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THE PERCH CABIN WITH HOT TUB AND PANORAMIC VIEW ATOP GRASSY MT.

Rick Gonsor

Advertiser since: 2003
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Rick Gonsor

Advertiser since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014
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THE PERCH CABIN WITH HOT TUB AND PANORAMIC VIEW ATOP GRASSY MT.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Little Switzerland Cabin Rental Photos and Description

1 queen bed 1 full bath; 1 queen 1 bath down stairs

Come nest with the wrens! Cozy cabin with two levels, each with its own entrance. This layout allows privacy for couples and families. LCD high defintion TV in all bedrooms and living room. Lots of wood and glass, massive stone fireplace on each level, decks, kitchens and bathrooms on both levels. Hot tub on deck. Located minutes from the village of Little Switzerland. Gem mining, horseback riding, water falls, hiking, golf and shopping all nearby. Hope you don't mind sharing the property with the family of wrens who nest in a birdhouse right next to the cabin door Rental also includes pool- hot tub and tennis privileges a close by.

Minimum age 12 years old.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
Rick Gonsor (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2003
Call Owner
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
70%
Calendar last updated:
December 14, 2014

About Rick Gonsor

Long time resident of Little Switzerland. I designed and built my vacation rental cabins keeping in mind what I would be looking for in a residence for my self / rental property in the mountains. Enjoy the natural beauty, quality of life and sustainability this area provides. Spend most of my time outdoor hiking and tending the garden..

Why Rick Gonsor chose Little Switzerland

The Perch Cabin has a prime location and all the amenities including a panoramic view that's unrivaled..

What makes this cabin unique

Located on a private road 2/10 of mile with in easy walking distance to the village of Little Switzerland

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.8
based on 26 traveler reviews

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The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
average rating of 4.769231 based on 26 reviews
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The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
4

Breathtaking views

  • 4 of 5
The views from The Perch are absolutely amazing! Upon our arrival, the valley was filled with clouds and fog and the majestic view from the deck was breathtaking. Rick was a great host and greeted us on arrival and briefed us on several area attractions. He also shared some delicious homemade soup with us and stopped by to make sure we had plenty of firewood for our last evening at the cabin and even offered us a little later checkout since the cabin was immediately booked behind us. We hiked to Grassy Creek Falls from the cabin and upon our return enjoyed a nice soak in the hot tub! The location, just off the Parkway, is great; however, we've often found during winter travels that portions are frequently closed so be sure to have an alternate route planned rather than relying on the Parkway. Little Switzerland looked to be a quaint town; however, everything in that area was closed for the winter during our stay. We will definitely visit again during the season. Thanks again Rick for your hospitality!
  • Submitted: Dec 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Raleigh, NC
3

Owner Was Very Unprofessional

  • 3 of 5
First, this cabin really was nice. The view is absolutely beautiful. Be aware that bedroom upstairs and bedroom downstairs are separated by an outdoor stairway.

We had a couple of issues while we stayed. Admittedly, my husband did not see the minimum age limit. We arrived with a 3 year old and an infant. The owner decided to let us stay, which was nice considering how long it took us to arrive. Given the age of our children, we could not put them in the second bedroom (totally our issue). The owner told us there was futon we could use, which we did. However, he said we couldn't open it into a bed because it had been broken before and he didn't want it broken again. He said we could use it as a couch or put the mattress on the floor. We opted for the second option until he texted us 10 minutes later stating we couldn't put the mattress on the floor. We wound up turning the couch around each night (so there was no way to roll onto the floor).

The biggest issue came at checkout time. While we weren't completely out of the cabin until 10 minutes after 10 am, we were horrified at the male owner's behavior. First off, he walked in unannounced at 10 am on the dot. A knock or something would have been nice since I wasn't fully dressed. His only response was "It's 10 o'clock". He then proceeded to yell at us for the remaining 10 minutes until we left. If he wasn't yelling at me, he was yelling at my husband. He was yelling about how he didn't charge us a security deposit. Nothing was damaged. Nothing required more than usual cleaning. We even did all of the laundry except for sheets and a couple of towels that were used that morning. He yelled about how we didn't run the dishwasher. We never used the dishwasher! It was empty! He was carrying on as if we were children who ran into traffic.

I would like to say that his wife was much more understanding, but she was unable to reason with him either. This man was not very hospitable considering the industry he is in. Just make sure you check out on time. There is no exception! The last 10 minutes really put a damper on a great trip!
  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: First of all I like to point out the past reviews of my clients attest to personality and my disposition. The age requirement is in plain sight and very obvious on the website and for good reason. The deck is 40' above the ground and potentially lethal for young children. I made a exception to rule to accommodate them this one time rather then turn them away and keep the rental fee. I offered them a air mattress in lieu of the futon since the futon is set for use as a sofa only. They declined. As far as check out is concerned I arrived at 10:25 not 10:10. The wife was still in her bathrobe,. car not begun to be packed.......need I say more. They showed no consideration for the fact the cabin is on short time frame for the next arrival.
business
The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

We had an amazing time!

  • 5 of 5
The views of the mountain range and the hiking trails were truly lovely. We could not have picked a better place!

Our first time in NC and what a delight! We loved spending time on the deck. Whether in sunny or foggy weather, in early mornings or late nights, the view was wonderful.

We shared photos and our experience with all our friends.

Rick suggested several places for hiking, dining out, or driving tips on the windy roads.

The beans and red & yellow raspberries from the Rick’s garden were terrific.
The cabin has all amenities you need and is very cozy and neat.

If you are there on Friday night – make sure to check out the Seafood and prime rib buffet at the nearby Little Switzerland lodge.

Thanks Rick
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post a review and leaving to place so neat and tidy. It was a pleasure to meet you folks and am looking forward to a visit hopefully sometime this winter. Take Care Rick
business
The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
5

Gang of Four

  • 5 of 5
We had a wonderful stay with terrific views, winding roads, and great food. Rick was a great source of information on the area. Be sure to check out the Knife and Fork restaurant in Spruce Pine-the food and service were second to none! The cabin was comfortable and clean. Will definitely return!! Thanks Rick, loved the collard greens from your garden.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks again for your business and leaving the place so neat and tidy. Glad you enjoyed the collards. Hopefully see you again. Rick
business
The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
SHELBY NC CLEVELAND COUNTY USA
5

MOTORCYCLE MANIAC

  • 5 of 5
JUST SPENT THE PAST WEEKEND WITH MY NEW BRIDE. THE VIEW IN MY OPINION IS AS GOOD AS ANY ABOVE ASHEVILLE. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR PRIVICY,THIS IS ALSO A GREAT LOCATION.WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO SEE A TON OF STARS FRIDAY NIGHT FROM THE LOCATION.RICK WAS GREAT AND WE HOPE TO STAY THERE AGAIN ONE DAY.
  • Submitted: May 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Happy you enjoyed the cabin. Thanks so much for leaving the place exceptionally neat and tidy!! Hope to see you before to long. Rick
business
The Perch Cabin with Hot tub and Panoramic view atop Grassy Mt.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p101916
-828 766 0611
Little Switzerland High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains
Orlando Florida
5

For us it's all about the view !!!

For us it's all about the view !!!
  • 5 of 5
Went with my hiking buddies on our yearly trip to the mountains. For us it’s all about the view and I just don’t think I’ve ever seen a better one during our down time. We made dinner and just sat on the back porch soaking in the wonderful panoramic view from Rick’s house. The internet was an added bonus I’m not use to having too. Rick showed me his other rental and we found him to be very accommodating. Had a great week, didn’t want to leave and I’ll be back with my wife next visit.
Thanks Rick
Chris, Russ and Mark
  • Submitted: May 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Hey guys Thanks for your business and glad your enjoyed your stay. Have a great summer and hope to see you again. Rick

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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
ashville
Car: necessary

Perch Cabin is located at 305 Grassy Mt. Rd. 2/10 of a mile from the village of Little Switzerland.

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Rates & Availability

From $175 Per night

Little Switzerland Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
all seasons
Jan 7 2014 - Jan 7 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$795
$2,900
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$795
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $75 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%
Notes Payment by credit card or personnel check. Cleaning fee $75. Minimum age 12.
Rental fee payable by credit card or personnel check. 50% payment of confirm reservation.
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Amenities

Little Switzerland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom - 1 queen
  • all bedrooms have premium quality bedding and high defintion TV,s
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
one queen and one queen downstairs. hot tub on deck. Internnet WIFI available.

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