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Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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!"

Sheri and David
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017

About Sheri and David

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.

Sheri and David purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sheri and David chose Asheville

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.

What makes this apartment unique

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.


Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
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.


Haw Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plush towels, linens, detergent, paper products included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , New, queen sleeper-sofa in greatroom also sleeps 2 persons.
  • Pak 'n Play available upon request; twin-sized aerobed & linens also availablve upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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


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Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes
average rating of 4.969697 based on 66 reviews

Amazing views and comfortable suite!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great, the view is amazing and the location to downtown is perfect!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you four golfers had a great time & enjoyed being close to downtown!
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Wonderful long views and sunsets. Beautifully appointed living space with wonderful hosts.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Sheri and David for sharing this beautiful living space on Bear Mountain. Can't wait for our next time.

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Oct 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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I don't think we could have asked for a better spot

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I travelled to Asheville with our two kids - 4.5 months and 23 months old - and Sheri and David were pretty much the perfect hosts. They had the perfect accommodations for us, the location was perfect, and the view - oh my! I don't think we could have asked for a better situation. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful stay at Bear Mountain Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at Sheri and David's mountain retreat! The separate apartment is incredibly spacious, with a huge living room, large bedroom, separate kitchen, and washer/dryer, so there is plenty of room to spread out and relax and make yourself at home. It's incredibly peaceful, with beautiful lush trees and amazing mountain views. Sheri and David were absolutely wonderful hosts who made us feel very welcome and offered lots of great suggestions. We stayed for two weeks, for a mix of work retreat and vacation and it was just what we were looking for. We would highly recommend staying here to anyone who wants a lovely peaceful place to stay, with great views and a feeling of being away from it all, but just ten minutes from all the amazing downtown Asheville restaurants, and very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and numerous fabulous nearby hiking trails. We can't wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you were able to use the apartment for an extended stay for both work & play. To say that you were wonderful guests is an understatement . . . thank you for your kind words.
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Great mountain stay

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was spotless. Sheri and David were amazing hosts. No bears this time, maybe next. Great spots to check out: Chiesa for Italian food, just a superb dinner. High Falls in the Dupont Forest about an hour outside of Asheville. And Sunny Point Cafe for breakfast and a bloody mary!! Enjoy!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just like home but better!!

  • 5 of 5

We've stayed at Bear Mountain Retreat three times. It is our preferred place to stay when we visit Asheville. The kitchen is tiny but totally adequate for us foodies (😃). My daughters (2) have plenty of sleeping room and love staying in the biggest room at the VRBO. Plus a bonus for us is seeing the sweet bears that love to roam the mountain side.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Per guest over 2/night $10 + Tax
Cleaning fee $55 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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.