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Hikers' Haven- New Mountain Vacation Home Chalet/Arts/Crafts Style built 2014

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,640 sq ft
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Vacation In The Idyllic Town Of Black Mountain

New mountain cabin in the picturesque Western North Carolina mountains in the gated Laurel Ridge community of Black Mtn. Enjoy the scenic 12 minute drive from from Black Mtn. to our driveway on all paved roads. Our house is a chalet type arts and craft home with a loft and soaring tongue and groove wood ceilings. Floor to ceiling windows provide scenic views, long range in winter. Features include all granite and wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, prep island, wood fireplace, all brand new furniture,50 inch TV, and a covered wood deck that overlooks the mountain view. Kitchen is well stocked. A new ping pong table is now in the mostly completed basement with loads of sunlight from large windows. Driveway is paved.

Duane and Shelley Sims
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018

About Duane and Shelley Sims


Duane and Shelley Sims purchased this chalet in 2014

Why Duane and Shelley Sims chose Laurel Ridge

This is our dream part time mountain home. We've been vacationing in the Black Mountain and Asheville area for the past 10 years. Every year we find more reasons to love this region. Good restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and crafts abound, all reasonably priced. We enjoy a day of hiking or fun in the city, and then eagerly return to our tranquil home and relax on the deck or in front of the fireplace.

What makes this chalet unique

The scenic drive from Black Mountain to our property in Laurel Ridge will fill your senses with nature's beauty. Pastures and the valley are surrounded by mountains, You are likely to see deer and turkeys as you climb the paved roads to our home. You may be lucky enough to see a bear on your drive. Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck overlooking gorgeous mountains. Dine on the picnic table on the deck, or relax with a local beer, appetizers and cool mountain air after a rewarding hike or a busy day in Asheville. Enjoy one of the many local music venues.


Laurel Ridge Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1640 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Fireplace flue should remain open. Please do not close flue.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Large tile shower, wood cabinets, granite tops, dbl sinks
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tiled tub and floors, wood/granite cabinets
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , sink, granite, washer and dryer
  • Master bath has tiled shower, wood cabinets and granite counter with double sinks
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , There is a trundle bed in the loft that sleeps 2
  • Brand new beds and bedding, dresser drawers and closets for storage. All wood floors. Wake up in the master bedroom to the sun rising over the mountains, worth having coffee in bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting


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(22 traveler reviews)

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Hikers' Haven- New Mountain Vacation Home Chalet/Arts/Crafts Style built 2014
average rating of 5.0 based on 22 reviews

Excellent. Its all in the details.

  • 5 of 5

This place is not 5 stars because there is nothing wrong. Its 5 stars because it's earned it. This is a like new, super clean, well thought out property, and it was a pleasure to stay here. Best property we've stayed in yet. Shelley was very helpful and responsive. Great hikes nearby, and beautiful scenery to enjoy driving to the house and around the area. Amazing view through the floor to ceiling windows. Black Mountain is a neat town to be near as well, wish we could've spent more time there. If you have kids, make sure you explore the house right away to find the clever Bear Unwelcome Mats. We highly recommend this property, will stay again if we return to the area.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were happy with Hikers' Haven!
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Amazing retreat!

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful home, tucked on the mountainside! Super clean and spacious! The owners were incredibly helpful with the reservations and anything we needed during our stay. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Top Home

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a mountain escape that was close to Asheville. This home met all of our needs. We had our mountain escape with beautiful views and could also travel into small towns to eat and enjoy the day. We felt Shelley was always available if we needed any thing or had questions. The house is newly constructed and the area is just starting to be developed. The beds were very comfortable and the house was completely stocked. We are hoping to stay again someday to truly hike some of the trails Shelley and Duane recommend. It is a climb up the mountainside but we had no problems With our two vehicles. A 4 wheel drive and a front wheel car. In the snow you may need 4wheel but without you will have no problems.

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay! Shelley
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A picture is worth a 1000 words- so was the view

  • 5 of 5

My husband, baby and myself wanted a relaxing vacation with a beautiful view of the mountains. We got that and much more with Hiker’s Haven. The chalet is well furnished, cozy and inviting. Although weather wasn’t great and did not do much outdoors stuff, we enjoyed hanging around the house, making dinners and even played some games of ping pong. We had the extra security of being in a gated community. Shelley was very accommodating and gave excellent recommendations. I would not hesitate to recommend Hiker’s Haven and in fact would stay there again in the future if we make it back that way. Thanks again!

  • Submitted: Mar 17, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We love hearing that you were happy with your visit and look forward to your return! Shelley
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was absolutely gorgeous. The views were amazing. It was clean and had everything we needed. The park that the owners recommended for our daughter was adorable. We really enjoyed the Black Mountain area.

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael. We love hearing you enjoyed your visit, and we hope you return some time. Shelley
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Looking forward to next year

  • 5 of 5

I received a cancellation for this VRBO because of the necessity of paving the driveway. While it was a disappointment, the owner has offered to give me a discount for future visits. All details were handled professionally.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
Trail Head, The Veranda, Fresh Pizza,
Car: necessary

New cabin located in Laurel Ridge 12 minutes from Black Mountain. The cabin is in beautiful Western North Carolina. There are numerous hiking trails and areas for mountain biking within a short drive. There are two lakes within a 30 minute drive (Lake James and Lake Lure). Black Mountain offers several good restaurants and there are numerous venues for live music in the area. Asheville is a 25 minute drive from the cabin. Black Mountain has two craft breweries and the Trail Head offers 20 local beers on tap.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $100

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed. Gate code and lock box code needed from owner. No outdoor fires allowed in neighborhood. If reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before arrival deposit is refunded minus $100.00. If cancelled within 30 days no refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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