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ABNER'S CABIN - DOG FRIENDLY!!! Close to Downtown Asheville... WIFI/Gas FP

38 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Cabin, 2 Bedrooms + Sofa bed, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-6)

Welcome! Come stay with us at our charming cabin and enjoy some good old Southern Appalachian hospitality. Situated on two private acres north of Asheville and less than 10 minutes from downtown Asheville.

As its largest city, along with its central location in the southern Appalachian mountains, Asheville has become the nerve center of the area simply known as 'WNC' (Western North Carolina). Set in the beautiful French Broad Valley, which flows northwest to the Mississippi basin, Asheville is surrounded by the highest mountains in eastern America, some of the oldest in the world.

The temperate climate enjoys four distinct seasons, with comfortable summers, mild winters, early spring and panoramic fall colors. The geographic features, combined with the climate, allows the area an abundance of outdoor activities from hiking to fishing to skiing and golf. A vibrant downtown Asheville offers a cultural diversity hard to find anywhere else in the US. Asheville attracts internationally known artists and is home to artists of world renown in every genre. Shops, antiques, artist's studios and restaurants, from local grills to fine dining, are all a part of what makes Asheville unique.

So...just here for a few days or for a little while longer? Remember, a whole lot of nothing to do is fine and relaxing too! Almost anything you would want to do is here or nearby (ok, there's no ocean, check out VRBO for that, y'know?). Situated between the Smokies and the Blue Ridge, Asheville makes a great home base. From Boone to Brasstown, Mt. Pisgah to Mt. Mitchell, you can get there from Abner's Cabin.

Come stay with us and see why we think our southern mountains are one of the most beautiful places in the country to visit.

Keywords: Log Cabin

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  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Leslie Osborne
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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About Leslie Osborne

Moving to the Western NC Mountains from Charlotte NC back in 1990 was a new venture for my family. Having lived in the area and falling in love with it, lends me to call Asheville my home. Being in sales, I get to see so many beautiful properties in the greater Asheville area and I am grateful to have an older cabin to offer folks to rent that is reminescent of the cabins I stayed in during my youth at summer camps across Western North Carolina.

Leslie Osborne purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Leslie Osborne chose North Carolina

Abner Gwaltney built the cabin in 1928 for his wife and children. Since then, the cabin has passed through several generations of families until my parents purchased the home as their summer getaway from the heat of the lowlands of NC. I purchased the cabin in 2004 when my parents decided they could no longer make the trip to Asheville. By that time, I had moved to Asheville and decided to keep the cabin available for family memebers to use. In 2008 I decided to open the cabin to the public because of its great location to downtown Asheville.

What makes this cabin unique

Accessabilty is the greatest asset. Privacy and the rural setting that lends to a quiet and peaceful stay. Please read the reviews!!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

Once again we have had a wonderful time. Last time, were here in the fall, and enjoyed the cool air and beautiful fall foliage. And this time when we drove up, we saw your lovely hostas and lacy blue hydrangea. They were so vibrant and natural. Thanks once again for letting us enjoy the area by staying at Abner's Cabin. It very much makes us feel at home. We are branching out more and more to explore the area every time we come. P.S. we loved watching the wild turkeys and their babies from the front porch.
Jun 2013
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ABNER'S CABIN - DOG FRIENDLY!!! Close to Downtown Asheville... WIFI/Gas FP
average rating of 4.4473686 based on 53 reviews

Nice and quiet place to stay. Simple and quaint but comfortable and met all our needs.

  • 5 of 5

Cabin is older but clean and sufficient. Quiet area with nice view. Enjoyed sitting around the fire pit. Very close to activities around Asheville:downtown & Biltmore.

  • Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful location,mountains and deer,horses and owls at night.

  • 4 of 5

If you have ever seen the Chevy Chase movie Funny Farm, you can appreciate this phrase: "CUE THE DEER." We weren't at Abners cabin 1 hour and 2 beautiful young bucks came out of the woods just as if it was to impress us. Well it did. I would love to give this trip to Abners Cabin a 5 star except when I go on vacations as nice as this, I hope to have peace and quiet time in the early morning. 2 out of 3 of the mornings a neighbor cut big trees down with chain saws then the next morning here came the wood chippers. Not what I hoped to hear. Birds ....yes noises like The cabin was furnished nicely and located 12 minutes from downtown Asheville. The view of the mountains too were nice.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not what it seems

  • 1 of 5

The somewhat secluded area was a plus but the house is not what it seems. It's good for maybe two or three guys touring Asheville or mountain adventures, that's it. The washer and dryer didn't work, we hand washed clothes, there were ants everywhere when we got there all over the counters and fridge. Floor was peeling up in laundry room, water pipes running along walls. It just wasn't what the pictures made it out to be. It would be a terrible place to take a family too or a girlfriend/wife. I don't believe they would find it very pleasant. While we were at the house we spent most of our time on the spacious back deck which is actually very nice, it looks to be pretty new. Overall it was very mediocre.

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Your review is TOTALLY unjustified... Not one negative thing you said was true. In fact you booked this cabin through someone's mother and if I had known you were under 21 and bringing 6 guys I would have never accepted that booking. The cleaning lady had to clean up your and your friends vomit that was all over the house, items were missing, the kitchen was left filthy and the grill was disgusting and two huge garbage cans were crammed full of empty beer and liquor bottles. It took her and her husband an extra hour to clean the mess you made. You disrespected my property and then you have the unmitigated gall to bash my cabin. BTW, no one has ever seen ants, there is one corner of the vinyl slightly lifting up, the washer works - you just did not read the instructions pasted to the front of it telling you how to turn it on to clean the clothes that had been thrown up on...
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Great. Our dog liked it too

  • 4 of 5

Very nice quaint old cabin Very clean. We had everything we needed. Quiet and secluded but very close to Asheville for our conference.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a quite stay close to downtown with amazing views this place is great!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice rustic cabin not far from downtown

  • 4 of 5

This cabin was very nice. We brought our small dog, and she whined a bit when we left her during the day, but the isolated nature of this cabin made it all work out great. The view from the back deck is quite nice and the fire pit in the front yard is a nice extra. The cabin, while rustic, had a very strong air conditioner, which was very nice in mid-July! The beds are comfortable, and we did not feel crowded, even when we had four people in the cabin at the start of the week. As you might expect, there was the occasional bug in the house, but it was not bad. It is about 15 minutes to downtown Asheville, and there are also nice restaurants in Weaverville (the Stony Knob cafe was quite good).

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Stoney Knob Restaurant
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Reem's Creek Golf Club (Public)
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Interstate I-26
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Stoney Knob Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort

Nearby attractions are the Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village, the BlueRidge Parkway, National Forests, fantastic local breweries and restaurants, the GrovePark Inn and Spa, the Center for Retired Living, beautiful waterfalls and more!!!

We have horses located just beside the property for your viewing pleasure. Local wildlife roam in the yard almost daily. Please say hello to Gertrude - our lone wild turkey. You are in a prime area for native flowers in the Spring, fire flies in Summer, leaf looking in the Fall and sledding in the Winter (provided we have snow!)


Rates & Availability

Woodfin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Fall Season
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 5 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 6 2016 - Nov 19 2016
2 night minimum stay
Nov 20 2016 - Nov 26 2016
2 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 27 2016 - Dec 22 2016
2 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

-Check-in is 4pm or after
-Check-out is 11am or before.
-Pet-Friendly!!! Dogs Only as many people have allergies to felines.
-You will need to provide a 4-digit code prior to your arrival that will be your personal code to access the key in the lock-box.

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Woodfin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Sofa/Sleeper - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Queen Sofa Sleeper
  • CD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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