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Last updated: 03/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Sleeps:12
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:Cottage
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

4 Bedroom House With Breathtaking View Of The Mountains.

An elevated Deltec round house named for it's bird themed decor full of small birds, bird houses and bird cages all through the cottage including the rafters. You'll enjoy finding the birds in the least expected places as well as the large floor to ceiling windows offering spectacular views of the Black Mountain range as well as the four star rated Mt. Mitchell Golf Club.

Owned and operated by Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell, the Birdhouse has all the amenities required for a comfortable stay for your family and friends. There are two gas fireplaces as well as central heating and A/C, a complete kitchen with all the fixins' and laundry room. All bedding is included as well as bath towels. We also have an outdoor fire pit where you can relax in the evening while roasting marshmallows and gazing at the stars.

Inside you can relax next to the fireplace after a long day of hiking, biking or just traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway which is only 5 minutes away. The kitchen is fully stocked with all the utensils you'll need for your cooking pleasure and there are 2 restaurants within walking distance should you not want to cook (May 1st - Oct. 31st). The master bedroom has a queen size bed with a private bathroom and the second bedroom has 2 twin beds. Downstairs in bedroom 3 there is a queen bed. Bedroom 4 has a pair of twin beds as well as a full size futon and the sitting room between them also has a futon. All linen and towels are provided as well as bathroom essentials and kitchen basics - the only thing you'll need to bring is your food and a change of clothes and even that's optional since there are laundry facilities to wash should you need to.

The Bird House is walking distance to the Roaring Fork falls - a 140 ft. cascading waterfall listed as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. Mt. Mitchell State Park, home of the tallest peak east of the Mississippi is in our back yard.

The cottage is wired for high speed WiFi access. There's a flat panel HD TV with a BluRay Disc player if you want to bring the kid's favorite movies. Access to Netflix, Pandora as as well as other internet apps. We also have a media server accessible through the BluRay Disc player with a wide variety of current movies to watch with popcorn (provided) when you're kicking back.

Owner

Member since: 2014

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 1470 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 12
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    Smoking allowed outdoors only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well behaved, quiet, house broken ( no puppy pads) pets are welcome. Pets may not be left in the house alone unless in a kennel. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower, shower

    ...moreless

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower

    Mater bedroom private bath...moreless

Entertainment

  • Books:

    Lending library on premises. ...moreless

  • DVD Player:

    BluRay Disc player with internet connection for streaming Netflix, Pandora & other online applications; plays Blu-Ray discs, CD's & DVD's...moreless

  • Music Library:

    Large selection of music genres provided through cable TV and played on 2.1 steero sound system connected to TV...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    HDTV connected to BluRay Disc ...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Movie library available through BluRay Disc player. Recent popular movies for all ages....moreless

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Restaurants

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Golf Course View:

    Adjacent to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club with views of the 18th hole....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    Breathtaking views of the Black Mountain range....moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Whitewater Rafting

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people

General

  • Air Conditioning:

    Central A/C...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    On premises...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    2 gas fireplaces - one in the living room upstairs & the other in the downstairs sitting room...moreless

  • Garage:

    Covered carport ...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    All linens provided...moreless

  • Parking:

    Ample street parking large enough for RV...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Free local & long distance within the US...moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Ample towels provided...moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    On premises with detergent provided...moreless

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker:

    Drip coffee maker with filters provided....moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Enough dishes and utensils to serve at least 12...moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Sugar, salt & pepper, paper towels and basic condiments...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Outside

  • Balcony:

    Surrounding the front of the Bird House with spectacular views of the mountains....moreless

  • Bicycles:

    Discounted rentals at Solstice Cycles which we own located next door at Albert's Lodge....moreless

  • Golf:

    Adjacent to Mt. Mitchell Golf Club...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Access to 7.2 acre field adjacent to property....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional
 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Memorial Day Weekend
May 26 - May 28, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
4th of July Weekend
Jun 30 - Jul 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$150

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Labor Day Weekend
Sep 1 - Sep 3, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
Fall change of Leaf Season
Sep 29 - Oct 28, 2017
2 night min stay
$220
$1,400

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Thanksgiving
Nov 22 - Nov 25, 2017
3 night min stay
$200
$1,250

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Christmas
Dec 22 - Dec 31, 2017
2 night min stay
$200
$1,250

Rates are based on 8 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$175 $190
Fri, Sat
$1,150

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning $80
  • Property Damage Protection $59
  • Pet Fee $25
  • Tax Rate 9.75%

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Asheville
250 Metres
Nearest Barpub
Teo's Pub & Bar
250 Metres
Nearest Golf
Mt. Mitchell Golf Club
30 Metres
Nearest Motorway
North Carolina Highway 80 South
150 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
J & J's Grill on the Green
37 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel

Car: Necessary

The Bird House is situated within the Pisgah National Forest, it is the perfect spot to enjoy all your favorite outdoor activities - hiking, bicycling, tubing, white water rafting, skiing, bird watching, mining and so much more.

Uniquely located within walking distance of Roaring Fork Falls - ranked as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in North Carolina. We are in the shadow of Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi which offers miles of incredible vistas as well as trails for your hiking pleasure.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, listed as the second best touring road on the planet by Outdoor Magazine, is only 3 miles away at mile post 344 and offers a quick on and off point of entry for sightseeing along one of the most beautiful roads on the continent. Full of spectacular overlooks and mountain vistas, the Blue Ridge Parkway is the number one choice for travelling and sightseeing throughout the mountains of the Southeastern US. Centrally located a midst the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Black Mountains, the Birdhouse is the perfect base camp for all your sightseeing throughout western North Carolina, eastern Tennessee, northern Georgia and South Carolina. Dynamic Asheville is less than an hour's drive where the grand Biltmore Estate is located.

If you like playing the links, we are within walking distance to the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club - one of the premier golf courses in North Carolina. The Bird House looks out towards the 18th hole. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)

The South Toe Valley is widely known for its high concentration of arts & crafts studios due to the influence of the Penland School of Crafts, the premier arts & crafts school in the country attracting artists from around the globe for over 75 years. Many of the studios are open year round for you to visit.

Two excellent restaurants, J & J's Grill on the Green and Teo's Restaurant & Pub at the Mt. Mitchell Golf Club are walking distance from the Birdhouse. (Seasonal: May 1st - October 31st)

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 2014

About the owner: Debbie & myself came to the mountains from sunny So. Florida where we both grew up. We both wanted to trade the corporate life for an easier going lifestyle somewhere where we could enjoy the rest of our lives away from the hectic pace of a metropolitan city. We found our paradise in the western North Carolina mountains where we own and operate Albert's Lodge at Mt. Mitchell. We are fortunate to be living and working where we also love to vacation. I am an avid photographer and love being outdoors whether it's cycling, hiking or just sitting out on the patio with my beautiful wife, Debbie & chocolate Lab, listening to the babbling creek out front.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The Bird House is named for the unique decor which includes bird houses, bird cages and, of course, small life-like birds throughout the house including the rafters. The layout of the house, elevated and round with large floor to ceiling windows, also adds to the feeling of being in a large aviary. The best part is the breathtaking view right from the living room sofa of the Black Mountains. One of the best views in the entire valley.


Contact us

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 03/26/2017

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Photos

  • The living room and dining area

    The living room and dining area

  • Living room showing open, vaulted ceiling

    Living room showing open, vaulted ceiling

  • Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds

    Bedroom 2 with 2 twin beds

  • Sitting room with gas fireplace and futon

    Sitting room with gas fireplace and futon

  • Some of the friendly residents of the bird house you will find in the rafters.

    Some of the friendly residents of the bird house you will find in the rafters.

  • Another cute resident

    Another cute resident

  • Cascasding 148ft., spectacular Roaring Fork Falls is only a 20 minute walk away

    Cascasding 148ft., spectacular Roaring Fork Falls is only a 20 minute walk away

  • Crabtree Falls located along the Blue Ridge Parkway is only a 15 minute drive.

    Crabtree Falls located along the Blue Ridge Parkway is only a 15 minute drive.

  • Mt. Mitchell State Park is only a 25 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    Mt. Mitchell State Park is only a 25 minute drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Tubing fun for the whole family

    Tubing fun for the whole family

  • Full kitchen with all the amenities

    Full kitchen with all the amenities

  • Another view of the living room

    Another view of the living room

  • Master bedroom 1

    Master bedroom 1

  • Bedroom 3 with a queen size bed

    Bedroom 3 with a queen size bed

  • Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds and a futon

    Bedroom 4 with 2 twin beds and a futon

  • Decorated with bird houses adorned withlittle birds throughout the house

    Decorated with bird houses adorned withlittle birds throughout the house

  • The bird house givethe Bird House a special feeling of being a part of nature

    The bird house givethe Bird House a special feeling of being a part of nature

  • Breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge arkway

    Breathtaking vistas along the Blue Ridge arkway

  • Beautiful rivers & streams all through the valley

    Beautiful rivers & streams all through the valley

  • World class trout fishing along the many streams in the South Toe Valley

    World class trout fishing along the many streams in the South Toe Valley

  • The Blue Ridge Parkway - the premier touring road on the continent. 3 miles away

    The Blue Ridge Parkway - the premier touring road on the continent. 3 miles away

  • Enjoying the vistas along the Black Mountain ridge trail

    Enjoying the vistas along the Black Mountain ridge trail

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Sunday, March 26, 2017

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