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Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub

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Last updated: 09/25/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


Situated high on the very top of Bill’s Mountain surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness right outside your door. Two delightful cabins - just right for a romantic couples getaway or a small family vacation. Many of our quests have enjoyed celebrating their anniversary or honeymoon on top of the mountain. The cabins are very spacious, newly renovated, and new comfortable furnishings. Take in the fantastic views while setting in the hot tub.

Most AWD vehicles, such as Subaru, will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel vehicles will need to park at in the lower parking area and Bob or Melissa will take you to the top. They live just down the road and are available seven days a week to assist you.

Enjoy 30-mile spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Mitchell. Very rural setting only 5 minutes to I-26 and 12 miles to downtown Asheville. Close to hiking, fishing, waterfalls, zip line, white water rafting, golf, horseback riding, Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn and more.

You will appreciate the quit natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. Relax in the cool mountain air in the evenings and have a bonfire, relive your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in the secluded area chocked full of nature. For you photography folks, take plenty of pictures of the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet – Burt the Emu. Give Burt a banana and he will be your friend forever.

We are dog lovers and welcome well-behaved dogs. This cabin has a doggy door and fenced area for your pet.

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover as you eat breakfast on the patio.

Take a trip to Asheville and enjoy 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. Then go by downtown Weaverville – small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you can sample 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 and white water rafting, with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at exit 3 off I-26. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit Mountain Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi and Grandfather Mountain best known for its mile-high swinging bridge, the highest in America built in 1952. There are many beautiful waterfalls to see, Douglas Falls is about 21 miles away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at The Island in the Sky. Sleep well at 3,300 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today – you’ll be glad you did!


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 twelve 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
  • 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


  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace upstairs and downstairs...moreless

  • Heating
  • Internet:

    Wi fi...moreless

  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room


  • 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


Write a review 4.7
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Fall Season
Sep 28 - Nov 8, 2015
3 night min stay
Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2015
4 night min stay
Christmas Eve/Day
Dec 24 - Dec 27, 2015
4 night min stay
New Year's Eve/Day
Dec 31 - Jan 3, 2016
4 night min stay
Valentines Day
Feb 12 - Feb 14, 2016
3 night min stay
Easter Weekend
Mar 25 - Mar 28, 2016
3 night min stay
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27 - May 30, 2016
4 night min stay
May 31 - Jun 30, 2016
3 night min stay
$200 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

July 4th
Jul 1 - Jul 4, 2016
4 night min stay
Jul 5 - Aug 31, 2016
3 night min stay
$175 $200
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 2 - Sep 5, 2016
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$145 $180
Thu, Fri, Sat

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

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $25 + tax
  • Cleaning for 2 guests $65 + 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: 09/25/2015
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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.

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Guestbook comments from the property manager

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  • Great views right from the deck!

    Great views right from the deck!

  • Living Room!

    Living Room!

  • Well equipped Kitchen!

    Well equipped Kitchen!

  • Queen Bedroom upper level!

    Queen Bedroom upper level!

  • Master Bedroom!

    Master Bedroom!

  • Happy guest with his Subaru

    Happy guest with his Subaru

  • Beautiful Fall view of the mountains from the deck!

    Beautiful Fall view of the mountains from the deck!

  • Spectacular morning view!

    Spectacular morning view!

  • Park benches at the fire pit!

    Park benches at the fire pit!

  • Enjoy view of your deck

    Enjoy view of your deck

  • Private Hot Tub!!

    Private Hot Tub!!

  • Dining!


  • Upper Bath with Shower!

    Upper Bath with Shower!

  • Master bedroom suite!

    Master bedroom suite!

  • Master Bath and Shower!

    Master Bath and Shower!

  • Spectacular View from your deck/window

    Spectacular View from your deck/window

  • Guest feeding Bert

    Guest feeding Bert

  • Two cabins no other neighbors.  Very secluded!

    Two cabins no other neighbors. Very secluded!

  • Beautiful Sunset Views

    Beautiful Sunset Views

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