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Asheville Lookout Chalet - 8 Guests, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Cable TV, WIFI

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

Ideal for 3 couples or small family groups of up to 8 guests and two pets, Asheville Lookout Chalet is located ten miles west of the village of Black Mountain and ten miles east of downtown Asheville; an ideal central location for many of the area activities, including visiting the gorgeous Biltmore Estate. Situated on fifteen family owned wooded acres at an altitude of 2550 feet, the Chalet overlooks a quaint church and horse farm in the Bee Tree Valley below.

First Floor En Suite Master Bedroom with KING bed, TV and entrance to Hot Tub

Second Floor East Bedroom with KING bed and Single 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)

The Great Room has a gas log fireplace and a view of Watch Knob mountain through the 16 foot sliding glass doors and large clerestory windows. The kitchen has a full complement of cookware and cutlery, large and small appliances, two china services, glassware and table linens. The dining table has seating for 8 guests. The deck spans the length of the entire house with a gas grill, café table set and lots of chairs. On the adjoining stone patio is a picnic table for outdoor dining. The Hot Tub is located in the multi-windowed sun porch, accessible from the patio or through the Master bath.

A Smart TV with ATT U-Verse Cable service is located in the Great Room. Program in your personal Netflix or Hulu Plus accounts to view your favorite shows and movies. Two additional TVs 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 look up a great restaurant downtown via 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. Pet owners are welcome to hike around the upper part of the property using the trail adjoining the driveway. 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. They also have a full service pharmacy, extended shopping hours, self-checkout, and accept major credit cards. Black Mountain (10 miles) has many wonderful restaurants; we can personally recommend the Black Mountain Bistro, the Veranda Cafe and Las Cuezelas. For amazing bar-b-que, you shouldn't miss Okie Dokies Smokehouse located on Old 70 in Swannanoa. Athen's Pizza (also in Swannanoa) has excellent sit-down or take-out. Start your morning with a visit to the Dripolator Coffeehouse on State Street in Black Mountain for some great coffee and baked goods.

More Details

Bob and Lorna
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 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 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 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:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Asheville Lookout Chalet - 8 Guests, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Cable TV, WIFI
average rating of 4.783784 based on 53 reviews

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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South Florida

Spring break 2017!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 spent 5 nights at the Asheville Lookout Chalet. The home is conveniently located yet peaceful and secluded. Our mini van had no trouble climbing the steep driveway. Not portrayed on the website photos is how open, bright, and airy the main living area is. The beds were super comfortable with very soft sheets. My husband said he didn't even miss our bed at home. The kitchen is very well stocked. Everything was spotlessly clean. We loved the radiant floor heating and the gas fireplace especially since the outside was covered in snow! The only negative would be that it took the hot tub almost 24hrs to heat up but once it was hot, it was one of our favorite things about the house. I would love to return in the summer for a whole different experience.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad that you enjoyed the house, and we look forward to having you come back for another visit!
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Lovely home with all the amenities for a relaxing getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Loved the home, space, views, fire pit and hot tub. Feels like you are away from the world, but with ease of access to the entire Asheville area. We loved sitting on the large deck and relaxing in the family rooms surrounded by amazing views. Definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte NC

Beautiful view, wonderful home, great location, all you need is there!

  • 5 of 5

The house was immaculate! The kitchen is fully stocked with everything you could need. Plenty of towels. Great hot tub. The beds slept GREAT! The sheets felt soft and comfy. The view is gorgeous. We were able to get to restaurants, Black Mountain, Asheville, and the Blueridge Parkway in minutes. A grocery store is also very close. Dog friendly too!! Definitely a great place to stay. We had 4 adults and a dog. Had plenty of room. Owners were easy to work with. Quick response to any questions and even accommodated a late request for a late check out! House was better than described. I liked that the hot tub was in a sun room.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • 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
25 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
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2017 Spring through Fall
Mar 31 2017 - Oct 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
Fall Leaves
Oct 2 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

Cleaning $135 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Pet Fee $100 + Tax
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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