Private but close to hiking, downtown, Asheville, Cherokee, Blue Ridge and more
About Andrea Aitken
Business person, Mom, Wife, Pet Owner, South Florida local, and someone always trying to fill the creative side. Finding this home and making it truly special for everyone that visits is a top priority!
Andrea Aitken purchased this Cabin in 2018
Why Andrea Aitken chose Waynesville
We began visiting Asheville when our Son began college at UNCA. We fell in love with Asheville and all the cool funkiness of it. Our many trips made us decide to explore outward and we found Waynesville. We VRBO rented a home in Waynesville for Thanksgiving and the whole family loved the area. A bit more setback and rustic then Asheville, but still convenient. The town of Waynesville certainly has its own charm! We started looking for a second home. When we found the NestledInn, it was like nothing we'd seen or experienced anywhere before. It was magical. And that is why we bought this property!
What makes this Cabin unique
Electric and Heat (you don't need the heater in the guest bath.) New hot tub and water heater. Rolling creek throughout the property.Two outside separate cabanas. Located conveniently to Asheville, Waynesville, casinos as well as other areas. This is a home with much privacy yet accessible year round and conveniently located. Guests say the photos don't do it justice. That's because it's hard to capture the magic in a photo. This cabin is so adorable and different, it's not just a stay, it's an experience. We allow pets! We strive to continue to do this. Unfortunately, there have been some incidents and because of this, we have had to add the refundable pet deposit. Most pet parents watch out for their furry babies and even take them hiking, but pets left alone in the cabin uncrated or allowed to cause damage can take a toll. We're happy to promptly return this deposit and sorry we've had to add it.
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Email for approval. No cats, sorry.
Steep stairs to loft bedroom. Please Consider.
Minimum age of primary renter:1
PETS: We love our pet guests. See pet rules and contact me with any questions. $75 non-refundable pet fee, per pet. 2 max.
Please discuss bookings over 14 days before booking. The second bedroom has steps that may be considered steep for children or the elderly.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Nice layout, could have been cleaner, sits on a main road though still seculded
Overall, we enjoyed our stay in the cabin.
1. First, the cabin does sit on a paved though mostly quiet road but the online description and photos do not show that which was an instant disappointment because although not a busy road it was just a bad first impression. Also, there are more than a dozen long steps to get in with no alternate way to get in so if you bring a huge suitcase you have to carry it up.
2. The cleanliness was an issue. It seemed that only superficial cleaning had been done in a long time. I did a lot of sweeping and cleaning. I tried to sit down at the family room table to play a game with my kids and the rug was so dirty that I had to lay down a towel after I attemptrd to clean it Maybe it just needs a deep cleaning, I even swept up dog food from under the fridge.
3. The water smells like rotten eggs mostly the hoy water. Major issue especially for my husband in fact probably the biggest issue. We just went to local store and bought bottle water which we drank, cooked and also washed up with.
4. On the second day, Sunday, some random guy came by didn't even introduce himself. I had to say hello and stated he was here to clean the hot tub and then asked when we checked in IF it was today or if check put was today he said neither and then said that's weird I was sent here today. It was just a strange event and apparently hot tub wasn't cleaned before we got there.
5. The neighbors dog ran to the property. As we are not dog haters but also not dog lovers, it was just another issue that especially my husband was upset about and took a photo.
With the issues listed above, the layout is amazing and it was nice to have two rooms. Hot tub is on the smaller size and was OK. Fire pit was good. Lots of games which my kids loved. Washer and dryer and dishwasher are nice features.
Would we stay here again probably not but it didn't ruin our vacation.
Thank you for your review. Let me start with letting you know we had also noticed it was time for a new rug and it has already been changed out with a brand new one! While the roads to the cabin are paved, once you are up on our hill it is not very noticeable, and as you mentioned, very quiet and not busy. Yes, the steps up to the cabin are part of the charm, and there is a photo of these on the site. Guests do love the privacy of the cabin.
Thank you for bringing your concerns about cleaning to my attention. I'm very proud of our property management company and I know they will address this immediately. They thoroughly clean between visits, noting with photos and a checklist. In addition three times a year, we close the cabin down and do a full heavy cleaning, moving appliances and furniture. Sometimes well water in the mountains can take some getting used to, and that odor subsides with use. The cabin actually has a high-quality water filter system installed. Apologies on the hot tub service, last-minute bookings can get crazy and they made an error on their schedule that day. We'll try to track down the neighbor's pet that made an unexpected visit We're sorry you didn't contact property management or myself during your stay with your complaints. We always strive to provide a magical cabin. We're so happy your children enjoyed the many games provided and you got some family time around the hot tub and firepit.
Great name, great place
'Nestled Inn the woods' says it all. The layout of this place is spectacular! Follow ~a dozen steps up the hill, and you'll see the rustic homestead. It's adorable! True logs with masonry chinking, and shingles/tiles very convincingly made to look like bark. Directly in front of you ~50 feet is the covered, screened in sitting/cooking/picnic area. The weather was fantastic while we were there, so we spent a lot of time in it. The grill is extremely high end, and in good working order. Behind this building is a gazebo with a hottub, and past that, a natural setting fire pit. Hot tub was nice, didnt use the fire pit. Inside the hosue was equally rustic seeming, but well updated, and very cozily appointed. It's about 25 minutes from town, but still within delivery range of some really good restaurants (we used doordash and had some fantastic BBQ delivered). We made a few grocery runs, but otherwise stayed around the house, which was after all, the point of the visit. We would definitely come back here!
Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the cabin and the area. "Door Dash" is a new one to me, and valuable to know for delivery! We hope to have you again. It's a different experience with each season of the year. Travel safely out there.
This is a wonderful, peaceful cabin with so much charm. Our family of 4 thoroughly enjoyed our stay here on summer vacation. Close to a lot of different things to do, yet an oasis when you are tucked away here in the woods with the birds and the creek. Everything was very comfortable.
Don't you love birds? All over when you look up in the trees. Glad you enjoyed your stay. Come again.
Everything about the cabin was great. It had everything we needed. Very comfortable and cozy. The location was perfect for our needs. We would for certain return to this property.
Come again! Return guest discount to have you back.
I emailed the owner several times about what I was unhappy about. I got a refund for cleaning but no other correspondence back regarding anything else. Home was nice and the water rushing was great however not happy. I spoke to the manager and she was going to come and get some dirty towels the last renters left. I did what she asked and after several days I just washed and folded them myself. Not happy to have to come and clean before my vacation could start.
Hello Michelle, I am sorry to hear that your visit was less then perfect. We strive for excellence. In our correspondence and discussions with you, we realized the past guest left two towels in the dryer that were overlooked by cleaning. We take towels and linens off-site for industrial cleaning and guests do not have to launder towels or linens. We have added to the cleaning checklist to inspect the washer and dryer regardless. I apologize again that the cleaning people did not see them in the dryer. It was the managers intention to pick them up, rain and schedule complicated that. I was under the impression until your review that we’d resolved this in the return of your cleaning fee. Please contact us if there is something more you’d like to discuss. We hope you enjoyed all of the lovely things about the cabin and happy to hear you enjoyed the running creek.
Great place in the mountains!
Cabin is comfy and the decor is charming! We really enjoyed using the other outdoor cabin with the grill and large dining table!
So happy you enjoyed the cabin. Come back again, return guests have a return discount. It's magical in different ways as the season changes.