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Beautiful, Secluded 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bathroom House On A Mountainside.

Hot Springs, NC, USA
  • House2900 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps15
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths1
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

Secluded, Three Level, 5 Bedroom, 3 1/2 Bathroom In The Mountains Beside A Creek

The Mountain House is off the beaten path near Hot Springs, NC. Nestled on the side of a mountain, there is beautiful scenery on every side. You can sit on the deck and hear the gurgling of the creek nearby. If you want peace and serenity, this is the place to come. There are 5 bedrooms on three levels, two have one queen bed each, one has two double beds, one has one queen, one twin and sleeper sofa, and the master has one king bed. There is also a sleeper sofa in the sitting room downstairs. There is sleeping space for 15. There are 3 1/2 bathrooms, one full bath on each floor with a handy half bath on the main floor. Large, updated kitchen with granite counter tops. The kitchen is well-equipped with everything you will need. There is a large deck, charcoal grill, washer, dryer, dishwasher, flat screen TV, DVD player, games, and plenty of books to read. The Mountain House is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing vacation!

Hot Springs was voted the Best Small Mountain Town from Georgia to West Virginia by Blue Ridge Outdoors Readers. A popular resort since the early 1800s, the town is named for the reputedly therapeutic hot mineral springs that continue to draw visitors today. Surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, the area offers a variety of outdoor activities, including white-water rafting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and camping. The Appalachian Trail runs through the heart of the town, and nearby highways and roads offer a picturesque drive through the river valley. It is a haven for those seeking outdoor adventure, healing and relaxation, a romantic getaway, or a family vacation. Hot Springs is 36 miles north of Asheville, NC.

Shopping in Hot Springs

Hot Springs is a quaint little town and there are some fun downtown options for shopping. The Artisan Gallery, Harvest Moon, Bluff Mountain Outfitters, and the Carhartt store are great places to start. The Hillbilly Market has a nice selection of groceries, fresh produce (some of it local), and keeps fresh meat for grilling. And a trip to downtown Hot Springs is not complete without a visit to the historic Gentry's Hardware Store. It was established in 1946 by James Gentry (fresh back from World War II) and his wife Dot and it has been in the family ever since. It's loaded with history and great tools, hardware and gifts.

Dining in Hot Springs

Hot Springs offers a great variety of dining options. There are three pubs in downtown Hot Springs. The Spring Creek Tavern, Still Mountain, The Iron Horse Station are good places for a meal. The Smokey Mountain diner serves breakfast lunch and dinner 7 days a week. For a romantic treat, visit Mountain Magnolia Inn.


Go for a Picnic in Hot Springs

There are two lovely developed and maintained picnic areas within ten minutes of down town Hot Springs. Murray Branch Picnic Area has shelters, grills, tables and a beautiful view of the French Broad River. Rocky Bluff Recreation area on Hwy 209 has picnic tables, grills, camping areas, a historic cemetery, and is the beginning of a couple of wonderful hiking trails.


Whitewater Rafting and Tubing in the Area:

Blue Heron Whitewater

35 Little Pine Road

Marshall, NC 28753

French Broad Rafting & Ziplines

9800 US Highway 25-70

Marshall, NC 28753

Hot Springs Rafting Company

22 NW Highway 25-70

Hot Springs, NC 28743

Nantahala Outdoor Center – French Broad River Outpost

9825 US Highway 25-70

Hot Springs, NC 28743

River and Earth Adventures

7529 Highway 25/70

Marshall, NC 28753

USA French Broad River

13490 Highway 25/70

Marshall, NC 28753

Zen Tubing

158 Bridge Street

Hot Springs, NC 28743

Other Attractions in the Area:

Fowler Farms Sporting Clays and Game Preserve

253 Fowler Farm Road

Hot Springs, NC 28743

Natural Springs at Hot Springs Resort and Spa

315 Bridge Street

Hot Springs, NC 28743

The Biltmore House in Asheville


Nila Johnson

Member Since 2015
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Calendar last updated:
Dec 27, 2017
About Nila Johnson

My parents built The Mountain House themselves, working on the house for about 4 years. A lot of love and creativity went into the house. Many in my family had at least a small part in building it. It was intended to be a peaceful, comfortable vacation home for our family to use. I believe that is exactly how it turned out!

Nila Johnson purchased this House in 2008

Why Nila Johnson chose Hot Springs

My parents have always loved the mountains. They love the beauty and grandeur of the fall foliage. They love the sounds of the running creek. But they don't love the hustle and bustle of too many people, or the noise of too much traffic! So, the quaint little town of Hot Springs seemed a perfect spot for them to build a vacation home!

What makes this House unique

This spot is the best of both worlds. You are off the beaten track and secluded in peaceful tranquility, but you can travel a short distance to some great attractions and activities!


    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Parking
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 2
        2 double
      • Bedroom 3
        1 queen, 1 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon, sleeper sofa sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 4
        1 queen
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king, Master, has private bath


        • 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, combination tub/shower
        • Bathroom 3
        • Bathroom 4
          toilet, shower, jetted tub, private master bath


            • Adventure
            • Away From It All
            • Budget
            • Family
            • Historic
            • Romantic
            • Spa
            • Sports & Activities
            • Tourist Attractions


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Clothes Dryer
                    • Garage
                    • Heating
                      Central heat.
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Parking
                    • Towels Provided
                    • Washing Machine


                        • Coffee Maker
                          Two coffee makers.
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                          Large, well-equipped kitchen with granite countertops.
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove
                        • Toaster


                            • Dining
                              One table seats 6, one table seats 4, two bar stools.
                            • Dining Area
                            • comfy seating for 12 people


                                • Books
                                • DVD Player
                                • Games
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television
                                  One flat screen in living room.


                                    • Deck / Patio
                                      Large deck where you can grill or just sit and look at the scenery and listen to the gurgling creek.
                                    • Outdoor Grill


                                        • Long-term Renters Welcome
                                        • wheelchair inaccessible

                                          6 Reviews


                                          Latest reviews

                                          A Vacation We'll Always Remember

                                          Milton R.Lakeland, Florida

                                          My family and I have never seen snow. When we reached the cabin, it was a Winter Wonderland. I couldn't have asked for anything better. My kids, nieces and nephews were so excited to finally see snow. From snowball fights to ice build up on the waterfall to building a campfire at night. The Cabin was more that we expected to be. It was beautiful inside and out and everything was supply that we needed. We had so much fun that we did not want to leave. The view every morning was astonishing. The owners were there any moment we needed them either through phone or through email. Can wait to book our next vacation.... Thank you so much for this wonderful experience.

                                          Thank you,

                                          Milton Rivera


                                          this is the 2nd fall in a row our merry band of hikers went to Hot Springs to hike on the AT. The place is awesome! We actually hiked to and from house a couple of days. House very spacious, comfortable, all the comforts of home! Nila and Kym are the best! Highly reccommend!

                                          A beautiful place to get away from it all

                                          Jennie B.

                                          The house is absolutely gorgeous and very isolated. Once you find your way up the very steep path, a beautiful home with a waterfall awaits. The house was very spacious and it was great with a large group to be able to have time together and apart. We did have a few problems with bugs and the AC wasn't working but we were not in the house much so it wasn't a huge problem. The owner was very responsive. Just be warned that there is no internet and little cell reception so you are definitely able to disconnect!

                                          Owner's Response:


                                          Thank you for staying at our Mountain House and thank you for your review. I was not aware of the issues you mentioned so I appreciate your bringing them to my attention.These issues are being addressed now so that hopefully there won't be any more problems with them in the future!

                                          Nila Johnson

                                          Update: We treated the house and have not seen any bugs at all. ( I think a previous guest may have brought a pet without our knowledge and Jennie had seen a flea.) Anyway, there are no bugs! The AC just needed some adjustment. All is well!

                                          House was great and Hot Springs is a cool little town.

                                          Jeff S.

                                          House was great. Lots of room. Kim the caretaker did a great job of responding to our needs. Hot Springs is a great little town. Enjoyed it.

                                          The family greatly enjoy the house.

                                          Reginald C.Spruce Pine

                                          The family greatly enjoy the house. The great room and kitchen area was prefect. The long driveway made the place very quiet and secluded. We plan to be back. Nice water fall at the house.

                                          Had Awesome time in Hot Springs NC!

                                          Stay was awesome! Mountains amazing! and we loved the house! (i thought the big room and kitchen were even nicer than photos). Kym is a gem, she was great, lending us her maps of the area to illustrate some of the local trails! Some did more local stuff and a few of us did 56 miles on the AT (Spivey Gap to Hot Springs!). Excellent hiking!

                                          The location was great (town close, but not in town), loved the porch (could spend hours on it)! We had 9 adults, couples and singles. Everyone had plenty of space... Excellent!

                                          Would definitely stay here again if plans work-out!


                                          Hot Springs, NC, USA

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