If you're looking for a great place to unwind - look no further. From the moment you enter the community's gated entrance, you'll sense the beauty and serenity surrounding you. This private, luxury one bedroom apartment is the ideal location to blend the relaxation of a mountain retreat with visits to Black Mountain (10 minutes away), Asheville (25 minutes away) and all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Featuring solid oak doors, trim and cabinetry, 11 foot ceilings, over 750 square feet of space, a washer/dryer and every comfort of home you can imagine. Fully furnished and accessorized, the apartment is ready for you to arrive with just your suitcase. You'll be as impressed with the meticulous attention to cleanliness as you are with the mountain views and hikes just outside your door. The owners of the home are on premises and offer great outdoor activity suggestions. The apartment is perfect for enjoying the cool Summer weather and Autumn foliage or having a nice peaceful escape after a day on the slopes, playing golf, hiking or shopping. IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS TWO PERSONS, 2)THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE ENTIRE PROPERTY - DO NOT BOOK HERE IF YOU MUST SMOKE, 3) ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.
Sue & Jim Cropper
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- Jun 16, 2018
About Sue & Jim Cropper
Having traveled extensively ourselves, we've enjoyed (and in some cases not enjoyed!) a wide variety of accommodations. Quality construction and amenities, cleanliness, peace and quiet, the great outdoors and a comfortable feeling of home are what we look for in our travels and we really enjoy offering just that to our guests. Having stayed at some of the finest hotels and B&B's in the world, we know what it takes to make guests feel comfortable, welcome and at ease.
Sue & Jim Cropper purchased this Apartment in 2007
Why Sue & Jim Cropper chose Laurel Ridge
True premium quality and location. At 3500' in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a private gated community, with the 22,000 acres of fully protected watershed forest as our neighbor - one can't find a much nicer place to have it all - and be away from it all at the same time - and still be only 10 minutes from town!
What makes this Apartment unique
We fell in love with our land the moment we saw it! It is very rare to find land at 3500' on a mountainside that allows for one level living and a large, moderately sloped/flat driveway - serviced by Asheville's spectacular quality water. We did all the design work on the home prior to construction. From the initial site work through the design and construction of the home, we applied many years of experience to every detail. Very few rental homes have solid oak doors, trim and cabinetry... 11 foot ceilings... their own private entrance... private parking... private patio... washer and dryer... full kitchen, etc. etc. The apartment was designed to give the comfort and service of a luxury condominium (it's actually much larger - and way nicer - than most one bedroom condos!)
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Peaceful, private, and beautiful!
Our hosts were so kind and accommodating! The place has everything you need and is very comfortable. We loved the town restaurants suggested by the host. We ventured out and did some great hiking in Catawba Falls and even drove to the top of Mt. Mitchell. Great location and very secure. Paved roads all the way to the house...no need for a 4-wheel drive. We would come back! ❤️
It was Immaculate and in a great location
We had a great time in Black Mountain the area is beautiful Jim and Sue were great and we would stay again everything you could possibly need was in the apartment along with extras there was a beautiful book that had their favorite hikes and places to go that was very helpful and they were available whenever you had a question Jim and Sue are awesome we had a little accident in the woods and Sue ran down to help out
Wish We Had More Time Here
This is a lovely apartment, clean, spacious and well appointed. We were here for a wedding so we didn't spend much time but the owners provide lots of tips for hiking and restaurants which would have been great if we hadn't been consumed with wedding activities.
Would suggest adding an iron and ironing board and it was chilly and we weren't able to adjust the thermostat or start the fireplace, which was a little frustrating. Other than that, we would definitely recommend this spot for restful relaxation!
Thank you for your four star review. We’re compelled to reply to it because we are among VRBO’s highest rated five+ star properties anywhere, and we want to respond to each of your (no matter how small!) concerns. Re: iron availability; In our many years hosting guests, yours is only the second time a guest has mentioned the absence of an iron. We cover iron (and anything else!) availability when we tell guests, in writing, upon arrival, that if they need ANYTHING, all they have to do is ask. The same goes for ANY thermostat adjustments. Right on the apartment thermostat, it very clearly states “this is not a thermostat. If you would like any tweak in the temperature, send us a text and we will gladly adjust the temperature for you.” Re: usage of the fireplace; it too is clearly detailed to all guests, in writing, prior to reservation. The apartment fireplace is a gas fireplace that generates a lot of heat. Inasmuch, it only makes sense to enable lighting it in the coldest months of winter, for which we charge an additional charge. (Our nightly rates:quality of accommodation ratio far surpasses anything available anywhere in the market) We strive to keep our rates super fair, and charging for fireplace usage is one of the ways we do it. We hope this further explains our policies on the three topics you mentioned in your review. We sincerely appreciate all the positive comments, and strive to communicate to future guests that we have indeed considered and addressed their every need.
Awesome place to stay.
Amazing view from the apartment.
Very nice and clean accommodations. We were able to get some much needed RR. VERY comfortable bed.
Lovely apartment with all we needed. Nice views of the mountains and comfortable roomy accommodation
Wonderful place for a quiet retreat. Host was very friendly and welcoming.
Black Mountain is well known as 'The Front Porch of Western North Carolina.' The front porch to the prettiest mountains on earth! This huge one bedroom apartment has everything you need for a quiet, comfortable, peaceful vacation. Located in WNC's nicest, yet down to earth, upscale gated community, at 3500 feet above sea level on a wonderful mountain, surrounded by forever wild forests and featuring views of the mountains just out your door, you'll instantly feel at home. Most folks come to the mountains to escape the hustle bustle of town/city life - on Laurel Ridge, you'll have the best accommodations available in the region, with serenity to spare - just 10 easy minutes from downtown Black Mountain or 25 minutes to Asheville. The Biltmore house, Chimney Rock, all the best of Black Mountain and Asheville and spectacular hiking, biking and outdoor opportunities are all easily accessible right outside your door and within easy driving distances. Your hosts are more than happy to share their experiences in the region with you - just ask!