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VIEWS, PRIVACY, CONVENIENCE, Hot Tub, 8 Acres, Pet Friendly

Bedrooms 3
Space 3,600 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms/ 2 Baths (Sleeps 6); for larger groups, see VRBO Listing #436612


The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area!

The custom-built Passive Solar home was designed for both comfort and entertaining. It has generously sized rooms, amazing views, and seemingly endless areas to gather… or to enjoy a little solitude and tranquility.

Designed as a Swiss Chalet, updates have maintained the original character and rustic elegance while adding modern conveniences.

The Chalet is offered with 3 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. Queen beds in all Bedrooms.

If you need an additional Bedroom/Bathroom, see VRBO Listing #436612


• 3 Bedrooms w/closets, dressers, and light-blocking curtains

• 2 full Bathrooms

• Den w/cable television

• Kitchen w/pantry and pass-through to Dining Room

• Dining Room w/seating for 10

• Living Room w/fireplace and wall of windows… pastoral and mountain views!

• 900 square-foot DECK w/seating and dining areas


• Recreation Room w/ping pong, pub tables and stools, and a seating area w/cable television

• Patio

• Hot Tub


• High Speed wi-fi

• Cable television

• Stereo Receiver with indoor and outdoor speakers

• Land line with unlimited domestic long distance


• Have current vaccinations and flea preventative

• Be leashed or obedient and will come to you on command

• Not wander into the neighbors' yards

• Not get on furniture without using the 'Dog Sheets' provided to protect couches and bedding

We DO NOT CHARGE A PET FEE (not yet, anyway!). We do expect guests to maintain control over pets, walk them as needed, prevent damage to the property or furnishings, clean up all messes, and scoop poop out of the upper yard.

The Main Level Master Suite has a private full Bathroom with double sinks, radiant heat flooring, and a walk-in shower for two! There are two other Bedrooms that share a Bathroom. Additional space on the Main Level includes the Kitchen, Dining Room with seating for 10, Living Room with Fireplace and a wall of windows, Den with cable television, and the oh-so-wonderful Deck!

The Lower Level has a Recreation Room with ping pong, pub tables, and a seating area with cable television.

LOCATION: This property is 17 miles from Asheville’s city limits, approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the heart of downtown. It is easily accessed via Interstate 26 and Highway 197, with no curvy mountain roads to maneuver. There are also several cab companies that can transport groups to and from downtown.

It is 10 minutes to the charming historic towns of Weaverville and Mars Hill. It’s only a few miles to the Coleman Boundary area of the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles to Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), and the French Broad River is nearby: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing are offered by several local Outfitters. Bent Creek recreation area in Asheville ranks among the top 10 Mountain Biking sites in the country!

Voted Beer City USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as R-rated adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and is open for tours year-round, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are lovely, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Ashevilles cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a quaint vacation destination with so much to offer!

More Details

Paula Taylor
Member since: 2012
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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Paula Taylor

I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.

Paula Taylor purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Paula Taylor chose Barnardsville

This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities!

It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size.

The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention?

Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel.

Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam!

What makes this cabin unique

I've made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic as well as the less exciting upgrades to the major systems (heat/AC, roof, electrical, etc.). Improvements are made every year to modernize the Chalet while maintaining its original charm and character. The house is fully functional and very comfortable. It has come a long way from the fixer-upper condition it was when I purchased it, and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests!

Guestbook comments from the owner


We had a wonderful time relaxing at your beautiful Chalet. The mountains are and the weather was perfect. We enjoyed exploring Asheville and its surroundings. We did some hiking, brewery tours, and ate lots of yummy food. Thank you for sharing your home with us.

We hope to be back again!
Apr 2013
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Barnardsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3600 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - Walk-in Shower w/2 shower heads, and radiant heat tile floor
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Rec Room shower - shower , Please rinse prior to Hot Tub use
  • The Master Bath features a walk-in shower with two shower heads. A gentle Rain Head from above as well as an adjustable wall-mounted Wand, you can use one or both by adjusting the diverter. Radiant heat tile floors. Bath towels, hand towels, and washclothes are provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master - 1 queen , Includes a massage chair, TV, and walk-in closet.
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtains, pillows/sheets/blankets provided.
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtain, pillows/sheets/blankets provided.
  • Each Bedroom has a dresser and closet ready for your use. Pillows, sheets, and blankets are provided. Light-blocking curtains in all bedrooms.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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VIEWS, PRIVACY, CONVENIENCE, Hot Tub, 8 Acres, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.642857 based on 41 reviews
Columbia, South Carolina

Amazing stay

  • 5 of 5

We came to the Chalet for quick two night stay and did not want to leave. The house is so comfortable and the views are amazing. The owner was very accommodating and provided lots of great details on the house and the area. We will be back this Spring with our kids to go zip lining. Thanks again!!

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2014
  • Stayed: October 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Knoxville, TN

Very good scenic views, spacious, good value.

  • 4 of 5

Good value for the money. The house is fine; lots of space. The basement area is a nice gathering place but had a stale smell like a lot of basements. The hot tub was very nice. The views are good. Everything in the house was in good working order and just about any kitchen utensil one could want was provided. Overall, our experience was a positive one and the owner and the caretaker were vets nice and attentive to anything we needed. It is likely that we will rent this property again in the future.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Jacksonville fl


  • 5 of 5

Picked the perfect weekend! Around 7" of snow at a very quiet and peaceful chalet! Plenty of room, and a very responsive and caring owner. Everything you'll need is in this house. Great time had by all

  • Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic Couples Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Chalet. The house is as described/pictured & we couldn't have asked for a better location or view. We couldn't get enough of the the night view of the stars from the hot tub (we live in a city so this was an awesome treat)! The house has a really chill, old-school vibe, and it feels like a lot of great times have happened there... our stay was no exception! Would absolutely stay here again!!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Seven Lakes, NC

July in the Mountains!

  • 4 of 5

Large rooms, rolling grounds, and privacy make this a wonderful home in the mountains. The inside is clean, with comfortable beds and comfortable linens and towels. Criticisms are few... there were some old cabinets which had been left outside near the garage, detracting from the overall impression. The kitchen cabinets are a little dated, and there is some outside paint and grounds maintenance that could use some sprucing up, Show stoppers? Not at all. It's a homey, comfortable place where your dogs and kids can run and play. It's got a lot of room to eat and entertain, inside and out. I would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The Chalet was like a home away from home... large rooms, yet comfortable and inviting. The Kitchen was supplied with everything we needed, the Recreation Room had entertainment for the entire family, and the Deck was irresistible!

Plenty of space for us to gather together, as well as to sneak away for private time.

We'll definitely be back and will recommend it to friends!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2015
  • Stayed: January 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
AVL - Asheville Regional Airport, GSP - G'ville SC
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
DRIVING RANGE on patio level; Reem's Creek Golf
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Greenville SC (GRV)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-26 Chalet only FOUR miles from Interstate!
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
ASHEVILLE ~20 miles; Weaverville 10 miles
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Beach
280 Miles
Car: necessary

Only 17 miles from Asheville City limits, this property is a peaceful and private lodge-style retreat (allow 20-25 minutes drive time to Asheville). The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200
Property Damage Protection $59

The Chalet is available to parties of 6 or fewer with the 3 Bedroom/2 Bathroom configuration.

Larger groups are better accommodated via It is the Chalet with 4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, 2 Kitchens, and plenty of spaces to gather together... or to sneak away for private moments!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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