Mountain Views, Easy Access, Hot Tub, Dog-Friendly, Peaceful 8 Acres!
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Asheville cabin description
PLEASE DO NOT RELY ON THE 'INSTANT QUOTE' FEATURE!!! IT IS NOT ACCURATE BECAUSE OF THE OPTION TO 'ADD ON' AREAS OF THE CHALET: THE RECREATION ROOM/LAUNDRY AREA and/or EFFICIENCY APARTMENT.
The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area! 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 amenities and rustic elegance.
The Master Suite and newly renovated Master Bath is included in this listing (#496206), a total of 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms on one level... with the option of including the 'Add On' areas of the lower level.
In addition to 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms, the upper 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 Dining Table seats 10-12 and there is a pass-through to the Kitchen so all can gather near the chef! The Kitchen is amply supplied and includes basic condiments and spices.
The Den has Charter cable and a DVD player, great for movies or letting the kids watch cartoons (please note, there are no Parental Controls set).
The Master Suite features a Henredon Queen Bed, a newly renovated bathroom with double sinks, tile flooring, and a walk-in shower that has 2 shower heads!
The two Guest Bedrooms are ample in size, and have queen beds. The closets and dressers are ready for your use, and every window has light-blocking curtains!
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 there are a couple folding chairs if needed. Most find it difficult to leave the serenity of the deck!
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!
Cable television, a land line with unlimited domestic long distance, and Wi-Fi are provided. There is a stereo with indoor and outdoor speakers (BRING CD'S).
Available for use are 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. '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 inspect for damage and reserve the right to withhold the Damage Deposit if warranted.
The lower level Recreation Room/Laundry area is available as an 'add on' (for an additional charge) and it can be rented WITH or WITHOUT the 1-Bedroom Efficiency Apartment!!!
The Recreation Room has a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey Table, seating area with a TV, and there is a stall shower in the Laundry Area.
The lower level Apartment has a door separating it from the Rec Room. Inside there is a Bedroom with windows facing East as well as South, private Bath, Living/Dining area with a Queen sleeper sofa, and a full Kitchen. It is ideal for guests wanting space of their own when the remainder of their party is on the upper level.
NOTE: The Apartment is NOT available to separate parties, it is strictly an 'add on' area of the house and an option ONLY to those making a reservation for the upper level.
Consider the Chalet to be the 'a la carte' version of a vacation rental… rent it as a 3-bedroom OR a 2-Bedroom for one-level living. Another option is to include the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry area. An additional option is to include the Efficiency Apartment in your reservation!
When renting the ENTIRE house you'll have: 4 Queen beds in private bedrooms; a sleeper sofa in the Apartment; the main level Den with a sectional couch; the lower level Rec Room with a Couch and Love Seat in the TV area (as well as laundry access; ping pong, and air hockey).
To clarify, Rental Options are as follows:
- 3 Br/2 Ba, without Rec Room or Efficiency Apt
- 3 Br/2 Ba, with Rec Room but without Efficiency Apt
- 3 Br/2 Ba, with Rec Room and Efficiency Apt
Please see VRBO #436612 for the following options:
- 2 Br/1 Ba, without Rec Room or Efficiency Apt
- 2 Br/1 Ba, with Rec Room but without Efficiency Apt
- 2 Br/1 Ba, with Rec Room and Efficiency Apt
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).
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, Bent Creek is among the top 10 mountain biking locations in the country, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a vacation destination with so much to offer!
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
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
- Children Welcome:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- All bedrooms are large with dressers and closets ready for your use! For an additional fee, the Chalet can be rented with the lower level Recreation Room/Laundry Area 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. NOTE: The Apartment is ONLY available to those renting the main level. It will remain vacant if it is not included as an 'add on' area for guests....moreless
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
- Pantry Items:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Coffee Maker
- Child's Highchair
- Washing Machine:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Linens Provided:
Pool & Spa
- Lanai / Gazebo:
- Ski & Snowboard:
- Outdoor Grill
- Tourist Attractions
- Sports & Activities
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Mountain View:
- Mountain Climbing
- Hunting Small Game
- Fly Fishing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Water Tubing
- Medical Services
- Massage Therapist
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Winery Tours
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Botanical Garden
- Recreation Center
- Wildlife Viewing
- Sight Seeing
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Eco Tourism
- Bird Watching
- Scenic Drives
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Great Escape for Humans and DogsGuest comment entered by owner
Great Escape for Humans and Dogs
Great place to get away and decompress. We were referred by our friends who have been a couple times and we had to check it out. Tons of land, beautiful views and great for dogs to explore and play. The house is super dog friendly which is a A++ for us! Owner and caretaker are extremely responsive and willing to go above and beyond. It is an easy 15-20 minutes to Asheville, if you decide to venture in. For folks who need Internet... it is WIFI and it is HighSpeed. I can't tell you how many times I have stayed at places and they said it was highspeed and it wasn't or the wifi was horrible. Recommended for: Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children
- Guest Antonio R. - guest review entered by owner
- Date of stay 10/28/13
- Review Submitted 11/27/13
Even better the second time!Guest comment entered by owner
Even better the second time!
This was our second visit to the Chalet and it was even better than the first time, even despite the fact that leaves were late this year we had a great time. The house is cozy and relaxing, the view is unbelievable, the owner and the caretaker are lovely, and our dogs are still dreaming of running big loops and play in the front yard (note that our dogs have a good recall which you will need it here). We usually go shopping at Whole Foods and enjoy a nice home made meal on the lovely back deck. We will back and may stay even longer next time. The new shower is amazing!!! See you next year... Elena, Kurt with Livingston and Kiara. Recommended for: Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Elena P.
- Date of stay 10/05/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Could not have been betterGuest comment entered by owner
Could not have been better
We stayed for four nights, and had a wonderful time. The house had everything that we needed. The owner thought of everything, even having labels in the kitchen to help find things quickly. We instantly felt right at home. The view from the patio was outstanding, especially at night, which you don't normally think of as being a prime time for viewing. You could look out and see thousands of fireflies, seemingly orchestrated...just amazing. The location was great. We could not have been happier. Every day we went on different excursions, but were always excited to come back "home" each evening. It was so peaceful. Also, we brought our dog with us, and because the patio is enclosed and has a great view, he was so happy to just lay around and take in the view like the rest of us. Again, the owner thought of everything, even having food and water bowls for the dog. Finally, we really enjoyed the five-disc CD player that played music in the home and outside. It made grilling out in the evening even more fun, so be sure to bring some CDs!! I highly recommend this place, and will personally be looking forward to the day I can return and stay here again! Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Keelie M.
- Date of stay 06/14/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Great house!Guest comment entered by owner
Loved the location and the house. The owners were very accommodating. Better than advertised. Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Claire F.
- Date of stay 06/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Beautiful and relaxing vacation spot and Dog FrienGuest comment entered by owner
Beautiful and relaxing vacation spot and Dog Frien
My husband and I stayed at the chalet for a week with our dogs for a relaxing vacation to get away from the hustle and bustle of our busy lives. The home is beautiful and clean with very comfortable furniture and lots of room to spread out. The sun room is a gorgeous place to read or just relax by the fire. Our trained dogs loved running around several acres of open hills and relaxing on the expansive deck. The chalet was a short driving distance to trails where we could take the dogs and about 20 minutes to downtown Asheville where we had some wonderful meals and the great restaurants and made a daily trip to Whole Foods. The jacuzzi is big enough for six people and seems new. The owner of the property was extremely responsive to questions that we had and responded immediately to some minor issues which were rectified within a couple of hours. We would definitely vacation here again. Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Melissa T.
- Date of stay 03/11/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
FABULOUSGuest comment entered by owner
We loved staying here! My boyfriend and I went for a weekend getaway with our two big dogs and could not have been happier. Owner: Paula is GREAT! Readily available for all/any questions, very helpful. Home: WOW THE VIEW!!!! Absolutely incredible. The home has an enormous deck which locks so pets can run around. The home comes with absolutely everything you need: kitchenware, dog towels, household cleaners, spices for cooking, body wash. Every detail was thought of. The hot tub was so so great, even though it was downstairs the view from the hot tub was spectacular. Dogs: We searched long and hard for a place to stay that would allow our two dogs. Every single place charges a pet fee + cleaning fee. I was astonished and SO happy that there was no pet fee. HOW WONDERFUL!!! Neighbors: This would be the only very minor negative, the neighbors dogs sometimes come into the "yard." We were looking forward to letting our dogs run free in the 8 acres but had to keep them close by instead. Certainly not enough of a problem to prevent us from wanting to stay again. Asheville is a close 20 minutes away, national forest right up the road, so much to do. We cannot wait to return, hopefully in the fall or spring so we are able to see the mountains again. Stay here you will not be disappointed!! *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating! PLEASE NOTE: THE NEIGHBORS HAVE WORKED CONTINUALLY WITH THEIR DOGS TO PREVENT THEM FROM COMING INTO THE CHALET YARD. WE ARE ALSO GETTING QUOTES FOR FENCING TO ALLEVIATE ANY CONCERN REGARDING YOUR DOGS RUNNING FREELY ON THE PROPERTY!
- Guest anonymous
- Date of stay 02/01/13
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Perfect Weekend GetawayGuest comment entered by owner
Perfect Weekend Getaway
I came to Asheville with my boyfriend and another couple for a weekend getaway and this was the absolute perfect accommodation. About 20 minutes outside of downtown Asheville, this house is on a gorgeous piece of property and has all the amenities you could possibly need. We especially loved the hot tub- perfect for late night star gazing. I would definitely recommend this for a weekend retreat. Recommended for: Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Nora B.
- Date of stay 11/08/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Amazing Mountain PaadiseGuest comment entered by owner
Amazing Mountain Paadise
Driving up to this property is unbelievable. I thought we were lost because it seemed too good to be true for the price. Upon arrival, I was greeted by the lovely owner, who was very warm and accommodating. She was very knowledgeable about the area. The home is absolutely amazing! There are many large rooms and so many windows that showcase the rolling property with mountain views. My husband and I deeply enjoyed our visit, enjoying the peace this property provides while enjoying wine on the large deck. The location is superb, because the home sits tucked away just outside of the hustle and bustle, though you can be in Asheville visiting the Biltmore House in no time. I have stayed in many VRBO, and I would rate this opportunity among the most excellent so far. This truly Is a beautiful home away from home and I would recommend this property to anyone looking to enjoy both the tranquil beauty of the mountains, AND the many offerings Asheville can bring to a memorable vacation. Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Amy B.
- Date of stay 11/01/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Great family getawayGuest comment entered by owner
Great family getaway
We had a fabulous time at the chalet! The views of the mountains and valley were breathtaking, especially at this time of year. Our two year old was mesmerized by the fish tank. Our dog loved the fenced deck where she could take in the view of the property. Not too far to Weaverville or Asheville, either, and the scenic routes were fun to take, instead of just the highway. The owner was very accommodating and was always easy to get in touch with/responsive. Great time! Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 4-Star rating!
- Guest Amber I.
- Date of stay 10/20/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
Great HouseGuest comment entered by owner
This is a great house, our stay was wonderful. Paula was great, she met us at the house to show us around. Very Clean, and the kitchen was well stocked. The hot tub was great, and so was the wrap around deck. Great hiking at Big Ivy State Park, just a few miles away. Will definitely rent this place again. Recommended for: Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway *Review added by owner, original review on the same property, but a different listing #: www.vrbo.com/436612 Guest gave it a 5-Star rating!
- Guest Kenneth N.
- Date of stay 10/12/12
- Review Submitted 11/13/13
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|Christmas & New Year's
Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2014
5 night min stay
|My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
The Recreation Room/Laundry and Efficiency Apartment are optional "add-on" areas of the house. The fees listed are charged on a nightly basis if you opt to use one or both.
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's. See www.VRBO.com/436612 to reserve this property with 2 BR's
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- OPTION: $50/night RecRoom/Laundry: $50
- Pet Fee: $1
- Refundable Damage Deposit: $200
- OPTION: $100/night 1-BR Apt: $100
- Property Damage Protection: $49
- Taxes Included
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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- Nearest Airport: Asheville Regional Airport at 30 Miles
- Nearest Ferry: None at Asheville
- Nearest Train: Greenville SC (GRV) at 75 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: 200 Feet to Hwy 197, 4 Miles to Interstate 26 at 4 Miles
- Nearest Beach: Charleston SC area at 280 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: Jack of Hearts, Blue Mtn Pizza, etc Weaverville at 10 Miles
- Nearest Ski: Wolf Laurel at 22 Miles
- Nearest Golf: THE YARD!!!! or Reems Creek Golf Club at 13 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Multiple restaurants, Weaverville & Mars Hill NC at 10 Miles
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 the 'Description' to review rental options, as the Chalet is available as a 3 BR/2 BA or a 4 BR/3 BA (the 4/3 option includes the apartment with a separate Kitchen). Please review www.vrbo.com/436612 to see the property as a 2 BR/1 BA (with or without the Rec Room and Efficiency Apartment).
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View from Hot Tub, the ridge is back-lit and visible at night!
click on photo for panoramic shot of Fall view from the Deck!
New Deck Furniture!!! Oct 2013
Master Bedroom with Queen bamboo foam mattress and massage chair!
Master Bath: double sinks; walk-in shower w/2 spray heads; and skylight!
Master Shower Rain Head & Wall-mounted Wand!
Guest Room 2: Queen bed; windows to East and North.
Dining table seats 10, mountain views from all windows & sliding glass doors!
Living Room with 18' ceiling, gas FP, and a wall of windows to enjoy the view!
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Laundry and a shower for before and after hot tub!
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Rec Room view from sink/bar area to shower/laundry area.
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Efficiency Apartment Kitchen, open to Dining/Living!
House from yard... with old deck balusters.
click on photo for panoramic shot of Winter view from the Deck: GREAT sledding!
Master Bedroom has an HDTV, Charter digital receiver.
Inside the walk-in Master Shower: Rain head & wall-mounted wand. Space for TWO!
Guest Room 1: Queen bed; windows to East & South.
Den w/Charter Cable and 46' HDTV, pocket door for privacy & noise reduction!
Large Dining Room with pass-through from Kitchen & bar stools to watch the chef
Kitchen with plenty of storage and room for more than one cook!
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Rec Room Ping Pong, Air Hockey, & extra fridge!
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Rec Room seating with Television, Air Hockey, Ping Pong
OPTIONAL 'ADD ON' AREA. Efficiency Apartment bedroom, plus a Queen sleeper sofa.
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