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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.