CLOSE TO ASHEVILLE. CLOSE TO PERFECT! ESTATE ON 120 ACRES VIEWS, HIKING TRAILS

Nina Kis Bradbury

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Nina Kis Bradbury

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CLOSE TO ASHEVILLE. CLOSE TO PERFECT! ESTATE ON 120 ACRES VIEWS, HIKING TRAILS

Swannanoa Estate Rental Photos and Description

Romatic Country Elegance! Charming 5 bedrm, 6 bath, 9 fireplace home

We welcome you to stay at our home for a weekend or weekly basis. Located on 117 acres of private property surrounded by forest, meadows, creeks and hiking trails, this land is truly magical!

Wintersun has 5 bedrooms, each with a gas fireplace and private bathroom. One is the Master Inn Suite which boasts 2 gas fireplaces, a private veranda, private jacuzzi tub and private sauna/steam shower. Casual Country Elegance is evident within each room.

The spacious dining room has 520 square feet with a 13 foot tray ceiling and a large stacked stone gas fireplace with keystone detail and paned windows on each side. French doors open onto the waterfall garden where the 22 foot fall tumbles into a tranquil pond surrounded by luscious landscaping. The floors are wood with a large oriental rug, and the room is lit by wall sconces and a huge chandelier. Floor to ceiling cherry cabinets contain china, crystal and serving platters. The pedestal table seats 12 comfortably with upholstered armed side chairs. There is a pass through to the Butler’s Pantry to facilitate course changes. By using tables stored in the garage, 24 people can be seated and served. This room can also be used for conferences and can seat 75 people in theater style using stacked chairs stored in the garage. The spacious dining room has 520 square feet with a 13 foot tray ceiling and a large stacked stone gas fireplace with keystone detail and paned windows on each side. French doors open onto the waterfall garden where the 22 foot fall tumbles into a tranquil pond surrounded by luscious landscaping. The floors are wood with a large oriental rug, and the room is lit by wall sconces and a huge chandelier. Floor to ceiling cherry cabinets contain china, crystal and serving platters. The pedestal table seats 12 comfortably with upholstered armed side chairs. There is a pass through to the Butler’s Pantry to facilitate course changes. By using tables stored in the garage, 24 people can be seated and served. This room can also be used for weddings or conferences and can seat 75 people in theater style using stacked chairs stored in the garage.

This room is anchored by a large stacked stone gas fireplace with key stone detail and French doors on each side, one opening to the covered walk for the car park area and the 3 car Garage, the other opening onto a small balcony. There is also a fabulous view of the Blue Ridge Mountains and horses in the pasture. The flooring throughout is oak with oriental rugs, and the large cozy sofa and upholstered chairs are country elegant. The large screen TV is behind cherry cabinet doors as is the component audio system. There is stereo throughout the downstairs with individual controls in each room. Art work, book shelves, antiques and 10 ceiling complement the country elegant décor. Contiguous to this room is the Kitchen and Breakfast Bay.

On Wintersun’s magnificent 117 acres you can enjoy several miles of walking trails, visit the 150 year old spring house, walk the labyrinth, swing in the hammock under 200 year old white oak trees, fly fish in the trout stream, or find a cozy corner of the verandah for a good read, or a few bottles of wine.

We Close to Asheville, Close to perfect.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
Guestbook comments from the manager
Our stay was heavenly! The grounds are unbelievable, and the inn is luxuriously comfortable. The waterfall, the trails,the views from the porch, they are all wonderful. Clean and tidy. Will definitely return.
Sep 2013
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Nina Kis Bradbury

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My name is Nina and I am your Hostess/ Inn Keeper. I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college down South at The University of Florida, and then moved to the Ft. Lauderdale area where I lived for over 21 years. Fortunately, I was eventually able to find my way to Western North Carolina in 2008.

My children and I absolutely LOVE living here. I’m a big fan of hiking, gardening, running, nature…and of course, entertaining you. I am so fond of this house and property that I currently reside in one of the guest rooms, and therefore am almost always around and available to help make your stay the best that it can be.

I have three children who also live on the property with me, part-time: Natalie, Nicole, and Tommy.

Maddie and Toby are also part of our family. Maddie is a friendly black lab mix who likes to run, hike and chase squirrels.

Toby is a beagle mix who is extremely shy and has a heart of gold. Be careful…because he loves to lick and kiss! We are really looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our family!

Many of our friends ask about the history of Wintersun. The answer is that it is very old, and it is very new. Remains of structures dating over 200 years old have been found on the property, and the springhouse, which is still standing, has been in use for at least 150 years. The name “Wintersun” came to be sometime in the long ago part, legend being that if there was sun to be found in the winter, it was on this hill.

I am very new to this property. And am very grateful and blessed to have found it. I was led to this current new life of mine through a series of people who indirectly brought me to meet with the owners of the property. When I met Judy Carter and Susan Sluyter, I knew my life would be change forever…for the good . I was offered the opportunity to run and manage the Inn at Wintersun, and that was definitely an opportunity of a lifetime ! My heart and soul were filled with thanks, and on July of 2012, my new life’s journey begins…

Judy and Susan’s story from the past is beyond generous and inspirational. This story I share with you might help explain these ladies’ selflessness and abundance of love. Their gift to the community, their friends and family, the past and future guests of the Inn, and to me and my family is extraordinary.

Susan and Judy had a goal to build a home place which could also serve as a retreat center for non-profit professionals whose work is in the least desirable and highest demand social service environments, i.e., homeless shelters, domestic violence centers, etc. Judy and Susan had since retired from the business world and wanted to use their skills and gifts to offer to the community. Susan being a Psychologist and Judy’s as a Manager and Administrator, both of these generous and heartful ladies wanted to be of service to those who care for the neediest among us.

Many things that have happened here feel like magic, and this property becoming available one happy August day in the early 1990’s begins the story.

From the moment I drove through the gates which lead into the the magical grounds of the Inn at Wintersun, I knew this is where I was meant to be!!! The feeling was validated as I passed by a Doe with her new born Fawn nuzzled up again her and then a Blue Heron flew over the creek. This is a place to relax, rejuvenate and nurture your soul and spirit to find your inner peace.

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Contact the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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.

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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p430828vb
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Wexford, PA
5

GREAT PLACE! LOVED IT!

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 5 couples from various parts of the country vacation every year to a different location. We hit the jack-pot this September for 7 days at Wintersun. The Asheville surrounding area is a beautiful place set in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The Asheville city area also has a lot to offer with the Biltmore House and an active downtown area. The highlight for us, however, was Wintersun. The house is beautifully decorated and spacious. All 5 bedrooms were large and well furnished. The 100+ acre grounds are well maintained with meadows, streams, and woods in a country setting. You can just sit and relax on the porch all day overlooking the property. Wintersun's location also allows easy access to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, and Asheville restaurants.
  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Nashville, Tn
5

PERFECT WEDDING WEEKEND!

  • 5 of 5
My family rented the entire Inn for my wedding weekend. It was the perfect venue for my bridesmaids luncheon and a great spot to get ready on the day of my wedding. It was a beautiful home, very clean. It was very modern with an early 1900s feel. It is a great mountain hideaway, very close to town but secluded. We took advantage of the hiking trails and the labyrinth. All my bridesmaids raved about getting ready in downstairs suite bathroom. With seven bridesmaids, a hairdresser and makeup artist, it still never felt crowded. All in all, it was an amazing experience and we will probably be making this a spot to share several anniversaries. We cannot wait to come back and visit again.
  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
United States
5

CHARMED BY THE WINTERSUN

  • 5 of 5
Visiting from NJ this was our first time in the Asheville area and we could not have stayed at a more perfect place. It was a great location close to downtown Asheville for a night out, but ensconsed in the mountains. There is so much to do in the area, but you may not want to leave the Inn. I expected the Inn to be beautiful, but was overwhelmed by the views and the grounds (loved the labyrinth and the hiking trails). Our room was tastefully decorated and warmly comfortable especially the bed! We felt like we were home (albiet in a huge gorgeous house ) and that was due to the hospitality of the Innkeeper, Nina. Nina is attentive but not intrusive to her guests needs. Her breakfasts were wonderful, and all recommendations she gave us regarding food and places to go were excellent. Our favorite moments of our trip were sitting in a rocker on the spectacular porch (a true outside room feel) and enjoying the simple pleasure of truly relaxing.
We can't wait for another visit!
  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Raleigh, NC
5

RALEIGH COMES TO WINTERSUN INN

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful long weekend we spent at Wintersun Inn. We had all three of our adult children gathered, each with friends and totally were able to relax, read, hike, relax,ride horse, relax and feel like we were at home in a beautiful setting. Nina provided breakfasts that were delicious and leisurely. . ..it was a great way to start each day. We highly recommend staying here. It was close enough to Asheville that we could enjoy all the sights and dining that we were looking forward to but when we returned to Wintersun, we felt like we were nestled away in the most wonderful of retreats! Everything was very clean and in good condition. We will be back!
  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Raleigh, NC
5

FAMILY RETREAT IN ASHEVILLE

  • 5 of 5
We had a crowd of 8 have a wonderful stay for a long weekend at Wintersun. The house is outstanding with tremendous space for relaxing on the front porch or the living room. Nina served great breakfasts each morning in the formal dining room which was great fun and got everyone up by 9:00. She arranged for us to go horseback riding at Hickory Nut Gap Farm which was excellent. The boys enjoyed running the tails on the property and we all played corn hole in the back yard by the waterfall. We have stayed in many great locations and this is at the top. You feel like your rich uncle has let you use his estate for the weekend and you have the full run of the place. If you are coming to Asheville this is the place to stay. Everything including the airport and downtown is 15 minutes away.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Swannanoa Asheville Area
Wilmington, DE
5

AVALON SUSIE

  • 5 of 5
My time in Asheville was magical. The location was amazing (including the Inn and the property), food fantastic and the Inn Keeper, Nina, immediately made everyone feel welcome and at home. The only downside was that I was not able to stay for more than a long weekend! I will definitely return to the Inn and would highly recommend to family and friends!
  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
The Local Joint
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
The Local Joint
Car: recommended

Located in the peace and quiet of a private country hide-away, yet only 10 miles from downtown Asheville and the historic Biltmore House. Asheville proudly boasts the title of #1 Beer City in the USA... 4 years running! Many delicious microbreweries as well as dozens of independent gourmet dining establishments will surely please anyone's palate. To enjoy hiking, biking, and beautiful scenery, we are less than 7 miles from The Blue Ridge Parkway. A day trip to the famous Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Park is only about a 20 minute drive. And, for winter sports lovers, Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolfe Laurel Ski Resort are approximately a 40 minute drive.

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Availability & Rates

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Swannanoa Estate Rental Rates

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2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$975
Thu,Fri,Sat
$4,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Property Damage Protection $49
Half of total stay is required upon reservation and rental agreement paperwork. Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to occupancy.
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes I also rent out the venue for weddings. Prices vary per month/season and a 2 day minimum is required November- August. A 3 day minimun is required September through October.
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Amenities

Swannanoa Estate Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Ice Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Catering Available ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
  • 5.5 Each bedroom has a private full bathroom. There is also one small half bathroom downstairs.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (3), Queen size Beds (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
  • Satellite / Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Games
  • Books
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Sauna ...
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • ATM/bank
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
Notes:
A magical property for whatever your personal, family and friends may need. Romantic, exclusive, private, peaceful...and simply Beautiful.
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