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Bedrooms 1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type guest house
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Utopia's Industrial Renovation - Follow Your Heart - Anything is Possible!



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 2 mile LYFT or Uber ride from Downtown Asheville, Utopia on her own well, appears to be hidden deep in the countryside, teaming with wildlife and noisy with birds.

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 and living-room.

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.

More Details

Fay Cullen
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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.


Asheville Guest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • guest house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , The sink & toilet are separate from the shower
  • Twin sinks, separate WC, jetted hot-tub.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • This unique thick-carpeted, very bright, south-facing bedroom accommodates a king size bed with ironed linens, luxury blankets, wireless internet, a flat-screen TV, independent A/C & heat & private bathroom.
  • Television ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • parasailing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
If you are looking to spend several days outside-the-box, in unique surroundings that encourage inspiration and demand you tap into the creativity that lies deep within, this is your opportunity to listen to the callings of your heart to ensure you are following your passion and your wildest dreams....


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average rating of 4.9333334 based on 30 reviews

The property has a very unique set up and decorated wonderfully for adventurous mood setting

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Feb 25, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was perfect!! A fantasy realized.

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Feb 15, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was such a wonderful experience. Very quiet and relaxing the hostess was AMAZING. They have everything you could think of needing there for you. A very helpful guide to the best restaurants and entertainment in the area. This is by far the cleanest room I have ever stayed in. I can't say enough good things about this place!! I will definitely be returning soon!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pleased with our stay

  • 5 of 5

Room is exactly as described. Very clean as well.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Midway, ga

I came across the room on vrbo. Once in room it was awesome.

  • 5 of 5

Once getting in our room of course we looked around loved the detail. The room was perfect first time ever in a theme type room and will not be the last.

  • Submitted: Dec 17, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Master room just blows you away

  • 5 of 5

INCREDIBLE place! We came during a snowfall and the area was beautiful and covered in white. The owners were incredibly nice. We like privacy and didnt see anyone else. I would stay here any time.

  • Submitted: Dec 13, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
18 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Mack Kells Pub & Grill
Nearest Ferry
267 Miles
Charleston, SC
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
The Omni Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
65 Miles
Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, Bryston City
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Cornerstone Restaurant
Nearest Ski
31 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
267 Miles
Charleston, SC
Car: recommended

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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50
Damage Deposit $100

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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