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Historical Charm and Supreme Convenience Collide at Grace House

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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-5 nights
  • Sleeps:21
  • Bedrooms:7
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:Estate
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

14 Acre Estate with 7 bedrooms/ 5.5 bath

Invite your guests to escape to Grace House, where turn-of-the-century history and modern conveniences come together to create an amazing setting for group getaways. One of the oldest estates in Mars Hill, the property includes a grand Main House along with an adjoining, newer home, The Cottage. Grace House comfortably accommodates large groups for friendly get-togethers, family reunions, and corporate or church retreats.

Located less than a mile from Mars Hill town center, the Grace House estate stretches over 14 acres of forest and rolling pasture. Your group will love the ample opportunities for adventure such as a group picnic area, horseshoe pits, and a walking trail to the property's ridgeline vista where the fire pit claims an incredible view of distant mountain peaks.

The Main House, built in 1917 and once home to a family of 15 children*, embodies old-fashioned charm with classic covered porches, a front parlor sitting area, and eight gas-burning fireplaces. Gather together for home-cooked meals in the traditional dining room, featuring original beadboard walls and a grandfather clock that stands at least six feet tall. The sun room and fully-equipped kitchen are bright and cheery spaces with pastoral views from the back of the house.

You and your guests will find rest and relaxation in the Main House's five bedrooms, each outfitted with comfortable furnishings and a flat screen TV. The main floor master suite features two fireplaces and a private living room with a small bar area and mini-fridge, perfect for preparing morning coffee or an afternoon snack. A second master suite, located on the upper level, also has two fireplaces and offers access to a covered porch with great views of the property. If you enjoy a deep soak in a hot bath, you'll love the upper level guest room that features an attached bath with an antique clawfoot tub.

The Cottage, which sits adjacent to the Main House, provides additional space to spread out, ideal for guests who need a quiet spot or serving as an in-law suite during family gatherings. This two-bedroom home offers a cozy living area and a well-equipped kitchenette, a real bonus for large groups who need a second full-sized refrigerator. The Cottage is handicap assisted with accessible attributes including a single-level floor plan, ramps on the front and back entrances, wide entrance doors, and grab bars in one of the baths. The vibrant back deck overlooks the Grace House courtyard, which is fenced-in and has a patio with an above-ground fire pit.

Whether it's an afternoon spent chatting on the covered front porch or a busy weekend of entertaining, you'll create your own timeless traditions at Grace House, the perfect place for reconnecting with friends and loved ones.

*Read about the history of Grace House in an Asheville Citizen-Times newspaper article.

Amenities
• Pet-Friendly
• 2-Story Main House, plus an Additional Separate Home, The Cottage
• 5 Bedrooms in Main House: 3 King, 1 Queen, 1 Full, 6 Twin, plus 2 Full Baths
• 2 Bedrooms in The Cottage: 2 King Beds & 1 Queen Sleeper Sofa, plus 1 Full Bath & 1 Half Bath
• Fully Equipped Kitchen in Main House; Kitchenette in The Cottage
• Gas Fireplaces
• Satellite TV
• Shaded Group Picnic Area
• Ridegeline Fire Pit with Mountain Views
• 14-Acre Estate with Pastoral Farm Views

Bed/Bath Arrangements
• Main House, Main Level: Main Level Master Suite (Bedroom One) - 1 King Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Pull-out Trundle Twin Bed; Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed; 2 Full Baths
• Main House, Upper Level: Bedroom Three - 1 King Bed, attached Full Bath; Upper Level Master Suite (Bedroom Four) - 1 King Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Pull-out Trundle Twin Bed; Bedroom Five (Mini-Suite) - 1 Full Bed, 1 Twin Bed, 1 Pull-out Trundle Twin Bed; Full Bath
• The Cottage: Bedroom Six - 1 King Bed; Bedroom Seven - 1 King Bed; Queen Sleeper Sofa in Living Area; 1 Full Bath; 1 Half Bath

Location Details
A visit to the charming mountain town of Mars Hill gives you the best of both worlds: convenience to Asheville, just 15 miles away via nearby I-26, and the delight of Madison County's majestic rural beauty. Home to Mars Hill University, the oldest college in Western North Carolina, Mars Hill is known for its thriving arts community and abundance of outdoor activities in the area, including mountain biking at nearby Bailey Mountain, skiing at Wolf Laurel, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and exploring scenic points along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This Asheville vacation rental is located in Mars Hill and is approximately 22 minutes to downtown Asheville.

Important Property Notes
• The Barn, a third residence on the Grace House property, will become available for guest use in Summer 2017. The Barn features two bedrooms, a fully-equipped kitchen, and a hot tub.
• Grace House is located off of a state highway, and while it is set back from the road, traffic noise is audible during peak travel times.
• The owners of Grace House live on the property in a separate residence. They are very respectful of guest privacy.

Mountain Discovery Pass
Each reservation comes complete with our exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass, which now includes a Biltmore Estate pass -- in addition to seasonal activities such as ziplining, whitewater rafting, and skiing! This extremely valuable pass is a special gift from Carolina Mornings to our guests, and is not available anywhere else. Enjoy Asheville the way it is meant to be enjoyed, and let us spoil you with activities and the best customer service in Asheville!

**Property Managed By: Carolina Mornings, Inc., A NC Real Estate Firm, License No. 11216**
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Member since: 2001

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Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

Property Type

  • Estate

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 21
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage

Suitability

  • Wheelchair Accessible:

    The Cottage is Handicap Assisted...moreless

Bedrooms: 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 21, Beds for 21

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    Panoramic views of Blue Ridge mountains!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Plenty of private parking...moreless

  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Keurig!...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Outside

  • Balcony
 

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
March
Mar 1 - Mar 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,093
$6,210
April
Apr 1 - Apr 12, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,093
$6,210
Easter
Apr 13 - Apr 17, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,293
$7,610
April
Apr 18 - Apr 30, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,093
$6,210
May
May 1 - May 24, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
Memorial Day
May 25 - May 29, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
June
May 30 - Jun 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
July Fourth
Jun 29 - Jul 5, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
July
Jul 6 - Jul 31, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
Early August
Aug 1 - Aug 13, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
Late August
Aug 14 - Aug 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
Labor Day
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
September
Sep 4 - Oct 7, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
Fall Foliage
Oct 8 - Oct 31, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
November
Nov 1 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
Thanksgiving
Nov 20 - Nov 26, 2017
4 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
December
Nov 27 - Dec 19, 2017
2 night min stay
$1,393
$7,810
Christmas
Dec 20 - Dec 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210
New Year's
Dec 29 - Jan 7, 2018
3 night min stay
$1,593
$9,210

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • Taxes Not included

Notes:

Rates are subject to change and are not guaranteed until confirmed. Shown rates do not include taxes or optional damage and travel insurance. Rates do include cleaning, linens and towels, and a starter supply of paper products! We do our best to keep this up to date, but please call or email to confirm availability and rate.


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Policy available by contacting manager when booking


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Last updated: 03/20/2017
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Location

31.6 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
19.1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Various
13.9 Miles
Nearest Golf
Reems Creek Golf Club
1.7 Miles
Nearest Motorway
I-26
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Various
15.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Car: Necessary

A visit to the charming mountain town of Mars Hill gives you the best of both worlds: convenience to Asheville, just 15 miles away via nearby I-26, and the delight of Madison County's majestic rural beauty. Home to Mars Hill University, the oldest college in Western North Carolina, Mars Hill is known for its thriving arts community and abundance of outdoor activities in the area, including mountain biking at nearby Bailey Mountain, skiing at Wolf Laurel, hiking the Appalachian Trail, and exploring scenic points along the Blue Ridge Parkway. This Asheville vacation rental is located in Mars Hill and is approximately 22 minutes to downtown Asheville.

 

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Calendar last updated: 03/20/2017

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Photos

  • Grace House

    Grace House

  • Downstairs Sitting Room

    Downstairs Sitting Room

  • The Kitchen

    The Kitchen

  • Bedroom 2

    Bedroom 2

  • Bedroom 3

    Bedroom 3

  • Bedroom 7

    Bedroom 7

  • The Kitchen in The Cottage

    The Kitchen in The Cottage

  • Dining Room

    Dining Room

  • Sunroom

    Sunroom

  • Bedroom 1

    Bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 5

    Bedroom 5

  • Bedroom 6

    Bedroom 6

  • The Cottage at Grace House

    The Cottage at Grace House

  • The Living Room in the Cottage

    The Living Room in the Cottage

VRBO #613015

This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Friday, March 24, 2017

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