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Private & Conveinent! 250 acre homestead

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 5-8) No parties, event location separate fee

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.

Check out our rental home: vrbo 648892

More Details

Owner
Alisha Swicegood
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 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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Map

Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Asheville airport
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Etowah Golf
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
280
Nearest Ski
57 Miles
Cataloochee
Car: recommended

Amenities

Pisgah Forest Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No parties or events at cabin. We have a separate location we reserve for events, separate fees & reservations required.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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average rating of 4.7674417 based on 45 reviews
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Relaxing rustic retreat

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Mountains and Meadows. It is a very well kept, clean property. It does have the quirks of being a very old log cabin, such as window unit ACs, tiny kitchen and tucked in bathrooms, but it is a wonderful retreat and beautiful setting. I was amazed at how much there is to do in the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at this cabin. What a beautiful setting! We ate most of our meals on the front porch, enjoying the view, watching the wild turkeys in the field and the horses that came right up to the fence. We fished in the pond, played frisbee and horseshoes in the huge backyard and just enjoyed exploring. We went for a hike up on the Parkway, went to Hooker Falls and took in a Asheville Tourist game, all located a short drive from the cabin. The owners have managed to keep the antique cabin 'feel', while still providing all the comforts and necessities of a comfortable home. We would love to go back sometime and stay longer!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay, the cabin was wonderful, the view of the meadow was wonderful, and it was close to several waterfalls we wanted to see. It is a secluded, very quiet place - perfect for our vacation!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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 wrong...it 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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $25
Damage Deposit $100

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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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