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Mountaintop Log Cabin w/Panoramic View-less than 20 minutes from downtown AVL

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,500 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

All paved roads to this mountaintop cabin-wraparound deck to enjoy amazing views

This log cabin has it all! Awe-inspiring views from the cabin afforded by being near the top of the mountain. It’s minutes from a multitude of shopping and dining choices in convenient South Asheville, 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, 10 minutes from Biltmore Park Mall, 15 minutes from Biltmore Village and the Biltmore Estate. The cabin is situated in a peaceful, well-established community with incredible views and lots of trees providing privacy between the houses which are spaced generously apart from one another. For hiking and nature enthusiasts, a 300 acre nature preserve with walking paths is literally steps away from the cabin. Perfect for families or couples looking to enjoy all the entertainment Asheville has to offer as well as relaxation and inspiring mountain views.

The wrap around deck overlooks the surrounding woods opening up to incredible valley and long range-mountain views. 6 person Leisure Bay hot tub spa with waterfall and lights situated on the deck for maximum viewing pleasure. The well-equipped kitchen with a center island has all the modern large appliances: dishwasher, microwave, electric stove/oven, coffee makers (including a Keurig) and basic spices. One level living with 3 bedrooms: the master has a king size log bed and its own bathroom (bathrooms only have showers, no tubs). Another has a queen size log bed, and the third has a trundle day bed with two twin mattresses . All bedrooms have ceiling fans. The great room has comfy leather furniture, handmade, rustic tables and bench and a 50” flat screen with free Netflix. The dining table seats eight comfortably. There is a wood burning fireplace in the great room for those chilly mountain evenings and central A/C for those balmy mountain evenings. Charcoal grill, picnic table and bistro table, and two person log swing on the deck. Dog friendly (please, no cats), you can bring your canine buddies -up to two for a $75 dog fee. For those who can’t leave the tech world behind, the cabin has reliable WiFi and cell phone service at the cabin is reliable.

Lively, downtown Asheville is 20 minutes away and has an abundance of shops and Art Galleries and its restaurants are world famous. On the south edge of Asheville, you're minutes from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway with its many trail heads and spectacular views. Hendersonville Road has multiple restaurants and shops within 5 minutes of the cabin. Biltmore Park outdoor mall has PF Changs, BT Burger Joint, Brixx Pizza and a number of other popular restaurants and shopping destinations as well as a 15 screen movie theatre. Biltmore Village and Estate is a short 15 minute drive. Hiking, rafting and zip lining is in all directions.

All roads to the cabin (including the driveway) are paved, however, they are somewhat steep. 4 wheel drive is not necessary unless it’s during one of our infrequent snow storms.

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More Details

Tony and Birgit DiBartolo
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 15, 2018

About Tony and Birgit DiBartolo

Our family moved to Asheville a year ago full time when Tony retired from the restaurant business. Four years ago, we purchased a cabin in NE Asheville so that we could have a place to visit and bring our dogs. We knew that we would have to rent it as a short term rental to be able to afford to have it. It's has been so successful that since then, we have purchased 4 more vacation rental properties and now devote our time to renting and maintaining those properties. We enjoy the communication with travelers and being able to provide a great place to stay in Asheville that's pet friendly, convenient and reasonably priced. It's important to us that our guests know that we do everything we can to make their vacation memorable. After all, we want you to keep coming back!

Tony and Birgit DiBartolo purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Tony and Birgit DiBartolo chose Arden

We purchased the cabin from the only owner it'd ever had-in fact he built it himself. We loved the incredible view and convenience to commerce-restaurants, grocery stores, movie theaters, and just about anything else that you would need within a 5 minute drive. We also liked that the entire drive was all paved-including the driveway. We looked at a lot of properties with views that had gravel driveways or treacherous, unpaved roads and knew that wouldn't work for us. This cabin had it all, including the incredible view!

What makes this cabin unique

Convenience to restaurants, entertainment, anything you would need within a 5 minute drive. The spectacular view is what sets it apart, as well as ease of access. There is a 300 acre nature preserve and hiking trails within .1 mile.


Arden Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • Two bathrooms, one off the master bedroom, one between the other two bedrooms, off the great room. No bathtubs, only showers.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • master bedroom has log king bed, computer desk work area and large walk in closet. Also has it's own bathroom.
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • 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:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Mountaintop Log Cabin w/Panoramic View-less than 20 minutes from downtown AVL
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Fort Worth

Everything we hoped for - with a view!

  • 5 of 5

The name says it all - the cabin comes complete with glorious sunrises, comfortable accommodations, and a sense of seclusion. Ashville and all of its art, food, beer(!), and tourist attractions are a very resonable distance (twenty minutes in most cases) and can be reached on local roads (no need for frreways). Plenty of friendly nearby shopping and dining. A wonderful, very relaxed base to explore the region or just stay put and enjoy the comforts of the cabin. The kitchen has every need if you decide to eat in, and is quite serviceable. The TV was - on the one occasion we used it - appreciated as was the Netflix. Communications with the owners, Tony and Brigit, were straightforward and easy to understand. Wholeheartedly recommend!

  • Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a view!!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in Arden at the Cabin which was very comfortable as well! Would love to come back and try out the hot tub and the comfortable swings! It is so convenient to so much to do, restaurants, Biltmore Village, movies Etc, and yet it also has the feeling away from the rowdiness of party houses!

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect North Carolina Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We spent five days in the mountaintop cabin. Very quiet and peaceful and the views of the mountains were spectacular. The house was perfect for the five of us. Had everything we needed and was an adorable log cabin home. Everything is clean and in good shape. We enjoyed sitting on the deck and in the hot tub.

Great location, close to Asheville, the airport and nearby small towns. Highlights included The Biltmore, The Blue Ridge Folk Art Center, blackberry picking at Justus farms, The Grove Park Inn, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada and Wicked Weed breweries, and visiting Chimney Rock.

The only (minor) challenge was the winding drive up to the house and the steep driveway BUT the view of the Smoky Mountains made that more than worthwhile.

Would definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Chapel Hill, NC

Had a great time at this cabin

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice cabin. We booked it for 4 nights to have a short getaway, and we wish we could have stayed longer! As others have mentioned, the cabin was VERY clean. I have stayed at many cabins advertised on VRBO and this was the cleanest and most well-kept. Our two little dogs also really enjoyed it!

We also spent a lot of time on the porch. This place is quiet, which is what we were looking for. The winding roads in the neighborhood are like many mountain roads—skinny and sometimes steep, but I don’t see anyone needing 4x4 unless maybe it’s snowing.

Overall we had a great time and we plan to come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful View

  • 4 of 5

We loved the view from this location. The house was nice and clean. There was everything needed plus more in the kitchen. We were a family of 4 there plenty of space. There were just 2 things we did not like

#1 The couches were not comfortable AT ALL. At the end of the night after a day of activity we just wanted to relax.

#2 It was a cooler night going down into the 50's and we wanted to open up the windows for fresh-air... well there is a lock... yes I said LOCK on the thermostat!!

The driveway is alittle scary but eventually got use to it.. very steep

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I’m glad you enjoyed the view and the cabin but would like to address the two issues you mentioned: I can’t speak to why you didn’t find the couches comfortable because you did not provide a reason. I'm sorry you did not find them comfortable. They are leather, cushy and comfy, as far as we can tell, and as previous guests have mentioned. As far as the thermostat being locked: this is stated early in the welcome letter (emailed to all guests) in which we ask them to please contact us if they are uncomfortable with the temp. Guests are free to adjust the temperature to their liking and we are happy to provide the key to the thermostat. The reason it is locked-and as stated in our welcome letter-is because we have had people turn the AC down to 60 in the summer thereby freezing the unit which then requires service. We prefer to speak with our guests before they adjust the thermostat so they are aware of this possibility. For this reason, we recommend reading the welcome letter because we feel it contains important information for the guests to have before and during their stay.
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Exceptional Rental and Owners

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place to stay in/near Asheville - stop looking. Just book this place already!! All of the pictures and previous reviews are spot on. The mountain views are spectacular and the cabin has everything that you will need. The attention to detail from these owners is incredible! We have stayed in at least 15-20 VRBO rentals, and this is the best by far. From a welcome bottle of wine to a check-in call to make sure all is well, the owners have thought of everything to make sure you have a great stay. The deposit return was even underway before we made it half way home. Seriously, stop looking and book it now!

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
4.6 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

South Asheville is convenient to downtown-straight shot north on Hendersonville Road-20 minute drive. Biltmore Estate is also straight north on Hendersonville Road-15 minute drive. Hendersonville Road is a very busy commercial road with restaurants and businesses all the way to Asheville and also south of the cabin to Hendersonville.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $100
Pet Fee $75
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.