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Helen's Place in Black Mountain ~NC~

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Be comfortable at Helen's place just a stroll from fine dining and great shopping in the Blue Ridge mountains. Breakfast on the deck amidst the mountain views or sip tea in the afternoon on the arts and craft porch and enjoy friendship around the piano in the huge living room. Spacious eclectic bedrooms offer a true retreat. Washer and dryer gives you the conveniences of home and a fully equipped kitchen allows you the chance for some home cooking away from home. All this combines to create a vacation to remember. Come sit on the front porch of the mountains!

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Property Manager
Martha Bryan Wight
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 12, 2018

About Martha Bryan Wight

I am a native of the region and once lived at this residence. My mother lived in this home until her mid 90's and she encouraged visitors walking by to sit with her on the front porch. The garden area in the backyard serves several families and carries on the tradition of vegetable gardening Helen's way. . She would be delighted to know that people stay in her home to celebrate birthdays, friendship, reunions, and even weddings. I carry on her Southern hospitality and attitude, hoping I make friends with each of my renters.

Martha Bryan Wight purchased this house in 2008

Why Martha Bryan Wight chose Black Mountain

Growing up in Black Mountain makes me a proud native. I inherited this property from my mother and want to keep the house alive until I am in a position to return to it full time.

What makes this house unique

The location is perfect. Walking to shop or dine is so easy because downtown is just one block away and the recreation center is just a stroll to the lake and tennis courts. You can feel the energy of living in-town by sitting on the front porch or just move to the deck and drink in the mountain views. An expansive living room makes the house feel spacious and the eat in kitchen allows for a cook to be with guest and create a dinner together. Newly refinished hardwood floors adds a newness and walls are freshly painted. Helen's offers in town activities with a view. A new fee is to be added to the rate to cover the expenses of VRBO> A 9% service fee will be added to the rental rate.


Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
within walking distance of downtown shopping and dining, a block from tennis and lake activities,


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(22 traveler reviews)

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Helen's Place in Black Mountain ~NC~
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews
Port Orange, Florida

Comfortable and conveniently located.

  • 4 of 5

My cousins and I, along with our husbands, enjoyed our New Year’s stay at Helen’s Place. The home was very comfortable and well equipped with everything we needed. It was especially nostalgic for us because the home was nearly identical to our late Grandmother’s home. Black Mountain is a lovely town with great locally owned shops and restaurants and very friendly people. And - it snowed on New Year’s Eve, which was a real treat!

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for lovely and positive review. I strive to make Helen's comfortable. I don't think it can ever shed the Grandmother feeling! Try to experience Black Mountain and Helen's during the warm months. Same friendly people just a lot easier to move around.Thanks again Martha
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Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

I met my two daughters here for a birthday celebration. It was a wonderful house, so comfortable and spacious. Perfect location for walking to shops and restaurants in Black Mountain. So close to Asheville as well. We spent the day in Asheville and relaxed back at the house. Would highly recommend this property!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your positive response. I always want guests to have a wonderful time. Black mountain makes that easy ! You will be welcomed back any time Martha
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Helen’s place

  • 5 of 5

This wonderful old house worked so well for our family. The bedroom area can be closed off, so the babies napped and the grown ups visited. The double front room was fantastic for our group: we gathered around the piano for carols, used one area for children’s toys, and had room to stretch out.

Black mountain is a very friendly place. We walked around the lake several times, found 2 playgrounds, and enjoyed the shops and several restaurants.

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am glad everything worked well for you. It is fun to know how the rooms were used and if you played the piano. Do plan to visit again. Martha
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Great retreat for 7 ladies!

  • 5 of 5

Our group of ladies were in town for a knitting retreat and couldn't have been more pleased with the house and it's location. Martha was a pleasure to work with and we were even treated to a fresh head of cauliflower from the garden! We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed staying at Helen' do plan to come back . You are welcome anytime.
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Lovely step back in time!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our weekend at Helen's place. The house is super functional - loved the front porch & back deck. Really funny but we loved the push button light switches.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. I plan on replacing the" replaced " switches with the original ones when I move in!! Glad everything worked for you and please return. Martha
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Savannah, GA

Perfect refuge!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were fleeing Hurricane Irma and headed to North Carolina to stay with my daughter. Unfortunately, due to a leak, our daughter's house flooded and she and her family had to evacuate their house as well. Miraculously, we were able to book Helen's Place and spend a wonderful five days together as a family. The house is exactly as pictured, and we loved the location. The view from the back deck is fantastic. We would definitely stay here again. Thanks, Martha, for being such a great host!

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for being so helpful and letting me come in with my freezer stock as I was also a casualty of Irma. I hope you do return and tell others about how wonderful our little town can be , even in bad times! You were great to have and have a wonderful fall season Martha
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Ashevile Regional
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Ale House
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Black Mountain Golf
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 40
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
My Father's Pizza
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Car: necessary

local musicians and entertainment, arts and crafts, local beer brewery in Black Mountain and Asheville,herb garden available for guest use,


Rates & Availability

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