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Pine Shadows Chalet: mountain views, woods, and privacy close to TIEC!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,510 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 12 nights


About the property

3 BR, 2 BA. Sleeps 6. Close to TIEC, Hendersonville, Asheville. WNC attractions.

'Pine Shadows', located in Columbus, NC, S.E. of Hendersonville and Asheville, is a wooded mountain chalet A-frame with 3 BR/ 2 BA, wrap-around decks, a 25' ceiling, open floor plan, and cozy wood fireplace.


Tucked in the western North Carolina foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the cabin is nestled on three private acres in the woods with westerly long-range views in winter and spring and lovely gorge and woodland views in summer and fall. Columbus, NC is known for its good weather year round, making the house easily accessible at nearly any time of the year.

The chalet is 13 minutes from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, four miles from Tryon, NC and 10 miles from Lake Lure, 22 miles from Hendersonville, and 43 miles from Asheville. 'Pine Shadows' is a rustic cabin with all modern conveniences. It is a short drive to the attractions of Asheville and Hendersonville.

Seasonal Highlights::


Equestrian competitions at TIEC; Mountain back roads; antiquing; farmers' markets; Lake Lure boat rides; fishing; golf; swimming; festivals; fresh air and hiking the mountains; 4th of July celebration in downtown Columbus; concerts & plays in Tryon, Hendersonville and Asheville.


Equestrian competitions; North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville; leaf-looking; concerts & plays; hiking; fishing across western NC; Asheville Regional Craft Fair.


Christmas at the Biltmore; Blue Ridge Parkway; reading by the fireplace; roaming and exploring; dining; hiking; antiquing; arts & entertainment.


Competitions and Steeplechase at TIEC; Blooming trees and flowers; mountain festivals; Blue Ridge Parkway; shops in quaint Tryon and Saluda; antiquing in Landrum; Farmers Markets.

More Details

Karen Armel
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 26, 2017

About Karen Armel

Our family rented a variety of homes in the mountains of western NC over the years. We loved staying in vacation rentals, so when we found Pine Shadows Chalet and fell in love with it in 2003, we took the plunge into second home ownership. After a year we decided to share our wonderful vacation home with other families. It has worked out fabulously, and the people who have stayed have been top-notch!

For twenty years, I was professor of fine arts and humanities at Florida State College in Jacksonville, FL. My spouse is a retired journalist of The Associated Press and has recently published his first novel. So the chalet has a full library of books and music and is decorated with an artist's touch. Come enjoy our wonderful place.

Karen Armel purchased this chalet in 2003

Why Karen Armel chose Asheville Area

We keep our beautiful home well-maintained, updated, and guest-friendly. Your great experience visiting Pine Shadows Chalet is our top concern. Our guests -- some of whom return year after year -- say it best in their reviews. Please view them.

What makes this chalet unique

We instantly loved Pine Shadows Chalet because of its surrounding pastoral beauty. We liked that the home was at the top of a private road and off the beaten track yet in close proximity to the attractions and shopping in Hendersonville and Asheville. The house was custom-built in 1981 with a 25' apex in the living room at the top of the 5000-brick fireplace. We loved the many angles of the walls and roof lines, the interior brick walls, the natural oak doors, and the many upgrades too numerous to list. We were instantly drawn to the gorgeous westerly view from the living room-dining room, all the natural light, and the 'good karma' of the chalet. The owner/builders lived at Pine Shadows Chalet from 1981 - 2003. We are the home's lucky second owners.


Columbus Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1510 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mosquito Magnet
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Printer
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • All linens and towels are provided. Both baths have enclosed tub/ shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Loft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Ground floor
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , Ground floor
    Living Room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , 1 sofa, 1 loveseat for small child
  • Broyhill sofas for extra guests have removable backs and comfortable seat cushions which can serve as mattresses. They do not open and are not classical sofa beds. Sofa is long enough for an adult up to 5'2'; Love seat is long enough for child under 3'2'. All beds have good mattresses and comfortable linens.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations should be requested in writing through the website or emailed to the owner. 75% refund with 90+ days notice. 50% refund with 60+ days notice. 25% refund with 30+ days notice. No refund for cancellation within 30 days of arrival. Emergencies CAN and DO occur. For your safety, we HIGHLY recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you against ALL vacation losses. **Wheelchairs: There are three exterior steps from the garage and from the front entrance into the cabin. The entire downstairs as well as the deck is accessible for wheelchairs through standard size doorways. Two bedrooms and a bathroom are downstairs. Living areas are carpeted with low-pile Shaw carpet. Kitchen and bath have wood flooring. The owner's parents, while in their 90's, comfortably navigated downstairs areas as well as the landscaped areas surrounding the cabin. Hand made fabric art quilts on tables and walls around the chalet were made by Scottish artist Lynn Bunis.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(67 traveler reviews)

Pine Shadows Chalet: mountain views, woods, and privacy close to TIEC!
average rating of 4.8955226 based on 67 reviews
Bloomsburg, Pa.

Pine Shadows

  • 5 of 5

The chalet was as described in the description, nestled in a quiet peacefull setting. Our family enjoyed our stay, and would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2007
  • Stayed: Jul 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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10 3
Charleston SC

Spectacular location!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, private home, close to Columbus (1.4 miles), yet far enough away to feel like you are "getting away from it all".

Sitting on the deck was our favorite - drinking coffee, eating dinner. Gorgeous.

Our one recommendation for this place is to remove some of the furniture - not the couches, but there are oodles of chairs, many book cases, other shelving units etc. There is a lot of stuff in this house....but it didn't detract from our weekend!

We will be back.

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice location and clean

  • 5 of 5

The Chalet is conveniently located to TIEC which was great after a long day of showing.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Greenville, NC

Great location to tour the area

  • 4 of 5

Nice location and great view of mountains from back deck. Easy to find and private drive with lots of yard for roaming around or letting the dog play. The kitchen is furnished with most staples, so don't pack unnecessarily! The queen bedroom mattress is not so comfortable, but maybe time to replace? Our only complaint is that there was so much kitchen stuff on the counters that we didn't have enough counter space to work with, but we made it work by putting our things on one end of the table.

I think, for a rental it would be better to have less furnishings (but that's just me). Then house was clean and well designed. Just FYI; there is no door on the master upstairs if that's important to you. We all went to bed at the same time, so it was fine.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Blairsville, Ga

Good overall house!

  • 5 of 5

The house suited our family really well. We enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Mar 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing environment close to many major attractions. Felt like home!

  • 5 of 5

Chalet had all the comforts of home and great ambiance. Close to grocery stores, restaurants and yet enjoyed peaceful mountain experience. Hope to stay again next year. It was perfect for us!

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to your return.
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Brick Pizziaria Cafe
Larkin's Carolina Grill
10 N Trade St
Blue Ridge BBQ Festival
Tryon International Equestrian Center
Foothills equestrian nature center
Sidestreet Pizza & Pasta
Nearest Airport
35 Miles
Asheville, NC, or Greenville/Spartanburg
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Several area options
Nearest Motorway
2.2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Larkin's Carolina Grill
Car: necessary

'Pine Shadows' chalet is located off the beaten path with easy access to equestrian events at TIEC and all the wonders of western North Carolina. COLUMBUS, NC is a short drive to Asheville and Hendersonville. The cabin in nestled in the woods at the top of a private paved road in the township of Columbus (Pop. 992), just off Interstate 26 (I-26). You'll be three minutes from downtown Columbus, a few minutes from the equestrian and arts community of Tryon, close to water sporting on the Green River and Lake Lure, 22 minutes east of Festivals and apple orchards of Hendersonville, 43 minutes southeast of high altitude and the cosmopolitan life in Asheville, and 25 minutes north of Spartanburg, SC. Western North Carolina wants to show off its gorgeous mountains, visitor-friendly country folk and quaint towns filled with wonderful crafts and unusual antiques.

Columbus is located in one of North Carolina's isothermal belts, where the weather is most often quite moderate and winters are extremely mild.

Come for the privacy, peace and quiet, mountain exploring, horse shows, festivals, antiquing, thrift-storing, historical sites, mountain hiking, and restaurant hopping.


Rates & Availability

Columbus Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 4 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Early Fall 2017
Sep 5 2017 - Oct 11 2017
2 night minimum stay
Mid Fall 2017
Oct 12 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Late Fall 2017
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 19 2017
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest
Christmas Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
New Year's Eve Holiday
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
TIEC 2018 International Event
Sep 1 2018 - Sep 30 2018
12 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
Housekeeping, end of stay $130 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
Tax Rate 9.75%

Cancellation policy:
All cancellations should be requested in writing through the website or emailed to the owner.
75% refund with 90+ days notice.
50% refund with 60+ days notice.
25% refund with 30+ days notice.
No refund for cancellation within 30 days of arrival.

Emergencies can and do occur. For your safety, we recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect you against ALL vacation losses.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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