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Need a Winter Get-Away? Check out Cold Mountain Retreat!

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,600 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Chalet, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 7-10)

Are you looking for a comfortable home surrounded by views of the Blue Ridge Mountains?

Would you like to find a place for friends and family to meet with lots of activities nearby?

Is a romantic get-a-way what you want?

Would you like WiFi for your laptop?

If your answer is 'Yes' to any of these questions, our Cold Mountain Retreat is your perfect choice.

YES, we are on THE Cold Mountain of book and movie fame!

Come enjoy the private, wooded setting and breathtaking views in our Cold Mountain home. Relax in the great room which offers long, unobstructed views of sunsets in the mountains through a 26-foot high wall of windows. Or settle on the deck and enjoy the same view in the fresh air. At 4300 feet above sea level, you may even find yourself looking down on clouds that hang among the mountain tops in the morning.


'In our 48 years renting dozens of vacation places from Maine to SW Florida, we recall none that approached perfection to the degree that Cold Mountain Retreat has. In all respects, it is magnificent with a fantastic setting, amazing interior decorating and attention to every small detail...

The O'Connors, August 2010

'We have spent six wonderful weeks in this lovely and peaceful home on Cold Mountain. We love the Waynesville area. Some favorites are:

Summer Solstice on Waterrock Nob, Two full moons--so bright that we could see up the mountain from the bedroom window, Starry, starry nights; 64-74 degrees on the deck every morning; fireworks in Maggie Valley;swimming holes and waterfalls.....

The Hazens June-July 2011

'Once again we enjoyed being in your lovely, comfortable home. Dad fell in love with the butterfly bushes and the butterflies that arrived each morning. We loved kicking back on the deck, grilling meals, and exploring Waynesville. The Mast General Store is a favorite. Next year we plan to bring more of the gang. The Sullivans and Kennedys, September 2009.

'A cloud in our living room! We could look down on the clouds and one even came inside exciting our children. Staying in your home has been the highlight of our year. Thank you for all the thoughtful extras you have provided.' Smiths, June 2009.


There is always something to do in Western North Carolina!

DESCRIPTION OF OUR COLD MOUNTAIN RETREAT: The red front door entry entry welcomes guests at the ground level. Stairs lead up from the entry hall to the main floor of the chalet style home. There you will find the great room with fireplace, kitchen and dining, two bedrooms, a full bath with large shower, and laundry room. The expansive deck surrounds the great room and has additional entry stairs.

Upstairs is the master suite. The large bedroom has a king-size bed; 11-foot window seat (big enough for 2 children to sleep); sitting area, desk and views in three directions. Besides two mountainside views, there is a view through two interior windows over the great room and out to the mountain ranges in the distance. Truly spectacular. It feels like being in a tree house. The master bath has a double vanity, a separate shower and toilet, and a Jacuzzi tub.

The ground level recreation studio expands the house to 2600 square feet. The studio level has its own fireplace and a furnished galley kitchen. The third full bath with tub/shower completes an area that is flexible for living and sleeping making our retreat perfect for gatherings of families and friends.

Year round Cold Mountain offers a pleasant variety of weather with four beautiful seasons. Paved access to our property keeps it open year round.

Whether you stay on the mountain or venture to nearby activities, our Cold Mountain Retreat is a beautiful and convenient choice for you, your family and friends.

Keywords: Comfortable elegance with spectacular views

More Details

Rob Dulaney or Barbara Bishop
Member since: 2006
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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2018

About Rob Dulaney or Barbara Bishop

Rob Dulaney (behind the Elk antler) and Barbara Bishop are high school sweethearts who married 26 years later. Rob is a consulting engineer and Barbara is a marriage and family therapist, consultant, educator and retreat leader. Her practice, Soul Focus Resources, is in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. We enjoy our professions, and we also love spending time with our three grown children and four grandchildren. Traveling is on our list of pleasures. One of our goals is to hike in all the major national parks in the United States. In 2009 we explored the Grand Canyon. In 2010 we explored Mesa Verde. National Park in Colorodo. In Sept. 2010 we hiked in Scotland and England while exploring Celtic Christian sites. In May of 2011, Barbara spent two weeks on pilgrimage in Jordan and Israel. In May we will visit the Joshua Tree National Park in California. The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is our frequent hiking ground since it is so close to Cold Mountain Retreat.

Rob Dulaney or Barbara Bishop purchased this chalet in 2006

Why Rob Dulaney or Barbara Bishop chose Canton

After vacationing on Cold Mountain for more than a decade, we knew we loved repeat visits to the area. There is so much to do here that it is impossible to do it all. Rather than continuing to rent someone else's vacation home, we decided we wanted to build our own. Fortunately, some acerage was available for purchase. In 2005 and 2006 we built our Cold Mountain Retreat. It is truly our home in the mountains. Since we aren't here year round, we love sharing our home with others.

What makes this chalet unique

While in the mountains, try the adventures of zipline canopy tours, hot air ballooning or helicipter site-seeing as ways to see the mountains from above! Cold Mountain Retreat offers the best of quiet mountain life and the advantages of lovely small towns like Waynesville and Maggie Valley. For city advantages, Asheville is only a 25 to 30 minute drive. Parks, hiking trails and wilderness areas surround us. Much can be explored by car and the hiking is unequaled. In Waynesville there is the Haywood Regional Recreation Center that has indoor heated pools including a children's pool and slide area. In addition, there are raquetball & basketball courts, yoga classes, aerobic classes, indoor walking and jogging lanes, locker rooms, and much more for year round use.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Yes, we stayed here for six wonderful weeks in this lovely and peaceful home on Cold Mountainl. We love the Waynesville area....Some of our favorites have been:

Summer solstice on Waterrock Nob; two full moons--so bright that we could see up the mountain from the bedroom; 64-74 degrees on the deck in the mornings; picking berries with grandkids and making fresh cobbler; fireworks in Maggie Valley; squirrel nest at eye level; butterflies as large as small birds; a hummingbird who would come eye-to-eye on the deck many mornings; lunch at Pisgah in on the Blue Ridge Parkway; and so much more.
Jun 2010
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Canton Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • Master bathroom has separate shower and Jacuzzi tub. Main floor bathroom has a walk-in shower. Rec room bathroom has a tub/shower. All showers have sliding shower doors, not curtains.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - Main Floor - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - Main Floor - 2 twin/ single
    Master Bedroom - Enclosed Loft - 1 king
  • King size beds (1, master bedroom), Queen size beds (1), Twin or Single beds (3), Child beds (1) Child's blow up Nemo air mattress/sleeping bag available, Baby Cribs (1, Pack-N-Play, which can be used in any room), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1), Queen-size Lazy-boy hideaway bed (with air mattress top) sofa in front of fireplace in great room.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Whirlpool
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Two Fireplaces, Cathedral Ceilings, Central Heat and Air Conditioning, Galley Kitchen in Recreation Studio, Hardwood Floors, Pack-and-Play Available, Child-size Nemo Blow-Up Mattress Available, Adjustable Baby Gates Available, room for two children to sleep on 11' window seat with mattress in master bedroom, Expansive Deck


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Need a Winter Get-Away? Check out Cold Mountain Retreat!
average rating of 4.625 based on 35 reviews

Very nice place.

  • 5 of 5

Unfortunately we were unable to stay due to weather conditions , ie icy roads and drive. Could not ask for a better person to rent from than Rob. Called and told him our situation, and he did not hesitate to refund our money. did not have to ask him, for a refund and for that I am truly grateful. This is a very nice place, and wonderful people to deal with. Do not hesitate to rent from them. You really can't go wrong. Thanks a bunch Rob.

  • Submitted: Feb 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved It

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views, nice clean home.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really nice place.

  • 5 of 5

This is truly a very nice place. The road up to the Chalet is paved, so no gravel roads and no all wheel drive needed. The home is nicely decorated and has three levels. First level is the garage (which is for use by all), a full bath, a game room/rec room with a pool table, a kitchenette/bar area with small fridge, a sitting area with games, puzzles, books, VHS and regular TV. Then there is the second level which is the main level with a kitchen, two bedrooms, full bath and living room. More books, DVD and a flat screen TV with sat dish. Internet works great. Oh and the large deck with awesome view. Then there is the third level with the master suite with comfortable bed, writing desk, window bench, Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and your own coffee pot for that early morning I just don't want to go downstairs for my first cup of coffee time. Note you will need to make your own bed with clean sheets supplied and then wash them and put them back up when ready to leave. I will say the two set of stairs are steep and if very young or old may be much to do several times in a row. Otherwise this is a really great place for a really great price. We have rented many different places in the area over the years and I've never gone back to one. This one we would go back too and hopefully will go back too. You are in between most everything, Close to Asheville, Chimney Rock, Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the beautiful Blue Ridge parkway runs just behind the mountain. If you want a really nice clean place to stay your sure to love this place.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice views. Nice home. Furnishings lacking

  • 4 of 5

Nice home, nice views. Furniture & beds old & outdated.

Overall not clean: Lots hair in shower & on floor on main level. Refrigerator dirty and under couch dirty

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy and Private

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. Found it comfortable and fully stocked. My kids really enjoyed playing pool!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Beautiful view and excellent weather so we could enjoy deck.

  • 5 of 5

We were very comfortable and we would consider you in our next vacation.Thank You so much

  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Car: necessary

Blue Ridge Parkway, Sliding Rock, Elk Grazing at Sunset, Walkable Historic Downtown Waynesville, Biltmore Estate, Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum, Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, Smoky Mountain Railway, and So Much More


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Refundable damage deposit $250

Rates are for up to 4 people. Additional charge for more people. 3 night minimum is $474. Other rates for 4, 5 or 6 nights. $100 cleaning fee. No cleaning fee for 10 nights or more. Refundable deposit is $500 for 2 weeks or more. Deposit required to hold reservation. Discounts for rentals of one month or longer. As in most rural areas, there is no trash collection; you must take it to a designated dump site. FREE WiFi ~~ FREE LONG DISTANCE PHONE ~~ CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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