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Secluded dog-friendly mountain cabin on 50 acres 25 minutes from Asheville

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 920 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bdrm, 1 1/2 bath dog friendly cabin sleeps 5. Quiet solitude near Asheville

If you are looking for a site in the mountains of western North Carolina that is in a secluded location and also close to natural attractions and cultural offerings, you have found it! Rent this dog-friendly North Carolina mountain cabin by the day, week or month. Ten minutes from Mars Hill. Privacy with a 10-acre pasture in front and 40-acres of a private mountain in the back. Fish from the pond in the pasture. Hike to the waterfall up the mountain.

Whether you are looking for

• a place to escape just for a peaceful weekend

• a place to bring the family for outdoor adventure at your doorstep

• a place to enjoy the outdoors without the crowds

• a place that will stimulate your writer’s inspiration

• a place close to Mars Hill University but in a quiet cove

• a place of solitude with access to the restaurant and art scene of nearby Asheville


Rent this dog-friendly western North Carolina mountain cabin by the day, week, or month. For your stay, the kitchen is stocked with coffee and tea for your entire stay to make you feel at home. Satellite TV and Wi-Fi are available. But, just outside the door, outdoor adventures await from a hiking path up the mountain, to a pond stocked with fish, to a fire-pit for roasting marshmallows. Or just sit on one of the decks and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. The hosts live on the 50-acre site and are available to assist you in any way.

• Two Bedrooms: One with Queen-size bed; Second with pull-out trundle daybed

• Den with twin-size sofa bed

• Full bath with shower-tub plus half-bath off main bedroom

• Fully-equipped kitchen

• Backyard gas BBQ grill

• Satellite TV with DVD player

• Internet Wi-Fi access

• Linens and towels


• Decks on front and back

• Deck overlooking the pond

• 10 Acre field in the front

• Stocked pond for fishing

• Hiking path up the mountain to the waterfall

• Creek running alongside the cabin

• Fire-pit just steps away along the creek


Soothe your soul. Relax to the sounds of nature. Draw inspiration from the surroundings. Chestnut Mountain cabin is set back from the road and nestled in a cove at the foot of a mountain. A creek runs alongside, a pasture stretches out front, and a mountain rises behind. Sit on the front deck or the deck overlooking the pond and enjoy the pastoral setting. Take a chair and park yourself next to the creek and enjoy the sound of the water. Tuck a sketchpad, an I-pad or a book under your arm and find a quiet spot. Or take your camera and capture the beautiful scenes all around. Embark on a hike up the mountain to a private waterfall and draw inspiration from the signs with literary quotations that lead you along the path.


Chestnut Mountain Cabin offers those who love the outdoors exceptional choices to enjoy nature in a private setting. For those who love to fish, there is a stocked pond just steps away for your own use. Grab your fishing pole and spend an hour or a day just casting a line. For those who love the sound of the flowing water of a creek, there is a creek alongside the cabin. Grab a chair and plunk down next to the creek with a good book. Or just open the windows during the day or night for that soothing sound. For those who love to hike, there is a path winding up the mountain right in back of the cabin. Grab your hiking boots and explore the beauty of the flora along the path without encountering another person. The path ends at a private waterfall which is just as beautiful during the winter when it forms an ice sculpture. Every season has something to offer. Spring and Autumn offer the different stages of the foliage and the color. The fireflies put on a show in the pasture during the summer. In the winter, we are 20 minutes from Wolf Ridge ski area. But, you have acres of land for making your own snowman, having a snowball fight or sledding down the hill. Fifty private acres are there for your enjoyment.

More Details

Mike or Sandy Stevenson
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 1, 2018

About Mike or Sandy Stevenson

Your hosts are both Midwesterners—Sandy from Madison, Wisconsin, and Mike from Chicago, Illinois—who lived and worked in the southeast in the 1970s and determined to retire there. Mike is a retired oil company executive who has always had an interest in woodworking, landscaping, and cooking. This property allows him to indulge all of those. Sandy is a retired High School U.S. History teacher and now works part time at the County Visitor Center where she can tell visitors to the area about its rich heritage. In the years we have been here, we have both become deeply imbedded in the community serving on several boards and volunteering frequently to help the schools and the community. We lived in the cabin while building our house elsewhere on the property and have fond memories of its coziness.

Mike or Sandy Stevenson purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Mike or Sandy Stevenson chose Mars Hill

After living in the suburbs of Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and Dallas, the idea of a smaller town was very appealing. Also, having spent the last 20 years in the flat lands of Dallas, it was time for a change of scenery. We were familiar with the area as a result of having been stationed in Atlanta in the early 70s when we used to vacation in the mountains here. As a couple entering retirement, good medical facilities was a requirement (Asheville has one of the top hospitals in the country) as was accessible entertainment (Asheville has 23 performing arts companies, several music venues, round the clock festivals from May to October, plenty of good stores, and more good restaurants than a reasonable person could try in a year). But a bigger piece of property in the mountains was the goal. At the time we bought this property in 1999, land by the acre was a relative bargain compared to other places in the mountains. Western North Carolina has such natural beauty and all four seasons have moderate temperatures and a splendor unique to each one. There is plenty to do within hours of the location not only in western North Carolina, but in Tennessee, Virginia, and South Carolina. You can drive to Hilton Head in five hours, to Washington DC in eight and you can drive to New York City in a day.

What makes this cabin unique

After looking all around the Asheville area, this piece of property in the country a few miles outside of Mars Hill was the perfect fit. A creek running through it, a mountain out back and some level area to allow for grandchildren to run and for entertaining large groups of people. Since we are year around residents, good roads that would be drivable in the winter were important as was a truly rural environment. We were both tired of suburban living with neighbors a few feet away. The waterfall and the hiking trails were the icing on the cake!


Mars Hill Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 920 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , attached to master bedroom.
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • A full bath with toilet, sink, bath tub and shower is located in a hallway off the dining/kitchen area. Master bathroom is a 1/2 bathroom
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom with 1/2 bath has queen size bed. 2nd bedroom has a trundle bed with two twin size matresses
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services


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Secluded dog-friendly mountain cabin on 50 acres 25 minutes from Asheville
average rating of 4.375 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a great time while staying in your cabin.Cabin is beautiful and had everything we needed and it was very clean.Our 2 dogs had so much fun running off the leash.Cant wait to comeback. Thank you Mike and Sandy.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice, beautiful and cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The place was awesome and cozy. Kitchen was stocked with utensils and coffee..yes!..and very clean. My family and I enjoyed the place very much and recommend the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private secluded getaway.

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was just as expected. Clean and comfortable without all the bells and whistles. It is very secluded and perfect for those wanting to get out of the city but still have quick access to the several surrounding interstates. The master bed was not the most comfortable, but we made due. We were greated upon arrival and even had a lovely loaf of pumpkin bread waiting for us. We would definetly stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2016
  • Stayed: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed in Mike and Sandy's beautiful cabin for 3 months! Our stay could not have been any more WONDERFUL. Everything about their cabin was amazing - location, scenery, accommodations, amenities, etc. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our stay. Mike and Sandy were two of the friendliest people we have ever met and always went out of their way to ensure we were enjoying our stay! The cabin was fully stocked with everything you could need - kitchen utensils, pots, pans, etc. The property itself it simply breathtaking with the pond, pasture, hiking trails, waterfall, etc. There was so much room for our dog to enjoy himself and roam off his leash. We are 100% looking to visit again and enjoy their beautiful cabin.


- Everything!!!!

- Location to Asheville

- Property Amenities

- Coziness

- Scenery

- Everything you could want in a cabin rental

Overall, simply amazing place to stay! You will not be disappointed at all. 5 star recommendation. Thank you again Mike and Sandy for our wonderful stay and for your kindness!!! We are so thankful to have stayed at your cabin and to have met you both!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: February 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Chris and Amy for the great review. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting you at our cabin. You are a wonderful young couple with a great future ahead of you. We hope you come back again some time. I'll send you a picture of the bridge when I finish it.
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Clean cabin with all the amenities convienent to Asheville.

  • 4 of 5

Cozy, clean cabin on a beautiful piece of property across from a working farm. We hiked on their literary trail to the waterfall and fished in their private pond, catching good sized bass. Cabin had all the amenities and the owners were helpful as they live on site. Close to Asheville for day excursions. We would highly recommend this property with a caution that the farmer across the way breeds hound dogs that woke us up early one morning.

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: December 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I, and little boy, have been to this wonderful cabin, and beautiful part of NC many, many times, and have never been disappointed. Great couple own it, Sandy and Mike, who never fail to make you feel at home, and who will gladly provide any information/help any tourist would require. You are close enough to Mars Hill and Asheville to still feel connected, but far enough away, too, to be able to relax and unwind. Excellent!

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
32 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Stackhouse, Mars Hill
Nearest Golf
11 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Several in Mars Hill
Nearest Ski
11 Miles
Scenic Wolf Ridge
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $25 + Tax
Tax Rate 6.75%

For monthly rentals, guests will pay for gas and electricity which are metered separately.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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