|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
Suitable for the elderlyAsk
|Theme||Adventure, Romantic, Wilderness, Away from it all, Mountain|
Description from the owner
This architect designed split-level cabin, "Mountain Laurel", is situated on a ridgetop at an elevation of 2900 feet at Gateway Mountain, a 3000 acre gated nature preserve and mountain residential community. (see Gateway link below.)
The cabin is nestled on almost four acres among large wild mountain laurels surrounded by a hardwood forest with pastoral valleys and distant mountain views. Quiet surroundings allow our guests to experience the woods and all her creatures with no distractions from the noises typically found in a city or from traffic.
The cabin features two bedrooms, two baths, and a family room with a sleeper queen...Read more
Escape to the beautiful mountains near Asheville
Asheville, North Carolina
(Property location is approximate)
Additional Location Information
The house is located in a gated community called Gateway Mountain near the town of Old Fort off of I40.
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Location Type Away from it all, Mountain
Rates shown in $ USD (change)
|Rate Summary||$140 - $150||$150||$950||$3,300||3 nights|
|Apr. 1 2013 - Dec. 31 2013
|All Other Dates||$150||$150||$950||$3,300||3 nights|
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
- Cleaning fee - $100 / stay - Other
Additional notes from owner
Holiday rates may vary. Rates do not include NC sales tax or cleaning fee. Off season rates may be lower.
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
What a View!
We enjoyed our stay in the mountains. The highlight of every day was sitting on the deck having coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. We never tired of the view. The house had everything we could possibly need.
Response from Lynne and Tim - 06/27/2012
Thanks so much for taking time to post a review. Tim and I are happy to hear from our guests. Please visit again - the fall is beautiful!
It felt like a getaway in the clouds
My family and I stayed in this cabin for several days last summer, and it was absolutely wonderful!!! The place was clean and well-stocked with supplies, the view was breathtaking, and if we hadn't already made plans to go to several tourist attractions nearby, we would have been perfectly satisfied just staying in at this mountain retreat. An unexpected, miraculous occurrence during our stay was that a doe gave birth overnight at the edge of the forest in the driveway to the cabin. We stood at the window, barely breathing, for about an hour while she nudged her offspring into standing and walking away down the drive - like something right out of 'Bambi' !!!
Very nice to have a kitchen with basic items you need so you don't have to worry about bringing things like oil and seasonings. Has everything you need for cooking full meals. Although with the wide variety of really great restaurants in asheville we ended up wanting to eat out a lot. Comfortable split level with sitting area and bedroom on each level, Allowed for our grandaughter to have her own area to play and watch movies. Unfortunately we had to leave a day early due to a winter storm. As the owners describe, the road up the mountain to the house is quite steep. We realized that once it was snow covered we would not be leaving the next day so sadly we packed up and got down the mountain while we could still do so. The view from the house is really great and I'm sure it is spectacular when snow covered. If you want cozy and secluded - this is it.
A breathtaking view
The home is nestled high in the mountains making it very quiet and peaceful. The trees had lost their leaves so we were able to get a wonderful view of the town below. At night you could see the lights of the homes below twinkle/during the day you could see the sun rise up over the mountains. Having a living room and a family room allowed some to read books while others watched movies or played video games. The kitchen and bathrooms had plenty of supplies you could use.
Great cabin to chill out and read
Even though we agree with other reviewers that the climb to the cabin is steep-after a few climbs and descents we got used to the steepness-our stay at this cabin with a great view was calming, tranquil and conducive to quiet moments, reading and working on puzzles. We enjoyed our time off at the cabin and were sad to leave it for the crowds and noise of the big city. Be prepared to see a deer or two.
Great views at a reasonable price.
This mountain home was easy to get to and had great views of the ashville area mountains. All normal guest requirements were met with well appointed baths and fully equipped kitchen. The home was neat and clean. The home was about 35 minutes from the Biltmore and central ashville, but all areas were easy to access due to the highway system. Would stay again.
Perfect location for wedding weekend
The house was lovely, the view was spectacular and the drive up and down...amazing. We were in town for our son's wedding. Our stay with you made the event more relaxing and enjoyable. Thank you!
Beautiful place, beautiful view
Directions were great and Lynne was responsive to any questions we had. The home is high on a mountain, nicely furnished and had everything we needed. The view is awesome - lots of windows and a large deck. We are friends who live far apart, so we just wanted to visit and the seclusion suited us well. It is miles to the closest grocery store, so we were happy that we'd brought dinner and breakfast for the first day with us. We would stay here again.
Response from Lynne and Tim - 10/21/2010
Thank you so much for taking the time to post comments. As info for other guests, it is only 7 miles to the nearest grocery store in Old Fort.
View was beautiful. Our trip was scheduled last minute and communication prior to and during the stay with Lynne was great. Payment drop off was a breeze. The house was perfect for our family - kids could watch tv downstairs and parents were able to relax upstairs and enjoy the view off the balcony! We would recommend this to any family as a great place to stay - about a 30-45 min. drive to a number of attractions.
Perfect Relaxing Getaway
Tucked high up in the mountains, this "cabin" is a great getaway from the city to enjoy the North Carolina mountains. Lynne was extremely helpful in explaining the stay, getting back to me in a timely manner and even had a bottle of wine waiting for our arrival!
The home has wonderful architectural features and is all-natural wood throughout. We were very happy with the modern and clean bathrooms also. All-in-all a great getaway to view the mountains and visit many small towns in the area. A wonderful trip for a couple or family!
This is a great place to spend your vac. There is so much in the area to do and see. The house is perfect, and great to take pictures of the area, and the sunset. The house is well care for,the inside is clean and has lots of room.
Dade City, Florida
peace and quiet
We had a lovely stay at Lynne and Tim's place. The solitude was just what we were looking for. Yet we were close to lots of activities and places when we did want a little action. The place had everything we could think of to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable. I loved the porch. It put you "in" the trees. You won't regret a stay at the mountain retreat.