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3 bed / 1.5 bath, Sleeps 4, Pisgah Forest, Private Fishing Pond

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 bed / 1.5 bath, Sleeps 4, Pisgah Forest, Private Fishing Pond


Nestled off of the Boylston Highway between Mills River and Brevard. The house is about minutes from Brevard and 15 minutes from Asheville Airport. 30 minutes from Asheville.


Master Bedroom: 1 King Size Bed

Bedroom #1: 1 Full size Bed

Bedroom #2: 2 Twin size Beds


As the Mother Goose poem states “And they all lived together in a little crooked house.” Pops Place is that little crooked house that sits on a fish filled pond. This is truly a house of character, as it was once a tobacco barn that was located in the middle of where the pond is now. The large windows on both levels were once French doors and the history of the house goes on from there as each piece was put together by the owner’s father (Pop).

The house sits above a pond filled with trout for you to fish, there is a paddle boat for you to utilize, and a dock to jump off of to enjoy a swim in the pond as well. There is also a hiking trail right next to the property. Pops Place also has an open deck to enjoy the evening cool air. Peace, quiet, and privacy as there is only one neighbor across the pond.

This is truly a house that has a lot to offer a family for a summer vacation.

More Details

Property Manager
Hope Van Leeuwen, property manager with RPM & Sales
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 23, 2018


Pisgah Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1400 sq ft
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Family
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Downstairs
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Upstairs
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Downstairs
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , Upstairs
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Upstairs
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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3 bed / 1.5 bath, Sleeps 4, Pisgah Forest, Private Fishing Pond
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
Orlando, Fl.

It's like staying at Grandpop's cabin in the woods.

  • 4 of 5

Well, it literally is staying at Grandpop's cabin in the woods. We found "Pop's Place" to be very special retreat for a week of family fun in the WNC mountains. Pisgah Forest & Downtown Brevard are about 10 minutes away, Biltmore House & downtown Asheville are about 20 in the other direction. There is a lot to do in the area when you aren't hanging out on the deck. Casting to trout right outside the dining room door is a good start.

The property definitely has it's quirks, but they are easily outweighed by it's history & charm. The place is pretty much hand built and was obviously a labor of love for several decades. There are numerous family photos, momentos, and notes on the walls that reinforce the fact that this is a home, not just a house.

A few caveats to keep in mind...

- If you would rather stay in a shiny, new condo or hotel.... do that. This is different. If you like to camp, you'll love this place.

- If you have a toddler or two you should probably wait until they are older before you stay here. The dock is as protected as much as it can be, but it's still open to deep water in a couple places.

- Elementary & Middle school age kids will have a blast once they put their devices down. Sliding Rock, Moore's Cove & Looking Glass Falls are a short drive away.

- There is a neighbor that apparently lives full-time on the other side of the pond. Do respect their privacy. I assume that they've stocked at least some of the fish in the pond, so practice "catch & release" as much as possible.

- The "crooked little house" description refers to the floors. You aren't drunk, the building has settled and the floors do drop off in multiple directions. It's a bit disorienting, but you do get used to it.

- If you actually are drunk, you probably haven't made it up the driveway. It's is almost a half mile long, mostly un-paved and not for the impaired or the meek of heart. I enjoyed it, my wife, not so much. You don't need 4WD but I don't think I'd try to do it in a Miata.

- Assuming two people share the king size bed in the master bedroom, the place easily sleeps five, six if two share the full size bed in the 2nd bedroom. It's one tub/shower in the downstairs bathroom that limits the capacity.

- The upstairs is pretty much "kid sized" the stairs are narrow & the ceilings are low. Our teenaged daughter enjoyed hanging out, reading in the upstairs sitting area.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12.7 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
7.3 Miles
Brevard Brewery
Nearest Golf
4.7 Miles
Etowah Valley Golf Club & Lodge
Nearest Restaurant
7.3 Miles
The Falls Landing Restaurant w/a Bar
Nearest Ski
32.8 Miles
Ski Sapphire Valley Resort
Nearest Beach
23.4 Miles
Lake Toxaway
Car: necessary




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $155 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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