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Hart House-a Luxurious Asheville Vacation Country Home!

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The luxurious warmth of Hart House

The luxurious warmth of Hart House Welcome to tranquility...... Relax on the expansive front porch Living Room Chef's delight Kitchen Dining & Hearth Room Hart House Keeping Room Master Bedroom Suite Bunk Room Guest Bedroom Hart House 2nd Master Bedroom Guest Bedroom Guest Bedroom Hart House


Last updated: 04/23/2014
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Asheville house description

This luxurious mountain retreat, nestled in the Cane Creek Valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, on the immediate outskirts of downtown Asheville, offers a relaxing and invigorating escape.

The Hart House is luxury.

Hart House:
Be outrageously spoiled by the amenities of this exquisite & enchanted home: multiple Great Rm/Gathering Rms, Chef's quality kitchen with quality cookware, king & queen beds with sumptuous bedding, multiple wood burning & gas log fireplaces, high speed internet connection, 46 inch HDTV with surround sound & premium stations, flat screenTVs in every bedroom, big movie library, kid’s indoor playroom and outdoor play equipment, and so much more!

It is a warm, inviting home rather than just a 'vacation rental house.' It frankly feels like 'your home' from the moment you arrive. We are LOCAL OWNERS taking exquisite care of our property & are available anytime to see to your needs. We make sure the home is exceptionally clean, well maintained & ready for you just relax & unwind.......

The Hart House is secluded at the end of a small, private drive, surrounded by 100+ acres acres of lush forest, horse farms, cattle ranch and horse grazing meadows. It has 6 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, with about 4,500 SF. Surprisingly, although this home is just 5 miles from Interstate 26, 10 minutes from the airport, only 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and 10 minutes from the shopping village at Biltmore Park, this picturesque estate home is quiet, private and in an enchanted world of its own.

The inviting & open feel of the main living room with wood burning fireplace, rich wood floors, and attractive and comfortable furnishings will embrace you with its warm ambiance. You are right off the kitchen and casual dining area, so that everyone can be a part of preparing meals, sharing time together, and simply gathering in front of the fire.

The Great Rm is flanked by an exquisitely designed, warm and inviting Den, where relaxation takes on a whole new meaning. A gas log fireplace, hardwood paneled walls (reclaimed from the Sears Tower), and beautiful, comfortable furniture, create an ambiance to melt away the world around you!

The delightful, chef's quality, eat-in kitchen will charm you with the beautiful cherry cabinets, wood floors, comfortable bar stools, and casual dining area. The 3 ovens, extra large refrigerator and awesome amount of counter space will make you smile, and the top quality cookware will please any chef! This cook’s kitchen is set up with everything you need for preparing meals at home. The knives are sharp, there’s a multitude of quality cookware, coffeemaker and even a coffee grinder for your freshly brewed coffee. There’s an assortment of basic spices and pantry storage for your groceries.

Beautiful furnishings,w fireplace, and tasteful surroundings. Grab a book & curl up on the couch!

Formal Dining Rm, right off of the kitchen & Living Room. Affords the ability to entertain in a more formal atmosphere, or simply have room for additional guests.

The quietly elegant master suite will embrace you in rich restful comfort. You will feel like you’ve been transported to a beautiful spa! Feel pampered by the ultra plush King Bed with sumptuous bedding, beautiful tables, armoire & dresser, lovely décor, and hard-wood floors with area rugs. The generous windows with view of the lovely grounds offer plenty of natural light. In addition, this generous-size king suite offers a large walk-in closet and private bathroom with a large tile shower and jetted tub.

The four (4) guest bedrooms with rich, plush carpeting, will spoil you with either a king bed or luxurious queen beds, 400 count sheets, cloud soft blankets and elegant comforters. The beautiful furniture and décor in these rooms are pleasing to the eye and spirit. You’ll sleep well here! Just up the connecting hallway is a large 'bunk room' done in rich color tones. Linens are always provided, with fat fluffy towels.

For additional guests, aerobeds can be made available if arranged in advance.

For children, there is an indoor brightly colored bunk room/playroom filled kids’ books & games, soft blankies and comfy twin beds with comfy couch & a big screen TV. Outside, there is an extensive cedar playground set with swings, slide, and fort with covered roof. We have games, and also have a large DVD movie library & high speed Internet wireless connection and phones with free local service so you can stay in touch! For infants we can provide a 'pack-n-play', and have a rental agency that can provide everything and anything you might need for your vacation.

You will be captivated with all the private outdoor space! There are decks with plenty of tables and chairs, a spacious & expansive front porch that oozes Southern charm and has a gorgeous view of Burney mountain. An extensive children’s playground and a large level lawn area for running, playing and entertaining. A campfire pit and complimentary s'more makings add an element of fun! The back of our property borders a private estate and the side yard borders a 20+ acre cattle ranch. It’s hard to believe you are only 10 minutes from the Interstate,and 20 minutes from downtown Asheville in this secluded, enchanted oasis!

We promise you a very clean and well maintained home that is thoughtfully furnished with your every need in mind! We happily invite you to experience the luxurious & delightful Hart House for yourself! You deserve to vacation where you can relax, unwind, absolutely be spoiled!


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Property Type

  • 4500 sq. ft.
  • House

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Limited Accessibility:

            there are 2 steps into house, but first floor is handicapped accessible. small step into shower....moreless

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Must be 25 to make reservation....moreless

          • Events Allowed
          • Children Welcome
          • Pets Considered
          • Non Smoking Only
          • Pets Not Allowed

          Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26, Beds for 19-26

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bedroom 3


          • Bedroom 4


          • Bedroom 5


          • Bedroom 6


          • Den


          • King size beds (2) Master bedroom
 2nd Master bedroom, Queen size Beds (5) 5 beds in 3 Guest Rms, Twin or Single Beds (5) 4 Twins in "Bunk Rm"
 Additional twin in one of the Guest Rms, Baby Cribs (1) "Pack-n-Play" available upon request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Large "sleeping couch" in den...moreless

          Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Available upon special request with advance notice...moreless

          • Kitchen:

            Fully stocked Gourmet kitchen 3 ovens Gas Range...moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            Oversize fridge...moreless

          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Microwave
          • Freezer
          • Toaster
          • Coffee Maker
          • Ice Maker
          • Pantry Items
          • Oven


          • Covered Parking:

            2 car garage available for parking...moreless

          • Wood Fireplace:


          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Washing Machine
          • Linens Provided
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Parking
          • Heating
          • Iron & Board
          • Hair Dryer
          • Gas Fireplace
          • Garage
          • Towels Provided
          • Fireplace

          Other Amenities

              • campfire pit


              • DVD Player
              • VCR
              • Television
              • CD Player
              • Books
              • Stereo
              • Foosball


              • Broadband Access
              • Wireless Internet
              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    (2) Expansive deck, well shaded Massive front porch with spectacular views...moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Gazebo
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Porch / Veranda
                  • Lanai / Gazebo
                  • Wood Deck
                  • Outdoor Grill Gas


                      • Family

                      Location & View

                          • Mountain View


                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Snowboarding
                          • Skiing
                          • Basketball Court
                          • Golf
                          • Sailing
                          • Swimming
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Kayaking
                          • Rafting
                          • Hiking
                          • Jet Skiing
                          • Cycling
                          • Water Skiing
                          • Snowmobiling
                          • Racquetball
                          • Roller Blading
                          • Whitewater Rafting
                          • Equestrian Events
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Snorkeling
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Hunting
                          • Tennis
                          • Parasailing
                          • Cross Country Skiing
                          • Hot Air Ballooning
                          • Fishing
                          • Spelunking
                          • Snorkeling/Diving
                          • Theme Parks
                          • Zoo
                          • Health/Beauty Spa
                          • Live Theater
                          • Winery Tours
                          • Scenic Drives
                          • Restaurants
                          • Arboretum
                          • Churches
                          • Forests
                          • Autumn Foliage
                          • Botanical Garden
                          • Cinemas
                          • Museums
                          • Playground
                          • Festivals
                          • Antiquing
                          • Fitness Center
                          • Sledding
                          • Horseshoes
                          • ATM/Bank
                          • Wind-Surfing
                          • Groceries
                          • Medical Services
                          • Wildlife Viewing
                          • Horseback Riding
                          • Walking
                          • Miniature Golf
                          • Boating
                          • Shuffleboard
                          • Sight Seeing
                          • Shopping

                          Other Activities

                              • Outdoor concert venues, Equestrian Center, NC Ag Center, Biltmore Estate, Asheville Tourists Baseball, Blue Ridge Roller Girls...moreless


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                              • Perfect Wedding week!

                                Perfect Wedding week!

                                • Guest jennifer b.
                                • Date of stay 06/30/13
                                • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                                We've been long overdue in reviewing this wonderful property. We got married at the Hart House last July and couldn't have had a more perfect time. We spent the week before the wedding at the house with family (17 total) and enjoyed hanging out on both porches and the big living areas. Even though we had a full house, we never felt crowded or cramped. The pictures really don't do this house justice--it is far lovelier in person and everything from sheets to towels to appliances are first rate. Unfortunately, the week was probably the wettest July on record for the area and we were forced to move both the wedding ceremony and reception inside . Mary couldn't have been more helpful in letting us rearrange her entire home to accomodate our guests--and it all worked out perfectly with plenty of room inside and on the covered porches for everyone. My only regret is that we didn't have another week after the wedding to spend at the house. Perfect stay in every way! (and Henry and Thomas are the best dogs!)

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Beautiful Property. Just as described.

                                Beautiful Property. Just as described.

                                • Guest Terryl B. (Winter Haven, Florida)
                                • Date of stay 10/02/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/18/13
                                My family stayed at Hart House in early October 2013 and were thoroughly satisfied. The house is spacious and beautiful. The outdoor areas are fantastic. With room for a large or extended family Hart House was perfect for our stay. The location is great within minutes to many restaurants and shopping. A short drive and you're on the Blue Ridge Parkway or downtown Asheville. If you're flying in, the airport is just about 20 minutes away. The house is beautifully equipped and very comfortable. I highly recommend for larger families or parties.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing.

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                              • Five families - College reunion

                                Five families - College reunion

                                • Guest Magnolia Girl (Clinton, NC)
                                • Date of stay 09/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 10/02/13
                                The Hart House was a wonderful experience for our five families this past weekend. It was the perfect place for our group to all be together. It was a privilege and joy to be there. We felt as though we were honored guests of a wonderful hostess. We all have very hectic, busy lives and all the amenities made it so easy for us. We grilled out Saturday night vs. trying to take such a large group to a restaurant. I don't know which we loved more..the front porch...or the back! We thank you and appreciate all the special touches. We loved Thomas and Henry. It is hard to find the words of what a charmed weekend it was for us. We definitely plan to come back!

                                Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Perfect Place

                                Perfect Place

                                • Guest reviewer55 (Mt Pleasant,mi)
                                • Date of stay 09/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/28/13
                                We had the most amazing time at the Hart house. We had our wedding here and it was the perfect place for all our friends and family to gather. We enjoyed the property and can't wait to come back for another visit!

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                              • Fantastic wedding weekend

                                Fantastic wedding weekend

                                • Guest Heather (Charlotte NC)
                                • Date of stay 09/12/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/26/13
                                We rented the large Hart House knowing that we would only have 10 or 11 people staying it in even though it could accommodate a much larger crowd. It was my daughter's wedding weekend next door at Taylor Ranch and, since weddings can be just slightly stressful, we wanted to make sure that everyone had room to escape. The space is so beautifully laid out and functional that even when we had up to 20+ day visitors, no one felt crowded. The back patio and kitchen area were our natural gathering places and were functional and comfortable no matter the crowd size. Having items you never remember to bring (we've been renting vacation homes for years and can't ever remember zip-loc bags!) already in the house and available to you was a nice bonus and the quality of the home and it's belongings made for a luxurious weekend. Parking was convenient and the first floor worked very well for my handicapped mother in law. We even had the owner's hair stylist come to the house to do the wedding party's hair and they all hung out in the huge master bath getting ready for the wedding (we have some great pics - the lighting was great!). There was plenty of hot water for everyone at all times. We had the photographer come to the house to take pics inside and outside before the wedding and these are some of our favorites. Thomas and Henry (the dogs) were just the therapy we all needed and kept us all smiling. We will be forever grateful for finding Mary's beautiful home. You couldn't find an owner that is easier to work with. I hope you have a chance to enjoy the Hart House.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, people with disabilities, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Awesome long weekend

                                Awesome long weekend

                                • Guest Matt (Chapel Hill, NC)
                                • Date of stay 09/05/13
                                • Review Submitted 09/12/13
                                My family enjoyed a fantastic reunion in the Asheville area, staying at Hart House. The house was clean, well-maintained, and had plenty of space indoors and out for us to relax and for the little ones to play. A great big home away from home!

                                Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children.

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                              • Exceptional!


                                • Guest Monarch (Austin, TX)
                                • Date of stay 07/27/13
                                • Review Submitted 08/13/13
                                I rented the Hart House for a women's retreat and needless to say, the Hart House exceeded my expectations! Not only was it centrally located, making all of our activities easy to get to (Navitat Zip Line, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Asheville) but it was clean, cozy, comfortable, romantic and spacious. I'd recommend this property anytime and hope to rent it for my family to enjoy too.

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, tourists without a car, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Teressa


                                • Guest Teressa C.
                                • Date of stay 07/10/13
                                • Review Submitted 07/23/13
                                This was the perfect house for my daughter's wedding weekend! All the bridesmaids stayed with us and it was wonderful to be in a home as opposed to a hotel! We had the rehearsal dinner here and it was perfect. Love sitting on the porches! Mary is so nice to deal with, making us feel very welcomed. Thomas and Henry (Mary's dogs) came to greet us and loved hanging out with us on the porch. The setting here is so beautiful that we decided to have all the wedding pictures made here instead of the wedding venue. Great week!

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Hart House, Ashville, NC

                                Hart House, Ashville, NC

                                • Guest Sandy (Pensacola, Fl)
                                • Date of stay 06/13/13
                                • Review Submitted 06/20/13
                                This property is amazing; not only is the interior of the house gorgeous, the outside is gorgeous as well. I would highly recommend this property to my friends. It is very kid friendly; we had three boys under the age of 10, and the backyard was their favorite spot. They also really liked the fire pit for roasting S'Mores! We will definitely go back here again. It has all the amenities of home; we took so much back home because the owners kitchen was fully equipped. Mary Hart, the proprietor, is so easy to deal with and answered any questions we had. Thomas and Henry (the dogs) were friendly and always at our back door waiting for us to come out and give them attention. I highly recommend Hart House. You wont be disappointed!

                                Recommended for: Pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              • Rehearsal DInner and Family lodging for Asheville Wedding.

                                Rehearsal DInner and Family lodging for Asheville Wedding.

                                • Guest WMF (Carrboro, NC)
                                • Date of stay 04/18/13
                                • Review Submitted 05/02/13
                                We found this property, the grounds, and the owner all a pleasure. We had several special attention issues (Tables and Chairs delivered, Oxygen Delivered...) and the owner worked with us and was exceptionally helpful. Even making suggestions to help with the setting up and hosting the Rehearsal Dinner. The house itself is incredible. The bedrooms were roomy, and the kitchen wonderful. I also wanted to comment on the view. In walking around the house, you could not find a direction to look that was not beautiful.

                                Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, families with teenagers, families with young children, sightseeing, girls getaway.

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                              Non-peak Season Rates    (Jan 16-March 30) .. $550/night .. $3200/week
                              High-Season Rates   (April 1-Sep 30) .. $650/night .. $3800.00/week
                              Holiday/Peak Season (Oct 01-Jan 15) .. $750/night .. $4350/week
                              Holidays include New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, 4 July, Labor Day,
                              T'giving, Christmas, & Bele Chere. (Holidays require 3 night minimum stays.)
                              Call for 'Last Minute' special rates.  We also handle weddings & special events.
                              You may pay with PayPal, safe and secure credit card or checking account.
                              Additional Fees: Cleaning fee of $400.00 per rental. 7.00% local tax rate.

                              Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

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                              Last updated: 04/23/2014
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                              Owner info

                              Year Purchased: 2003

                              About the owner: Having grown up in North Carolina, I moved to Alaska at the age of 21, where I lived and worked for 19 years and where all 3 of my boys were born. We moved back to NC in 2003 and lived in Hart House as a family until 2011. With 2 of my 3 boys away at school, my sons and I no longer needed such a big space but did not want to part with our beloved family home. So, the decision was made to move into a smaller property and offer Hart House to guests who wanted to experience a wonderful western North Carolina retreat together in one house - not in a hotel. It has been more rewarding than we could have imagined to know that groups of families, friends, business colleagues and wedding parties have come together to enjoy the Asheville area and the home that we love. If you are reading this...I hope that we can make your stay in the Asheville area the best that it can be!!

                              Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
                              Hart House was purchased as a family home because I wanted to live, work, and raise my children in the Asheville area. Western North Carolina is beautiful, the people are genuine, the culture is outstanding, and there is more to do here than there is time in which to do it. It is wonderful to see people from other places enjoying the beauty and character of the Asheville area!

                              The Unique Benefits at this House:
                              My favorite things about Hart House: sitting in front of one of the fireplaces on a winter's night; cooking for groups of friends or family - 3 ovens and lots of counter space make it SO much easier; sipping a cup of tea on the front porch on a peaceful, warm Spring morning; roasting marshmallows around the campfire pit in the lower yard; grilling dinner on the back porch while enjoying a glass of wine and music with my family and friends.

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                              • The luxurious warmth of Hart House

                                The luxurious warmth of Hart House

                              • Relax on the expansive front porch

                                Relax on the expansive front porch

                              • Chef's delight Kitchen

                                Chef's delight Kitchen

                              • Hart House

                                Hart House

                              • Master Bedroom Suite

                                Master Bedroom Suite

                              • Guest Bedroom

                                Guest Bedroom

                              • 2nd Master Bedroom

                                2nd Master Bedroom

                              • Guest Bedroom

                                Guest Bedroom

                              • Welcome to tranquility......

                                Welcome to tranquility......

                              • Living Room

                                Living Room

                              • Dining & Hearth Room

                                Dining & Hearth Room

                              • Keeping Room

                                Keeping Room

                              • Bunk Room

                                Bunk Room

                              • Hart House

                                Hart House

                              • Guest Bedroom

                                Guest Bedroom

                              • Hart House

                                Hart House

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                              Date last modified - Wednesday, February 05, 2014


                              6 Bedroom / 4.5 Bathroom
                              Sleeps 26

                              View calendar: Updated 04/23/14
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