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Spectacular Long Range Views From This Charming Private Mountain Top Cabin

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


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6

"Brown Bear Cabin", a charming and creatively decorated, authentic log mountain top cabin with it's long range views will lure you outdoors to its comfortable porches and ever changing vistas or wrap you in its delightful and artful decor. The rustic stone fireplace promises cozy evenings of relaxation and family companionship. The large dining table and well equipped kitchen provide a fine indoor dining experience or you may choose to grill up a mouth watering meal in the stone walled outdoor kitchen while your family and guest socialize around the large fire pit. The upper deck porch has a dining table and rocking chairs for your outdoor enjoyment.

This lovely artistically decorated 3 bedroom, 2 bath log cabin features a loft/bedroom and multiple covered porches for morning coffee and afternoon cocktails as you take in the beautiful views including Mt. Mitchell and surrounding mountains.. The downstairs game room and outdoor kitchen with stainless grill and fire pit invite evenings of family fun and marshmallow roasting while sitting around the warm glowing fire.

You definitely feel that you are in another world in this very private delightful rustic cozy cabin surrounded by two acres of beautiful mountain laurels and rhododendrons. Wander around the property or go exploring and hiking on the back roads to a nearby sliding rock and water fall.

If you were to need a change of scenery, the nearby mountain villages including Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, and Hendersonville are within 10 - 25 minutes. Asheville and the town of Black Mountain are each about a 30 minute drive. Lake Lure, a beautiful mountain lake, has a water park and beach. Wander around the local shops and dine in numerous restaurants in the quaint village of Chimney Rock. The area has many festivals during the Apple season. The streets of Hendersonville are closed for one of the finest art festivals in the south including music and other activities. The delightful town of Black Mountain and the elegant southern city of Asheville make a wonderful day trip.

We are sure you will take away fond memories of your visit at "Brown Bear" cabin and want to return season after season!

More Details

Barbara Brown
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 14, 2018

About Barbara Brown

We were already in awe of the amazing mountain views charming towns, and cultural events in the area, so when we visited what was to become Brown Bear Cabin, we fell in love with the property. The beauty of the mountains, the cabin property, a true log cabin with its outdoor kitchen, and magnificent ever changing views were so exceptional that we knew we wanted to be have a place like this to visit and share with guests. I am a native Georgian and artist. The cabin is a wonderfully beautiful and motivational place for me to paint. I have filled the cabin with my paintings and furniture pieces. My husband, a Canadian, is a professional land surveyor who loves the outdoors. My son is a long boarder and enjoys the thrill of boarding down the mountain roads at outrageous speeds. Above and beyond its beauty, we each have special reasons that draw us to the area. When we are not at our cabin, we are at our home on Lake Lanier in North Georgia. We are very lucky to have two wonderful environments to live and work. It is important to us that our guests enjoy our cabin and feel at home when there. We have furnished the cabin in a creatively relaxed and comfortable manner. We hope our guests will enjoy Brown Bear Cabin as much as we do and want to return in the future.

Barbara Brown purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Barbara Brown chose Black Mountain

Brown Bear Cabin is an exceptional traditional log cabin that sits on a beautiful private two acres providing lots of privacy, hiking, and exploring. The views are magnificent and the outdoor kitchen with the large fire pit is the perfect place for sitting and entertaining. One of the most favorite things that we love about our cabin is sitting in our rocking chairs on the upper deck outside our bedroom having our morning coffee and enjoying the ever changing mountain view.

What makes this cabin unique

The setting is private. yet not too far from the surrounding charming towns and the elegant city of Asheville. Art and music festivals are a part of everyday life in the surrounding towns and villages. The beautiful property provides wonderful hiking and exploring. The view of layers and layers of mountains from the back deck and lower patio is spectacular.


Black Mountain Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , adjoining master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , lower level
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Master with Bath
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Loft
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , Private setting on lower terrace level with bath
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
  • festivals
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming


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Spectacular Long Range Views From This Charming Private Mountain Top Cabin
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 19 reviews

Gorgeous Mountain Views and a Great Backyard Space!!

  • 5 of 5

Brown Bear Cabin was exactly what our family of five was looking for and fit us perfectly. We wanted a log cabin that was cozy, had breathtaking views and had a fun/fabulous backyard space. This cabin had it all! It is very well designed. To get those breathtaking views there is a windy and sometimes steep drive up and down the mountain....that was part of the whole mountain experience for us! We suggest arriving before dark and grocery shopping before you arrive. We brought most of our supplies but really didn't need to because it was very well stocked (trash bags, toilet paper & paper towels). We enjoyed our nights grilling out burgers, frying up spotted bass and roasting marshmallows in the stone fire pit to make smores. We also loved the corn hole boards & ping-pong tournaments, Jenga, Rummy and Scrabble (all supplied by the cabin). We spotted black bears two out of the three mornings that we were there.:) Coffee mornings on the porch with the crisp mountain air were amazing! We enjoyed lake fishing, white water rafting, and hiking to waterfalls around the area. We made many beautiful memories that will be cherished for years to come. Barbara made the check-in & out process super easy. She was only a phone call away. I know we will be coming back because Brown Bear Cabin will be hard to top!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

From beginning to end we loved this cabin! Not to mention how helpful Barbara was throughout our trip! Highly recommend and will stay again! The views!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Jamie. So pleased that you enjoyed the stay and for the great review
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Wonderful cabin, fantastic view, felt very safe. Could not have anticipated anything better. Awesome

  • 5 of 5

After months of planning and looking for a cabin, we found this one. Very happy with the details that are thought about for the guests. We will return, this is a lovely place.

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Everything was like the description!

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year at Brown Bear! We enjoyed it both times! Awesome views, isolated but not really! Everything you need is there!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain top, well kept, spacious, secluded cabin.

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed the great restaurants and shops in nearby Chimney Rock Village and Black Mountain. State Park and numerous hiking trails nearby. The view must be even more spectacular during fall foliage season.

  • Submitted: Apr 25, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thank you for the review. Sincerely, Barbara Brown
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

My family really enjoyed our visit. Very private and away from it all!

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
12 Miles
Chimney Rock North Carolina
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
Lake Lure North Carolina
Nearest Restaurant
12 Miles
Chimney Rock North Carolina
Nearest Ski
79 Miles
Boone North Carolina
Nearest Beach
14 Miles
Lake Lure Water Park
Car: necessary

Black Bear Cabin is centrally located between Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Any of these towns / cities are within 12 - 40 minutes drive and each is filled with shopping, cultural events, restaurants, boating, swimming, fishing, hiking and lots more.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $155
Refundable Damage Deposit $150

Renters should contact the owner, Barbara Brown, prior to booking the cabin by email or phone, (678-232-7713 or All paintings in the cabin are for sale or custom orders are welcome by the owner, Barbara Brown, of Barb Browns Fine Art and Designs. If interested contact the owner, or by phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.