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3BD, 2.5 BA mountain retreat with 270 degree views

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Newly renovated, unbelievable views of Hickory Nut Gorge to Mt Mitchell

Perched on a small side summit of Shumont Mountain, this property features unparalled views of Hickory Nut Gorge all the way to Mt. Mitchell. Even the pictures we have included here don't reflect the spectacular setting. On over 15 acres, Windsong allows you to enjoy the quiet solitude of the mountains, conveniently located just 10 minutes from many activities at Chimney Rock and Lake Lure Marina as well as 35 minutes from Asheville's many cultural attractions.

Built in 2000 and remodeled in 2015, this spot has been a special gathering place for our family, and we know you will want to return year after year to enjoy this mountain retreat.

On the main floor, you'll enter the dining area, featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and cozy seating. The fully-stocked kitchen with stainless-steel appliances opens to the dining area so you can entertain while preparing your meals. The family room, and adjacent game room, are a perfect gathering place, complete with 65" flat screen TV. Curl up by the second fireplace and enjoy modern conveniences such as Netflix, wifi and DirectTV.

With a full-wall picture window looking out over all of Hickory Nut Gorge, the ground floor master bedroom suite boasts the best views of the property. Even the master bathroom has spectacular views over the gorge.

Along the entire length of the house is a covered porch with 180 degree views of the mountains.

Upstairs, you'll find two bedrooms with a full bath including bathtub/shower combination- one bedroom with a queen bed, the other with two twin beds.

The house includes full size washer and dryer.

More Details

Diane Haines
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 22, 2017

About Diane Haines

We grew up in nearby Rutherfordton and moved all across the United States, but still call the mountains of NC home. As kids, we spent summers at Lake Lure.

Diane Haines purchased this house in 2000

Why Diane Haines chose Blue Ridge Mountains

Although we live in other parts of the US, we consider the mountains of NC home. When we come back, we wanted a special place to enjoy the mountains and nearby Lake Lure/Asheville and other sights to share with our kids. While enjoying the serenity of a mountain retreat, you can reach Asheville in 30 mins and Lake Lure marina in 10 mins.

What makes this house unique

From the front porch, you have a 270 degree view of Hickory Nut Gorge to Mt Mitchell. You are within 10 mins of Lake Lure and 30 mins of Asheville.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It's gorgeous inside and the views are amazing!
Jul 2015
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Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master bath - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , Half bath on ground floor
  • Master bath: attached to master bedroom on ground floor. Bathroom 2: on second floor with tub/shower. Shared with bedroom 2 and 3. Bathroom 3: half bath on ground floor.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 2nd floor
    Master bedroom - 1 queen , Ground floor. Master bath en suite.
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd floor.
  • Master bedroom: queen bed, on ground floor, master bathroom attached with shower. Bedroom 2: queen bed on second floor, separate bathroom with bathtub/shower. Bedroom 3: 2 twin beds on second floor, shares separate bathroom with bedroom 2
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

3BD, 2.5 BA mountain retreat with 270 degree views
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews

Outstanding home in a GORGEOUS setting!

  • 5 of 5

We had a long weekend here and highly recommend the property. The setting is gorgeous and pictures do not do it justice. Beautiful views. The home is very nice...just as nice as the online pictures look. New furniture, well stocked kitchen, new home. Responsive when asked questions and easy to access if needed. We will return for a longer stay.

  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jim. Hope she enjoyed the surprise! Happy to host you again for a longer stay. Diane
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Great stay

  • 4 of 5

Amazing view. Everyone was blown away. Kitchen was well equipped and loved the farm table. Just finished making one kinda like it. Overall great weekend. Just be sure to keep rolling up the drive. Lol

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us at WIndsong! Hope we see you again. Diane
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Boynton Beach

An amazing mountaintop retreat

  • 5 of 5

This house is simply amazing. A beautiful spacious home with stunning 360 degree views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Outside: The house has a large covered deck with ample room for family dining or just relaxing and enjoying the view. There is an area behind the house with adirondack chairs perfectly situated overlooking the edge of the mountain. A perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee. The driveway is quite steep, but our car had no problem navigating it. Inside: The house is beautifully decorated, large yet cozy. It's perfectly set up for family gatherings/dinner, but also has plenty of space for you to get a way and enjoy some quiet time. The kitchen had everything we needed, as did the bedrooms and bathrooms. Everything was very clean and comfortable. In terms of dining, there is a dining room that seats 6 and then just off of the kitchen is a large wooden table that seats at least 8. There were also 3 large comfy leather chairs, perfect for relaxing with a book and a glass of wine. :) The house also includes a washer/dryer, perfect for those longer stays, and the garage has a dart board, cornhole and foosball table. (It got below freezing a few nights we were there, so we pulled our very large SUV into the garage and still had plenty of room to play darts and foosball.) Homeowners: Friendly, helpful and great communication. They left a book at the house full of helpful information and a list of area things to do/places to see. They were also very quick to answer any questions we had during our stay. Overall, we couldn't be happier that we rented this home for our family trip...we didn't want to leave!

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Would love to have you return. Thanks, Diane
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Wilmington, nc

Amazing views!

  • 5 of 5

After years of vacationing in the NC mountains and staying in many rentals, we finally found the perfect one for our family! The view from this property is more amazing than the pictures depict! We so enjoyed waking up to the scenery out of the master bedroom window every morning! I almost didn't book because there wasn't king in the master but the views won me over. (Even though a king bed would have been perfect for us) Everything from furnishings to appliances are top of the line and the house was spotless. I was a little disappointed that neither fireplace was operational. I do love a cozy fire. The driveway is gravel and is steep but it wasn't a problem for us. My daughter's mustang handled it just fine! The owners were quick to respond and thought of everything. Can't wait to go back!

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Maria. Look forward to having you back again. The fireplaces will be operational with the winter season this year, so you can cozy up to the fire next time you come!
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Columbia SC

Amazing hidden gem!

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our girls weekend away. It held 6 adults and a baby with plenty of room where you could be alone or you could all sit down at the dinner table to eat or play games. The views are breathtaking from every point, even the amazing shower in the master. We didn't leave the house all weekend and watched the sunset over the mountains every evening from the point. The owners were very helpful in the entire process! All the ladies said this place is working coming back to over and over again. Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us at Windsong. We hope to welcome you back again and again!
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Miami, FL

Beautiful home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved the home, property, and views. It is perfect in every way. The one concern was the gravel driveway. When reading the reviews, it didn't seem to be a big deal; but we had trouble getting up the hill in our SUV. I definitely recommend having a 4wd vehicle or something that can take the slippery slope. But overall, everything else was picture perfect! Very tasteful and well done. We would most definitely stay here again!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us at Windsong. The mountain driving does come with the view. We look forward to having you with us again!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Golf
20 Miles
Rumbling Bald Resort
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Highway 74
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Esmeralda Inn
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Lake Lure, NC
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak 2017 (June - Nov)
Jun 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning fee (required) $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%

Payment options: pay by check, e-check (bank to bank transfer), or credit card.

note: Family members on adjacent property in case of emergency.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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