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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 located on the side of a mountain overlooking the Bee Tree Valley. Situated at the end of a private road and on fifteen family owned acres at an altitude of 2550 feet, the Chalet offers a serene, calming atmosphere after your adventures in downtown Asheville or Black Mountain, touring the Biltmore Estate or ziplining and white water rafting!

Asheville Lookout Chalet can accommodate up to 8 guests.

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

KING Bed - First Floor Master Bedroom - sleeps 2 adults

KING Bed - Second Floor East Bedroom Plus Single bed in loft - sleeps 2 or 3 adults

QUEEN Bed - Second Floor West Bedroom Plus Baby Crib - sleeps 2 adults and 1 baby

Second Floor Open Loft over Great Room with Full size Futon - sleeps 2 adults

Bed Linens and Towels Provided; All linens are laundered after each guest

Central Heating and Air Conditioning, Ceiling Fans in all bedrooms

Gas Log Fireplace in Great Room

VOIP Phone Service - 911 Service

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

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: Asheville Lookout Chalet is 3 miles from Warren Wilson College and a 15 to 25 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
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 13, 2017

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 other friends and family. We enjoy the mountains and the contrast Asheville offers us to our other vacation choices -- diving in the Caribbean or soaking up the sun in Arizona.

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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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.


Swannanoa Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • 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
  • 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 money constitutes contract acceptance.
  • The contract and the associated payment information is provided electronically via the HomeAway platform.
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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • 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
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful house tucked away on the side of the mountain with breathtaking views! Comfortable beds and everything was updated. Would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful property for vacations with families, friends & pets

  • 5 of 5

Lorna and Bob's property is a wonderful place for a week visiting Asheville and vicinity. The house has a large deck with lots of outdoor furniture and a wonderful view. The property is located about a 15 minute drive from Ashville and is close to many other attractions in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Outing 2017

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time here. The house was wonderful and fully equipped. The view was spectacular. The only problem was the last 1,000 feet getting up a steep hill to the house. The road was not paved and was narrow. It was all gravel with lots of bumps. The inside part of the hill was being worked on and there was a narrow ditch. Luckily it didn't rain and we made it up and down with no trouble.

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have addressed the driveway concerns of our guests and had the entry and hill portion paved in September 2017. The new concrete driveway will be much easier to navigate in both rain and snow.
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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
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We have addressed the driveway concerns of our guests and had the entry and hill portion paved in September 2017. The new concrete driveway will be much easier to navigate in both rain and snow.
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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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Victoria , TX

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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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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