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Elegant, Luxurious Estate, Privacy,Tennis, Stunning Views, Hiking, 285 Acres

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

This incredible 285 acre estate, complete with 5 bedroom, 7800 square foot lodge, will delight and intrigue you and your guests. Enjoy this unique opportunity to experience life in this tranquil, natural paradise. Located within 25 minutes enjoyable drive to Asheville, the Asheville Sanctuary known as Laughing Frog is surrounded by thousands of acres of forests, with miles of private hiking trails, numerous creeks meandering through the property, a gorgeous koi pond filled with water lilies and lotus, where hundreds of frogs congregate to lull you to sleep at night with their sweet music. Enjoy your private tennis court, gaming room with billiard table and 60 inch screen home theatre, wireless internet, fully equipped gourmet kitchen with commercial Wolf Stove, library, and waterfall just outside your front door. Each bedroom has it's own private bath. The property is secluded and safe, with a full time caretaker nearby should you need anything. We cater to a very special cliente.

This lovely home was designed in the style of the summer Adirondack cottages of upstate New York, with flowing grand rooms. The grandeur is reminiscent of the Biltmore house and Richmond Hill Inn, but with the down-home comfort of the Ponderosa. Built using many local materials, it has beautiful features such as walnut, oak, and granite flooring, antique paneling from England and 200 year old stain-glassed windows from one of the huge Rhode Island Seaport mansions, post and beam construction, soaring ceilings with numerous fireplaces, and woodwork and stonework that took master craftsmen years to complete. You will luxuriate in the large, comfortable furniture, many of which are antiques, and wander through the sun-room, library, living room, great room, gaming room, huge kitchen and dining room, and 5 bedrooms. There are also numerous terraces, balconies, and porches to enjoy. There are so many wonderful spaces it is sometimes difficult to decide which one you want to be in!

The private gated property is secluded and safe, with a full time caretaker nearby should you need anything. It is very close to many of the best things the Asheville area offers, such as art studios, galleries and museums, wonderful shopping, incredible restaurants featuring gourmet meals and outdoor dining areas, water sports such as rafting, tubing and kayaking, amazing private hiking trails, hot springs, spas, and very charming small towns, complete with cafes, galleries, and antique stores.

The house has high speed wireless Internet and Dish-Network. The library is filled with books, and hundreds of DVDs for your use. This is a very unusual vacation rental, built over time, lovingly and thoughtfully. You will never want to leave. The home was chosen by Lowes for their '2008 and 2009 OutdoorLiving' catalogues, was featured in the article ' A Lap of Luxury Southern Style: Five Star Relaxation in America', in the October 2009 issue of Travel World International Magazine, the featured 2011 and 2012 location for Asheville's 'No taste like Home' events featuring the area's premiere chefs, and has been a popular photo shoot location. Please inquire for more information.

Begin your day with a cup of gourmet coffee, sipped in the incredible sun room which overlooks the many ridges of mountains to the south. Wander down to the private tennis court, built by our area's famous Gary Whalen, and drink in the serenity in this natural paradise. Hike on the 5 miles of private trails that meander through the mountains, then soak in the outdoor hot tub, completely private. Outdoors you will find an additional 2400 square feet of terraces, decks, and covered porches. You will be amazed at the tranquility and quietness, with no sounds of the outer world to disturb you.

Drive the short distance to stores, shopping, outdoor cafes, museums, or spend the day lazing in one of the cozy nooks in the home itself.
Enjoy the wonderful kitchen, cooking with fabulous local produce from the many farmers markets. Our caretaker will also be happy to bring you some of the fresh organic vegetables from the greenhouse and gardens. Enjoy the best that the mountains have to offer in this incredible vacation rental, absolutely the finest that the Asheville area has to offer, for your group of up to 10 people.


Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 7800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Alternative Lifestyle
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 10

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub, shower, jetted tub, bidet

    2 shower heads, 2 sinks, garden bath, bidet...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 4: toilet, combination tub/shower, tub, shower


  • Bathroom 5: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • Bathroom 6: toilet


Other Amenities

  • Gated, Private Tennis Court, Waterfall, Koi/Lotus Pond, 5 miles of Private Hiking Trails, commercial Wolf Stove, Weber stainless gas barbeque, Suitable for Small Weddings and Events...moreless


  • Books
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    (4) Flat-screen Televisions are located in the gaming room, sunroom, library and bedroom....moreless

  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library:

    Hundreds of dvds available....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic


  • Arboretum
  • Autumn Foliage
  • Botanical Garden
  • Caves
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Pond
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfalls
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Communication / Internet

  • Fax


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Brand-new Front-loading Dryer....moreless

  • Covered Parking
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided:

    Luxurious linens, 1000 Thread Count sheets, excellent mattresses and bedding...moreless

  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone:


  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Brand-new Front-loading washer....moreless

  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove


  • Blender
  • Catering Available:

    We work with several private chefs who can come to the estate and prepare a fabulous dinner for you....moreless

  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Deck / Patio:


  • Gazebo
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Tennis:

    Private Tennis Court...moreless

  • Tennis Court
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Teak hot tub is located on the back deck....moreless

  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub:

    Garden tub, without jets,in Master bath. Jetted hot tub is outdoors on the rear terrace....moreless



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Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Pet Fee $500 + tax
  • Cleaning Fee $400 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 13%


There will be an additional $400 due for cleaning, and $89 damage insurance policy that must be added to the total.

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Last updated: 08/31/2015
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Located in one of the most desirable areas of the country, Asheville is a mecca that draws nature lovers, artists, gormands, extreme sport enthusiasts, with its myriad of fabulous restaurants, galleries, studies, museums, incredible mountain and river sports, and lively restaurants. This area has been likened to California before it was 'discovered', offering many of the charms without the headaches. This is a beautiful location to enjoy these ancient mountains, relax, and remember a life worth living. Be warned, that it is difficult to visit without thinking of relocating!

Other Activities: rafting and kayaking located within a few miles of the property, rock climbing, racquetball, miniature golf, hot air ballooning, snowboarding, basketball court, spa, shopping, wildlife viewing

Golf: Both private and public courses

Ski: Ski Resorts located within approximately 20-25 minutes


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  • Gaming room with pool table

    Gaming room with pool table

  • Guest Bath

    Guest Bath

  • Lush Gardens

    Lush Gardens

  • Sunroom


  • Library with books and dvds

    Library with books and dvds

  • Hot tub and tropical garden

    Hot tub and tropical garden

  • Gaming room with billiards table and home theater.

    Gaming room with billiards table and home theater.

  • Private tennis court

    Private tennis court

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