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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 Bdrm, 2.5 Bath, Sleeps 10 w/ sleeper sofa (13 with cot, underbed mattresses)

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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
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 day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

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:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 14 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 and two under-bed mattresses are 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


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western NC
average rating of 4.6904764 based on 42 reviews

It was everything promised and more. and I’m speaking for the 10 people in our family. We’ll be back

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was spacious and the setting was truly “deep woods”. We took advantage of the fire pit every night to tell stories and roast marshmallows. The swing on the back porch was definitely a real plus especially with our 4-granddaughters. We took advantage of our location to enjoy hiking and a cool dip in a close by stream. The fully equipped kitchen and dining area was a great place to talk about family and view home movies. There was so much to do that we never turned on the tv for any reason. We did take a trip into Gerton one night for ice cream and because Asheville was so close my son went one night to visit some old high school friends. The sleeping arrangements were good for everyone and we all slept like babies. Overall it was everything promised and more. Thanks. The Leonard family.

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you all enjoyed your stay and that you found LeapStone to be such a great place for your family. It's a good feeling to know others love our mountain getaway as much as we do. We look forward to having you back! Kit & Joe Rice
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Peaceful mountain home

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect. Very spacious for our family of 6. Close proximity to everything. Asheville, Pisgah, chimney rock, smokies and lake lure. Owners are very responsive to any request we’ve had. They have tons of information in the house for surrounding activities. You can feel the love the owners have for their home when you stay. Its well maintained. It’s truly the perfect house.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We're so happy that you enjoyed your time at LeapStone. Yes, we love it - as you've experienced, it's a very special place!
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  • 5 of 5

We loved the seclusion and property. Trees and the porch were our favorite.

It was a bit of a shock not to have AC, but we coped.

It was a great location...we visited Asheville and Chimney Rock.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Lee. Thanks for your review. Our favorite part of the home is that back porch and the peace and quiet! Sorry you were surprised about the house not having A/C, as it's not listed as an amenity on the rental site. Although there are a few days of the year when it can get warm, the temperature is perfect most of the rental season; as such most residents in the area find that they do not need A/C. Regardless, we're so glad you enjoyed your time and invite you back anytime!
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  • 5 of 5

We had such a good time. This cabin was just what the doctor ordered.

  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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cute and rustic

  • 5 of 5

we had a great weekend here. the cabin is definitely off the beaten path which is exactly what we were looking for.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Julia, and we're so glad you enjoyed our mountain home! -Joe & Kit
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wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a long weekend at Leapstone. It was in a good location to access all the Asheville area has to offer. The cottage was well equipped and comfortable for our two small families. We would love to return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: May 16, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review Katrina. You're welcome back any time . glad we could accommodate you! 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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee (>8 guests) $85

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.