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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 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 24, 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
  • 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


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(35 traveler reviews)

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Quaint Mountain Cabin Nestled High in the Trees of Western NC
average rating of 4.6285715 based on 35 reviews

Awesome and cozy place!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our time here! There was plenty of space for everyone. It was clean and not very far from Asheville.

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cute cabin

  • 4 of 5

We stayed here over Labor Day weekend with a party of 9. The cabin is cute and decorated nicely. There was plenty of seating and the back porch was peaceful. The kids really enjoyed the ping pong table and ladder ball game in the garage, as well as the game consoles in the Nut House. We really enjoyed the fire pit. We did have a pretty bad issue with a mold/mildew smell in the Nut House especially, but even somewhat throughout the house. There was also visible mildew growing in the garage (attached to the Nut House). In fairness, it had rained a lot before we came and it was a pretty damp weekend for our whole stay. However, if you have a sensitivity to mold/mildew then I would be cautious. I would stay again if we did not have a party size large enough to need to use the Nut House for sleeping. My in-laws slept on the pullout sofa and suggested a new sofa or mattress be provided in the future as it was not comfortable. Again though, it was a very cute cabin with a beautiful location. The owners were great at communication and check-in/check-out was a breeze.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location and lots of fun

  • 5 of 5

Excellent place to stay!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a fun bachelorette weekend

  • 4 of 5

We had a good weekend! Cabin was very quaint! My only complaint would be that we had a question and called the owners (left a voicemail) but never got a return call. Ended up having the neighbor answer our question haha!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Olivia. We just saw your review and, first, are happy that you enjoyed your stay at LeapStone. Secondly, our sincere apologies for our lack of response to your voicemail! We pride ourselves on responsiveness and service to our guests and something must have fallen through the cracks. We have gone back through all of our voicemails and emails and don't see anything from the email/number we have on file for you. Regardless, our apologies. Glad the neighbors were able to answer your question!
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Had such a nice relaxing weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at Leapstone. The house was very comfortable for our group of 6. We loved the porch and the fact that we could grill out and enjoy the fire pit!

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great getaway

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the peace and quiet!

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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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 $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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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