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Private & Convenient! 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) 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 (separate fee, must book, no events at cabin) 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 (separate fee, must book). Guests are welcome to bring their personal horses for horseback riding (separate fee, must book). 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

Alisha Swicegood
Member since: 2010
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:
March 24, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • 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
  • 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 4.7555556 based on 47 reviews
Summerville S.C.

Nice location

  • 4 of 5

Beautiful acreage, and hiking trails.

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Nice little cabin, beautiful property

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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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: August 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: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 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: July 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: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.