Passive solar house atop a mountain overlooking the French Broad River Valley [note the water can't be seen, but can see to other side of the next county - Mt Pisgah!] House is on 7 acres - private, no need for drapes. Great for a yoga retreat - my yogi friends love the energy at my place. House has black walnut floors, pine ceilings, whole-house UV treated water system, gas grill, patio, washer/dryer.
European Touch In Blue Ridge Mountains
- english, I speak a little Spanish and German
- Calendar last updated:
- Dec 12, 2018
About Doug Bruggeman
Hello, I am an environmental consultant and part-time professor. Having my own property to manage and restore has been a life long dream. I am passionate about native landscapes, so you won't find any "landscaping", but there is tremendous bird and even amphibian diversity here. Come enjoy!
Doug Bruggeman purchased this House in 2009
Check-out: 1:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great place to stay!
My husband and I rented this for the week and brought along our three little kids (all 6 and under). It was a great place to stay with all the things we needed! My kids enjoyed playing outside, having dance parties on the deck, and seeing wild turkeys on the road. My only note is to keep in mind that it is up a gravel mountain road! Our hybrid minivan was totally able to handle it, so any car would be able to, but it did take us by surprise. Also it is close to the main street in Marshall, which has a cute coffee shop, natural food store, and a few little shops with antiques and art. There is also an Ingles grocery store, which was great to buy our food at. Thanks again to Doug! We loved staying here.
Review of European Touch
First, Doug was a great host! He was easy to communicate with, and quick to respond. My husband and I rented this home for a long weekend. We also brought our two dogs who loved playing in the yard. The home was clean, and as pictured! It has huge beautiful windows, and a wall of sliding doors. Amazing views as well! It has a full kitchen, with everything you need. Easy drive to Asheville, but my husband and I enjoyed going to downtown Marshall more. (Definitely check it out). The only reason I am rating this home 4 stars, is the water pressure was extremely low. Doug did communicate to us, that running the water for a bit would kick the pump on, and produce better pressure, but the water in the shower still remained weak. If you like a hot, strong shower (we do) it’s not the best. We did get used to this, and look forward to renting this property again! Bring camping chairs, because there is an amazing fire pit, and plenty of space to lounge on the deck. Highly recommend!!
Great getaway in the mountains
Great little place on the top of a mountain. Close to Asheville and Marshall.
We have been coming to this area for years to enjoy the fall color and outdoor activities. This is our first time at this property. We really enjoyed our stay. The house is light, modern clean and simple and uncomplicated. The view is amazing! The leaves were just starting to turn. It is very close to the quaint town of Marshall and a short drive to Asheville or Hot Springs. The house has a wonderful internet connection if you need it. There is also a firepit in the yard you could take advantage of but we just didn't have time. It is a great place to unwind. I wish we could have stayed longer!
Quiet and comfortable
Comfortable place away from it all. 30 minutes and an easy drive from Asheville. Had everything we needed. You cannot see any homes in close proximity outside of the windows. There are no blinds but you don't need them. WiFi was fast enough to play Xbox online with my friends. Nice place, comfy couch, wood floors.
It was a beautiful place!
We very much enjoyed our stay at the trapezoid house! It's very roomy and has a beautiful view. We brought our dogs and they loved running around on the land.
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