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Last updated: 04/24/2014
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  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville house description

We named our mountain home “Almost Heaven” because when we are there, that is exactly what it feels like to us. At 3,000 feet in elevation, we are close to the stars at night, to the clouds by day and we are witness to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets all year long. When the summer heat is burning up the low lands we have fresh, cool breezes and even sweater weather in the evenings. We look out 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell in the north, ten mountain ranges to where the sun sets in the west and 60 miles to a flat line in the south. We are surrounded by nature, astronomy and meteorology, yet we are a short 35 minute drive to Biltmore House and the excellent restaurants of downtown Asheville, and 20 minutes from Black Mountain and its quaint shops, restaurants, and gigantic grocery stores. We hear the wind in the leaves and catch the sweet smell of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel in the springtime; we pick wild blackberries in the summer and listen to songbirds all day. We frequently encounter deer, wild turkey and even bobcats, yet we live in a modern, luxurious home with a gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, instant hot water, wonderful beds and mattresses, and windows everywhere to frame the beauty that is all around us. Our home is built for both togetherness and privacy: the family room has a monumental stone fireplace surrounded by leather sofas, the covered side porch serves as an outdoor dining area, the basement offers ping-pong and Foosball tables and three-quarters of the home is surrounded by decks and rockers – while every one of the four bedrooms has its own private porch for personal conversation or quiet reading time away from the larger group. It is the best of all worlds: natural, yet very civilized; remote yet convenient; private yet communal. It is Almost Heaven. We would love to share it with you!

Keywords: House, beauty, 3000 ft, views, Mt. Mitchell, sunsets, vistas, waterfall, Easy drive to Asheville. Private, modern, luxury.

Property Type

      • House

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Not Allowed
              • Non Smoking Only

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Refrigerator
              • Ice Maker
              • Cooking Utensils
              • Dishwasher
              • Kitchen

              Amenities

              • Wood Fireplace
              • Washing Machine
              • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
              • Air Conditioning
              • Parking Off Street
              • Clothes Dryer
              • Linens Provided

              Other Amenities

                  • Every bedroom has a private porch overlooking gorgeous mountain views, Game Room with Ping-Pong, Foosball & Nordic Trac in basement, board games and puzzles, instant hot water, front porch view is 60 miles, back deck view is 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell - highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Large covered side porch with outdoor dining table, 48' flat-screen Sony 1080i TV, Blu-Ray player, Bose SounDock iPod player, gourmet kitchen complete with double oven and small appliances; both Keurig and drip coffee makers;whole house emergency generator, lightning suppression system....moreless

                  Entertainment

                  • Ping Pong Table
                  • CD Player
                  • Satellite / Cable
                  • DVD Player
                  • Foosball
                  • Video Library
                  • Stereo

                  Communications

                  • Wireless Internet
                  • Telephone

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Balcony:

                    (3) Every bedroom has their own access to a balcony or porch...moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        Can see Mt. Mitchell to the north, 60 miles to the south. Every window gives you a mountain view....moreless

                      Activities

                      • Tennis
                      • Fishing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Skiing
                      • Hiking
                      • Kayaking
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Rafting
                      • Cycling
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Antiquing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Restaurants
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Cinemas
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Golf
                      • Swimming
                      • Boating
                      • Shopping
                      • Sledding

                      Other Activities

                          • GATEWAY MOUNTAIN IS A GATED COMMUNITY WITH AMENITIES WHICH INCLUDE WATERFALLS, PICNIC AREA, HIKING TRAILS, AND FISHING PONDS....moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • Perfect view

                            Perfect view

                            • Guest Prepster
                            • Date of stay 04/04/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/15/14
                            By far the best views around. Cabin was great though there were some internet issues but tht didn't matter at all. Don't try the drive in winter weather way to steep but at any other time it's worth the drive up the mountain.

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

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Great Family Spring Break Getaway!

                            Great Family Spring Break Getaway!

                            • Guest Beth W. (Charlottesville, VA)
                            • Date of stay 03/30/14
                            • Review Submitted 04/09/14
                            Beautiful mountain home with breathtaking views! There was plenty of room for my family of four and my parents. The kitchen was well equipped and my seven year old daughter enjoyed the Ping pong table and foosball table in the basement. The owner is really easy to work with. There's so much to see and do around this area.

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

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                          • THE BEST!! PERIOD!!

                            THE BEST!! PERIOD!!

                            • Guest JustinK
                            • Date of stay 01/24/14
                            • Review Submitted 02/20/14
                            Annette Morgan Is one of the sweetest people on the planet. Took my wife for her birthday with her sisters and their husbands. What a place. Just perfect. IT IS HEAVEN. Closest you will get.

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

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                          • Great home, incredible views!

                            Great home, incredible views!

                            • Guest Tim M.
                            • Date of stay 01/01/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/09/14
                            We had an amazing stay and the home exceeded our expectations. The owners are very easy to work with and maintain the home in excellent condition. I would highly recommend.

                            Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • NOT Almost Heaven, this IS Heaven

                            NOT Almost Heaven, this IS Heaven

                            • Guest Vicki F S. (Leland)
                            • Date of stay 12/02/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/08/13
                            This was our best VRBO experience ever! The home was perfect in every way. The kitchen was better equipped than my own home. The view---OH MY GOSH. This is the place Christmas card makers come for the perfect setting. The ONLY drawback was the steep drive in. Excellent roads until the very end, but I would not want to be there if there was any prediction of icy weather. Large, comfortable, clean, well maintained inside and out in every respect. No short-cuts in craftsmanship, furnishings, or equipment. Be aware that the drive to Asheville can take the better part of an hour.

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

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                          • Asheville Art

                            Asheville Art

                            • Guest Papa Fred (Reno, NV)
                            • Date of stay 10/07/13
                            • Review Submitted 10/17/13
                            Excellent property with everything you need in the kitchen and all the decks with unbelievable views. Very quiet on top of the mountain and the sunsets are stunning. The property pictures do not due it justice. Very clean and organized and owner helpful and we would recommend. Chimney Rock and Lake Lura nearby must do. Lots of picnic and hike sites to go with the art in Asheville. Would recommend as it is just 30 minutes to Asheville by freeway.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, sightseeing, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Absolutely Amazing!!

                            Absolutely Amazing!!

                            • Guest Debbie (Hilliard, FL)
                            • Date of stay 08/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 09/03/13
                            We stayed at this cabin with (2) other couples for four nights and was wishing we had longer when it was time to leave! The views were spectacular, the cabin is beautiful and the owners are very attentive! Went to Chimney Rock which is only about 1/2 hour away and well worth the trip, spent the afternoon there, but we really enjoyed just hanging out on the decks at the cabin to enjoy the views all around us, cooking out steaks and playing lots of ping pong at night!! Annette was so easy to work with and everything you see in these pictures does NOT show you the true beauty of this cabin!! We definitely hope to go back sometime in the very near future!! It was simply amazing!! Thanks to Annette for working with us and making our trip a "treasured memory"! Good times with family and friends!!

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

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • Amazing view, great location, luxury cabin!!

                            Amazing view, great location, luxury cabin!!

                            • Guest Emily (Moore, SC)
                            • Date of stay 06/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 07/07/13
                            My husband and I stayed five nights in this cabin the last week in June. It was absolutely perfect! The view from the front and back porch was the best I had ever seen from any cabin we have ever stayed in. Because the cabin is literally on top of a mountain, it stayed cool the entire time. We even needed to wear a jacket or wrap up in a blanket in the morning and at night. The cabin was extremely nice with a large fully-equipped kitchen, a fire place, comfortable beds, a grill, etc. The location was great. It was remote and peaceful, yet close to hiking, activities, shopping, and restaurants near Black Mountain and Asheville. This would be a great place for a romantic get-away or for a family trip. We will definitely be back again!

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • "Almost Heaven" a fitting name

                            "Almost Heaven" a fitting name

                            • Guest Scott G (New York, NY)
                            • Date of stay 06/20/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/27/13
                            My family enjoyed this wonderful mountain lodge for just under a week. The views are stunning (clear views of Mt. Mitchell as well as views to the south) and the space is excellent. It's a great space for up to 8 people; you never feel like your tripping over people, and there are plenty of spaces - both inside and out - to sneak away for a quiet read. We made dinner every night in the spacious kitchen and slept like logs. The owners are very clear and organized when it comes to caring for the house while you're there - it was quite easy. The journey up the mountain (about 1.5 miles on some steep roads) is something to be aware of; most cars should handle it fine. Overall, a fantastic place to stay outside of Asheville.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, girls getaway, adventure seekers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Beautiful home with gorgeous views!

                            Beautiful home with gorgeous views!

                            • Guest Emily C. (Where do you live?)
                            • Date of stay 06/09/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/21/13
                            What a beautiful home with gorgeous scenery! The house is lovely and roomy. The views are magnificent. My family and I really enjoyed our trip to the mountains and our stay in Almost Heaven! I would recommend this home to anyone without hesitation!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                           
                          NEW 2013 RATES! $250 per night(up to 6 people), $1675 per week, $5400 per month;  
                          June, July, August & October:  $275.00 per night, $1825 per week, $6,000 per month
                          2 night minimum stay.  Extra $25 per night($175 per week) for 7 or 8 people.
                          Holidays:  $275 per night plus longer min. stay
                          Cleaning fee is $110.  NC Sales & Use Tax 6.75%. Security Deposit is $250.
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