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This architect designed split-level cabin, 'Mountain Laurel', is situated on a ridgetop at an elevation of 2900 feet at Gateway Mountain, a 3000 acre gated nature preserve and mountain residential community. (see Gateway link below.)
The cabin is nestled on almost four acres among large wild mountain laurels surrounded by a hardwood forest with pastoral valleys and distant mountain views. Quiet surroundings allow our guests to experience the woods and all of her creatures with no distractions from the noise typically found in a city or from traffic.
The cabin features two bedrooms, two baths, and a family room with a sleeper queen couch. On the upper level is the large open living, dining, and kitchen area, with a woodstove and an outside deck with a gas grill; the master bedroom with king bed, bathroom with whirl pool tub and walk-in closet. On the lower level is the guest bedroom and full bathroom, a family room with a big screen TV and both open to an adjacent private outside patio. There is also a single car garage.
You will sleep like a baby in the peace and quiet and awaken to the sun and to mountain views that you will savor and remember forever.
Special features include a slated entry hall, wood flooring, wood ceilings, windows everywhere, marble tiled bathrooms, granite countertops and custom kitchen cabinets. All appliances are Kitchen-Aid. The cabin is well appointed, completely furnished and equipped and includes a washer and a dryer and a cappuccino/espresso machine.
Conveniently located near Asheville and Black Mountain, in Old Fort, Gateway Mountain is an easy drive just 7 miles off Interstate 40, which situates you midway between the large city of Asheville with the famous Biltmore House and Mast General Store, 29 miles away; and, 15 miles from the resort town of Black Mountain with its quaint antique and gift shops and small eateries. Traveling south, a 30 minute scenic drive takes you to Lake Lure where you'll find family fun with a swimming beach, new water park, scenic boat tours, twilight dinner cruises, paddle boat and pontoon boat rentals. There are also several beautiful golf courses in the area.
It's 45 minutes to historic downtown Hendersonville and the nearby Flat Rock Playhouse. Also nearby is Chimney Rock Park, Mount Pisgah, and Mount Mitchell State Parks. On the Gateway Mountain property, visit our wonderful waterfall and picnic area, two lakes and a stocked fishpond and hiking trails.
'Mountain Laurel' provides a serene environment for a quiet get away from life's hustle and bustle, and all the mentioned sites and activities within a short driving distance. Relax and enjoy your time 'up in the clouds' or go the 'touristy' route, whichever is your pleasure. Truly the best of both worlds.
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You may see a variety of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, humming birds and maybe even a bear! Make sure you visit Waterfall Park and the trout pond at Gateway Mountain.
Year Purchased: 2006
About the owner: Tim and I bought this property in May of 2006 after a trip to Asheville in the fall of 2005. We live in Land O Lakes Florida and wanted a get away for those hot summer months. I am retired from the food service business and Tim is still very much in the food service business. We love to travel and are lucky enough to have a condo on the beach here in Florida which we also rent.
Why the Owner Chose Asheville: Although we love Florida, we wanted a place where we could escape from the summer heat or even the hurricanes! As soon as we arrive, a feeling of peace overcomes us. It's impossible to be uptight here - it's the ultimate place to relax.
The Unique Benefits at this Cabin: We love the complete silence except for what is supposed to be there. Even in the hottest part of the summer, it is 10 degrees cooler than the town of Old Fort below. We enjoy taking road trips and are always excited to explore a new part of western North Carolina. It's truly a beautiful state and has mountains, beaches, water and more.