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The Island in the Sky!Asheville's#1secludedmountain Getaway!Petfriendly!Hot Tub!

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville cabin description

The Island in the Sky! Ashevilles #1 Mountain Top Vacation Getaway , located at the very top of the mountain 1000 feet above Asheville, Very Secluded, and just minutes from downtown Asheville, hot tub and pet friendly. Incredible hiking right out your door, (we own the entire top of the mountain), with fabulous year-round 360 degree views that include Mount Mitchell.

You will appreciate the quiet natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain-fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. A four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle (such as a Subaru) will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel drive vehicles will need to park at the lower parking area and guests will be driven to their lodging by the owners.

The Island in the Sky is located at the top of the mountain but it takes about 20 minutes to get to Asheville and 20 minutes to Biltmore Estate.

We are dog lovers and welcome any well behaved dog. For you photography folks, take in the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet, Bert the Emu, who has lived here for the past 10 years. Relax in the mountain air in the cool evenings and have a bonfire, re-live your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in a secluded area chock full of nature. Awake to the sounds of the mountains and nothing else! Come and recharge yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Return to nature for the weekend, the week, or longer, at The Island in the Sky.

During the daytime, take a nature hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails that begin right out your door, and stroll along with Bert the Emu, take plenty of pictures of the surroundings because you are sure not to want to leave this paradise

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For you early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover. Eat breakfast on the patio and then go to downtown and enjoy all that Asheville has to offer including the world famous Biltmore Estate & Winery, The Grove Park Inn, downtown shopping, that includes arts and crafts, furniture, antiques, and the finest dining in all of North Carolina. Go to downtown Weaverville – a small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While you are there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza, and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you will see the Mountain Éclair and other bakery items that will leave you astonished and wanting more.

Check out the Navitat Zip Line Canopy adventure for a heart pumping experience. Just down the road is the French Broad Rafting Expedition with Kayaking, tubing, white water rafting, a with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months, enjoy a bonfire at night and/or visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort for mountain skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing, located just twelve miles away at exit 3 off I-26 . Visit nearby Mount Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway with its' spectacular views. There are many beautiful waterfalls to be seen nearby, Grandfather Mountain is spectacular along with the entrance to the Linville Caverns not far away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at The Island in the Sky. Take in the thirty mile views all around. Sleep well at 3,400 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today. You’ll be glad you did.


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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 1100 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs but they must be fully house trained. Pet owners are responsible for any damage by their pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Upstairs Bedroom : 1 queen

    Tempur-pedic adjustable bed. Massages and vibrates...moreless

  • Downstairs Bedroom: 1 king


Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful hiking trails from our site. You can take a hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails....moreless


  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    50-inch flat screen HD tv upstairs and a 39-inch flat screen HD tv downstairs...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just fifteen miles from downtown Asheville...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A mountain top property with 360 views of the smoky mountains including Mt Mitchell...moreless

  • Resort:

    Twelve miles to the Grove Park Inn Twenty miles to the Biltmore...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very secluded on the top of Bills Mountain but only twelve miles from downtown Asheville...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

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


  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Heating
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Off street...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    Upstairs kitchen...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Upstairs full Kitchen with double door refrigerator, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher. Downstairs kitchenette includes refrigerator, microwave, hot plate. 2 gas grills for your personal use....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Microwave upstairs in full kitchen and microwave downstairs in kitchenette...moreless

  • Oven:


  • Refrigerator:

    Double door with ice maker upstairs. Small refrigerator downstairs...moreless

  • Stove:

    Stove/oven upstairs and hot plate downstairs...moreless

  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Gas BBQ grill on deck upstairs and gas BBQ on the patio downstairs for your own use...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Easter Weekend
Apr 3 - Apr 6, 2015
4 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 21 - May 25, 2015
4 night min stay
May 26 - Sep 13, 2015
3 night min stay
Fall Season
Oct 1 - Nov 1, 2015
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $180
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 3 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning for 2 guests $40 + tax
  • Pet Cleaning Fee Ea Pet $20 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%


A $40.00 cleaning fee for 2 guests ($20 per additional guest) per stay will be added to the quote. A $20.00 cleaning fee for one pet ($20.00 per additional pet) per stay will be added to the quote.

Holiday rates are the same as weekend rates.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 02/25/2015
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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Mountain Pizza
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Reems Creek Golf Club
2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 26 Exit 15 one mile
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Mountain Pizza, Stony Knob, Well-Bred Bakery
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 VIEWS JUST 12 miles from downtown Asheville, Dogs are welcome, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, 15 minutes White Water rafting, 60 minutes to Bristol Motor Speedway, 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 23 miles to the NC Arboretum. Outdoor fire pit indoor fire place, 30 minutes to Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock, USA Rafting


Manager info

Year Purchased: 2010

About: Hosts, Bob Breining and Melissa Steinnagel purchased this property three years ago. This is the fulfillment of their life long dream to live in a secluded mountain top property but still be close to Asheville. Bob has developed property as a site contractor most of his adult life and enjoys the opportunity to work with his own land creating walking trails and exposing the spectacular views. Melissa is a nurse working locally and has been in charge of decorating.

Why Asheville:
Pet friendly,'We love dogs' Solitude at the top of the mountain, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, White water rafting, skiing, national parks, 60 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway,The views from this property are absolutely amazing. It is like you are in heaven. You can see weather changes before they happen. We call this 'The Island in the Sky', dogs think they are in paradise. I have enjoyed the wildlife and peacefulness of living on a mountaintop and decided to share this with others who share the same love.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor firepit, 2 indoor fireplaces, quiet, miles and miles of hiking trails right on the property, close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Weaverville, This is a Mountain Top property with 360 degree views right out of your door.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Cabin


  • Spectacular View from your deck/window

    Spectacular View from your deck/window

  • upstairs living room with firelplace and 50-inch HD TV

    upstairs living room with firelplace and 50-inch HD TV

  • Upstairs kitchen with dishwasher, double door refrigerator, stove and microwave

    Upstairs kitchen with dishwasher, double door refrigerator, stove and microwave

  • upstairs bathroom with shower

    upstairs bathroom with shower

  • Lower Master Suit King bed

    Lower Master Suit King bed

  • Happy guest with his Subaru

    Happy guest with his Subaru

  • Beautiful Fall view of the mountains

    Beautiful Fall view of the mountains

  • Melissa and Rocky

    Melissa and Rocky

  • Night view

    Night view

  • upstairs bedroom with queen bed

    upstairs bedroom with queen bed

  • Upstairs kitchen and stairwell to downstairs living area

    Upstairs kitchen and stairwell to downstairs living area

  • upstairs dining area

    upstairs dining area

  • Downstairs  with Jacuzzi and shower

    Downstairs with Jacuzzi and shower

  • View of the mountains

    View of the mountains

  • Guest feeding Bert

    Guest feeding Bert

  • Hot tub

    Hot tub

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