|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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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
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.
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!
Thank you very much for your wonderful property. It was the perfect setting for a great weekend. Thank you for helping us create a lifetime of memories for our families
Although arriving at night and feeling a bit concerned about the trek up and down the long and winding road to the villa, we were finally met with a sweet surprise! The vacation home met all of our mountain retreat expectations! Our family of nine enjoyed a spacious, modern, yet cozy vacation home for the Thanksgiving holiday. The kitchen was large and updated, with most everything we needed for a lot of cooking! We also enjoyed the beautiful living area with stone fireplace, large back porch with spectacular mountain and lake view, four nice sized bedrooms, and game room and ping pong table in the basement. As an added treat, we awoke the first morning to a beautiful sunrise, and enjoyed perfect weather! The quaint little town of Black Mountain was a reasonable drive, and nature trails were also nearby for some much needed exercise! For those who truly want a relaxing getaway from noise and distractions, this place is your answer!
Pros: Nice, well appointed home. Nice view off the large deck. Secluded, private and quiet.
Cons: management slow to respond to timely questions. For example, the code to the entrance gate was wrong and they didn't respond for 12 hours. Basement was VERY musty smelling. (Borderline unusable as a bedroom). No working phone or wifi- not that you go on vacation to spend time on electronic devices, but it was inconvenient to be without both all of the time. (There is wifi but it would only support 1 device intermittently). The towels need to be replaced.
If you stay here, visit the Hopey & Co. grocery. Great prices and large local craft beer selection. Also, if using a navigation app to find the house, do not use waze as it was unable to find the house. Google worked perfectly.
Our family of 8 adults enjoyed a lovely week here. There were enough rooms that we had a quite escape when needed, but common areas where we could all enjoy being together. I loved that all could be in the kitchen working and cooking and then sit around the table together. The back porch was our favorite with plenty of chairs and a gorgeous view. The hammock on the back porch was my favorite and was perfect for one or two people.
We had a lovely time at the Laurel Ridge property over the 4th of July. The house was well-stocked with sheets, towels and blankets and had a well-equipped kitchen. The covered back porch was extremely pleasant and had such a marvelous view! We enjoyed having a ping-pong tournament in the garage. The microwave was broken but the owner is having it repaired. The basement was a bit musty, but improved when we emptied and turned on the dehumidifier. We received quick answers from the owner to any questions that we had and really appreciate them sharing their beautiful mountain home with us. We very much enjoyed our stay!
We had an absolute great time. What I liked best about the property was its location relative to Black Mountain. The town is close enough for convenience of dining and shopping yet you feel miles away while at the cabin. The drive once you turn into the gates is awesome. The home is nicer than the pictures depict. We stayed in June and the weather was perfect! Be advised, the locals turn the lights out at 8:00 p.m. so eat early!
As we leave this home I have such mixed feelings. This is a beautiful home, but is well lived in. Understanding it is a rental, it is beat up a bit to much. It needs a good overhaul and cleaning. It is very dusty. None of the fans work. Carpets stained. Large alive and dead ants every where. Again it is the middle of the woods, but all the dead ones were still in the corners of all the rooms. Cleaning person could have vacuumed them up. Again it is a beautiful home.... Just needs to be tended to.
Wireless did not work at all. Which we were fine with. Master bedroom and living room tv's were connected. So you had to watch the some show. There were 3 other tv's not sure about those. They were in the other bedrooms we did not use.
No window coverings on any bedroom windows. I can not sleep even in the woods without the windows covered. Being a rental you need to tend to all.
We did see bear in the back yard and bunny rabbits. The community had a bunch of wild turkey and deer. A bear crossed the road in front of us once too.
If this home was tended to it would be well worth the stay, and we would stay again.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Property Damage Protection||$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.