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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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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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 17, 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.


Leicester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 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:
  • Rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • 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
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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average rating of 4.9 based on 90 reviews

PERFECT for Family and/or Friend Getaways

  • 5 of 5

We had such a great time staying at this charming cabin! We, along with two other adult couples, spent 4 nights here and it exceeded all of our expectations. There was plenty of room for all of us to spread out throughout the house, but also be together when we wanted to be. My husband and I stayed in the Master Bedroom, but each couple said the beds were comfortable. It was also nice having 2 full bathrooms, which made getting ready in the mornings much easier for all of us. One area where we spent a lot of time was the game room and playing ping pong and shuffleboard. We loved that Downtown Asheville was only 10-15 minutes away and getting to and from was easy as a couple of turns. We also loved meeting the neighbor, Wayne, who had a 7 week old fawn following him around in the yard one day (we actually got to pet her) and a raccoon following him the next. Because it rained every day we were there, we were unable to take advantage of the fire pit area (which was a disappointment because that area was gorgeous and we looked forward to spending an evening out there). Before we all left, we all said that this cabin is perfect for families or friends because there is something for all ages to do at all times. Overall, Tony and Birgit have an amazing property and we would absolutely stay here again the next time we travel to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, owners easy to work with!

  • 5 of 5

Property is in a convenient location to downtown Asheville but offers a rustic and private feel. It came stocked with the simpler necessities like paper towels, soap, toilet paper and trash bags which were much appreciated. The game room and fire pit (stocked with firewood) were a great hit with everyone. We would rent again! The owners checked in with us after our arrival to make sure we were happy and were very responsive to our communications.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It was very clean and secluded from the road by trees. It was very quiet and peaceful!

  • 5 of 5

Our family thoroughly enjoyed it The grandkids especially loved seeing Wayne with his three week old baby deer and raccoon, all named ”Judy”! We were close to everything in Asheville for our very first visit there. Wished we could have stay longer ! ❤️🇺?🇸?🗽?

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Ocean Isle Beach, NC

Delightful cabin.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at Dix Creek Cabin. It is well appointed and comfortable. Exactly as described. Take a sweater (even in summer) as the game room i.e. basement is cold. Definitely took advantage of its proximity to Asheville. Went downtown every day. We invited the neighbor to have coffee on the porch with us several days while we were there and he brought with him a fawn and baby raccoon. We were enchanted. Definitely a memorable trip.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quiet and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great quiet cabin out of the way, quiet and comfortable. Had a great relaxing time.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Santa Claus, Indiana

Rustic retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The stream with the waterwheel was lovely. We had bonfires and the setting is great. just bring bug spray as you are in the woods. The house is comfortable and had everything you could need. We had a ball in the game room!! We played everything. Was nice to have the run for the dog. We could let them out at night without having to go for a walk, and they had bags right there for you, so clean up is easy. It is not to far into town and the Biltmore. We went to 6 breweries!! Fun. Love Ashville and it is priced for any budget. You will enjoy if you stay here.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary

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.


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.

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