About the property
- Guest House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay1 - 4 nights
CHOOSE 1 OF OUR 9 LUXURY RURAL VACATION RENTALS WITH HOT-TUBS CLOSE TO DTN
HOT-TUB AVAILABLE 24/7 X 365 & QUIET HOURS 11PM - 7AM.
PLEASE NOTE - AUTHORIZED PHOTO-SHOOT REQUIRES ENTIRE HOUSE RENTAL SO AS NOT TO DISTURB OTHER GUESTS.
Please review all 9 luxury vacation rentals with hot-tubs to find the most appropriate one to suit your needs;
UTOPIA - The Master (#618035) Steampunk Suite (#1022291) Steel Suite (#1022317) Brickhouse (#1022333).
CARDINALS INN - Apartment (#721065) Sunrise Suite (#1035623) Sunset Suite (1035649).
THE HIDEAWAY – Spa Suite (#1190689)
The Treehouse (#1188512).
Just a 2mile Uber from Downtown Asheville, Utopia on her own well, appears to be hidden deep in the countryside, teaming with wildlife and noisy with birds, and constructed with a sizable driveway with cameras for guest comfort and safety.
This total industrial style guest house themed renovation commenced in April 2015, taking 24 months to complete the first 4 unique suites, all with access to the communal kitchen, dining-room, living-room, hot-tub & pool.
Accessible by ramp and a staircase, The Master accommodates two people in a king size steel framed bed with luxurious 100% cotton ironed linens, accentuated by a pair of round stainless steel bedside-tables topped with silver angle-poise lamps. The custom latticework leather canopy adorning this cubed industrial bed is steel-riveted, from which hangs chains of steel.
The articulated 55" smart TV has access to Amazon & Netflix, located directly opposite a characteristic deep-sink red-leather tufted Chesterfield sofa cushioned by four furry white pillows. A pair of brass and granite-topped round tables are accentuated with undulating crystal trim, reflecting bouncing flames from the gas fireplace. To the left of the TV, an original Captains table is straddled by a pair of French Empire style panthera genus motif chairs for consideration of a modelled BW German army military gas mask M65Z.
To the right of the TV, is a sizable bird-cage fitted with submissive restraints to cuff your prey.
Open the luxurious ceiling-to-floor red curtains below the grey tasseled custom valance and the French doors reveal a private south-facing balcony overlooking the pool and hot-tub with winter views of Chunns Cove farm. Opposite, a matching window treatment frames the picturesque view of flower gardens and an orchard filled with apples, blueberries and strawberries.
The dominant west-end of this sizable 1,000sqft loft suite with 12ft ceilings, houses a memorable tiled bathroom fitted with peaked-and-barred windows overlooking a very bright dramatic black bathroom complete with sky-light-web. The shower comfortably fits two consenting adults (shampoo, conditioner and shower gel provided) while the jetted-tub provides sensational views of creative role-play art installations. A private WC opens to twin triskelion-inspired white sinks supporting aesthetic spiraling brushed nickel faucets contrasting textured black leathered granite counter and mirror frame (hair-drier provided). Finely constructed within, an intricately threaded steel-laced Catherine Wheel glistens below a horizontal 4ft light fixture.
Thick strewn red bathroom rugs please the podiatric senses while a convenient hand-carved brown leather chair accentuated with Slovakian Aaro-hand-forged iron circle-of-O motif restraints, is crowned and flaked with local memorabilia.
Beyond the bathroom, a coordinated steel hotel-dolly will accommodate all your hanging requirements while a matching steel-dresser with hand-forged Circle-of-O handles will store your travel garments. Besides your short-term storage facilities, a sturdy rusted-steel suitcase rack will facilitate easy unpacking.
Mirroring framed dominant St.Andrews rusted-steel crosses spread-eagle atop ribbed aluminum, flanking intense rays of sunshine through steel dungeon bars.
Directly afore the crux decussata, a teasing black granite-topped lattice-work table is dimly-lit by a disciplined candle-light dungeon-inspired steel-chained chandelier. The lavish black carpet spirals downstairs to the other world past 50 Shades of Grey tufted wall-paper to the left and red tufted silk to the right to a blue-lit corridor….
The spacious shared ozonated hot-tub seats 6 and is open to Utopian guests throughout the year, optionally covered by a cantilever umbrella.
Complimentary Keurig Coffee and Teas are available with organic milk and local Haw Creek honey.
The pool is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Our driveway accommodates up to 10 cars so you can easily park your car here and take a $9 LYFT or Uber Downtown. Utopia is gifted with abundant breath-taking wildlife such as black bears, bobcats, wild turkeys, groundhogs and rabbits amongst a few so please drive slowly, keep your eyes out for creatures crossing the road (they were here first) and take a look at our impressive collection of videos on UTUBE at CardinalsInn.
- Response rate:
- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, french, spanish
- Calendar last updated:
- May 27, 2018
About Fay Cullen
Marc and Fay decided to strategically align themselves to cope with the downward economic trajectory by increasing the number of income streams in an effort to prevent financial enslavement. Originally dependent on the master company Chocolate Drop LLC managing an online jewelry site, the decision was made to add more economically viable fun-stuff, of which hosting was a natural choice since interior design and food production were high up on their list. Marc’s natural talent for making people groan in ‘sweet’ pleasure coupled with his chocolatier talents made him a hit not only at parties but at home in the kitchen, and so was born Truffle Nature LLC and Cardinals Inn LLC which also encompasses Utopia. Fay spent the best part of a year learning to throw pottery on the wheel, from which a new multi-media art arose, in the form of a Phoenix (LLC), rising from the ashes of previously unsatisfying occupations. But the story is not yet complete. Marc and Fay moved into their new home in December 2013, since which dynamic steps have been taken in the name of expansion and development to now encompass Utopia, a unique industrial installation.
Fay Cullen purchased this Guest House in 2015
Why Fay Cullen chose Asheville
Utopia was purchased in 2015 after listening to Chip Conley (Airbnb Global Hospitality Manager) being interviewed by Jonathan Fields. Chip's motivational approach led to Marc & Fay purchasing their 2nd STVR and investing the best part of 2 years in Phase 1, completely gutting and renovating over 3,000sqft to the tune of $500,000. Utopia had such potential that Marc and Fay were drawn to the artistic opportunities that lay ahead to entirely theme the building into unique suites for guests seeking new opportunities.
What makes this Guest House unique
Utopia awakens daily to the sound of birds, occasionally turkeys and frequently mooing. Utopia has a Memorial Day to Labor Day pool and hot-tub, idea for relaxing guests and the interior was designed to give everyone access to the communal kitchen, dining-room and living-room, a manipulative move to encourage community. While 2 suites have exterior access two suites have interior access and the last 2 planned suites will also have exterior access, totaling 6 unique themed suites.
Pool / Spa
Local Services & Businesses
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 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.
HUGE room, private, comfortable
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying in the Master for 4 days. It was great! We loved the theme of it and thoroughly enjoyed it. We were surprised by how large the space was. The room was incredibly clean & private. We loved the balcony & the 4/20 deck. The only thing I'd change about the room is adding more curtains so there's the option to block out more light for those who want to sleep in. The natural light is fantastic though. Very comfortable room and bed. We will definitely return. Thank you for having us.
Very impressive. So much detail. The artwork was amazing!
The art display was amazing. The entire house was spectacular. Very detail oriented! It’s very easy to find using a gps. Very centrally located with town being just a few mins away.
Showcasing the beauty of Asheville
From the very beginning, the owners showed the high level care and attentiveness for their property! Fay and Marc are fantastic owners of this unit! The entire Utopia property was well maintained, the room well appointed and experience remarkable. The Master is 2 minutes from the downtown sights, and 20 minutes from the Sierra Nevada brewery (we went twice-best brewery of Asheville). My husband and I will definitely be returning and we are thankful for the hospitality!
Very clean. Large Room. Great shower. Really close to food, shopping etc. Owners always respond promptly
The property has a very unique set up and decorated wonderfully for adventurous mood setting
The themed decor was very nicely done which made this a unique and exciting place to stay while visiting Asheville. The Master room was very spacious and we enjoyed having our own porch and bathroom with a shower and tub.
Everything was perfect!! A fantasy realized.
The room and the entire home was outstanding and exceeded all expectations. The room was so well decorated, clean and everything was provided. Truly a fantasy realized I will definitely be back and I’m eager to stay in the other rooms as well, all the themes are amazing!
Although Utopia is just 5 minutes drive from Downtown Asheville, one could be mistaken for thinking that the the views and wildlife found in Chunns Cove were National Forest or even a Costa Rican Rainforest. Surrounded by greenery and wildlife, Utopia presently hosts 4 vacation rentals. Just a 2 minute drive to Ingles Grocery Store or 4 minutes to Walgreens, there is almost nothing in Asheville that is further away than 5 minutes.
In each vacation rental, there is an up-to-date collection of books and magazines from the Chamber of Commerce featuring the best places to eat, hike, drink beer, etc
If you have any questions, Marc & Fay are available in person or by phone 24/7.