ASHEVILLE'S ISLAND IN THE SKY #1 MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY, HOT TUB, PET FRIENDLY

Bob Breining

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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ASHEVILLE'S ISLAND IN THE SKY #1 MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY, HOT TUB, PET FRIENDLY

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1 Bedroom, living room w convertible bed, full kit, Bath, Sleeps 2-4

Welcome to The Island in the Sky located at the very top of the mountain 1000 feet above Asheville and just minutes from Asheville and Biltmore Estate, hot tub and pet friendly. Incredible hiking right out your door, (we own the entire top of the mountain), with fabulous year-round 360 degree views that include Mount Mitchell. You will appreciate the quiet natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain-fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. A four-wheel drive or all-wheel drive vehicle (such as a Subaru) will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel drive vehicles will need to park at the lower parking area and guests will be driven to their lodging by the owners.

Asheville's Island in the Sky is located at the top of the mountain, but it's only 12 miles to Asheville.

We are dog lovers and welcome any well behaved dog. For you photography folks, take in the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet, Bert the Emu, who has lived here for the past 10 years. Relax in the mountain air in the cool evenings and have a bonfire, re-live your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in a secluded area chock full of nature. Awaken to the sounds of the mountains and nothing else! Come and recharge yourself away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Return to nature for the weekend, the week, or longer, at Asheville's Island in the Sky.

New and modern 3 room suites include, a living room with a queen sleeper sofa, 42' flat screen HDTV, internet, full kitchen, a spacious bedroom with king bed, 400 count linen sheets, a full bath, hardwood floors.

During the daytime, take a nature hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails that begin right out your door, and stroll along with Bert the Emu, take plenty of pictures of the surroundings because you are sure not to want to leave this paradise.

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For you early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover. Eat breakfast on the deck and then go to downtown and enjoy all that Asheville has to offer including the world famous Biltmore Estate & Winery, The Grove Park Inn, downtown shopping, that includes arts and crafts, furniture, antiques, and the finest dining in all of North Carolina. Go to downtown Weaverville – a small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While you are there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza, and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you will see the Mountain Éclair and other bakery items that will leave you astonished and wanting more.

Check out the Navitat Zip Line Canopy adventure for a heart pumping experience. Just down the road is the French Broad Rafting Expedition with Kayaking, tubing, white water rafting, a with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months, enjoy a bonfire at night and/or visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort for mountain skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing, located just twelve miles away at exit 3 off I-26 . Visit nearby Mount Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi, drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway with its' spectacular views. There are many beautiful waterfalls to be seen nearby, Grandfather Mountain is spectacular along with the entrance to the Linville Caverns not far away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at Asheville's Island in the Sky. Take in the thirty mile views all around. Sleep well at 3,400 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today. You’ll be glad you did.

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Suitability:
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only

Bob Breining

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Hosts, Bob Breining and Melissa Steinnagel purchased this property three years ago. This is the fulfillment of their life long dream to live in a secluded mountain top property but still be close to Asheville. Bob has developed property as a site contractor most of his adult life and enjoys the opportunity to work with his own land creating walking trails and exposing the spectacular views. Melissa is a nurse working locally and has been in charge of decorating.

Bob Breining purchased this cabin in 2010

Pet friendly,'We love dogs' Solitude at the top of the mountain, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, White water rafting, skiing, natinoal parks, 60 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway,The views from this property are absolutely amazing. It is like you are in heaven. You can see weather changes before they happen. We call this 'The Island in the Sky', dogs think they are in paradise.

I have enjoyed the wildlife and peacefulness of living on a mountaintop and decided to share this with others who share the same love.

Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor fire pit, indoor fireplace, quiet, miles and miles of hiking trails right on the property, close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Weaverville, This is a Mountain Top property with 360 degree views right out of your door.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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4.8
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
average rating of 4.8301888 based on 53 reviews
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407910vb
+1 828-319-7490
Asheville Asheville Area
5

WHAT A WONDERFUL AND REFRESHING WEEK ON THE MOUNTAINTOP!

  • 5 of 5
The accommodations were just as listed and most comfortable, clean and inviting. The views were absolutely amazing and the peace and quiet such a welcomed change from normal routines.

Bob and Melissa are such warm and helpful hosts, and Otis, Bert, Rocky and Theodore (the Beagle, emu, Rottweiler and pig) add such great character. Since we do not have four wheel drive Bob had to make numerous trips up and down to the parking area including one late night as we had to pick up our daughter and son-in-law at the airport at 10 pm. He was so gracious to accommodate us.

If you are looking for a place away from the hustle and bustle of the normal tourist areas but still close enough to be in town for dinner each night this is your spot! If you come to the mountains for the natural beauty as well as the night life you will not go wrong staying at Wilderness retreat and like us you may not want to ever leave. Definitely a 5 star place in our minds!
  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407910vb
+1 828-319-7490
Asheville Asheville Area
Apex
5

AMAZING GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
We were in Ashville for a dog show and decided to make it a extended vacation since we found a cabin that would allow our dogs to come with us. Bob and Melissa could not have been more friendly and accommodating! The cabin was wonderful, and the views breathtaking. Our puppy loved playing with their puppies, so everyone had a great time. The drive up to the cabin was fun to say the least and Bob was a great source for things to do in the area. We will most certainly be back to stay again! Thank you Bob and Melissa!
  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
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Asheville Asheville Area
Atlanta
4

GREAT VIEW, PLACE AND GREAT HOST!

  • 4 of 5
The host Bob was very sweet, and he drove us to where we parked our cars at the bottom of the hill (we didn't have 4-wheel drive, and it could get tricky to get up to the cabin) when we needed to, and was very hospitable. The place was great, and the views were amazing.
  • Submitted: May 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Sightseeing
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
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Asheville Asheville Area
Winter Springs, FL
5

OUR FAVORITE VACATION PROPERTY

  • 5 of 5
This was our third visit to the property and our experience once again was fantastic. Everything you need and more. Bob and Melissa’s hospitality as always is prompt and warm. Love the amenities, the friendly animals and the beautiful property. Highly recommended for those looking to get away but still have everything you need a short drive away. We look forward to visiting in the Fall. Thanks Again!
  • Submitted: May 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks Ashlee for spending your vacation here on the mountain. When we have guests come back it is very special to Melissa and I, It makes us feel that we are on the right track and we will continue to work hard to improve the landscaping and hiking trails so that each time you come back there will be something new for you and Austin to enjoy. Thanks again, see you this fall! Bob and Melissa.
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407910vb
+1 828-319-7490
Asheville Asheville Area
5

AMAZING VIEWS!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a wonderful time at the cabin. The views are absolutely incredible and we enjoyed our morning coffee on the deck in the brisk air. Bob was great and recommended some wonderful places to eat and visit. My hubby and I recommend the Well Bred Café and the Stoney Knob Restaurant. Incredible meals and atmosphere. The cabin was beautiful and clean and so comfortable. Loved the book on the Vanderbilt family and the Biltmore house is a must see as well. We will definitely be returning for another visit.
  • Submitted: May 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words. Melissa and I are always rewarded when our property is appreciated by our guests. Thanks again and come back soon! Bob and Melissa
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Asheville's Island In The Sky #1 Mountain Top Property, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p407910vb
+1 828-319-7490
Asheville Asheville Area
5

VACATION WITHIN A VACATION.

  • 5 of 5
Just as advertised, the mountain top cabin was a bonus to any trip to Asheville. During the day you can see nearly into Tennessee, then catch a sunset, and then at night the town below sparkles. Simply a refreshing place to stay. Bob and Melissa went out of their way to take care of us, including carting us up and down the driveway.

It's a short drive to Asheville, no worries there; and, you can stop at the Ingels at exit 19 to grab groceries. When we return to Asheville, this is the place to stay.

Oh, and try Early Girl Cafe downtown for breakfast.
  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review of your experience here. It is very rewarding to Melissa and I to know that our hard work is appreciated.
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Blue Mountain Pizza
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Stoney Knob Restaurant
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Thomas Wolfe Memorial
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Folk Art Center
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Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 26 Exit 15 one mile
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza,Stony Knob, Well-Bred Bakery
Car: necessary

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 DEGREE VIEWS just 12 miles from downtown Asheville, Dogs are welcome, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, 15 minutes White Water rafting, 60 minutes to Bristol Motor Speedway, 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 23 miles to the NC Arboretum. Outdoor fire pit indoor fire place, 30 minutes to Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock, USA Rafting

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning for 2 guests $40.00 + Tax
Pet Cleaning Fee $20.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes A $40.00 cleaning fee for 2 guests ($20 per additional guest) per stay will be added to the quote. A $20.00 cleaning fee for one pet ($20.00 per additional pet) per stay will be added to the quote.
Holiday rates are the same as weekend rates.
Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Asheville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Resort ...
  • Rural ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Spa
General:
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking Off Street
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Dishwasher
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (1) One unit has King Size Bed, Queen size Beds (1) Living room has queen sleep convertible sofa, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) In living room
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony ...
Suitability:
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • botanical garden
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • arboretum
  • live theater
  • water parks
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • miniature golf
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • wildlife viewing
  • sight seeing
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • rafting
  • hot air ballooning
  • cross country skiing
  • snowmobiling
  • mountain biking
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • rock climbing
  • snowboarding
  • water skiing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Beautiful hiking trails from our site. You can take a hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails.
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