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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
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 24, 2018

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 Black Mountain

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


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3BD, 2.5 BA mountain retreat with 270 degree views
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 24 reviews

Perfect vacation house with amazing views.

  • 5 of 5

A perfect place to spend Thanksgiving week. The 360 degree views were beautiful. Many attractions near by offering something for everyone in the family. We watched the sunset every evening from the outside area. Great way to finish the day.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! We hope to see you again!
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Miami, Florida

Beautiful home with breathtaking views!!

  • 5 of 5

The house was exactly as described and pictured. It was very spacious, well equipped, and very clean. All attractions were a short drive from the home making it easy to plan our days events and still make it back before sunset to be able to enjoy the home and some relaxing time.

My family and I enjoyed the spectacular view from the seating area out back, especially during sunset. The ONLY thing I would change would be the size of the bed in the master bedroom (to a King sized bed). But overall 5 stars!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for visiting us. Glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again! Diane
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Amazing property!

  • 5 of 5

I can't say enough good things about this house. The owners are wonderful, the property is amazing and the views are outstanding! This house is literally on top of the mountain. (Sugar Ridge, evaluation 2718) The drive up is a little scary but totally worth it when you get to the top. This was the perfect property for our annual girls trip. The house was clean and well stocked the covered porch was perfect to play games and relax. The lookout point was beautiful for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. This is a fabulous house and I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to host you again! Diane
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Incredible property

  • 5 of 5

This house and views were absolutely amazing. Once you get to the top of the drive it is a whole new world. If you are on the fence about renting don't hesitate it is so worth it!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us! Hope to host you again
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Amazing Views - Very Private

  • 5 of 5

The house is very private and on top of a mountain. The views are amazing. I spent a number of mornings with a cup of coffee and a good book, sitting in the comfortable chairs. I even took a nap there one afternoon. We had six people in our group and there was plenty of room in the house to both be together, and have time to ourselves. The kitchen was well-stocked, the beds were all comfortable with lots of pillows. All of the furnishings were very nice. The driveway is steep. Our SUV made it without a problem, but once we got the car up the driveway we decided to just leave it there for the week and took the SUV everywhere we went, it was just easier.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. Hope to see you again!
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Wonderful week in the mountains in July

  • 5 of 5

We looked for a long time for a relaxing place to stay to get away from it all ... and found an absolute gem in Windsong. With three teenage sons, we wanted a place close to outdoor adventures, but with the remote feel of being secluded in peace and quiet. The location was great ... within an hour of all of our destinations ... and such a thrill to return to every evening as the sun crested over the mountains in the distance. The home had everything we needed inside ... and outside ... well, the views couldn't be better! What an enjoyable week!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us. Hope to host you again at Windsong!
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Damage Deposit $300

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.