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Bed and Bass! 150 Year Rustic Barn w/Fishing Pond- 13 minutes to downtown AVL

Leicester, NC, USA
  • Cabin
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps3
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum StayNone

150 year old renovated cabin on scenic, private fishing pond. Tall ceilings, open floor plan. New appliances, outdoor grill, new bath and kitchen. The cabin is on the grounds of the WGC wildlife rehab center. Well-behaved dogs allowed. This rustic cabin will appeal to those guests looking for a more simple, "unplugged from technology" experience. Please know that the cabin does not have WiFi or a television.

The pond is full of bass and sunfish and you are invited to fish to your heart's content. The WGC is on the property grounds where small animals that are injured or orphaned are cared for and nursed back to health. Your host, Wayne, has run the WGC on the grounds for the last 20 years and is apt to have small animals, such as squirrels, trailing him around the property. Wayne lives in a separate residence across the pond on the 3 acre grounds.

The cabin is essentially a studio apartment on the second floor of an updated old barn. There is a queen bed, dining table with seating for 4 and a futon/couch that folds out into a queen sized bed.

Creature comforts include a record player with albums for you to enjoy and an eclectic selection of picture and history books. All bed and bath linens are included. Your host, Wayne, will likely build you a fire pit/bonfire in the evening for your enjoyment upon request.

The cabin is about 13 minutes from downtown Asheville. The drive is very easy, no steep mountain roads and all paved. Trendy, funky West Asheville is 10 minutes away from the cabin.

If you have questions about the accommodations, the grounds or anything else, please call Wayne. He will be happy to answer any questions you may have. The email address on this account is primarily used to communicate reservations and not detailed information about the property. Thank you for your understanding!


Wayne Smith

Member Since 2016
Response rate:
Response time:
within one hour
Calendar last updated:
Apr 19, 2018


    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 3


          • 1 Bathroom


                • not suitable for children

                  House Rules

                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                  Check-out: 12:00 PM

                  Cancellation Policy

                  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.

                  13 Reviews


                  Latest reviews

                  Amazing hide away

                  Kristen H.

                  Thanks for sharing your special peaceful place. Hate that it was a short visit but will be visiting again soon!

                  Perfect way to unplug!

                  Amanda H.Jacksonville

                  My husband and I evacuated and found this peaceful and beautiful property. We were booked to stay in a hotel but our dog was getting hotel fever. Brit was quick in responding on our inquiry and getting back to me on a question. We fished but it was raining too much to catch anything. We enjoyed watching the hummingbirds and the bees flying around to the wildflowers. It was plenty of cabin and yard space for our dog! Wayne was very accommodating and answered lots of questions, too! He put a fire together for our first night there. We will remember our stay for years to come and come back soon!

                  Winter getaway warm and cozy a great host

                  Jeff R.Pendleton

                  minutes from downtown Asheville and yes there definitely monster fish lurking people come from all around have a chance to catch the basszilla Wayne Great host will set you up with a bonfire master at the matches.which he didn't charge for wood like everyone else. I will Definitely come back I'm going to catch Monster fish. Bring worms anything live the fish of gotten smarter over the years what I hear. In Wayne personally train from birth the bass strike on command. All fishing in pond personally trained by Wayne to take anything that wiggles. but get a hold of minnows I hear the bass go nuts. Very unique place.That was my second trip and will be back .

                  Very relaxing, beautiful surroundings!

                  Marcia S.Indiana

                  Beautiful grounds.....felt like I was on Walden Pond!

                  Amazing Stay!

                  Auggie P.

                  Wayne is a fantastic host and his property is stunning. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet getaway from city life. However, he's still only a 10 minute drive from downtown. So much to see and do. Loved hearing Wayne's stories and seeing the animals he takes care of. We'll definitely be back.


                  Danita Q.

                  It was great unplugging for 4 days. Wayne is a great host.


                  Leicester, NC, USA

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