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Vali Hi-Luxurious Asheville Timber Cabin ; Spectacular Views, Close to Asheville
Wow, spectacular 180 degree views and amazing outdoor space!!
Come escape and relax at your own top of the world get-a-way!
Vali Hi is a luxury 2 bedroom timber cabin that affords 50+ mile views & a plethora of outdoor spaces & hiking on 150+ acres of private neighborhood mountain splendor within the confines of Fairview Forest less than 20 minutes from downtown Asheville! This modern, timber frame/log, mountain style retreat cabin has high ceilings, vaulted spaces, and hard wood floors throughout. There are 3 outside porches, decks, and patios for ultimate outdoor relaxation.
Everything about Asheville and the mountains is within your reach, with easy access to it all; relaxation in a mountain cabin, coupled with unfettered access to the metropolitan activities that define Asheville and the ultimate vacation experience!
Come enjoy it all......
Vali Hi has quickly become one one the most popular homes in our Yonder luxury portfolio, and is quickly becoming one of the most requested! It is not surprising when you put a terrific home together with simply spectacular views & amenities, and an existing 5 year history as a private vacation rental home. In addition, Yonder is the only vacation rental firm in Western North Carolina that offers a Clean Guarantee.
As for Vali Hi, this private timber cabin is located inside a private, 150 acre development called Fairview Forest, at the top of the mountainside. Only 18 minutes outside of downtown Asheville, less than 20 minutes to the gates of Biltmore Estate. 25 minutes to Asheville Regional airport, and 35 minutes to Hendersonville. You are also an easy 25 minutes from Chimney Rock, and only 30+ minutes to Lake Lure.
It is VERY easy to access the home, via only paved roads. The home affords year round access, does NOT require 4-wheel drive*, and is NOT off any steep rural mountain roads. (The roads are 2-lane, fully maintained, paved roads.) The home is situated on 150+ acres of mountain neighborhood property, affording private places to play & explore, take a hike, and everyone to relax & enjoy the unreal views. The driveway has an incline approach to the home, so in the Winter please exercise caution with potential ice*.
* - during snow and/or ice events, 4-Wheel Drive would be required to access home via the neighborhood mountain roads.
Get ready to be “wowed” by this 1,260 sq. ft. spectacular modern, timber frame/log, contemporary mountain style retreat cabin. With soaring vistas, high ceilings, vaulted spaces, and hard wood floors, you will immediately feel at home at Vali Hi. (That is of course if you can tear yourself away from the views & soaking in the spectacle of the Blue Ridge Mountains, & actually venture inside!) The great room, with stone fireplace, and fully equipped kitchen, is where everyone will want to gather to enjoy their time together inside the house. But, if you need some “alone time”, there is plenty of space inside and out to find your own serenity. There are 3 outside porches, decks, and patios for ultimate outdoor relaxation.
The expansive decks are just off the Kitchen/Great room & out the side door, and off the lower terrace level. All of these afford additional outdoor space to relax & unwind. While everyone enjoys the outdoor decks & patio, you can pull up a chair and take in the view, (the long range views are spectacular!!), observe the night as it fills with stars, and watch the fire flies come out to play in your backyard.
Take a seat and enjoy the sound of nature and the serenity in your own private paradise at the top of the world. The development of Fairview Forest offers lots of acreage for nature walks and exploring, and other exercise on the mountain without leaving the property.
You are just minutes from America's favorite scenic byway, The Blue Ridge Parkway, motorcycle touring, biking, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, Segway tour…just about any outdoor activity! Or, take a quick ride to downtown Asheville to enjoy the first-rate restaurants, shopping, galleries, spas, and entertainment.
We look forward to possibly booking your stay, should these accommodations work for you. We can reserve your stay with a credit card and send out a rental agreement to firm everything up when you are ready…but don't delay too long.
Additional Rate And Fees information:
*3 night minimum required for all holidays & special events.
These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas
$235 Cleaning Fee**
** - Yonder openly shares & clearly posts our Cleaning Fees in a manner of full disclosure, as we think this is the most honest and forthright approach with respect to our guests. Our Cleaning Fees are backed by our Clean Guarantee, which reflects the highest level of standards, pristine environments for our guests, and a level of clean that surpasses any other vacation homes; we literally guarantee it!
3.45% processing fee
Current local tax rate is 13%
$1,000 refundable security deposit (Held with credit card; NOT charged up front)
Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.
We have tremendous respect and gratitude for former and present military personnel. Yonder would like to offer a 5% discount on this home. Some restrictions apply, not valid with any other offers. The only thing we ask is that you present identification in the form of an “CAC” card or a “DD Form 2” card (Blue & Green). Please inquire for details.
Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, and trip insurance.
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- within one hour
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 19, 2018
Celebrating 10 years in Western North Carolina, Yonder provides relaxing and personalized luxury homes for vacation rentals in and around Asheville; from 1 bedroom loft apartments in the heart of Asheville to 8 bedroom timber frame estates homes. Perfect for romantic weekends to multi generational family gatherings, corporate retreats to weddings, Yonder dedicates itself to providing the ultimate mountain vacation experience. Our promise to you is an easy booking process, a guaranteed clean home and our availability to offer local knowledge and answer any questions you might have. #yondervacation
Why Yonder chose Fairview
Vali Hi has absolutely amazing sunset views as well as near and far distance views. The hardwood forest provides for amazing fall foliage viewing! There is an abundance of wildlife roaming around the area which can be heard and seen. We found this to be very appealing. The house itself is amazing... classic log cabin with cathedral ceilings with beams, a stacked stone fireplace, gourmet kitchen. The 3 full bathrooms was also very appealing so that we could vacation with friends & family as well.
What makes this Cabin unique
The private development of fairview forest has no light pollution so at night you can see so many stars, it's incredible! No visible neighbors, it's like owning your own private mountain! You have that completely secluded, "get-a-way" feeling, yet you are less than 20 minutes from the heart of downtown asheville & all that it has to offer. We love exploring and eating downtown, and then returning home for a glass of wine & an evening of just taking it all in & appreciating the millions of stars at night! The home is convenient to basically everything in wnc; rafting, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, fishing, and much, much more. Come enjoy all that is the splendor of vali hi.
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Great weekend with friends
I would’ve given 5 stars but in the property description it says no 4 wheel drive required. The house is at almost the top of the mountain up very steep roads and driveway. We would not have made it if we had had snow or ice. The altitude provided a beautiful view but perhaps a better description re: access would be helpful. Otherwise, we had a great weekend with friends!
Obviously we think this is a 5-Star cabin, and in reality, so do these guests. It is unfortunate that a perceived lack of verbiage would take a home from 5-Stars to anything less(?). This was clearly a 5-Star stay.
Even more unfortunate is the fact that we do address this on all listing platforms, but specifically VRBO/HomeAway, with clear language. Quoting from the listing:
"It is VERY easy to access the home, via only paved roads. The home affords year round access, does NOT require 4-wheel drive*, and is NOT off any steep rural mountain roads. (The roads are 2-lane, fully maintained, paved roads.) The home is situated on 150+ acres of mountain neighborhood property, affording private places to play & explore, take a hike, and everyone to relax & enjoy the unreal views. The driveway has an incline approach to the home, so in the Winter please exercise caution with potential ice*.
* - during snow and/or ice events, 4-Wheel Drive would be required to access home via the neighborhood mountain roads."
The other reality is that Asheville does not historically, (last 20 years), receive very much snow, and in 2016 & 2017 respectively, there were 358 & 360 days when access to Vali Hi was NOT an issue in any way, shape or form.
We appreciate the feedback, and love that these folks had a 5-Star stay, and that there was no snow or anything else to make it anything less. And for future guests, the home is easily accessible, and on the off-chance you have issues, Yonder is here to help and make sure you can get to the cabin and enjoy your stay!
Nice cabin, good service, winter warning
Had a good time here. Yonder was good to work with-accommodated an early check-in and were quick to respond to our questions. The cabin fit our family of 2 adults and 3 kids comfortably. The heat worked well! My only critique is the description could be a little more clear on the access in the winter. Although the road is paved, its a 2 mile drive up the mountain, which can be tricky in the winter. We encountered icy roads (from my understanding not the norm for this time of year) and one evening had to leave our vehicle a mile from the cabin and hike the rest. We were stuck in the cabin for a day and a half. I must take some responsibility-if you are renting a cabin in the mountains in the winter you need to be prepared for what may come! Overall we had a great time-cabin is in a good location for the surrounding towns/activities to do.
Thanks for taking the time to post a review and provide your feedback. We certainly appreciate you staying with us and will take a close look at the description to make any necessary revisions. We take pride in our approach to be as clear as possible with all our guests. We are very happy that overall you all had a great time at Vali Hi and hope that you might visit us again (perhaps in the summer?) Let us know and we will have everything ready for you. Thanks again and Happy New Year!
Not easy access in the winter
Before arriving at the property I called the customer service line and asked if it was okay to check in early because we were arriving into town earlier than anticipated. We were given the “okay” and proceeded to the property. Perfect.
Upon arrival, around 2:15 pm, 1.75 hours before check in, the property manager greeted us at the drive. She said, “you’re not going to be able to get up there”, as the steep and long drive way was still covered in ice and snow that she hadn’t yet shoveled it. That was unusual because it snowed the week prior, but I brushed it off. She didn’t finish shoveling the ice and snow until after 5:30 pm. 1.5 hours after check in.
In the mean time, knowing that we couldn’t get up the drive way to check in, I attempted to back down the drive (it’s a narrow one way) and my tires slipped on ice and snow that was left there. Two tow trucks later, I was pulled out of the ditch on the side, I asked someone with the property manager if they were going to finish shoveling the remaining ice (the ice that caused my slip) and he said no, salt would be sprinkled on it.
When the other guests arrived, they, too, slipped on the remaining snow and ice. Inevitably, we had to shovel the snow ourselves for our safety.
The next day I called customer service and spoke with Ann Marie to explain what happened because I was dissatisfied with the events from the day before. When I informed her of the snow/ice situation she told me that one reason the drive wasn’t clear was because the property manager didn’t check in to know we were coming early, which I didn’t feel was the property manager’s responsibility when customer service could’ve called her after okaying our early arrival.
Ann Marie also stated the property manager didn’t know about the snow and ice still covering the drive because the cleaners didn’t mention the snow. That, too, was odd to me because of the property manager’s previous statement about it being impossible for me to get up to the house. Shouldn’t it be impossible for everyone? Not to mention no guests were in the house the week before our visit and it had snowed the week prior.
When recalling the events, Ann Marie was very defensive and short with me which was unappreciated after considering what happened the day before. However, she did send someone out later that day to re-salt the drive way and parking area and also address the poor shower head in one of the bathrooms.
Despite that, the trip was great.
Great spot, conveniently located with all the amenities
Very nice house located in a very quiet mountain neighborhood, conveniently located a 5-10 min drive from anywhere in town, if you don't factor in the drive up the mountain. House is well maintained and has all the amenities you need for staying in the Asheville area.
Thank you for your 5 stars. Glad the area met your expectations and allowed for a relaxing stay. Let us know when you want to book with us again.
Very Disappointed. There is no way this place can be described as "Luxurious."
Two positive things: 1. The view of the mountains is wonderful; 2. There was a generous supply of paper towels, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish washer detergent, etc. That is not generally my experience when renting a vacation home. Much appreciated.
My husband and I and the couple we were with were extremely disappointed in the house. When we first entered it, we thought we had accidently booked the wrong house because it looks SO different that it is presented online. The online pictures make the rooms look much larger than they are. It appears the pictures are taken from the corner of the room with a wide angle lense to make the rooms appear larger. The picture of one of the bedrooms is taken with the bed moved up against the door to make the room look larger than it is. The bathroom that my husband and I stayed in was so small that there was nowhere to put anything. There is so little space that I could not raise both arms to blow dry my hair. And , I am not a large person - I am 5'5" and weigh 137 lbs.
Also, the pictures make everything look new and beautiful. Actually, everything is very rundown. The owners have done the absolute minimum. There are no rooms that are "nice." In the bedroom my husband and I were in there is a bed and a chest. There are no bedside tables or lamps. In the other bedroom there was one bedside table. Again, there is no where to put many of your things that make for a comfortable living area. The couch in the living room is very old. The kitchen table and counter tops are damaged. It is not possible for more than 4 people to sit at the table. And one of the worst parts is that the kitchen table is in such a small space that it is difficult to get in and out of the chairs. One of the chairs, because of the limited space, sits in front of the stairwell and within a couple of feet of it. We were constantly worried about the person sitting in that chair backing up too far and falling down the stairs.
The house was infested with flies while we were there. I am not exaggerating. We lost count of how many we killed. We should have known something was wrong when we saw that there were 3 fly swatters.
If there is more than one vehicle in the driveway, you cannot turn around unless someone backs their car down the driveway.
This house was NOT worth what we paid. I am sure you can find a better place for this amount, or possibly even less expensive.
At Yonder, we so appreciate guest feedback -- yes, even when/if that feedback challenges us to do and be better, as is the case here. We will definitely share your comments with the owners and review where improvements can be made. We would add that Vali Hi has accumulated 50+ 5-star reviews while in the Yonder portfolio across VRBO, HomeAway, Yonder and other platforms...and we have not heard these complaints before, however, we want to make sure no one feels the same as you, so we will look closely at this. With regard to the photos, as is with most real estate or architectural photography, a wide angle lens was used and many of the shots were taken from the corner of a room. This is standard and certainly not meant to deceive our guests. This is the best way to show a space and how it relates to other spaces in the home in one photograph. The flies were most likely the result of the unseasonably warm weather we have had here in the mountains. We are not sure how they could have entered Vali Hi in the quantities you described but will look at a mitigation plan. We have not had issues with the driveway "turn around" prior to your review but will have a close look. We are happy that you enjoyed the views and had plenty of kitchen / bathroom supplies.
Thank you for taking the time to provide such a detailed review, we do appreciate it and hope we can help plan your next mountain vacation.
ON TOP OF THE WOOOORRRLLLD!!!!!
What a wonderful way to spend a birthday celebration. Vali Hi is a gorgeous home in an amazing setting. The home had everything we needed and could have wanted as was comfortable as well as high end. Beginning with our morning coffee on the deck and watching the sunset with an evening cocktail, it was perfect. Would love to visit again!
Thank you so much for your 5 star review of Vali Hi! We agree that this property offers comfort and luxury, and are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your birthday trip! We hope you will stay with Yonder again!
Downtown ashevillel is only 18 miles away from this secluded paradise! Hiking, whitewater rafting, and a plethora of outdoor activities are all nearby. The biltmore estate is just a short drive into asheville, with access to everything located right in the heart of biltmore village. Shopping, restaurants, bars, micro-breweries, and other local events are right outside your doorstep. Downtown asheville itself is also only a short drive, & you can park & walk to almost everything, and enjoy all that this eclectic city has to offer. Asheville tourists games in the summer time, asheville micro-brewery tours, the wicked weed, pisgah brewing, highland brewing, the wedge, and many others are just a short distance. Dine at the corner kitchen & 12-bones, both of which are frequented by president obama whenever he comes to town, and are both of his favorites. Drive the blue ridge parkway as well & just take in the sights of the majestic mountains. Other terrific local activities: biltmore estate, asheville tourists baseball, blue ridge parkway, thomas wolfe auditorium, pack place, diana wortham theater, grove park inn & spa, wnc farmer's market, zen tubing, lazoom tours, navitat, asheville fun depot, haunted ghost tours, breweries, highland brewing, pisgah brewery, asheville brewing company, lexington avenue brewery, wedge brewing company, wicked weed brewing, thirsty monk, top of the monk, jack of the wood, live music, us cellular center, the orange peel, the grey eagle, the magnetic field, canoeing, etowah valley, mount mitchell, reems creek, black mountain golf course, broadmoor golf club