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Private Home on Former Summer Camp W/Trout Pond, Fields & More

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,440 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private, large acreage, (Sleeps 6, 10 max)

This luxurious mountain cabin is nestled in a hardwood cove surrounded by a babbling brook, blooming rhododendron, and landscaped with native plants. The cabin is tastefully furnished with mission-style antiques, has a wood-burning, field stone fireplace, and all of the amenities of a home away from home. A wrap around porch with outdoor living room surrounds the cabin---perfect for outdoor relaxation by candlelight while listening to the beautiful sounds of nature and a babbling brook. A large grill and stereo speakers make the porch perfect for outdoor lounging and entertaining, and a native stone circle fire pit is located in the garden area just below the front of the home. Inside is a large great room with a cathedral ceiling with hardwood paneling, dining table for 6, fully equipped modern kitchen, 2 sofa beds, WiFi internet and satellite HDTV with premium movies and sports channels, and BluRay/DVD player. Originally a summer camp over fifty years ago, the property on which the home sits now is a private, family estate comprised of 66 mountainous acres with two ponds that are fed by 3 streams that originate on the property. There are two small fields at the top of the mountain that are perfect for playing games with the family and throwing balls to the dogs. Gravel roads and trails weave throughout the property for leisurely strolls, short hikes, and outright bush-whacking for the brave hearted! A great place to roam through the woods, play in the streams, and have some fun adventures with kids! Structural relics of the old summer camp still exist----old stone foundations from the cabins, a stone amphitheater in a mountain cove, outdoor fireplaces, etc. make for interesting exploration as you walk the property. The largest pond is over an acre and is stocked with Rainbow Trout. An outbuilding that serves as a workshop/garage with a large front porch deck overlooks the pond with a grill and patio furniture making the perfect space for relaxing while fishing for your evening meal. This is more than a rental home --- it's an adventure! The Master BR has a King-size bed and a bathroom with a full bathtub/shower (the home's other bathroom has a spacious shower with a Waterpik high-pressure showerhead with an extra long hose if your dog happens to need a shower too!). One of the two additional BRs has a Queen-sized bed, and the other bedroom has a King. The LR has two, new Queen-size sleeper sofa beds. Home is well-appointed and furnished: all you need are your toiletries and clothes! High quality bed linens and towels are provided as well as a surprisingly well-equipped kitchen (coffee maker is drip, by the way as most ask, and I provide filters). What guests usually say they like most about this home is the very large covered porch out front with fire pit just below. Note: If this home is booked, there is one other home on this same property that isn't within seeing or hearing range (a small mountain separates them). Both homes have similar amenities, but it is a 2BR/2BA. You can check its availability by searching for property number 565064.

Keywords: Family retreat, large acreage, private, fishing, forest, hiking, mountain, cabin, stream, pond, trout, mountain biking, Pisgah National Forest, Gorges State Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Brevard Music Center, summer camp, waterfalls, DuPont State Forest, pet friendly, outdoor play, fire pit

More Details

David DeLozier
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
January 16, 2018

About David DeLozier

Just a bit about me. I live full-time in Atlanta but am a Western North Carolina native. As a child growing up in the area I loved spending time outdoors and some of my fondest memories were attending Gwynn Valley summer camp in Brevard and hiking in Pisgah Forest. I’ve owned the property where you’ll be staying for about 20 years and previously shared it with my mother and her husband, and now look forward to retiring there myself---hopefully sooner than later! My son,10, loves ‘adventures’ on the property and learning to fish, and I really enjoy gardening, hiking, and anything outdoors as I’m ‘trapped’ in the office in Atlanta most of the time! I’m an amateur botanist/naturalist (most people don’t like to hike with me because I stop to ‘look’ at things all the time!) and the mountains are my escape from city life. I’m counting the days until I return to my mountain home where I'm truly happiest. I'm honored to be the custodian of this beautiful property and share it with my family and friends, and my sincere intent is to have them love and appreciate it as much as we do.

David DeLozier purchased this cabin in 2001

Why David DeLozier chose Brevard

This property is unlike others as it's located on the footprint of a very old summer camp that has old native stone walls, beautiful old stone foundations from buildings like archeological sites, old roads weaving through the property now just trails for walks that go nowhere. Privacy and room to play is what the property offers. Firepits, picnic tables, an old stone amphitheater built into a mountain cove make things special for family gatherings. All of this 15 minutes from Brevard, 20 minutes from Pisgah Forest with the hiking, waterfalls, and unique mix of cultural offerings, such as the summer Brevard Music Festival and great restaurants, shopping, art and music in this small, mountain town is truly unique. My dream was to share the property with my family and friends, and guests, in hopes that they love and appreciate it as much as I do. The property is large and very private with only two homes. It offers plenty of room to explore and a perfect place for kids and dogs to play outdoors. It's close to town, less than an hour away from Asheville yet just down the road from Gorges State Park, rafting and canoeing, fly fishing and a stocked trout pond right on the property.

What makes this cabin unique

The property has plenty of room to play, lots of privacy, pet-friendy, and kids love it! There is a large, acre-sized pond stocked with local rainbow trout for fishing, two small mountaintop fields, multiple streams, and hiking trails for long walks. The home is luxurious and stocked with all that you'll need for your stay: kitchen is more thank equipped with utinsels, tools, bakeware, pots & pans, and small appliances, and the bedroom linens are high-end and comfortable. The home has a great fire pit as well as a wood burning stone fireplace inside. Firewood is provided. Just down the road is the Frozen Creek entrance to Gorges State Park which is very close to the property, approximately 1 mile, and offers mountain biking and hiking trails. The Blue Ridge Parkway can be accessed approximately 12 miles away, and whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing on the French Broad River is a mere 1.5 miles away. Downtown Brevard is an easy 10 mile drive (or 15 minutes) away. When renting this 'home' you're truly getting much, much more.


Brevard Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1440 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Computer Available ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 Master BR - toilet , combination tub/shower , This is a full bathroom in the Master BR suite.
    Bathroom 2 Hallway Bathroom - tub , shower , This Bathroom services the entire home. Large shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 Master with Full Bath - 1 king , King-size 4-post bed; Stearns & Foster firm mattress
    Bedroom 3 - "Forest" Bedroom - 1 king , This BR is surrounded with windows, view of forest & rhodend
    Bedroom 2 - Yellow, rear - 1 queen , Queen Stearns & Foster, Very Firm Mattress
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Sleeper Sofas (2) Queen Size, both in great room
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Trout Pond, Fishing, Field, Hiking--very large acreage with streams and lots of room to play.. The home has a large woodburning outdoor fire pit just outside.


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Private Home on Former Summer Camp W/Trout Pond, Fields & More
average rating of 4.936842 based on 95 reviews

This is a wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

Our family spent several days at Thanksgiving here and had a wonderful time. We had planned to do more exploration around the area but found ourselves not wanting to leave the property. The house was extremely clean and very nicely equipped. The beds were cozy and the furniture very comfortable and inviting. We really enjoyed sitting by the fire, walking around the property, and fishing in the pond. David, the owner, gave us detailed information prior to our arrival and was attentive and available by text or phone call for any needs that might arise. (which didn't!) It is a great vacation spot to unwind and enjoy the mountains, and Brevard is a quaint and fun little mountain town. We would love to come back!

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

David, the owner was was super clean and neat. Anything we needed was in the house. Will rent again next year for the fall leaves...only complaint was we only had 4 year we will stay a week. Vickie & Dave Charleston, SC

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Don't think twice about booking this place. We spent a week in early September and it was fabulous. The property and facilities are better than the described and better than the pictures. The only thing you will question after staying here is how soon can you get back. David is great and was very helpful.

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

Nestled in the forest, yet close to town that has all you need, is this beautiful and spacious cabin. It is furnished cottage-style and it very comfortable, not to mention fast internet accesss. It had all needs including soaps, shampoos, towels, very convenient. The owner was very helpful and responsive to our calls and needs. We will stay here again soon.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Tranquil, clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We came to this place as a stop over between Wisconsin and Florida. I was driving alone with my three children and my dog! I needed a place where they could all run around in between the drive and the property is absolutely stunning. There are little rivers that run into the pond. The house was clean, renovated beautifully and comfortable. David was a wealth of information about the area and we had a really great time. I would love to come back here and would even consider purchasing a home in this area!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful retreat and beautiful cabin

  • 5 of 5

The owner has thought of everything to make his guests feel like they are in a home away from home. The beds are super comfortable, linens equally as nice, bath towels were thick, the kitchen was well stocked and the rooms tastefully and beautifully decorated. Each night we hoped it would rain so we could fall asleep to the sound of the rain on the tin roof! The house is located at the top of the road which allows total privacy from the pond and other cabin. A covered porch runs the length of the house and we spent hours there relaxing to the music through the porch speakers, playing checkers or napping. The grounds are beautifully maintained and we enjoyed walking the trails, fishing the pond, identifying native plants and listening to the sounds of the tree hoppers! The quaint town of Brevard is close enough to explore yet far enough to enjoy a peaceful getaway. David, the owner, is wonderful to work with and is readily available to answer any questions and send information concerning the rental and things to do in the area. There were four adults, one child and our small dogs in our group. The layout of the cabin was perfect and wish we could have stayed longer than our three nights!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
39 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2.3 Miles
Forks of the River Taproom at Headwaters Outfitter
Nearest Ski
18 Miles
Sapphire Valley
Car: necessary

Gorges State Park Frozen Creek entrance is just down the road within biking distance where trails can be used for mountain biking and long hikes to some of the better waterfalls in the county. Downtown Brevard is approximately 10 miles away (15 minutes or less) with diverse restaurants, in terms of cuisine and price, lots of unique shops and art galleries, antiques, and one of the top toy stores in the country. Additionally, the Brevard Music Center hosts the Brevard Music Festival each summer with the conductor of the Boston Pops, and virtually every holiday has it's own festival in downtown Brevard. Just down the road from my home and property is Headwater's Outfitters with whitewater Rafting, kayaking, canoeing, water tubing, zip lining, and river snorkeling (~2 miles away). The Blue Ridge Parkway's most scenic views, in my opinion, are located between Hwy 215 (turn left at Headwaters Outfitters and drive up the mountain about 10 miles and turn right onto the Parkway). You'll pass Devil's Courthouse and Graveyard Fields---both high elevation quick hikes with great overlooks---and amazing views, often above the clouds, of Looking Glass Rock at almost 6,000 feet, and the return exit back down the mountain to Brevard at Hwy 276 where you'll pass the Pink Beds, Cradle of Forestry, Sliding Rock, and the well known and photographed Looking Glass Falls. The county has more than 20 summer camps attracting families from all US states and internationally. Gorges and Dupont State Forest are both well-known for their waterfalls, but Dupont more so for having been the setting for several recent movies such as the first of the Hunger Games series. Craft beer breweries and tours, especially at Brevard's Oskar Blues East Coast Brewery near downtown, Brevard Brewing Company, Pisgah, and Sierra Nevada's brewery in Mills River (about a 35 minute drive away). Transylvania County is the East Coast mountain biking capitol with some of the best trails in the country. Similarly Pisgah National Forest and the Shining Rock Wilderness area contain some of the best hiking east of the Mississippi.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning Fee $90 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Early check-in and late check-out possible, pending availability, and a small fee may apply depending time of early arrival and late departure.

The minimum age to rent this property is 25. A lease agreement that complies with the NC Vacation Rental Act will be provided by the owner at the time of reservation and must be signed and returned upon booking. Confirmation of identity via copy of driver's license or equivalent government-issued identification can be sent via USPS, email, or through photo text messaging service to the owner. A refundable damage deposit of $100 provided with a major credit card issued directly to the tenant cardholder who signs the lease agreement. Renter has 24 hours from the time of booking for complete refund, and further details about tenant cancellation thereafter are specified in the lease agreement provided at the time of booking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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