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Appalachian Trail Mountain get away within 1/2 mile of the AT and 2 miles Skiing

Mars Hill, NC, USA
  • Cabin900 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps7
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

Two Story Cabin located in the heart of the Appalchian Mountains.

This Cabin is within 1/2 mile of the Streets Gap access to the Appalachian Trail and 2 miles to the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort. The elevation is nearly 4000 ft. so it is nice and cool in the summer months and has the possibility for snow on any day throughout winter. The cabin is two story with spacious decks on the front and second floor of the back. You can enjoy watching the water fall in the trout pond in front while you sip your morning coffee, or relax on the back deck to the sounds of a small stream that meanders through the Laurels. There is a wood burning stove (plenty of fire wood for a camp fire outside, or the stove inside).

You will be within 40 minutes of Asheville, NC which offers some of the best Microbrew beer anywhere and great music and food.

If skiing is your thing you are within 2 miles of the Wolf Laurel Ski resort. There are also two snow tubing facilities within 5 and 10 minute drives.


James Holt

Member Since 2017
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 18, 2018
About James Holt

My name is James Holt and I have owned this property since 2001. I lived in the small grey house next to this VRBO rental for several years until recently moving to Hendersonville, NC. I grew up in North Alabama, but have lived in the Western North Carolina since 1993. I have two adult children. We have truly enjoyed this property with all the beauty it has to offer. We hope you will also.

James Holt purchased this Cabin in 2001

Why James Holt chose Mars Hill

As I traveled through the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina as a territory manager for an industrial supplier I fell in love with the beauty of Madison County, NC. I was fortunate to find the property in 2001.

What makes this Cabin unique

This property is unique in that it is very quiet. When you sit on the front porch during the day you can hear the waterfall in the pond, watch the trout, and enjoy all the wildlife of the area. You may see wild turkey, deer, many birds, and possible even a bear. At night the skyline is absolutely stunning as there very few house or street lights in the area. The stars are magnificent.


    • Internet
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Kids Welcome
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
        • There is a bed downstairs and two air mattresses upstairs.


        • 1 Bathroom
          • Bath has plenty of towels and has a shower, pedestal sink, toilet, mirror, and dresser.

          Location Type

            • Mountain View
            • Water View
              Trout Pond in front of cabin


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


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Linens Provided
                          Additional linens in the bathroom dresser
                        • Fireplace
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Garage
                        • Living Room
                        • Parking
                        • Telephone
                          There is a land line at this location.
                        • Towels Provided
                          Additional towels in the bathroom dresser.
                        • Wood Stove


                            • Coffee Maker
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Pantry Items
                            • Refrigerator
                              There are two small refrigerators at this propety
                            • Stove
                              Two eye hotplate
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                  This property has a nice bar and a small table and chairs.
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 4 people


                                    • Books
                                      Book case contains many books on hiking and children's books
                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Stereo
                                      you can log onto wifi Pandora on the tv if you have an account
                                    • Television
                                    • Video Library
                                      Many movies to chose from on dvd and vcr.


                                        • Balcony
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Multi level deck on front with Adirondack Chairs and there is a deck on the upper level at the back with chairs also
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                        • Ski & Snowboard
                                          Close proximity to Wolf Laurel ski lodge as well as two different snow tubing facilities.


                                            • Long-term Renters Welcome


                                                • library
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues
                                                • water parks

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • photography
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • miniature golf
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • shopping
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • sledding
                                                    • walking
                                                    • wildlife viewing

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • massage therapist

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • hunting
                                                            • cross country skiing
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • skiing
                                                            • snowboarding
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting


                                                                • This property is ideal for a relaxing mountain get away. It is close enough to Asheville, NC to get a taste of the great entertainment and beauty that the city has to offer. This property is approximately 10 minutes off I26. I hope you enjoy your stay.

                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                                  5 Reviews


                                                                  Latest reviews

                                                                  It was great for my purposes

                                                                  Allison L.Acworth

                                                                  The cabin is clean and cozy. It has plenty of seating and lots of selections on the tv. A few heads up. The shower (plenty of hot water) is small. I'm 5'2 110lbs. The kitchen (as advertised) has a coffee maker, microwave, hot plate, and a George Foreman grill. I wouldn't plan on trying to prepare big meals. There are some really good restaurants just a few exits away and a cafe very close by.

                                                                  I thoroughly enjoyed sitting out on the back deck in the evenings listening to the creek and looking at the stars. Overall is was well appointed.

                                                                  Weekend away at Into the Grey

                                                                  Jack A.

                                                                  Overall had an excellent stay at this property! James was excellent at communication (both over the phone and through notes left around the cabin for troubleshooting) and was an overall great host from afar. The property was easy to find and easier to navigate. The AT section nearby was a wonderful experience made all the better by the recent snowfall. While a few of the lights didn't appear to work inside the cabin (the back porch/balcony) I felt comfortable, safe, and well provided for throughout my entire stay. Would definitely recommend to others and would certainly love to return.

                                                                  Great getaway

                                                                  Neal G.

                                                                  Very quiet and peaceful. Loved the wood stove upstairs and the small creek in back. Beautiful section of the AT close by. Marshall and Asheville are great day trips. I would highly recommend this cabin, and we look forward to returning.

                                                                  Amazing, thanks y’all!

                                                                  Hunter G.

                                                                  This was a great little area for a get away. We both had so much fun. Close to mountains and the ski resort. Everything was provided. Y’all did an amazing job and we cannot wait to come back!

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Hunter and his group were excellent guest and left the cabin in excellent condition. Hunter is welcome back anytime. Thank you, James


                                                                  Valer D.

                                                                  We had an amazing visit and the cabin was definitely a bonus. It was lovely and we can't wait to come back. We will be visiting this amazing property many more times. We cannot wait until next time. 😁

                                                                  Owner's Response:

                                                                  Valer and his group were great guest. Valer communicated well and left the place in terrific condition. Valer is welcome back any time. Thank you Valer, James


                                                                  Mars Hill, NC, USA

                                                                  This property is located in Madison County NC, which is know as the jewel of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You will enjoy the local culture with visits to near by Mars Hill, Marshall, and Hot Springs NC. Also one of the most interesting city's in the southeastern United States is only 40 minutes away, Asheville NC.


                                                                  5 Reviews
                                                                  Excellent 4.6/5
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                                                                  Property # 1162027