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Ellerson House; historic Mountain Escape w/Hot Tub & Game Rm! Asheville, Hot Springs

Bedrooms 5
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Enjoy a true mountain vacation overlooking the French Broad River and Hot Spring


Ellerson House is a private historic home with 10 acres overlooking the French Broad River and located right outside downtown Hot Springs. While small, Hot Springs has hosted travelers for over 200 years to soak in its therapeutic waterbaths. The home is also located less than 45 minutes from downtown Asheville. You are 60 minutes to Asheville Regional airport, and 50 minutes to the gates of Biltmore Estate. You are also app. 5 minutes from the Appalachian Trail, Hot Springs Spa and 5 minute access to just about everything in the area, horseback riding, rafting, hiking, fishing, dining and a spa and 20 minutes from Max Patch.?


5 bedroom, 4 full baths

Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 17 Max. Occupancy: 17

(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)


Relaxation and mountain splendor brought to a whole new level.

Ellerson House is a meticulously refurbished historical gem, that redefines LUXURY. Set atop the bluff overlooking downtown Hot Springs with majestic 360 degree mountain and river views, this historic home is a true "one-of-a-kind" vacation destination.

Tucked up on Sanders Mountain, and within walking distance to downtown Hot Springs, the historic home overlooks the mighty French Broad River and back up to Pisgah National Forest. This spacious, fully updated and modernized, 5 bedroom estate home affords mountain privacy, 1,000 feet of porches to die for, Game Room, fire-pit, & HOT TUB while being close to a plethora of outdoor activities. Ellerson House has become one of the most popular homes in our Yonder luxury portfolio, and is quickly becoming one of the most requested! It is not surprising when you put a luxuriously appointed home together with all the amenities it has to offer, and a breathtaking location.

Ellerson House, is a fully modernized vacation home, with luxury appointments for the discerning traveler. The home affords year round access, and is great for groups of any and all ages. Four zoned HVAC, WIFI, big screen TV's and more bring modern conveniences to this true WNC experience. Walk or bike to town and all the local activities. The driveway has a slight incline approach to the home, so in the Winter exercise caution with potential ice.

Ellerson House is a true Craftsman Bungalow design with all original doors, windows, beams, floors & fireplaces. William R Ellerson was a businessman in Asheville and Madison County. He was a business partner with E.W. Grove - builder of Grove park Inn and the Grove Arcade. The two local giants were acquiring land to build a "Grove Park Inn 2", in Hot Springs, when Grove died in 1927. Ellerson built the house in 1920 for his new wife - who was a descendent of the founder of Hot Springs, William Nielson.

With soaring vistas, high ceilings, massive fireplaces, impeccable attention to historical details and hard wood floors, you will immediately feel pampered at Ellerson House. The great room, with plenty of space to unwind, and fully equipped, large chef's kitchen and dining table for 14, is where everyone will want to gather to enjoy their time together. But, if you need some “alone time”, there is plenty of space inside and out to find your own serenity. There are 3 outside porches, decks, and patios for ultimate outdoor relaxation.

There is plenty to do at the house, including a full "Play Barn Game Room", separate from the house for hours of fun, with pool, ping pong, corn hole and more. The back porch has a gas grill, dining table and hot tub with views into the Pisgah National Forest The expansive decks & porches are just off the Kitchen/Great Room & out the side door, and off the rear terrace level. All of these afford additional outdoor space to relax & unwind. Everyone enjoys the front porch, it's fireplace, the rolling river and the night sky as it fills with stars.

Take a seat and enjoy the sound of nature and the serenity in your own private paradise at the top of the world. There is also a private trail down to the river!

You are just minutes from trails, water holes, horseback rides, motorcycle touring, biking, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, and the local smoothie & ice cream shop. Local restaurants offer fun to fine dining with weekend live entertainment. The Hot Springs are a local must for a relaxing soak!

Bedroom/Bath Layout:

5 bedroom, 4 full baths

Bedroom #1 – 2nd Floor Guest Room - King Bed - Full Bath (#1)

Bedroom #2 – 2nd Floor – Bunk Rm – 3 sets Double/Twin Bunks (Sleeps 9)

Bedroom #3 – 2nd Floor – Master Suite – King Bed in Master - Private ensuite Full Bath (#2)

Bedroom #4 –2nd Floor Guest Room - Queen Bed - Full Bath (#3)

Bedroom #5 – Main Floor Guest Room - Queen Bed - Full Bath (#4)

Occupancy Summary / Sleeps in beds: 17 Max. Occupancy: 17

(PLEASE NOTE: Yonder provides linens for all beds; other occupancy will require guests providing their own linens.)

All bathrooms have rain shower heads!

Additional Features:

Hot Tub

Covered front porch with outdoor fireplace

Interior fireplace

FREE firewood

Barn Game Room - pool table, ping pong, corn hole, volleyball

Gas Grill on Patio and dining on back porch


Phone/Cable/Direct TV/Satellite - 2 large / 2 bedroom TV's

Fire Pit - Firewood provided at NO additional costs

Full Gourmet Kitchen - WOLF 4-burner gas cooking, Scotsman ice maker, fireplace

3 Outdoor Decks/Patios

Air Conditioning - 4 zones


Dining Room Table & Chairs

Sitting Room with gas log fireplace

Terrace Level Patio

Full house generator

Nearby access to The Appalachian Trail, French Broad River, hiking trails, mountain biking trails, horseback riding, rafting, fishing

Full access to concierge -food, shopping, outdoor guides

High quality mattresses, linens & duvets

We look forward to possibly booking your stay, should these accommodations work for you. We can reserve your stay with a credit card and send out a rental agreement to firm everything up when you are ready...but don't delay too long.

Additional Rate Info And Fees:

*3 night minimum

*4 night minimum required for all holidays & special events.

These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

$525 Cleaning Fee**

** - Yonder openly shares & clearly posts our Cleaning Fees in a manner of full disclosure, as we think this is the most honest and forthright approach with respect to our guests. Our Cleaning Fees are backed by our Clean Guarantee, which reflects the highest level of standards, pristine environments for our guests, and a level of clean that surpasses any other vacation homes; we literally guarantee it!

3.45% processing fee

Current local tax rate is 7%

$1,000 refundable security deposit (Held with credit card; NOT charged up front)

Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.

Pets: Many of our guests have allergies so we have maintained a pet-free environment so they can enjoy their vacation without the potential of an allergic reaction. If you have a pet we can recommend some alternatives nearby.

Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, military discounts, and trip insurance.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Yonder

Celebrating 10 years in Western North Carolina, Yonder provides relaxing and personalized luxury homes for vacation rentals in and around Asheville; from 1 bedroom loft apartments in the heart of Asheville to 8 bedroom timber frame estates homes. Perfect for romantic weekends to multi generational family gatherings, corporate retreats to weddings, Yonder dedicates itself to providing the ultimate mountain vacation experience. Our promise to you is an easy booking process, a guaranteed clean home and our availability to offer local knowledge and answer any questions you might have.



Hot Springs House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 17
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 17
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Ellerson House; historic Mountain Escape w/Hot Tub & Game Rm! Asheville, Hot Springs
average rating of 5.0 based on 9 reviews

Perfect house on a hill~

  • 5 of 5

We were there for our son's wedding. We hosted my husband's siblings for a total of 8 adults and then hosted a dinner party for some wedding guests. Plenty of room for everyone to be alone or sitting together on the front porch looking out over the town of Hot Springs. The game barn was a hit with grandkids and adults.

The kitchen is well stocked and made cooking meals easy. We didn't use the grill but it was right off den on the deck. The hot tub was fun and had a nice wooded view off the back deck.

The bedrooms are comfortable and most have baths private baths.

We enjoyed our time at the Ellerson House and in Hot Springs, NC. If you are down in the town you can look up and see the Ellerson House, which is pretty cool. Make sure you take in the mineral hot tubs while you are there. Cell signal was poor for our carrier, but that only added to making the most of family time. The wifi signal was fine. It was not enough of a big deal to give any less stars. If I were to go back to this area, I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Bonita Springs, FL

Absolutely perfect! A beautiful, historical home, furnished with care that exemplify the owners!

  • 5 of 5

The property is perfect for family reunions, as I experienced, complete with modern kitchen, outfitted play barn and comfortable beds, plus hiking path to the river and easy access to town and the AT. The Ellerson House is very, very special. It's a home not to be missed!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hopkins, Minnesota

The property was beautifully appointed and had everything we needed.

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at Ellerson House for our son’s wedding in Hot Springs. We had plenty of room for family to stay with us. The views off the porch are spectacular. The home is beautifully decorated and had all the amenities you could ask for. The check in/out process was easy. We had a wonderful time and I would recommend it to anyone!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madison, Wisconsin

As advertised & lived up to all expecations!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures perfectly represent the Ellerson House. It was exactly as advertised and we were not disappointed. Very quiet and private property. Walk-able to hiking trails and drive-able to downtown Asheville. Check-in and check-out was hassle-free. Absolutely no complaints. Would definitely stay here again if the opportunity arises!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Ellerson House Autumn Girls' Weekend

  • 5 of 5

The Ellerson House with all it's exceptional amenities made our getaway so special and memorable. The house is equipped with every kitchen need (the only fireplace 🔥 we used was in the kitchen to take the chill off.), The generous towels supply for use in the beautifully remodeled bathrooms 🚽 was greatly appreciated. All slept comfortably in the linen supplied beds.

Lots of us used the gaming/ recreational building with much enjoyment. 🎱 🏓

The charming town of Hot Springs provided enjoyable restaurants and warm North Carolina ambiance. We came to hike and were not disappointed with the nearby hiking opportunities. Absolutely first rate in every way!

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Susan, Thank you so much for your review of Ellerson House! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay. We agree that the surrounding area has wonderful views with lots to do. We hope that you will stay with us again!
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It was beautiful

  • 5 of 5

I love the house and the property. We had a great weekend.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your wonderful review of the property! We are pleased you enjoyed your weekend at the house. Please give us a call when you are ready to book again!
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Nearest Ski
5 Miles

Hot Springs is located at the confluence of the French Broad River and Spring Creek. A natural hot spring is also located here, the only such spring known in North Carolina and in much of the southeastern United States. Thus, this area has long since been a destination for those looking for therapeutic relief from their ailments. The town itself is becoming ever more popular as a modern tourist destination, for aside from the springs, outdoor recreation is abundant in the area. The Appalachian Trail runs along downtown's Bridge Street and climbs the mountains on either side of the river. Rafting and kayaking is popular on the French Broad River itself. There are numerous other hiking, mountain biking, backpacking, and sightseeing opportunities in the nearby Pisgah National Forest.


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