Mountain Views, Pet Friendly, Hot Tub, Easy Access, Peaceful 8 Acres!(35 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:2-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:N/A
About the Property
4 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 3 Baths, 2 Kitchens (Sleeps 10)
The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area!
The custom-built Passive Solar home was designed for both comfort and entertaining. It has generously sized rooms, amazing views, and seemingly endless areas to gather… or to enjoy a little solitude and tranquility.
Designed as a Swiss Chalet, updates have maintained the original character and rustic elegance while adding modern conveniences.
The Chalet is offered with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Queen beds in all 4 Bedrooms, plus a Queen sleeper sofa (in the Sweet Suite).
• 3 Bedrooms w/closets, dressers, and light-blocking curtains
• 2 full Bathrooms
• Den w/cable television
• Kitchen w/pantry and pass-through to Dining Room
• Dining Room w/seating for 10
• Living Room w/fireplace and wall of windows… pastoral and mountain views!
WALK-OUT LOWER LEVEL:
• Recreation Room w/ping pong, pub tables and stools, and a seating area w/cable television
• Sweet Suite efficiency apartment with Private Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Full Kitchen, and Living/Dining area
• Hot Tub
• High Speed wi-fi
• Cable television
• Stereo Receiver with indoor and outdoor speakers
• Land line with unlimited domestic long distance
ANIMAL FRIENDLY! Pets must:
• Have current vaccinations and flea preventative
• Be leashed or obedient and will come to you on command
• Not wander into the neighbors' yards
• Not get on furniture without using the 'Dog Sheets' provided to protect couches and bedding
We DO NOT CHARGE A PET FEE (not yet, anyway!). We do expect guests to maintain control over pets, walk them as needed, prevent damage to the property or furnishings, clean up all messes, and scoop poop out of the upper yard.
EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT: Must be approved by owner in advance and are not always available. Fees are $50/hour.
The Main Level Master Suite has a private full Bathroom with double sinks, radiant heat flooring, and a walk-in shower for two! There are two other Bedrooms that share a Bathroom. Additional space on the Main Level includes the Kitchen, Dining Room with seating for 10, Living Room with Fireplace and a wall of windows, Den with cable television, and the oh-so-wonderful Deck!
The Lower Level has a Recreation Room with ping pong, pub tables, and a seating area with cable television. The Sweet Suite efficiency apartment is adjacent to the Rec Room, and is the most private area of the Chalet. It has an interior entrance that opens up to a Living/Dining area with a propane-fired woodstove, a Queen sleeper sofa, and cable television. The Sweet Suite has the 4th Bedroom, 3rd Bathroom, and the 2nd Kitchen.
LOCATION: This property is 17 miles from Asheville’s city limits, approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the heart of downtown. It is easily accessed via Interstate 26 and Highway 197, with no curvy mountain roads to maneuver. There are also several cab companies that can transport groups to and from downtown.
It is 10 minutes to the charming historic towns of Weaverville and Mars Hill. It’s only a few miles to the Coleman Boundary area of the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles to Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), and the French Broad River is nearby: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing are offered by several local Outfitters. Bent Creek recreation area in Asheville ranks among the top 10 Mountain Biking sites in the country!
Voted 'Beer City' USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as 'R-rated' adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and is open for tours year-round, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are lovely, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a quaint vacation destination with so much to offer!
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Member since: 2012
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Children Welcome:
- Limited Accessibility:
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Live Theater
- Recreation Center
- Winery Tours
Local Services & Businesses
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Bird Watching
- Eco Tourism
- Horseback Riding
- Miniature Golf
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Mountain View:
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Cross Country Skiing
- Fly Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Mountain Climbing
- Rock Climbing
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Gas Fireplace
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
- Living Room:
- Parking Off Street
- Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
- Coffee Maker:
- Cooking Utensils:
- Dishes & Utensils:
- Ice Maker
- Pantry Items:
- Deck / Patio:
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 17 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
Jun 1 - Jun 28, 2017
3 night min stay
Holiday: Independence Day
Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2017
4 night min stay
Jul 10 - Jul 31, 2017
3 night min stay
Aug 1 - Aug 14, 2017
3 night min stay
Sep 30 - Oct 29, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
5 night min stay
Dec 21 - Dec 27, 2017
4 night min stay
Holiday: New Year's
Dec 28 - Jan 2, 2018
4 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Fees and Rental Conditions:
- Property Damage Protection $59
- Cleaning $225
- Tax Rate 11%
Maximum occupancy is 10, unless arrangements are made in advance.
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Only 18 miles to the heart of downtown Asheville (~20-25 minutes if traffic isn't congested), this property is a peaceful and private retreat.
The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.
Year Purchased: 2004
About the owner: I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.
Why the Owner Chose Barnardsville, NC, USA:
This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities! It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size. The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention? Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel. Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam! UPDATE: As of October 2013, the Chalet can be rented with (or without) the lower level the Efficiency Apartment, aptly named the Sweet Suite! With its own kitchen, private bath, bedroom with a Queen, and a Living Area with a Queen sleeper sofa... it is ideal for additional guests to have a bit of privacy from those staying on the main level!
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I've made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic as well as the less exciting upgrades to the major systems (heat/AC, roof, electrical, etc.). Improvements are made every year to modernize the Chalet while maintaining its original charm and character. The house is fully functional and very comfortable. It has come a long way from the fixer-upper condition it was when I purchased it, and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests!
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Deck time: Chairs with slide-out ottomans...
Deck seating: shaded passive solar design for summer; winter sun warms the LR!
Yard for play! Largest 2-bedroom in Asheville area! See VRBO #495206 for 3-4 BR!
Twilight shot of Deck and Hot Tub on Patio, additional seating on below deck!
Living Room: 18' ceiling, gas fireplace, open to DR & hall, chairs are recliners
Dining room: table seats up to 12, glass doors and windows to enjoy the view!
Kitchen: pass-thru to DR (left of stove), amply supplied, space for the crowd!
Kitchen Appliance Garage: open! Character and Charm abound in this custom home!
Master Bedroom with massage chair and 55" smart TV
BR 2: South East side of house; 12'X12' with closet and dresser. Linens provided
photo prior to installation of ceiling: Rec Room Seating with cable and 65" TV
Rec Room: Ping Pong, 65" 4K TV, seating area & 2 counter height tables
The ridgeline is backlit, and visible at night~~~
Peaceful Deck time!!! Panoramic photo, a bit distorted to capture the view.
Deck, partial view of yard and mountains: Gable roof of passive solar design!!!
The ever-changing view~~~
Living Room: 18' ceiling and a 'wall of windows' to enjoy the views from indoors
Dining room: table seats up to 12, pass-thru to Kitchen, and check out the view!
Kitchen Appliance Garage: closed and...
Den: 46' flat screen HD TV and Charter cable. High speed WiFi throughout house.
BR 1: South East side of house; 12'X12' wi-closet, dresser. Linens provided.
Sweet Suite Bedroom in the efficiency Apt, with Living Area/Bathroom/2nd Kitchen
Rec Room: Ping Pong with new flooring and recessed lights!
This listing was first published here in 2012.
Date last modified - Tuesday, February 21, 2017
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