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A unique apple country retreat

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 15 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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Hendersonville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
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 ...
  • limited accessibility
  • 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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A unique apple country retreat
average rating of 4.820513 based on 39 reviews

Nice home on working apple orchard

  • 4 of 5

We had a nice weekend stay with 7 family members. Plenty of living room. Master suite is modern and huge. Not all of the house was as modern, but still nice. Great patio area in back overlooking rows of apple trees with mountain views in the distance. Convenient to Asheville and the Green River. I would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

I and my family thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Orchard. The house met our every need and the area around it was absolutely gorgeous. Would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome time staying at the Apple Farm in Hendersonville. We were amazed at how flawlessly and easily everything went - from finding the house, entering and settling in, exploring the surrounding area and checking out at the end. The weather was magnificent, we sat outside to watch the sunset as well as admire the panoramic view of the mountains in the morning light. The accommodations were spacious. Everything we needed was at hand - even paper towels, kitchen spices and wood for the fire pit; those little things that you tend to forget. It was a girl's weekend adventure - chatting, shopping, eating, laughing and sharing. We had a delightful time and plan to return in the future.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
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Golden time at Golden Glow

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at the Orchards at Golden Glow Farm was amazing. The house had lots of room and the location was perfect for our needs. We hosted a Sunday supper for family and friends and everyone was impressed with this property.

The history of Frank L. FitzSimons was very interesting. A friend brought a copy of his book "From the banks of the Oklawaha". We enjoyed reading passages from the book imagining he may have wrote them in this house.

We are looking forward to staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Perfect Vacation for our Family

  • 5 of 5

The property was just what we expected. Space in the house was great for 5 adults and 3 children. The grounds were great. Kids especially enjoyed the hammock. Perfect weather helped of course, but overall our stay was fantastic.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Was everything advertised.

  • 5 of 5

Our group of five friends thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful setting. The house was roomy with every accommodation necessary. We particularly loved the view and the landscaping is just spectacular. I have never seen a more charming weeping cherry tree. We could imagine a picnic table with Adirondack chairs set up under it. We opted to spread a blanket on the ground and enjoy the surroundings. A bit of wine and cheese on the stone patio is a must! Yes, we would come back and are getting together an itinerary to do just that. We thank the owners for sharing this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. We enjoyed having you and will welcome you back.
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Alli Finlay
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 25, 2018

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 Hendersonville

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.


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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Pet Fee $15
Damage Deposit $150

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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