2014 Sandy Plains Road
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Overmountain Vineyards Winery 13.00 mi.
Mountain Brook Vineyards
Category: Winery
Address: 731 Phillips Dairy Road
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Mountain Brook Vineyards Winery 13.81 mi.
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: 3381 Hunting Country Road
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Foothills Equestrian Nature Center Outdoor Activities 16.16 mi.
Tryon Antique Mall & Marketplace
Category: Shopping
Address: 1005 North Trade Street
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Tryon Antique Mall & Marketplace Shopping 16.24 mi.
Tryon Theatre
Category: Cinema
Address: 45 South Trade Street
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Tryon Theatre Cinema 16.73 mi.
Downtown Tryon
Category: All Seasons Attraction
Address: Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Downtown Tryon All Seasons Attraction 16.76 mi.
Tryon Fine Arts Center
Category: Exhibition Center
Address: Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Tryon Fine Arts Center Exhibition Center 16.82 mi.
Pearson's Falls
Category: Outdoor Activities
Address: 2748 Pearson Falls Road
Saluda, North Carolina 28773
Pearson's Falls Outdoor Activities 18.07 mi.
Perfect for a group!
Posted on: 11/1/2016
221 Half Moon Mile, Lake Lure, NC, 28746, United States Date of Stay Jun 8, 2016 Helpful votes: 0/0 We had 16 women for a reunion and this house fit all of our needs. The view was outstanding, the rooms were comfortable, and the kitchen worked out great for cooking for so many. Plenty to do in Lake Lure area if you want to get off of the mountain. A big thing for us was that our questions were answered quickly and when the dishwasher had a problem, it was attended to in time. This is a house we would consider for a future gathering. Thanks for giving us such a beautiful place to gather.

Meg B
Beautiful views from every window
Posted on: 11/1/2016
Jul 14, 2016 Beautiful views from every window 221 Half Moon Mile, Lake Lure, NC, 28746, United States Date of Stay Jun 24, 2016 Helpful votes: 0/0 We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this house. Any issues were immediately resolved by the property manager. It is so peaceful and quiet up there on top of the mountain.Response

Morris Family
Posted on: 1/10/2016
Our family has enjoyed this property for two summers in a row. We host our immediate family reunion every year with anwhere from 9-13 people. The home is spacious, well equipped and well stocked with everything you would need to make your stay stressfree. We especially enjoy this property for its location, close to Hendersonville and within an hour drive to Asheville, as well as local attractions such as Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. If you choose not to leave the property, the clubhouse with its amenities, will provide ample relaxation poolside. This is one of our favorite properties we have stayed at. Beth and Kate are wonderful to work with. This property receives a 5 star rating from this family!
  • Stayed: June 2014
  • Submitted: 
  • Source: VRBO

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Girls getaway, Age 55+, Romantic getaway, Families with teenagers


Thank you for coming back this year! We love that you have made this your NC home.

Brice Thompson
Loved our Christmas family vacation at Lake Lure, NC
Posted on: 1/10/2016
Our family of 10 from ages 18 months to 84 years old had a great time together on top of Bill's Mountain looking over Lake Lure, NC to Chimney Rock State Park! The house is spacious, the amenities plenty, and the views of the Appalachians spectacular! The hawks had to rise on the air currents to reach our altitude, soaring around the property while deer roam the area undisturbed. While other homes dot the mountain, we were undisturbed and never even passed a car on the few trips we took down the mountain during our week-long stay. Since we have friends and relatives in the area, we entertained and fed as many as 16 without a problem and enjoyed each other's company without feeling on top of each other.
  • Stayed: December 2014
  • Submitted: 

Recommended for: Families with young children, Sightseeing, Adventure seekers, Families with teenagers


So glad you all enjoyed the house! It was built for gatherings just like yours!

Tom R.
Fantastic Week
Posted on: 1/10/2016
Fantastic week! The home is outstanding and the setting and views are spectacular. We have a large family and the house is perfect for us and we have been for two years now. The only complaint ( and it is minor ) is the microwave in the kitchen is so small and doesn't fit compared to all of the other nice appliances. I would highly recommend the property and hopefully we can return one day.
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Submitted: 

Recommended for: Families with young children, Age 55+, Families with teenagers


Thank you Tom!

Douglas A
Wonderful Celebration
Posted on: 1/10/2016

This house is simply magnificent. Wonderful views from the top of the mountain to the West and Lake Lure. Furnishings were very good, with more kitchen accessories, spices, laundry bags, etc. than we expected. We filled the house up with relatives as we celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary. We found there was lots to do in the Lake Lure area, but suggest planning ahead a little bit better than we did as access to some of them was limited due to their being booked already. We had grandkids from 7 to 17 and they really enjoyed the pool and foosball on the lower level. Having their own tv also was a plus. We ate in every night except for the Anniversary Dinner and found the kitchen to be easy to use and with lots of pots, pans, etc. All in all, we did not want to leave when our week was up. Highly recommend this place.


Thank you for your review! I am so glad that you all enjoyed your stay.