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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain In Asheville, NC

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths1
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

Exquisite 5 Bedroom 5 1/2 Bath English Country Estate On 117 Beautiful Acres

Welcome to your very own piece of paradise in Asheville, North Carolina where you will enjoy your time away from the cares of this world. Located on a 135-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 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.

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Judy Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
May 22, 2017


Fairview Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
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
  • 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 ...
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


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(63 traveler reviews)

Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain In Asheville, NC
average rating of 4.968254 based on 63 reviews

The perfect gathering spot for friends

  • 5 of 5

Over the top gorgeous and spacious property. Perfect for hiking, lazing around, and hopping in to Asheville to enjoy the art and brewery scene. The almost endless back porch was our favorite spot for breakfast and late-night star gazing and everything in between.

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location for a small wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had our wedding at the Wintersun and would highly recommend it for smaller events (we had 25, though it can certainly accommodate more!). The 5 bedrooms allowed us to have some family/friends stay a few days with us, while we remained for the whole week to take advantage of all the Asheville area has to offer. The home and grounds are lovely, and we enjoyed taking in the mountain view from the front porch and the waterfall view from the back. We also took advantage of the many walking trails and the frisbee disc golf course.

If you need a caterer, I would also highly recommend Celine & Co. on Broadway. Their food was amazing and the service was impeccable!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 couples celebrating marriage milestones. From California, Ohio and Atlanta area. Excellent venue.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the house exceeded our expectations. Sitting on the porch and enjoying the view was delightful. 77 degrees when we arrived and 37 when we left but comfortable the whole time. Had a beautiful dinner in the dining room and the dishes for setting a beautiful table were excellent. We kept referring to it as our mini Downton Abbey. Excellent place to celebrate 4 couples 191 years of marriage.

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place where 8 adults, 3 toddlers/babies and a dog could comfortably spend the weekend. Wintersun was absolutely perfect! The grounds were beautiful, with walking trails and lovely views, and the home was both elegant and comfortable. I must admit I was a little nervous that the property would be too formal for toddlers, but it is actually very warm and cozy. We had a chef come in to cook a late dinner for the adults on Saturday, and the dining room was amazing. We're already planning our next trip - I can easily see Wintersun becoming a family tradition.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect retreat

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at Wintersun. From the moment you enter the gate and head up the long, winding driveway to when you retire for the evening in front of the fireplace in your bedroom, the whole place exuded comfortable elegance and tranquility.

We were a group of 10 which was the perfect size. We could all be together in the kitchen while preparing breakfast, we could all sit out on the porch taking in the crisp mountain air, the dining room was very large and the living room comfortably seated everyone in our group to play card games at the end of the night.

The decor of the house is pretty over-the-top- if you are looking for minimalism, then this will not be for you! We had fun perusing the art books, enjoyed the very traditional linens and wallpaper, and loved all of the animal statues around the house. We joked throughout the weekend about how long it must've taken to acquire all of the home decor, because it was more than all of our houses combined. It was almost a museum! In addition to the visual decor, the speakers throughout the house allowed us to further add to the ambiance with music.

Our biggest regret is not staying longer. We would have loved to reserve a day just to explore the grounds. The Frisbee golf course looked like a lot of fun, and I am sure the hiking trails were great. The labyrinth was a nice touch that we were able to enjoy!

The home is well-appointed with more than adequate cooking and dining supplies (something else that became a running joke- "of course they have every type of glassware you could possible imagine, of course they have 15 beautiful serving trays, etc.") You do not need to bring anything- they will have it.

Wintersun is a $15-20 Uber ride to downtown, which is a little bit remote but that added to its appeal in our opinion. Other minor "negatives" would have been the light switches- there were very explicit instructions written out in the welcome binder (the owners think of everything), but still tricky nonetheless. The house also is a little older, and a few things were starting to show their age (chipped paint in a corner, a tear in the fabric on a bathroom ottoman). That said, the beauty and charm of the house and grounds WAY more than makes up for any of these small concerns. Especially for the price, this house was an incredible value.

We can't wait to return to Wintersun, and are hoping to make it an annual tradition if we can coordinate the timing for our group!

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous! Simply fabulous! It was the perfect stay for our Supper Club get-away.

  • 5 of 5

The house is enormous and full of southern comfort. We especially enjoyed the large porch overlooking the property, hiking their trails and sharing meals in the dining room and Breakfast nook. There was plenty of room for all of us to spread out, relax and visit with one another. The bedrooms are very comfortable as well. We highly recommend Wintersun!

  • Submitted: Feb 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
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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

Fairview Estate Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 1 2017 - May 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 23 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2017 - Mar 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2017 - Dec 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Apr 1 2018 - May 23 2018
2 night minimum stay
May 24 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 1 2018 - Mar 31 2019
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 25 2018
4 night minimum stay
Flat fee
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Flat fee
New Years
Dec 30 2018 - Dec 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Flat fee

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50
Cleaning $400
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

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