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Jan Stephenson

Member since: 2002
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Speaks: english

MTN. HOME&Gamerm/Guest.house, HTub, 2 acres,creek,firept,horse shoes

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Overview

Asheville Area House Rental Photos and Description

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
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Jan Stephenson (Owner)
Member since: 2002
Call Owner
Speaks: english

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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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveler reviews)
MTN. HOME&Gamerm/Guest.house, HTub, 2 acres,creek,firept,horse shoes
average rating of 4.948718 based on 130 reviews
Cincinnatti, OH
5

MEMORABLE VACATION!

  • 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,

Doug

  • 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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Kansas City
4

Wonderful family together time

  • 4 of 5

An Asheville wedding brought our family of ten to this lovely home. All were immediately drawn to the creek hunting salamanders & following the beautiful butterflies. We adults enjoyed sitting around the pit while the young ones played. Ten year old cousins loved the Bunny Hutch room & wrote a song about their stay,; we enjoyed meals on the screened porch & guitar playing in the evenings. Grandpa, dads & teens enjoyed many evenings at the pool table after days tubing the French Broad & discovering the many waterfalls in Dupont state park. My husband fished & we drove the BRP seeing another waterfall & shopping the Craft store. We enjoyed shopping in Asheville & delicious meals at 67 Biltmore, White Duck Tacos & Chestnut. Each evening we played games & worked on a puzzle before falling into the comfy beds and dreaming of our next days' adventures. Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us, we will cherish the memories created there. We'll certainly recommend this property to family & friends, a little off the beaten track but worth the drive .

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review you gave!! Your description of your stay was beautiful and gave us visions of why we lovely this property so much ourselves! Thank you for choosing Mountain High and Creekside to enjoy your family vacation! Please know you are welcome back anytime you visit Western North Carolina again! Best Regards, Jan and Keith
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Washington DC
4

Great Mountain Getaway!

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable house with great amenities! We loved the large backyard, fire pit in the front yard, and especially the roomy screened in porch overlooking the brook! Easy drive from Asheville, although with spotty GPS near the cottage it was a little difficult to find the place at night. Most of the bedrooms are in the main house, so you'll probably spend most of your time in Creekside which has a large open area, kitchen, pool table, and wonderful screened in porch. The reservation process was a bit more difficult then I would have liked, but overall it was a wonderful trip!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic Mountain House

  • 5 of 5

This rental property met and exceeded all of our expectations. It is a fantastic mix of secluded mountain living with Asheville still being easily accessible (25 minute cab ride to the heart of downtown). There is a very nice Ingles located close by to stock up on food and drink. The house itself couldn't have been better. There are plenty of comfortable beds and two full kitchens. We spent most of our time in the game house playing pool and out on the screened in porch. Outdoors they have a horseshoe pit, hot tub and fire pit which we unfortunately didn't have time to use. You don't have to worry about neighbors, there are no other houses visible from the property and we only saw one car drive by the whole weekend. Thanks again Jan and Keith, we had a blast and can't wait to come back in the future!

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Keith and I totally enjoyed having you and your guests stay at our "little piece of heaven", Ben, and welcome you back anytime you again visit the Smoky Mountain area! Thank you so much for the fabulous review! We so appreciate your kind words! Jan and Keith
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5

Wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

The coziness of the cottage, coupled with the creek, wonderful game room, hot tub, and three season room made for a wonderful vacation and the perfect place to relax after adventuring around Asheville.

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your lovely review! We consider it a pure joy to share the property we love with others who can enjoy the beauty of the Smokies! You are welcome back anytime! Keith and Jan
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5

Well stocked and quiet location in the national forest.

  • 5 of 5

The two houses were very comfortable. It was nice to have 2 kitchens so we could spread out. With 8 adults and 3 kids everyone could eat when they wanted on their own schedule. The property is in the national forest , lots of hiking close by. Plenty of room for parking as we had 5 cars. Loved being outside of Asheville but close enough for day trips. we stayed the week of Christmas and would love to come back in the spring. The owners were very accessible and helpful. Thank you for a wonderful Christmas memory!

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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 Stephenson...call/email us directly for information or reservation (not a rental agency).

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Rates & Availability

Asheville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
May 28-Aug.31, 2016
May 28 2016 - Aug 31 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,650
$5,995
 
 
Sept. 1-30, 2016
Sep 1 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,599
$5,995
 
 
Oct. 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$259
$1,599
$5,995
 
 
Thanksgiving 2016
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
Christmas 2016
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 26 2016
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,799
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$249
$1,573
 

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Water View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Rustic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • 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 ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 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.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Screen Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
Both cabins are completely self sufficient...house 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.

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