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Hilltop House - escape to the mountains in comfort!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

A 4 bed, 3 bath rental atop a private hilltop on 90+ acre private property

Set just below Mt. Mitchell amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Hilltop House resides in a peaceful wooded setting. The 90 acre Lake Eden property is located on the former grounds of historic Black Mountain College, adjacent to the historic Barns. As you drive onto the grounds, passing between the lakes it isn't hard to understand why so many artists, writers, poets and those just in need of relaxation have come here over the years!

* Sleeps 2-10 - Great for families retreats!

* Outdoor Gas Grill & large personal stone bonfire pit w/ wood

* TV, Satellite, DVD

* Great Porch & yard

* Mountain views, hiking, biking

* Just 5 minutes from downtown Black Mountain

* Just 15 minutes from Asheville

* Ping pong table & foosball in the downstairs rec room

* Wifi in house

Be sure to check out all of our properties here and at the Lake Eden Events website!

More Details

Property Manager
Leigh Maher
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 18, 2018

Guestbook comments from the manager

My nine AP English students and I truly enjoyed our stay at Hill Top House. Leigh and his staff thought of everything to make our two-night visit absolutely wonderful. We built a fire, toasted marshmallows, and made smores. The kids are still talking about the trip! Thank you for your gracious hospitality. I will definitely keep Lake Eden Events in mind when planning my next field trip to the mountains !!!
Jul 2012
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Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Mountain
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Private bath
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom downstairs - 1 queen , Private bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • There are an additional two pullout couch beds
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Hilltop House - escape to the mountains in comfort!
average rating of 4.909091 based on 12 reviews

Great for larger group

  • 5 of 5

It was perfect for us - four couples planning a visit to Biltmore Estate. The beds were comfortable. The space was ample. The screened in porch was a perfect place to gather. We were away from town and in a quiet, somewhat secluded spot. The only problem we had was when more than one shower was being used, the downstairs did not get warm water. A minor inconvenience for all the benefits of the property.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting Lake Eden and for your feedback on the shower. The hot water heater is brand new at Hilltop so we will definitely have the plumber take a look!
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Great house for our family of friends!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at this spacious house with our family of friends, and the Lake Eden extended property is truly beautiful! I highly recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very spacious, with a lovely outdoor patio. Couldn’t have asked for a better stay.

  • 5 of 5

The owners were incredibly sweet, and our group had a very memorable weekend at the cabin.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Baltimore, MD

A perfect, peaceful vacation home!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family of 6 had a peaceful, happy holiday vacation at Hilltop House. It is so spacious inside- plenty of room to spread out, and to come together for meals, games, and fun by the fire. It's a perfect location- so quiet and peaceful, and yet it's very close to restaurants and shopping in Black Mountain (and Asheville too). The caretakers are so thoughtful and quick to offer their help if needed. We are so grateful to have discovered Hilltop house and the Lake Eden properties, and hope to come back for future visits!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ocala, FL

Great place for a holiday reunion!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this cozy house for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The property is beautiful and the house is very cozy and well equipped. We had plenty of space to spread out. We especially appreciated the well-equipped kitchen since we had plenty of Thanksgiving cooking to do! The property is beautiful and great for hikes with the dogs and to work up an appetite for the turkey!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A beautiful location and hideaway on the Lake Eden Properties

  • 5 of 5

Everyone loved Hilltop House.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Pisgah Brewing
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Okie Dokie's BBQ
Car: recommended

Hilltop House is set on our private 60+ acre property where the historic Black Mountain College once thrived during the '40s and '50s as one of the most important educational and artistic experiments. Buckminster Fuller built the first geodesic dome here on the property and Elbert Einstein taught here.

Some of the highest points east of the Rockies stand tall in the distance, mountain lakes and streams welcome you, and the beauty and spirit of this place is truly relaxing and magical. While you enjoy a feeling of being far away you have the luxury of being close to so many great experiences... Black Mountain (5 minutes), Asheville (20 min), Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore Estate, Cherokee, and outdoor adventures abound (hikes, rafting, mountain biking, climbing, picnics, etc).


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $60 + Tax

2 night minimum on all stays

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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