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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 Acres Views, Hiking Trails

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville estate description

We welcome you to stay at our home for a weekend or weekly basis. Located on 117 acres of private property surrounded by forest, meadows, creeks and hiking trails, this land is truly magical!

Wintersun has 5 bedrooms, each with a gas fireplace and private bathroom. One is the Master Inn Suite which boasts 2 gas fireplaces, a private veranda, private jacuzzi tub and private sauna/steam shower. Casual Country Elegance is evident within each room.

The spacious dining room has 520 square feet with a 13 foot tray ceiling and a large stacked stone gas fireplace with keystone detail and paned windows on each side. French doors open onto the waterfall garden where the 22 foot fall tumbles into a tranquil pond surrounded by luscious landscaping. The floors are wood with a large oriental rug, and the room is lit by wall sconces and a huge chandelier. Floor to ceiling cherry cabinets contain china, crystal and serving platters. The pedestal table seats 12 comfortably with upholstered armed side chairs. There is a pass through to the Butler’s Pantry to facilitate course changes. By using tables stored in the garage, 24 people can be seated and served. This room can also be used for conferences and can seat 75 people in theater style using stacked chairs stored in the garage. The spacious dining room has 520 square feet with a 13 foot tray ceiling and a large stacked stone gas fireplace with keystone detail and paned windows on each side. French doors open onto the waterfall garden where the 22 foot fall tumbles into a tranquil pond surrounded by luscious landscaping. The floors are wood with a large oriental rug, and the room is lit by wall sconces and a huge chandelier. Floor to ceiling cherry cabinets contain china, crystal and serving platters. The pedestal table seats 12 comfortably with upholstered armed side chairs. There is a pass through to the Butler’s Pantry to facilitate course changes. By using tables stored in the garage, 24 people can be seated and served. This room can also be used for weddings or conferences and can seat 75 people in theater style using stacked chairs stored in the garage.

This room is anchored by a large stacked stone gas fireplace with key stone detail and French doors on each side, one opening to the covered walk for the car park area and the 3 car Garage, the other opening onto a small balcony. There is also a fabulous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and horses in the pasture. The flooring throughout is oak with oriental rugs, and the large cozy sofa and upholstered chairs are country elegant. The large screen TV is behind cherry cabinet doors as is the component audio system. There is stereo throughout the downstairs with individual controls in each room. Art work, book shelves, antiques and 10 ceiling complement the country elegant décor. Contiguous to this room is the Kitchen and Breakfast Bay.

On Wintersun’s magnificent 117 acres you can enjoy several miles of walking trails, visit the 150 year old spring house, walk the labyrinth, swing in the hammock under 200 year old white oak trees, fly fish in the trout stream, or find a cozy corner of the verandah for a good read, or a few bottles of wine.
We Close to Asheville, Close to perfect.

Property Type

  • 2 story
  • Estate
  • 5500 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Events Allowed
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

          Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Catering Available:

            Catering available for small weddings (75 people or less), rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, private functions etc......moreless

          • Dining:

            formal dining room....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            14...moreless

          • Ice Maker
          • Cooking Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Refrigerator
          • Microwave
          • Stove
          • Oven
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Kitchen
          • Seating for 14 people

          Amenities

          • Gas Fireplace:

            (9)...moreless

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

          Other Amenities

              • A magical property for whatever your personal, family and friends may need. Romantic, exclusive, private, peaceful...and simply Beautiful....moreless

              Entertainment

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • Games
              • Books

              Communications

                  • Wireless Internet

                  Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    Private hot tub/ jaccuzi bath in Master Wintersun Suite...moreless

                  • Sauna:

                    Private steam shower/sauna in Master Wintersun Suite...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Golf:

                    Disc Golf Course on property, 120 acres....moreless

                  • Balcony
                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Deck / Patio

                  Theme

                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Family
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Monument View:

                    Beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains...moreless

                  • Mountain View

                  Activities

                  • Arboretum
                  • Laundromat
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Whitewater Rafting
                  • Golf Privileges Optional
                  • Ski Privileges Optional
                  • Rafting
                  • Mountain Climbing
                  • Fly Fishing
                  • Freshwater Fishing
                  • Hiking
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Cycling
                  • Fishing
                  • Swimming
                  • Tennis
                  • Skiing
                  • Golf
                  • Water Skiing
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Hospital
                  • Groceries
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Medical Services
                  • Botanical Garden
                  • Churches
                  • Cinemas
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Recreation Center
                  • Live Theater
                  • Synagogues
                  • Winery Tours
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Restaurants
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Paddle Boating
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Walking
                  • Hunting
                   

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                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  My Standard Rate
                  2 night min stay
                  $675 $975
                  Thu, Fri, Sat
                  $4,975

                  Additional information about rental rates

                  Fees and Rental Conditions:

                  • Pet Fee $100
                  • Property Damage Protection $49
                  • Tax Rate 11%

                  Notes:

                  I also rent out the venue for weddings. Prices vary per month/season and a 2 day minimum is required November- August. A 3 day minimun is required September through October.

                  Half of total stay is required upon reservation and rental agreement paperwork. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to occupancy.


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                  Location

                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  The Local Joint
                  1.5 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  The Local Joint

                  Car: Recommended

                  Located in the peace and quiet of a private country hide-away, yet only 10 miles from downtown Asheville and the historic Biltmore House. Asheville proudly boasts the title of #1 Beer City in the USA... 4 years running! Many delicious microbreweries as well as dozens of independent gourmet dining establishments will surely please anyone's palate. To enjoy hiking, biking, and beautiful scenery, we are less than 7 miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway. A day trip to the famous Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Park is only about a 20 minute drive. And, for winter sports lovers, Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolfe Laurel Ski Resort are approximately a 40 minute drive.

                   

                  Manager info

                  About: My name is Nina and I am your Hostess/ Inn Keeper. I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college down South at The University of Florida, and then moved to the Ft. Lauderdale area where I lived for over 21 years. Fortunately, I was eventually able to find my way to Western North Carolina in 2008. My children and I absolutely LOVE living here. I’m a big fan of hiking, gardening, running, nature…and of course, entertaining you. I am so fond of this house and property that I currently reside in one of the guest rooms, and therefore am almost always around and available to help make your stay the best that it can be. I have three children who also live on the property with me, part-time: Natalie, Nicole, and Tommy. Maddie and Toby are also part of our family. Maddie is a friendly black lab mix who likes to run, hike and chase squirrels. Toby is a beagle mix who is extremely shy and has a heart of gold. Be careful…because he loves to lick and kiss! We are really looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our family!

                  Why Asheville:
                  Many of our friends ask about the history of Wintersun. The answer is that it is very old, and it is very new. Remains of structures dating over 200 years old have been found on the property, and the springhouse, which is still standing, has been in use for at least 150 years. The name “Wintersun” came to be sometime in the long ago part, legend being that if there was sun to be found in the winter, it was on this hill. I am very new to this property. And am very grateful and blessed to have found it. I was led to this current new life of mine through a series of people who indirectly brought me to meet with the owners of the property. When I met Judy Carter and Susan Sluyter, I knew my life would be change forever…for the good . I was offered the opportunity to run and manage the Inn at Wintersun, and that was definitely an opportunity of a lifetime ! My heart and soul were filled with thanks, and on July of 2012, my new life’s journey begins… Judy and Susan’s story from the past is beyond generous and inspirational. This story I share with you might help explain these ladies’ selflessness and abundance of love. Their gift to the community, their friends and family, the past and future guests of the Inn, and to me and my family is extraordinary. Susan and Judy had a goal to build a home place which could also serve as a retreat center for non-profit professionals whose work is in the least desirable and highest demand social service environments, i.e., homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, etc. Judy and Susan had since retired from the business world and wanted to use their skills and gifts to offer to the community. Susan being a Psychologist and Judy’s as a Manager and Administrator, both of these generous and heartful ladies wanted to be of service to those who care for the neediest among us. Many things that have happened here feel like magic, and this property becoming available one happy August day in the early 1990’s begins the story.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
                  From the moment I drove through the gates which lead into the the magical grounds of the Inn at Wintersun, I knew this is where I was meant to be!!! The feeling was validated as I passed by a Doe with her new born Fawn nuzzled up again her and then a Blue Heron flew over the creek. This is a place to relax, rejuvenate and nurture your soul and spirit to find your inner peace.


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                  • Welcome to your dream vacation home!

                    Welcome to your dream vacation home!

                  • enjoy romantic hot tub with fireplace and fresh spring water! steam shower too!

                    enjoy romantic hot tub with fireplace and fresh spring water! steam shower too!

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                  • Enjoy watching the horses from the Veranda, or on a hike.

                    Enjoy watching the horses from the Veranda, or on a hike.

                  • picture perfect. view from the veranda and Master Suite.

                    picture perfect. view from the veranda and Master Suite.

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                  • Relax, Unwind and Rejuvinate on our Magical Grounds.

                    Relax, Unwind and Rejuvinate on our Magical Grounds.

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                  • The Mystical and Spiritual Labarynth

                    The Mystical and Spiritual Labarynth

                  • Winter Beauty... stay warm and cozy inside with 9 gas fireplaces,

                    Winter Beauty... stay warm and cozy inside with 9 gas fireplaces,

                  VRBO #430828

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                  This listing was first published here in 2012.

                  Date last modified - Thursday, June 19, 2014

                  $675 - $975 per night (USD)
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                  5 Bedroom / 5 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 12

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