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Unique: Mountaintop Views--Downtown in 5 Minutes

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Stunning, 60-mile view even when full foliage. On ridgetop, 2 mi. from downtown.

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Last updated: 12/06/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Apartment
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Offerred for the first time, mountaintop views, yet only 5 minutes from dowtown!

Beautifully-appointed accessory apartment, brand new construction first offered September, 2014, on mountain ridgetop with both long-range, 60-mile views of the Blue Ridge mountains and short-range views looking down on the city lights of Asheville, 5 minutes from downtown, perfect for vacationers or those on a business trip to Asheville. Property is private, surrounded by acres of trees, wildlife, peaceful seclusion, yet less than 2 miles from downtown & ten minutes from the Biltmore Estate. Spacious great room, fully-equipped kitchen, one bedroom with king bed, queen sleeper sofa in great room, one bath, large entry separate from owners' lovely home. Guests enjoy tasteful, mountain-style decorating, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with stone surround, granite counter tops, plush carpet in bedroom. Kitchen has all the amenities of home, including plentiful coffee & supplies. The owners take pride in the pristine, immaculate condition of this lovely, new space; no-shoes-indoors policy applies. Bedroom has king-sized bed; great room has custom-made, queen-sized sleeper sofa; thus, this apartment can accommodate 4 persons sharing one full bath. (Upon request & with advance notice, the owners are happy to attempt to procure to have ready-and-waiting a food or other necessary item that may be difficult to transport.) A guest once commented, "This is Shangri-La up here!"

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Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

Property Type

  • Apartment
  • On floor 1
  • 1000 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    25 years old...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Children welcome who are able to care for nicely-appointed lodgings....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed:

    Sorry, no pets of any kind. ...moreless

  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    New, queen sleeper-sofa in greatroom also sleeps 2 persons....moreless

  • Pak 'n Play available upon request.

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Plush towels, linens, detergent, paper products included....moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Owners happy to share from extensive private library in a home of bibliophiles!...moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    Unique property less than 2 miles from downtown, yet with views on secluded, wooded property....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    60 mile western views, yet less than 2 miles from downtown. On 10 acres, secluded; no other properties in sight....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf Privileges Optional
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Ski Privileges Optional
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

    Table & 4 chairs for dining in great room....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Gas, large-capacity....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Gas fireplace in living room with lovely stone surround. This added heat source makes the space toasty warm!...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Heat pump with 'gas-pak' back-up plus gas fireplace. The full bath also has radiant floor heating . . . we don't believe in being cold!...moreless

  • Internet:

    High speed Wi-Fi....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Yes....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Brand-new,'mountain' decor/furnishings, hardwood floors with plush area rug for cozy feel & warmth....moreless

  • Parking:

    Immediately outside separate entryway into lodging....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Yes....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    New, large-capacity. Detergent provided....moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Cuisinart, 10-cup, automatic drip; ground coffee included....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    All pots, pans, dishes, silverware, cutlery necessary for basic cooking....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Full-sized; detergent provided. ...moreless

  • Kitchen:

    Compact, but lovely, fully-equipped kitchen featuring granite countertops, custom cabinets, & includes basic dishes & utensils necessary for cooking. Owners happy to loan specialty cooking items....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Full-sized. ...moreless

  • Oven:

    Full-sized, electric....moreless

  • Pantry Items:

    Plastic wrap, baggies, foil, salt, pepper. Owner happy to procure any other items requested prior to guest(s) arrival & have on hand . . . just email! No need to pack anything except for clothes! ...moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    Full-sized with ice-maker....moreless

  • Stove:

    Electric, smooth cooktop....moreless

  • Toaster:

    No. For safety reasons, we provide broiling pans & request that you toast the way grandma did under the broiler!...moreless

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$165 $195
Fri, Sat
$1,115

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 7%

Notes:

7% tax is required & added after calculation of nightly or weekly rate & cleaning fee. No damage deposit required. Visa & Mastercard accepted. *Please note: guests agree to remove shoes & leave in entry room each time entering this lovely, pristine space.*


Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.


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Location

15 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
2 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Barley's
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grove Park Inn
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-240
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Curate
30 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel

Car: Necessary

Bear Mountain Retreat is a quiet, private spot on the top of a mountain with both views & easy access to Asheville's best attractions. We are 4 miles from the Biltmore Estate & a 2-mile drive from downtown with its celebrated restaurants and unique character. The River Arts District and West Asheville are 10 minutes by car. The Blue Ridge Parkway, with its scenic overlooks, picnic spots, and hiking destinations, is 5 minutes away.

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2013

About the owner: We met as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill & in July celebrated 38 years of marriage & as best friends. We have 3 grown children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law & 5 grandchildren who are our 'pride & joy.' Our 3 children were born in 3 years, so we couldn't just pick up & travel very easily! We are happy to do our best to make it easy for you to throw your clothes in your suitcase & come on, so email in advance if there is something we may do to give you the sort of dream getaway we would have loved! Also, when you get here, please do not be shy to let us know what we may do or have available to enhance your time here. We continually find things we love about living in Asheville & sharing with family & others. People say that we have the 'the gift of hospitality,' & we are looking forward to sharing this newly & lovingly constructed space with you.

Why the Owner Chose Haw Creek, Asheville, NC, USA:
This is the sort of property people want when they travel . . . beautiful lodgings with a luxurious, vacation feel, while containing all the amenities of home, so that all you have to pack is pack clothes.

The Unique Benefits at this Apartment:
Possibly one of a handful of properties in Western North Carolina offering seclusion, long-range views of the mountains, yet a few minutes drive down the mountain & out of the cove into downtown Asheville, a city known for its many fabulous restaurants, culture, natural beauty & the Biltmore Estate.


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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 12/06/2016

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Photos

  • Stunning, 60-mile view even when full foliage. On ridgetop, 2 mi. from downtown.

    Stunning, 60-mile view even when full foliage. On ridgetop, 2 mi. from downtown.

  • Rt: large, private entryroom for guests. Mid: greatroom. Bedroom wing not shown

    Rt: large, private entryroom for guests. Mid: greatroom. Bedroom wing not shown

  • Step into private entrance, lots of room to leave shoes, coats, bicycles, etc.

    Step into private entrance, lots of room to leave shoes, coats, bicycles, etc.

  • Tall windows across entire front make for a light, airy room.

    Tall windows across entire front make for a light, airy room.

  • Entire structure gets southwest exposure. Roomy bedroom w/king, plush carpet.

    Entire structure gets southwest exposure. Roomy bedroom w/king, plush carpet.

  • Spotless, beautifully appointed full bath, plush towels, soap, paper products.

    Spotless, beautifully appointed full bath, plush towels, soap, paper products.

  • Small kitchen, granite countertops, full-sized appliances, all cooking basics.

    Small kitchen, granite countertops, full-sized appliances, all cooking basics.

  • Water feature just outside your door.

    Water feature just outside your door.

  • Asheville is widely-known for its fabulous restaurants & artsy culture.

    Asheville is widely-known for its fabulous restaurants & artsy culture.

  • We are nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains.

    We are nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains.

  • A guest commented, 'You live in your own Shangri-La up here!'

    A guest commented, 'You live in your own Shangri-La up here!'

  • New apt shown: see lower level, walk-out, 9-ft ceilings. Bedroom: left wing.

    New apt shown: see lower level, walk-out, 9-ft ceilings. Bedroom: left wing.

  • House/apartment totally secluded on 10 acres. Even fuller view for 3 seasons.

    House/apartment totally secluded on 10 acres. Even fuller view for 3 seasons.

  • Large great room, gas fireplace, new furnishings, dining for 4, flat screen TV.

    Large great room, gas fireplace, new furnishings, dining for 4, flat screen TV.

  • Greatroom has new, queen sleeper & reclining leather chairs.

    Greatroom has new, queen sleeper & reclining leather chairs.

  • Step from bedroom to entry with W/D; bath to right.

    Step from bedroom to entry with W/D; bath to right.

  • Spacious layout, kitchen to left, greatroom end of hall to right.

    Spacious layout, kitchen to left, greatroom end of hall to right.

  • Mile-long private, paved driveway to top of mountain; see google earth.

    Mile-long private, paved driveway to top of mountain; see google earth.

  • Commercial photo; apt view is natural w/nightlights; not 2 miles from downtown!

    Commercial photo; apt view is natural w/nightlights; not 2 miles from downtown!

  • Historic Biltmore Mansion/incredible grounds, trails, restaurants 4 miles away.

    Historic Biltmore Mansion/incredible grounds, trails, restaurants 4 miles away.

  • Scenic drives & trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway are 3 miles away.

    Scenic drives & trails of the Blue Ridge Parkway are 3 miles away.

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, December 06, 2016

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