|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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:
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!
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
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
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'!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
Absolutely beautiful and so comfortable that we can't wait to go back! The location is so peaceful and rejuvenating! The spaces are so well thought out that we were able to relax and unwind. Love the location!
This is our third visit to Keith and Jan's lovely place. We visited in 2010 and again in 2011. Each time we stayed for four weeks, so when we arrived in 2016 we immediately felt at home. The place is well maintained and even has new flat screen TVs.
We enjoyed sitting on the screened in porch with coffee and a good book, cooking with friends, and relaxing in Mountain High (we called this our "sleeping house").
We did some of the local hikes, one starting ½ mile down highway 151 and one starting ½ mile up highway 151. We also hiked Mt. Pisgah, Catawba Falls, Pink Buds, Living Waterfalls, and Looking Glass Falls.
We went to Canton for dinner at the Southern Porch and Friday night Pickin in the Park. We visited West Asheville several times for great meals at Nine Mile, Westville Pub, Isis Theater, and the WALK. We went to Shindig and lots of restaurants in Asheville. We also tried many of the local restaurants and really enjoyed: Botanas and Beer, Rejavanation, Country Pride (at the TA Truck Stop) and Four Brother Pizza and Artisan Café both in Enka.
There is a lot to do from this wonderful location and it is a great place to return to when the day is done.
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 Stephenson...call/email us directly for information or reservation (not a rental agency).
|Refundable damage deposit||$200|
|cleaning fee(departure)||$135 + Tax|
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% s.tax) 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.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.