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The Pinewoods: Secluded with hot tub, dark skies and sunsets beckon

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,344 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

1 bedroom 2 bath adults only

Star-lit skies and beautiful western sunsets are yours at Pinewood Cabin atop secluded Grassy Mountain. At an of 3900' and and prevailing winds from the NW naturally cool breezes keep the cabin comfortable even in the summer months. Located 7/10 of a mile from the village of Little Switzerland, this comfortable, airy cabin sleeps 2 with two bathrooms. Master bedroom has a queen sized bedroom with private bath and a 40” LCD high definition TV. Featuring a wood-burning fireplace, authentic knotty pine paneling, oak hardwood floors and a large NON JETTED tub for long romantic soaks. The entire house has vaulted ceilings. Find yourself taking in cool mountain air while relaxing in the deep-well Nordic hot tub. Featuring awesome views of the Black Mountain Range and Mt. Mitchell, highest peak east of the Mississippi. Organically grown vegetables and home brew available based on supply. Disoounted payment options include cashiers check or personnel check. Email or call for payment details. The cabin has a 5 night minimum on holiday weeks inlcluding Xnas New Years, the week of July 4th and the last 3 weeks of Oct unless their is a late cancellation. Check availability calendar for possible late openings.

Rick Gonsor
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 20, 2018

About Rick Gonsor

A long time resident of Litlle Switzerland. Love anything and every thing related to outdoor activities.


Little Switzerland Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 12
  • Not suitable for children
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Please do not move furniture. Mandatory showering before entering out door hot tub strictly enforced and subject to forfeiture of security deposit.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • River
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Master bedroom has full bath. Guest bathroom has a large 2 person NON JETTED TUB for soaking
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom has a vaulted ceiling premium quality bedding.and LCD high defintion TV
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Amenities includes a fireplace, hot tub on deck , indoor NON JE TTED soaking tub in second bathroom outdoor charcoal grill., washer/dryer, linens, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, dishes/utensils, Satellite TV, 40” LCD in master bedroom 40' Sony LCD in living room DVD and stereo. Broad Band WiFi provided. Organically grow vegies provided depending on avaiability. Pets and smoking are not permitted. *Firewood for a nightly fire and Trash removal included in rental Fee.


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The Pinewoods: Secluded with hot tub, dark skies and sunsets beckon
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
Charlotte, NC

Great private mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed 5 nights at the Pinewoods cabin. We liked the cabin a lot and had a great time in the area. The cabin was clean and had everything we needed. It's in a very private location with a great mountain view from the rear deck. We hiked to scenic waterfalls in the day and made use of the hot tub, the charcoal grill and the full kitchen in the evening. There are a few decent restaurants nearby and 2 grocery stores about 5 miles away where you can stock up on whatever you might need. Rick was a great host. He communicated with us promptly and gave us tips about the area. We had a great getaway and would certainly recommend this cabin to anyone looking to stay in the area.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to post review and leaving the place so neat and tidy! Hopefully I will see you in the not to distant future.
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Great vacation with stunning mountain views!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at The Pinewoods. It's such a great property. It's very secluded and private, and the mountain views from the back deck are exceptionally beautiful. The house was very nice, and it was clean and comfortable. The fireplace was great, we had a fire going in the fireplace just about the whole time we were there, and enough cut firewood was provided, which was nice. Rick was super friendly and he was really helpful. Once he got us to the property and showed us around for a few minutes, he then respected our privacy for the remainder of the time we were there, which I really appreciated. Overall, it was an excellent vacation and I would certainly book The Pinewoods again.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy you enjoyed your stay at the cabin. Nice to meet you both and hope to see you again.
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The Very Best Anniversary Get-Away Ever!

  • 5 of 5

A week away from the hustle and bustle at Rick"s Pinewoods Home was exactly what we needed to celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary! It is a wonderful mountainside home with the best view in the Valley! Tucked away into seclusion, you'd never know a Walmart existed just a short drive away! The hot tub on the deck was a seller for us as we enjoyed it every evening. Little Switzerland's village just down the driveway provided some nice conveniences close by. No doubt if you are looking for a wonderful place and the most pleasant, and accommodating property owner choose the Pinewoods. You will be happy you did!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2016
  • Stayed: October 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Honeymoon at the Pinewoods!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I recently stayed for a week at the Pinewoods for our honeymoon. First of all, the pictures really don't do the cabin justice. The interior is very warm and cozy without being overly rustic. The space was great for just me and my wife but it would have been roomy for groups of 4 to 6 people too. The hot tub was warmed up and ready to go when we got there and the outdoor grill was easy to use. The best part was how secluded the cabin was. There were no other cabins within sight and there was a beautiful mountain view from the outdoor deck. But there was a nice coffee shop and general store with a few essentials right off the mountain road just 5 minutes from the cabin. And there was a nice Walmart just 15 minutes away for groceries. So you get the best of both worlds, privacy and convenience. The owner, Rick, was very friendly. He asked us to leave some things on the porch that he'd left there while cleaning and he picked them up without us even noticing. And on our last day when we found our car battery dead, Rick showed up within 20 minutes to give us a jump. All in all, we had a wonderful and relaxing stay and would definitely recommend this rental to our friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely Awful! Solo travelers beware!

  • 1 of 5

I am a solo female traveler who rented this house for 2 weeks. Highlights:

1) Arrival day temperatures were high and I had perishable food ; Rick refused to let me into the house 40 min. ahead of schedule (and it was EMPTY at the time). Effect: I had to sit in a parking lot with the A/C on for 40 min. after driving for 5 hours. 2) The house was HOT and facing west with no shades causing the entire side of the house (view side) to be unendurable. I told him it was hot upon arrival, he said it would cool off: it didn’t and by 9:00 p.m. I was ready to go to a hotel, but called him about that and noise from a hot tub. His response: He was comfortable in his home, and directed me to the electrical panel. Effect: I hardly got any sleep that night. He eventually purchased ONE fan ($ 19.99 @ Walmart) that I had to move around the house with me in order to keep semi cool. 3) The BIGGEST issue is his disrespect for my privacy, after being out of the house all day I returned: Day: 1) a knife in my bedroom, Day 2: sunglasses on the floor, Day 3, HIS sandals by MY bed. I confronted him and told him I would put these things in a drawer and not to come in the house unless I called him. Day #4 I was IN the house, car/bicycle parked feet from the front door…no knocking, no apology, he just WALKED IN! I had a meltdown and yelled thru the door to stay away; I was so unnerved: I had no idea if he would come again, and if so, when where ..Result: I was MORE stressed out than when I arrived! …I have rented from VRBO since 2005 and never had such a terrible experience. In summary: house not very clean, dishes in d/w, but the heat, the sheer audacity of his disregard/disrespect for me personally and my privacy made this the WORST VRBO experience I have ever had. I would also BET that if I was WITH someone else, he would have acted differently. Also, I have limited space but whatever his response is, trust me, take it with a grain of salt because my account is actually toned down

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I would like to start by saying the 14 other reviews speak to the accommodations and my willingness to work with my clients. I am not evening going to waste my time addressing the blown out of porportion and outlandish accusations. From the moment she got out of her car I could fee the negativety. In all my years of experience dealing with the public I have never met a more miserable, confrontational and hostile human being.
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Secluded Romantic Vacation

  • 5 of 5

My fiancee' and I had a wonderful week in Little Switzerland at this gorgeous cabin. Rick was very friendly and responsive to all our needs. The views from the cabin were incredible. Loved the clouds rolling right into you on the porch while sitting in the hot tub. Sat down by the fire at night when temperatures cooled off a bit. We did a lot of hiking to local waterfalls(Linville and Crabtree), visited close by towns of Spruce Pines for Golf, dining and fireworks, Blowing Rock to see the Rock and incredible views and of course Boone. Also visited close by Asheville to visit the Biltmore Estate and Gardens. Hit Lake James for a cookout, canoeing and swim. Warm comfortable temperatures during the day and perfect cooling temperatures to sleep to at night. Favorite Restaurants were Mountain View Restaurant with an incredible view and excellent food. A very affordable and friendly Mexican Restaurant downtown (El Ranchero). The Switzerland Inn, we ate on the deck to take in the view. I had a blackened chicken pasta dish that I will be craving for quite a while. The local lunch hangout is the Cafe on the corner serving a quality barbecue. We took long drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway with views that took your breath away while portions of the curvy drive do the same, especially when you go out over air - a bit freaky. Loved it and our time in Little Switzerland. The perfect getaway from the heat and humidity here in Southern Florida. Thanks Rick

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Orchard at Altapass
Nearest Airport
90 Miles
ashville -charlotte
Car: necessary

The Pinewood Cabin in Little Switzerland North Carolina is located near the Blue Ridge Parkway near the village of Little Switzerland beween Asheville and Boone.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $275
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 10.75%

895 weekly
895 weekly. Min. stay 4 nights 175 per night. Cancellation requires 45 days prior written notice for a full refund less a $45 cancellation/processing fee.
850-895 weekly plus tax and please ask about off season rates. Cleaning fee $85
minimum stay 4 nights. $175 per night. Payment options include payment by cashier check or personnel check. Call or email for payment details.


A reservation deposit of 50% is required to secure the reservation.
The balance is Due 30 days prior to arrival.
Cash, Certified Check, or travelers checks are acceptable at check in.
The Deposit will be refunded in full less $25 service charge if written cancellation is received 45 days prior to contract arrival dates.
Check in time is 2:00pm - Check out 10:00am

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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