'Pine Shadows' is a wooded mountain chalet A-frame with 3 BR/ 2 BA, wrap-around decks, a 25' ceiling, open floor plan, and cozy wood fireplace.
Tucked in the western North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains, the cabin is nestled on three private acres in the woods with westerly long-range views in winter and spring and lovely gorge and woodland views in summer and fall. Columbus, NC is known for its good weather year round, making the house easily accessible at nearly any time of the year.
The chalet is four miles from Tryon, NC and 10 miles from Lake Lure, 22 miles from Hendersonville, and 43 miles from Asheville. 'Pine Shadows' is a rustic cabin with all modern conveniences. It is a short drive to the higher elevations and attractions of Asheville and Hendersonville.
Seasonal Highlights:: Summer:
Mountain back roads; antiquing; farmers' markets; Lake Lure boat rides; fishing; golf; swimming; equestrian events; festivals; fresh air and hiking the mountains; 4th of July celebration in downtown Columbus; concerts & plays in Tryon, Hendersonville or Asheville;
North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville; leaf-looking; equestrian events; concerts & plays; hiking; fishing; Asheville Regional Craft Fair.
Christmas at the Biltmore; Blue Ridge Parkway; reading by the fireplace; roaming and exploring; dining; hiking; antiquing; arts & entertainment.
Blooming trees and flowers; mountain festivals; Blue Ridge Parkway; shops in quaint Tryon and Saluda; Steeplechase in Tryon; antiquing in Landrum; Farmers Markets.
Response to guest reviews:: We welcome all guest reviews and evaluations and have been delighted with many high-ranking reviews. We often take action on recommendations and suggestions made to us by our guests. In response to one review, we now have a newer and faster computer in the king loft. In response to several evaluations, the living room TV has now been relocated to a more viewer-friendly wall and a larger flat screen TV is installed in the master loft. Ladderback dining chairs have been replaced with more comfortable seating.
At Pine Shadows Chalet you'll enjoy WIFI, a new fridge with ice in the door, and granite countertops in the kitchen. Shaw floors, some hardwood, some carpeted are installed throughout the chalet.
Our family rented a variety of homes in the mountains of western NC over the years. We loved staying in vacation rentals, so when we found Pine Shadows Chalet and fell in love with it in 2003, we took the plunge into second home ownership. After a year we decided to share our wonderful vacation home with other families. It has worked out fabulously, and the people who have stayed have been top-notch!
For twenty years, I was professor of fine arts and humanities at Florida State College in Jacksonville, FL. My spouse is a retired journalist of The Associated Press and has recently published his first novel. So the chalet has a full library of books and music and is decorated with an artist's touch. Come enjoy our wonderful place.
We keep our beautiful home well-maintained, updated, and guest-friendly. Your great experience visiting Pine Shadows Chalet is our top concern. Our guests -- some of whom return year after year -- say it best in their reviews. Please view them.
We instantly loved Pine Shadows Chalet because of its surrounding pastoral beauty. We liked that the home was at the top of a private road and off the beaten track yet in close proximity to the attractions and shopping in Hendersonville and Asheville. The house was custom-built in 1981 with a 25' apex in the living room at the top of the 5000-brick fireplace. We loved the many angles of the walls and roof lines, the interior brick walls, the natural oak doors, and the many upgrades too numerous to list. We were instantly drawn to the gorgeous westerly view from the living room-dining room, all the natural light, and the 'good karma' of the chalet. The owner/builders lived at Pine Shadows Chalet from 1981 - 2003. We are the home's lucky second owners.