About the property
- Cabin1700 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Cabin, 2 Bedrooms Sleeps 4
This architect designed split-level cabin, 'Mountain Laurel', is situated on a ridgetop at an elevation of 2900 feet at Gateway Mountain, a 3000 acre gated nature preserve and mountain residential community. (see Gateway link below.)
The cabin is nestled on almost four acres among large wild mountain laurels surrounded by a hardwood forest with pastoral valleys and distant mountain views. Quiet surroundings allow our guests to experience the woods and all of her creatures with no distractions from the noise typically found in a city or from traffic.
The cabin features two bedrooms, two baths, and a family room with a sleeper queen couch. On the upper level is the large open living, dining, and kitchen area, with a woodstove and an outside deck with a gas grill; the master bedroom with king bed, bathroom with whirl pool tub and walk-in closet. On the lower level is the guest bedroom and full bathroom, a family room with a big screen TV and both open to an adjacent private outside patio. There is also a single car garage.
You will sleep like a baby in the peace and quiet and awaken to the sun and to mountain views that you will savor and remember forever.
Special features include a slated entry hall, wood flooring, wood ceilings, windows everywhere, marble tiled bathrooms, granite countertops and custom kitchen cabinets. All appliances are Kitchen-Aid. The cabin is well appointed, completely furnished and equipped and includes a washer and a dryer and a cappuccino/espresso machine.
Conveniently located near Asheville and Black Mountain, in Old Fort, Gateway Mountain is an easy drive just 7 miles off Interstate 40, which situates you midway between the large city of Asheville with the famous Biltmore House and Mast General Store, 29 miles away; and, 15 miles from the resort town of Black Mountain with its quaint antique and gift shops and wonderful restaurants..
Traveling south, a 30 minute scenic drive takes you to Lake Lure where you'll find family fun with a swimming beach, new water park, scenic boat tours, twilight dinner cruises, paddle boat and pontoon boat rentals. There are also several beautiful golf courses in the area.
It's 45 minutes to historic downtown Hendersonville and the nearby Flat Rock Playhouse. Also nearby is Chimney Rock Park, Mount Pisgah, and Mount Mitchell State Parks. On the Gateway Mountain property, visit our wonderful waterfall and picnic area, two lakes and a stocked fishpond and hiking trails.
'Mountain Laurel' provides a serene environment for a quiet get away from life's hustle and bustle, and all the mentioned sites and activities within a short driving distance. Relax and enjoy your time 'up in the clouds' or go the 'touristy' route, whichever is your pleasure. Truly the best of both worlds.
Keywords: Mountain Cabin
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 24, 2018
About Lynne Desterre
Tim and I bought this property in May of 2006 after a trip to Asheville in the fall of 2005. We live in Land O Lakes Florida and wanted a get away for those hot summer months. I am retired from the food service business and Tim is still very much in the food service business. We love to travel and are lucky enough to have a condo on the beach here in Florida which we also rent.
Lynne Desterre purchased this Cabin in 2006
Why Lynne Desterre chose Crooked Creek
Although we love Florida, we wanted a place where we could escape from the summer heat or even the hurricanes! As soon as we arrive, a feeling of peace overcomes us. It's impossible to be uptight here - it's the ultimate place to relax.
What makes this Cabin unique
We love the complete silence except for what is supposed to be there. Even in the hottest part of the summer, it is 10 degrees cooler than the town of Old Fort below. We enjoy taking road trips and are always excited to explore a new part of western North Carolina. It's truly a beautiful state and has mountains, beaches, water and more.
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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. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful cabin in Old Fort
We had a wonderful experience staying the the cabin! The views are spectacular and the house is so comfortable. We had everything we needed to rest and recharge in this lovely home. The owners were very responsive and made every effort to make this a great trip for our family.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. It is much appreciated. Glad you liked the property and we hope you can visit again!
Our stay at the Mountain Laurel cabin was amazing! The drive up the mountain was beautiful as was the view from the deck and the many huge windows in the home! It was the perfect getaway to celebrate our anniversary with our best friends. The mountain home was very comfortable, with a well stocked kitchen for cooking and grilling. The home was very clean and comfortable. The view was something we couldn't get enough of. It's a very short drive to Downtown Ashville and Black Mountain. We also hiked up to Catawba Falls, which was a short drive from the home.
The owner Lynne couldn't have been more helpful. She was very quick to respond for whatever we needed. Her directions were spot on which was very helpful.
We hope to come back soon and have recommended this home to our friends.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review - it is much appreciated. Tim and I are always glad to hear from our guests. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the property and hope you can visit again soon. And many thanks for the recommendations to friends and family.
Lynne's property had very comfortable beds and breathtaking views. Very clean and spacious.
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I hope you can visit again when the weather is a little more accomodating!
A perfect getaway
We really loved our stay, it was so beautiful the views were fabulous. The home had everything we needed for our stay and would recommend to anyone looking for some rest and relaxation!
Thank you so much for posting a review. Love to hear from our guests. Please make sure you share your good experience with friends and family and have them contact me if they would like to visit.
My wife and daughter just got back from a 3 day weekend stay at this cabin and had such a wonderful time. Other than the breath taking views from a very large deck the cabin itself was set up perfectly. My favorite part was how secluded the cabin is and the feel of having the views all to yourself. The cabin was very clean and the king size bed slept very comfortable. I wouldn't change a thing and look forward to booking another trip in the future.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post a review. We look forward to hosting you again.
Solitude at it's finest. Beautiful views.
After a hectic 2 weeks prior to our vacation, this is what the doctor ordered. We had a very nice, quiet and relaxing time. This chalet wants for nothing, it is very well equipped. Also a great selection of movies. The waterfall in the Gateway was beautiful and we enjoyed strolling around the gated community.
Tim and I are delighted that you enjoyed the property. Please share your good experience with family and friends.
You may see a variety of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, humming birds and maybe even a bear! Make sure you visit Waterfall Park and the trout pond at Gateway Mountain.
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Check in time is 3 PM and check out time is 10 AM.