Located inside the gates of Montreat, BIRDWOOD is a unique 100 year old, 3 story, 4500 sq. ft. purposely vintage vacation home with a terrace and a wraparound porch on a double lot with a large circular drive. The layout of this historic home makes it perfect for a couples getaway, church groups, family reunions, weddings and corporate retreats. BIRDWOOD can easily handle up to 20 guests with 4 kitchens, 4 bathrooms, 10 bedrooms (14 beds), 3 sleeper sofas/futons, 4 day beds, 4 living/dining areas, a sitting room, a terrace, a large wrap around porch, and a screened in porch and lots of parking space. Absolutely perfect for togetherness AND privacy.
Four private areas on three levels ( FOUNDER'S HAVEN/main level, TREE HOUSE/upper level and the LODGE and BUNGALOW / both on the lower-terrace level) each has a separate lockable entrance, one or more bedrooms, a bathroom, a kitchen, and laundry facilities.
The FOUNDER'S HAVEN/main level has two bedrooms and a study/bedroom. It features a large wrap around porch.
The TREE HOUSE/upper level also has three bedrooms one of which opens onto screened in porch.
The BUNGALOW/lower level has one bedroom with a queen bed and opens onto the terrace/patio.
The LODGE/lower level has three bedrooms and also opens to the terrace/patio.
Please note that all floors are separate and there is no access between floors from inside. On the first level, the LODGE and BUNGALOW connect through a shared laundry room which can be locked off. All entrances are outside in a covered space except for the BUNGALOW entrance which is not covered and is directly off the lower level terrace/patio.
BIRDWOOD was built as a boarding house in 1916, so many bedrooms have a sink and mirror in them and direct access to porches or the terrace. In the FOUNDER'S HAVEN and TREE HOUSE you will see original hardwood floors, large windows, ceiling fans and antique doors & hardware. There is a definite vintage feel with many pieces of original antique furniture and numerous family heirlooms throughout the home.
Floor plan BIRDWOOD:
FOUNDER'S HAVEN - on the main level there are two bedrooms and a study/bedroom with a new Queen sleeper sofa. Boasts a large kitchen, updated bathroom with tub/shower, stacked washer/dryer, lovely living/dining room, bedroom/study with a sleeper sofa and a flat screen cable television. Huge wrap around porch has lots of rockers, tables & chairs, and a bench swing. Many parties, family gatherings and receptions have been held here. The porch and terrace combined can handle 50 guests graciously. Sleeps 4 in beds plus 2-4 on sleeper sofas.
Master bedroom- Queen sized bed, sink and vanity, direct access to porch
Bedroom 2- two single beds, sink & mirror, direct access to porch. This bedroom will make into a King size bed if desired.
Study/bedroom 3- queen sleeper sofa
TREE HOUSE on the upper level- is a relaxing three bedroom with a screened in porch. It has a sizable kitchen, updated bathroom with tub/shower, stacked washer/dryer, and a comfortable living/dining area with flat screen cable television. The screened in porch has a small day bed & table and chairs to enjoy the view of the treetops and listen to mountain streams nearby. Sleeps 7 in beds if the day bed on sleeping porch is used.
Master bedroom- Queen bed
Bedroom 2- King bed, sink & mirror
Bedroom 3- two single beds
Terrace/lower Level- two private sections the LODGE and the BUNGALOW open onto the terrace/patio and connect through a full size laundry room.
LODGE - three bedrooms, full kitchen, living/dining area, bathroom with tub/shower, full size washer & dryer. Enjoy access to the terrace for outdoor grilling, dining, and entertaining. Sleeps 8 in beds.
Master bedroom- KING sized bed
Bedroom 2 - one QUEEN 4-poster bed and a set of bunk beds
Bedroom 3 - two single beds
BUNGALOW - intimate one bedroom suite, small kitchen, living/dining area, bathroom with shower, direct access to terrace which is perfect for eating, entertaining and enjoying the fresh mountain air, connects to a full size laundry room. Sleeps 2 adults and possibly 2 children on the day beds in the living area.
Master bedroom - Queen sized bed
The location of BIRDWOOD provides easy access to the center of Montreat and Lake Susan, less than a mile away. The location also makes it perfect for enjoying nature, hiking and biking. BIRDWOOD is a short car ride to the center of Black Mountain with its quaint shops, excellent restaurants, and a large public golf course. While staying in Montreat you are able to join in local activities through the Montreat Clubs and Conference programs. However, our family has found the best places to be are rocking on the FOUNDER'S HAVEN porch with a book or napping on the swing, or up in the TREE HOUSE on the screened in porch with glass of wine or taking leisurely nap on the daybed, or playing with the children (large and small) on the terrace outside the LODGE and the BUNGALOW.
We have tried our best with pictures and descriptions, but if you have any questions or concerns one of our family members will be happy to provide more details.
We have numerous families, church groups and fall foliage observers that return year after year. Come, turn back the hands of time, relax and recharge in our charming "big chill" house.