About the property
- Apartment1200 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay3 nights
2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath With Fireplace, Private Deck To View Woods And Mountains
NO CLEANING FEE! This 1200+ sq.ft. apartment in our log home with on-site parking and a private entrance offers 2 bedrooms with queen size beds, 1-1/2 baths, large living room with stone wood burning fireplace open to a large kitchen and additional living space with piano. It also has a laundry room for your convenience. The private deck offers a place to have dinner or read a book in view of the woods and mountains. Purchase food items at the grocery store 5 minutes away to prepare in the fully equipped kitchen or eat at one of the great restaurants that Asheville has to offer. Linens are provided. A fire ring, hammock and horseshoes are available on premises as well as a selection of videos, books and games. You will enjoy the quiet of the woods yet be within minutes of everything to do in Asheville, including the Biltmore Estate, various music venues, art galleries, outdoor adventures, hiking and scenic driving along the Blue Ridge Parkway. We can give you additional suggestions or recommendations according to your abilities and interests. And, of course, we have Wi-Fi and cable TV if you have any time or energy at the end of the day. Air conditioning is available anytime the fresh mountain air coming through the windows is not enough. This is a great place for a 'girls' weekend or to share with another couple. Note - There are no additional cleaning fees or long lists of departure chores. Come and enjoy the peace and quiet, and convenience of our home in the woods.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Jan Sparks
Jim and I grew up together in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has worked in the telecommunications field his entire career. I have worked mostly in accounting but recently retired. One of our daughters is local and works as a massage therapist, herbalist and educator in those fields. Our other daughter lives with her family in the northeast. We lived in the Dallas area for 9 years before coming to Asheville. What a change of pace! We have always wanted a log home and feel we hit the jackpot. We have worked hard to get it to where it is but we couldn't beat the location. We love the peace and quiet, the friendly and laid back attitude, and the quirkiness of Asheville. There is always something to do, learn, and participate in. This photo was taken during a hike in the Pisgah National Forest near Brevard by some visiting friends. We enjoy when our friends and family can visit in our mountain home.
Jan Sparks purchased this Apartment in 2005
Why Jan Sparks chose Asheville
We have always wanted to live in a log home. We had visited our daughter here several times and enjoyed it. We had considered starting a bed and breakfast, attended a workshop, researched and evaluated the time and economic commitment, and put it on hold. We decided to look for a vacation/ retirement home while we were in Dallas. Then, Asheville was listed as one of the top ten cities in which to live, and my husband's employment changed which allowed us to move wherever. We started looking in Asheville and found this gem. As soon as we drove up, we knew this was it. It was private, quiet, and was a short drive to town, the grocery store, and Home Depot. The story of the owners and the building of the cabin was as interesting as the cabin was sound. And, it had 2 fireplaces and a 2-car garage! We went for it and then the renovations started. It is now almost complete, however, we are always finding a new project. Meanwhile, we got involved with a hiking group, line-dancing, wine-tasting and I learned to reupholster furniture. Whenever we get a chance, we take in a concert, go to the farmer's market, or take advantage of our Biltmore membership and visit the gardens or a new renovated room. However, we never tire of cozy nights by the fireplace, dinners on the deck, walks through the woods, and listening to the hoot owl or watching the hummingbirds.
What makes this Apartment unique
When we purchased our home there were 3 porch swings, one on each deck. The ladies who owned the house were sitting on the front porch chatting. We have always had a porch, but three? The house was not a log home kit. The logs were cut and chinked. The chinking was visible on the inside too. The stone fireplace and the golden hue of the logs felt cozy as soon as you walked in. The ideas for renovations to enhance the beauty and aesthetics of this house was immediate in both my and my husband's mind. The idea that we could have this privacy and the amenities that the house offered, but also the community of neighbors and the closeness to the activities and places that we wanted to go to was just perfect. We were lucky enough to be able to buy it and have since made it truly ours.
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Fun long weekend in Asheville.
We loved having so much more space than a regular hotel room. We were able to cook if we wanted, but close enough to drive into town. Loved the extra thoughtful touches; nightlights, fire pit, private porch. Jim was accessible if you needed him, unobtrusive if you didn't.
Ideal choice for our Asheville getaway
This place was exactly what we needed for our Asheville getaway! We really enjoyed the comforts of home, while situated on a beautiful, wooded hillside in a quiet hamlet. The fireplace and abundant supply of firewood served us well when the Spring nor'easter blew through. It was a good opportunity to slow down and enjoy a hike on the trail adjoining the property. It is obvious that Jim and Jan really care about their home. But most of all, we appreciate their generous hospitality! We would happily stay here again and hope to do so soon.
Beautiful secluded cabin fifteen minute drive from everything.
We found this cabin for $180.00 a night during the peak of fall colors with no cleaning fee. If you are looking for a fair price while still getting all the amenities you need look no further. Our host were out of town while we were there but it did not matter because they took care of everything before we got there. Also, Jim gave me his cell number if I had any questions or issues or just to make some suggestions on were to dine. He and his wife were wonderful and attentive host. This cabin is in a neighborhood just northeast of downtown. We enjoyed all that Asheville had to offer and never drove more than fifteen minutes to get where we wanted to go. The best part was when you get back to the cabin at night after a day of fun you feel like you all alone in a mountain cabin. Very private and secluded.
A beautiful home with warmth to spare.
On a cold evening after a day on the trails, a quick furnace or a toasty fire will warm you to the core. Surrounded by trees one can just sit on the porch, or ask the owners any questions on dining or shopping (even if you are calling from the trail...) The home has nice personal amenities, and is stocked with those paper product needs that usually fall to a visitor. Close to Asheville (with more breweries and hiking trails than a person can cover in a week), it is a nice place to share with friends and family.
Awesome first time renters
A wonderful time was had by all four of us. We can never thank
Jim enough for providing us with invaluable information on his amazing city and for his great log cabin apartment. Will definitely spend time with Jim and hopefully Jan
The cozy log cabin was so much more than described on the VBRO site and pictures. Jim's warm welcome, all the details and amenities they provided to make this a true home away from home. They had details of all local eateries and things to do in the area. This is just minutes from an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and a nice large grocery. It is within 10 minutes of downtown Asheville. It is quiet and relaxing and we looked forward to coming back and the end of a busy day to sit on the porch and admire the trees and feel totally at home. Kudos to Jim and Jan for thinking of everything to make this an unforgettable place. We will recommend it to others and hope to return.
Other specific attractions are listed here. Various festivals and shows occur throughout the year. You can also enjoy a variety of music venues, plays, summer concerts in the park, and every kind of dancing from ballroom to contra. Dining out is an adventure and will make you feel like a world traveler with all the ethnic choices. More details here and in the information binder at the rental. Bars/Restaurants Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co Beer, pizza, and a movie. Asheville has many more breweries- Bruisin' Ales, Pisgah Brewing, Lexington Avenue, and Highland to name a few. We even have several 'brews' tours that we can tell you about. Dobra Tea A great tea house that also sells herbal teas made from a local herbalist. Dobra is a big supporter of local suppliers.Getting tea here is an experience. Sunny Point Cafe Absolutely great breakfasts and mimosas. Outdoor seating. Promotes local and sustainable business practices. Stoney Knob Cafe Quirky place with unique and delicious Sunday brunch items. Grove Arcade area Visit a bookstore/wine bar, wine bistro, handmade gift items, ethnic restaurants in and around, including Thai, Latin, Cuban, Italian, Indian, or just great American cuisine and cocktails. Sightseeing Biltmore Estate Beautiful, historic home and grounds, including greenhouse, restaurants, winetasting/winery, barn with live animals, walking paths and so much more. Gingerbread House Competition This annual event is held in November through the Christmas holiday at one of Asheville's exclusive historic inns. Historic photos of construction, gallery, car collection and museum are also on premises. Black Mountain, NC Great little town east of Asheville with shops, restaurants and a music venue called the White Horse. Gray Line Trolley Tours of Asheville Got to take a trolley tour of some kind to get the lay of the land, some history, and interesting story telling. Lot's of fun too! Carl Sandburg Home Nice day trip. The house and story of Carl Sandberg and family is fascinating. The grounds provide a great hiking experience and nearby restaurants finish off the day. See offspring of Mrs. Sandberg's award winning goats. NC Arboretum--Bent Creek Trail Beautiful walking trails and bonsai collection. Quilt show and orchid show is held here annually. Sandy Bottom Trail Rides On a clear day, you can see forever from these mountain trails. Absolutely beautiful and our trail guide knew how to work a crowd! Mount Mitchell State Park Visit the highest peak east of the Mississippi. See grand views, beautiful rhododendron, and have a piece of the best cobbler around. A must sightseeing drive! Chimney Rock Hike, climb, birdwatch or just take in spectacular views. Don't miss a visit to Lake Lure where there actually is a beach in the mountains. Stores Mast General Store Remember candy necklaces, candy from barrels, jack in the boxes, and everything else being under one roof? This store recreates the old fashioned general store. Fun, unique and great shopping! Arts and Entertainment Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway Beautiful handcrafted items for purchase along the Parkway. Visit upstairs for some history. The Discovery Center and a hike along one of the many paths along the parkway are a must. Navitat Canopy Adventures We have not done this yet, but it is at the top of our list. We can only imagine the fun of flying through the trees on a zipline. New Morning Gallery Great handcrafted items from pottery to furniture in Biltmore Village.The Southern Highland Guild will soon open around the corner.Sweeten Creek Antiques and the Screendoor are just down the street. River Arts District A 'Stroll' occurs twice a year but many galleries are open to the public year round. The Wedge brewery, the Grey Eagle music venue and bar, Clingman Cafe and Smokey Bones restaurant is also here. 2013 dates - 6/8-9 and 11/9-10 Warren Wilson College Not just a college - there are trails, contra-dancing, a chamber music festival, a folk arts festival, theatre and farm animals to view. Music Concerts in the park at Pack Square, The Orange Peal Social Club, the Grey Eagle, Asheville Music Hall or street performers- Asheville has everything from classical to rock to old timey music at a variety of venues. Other Southern Highlands Craft Guild The guild holds an arts festival in July and October, but if you can't make it there come to their intimate shop on Tunnel( soon to move to Biltmore Village) or visit the Folk Art Center. 2013 dates - 7/18-21 and 10/17-20 Lake Eden Arts Festival Twice a year this festival is held to bring you a wide array of entertainment,art and participatory events. Referred to as L.E.A.F. festival, it is for all ages. Private massage and/or yoga session We can arrange for a private on-premise massage or individual yoga class. Please let us know well in advance of your arrival so it can be scheduled.
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