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Mountain & Lake Views

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

House, 4 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

Come stay in this custom built Arts & Crafts home in the gated community of Laurel Ridge. Enjoy the scenic mountain views from the front and rear of the home, as well as water views of the beautiful Asheville watershed.

The home is 3500+ feet up with total privacy. The home is unique in that it also has a yard, perfect for children and adults alike to enjoy marshmallow roasts and cookouts. The home is well suited for families with an eat-in kitchen, a large family room for movies with a gas fireplace, a VCR in the kids bunk room with a kids movie library. Enjoy table tennis in the recreation room downstairs. The master suite on the main floor has a king bed, walk in closet and a TV. The second bedroom upstairs is also furnished with a king bed, TV and walk in closet. The kids suite is set up with a twin over full bunk bed and a single bed, two large bean bag chairs and a walk in closet. A fourth bedroom, located by rec room, houses a king bed and a full bath with tub/shower is across the hall.

Minutes to Montreat where trails are open to the public. Take a picnic and enjoy all types of trails. 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, 15 minutes to Asheville. Enjoy horse-back riding located approximately 30 minutes away, as well as white water rafting nearby.

Keywords: Mountain Views, lake views, mountain house, retreat, hiking, private, waterfall, montreat trails, luxury, secluded, scenic, furnished, golf, gated

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Andrea Bell
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
November 21, 2017

Why Andrea Bell chose Laurel Ridge

It all began as a quick weekend mountain vacation with our three children. We fell in love with the simplicity of a mountain vacation. No fuss, no schedules. After taking numerous vacations to the NC mountains and renting homes in all different areas with a variety of views, we finally visited Black Mountain and fell in love. The charm is the town of Black Mountain itself and its' proximity to the fine dining and shopping in Asheville, the numerous outdoor activities available and the ease of coming and going with easy access from I-40. It was a perfect fit.

What makes this house unique

We discovered Laurel Ridge, a gated community that still felt like a retreat. We decided to purchase this home because it offered the views we had fallen in love with, but also a yard where our children could run and play and we could host cookouts and marshmallow roasts galore! It had it all. The home has a rustic stone fireplace, wood floors and tongue/groove wood ceilings that give that mountain feel to our vacations. We love coming at all different times of the year, enjoying horseback riding, white water rafting, hiking, scenic leaf changes and cool, crisp weather. As high as we are, the temperature is usually 5-10 degrees cooler than the town area!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for the kind message in regards to Veteran's Day as we had 3 active duty officers staying here this weekend (2 Air Force and 1 Navy). We thoroughly enjoyed the stay. The house itself was exactly what we needed as it was secluded but still close enough to Black Mountain and Asheville to keep everyone busy. Just a few minor suggestions that I would like to propose is that you keep some small toiletries available (soaps, shampoos, etc) and trash bags. This was not a big deal, but something for the future as well. We once again had a great trip and would like to return in the spring/summer months if available. Have a great day and thanks for such a great weekend!
Nov 2017
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Car: necessary


Laurel Ridge House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , powder room
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 4 - 1 twin/ single , 1 bunk bed , Twin over full bunk and separate twin bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single , Twin daybed/ roll out twin trundle
  • King size beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (1), Bunk Beds (1) Twin over full
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming


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average rating of 4.48 based on 31 reviews

Beautiful Home and amenities..

  • 5 of 5

We rented this mountain home for Thanksgiving. Tons of space for all of us. Nice large kitchen, amazing views. Not sure what to say other than if you are looking for a great place to get away from it all this is it.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have always wanted to have Thanksgiving there! So happy you did and enjoyed the peaceful getaway. Please come back again! Happy Holidays
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Fantastic location and perfect for families

  • 5 of 5

The location of the house is perfect even though it is about a 12-15 minute uphill drive from Black Mountain so your car needs to be able to handle the steep inclines. We could easily get to Black Mountain and then into Asheville as well. The house had plenty of room for two families that included 5 small children, and the views of the mountains and lake were great. Andrea was very easy to communicate with and I would highly recommend this house to everyone that wants to "get away" for a long weekend like us but still have the convenience to be close enough to plenty of restaurants and shops. We would definitely like to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thrilled that you discovered both the adorable town of Black Mountain and city of Asheville. Everything you need or want to do is nearby. Most of all, we are are so glad you enjoyed your getaway. Fall in the Blue Ridge mountains is just beautiful! We welcome you back any time.
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Beautiful Views!!

  • 5 of 5

Talk about living on top of a mountain! This property is way up a steep road in a gated community and once you get to the top, you appreciate why the house was built so high up :) The house has an incredible view of the mountains and lake down at the bottom. Inside - there's a great fireplace and multiple bedrooms/nooks to hang out.

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, we love the scenery and truly feel like we can get away when we visit this home. Serenity and beauty...what more can you ask for? Please stay with us again!
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Very beautiful home, plenty of available sleeping quarters, extremely secluded

  • 3 of 5

Extremely disappointed wifi didn't work. Modem wouldn't even turn on. With no cell signal- impossible to connect with rest of group. When the gate codes changed got in contact with owner who was very helpful in rectifying situation. Takes very long from gate to house.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for struggling through the wifi situation. We visited after you and replaced the modem and connection. We hope you enjoyed the views and peacefulness of the property and nature surroundings.
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Perfect fall getaway

  • 5 of 5

Black Mountain was charming and had everything we needed. Also enjoyed heading 20 minutes to Asheville for a nice dinner. The weather was perfect, great hiking in Montreat. The leaves are starting to change and we had some nice crisp weather. The house is in a gated neighborhood with lovely views and privacy during our stay. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you to stay again!
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Wonderful View, Comfortable Bed, Great Stay

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay - we had 3 families (5 adults and 6 kids). There was enough room for everyone and we all had a really great time. Anyone looking to stay here in the winter needs to be aware that the drive way is very steep and the drive up the mountain is a little scary (at least for someone who grew up in the midwest). Kitchen was well stocked, loved the large deck and the view was stunning. Also we didn't realize there was so much in Black Mountain. What a cute town! Great restaurants and shops. Loved it!

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed our home and the town of Black Mountain. You can see why we fell in love with it! The beginning of the driveway is a little steep but there is ample parking at the garage as well as additional up by the side entry as well as a circle so that you can turn around easily. Should the weather be bad, there is also a parking pad at the top of the driveway. Thanks for your great review and please visit us again!
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Insurance $59

Holiday weekends including Easter, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas have higher daily rates of $325/night. Make inquiry for weekly rates inclusive of a Holiday.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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