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.