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Log Cabin in Idyllic Setting-Private and Peaceful-13 mins to downtown Asheville

Leicester, NC, USA
  • Cabin1800 sqft
  • Bedrooms3
  • Sleeps6
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 - 5 nights

2 scenic acres w/fire pit, water wheel, mini waterfall, stream and game room!

This rustic custom built log cabin is located 13 minutes from downtown Asheville in the rolling, pastoral hills northwest of Asheville, just outside city limits. Close enough to downtown for couples or families looking to enjoy all the entertainment and food Asheville has to offer, or those just looking for some peace and quiet in your own private paradise.

The front porch has a whiskey barrel table, chairs and rockers at which to enjoy your morning coffee and view the lush grounds filled with weeping willows, shady evergreens and small brook in the middle of it all. The updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops has all the modern large appliances: dishwasher, microwave, gas stove/oven and the basics in dishes, small appliances (including a Keurig), utensils, cookware and spices. All 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The large master bedroom has a comfy king size bed with a 32" flat panel TV and lots of closet space. The other two bedrooms each have queen size beds and both overlook the outside gathering area with fire pit, water wheel and mini waterfall. Two full baths, one on each level. The living room has a large leather sectional and 50” flat screen with cable and free Netflix. Wood burning stove insert in floor to ceiling stone fireplace will keep you warm on those chilly mountain evenings. Charcoal grill and fenced in dog area in back of house (please, no cats), you can bring your dog (up to two for a $75 dog fee). Basement is also available for hanging out and and has a pool table, ping-pong and shuffleboard with a stone fireplace and 50" flat screen TV. WiFi is reliable.

Lively downtown Asheville is less than 15 minutes away and has an abundance of shops and Art Galleries and its restaurants are world famous. On the northwest edge of Asheville, you're minutes from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway with its many trail heads and spectacular views. Biltmore Village and Estate is less than 20 minutes away and trendy West Asheville with it's funky shops and restaurants is 10 minutes away by car. Hiking, rafting and zip lining is in all directions.

This cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing, peaceful vacation away from the demands of city life.

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Tony and Birgit DiBartolo

Member Since 2014
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english, german
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 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 Leicester

We fell in love with the property before we even entered the house. We think the grounds are amazing and peaceful. That the house was so rustic and charming was a bonus.

What makes this Cabin unique

The previous owner recognized the uniqueness of the property and went to lengths to maximize the appeal of the grounds with a waterwheel and small waterfall. We built a firepit/gathering area near the water features and have created an outdoor space that is beautiful and peaceful. The custom built log cabin (built in the 70's) feels like it was built in the early 1900's and has so much rustic charm.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Fireplace
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
      • Bedroom 1
        1 king
      • Bedroom 2
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen


        • 2 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Rural
              This cabin is located less than 15 minutes from downtown Asheville in a rural area with farms and rolling hills and mountain/valley views.


                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Romantic


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Iron & Board
                        • Air Conditioning
                          Central A/C
                        • Fireplace
                          2 stone fireplaces, wood burning stove inserts in both
                        • Garage
                          1 indoor space available- Garage door openers NOT provided
                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                        • Internet
                        • Clothes Dryer
                        • Linens Provided
                          All bath and bedding linens provided
                        • Living Room
                          Leather sectional, 2 reclining chairs, desk, stone fireplace and 50" flat screen tv
                        • Parking
                          Room outside for 4 vehicles
                        • Telephone
                        • Towels Provided
                          All bath and bedding linens provided
                        • Washing Machine
                        • Wood Stove
                          2 wood stoves inside stone fireplaces


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Mr. Coffee and Keurig
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                              Refrigerator, gas stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee machines, including Keurig, dishes/utensils, pots and pans for cooking and basic spices
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                            • Pantry Items
                              Basic spices
                            • Refrigerator
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Dining
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 6 people


                                    • Game Room
                                      Basement has/ping pong table
                                    • Games
                                      Small selection of board games
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Satellite / Cable
                                    • Stereo
                                      Sony Wireless/Bluetooth speaker
                                    • Television
                                      50" flat screen in living room, 32 " flat screen in master bedroom
                                    • Video Library
                                      All the free movies you want on Netflix


                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Patio with seating for 6
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          2 landscaped acres with water features (waterfall, water wheel, brook) firepit, shade trees
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          Weber charcoal grill


                                            • wheelchair inaccessible


                                                • library
                                                • arboretum
                                                • churches
                                                • cinemas
                                                • festivals
                                                • health/beauty spa
                                                • botanical garden
                                                • live theater
                                                • museums
                                                • playground
                                                • recreation center
                                                • restaurants
                                                • synagogues

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • paddle boating
                                                    • antiquing
                                                    • boating
                                                    • eco tourism
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • outlet shopping
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • 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

                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • basketball court
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • fly fishing
                                                            • freshwater fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • hot air ballooning
                                                            • kayaking
                                                            • cycling
                                                            • mountain climbing
                                                            • mountaineering
                                                            • racquetball
                                                            • rafting
                                                            • rock climbing
                                                            • swimming
                                                            • tennis
                                                            • water tubing
                                                            • whitewater rafting

                                                              House Rules

                                                              Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                              Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                              Cancellation Policy

                                                              100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                              81 Reviews


                                                              Latest reviews

                                                              Rustic with some modern updates, Comfy beds, fun game room, and nice yard.

                                                              Donna W.

                                                              Overall, had a nice family vacation. Weather was nice. Short drive to Asheville. Loved the game room. Great having a fenced in area for the fur babies. Kitchen well equipped. Spacious. Would definitely go back.

                                                              Great for families, close to Asheville

                                                              A N.

                                                              Our family with small children, a dog and grandparent had a wonderful time in this cabin. It was very convenient to restaurants in Asheville and hiking trails and small towns nearby. We especially loved the basement game room with ping pong, billiards, comfy sofas and smart TV - it gave us a great place for young kids and grandpa to make wonderful memories together. The cabin was very clean and comfortable - many books to read, a checkers table, loads of board games, well-equipped kitchen, like-new washer and dryer. Birgit, the owner, was very accessible and great to work with.

                                                              Perfect Escape

                                                              Tenna R.

                                                              We so enjoyed our 3 days at the cabin! Perfectly located to be quiet and relaxing but within an easy distance of everything you would want to do. Our only regret is that we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor space more...we will obviously need to return when the weather is warmer!

                                                              A little piece of heaven!

                                                              Kelly S.

                                                              What an exceptional experience! The property is beautiful, private and immaculately maintained. Birgit touched base early in our trip to make herself available for any questions or concerns, but not a single one arose during our stay. The cabin was well equipped, pristine and spacious. The fire pit area and yard were just lovely, and there were instructions for the outdoor lights, water wheel, etc. Our pups and toddler were absolutely enamored with it all and heartbroken to leave (as were my husband and I). We will most certainly be back!! Thank you so much for the wonderful escape from reality!!!

                                                              Great stay!

                                                              Michael C.

                                                              Wonderful house. As advertised. Perfect for family of 4 (2 teens). So many extras -- best of all the welcoming bottle of wine! Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the Spring/Summer when it's not so cold!

                                                              Wonderful Cabin Outside of Asheville

                                                              Katie P.

                                                              Our family had a great stay at this charming cabin! It had all of the amenities to make us feel at home and was very clean and well-maintained. We really enjoyed the close proximity to the great restaurants in Asheville and local attractions. We will definitely visit again.


                                                              Leicester, NC, USA

                                                              The cabin is less than 10 minutes from the intersection of New Leicester Highway and Patton Avenue which is a major thoroughfare in Asheville. The cabin is also 10 minutes from trendy, funky West Asheville and it's popular restaurants and shops. The corner of NLH and Patton Avenue is a busy intersection with a number of stores, grocery, restaurants, etc. A large grocery store is 2 miles away from the cabin on NLH. Downtown Asheville is less than 15 minutes away, a straight shot down Patton Avenue.

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