About the property
- Cabin640 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 3 nights
Originally a pole barn, Creekside Studio has served as workspace for a potter and, later, a glassmaker. Today, it’s an inviting living space and just what you need: a well-situated home base for exploring western North Carolina and a great place to relax when you’re done!
Bring your hiking shoes, road or mountain bike, canoe or kayak, and other essential toys. Creekside Studio is near the Pisgah National Forest border and about seven miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Access the Parkway via scenic, winding Highway 151—a gorgeous drive or challenging (but rewarding!) bicycle climb. Once you reach the Parkway, you’re just three miles from the Mount Pisgah trailhead and a 1.5-mile hike from the finest panoramic views around at 5,721 feet. A large, locked storage/laundry room at the studio can secure your gear when you're not adventuring. And if you seek a different kind of action, the studio is a 25-minute drive to the funky bustle of downtown Asheville where you’ll find plenty of interesting people, arts, history, and, of course, more craft beer than you’ve ever dreamed of!
Creekside Studio sits on 13.5 acres of forested land along a dead-end, gravel road. Here, you can sit in the Hot Springs hot tub on the 740-square foot deck, count the stars in a very dark sky, and take in the sounds of…nothing, except the creatures of the night and the whisper of the creek below the front yard. The spacious deck provides ample room to cook out on the CharBroil infrared grill, dine al fresco, and relax in the rocking chairs with a glass of something delicious. Just up the trail from the studio is a traditional Finnish-style, wood-fired sauna designed and built by the owners featuring wood harvested from the property and reclaimed materials. Light the fire, lie back, sweat out your cares, and then plunge into the cool, spring-fed trout pond. It’s electrifying and so good for the body and soul. An outdoor shower with hot and cold water will facilitate the transition from sauna to pond to hot tub. Turkish cotton robes in the bedroom closet will surely please; just bring your slippers.
The studio’s open, cozy space is perfect for two, but a sleeper sofa could accommodate a couple more. (Please note that the studio has one bathroom, accessible only through the main bedroom. The bedroom has a privacy barrier, but is part of the open floor plan.) Settle in for the evening and enjoy a warm fire in the wood stove and some tasty food—the kitchen contains all the tools you’ll need to create your favorite meals or treats.
You may decide to unplug upon arrival, but, if not, FREE WIFI and a Verizon network extender provide connectivity with the outside world. Not that you’ll need it, but other electronic entertainment options include a Roku TV with Netflix, Amazon Video, and Sling TV service; a Bluetooth-enabled stereo with CD player; and DVD player.
We’d love to welcome you to Creekside Studio.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- english, finnish
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 21, 2018
About Carl Firley
Carl and Stephanie are local folks who live on the property bordering Creekside Studio. They’ve lived in the Asheville area since 1995 and 1997, respectively, and moved to Candler in 2010 when they stumbled upon their dream home in the country. They care deeply for their natural surroundings and the animals on their small hobby farm—two dogs, four cats, a few dozen chickens and ducks, and about half a million honeybees managed in hives on their front yard.
Carl Firley purchased this Cabin in 2010
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Check-in: 3:00 PM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.
A Scandinavian slice of paradise!
We can’t heap enough praise on this lovely, cozy, unique, luxurious, and peaceful property! The studio is straight out of a catalog: tastefully decorated and furnished, impeccably tidy, and with all amenities one might ever want and more. The location, at the foot of Mount Pisgah, invites hikers, nature lovers, and all in search of serenity and relaxation alike. We went on hikes, relaxed in the hot tub, cooked many meals in the fully stocked, gorgeous kitchen, sweated in the sauna, watched movies, and explored nearby Asheville and its culinary delights, enjoying a week far away from the stresses of everyday life. Carl & Stephanie were incredibly accommodating and responsive; it’s tough to imagine better hosts. This studio is a Scandinavian labor of love, without a doubt, which you can feel and see in every little detail of this exquisite cabin.
This was our honeymoon trip, and we will never forget the memories we made in Candler. Thank you for everything, and we hope to be back soon!
Tranquil, beautiful and rejuvenating!
Could not have found a more perfect spot for what we were looking for. It was exactally as listed! The hosts were very helpful and willing to do whatever to make our stay comfortable. It was perfect as is! Very clean, very cozy, very well stocked, the linens were amazing increadably soft, the creek and trout pound were magical and beautiful. We did not get to use the sauna but will most definitely return to take advantage of it! The drive to Asheville was nice and not to far. Great for adventure and relaxation! Highly recommend this special little spot!
We loved it ! Beautiful Peaceful Relaxing
The setting is so lovely & private. The perfect antidote to frantic city life. Everything was clean, comfortable and very pleasing to the eyes. Loved our hike on Mt Pisgah. We will be back
Mount Pisgah is a special place. We're so glad you experienced the hike and the view! We really appreciate your review and the recommendation that brought you to Creekside Studio. Hope to have you back!
- Carl and Stephanie
Absolutely LOVE this place!
It's a great place to get away for the weekend. Close enough to Asheville, but far enough to get away from it all. Has everything you need, plus some. They have some much to offer at this place. The owners are awesome too! I will definitely be back!
Thanks so much, Adrienne! We're glad you found fun things to see and do in the city and got to relax out in the country as well. We hope you'll return!
- Carl and Stephanie
The cabin is cute and perfect for a nice get away for a couple
The cabin is very quaint it was fully stocked for cooking and having meals. The location is really nice surrounded by trees and a running creek. It was too cold to take advantage of the swim pond but definitely a nice addition to the property. The hot tub and sauna was great to use in the colder weather. The owners were very responsive to the messages and easy to communicate any issues or questions that were had. Would definitely love to go back another time!
We'd love to have you back! Thanks again for booking with us and providing the thoughtful review!
- Stephanie and Carl
Wow! Home is *great* & amenities *awesome*
My husband & I had a wonderful weekend at the cabin. This property is so unique unlike any I’ve ever stayed at in the Asheville area. The finishes and furnishings in the cabin are so charming, rustic and truly set the scene! The amenities take this place over the top! The hot tub would have been enough for us but having the sauna was a complete bonus! We didn’t jump into the plunge pond but look forward to doing that next time. We will definitely be back!
Meredith, thanks again for staying with us and providing the kind review! We'll look forward to your return. You must try the cold plunge next time. :)
- Stephanie and Carl
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
The small security deposit will be returned on the day you check out provided there are no damages. It is basically a hold on your debit/credit card. If you do not want to pay the security deposit, VRBO offers insurance at $59.00 for $1500 worth of coverage. That, however, is an additional fee that you would not get back. If you prefer the insurance, request it on your initial inquiry and I will set it up that way.