5-Bd 5-BA Lodge. 2 Miles to Downtown, 4000 Sq. Ft on 3.5 Acres, Mtn Views(42 Reviews)
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- Minimum stay:3-5 nights
- Property type:House
- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
About the Property
A mountain-view lodge escape, 3 min from brews and art galleries? Yes it's real!
[Winter Special: The house is fully booked most weekends in winter (Jan-April), but often is empty on weekdays, Jan 1 to April 27. So I am offering a midweek rate that is 30% off the regular rate ($333 per night rather than $475). If you are retired or otherwise have a flexible schedule, this is an ideal time to rent. It's a shame to have the house sit empty.]
With an enclosed sun porch, a private deck on the ground level and expansive patio/deck off the living room (complete with patio furniture for 12 and a BBQ grill), the outdoor space rivals the indoor! From the main deck, you have northeastern and southern views of the nearby ridges, and lush greenery (or fiery fall foliage!) within reach.
The house features a cathedral ceiling living room with fireplace focal point, deep plush armchairs and sofas with two distinct seating areas. The nearby dining room features a massive dining table that can seat 14, hand-made by a local artisan using local sustainably harvested hemlock. Both the high-ceilinged living room and dining room contain art pieces I have acquired over the years, much of which is by local River Arts District weavers, potters, sculptors and oil painters.
Whether you cook every meal at home, or just grab bite in the morning and sample the great local restaurant at night, you'll appreciate the massive kitchen off the living room, with its own six-person breakfast nook, ample granite countertops, two refrigerators and state-of-the-art gas appliances.
Beyond the kitchen in the south wing is the original master bedroom with king bed and a trundle daybed that sleeps two more, with the largest of the private bathrooms with jacuzzi tub, double-headed walk-in shower, double vanity and giant walk-in closet. The Mission-style king bed and daybed in this room were both hand-crafted by a local artisan using locally source Appalachian pine.
The other two large king-bed bedrooms on the main floor are in the north wing. They share one and half baths, including a large marble-lined shower. The plantation-style king in one room is also handmade by the same artisan who build the Mission bed in the Master. The other king headboard is made from two original queen headboards that Asheville's historic Grove Park Inn used in the 1920s which were sold to the public in 1976 when the Inn was remodeled. Both rooms also feature local art.
Downstairs features a very large family room with regulation-sized pool table, a second small kitchen and bar, an additional bath and a half and the remaining two bedrooms - a queen and a two-twin room. The family room also has two sets of bunk beds tucked away in the alcove for addl overflow, brining total sleeping count to 16.
The house, however, is not designed to support 16 adults. The trundle and bunks are better used for kids, and I generally prefer to rent to no more than 10 adults. Most of my booking are large extended families coming to Asheville for family events like a wedding or a reunion. I try to be thoughtful of the neighbors, and renting to families keeps the number of cars and noise level in the neighborhood to a minimum. I ask guest to please park in the large driveway and parking pad, not on the main road, as a courtesy to my neighbors.
The house is situated on a steep hill, surrounded by 3.5 acres of forest, out of sight and sound of neighbors. With the hillside falling ogf quickly below the house, the huge deck seems to float among the tree tops, offering shade when you want it, but magical views of far-off mountains. It will be easy to forget that you are less than a mile from Starbucks, fine dining, groceries, breweries and other conveniences.
Despite the steep terrain of the yard at the house, the drive in is relatively flat and on major roads, and the driveway is not steep. The house itself is on level ground (although there is not really much usable yard to speak of), with only one step up onto the porch to enter. Once in the house (up that one step), the entire main floor and deck are handicap accessible and wheel-chair friendly. Past guests with elderly or frail parents/grandparents have found the house well-suited to those with limited mobility.
I have lived in or visited Asheville on and off for more than 20 years. This house is my home about three months of the year. There is so much to do and see here. If you are planning a trip, book tickets to the Biltmore early. My house has lots of brochures about other local activities, and I can always provide a restaurant idea or two.
I hope you will choose to stay at TreeTops Lodge. Regardless of where you choose to stay, and whether you are coming for the art or the beer, please enjoy your time in America's most magical and relaxed mountain town.
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Member since: 2014
- 4000 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
Dog friendly! But please ask in advance. Also, plan to leash your dog while walking. Cars and sometimes even bears do pose a threat. There is a small dog relief area outside the front door to the right. Please refrain from letting your dogs use the well manicured yards on either side of the street that belong to the neighbor down the hill. Please always pick up after your dog. There is a pooper scooper in the hall closet....moreless
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Tourist Attractions
- Botanical Garden
- Live Theater
Local Services & Businesses
- Bird Watching
- Outlet Shopping
- Scenic Drives
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
Only 1.7 miles from Downtown, this is one of the closest 5-bedroom, 5-bath houses to Asheville. Nestled on a 3.5-acre wooded lot, with commanding views of nearby mountains. Secluded but close to town....moreless
Sports & Adventure Activities
- Freshwater Fishing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Mountain Biking
- Water Tubing
- Whitewater Rafting
- Dining Room
- Seating for 14 people
- Air Conditioning:
- Clothes Dryer:
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided:
Great room w/fireplace is 18'x24' with two seating areas of deep and comfortable sofas and love seats. Additional family room downstairs with 55" TV, lounges, dart board, pool table and board games...moreless
- Towels Provided:
- Washing Machine:
- Coffee Maker:
Dishes & Utensils:
Full serve for 24: dinner plates, dessert plates, bowls, wine glasses, water glasses, cutlery -- all in main kitchen. Cusinart knives, high end pans, 2nd set of 8 for lower kitchen off family room....moreless
Modern main kitchen with granite counter tops, lots of cabinet space, gas stove & range, large fridge & second smaller fridge, dishwasher. 2nd kitchen off family room for breakfast light cooking....moreless
I encourage the housekeeping staff to retain in the house the basic condiments, salad dressings, spices etc bought by guests. It feels wasteful to discard them Feel free to use them or add to them....moreless
|Dates||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Jan 1 - Apr 26, 2017
3 night min stay
Apr 27 - May 25, 2017
4 night min stay
Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun
May 26 - Sep 7, 2017
5 night min stay
Fall Foliage 2017
Sep 8 - Nov 6, 2017
4 night min stay
Nov 7 - Nov 19, 2017
3 night min stay
Nov 20 - Nov 27, 2017
5 night min stay
Nov 28 - Dec 16, 2017
3 night min stay
Dec 17 - Jan 7, 2018
5 night min stay
Jan 8 - Mar 15, 2018
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
- Cleaning Fee $200 + tax
- Tax Rate 7%
Owner's cancellation policy:
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Welcome to TreeTops Lodge, your tastefully appointed, serene escape in the Blue Ridge Mountains, remarkably close to downtown Asheville. After a quick 3-4 minute drive up Town Mountain Road from the center of town, you'd never know the City was just over the hill. At 1000 feet above town, you have only the hawks and eagles to share your space.
Year Purchased: 2014
About the owner: I have lived in San Francisco since 1986 but have been splitting my time between there and Asheville, where my parents and two siblings live, for 20 years. I love the arts scene here, and there is so much to do outdoors! I am the co-founder the AIDS Memorial Quilt, which started on my back porch in 1987. (Younger people have no clue what this is, but a Google search should help...) I've been running AIDS or LGBT organizations my whole adult life and enjoy the community-building aspect of what I do. After 13 years, I recently stepped down as executive director of AIDS Emergency Fund and Breast Cancer Emergency Fund, two related non-profits that help low income people pay their basic living costs while disabled or going through surgery, chemo or radiation. Asheville has always been my escape space and un-stressing zone. I know it will be yours, too! Whether it’s a gallery opening, dinner with extended family, or just watching the Fall foliage, I know I can leave the rat race behind here.
Why the Owner Chose Grove Park- Sunset, Asheville, NC, USA:
There is something magical about life in a forest, watching the season change from every window -- on 3.5 acres, out of sight of neighbors, but SO close to town. I fell in love with the long-range views, the fireplace, and the quick access to everything. Although I spend most of the year in San Francisco, I am here about three months of the year. It's a shame for big house like this to sit empty, so I am sharing it with you. I've downsized a bit in San Francisco, and have sent most of my big art pieces to this house, including many pieces from local Asheville artists, that I have acquired over the years. This in my retreat house, with the birds in the trees (and at the feeder) and the sound of the wind. Art galleries in town and the working artists' studios of the River Arts District are my daily hunting grounds when I am here. But the quick drive back up the mountain to the house nourishes my soul.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love the seclusion, the access to town, the modern conveniences of a newer house, the soaring cathedral ceilings, having all my art accessible around me, and sharing it with new friends.
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Cathedral ceilings in great room brings in light for the art and slate fireplace
Great room seats 14 comfortably in deep plush armchairs and sofas.
Dining seats 12 at local artisan handmade 48" x 120"" reclaimed hemlock table.
Sunny breakfast nook right off the kitchen features big picture windows.
Large sunny deck with table and chairs for 12 w/BBQ grill, nestled in the trees.
Master BR has locally crafted pine king bed. Trundle/daybed adds 2 more in twins
Master bath also has double sinks and huge walk-in closet.
Yellow king room w/ historic headboard from Grove Park Inn. French doors to deck
Twin bed room shares 1.5 bath w/queen. 2 addl bunks in rec room not shown.
Full bath and add half bath downstairs shared by queen and twins room
Bar/kitchenette area of rec room. Bunk beds for four nearby not pictured
Wild roses on the hill side!
Traditional North Carolina rocking chairs await you at the entrance.
Huge well-stocked kitchen w/5-burner stove, 2 ovens, 2 fridges and big counters.
Giant sun porch overlooking tree tops and views to the mountains in the south.
Long range views of distance mountains from deck and sunporch.
Jacuzzi tub in master w/ separate walkin shower. 3 Full & 2 half baths in house.
Main-level BR 2 has king bed crafted by local artisan, access to shared bath.
Second bath has a luxurious walk in shower, shared by the two king-bed rooms.
Queen bedroom on lower level
Downstairs rec room, 54 inch TV, full size pool table, four bunks in side alcove
Enjoy the front porch swing overlooking the hillside wildflower garden.
Open a bottle of wine and settle in on the deck. Ahhh!
This listing was first published here in 2015.
Date last modified - Friday, January 20, 2017
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