Nestled on the side of a secluded mountain ridge, Nature’s Doorstep offers beauty, tranquility and comfort. The 2 bedroom 2 bath log home is bathed in natural light and surrounded by breathtaking mountain views. Paved roads and driveway provide easy access up to the cabin. Located just 15 minutes from charming Black Mountain, and 20 minutes from lively downtown Asheville, you have the perfect getaway: acres of wooded mountain privacy, yet close to great restaurants, galleries, shopping and local attractions. If you love the outdoors, there are abundant hiking trails, rivers, and waterfalls to explore. The Blue Ridge and Pisgah National Forests, Blue Ridge Parkway, Arboretum, Mountains to Sea Trail, French Broad River, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Bear Wallow, and the Florence Nature Preserve are all an easy drive from the cabin. And after an exhilarating day of hiking, canoeing, or adventuring, return to the peace and comfort of your beautifully furnished cabin. If you enjoy cooking, we have a well equipped kitchen and gas grill on the deck. The round dining table seats 6, and there’s a picnic table and bistro set outside. The large wrap around partially covered deck is the perfect spot to kick back, relax, and bask in the splendor of the Blue Ridge mountains. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have comfortable queen size beds and private bathrooms. Luxuriate in the master bath's claw foot bathtub with wooded view. See the sun come up and the stars shine bright from the hand-hewn locust log bed in the large master loft. The great room has a gas log pot belly stove with comfy chairs. A beautifully hand crafted futon sofa in the TV area can be used as an extra bed. For indoor entertainment, there’s wireless internet, satellite TV, 46” LED TV, blue ray disk player, and Netflix. Or go low-tech with games and puzzles around the table or grab a book or magazine from our well stocked library.
Our one car garage keeps your vehicle safe and clean -- and offers an interior access to the home.
For our mutual protection, we require a signed rental agreement contract. This will be provided prior to booking so that you can familiarize yourself with our expectations. When inquiring, kindly tell us about yourselves so we can begin to get to know you!
Quote from recent guest: "The view from your deck is so interesting because it changes with the time of day and the weather. Wednesday night the moonlight was so bright it lit up the deck and we could see the mountains and clouds. Thursday morning we saw low clouds with the mountains rising above. With the sun coming up and the clouds moving around, the scene changes every couple of minutes."
Reviews from other guests: "We spent 2 nights in this absolutely beautiful home. Everything was extremely clean and the kitchen was well-stocked. The beds were very cozy as well. Local information and clear check-out instructions were provided. The views from upstairs and from the wrap-around deck were gorgeous. The hosts were great about communicating with us at every step of the way. They even mailed us an item we left in the house inadvertently. We would gladly stay here again. Thank you so much."
"Our stay in the log cabin bathed in natural light was the perfect place to celebrate a 70th birthday! The owners were very gracious and thought of our every need. The views of the mountains were spectacular . The cabin was spacious, super clean and provided us with all the comforts of home and then some. We’ll be spreading the word about this great cabin!!"
"Spent the last 2 weeks here recovering from a major surgery. It was so wonderful to wake up to such a beautiful view every morning! The pot belly stove is such a cozy setting to read and relax by. The entire cabin was just what we needed!"
"Fantastic secluded spot with beautiful views and all the modern comforts you could ask for. The cabin was absolutely SPOTLESS and very comfortable. Hosts have provided a terrific guest experience and everything from the TVs, showers, linens, beds and information shows how much they care about the comfort and convenience of their guests. I would highly recommend this for anyone wanting to experience Western North Carolina and the Asheville area. Great place and couldn’t have been more pleased."
"Jean Ann and Russ were the most delightful hosts! Their log home in the mountains was magical, beautiful, clean, quite, and what a real vacation means to us — tranquility. We went to a wedding and traveled into Asheville, Weaverville, and surrounding equestrian, hiking and fishing locations. The home is located in Fairview which is a perfect location situated close to Black Mountain and Asheville. Jean Ann welcomed us with a notebook of things to do, shops and restaurants. I will definitely stay here again when I return to Asheville. Thank you Russ and Jean Ann for sharing."
"This cabin is in perfect condition — the most beautiful we’ve stayed in. We came here for our anniversary and had the most relaxing get-away."TripAdvisor property ID 2559519...Read more
Light Filled Mountain Log Home close to Asheville Fairview, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
Nestled on 5.5 wooded acres on a mountain ridge, Nature’s Doorstep offers the perfect mix of privacy and convenience to area attractions. No other homes can be seen from the cabin. Paved roads and driveway provide easy access. Located just 8 miles from charming Black Mountain, and 14 miles from lively downtown Asheville, you have the perfect getaway: acres of wooded mountain privacy, yet close to great restaurants, galleries, shopping and local attractions. If you love the outdoors, there are abundant hiking trails, rivers, and waterfalls to explore. The Blue Ridge and Pisgah National Forests, Blue Ridge Parkway, Arboretum, Mountains to Sea Trail, French Broad River, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock State Park, Bear Wallow, and the Florence Nature Preserve are all an easy drive from the cabin.
More About This Location
Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Asheville Regional Airport, 20 miles Car is essential
Left on 08/29/2014 for a stay in August 2014 | BranAndKrysReviewed Aug 29, 2014Stayed Aug 2014
We stayed here for 3 nights in August. Everything was as described on Flipkey and even more stunning in person! Every morning, we enjoyed listening to the critters along with our coffee on the deck. Jean Ann was very accommodating, even with our constantly changing schedule on our arrival day, and made every effort to meet us.
We particularly loved the beautiful master bedroom and large luxurious bathroom. The furnishings throughout were lovely. The kitchen was very well-equipped with everything you could possibly need. Fairview is about a 25-minute drive to downtown Asheville, but the area is quite accessible and the views are well-worth the drive. We thought it was a very fair price for the quality of the accommodations. We had such a wonderful time, and we would return in a heartbeat!
Left on 04/30/2014 for a stay in April 2014 | Visitor from the WestReviewed Apr 30, 2014Stayed Apr 2014
The cabin has a unique open design that is very appealing. The quality of the materials for the home and furnishings is excellent. The trees, the privacy and the views are outstanding. The owners are great to work with. You will not be disappointed here.
Thank you for your kind words, Russell. It was a pleasure hosting you.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in August 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Aug 29, 2013Stayed Aug 2013
What a wonderful cabin in a wonderful location. You're 20 mins from asheville, 10 mins. from Black Mountain. We made the hour drive to Hot Springs to relax in the hot tub filled with water from the natural hot springs. The cabin was decorated so nicely with everything you could need. Loved the private area, very private driveway and being so close to an Ingles was great. There was even a pony farm 5 mins. away from cabin, we stopped and fed them apples, so cute. If you're staying in the asheville area and want comfort and perfect location this is it. I'm very picky about where I stay and I'd stay here again in a heartbeat. Plus the owner is a delight to deal with and leaves a nice treat for you.
Thanks for your review. You're welcome back any time!
“Outstanding Mountain Retreat”
Left on 07/27/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | TBobsterReviewed Jul 27, 2013Stayed Jul 2013
We liked the house very much. It exceeded our high expectations from viewing photos prior to our arrival. The house is very private with no neighbors in view. Good seating inside and out for reading or relaxing. There is lots of open space and lots of light. Nice hardwood floors. The beds were very comfortable and with great pillows. Very well appointed bathrooms. The kitchen is well equipped. The grill is new. We had cell voice service and good wireless in the house. The instruction manual was very complete and handy.
The view from the deck is so interesting because it changes with the time of day and the weather. Wednesday night the moonlight was so bright it lit up the deck and we could see the mountains and clouds. Thursday morning we saw low clouds with the mountains rising above. With the sun coming up and the clouds moving around, the scene changed every five minutes.
We hiked to two great waterfalls right off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
There is a very nice, new Food Lion grocery store in Fairview that has a Redbox DVD rental machine for anyone looking for a movie. We dined at some first-rate restaurants in Black Mountain and asheville.
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