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The Island in the Sky Ashevilles#1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly

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View from your deck. Above the clouds!

View from your deck. Above the clouds! Fall View from the Cabins and Hot Tub Guest House Cabin C - Entry into Living Room Cabin C - French doors leading to the outside patio Cabin C - Dining room, Kitchenette and Fireplace Cabin C - Bedroom with Queen Bed Cabin C - Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub Cabin C - Outside Deck and Patio with BBQ Grill Hot tub and view of the mountains Bert strolling by the hot tub Fire pit Hiking Trail Fall view of the mountains Night view View of the mountains Sunset view Guest's dog on hiking trail Winter wonderland Guest feeding Bert Melissa with Friendly and Comical Bert Melissa and Rocky Happy guest

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Last updated: 04/18/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville cottage description

Welcome to The Island in the Sky, located at the very top of the mountain 1000 feet above Asheville 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 less than 11 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.

New and modern 3 room suite includes a bedroom with a queen bed, 400 count linen sheets, kitchenette, full bath with a Jacuzzi tub, internet

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.

Property Type

  • 400 sq. ft.
  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental

      Meals

          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

          Suitability

          • Pets Considered:

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

          • Children Welcome
          • Non Smoking Only

          Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2, Beds for 2

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, jetted tub, shower

            Jacuzzi tub and walk in shower...moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Kitchenette includes refrigerator, microwave, hot plate, patio has gas grill for your exclusive use. ...moreless

          • Stove:

            Hot plate...moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:

            4...moreless

          • Refrigerator
          • Dishes & Utensils
          • Toaster
          • Microwave
          • Coffee Maker

          Amenities

          • Towels Provided
          • Babysitter
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided

          Other Amenities

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

              Entertainment

              • Satellite / Cable

              Communications

                  Pool & Spa

                      • Hot Tub

                      Outdoor Features

                      • Lawn / Garden
                      • Deck / Patio

                      Location & View

                      • Rural:

                        Very secluded on the top of Bills Mountain but only 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

                      Activities

                      • Water Tubing
                      • Mountaineering
                      • Mountain Climbing
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Whitewater Rafting
                      • Hunting Small Game
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Medical Services
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Hunting Big Game
                      • Freshwater Fishing
                      • Fly Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Fishing
                      • Hiking
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Hunting
                      • Skiing
                      • Swimming
                      • Water Skiing
                      • Kayaking
                      • Cross Country Skiing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Cycling
                      • Laundromat
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Restaurants
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Museums
                      • Live Theater
                      • Winery Tours
                      • Churches
                      • Botanical Garden
                      • Arboretum
                      • Water Parks
                      • Playground
                      • Library
                      • Gambling Casinos
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Horseshoes
                      • Hospital
                      • Groceries
                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Antiquing
                      • Shopping
                      • Walking
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Sledding
                      • Sight Seeing

                      Other Activities

                          • SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 VIEWS JUST 18 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...moreless
                           

                          Reviews

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                          • 1 year Anniversary

                            1 year Anniversary

                            • Guest schan
                            • Date of stay 03/14/14
                            • Review Submitted 03/18/14
                            Me and my boyfriend stayed here for our 1 year. We had never been to the mountains together and wanted a fun new experience. We choose this cabin to shake up our usual hotel routine, also it was the best price for what we could afford. For the price it is an amazing deal. We stayed in Cabin C, seemed like a slightly older cabin compared to the other 2, but was still very nice inside. The bed was super comfy and clean. Also they recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle to get up to this property, which would be BEST, as there are some pretty steep areas, and its not a paved path up. But we took my 3 series BMW, and since its rear wheel drive, we just got some sand bags and was able to make it up and down it easily (just wouldn't try it in the rain/snow). But even if you don't, Bob is more than happy to drive you up and down the mountain. The view up there was SPECTACULAR! you are surrounded by mountains all around. The animals on the grounds (Bert the Emu, a chicken, a few dogs, a pig) was absolutely fun! we got to feed bert and the chicken! on our last night we used the hot tub at night by candle light and with champagne! such a romantic place for couples, a fun experience (the drive up, the animals, the views). I would recommend this cabin to anyone looking for a fun weekend get away! its decently close to downtown, took us about 15 min to drive.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.

                            Manager response: Thank you Skei for the wonderful review. Melissa and I are glad you enjoyed your stay here on top of our mountain. Come back soon! Bob and Mel

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                          • Perfect getaway

                            Perfect getaway

                            • Guest Susanne (Bonita Springs FL)
                            • Date of stay 01/08/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/20/14
                            My husband and I came up for a week and absolutely loved the stay! We were able to see breathtaking 360 degree views around the mountain and spend plenty of time outside hiking and exploring. I recommend having a 4wheel drive vehicle to get to the top of the mountain, but Bob was extremely helpful getting us up and down with his SUV when we needed. We were in Asheville quite a bit and the drive was quick, only 10 minutes I think. We are definitely coming back in the summer, as I realized that just down the road they have an amazing zip line property called Navitat and white water rafting. Everything was perfect, great hosts, great views, perfect location and extremely relaxing!

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 3/3

                          • Just what the doctor ordered!

                            Just what the doctor ordered!

                            • Guest Bill (Palm Beach Fl)
                            • Date of stay 01/02/14
                            • Review Submitted 01/07/14
                            I have been under a lot of stress with my business and my doctor reccommended I get away from it all and find a quiet place to relax and unwind. This beautiful mountain top retreat was exactly what I needed. The accomodations were clean and very warm and comfortable, the views were spectacular, the hosts Bob and Melissa reccommended dining in Weaverville at The Stony Knob Resturant which was excellent. I took a hike on their property with Bert the Emu and came back to my cabin and slept for 20 hours. The only thing I did not like was having to leave and go back to the rat race. Thanks to Bob and Melissa for the experience and I will be back soon. Bill McManus Palm Beach Fl

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, families with teenagers, adventure seekers, families with young children, sightseeing, pet owners, girls getaway, age 55+.

                            Manager response: Thank you Bill for sharing your experience on top of our mountain. Please come back soon. Bob & Melissa

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                          • Mountain experience

                            Mountain experience

                            • Guest melissa f.
                            • Date of stay 11/28/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/03/13
                            What an experience! If you can get past the steep incline to arrive at this location then you will not be dissatisfied! The unit is updated with hard wood floors (no carpets - yay), full use kitchen, and updated bathroom. The fresh mountain area is very relaxing. If you have dogs, this is a MUST stay as the owners allow your pets to run off the leash and enjoy their freedom. There are hiking trails available right out your front door. Then, if you'd like to relax in the hottub, it is available for guests. The views really are 360 degrees. The owners really are fantastic people and very accommodating. I was scared to drive up the steep incline and Robert was happy to pick us up at the bottom of the road whenever we requested. There is not any housekeeping, however, the owners did supply cleaning products to keep the unit clean. Towels were provided but you will need your own toiletries. SO, if you are looking for a peaceful tranquil location - this is definitely the place to stay! Nature and animals are what you will find at this fantastic location.

                            Recommended for: Romantic getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, pet owners.

                            Manager response: Thanks for staying Missy and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back soon! Bob and Melissa

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                          • The view was fantastic

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                            The view was fantastic

                            • Guest George & Pat
                            • Date of stay 10/24/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/26/13
                            Everything was great. The view was fantastic. The accommodations were great and you and Melissa were the best of all. We look forward to coming back. Thank you for everything.

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                          • Such a cozy and relaxing place to retreat

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                            Such a cozy and relaxing place to retreat

                            • Guest Aaron & Lesley
                            • Date of stay 10/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/26/13
                            Thanks for sharing your mountain with us! What a wonderful view to wake up to! Such a cozy & relaxing place to retreat. We appreciate the suggestion of Well Bred and for your hospitality. A Haiku: Majestic he stands, but with humility bows, Bert: King of the peak!

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                          • Early morning view is an experience of a lifetime

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                            Early morning view is an experience of a lifetime

                            • Guest Raj & Ish
                            • Date of stay 10/29/13
                            • Review Submitted 11/26/13
                            We had a wonderful time in your cabin. Early morning view from the room is an experience of a lifetime. Even though we spent only a couple of days we enjoyed each and every moment. Thanks for all your suggestions on places to eat and hangout. Overall we had an unforgettable experience.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Memorial Day Weekend
                          May 24 - May 27, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $125
                          Fourth of July Weekend
                          Jul 3 - Jul 6, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $125
                          Bele Chere
                          Jul 25 - Jul 27, 2014
                          3 night min stay

                          $375
                          flat fee
                          Labor Day Weekend
                          Aug 29 - Sep 1, 2014
                          3 night min stay
                          $125
                          My Standard Rate
                          2 night min stay
                          $125

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Fees:

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

                          Notes:

                          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: 04/18/2014
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                          Location

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

                          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 Cottage:
                          Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor firepit, indoor fireplace, 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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                          Speaks: english

                           

                          Photos

                          • View from your deck. Above the clouds!

                            View from your deck. Above the clouds!

                          • Guest House

                            Guest House

                          • Cabin C - French doors leading to the outside patio

                            Cabin C - French doors leading to the outside patio

                          • Cabin C - Bedroom with Queen Bed

                            Cabin C - Bedroom with Queen Bed

                          • Cabin C - Outside Deck and Patio with BBQ Grill

                            Cabin C - Outside Deck and Patio with BBQ Grill

                          • Bert strolling by the hot tub

                            Bert strolling by the hot tub

                          • Hiking Trail

                            Hiking Trail

                          • Night view

                            Night view

                          • Sunset view

                            Sunset view

                          • Winter wonderland

                            Winter wonderland

                          • Melissa with Friendly and Comical Bert

                            Melissa with Friendly and Comical Bert

                          • Happy guest

                            Happy guest

                          • Fall View from the Cabins and Hot Tub

                            Fall View from the Cabins and Hot Tub

                          • Cabin C - Entry into Living Room

                            Cabin C - Entry into Living Room

                          • Cabin C - Dining room, Kitchenette and Fireplace

                            Cabin C - Dining room, Kitchenette and Fireplace

                          • Cabin C - Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

                            Cabin C - Bathroom with Jacuzzi Tub

                          • Hot tub and view of the mountains

                            Hot tub and view of the mountains

                          • Fire pit

                            Fire pit

                          • Fall view of the mountains

                            Fall view of the mountains

                          • View of the mountains

                            View of the mountains

                          • Guest's dog on hiking trail

                            Guest's dog on hiking trail

                          • Guest feeding Bert

                            Guest feeding Bert

                          • Melissa and Rocky

                            Melissa and Rocky

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                          Date last modified - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

                          $125 per night (USD)
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                          1 Bedroom / 1 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 2

                          View calendar: Updated 04/18/14
                          Minimum stay: 2-4 nights
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