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Bedrooms 3
Space 1,560 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

I traveled to the mountains where the eagles made their nests. There I saw the hand of God: I saw creation at its best.......

To lighten your heart, ease your mind, relax your body, renew your spirit and heighten your sense of awareness to the peace and contentment found in the wonderful gifts of nature, there is no better place than the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains, and, as our many visitors know, COUNTRY HAVEN is where to experience it all.

This magical retreat is an authentic log cabin filled with beautiful antiques and many articles handcrafted with care by the owner adding a touch of warmth and charm to every room. For your comfort and pleasure, no detail has been overlooked. The cabin is well appointed to assure a comfortable stay. If you love peace and quiet, you will not be disappointed. This alluring cabin and our smaller cabin 'Tranquility Knoll' are situated on 1 1/2 acres of privately owned land, nestled among rolling hills with majestic mountains in the background. As you relax on the wrap-around covered porch or breakfast on the deck, you will enjoy the scenic view along with the country sounds of chickens,cows, horses and donkeys on the neighboring land. You will be pleasantly surprised when wild turkeys wander by and most amused as you watch buffalo. West Highland cows grazing in the adjacent field. Sitting quietly, you can even hear them munching on the grasses'.Evenings sit around the firepit and roast your marshmellos.

In the open Living Room you can curl up on the comfortable, plush sofas or reclining chair, reading a book while the chef cooks up a storm in the fully equipped kitchen that has everything one could possibly need. The two Bedrooms on the main floor have a full and queen bed with top quality mattresses, sheets, quilts, comforters. Each bedroom has beautiful antique oak dressers, reading lamps, ceiling fans. Many of the paintings, crewl work are all made by family members, Throughout the cabin you will see one of a kind articles made by Carl. The Bathroom has a two seater shower w/glass shower doors, plush towels, soaps, shampoos, hairdryer.The Bathroom flooring is Marnoleum, a 'green' product. Walking up the staircase with the mountain laurel pickets brings you to the Loft that has a full size futon for extra sleeping, other comfortable chairs to watch the 42' flat screen TV. The Master Bedroom includes a queen size mattress with top quality sheets,beautiful quilts, antique oak dressers, reading lamps, ceiling fan, even an extra love seat so you can enjoy reading before retiring.. The Bathroom has full tub/shower , plush towels, soaps, shampoos and many more ammenities.

Although COUNTRY HAVEN is a tranquil world away, the cabin is only ten minutes from downtown Asheville - a city with many world-class restaurants, year-round live entertainment, museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, large exhibits at the Civic Center, great shops, coffee houses, a farmers' market, Nature Center and various activities at UNC Asheville, Asheville is an antique hunter's paradise. The River Arts District produces some of the best art in America. Take the Trolley and visit one or visit them all.

The Biltmore House, America's largest privately owned home, is a 15 minute drive from the cabin, as is the Grove Park Inn and Spa, a world-class resort and golfer's delight. Black Mountain is within a 30 minute ride, and in an added 15 minutes, you can reach Lake Lure, Chimney Rock Park and Wolf Laurel Ski Resort. In an hour, you can be at Mt. Mitchell-the highest mountain in the Eastern United States.

Other points of interest include Penland School, Cataloochie Valley, Montreat, Linville Gorge, Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Looking Glass Falls, Sliding Rock, Harrah'sCherokee casino and Indian Reservation, Smiley's Flea Market, The Appalachian Trail and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

COUNTRY HAVEN is open year round and is easily accessible. We are local owners who are available anytime to see to your needs. Our properties are spotless, well maintained to assure you a most comfortable stay. This special cabin is the perfect getaway. You can experience both town and country - truly the best of both worlds. Be sure to check our our website with slide show.

For 2-4 guests check out our other cabin 'Tranquility Knoll' vrbo #389215


Keywords: Log Cabin, Vacation Home, Mountain Rental

More Details

Linde Lutz
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, german
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
March 19, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

Wow' what a great 4th July weekend. We came up here with our family and friends, and enjoyed the cabin so much. There was plenty of room for 4 adults,4 teens/preteens and infant. We cooked on the grill you provided, sat at the picnic table,played games, watched the kids run around in the yard and roll down the hill-such a lovely space. The buffalo were entertaining, the miniature donkey adorable, the views constantly changing and beautiful. The rooms were so beautifully and thoughtfully appointed, as was the amazing porch. Pillows and blankets on a porch- so luxurious. Oh-and we loved the mountain laurel railings-very cool. Thank you for a great weekend
Jul 2010
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Leicester Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1560 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • Bathroom on main floor has 2 seat shower w/glass shower doors. Plenty of towels provided. Bathroom on second floor has tub with shower. Shampoo, conditioners, body wash, hair dryers are provided
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2) Two bedrooms have high quality queen mattress, (1) 1 bedroom has an antique full size bed with high quality mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) A full size futon is in the loft with extra thick mattress.. Also have queen Aerobed if needed
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • alternative lifestyle
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis


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average rating of 4.9078016 based on 150 reviews

Well equipped and great location!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful visit at Country Haven. The home was very clean and well equipped with anything we needed. We had 2 young children with us and they loved being able to play outside in the yard and look at the animals next door. The location was very convenient for visiting downtown Asheville. We would definitely return for another visit.

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect mountain home.

  • 5 of 5

We had 8 people with 3 generations staying here. Everyone was comfy and this home lacks nothing.

The bison right outside the door were an unexpected treat.

You can be to the center of Asheville in 10-15 minutes. We will be back.

  • Submitted: Mar 11, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great views!!

  • 4 of 5

We were very happy with our stay here. The owners are great! The views are breathtaking. We would definitely stay here again. Loved that the bison were so close.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pembroke Pines, FL

Home away from home

  • 5 of 5

Over the past several years Country Haven (and its neighboring cabin Tranquility Knoll) has become our home-away-from-home. My wife, son, and I visit at least once a year and each time our visit seems even more enjoyable than the last. After a long day of sightseeing and visiting nearby towns, it’s wonderful coming home to the cozy cabin nestled in such a beautiful location. The cabin is spacious, yet cozy - it instantly provides a sense of relaxation. We particularly like it’s close proximity to downtown Asheville (15 min) and multiple nearby towns, yet far enough in the country to enjoy the peace and quiet. Can’t wait until our next visit.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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St. Charles, MO


  • 5 of 5

We rented this cabin over Thanksgiving and everything was just perfect! The cabin was so comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed for a Thanksgiving feast. The owners were wonderful to work with and answered every question that we had! The view is just beautiful and we enjoyed watching the bison and miniature donkeys. The location is close to Asheville however you feel as if you are miles away from town. It is so quiet and peaceful. We can't wait to return!

  • Submitted: Dec 3, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fine family getaway spot!

  • 4 of 5

Country Haven provided a warm, comfortable place to stay while in Asheville for a family wedding. The location was ideal for getting into downtown Asheville easily while also enjoying a beautiful setting with lovely views. The kitchen was very well stocked for cooking and had a large family-sized table. Bison and miniature donkeys added to the fun for our grandson. Our only concerns were that the downstairs shower was slippery clean, a challenge for us old folks, and the beds downstairs were a little too soft. However, the futon and bed upstairs were just perfect!

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am pleased you enjoyed your stay at Country Haven. I have no idea why the downstairs mattress felt different then the upstairs one since all 3 mattresses are the same brand purchased at the same time 2 years ago. The bathrooms do have rubber mats provided. They were/are located on the bottom shelf where towels are. We store them there instead of in the tub/shower so guests know that they are clean. Thank you for your review.
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125


Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.