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Bob Bivins

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english

Luxury Mountain Top Lodge - Breath Taking Panoramic Views - Decks and Fireplace

16 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights


Asheville Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

4 Bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and Sleeps 10

Built in 2007, Smokey's Den includes 4 bedrooms with 3 full bathrooms and will sleep up to 10 people comfortably. This three level lodge with 3,989 sq.ft. of indoor living and 1,000 sq.ft. of deck space, is great for the perfect family getaway. Smokey's Den has a rustic finish, with knotty pine floors and tongue and groove ceilings. Smokey's Den is privately owned as a family retreat and was built with the purpose of escaping to the beauty, privacy and serenity of western North Carolina Mountains. There are two levels of decks and three floors, each with at least one bedroom and a full bathroom. There are two large screen TV's each with a DVD and VHS, a combination pool table/ air hockey table, and wireless internet access for your laptops. The Lodge is fully stocked with linens, cooking utensils, air conditioning. We hope your stay at Smokey's Den will have great memories for your family albums.

On the top floor there are two bedrooms. One is private with a Queen Size bed. The other is open with a double and single bunk bed. The loft has a double futon. The main level features a master bedroom with a king size bed, which we call the Bear Room. The remaining bedroom is located in the basement, which has a queen size bed. This room is called the Fish Room. Both the basement and first floor levels have french doors which open to breath taking views from the decks.

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Bob Bivins (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 16 traveler reviews

Luxury Mountain Top Lodge - Breath Taking Panoramic Views - Decks and Fireplace
average rating of 4.5625 based on 16 reviews

Early autumn family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We gathered from New York, Zurich, Williamsburg and Charlotte for a too-short family reunion in October 2008. The lodge is spacious and easily accomodated our group of 7 adults and 3 children. It felt like staying in an HGTV Dream House! The fun "cabin" decor, modern amenities and comfortable style were a pleasure. The 180 degree panoramic mountain views were the best - and we, too, loved the outdoor fireplace, where we gathered for morning coffee, brats on the grill at lunch, and drinks in the evening. A highlight was dinner on Saturday night, where the family gathered around the very large dining table for beef tenderloin steaks from the grill. Wish we could have stayed longer! We clocked the trip at about 70 miles from the Charlotte airport.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad to make your Western North Carolina experience a memorable one. Thank you for your review. we really appreciat you taking the time to write a review on our Lodge. THANK YOU! The owners of "SMOKEY'S DEN"
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  • 5 of 5

Mr. Bivins,

I want to say thank you for opening your home to us it is gorgeous. The

area was absolutely beautiful. The views from the balcony.....simply amazing! The online photos were good but actually being there was great. After sharing photos with friends we have had many to say, "I'm going next time."

As I stated before this was our first time in the mountains and we are so

glad it was a wonderful experience! Thank you for your availability and

quick response whenever we had questions. We had an awesome time the

weekend of 1/15/16 and looking forward to the next adventure.

Thank you again for assisting in our unforgettable memorable moments.

Be blessed,

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful home with a stunning view!!!

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place to enjoy the mountains and the changing colors of Autumn...and Smokey's Den was perfect. The house is beautiful and the view...oh my goodness, it is absolutely stunning! You will not find a better view of the mountains. Bob Bivins was very professional and accommodating. We totally enjoyed our stay!

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Perfect Place

  • 5 of 5

My family and I stayed here for two nights for my daughter's high school graduation dinner. Upon arrival, I examined the cabin and saw that it was very spacious and clean. All the beds were comfortable, and it had everything we needed. We enjoyed the hockey table, pool table, big screen TV, radio, and cards that were provided for us on the lower level. There were also board games available. I was very satisfied with the condition of this vacation rental. The location of this cabin was awesome. The property manager was very helpful in telling me everything I needed to know. Everyone was pleased that I chose this vacation home for this special occasion. They loved the view from the balcony. I recommend this place to anyone looking for a great place to enjoy the view of the mountains. It is a very quiet place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wasp infestation!

  • 1 of 5

I was very impressed with how nice and roomie this cabin was. It was much better than pics. We were pleasantly surprised and would have given it 5 stars....but Wasps nest was horrible! It was in the main bedroom and I got stung 2 times on the first night. It started with 5 wasps and I call caretakers to come over. They never did and the next day there was more than 30 wasps! Infested so much we had to sleep on couch and shut that room up! Never offered to come any money disappointing and will ruin your weekend. We were told the night before they saw one, but this was unacceptable! One of our guest was allergic and we were very nervous. PLEASE BE AWARE! Make sure they have had a pest company out...spray will not work.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Over the Summer/Fall wasps apparently built several nests outside near one of the house peaks, which we didn't know about (about 50 feet in the air) and which was a non-issue inside until the recent cold snaps hit. Unfortunately, the reviewer did suffer the results of a number of wasps somehow finding a way inside to get out of the cold and into the warmth of the master bedroom. Our regular pest control service frankly let us down when we called them the week before these nice folks arrived to deal with this and I didn't fully appreciate the problem until the reviewer emailed us after their stay. To make matters worse, when this occurred our caretaker was out of the area for the weekend with her family and so didn't respond as she normally would to the renter's call. Sort of a perfect storm of events. We are addressing the issue as a priority and hope to have it knocked out this week and the nests outside destroyed once and for all. In any event, I will be traveling up to NC later this month to personally make sure this has situation has been adequately remedied. In the meantime, my sincere apologies to the renters for their inconvenience.
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Great Cabin with amazing views

  • 3 of 5

All I can say is STINKBUGS!! It is winter so I can understand a few stinkbugs, but this place was infested. We turned on the fans in the upstairs bedrooms when we arrived because of how hot it was up there and those bugs covered the entire bedspreads. We had to pick them off and put them in garbage bags. Not something I was hoping to deal with on my vacation. Please do something about this before you get your next renter.

  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am a bit baffled by this review, although I do know which guest left it. I've never had any sort of issue with this type of insect (or even seen that sort of bug at the cabin) before, but I'll of course have my pest control service check it out. Fortunately, neither the guests who checked out the morning these folks arrived, the guests who checked in the afternoon these guests left, or any of the groups who have stayed since then had any issue and in fact two of them called to tell me how nice the cabin was. I would encourage anyone who has any issue with the cabin during their stay to call me so I can ask my caretaker to help me address it in real time. Every guest receives all my personal contact information before they check in. Obviously, it is hard to assess or help if I don't hear about it until after the fact.
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Ashville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
11 Miles
Rt 226
Car: recommended

Smokey's Den is a ten minute drive off I-40, so it is a great place to stay to explore Western North Carolina. Near by attractions include Asheville with its 'Paris of the South' reputation, the 250 room Biltmore House-which is America's largest privately owned home, Grandfather Mountain with its swinging bridge, Mount Mitchell which is the tallest mountain east of the Mississippi, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy small towns like Black Mountain, Tyron, Rutherfordton, and Hendersonville with their galleries, antique shops, friendly shop owners and locally owned restaurants. Serious furniture shoppers are less than an hour from the Hickory Furniture Mart with over 100 outlets; outlets such as Bob Timberlake, Mitchell-Gold, and Drexel-Heritage.

If your idea of a getaway involves outdoor sports, you are in the right spot. This area offers hiking, rock climbing, tout fishing, jet skiing on Lake James, whitewater rafting, mountain biking and snow skiing.


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Asheville Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3998 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking On Street
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gated Community
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
SMOKEY’S DEN is fully furnished and outfitted for your stay, and includes a starter supply of paper towels, bathroom tissue, as well as kitchen utensils, cookware, trash bag liners linens and towels, coffee filters for the coffee maker, small container of Tide HE Detergent, dish detergent, dishwasher detergent (ONE FOR EACH DAY), single packets of salt, pepper, regular sugar and sugar substitute and hand soap in each of the bathrooms. SMOKEY'S DEN DOES NOT SUPPLY THE FOLLOWING, SHAMPOO, TOOTHPASTE, CONDIMENTS - KETCHUP, MUSTARD, COFFEE, ETC.

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