|Minimum Stay||2 - 5 nights|
Avondale Ridge, great for small groups and/or family reunions, just minutes to downtown Asheville; lovely year round mountain views, but especially nice in winter; bordering the Blue Ridge Parkway. This wonderful cabin has plenty of room in which to spread out... 3 levels with two bedrooms & a full bath on each level, 6 bedrooms & 3 full baths total; steam shower and jetted tub in the master bathroom; abundant decking to enjoy the outdoors & take in the views - and a Sauna!! Plenty of amenities to help you enjoy your stay - kitchen with dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave, fridge, Washer/Dryer, Cable TV, wireless internet access, phone (unlimited local and long distance), linens & towels, hardwood floors throughout, fireplace in main living/dining room. Easy access & just minutes to Downtown Asheville, The Biltmore Estate, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, golf, shopping, dining, hiking, biking & more!
We live and work at Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, just one mile from the Biltmore Estate and about 7 miles from Avondale Ridge. We are natives of NC and have worked and lived in the Asheville area since the late 1980s. In our 'pre-parent' years we were climbing guides and river guides for local companies in western NC (North Carolina Outward Bound School, Eagle's Nest Camp, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Appalachian Mountain Guides,...), so we know a lot about what to do and where to go in the out of doors in the area. We started a family in 1999 with the adoption of John Andrei (from Russia), and have enjoyed staying at home a bit more as we raise our family. We all bike fairly extensively in the area as a form of recreation and have bicycled the Blue Ridge Parkway, end to end (400 plus miles) in part and in whole on many occassions. We love this area and hope we can help you enjoy it too!
Owner/Manager purchased this cabin in 2004
Avondale Ridge borders the Blue Ridge Parkway and has lovely westerly views, yet is pretty close to it all. Just 1.5 miles to the confluence of I-40 and I-240, getting into downtown Asheville is quick and easy, yet access to the Parkway and the out of doors is also quick and easy - the best of both worlds. We love the log cabin feel, spaciousness, views and proximity to it all!
Views off the decks are lovely, especially from the top floor. There are two family rooms, which makes Avondale a great place for family reunions and other gatherings.
I would like to take the time to thank you guys for making our first annual ski trip a success. Thank you Jamison, Mary, Jim, and whoever else I might forget. The Avondale was exactly as you promised and described. My favorite part was the view from the decks and having plenty of firewood accessible. They were both big hits with our team. Let’s not forget about the great “check in”. Having the key in the lock box is a great idea. The sauna, steam shower, jetted tub, and sunroom were definite pluses. Whenever we come to the Asheville area, and need lodging, you can count on us give you guys a call. Thank you
We had a fabulous girls weekend at this cabin. It had plenty of space for 12 of us and plenty of linens for our group. We were concerned about an Uber finding us, but there were no problems at all. Just about a 10 minute ride to downtown Asheville. Would stay again! Thanks
Nice place, plenty of room, felt secluded but was surprisingly close to downtown Asheville. Road to the cabin was a little interesting, but I guess that is what you should expect when traveling to a cabin in a mountainous area. Also, super close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, which was really nice for day hikes, etc. Would certainly love to come back at some point!
Great home for a big group or a family. We had a big group and the 3 separate floors were great to be able to spread out. Great piece of property as well that allows for a campfire or a relaxing time on the multiple decks around the house. In very good shape and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. Will use this property again!
The house was great, it fit everyone comfortably with room to spare. Overall great experience
This house was perfect for our family reunion. It was very comfortable, and we all had a great time.
Seriously, the location can't be beat if you want to do a bunch of Asheville activities. It's about 10-15 minutes away from downtown, the biltmore, arboretum, zen tubing, grocery stores, and just about anything else you'd want to explore. Even though it's so close to town, you feel like it's a million miles away because it's situated on top of a mountain.
Also do need to talk about that crazy road up the the house! I'm going to count it as a pro, because it was just steep and treacherous and pot-holey enough to be thrilling to city folks like us, but not so challenging that we were afraid to drive it. We were a little nervous about driving up it after dark, but there were plenty of reflectors so it was no problem.
The house itself was certainly comfy and clean, but a little outdated. The kitchen was lacking a lot of things that would have made cooking for a large group easier. It would have been nice to have things like a can opener, baking sheets, wire brush for the grill, some large serving dishes, and more than 3 wine glasses.
All in all, we had a great time, and would definitely come back again.
Everything was wonderful! We easily fit 15 women. Everyone loved it. The place was spaceous, clean and comfortable. Just be aware that the drive up is a little scary if you're not used to switchbacks and hills. Other than that everything was perfect! I would recommend this cabin and would certainly stay there again!
Location, location! All with privacy, lovely views & convenience. Avondale Ridge borders the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) National Park and is conveniently accessed - just a mile off NC Hwy 74 - at the confluence of I-40, I-240 and nearby ramp access to the BRP - extremely convenient to downtown Asheville (just outside the city limits & about 5 miles to downtown - views of the south side of city from the decks), the Biltmore Estate (next exit west off I-40 - maybe 10 minutes away), & Chimney Rock Park (Chimney Rock Park is about 23 miles south on Hwy 74). Downtown has wonderful, eclectic, local dining & shopping. What a great town to walk & explore. Grocery shopping is located within five minutes of the house on Hwy 74 along with additional shopping & dining. Asheville is great for Antiquing, Arts & Craft shopping, dining, hiking, biking, golfing, and all the Southern Appalachian & Western NC Mountains have to offer. Call for suggestion about what to do
Other Activities: Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Appalachian & Great Smokey Mtns.
|Refundable damage deposit||$300|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
In lieu of a Damage Protection fee, a CREDIT CARD IS REQUIRED to be on file. No charges are applied unless damages do occur to the property during one's stay.
On short notice, based on availability, we do consider stays that to not meet the minimum stay requirements with a $50 short stay fee. Call our offices for short stay options, 828 994 2627, 9am to 6pm daily.
Pets require an additional fee of $15 nightly per pet, maximum $75 per pet per stay. 7% taxes are added to pet fees; pet fees are a non-refundable privilege fee, not a cleaning fee.