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MTN.HOME&Gameroom,Sleeps 10,HTub, 2 acres,fire pit,horseshoes,best hiking.

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 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 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 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 a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 22, 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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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).


Candler House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2340 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Max. adults: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
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 10
  • 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.


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MTN.HOME&Gameroom,Sleeps 10,HTub, 2 acres,fire pit,horseshoes,best hiking.
average rating of 4.9325843 based on 141 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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Lovely Place for Multiple Families

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a place that can easily accommodate multiple families and still give everyone some space - this is the place. Mountain High is lovely with it's stonework, stain glass windows and cute bedrooms. But Creekside is the true gem. As my son-in-law said, it is the perfect play room. You have a large screened in porch next to the creek, a large kitchen, roomy full bathroom and plenty of "play" room. We even slept on the Murphy bed which was very comfortable. My grandchildren enjoyed roaming the property. The owners are very attentive and responsive when or if you have a problem. There was plenty of basic supplies for the baths and kitchens which is always a plus for me. I love Asheville and the mountains. This house is conveniently located close to all fun activities in the area.

Kathy H. September 2017

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kathy, for your lovely and informative review! You and your family were wonderful guests and we so appreciate your TLC of the property! Best, Jan and Keith
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Great home for a family get-a-way.

  • 5 of 5

This is not your average VRBO/Airbnb. The Gameroom/Kitchen is huge and had a large screened in porch which accomodated all 9 of us comfortably and that is were we ate all our meals. The kitchen was large enough to allow many hands to help with meal preparation and clean up. The hot tub offered welcomed relaxation after our hiking excursions and we typically ended the evening around the fire pit. Ashville & the local breweries were also great fun. Jan's home is very clean, comfortable and a great place to spend a few days away.

  • Submitted: Sep 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We so appreciate your kind words concerning Mountain High and Creekside!! It was a joy to host your family and welcome your return in the future! Thank you for choosing us for your get-away. Best Regards, Jan and Keith
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A perfect place for our family reunion.

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Keith have done a magnificent job of anticipating pretty much every need that you might have during your stay at their beautiful place. All of the information that you need to settle in and be comfortable is provided.

The kitchens are incredibly well supplied with things that you don't normally expect in a rental, such as a stick blender, large colander and really great serving pieces.

There is an abundance of towels, wash cloths and quilts for cool nights.

Our families favorite thing was sitting in the comfortable and well furnished large screened in porch and listening to the soothing sounds of the creek flowing by.

The location was perfect for short trips to Sliding Rock, the fish hatchery (take quarters for fish food), the Pisgah Education Center, the Sierra Nevada Brewery, and one of our favorite lunch spots, the Wood Fired Grill in Hendersonville. Our desert granddaughter was thrilled with all the green and the cool temperatures and being able to catch fireflies in the front yard in the evening. The beach family loved the mountain view on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the lack of crowds.

All in all, this was our best reunion to date and a lot of the success can be attributed to Mountain High and Creekside.

The Stephenson's are very responsive hosts.

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so thrilled that your family reunion was such a success and we got to participate just a little in helping to make it so! Sounds like you did indeed fall in love with the Smoky Mountains! You and your family were so delightful and such a pleasure to work with! The generous time you spent to track down those 2 leaks was so appreciated! We certainly did not expect you to take time away from your relaxation to do that but also very grateful to know what needed attention! Thank you and God Bless, Jan and Keith
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Woodstock, GA

This property is absolutely perfect!

  • 5 of 5

The property and houses are even better in person than in the pictures. In fact this was one of my favorite vacation rentals ever, and we have rented quite a few. The property is beautiful, and the sound of the creek can be heard all over the property. It is especially nice to hear from the screened porch at Creekside. Creekside is a great gathering place with lots of open space and a very nice updated kitchen. There are plenty of pots and pans and dishes and supplies. This was the most well stocked rentals I've stayed in. There were plenty of linens, towels, extra blankets, detergent, toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, and even spices for cooking. Mountain high is a charming older home, and it is very well appointed and maintained. The decor was perfect, charming and slightly rustic. There is plenty of sleeping space in Mountain High, and a really nice long dining room table big enough for a large group. We didn't cook at Mountain High, opting for the larger kitchen in Creekside, but having two full kitchens could be very nice in some situations. The two houses are very close together so going back and forth isn't a problem. The hot tub was heavenly. There isn't a view from the hot tub, but it is very private. There is a great fire pit down by the creek. This property is a great place for a family gathering or for a group of friends. The location is perfect, near Asheville and near the Blue Ridge Parkway. We will definitely stay her again. Jan was very nice and responsive to all my questions. She patiently worked with us when we had a couple of family issues and had to change our reservation. I really appreciated this very much.

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a pleasure it was to have you and your family stay in our place which we love so much and have treasured over the years!! You are so very kind to give such a thorough review and we so appreciate your lovely description of the property. We definitely would love to have you back again! Best Regards, Jan
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Windsor, ON

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
cleaning fee(departure) $135 + Tax
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

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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