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Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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!"


Owner
Sheri and David
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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.

Amenities

Haw Creek Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Plush towels, linens, detergent, paper products included.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(61 traveler reviews)

Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes
average rating of 4.9836063 based on 61 reviews
5

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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5

Basement Apt.

  • 5 of 5

The view and scenery from apartment were stunningly beautiful. The hosts provided a small table and chairs for outdoor patio enjoyment. We sat outside nearly every evening with a cocktail and enjoyed the view of the mountains. While the drive up the mountain was steep, the location is very close to downtown. The apartment was beautifully decorated. The kitchen was tiny, but we weren't interested in too much cooking.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you appreciated being close to Asheville's fabulous restaurants & enoyed the views from the mountaintop! It was lovely to meet you & hope you return!
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5

Thanksgiving in Asheville

  • 5 of 5

We are just driving away from "the Best Thanksgiving ever" in Asheville. Yes, we were visiting extended family and our 2 adorable grandchildren, which was great fun. However, staying in Sheri and David's rental apartment made our vacation perfect. The property is at the top of a mountain, but is very close to restaurants, grocery, shopping mall, theaters, and all the other attractions Asheville offers. The apartment is very private and quiet. Sheri and David have gone out of their way to have it tastefully decorated, incredibly comfortable and spotlessly clean. Booking it was fast and easy, and any questions we had before our visit were answered immediately. We will definitely return to Bear Mountain Retreat again and again. Beverly H Atlanta, Ga

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful stay at Bear Mountain

  • 5 of 5

Last week we stayed at Sheri and David's Bear Mtn retreat. It was one of the cleanest properties in all our many travels. We loved the gas fireplace and the king rice bed was fantastic. The view from our large windows were unbelievable . We did have a small problem with the smoke from the forest fires in the area. This was not Sheri or David's fault. Our first evening there we saw a Bear come down to drink out of their waterfall. Got a great video. The morning we were leaving, a mama Bear and two large cubs came right below the large windows to say goodbye. Overall a great stay. Sheri and David went out of their way to make us welcome. We will be back!!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes, do come back! Asheville's air quality index is back to normal, and the view is stunning!
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5

Great property

  • 5 of 5

Loved everything about our stay here. Sheri is very helpful and friendly. The property is so nice that we didn't need to contact her at all about problems. She was prompt at answering text when we arrived. The apartment is beautiful and well cared for-we also appreciate the rule about no shoes inside! The fireplace was great and was on my criteria list since we have no use for one in southern FL. The property seems isolated on the mountain, but in reality close to everything we did on our visit. WE do have to thank Sheri for ordering up the best sunset ever on our last night :) Staying here made our first trip to NC a memorable one!

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome!

  • 5 of 5

We had never been to Asheville before and came down from Cincinnati, Ohio for a long weekend. We were so impressed by the owners' communication with us prior to our trip and on our way down, the house itself (clean, spacious, welcoming), the amazing views, and the proximity of the place to downtown Asheville. It was literally a 5 minute drive down the mountain and through the tunnel. The local breweries and eateries were a great time. It was a nice, relaxing trip. We plan on returning again! We would highly recommend staying at this property to anyone!

Greg and Brittany

Cincinnati, OH

October 2016

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Haw Creek Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Leaf Season
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 29 2017
2 night minimum stay
$185
From
$235
Fri,Sat
$1,295
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$165
From
$195
Fri,Sat
$1,115
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50 + 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.

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