Downtown Asheville 10 min.-shopping-dining-7 Bd 4 Bth Sleeps up to 25
About Alley Juckem
Norally's Vision I was born in Panama near the Panama Canal. My father was a career soldier, the son of an Iowa Farmer. My mother was a citizen of Panama. I lived and went to school in Panama till I was 8 years old. I remember the country as a very pretty, tropical country. I also remember that as an Army brat, I never felt at home there or in many other places that the military would take us. Being a child I really could not understand, why. That is until my father was transferred back state side. I will never forget arriving at my Grandparents Iowa farm home. It was late at night and there were fireflies glowing all about. My Grandmother (Hattie) came running out to greet us. The love she had for my father was written all over her face. When she hugged me it felt like I had always known her, and that hug. I can still remember how she smelled. My grandparent’s home was large, inviting and had plenty of room for us all. The next day all my fathers brothers and sister their spouses and children came for a big family gathering. I had Uncles, Aunts and cousins that loved us. They were our family. We belonged to each other. We were home. My grandparents lovely farm home is now gone, as are they. I could not save that wonderful farm, but the love, laughter, fun and memories my cousins and I shared is ours forever. I didn't know at that magical moment, how my life would move. I did not know that in my darkest hours, those magical moments I had shared with my family, at my grandparents home would keep me warm, bring me hope, make me smile and give me strength. I came to realize that it was not the house and farm that we enjoyed so much as each other. Having room to all be together under one roof. It is our vision to give families that visit Norally House that wonderful blessed feeling that they are always welcome, always at home. Alley Juckem
Alley Juckem purchased this House in 1987
Why Alley Juckem chose Weaverville
My Husband and I designed and built this beloved property in 1987 for our growing family. We wanted a 6 bedroom home close and easy access to Asheville on some small acres with surround mountain views from sun up to sun set. We felt that if we were going to live in the mountains we wanted to see them from every window. We did not think we would find the perfect spot until one day we got lost actually heading to another piece of land for sale. We pulled over unto a road off the main road to check out a map because we did not have GPS back then. It was a beautiful summer day and while my husband was checking out the map I was looking around at the beautiful sight before me. I remember leaning against our car and saying “why can’t we find a perfect spot like this.” My husband looked up and said “wow!! Guess you got to have a bit of luck or angel to find perfect spots like this.” We both started to walk around the beautiful location pointing out how perfect it was. As we walked back to the car a man walking his dog came over to us and told us he lived just down the road. We introduced ourselves and told him we were lost he started to help us by giving us directions to where we were headed. We mentioned that we hoped the property we were about to see was as beautiful as the one we were standing in front of. He then said “well you know this property is for sale the sign must have fallen down.” We could not believe it!! He had the name and number of the owner. We got in our car decided the heck with even looking at another property. We had found what we wanted. We headed straight back to our rental called the owners of the two perfect acres and closed the perfect deal that night. The rest is History. I do not believe in luck but I do believe in Angels.
What makes this House unique
The surround mountain views made us fall in love with this property. The private two acres just 10 minutes from the heart of Asheville is an added plus. The French Broad river is one and half mile bike ride or jog. The small town of Weaverville just a stroll away. The fine dining in Asheville and Weaverville is outstanding. The many festivals and events held all year around is always exciting and fun. A grand adventure seems to be waiting around the bend all year round. Visitors can enjoy viewing wild turkeys, and other wild life along with surround mountain views. Just like the song goes "nothing could be finer"!
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Beautiful area. Great views. Close to many things to see and do. Large house with plenty of room, amenities, and supplies. Our 16 folks fit comfortably. Upkeep and maintenance need attention. For instance, a couple of toilet seats were broken, a horseshoe was missing, ping pong net was broken, etc.
This was a great place for my siblings and I to bring our families together for vacation. We had a grandmother, teens, 4yr old twins and a 2 yr old with 6 parents. There was plenty of room to gather together as well as spread out for quiet time alone when we wanted it. Beautiful property and great locarion.
Great for multi-generations.
We thoroughly enjoyed this house. It was well appointed for our large family. There are lots of big pots in the kitchen, lots of deck space and Sitting areas. A great fire pit and lots of outdoor game activities.
Thank you for the great review. You and your family were lovely guest. We try to provide everything our visitors need inside the house and outside the house as will. Everyone wants to hang out on the deck , the grounds or fire pit to take in all the views day and night. Roomy rooms, multiple gathering spaces alone with private areas are so important when visiting for a week. Glad you were able to enjoy the yard games. Please know that you and yours are welcome anytime!
The Norally Team
90th birthday stay
Great place for large group. Kitchen was perfect. Nice big deck to hang out on. Plenty of dining room table space. Plenty of sleeping areas. We had a 90th birthday celebration that went great.. Could hear some highway noise when on deck when the wind was in that direction.
My family and I had a wonderful time here. We had everything we needed, everything was clean, and the communication was great. The views form the house are gorgeous, there is ample space inside and out, and the couches and beds are very comfortable. Great vacation!
Great house, great location.
Overall, our experience was great. The house is in a great location near Asheville so we were easily able to get an Uber there. Kitchen had all the supplies we needed during our stay, and the basement had a ping pong table and hot tub for us to enjoy. Also, plenty of common space throughout the house for everyone. The only issue we had was the basement flooded pretty bad when it rained, which was off and on all weekend long... So unfortunately I did have to spend time cleaning the floors and washing towels which wasn't ideal for a weekend vacation. The owner was responsive about this and said they were doing construction on the porch so hopefully this won't be an issue moving forward. All in all I would recommend this place!
Thank you for your nice review. Your group was a very nice group. Yes as you can tell we are having patio work done and with all the heavy rains the construction has been slow. The rain came in below the patio door edge however there was no damage thanks to you reporting the issue right away. It appeared that the water was contained to the patio door area. Putting the towels there really helped. We informed the worker that is doing the new patio and he was able to fix the issue. The construction on patio is being completed and the rain issue coming in under the new door has been resolved. I am glad you were able to enjoy the rainy weekend with your friends. The hot tub and game room certainly help to keep the rainy day blues away. Please know that you are always welcome anytime at any of our vacation rentals.
Visit Beautiful Biltmore Estate on a schedule that works for you with a ticket that offers two all day access to Biltmore House, gardens, Winery, River Bend Farm, shopping, dining and Antler Hill Village for less than the price of a one day ticket.
Who doesn’t love a tailgate or farmers market of fresh veggies, meat and dairy products not to mention home made goodies and crafts of every kind. These markets are all nearby 10 to 20 minute drives of Norally Vacation Rentals.
Looking for something to do? Norally House is near many great attractions, activities, and areas of interest.
We provide brochures of all area activities and attractions.
Cradle of Forestry If the natural beauty of the mountains is not enough to keep you busy with sightseeing, then check out all there is to do at The Cradle of Forestry. There are guided tours, restored historic buildings, exhibits, a gift shop and more. Kids will certainly enjoy seeing the restored locomotive and wandering the forest.
Sandy Bottom Trail Rides For your horseback riding adventures is our guest favorite. River Rafting There are many rafting and tubing outfitters. We keep brochures at both rentals for guest to view.
Great Swimming Holes- Along the South Toe River is The Carolina Hemlock . The mountain-cold water cascades from Mt. Mitchell, the highest peak in the Eastern U.S., and there are large slabs of rocks ideal for sunbathing. th.
Green River, is another popular swimming hole. Tube rentals are also available nearby.
SOUTH TOE RIVER, NC Though the river is relatively safe, it does feature some true rapids.
Davidson River-Pisgah National Forest The Davidson can be more powerful than it looks.
NATURAL WATERSLIDE Sliding Rock-is a rock that forms a mountain waterslide in the Pisgah National Forest on U.S. 276 near Asheville. The 60-foot, flat, sloping boulder is a perfect launching pad for thousands of visitors every year. Fueled by 11,000 gallons of water pumped down the rock each minute, Sliding Rock is a perfect place for chlorine-free fun. (While you’re in the area, check out Looking Glass Falls, also on U.S. 276. The 60-foot waterfall is stunning and the wading pool below is perfect for children.) Located along US 276, about 7.5 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway (or a little over seven miles north off of US 280 in Brevard).
Grove Park Inn is just 10 minute drive from Norally House. You don’t have to stay at the Inn to enjoy the fine dining and the activities that are planned all year round.
Spectacular Blue Ridge Parkway One of America’s most scenic drives. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a short 15 minute drive from Norally. Craggy Gardens is located at milepost 364. Visitors can hike, picnic and take in panoramic colorful views all year round. The Folk Art Center on mile post 382 is a most see for the whole family. Educational events are held year round along with daily craft demonstrations from March through December. Hand crafted items from southern Appalachian crafters are available for viewing and purchase. Grandfather Mountain One of the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a truly rustic and fun adventure that includes a swinging bridge that sways a mile above sea level. Be sure to bring your camera to capture your treasured experience. There are also natural habitats with bears, cougars, eagles and otters.
Smith-McDowell house Open year-round and located in downtown Asheville, the Smith-McDowell house has a reputation for being the oldest brick residence in Asheville. This beautiful Victorian home, built around 1840, has been restored and awaits your visit.
Western North Carolina Nature Center Kids can spend the day at this nature center learning and having fun!
Mount Mitchell State Park An area preserved around the Black Mountain Range, the highest range East of the Rocky Mountains. This is a wonderful place to come hiking, exploring, horseback riding or just enjoying the outdoors.
Vance Birthplace Zebulon Baird Vance was a Confederate military officer in the American Civil War, the 37th and 43rd Governor of North Carolina, and U.S. Senator. Born in Weaverville, North Carolina. The five-room log house was reconstructed around original chimneys and its outbuildings are furnished to evoke the period from 1795- 1840. This historical site and tour is 10 minutes away from Norally vacation rentals.
Thomas Wolf Memorial Thomas Wolfe and his mother's boardinghouse in Asheville, North Carolina—now the Thomas Wolfe Memorial—has become one of literature's most famous landmarks. Named "Old Kentucky Home" by a previous owner, Wolfe immortalized the rambling Victorian structure as "Dixieland" in his epic autobiographical novel, Look Homeward, Angel. A classic of American literature, Look Homeward, Angel has never gone out of print since its 1929 publication, keeping interest in Wolfe alive and attracting visitors to the setting for this great novel. This interesting tour is only 15 minutes away from Norally.