GRACE HOUSE provides tranquility, peacefulness, spectacular views and is nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the gated community of Laurel Ridge. Numerous waterfalls, including one at the edge of the drive way and various scenic hiking/walking adventures await you during your stay at Grace House. Only 10 minutes from the heart of Black Mountain with streets lined with unique shops and restaurants and 15-20 minutes to Asheville.
This stunning three level home features two living areas with numerous windows for viewing the ever changing mountains/landscape. A spacious living area on the lst level has lots of seating for viewing HDTV or DVD movies. This floor also includes a mini kitchen and full bathroom with walk in shower. A Murphy bed is included in this area. Entry to the level is on the ground floor. The 2nd level features a magnificent living/dining/kitchen area with panoramic views from the wall to wall windows. The master suite with king bed and accompanying generous bathroom and walk-in closet/dressing area is the perfect spot for resting/recharging. The fully equipped kitchen includes a custom pot/utensil rack, granite countertops, an island/bar with stools, stainless appliances, a large pantry and cabinets with roll out shelves/drawers. This area also includes a half bath and laundry area. HDTV and Blu-ray DVD player or the cozy gas fireplace can be enjoyed from comfortable recliners in the second level living area. The wide front porch off this living area offers beautiful views, sounds of waterfalls and tables, chairs, and rockers for relaxing or having lunch. The 3rd level includes 3 unique bedrooms with amazing built in storage and closet areas with full bath with soaking tub and shower. Window seats and comfy rocker/couches are in each bedroom for enjoying the numerous books/games on the well stocked book shelves. 2 bedrooms have queen beds and one bedroom has 2 twin beds. Wireless internet and unlimited long distance(USA) phone service is provided for your convenience.
PLEASE NOTE - VERY STEEP PAVED DRIVEWAY 2 to 3 cars fit at top of drive (additional parking on roadside across from driveway entrance)
Additional amenities include: coffee maker, secluded, king size bed, nearby medical services, nearby grocery, private, cookware, view, golf course, washer & dryer, ironing board....Read more
Left on 10/21/2014 for a stay in October 2014 | Bill BReviewed Oct 21, 2014Stayed Oct 2014
Stayed for long weekend at Grace House. House is well-appointed, clean, and spacious enough to hold our group of 9 easily. It is a relatively new house, so all appliances are new and Heat/AC work well. Views from front porch are great! Very close and convenient to Black Mountain, NC.
I'm glad that Grace House provided a good amount of space for your group and that you enjoyed the views! Hope to see you back soon.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
"Take a walk on the wild side!"
Left on 12/12/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Dec 12, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
What a wonderful treat to see all the wildlife in this neighborhood! A bear wandered through the yard each morning and a cardinal fluttered outside the window off and on all week. Turkey and deer grazed beside the road inside the entrance and we sat for several minutes watching a bear cub on the side of the road eat berries from a tree.
The house was great! Terrific layout with quiet, comfortable bedrooms and wonderful bathrooms. The kitchen was well-appointed and spacious enough for multiple cooks. Our one complaint is that we rent a house in the area each Thanksgiving (our 8th year now) and a favorite family activity is watching both pro and college football. While Hdtv is "advertised" for this house, there are no sports channels. (Many other channels such as History, Hgtv, A&E;, TBS, TNT, etc., are also not included in the satellite package.) We would certainly rent this house again but the lack of Espn, etc., might prevent us from doing so. (This was especially inconvenient this year since it snowed and was very cold so we didn't want to venture outside.)
We would highly recommend this house, especially during spring, summer and fall months when outdoor activities are more important. By the way, the driveway is very steep so be careful backing down. Thanks to the folks at Greybeard (we assume) for salting the driveway after the snow!
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 29, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
Grace house was beautiful and very comfortably furnished
We truly had all of the comforts of home and greatly enjoyed our stay.
As a repeat customer of greybeard realty, I rely on their expertise
and professionalism. One note, take heed about the bear warnings,
as we saw two, along with many deer & turkeys. The driveway is steep
but the view is worth it!
Left on 05/30/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | TeresaReviewed May 30, 2013Stayed May 2013
I've stayed in many mountain houses/cabins throughout the smoky mountains and Grace house did stand out. It was beautiful, clean, well-built, comfortable -- but most of all, well stocked! The kitchen had everything we needed to make a great weekend.
Unfortunately, it was a 30-40 minute drive into asheville. I had asked specifically about this when booking our house and was told it was a 15 minute drive. Not the case. This almost ruined our 2 day stay since we were there to visit friends that live downtown.
Regarding the description of the location only 15-20 minutes from Asheville: indeed many areas of Asheville are in fact only about that distance from the house depending on the route you take and how familiar you are with the area. The first Asheville exit is only 15 miles from the house; however, there are several ways to get there and it can be confusing so we now offer a great App that you can download with your stay that is integrated with the maps on your smart phone. We hope that this will help renters navigate the area most easily. We are so glad that you loved the house itself and are sorry for the inconvenience of the location for your particular needs. We do hope you come and stay with us somewhere again. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about this. GREYBEARD RENTALS STAFF
"Amazing Grace house was fantastic"
Left on 04/25/2013 for a stay in April 2013 | The NettlesReviewed Apr 25, 2013Stayed Apr 2013
This home was packed with everything you would ever need. Games, tons of books, personal touches everywhere. Kitchen is extremely well equipped with very premium cookware and utensils. Perfect views from the porch and waterfalls close by. This is a definite place to return to.
Left on 04/04/2013 for a stay in October 2012 | NeenaReviewed Apr 4, 2013Stayed Oct 2012
My friends and I had a wonderul experience at Grace house during my birthday weekend in October 2012. The house was incredibly clean and accommodating. There were seven of us and we had more than enough space. The driveway was steep but totally manageable--don't let it be a deal breaker. My biggest regret is that I didn't plan for more down time in house. Everyone wanted to stay an extra day to just hang out. I totally recommend this place for family and friend get aways.
Left on 08/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Jeff W.Reviewed Aug 2, 2012Stayed Jul 2012
Used the house as home base for a recent mountain bike race/ride weekend with a large group of friends. From the views, to the quaint town of Black Mountain, and the proximity to Pisgah National Forest, this is the best place to
call home when visiting the area. We have tried many options before and there is no doubt this will be a permanent fixture on future trips.
Left on 07/26/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jul 26, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
I was very pleased overall with this house. It is very secluded, which I loved, but if you like to walk down the road to a shop or to the grocery, this is not the house for you. It would be a wonderful honeymoon getaway or a house for a retreat. The house comes with a very serious driveway - not good for the less-adventurous.
Left on 06/21/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Jun 21, 2012Stayed May 2012
Grace House is a roomy, well appointed home in one of our favorite areas- the secluded hills of Laurel Ridge,a 10 minute or so drive from downtown Black Moutain through the country into the mountains yet only a few miles in distance. Well written directions from Grey Beard lead you to the house even though you wonder if you are going the right way.
The kitchen is very nicely equipped, the beds very comfortable, and living areas and decks nicely decorated and had ample space to spread out.
We had to establish dominance over the satellite TV channel selection as both the upstairs and basement TV were controlled by the same receiver and had to be on the same channel. That did not make those that wanted to watch baseball happy while we watched Dancing with the Stars! Perhaps that situation could be remedied?
The drive is quite steep and backing down may be intimidating, but is not a problem- go slowly and use your side view mirrors.
Very clean and comfortable with a casual classiness, Grace House beckons you to pause, put up your feet, and soak in the mountain calm.
Thank you so much for your review. Just an update on the TVs - The upstairs and downstairs TV's can be on different channels...there is a button to switch on the satellite DISH receiver that allows for separate controls for the two TV's. Somehow that must have gotten switched. Sorry about that. Next time you are here and something like that happens, feel free to call us and often we can walk you through it over the phone. We will be sure to include direction at the house as well now.
Thanks...we hope to have you again.
Greybeard Rentals Staff
"Loved the Grace House"
Left on 04/18/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | FredReviewed Apr 18, 2012Stayed Apr 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Grace House. It was inviting, well decorated, comfortable, clean and well apportioned. We enjoyed the games, the view and the beautiful kitchen. The view from the porch was wonderful. You could see several different mountains. Can't wait to come back here in the Fall. I loved that there were rocking chairs throughout the house, but would have loved one on the porch.
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