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A great (living) room with wood burning fireplace opens to large north deck

A great (living) room with wood burning fireplace opens to large north deck Spring at Highwoods Renew your spirit in the secluded hot tub after a long day of sightseeing Another view of the great room Casual mountain kitchen provides you with whatever you could possibly need Break bread with friends & family or late night chatting by candle light. Master bdrm with king bed & skylight. Early morning views can be "WOW"! A different view of the master bedroom Relax after a day of excursion and discovery Trundle bed sets up as two singles The lower level is a small suite w/ full bath, separate bedroom (queen bed) The north deck offers yet another gathering place From every direction you'll feel and see the beauty of nature Privately set on 10 acres with 3 ponds and 3 small waterfalls Lower garden with authenic hand carved totem pole, old barn in background Highwoods in winter

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Last updated: 04/10/2014
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  • Minimum stay:3-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Asheville cabin description

Highwoods has been developed to nurture your spirit and provide everything you will need for the ultimate relaxing get-a-way. The floor plan is ideal for a romantic getaway, a family reunion, or a tranquil retreat for groups up to eight.

This unique mountain cabin, I nestled on the side of a mountain with teriffic views. It is situated on 10 acres, about half of which is landscaped in a garden setting with three small ponds fed by an underground mountain spring and our very own hand-carved totem pole. The balance has been left in its natural state.

You will be ideally located for day trips to all of the many things to do in Asheville and most everything else that Western North Carolina offers to visitors. We are located just 14 miles - about a 20 minutes drive - from Asheville. Add another 5 minutes to get to the Biltmore Estate or the Blue Ridge Parkway.

When you return to Highwoods at the end of the day, you arrive in another world. You are taken away by only the sound of water falling, the beauty and the power of nature. You are filled with a sense of profound peace that many consider to be of a spiritual nature. The art and décor at Highwoods has been collected from around the world, which we think you will find both interesting and inviting. We want you to feel that this is truly YOUR mountain vacation home, here in the heart of the Blue Ridge! Most of our guests do feel exactly that way. Curl up in front of the wood burning fireplace, sit on the deck with a good book, unwind in the hot tub … whatever your choice, treat yourself to the perfect escape.

Winter rates (Jan 3-Mar 27; Nov 6-19, Dec 1-18): 2 night minimum for $615; weekly $1335.
Basic Rates (Mar 28-Sept 27): 3 night minimum for $900; weekly $1630.
Leaf Season (Sep 28-Nov 10) & Holidays:4 night minimum during leaf season for $1285; $1815 weekly; 1 week minimum for holidays (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years)



Keywords: Cabin, house, chalet

Property Type

      • Cabin

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental

          Meals

              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Suitability

              • Pets Considered:

                please inquire, with prior appoval on a case by case basis...moreless

              • Non Smoking Only:

                please, no smoking in the house...moreless

              • Children Welcome

              Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

              • Bedroom 1

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 2

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 3

                ...moreless

              • Bedroom 4

                ...moreless

              • King size beds (1) in Master loft, Queen size Beds (1) in bedroom on lower level, Twin or Single Beds (2) trundle bed pulls out for 2 singles in bedroom on main level, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) one futon in 4th bedrm (library/office) on main level; one futon in sitting room on lower level...moreless

              Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

              Kitchen & Dining

              • Kitchen:

                includes coffee maker, toaster/oven, full stove/oven, microwave, juicer, dishwasher, garbage disposal, a nice selection of spices and much more...moreless

              • Cooking Utensils:

                cookware, dishware, flatware, glassware and stemware....moreless

              • Microwave
              • Refrigerator
              • Dishwasher

              Amenities

              • Air Conditioning:

                central heat & air, though you won't need the air conditional very often...moreless

              • Linens Provided:

                Beds made up with fresh linens for your arrival & plenty of towels....moreless

              • Wood Fireplace:

                and firewood...moreless

              • Covered Parking
              • Washing Machine
              • Clothes Dryer

              Entertainment

              • Video Library:

                Over 200 VHF videos & DVDs from which to choose. Enough reading material to keep you occupied for weeks, together with numerous games which both children and adults will enjoy. ...moreless

              • Satellite / Cable:

                (2) 1 large screen in great room on main level; 1 small screen in sitting room on lower level ...moreless

              • Music Library:

                great selection of CDs...moreless

              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Stereo
              • VCR

              Communications

              • Wireless Internet:

                wireless router & DLS moden...moreless

              • Broadband Access:

                DSL modem & wireless router...moreless

              • Telephone:

                (3) plus answering machine...moreless

              • Free Long Distance

              Pool & Spa

                  • Hot Tub:

                    6-person hot tub: enjoy after a day of excursions or under the stars at night...moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Outdoor Grill

                  Location & View

                      • Mountain View:

                        in a rural setting with great mountain views...moreless

                      Activities

                      • Spelunking
                      • Swimming
                      • Snowmobiling
                      • Hiking
                      • Hot Air Ballooning
                      • Cycling
                      • Kayaking
                      • Tennis
                      • Golf
                      • Snowboarding
                      • Rock Climbing
                      • Mountain Biking
                      • Fishing
                      • Rafting
                      • Skiing
                      • Live Theater
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Boating
                      • Restaurants
                      • Theme Parks
                      • Museums
                      • Cinemas
                      • Shopping
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Sledding
                      • Hunting
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Wildlife Viewing
                      • Antiquing

                      Other Activities

                          • Bird watching: pileated woodpeckers, red tailed hawks, bluebirds, red birds, cardinals, orioles, warblers, wild turkeys, broad-winged hawks, and even a peacock has recently been spotted right on the property. ...moreless
                           

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                          • A beutiful spot to retreat in view of the Blue Ridge Mts. and close to Asheville, NC

                            A beutiful spot to retreat in view of the Blue Ridge Mts. and close to Asheville, NC

                            • Guest Vern Thistlethwaite (Decatur, IL)
                            • Date of stay 12/21/13
                            • Review Submitted 12/30/13
                            Our week st Highwoods was delightbul. Our hostess thought of so many details and conveniences that made the stay of three generations a memorable Christmas. The three level comfortable home with a large deck overlooks a valley with the Blue Ridge Mts. as a backdrop. Being close to the town of Asheville with its many opportunities for short pleasurable excursions made Highwoods all-the-more enjoyable.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • Peaceful retreat

                            Peaceful retreat

                            • Guest Happy Traveler (New York City)
                            • Date of stay 08/23/13
                            • Review Submitted 08/26/13
                            We were in Asheville for a family wedding and very glad to be staying at Highwoods rather than a downtown hotel. The site is lovely and the house comfortable and tastefully furnished. The many amenities include the large living room with mountain views from floor-to-ceiling windows, full range of kitchen appliances, and a hot tub. It's a bit of a drive into town but much of it through beautiful farm country. For us it was a Perfect Escape.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Review of Highwoods Property

                            Review of Highwoods Property

                            • Guest Sada (Houston)
                            • Date of stay 05/03/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/12/13
                            Only one word to describe our experience at Highwoods - SUBLIME!. It all started with the booking process wherein Marsha was extremely open with information and flexible to our requrements. Since it was my wife's surprise birthday, she even offered to pick up the cake + wine and leave it at the house. The house itself is beautiful with great views, very cosy and quaint. Last but not the least, there was no nickel and diming with last minute charges being slapped on. Overall a very professional experience. 5 thumbs up for the House and 6 Thumbs up for Marsha!! Would recommend it without hesitation to everyone.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          • Truly a perfect escape!

                            Truly a perfect escape!

                            • Guest Bob (Western Mass.)
                            • Date of stay 05/27/13
                            • Review Submitted 06/11/13
                            Our family of seven recently vacationed at Highwoods and enjoyed all the accommodations its offered. From the long patio table on its beautiful deck to eat at, the hot tub to soak in after hiking the Smokey Mountains and ending the day with a competitive game of horseshoes. Besides being very clean and nicely decorated you really felt relaxed and at home. Marsha, the rental manager was accommodating and friendly to deal with. A vacation place we would choose again in the future.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 0/0

                          • WOW...absolutely perfect!!

                            WOW...absolutely perfect!!

                            • Guest Nancy (Rossville, Georgia)
                            • Date of stay 07/06/12
                            • Review Submitted 07/21/12
                            This rental was perfect for our family group. We were so impressed with the whole package. The location is absolutely gorgeous with mountain views. The drive from the main road is picturesque with rolling hills, pastures - Appalachian beauty at every turn. When we entered the house we were all charmed by the decor and the fabulous view!! The skylights offer comfortable natural light throughout the house. The kitchen was very well-equipped. Everywhere you look there is more to discover! We especially loved the library and its collection of books, puzzles, and games.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, families with young children, age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 1/1

                          • Lovely, quiet retreat

                            Lovely, quiet retreat

                            • Guest Chris (Atlanta, GA)
                            • Date of stay 09/22/11
                            • Review Submitted 10/06/11
                            My husband and I just spent a week at Highwoods. The place was lovely, peaceful and eclectically and very comfortably furnished-and immaculate. We were greeted with wine, coffee and flowers and we found the owner very responsive to our needs. We were looking for a quiet place to read, write and enjoy being in the mountains and this met all of our needs. And it was only 25 minutes into Asheville, which we love and visited twice.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                          • Serenity

                            Serenity

                            • Guest Laura and Dennis (New Durham, New Hampshire)
                            • Date of stay 09/03/11
                            • Review Submitted 09/11/11
                            Highwoods is a mysterious and interesting property. I'm not quite sure why it felt so serene, but it was really quite amazing. The house itself is well-equipped with everything you need. We enjoy cooking and the kitchen had all of the equipment we required. We stayed for a week and never found we were without any of the day-to-day basics ranging from soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels and even shampoo and conditioner in the shower. Also, when we first arrived quite late in the day, we found fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and a bag of coffee set out for us. The grounds of the property are very accurately described with a small waterfall and stream running through. Although there are other homes abutting the Highwoods property, the house feels very private because it is surrounded by trees. I researched a number of Asheville properties before choosing Highwoods. After just returning from a wonderful week there, I can say it was great value for the money and really is the sanctuary it is described. Some of the other reviewers have written about problems with the phone. Although our AT&T cell phones did not work at all at the house or anywhere on the nearby access roads (the owner warned us about this in advance), the landline phone at Highwoods was in perfect working order during our entire stay. We were able to make and receive calls, and there was also an answering machine so we could give out the number and receive messages during our stay. Driving to Highwoods from the highway takes you through some beautiful North Carolina farmland, hillsides and pastures. Perhaps that makes the property seem a little farther off the beaten path than some of the other listed vacation properties, but it's still very convenient to everything Asheville has to offer. We never felt inconvenienced driving from the house along the country roads to reach the highway. That's what made us feel so far away from the rest of the world as we know it. We would definitely stay there again.

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 4/4

                          • Our Second Stay!

                            Our Second Stay!

                            • Guest Nick & Mary (Atlanta, GA, USA)
                            • Date of stay 06/04/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/16/11
                            Just returned from our second stay in this charming cabin. The view is terrific, the house welcoming and serene. The perfect place for some much needed R&R and reconnecting with family. Last year we explored Asheville, which we love; it is so laid back with lots of fun little boutiques and some really interesting eateries. But what we enjoyed most this last week was playing in forests, like zip lining through the tree tops for the first time, what a thrill! Also loved hiking a little of the Appalachian Trail and coming back to the house to soak our sore mussels in the hot tub under an astounding star filled sky. The location is perfect... convenient to Asheville, but right in the midst of nature at her finest. The house is ideal… uniquely appealing décor, comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, great sound system and incredible collection of CDs and DVDs.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers, age 55+, girls getaway, sightseeing, romantic getaway, pet owners.

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                          • Just okay...did call owner but no response.

                            Just okay...did call owner but no response.

                            • Guest chiafam (Sandwich, IL USA)
                            • Date of stay 05/27/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/11/11
                            My daughter left the previous review. We did call the owner and left a voice mail. We also e-mailed her about a couple of things, but received no response while we were there. We found cleaning supplies under the cabinet and downstairs, but did not find any dishwasher soap or hand soap. We had no problem figuring out how things worked. ...just didn't have a few important amenities that were needed. The house was okay, but bedspread downstairs was sour smelling--probably due to the dampness. We read all instructions and also called right away to have water delivered, but received no response from the owner. We didn't worry about the phone working most of the time, because we didn't need it. You would just hope you would have service in case of an emergency.

                            Recommended for: Families with teenagers.

                            Did you find this review helpful? Yes | No Helpful votes: 2/2

                          • We experienced the prefect escape

                            We experienced the prefect escape

                            • Guest Wendy (Winter Park, FL)
                            • Date of stay 05/13/11
                            • Review Submitted 06/09/11
                            What a beautiful, peaceful place tucked in the mountains with lot of privacy, truly the perfect escape! We were looking for rest and relaxation -- which we found, especially in the cozy living room and on the back deck to take in the view. Enjoyed the hot tub, the well equiped kitchen and the loft bedroom. Thank you for the fresh flowers and bottle of wine upon arrival -- that was a nice touch. The location was ideal -- as Asheville with it's eclectic shops, restaurants and downtown offered for several fun outings. We'll definitly be back -- maybe in the winter in hopes of getting stuck in the snow!

                            Recommended for: Age 55+, girls getaway, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway.

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                          Rental basis: Per property
                          Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                          Base Rate
                          3 night min stay
                          $283
                          $1,526

                          Discounts: 5 nights or more: $260 Nightly

                          Leaf Season & Holidays
                          Sep 27 - Nov 9
                          4 night min stay
                          $300
                          $11,900

                          Additional information about rental rates

                          Additional Fees and Taxes:

                          Plus NC sales tax

                          Security deposit $500

                          Pet Policy: 2 dogs max., plus fee


                          Notes:

                          Winter rates: January, February, March, September, November & December (with some exceptions), generally reduced 10% to 15%, please inquire.

                          We accept personal checks, Visa, MasterCard & Discover.

                          2.5% transaction fee for credit card transactions

                          50% to confirm reservation

                          Balance due 30 days prior to arrival


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                          • A great (living) room with wood burning fireplace opens to large north deck

                            A great (living) room with wood burning fireplace opens to large north deck

                          • Renew your spirit in the secluded hot tub after a long day of sightseeing

                            Renew your spirit in the secluded hot tub after a long day of sightseeing

                          • Casual mountain kitchen provides you with whatever you could possibly need

                            Casual mountain kitchen provides you with whatever you could possibly need

                          • Master bdrm with king bed & skylight. Early morning views can be "WOW"!

                            Master bdrm with king bed & skylight. Early morning views can be "WOW"!

                          • Relax after a day of excursion and discovery

                            Relax after a day of excursion and discovery

                          • The lower level is a small suite w/ full bath, separate bedroom (queen bed)

                            The lower level is a small suite w/ full bath, separate bedroom (queen bed)

                          • From every direction you'll feel and see the beauty of nature

                            From every direction you'll feel and see the beauty of nature

                          • Lower garden with authenic hand carved totem pole, old barn in background

                            Lower garden with authenic hand carved totem pole, old barn in background

                          • Spring at Highwoods

                            Spring at Highwoods

                          • Another view of the great room

                            Another view of the great room

                          • Break bread with friends & family or late night chatting by candle light.

                            Break bread with friends & family or late night chatting by candle light.

                          • A different view of the master bedroom

                            A different view of the master bedroom

                          • Trundle bed sets up as two singles

                            Trundle bed sets up as two singles

                          • The north deck offers yet another gathering place

                            The north deck offers yet another gathering place

                          • Privately set on 10 acres with 3 ponds and 3 small waterfalls

                            Privately set on 10 acres with 3 ponds and 3 small waterfalls

                          • Highwoods in winter

                            Highwoods in winter

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                          This listing was first published here in 2006.

                          Date last modified - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

                          $283 - $300 per night (USD)
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                          4 Bedroom / 3.5 Bathroom
                          Sleeps 8

                          View calendar: Updated 04/10/14
                          Minimum stay: 3-4 nights
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