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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.

More Details

Judy Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2017


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
  • 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


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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain In Asheville, NC
average rating of 4.9710145 based on 69 reviews

The entire Mason family loved Wintersun Inn!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I used VRBO to browse properties in the Asheville area of North Carolina. When we found Wintersun Inn we were smitten. We knew it would be perfect to bring our four grandkids and their parents to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. We were not disappointed when we arrived. The house was so perfect. It was beautifully furnished with the finest details. The property and surrounding scenery were better than we could have imagined. The children enjoyed the disc golf offered right on the property. The hill in front of the house provided space for games and hill-rolling activities. We all enjoyed sitting on the front porch taking in the scenery and were lucky enough to be there for the eclipse of the sun. We cannot say enough to do Wintersun Inn it's due justice. We would return and highly recommend it to others.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing in every way

  • 5 of 5

Return visit. House, grounds, owners are all fabulous! Will return again. Rocking on the porch, gazing at the scenery and horses soothe the soul. Easy access to Asheville. Celine and Company catered a wonderful dinner for 10 in the elegant dining room. All good.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 7 adults and two children had a fabulous time at Wintersun. This is a remarkable property that you really have to see to believe! Comfortable beds, baths for everyone, porch space galore for sitting and enjoying the views. Our dogs were in heaven with so much property to explore. While a little distance from downtown Asheville, it was great to come home to Wintersun each day and feel like you were in your own little world. Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than hoped for

  • 5 of 5

The house, the setting, the furnishings, the art, and the "everything you need" items made this a perfect trip for the four couples that spent 5 nights here together. We hiked the trails, had breakfast on the porch each morning, cocktails each evening, and enjoyed the lightening bugs and stars every night. Ocassionally in life you find a jewel that is better than you expected and this was it. Comfortable beds, private baths for each room, and everything in the house worked. We had dinners catered by The Corner Kitchen and the food was very good with enough to have lunch the next day. Judy the owner was a delight to work with.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is an absolutely unbelievable vacation/retreat property

  • 5 of 5

We came to Wintersun to celebrate a family member's milestone birthday, and we were blown away by the facilities, the ambiance, the location, the hospitality (Judy has thought of everything one could need to have a luxurious stay). We had a fabulous catered birthday meal from Asheville caterer Celine and Company, who are very familiar with the property and the facilities, and enjoyed cooking ourselves in the well-appointed kitchen.

The decorating in all the rooms is straight out of a designer magazine and incredibly detailed and tasteful. All the appliances are top of the line and functional. We played disc golf, walked and ran the miles of trails, watched a swarm of fireflies and listened to the song of bullfrogs from the veranda at night, admired the rhododendrons, enjoyed meeting the dogs and horses. The story of the house is most inspiring - originally a retreat center for non-profit human service organizations and now a wellspring of refreshment for those fortunate enough to find it. We only stayed for three days this time - all of us agreed to come back for a longer stay next year. This is the perfect place for a special family event, small retreat, family reunion, or for any group that wants to enhance their cohesion by sharing a magical space.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthdays Celebration Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was fantastic! The grounds in the house were beautiful. They far exceeded our expectations. Our group had a wonderful time and doing all the amenities in the nature surrounding the Estate 🏡?. We will go again in a heartbeat and were very grateful to them thoughtful owners to obviously attend to detail. We had everything we could possibly need while we were there. Thank you very much

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • 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

Cleaning Fee $400
Pet Fee $50

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.