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Gorgeous Mountain Home at Balsam Mtn. Preseve @3,700ft with In&outdoor Fireplace

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type chateau / country house
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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chateau / country house
Half Baths
Minimum Stay
5 nights

About the property

A Home located in a park within a preserve is 4,400 sq. ft.

Balsam Mountain Preserve has over 4,000 acres, including 3,000 acres of a nature preserve and 100 hiking trails. There is also a nature center with 2 naturalists

Our home has 5 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms and 2 half baths. The dining room seats 10 with a breakfast table on an outside screened porch. The house also has 3 fireplaces, one of which is outdoor. There are televisions upstairs and downstairs, plus one in the Master Suite. There is gourmet kitchen with Viking appliances, and an additional refrigerator downstairs. Also there are washing & drying machines upstairs and downstairs. The home also has wifi, satellite television and local ground phone line.

Home is a great place for a Family Reunion. Contact us about the possibilities for a wonderful experience.

More Details

Nathan Leder
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 30, 2016

About Nathan Leder

Our families were searching for a place for our children and grandchildren to enjoy the outdoors together. One of our families is from Atlanta, Georgia and the other is from Weston, Florida.

Nathan Leder purchased this chateau / country house in 2006

Why Nathan Leder chose Smoky Mountains

Provided so many benefits for adults & children to enjoy themselves separately and together.

What makes this chateau / country house unique

Beautiful setting for all family activities. Close to the towns of Sylva and Waynesville, and the city of Asheville, North Carolina.

Our home is at an elevation of 3,800 ft. With beautiful mountain views.


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(2 traveler reviews)

Gorgeous Mountain Home at Balsam Mtn. Preseve @3,700ft with In&outdoor Fireplace
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Georgeous home and awesome mountain setting

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our family of 8 adults. The home is exactly as pictured, very well maintained and had everything we needed for our week's stay. Everybody had their own space and plenty of room to spread out. The kitchen is a cook's dream with the gas range and griddle, and convection oven. There were plenty of utensils and appliances to cook all our meals. Having the whole upstairs open was terrific so we could all spend time together while cooking or playing games. The views from the many balconies were beautiful, whether sunny or cloudy! The road up the mountain is winding as expected, but we felt like pros after the first drive up and down. The owner is very responsive, and the property manager, Amy, was exceptionally helpful with questions and her suggestion for a reservation at the Boarding House for dinner was great. The location is close to so many things including Asheville and Biltmore, the Smoky Mountain Parkway, ski areas (even though there was no snow) and Waynesville is a great small town. We can't imagine staying in a nicer place and are already talking about when we can go back!

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas in the Clouds

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a magical time with our family on Boar Ridge in Balsam Preserve. The Preserve is located midway between Waynesville and Sylva/Dillsboro, North Carolina and offers its visitors an opportunity to experience the feeling of a remote and beautiful natural environment while being only a few minutes away from any thing or any activity one might need or wish to experience in the area.

Our "home" on the Ridge was absolutely beautiful, well-appointed, and most comfortable. Masses of firewood were always available, and we enjoyed indoor and outdoor fireplaces in our living rooms and on the porches We were comfortable and cozy in the great rooms, and our kitchen and pantry facilities were excellent.

We enjoyed the many activities available in the area even in winter: skiing nearby at Cataloochee, stables in the Preserve, cutting our own Christmas tree at Smoky Mountain Tree Farm, visiting the Cataloochee Valley of the Smoky Mountain National Park where elk have recently been reintroduced, discovering and exploring the local artisan shops and galleries. In the nearby community of Balsam there is the unique, delightful Balsam Inn where our four generation group had a wonderful Christmas Eve gathering and dinner.

Each member of the Preserve staff we met and with whom we interacted while visiting was so accommodating and helpful, a true testimony to Southern hospitality and a well-run property. We certainly hope to return to this lovely spot someday soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Asheville Hendersonville
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Boarding House
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
74( Great Smokey Mtn Parkway)
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Several in Sylva and Waynesville
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Cattaloochee - Maggie Valley
Car: necessary

Located between Sylva and Waynesville, North Carolina. Close to Harrahs Cherokee Casino and Asheville, North Carolina.

Numerous areas for hiking, rafting, and fly & stream fishing in the vicinity. Snow skiing and snow boarding at Cataloochee - Maggie Valley. Also close to entrance to Blue Ridge Parkway & Smokey Mountain National Park. Biltmore Estate is 40 minutes from the house. Asheville-Waynesville- Harrahs has numerous first class restaurants and other entertainment opportunities with concerts, arts & crafts shows, and theater.


Rates & Availability

Sylva Chateau / Country House Rental Rates

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Jan 1 2017 - Mar 1 2017
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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 12.75%

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Sylva Chateau / Country House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chateau / country house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Located in Bedroom 1 (Master)
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Located on Main Floor
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Located on Lower Floor
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Located on Lower Floor
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , Located on Lower Floor
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Located on Main Floor
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Located on Lower Floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed , Located on Lower Floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Located on Lower Floor
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Located on Lower Floor
  • Also sleep sofa in downstairs tv room
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • shopping
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
Nature Center with 2 Naturalists Hiking Trails Guarded Community

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