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Pine Shadows Chalet: mountain views, woods, and privacy close to TIEC!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,510 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 14 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA. Sleeps 6. Close to TIEC, Hendersonville, Asheville. WNC attractions.

'Pine Shadows', located in Columbus, NC, S.E. of Hendersonville and Asheville, is a wooded mountain chalet A-frame with 3 BR/ 2 BA, wrap-around decks, a 25' ceiling, open floor plan, and cozy wood fireplace.


Tucked in the western North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the cabin is nestled on three private acres in the woods with westerly long-range views in winter and spring and lovely gorge and woodland views in summer and fall. Columbus, NC is known for its good weather year round, making the house easily accessible at nearly any time of the year.

The chalet is 13 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, four miles from Tryon, NC and 10 miles from Lake Lure, 22 miles from Hendersonville, and 43 miles from Asheville. 'Pine Shadows' is a rustic cabin with all modern conveniences. It is a short drive to the attractions of Asheville and Hendersonville.

Seasonal Highlights::


Equestrian competitions at TIEC; Mountain back roads; antiquing; farmers' markets; Lake Lure boat rides; fishing; golf; swimming; festivals; fresh air and hiking the mountains; 4th of July celebration in downtown Columbus; concerts & plays in Tryon, Hendersonville and Asheville.


Equestrian competitions; North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville; leaf-looking; concerts & plays; hiking; fishing across western NC; Asheville Regional Craft Fair.


Christmas at the Biltmore; Blue Ridge Parkway; reading by the fireplace; roaming and exploring; dining; hiking; antiquing; arts & entertainment.


Competitions and Steeplechase at TIEC; Blooming trees and flowers; mountain festivals; Blue Ridge Parkway; shops in quaint Tryon and Saluda; antiquing in Landrum; Farmers Markets.

More Details

Karen Armel
Member since: 2005
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Karen Armel

Our family rented a variety of homes in the mountains of western NC over the years. We loved staying in vacation rentals, so when we found Pine Shadows Chalet and fell in love with it in 2003, we took the plunge into second home ownership. After a year we decided to share our wonderful vacation home with other families. It has worked out fabulously, and the people who have stayed have been top-notch!

For twenty years, I was professor of fine arts and humanities at Florida State College in Jacksonville, FL. My spouse is a retired journalist of The Associated Press and has recently published his first novel. So the chalet has a full library of books and music and is decorated with an artist's touch. Come enjoy our wonderful place.

Karen Armel purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Karen Armel chose Columbus

We keep our beautiful home well-maintained, updated, and guest-friendly. Your great experience visiting Pine Shadows Chalet is our top concern. Our guests -- some of whom return year after year -- say it best in their reviews. Please view them.

What makes this chalet unique

We instantly loved Pine Shadows Chalet because of its surrounding pastoral beauty. We liked that the home was at the top of a private road and off the beaten track yet in close proximity to the attractions and shopping in Hendersonville and Asheville. The house was custom-built in 1981 with a 25' apex in the living room at the top of the 5000-brick fireplace. We loved the many angles of the walls and roof lines, the interior brick walls, the natural oak doors, and the many upgrades too numerous to list. We were instantly drawn to the gorgeous westerly view from the living room-dining room, all the natural light, and the 'good karma' of the chalet. The owner/builders lived at Pine Shadows Chalet from 1981 - 2003. We are the home's lucky second owners.


Columbus Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens and towels are provided. Both baths have enclosed tub/ shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 sofa, 1 loveseat for small child
  • Broyhill sofas for extra guests have removable backs and comfortable seat cushions which can serve as mattresses. They do not open and are not classical sofa beds. Sofa is long enough for an adult up to 5'2'; Love seat is long enough for child under 3'2'. All beds have good mattresses and comfortable linens.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations should be requested in writing through the website or emailed to the owner. 75% refund with 90+ days notice. 50% refund with 60+ days notice. 25% refund with 30+ days notice. No refund for cancellation within 30 days of arrival. Emergencies CAN and DO occur. For your safety, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you against ALL vacation losses. **Wheelchairs: There are three exterior steps from the garage and from the front entrance into the cabin. The entire downstairs as well as the deck is accessible for wheelchairs through standard size doorways. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are downstairs. Living areas are carpeted with low-pile Shaw carpet. Kitchen and bath have wood flooring. The owner's parents, while in their 90's, comfortably navigated downstairs areas as well as the landscaped areas surrounding the cabin. Hand made fabric art quilts on tables and walls around the chalet were made by Scottish artist Lynn Bunis.


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Pine Shadows Chalet: mountain views, woods, and privacy close to TIEC!
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Bloomsburg, Pa.

Pine Shadows

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was as described in the description, nestled in a quiet peacefull setting. Our family enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2007
  • Stayed: July 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. This home is located in a beautiful location. The home was nice and cozy. It was clean, and we loved that the owner made sure we knew all the peculiarities of the house. Definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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  • 5 of 5


  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

We loved out stay at Pine Shadows! Nice get away from the horse show.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Private Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay and were able to bring our 2 dogs , which was great since we had to evacuate from hurricane Irma.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to have been able to provide shelter from the hurricane to these dear people. They were outstanding guests and our communication remained excellent throughout their stay.
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  • 5 of 5

couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. me and my girlfriend were extremely happy with the house. Private, secluded, great views off the deck. Close to places if you want to go out and about. Overall, we couldn't have asked for a more perfect weekend. we will be back.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville, NC, or Greenville/Spartanburg
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several area options
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Larkin's Carolina Grill
Car: necessary

'Pine Shadows' chalet is located off the beaten path with easy access to equestrian events at TIEC and all the wonders of western North Carolina. COLUMBUS, NC is a short drive to Asheville and Hendersonville. The cabin in nestled in the woods at the top of a private paved road in the township of Columbus (Pop. 992), just off Interstate 26 (I-26). You'll be three minutes from downtown Columbus, a few minutes from the equestrian and arts community of Tryon, close to water sporting on the Green River and Lake Lure, 22 minutes east of Festivals and apple orchards of Hendersonville, 43 minutes southeast of high altitude and the cosmopolitan life in Asheville, and 25 minutes north of Spartanburg, SC. Western North Carolina wants to show off its gorgeous mountains, visitor-friendly country folk and quaint towns filled with wonderful crafts and unusual antiques.

Columbus is located in one of North Carolina's isothermal belts, where the weather is most often quite moderate and winters are extremely mild.

Come for the privacy, peace and quiet, mountain exploring, horse shows, festivals, antiquing, thrift-storing, historical sites, mountain hiking, and restaurant hopping.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Housekeeping, end of stay $130 + Tax
Pet Fee $35

Cancellation policy:
All cancellations should be requested in writing through the website or emailed to the owner.
75% refund with 90+ days notice.
50% refund with 60+ days notice.
25% refund with 30+ days notice.
No refund for cancellation within 30 days of arrival.

Emergencies can and do occur. For your safety, we recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you against ALL vacation losses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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