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Asheville Lookout Chalet - Family, Pets, Hot Tub, AC, Cable TV, WiFi - 8 Guests

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,200 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property

2 King Bedrooms, 1 Queen Bedroom, Loft, Large Deck, Mountain Views

Relaxing environment and beautiful mountain views! Comfortable, with lots of room! Everything we needed for our visit! These are the compliments we receive from guests of our Asheville Lookout Chalet. Ideal for several couples or small family groups of up to 8 guests, the chalet has a mountain view overlooking the Bee Tree Valley from an altitude of 2550 feet. Situated at the end of private road on fifteen family owned acres, the chalet offers a serene, calming atmosphere after your adventures touring downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate, hiking on the Blue Ridge, whitewater rafting on the French Broad River or strolling through the little town of Black Mountain. The Chalet is a half hour drive from downtown Asheville and many of the area attractions. We promise that you will enjoy your visit to our home!

Asheville Lookout Chalet can accommodate up to 8 guests (3 bedrooms, 1 loft). Our weekday rate is $300.00, weekends are $350.00 per night. Property Fee (Cleaning) is $160.00 and includes a water change and sanitizing of the Hot Tub. Pet fees for all bookings are $125.00 for one or two pets. A refundable damage deposit of $250.00 is required for all bookings. Cancellations 60 days prior to arrival will have the deposit returned in full.

KING Bed - First Floor Master Bedroom with en suite bath

KING Bed - Second Floor East Bedroom Plus Single bed in loft

QUEEN Bed - Second Floor West Bedroom Plus Baby Crib

Second Floor Open Loft over Great Room with Full size Futon

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 Free 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: First Floor Master Suite - No Stairs for our guests. Level driveway entry and multi-car parking. Asheville Lookout Chalet is 3 miles from Warren Wilson College, 10 miles from Black Mountain and a 20 minute drive to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate. 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, 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 barbeque (eat-in or takeout), visit Okie Dokies Smokehouse located on Old 70 in Swannanoa.

More Details

Bob and Lorna
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Bob and Lorna

We live in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC. We have been vacationing in the Asheville area for over 35 years, first with our children (all grown) and then with friends and family. We enjoy the mountains and the contrast Asheville offers us to our home and other vacation choices -- diving in the Caribbean or soaking up the sun in Arizona.

Bob and Lorna purchased this house in 2005

Why Bob and Lorna chose Swannanoa

We built the Chalet in 2005 on our family owned property as we wanted something larger than our little rustic cabin (Brett's Falling Waters Cabin) for vacations with friends and family. We love the tranquility and privacy of our vacation home, as well as it's closeness to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment venues 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 house 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 the music and art festivals of Black Mountain and Asheville, white water rafting on the French Broad River, driving and hiking 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 House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Excellent customer service and your vacation experience is very important to us. Please inspect our home upon your arrival and report anything amiss.
  • Rental of this property is governed by the provisions of the North Carolina Vacation Rental Act. Payment of deposit constitutes contract acceptance.
  • Contract and associated payment information provided electronically via the HomeAway platform. Damage Deposit refunded 14 days after departure.
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
  • Pantry Items ...
  • 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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • spelunking
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Asheville Lookout Chalet - Family, Pets, Hot Tub, AC, Cable TV, WiFi - 8 Guests
average rating of 4.826923 based on 68 reviews

Great house!

  • 5 of 5

Great amenities. Very clean. Nice upgrades

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
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Wake Forest, NC

Fantastic Home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed with our family and in-laws for our daughter's wedding in Asheville. It was a terrific place and offers a well outfitted kitchen and the heated floors we very nice on the cool mornings! We will definitely consider this option in the future...for a more relaxing set of days sitting on the porch!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect quiet getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house is beautiful, clean, and had everything we needed for a quiet weekend away. The owners were communicative and flexible and helped make the place perfect for us and our little one. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
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Peaceful getaway

  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to stay if you're okay being a little further out from Asheville. The house was great and everything was provided. The back deck is fantastic. We really enjoyed the stay.

  • Submitted: Mar 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house with a Great View!

  • 5 of 5

Overall our stay was great. The view was unbeatable. The open living room/kitchen made hanging out at the house fun. We unfortunately got caught in the middle of an Ice storm which made driving up and down the road to the house a little sporty.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved this Chalet !!!!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have been happier with our stay at Asheville Lookout Chalet!!! The location was super convenient to Asheville, the Biltmore, hiking and mountain biking. The views were simply amazing from this home. Inside, we were so happy to enjoy the warm open family room with fireplace and kitchen. Everything - the kitchen, the bedrooms, and the bathrooms were up to date and super super clean. The hot tub and outside large deck were a nice addition to our experience. Thank you Bob and Lorna for sharing your beautiful home with our family!!!

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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WNC Nature Center
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

Uber and Lyft service is available to and from the Chalet.

4 miles to a major highway with easy access to downtown Asheville or Black Mountain's many restaurants and attractions.

3 miles from Warren Wilson College and Charles D. Owen Park's hiking trails through the woods and along the Swannanoa River.

Fifteen miles (25 minutes) drive to the beautiful Biltmore Estate.

The Blue Ridge Parkway with scenic views while driving and numerous hiking trails is just 8 miles from the Chalet; don't miss the Folk Art Center.

Zipline Adventures and White Water Rafting within a half hour drive.

A four wheel drive vehicle is recommended but not necessary.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $160
Refundable damage deposit $250
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.

Housekeeping fee includes empty, refill and sanitizing of Hot Tub as required by NC Health Dept.

Asheville Lookout Chalet is a private home and is not a venue for weddings, bridal showers, bachelor parties or other gatherings that exceed our occupancy as outlined in the rental agreement.

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.