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Bedrooms 1
Space 950 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom + Loft, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

To lighten your heart, ease your mind, relax your body, renew your spirits, there is no better place than 'TranquilityKnoll' to experience it all.

This magical retreat is an authentic log cabin with beautiful antiques and many articles handcrafted with love by Carl. Family paintings and treasures are scattered throughout the cabin. Guests say it reminds them of being in Switzerland- they are close since Germany is my birthplace. Our cabin boasts red oak hardwood floors throughout, huge windows with beautiful views from the loft. The 'old time' look of the The kitchen has a gas stove/convection oven, there are plenty of dishes, pots and pans to make any cook happy.. The bathroom with shower is well supplied with plush towels, soaps, shampoo, conditioners, hairdryer, and starter supply of paper products. Both the full size bed in the downstairs bedroom, and queen bed in the loft have top quality mattresses, sheets, pillows, and beautiful quilts in the summer and warm down comforters in the winter. Everything to make you sleep like a baby. Enjoy central A/C, ceiling fans, or the cool mountain breezes in the heat of summer. In the winter cozy up to the gas log fireplace, relax on the comfortable sofa and upholstered rocking chairs and watch your favorite shows on the flat screen TV. Kick back and enjoy your 'home away from home.'

This alluring cabin and our larger cabin 'Country Haven' are situated on 1 1/2 acres privately owned land nestled on a knoll among rolling hills with majestic mountains in the background. As you relax on the rocking chair porch you will enjoy the scenic views along with the country sounds of chickens, cows,horses,braying donkeys and wild turkeys on the neighboring land. Take a short stoll and make friends with the West Highland cows and soon to arrive buffalo

Outdoors you can grill on the Weber charcoal grill, yes we supply charcoal. Then sit and ejoy your meal on the picnic table while taking in the pastoral views. Our fire pit is ready for you to roast your marshmellows or just sit around and enjoy its warmth.

The cabin is the perfect location for a special weekend, honeymoon, or extended stay. You'll be so happy here you'll never want to leave.

If you enjoy the outdoors, the cabin is conveniently located to countless activities from white water rafting,canoeing,hiking,mountain biking and climbing,golf,horseback riding,fishing just to name a few

Downtown Asheville, a vibrant city with its artists and street musicians is only 15 minutes away. It has world class restaurants,year round live entertainment,museums,art galleries,theaters,concert halls,exhibits at the Civic Center,great shops,coffee houses,Farmers Market,Nanture Center,UNC Asheville. Asheville is an antique hunters pardise. The River Arts District produces some of the best art in America. Take the trolley and visit them all.The Biltmore House 'America's largest home' is about a 20 minute drive from the cabin as is Historic Biltmore Village with its unique shops, restaurants and galleries, the Grove Park Inn and Spa a world class resort and golfers delight. Black Mountain is within a 30-minute ride and in an added 15 minutes you can reach Lake Lure,Chimney Rock Park,and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort. The Blue Ridge Parkway offers beautiful trails, picnic spots, overlooks and waterfalls. Off the Blue Ridge Parkway are the Folk Art Center, Craggy Gardens, Mt. Mitchell which is the highest point east of the Mississippi, NC Arboretum, Mt. Pisgah @5,721feet, Graveyard Fields. In about one hours drive is Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain @5,846 feet. It has the highest swinging footbridge in America.

Other points of interest include Penland School, Cataloochie Valley Ski, Montreat, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Harrah's Cherokee Casino and Indian Reservation,Appalachian Trail and of course Great Smoky Mountain Park.

TRanquility Knoll is open year round and is easily accessible. We are local owners who are available anytime to meet your needs. Our property is spotless, well maintaines to assure you a most comfortable stay. Our #1 goal is your comfort and satisfaction.

Need more room?? We are already booked?? Check out our other cabin 'Country Haven'. VRBO # 351614 sleeps up to 8


Keywords: Mountain Rental,log cabin,Romantic Get-Away,Cozy, Private, Awesome Views

More Details

Linde Lutz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 17, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a great weekend we had here. So peaceful and cozy. The views are awesome. Loved having dinner at sunset at the picnic table out back. Later roasting marshmallows over the fire pit.
Jul 2013
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Leicester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 950 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has tub Starter shampoos, conditioner , liquid soap, toilet paper. Plenty of towels. Hair dryer
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Loft - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (1)in loft , Full bed in bedroom. Bedroom has ceiling fan, chest of drawers. Iron and ironing board
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing


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average rating of 4.952 based on 144 reviews

Tranquility Knoll

  • 4 of 5

Lovely little cabin. Very clean and cozy. Views were terrific.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved every moment at Tranquility Knoll

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for 4 days at this lovely log cabin which looks just like in the photographs if not nicer. It's very cozy and inviting, filled with little details that the family has seen to themselves. It is well equipped and was very clean. We especially loved the views. When you wake up in the morning after a good night's sleep in the loft, you see on one side expansive views of the hills. When you turn over and look out the other windows, you look at cows peacefully grazing, and one morning a whole flock of turkeys. There are also bison and miniature donkeys a few houses away. And in the evening, you can curl up in one of the rocking chairs equipped with pillows and blanket, have a glass of wine and also drink in the gorgeous view.

The location of the cabin is great: You are in the countryside (and yes, it truly is tranquil there), but you are only 5 minutes from a huge Ingles supermarket and about 10 minutes from Asheville with all its restaurants, breweries and cute little shops. The Biltmore Estate is not far either, maybe 15-20 minutes by car.

The owner, Gerlinde, stopped by one day and was just as nice as she was when I had talked to her on the phone before the trip.

We would definitely stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful and Pleasant

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful little cabin with wonderful views of the mountains from the front porch and peaceful neighbors in the back yard (cows). About 10-15 minutes into downtown Asheville. Cabin is immaculate and has everything you want for a quiet personal retreat or getaway with a partner. The other cabin Linde has is much larger. Linde is responsive to anything that comes up. Enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

My husband, one year-old and I recently stayed here for two nights. This cabin is small, but was very comfortable for the three of us. It's also very clean and we felt very comfortable staying here. We enjoyed cooler temperatures while sitting on the front porch in the evenings, and our little one absolutely loved looking at the cows, bison, donkeys and the bunny rabbits hopping around the fields. Only complaint is no A/C in the loft. There was a fan, though, and we were able to open the windows at night and slept fairly comfortably. Take paper plates if you don't want to hand wash dishes as there is no dishwasher.

Overall, we had a very pleasant experience and look forward to returning at some point.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Our cabin came from British Columbia and they don't have a need for AC. When installing the Central AC in the cabin the installers had no way to vent it to the loft. The Kit/dining, LR, bedroom, bath on main floor are all cooled with the central AC. Very comfortable. Tranquility Knoll has been a home away from home for the past 17 years to so many wonderful guests. We are proud of all the 5 star reviews they have given us.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Tranquility Knob, we had the most beautiful views to watch the sun rise each morning, We even enjoyed the rainy days sitting on the porch in one of the warm throws that were provide for our comfort. The inside of the cabin was warm and inviting with a quaint decor that fit the cabin perfectly.

Terry & Ricki Hudson

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay.

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay. The cabin was totally equipped and we didn't want for anything. Far enough removed from the crowd, but close enough to everything. We highly recommend this cabin to anyone. We definitely would return.

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Tax Rate 10.0%

ALL HOLIDAYS $200/nt 3 nt min. Easter, Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, New Years Day *** 3 night Min. months of JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, OCTOBER

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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