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Secluded Woodland Luxury Get-away. Great for golfers, couples and families.

Arden, NC, USA
  • House2200 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 4 nights

Near Asheville, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom spacious secluded home in forest

Just minutes from shopping, dining, entertainment and outdoor adventures, this rural retreat in the Avery’s Creek Community is a sanctuary of peacefulness and privacy. Surrounded by privately owned woods that abut Pisgah National Forest, this 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home provides the perfect escape from the noise and traffic of city life. Deer and wild turkeys are often seen roaming the property.

Your fully equipped private home is the perfect setting for gathering family and friends together. The master bedroom has a king bed and private bath. The second bedroom has a queen bed and the third has 2 twins. These bedrooms share a full bath with a tub/shower combination. The futon couch in the living room can be converted into an additional full size bed. The catheral ceilings and open floor plan make the dining and living areas great for sharing fun times, playing games or just relaxing together.

Each bedroom is equipped with a TV and there is a large TV in the main living area. There is a wood burning fireplace inside and a fire pit outside for roasting marshmallow and relaxing after a busy day exploring Asheville and the surrounding areas. The kitchen is fully stocked with double ovens, a microwave, coffee maker, toaster, blender and mixer, dishwasher and side by side refrigerator / freezer. There is a washer and dryer in the master bathroom. Sheets, towels and start up supplies are included.

This convenient location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. You can walk in the woods out the back door, or It is located just 10 minutes from the Mountains to Sea Trail, water sports on the French Broad River, hiking and biking at Bent Creek and the NC Arboretum. You are 10 minutes from dining, shopping and entertainment at Biltmore Park and Sierra Nevada Brewery, 15 minutes from the airport, North Mills River National Forest Recreation Area, and the Asheville Outlet Mall and 20 minutes from West Asheville, Biltmore Estate and Village, the River Arts District and Downtown Asheville or Hendersonville.


Donna Ensley

Member Since 2017
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Calendar last updated:
Apr 11, 2018
About Donna Ensley

This home sits on 10 acres and backs up to the national forest. The original owners decided to downsize so 3 neighbors pitched in together to purchase the house and acreage to preserve the natural beauty of the land and keep it from being developed. We hope to find someone who is interested in living on this beautiful property, in the mean time In order to pay the mortgage we are renting it out as a vacation rental and are anxious to share this amazing place with others until the new owner is discovered.

Donna Ensley purchased this House in 2017

Why Donna Ensley chose Arden

This land is beautiful. It has a creek flowing through the lower portion and is surrounded by privately held land and the national forest. The home sits on a knoll and is secluded except for the deer and turkeys that frequent the area. Pristine, quiet, tranquil, private are words that best describe this property. All the beds are new and the home has been furnished with your vacation in mind. We aim to have a space for you to gather and play games, talk, eat, hike, watch TV or read and relax as you stay in the midst of God's perfect creation.

What makes this House unique

Although it feels like you are off in the wilderness, this property is less than 10 minutes to dining, movies, shopping and other entertainment. Close to the airport, breweries and hiking, it is a true gem in the woods for anyone wanting to experience the best of the mountains and still partake of the entertainment and dining Asheville offers. WiFi, Cable TV and all the amenities of home are offered - unfortunately cell phone coverage is perfect,


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower, extra large shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower

          Location Type

            • Rural
              Located on private property that backs up to the National Forest this secluded woodland santuary is just minutes from Asheville, shopping, dining and hiking. It feels like you are away from it all


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                        • Fireplace
                          Fire place is enclosed to generate more heat.
                        • Garage
                          carport suitable for 2 cars
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          A new central heat and air system in place. Two zones, one for the living area and one for the bedroom area.
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          Expansive open living space
                        • Parking
                          Ample parking for up to 4 cars
                        • Telephone
                          Cell phone works well in the house
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Automatic drip/filters provided
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                              Service for 16
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Fully equipped kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              2 ovens
                            • Pantry Items
                              Some spices, olive oil, coffee, sugar, tea, non dairy creamer
                            • Refrigerator
                              Side by side refrigerator freezer
                            • Stove
                              Jen-air cook top
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  Dining room table has 6 chairs. An additional game table seats 4
                                • Dining Room
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Books
                                    • Games
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                      Cable TV and internet
                                    • Television
                                      Large TV in living room area, TV in each bedroom


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Back deck has a table and chairs suitable for seating 6 people. Grill is on the front porch. Table and chairs to seat 4 on front porch.
                                        • Golf
                                          Several golf courses are near by
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • live theater
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • library
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • winery tours

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • golf privileges optional
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • hunting
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • water tubing


                                                                • Secluded private residence that is surrounded by nature yet minutes from breweries, dining all that WNC has to offer. The property has has a private hiking trail and is 10 minutes from Mountains to Sea trail, Bent Creek and Mills River trail heads. With advance notice, guests can play on the Cliffs of Walnut Cove golf course. Arrangements can be made for guided hiking and fishing.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 10:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                  12 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  The cabin and setting were beautiful!

                                                                  Susan T.

                                                                  We had a wonderful stay. The cabin was perfect for our family of four. We all loved the hiking trails right outside our doors and the inside with its huge windows was perfect for chilly mornings. The cabin was spotless and tastefully decorated. It felt remote but was within 10 minutes of major grocery stores and about 15-20 minutes to Asheville. Donna was responsive to my questions and she and Curtis stopped by on horseback to give my daughters a chance to meet their horses. We didn’t have a chance to watch tv, but the WiFi was great which felt particularly nice because it was often quite spotty when we were out and about.

                                                                  Great place to stay while in Asheville

                                                                  Adam L.

                                                                  We really enjoyed our stay at this property. The house was impeccably clean and well stocked with the basic necessities. We had some much cooler than normal weather during out visit, and we really enjoyed having a nice wood burning fireplace to enjoy during our stay. The property itself is beautiful and has a short hiking trail right on site. The owners had a welcome note and gift basket which was a nice personal touch. Highly recommended!

                                                                  Awesome property, very clean & comfortable. Really enjoy our stay. We will be back!

                                                                  Desiree P.

                                                                  Love it!

                                                                  Amazing house with impressive views in a private setting

                                                                  Daniela M.

                                                                  We celebrated the New Year with our friends in this superb house. I was impressed by the welcoming basket and sign left by our host Donna ,before our arrival. She came to see us immediately after our arrival, making sure we had everything we needed. The house is gorgeous, very spacious living area with huge windows looking over the mountain area. We were five adults and two little kids, plenty of space for all of us. The house is in an immaculate condition,furnished very nicely and equipped with everything you'd need. All new linens, plenty of new towels, and a fully equipped kitchen. We really enjoy catching up with friends around the fire place in the living room. We had an amazing stay and felt like home!Can't wait to be back! Thank you for your hospitality!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  We enjoyed sharing this home with Daniela and her friends. They were great guests and left everything in wonderful order. We had an unusual cold snap that caused icing on the roads New Year's Eve. I was glad to learn they stayed in and enjoyed the fireplace and their time with great friends.


                                                                  Steve E.

                                                                  Wonderful hosts and incredible property. Would definitely recommend.

                                                                  My family had a wonderful Christmas at this beautiful home.

                                                                  Susan B.

                                                                  Donna went out of her way to welcome us with a gift basket and Christmas lights. The location is close enough to everything fun in Asheville but the property is private and beautiful! We will definitely be back!


                                                                  Arden, NC, USA

                                                                  Centrally located between Asheville and Hendersonville, NC, we are just minutes from the new Sierra Nevada brewery, the Biltmore Estate, downtown shopping, hiking and mountain biking. This area is growing in popularity and so are the fun things to do. Favorites include the Lazoom tour, the Brews Cruze and outdoor music festivals. Sample some of the 34 local breweries between outdoor adventure sport activities or relax in this spacious, private woodland retreat.

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