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Great views, amazing nature, streams, private and on the edge of farm grounds...

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, sleeps 8. Family and pet friendly. Mountain views.

Beautiful wood cabin home with gorgeous views and great location, positioned across from our horse barn and stocked pond. This open setting provides some of the best views of the stars. But in case you need to get some work done, free Internet will keep you connected to the outside world. DISCOUNT SPECIALS for the month of Aug-Oct!!

H&G farms is a young farm on it's way to becoming a sustainable organic farm. Many of the current systems are all ready providing multiple sustainable functions, such as solar electricity in the main farm house, ram pump and solar pump systems. Our 3,600ft green house used to jump start and extend the growing season, and permaculture sustainable regenerative principles are being applied and implemented throughout the farm.

Only a 35-45 minute drive from Asheville and nearby many outdoor adventures, although it's safe to say that one could adventure within the 24 acres that the farm is on. Playing in the streams and falls, hiking through the grounds, or fishing in our stocked pond while bird watching and wildlife viewing. Kids and adults alike can get a close view of our farm animals, cows, horses, and chickens throughout the grounds. Dogs are welcomed as long as they are friendly to farm animals and other dogs, and you will certainly be greeted by our farm dogs!

If you are looking to get away and relax in nature, and/or looking to stay near the proximity of city fun, this is the place for you.

We also offer permaculture workshops and customized sustainable education for anyone interested in work exchange living, as well as discount rates on cabins for anyone interested in getting their hands dirty and work in exchange. If you are interested in any type of work exchange or volunteer please keep in mind that it will take up time from vacationing so it's better suited for a long term stay.

Please keep in mind that the farm is available for you to walk through it, observe, and responsibly interact. Occasionally we can do farm tours specially in season and during work hours M-F 9am to 4pm, either way we are always happy to show you how to get around so that you can enjoy the grounds at your own leisure.

Hope that you book your stay and that we will see you soon!

More Details

Property Manager
Max Segovia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2017

About Max Segovia

The property owners Paul and Valerie Holstein purchased the property in April 2012. They believe and support sustainable living and are very dedicated on doing their own part so that a better ecological balance on earth can be reached. Holstein's farm ultimate goal is to be a sample and educational farm, where one can sit back relax and enjoy the setting, or volunteer and work in exchange for permaculture experience.

Max Segovia purchased this house in 2012

Why Max Segovia chose Smoky Mountains

They searched the entire East Coast of the US for the perfect location to build their retreat. They choose the Asheville area for its mild climate while still having four seasons. They also loved the mountains, pastures, and streams that are found here. They wanted a place where their family, friends, guests and livestock would all be happy, and the incredible biodiversity of North Carolina was on it's own a very convincing fact.

What makes this house unique

This property offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. During foliage, it is an amazing place to see.

The sustainable design being developed on the farm is very interesting to see, while your stay you will be able to witness and imagine the different stages of succession and what it takes to aid with an ecosystem to maximize function, sustainability, while always playing a regenerative role. We support soil and soil supports life.

And if you are just out for privacy and a piece of mind, it is a great peaceful place for that as well.


Leicester House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 2 bathrooms. The bathroom downstairs has recently been remodeled.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • 3 full bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Check in is at 4PM and check out is at 10AM. Exceptions can be made if the schedule allows.


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Great views, amazing nature, streams, private and on the edge of farm grounds...
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 48 reviews

Amazing Mountain Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We can't say enough about how much we enjoyed our stay here. The cabin is so cozy and was perfect for four adults & 2 children. It has two bedrooms with queen beds and one with 2 twins. It also has two full baths. It comes stocked with everything you need except toiletries. All you need are clothes, food, bath toiletries, TP, and hand soap. They have lots of games, some books, and even info on local hikes! I would bring a fan if staying in summer, as the upstairs rooms get hot and one room has no ceiling fan. The downstairs stays comfortable. The setting is so tranquil and I really loved all the animals. Highland cows are my favorite! There is lots of room to hike and roam. You can even see waterfalls just a short distance from the house. Even though you're in a country setting, you're only 20-30 minutes from downtown Asheville. This is my dreamhome! We're going to make it an annual trip and hope to be back more often than that!

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay here. Our four kids had such a fun time exploring the grounds and taking in all of the nature. The tree house and swinging bridges were so much fun as well as exploring the creek and woods. We will definitely be coming back.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our 2 week getaway to this adorable little cabin. The property was so much fun for our little one. She loved to watch the animals and play in the creek. At night we sat on the porch and enjoyed listening to the babbling brook and fireflies. The property was a bit of a drive for all the hikes we went on (ie Dupont state forest); however, it was a great little place to stay put and enjoy all things to do on the property. We were very impressed with the craftsmanship of the treehouses and all the volunteer tiny homes. We loved meeting Max and his family, including all the furbabies Meadow, Forest, Abby and Stanley:) Overall it was a fantastic summer vacation and we plan on returning for another stay next year.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming and remote

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at the mountain cabin. We all loved spending time by the creek and walking around the property. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We were not able to get a wifi connection during our stay, but that allowed us more family time. I would highly recommend a weekend stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very happy that you enjoyed the house and farm, even though our wifi provider had technical difficulties in this whole area for a few days during your stay. It can be frustrating to not have wifi specially up here where only few cell phone carries can get signal. Fortunately enough it does not happen very often, and I am 'mostly glad that the beauty of the mountains was able to keep you fulfilled. Visit back soon!
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a magical weekend for the family

  • 5 of 5

The pictures do not do the home or the property justice. Two families with several young kids comfortably spent the weekend in the house and enjoying the grounds. The kids were completely entertained for the entire weekend...and so were the adults! Thank you for sharing your beautiful property with us and for the wonderful memories.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were great guests! Visit back soon and be sure to cash in on our return guests discounts. Regards- M
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Breathtakingly serene

  • 4 of 5

If you're looking for a peaceful getaway from the rat race, this is where you need to go.

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10.6 Miles
The Still
Nearest Golf
23 Miles
Grove Park Country Club
Nearest Motorway
16.6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7.5 Miles
Leicester Cafe
Nearest Ski
51.3 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area
Car: necessary

Leicester is a beautiful mountain area with lush forests, pastures and streams everywhere. It is located near the beautiful city of Asheville, and it is a great place to enjoy the nature and wildlife while not leaving the city life too far behind. NC has the widest ecological biodiversity in the united states and most likely in all North America. The property is tucked deep up in the mountains and is a secure and beautiful place to visit.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $115

We do not charge any pet fee, but we do ask you to sign a waiver to accept responsibility if you are bringing a pet.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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