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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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 17, 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 4.7755103 based on 51 reviews
Raleigh, NC

Great location, beautiful Property

  • 5 of 5

The owner was easy to work with and the location was ideal, only 15 minutes to the Pisgah from the house!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Raleigh, NC

A must stay!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was cozy and the property was amazing. We really enjoyed our stay!

Thank you Alisha,

Mike & Lauri-Raleigh, N.C.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pekin, Indiana

Beautiful is an understatement

  • 5 of 5

We had the most peaceful and beautiful week ever. It was more than i could have hoped or asked for. Alisha was more than friendly and helpful. The cabin is beautiful and very comfortable. I LOVE the heater in the downstairs bathroom :) I wish I could leave more than 5 stars.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet retreat but close to a lot of things.

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin was clean and well furnished. Alisha is extremely responsive if there is something that arises.

The cabin is about 25 minutes outside of Asheville but this should not be a deterrent. After a day in the city, the cabin is a great place to unwind. Further Biltmore is closer and Sierra Nevada Brewery and Bold Rock Cider are very near. Also the town of Brevard is close (Oskar Blues sensing a theme here)? Just outside Brevard is Dupont State Park. Four beautiful waterfalls and a covered bridge can be seen here for a 2 hour minimally strenuous hike.

When we return to the area, this will be our first option to stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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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
Refundable 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.

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