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Janet Peterson

Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

Cloud 9 Relaxation Home, Hop/Skip Asheville, You are King of the Hill

91 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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House, 3 Bedrooms + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 2-6)

Grab your chance to be on Cloud 9 Relaxation's hill-top, just a hop and skip to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate but you are in the countryside with NO noise. 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths sleep up to 6 comfortably. Is it just the two of you? Call for special rates. Pet Friendly.

Discount BILTMORE TICKETS are available.

We have 200 private acres on the southern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Fairview, NC. We call it Cloud 9 Farm, a hobby farm (family-owned since 1965), a place you will never want to leave. Fresh chicken eggs provided for every visit. The owners live nearby if you need anything. Property secured with an entrance gate. And...did we mention, quiet?

How far is Asheville?

Asheville is just 4 intersections and 15 minutes away! Same for the Biltmore Estate.

WE work, YOU RELAX! We raise blueberries, chickens, cows, honey bees and timber with Cloud 9 Relaxation Home overlooking it all.

* one level

* easy driveway

* centrally heated and air conditioned

* mountain views from every room

* local artists' decor

* wall of sliding glass doors opens up to view full length of the house

* Watch the sunset or stargaze from your private hot tub on the deck

* Gas-log fireplaces

* Pet friendly. Dogs love the farm and being with you on your vacation

Yes, it's a retro1970-built, ranch-style house BUT with lots of updates, windows, the sunlight always lighting and warming this southwesternly-exposed home (passive solar) in the winter. Such a comfortable, easy home to be in. Walls are opened up to show off the view, no small rooms, new furniture, new fixtures and kitchen appliances, tiled walk-in shower. A tear-drop shaped rock-stamped patio added near the full-house-length deck, makes outside living at Cloud 9 in the mountains an energy experience you won't forget.

What can families do outside on Cloud 9 Farm?

HOT TUB with a view on the deck! Hike the trails to our highest peak: “Buzzard’s Roost”, feed the chickens and cows, enjoy a picnic at Peterson Pond, swim or paddle boat, and watch for birds, wild turkeys and deer, pick in the garden or munch on blueberries in the summer. And, if you want, help with farm chores, too. It's like going back in time to a simpler way of life. No traffic noise, no street lights, no power lines, no neighbors. Quiet.

Inside stuff?

Wi-Fi, Large Screen TV with DISH network, puzzles and games (board and video), professional size air hockey table, enjoy the views out every room, one step in. Great light for reading your tablet. Plus a library full of books from gardening to wellness. Air conditioned.

By staying on Cloud 9 Farm you are supporting the conservation stewardship of the land and animals. Tours of our 'best management practices' available. On-site farm products for sale in season: chicken, beef, honey from our pollinator hives on the farm, blueberries, raspberries and vegetables in season, natural skin care products, too. Hair Salon opportunity in proprietor’s home on the property.

Cloud 9 Relaxation Home ; Your 'peace' of heaven! What are you waiting for?

Need a cozier place? Or want to have some of the family spread out but close by? Heavenly Hideaway Cabin, for two, shares the same driveway.


Cloud 9 was part of the 2015 Cycle to Farm Tour. Also featured on the 2012 and 2013 Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project Tour, in the 2011 book, Farm Fresh, NC and was in Southern Living 2010 September Issue in the NC Carolina Living 'Best Farm Stays in North Carolina.'

Keywords: vacation rental, mountain views, hot tub, cabin, private, Biltmore Estate, Biltmore, Asheville, Blue Ridge Mountains, golf, hiking, mountain bikes, farm stays, family farm fun, agritourism, river rafting, gem mining, Grove Park Inn, Orange Peel, microbrew, Beer City, Bee City, Arboretum, Sierra Nevada pet friendly

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Janet Peterson (Owner)
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english

About Janet Peterson

Janet here, your hostess, and conservation farmer owner/manager (with lots of help) of one little valley of Fairview, North Carolina. Our sing-along slogan is 'Beds, Berries, Trees, Beef and Honey Bees and don't forget the chickens' which says it all about what you can find on Cloud 9 Farm. These are my many interests and passions which I invite you to share with me as you step back in time for a visit to a simpler way of life on Cloud 9 Farm.

Janet Peterson purchased this house in 2004

Why Janet Peterson chose Asheville Area

I DIDN'T buy this property, it is my family home to share with you. We refurbished the mountain top, retirement Cloud 9 Relaxation Home for families up to 6 and built Heavenly Hideaway, a cozy cabin, for couples, too. Both have hot tubs on an open deck under the stars. Just 8 miles from I-40, you can be at the Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, and the waterfalls of Dupont State Forest in 15 minutes. Quiet and private.

Where does the owner live? Florida? Texas? California? Are you kidding me? I live on this beautiful property, too.

What makes this house unique

Asheville is just 15 minutes away for a soiree into town...a delectable meal or a great, day-excursion, especially to the Biltmore Estate, but vacation renters find that they never really have to leave the farm because there is enough to do right here; hiking, enjoying the valley pond area, picking blueberries in July, or just sitting on the huge deck (or in the hot-tub) over-looking the mountains and relaxing. The layout of Cloud 9 is very outside-friendly with sliding glass doors in every room to open with natural light and get that fresh mountain air. Views, views, views! Come see for yourself!

Guestbook comments from the owner

7 of us and 2 dogs from Greensboro, NC, Atlanta, GA, Raleigh, NC and South Africa!

Thank you for sharing your space for a wonderful weekend and family gathering to celebrate birthdays and enjoy being together! All the best.
Jun 2013
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Cloud 9 Relaxation Home, Hop/Skip Asheville, You are King of the Hill
average rating of 4.989011 based on 115 reviews

Cloud 9 is amazing!

  • 5 of 5

My friends and I spent 5 nights at Cloud 9 and weren't ready to come home. Janet and Jeff are wonderful hosts, anticipating everything we might need and sharing their life on the farm overlooking the mountains. We were greeted with fresh eggs and picked blueberries for breakfast. A highlight was having coffee, dinner or a glass of wine on the back deck overlooking the property and the mountains.

Janet even played croquet and bocce ball with us on their new courts. We were also able to spend lots of time in Asheville and appreciated all of the information provided about things to do.

Pam L

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: A bunch of gals meeting somewhere fun every year and sharing notes on life..Cloud 9 was glad to host you. I like how you planned an activity every day but still had time for a morning walk where we'd see you out and about! Thanks for helping us figure out that we need to mow the grass shorter on the croquet court so we could whack that ball farther!
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Lake Jackson, TX

A Little Bit of Heaven for a 30th Anniversary

  • 5 of 5

Such an amazing place! Thank you for placing this little bit of heaven in the perfect spot. We hiked up to Buzzard’s Roost our first morning. It was absolutely breathtaking. We traveled down to Lake Lure and took the pontoon boat tour around the lake and made the hike up Chimney Rock and Hickory Nut Falls. Both were incredible. We picked the perfect day because you could see forever. On Friday, we had a mostly rainy day and tried to find indoor activities so we visited a Salt Cave in Asheville and walked around Biltmore village. We drove the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville to Cherokee stopping along the way at Graveyard Fields to hike to the waterfalls. Cherokee was a cute town with a lot of Indian arts and crafts. Wish we had scheduled it around one of the shows there & more time to walk around the village. Spent a lot of down timed walking around the farm checking out the blueberry patch and taking the paddle boat out on the pond. All the little touches around here truly make it a home away from home. We spent almost an entire day at the Biltmore. Beautiful and definitely worth the trip. Our last full day we drove to Dupont State Park on Janet's recommendation to see several of the waterfalls there. A lot of walking but the waterfalls did not dissapoint. Janet surprised us by taking us to see the main house, Cloud 9...beautiful. We got to see the chickens, collect eggs hold some new babies and feed them. This has truly been a blessing to have found Cloud 9. It’s been a great way to spend a 30th Anniversary. Even though we had busy days, it was always nice to come “home” to a beautiful, quiet place we knew would be peaceful. Just leaning over the porch railing makes you feel like you are in another world. Being on "the farm" made it feel more like when I was a child growing up on a farm. Not only enjoyed the views but also enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to Janet and Jeff. They made us feel at home. We will definitely make a return trip but won't wait 30 years! Thank you Janet and Jeff for creating a wonderful place.

  • Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ringgold, GA.

Awesome Place to Get Away and Relax

  • 5 of 5

There were six of us ranging from 17 to 83 in age, and we all enjoyed the place. The young ones enjoyed the bicyles, hiking trail, canoe and paddleboat. It was a place like no other that we have ever been and the description does not even begin to really describe all the amenities there!! We all went to the Biltmore House for a day and then just rested and relaxed the other days there. It was just great to get away from the noises of life's "busyness" and we hope to return there again to see the beauty of another season. Janet and Jeff were great hostess/host and took care of our every need. We will especially remember the fresh eggs delivered to "our" mailbox out back. It was a wonderful get away experience for all. Thank you for sharing your home.

The crew from Ringgold, Ga. and Rock Spring, GA.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You don't have to look far for that "one step in rental" when you come to Cloud 9 Relaxation Home or Heavenly Hideaway Cabin (VRBO#118964) and I know that was important for the octogenarians in the family. I know it is hard to describe this "estate" because it has a valley farm, then the mountain top vacation homes with lots of space in between for walking or riding a bike. (I noticed that those twenty-somethings tried their best to ride those bikes up the hill...gosh! It was fun taking the kids up to the beehives. They had a million questions and I hope I answered each one of them.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Enjoyable mountain vacation

  • 5 of 5

We recently enjoyed a week at the Heavenly Hideaway and would highly recommend it to others seeking a quiet time for two in a lovely place. The rustic appearance was perfect for the wooded setting, but the cabin had excellent amenities (including a very good TV and Wi-Fi system). Everything was provided and we only needed

to bring our food. There is an Ingles store in the nearby town of Fairview that is a good source for groceries. Janet had provided menus from the local Asheville restaurants, as well as numerous maps of the area which were extremely helpful. The cabin's closeness to all the many activities and restaurants in the Asheville area was a real plus. We were only a few miles from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, where we enjoy hiking, and also to

Asheville. There were hiking trails on the property as well as a longer trail to Buzzards Roost that is lined with Laurel and rhododendrons. It is worth pointing out that this is a working farm with cattle, chickens (who really appreciate kitchen scraps) and a very large blueberry field. We were lucky to get to spend some time with the proprietors Janet and Jeff and to find out about the history of the farm and their plans for the future. Although we didn't stay in the Cloud 9 house, we would recommend it for families with children who have not had any exposure to farm life.

We definitely will be back again, hopefully when the blueberries are in season, and would highly recommend this

vacation to anyone looking for lots of local activities or just taking it easy.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you made use of the Welcome Notebook that has everything you need to know and lots of suggestions of places to go. Plus the Hideaway has coffee, tea, sugar, salt and pepper, some spices and most important of all...TP (and more than just a starter roll)! Also, I bet you liked just ONE clicker for the TV control, not that you had any time to watch it, just sayin'.
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Fairview, NC

Perfect Home for Family Reunion

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our family reunion. Multiple couples stayed in the home which provided multiple comfortable gathering spots - including multiple large rooms and a deck with a spectacular view. Janet is exceptionally pleasant and accommodating. The house was neat and clean. Asheville is easily accessible; but the property is very private and peaceful. A great place to get away from it all and spend some good time with family and friends!

  • Submitted: May 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was great that you could use Cloud 9 Relaxation Home for the overflow housing of family from your family reunion that you hosted. You kept them pretty busy with tours around Asheville but the "kids" (grown neices and nephews and families were able to do some hiking on the farm before the activities started, plus cook breakfast with farm fresh eggs. I'll bet you didn't know that one of your nephew-in-laws caught a ride in my ATV up to the honey bee yard (I had an extra bee suit) when I was installing 2 new hives! He learned a lot and I was glad to have the help!
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Great hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay @ Heavenly Hideaway! Getting away for three days was “Heavenly!” We made the hike to Buzzards’ Roost AND up to the flag at Chimney Rock, visited Grove Park Inn and the Folk Art Center! Loved the fresh eggs! Thank-you, Janet for the warm welcome and hospitality! Our girls sure had a great idea in sending us here for some R&R.


Michael and Lisa


  • Submitted: Feb 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great idea your grown daughters had to chip in for your stay at Heavenly Hideaway cabin! You've got to get out and "see how people live on the other side of the tracks once in a while" as my father used to say! for those reading this, Michael and Lisa actually stayed at our cabin for two not Cloud 9 Relaxation Home. But we often have couples stay at our bigger home so they can spread out!
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Nearest Airport
11 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Golf
15 Miles
Many golf courses
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
The Local Joint
Nearest Point of Interest
Heavenly Hideaway Cabin
Nearest Point of Interest
Peterson Blueberry Patch
Nearest Point of Interest
Trout Lily Health Foods
Nearest Point of Interest
Angelo's Log Cabin Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Pizza and More
Nearest Point of Interest
Great Wall Chinese Take Out
Nearest Point of Interest
Cloud 9 Honey Bees
Nearest Point of Interest
Cloud 9 Happy Chickens
Nearest Point of Interest
Ingles Grocery Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Food Lion
Nearest Point of Interest
Biltmore Estate
Nearest Point of Interest
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Point of Interest
Asheville Brewing and Pizza
Nearest Point of Interest
The Mellow Mushroom
Nearest Point of Interest
Laughing Seed Cafe
Nearest Point of Interest
Magnolia's Restaurant
Nearest Point of Interest
Drumming on summer Friday nights
Nearest Point of Interest
Barley's Tap Room
Nearest Point of Interest
The Corner Kitchen
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Destination Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Parkway Folk Art Center
Nearest Point of Interest
Chimney Rock State Park
Nearest Point of Interest
Hiking Trails
Nearest Point of Interest
Lake Lure
Nearest Point of Interest
Troyer's Amish Store
Nearest Point of Interest
Grove Arcade
Car: necessary

Most renters find Cloud 9 Relaxation Home to be the perfect respite from touring the Biltmore Estate and Chimney Rock Park because it's so close. Bird watching: pileated woodpeckers, red tailed hawks, bluebirds, wild turkeys.

Biking (best mountain biking trails in the country), Motorcycling (Deal's Gap is a day trip), Waterfalls, Blue Ridge Parkway, Mount Mitchell, NC Arboretum, Biltmore Estate, Grove Park Inn, Grove Arcade, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure, Great ethnic and independently owned Restaurants. List of favorite local food restaurants at our rental.

Unique ceremonial site in the woods, good energy!


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Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

House Cleaning $125 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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High season is defined as April 1- December 31. Longer stays are negotiable through off season. Rates are subject to change until rental is confirmed.

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Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Shared by two of the bedrooms
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , In the master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , Near the kitchen
  • All toilets have a comfort height seat and are new. Walk-in shower is all tile. Soaps and shampoos provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • The Garden Room - 1 queen , filled with natural light and garden theme
    Master Bedroom - 1 king , Choice of pillows, extra blankets. Flat screen TV
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , The Blueberry Room with 2 single beds or push together
  • King bed in the master bedroom. Soft, Biltmore cotton sheets. Pillows of different softness for you to choose. Queen bed in the 'Garden Room.' Soft cotton sheets. Pillows of different softness for you to choose, Twin beds in the Blueberry Room or we can push them together to make one king sized bed. Baby Crib, A crib is available with sheets and bumper guards. Highchair also available, Sleep Sofa and Futon off the basement game room in the 'Palm Room'
  • Air Hockey
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
One step in on flat ground, free use of the 200 private Cloud 9 acres for safe hiking trails, so close to the Biltmore Estate (11 miles) and Asheville, (15 min) yet you are off a dirt road. Natural light streams in the large windows; unique chainsaw and rock sculptures sprinkled around the property for you to find! Owner lives on the property and can give you advice for outings. Last minute discount Biltmore Tickets. Uber knows us so enjoy the micro breweries with no worries.

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