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

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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CLOSE TO ASHEVILLE. CLOSE TO PERFECT! ESTATE ON 120 ACRES VIEWS, HIKING TRAILS

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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:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

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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Awed by the Majesty of Wintersun

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
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.
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Fabulous Family Retreat

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Nov 2013
My wife and I rented Wintersun for the week of Thanksgiving from Nina. She was kind enough to let us have the entire Inn for a week. We had our 3 children and spouses and 7 grandchildren. It was the best Thanksgiving we have ever had. I cannot say enough about our experience but we definitely plan on going back again. As much as the Inn is fantastic the outdoors are even better. The fathers and grandchildren were outside all the time taking advantage of the beautiful grounds. The frisbee golf course was the childrens main attraction but we made our own rules as the ages were 7 to 11 years old. The wives were shopping in Asheville, which evidently is great, and we visited the Biltmore House on the Friday after Thanksgiving. The Inn itself is very comfortable and decorated to the max. The suites are all appointed perfectly. Please put this place on the top of your list if you ever plan on visiting the Asheville area.
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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
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Wonderful Place to Rest and Enjoy near Asheville!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
The Inn at Wintersun is a special place, it is run with love and care, simplicity and ease. The rooms are very comfortable, breakfast was great, the grounds are lovely and have many trails and even a labyrinth. If you are looking for a cozy and beautiful place to stay close to Asheville, I can highly recommend the Inn at Wintersun!
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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
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Majestic and Fiercly Private

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Reviewed January 13, 2013
Passed an unassuming green gate, we can immediately feel that a truly inspired mind has knitted the most elegant turns of this long wooded lane bordered by immaculate lawns up and up a hill to a recess in the forest among towering trees and a grandiose view from the house opening up to the faraway blue hills dancing in the south in the subdued light of the afternoon winter sun.
And the house is exactly where it should be and how it should be. So much grace.. like if the past was surging out of a hundred years of a long and serene history. A complete sense of "foreverness" is deeply resounding in the majestic silence of this 180 acres of absolute privacy. Ah! let me live here...

We had to drive to Asheville straight down from New York (11 hours almost non stop) and could not afford anything but exactly what we needed.
We went soul searching over and over the internet for a nest of tranquility around Asheville for a 3 days and double visit to Blitmore, and the local section of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
And there it was, our long search had been rewarded by one of the most perfect stay we have had in so many travels around and around the world.
Only five bedrooms, all with this particular view bumping from prairie to forest all the way to the far south.
Each spacious room with a generous bathroom is well appointed, and in the comfort of plush draperies and profound sofas,and in the flickering light of a gas fire almost real, do enjoy a glass of the wine compliments of the house.
A large sitting room for guests allows for a quiet rest after a long day; and a mile or more of walking the exquisite trails will open up your appetite in the early morning for the substantial breakfast generously prepared by Nina, the warm and welcoming hostess of this precious place.
Nina, we wish you all the success that you deserve in the start of this new life and new year. We will return for another time, another season in this heaven of peace and quiet.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Close to Asheville. Close to Perfect! Estate on 120 acres Views, Hiking Trails
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Had an Amazing Wedding!

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
“Had an amazing wedding in August!!!!”
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile
I had my wedding here in August and it was amazing!!!! The place is beautiful and everyone was so nice and attentive. We stayed the weekend and family and friends all loved the feeling of home. I can assure you that the owners and innkeeper for this inn are extremely nice and generous people!!!!
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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

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Winter Cozy Get-Away
Dec 5 2013 - Mar 31 2014
2 night minimum stay
$625
From
$750
Thu,Fri,Sat
 
 
Wedding Venue any weekend
Apr 12 2014 - Apr 18 2014
7 night minimum stay
$4,900
Flat fee
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$675
From
$975
Thu,Fri,Sat
$4,975
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100.00
Property Damage Protection $49.00
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:
  • Monument View ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Adventure
General:
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Towels Provided
  • Parking
  • Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available ...
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck / Patio
  • Balcony
  • Golf ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • pets considered ...
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • antiquing
  • scenic drives
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • skiing
  • golf
  • water skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • hunting
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf privileges optional
  • ski privileges optional
  • rafting
  • mountain climbing
Notes:
A magical property for whatever your personal, family and friends may need. Romantic, exclusive, private, peaceful...and simply Beautiful.
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