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A unique apple country retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

4 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths on twenty acres

Come join us and relax in this comfortable home away for home on 20 acres in the apple orchards on Golden Glow Farm. The house has a beautiful patio where you can enjoy a view of the mountains in the distance while the kids play in the large yard at the edge of the orchard. That same view is available through the large picture windows in the living and dining rooms, and the master suite.

The spacious master suite on the main level is perfect for a couple looking for a weekend away. Or bring the whole family and the house will sleep 8-9 comfortably when the three additional bedrooms are used. The large living room and multiple seating areas will provide great space to socialize with your family and friends.

The house is convenient to some of the best attractions in the area. A half hour drive can get you to hiking trails in DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest or Chimney Rock State Park. Burntshirt Vineyards and Saint Paul Winery are less than 5 minutes from the house. The new, family friendly Sierra Nevada Brewery is only 20 minutes away.

Because our house is located in a working orchard, there will be orchard activities periodically such as pruning, spraying and picking the apples. These activities can be interesting and educational to observe and should be minimally disruptive to your stay. Several acres of the older trees have been removed to make way for new, more compact varieties in the future. For a couple of years this land will be planted in soybeans or other crop as part of a rejuvenation of the soil. However, the five rows nearer the house are still existing. The view is spectacular when the trees are in full bloom. Take a late afternoon walk on the two miles of wooded trails and there is a good chance that you will meet my wife and me as we walk our dogs.

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Alli Finlay
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

About Alli Finlay

My wife and I welcome you to the home and farm where I was born and raised. My mother and father built the home in the early 1950's on farm property purchased by my grandfather in the 1920's. After serving four years in the Marine Corps and completing a degree at Western Carolina University in the 1970's, my wife and I moved to Atlanta, Georgia to raise our family and pursue careers. We had the good fortune in 2003 to be able to purchase a summer cottage on twenty acres adjacent to my father's property from another family member. Although we lived in Georgia, my wife and I still considered Hendersonville home and returned to live here full time in 2004.

Although we are located here, our daughter Alli manages the bookings for us, so your initial contact will be with her.

Alli Finlay purchased this house in 1953

Why Alli Finlay chose Smoky Mountains

The house is located in a beautiful rural setting but is convenient to shopping and downtown Hendersonville. It’s a peaceful place to just relax or as a resting place from your busy days at all the activities available in the area.

What makes this house unique

Although this was my childhood home, it has been renovated over the years and is such a wonderful place for family or friends to gather. Most of the family agrees that the patio is the place to be. But even a rainy afternoon can't spoil the trip. Just open the large windows on the back porch and read a book or take a nap while you listen to the rain.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveler reviews)

A unique apple country retreat
average rating of 4.9259257 based on 27 reviews

December Vineyard Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Absolutely wonderful! We had four couples here for the weekend. The house was very clean and well equipped with everything we needed for our meals. Enjoyed the sunrise each morning as we sipped our coffee by the fireplace in the living room, loved all the natural light from the expansive windows in the house. The trails around the property were fun to explore during the day after our visit to St. Paul's Vineyard. The sunset over the orchard was beautiful as we warmed ourselves by fire on the patio with the fire pit. All agreed we would like to return as a group and with our families for another visit to the Hendersonville area. Highly recommend. Thank you for maintaining a beautiful place!

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect girls weekend

  • 5 of 5

The house was absolutely perfect. I received a lot of compliments for choosing it. One morning many of us just sat outside and enjoyed the sun.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

This property was perfect for our family. It was close to so many things and the patio was everyone's favorite spot. Our only wish is that we could have stayed longer. We would have loved to meet the owners!

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
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Beautiful, peaceful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We were a big group, and we felt like we had so much room. The best part about our stay was waking up, and drinking a cup of coffee on the beautiful porch facing the orchard!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

VRBO found this property for us to stay at because of a problem with the property we originally booked. We're so thankful that happened because this orchard farm retreat far exceeded our expectations! So much room for our large family to relax. The kitchen was stocked with all supplies and even spices and condiments. The manager and owners were very kind and the owners stopped by to welcome us. We especially loved the huge yard, patio, trails, and apple trees! We hope to come back next year!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Our entire group enjoyed their stay. The property was just perfect! Sitting on the patio in the AM drinking our coffee and looking out among the apple orchard was amazing. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Car: necessary

The Orchards at Golden Glow is located in a beautiful rural setting but is convenient to shopping and restaurants. It’s a peaceful place to just relax or as a resting place from your busy days at all the activities available in the area. Downtown Hendersonville and Historic Flat Rock are only minutes away and it is only a short drive to many other area attractions. Some of those attractions include DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, the NC Arboretum, The Biltmore House, the City of Asheville, Brevard Music Center, Chimney Rock & Lake Lure, and the list goes on…. We would invite you to stay for a few days or the whole week to enjoy our mountain home.


Rates & Availability

Hendersonville House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nov 1 2016 - Mar 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Spring and Summer
Apr 1 2017 - Aug 14 2017
2 night minimum stay
Leaf and Apple Season 2017
Aug 15 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $150
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $15 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Please note that the $15 pet charge is per dog per day up to $100. Your total invoice amount will reflect this additional charge.
Rates are subject to change until booking is confirmed.

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Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Walk in closet
    Upstairs bath - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Foyer half-bath - toilet
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Upstairs 1 - 1 king
    Upstairs Bunk Room - 1 bunk bed
    Upstairs 2 - 1 king
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
Just down path behind the house you will discover two miles of wooded hiking trails. Be on the look out for owls, hawks, and a variety of birds. We have seen fox, coyotes, and on rare occasions a black bear.

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