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Private & Conveinent! 250 acre homestead

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8)

Mountains & Meadows at Turkey Pen is the perfect destination to enjoy with your family and friends, especially if you are looking for a private retreat. We also host events on the fields of this 250 acre pristine property, surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest. The creeks, ponds, barns, & undisturbed private mountains offer a peaceful, private backdrop. Camping is available. Guests are welcome to bring their personal horses for horseback riding The property borders miles of national forest trails. Camping & Events have separate fees, inquire about pricing

Our cabin sits on a hilltop overlooking pastures with horses, waterwheel, fishing pond, and stream. While sitting in a rocking chair, or swinging on the porch swing, you will enjoy the panoramic mountain views. The quietness offers a relaxing and tranquil vacation.

Our secluded 250 acres of heavily wooded forest borders the Pisgah National Forest. 'Turkey Pen' trail-head is where Native Americans once gathered wild turkeys. We still unearth arrowheads today and wild turkey sightings are a regular occurrence.

As a participant in North Carolina's Stewardship Program, we are committed to preserving wildlife and enhancing the land. During your stay you will see many species of birds, wild turkey, deer, and other wildlife.

We offer private hiking trails that adjoin the National Forest. There are also Blue Ribbon trout streams that are accessible from these trails. Bring your own horse if you want to. We offer a separate pasture with a stream to accommodate your horse. However, we do not provide shelter or stalls.

While we do offer a private retreat, we are conveniently located to Brevard, Asheville, and Hendersonville, NC, that are just minutes away.

Keywords: Secluded, Private, Charming, Cozy, Front Porch, Fireplace, Mountain Views, Streams, Ponds, Horses, Fishing, Horses, Hiking Trails to Blue Ridge Mountains, 250 Acres Surrounded by Pisgah National Forest.

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More Details

Alisha Swicegood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 16, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just what my family needed to get a break from the "big city." Our children enjoyed running through the pasture, feeding apples to the owner's horses, fishing in the big pond, hiking the trails and seeing the trout from the mountain streams was a plus! The beauty and peacefulness of the surroundings was more than we expected. The cabin was a place that you would want to stay "forever!" Surrounded by the views of the Pisgah Forest was breath-taking. We felt that we were totally away from the hustle of city life; yet to our surprise, once on the main highway, we were only a few miles from the town of Brevard - with all the amenities that we "city-folk" think that we need. We were surprised at how close we were to many beautiful sight-seeing short trips, and then back to the cabin to enjoy the rest of the days and evenings. This will be a regular place for you to stay for years to come. Our family definitely made some good memories. Thank you.
May 2010
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Pisgah Forest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • Queen size Beds (1), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Pack n play upon request (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
250 secluded acres surrounded by Pisgah National Forest. Horses are welcome to use a separate pasture and creek, no stalls available. Private hiking trails adjoin Pisgah National Forest. Three ponds available for fishing.


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average rating of 4.775 based on 42 reviews

Amazing, private and perfect!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing place to call home for the last week! Our children loved visiting the horses, hiking the trail right from the cabin as well as the numerous options in near by Pisgah Forest, and exploring the creek, fields, and lake right outside our door.

The cabin is charming, well stocked with ample space for my husband and I along with our 3 children under 12 and our dog. The back porch looking over the valley was our primary spot every day: meals, family games, reading, or just enjoying the peace and quiet. The owners are lovely and gracious. I just wish I could figure out a way to get back there sooner!

Our many thanks to Katherine, Alisha and their families for sharing their wonderful home with us. We will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very Peaceful Place

  • 5 of 5

Great location and very peaceful

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Property is great. Closing the gates to get in and out with kids was challenging.

  • 3 of 5

Its comfortable, nice, great outdoors experience. I was surprised by the lack of contact I had with the landlord. I guess some people don't want to be bothered but I made reference to the fact I had kids, wanted to fish etc.. I ran into someone working on the property who explained we could walk through the various fields as things are sectioned off for their animals. The rooms didn't have blinds in the windows which was odd and made getting the kids to sleep a LITTLE difficult. Don't get me is a nice place. If I was on a hiking trip with friends it would have been prefect. I guess I was a little surprised about the impersonal email contact from the manager and it oversells what you can do on the property...or it was never explained.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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I would live here if I could

  • 5 of 5

We love this cabin. It's a perfect location for all we like to do. It's got beautiful views and very clean. Wonderful time every time we stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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  • 5 of 5

This cabin and property was beautiful inside and out. My husband and I and our 6 children enjoyed the beauty all around us each day we were there. The kids enjoyed fishing in the ponds and hiking through the trails in the woods. I so enjoyed sitting out on the porch and watching the geese, turkeys and horses out in the meadow. The house was fully furnished with everything we needed except for a gallon size pitcher to make sweet tea in ;) (there is one there now though because we purchased one and left it there) Walmart and grocery stores are just about 10 min away to get the groceries you would need for your stay.

We enjoyed this vacation so much it was the best vacation we have had yet!! We plan to go back very soon!!

Alicia was the sweetest person to work with and responded to any questions we had asap. Her husband and children were also nice and very helpful with anything we needed. We thank the family so much for allowing us to rent this cabin and share the beauty of Gods creations with us at this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very peaceful cabin. Super clean and convenient to Brevard and Ashville.

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful time. Really enjoyed watching all the wildlife on the property.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Asheville airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Etowah Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Pisgah Forest Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2017 - Aug 13 2017
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 25 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mar 14 2018 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $100
Pet Fee $25
Tax Rate 12.75%

We offer special rates that can include adjustments on prices due to number of guests & last minute bookings. Once guests have booked their dates we offer a special discount to them 1 week prior to their scheduled check in dates, on any available dates before or after their scheduled stay which is in conjunction to their scheduled dates. Inquiries welcome!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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