Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub

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Last updated: 10/25/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-4 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description


Situated high on the very top of Bill’s Mountain surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness right outside your door. Two delightful cabins - just right for a romantic couples getaway or a small family vacation. Many of our quests have enjoyed celebrating their anniversary or honeymoon on top of the mountain. The cabins are very spacious, newly renovated, and new comfortable furnishings. Take in the fantastic views while setting in the hot tub.

A 4WD/AWD vehicle is necessary to get to your location. We are available 7 days a week to drive you to and from your cabin to the parking area at the bottom of the mountain at no additional charge.

Most AWD vehicles, such as Subaru, will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel drive vehicles will need to park at in the lower parking area and Bob or Kristen will take you to the top. They live just down the road and are available seven days a week to assist you.

Enjoy 30-mile spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Mitchell. Very rural setting only 5 minutes to I-26 and 12 miles to downtown Asheville. Close to hiking, fishing, waterfalls, zip line, white water rafting, golf, horseback riding, Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn and more.
Just 15 miles to Wolf Laurel Ski area!

You will appreciate the quit natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. Relax in the cool mountain air in the evenings and have a bonfire, relive your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in the secluded area chocked full of nature. For you photography folks, take plenty of pictures of the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet – Burt the Emu. Give Burt a banana and he will be your friend forever.

We are dog lovers and welcome well-behaved dogs.

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover as you eat breakfast on the patio.

Take a trip to Asheville and enjoy the world famous Biltmore Estate & Winery, The Grove Park Inn, downtown shopping that includes arts and crafts, furniture, antiques, and the finest dining in all of North Carolina. Then go by downtown Weaverville – small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you can sample the Mountain Éclair and other bakery items that will leave you astonished and wanting more.

Check out the Navitat Zip Line Canopy Adventure for a heart pumping experience. Just down the road is the French Broad Rafting Expedition with Kayaking, tubing and white water rafting, with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at exit 3 off I-26. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit Mountain Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi and Grandfather Mountain best known for its mile-high swinging bridge, the highest in America built in 1952. There are many beautiful waterfalls to see, Douglas Falls is about 21 miles away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at The Island in the Sky. Sleep well at 3,300 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today – you’ll be glad you did!

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Property Type

  • Cabin
  • 600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    We love dogs but they must be fully house trained. Pet owners are responsible for any damage by their pets....moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 2-4

  • Other (See Description)


  • Bedroom 1


  • King Bed, spectacular views of the Smokies right from your bed.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Beautiful hiking trails from our site. You can take a hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails....moreless


  • Television:

    Upper level 42-inch Flat screen HD TV ...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Just twelve miles from downtown Asheville...moreless

  • Mountain View:

    A mountain top property with 360 degree views of the smoky mountains including Mount Mitchell...moreless

  • Resort:

    12 miles to the Grove Park Inn 20 miles to the Biltmore...moreless

  • Rural:

    Very secluded on the top of Bills Mountain but only twelve miles from downtown Asheville...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 2 people




  • Balcony:

    Amazing Mountain Views, large deck with picnic table and gas grill...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Large deck with fantastic views of the Smokies! ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    USA Rafting on the French Broad River about 20 minutes away!...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Beautiful landscaped mountain property with lots of Wild Flowers!...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Charcoal grill for your personal use ...moreless

  • Ski & Snowboard:

    Skiing nearby at Wolf Laurel Ski about 15 miles away!...moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Outdoor hot tub with fantastic views day or night!...moreless



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from 89 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 23 - Nov 7, 2016
2 night min stay
Nov 23 - Nov 28, 2016
4 night min stay
Dec 23 - Dec 26, 2016
4 night min stay
New Year
Dec 27 - Jan 3, 2017
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$130 $160
Thu, Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $35 + tax
  • Additional Guest $10 + tax
  • Cleaning for 2 guests $60 + tax
  • Tax Rate 13%


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25 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Blue Mountain Pizza
6 Miles
Nearest Golf
Reems Creek Golf Club
13 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I 26 Exit 15 one mile
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Blue Mountain Pizza,Stony Knob, Well-Bred Bakery
15 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel

Car: Necessary

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 DEGREE VIEWS just 12 miles from downtown Asheville, Dogs are welcome, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, 15 minutes White Water rafting, 60 minutes to Bristol Motor Speedway, 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 23 miles to the NC Arboretum. Outdoor fire pit indoor fire place, 30 minutes to Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock, USA Rafting


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Host Bart Maherl purchased this property two years ago. This is the fulfillment of his life long dream to live in a secluded mountain top property but still be close to Asheville. Bart has developed property as a site contractor most of his adult life and enjoys the opportunity to work with his own land creating walking trails and exposing the spectacular views.

Why the Owner Chose Weaverville, NC, USA:
Very Secluded! Surrounded by thousands of acres of mountain forest, Pet friendly,'We love dogs' Solitude at the top of the mountain, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, White water rafting, skiing, national parks, 60 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway,The views from this property are absolutely amazing. It is like you are in heaven. You can see weather changes before they happen. We call this 'The Island in the Sky', dogs think they are in paradise. I have enjoyed the wildlife and peacefulness of living on a mountaintop and decided to share this with others who share the same love.

The Unique Benefits at this Cabin:
Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor firepit, hammock swings, indoor electric fireplace, quiet, miles and miles of hiking trails right on the property, close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Weaverville, This is a Mountain Top property with 360 degree views right out of your door.

Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish

Links to more information:



  • Hot tub with awesome views.

    Hot tub with awesome views.

  • Views of one of our 3 fire pits with fog.

    Views of one of our 3 fire pits with fog.

  • Enjoy the hot tub with amazing views.

    Enjoy the hot tub with amazing views.

  • Full kitchen.

    Full kitchen.

  • Hot Tub with incredible views.

    Hot Tub with incredible views.

  • Friendly Emu 'Bert'.  Be sure and bring him a banana.

    Friendly Emu 'Bert'. Be sure and bring him a banana.

  • Fall Swing

    Fall Swing

  • Deck with Views

    Deck with Views

  • Autumn Drive to the top

    Autumn Drive to the top

  • See the arrow pointing to our cabins, on the very top of the mountain..

    See the arrow pointing to our cabins, on the very top of the mountain..

  • Large bedroom.

    Large bedroom.

  • Enjoy the sunset view

    Enjoy the sunset view

  • Living and dining area.

    Living and dining area.

  • Winter views right from the deck.

    Winter views right from the deck.

  • Enjoy the view from the swings.

    Enjoy the view from the swings.

  • Twilight View

    Twilight View

  • Our friendly Emu Bert!

    Our friendly Emu Bert!

  • Dog heaven!

    Dog heaven!

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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