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MTN.HOME&Gameroom,Sleeps 10,HTub, 2 acres,fire pit,horseshoes,best hiking.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,340 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 cabins,4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10, hot tub, wifi,amenity loaded!

Both HOUSE & GAMEROOM/GUESTHOUSE RENT TOGETHER as a unit! 6 PERSON HOT TUB! KID, SENIOR, PET FRIENDLY!!, Borders Nat'l Forest, renovated, charming 'Mountain High' - EASY & SAFE ACCESS off hwy 151, 12 mi. to Asheville. The tree lined gated drive winds up to house & game room/guesthouse. Private, serene, lots of space for the kids to play!

Oak floors, stone walls, window wall & a stone fireplace (gas) are just some unique features. Fully equipped renovated kitchen opens conveniently to dining area - large oak table looks out over the forest and hills. Comfortable beds (quality bedding) are a priority!... both master bedroom and guest bedroom suite have comfortable queen pillow tops; guest bedroom suite has attached room w/ 2 single beds (trundle). Off the hall between is 1 full bath. The StoneRoom Bedroom has 2 single beds (trundle) and it's own bathroom w/ washer/dryer on other side of the an ideal family setup! Sleeps 8.

35 ft. from the house, newer 25'x30' separate game room/guesthouse, fully equipped kitchen, full bath, 42' HDTV, home theater, pool table, covered screened deck that overlooks the creek, sleeps 2. The perfect gathering place!

Outdoor provisions include 2 decks (one is screened by the creek), flagstone patio, picnic table. Across the driveway and down a few steps, the campfire site beckons the fireflies and eager children waiting to play in the creek or roast marshmallows. The horseshoe pit is behind Creekside along with the 6 person hot tub!

Although smoking is not permitted inside Mountain High, the decks provide both convenience and a sand buckets for this activity. There is a non-refundable $45 pet fee.

We invite you to experience our 'little piece of heaven' Mountain High.

Here's what some of our guests have had to say:

Hi Jan,

We've just returned from your house in Asheville......How wonderful!!! The house was great, the firepit was so enjoyable, but without a doubt,,,,,the most wonderful part of the property was the guest house! Our family enjoyed the pool table, and gas logs, but the porch was absolutely fantastic! How great to sit out on the porch and listen to the creek with our family. The time we spent was unforgettable.Our parents are getting a little older, and our family time is limited, and with part of us in S.C, and part of us in Kentucky we seldom have time when all of us are together,,,,, We will treasure this time for many years to come.

This was such a blessing!

Thanks again...

The McDonald's

More Comments...: 'This has been a great family vacation! We hiked almost most beautiful and fun for the kids was hiking 'Graveyard Trail'. We visited the N.C. Arboretum, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, The Grove Park to name a few! Had dinner at the Pisgah Inn - it was good, but really enjoyed cooking steaks here on the grill. We had a campfire each night and read ghost stories from a book we left for you to enjoy! We'll be back!' The Wilkens Family

More Details

Jan Stephenson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Jan Stephenson

Keith and Jan have called Central Florida 'home' since 1984, where we established a custom sign manufacturing business. Designing and creating signs has been a great way to use our God-given talents and also has lead us down the road to renovating and restoring houses through the years..

Jan Stephenson purchased this house in 1992

Why Jan Stephenson chose Candler

We absolutely fell in love with this property and the whole area in the Pisgah National Forest when first laying eyes on it! There are 8 homes on a total of 77 acres that were notched out of the Forest back in 1930's and little by little most of these homes were constructed by Bob Dowtin who built our house in 1952.

Home renovations and decorating has been our joy and given us much satisfaction, so it was a natural fit for us to find such a unique opportunity and begin a renovating process again. Our latest project completed was tearing down an old garage and building a wonderful gameroom/guesthouse (Creekside finished in 2007) re-using the beautiful rough-sawn oak boards to make kitchen cabinets and a dining table for the new structure!

We began sharing this amazing property with friends and family many years ago and it only gets to be more fun with each ensuing year (thanks to VRBO and HomeAway)! Words cannot begin to say how much God has blessed us with this place and what a privilege it is to 'meet' all the new travelers who contact us to stay here in our 'little piece of heaven'!

What makes this house unique

2 beautiful mountainside acres with oaks, ironwoods, poplars and hemlocks towering over the wild rhododendron, mountain laurel and creek.

Though we have a few neighboring homes, none are in view of our property.

Privacy and serenity are key.

Fire pit down by the creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan and Keith, Thank you for opening your home to our family. We had a great time and enjoyed gathering at Creekside. Both kids and adults loved playing

in the creek!
Jun 2014
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Candler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The 2nd bath also has a washer/dryer...2nd washer/dryer in utility/closet area off game room along with the 3rd bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • The Stone Room Bedroom(house) - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed(2 single beds...1 stores under the other)
    Hummingbird Haven Master Bedroom (house) - 1 queen , 1 pakNplay for infants
    Robin's Nest - Guest Bedroom Suite ( house) - 1 queen
    Bunny Hutch Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The Bunny Hutch bedroom is attached to the Robin's Nest Suit
    Bedroom 5 - Creekside Gameroom/Guesthouse - 1 queen , Creekside offers 1 Queen memoryfm, 2 twin air mattresses
  • Split plan at Mountain High. Three bedrooms and bath on one side of house...1 bedroom and bath(with washer/dryer) on the other. Master bedroom (queen bed), guest bedroom suite - 2 bedrooms connected - door between the two plus an outside door entrance -1 queen in first bedrm and 1 trundle ( 2 single beds, one stores under the other in attached bedroom). Creekside Guest House/ Gameroom is one large room ( 25'x30') has a comfortable memory foam queen Murphy bed (pulls down easily with one hand from the wall) and a comfy queen sofa bed. Full bathroom off hall/washer/dryer.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Both cabins are completely self sleeps 8, the gameroom/guesthouse sleeps 2.Other amenities: telephones (local/long distance), satellite HDTV TV,music, radio, DSL high speed wireless internet, guitar, games, books, puzzles, maps and brochures from which to plan your fun-filled vacation. National Parks. Pets considered on individual basis - $49 per pet fee.


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MTN.HOME&Gameroom,Sleeps 10,HTub, 2 acres,fire pit,horseshoes,best hiking.
average rating of 4.93617 based on 146 reviews
Cincinnatti, OH


  • 5 of 5

Dear Jan and Keith,

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous place with us. You did a fantastic job with Creekside! And the area is gorgeous. We had a fabulous day hiking Mt Pisgah and seeing a few of the waterfalls of Transylvania County. And the kids enjoyed Sliding Rock, though I didn't fare so well there! : )

Also had a great day at the Biltmore, visited Cherokee, and had time to explore Asheville. Loved Malaprops!

And your beautiful home was the perfect way to start and end each day. From a relaxing breakfast next to the creek, with hummingbirds all around us, to an evening around the fire, we will never forget it.

All in all a fantastic trip. One we plan to repeat for sure!

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2009
  • Stayed: June 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug and Linda, We so appreciate your very kind words and review of Mountain High and Creekside! You are certainly welcome back anytime you visit the Asheville area! Have a Blessed Summer! Jan and Keith
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  • 5 of 5

We loved having the 2 buildings. We used the House for sleeping and spent most of our time in the "Creekside" building and outside. The fire pit was a great addition. The kids loved outside and playing by the creek as well.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The property was fantastic. .

  • 5 of 5

The property is very well taken care of by the owner. Everything is provided that you would need. My family and I had a great time and would like return again.

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, John, for the kind remarks, it was a pleasure to host you and your family and we look forward to your return when you again visit the Asheville area. Jan and Keith
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time! The two houses were perfect allowing the folks who stayed up later to enjoy their time, while the littles were able to sleep. We would stay again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

The mountain side and creek side game room were perfect for our family get away. The location is beautiful and we loved the cabins. It was a great location for all we wanted to do in Asheville and for the family time we spent together in the evening. Would recommend this place to anyone travelling to Asheville, and will stay there again if we go that direction with family

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private, spacious, yet close to all that Asheville has to offer; everyone in our group was thrilled.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of six enjoyed our stay, tucked into the forest's edge with two spacious buildings, hot tub, fireplaces and more. Comfortable, private, yet close to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1/4 mile to Hwy 151 (Pisgah Hwy)
Car: recommended

Great hiking is right out the door or a short drive! Wonderful dining 10 minutes away - at the Pisgah Inn, just minutes away on the Blue Ridge Pkwy - a real 'mountaintop' experience!

Located off Hwy 151 - 12 miles from Asheville - 3 1/2 miles to Blue Ridge Pkwy.

The Asheville area provides an abundance of activities to suit all visitors: Biltmore Estate, museums, arts and entertainment, movie theaters, fine dining, malls and antique shopping, crafts and pottery and miniature golf. For your convenience, grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores are only 10 minutes away. The following: State Parks, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding are from 10 minutes to 3 hour drive.

Check our up-to-date calendar for openings! (below). We are the owners, Jan and Keith us directly for information or reservation (not a rental agency).




Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee(departure) $135 + Tax
Pet Fee $49
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 1-10 guests.
Minimum stay is 3-7 nights depending upon time of year and timing of reservation.
HOLIDAY WEEKS $1799 per week(+135+7% 1-10 guests, (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).
pets are considered on an individual basis - pet fee $49
Payments by check, e-check free, visa/mastercard/American Express 2.9%convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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