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Welcome to your vacation home in the Blue Ridge Mountains!
The Mountain House offers an immediate sense of sanctuary and space, ...a place for your family and friends to live beautifully... where we hope you will return time and again.
We furnished this house in a way for which we we constantly search when we travel, but rarely find. Mountain rustic...(modern mountain if you will), with designer details, antiques and a refined casual vibe thrown in for a lovely eclectic mix. This craftsman style, genuine post and beam house has heart of pine hardwood and slate floors throughout - no carpet. The Mountain House is also recently furnished, and so everything in it is new (except for some antiques!)...so, new top quality sheets, towels, mattresses, down comforters and furniture selected specifically for this home. Oh, and we're dog friendly - just let us know Fido is coming (treats in store!).
Cleanliness: It is top on our priority list as it is for most travelers. We have a top notch cleaning team, and you can be assured your vacation getaway is clean, top to bottom.
Convenience: It's also important to our guests to be close to the supermarket, restaurants, and shops. While still secluded and pastoral, the Mountain House is just 5-10 minutes to all these things.
Detailing: It's here, in every room, not just some of them. And it's just one thing that sets the Mountain House apart. All the rooms are unique, with great accents, from the ten foot antique French workbench coffee table in front of the fireplace to cool art throughout the house.
Family perfect: Aren't most of us looking for the place that can make can those family memories? Birthdays, anniversaries, reunions....the occasions that make you realize the time together is the gift that never wears out.
Space: For everyone! The great room is perfect for family gatherings in front of the soaring 24 foot rock fireplace great in the winter season or on chilly summer nights(and a second, lovely living area downstairs),...plenty of seating for everyone to chat, or watch movies on the HD television. Wifi, of course.
Family dining: A huge rustic trestle dining table that seats 10 to 12 easily, anchors the dining room. A large antique buffet against the wall for serving dinner. Right by the screened porch is the open porch, where you can dine al fresco with your family and guests, enjoying the gorgeous summer weather in the mountains.
Cooking: The fully stocked, gourmet kitchen has beautiful soapstone countertops and farmhouse sink, TWO ovens (heaven for the cook), and a Dacor 5-burner gas cooktop...and everything you need to cook and serve an amazing family meal. Beautiful dishes and serving ware, family size slow cooker, electric kettle, Bonavita coffee maker, blender, Cuisinart pots and pans, spices and cooking basics.
Relaxation: Sure we all love togetherness (most of the time), but we also need some down time, right? Try the screened porch, where I promise you'll spend a lot of time. The large daybed swing with tons of pillows and a foam mattress is the best place imaginable for reading or naps...and you may even sleep there one night! There are plenty of getaway spots for quiet moments.
Six bedrooms: Three bedrooms on the main level: 1 king, 2 queens, with 2-1/2 baths (both with heated stone floors). Upstairs are 2 more guest bedrooms (1 queen and 2 twins) that share the bath. The 6th bedroom is a king on the lower level, very private, with glass doors and windows onto the back garden with lots of rhododendrons. It also has it's own bathroom with heated stone floors and a seating area outside for your morning coffee!!
Laundry: Yep it happens, even on vacation. But here it's easy...a beautiful (yes, it can be) laundry/mud room just off the kitchen, and a side entrance (great place to unload groceries)...with top of the line front loading washer and dryer, and a lovely summer herb garden just outside the door.
No TV struggle: A lovely 2nd family room with HDTV is on the lower level, with big windows, built in bookshelves, mini-fridge and sink...and a game room with foosball and ping-pong. Game on!
I want s'mores: No problem. Just outside is a new boulder firepit with cedar Adirondack chairs perfect for a chilly mountain night and we have long, stainless marmallow roasters!
Location: The Mountain House is located in a lovely, gated neighborhood just behind the Country Club of Sapphire Valley...a wooded, gentle, level road for walking, biking or driving (not so far out and up hairpin twist roads you think twice about going anywhere). Snow is cleared by the neighborhood assoc. in the winter, as is our driveway.
Activities: Done, and done. The Sapphire Resort facilities with indoor and outdoor pools, winter ski slopes (great fun!), exercise room, playground, two hot tubs and saunas, and massage...literally just down the street. You have access! Hiking, waterfalls, golf, fishing, shopping...it's all here. We're also very close to several top notch restaurants, including the increasingly famous Canyon Kitchen at Lonesome Valley, which is 5 minutes away.
Baby, oh baby: You won't have to pack all the baby gear...we have a wonderful Four Moms Pack and Play, a Cybex stroller, Phil & Ted's lobster high chair, and vibrating baby rocker for your convenience.
The Mountain House is at your disposal!
We keep some staples hand, like coffee, sweetener, flour, salt, spices(in pantry), mustards and ketchup, olive oil, cereal, etc. Feel free to use, but would appreciate replacing if you see it's low....moreless
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Apr 1 - May 21, 2015
3 night min stay
May 22 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
May 26 - Jun 27, 2015
5 night min stay
Jun 28 - Sep 3, 2015
7 night min stay
Sep 4 - Sep 7, 2015
3 night min stay
Sep 8 - Nov 21, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 22 - Nov 29, 2015
7 night min stay
Dec 20 - Dec 27, 2015
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
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July Fourth holiday week is $4500.00
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Cashiers is the most wonderful place in the summer for families...loads of things for the kids to do from camps to fishing to hiking to gem mining...and the same goes for adults(minus the camps). In the evening, there are many upscale restaurants for foodies and the weather is perfect. Warm sunny days...cool crisp nights that call for a blanket!
You have to save time to see some of the gorgeous waterfalls in this area...some are just a few minutes drive away. And while some require a serious hike, others are easily accessible.
The city of Ashville is a great day trip, just an hour or so away...incredible shopping and restaurants, lots of artists call Ashville home. And you can zipline ACROSS the city...yep, an in-city canopy tour.
And if you've never seen the Biltmore mansion...this is a must visit. Allow a full day to see the place...it's that big, and that fascinating. Good places to eat lunch right there.
White water rafting, fly fishing, horseback riding...it's all here.
Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: I first traveled to the Highlands/Cashiers Plateau as host of 'Great Country Inns' for The Learning Channel, and thought it was one of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful places I'd ever seen! The weather in the summer is so incredible for those of us used to scorching 90+ temps...warm 75 degree days, but so cool at night you can light a fire. Lovely in the spring and fall....cozy in the winter...it was a place we always wanted to own a home...now we do and love sharing it with guests. We hope you plan a visit to enjoy the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Warning: you may never want to leave!
Why the Owner Chose Cashiers:
Having stayed in several houses here, we found it's better to be conveniently located...some properties are waaaaay out (or up-you may not know this until you arrive), and the drive at night can be...well... disconcerting, especially if you suffer from motion sickness. You think twice about going out for dinner, or even to the grocery store, so while we're private, everything is right there!
The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Our goal is to provide for you the perfect family vacation. The moment you walk into the great room, you know you're gonna love, love, love this house. And we are always adding things we think our guests will enjoy. Please let us know if you thing there's something we need!
The light filled great room, with soaring fireplace, post and beam architecture.
Gourmet cook's kitchen, wine frig, stainless appliances, soapstone countertops.
The huge rustic farm room table is perfect for dinner, the screened porch beyond
Another view of the master, with a great bride's mirror and adoor to the porch..
Antique desk in guest bedroom mixes with the contemporary...
Third main level queen bedroom...upholstered headboard, tool chest side table!
Main floor guest bath with shower and heated stone floors...
Darling upstairs twin room with vaulted ceiling...watch the stars through window
Downstairs family room with HDTV, games, movies, frig and microwave...popcorn!
Double sinks in master bath, plus soaker tub and separate walk in shower.
Settle in for the evening enjoy a fire, a good book, or a movie...
Family dining outdoors, enjoying the awesome mountain weather!
Watch movies, play games, or just gather in the great room...plenty of room!
Another view of the cook's kitchen...everything you need for a gourmet meal!
Master bedroom with cathedral ceiling, huge master closet and door to the porch.
Queen bedroom on the main floor, with loads of light, chevron rug & sleigh bed.
Upstairs guest bedroom...cathedral beam ceiling, huge windows....luscious bed!
Industrial tool chest...now a bedside table. Thanks Dwellings in Ashville!
Beautiful king bedroom on the lower level with glass doors to patio-very private
Ping-pong or a foozapalooza time! Two sets of glass doors allow lots of light...
Dramatic lighting, handmade artisan details...
Enjoy s'mores or a glass of wine by the boulder fire pit...
Welcome to the Mountain House!
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