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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain 15 min from Asheville

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,700 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights


About the property

Exquisite 5 Bedroom 5 1/2 Bath English Country Estate On 130 Beautiful Acres

Welcome to your very own piece of paradise only 15 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina where you will enjoy your time away from the cares of this world. Located on a 130-acre gated estate, Wintersun sets itself apart from other mountain homes.

As soon as you drive through the gates, you will pass a rushing trout stream, drive through a lush green valley, cross over the bridge by the trickle down ponds, pass the horses playing in a mountain meadow and drive up and away to the fern and flower-bedecked verandah, which offers a comfortable seat and a breathtaking view.

The environment is a contrast in expansiveness and intimacy. From the verandah mountain ranges recede into smoky blue shadows, while on the arbor side the stone garden climbs 50 feet flanking a 24-foot waterfall surrounded by an enclosed lawn.

Inside the elegant country home are spacious rooms furnished with oriental rugs, antiques, huge stone fireplaces, books galore, with deep chairs and sofas for leisurely pursuits. All 5 of Wintersun's bedrooms are beautifully appointed with fine furnishings, designer fabrics, lush linens, down comforters, private baths, cozy seating, and fireplaces, with fabulous views of the blue ridge mountains.

For disc golf lovers, in addition to 4 miles of private hiking trails there are 2 private disc golf courses which have been rated as one of the best private courses on the east coast.

Need more rooms? If you need more rooms please see the Wintersun Cottage located on the estate at #907170. This is a beautifully decorated 2000sf home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

More Details

Judy Carter
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 21, 2018


Fairview Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , 500 gal. Jacuzzi, walk in shower with steam, 2 toilet rooms
  • The Master bath has a 500 gallon Jacuzzi and gas log fireplace, steam room, large walk in shower with dual shower heads, and 2 toilet rooms. The upstairs guest rooms each have a private bath with a large walk in shower.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Wintersun Suite and Spa - 1 king
    Leyland - 1 king
    Boxwood - 1 queen
    Laurel - 1 king
    Holly - 1 queen
  • Each bedroom has a fireplace, cozy couch, arm chair, writing desk, king or queen feather bed with designer linens, down comforter, terrycloth robes, private bath with a large walk-in shower, Bose music system with a CD player, and large panned windows with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain 15 min from Asheville
average rating of 4.9772725 based on 88 reviews
Orange County, California

Our stay in the Asheville area.

  • 5 of 5

We lived in Asheville in the late 80's, what a transformation the city has been through. The downtown area is alive with live music and brew pubs.

Our stay at Wintersun was also magical. A fabulous property with wonderful amenities. Fully stocked for bathrooms and kitchen which made our stay fantastic. Judy was the perfect host and left us to enjoy the fabulous property. Many properties boast about the number of sleeping guests but I can tell you this property delivers. The grounds are spectacular and we will return in the warmer months to take full advantage.

My only comment would be the kitchen appliances are dated and could use an upgrade and televisions in the bedrooms would also be a plus.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house and accommodations. Nice to be remote yet be close to everything. House was in excellent condition and Judy was very nice and quick to respond.

Loved our family vacation

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrific stay

  • 5 of 5

Judy was very pleasant and straightforward. The property is remarkable. Expansive, well groomed grounds and a lovely house with tremendous furnishings and accessories.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family and friends reunion with five couples at Wintersun July 1-8, 2018. From the moment we arrived we were all in awe of this place! The pictures really do not do this property justice. The high ceilings, gorgeous crown moldings, spacious rooms, the incredible veranda with tons of seating and the beautiful, elegant decor made everyone feel like they were in the lap of luxury. The kitchen is big enough for a couple cooks at the same time, and the pantry is huge! Coffee and condiments were included and much appreciated. Beds were very comfortable; we loved that every room had its own bathroom complete with towels, soap and other amenities so each couple had privacy.

The waterfall was the perfect backdrop for a vow renewal for one of our couples who celebrated their 50th anniversary. We then enjoyed a catered dinner (Celine and Company) in the lovely dining room. There is so much beautiful server ware in the house that the table was truly elegant when set.

Once we all got there we never wanted to leave! We were going to ride the great motorcycle roads around the area but ended up staying at the house mostly, with only one night dining out, one white water rafting trip and one visit to Biltmore, the rest of the time we just enjoyed being together at the house.

There are a few things we wished were different, fans on the porch would have been great, the welcome book is terrific but the oven had us all befuddled as did some of the light switches and waterfall controls. The refrigerator is a sub-zero and has a 20 second vapor lock that is annoying, you take something out, turn around to put it back and have to wait to open the door again. Lighting over the stove could be brighter. These are trivial complaints and would not discourage us from returning! When we lost power in a storm the generator automatically kicked in and Judy came up right away to make sure all was well. They could not have been more gracious hosts!

Other guests:

"The house in general, the view, porch, waterfall, decor, size, bedding was all top of the line, loved the in house speakers, the grounds and the books. They really need fans and more towels (we had 2 bath and 2 hand total) as well as repairing the broken slats on the plantation shutters in the master. If I hadn’t had my sleep mask I'd have to had hung something up as it came right in my face. Brighter lights in the master vanity. But overall amazing and will be back!"

So thank you Judy, we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Paradise, minutes from Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived at Wintersun, our first impression was "Wow!" Soon after arriving, the owner met us to answer any questions. We were in town for a long weekend for a wedding, and it was the perfect place for our family to stay! Even though there were 10 of us in the home, we all had our privacy when needed and family time when we wanted it. It is unusual to have both elegance and true comfort in the same space, yet this is how I would describe Wintersun. There was so much we enjoyed about Wintersun but the following comes to mind first:

1. The porch. It was comfortable with a gorgeous view; in this perfect spot we enjoyed morning coffee, evening drinks, reading good books and even napping!

2. The grounds. We really enjoyed playing disc golf, hiking, and walking the labyrinth.

3. The private bathrooms for each bedroom, especially the master bath downstairs.

3. The information book. It was very helpful and we loved reading about the construction of Wintersun and the labyrinth.

4. The fireplaces in each bedroom.

I really could go on and on. Our family definitely wants to return to Wintersun, probably one fall when we can enjoy enjoy the leaves turning and cool nights, then we can enjoy all the fireplaces! Staying at Wintersun made the wedding weekend even more special because the property was truly a vacation spot in itself. Even though there is so much to do in Asheville and the surrounding area, we did not venture out on this short visit. We ordered take out and just enjoyed time with family in this beautiful atmosphere. When we return to Wintersun, we know we can have a blast just staying on the property or going into Asheville because it is just minutes away.

I highly recommend staying at Wintersun if you are going to be in the Asheville area and hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Pictures Don’t Do This House Justice

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our moms’ weekend get-away. We had plenty of bathrooms to get ready, a beautiful dining area, and the most relaxing porch of all time with an incredible view. We were about 20 minutes from Asheville, which was fine for us. The house was organized, extremely, clean, and easy to find. The owner, Judy, was also very helpful and welcoming. We would go back in a heart beat!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
multiple bars in Asheville
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Salisbury, NC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Sullivans Island, SC

The biltmore estate is a must see when visiting asheville and only 15 minutes away. Additionally wintersun has an eighteen hole disk golf course that is ranked in the top 10 private courses on the east coast. Instruction is available upon request.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $400

Weddings and Events up to 20 people are welcome. The Event fee is $1000.

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.