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Relaxation Station on Grassy Mountain - Open April though October

Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Nestled off a private loop on Grassy Mountain near Little Switzerland, a rental cabin awaits you. 'R' Place is a family-owned 3-bedroom cabin named for the Matriarch (Ruby) who envisioned a place of Relaxation, Rest, Rejuvenation, and Refreshing activities. The double-decked structure offers a view of Mt. Mitchell and sometimes a bear and her cubs. It is the perfect place to enjoy a family dinner and a movie or to plan the next day's adventure. Relax in the large Jacuzzi tub and refresh yourself with a good night's sleep in one of the Sleep Number beds.

The cabin is unique with the wood for the interior taken through the whole process by builder/owner Dan. Decorated with a mix of antiques and comfortable new furniture 'R' Place lends itself to be your vacation haven.

Keywords: mountain retreat,cabin,3-level home,secluded, woods

More Details

Lois Carter
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 6, 2018

About Lois Carter

This house is owned by Dan and sister Lois. We fell in love with Little Switzerland while traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway. We bought the property 20 years ago and finished this house last fall. We harvested trees from the site and the family farm in West Virginia to make flooring and poplar paneling and cabinets. Both of us are retired teachers and enjoy our time in the mountains with our families.


Little Switzerland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (3) (3), Baby Cribs (1) (Pack & Play), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) (Queen Futon), Bunk Beds (1) (1 Set)
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • churches
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
Mini-kitchen in basement. , 2-level deckA-frame Great Room on top level, Sleep Number mattresses


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(21 traveler reviews)

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Relaxation Station on Grassy Mountain - Open April though October
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Awesome Vacation!

  • 5 of 5

This is clearly one of the best places to stay, if you are looking for an adventure out in the mountains. The house was well maintained and had no issues while we stayed there. The google maps said "You have arrived" but there were no houses. So I called the up owner and she provided me the directions. She also stopped by the house to make sure we made it :). The communications back and forth with the owner was excellent. I would definitely consider this house again for our next vacation next fall without a second thought.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect. It was clean, has excellent views, secluded and quiet. Lois was gracious and gave us some flexibility with check-in and check-out times.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An amazing getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Over the years i have heard my best friend Jay speak of his family's "home away from home" in the North Carolina mountains. It was not until a few months ago that he, myself, my daughter, and my nephew were able to experience its endless beauty first hand. Even his words and stories could not come close to describing how gorgeous it is. Everything in and surrounding this cabin has a history and exquisite "taste" all its own. It is finely built and beautifully decorated with the most friendly, family-oriented & cozy atmospheres attainable. Family members and travelers of all ages are welcomed and accommodated at R place. There are so many things to do and see there on the property and all over Little Switzerland and the surrounding areas. Even if you are like me and forget things as you pack and leave home...i found out quickly that there was a very good possiblity that whatever i had left behind was already there in the cabin. My only disappointment of our trip was not being able to stay longer!! We had an absolutely amazing time on our weekend getaway and can only hope that sometime in the future we are able to go back and experience it again. The view alone from anywhere on the property is something you will most likely never forget and can only be witnessed in really is a "home away from home" with an amazing history and a place many people only dream of. If you aspire to find a quiet place to breathe fresh clean air, collect your thoughts, sight see, create family memories, or experience unforgettable beauty i would highly recommend "R place"....time and time again, you will love it!

  • Submitted: Nov 17, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Callie, thanks for the great review. I'm glad you and the family finally got to visit our hideaway. It seems you enjoyed the local scenery and fare. Glad R Place can entertain the young ones as well as the adults. Lois
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Great location! Beautiful cabin with great view! Perfect for 6adults. Exactly as promoted. Loved it!

  • 5 of 5

This was a family trip. Myself, spouse, 2 adult children and daughter in-law, and my Dad. The sleeping arrangements were perfect! We had plenty of room to spread out and gather together. We really enjoyed the pool table (although there were a couple of obstacles that made you have to really work your trick shots!!!). We spent our evenings just hanging out playing games! The cabin itself was gorgeous with the different woods used in building it. You can tell that it was built with great love and pride and is very well taken care of. We loved the story behind how the cabin came to be built (you'll have to rent it to get that story!)! We would definitely book here again and tell others about this beautiful place. The owners, who are siblings, were great to work with and made this a wonderful experience for us. Thank you Lois. Blessings to you and yours!

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you had an enjoyable visit, Family times are the best. Our kids and grandkids love the game nights. Hope you'll return. Lois
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Amazing experience

  • 5 of 5

This is one of the best experiences we had so far. The home is very close to little switzerland we could get the basic groceries easily as we had an infant with us. There are trekking trails close by which you can enjoy. The home has 2 balconies which have the exquisite sunset view. Also, the home can easily accommodate 3 couples as it has a huge room in the basement as well. Overall, a fantastic experience. I would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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A Higher Ground

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful vacation with my children, grandchildren, son in law and my son's fiancée at R Place. What a great experience. It was so hard to believe this was a vacation rental as it felt so much like home. I have rented many times from VRBO but this rates at the top of our vacations. Everything we could want this house had from cooking, entertainment and the most comfortable beds. The kids loved the pool table and games. The adults loved the outdoor space and where constantly on bear watch! Unfortunately it was not to be this time. Dan the owner was very considerate and helpful with any questions we might have. We would like to come back in the fall when its a little cooler next time but will definitely be back.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Sherry and family for the great review. Really glad you had good weather. We try hard to maintain R Place for our guest because we know what we would expect when we go on vacation. Little Switzerland is a special place and would like for all our guest to have great memories. Thanks Dan.
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Waterfalls nearby, view of Mount Mitchell from decks

.Gem mining and Mineral Museum


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fees $80
Refundable damage deposit $300
Tax Rate 10.0%

We have not yet felt the need to keep anyones security deposit. R Place is well maintained and all of our guest have taken great care of the place. We are now getting return guest which suggest we are on the right tract.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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