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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


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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Al or Kimberly
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 18, 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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Fairview Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • 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 ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 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.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • alternative lifestyle
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub ...
  • 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


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Artistic Log Cabin - Killer Views Only 16.3 Miles to Downtown!
average rating of 4.4333334 based on 71 reviews
Marietta GA

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: Dec 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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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: Nov 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 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: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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chapel hill, NC

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: Mar 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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Beaverdam, VA

Our Third Visit, Not Our Last

  • 5 of 5

As always, this house is like a warm hug! With the woodwork, the comfortable furniture, the well appointed kitchen... with this being our third stay, it's feeling like a home away from home!

This trip was a bit shorter and more laid back. We spent a day touring Warren Wilson College (my son will be an Owl after a gap year hiking the Appalachian Trail), an evening blowing glass at Asheville Glass Center, a quiet afternoon in Black Mountain shopping and hanging out at the coffee shop in town, and a WONDERFUL dinner at Table in Asheville. The right amount of activity but enough quiet time and Internet usage :)

And this time, we made it up the mountain in the back, surprised to find a chair nestled in the woods close to the top!

Al was very attentive and the reservation process and all was quite smooth.

With my son's college plans, we'll definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning artistic cabin.

  • 5 of 5

This house will not disappoint. The interior is stunning - the photos do not do it justice. Everywhere you look there are beautiful objects, and quirky designs, my children loved the top floor bridge and the nook with the papasan chair for example. Everything is high quality - the bathrooms are hotel-like with neatly folded towels ready for use, the kitchen is gourmet with great appliances and a huge refrigerator/freezer, the beds are comfortable with quality linens and there are bookshelves stacked with books. There are even games. Another lovely touch is that the management company leaves you enough trash bags, coffee filters, dishwasher capsules to cover your stay - the first time we have ever experienced this with a VRBO. We were staying during the Winter Holidays and there was even a Christmas Tree! You really get the sense that this house has a personality and is loved by its owners. It is easy to feel very much at home there.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Biltmore Estate, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35

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.

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