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

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,638 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:
March 17, 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:
  • 1638 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
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • 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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(19 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 19 reviews

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
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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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Murfreesboro TN

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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Beautiful, mountain get away!

  • 5 of 5

Hiker's Haven ended up being everything we hoped for - clean, unique and a true mountain get away! Located just a few minutes from the center of Black Mountain, we didn't have to drive far to get to restaurants and cute shops! However, once in the cabin we felt far away from civilization and totally stress free! The four of us (2 adults and 2 kids) really enjoyed our stay! The beds were comfortable and we played many fun games of ping pong! We visited Asheville (about a 20-25 minute drive) and explored Black Mountain. While visiting we saw turkeys, deer and a bear! We had a wonderful stay and would highly recommend this amazing cabin retreat!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: And we loved communicating with you and hearing that your family had such a fabulous time together exploring mountain life.
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Franklin, TN

Perfect mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough about this home and the owners. Shelley was amazing from the moment we were interested all the way through our stay. She was so helpful and truly wanted to make sure our visit was wonderful. The home was immaculate and very comfortable. The views were amazing! We enjoyed our evenings playing games, cooking, watching movies, and relaxing. They thought of every detail. The home was stocked so well and perfect for our family of 5! We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Paula! We want our guests to love Hikers' Haven, Black Mountain, Asheville, and the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains as much as we do.
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Beautiful home in scenic location!

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at Duane + Shelley's home - it was clean, tastefully decorated and so comfortable. There are board games to play, a ping pong table and a well-stocked kitchen for guests to use. Our boys slept in the little trundle bed nook and slept wonderfully each night, as did we! Duane and Shelley are so kind and responsive if there is ever an issue - I can't recommend this home enough!

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Katherine, we are so happy that you had a wonderful visit at Hikers' Haven and hope you will return. Duane and Shelley
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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
Tax Rate 13.0%

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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