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Near Asheville, Amazing Mountain Views with Privacy, a Hot Tub and Dog Friendly!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 2 Bath With Mountain Views.

Views. Privacy. Convenience. This three bedroom, two bath 1200 square foot cabin sits on about 5 acres of mountaintop privacy.

The incredible view from the porch is that of the mountains around Mt. Pisgah, the Blue Ridge Parkway winding across the ridgeline, and the uninhabited Pisgah National Forest. Watching the sunrise in the morning from the front porch, with the smoky fog lingering in the lower valley, guests get the sense that they are "Among the Clouds". It is truly a amazing way to begin the day.

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The cabin is located in Candler, NC off Hwy 151, a road that winds it's way up and connects to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is conveniently located seven miles from Smoky Park Hwy, which is developed with all the needs a guest may need.

Downtown Asheville, with endless dining, shopping, and entertainment is only 25 minutes away.

Among the Clouds Cabin is reached after driving through a forest of rhododendron and up the steep mountain. There is a large front porch with rocking chairs and a six person hot tub to relax in and soak up the view. There is a fire pit, picnic table, and a charcoal grill located just off the porch.

Among the Clouds Cabin is fully furnished with all modern appliances, including washer and dryer. The kitchen is fully equipped, and all bed linens and towels are provided.

The cabin was renovated in 2015, there are wood floors throughout, granite countertops, and a stone gas fireplace. It is bright and airy with vaulted ceilings, and a "bear, cozy cabin and fishing lodge theme décor throughout.

There is a steep climb up the mountain to get the views! 2 wheel and 4 wheel drive vehicles make it up without a problem. It is really exciting the first time you drive up!

Of course snow/ice will impact the ability of any vehicle. If the driveway becomes too slippery to drive up, you will have to park at the bottom and walk up. It is about 1/2 mile and about a 45% incline. If you are considering reserving in the winter months, please understand that it is possible you may have to park at the bottom and walk up during inclement weather.

More Details

Shelly Hawk
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 18, 2018

About Shelly Hawk

When I was growing up in SE Ohio, people used to asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I would respond with "A New Yorker!". When I got to NYC after college, I found myself looking for a way back home. After raising our family in Princeton, NJ my husband, Sean and I decided to move to Asheville. I feel like I am home again. The mountains, the city and the people drew us to this special place and we are looking forward to letting our roots grow deep here.

We enjoy all that is just outside our door in downtown Asheville; the great restaurants, craft breweries, and meeting new people. Kayaking, hiking and outdoor adventures are often on our itinerary.

Shelly Hawk purchased this house in 2016

Why Shelly Hawk chose Candler

The view captured us!! The moment we took in the view we knew this property was special. Sean and I have been looking at real estate in the Asheville area for 10 years and after recently moving into a condo in downtown Asheville, we spotted this property for sale. We took a short drive and fell in love... with the house, so well maintained and meticalously cared for, the spa, privacy, outdoors fire pit and of course the view! We are excited to have the opportunity to share it all with you.

What makes this house unique

VIEWS! VIEWS! VIEWS! The views from this cabin are incredible! You will constantly be saying "Look at that view!" It is also very CONVENIENT and close to Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Mt. Pisgah. It is a PRIVATE piece of paradise.


Candler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • During the winter months it will be necessary to communicate with me to discuss any weather related changes due to snow or ice.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , The master suite offers a double sink.
  • Two full bathrooms. Master bedroom has private bathroom with dual sink vanity and walk in shower. Second bathroom is shared and has a tub/ shower combo.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • There are three bedrooms. The Master bedroom has it's own private bathroom, a king size bed and flat screen TV. The two other bedrooms share a full bathroom and both have queen size beds. There is a pullout couch in the common area with a full size mattress.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
So close to Asheville that you can spend the day hiking or relaxing then drive into Asheville for dinner and a stroll. Return to the cabin for a nice soak in the spa tub surrounded by the sounds of the night and the stars. You might spot the occasional car on the parkway that you can see in distant dark mountains.


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average rating of 4.9714284 based on 35 reviews

Breathtaking and immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

This home has a beautiful view from the front porch and the photos don't do it justice! Every detail to make your stay comfortable has been thought of and the owner is very accessible and motivated to make your stay worth every penny. The decor is all new and the theme is just what you expect for a mountside dwelling, very tasteful and classy. Enjoy this beauty "Among The Clouds"!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you and your friends enjoyed your time Among the Clouds! Thank you for sharing your experience. Come back soon for more time!
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Beautiful and Immaculate!

  • 5 of 5

This was our first experience renting a cabin (we had a travel trailer for the past 18 years). I have to say that it could not have been better. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, the beds were comfortable and it was clean, clean, clean! Since we are used to traveling in our own little house on wheels, the confidence that the cabin was well-maintained and thoroughly cleaned was very important to us. The communication with Shelly was immediate and she made sure that our every need was met. The details of the rental property, right down to a brand new kitchen sponge still in its package, made us feel comfortable and right at home. The setting of the cabin is so private (which we absolutely loved), yet still close to town and the Blue Ridge Parkway, made it the perfect location for us. The view from the front porch was breathtaking, especially while relaxing in the hot tub. I highly recommend both Shelly and Among the Clouds Cabin.

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh! Thank you! I am a bit lost for words really. I am so so happy you were comfortable and your expectations were exceeded. O H... come back any time! Thank you for your review. Much appreciated.
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  • 5 of 5

This wonderful cabin did not disappoint. It is the perfect spot to unwind and take in the beautiful scenery while visiting the Asheville area. The cabin is secluded, yet close to Candler (groceries and etc) and the Blue Ridge Parkway. This quiet retreat had all the amenities we needed, including a coffee maker, washer and dryer, hot tub and fire pit.

Shelly answered all of our questions, before and during our stay.

We enjoyed every minute of our stay. =)

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Excellent! Love to hear that your trip to Asheville exceeded your expectations! Every minute counts and so happy all of yours were positive. Come back soon!
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Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

A nice place to getaway, nice view and very clean! Thank you Shelly

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Michelle for the comments and so happy you enjoyed yourselves! That view!
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3 Days of relaxation after our wedding

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights to relax as sort of a mini honeymoon after getting married in Asheville. We had our two dogs with us so it was nice to have a pet friendly option. The cabin is close to Asheville (15-20 minutes) but feels like it is in the middle of no where. It is well appointed with everything you need and very clean. My only critique about the amenities is that the skillets are quite beat up making it difficult to cook eggs in the morning. The bed was comfortable. We really enjoyed the gas fireplace and the hot tub. The best part of the cabin is the view! It can't be beat! It rained for much of our stay and that added a whole other element of fun to getting up the driveway which I liked. I used 4 wheel drive the first time but then tried it in 2 wheel drive the 2nd time and my truck still made it up easily despite the heavy rain. Part of the drive up goes through a really cool rhododendron forest that forms a canopy over the road!

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so wonderful to hear you and your new wife enjoyed your time Among the Clouds!! New skillets, pizza pans and a new roasting pan are on order. Thank you for letting us know!! The driveway looks tough but I make it up in a Prius. :) Thanks Ryan!
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  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect!!! Shelly went above and beyond to answer any questions! Perfect place for a getaway

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you all had a good time at Among the Clouds! It is a perfect getaway place!
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Nearest Ferry
300 Miles
NC Coast
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Smokey Mountain Railway
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Blue Ridge Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
7 Miles
151 Restaurant
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Cataloochi Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Lake Powattan
Car: necessary

A true paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Asheville is an artsy, bohemian mountain town, with a spirited nightlife scene. Street performers and folk musicians are out on every corner downtown, especially in the warmer months. Take a studio tour of in the River Arts District , talented artists in every medium are drawn to this visually beautiful place. These old mountains buzz with a soulful wisdom and energy! Many outfitters are located along the French Broad River for whitewater rafting trips, or bring your own kayak.

Take a tubing float trip right under the I-26 bridge right through the middle of Asheville. Numerous horse stables are located in the area for a mountain trail ride. Cataloochee Ski Resort is less than an hour's drive.

Pisgah Nat'l Forest and the Bent Park area nearby includes Lake Powhatan with a sandy beach and an extensive trail system for outdoor enthusiasts, mountain bikers, runners, and hikers alike.

Be sure to take a drive or bike ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway and stop at the many amazing overlooks. This area boasts some of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. Asheville is extremely dog friendly, so do not leave your best friend behind!

Check out the local brewery tours, some of the nations best IPA's and brews are made in this region.

Driving directions: Interstate 40 to Candler exit (exit 44), turn right at end of ramp onto 19/23 Smoky Park Hwy, go 3.5 miles and take left onto Pisgah Hwy (151), go about 7 miles and take a right on Dry Spring Rd, follow gravel road to left until it turns to pavement, veer to the right up concrete drive past "Blue Ridge Cabin" on your right, then switchback up the mountain to Among the Clouds Cabin. Some mapping apps will take you to Davis Creek Road... DO NOT TAKE THIS ROUTE.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75
Pet Fee $50
Refundable Damage Deposit $200

We want you to have a pleasant and enjoyable stay. Let's talk about how we can make that happen!

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.