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In Town, Eco-Friendly, Comfy, Luxury, Restorative

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Front porch w/ four rocking chairs, succulent plants and trees all around

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Last updated: 11/13/2016
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:3
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

Beautiful 3 BR 2 BA with idyllic spaces in and out

'Up in the Trees” is all main floor living with hardwood and tile flooring throughout - comfortable for a couple, for a family, maybe two, even for a single person who likes space! Sleeps six in three bedrooms. When the leaves are gone there is a beautiful mountain view even though you are in town and convenient to everything this quaint and stunning mountain surrounded town of Black Mountain has to offer. When the leaves are in, you are amid nature's magnificence and “up in the trees”, so any season of the year this place is a total treat, inside and out.
Entering the home, you will find yourself inside a windowed porch complete with four rocking chairs looking out through the trees. Have a seat, delve into our basket of art supplies, so if something inspires you then let the creative spirit out! In Spring and Summer enjoy the night sounds of a distant passing train, cicadas, and tree frogs. In Fall, changing leaf colors can swallow you up and sooth your soul. Bird feeders are strategically placed in mid fall and into the winter, and hummingbird feeders are up from Spring to September, so bird watchers enjoy. The night sounds from the porch, deck or rear yard are truly musical! From the front porch, you may go out onto our south facing deck complete with a deep seat deck swing and a table for four with chairs that rock.
The front porch is also your entry into the living room - best described as simple luxury, from the down sofa to the eclectic collection of books on the shelves, attractive art on the walls, to the wood burning fireplace. A comfortable place with seatting for up to eight to gather and converse. Our wood burning fireplace has a blower, so if you like it can heat the whole house in the winter. Firewood and starter is provided of course. It’s a great place for a board game; you will find Scrabble, Chess, Checkers, Backgammon, Scattergories, and more.
Left from the living room is one of the most uplifting dining rooms you will ever enjoy. The table is pub style seating which can expand to accommodate six very comfortably. A skylight makes it bright and cheerful all day. It connects to a well equipped granite top kitchen complete with coffee maker, microwave, dishwasher, and stove top/oven. You will also have available to you a hand mixer, cappuccino/espresso maker, juicer, and generally a set up to please those who have a chef's heart and skill - even a professional style butcher block table. If your idea of vacation tends toward dining out, no worries. Black Mountain has many great restaurant options. For even more options, downtown Asheville is just 20 minutes away!
At the end of the kitchen, you are welcome to use the washer and dryer complete with folding and ironing station. If doing laundry is not your idea of a vacation, there is no obligation to do anything you do not want to do here! The kitchen connects to the den where you will find a 37' high definition flat screen TV, leather sofa, a comfy chair, and a mission style upholstered oak chair. Extra chairs can be added. There is wireless internet and an extra HDMI cable if you like to see anything from your computer up on a large screen. You will find streaming options through a remote controlled Roku 3. Enjoy our subscriptions to Netflix, HuluPlus and Pandora and explore the many free channels on Roku. The den connects you to a totally private flat yard, fully fenced for your dog. If you like to grill, try the three burner stainless steel gas grill and serve your family on the patio table for six. Or celebrate with your kids by cooking hot dogs and s’mores over the fire pit.
We encourage you to park in the two car garage. From there it is a flat walk into the den. There is a motion detector light outside for your safety and comfort. Notice the kid’s fort built into the hill just behind the fence; it is only to be observed and not used at this time..
Now, back to the warm and inviting living room… as you leave the living room and enter 'serenity hall,' the north side of the house, you will find some of our favorite photos of birds plus one butterfly. To the right you will find the front bedroom, which is 'the green room,' so soothing to be in, with a basil lime reed diffuser, and similarly scented soy candle, mission style Kincaid oak furniture, beautiful framed prints, table lamps, and a queen sized bed topped with gel fiber luxury topper w/ 100% cotton sheets and cotton down comforter/duvet. In the closet is an extra blanket and pillow, a basket to hold your laundry and a carrier to hold your bathroom items. The other two bedrooms are similarly equipped. Whoever stays in this room will have access to either the hall bathroom or the master bedroom bath. Across the hall from the 'green room' is the 'blue room' which also has a queen sized bed with 100% cotton sheets and a cotton down comforter/duvet, a luxurious gel/fiber topper, nicely furnished plus a reed diffuser with violet scent and same scented soy candles. This bedroom has a few pleasant surprises to be discovered and has an attached bathroom with retro white and black tiling, separate toilet room and a restored 1910 cast iron clawfoot tub which may be used for a relaxing bath or as a fixed shower, your choice. Down the hall and also accessible to the dining room is the 'Kid's room,' which is suitable for a boy or a girl, and since there is a desk in here, it could also make a nice 'office' room. This bedroom could also be suitable for a single adult. The scent found here is gardenia. The daybed is a twin. A trundle can be pulled out and set up if two twins are needed. Soft and cozy bedding is also used here.
For those who may have allergy issues, rest assured that we use all eco friendly cleaning supplies. We also have a quiet running HEPA and carbon air purifier which you are welcome to use as much as you wish and may be easily moved to different rooms of the house.
If you have stayed at the Grove Park Inn you may recognize some of the furniture and accessories. We were fortunate that the Grove Park Inn was replacing some of their classic furniture while we were furnishing “Up in the Trees” and we were able to acquire a number of pieces. Just for fun we are offering a free three day stay next year around the same time as your current visit for the guests who correctly identify the largest number of Grove Park Inn items. Make a list and mail it to us by the end of December. One entry per stay, the entry that has the most correct and fewest incorrect items will win. Ties will be decided by a random draw. Have fun. And we hope to see you back next year.
As you consider “Up in the Trees”, feel free to drop us a note with any questions. And if you decide to take a spontaneous getaway trip, call us to ask about our last minute bookings discounts.
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Owner

Member since: 2013

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

Property Type

  • House
  • 1650 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    21...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    *Smoking is permitted outdoors*Please dispose of cigarette butts responsibly*...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    *Dogs allowed with a $150 refundable pet deposit plus extra $25 cleaning fee per dog*...moreless

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

  • The 'Kids room'

    Daybed and trundles are twins. The bedroom color is cream....moreless

  • The'Green room': 1 queen

    A very soothing pale sagey/ celery green...moreless

  • The 'Blue room': 1 queen

    Not really a true blue, more close to periwinkle...moreless

  • *All bedrooms are tastefully decorated with nice furniture*The queens are all cotton bedding plus luxurious gel/fiber topper, making for a very restorative sleep*The twin/s are also quite comfy*Each bedroom closet has some hangers , a dirty clothes bin, a bathroom caddy, extra pillow/s, and extra blanket/s*...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Master bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower

    With a cast iron 1910 Crane claw foot tub...moreless

  • Hall Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    *An eclectic collection in library*Please ask if you would like to take one with you that you began and have not enough time to complete*...moreless

  • Games:

    *Scrabble, Scategories, Checkers, Chess, Backgammom, Boggle, Noggin gnosh, Mancala*1000 piece puzzles of Thomas Kincade paintings*...moreless

  • Television:

    *37 inch HDTV, Samsung 1080P* *Connected to Roku 3* Extra hdmi cable to connect to your laptop or tablet also* Plus a 24" LED 1080P monitor with its own Roku- may be moved to location of your choice*...moreless

  • Toys:

    We do have a few hackeysacks, juggling bags, some art supplies, a frisbee, and puzzles*Horseshoes avail-ask*...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Village:

    Mountain Ale House, Louise's Kitchen, plus Town Hardware and General Store, and Kilwin's. Visit White Horse!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rock Climbing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining:

    *Indoor dining pub style table easily expands to seat six comfortably*The back yard patio dining table seats six also*Chairs found here rock and swivel and are made of really smart fabric*...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    *Electric*Thermostat is in hall and is set at 73 in summer months, but you may change to suit your comfort* ...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    *Located next to washer*Dryer balls in use for less wrinkles and reduction of static*...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    *In living room*Has wood burning insert, with blower for distributing heat*Glass allows for viewing fire while protected from it*Firewood provided along with fire starter*...moreless

  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    No, however, seniors may use of Black Mountain's Senior Center with various offerings as well as a fitness facility....moreless

  • Garage:

    Room for two cars, including SUV or mini-van...moreless

  • Heating:

    *Thermostat is in hall and set at 68 during Fall and Winter, but you may adjust to suit your comfort*...moreless

  • Internet:

    *Wireless-security code provided* Roku 3 uses internet for many entertaining streaming options through our Netflix, Pandora and Hulu Plus accounts, particularly* ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    *All cotton sateen sheets over gel fiber mattress toppers + all cotton duvet covers for light weight down comforter for both queens, color coordinated* Twins have mattress topper/ pad & are comfy*...moreless

  • Living Room:

    *Lg down sofa seats 3 or 4* *Reclining chair* *Two upholstered oak mission style oak chairs next to bookshelves also**We have a small led monitor for streaming TV options either here or in a bedroom....moreless

  • Parking:

    We recommend that you click open on remote for two car garage and park there. You can then enter the backdoor of the house into the den or you may follow the path to the front porch and enter there....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    *Two towels and a washcloth each* *We provide dark grey washcloths for women in case it is needed for makeup removal*...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    *Located at back of kitchen*large capacity, commercial grade*Eco-friendly detergent plus Borax stain fighter provided*...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    *Plus a cappuccino/ espresso maker and coffee bean grinder*Coffee maker has a gold filter, is programmable and will stop if you pull out pot before it completes brewing, plus automatically turns off*...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    *Enough for 8 place settings*...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    *Eco- friendly disks available*We ask that all lingering dirty dishes are run through the dishwasher prior to your leaving*There is no requirement for you to put them away* ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    *Granite countertops*plenty of cabinet, drawer space* Fully Equipped*W/ washer and dryer available for your use* We also include folding/ ironing station for your convenience*...moreless

  • Microwave:

    *On the counter*...moreless

  • Oven:

    *Self cleaning with baking and broiling functions*...moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    *Salt, pepper, maple syrup, honey, raw cane sugar, sugar substitutes, herbal teas, olive oil, sunflower oil*paper towels, some cleaning supplies*ziplocs, saran wrap, aluminum foil, wax paper*...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    *LG*Fridge on top-Freezer below*...moreless

  • Stove:

    *Four burner*...moreless

  • Toaster:

    *We also have a smoothie mixer, a hand mixer, an electric can opener, and a pizzell maker available for your use*...moreless

Outside

  • Bicycles:

    No, but Epic Cycles is right in town at 102 Sutton Avenue. They rent bikes....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    *We have both*Deck located on the front of the house- 'in the tree's*Patio in flat fenced back yard*...moreless

  • Golf:

    Black Mountain Golf Course, 18 holes, 6215 yards, a municipal golf course for a fee-Located at 17 Ross Drive....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Front yard is sloped w/ grassy, mossy and tree shrub, and flower areas. The back yard is grass w/in fenced area* Beyond the fence is hill leading to a ridge*Please do not use this area behind fence*...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    *A stainless steel 3 burner Jenn-Air for gas grilling*...moreless

  • Tennis:

    Cragmont Park, located at Cragmont Rd and Swannanoah in less than 1 mile has tennis courts for public use....moreless

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

    *Black Mountain Pool, an outdoor seasonal pool is open to public for a mall fee*...moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$150 $175
Fri, Sat
$1,000 $3,000

Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Refundable Damage Deposit $150
  • Cleaning fee per stay $75
  • Pet Fee $25

Notes:

Refundable deposit with dog/s is $300

Winter rate is for a 1 mo. only and could range from $1995- $2250/mo depending on length of stay beyond the month and the length of stay.


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.


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Location

30 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
0.5 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Tomahawk

Car: Necessary

Black Mountain is right off I 40, and while an attraction in its own right, it is very convenient to Montreat, Swannanoa, Asheville, Weaverville, Hendersonville,and Bat Cave. John Campbell Folk Art Center and Blue Ridge Pkwy. Of course, Pisgah National Forest, Sliding Rock, Waynesville, Brevard, and so many other special spots are beautiful, scenic less than an hour away options as well. Right here in Black Mountain is one of the country's best music/ dance/ arts festivals every Fall and Spring, set at gorgeous Camp Rockmont, the Lake Eden Arts Festival, AKA LEAF. In July, the Sourwood Festival also takes place right in town. We have materials/ brochures at the house as well as a book to introduce you to many of Asheville's independently owned restaurants, their chefs and some recipes from each. There really is not time to relay all the types of places and activities that are within reach of this beautiful quaint Black Mountain town, whether you are an musician, artist, photographer, healing arts practitioner, outdoorsman- hiker, fisherman, rock climber, backpacker, shopper, foodie, golfer or enthusiast of a variety of activities, you will fall in love this area. The beauty of the natural areas will take your breath away and the culture within the Appalachia is so very rich. Loyal return visitors know this. Those of you who have not visited owe it to yourselves to get to know this special area of the world. It can change you for the better.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: A desire to be of service to people has been a leading companion for a good deal of my life. One of my passions stems from a recognition of the value of living spaces and how these spaces can be revitalizing to the people who inhabit them. I believe that to live life fully taking time for refueling is essential. From this recognition sprung a desire to create a living space as a springboard for that fulfilling life we all desire. On a more personal note, I enjoy walking with my husband and our two dogs, hiking, gardening, food processing, making pottery on a wheel, making jewelry, reading, meditating, making naturally scented soy candles, and generally supporting others in living their best lives.

Why the Owner Chose Black Mountain, NC, USA:
Having attended Brevard College, just an hour southwest of Black Mountain, I became acquainted with Black Mountain and have since fallen in love with this place and the friendly genuine people who live here. I have returned to Black Mountain almost every year since. Don, my husband, and I have volunteered for Spring and Fall LEAF Festivals most of the past ten years, setting up the Kids Village there for the past three years. So, when we came across this house “in the trees” with its fabulous front porch, right in town, on a quiet no through street with a totally private flat backyard, great layout plus a two car garage, we sensed the potential of this place to be revitalizing for us and our guests. We set to work in mid July to transform it into the most nurturing and hospitable vacation home it is today. We strived to create simple luxury and rich comfort seen with the addition of the claw foot tub and some of the Grove Park Inn furniture and accessories. We are excited to hear the feedback from our guests over the coming months.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
*All main floor living space *The home's layout, flow,and generally expansive feeling it offers *Enjoyment of the trees and the sense of being above it all *The wood burning fireplace and scented soy candles *The large living room PLUS a cozy den area *The private flat rear yard with gas grill and firepit *A two car garage to park your car/s in *Fully equipped kitchen *Natural, non-toxic cleaning supplies, hardwood or ceramic tile throughout PLUS portable air purifier *Dog and kid friendly *The luxurious feel of a cast iron clawfoot tub, retro tile, denim-look beadboard with separate toilet area *Winter time nearby High Windy mountain view and its range *Close to Lake Tomahawk, swimming, and Black Mountain vital town center *Close to Montreat and its trails


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Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 11/13/2016

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Photos

  • Front porch w/ four rocking chairs,  succulent plants and trees all around

    Front porch w/ four rocking chairs, succulent plants and trees all around

  • Warm, inviting, tasteful living room- comfy large down sofa

    Warm, inviting, tasteful living room- comfy large down sofa

  • Comfortable den w/ leather sofa,37 ' HDTV w/streaming options + xtra hdmi cable

    Comfortable den w/ leather sofa,37 ' HDTV w/streaming options + xtra hdmi cable

  • Master bedroom w/ cotton bedding and luxurious gel/ fiber topper

    Master bedroom w/ cotton bedding and luxurious gel/ fiber topper

  • Bedroom w/ queen and all cotton bedding + luxury gel/ fiber topper- Kincaid oak

    Bedroom w/ queen and all cotton bedding + luxury gel/ fiber topper- Kincaid oak

  • Daybed (twin) trundle (second twin) comfy bedding- Stanley furniture

    Daybed (twin) trundle (second twin) comfy bedding- Stanley furniture

  • A covered deck swing, beauty and comfort awaits

    A covered deck swing, beauty and comfort awaits

  • There is something very special about this bedroom

    There is something very special about this bedroom

  • Separate toilet room and bath/ sink areas

    Separate toilet room and bath/ sink areas

  • Hence the name 'Up in the Trees'

    Hence the name 'Up in the Trees'

  • Lg sofa is down- could sleep on it if you need the room.  Sm. sofa is comfy too

    Lg sofa is down- could sleep on it if you need the room. Sm. sofa is comfy too

  • Daybed or Kids room

    Daybed or Kids room

  • Large deck w/ table and four rocking chairs plus nature surrounding

    Large deck w/ table and four rocking chairs plus nature surrounding

  • A cheerful, skylit dining room w/ table that easily converts to seat six

    A cheerful, skylit dining room w/ table that easily converts to seat six

  • Fully equipped granite countertop kitchen w/ butcher block table

    Fully equipped granite countertop kitchen w/ butcher block table

  • Master bathroom w/ 1910 restored cast iron tub/shower plus a soy candle- ahh

    Master bathroom w/ 1910 restored cast iron tub/shower plus a soy candle- ahh

  • Hall bathroom  w/ tub/ shower, 60s tile may have some reminisce

    Hall bathroom w/ tub/ shower, 60s tile may have some reminisce

  • Private fenced rear yard.  Fort not for use at this time, however.

    Private fenced rear yard. Fort not for use at this time, however.

  • Front porch takes you above it all

    Front porch takes you above it all

  • Yes, you may light these violet scented soy candles- just blow them out too!

    Yes, you may light these violet scented soy candles- just blow them out too!

  • Pub style dining is a treat for all

    Pub style dining is a treat for all

  • West side view of living room w/ dining rm in view, Display case houses pottery

    West side view of living room w/ dining rm in view, Display case houses pottery

  • Yes, kitchen has a compost bin & there is a compost station in the rear yard

    Yes, kitchen has a compost bin & there is a compost station in the rear yard

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This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017

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