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Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville | borders the Blue Ridge Parkway

Bedrooms 6
Space 3,500 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

6 BR, 3 Baths, sleeps up to 16 guests, lovely westerly views

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!

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2017

About Owner/Manager

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

Why Owner/Manager chose Asheville Area

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!

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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
Jan 2008
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Asheville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3500 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - main level - toilet , shower
    Bathroom - upper level - tub , shower , jetted tub , Steam shower with jetted foot tub
    Bathroom - lower level - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Upstairs master - 1 king
    Main level Queen bedroom - 1 queen , In-room sink
    Upstairs Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single , There is a built in bunk bed in this small bedroom.
    Upstairs TV/family/game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , There is a futon in the upstairs family room
    Lower Level King bedroom - 1 king , 1 twin/ single
    Main level Queen bedroom - 1 queen
    Lower level Queen bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , There is a bunk bed in this queen bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 & 2 are on the main level, each with a Queen Bed (up to 4 guests on level 1). Bedroom 3 is upstairs & has a King bed. A large additional family/game room (with views & deck) is upstairs & there with futon. The small Bedroom 4, with a bunk bed in it, also opens up off the family room. (accommodations for up to 6 guests on the upper level). Bedrooms 5 & 6 are on the lower level, one with king bed and single twin, one with a Queen bed and bunk bed (accommodations for up to 7 guests on the lower level). There is a bathroom and decking on each level of the house and a Sauna off of the lower level decks. Full size Crib available upon request.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting
Want to feel connected to home? Wireless Internet Access, unlimited local & long distance (within the US) allow you to connect to the rest of the world (if & when you feel like it).

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website:


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville | borders the Blue Ridge Parkway
average rating of 4.625 based on 17 reviews

Great group home with lots of beds and space

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 14 girls stayed for a long weekend. We really enjoyed the house and all it had to offer. The views from the decks are beautiful and the porches provided a great space for us to gather at night for cocktails before heading into town. The living room is large with plenty of seating, even for a group our size. The large dining table allowed us to have breakfast at the house one morning. Everyone had a comfortable bed and bedroom, and the three bathrooms wasn't an issue for our group during the short stay. The road is very steep getting up to the house, so keep that in mind when arriving after dark, but the house felt remote and relaxing and surrounded by nature, while still being a 15 minute ride from town. We took ubers all weekend and none of them had an issue accessing the house. They were about $15 to get downtown and very convenient.

Many in the group wished they could stay all week. The driveway had plenty of space for all the cars from our group (5 cars) plus the ubers coming and going. We will certainly return to this home on our next trip to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing house with plenty of space and amazing views

  • 5 of 5

My family came here to stay for my wedding! It was the perfect place to stay- everyone had their own level and plenty of space! The views are unbelievable from the decks. Perfect place for a large group or family!! We would definitely recommend this house to others and would come back to stay!!

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The perfect house for a large group

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay. House was fully appointed with everything you could need. I would highly recommend this rental for group getaways. The management company was super attentive and extremely helpful. I can't say enough great things about our experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect for our group

  • 5 of 5

Such a great house! We had 13 people and we were very comfortable. Great location! We hope to make this a tradition with friends and come back to this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our group of 12

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really enjoyed our stay!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We appreciate your kind words. We would certainly love to have you back.
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville-Hendersonville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
5.7 Miles
Rezaz Mediterranean Cuisine
Nearest Ski
38 Miles
Wolf Ridge
Car: necessary

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.


Rates & Availability

Asheville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Mar 31 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Sep 3 2017
5 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 4 2017 - Oct 5 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct 6 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late Fall
Nov 5 2017 - Nov 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 25 2017
5 night minimum stay
Early Holiday
Nov 26 2017 - Dec 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 15 2017 - Jan 6 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 13.0%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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