Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western Nc

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Experience the best of Western North Carolina high in the trees at LeapStone.


Last updated: 10/18/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

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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 two game systems (Wii and 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.

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:


  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 9-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom


  • Books:

    Books are located in the small cabinet between the wingback chairs....moreless

  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    There are two tvs in the house. One upstairs to view DVDs or videos. One downstairs to watch DVDs or to play GameCube....moreless

  • Video Games
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Festivals
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Equestrian Events
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    Dining room table seats 8; Game table in same area seats 4; kitchen bar has 2 stools; table on porch seats 4....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 18 people


  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    Wood burning...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator:

    There are two refrigerators. One in the kitchen and one in the laundry room downstairs....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio


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from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$895 $2,445
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you 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 for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 10/18/2016
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23 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Local Joint
14 Miles
Nearest Golf
Asheville Municipal Golf Course
12 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Local Joint

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2007

About the owner: 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!

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Speaks: english



  • Experience the best of Western North Carolina high in the trees at LeapStone.

    Experience the best of Western North Carolina high in the trees at LeapStone.

  • Back Porch

    Back Porch

  • Master Bedroom, Main Floor

    Master Bedroom, Main Floor

  • Second Bedroom, Main Floor

    Second Bedroom, Main Floor

  • "Nut House" Full Bath

    "Nut House" Full Bath

  • Hall Bath, Main Floor

    Hall Bath, Main Floor

  • Master Bath

    Master Bath

  • "Nut House" Bunkroom, Ground Floor

    "Nut House" Bunkroom, Ground Floor

VRBO #608711

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western NC

Gerton, NC, USA #608711

3 BR  2.5 BA  Sleeps 12

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