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Stunning Mountain House-Amazing Location, Lovely Views, Close to Everything!

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms + 2 Baths, 1800 Sq. Ft. (Sleeps 8 People Comfortaby)

The sunrise will take your breath away each morning as you rock on the large front porch with a steaming cup of apple cider or coffee. Rocking chairs are waiting for you and your family to enjoy breathtaking views of towering Grant Mountain located in the clouds on phenomenal Mt. Bearawallow. Meadows roll gently down to nestle at the base of mighty Mount Pisgah framing a snapshot of grazing horses next to a postcard perfect pond.

Kids can roll up their pants and enjoy catching crawfish and other oddities while discovering the magical world of nature. Grab a basket and spend the afternoon filling it with wild blackberries for a pie to go along with fresh mountain cabbage, apples, Amish butter and cheese, homemade jams, jellies and scrumptious baked goods found at the local farmers markets. Although we are located at a high elevation, take Fido, the kids and your walking stick and hike even farther up our mountain road and enjoy a picnic and the ever changing scenery of autumn leaves or spring flowers. No need for air conditioning since the breezes are always cool, so snuggle under a cozy blanket and sleep to the serenade of the creek running down the mighty mountain and the echoes of a thunderstorm rolling in from over the gorge.

Explore the Biltmore House and shop in the Village, but don't forget to take the kids and pan for gold, enjoy wonderful barbeque, homemade ice cream and all the unique shops (as well as drive to the of Chimney Rock! Whether its beautiful waterfalls or hiking, biking, boating, golfing, shopping or swimming, we know that you'll agree that it is definitely God's country and we welcome you to be our guest.

Keywords: cabin, cottage, spacious, full equipped, charming, beautiful view, Fun, cozy,home,pond,creek,mountain,lovely,open,luxury,


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Hillary Timmons
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 21, 2017

About Hillary Timmons

This home has been in our family since the 1970's but it was constructed in the 20's. We completely renovated it in 2001 but have never rented it out. Unfortunately, our family has become smaller, the children have grown and we now have very little time to enjoy it. We hope other folks will love it as we do and make fond vacation memories. Mott's Mountain Laurel is dedicated in memory of the most wonderful wife, mother and Meme.

Hillary Timmons purchased this house in 1999

Why Hillary Timmons chose North Carolina

Our family considered many different properties in many different mountain locations before buying a vacation get-away but found this Bearwallow Mountain home to have the MOST stunning views! Conveniently located between Asheville and Hendersonville, our home is also just a short drive from shopping, entertainment and many natural wonders. We can't wait for you to enjoy the quaint shops of Chimney Rock, Bat Cave and the beach and restaurants of Lake Lure!!

What makes this house unique

Swimming (Sliding Rock and Lake Lure), skiing, hiking, climbing, bird and animal watching, exploring, cable car sight-seeing, and antiquing are only a few activities which can be enjoyed while vacationing at our mountain home.


Gerton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Relax in a lovely claw foot tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • Queen size Beds (2) 2 Oversized Queen Beds in the master bedroom, Double Beds (1) One antique iron double bed with exceptional, high quality Englander mattresses., Twin or Single Beds (2) Two twin high quality Sealy mattresses/beds in one bedroom plus a extra wide roll-a-way., Baby Cribs (1) We can provide a full size crib if must request upon booking, Sectional Sofa and an Extra sized roll-a-way.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • parasailing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing


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average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

Sisters Birthday Getaway

  • 3 of 5

We recently rented this cabin to celebrate a 50th Birthday. We had a wonderful trip and experienced a part of the country we had never had the pleasure of visiting. Our week provided wonderful weather and spectacular leaf viewing.

Here is our review of the property and reasons it didn't receive the top rating.


-The owners were great to work with, they answered all questions, provided information about area attractions, and were very helpful in extending our checkout time to accommodate a variety of flight times. You could tell they take pride in their property.

-The cabin was the perfect size for 5 people. It had plenty of sleeping space & living space. The kitchen and eating areas provided plenty of room to be together and not be right on top of each other.

-True to the online pictures you are getting comfortable cabin living with nice porch rockers.

-The location of the cabin will definitely give you a true in the mountains experience.


-The cabin had a very bad and over powering smell every time you entered. Not really sure anything short of washing everything and cleaning carpets would get rid of the smell. Blankets in the basket by the fireplace were so bad they were pretty much unusable. We did open windows and doors to try to remove some of the smell but it was October and we couldn't leave them open for extended periods of time. It was bad enough by the time we left the clothing in suitcases had to be washed when returning home even those unworn. This may not be an issue during other times of the year when things can be opened but right now it was a big issue. Allergy sufferers may have problems staying here.

-A very short supply of paper products, had to buy one extra roll of toilet paper to get through the last day of our stay.

-A lot of trees and a fairly steep hillside have to be navigated to get to the steam, we found no path or access.

-The cabin description list mountain views - there is a very nice mountain view but you must first look through the power lines in front of the porch. This is why there is a very strategically taken picture of the porch but not a picture of the view.

-The last part of the driveway is a little tricky so arriving in daylight the first time is a very good idea.

Overall we had a very nice time and enjoyed our time here and maybe during a different time of year would stay here again. These are a few things we thought needed to be addressed. A 3.5 rating isn't available.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Just wonderful!

  • 5 of 5

The home was everything we could have hoped for and more. Everyone in our party, including our two elderly family members, were so thrilled with the home and it's amenities that we are already planning on coming back for a longer stay, We were so impressed with the amount of entertainment the cabin offered, from the very large selection of board games to the Xbox, and the thoughtful touches and welcome basket they included. They even have a cabinet dedicated for your dog! The decor is homey and comfortable without being kitschy, and you truly feel like you're at home. If you choose this home, you won't regret it. The house is on the mountain, so don't be suprised when you see the driveway, but have no fear-you will have no problems getting up the driveway. We made it up no problem with our minivan packed full of people and suitcases. You will not be sorry if you choose this amazing home! Thank you to the Timmons for opening up their awesome home!

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Vernon, CT


  • 5 of 5

Perfect home, perfect hosts, perfect location, perfect vacation!!!! Thank you Todd and Hillary!!!!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2012
  • Stayed: Apr 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The girlscouts will always be welcome at our home..., so glad you all had a great time!
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Hollywood, FL

Amazing Mountain Home

  • 5 of 5

Our family stayed here a week and had so much fun. The house was terrific, and we loved sitting out on the porch and hearing the sounds and smelling the smells of North Carolina in the mountains.

The house was definitely as advertised. Very roomy and welcoming, with lots to do inside, like board games, movies, and video games, though we didn't use these. There is a grocery store down the mountain 5 or 10 minutes towards Asheville, and a couple of other stands on the way where we bought fresh fruits and vegetables.

The highlight for me was hiking up the mountain behind the house. It took us a couple tries as the path dies out a little right before the top but once we persevered we found it was only a short 30 minutes from the house and you're at a saddle between two peaks. There's a pasture there with cows, apple trees, and a great view. You can see all the way to Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. One hike we even continued up the mountain and ended up right at the top past a bunch of antennae and aerials. It was like a scene from the Sound of Music (if it were set in Appalachia), standing in a field with the mountain falling away on both sides away from us.

My only criticism would be that there should be slightly more detailed directions to get to the house. The first time we weren't entirely sure which branch of the drive to take right below the house, and ended up in a dead-end in someone's driveway with a tricky reversing job down a steep road.

  • Submitted: Mar 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Atlanta, GA

Best Vacation Ever!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our time at the cabin. The location was perfect, driving distance to Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and lots of other stuff! At the same time, the cabin was secluded enough that we mostly enjoyed lounging on the porch, listening to the crickets and hummingbirds. We hope to be back soon!!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2011
  • Stayed: Aug 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your time at the mountain house and are welcome back anytime!!
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Paradise Found

  • 5 of 5

While I tell you about this adventure please keep in mind that the hubby, the canine kid and I were looking for a peaceful escape far, far away from work, Fox News, and alarm clocks. As a beach lover I "took one for the team" and picked the mountain house over a beach escape to please my other-half. Now, having said that I will tell you that this mountain home vacation was more wonderful than any beach vacation I have ever had. The house is equipped with everything you will need, it is move in ready! Soak in the claw foot tub, enjoy the antique furniture while you have access to all of the high-tech you will need. The flat screens, DVDs, CDs, XBox, WiFi, kitchen appliances (more than I have in my own kitchen!), rocking chairs on the porch, and a pond to spend a lazy day by. But, if it is a sight-seeing adventure you are after-this is the place too! Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Asheville and more are at the foot of the mountain with shopping, dining , and photo opportunities at every turn. The place is immaculate, the beautiful pictures of the interior and exterior are exactly what you will find when you arrive. We were surprised to find that our host/hostess had planned our first evening by leaving a "welcome gift" on the kitchen counter. The view of the mountain from the porch was awesome, the wine was perfect too. After just one day on the mountain my husband, the geek-nerd-computer-engineer, picked me a boquet of wild flowers! I would recommend this home for anyone wanting to relax and listen to the mountain stream OR hop up and go see the sights in town. There is no way you can go wrong, it is honestly the best vacation we have had in a long time. Many thanks to Hillary and Todd for this awesome escape.

  • Submitted: May 25, 2011
  • Stayed: May 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Beach
15 Miles
Lake Lure

Our mountain retreat is located in between Ashville and Lake Lure with easy access to Chimney Rock and Hendersonville. It is the ideal location for vacationing, located high on Mount Bearwallow but close to everything wonderful in town.


Rates & Availability

Gerton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Aug 5 2017 - Nov 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring & Summer
Apr 7 2018 - Jul 31 2018
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Cleaning Fee $125 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
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