|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
From the porch you can see for 20 miles to the West and North – amazing mountain views, morning mist rising from the river valleys below, the sunrise painting light and shadow on 9 ridges to the West, amazing sunsets – and continuous breeze.
This house is our home but we would like to turn it over to you to enjoy. We have rented it from time to time since 2009.
We designed and built the house as a bright, airy and open place to enjoy the magical site. It is facing SW on the NW end of a finger ridge at elevation 3200’ overlooking the valley of the headwaters of the East Fork French Broad River in a quiet secluded 12.5 acre setting with paved roads right to the end of our easy driveway.
The neighborhood is surrounded by scores of thousands of acres of protected lands - lands in strong private hands or public lands such as Caesar’s Head State Park, Jones Gap State Park, duPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and Gorges State Park – each only a short drive, - as is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The view from our porch is Headwaters State Forest. Our neighborhood also includes miles of hiking and mountain biking trails and fly fishing on the East Fork French Broad.
The house features:
o More than 3000 sq ft of living area on three levels.
o More than 1500 sq ft of porch and patio on two levels.
o A cooking and view deck outside the kitchen door; with gas grill and chiminea.
o A fenced in side yard.
o Many large windows and tall glass doors for maximum light and air.
o The air conditioner is usually not needed.
o There is a well tended flower and kitchen garden with herbs and seasonal vegetables with a gardener provided. Cleaning service is provided once a week.
o Pets will be considered.
The main floor kitchen, great room (open to upper level roof line ceiling), and master bedroom all open to a wrap around 12 foot deep 750 sq. ft. porch for dining, comfortable seating and fair weather sleeping – ideal for families and entertaining. The large master suite includes a tile shower, double sinks, and walk in closet. The kitchen is fitted with black honed granite counter tops, farm-house sink, stainless steel appliances, gas cook top, electric convection oven, electric drawer oven, and walk-in pantry. The entry hall incorporates a coat closet and ½ bath powder room. The dining table seats 8 with additional seating at kitchen snack bar and on the porch.
The lower level includes family room with TV and game table, and a bedroom with twin beds each open to 750 sq. ft. flagstone terrace; and a full bath. The laundry room includes washer, dryer and utility sink.
The top level consists of one queen bedroom, one twin bedroom, and a full bath each opening to a large loft library/sitting area with clerestory windows and the great room below, and including a day bed.
Keywords: Our Mountain House is very near duPont State Forest (film location for 'The Hunger Games' and 'Last of the Mohicans') near Brevard, Smoky Mountains, North Carolina, USA (Big Hill Rd is 3.5 Mi from US 276 on E Fork Rd).
Tanne and I were born and raised in the SC low country. Escaping the summer heat by traveling to the mountains of WNC was something we always enjoyed. We moved to this area when Tanne retired after 28 years as a teacher. I am mostly retired from my consultancy as a funding compliance analyst for public school districts.
Tom Traywick purchased this house in 2006
Amazing views surrounded by tens of thousand of acres of protected lands - no danger of encroachment.
We have been coming to this area almost our entire lives (summer camp, family vacations, visits to relatives) and have always thought this country was magical. Since we have located here full time we have been amazed by the atmosphere of friendship among the locals and outlanders.
September, 2009 Wow! What a beautiful home you have in Brevard! We all loved the big porch and the view! We only wish we had more time here to enjoy! The house is beautifully decorated and I love that we have the same cookbooks. "Talk About Good" is one of my favorites and mine is just as worn! Our children were born in Louisiana! Thank you for sharing your home with us! Our fly fishermen were successful and my daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed
Beautiful home. Great views. Great friends = wonderful time at your mountain home. Better than expected. Thanks for sharing.
The mountain home was perfect in everyway. The kitchen layout was great to gather around and prepare meals. We all enjoyed the area and ventured out to shop and hike to waterfalls that were nearby. Oskar Blues Brewery
was also an enjoyable place to be on a Monday night in Brevard.
We all enjoyed our evenings in front of the fireplace and watching the sun set behind the mountains in the distance. Truly a magical place in a magical
We are 3 couples, all originally from Louisiana, who have been separated over the years by our life's journeys. It was the first time in several years that we were fortunate enough to meet. Linda, the planner in our group has used VBRO in the past and again found what turned out to be the PERFECT PLACE!
The 3 separate levels to this home gave each of us separate living areas, the beds were some of the most comfortable that I have ever slept in, the view from the porches were amazing and the kitchen has everything that was needed and more.
The quaint town of Brevard is about 20 minutes away, DuPont State Recreational Forest about 30 minutes away and much much more. You can do as much or as little as you like. Oh and don't forget to visit Mud Dabbers Pottery of Brevard and the many, many unique shops in Brevard.
If you are looking for a Private retreat to reconnect and relax this is the place.
In addition the thing that made this trip so special was the fact that it truly felt like OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME!
We stayed from Oct. 23 to Oct. 27 hoping to experience the foliage in the area. We couldn't have picked a better location. The views from the large porches were spectacular with fantastic sunsets. The weather was also perfect which allowed us to enjoy the neighborhood trails supplying us with ample exercise. The house was very comfortable and very well equipped with all essential needs. I would highly recommend this property if you want fantastic views, comfortable furnishings and a secluded, private get away to recharge your internal battery.
Truly nestled away from most everything, this very nice mountain home is it. Pretty much any kitchen tool you can think of, plenty of firewood, a wonderful wrap around deck with wonderful views - there isn't much this home doesn't have. My one "caution" is that if you want to be close to civilization - this isn't your place - expect to drive at least 20 minutes away to go to state parks or Brevard. If you are wanting peace, quiet and your own sanctuary - this is great.
We were in Brevard for our son's wedding. Your house and gardens were so beautiful. We had plenty of room on the gorgeous deck to have the family over and celebrate. Everything was absolutely perfect and we would love to stay here again. Thanks so much for having such a wonderful property for us to call home for a while.
Music, arts and dining in Brevard (15 minutes) and Asheville (45 minutes) are terrific. We are 45 minutes from Greenville SC, 2 hours from Charlotte NC and 3 hours from Atlanta.
The Brevard area includes the highest concentration of waterfalls in the world, over 100,000 acres of public parks and forests, and the internationally acclaimed Brevard Music Center.
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My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250.00|
Pets are permitted if identified in writing at with the reservation.
Refundable Damage Deposit: Greater of $250 or 10% of rental. Refundable Damage Deposit is due at time of booking the reservation. An advance payment of 100% of rental amount is due 45 days before arrival.
45 day notice and $50 cancellation fee is required. WE SUGGEST THAT YOU CONSIDER TRAVEL INSURANCE.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.