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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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 24, 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 4.972603 based on 73 reviews

Absolutely Beautiful and Peaceful Retreat!

  • 5 of 5

The Winersun Inn, while being so close to downtown Asheville, Biltmore Village, and surrounding mountainous hiking excursions, was the perfect, secluded retreat for a week-long vacation. The property itself is awe-inspiring with its winding private entrance, beautiful hiking trails, and estate feel. The Wintersun Inn, while only built 20 years ago, transports you back in time with its old world feel and luxurious accommodations. It is French Country Estate at its finest! Out family loved every minute of our vacation!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Place for our Girls' Trip

  • 5 of 5

My 4 sisters and Mom really enjoyed our visit to Asheville but the highlight was this wonderful home we stayed at. We have taken a girls' trip every year for 33 years and have been fortunate to have stayed at great homes but this one was the best. The home was beautifully furnished and provided everything you needed. Each bedroom had a comfortable bed, fireplace and a private bathroom. We enjoyed having coffee on the porch each morning and martinis in the evening. And everyday we took walk thru the beautiful Wintersun property.

Our only complaint was that the downstairs was a little dark and the appliances were difficult to use but this did not change our 5 star review!

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Story Book Grand English Lodge style Inn with attention to detail.

  • 5 of 5

From the moment you enter the gates you realize this is an exceptional property with attention to detail. The land planning of locating the long drive next to the creek, crossing the stone bridge and seeing Wintersun Inn high on the hill as you approach the Estate. The motor court easily accommodated multiply cars.You can't help but hear the waterfall splashing in back of the Inn as you exit your car and enter the back yard. The soothing sounds of this water feature can be heard from all bedroom suites. Once you enter the Inn you notice the attention to detail in the homes architectural features and furnishings. You feel as if you have entered a time in the past at a slower pace. Grand style rooms with furnishing to match. Fireplaces in all rooms, including the Master Bath.

If you are planning a trip in the Asheville, NC area you owe it to yourself to stay at Wintersun.

Thanks, Ed Applefield

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, SC


  • 5 of 5

What an amazing estate for all. We had 2 infants, 2 dogs and 8 guests with room for more. The property had us in awe from the moment we went through the gate. It is one of those places that you don't want to leave - simply cook in, play on the lawn, have a fun tournament of disc golf, watch football, light a fire, etc. It was a sad day when we had to leave and we can not wait to come back!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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: August 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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.