About the property
- House2500 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 7 nights
Arriving at the property the first thing you will hear is the waterfall. It’s a beautifully created rock waterfall that you can hear from anywhere on the property (sleep with your windows open and it will lull you to sleep). Towards the back of the yard there is a rock patio and a large fire pit. Enjoy the fire in the evening (some wood provided) while you hear the water falling. It’s just the right combination to let go of all your worries and relax.
Situated just 12 minutes (7 miles) from the heart of downtown Asheville, our home sits at the top of a mountain on the end of the road. This mountain top is shared by only two homes. We (owners Ed & Steve) live in the other house just across the crest of the hill.
Our home has 2,500 sq. ft. of inside living area and over 2,000 sq. ft. of outside deck. These are mostly wide decks that allow you to not only enjoy the incredible weather that Asheville has, but also take in the fantastic views. When you are looking off the decks of this tree top home you are looking at the upper third of the trees. Often times you are at eye level with clouds and fog over the Swannanoa valley, looking towards Black Mountain.
The property has year-round views of mountains in almost all directions. In the winter, there are some long range views that will take your breath away. Come replenish yourselves at this mountain top retreat while you enjoy all the hospitality that the Smoky Mountain area is known for.
While you will feel completely secluded at our mountain top home, we are incredibly located – just, 12 minutes to downtown Asheville, and about 7 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just 15 minutes to The Biltmore House. Fine dining, local festivals, and mountain biking and hiking trails are all nearby. Ed (me, one of the owners) is an avid hiker and knows some of the best hikes in the area.
The property has a beautiful luxury kitchen that is fully-equipped and features granite counter tops. There is a convenient layout for cooking as well as gathering with friends. The open concept of this house allows your family to all be in the same space whether cooking, sitting by the fireplace or watching the HD-TV on a 55 Inch Flat Screen.
There are three bedrooms and two full baths. The green bedroom has antique furniture from the turn of the last century. This room has a full bed that sleeps two. The grey bedroom has two twin beds and also has antique furniture. This rooms’ furniture is from mid last century. The master bedroom has more modern solid maple furniture from Canada.
The master suite is the only bedroom upstairs. It has a queen bed as well as several dressers. There are two decks that are only accessed by the master bedroom. If you’re an early riser, this is the bedroom for you. The back of the home (where most of the deck area is) faces east. Grab your coffee or tea (provided) and enjoy the sunrise from your patio deck.
The master bath is quite large and has a very big walk in shower. There is laundry in the master suite area as well as a huge walk in closet.
This home is always impeccably clean. I (Ed) am a potter and have made most of the tableware that you will eat off of when you visit. The focus of my art is bathroom sinks (see my website: vtartsinks.com). So while you are here you will also use the ‘art’ sinks that I have created and installed in both the bathrooms. There is a lot of art in the home.
Outside, there are many places to sit and enjoy the incredible views and the seclusion of the woods. Don't forget to use the six person hot tub located just off of the deck.
We have called this house home for years. Now, since Steve and I are just a short distance away, we will do our very best to insure you have what you need for your stay with us, while always respecting your want for privacy first.
Ed Racicot & Steve Gorton
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- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Ed Racicot & Steve Gorton
Moving to Asheville from Vermont in 2010 Steve and I finally found the area of town that we wanted to live in. We purchased this home as a foreclosure. It had been lived in but not taken care of. Over the next two years Steve and I put a lot of sweat and care into the home. In 2016 the house next door came available to purchase. We bought that house with the intention of making this property a vacation rental.
Ed Racicot & Steve Gorton purchased this House in 2015
Why Ed Racicot & Steve Gorton chose Asheville
This property sits at the end of a road, at the top of a mountain. Its secluded location allows for you feel like you are the only people around. But, we are just a few minuted from downtown and on the end of town where traffic is much less. We have a new hot tub and gas fireplace in the living room. When weather allows, you can build a fire in the fire pit, just off of the deck by the hot tub. Or relax in the hammock. It's your vacation - it's up to you.
What makes this House unique
The home is open concept, so living, cooking and dining are all in the same area. The whole house was remolded within the past two years, making everything clean and modern. There is more than 2,000 sq. ft. of deck outside as well as two decks off of the master suite. There is a gas fireplace in the living room as well as a six person hot tub off of one of the decks, a waterfall feature and a fire pit to enjoy too.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Amazing views, clean house!
This house was great! Steve and send were also very pleasant to work with as well as accommodating. If you’re thinking about staying in Asheville, you should definitely check out this place!
Just what we needed
Thank you for allowing us to stay in your beautiful home. This house is wonderfully remodeled and very clean. Everything you need and more is already on hand and ready for you. The way you take care of your guests is very generous, we can’t thank you enough for making our stay in Asheville so pleasant.
The property is amazing and VERY clean. The views are wonderful and we felt so relaxed here. The outside water feature and hammock close by was perfect! It was so nice to stay somewhere that you honestly felt like you were at home. The house has everything that you need and the owners are great! It is very private but only a short drive to get to a lot of good restaurants and activities. This was one of our best trips yet with our boys! You know it's a great place to be when we didn't want to leave and wish we could have stayed longer. Would definitely recommend and hope to visit again one day!
We had such a wonderful time in Asheville. Sitting in the living room and looking out the window into the mountains is so relaxing. The house has everything you could ask for, is in great condition and super clean. We wished we would have stayed longer and want to come back.
For large and tall people (couples), the beds can be a little small.
Great vacation home
Very clean. Fantastic views
Beautiful home! Awesome hot tub with city lights to view at night. Convenient location to everything as well. Will be back! - The Dirt Road Gals
The Grove Park inn and the Biltmore House are just 15 minutes from our property as well as several Craft Breweries.