Trying to judge if a place is as nice as it is portrayed through pictures on the Internet is a challenge. I can tell you this place is nicer than the pictures look. It was everything we hoped for and more. The view is absolutely wonderful and can be seen from the living room, the downstairs bedroom, and the upstairs bedroom (so no one gets left out!). The owner was very nice and responsive to our needs. He even responded to text messaging. The waterfall on the property is very nice, but you really need to be in shape to get back up the steep hill. Going down was a breeze however! :)
The cabin is approximately 30 minutes from Henderson and 10-15 minutes from Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Both Chimney Rock and Lake Lure were beautiful. We took the pontoon boat ride from Rumbling Bald was excellent (you can see reviews of the different rides on TripAdvisor—it recommended the Rumbling Bald ride). We enjoyed the shopping in downtown Hendersonville as well. We took a side trip to the Biltmore (about 40 minutes travel time). That was well worth the money.
We like to eat out and when we first go there we were just thinking Hendersonville was where we would likely end up eating, but we found the restaurants in Chimney Rock and Lake Lure to be good as well. Our favorite was Medina's Bistro, but you need to call and make reservations.