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Mountain Views, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Easy Access, Peaceful 8 Acres!

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The ridgeline is backlit, and visible at night~~~

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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
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  • Pets considered:Yes
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Asheville cabin description

PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' FEATURE!!! IT IS NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE OF THE OPTION TO INCLUDE (OR NOT INCLUDE) THE EFFICIENCY APARTMENT.

The Asheville Country Chalet is undoubtedly the largest 2-bedroom/1-bath vacation rental available in the area (approx. 2,500 square feet on the Main Level plus 1,000-1,500 square feet in the Lower Level Recreation Room and Apartment). It IS the best bargain considering the size, amenities, and view!
Designed as a Swiss Chalet, this custom-built home has transferred ownership only once since it was built in 1986. The cosmetic updates have maintained the original character of the house, while improving and adding modern conveniences and rustic elegance.

PLEASE NOTE: This listing (www.vrbo.com/436612) is the 2-BEDROOM/1-BATH configuration of the Chalet. To rent the Chalet WITH the Master Suite (3-BEDROOM/2-BATH), please inquire through www.vrbo.com/495206.
OPTIONAL ADD-ON AREA (for both www.vrbo.com/436612 and www.vrbo.com/495206): A 1-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment with a Full Bath and Full Kitchen. See below for a complete description and rates.

In addition to 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bathroom, the Main Level 'Living Area' includes a Den, amply-supplied Kitchen, and a Dining Room open to the Living Room... the latter features a gas fireplace, 18' ceilings, and a wall of windows - enjoy the view from inside!
The two Bedrooms are ample in size, and have queen beds with linens and pillows provided. The closets and dressers are ready for your use, and every window has light-blocking curtains.
The Dining Table seats 10-12 and there is a pass-through to the Kitchen so all can gather near the chef! The Kitchen has a French-Door refrigerator, pantry, and a small table.
The Den has Charter cable, great for movies or letting the kids watch cartoons (please note, there are no Parental Controls set).
The ~900 square foot deck has a gable roof to provide shade in the seating area where there is a love-seat, chairs with ottomans, a coffee table, and side tables. The deck dining table has seating for 6, and a couple folding chairs are available for additional seating. Most guests find it difficult to leave the serenity of the deck!
The Lower Level Recreation Room features a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey Table, a seating area with cable television, Laundry Area, and a stall shower for rinsing off before hot tub use... it’s a great space to spread out and fun for kids of all ages!
The 6-person hot tub is on the Lower Level patio. There is a Pergola in the yard shaded by the lush leaves of Wisteria, providing an additional outdoor entertainment area with an entirely different view! If travelling in winter, be aware that this property has the best sledding hill one could imagine!

REGARDING THE OPTION ADD-ON AREA: The Lower Level Apartment has an interior door separating it from the Recreation Room. Inside there is a private Bedroom with a Queen bed and windows facing East as well as South. It has the 3rd Full Bathroom and the 2nd Full Kitchen as well as a private Living/Dining area which is open to the Kitchen. It has a bar height table with 2 stools, a Queen Sleeper sofa, cable television, and a propane-fired woodstove. It is ideal for large groups, guests wanting privacy or the use of an additional oven/stove. The apartment (which sleeps 4) is available for an additional $100/night
NOTE: The Apartment is NOT available to separate parties, it is strictly an 'add on' area of the Chalet and an option ONLY to those making a reservation for the Main Level. If it is NOT included in your reservation, it will remain vacant for the duration of your stay.

Other amenities: Cable television, stereo receiver and CD player with indoor and outdoor speakers, a land line with unlimited domestic long distance, and high speed wi-fi.
Available upon request: a pack-n-play, high chair, and saucer. For the toddlers, there is one chair tall enough to sit at either the indoor or outdoor dining tables. Please specify in your Reservation Request if you'd like to use any of the children's items.

ANIMAL FRIENDLY!!! Pets must be up to date on vaccinations and flea preventative, obedient, and are not permitted to wander into the neighbors' yards (there is a fence along the boundary with the neighbor, however, there is not a fence between the Chalet and the Caretaker’s cottage). 'Dog Sheets' are provided to protect the couches and bedding if your pets are not accustomed staying on the floor. We also provide 'Dog Towels' to dry off paws and fur if they get wet in the morning dew or in the rain. We DO NOT charge a pet fee, however, we do expect all guests to maintain control over pets and prevent them from relieving themselves indoors or causing damage to the property or furnishings.

LOCATION: This property is only a few miles from the Coleman Boundary in the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles from Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), 10 minutes to Weaverville or Mars Hill and 20 minutes to Asheville. The French Broad River is easily accessible with numerous options for water sports: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing (several Outfitters in the area rent kayaks, SUP's, and tubes). Bent Creek recreation area in Asheville ranks among the top 10 Mountain Biking sites in the country!

Voted 'Beer City' USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as 'R-rated' adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and is open for tours year-round, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are lovely, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a quaint vacation destination with so much to offer!

As mentioned above, the Chalet is available to rent in a variety of configurations! Consider it the a la carte version of a vacation rental… rent it as a 2-Bedroom or add the Master Suite for 3 Bedrooms on one-level. Include the Efficiency Apartment for an additional Bedroom, Bathroom, Kitchen, and private Living/Dining area!


To clarify, Rental Options are as follows:
- 2 Br/1 Ba and Rec Room WITHOUT the Efficiency Apartment
- 2 Br/1 Ba and Rec Room WITH the Efficiency Apartment

For the following, please inquire at www.vrbo.com/495206:
- 3 Br/2 Ba and Rec Room WITHOUT the Efficiency Apartment
- 3 Br/2 Ba and Rec Room WITH the Efficiency Apartment

Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cabin
  • 2300 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            25...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Available at no additional charge: Pack-n-Play, high chair, saucer, and toddler toys....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            2 steps to front porch, main level is suitable for a wheelchair although bathroom doorways are standard width...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            OUTDOORS SMOKING ONLY!...moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Friendly, house-trained dogs allowed, but must be updated on vaccinations & flea preventative. They are not permitted to wander onto the neighbors' property. The yard is not fenced, but plenty of room to roam. A gate on the deck keeps dogs (and small children) contained....moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

          • Bedroom 1: 2 queen

            Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided....moreless

          • Bedroom 2: 2 queen

            Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided....moreless

          • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms, each with a queen bed. The Chalet can be rented WITH or WITHOUT the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry Area and WITH or WITHOUT the 1-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment. The apt has a Queen bed, a Queen sleeper sofa, private bath, & open Living/Dining area with a full Kitchen....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            ...moreless

          • Full bath with a cast iron tub/shower combo

          Entertainment

          • CD Player
          • Satellite / Cable

          Theme

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

          Attractions

          • Arboretum
          • Botanical Garden
          • Churches
          • Cinemas
          • Health/Beauty Spa
          • Library
          • Live Theater
          • Museums
          • Playground
          • Recreation Center
          • Restaurants
          • Synagogues
          • Winery Tours

          Local Services & Businesses

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

          Leisure Activities

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

          Location Type

          • Mountain View:

            Pastoral and mountain views... through the windows, from the deck and the hot tub! The ridgeline is even visible at night!!!...moreless

          • Rural:

            Easy access (no curvy mountain roads), 'Country Living' 10 minutes to Weaverville and Mars Hill, 20 minutes to Asheville...moreless

          Sports & Adventure Activities

          • Cross Country Skiing
          • Cycling
          • Fishing
          • Fly Fishing
          • Golf
          • Hiking
          • Hot Air Ballooning
          • Hunting
          • Hunting Small Game
          • Kayaking
          • Mountain Biking
          • Mountain Climbing
          • Mountaineering
          • Rafting
          • Rock Climbing
          • Skiing
          • Water Tubing
          • Whitewater Rafting

          Dining

          • Child's Highchair
          • Dining Area
          • Seating for 10 people

          General

          • Air Conditioning:

            Central...moreless

          • Clothes Dryer:

            Available with 'add-on' rental of Rec Room/Laundry area...moreless

          • Gas Fireplace
          • Hair Dryer
          • Heating:

            Central, gas forced-air...moreless

          • Linens Provided:

            Sheets, blankets, and pillows provided....moreless

          • Living Room:

            18' Beamed ceilings with a wall of windows to take in the view!...moreless

          • Parking:

            Circular driveway...moreless

          • Parking Off Street
          • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
          • Telephone:

            Unlimited domestic long distance land line...moreless

          • Towels Provided:

            Bath and hot tub...moreless

          • Washing Machine:

            Available with 'add-on' rental of Rec Room/Laundry area...moreless

          • Wireless Internet:

            Charter wireless internet...moreless

          Kitchen

          • Coffee Maker
          • Cooking Utensils:

            Well-supplied kitchen!...moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items:

            Basic spices, oils, and vinegars are supplied... as well as 'starter' paper towels....moreless

          • Refrigerator:

            French Door fridge with ice maker in the lower freezer drawer...moreless

          • Stove:

            Electric...moreless

          • Toaster

          Outside

          • Deck / Patio:

            The most amazingly inviting deck!...moreless

          • Gazebo:

            A ground deck shaded by live Wisteria vines to take in the view from yet another location on this 8-acre property!...moreless

          • Ski & Snowboard:

            Wolf Laurel Ski Resort is nearby, but the best sledding hill in the county is on THIS property!...moreless

          Pool / Spa

              • Hot Tub:

                6-Person tub. PLEASE WASH SWIM SUITS IN ADVANCE WITHOUT DETERGENT TO REDUCE THE NEED FOR ADDITIONAL CHEMICALS...moreless

               

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              Fees and Rental Conditions:

              • Property Damage Protection $49
              • OPTION: $100/night 1-BR Apt $100 + tax
              • Tax Rate 11%

              Notes:

              See www.VRBO.com/495206 to reserve this property with 3-4 BR's.

              The Efficiency Apartment is optional "add-on" areas of the house. The fee listed are charged on a nightly basis.

              The rental rates DO NOT increase for the holiday season, however, the minimum stay is 5 nights for the weeks that include Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year'


              Cancellation policy:

              Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


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              Last updated: 11/23/2014
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              Location

              30 Miles
              Nearest Airport
              Asheville Regional Airport
              10 Miles
              Nearest Barpub
              Blue Mtn Pizza, Mike's, Creperie, etc: Weaverville
              Asheville
              Nearest Ferry
              None
              13 Miles
              Nearest Golf
              THE YARD!!!! or Reems Creek Golf Club
              75 Miles
              Nearest Train
              Greenville SC (GRV)
              4 Miles
              Nearest Motorway
              200 Feet to Hwy 197, 4 Miles to Interstate 26
              10 Miles
              Nearest Restaurant
              Multiple restaurants, Weaverville & Mars Hill NC
              22 Miles
              Nearest Ski
              Wolf Laurel
              280 Miles
              Nearest Beach
              Charleston SC area

              Car: Necessary

              Only 17 miles to the heart of downtown Asheville, this property is a peaceful and private retreat. The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.

               

              Owner info

              Year Purchased: 2004

              About the owner: I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.

              Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
              This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities! It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size. The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention? Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel. Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam! UPDATE: As of October 2013, the Chalet can be rented with (or without) the lower level Recreation Room/laundry area and/or the Efficiency Apartment! The latter has its own kitchen, private bath, bedroom with a Queen, and a Living Area with a Queen sleeper sofa. Ideal for additional guests to have a bit of privacy from those staying on the main level!

              The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
              I've gradually made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic with a few upgrades to the major systems. Although it is still a 'work in progress', the home is fully functional and comfortable. It has already come a long way and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests! Please see www.vrbo.com/495206 to review additional rental options, as the Chalet on this listing (436612) is available as a 2 BR/1 BA.


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              Photos

              • The ridgeline is backlit, 
and visible at night~~~

                The ridgeline is backlit, and visible at night~~~

              • Deck time: Chairs with slide-out ottomans...

                Deck time: Chairs with slide-out ottomans...

              • Yard for play! Largest 2-bedroom in Asheville area! See VRBO #495206 for 3-4 BR!

                Yard for play! Largest 2-bedroom in Asheville area! See VRBO #495206 for 3-4 BR!

              • Twilight shot of Deck and Hot Tub on Patio, additional seating on below deck!

                Twilight shot of Deck and Hot Tub on Patio, additional seating on below deck!

              • The ever-changing view~~~

                The ever-changing view~~~

              • Living Room: 18' ceiling and a 'wall of windows' to enjoy the views from indoors

                Living Room: 18' ceiling and a 'wall of windows' to enjoy the views from indoors

              • Dining room: table seats up to 12, pass-thru to Kitchen, and check out the view!

                Dining room: table seats up to 12, pass-thru to Kitchen, and check out the view!

              • Kitchen Appliance Garage: closed and...

                Kitchen Appliance Garage: closed and...

              • BR 1: South East side of house; 12'X12' wi-closet, dresser. Linens provided.

                BR 1: South East side of house; 12'X12' wi-closet, dresser. Linens provided.

              • Den: 46' flat screen HD TV and Charter cable. High speed WiFi throughout house.

                Den: 46' flat screen HD TV and Charter cable. High speed WiFi throughout house.

              • Rec Room Air Hockey, seating area in the background!

                Rec Room Air Hockey, seating area in the background!

              • Rec Room Laundry area

                Rec Room Laundry area

              • Deck seating: shaded passive solar design for summer; winter sun warms the LR!

                Deck seating: shaded passive solar design for summer; winter sun warms the LR!

              • Peaceful Deck time!!!  Panoramic photo, a bit distorted to capture the view.

                Peaceful Deck time!!! Panoramic photo, a bit distorted to capture the view.

              • Deck, partial view of yard and mountains: Gable roof of passive solar design!!!

                Deck, partial view of yard and mountains: Gable roof of passive solar design!!!

              • A lush Spring

                A lush Spring

              • Living Room: 18' ceiling, gas fireplace, open to DR & hall, chairs are recliners

                Living Room: 18' ceiling, gas fireplace, open to DR & hall, chairs are recliners

              • Dining room: table seats up to 12, glass doors and windows to enjoy the view!

                Dining room: table seats up to 12, glass doors and windows to enjoy the view!

              • Kitchen: pass-thru to DR (left of stove), amply supplied, space for the crowd!

                Kitchen: pass-thru to DR (left of stove), amply supplied, space for the crowd!

              • Kitchen Appliance Garage: open! Character and Charm abound in this custom home!

                Kitchen Appliance Garage: open! Character and Charm abound in this custom home!

              • BR 2: South East side of house; 12'X12' wi-closet, dresser. Linens provided.

                BR 2: South East side of house; 12'X12' wi-closet, dresser. Linens provided.

              • Rec Room Ping Pong & Air Hockey!

                Rec Room Ping Pong & Air Hockey!

              • Rec Room Seating with cable TV!

                Rec Room Seating with cable TV!

              • OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Master Suite - please see www.vrbo.com/495206

                OPTIONAL ADD-ON area NOT INCLUDED: Master Suite - please see www.vrbo.com/495206

              VRBO #436612

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              2 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
              Sleeps 4

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