About the property
- House2900 sq. ft.
- Half Baths1
- Minimum Stay2 - 4 nights
Private yet tucked away in a sleepy neighborhood in Pisgah Forest on Five Acres
Warm yourself by the gas log fireplace while overlooking the the historic mountains of Western NC.
Nestled in the heart of Pisgah Forest, this large, lovely luxury country home is located in a residential neighborhood at an elevation of 3,000 feet on the top of Black Knob Mountain.
It is surrounded by hardwood trees providing the ultimate in private lodging, while the elevation and mountain breezes gives relief to warmer days. The backyard is level and quite spacious, an acre cleared with grass, with a brook running through the edge of the property, so there is plenty of room for kids to play!
There's also a firepit and a huge cleared natural area next to a beautiful running stream. Please see photos.
This lovely home has an open floor plan where plenty of sunshine streams through abundant windows. A large deck for entertaining with a gas grill.
A cook's kitchen with a six burner gas cooktop and double ovens. Large master suite with whirlpool tub and private screened in porch, and two large bedrooms upstairs. Wireless internet service is provided and HD/Direct TV in both the living room and master bedroom. There's also a pull out sofa bed in the den.
The road to the home has a couple of steeper/twisty spots, but is easy to navigate if you take your time, pretty typical for a mountain rental. Once you get there the driveway is long and flat with plenty of parking space as well as a single car garage for your use. The home is only a 30 minute drive from Asheville Airport.
Your vacation also includes a free one hour concierge service from the area's premier concierge. You'll be able to receive assistance for various tasks such as making restaurant reservations, booking adventure outings, arranging for spa services, recommending hiking trails, booking wine/brewery tours, etc. and tours of local attractions.
Concierge will also assist with you sending and receiving parcels, grocery shopping, flowers, gift baskets, a private bar tender with music and any other item you may need before your arrival and during your stay.
Please contact us if you have any questions or special requests.
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- May 26, 2018
About Darlene Witham
Over 16 years ago we began looking for a vacation home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. We wanted a home and area completely different from ours in South Florida. A place where we could get away from our busy lives and as a family we would have plenty of space to explore, hike, enjoy nature, different seasons, and spend time together as a family. We found our mountain home and over the years it has been all that and more! Our children are adults now and whether it's just the two of us coming back to these mountains or with the whole family, we find new and interesting places to enjoy, or we visit our old favorites. It is always a wonderful time together with family and friends!
Darlene Witham purchased this House in 2002
Why Darlene Witham chose Dunns Rock
Laurel Creek Retreat is conveniently located between Hendersonville and Brevard, and a 40 minute drive to Asheville. Brevard and Hendersonville are beautiful, fun towns, that have great shopping and many wonderful restaurants. There are Wineries and Craft Breweries to visit throughout the area and Oskar Blues Brewery is just 15 minutes away from our home. We are about a 20 minute drive to the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway, where you can enjoy the Pisgah Cradle of Forestry, Sliding Rock, Looking Glass Falls, Tubing, Fly Fishing, Horseback riding and Trail Hiking. DuPont State Forest just a 10 minute drive from our home has hiking trails and breathtaking waterfalls like none other in North Carolina. The historic Village of Flat Rock is home to the Flat Rock Playhouse and Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site, with a goat farm and hiking trails. It is a personal favorite of ours. There are so many things to see and do in this area!
What makes this House unique
The home is very private and on 5 acres. One acre + (the back yard) of our property is cleared, level and has grass. There is a creek on the property that is fun to explore and a back yard fire pit to enjoy. We are located in a quiet friendly neighborhood with plenty of places to walk. Relax and enjoy the peace and quiet while sitting out on the wrap around front porch or in the back on the large deck/screen porch and take it all in. There is usually a breeze rustling through the trees, birds singing, and deer that come into the back yard. The unfinished basement (block with concrete floor) is a great place for kids to bring their games and play. It is a beautiful peaceful place to rest and relax with everything you will need to make your stay comfortable. We are happy to share our mountain home with you!
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
Beautiful home in the mountains!
Our family visited over the Christmas holiday. We were pleased to find that the home had everything we needed and more. This was the most well equipped, comfortable VRBO we have every stayed in. Thank you for a great visit!
Relaxing time with the family at Thanksgiving
Perfect house for our family. Kitchen had everything we needed to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. Beds were extremely comfy. House was decorated so nice and was very clean. Loved it!
Everything You Could Ask For
This rental home leaves NOTHING to chance. It is one of the best supplied rentals we have used through VRBO. Anything you might have forgotten ... is probably there in terms of kitchen items, condiments etc. The Laundry room is something I wish I had at home! The house was immaculate and the furniture comfortable. In viewing homes on VRBO, if the furnishings are not to a certain standard I don't even bother showing my husband. Obviously, Laurel Creek met his stringent requirements. We did not need the upstairs so blocked access with a baby gate (provided!) so that our dogs would not make themselves too much at home. The dogs DID enjoy the big flat back yard running and having a blast. They visited the little quiet creek - supervised. Thank you to the owners for making this fantastic home available for others to enjoy.
Great house; very clean; perfect!
perfect, as expected!
Our second trip to this lovely house. We like everything about it - location, layout, provisions, cleanliness, helpfulness of the agency... Some other flatlanders might be put off by the steep narrow road up to the house, but we get used to it after a couple of days, and it's only a mile & a half. For hikers, bikers, fishermen, lovers of the outdoors of all kinds, there is so much to do nearby in Pisgah and Dupont Forests, you don't have to travel far, and this is a sweet haven to return to at the end of each day.
Great place to stay for Western NC trip!
The house is lovely. Perfect location for visiting Asheville, Hendersonville, Pisgah National Forest, and Dupont State Forest. All were within an hour. The house was clean, very well stocked, and even better than the pictures. The creek was lovely. 10/10 would recommend and would stay again!
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Rates are subject to change without notice. Cancellations: If you cancel more than (30) days prior to check-in, a cancellation fee of $ 250.00 will apply and the remaining deposit will be refunded. If you cancel within (30) days or less of arrival, any deposit paid will be forfeited.