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Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western NC

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Sleeps 12

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Located at 3,200 ft elevation in the Hickory Nut Gorge, our cottage, 'LeapStone,' offers a great opportunity to experience the natural beauty of hardwood forests, streams and wildlife, offering both adventure and solitude. All within a convenient drive of eclectic Asheville, beautiful Biltmore Estate, picturesque Hendersonville, the Village of Chimney Rock and scenic Lake Lure, the site of 'Dirty Dancing.'

Whether your interests lie in spending a quiet weekend in the woods or a week of fun experiencing nearby hiking, shopping, dining, boating and more, LeapStone’s location is the perfect location for a girl's weekend, multi-family trip, mountain biking or golfing trip with the guys, or a romantic getaway for two.

Views are plentiful and stepping onto the back porch will make you swear you’re in a tree house! Virtually the only noises you’ll hear during your stay will be the breeze blowing, the birds chirping, the small nearby stream and the occasional automobile on the dirt road below.

The home has two bedrooms on the main floor, one with a queen bed and its own half-bathroom and the second with two twin beds (and available cot). A queen sleeper sofa in the main living area offers a great sleep in front of the natural stone fireplace. The main floor also has a full bath, gaming area, TV for watching DVDs, kitchen, and dining area that seats eight (another four can be accommodated at the game table).

Downstairs in the 'Nut House' bunk room there are two double beds (with twin mattress under bed), full bath and a game system (GameCube), creating a perfect getaway for the kids! A ping pong table and laundry room with washer and dryer is also downstairs.

You’ll find fantastic outdoor living spaces at LeapStone too. With its swing and rocking chairs the back porch is a treat, and also includes a small picnic table for outside dining. And the fire pit is a great gathering place for relaxing, enjoying a beverage and making s’mores. A charcoal grill is also on-site.

All of this is within minutes of hiking trails, waterfalls, scenic views – and the festivals, dining, recreation and entertainment found in Asheville, Hendersonville, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

More Details

Kit & Joe Rice
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

About Kit & Joe Rice

Kit and Joe Rice split their time between Charleston, SC, and Gerton, North Carolina, with their three kids and two dogs. The Rice's love the eclectic nature of Western North Carolina and enjoy sharing the beauty of its back country with their friends, family and others. Please visit us!

Kit & Joe Rice purchased this cabin in 2007


Gerton Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
  • The living room has a queen sleeper sofa. A twin cot is also available.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television ...
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • festivals
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western NC
average rating of 4.76 based on 25 reviews

Rustic and remote...just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Had a great time. The cabin is out in the mountains for peace and comfort to escape to, but also close enough to everything to enjoy all that Asheville and the surrounding area has to offer.

  • Submitted: May 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

Leapstone was a very nice home with all the amenities we could ask for. The housekeeping was a little on the low side but nothing major. We really enjoyed our stay

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home!

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay here. Beautiful home with everything that we needed.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 3 of 5

Booked Leap stone for our family of 8, thinking it would be plenty big enough as it sleeps 12. Really it is a two bed property with a basement bedroom that is damp and is pretty dingy, spare mattresses provide extra sleeping but not much floor space! Good for 4 adults 2 children .

On plus side, great location for hiking and sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Time

  • 5 of 5

My family of 8 spent 4 nights and had a great time. It was nice being able to cook meals and eat together at the large dining room table. We really enjoyed the porch. It was nice being so close to Asheville and Chimney Rock.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We loved it!

  • 5 of 5

Plenty of room for everybody. It was so quiet and peaceful sitting out on the porch telling the kids stories and listening to the rain. The kids enjoyed walking to the tire swing to play and the view from there was amazing.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed it Lana. Come back anytime! -Joe & Kit
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
6 Miles
The Local Joint
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
The Local Joint
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Gerton Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85

Additional $50 cleaning fee for parties of 8 or more

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.
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