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MTN. HOME&Gamerm/, HTub, 2 ac..3/19-24,$184 per nt.

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,340 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 cabins,4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, sleeps 10, hot tub, wifi,amenity loaded!

Both HOUSE & GAMEROOM/GUESTHOUSE RENT TOGETHER as a unit! 6 PERSON HOT TUB! KID, SENIOR, PET FRIENDLY!!, Borders Nat'l Forest, renovated, charming 'Mountain High' - EASY & SAFE ACCESS off hwy 151, 12 mi. to Asheville. The tree lined gated drive winds up to house & game room/guesthouse. Private, serene, lots of space for the kids to play!

Oak floors, stone walls, window wall & a stone fireplace (gas) are just some unique features. Fully equipped renovated kitchen opens conveniently to dining area - large oak table looks out over the forest and hills. Comfortable beds (quality bedding) are a priority!... both master bedroom and guest bedroom suite have comfortable queen pillow tops; guest bedroom suite has attached room w/ 2 single beds (trundle). Off the hall between is 1 full bath. The StoneRoom Bedroom has 2 single beds (trundle) and it's own bathroom w/ washer/dryer on other side of the house...makes an ideal family setup! Sleeps 8.

35 ft. from the house, newer 25'x30' separate game room/guesthouse, fully equipped kitchen, full bath, 42' HDTV, home theater, pool table, covered screened deck that overlooks the creek, sleeps 2. The perfect gathering place!

Outdoor provisions include 2 decks (one is screened by the creek), flagstone patio, picnic table. Across the driveway and down a few steps, the campfire site beckons the fireflies and eager children waiting to play in the creek or roast marshmallows. The horseshoe pit is behind Creekside along with the 6 person hot tub!

Although smoking is not permitted inside Mountain High, the decks provide both convenience and a sand buckets for this activity. There is a non-refundable $45 pet fee.

We invite you to experience our 'little piece of heaven' Mountain High.

Here's what some of our guests have had to say:

Hi Jan,

We've just returned from your house in Asheville......How wonderful!!! The house was great, the firepit was so enjoyable, but without a doubt,,,,,the most wonderful part of the property was the guest house! Our family enjoyed the pool table, and gas logs, but the porch was absolutely fantastic! How great to sit out on the porch and listen to the creek with our family. The time we spent was unforgettable.Our parents are getting a little older, and our family time is limited, and with part of us in S.C, and part of us in Kentucky we seldom have time when all of us are together,,,,, We will treasure this time for many years to come.

This was such a blessing!

Thanks again...

The McDonald's

More Comments...: 'This has been a great family vacation! We hiked almost everyday...the most beautiful and fun for the kids was hiking 'Graveyard Trail'. We visited the N.C. Arboretum, Black Mountain, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, The Grove Park Inn...just to name a few! Had dinner at the Pisgah Inn - it was good, but really enjoyed cooking steaks here on the grill. We had a campfire each night and read ghost stories from a book we left for you to enjoy! We'll be back!' The Wilkens Family

More Details

Jan Stephenson
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Jan Stephenson

Keith and Jan have called Central Florida 'home' since 1984, where we established a custom sign manufacturing business. Designing and creating signs has been a great way to use our God-given talents and also has lead us down the road to renovating and restoring houses through the years..

Jan Stephenson purchased this house in 1992

Why Jan Stephenson chose Asheville Area

We absolutely fell in love with this property and the whole area in the Pisgah National Forest when first laying eyes on it! There are 8 homes on a total of 77 acres that were notched out of the Forest back in 1930's and little by little most of these homes were constructed by Bob Dowtin who built our house in 1952.

Home renovations and decorating has been our joy and given us much satisfaction, so it was a natural fit for us to find such a unique opportunity and begin a renovating process again. Our latest project completed was tearing down an old garage and building a wonderful gameroom/guesthouse (Creekside finished in 2007) re-using the beautiful rough-sawn oak boards to make kitchen cabinets and a dining table for the new structure!

We began sharing this amazing property with friends and family many years ago and it only gets to be more fun with each ensuing year (thanks to VRBO and HomeAway)! Words cannot begin to say how much God has blessed us with this place and what a privilege it is to 'meet' all the new travelers who contact us to stay here in our 'little piece of heaven'!

What makes this house unique

2 beautiful mountainside acres with oaks, ironwoods, poplars and hemlocks towering over the wild rhododendron, mountain laurel and creek.

Though we have a few neighboring homes, none are in view of our property.

Privacy and serenity are key.

Fire pit down by the creek.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Jan and Keith, Thank you for opening your home to our family. We had a great time and enjoyed gathering at Creekside. Both kids and adults loved playing

in the creek!
Jun 2014
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Candler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • The 2nd bath also has a washer/dryer...2nd washer/dryer in utility/closet area off game room along with the 3rd bathroom.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • The Stone Room Bedroom(house) - 2 twin/ single , Trundle bed(2 single beds...1 stores under the other)
    Hummingbird Haven Master Bedroom (house) - 1 queen , 1 pakNplay for infants
    Robin's Nest - Guest Bedroom Suite ( house) - 1 queen
    Bunny Hutch Bedroom - 2 twin/ single , The Bunny Hutch bedroom is attached to the Robin's Nest Suit
    Bedroom 5 - Creekside Gameroom/Guesthouse - 1 queen , Creekside offers 1 Queen memoryfm, 2 twin air mattresses
  • Split plan at Mountain High. Three bedrooms and bath on one side of house...1 bedroom and bath(with washer/dryer) on the other. Master bedroom (queen bed), guest bedroom suite - 2 bedrooms connected - door between the two plus an outside door entrance -1 queen in first bedrm and 1 trundle ( 2 single beds, one stores under the other in attached bedroom). Creekside Guest House/ Gameroom is one large room ( 25'x30') has a comfortable memory foam queen Murphy bed (pulls down easily with one hand from the wall) and a comfy queen sofa bed. Full bathroom off hall/washer/dryer.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Both cabins are completely self sleeps 8, the gameroom/guesthouse sleeps 2.Other amenities: telephones (local/long distance), satellite HDTV TV,music, radio, DSL high speed wireless internet, guitar, games, books, puzzles, maps and brochures from which to plan your fun-filled vacation. National Parks. Pets considered on individual basis - $49 per pet fee.

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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(85 traveler reviews)

MTN. HOME&Gamerm/, HTub, 2 ac..3/19-24,$184 per nt.
average rating of 4.929412 based on 137 reviews
Cincinnatti, OH


  • 5 of 5

Dear Jan and Keith,

Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous place with us. You did a fantastic job with Creekside! And the area is gorgeous. We had a fabulous day hiking Mt Pisgah and seeing a few of the waterfalls of Transylvania County. And the kids enjoyed Sliding Rock, though I didn't fare so well there! : )

Also had a great day at the Biltmore, visited Cherokee, and had time to explore Asheville. Loved Malaprops!

And your beautiful home was the perfect way to start and end each day. From a relaxing breakfast next to the creek, with hummingbirds all around us, to an evening around the fire, we will never forget it.

All in all a fantastic trip. One we plan to repeat for sure!

Thanks again,


  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2009
  • Stayed: Jun 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Doug and Linda, We so appreciate your very kind words and review of Mountain High and Creekside! You are certainly welcome back anytime you visit the Asheville area! Have a Blessed Summer! Jan and Keith
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Spacious cabin, great privacy

  • 5 of 5

this cabin has great privacy. It has two complete and separate units, which is very convenient for multi-families group. The interior of the house makes you feel like home. We had great time there.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome place to retreat!!

  • 4 of 5

Our man weekend was great! We enjoyed the fire pit area next to the creek each night. The main house was a little outdated (and a little musty,) but we really only used it to sleep and bath. The creek side house was great to hangout in, unless that was where your bed was. The Murphy bed wasn't separated from the rest of the house, i.e. Tv, kitchen, and pool table. The creek house is in desperate need of new kitchen pots/pans and cooking utensils. Our visit coincided with the SEC tournament and the cable package was pitiful. It didn't have local networks or espn. All that being said, we had a great time and the owner, Jan, was very nice.

  • Submitted: Mar 13, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Mountain High and Creekside offer 2 fully equipped kitchens, with a variety of mostly new stainless steel pots and pans( even waterless cookware), cookie sheets, frying pans, crockpots, baking dishes, lots of assorted utensils, electric beaters, knives, plastic cutting boards, grilling tools, suitable for a large group up to 12 guests. Our Dish Network provides the 50 most watched cable channels including TNT sports, CNN news, national weather, lots of movie channels and HGTV. Through the years our goal has been to provide a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where families and friends can gather to enjoy each other and appreciate the awesome inspiring beauty of the Smoky Mountains! It is our joy to do so! May Your Vacation Dreams Come True, Jan and Keith
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Great accommodations near Mount Pisgah!

  • 5 of 5

Easy check in and check out! Lots of space between the two homes. 2 acres of outdoor property is well maintained. Fire pit is available but bring your own firewood. Nice 6 person hot tub. Original home (Mountain High) is very rustic. Loved the big wood table in the kitchen. Second home (Creekside) has updated kitchen. Plenty of cookware and dinnerware between the two homes. Bring your own storage containers for left overs. Pool table is very nice and there are lots of board games.

Thank you Jan and Keith! We all had a wonderful time!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Anne, for being our guests! We so appreciated you leaving Mountain High and Creekside in such good condition. Please know you are always welcome back anytime you again visit the Asheville area! Best Regards, Jan and Keith
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Very relaxing vacation

  • 5 of 5

My family and some extended family from California had a great visit here. Home was very nice and game house was perfect for spending our evenings. The kids loved being in the jacuzzi playing games and running around the property. It was easy to get into town and up in the mountains. We enjoyed biltmore and hiking the water falls. I highly recommend staying here. The owners are very nice and have thought of everything for your stay.

  • Submitted: Nov 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for not only being such great guests but for taking the time to review the property and give your comments on the location! Please come back and visit us again! Best Regards, Jan and Keith
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Awesome Place

  • 4 of 5

Our entire family loved Creekside and Mountain High. Everything we needed for a comfortable stay was here. Two fully equipped kitchens, plenty of room and we could tell that lots of care was taken for guest's comfort. The owners were very accessible if we had questions. The 2 separate homes were nice for the younger group to play pool and stay up late while others slept in the main house. I wish we had time to use the hot tub and fire pit, but we'll have to come back!

  • Submitted: Oct 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville International
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
1/4 mile to Hwy 151 (Pisgah Hwy)
Car: recommended

Great hiking is right out the door or a short drive! Wonderful dining 10 minutes away - at the Pisgah Inn, just minutes away on the Blue Ridge Pkwy - a real 'mountaintop' experience!

Located off Hwy 151 - 12 miles from Asheville - 3 1/2 miles to Blue Ridge Pkwy.

The Asheville area provides an abundance of activities to suit all visitors: Biltmore Estate, museums, arts and entertainment, movie theaters, fine dining, malls and antique shopping, crafts and pottery and miniature golf. For your convenience, grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores are only 10 minutes away. The following: State Parks, white water rafting, canoeing, fishing, golf, tennis, horseback riding are from 10 minutes to 3 hour drive.

Check our up-to-date calendar for openings! (below). We are the owners, Jan and Keith us directly for information or reservation (not a rental agency).


Rates & Availability

Candler House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Mar 1 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Aug 18 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee(departure) $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $200
Pet Fee $49
Tax Rate 7.0%

Rates are for 1-10 guests.
Minimum stay is 3-7 nights depending upon time of year and timing of reservation.
HOLIDAY WEEKS $1799 per week(+135+7% 1-10 guests, (Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years).
pets are considered on an individual basis - pet fee $49
Payments by check, e-check free, visa/mastercard/American Express 2.9%convenience fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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