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'Solitude' Just What the Doctor Ordered?

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

When we began looking for a quiet getaway in the mountains of Western North Carolina, we came upon the sweet community of The Hidden McMillan Valley. We felt like we had stepped back in time with kind people and quiet, relaxed living. You will start with a scenic drive through the apple country of Edneyville and Hendersonville, drive up the mountain with views, then wind down to The Hidden McMillan Valley. 'Solitude' is nestled between two streams and has a country chapel across the way. In the summer months, it offers Sunday morning services and sometimes potluck lunches.

The screened-in porch runs the length of the house and is complete with wicker chairs, rockers, a love seat and hammock. It also has a wrought iron table and chairs for outdoor dining. As you sit out, you will hear the birds, nature, and the rushing of the water. If it is cool, or just for ambiance, you can build yourself a nice fire in the large brick fireplace. The wood is already chopped and stacked on the porch for you.

One of the perks of where we are located is that you can get to so many places in such a short time. We are a little over an hour from Spartanburg, SC. and about 2 hours from Charlotte. We are 20 minutes from downtown Hendersonville with its unique shops and restaurants. We are only 20 minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. We are also 35-40 minutes from Asheville with all its historical and cultural influence. Close by is the Blue Ridge Parkway, waterfalls and hiking, the Flat Rock Playhouse, Brevard Music Center, Pisgah National Forest, Carl Sandburg's home, The Biltmore House, and the Grove Park Inn to name a few. So, you can find plenty to do or just enjoy the solitude!

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Terri G Allsbrook
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
May 25, 2017

About Terri G Allsbrook

Bob and Terri Allsbrook, owners since 2008. We both grew up in N.C, went to college in the mountains of N.C, but had been living in S.C. for 22 years. We wanted a place to retreat to back in the beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains...'Solitude' was our answer to that dream.

Terri G Allsbrook purchased this house in 2008

Why Terri G Allsbrook chose Hendersonville

This photo is taken at 'The Edge of the World', which is one of the prettiest panoramic views of the mountains you will ever see! It is only a few minutes drive and then a short hike to get there from Solitude.


McMillan Hidden Valley House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size bed (1) Select Comfort mattress with dual control for desired firmness., Queen size Beds (2)
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water skiing
There is a nearby stream and nice walking trails. You will see a "No Trespassing" sign at the bridge, but that is for non-residents. For residents, or guests of residents, you are welcome to take those trails and hike up the mountain as you would like.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(36 traveler reviews)

'Solitude' Just What the Doctor Ordered?
average rating of 4.8055553 based on 36 reviews

Wonderful, I loved the cottage.Would definitely go back. I would like to see it in the fall.

  • 4 of 5

We drove around the area to see different towns, loved Hendersonville and Chimney Rock. Convent location to dining and shopping. My first time in that area. Will definitely go back for Apple season.

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Conway, SC

Most relaxing vacation ever! Highly Recommended!!

  • 5 of 5

This was the most relaxing vacation we have ever had. The beds were very comfortable and the porch was wonderful! Terri was so helpful as he answered all of our questions. If you are visiting this area - stay here! :)

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Galivants Ferry, South Carolina

Solitude is truly the perfect name for this cabin.

  • 5 of 5

On Aug 22, 2016,


We had such a good time. Hope you found everything ok. Loved the little church across from us. Felt humbled thinking about how humble this little community had to be. Went over to the church Sunday morning. Such a blessing. Thank you so much for sharing your home with us. The cabin was everything you said it was. Easy to find. Loved sitting on the porch reading. So peaceful. Took a short walk on the road behind the church and saw some bear tracks. That was exciting. God Bless and look forward to visiting again

Shirley Floyd

Galivants Ferry, SC

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Winter Haven, Florida


  • 5 of 5

My daughter planned this trip to Solitude for my 75th birthday celebration. I couldn't ask for a better place to make my birthday great and extend my celebration through all the days we were there. The owners of Solitude recommended things to do in the area and we went to all of these places. This added to the fun that we were having. The quiet evenings listening to nature were really the perfect ending to each of our perfect days. I would highly recommend this wonderful place for the perfect getaway.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Hampton VA

Peaceful and Relaxing

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time starting here. Solitude maximizes the relaxation. Peaceful and quite location that allowed us to unwind. Firepit outback provides snores making and hot dog roasting over an open fire. Everything needed for the perfect vacation is available here.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Back to School Vacation

  • 5 of 5

The location is quiet and calm. Great house with ample amenities. Loved the screened front porch. Kids and adults enjoyed the stay. Right in the middle of Hendersonville and Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Nice comfy beds - I usually don't sleep well away from home but I slept like a baby here. We enjoyed the area and the house. Owners are super easy to work with. Thanks for a great mini vacation.

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville Airport


Rates & Availability

McMillan Hidden Valley House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Standard Rate
May 1 2017 - Sep 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf Season 2
Sep 29 2017 - Nov 6 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $60
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

There is a $60 cleaning fee that is added.

You must sign and return the contract that I will e-mail to you, along with your checks, in time for me to make sure it clears. Once it has, I will send you directions to Solitude and the code for the lock box for your keys. The $100 security deposit should be sent separately so it can be simply shredded if all looks well.

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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