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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 1 - 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 guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 18, 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
  • 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 4.975 based on 80 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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great holiday celebration

  • 5 of 5

This is our 3rd year renting Wintersun for the holiday season. We always have a fabulous time and the property is fabulous for family gatherings. We love it....

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Everything was so beautiful inside and out. The beds were comfortable and the House well supplied. We hope to return! The house is perfect for large gatherings. So many beautiful touches.thsnks so much for making it so special

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Stunning, gorgeous, elegant, serene and comfortable manor house

  • 5 of 5

My family and I spent four days at Wintersun last week as an early Christmas present to ourselves. We all six couldn't get over the beauty, elegance and superb layout and amenities of this wonderful property. The home easily accommodates up to 10 people comfortably, there are ample living and dining spaces for everyone to enjoy, wonderful gas-lit fireplaces in every room, the bedrooms are a luxurious retreat, the views are spectacular and the owners (Judy and Susan) have thought of everything. They were attentive when we needed them but gave us all the privacy we were desiring. The grounds of this incredible property were a winter wonderland while we were there (we got approximately 10" of snow over the weekend!) and we spent many hours on the porch watching the snowfall and enjoying the mountain vistas. We frankly had to drag ourselves away from Wintersun to head into Asheville to tour the sites and each time we returned, it felt like home. But far more impressive! I would recommend this amazing property for anyone desiring a combination of Southern charm and a blend comfort, beauty and serenity. If we're fortunate enough to return to Asheville, we'd not stay anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Dec 12, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect family getaway

  • 5 of 5

Wintersun far exceeded our expectations. It was spacious, comfortable, and exactly what we needed for our family Christmas get together. The house and grounds were beautiful. We only wish we had stayed longer. Can’t wait to visit again.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for multiple families

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house and property. Perfect for multiple families (we had 2 families with 2 kids each + grandparents). The house is big enough to accommodate a lot of people but layout creates a small and cozy feel at the same time. Easy drive to Asheville. Grocery store less than 1 mile away... but the house feels like it's in the middle of nowhere. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 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

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.