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A Million Dollar View - Above The Clouds, Unique Mountain Resort

Bedrooms 2
Space 900 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Mountain Chalet - Resort Community

Spectacular views! This amazing chalet is located in a Canadian micro-climate that does not require air-conditioning (although it has both central AC and heat), and has a connection to a very special environment that includes deer, bear, and a variety of other creatures and foliage. Located in Alpine Village Resort nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains only three miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, this rental offers tranquil, secluded surroundings with spectacular mountain views at 3,250 feet in elevation in an aura of warm hospitality. The spacious and inviting clubhouse is open 24/7 while the heated swimming pool is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Outstanding views from your private deck. Our unit is the closest unit to the clubhouse, heated pool, and gas fire pit. Right out the front door, about 50 yards to edge of Pisgah National Forest is a trailhead to Mt. Mitchell and other interconnecting hiking trails. Beautifully appointed cottage (a duplex condo) with wood burning fireplace, Direct TV,

DVD player, free long distance phone, free wireless internet access. Fully furnished. Great trout fishing within a mile, Mt. Mitchell Golf course within 2 miles, and several national and state parks are nearby offering hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails throughout the mountains.

When you review the calendar to check availability, if Finch 2 is not available for the dates you need, please consider checking out Finch 1 (vrbo property number 1310067) which is located right next door to Finch 2 .

This vacation home is located directly on a steep mountain ridge and there are hazards relative to staying in a mountain property. By the very booking of this listing, you acknowledge and agree to hold harmless the property owner, property representative or property owner's heirs in perpetuity from the result of any injury, death or incident of any kind by any fault, act or behavior of person or persons and guests thereof lodging or non-guest(s) at this property as a result of this offering or not a result of this offering, including but not limited to acts of God and or nature.

Check in time is 4 pm.

Check out time is 11 am.

Sorry - no pets.

Cancellation Policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.

The maximum occupancy of this home is four persons, day or night. You may not exceed that number unless written permission has been granted from the owner in advance. A $200.00 fee will be charged to your credit card immediately for unapproved guests and they must vacate the premises at once. If you need accommodations for more, consider renting Finch 1 which is right next door and could handle another 4 guests.

More Details

Hal & Katherine Stokes
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:
August 12, 2018

About Hal & Katherine Stokes

Katherine and I are a professional couple. She is a professor with both the state of Florida college and university systems specializing in web-based learning. I am a consultant with a primary focus in cloud based applications integrating with financial products. Our ultimate goal is to work where we travel and travel where we work.

Hal & Katherine Stokes purchased this chalet in 2013

Why Hal & Katherine Stokes chose Burnsville

Katherine & I had been looking for a mountain retreat for a few years and knew we wanted a small cozy place in NC above 3000 ft. in altitude. After attending my oldest son's graduation from law school in Charlotte, NC we visited Burnsville and met with a real estate agent who by chance happened to show us Alpine Village Resort. One look at the outstanding views as we entered Alpine Village Resort and we were hooked. It's a beautiful hidden gem that only a few people know about. We're happy we can share this beautiful spot with you.

What makes this chalet unique

This chalet is located in Alpine Village Resort.

Things to Do Nearby - Within 5-10 miles

Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Park - Operated by Pisgah National Forest, Hiking trails, terrific swimming hole in summer, RV and tent camping, tubing in the river, great trout fishing in the South Toe River.

Mount Mitchell Golf Course - Rated 4 1/2 stars by Golf Digest one of the best public courses in the mountains, centered on the South Toe River which comes into play on almost every fairway on the back nine.

Black Mountain Campground - Within the Pisgah National Forest and along the South Toe River watershed on Mount Mitchell's eastern slope. Hunting, Fishing, waterfalls, hiking trails, RV dump station, RV and tent camping.

Setrock Waterfalls - located at Black Mountain Campground, about 1/2 mile hike, cascading waterfall of over one hundred feet.

Little Switzerland -- quaint shops, great restaurants.

Roaring Fork Waterfall - only 1/2 mile from Mount Mitchell Golf Course, one of the most spectacular falls in the area, and a real hidden gem. It is a 1/2 mile hike up a forest road, nearly level hike.

Things to Do Nearby - Within 10-20 miles

Burnsville and its quaint old town square.

Penland School of Crafts - fondly called the 'Juliard' of craft arts. It’s located between Burnsville and Spruce Pine, and draws many artists to the area. We may have the largest concentration of craft artists in the Eastern US.

Mount Mitchell State Park - and home of four of the top ten mountain peaks in the US, including Mount Mitchell which is the highest peak East of the Rockies.

Lynnville Falls - a popular tourist destination.

Roan Mountain State Park - popular for its hundreds of acres of bald mountain covered in Rhododendrons.

Lake Lure - a wonderful mountain lake. Chimney Rock, a natural wonder & great hiking spot.

- Within 45-60 miles

Asheville - One of the 'happiest' towns in America. Biltmore Estate.


Burnsville Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bath - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , All linens & towels provided
    Guest Bath - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king
    Guest Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , Can convert into a king bed.
  • Full closets, dressers, mirror, night stands, & flat screen TV in each bedroom.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Mt. Mitchell hiking trail head starts just 100 ft. from the chalet and goes to the top of Mt. Mitchell a 3400 ft elevation change. In the living room you will find a binder with information about many of the local area attractions, state parks, restaurants etc.


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A Million Dollar View - Above The Clouds, Unique Mountain Resort
average rating of 4.8717947 based on 39 reviews

Second visit as perfect as the first

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with this area last year and had to return again this year. The unit was clean, comfortable and just the right size for our family of 3. The resort community is very welcoming as well. While we were there there was an ice cream social in the club house where we meet other travelers as well as unit owners. They also had a bingo night later in the week. The location is perfect as a base for exploring the area. Hiking, waterfalls, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville and surrounding areas are all nearby.

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unit was very dirty but the common areas, pool and club house were nice.

  • 2 of 5

When we arrived we had trouble unlocking the door because the door knob is loose on the door. We used only the dead bolt during our stay. The ceiling fan had dust hanging off all the blades. The kitchen floor had crumbs and a battery on it. The stove drip pans under the burners were black with caked on food and the oven was disgusting. The dishwasher was also nasty. The unit was built in the mid '80s so I'm guessing the stove and dishwasher are original to the unit and have NEVER been cleaned. The couch was so uncomfortable that we used folded blanket in it to cushion our bottoms. One bed made so much noise that when one of us turned over it woke up the other. The other bed had some kind of plastic cover on the mattress which made sleeping very warm and the sheets would not stay on the bed. Looked like the cold air return had never been cleaned. I was going to look at the filter but was afraid of what I'd see. Almost forgot, some of the baking pans were rusted and some plats were cracked and glued back together. I CANT BELIEVE WE HAD TO PAY A CLEANING FEE FOR A PLACE THAT WAS NOT CLEAN WHEN WE GOT THERE. Way over priced and will never stay there again.

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: ***THIS WAS A FAKE REVIEW*** It was brought to our attention that both the owner and the property manager of a competitor chalet in Alpine Village Resort purposefully booked our unit specifically to leave a bad review. They receive very few bookings themselves because it is managed by a relative of theirs who also happens to be a former disgruntled employee of Alpine Village. We are currently working with VRBO to have this fake review removed and we are also working with our legal counsel to initiate a civil suit against these individuals for slander. If you read any of our other reviews, you'll see that this review was posted maliciously. It is too bad because there are more than enough rentals for all of the property owners in the area to share. Rather than being upset with us for being booked so frequently and trying to harm our business, they should be upset with their own property manager for her lack of professionalism which is preventing their unit from getting bookings.
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A charming cabin, nestled in the mountains

  • 5 of 5

Finch 2 provides all the comforts of home in a beautiful mountain setting. In the morning, you can step out on the balcony, inhale the cool air, and enjoy a stunning view of Mt. Mitchell, other peaks, and a valley that spreads out below like fantasy before your eyes.

The two-bedroom, two-bath cabin includes all the most up-to-date features, including a strong wi-fi signal. The linens are clean, the furniture is comfortable, and a fireplace is ready when you want to turn off the lights and enjoy the rustic simplicity of that experience.

The cabin includes a nice kitchen and dining room. If you like to grill, you’ll find a gas-powered grill on the front deck. The cabin includes a TV, but you might be too busy enjoying the natural beauty of the region to turn it on. There is enough to do that you won’t miss television, and you may be too tired after an active day to watch anything for that matter.

The hosts, Hal and Katherine Stokes, have made Finch 2 one of the most fabulous mountain-top experiences anywhere. For such a reasonable price, it is surprising how excellent a vacation package deal awaited us. If you want comfort, peace, and beauty, this is the place to go.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us again! We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay in Finch 2!
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Mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Perfect for what we were looking for. A long weekend retreat from life in the mountains. We stayed in mid October just as the leaves were turning this fall. Beautiful views from the deck. We used Finch 2 as our base for day hikes and trips along the parkway. Clean, comfortable and well provisioned.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: You were here at one of the most beautiful times of the year! So glad that you enjoyed your stay in Finch 2!
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Peaceful and pristine

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a peaceful and quiet stay for four nights recently. Hiking and water activities are close by. The pool was a welcome feature. We had everything we needed to cook our meals (don't forget to stock up on food and beverages for your stay before heading up the mountain!) I met the owner, Katherine, upon our check in and the couple left us a tasty welcome snack. Thank you for sharing your home away from home with us.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was really nice to meet you and I'm glad that you had a nice trip and were able to explore the area!
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Amazing view. We will be back!

  • 5 of 5

The view was amazing. The temperatures were great for the end of July. The house was full of extra touches not normally found invacation homes. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love to pamper our guests. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us. Hope to see you again in the future!
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.8 Miles
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club
Nearest Golf
1.8 Miles
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club
Nearest Train
55 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
HWY 80
Nearest Restaurant
1.8 Miles
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Wolf Mountain Resort
Nearest Beach
318 Miles
Wilmington Beach, NC
Car: necessary

The actual address is 500 Overlook Drive, not 502 Overlook Drive


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Property Damage Insurance $59

The maximum occupancy of this chalet is four persons, day or night . You may not exceed that number unless written permission has been granted from the owner in advance. A $200.00 fee will be charged to your credit card immediately for unapproved guests and they must vacate the premises at once.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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