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Asheville Lookout Chalet - Hot Tub Pet Friendly Cable TV Free Wi-Fi - 8 Guests

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths

Enjoy a mountain getaway with your family and friends! Ideal for couples or small family groups, our Asheville Lookout Chalet is centrally located ten miles west of the village of Black Mountain and ten miles east of downtown Asheville; just a 25 minute drive to the gorgeous Biltmore Estate. Situated on fifteen wooded acres at an altitude of 2550 feet, the Chalet overlooks a quaint church, saw mill and horse farm in the Bee Tree Valley below.

Asheville Lookout Chalet can accommodate up to 8 guests.

The Chalet is not licensed as a venue for weddings, reunions or other large parties.

Pet fees for all bookings are $125.00 for one or two pets.

First Floor Master Bedroom en suite with KING bed, TV and entrance to Hot Tub

Second Floor East Bedroom with KING bed and Single (child) bed in the open Loft above

Second Floor West Bedroom with QUEEN bed, TV, Baby Crib and Private Deck

Second Floor Open Loft over looking Great Room with Full size Futon (sleep sofa)

Bed Linens and Towels Provided, Hypo-Allergenic Pillows, Winter and Summer weight blankets

Central Heating and Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms

Gas Log Fireplace in Great Room

VOIP Phone Service - 911 Service

Wireless Internet Access (WIFI), Cable TV and Local Channels

Stereo with Indoor/Outdoor Speakers, CD Multi-Changer, DVD and Blu-ray

Borrow a Book Leave a Book Library

Hot Tub (6 person)

Gas Barbeque Grill, Campfire Circle/Fire Pit

Picnic Table and Benches, Patio Table with Umbrella

Deck chairs and tables

The open concept Great Room offers a view of Watch Knob Mountain through the 16 foot sliding glass doors and large clerestory windows. The deck spans the entire south side of the house with lots of outdoor seating options. The kitchen has a full complement of cookware and cutlery, large and small appliances, two china services, glassware and linens. Dining room seating for 8.

A Smart TV with ATT U-Verse Cable service is located in the Great Room. Program in your personal Netflix, Amazon or Hulu Plus accounts to view your favorite shows and movies. Additional TVs with cable service are located in the Master and West bedrooms. The Chalet has WIFI, so bring your personal laptop or tablet or use the Loft computer to check your email or search the internet.

Answers to Frequent Questions: Asheville Lookout Chalet is 3 miles from Warren Wilson College and within 10 miles of Montreat, Lake Eden, the Ridgecrest Conference Center, Rockmont, Timberlake, MerriMac, and the Billy Graham Conference Center. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach Asheville Lookout for most of the year, but may be necessary for winter rentals. Security resident on-site, housekeeper and maintenance available.

Shopping and Restaurants: The nearest grocery store is Ingles Market on Route 70, 4 miles from the Chalet. This is a large, well stocked store with an exceptional selection of products, including beer and wine. Ingles offers a full service pharmacy, extended shopping hours, self-checkout, and accepts major credit cards. Black Mountain (10 miles) has many wonderful restaurants; we personally recommend the Black Mountain Bistro, Veranda Cafe and the Dripolator Coffeehouse on State Street. For amazing and affordable pulled pork barbeque, slaw, hushpuppies and a big ole brownie, don't miss Okie Dokies Smokehouse located on Old 70 in Swannanoa.

More Details

Bob and Lorna
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 20, 2017

About Bob and Lorna

We live in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC. We have been vacationing in the Asheville area for over 30 years and enjoy the many activities it offers, and look forward to eventually retiring to the Smoky Mountains.

Bob and Lorna purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Bob and Lorna chose Asheville Area

We built the Chalet in 2005 on acreage adjoining family owned property (Brett's Falling Waters Cabin). We love the tranquility and privacy of our vacation home, as well as it's closeness to shopping, restaurants, and the entertainment offered by Black Mountain and Asheville. Our staff, Lee and Holly, have been taking care of the Chalet since it was built, and they help us ensure that the Chalet is a comfortable and welcoming home away from home for our guests.

What makes this chalet unique

Asheville Lookout Chalet has a private, away from it all atmosphere while being within easy driving distance of many of the area attractions and amenities. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of time spent on the mountain in their own company, or as a home-base location convenient to Black Mountain and Asheville, white water rafting on the French Broad River, hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring the Pisgah National Forest.

Guestbook comments from the owner

To start, we had never rented a "cabin" before, so this was a first. It exceeded our expectations, which made it all the better. We had my parents come down from Michigan, us from Louisiana, to stay there for two nights. We had a wonderful time, the location was perfect. Our only regret was that we did not stay one more night. Three nights would be the way to go if you have the time. The slightest issue we had is we could not get the hottub to work which we left a note for the maintenance people. That said, it in no way hampered our stay. We loved the place. The layout was great, to the point it may be the blueprint to our retirement "dream house" in the future. Thanks again...
Aug 2011
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Swannanoa Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • No events may be scheduled at the Chalet; it is not a licensed venue for weddings, bridal showers, family reunions or other large parties.
  • Please let us know immediately if anything is not working properly, is broken or missing. Excellent customer service is very important to us.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Main Floor
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Garden Tub; Separate Sink Area
    En Suite Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , Large Two-person Multi-head shower; private commode
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Floor King Bedroom with Loft Single - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Single Bed in Open Loft Above King Bedroom
    Open Loft Overlooking Great Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Second Floor Queen Bedroom with Crib - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , Private Access to Second Floor Deck with Mountain View
    First Floor Master King Bedroom Suite - 1 king , En Suite bath; Private entrance to Sun Porch and Hot Tub
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Wood Deck
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Asheville Lookout Chalet - Hot Tub Pet Friendly Cable TV Free Wi-Fi - 8 Guests
average rating of 4.775 based on 56 reviews

We loved the house so much that we never left except for a couple of grocery runs.

  • 4 of 5

Kitchen is very well appointed with items needed for cooking meals, which we loved. We also loved the hot tub and the fire pit in the evenings. The views are beautiful and the place is really secluded, so if you're looking for peace and quiet, this is definitely the place. We had great difficulty getting my Prius up the driveway. We had to make 8 attempts before successfully navigating the sharp uphill curve that had been washed out on one side by rainwater. This place would be perfect if only the driveway were paved, or at least well maintained. There was more mud than gravel in certain sections. I'll be back if you'll work on the driveway. In the meantime, I value my car too much to return. There are lots of rental places in the Asheville area that you can get to without tearing up the underside of your car.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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The house was very nice and well equipped. The beds were very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying at this house. The beds were comfortable and the house was set up very well.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great view & location

  • 5 of 5

The house is very clean and contains everything you need. We loved the open space of living room, kitchen, and outdoor patio. Lots of light and seating. The high ceiling brings up more light and lovely view of the mountains. We loved that it provided privacy up the mountain, yet it was a short drive to downtown.

3 things are a must do: Asheville down town (dining, shopping, live music, etc.), Biltmore Estate, and the drive up Blue Ridge Parkway (mountain view, water falls, hiking, etc.). Overall it was a great vacation and the house was a large part of it.

  • Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place. Clean, comfortable, close to activities.

  • 4 of 5

Loved our stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. Everything you need was provided. Bedrooms amazingly quiet even when other members of family stayed up later or up earlier. Driveway was a challenge for Uber drivers.

  • Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, not everything worked

  • 3 of 5

Oven did not work, porch light didn't work. Everything else was great

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We want our guests to enjoy our home, and if they have any issues, to contact us or housekeeping immediately. Unfortunately this guest did not contact us during her stay so that we could quickly resolve her issues with the oven controls and the deck lights. The oven is a dual oven/microwave, and the oven start button is in the lower control panel. The deck lights are on a motion sensor, click once for the motion sensor and twice for them to stay on. We will highlight this information in our Welcome Package.
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Very comfortable and well appointed

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. There were plenty of linens, pillows, and kitchen items. The house was pleasant and comfortable. The view was nice and the directions were accurate.

  • Submitted: Mar 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Native Kitchen & Social Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-40 at Exit 159
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Okie Dokies BBQ or Athens Pizza
Nearest Ski
42 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Located in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Asheville Lookout is 4 miles from Route 40, ten miles east of downtown Asheville, fifteen miles from the beautiful Biltmore Estate, and ten miles west of the restaurants and shops of historic Black Mountain. A four wheel drive vehicle is not needed to reach Asheville Lookout most of the year but may be necessary for winter rentals.


Rates & Availability

Swannanoa Chalet Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring through Fall
Mar 31 2017 - Nov 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas and New Year
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
2018 Winter Season
Jan 3 2018 - Mar 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
2018 Spring through Fall
Mar 30 2018 - Oct 1 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning $135 + Tax
Pet Fee $125
Tax Rate 13.0%

Pet Fee is $125.00 for up to 2 pets per rental. Additional pets upon request and approval by owner.

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.
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