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Laurel Creek Home in Heart of Pisgah Forest Close to Brevard & Hendersonville

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

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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Property Manager
Darlene Witham
Member since: 2013
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:
March 21, 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 Pisgah Forest

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!


Pisgah Forest House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath Room - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Located on the main floor
    Upstairs Bath Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Half Bath on Main Floor - toilet
  • Master bathroom inside bedroom. Second floor bathroom in hallway.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom #1 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Bedroom #2 - 3 twin/ single
    Den with sofa bed - 1 double , Sofa bed just off kitchen in den
  • Master bedroom on main floor. Other two bedrooms upstairs. Sofa sleeper off kitchen in den.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
There's a nice fire pit in the back yard with mountain views for you to enjoy. There's also a very large open area carved out of the mountain laurels to the left of the house with a cool mountain stream running through the woods. Payments must be made on your computer. Currently, mobile phone payments are not available. If you have any problems, please let us know.


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Laurel Creek Home in Heart of Pisgah Forest Close to Brevard & Hendersonville
average rating of 4.6153846 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful home in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing time with the family at Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Gainesville, VA

Everything You Could Ask For

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, NC

Great house; very clean; perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tallahassee, FL

perfect, as expected!

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay for Western NC trip!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
21 Miles
Asheville International Airport
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
Dugan's Pub
Nearest Golf
18 Miles
Connestee Falls Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
7 Miles
Highway 280 to downtown Brevard
Nearest Restaurant
9 Miles
Sora Japanese Restaurant
Nearest Ski
68 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100 + Tax
Amenities/Usage Fee $195 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are subject to change without notice.


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.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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