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Ultimate Family Mountain Retreat - Balsam Mountain Preserve

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Beautiful mountain home designed by local renowned architect Al Platt

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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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  • Minimum stay:5 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Manager
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Created by Al Platt, designer of the 2006 HGTV Dream Home, this custom residence features an open floor plan with antique reclaimed white pine floors, exposed timbers, and reclaimed hemlock ceilings. The 4 bedroom, 4½ bath home is nestled into over five acres of forest and is bordered on two sides by protected conservation land. Indoor and outdoor fireplaces create great living spaces from which to enjoy the long range mountain views. Additional features include white pine wall paneling in the living room, dining room, kitchen, and foyer on the main floor, as well as in the lower level family room. Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances with stained concrete perimeter countertops and rustic knotty hickory cabinetry in the kitchen.

This home is in the private community of Balsam Mountain Preserve with a 24 hour onsite security staff, a fully staffed Nature Center and over thirty miles of hiking trails. There are three golf courses located within 15 minutes of the property as well as horseback riding, fishing and rafting close by.

Keywords: North Carolina Mountains, Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Parkway, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Vacation Getaway, Gated Community, Luxury Rental, Golf, Hiking, Private, Asheville, Waynesville, Maggie Valley, Biltmore Estate, Golf Community

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Property Type

  • House
  • 3800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • This beautiful home is nestled in Balsam Mountain Preserve, a 4400 acre gated community high in the Plott Balsam Range. The fantastic variety of amenities offered at this truly one-of-a-kind mountain retreat appeals to every generation and its common thread revolves around the great outdoors. • 34 miles of well-groomed hiking and mountain biking trails. • Family campsite within the community. • Stream fishing. • Nature Center with on-site Naturalists and Activities Director. • Find out more at balsammountainpreservenc.com....moreless

Entertainment

  • Air Hockey
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Views to the Northwest and North of the Plott Balsam mountain range. Waterrock Knob, one of the most famous overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway, is visible from the home...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Deck / Patio

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub
  • Jetted Tub

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
5 night min stay
$499
$2,800 $7,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Housekeeping $200 + tax
  • Pet Fee $150 + tax
  • Tax Rate 6.75%

Manager's cancellation policy:

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


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Last updated: 07/27/2016
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Location

45 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional
12 Miles
Nearest Golf
Waynesville Country Club
Sylva, NC, USA
Nearest Motorway
Smoky Mountain Expressway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Bogarts
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Catalooche Ski Area

Car: Recommended

 

Manager info

Year Purchased: 2008

About: I have lived in the mountains with my family for 10 years. Having spent a good bit of my adult life in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, and Miami, I can say with confidence that this is my family's last stop. This home sits at the crossroads of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains, and there is no where else on earth that I've found that has the beauty, the peace and the restorative nature of this special place. My children are 18 and 14, and I feel blessed with the knowledge that they have grown up in a very unique and cultural rich environment. You'll feel the same way as well after just one week!!

Why Sylva, NC, USA:
Balsam Mountain Preserve is unlike any mountain community I've ever seen. They all have beautiful views and picturesque settings, but living in Balsam is like living in a national forest. Most of the mountain can never be developed because it's in a conversation trust, so there is a sense of peace and a connection with nature that is real. The 24 hour manned security is also a plus. Balsam feels secluded, but it's really just ten minutes from Waynesville and Sylva. Both towns offer a huge variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. Asheville is only 40 minutes away. Finally, the access to Balsam is hard to beat. It's located just off the Great Smoky Mountain Expressway, so it's literally a four-lane drive from anywhere - no 2-lane twisty mountain roads to maneuver to get here. It's easier to get to than any mountain location I've ever seen.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
Balsam is a private community with 24 hour onsite security, a fully staffed Nature Center and over thirty miles of private hiking trails that wind across streams and waterfalls throughout the property, some reaching elevations as high as 5,400 feet. The trail system is truly amazing! My wife and kids love to get outdoors and have all-day adventures on the trails with peace of mind, knowing they are inside a private community. One of the trails leads to a private campground inside Balsam that has outdoor grills, a trout stream, a covered Pavilion, and camping sites. One of my kids' favorite spots!! There is also a Nature Center at Balsam staffed by full-time trained and educated naturalists, an experience not to be missed. Make sure you check out the live Birds of Prey program, which includes a close-up look at a beautiful Bald Eagle. The Nature Center is a real treat for young and old alike.


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Speaks: english

 

Photos

  • Beautiful mountain home designed by local renowned architect Al Platt

    Beautiful mountain home designed by local renowned architect Al Platt

  • Entry Foyer

    Entry Foyer

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Master Bedroom

    Master Bedroom

  • Master Bathroom

    Master Bathroom

  • Screen Porch with Outdoor Dining, Stone Fireplace and TV

    Screen Porch with Outdoor Dining, Stone Fireplace and TV

  • Lower Level Family Room

    Lower Level Family Room

  • Bedroom Two

    Bedroom Two

  • Bedroom Four

    Bedroom Four

  • Laundry Room

    Laundry Room

  • Gorgeous long range views to the North and Northwest

    Gorgeous long range views to the North and Northwest

  • Great Room

    Great Room

  • Gourmet Kitchen

    Gourmet Kitchen

  • Master Bedroom with Private Sitting Room

    Master Bedroom with Private Sitting Room

  • Screen Porch with Outdoor Dining, Stone Fireplace and TV

    Screen Porch with Outdoor Dining, Stone Fireplace and TV

  • Lower Level Family Room

    Lower Level Family Room

  • Bedroom Three

    Bedroom Three

  • Hot Tub

    Hot Tub

VRBO #361499

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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  • Bedrooms
    4
  • Bathrooms
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  • Property type
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  • Calendar last updated 07/27/2016
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