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A haven in the mountains by the Swannanoa river

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom House With Mountain Views, Cows And River Access

The house is situated in a unique location. The property joins the Swannanoa river on the back end and even features river access.

This home has been recently updated and has many new features. We added a new bathroom suite for the master bedroom. We also feature a fully stocked library with many books on spirituality, natural health and DIY lifestyles.

The house features a newly added deck facing the sunny side to the South. From here you look over green meadows with trees in front of the river. On the meadows are new residents: Two Highland cows from Scotland! They are busy keeping the grass cut and maintained. They are very friendly, tame and curious!

The property features one of the largest mineral collections in the area. Hundreds of quartz boulders have been hand selected in a local quarry and used for landscaping by the river. The beautiful Swannanoa river can be reached over a short trail. There are many secluded places to relax and to unwind.

More Details

Property Manager
Andreas (Andy) Otto
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

About Andreas (Andy) Otto

I grew up in the USA and spent 18+ years in Germany and France. I have traveled and lived in Mexico, Africa and throughout most of Europe. I studied communication design, photography and languages.

I live in East Asheville and work in the media field producing tutorial videos and designing web sites.

Andreas (Andy) Otto purchased this house in 2016

Why Andreas (Andy) Otto chose Swannanoa

This property offers unique opportunities for recreation, relaxation and experiencing nature in its purest form. It is surrounded by many miles of hiking trails, lakes, creeks and rivers. All nestled within the oldest mountains in the world!


Swannanoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 3 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Guest/ Home Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
  • The master bathroom was newly added. The Guest home bathroom is retro styled with green tiles, tub and swans on the sliding glass enclosure. The toilet and all plumbing was also updated.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed that sleeps 2 comfortably. It features a new Zinus memory foam mattress that has 5 star reviews and seems to be one of the best mattresses on the market. The 2. bedroom features a twin size bed frame that also has a new Zinus memory foam mattress. This bedroom also has a queen size futon couch that folds into a bed that comfortably sleeps 2 people.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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A haven in the mountains by the Swannanoa river
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Great place

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time, took some time to feed the cows and sit by the river. A lovely serene place.

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Though very brief, my daughters and I enjoyed a very cozy evening!

  • 5 of 5

Your mountain home was just as cozy and warm as we expected. We were surprised that the kitchen was so well stocked, the beds were comfy cozy, and the mountain atmosphere just as expected. The cows, though not quite as friendly as we expected, were quite a treat to watch although their attempt at being friendly made my daughter quite uncomfortable and she was the one that backed off. We hope to plan a longer stay in the future and would gladly recommend this nice haven in the mountains.

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very clean; great stay

  • 4 of 5

Bee Tree Hive is a great little jewel in Swannanoa. It was recently remodeled and very clean with everything provided plus more that you would find in a nice hotel. The owner added so many little extras to make us feel like special guests. The house sits on several acres with a huge field in back with 2 highland cows and a walking path to the Swannanoa River. If we're ever in the area, we will be sure to stay here again! The only reason I gave the stay 4 stars was simply some minor repairs are still being done. What a clean, nice stay!!

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Car: necessary

The property is very close to Owen public park that offers free fishing on the shore of the two lakes and off of a floating fishing pier. The park also has a playground, basketball court, baseball field and walking trails next around the lakes.

Within a one minute drive there is also the Swannanoa river trail that follows the river on the property of the Warren Wilson College campus.

Within a few minute drive you can find the entrance to the blue ridge parkway that leads to famous destinations like Mount Mitchell, Craggy gardens or shining rock.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $10
Pet Fee $10

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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