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Near Asheville, near the stars, nearly perfect! Almost Heaven. 3000 ft.

Old Fort, NC, USA
  • House
  • Bedrooms4
  • Sleeps8
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8) Easy access to Asheville & Lake Lure.

PLEASE CONTACT US USING THE 'Send email' BUTTON TO THE RIGHT or CALL US : 910-280-4966. We will be happy to ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS AND BOOK YOUR RESERVATION! WE ARE REPUTABLE OWNERS WITH DOZENS OF 5 STAR REVIEWS (Please read our reviews!) OFFERING YOU THE BEST SERVICE AND VALUE.

We named our mountain home “Almost Heaven” because when we are there, that is exactly what it feels like to us. At 3,000 feet in elevation, we are close to the stars at night, to the clouds by day and we are witness to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets all year long. When the summer heat is burning up the low lands we have fresh, cool breezes and even sweater weather in the evenings. We look out 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell in the north, ten mountain ranges to where the sun sets in the west and 60 miles to a flat line in the south. We are surrounded by nature, astronomy and meteorology, yet we are a short 35 minute drive to Biltmore House and the excellent restaurants of downtown Asheville, and 20 minutes from Black Mountain and its quaint shops, restaurants, and gigantic grocery stores. We hear the wind in the leaves and catch the sweet smell of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel in the springtime; we pick wild blackberries in the summer and listen to songbirds all day. We frequently encounter deer, wild turkey and even bobcats, yet we live in a modern, luxurious home with a gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, instant hot water, wonderful beds and mattresses, and windows everywhere to frame the beauty that is all around us. Our home is built for both togetherness and privacy: the family room has a monumental stone fireplace surrounded by leather sofas, the covered side porch serves as an outdoor dining area, the basement offers ping-pong and Foosball tables and three-quarters of the home is surrounded by decks and rockers – while every one of the four bedrooms has its own private porch for personal conversation or quiet reading time away from the larger group. It is the best of all worlds: natural, yet very civilized; remote yet convenient; private yet communal. It is Almost Heaven. We would love to share it with you!

Keywords: House, beauty, 3000 ft, views, Mt. Mitchell, sunsets, vistas, waterfall, Easy drive to Asheville and Lake Lure. Private, modern, luxury.

Owner

Annette Morgan

Member Since 2011
Response rate:
100%
Response time:
within a few hours
Speaks:
english
Calendar last updated:
Apr 14, 2018

Amenities

    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking

      Bedrooms

      • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
        • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)

        Bathrooms

        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath

            Location Type

              • Mountain View
                Can see Mt. Mitchell to the north, 60 miles to the south. Every window gives you a mountain view.

                Meals

                  • Guests provide their own meals

                    General

                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Clothes Dryer
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
                      • Telephone
                      • Washing Machine
                      • Wireless Internet
                      • Wood Fireplace

                        Kitchen

                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Ice Maker
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Refrigerator

                            Dining

                              • Dining Area

                                Entertainment

                                  • CD Player
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Foosball
                                  • Ping Pong Table
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Stereo
                                  • Video Library

                                    Outside

                                      • Balcony
                                        (3) Every bedroom has their own access to a balcony or porch
                                      • Deck / Patio
                                        (2)
                                      • Outdoor Grill

                                        Attractions

                                          • cinemas
                                          • health/beauty spa
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • antiquing
                                              • boating
                                              • shopping
                                              • sight seeing
                                              • sledding
                                              • wildlife viewing

                                                Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                  • rafting
                                                  • cross country skiing
                                                  • fishing
                                                  • golf
                                                  • hiking
                                                  • kayaking
                                                  • mountain biking
                                                  • cycling
                                                  • rock climbing
                                                  • skiing
                                                  • snowboarding
                                                  • snowmobiling
                                                  • swimming
                                                  • tennis

                                                    Notes

                                                      • Every bedroom has a private porch overlooking gorgeous mountain views, Game Room with Ping-Pong, Foosball & Nordic Trac in basement, board games and puzzles, instant hot water, front porch view is 60 miles, back deck view is 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell - highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Large covered side porch with outdoor dining table, 48' flat-screen Sony 1080i TV, Blu-Ray player, Bose SounDock iPod player, gourmet kitchen complete with double oven and small appliances; both Keurig and drip coffee makers;whole house emergency generator, lightning suppression system.

                                                        House Rules

                                                        Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                        Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                        Cancellation Policy

                                                        100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                        55 Reviews

                                                        Exceptional5/5

                                                        Latest reviews

                                                        Gateway Mountain

                                                        Rosalind P.

                                                        Of course, the views were great! The road up was challenging but follow the directions and was doable. Loved the swing hanging from a tree near the road! Several of us gave that a try. Yes, we would rent again.

                                                        Absolutely beautiful!!

                                                        Joni S.

                                                        We had a wonderful time! Beautiful vista! Thanks Annette

                                                        unforgettable view and flawless visit

                                                        Suzi T.

                                                        We were first timers using this website and were concerned about getting mislead but this vacation home was everything it was advertised and more! The views were unforgettable and location was perfect for short day trips. We loved everything about this vacation and would highly recommend booking with this homeowner.

                                                        Everything and more!

                                                        Brian L.

                                                        We had a fantastic time! The house was beautiful, comfortable, and had so many features and amenities that it made it difficult to leave. Annette kept in contact with me all the way through our departure from Old Fort. The view was breathtaking. I actually woke up one morning, looked outside and asked "Is this heaven?". We definitely want to stay there again. Thank you so much!

                                                        Wow....just Wow.

                                                        Craig F.

                                                        I'm not really sure that the photos do the house justice. The views are incredible. The house is well furnished, perfectly clean, and I can't imagine what you'd need to make a stay enjoyable that isn't there. We actually cancelled reservations at a really nice restaurant to eat instead on the deck. Thoroughly enjoyed the stay!

                                                        A Gorgeous Home Near the Stars

                                                        Donald and Carla B.

                                                        This home is located on the top of a mountain with incredible 20 mile views! This elegant country home has a gourmet kitchen, four comfortable bedrooms, a great living room with a large fireplace, and an incredible deck. The owner, Annette, was delightful to work with. The drive up the mountain is like a roller coaster ride, but totally worth it. I give this home a five star rating!

                                                        Carla Bennett

                                                        Carmel, IN

                                                        Location

                                                        Old Fort, NC, USA

                                                        GATEWAY MOUNTAIN IS A GATED COMMUNITY WITH AMENITIES WHICH INCLUDE WATERFALLS, PICNIC AREA, HIKING TRAILS, AND FISHING PONDS.

                                                        Rates & Availability

                                                        Additional information about rental rates

                                                        Cleaning Fee
                                                        $130
                                                        Additional Guest Fee
                                                        $25
                                                        Damage Deposit
                                                        $250
                                                        Tax Rate
                                                        6.75%

                                                        $130.00 Cleaning fee. $290 per night for up to 5 people from January - May 31. June 1- December 31 $310.00 per night. For 6th, 7th or 8th person $25 extra per night, per person. There is an additional $25.00 per night required during major holidays. April 1- December 31 rates begin at $310 per night. For Thanksgiving there is a 4 night minimum. For Christmas there is a 4 night minimum.

                                                        $310avg/night
                                                        55 Reviews
                                                        Exceptional 5/5
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                                                        For booking assistance, call 888-640-7927

                                                        Property # 364600

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