|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
This beautiful mountain home is nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains surrounded by two gentle streams on 26 private, wooded acres. It is adjacent to Jones Gap and Caesar's Head State Parks, a part of the 10,000-acre protected environment for many rare and endangered plant and animal species known as the Mountain Bridge Wilderness. Hiking and mountain biking trails abound here and in the nearby DuPont State Forest and Pisgah National Forest.
The house itself has the warmth and charm of gentler times when families from Greenville came to the mountains to escape summer’s heat and humidity. It has since been thoroughly reconstructed with the installation of a gourmet kitchen, totally new infrastructure including new bathrooms, central heating and air conditioning. We call it “Pentimento” because the charm of the old subtly shines through the new.
There is a master suite with a king-sized bed and adjacent full bath on the first floor. Upstairs, a second master suite has a king-sized bed, a private full bath and walk-in closet. Two more bedrooms, one with a queen-sized bed and the other with two double beds, share a third full bath.
The house comfortably sleeps three or four couples, or two couples plus several single adults or young children. The dining area table seats a maximum of eight people.
The wrap-around porch and wood burring stone fireplace in the living room are both great places for gathering family and friends.
In addition to hiking and biking, there are several great golf courses nearby as well as fishing horseback riding, river rafting and many other outdoor adventures. The nearby City of Brevard, home of Brevard College and world famous Brevard Music Center, offers great restaurants, arts and crafts and shopping. There are many summer children’s camps nearby including YMCA Camp Greenville and its a great wedding venue, Pretty Place (Symmes Chapel).
We’re centrally located to conveniently explore the entire Upstate South Carolina/Western North Carolina area. Hendersonville, Asheville and Greenville are all within 40 to 80 minutes away.
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Keywords: mountain house, vacation home, mountain cabin
My husband and I are high-tech industry retirees who are fortunate enough to be able to spend part of our year in the fantastic Upstate South Carolina/Western North Carolina mountains. We rebuilt this wonderful vacation home in 2004 and are happy to share it with others who love the area as much as we do.
The Owner purchased this house in 2004
This property has been in our family since it was built in 1939 by my grandmother as a respite from Greenville's summer heat. Previously used only in the warm months, the house has been completely renovated with a gourmet kitchen and a totally new infrastructure including comfortable, year-round central heating and air conditioning.
We were able to perserve the warmth and charm of this mountain get away while still having all the comfort and conveniences of the 21st century!
We are ideally surrounded by state parks in both North and South Carolina which provide many hiking and mountain biking trails with great waterfalls and wilderness vistas. You can escape the feeling of suburbia while still having ready access to shopping and entertainment in nearby Brevard or, a little further away, Asheville NC and Greenville SC.
Or you just walk out the door and hike down the fascinating Jones Gap!
This was our fly fishing groups 2nd time renting "Pentimento". It is such a great place, very comfortable and relaxing. The home is set back from the main road and surrounded by woods, so it's very private. Downtown Brevard is only about 12 miles away. The kitchen is the best equipped rental we've ever been - two ovens, microwave, toaster oven, lots of flatware, pots/pans, dishes, etc. It also has any kitchen tool/utensil you would ever need, and everything is good quality. The beds are very comfortable and the home is very clean, and well-maintained.
Drawbacks? - The front access stairs might seem intimidating at first glance. However, we are in our 60's and 70's and had no real problem. However, I would not recommend this rental for anyone with a serious physical disability.
gorgeous lot. There's a small waterfall steps from the house - magical. Truly a home away from home, with an amazing kitchen equipped to handle Thanksgiving or Christmas with ease. Very cozy and charming! It really felt like a cabin loaned by old friends. Very well stocked with dishes, pots and pans, a Kitchenaid mixer - need I say more? :) State of the art dishwasher, 2 ovens - it was amazing cooking in this kitchen. This is an older cabin, lovingly restored- it instantly felt like home. So close to Dupont state forest, which has well-maintained trails for hiking and gorgeous waterfalls. Brevard is a charming town, only 15 minutes away, and there's an Ingles supermarket for last minute grocery shopping.
We had a wonderful time here and plan to be back! Thank you for your hospitality!
Our family stayed at the property for three nights.
Great house that is situated on a beautiful section of the woods. Tom is very prompt with the booking process and we will be definitely be reserving the home again. Thank you.
We had a fantastic time at Pentimento. The description of the house is point on.
Extremely comfortable home. We loved the huge porch. Wonderful place for a family gathering. Great hiking nearby!
Pentimento was a amazing place to stay! We met some friends from SC here for the weekend so there were 9 of us and we never felt crowded. The house is comfortable and well decorated. The wraparound porch is a wonderful place to sit and enjoy some morning coffee or the quiet of the afternoon/evening.
The bedrooms are all large and the beds are very comfortable. Bathrooms were very clean and updated.
The kitchen was the best in that it had everything you needed. When we rent homes you never know what you need to bring to cook at a house but here you can leave it all at home because they have everything. I think you could cook for a small army with all the gear they have. The gas grill worked fine we cooked steaks and burgers on it with great results.
The living room is very comfortable with a large stone fireplace(it was too warm for us to use but would have been nice on a cold fall evening). There is a TV with Satellite so you can get most of the football games you need though the tv is only 37in which for a living room is a little small but it worked fine for us.
The house has a great AC system, another thing I worry about in rental homes. There are separate units for upstairs and downstairs and they work very well.
The property the house sits on is beautiful old forest land and very well cared for. Our kids had a great time out exploring the area.
Location is good too. it was only 1.5 hrs from Greenville and 45 min from Asheville. Brevard is 20 min away and it is a fun town with great restaurants and stores with a old time feel. There are about 4 state and national parks within 20 miles from the house. there are hiking trails as close as a mile away and the Pisgah National forest is just on the other side of Brevard. We spent one day there hiking and swimming at the falls and doing some sliding at slide rock.
It was a great stay overall. Our only issue is that it was a long trip from Eastern NC for us. If it was a little closer it would be a place I would stay every time I went to the mountains. But for people from charlotte/asheville/greenville area this should be a house you don't want to miss.
Only thing you need to be aware of is there are ALOT of stairs at this house. It sits on a hillside and from the parking area to the front door is all stairs. The master suite is on the first floor but all other bedrooms are upstairs as well. Nothing we couldn't manage but for others it may be an issue.
That's what my family named our 26 acre hideaway! We had to send pictures to our relatives because it was difficult to describe the beauty of our surroundings. The moment I started up the driveway, I knew I was not going to be disappointed. The gentle creek on either side of the house could actually be played in. I have rented houses that advertised "a creek for the kids", but upon arrival found it overgrown and snakey.
As stated in other feedbacks, the house was clean....had quality bedding....well equipped and supplied kitchen....and the BEST porch ever!! We lived on it enjoying the fan cooled shade as well as the rain.
BABY BONUS !! The upstairs bedroom with king bed has a walk-in closet with the bathroom between. It was perfect for my granddaughter's pack-n-play. Her naps and early bedtime was not hindered by the 'fun' in the rest of the house. The closet has a window, vent and receptacle.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Refundable damage deposit||$250|
We offer the weekly rate of $1,450 for either six- or seven-night stays.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.