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Artistic Log Cabin - Killer Views Only 16.3 Miles to Downtown!

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-7)

This is what you come to the mountains for! The Glass Mountain Treehouse is poised mountainside overlooking tranquil ponds with water features in a picturesque setting. This cabin was lovingly hand built with wood from the land by a local craftsman. You'll understand why we call it a treehouse with all the natural woodworking inside and out. It is nestled on 4 hikeable acres. This is an upscale rustic mountain retreat with many exciting things to do on-site, i.e. rock staircases, numerous ponds, bold rushing creeks with waterfalls, open loft area, open decking, etc. Parents with young children strongly cautioned. Maybe the reading nook nestled across the suspended walkway will be your favorite spot. Mine is the natural log and glass shower with pebble floor surrounded by windows that open for an outdoor shower experience. For all its woodsy appeal, HDTV's upstairs and down and hi-speed wireless internet access will satisfy the techies.

You'll really appreciate the scenic drive that is just under thirty minutes to downtown Asheville and even less to Black Mountain. You can feel your cares slipping away as you meander through the peaceful mountainside. Wind through horse farms, fishing ponds, fields, homesteads and massive rhododendron groves. Bike and auto enthusiast beware you'll want to spend all your time driving around on some of the best roads for cruising and the Blue Ridge Parkway is just minutes away. You shouldn't leave without checking out Chimney Rock Park only 20 miles away and Lake Lure is just a little farther. There are so many activities to do within one hour whether your passions take you inside or out. This is truly a special place.

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More Details

Owner
Al or Kimberly
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
November 20, 2017

What makes this cabin unique

We fell in love with this place the moment we saw it. It was rough finished with all the character and potential we could imagine. The bridge to the reading nook sold us. My husband is a master craftsman and finished the treehouse so you can't tell what is original and what we added. I love all the unique aspects of the cabin, it is far from ordinary. Whether hiking the property or lounging in one of the many special places we relish simply relaxing.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We are enjoying our last evening at your glass Mountain Treehouse after a weeklong stay. We couldn‘t have been more thrilled with our stay. Our first evening here we had a horrific downpour of rain. We were later told the area had a lot of rainfall for the past couple of weeks. The next morning we had sunshine & 70’s, which we were blessed for our entire week. Due to all of the rain, we enjoyed the roaring sound of the waterfall and creek on the property. The kids had a blast playing in the stream. I decided to take a long solo hike around the property. I came upon a bear cub and I think I frightened the poor thing! He cried and cried and climbed up to the top of a tree. He wouldn’t stop crying so I figured mama bear must be nearby, so I better keep moving! Loved the shower! Beautiful bridge leading to the reading nook! We enjoyed many trips into Asheville. We loved our meals at Chai Pani (Indian), Early girl Eatery, Wicked Weed (great beer selection), Jack in the Wood (amazing blue grass jams were going on), White Duck Taco shop (delicious and inexpensive) and the Local Joint, just down the road in Fairview. Be sure not to miss the Local Joint – doesn’t look like much from the road (attached to a convenience store) but it was an amazing meal and all items come farm to table. Friendly staff as well. Believe it or not we did cook many great meals here at the cabin. We sure enjoyed using the grill, spending a lot of time on the porch. Every morning we would enjoy our coffee in the rocking chairs, enjoying the sounds of nature. We enjoyed the rocking chairs each evening as well listening to the frogs and other creatures. We white water rafted on the French Broad River (with blue Heron) and rode horses near Lake Lure (Cedar Creek Stables). We drove over to Black mountain and enjoyed the charming shops. I could write for pages and pages but need to leave room for others. We love the serene environment and all of the amazing craftsmanship in the house. We cannot wait to come back! Thank you!
Jul 2013
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Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure

Amenities

Fairview Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • King size beds (1) Super comfy king size bed in the Loft Suite. Queen size Beds (1) Quality mattress located in the main level bedroom. Sleep Sofa or Futons (2) One full size and one single size futon with upgraded mattresses.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Artistic Log Cabin - Killer Views Only 16.3 Miles to Downtown!
average rating of 4.375 based on 73 reviews
5

Awesome cabin!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin is just fabulous! The location is perfect - close to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The design of the cabin is so cool - someone has some serious artistic ability. I would totally recommend this cabin and hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to host your next trip to the mountains!
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Hillsborough, NC
2

Property and house need some major TLC

  • 2 of 5

Although the location was perfect for us we were disappointed in the home itself. Very dusty and full of cobwebs. Needs a good cleaning. We had to wash all the dishes before we could use them as there was brown icky stuff on them. Shelves holding dishes were dusty. No storage area for food so most unrefridgerated items were left on counter only to have ants invade by the morning. Linens need to be upgraded. Holes in sheets, stains on towels and the kitchen towels were disgusting. When we look for a home to get away the kitchen is where we want to see the most invested. Having enough decent cooking tools and ones that will not fall apart if you use them or are incredibly dirty are what we are wanting. Rocking chairs falling apart and unsafe to sit in. Around the house outside needs major maintenance. Had to listen to the generator of the neighbor all day so not very peaceful. I feel it could be a cute place but it needs work and not worth the money we paid to stay. Will definitely look for something different on our next mountain trip.

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you loved the location, and were completely unaware of these issues. Thank you for bringing them to our attention! I have already alerted housekeeping and will personally check into the kitchen and it's stock! The large pantry in the kitchen should of held all your non-perishables and the safety of the wooden rockers on the porch seemed fine at last look - but I will check into that as well. We always welcome the chance to make improvements and hope that your stay in the mountains was otherwise a wonderful experience!
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Marietta GA
3

Beautiful house needed housekeeping and updates

  • 3 of 5

We rented the tree house the required 4 nights over Christmas. Upon arriving, i found the kitchen to be dusty. We had trouble in the kitchen as the pots and pans were dirty and worn out and pitted.. The tea kettle had a leak in it and there was 1 wine glass and not sufficient pans to cook a meal. The towels and bath mats were worn and thin. Some of the porch lights were out and it was dark out there. I did contact Al and asked for some compensation and he told me he was not allowed to do that and they have checked with housekeeping and have made corrections. Well that is good for the next person but he didn't seem to be able to help us. 250.00 a night is too much for this house if they aren't monitoring it. I will not rent from this company again and they probably don't care. I wish I had called the first day and asked for things to be made right on Christmas Eve. We would have had a better stay. This being said the house was nice but it is a long way out on a 35 MPH road. Live and learn

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Unfortunately this review does not come as a surprise. After her vacation she attempted to extort a free night’s stay in exchange for not leaving a negative review. After check out she sent an email citing numerous petty complaints with a demand for a refund of a night’s stay. We sent a nice reply thanking her for bringing her concerns to our attention and that we would look into her complaints. She then followed up with a phone call where she was very nasty and threatened that if we didn’t refund a night’s stay that she would leave a negative review. She also insinuated that we forced them to stay a 4th night. That being said I would like to take a moment to address her issues. The day before arrival we sent housekeeping out to make sure everything was nice and clean because it had been a couple weeks since the last guest. If you read the review below from the guest who stayed over Thanksgiving you’ll see that we were complimented on how well stocked and nice our kitchen is. Once a quarter we go through the furnishings to replace any items that are no longer serviceable. Her remarks about us not caring about our guests or overseeing the home are unjust and she misquoted and inflated our nightly rate. We understand that folks do a lot of research and are excited to go on vacation. It is our goal to meet those expectations so that our guests enjoy our cabin as we do. In the unlikely event that a guest has a problem we do our best to remedy the problem right away. We have a lovely unique cabin in the mountains and enjoy sharing it with folks who are looking for a great escape!
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4

Perfect stay in the mountains

  • 4 of 5

The artistic treehouse was just as described. Plenty of space for four adults and two kids. Our dog had a great time too. The fireplace was lovely and kept the whole house warm and cozy. The kitchen was very well equipped - I was able to cook our Thanksgiving dinner with no problem. We toured the creamery next door nod bought some great artisanal cheeses then toured Biltmore and downtown Asheville. Really a great relaxing trip.

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking your time to let others know about your Thanksgiving vacation at our treehouse. We welcome you back anytime!
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4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

We had a great stay at this special cabin. The love that went into creating it is visible throughout!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chapel hill, NC
5

Family trip with girls (10 and 12) and dog was FANTASTIC!!!

  • 5 of 5

Could not have had a better time at the cabin - woods surrounding were great for hiking, ponds and creeks were the best for "unencumbered" exploring. Cabin itself was perfect for a family of four and pooch. Owner took care of a small issue (we accidentally turned off the water pump while searching for light switches!) immediately, and the place was totally outfitted for comfort and relaxation. The soaker tub was big enough for me to completely enjoy (6'2", so that's not normal). Rain day was awesome, as the creeks started raging. Make an appt with the Blue Ridge Mountain Creamery down below the cabin for a cool tour and some delicious cheese!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 4, 2016
  • Stayed: March 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sounds like you enjoyed all the things we love about the cabin! Come back anytime!
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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $140
Pet Fee $35
Tax Rate 13.0%

Holidays and special event rates are equal to fall rates and/or maybe higher with a 4 night minimum stay required. Last minute discounts and 2 night stays may be available at all other times.

Owner'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.