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sherri mansell

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Speaks: english

Highrock Retreat: Dine-in Wine Cellar/ Luxury/ Mtn Views

90 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 4 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

BRAND NEW!!! One of 5 luxury cabins on 18 acres. This elegant cabin, nestled in Highrock Acres, has a long range mountain view. The property has a bonfire pit, large pond, hammock, horseshoe game, picnic tables long running creek, hiking trails with all the comforts of home. It's a perfect getaway for those that love nature, while still only minutes to quaint historic downtown Black Mountain and Asheville. The cabin has 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, fully equiped large kitchen with double oven, dine-in wine cellar, bumper pool table, fireplace, flat screen televisions, DVD, washer/dryer, free long distance phone service, free Internet service, a large deck with Jacuzzi, grill and much more. Perfect location for a multiple families or groups traveling together; Walking distance to Highrock Preserve, Highrock Haven, Highrock Meadow & Mitchell view.

Outdoor Recreation: Outdoor recreation and outdoor adventures are seemingly endless in the Western North Carolina mountains, the outdoor playground of the Southeast along with the conveniences of city life. Acclaimed by numerous magazines as a top outdoor adventure destination. Take a walk through historic downtown Black Mountain and discover numerous upscale gift shops, galleries and Appalachian-style craft stores. From the most upscale cuisine to country cooking and BBQ, the area is home to over forty restaurants sure to please any palate.

Endless Activities: Activities are endless: Appalachian Trails, Historic Biltmore (largest privately owned home in America), Wineries, Pisgah National Forest, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Lake Lure Beach, Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mtn, Linville Falls & Caverns, Chimney Rock, Rock Climbing, Hiking, Fly Fishing, Horseback Riding, Hot Springs, Biking, White Water Rafting, French Broad River Rafting, NC Arboretum, Ski Resorts, Sledding, Sliding Rock, Mount Mitchell, Antiquing, Playhouses, Taverns, Pubs, Baseball, Art Museums & Galleries, Mini Golf, Ghost Trolley Tour, Historic Tours and many Golf Courses and Spas to choose from. Something for everyone, every age and every season!

Keywords: Cabin, Rental, luxury, Black, Mountain, Asheville, mountain, creek, pond, nature,

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  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
sherri mansell (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About sherri mansell

Larry and Sherri live in south Florida with 4 children ages 12 to 25. Their parents live in NC and Georgia,and the family travels to western caroloinas as much as possible. They love the outdoor hiking, boating and many other activities.

sherri mansell purchased this cabin in 2011

Why sherri mansell chose Asheville Area

We wanted to be close to Asheville, a city with an airport, university and culture events, and also close to both parents in Geogia and NC. We love the quaint town of Black Mtn with great restaurants.

What makes this cabin unique

Biggest benefit is being only 10 minutes to town for food/gas/etc...and 20 minutes to the city of Asheville, BUT having a peaceful property with beautiful views and feeling like we are away from it all!!!


based on 90 traveler reviews

Highrock Retreat: Dine-in Wine Cellar/ Luxury/ Mtn Views
average rating of 4.9333334 based on 90 reviews

A Perfect Holiday Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

It could not have been a better Thanksgiving Holiday Getaway for our family and friends and we also celebrated our daughter's birthday which made it an extra special Holiday. The cabin and amenities exceeded our expectations and were all topped off with fresh fallen snow on Thanksgiving which was a real treat for a group of Floridian's (which we think may have been arranged by Sherri since she thought of everything else you may want or need for your stay). In addition to the beautiful cabin we also enjoyed the view of the mountains from the large porch and have fallen in love with the Town of Black Mountain (sorry Asheville we found a new love). We highly recommend this cabin to anyone and hope to return soon!

Howard & Jeri Hazard, family & friends

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed yourselves...we do certainly appreciate all the great restaurants and quaint town of Black Mtn...we rarely find the need to drive into Asheville. Look forward to hosting you again in the future.
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Perfect Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was everything we imagined and then some. We vacationed with our "kids" and their partners ages 25 to 31. My only regret is that I wish I had recorded their faces when they made their way down to the basement. They were so surprised. They were like children on Christmas morning, not knowing what to play with first. The cabin was very clean, well stocked and much care was given to the details. Beautifully decorated and comfortable. I've been in the home building industry for over 35 years and it's obvious that a lot of thought went into making this the perfect home away from home. We will definitely be back! Thank you for sharing your home with us.

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation getaway

  • 5 of 5

We loved the cabin. It had all of the amenities we were looking for. They really have thought of everything to make your stay the best. The cabin was very clean and the beds were very comfortable. The basement with the game room and wine room and the dumb waiter were awesome. We spent most of our time down there. Black Mountain had great restaurants and you are provided with a book of details about the local places. The only downfall we had was the two mile gravel road. We aren't used to that and it was very bumpy and hard on the car. It only makes you want to stay in this wonderful cabin the entire time, but we were there to see the sights too. Thank you for really thinking of everything. You have a beautiful cabin!!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

The High Rock Retreat is everything and MORE! We wanted to get away from Atlanta for a few days for a girls getaway and a true mountain experience. This cabin in Black Mountain, NC provided just that! We were intimidated initially due to the steep hills and windy hills leading to the retreat. We later found out that there are two routes up the mountain! Please follow the directions provided by the owner and follow route near Asheville Regional Airport. The gravel road you travel to get to the resort requires AWD vehicle during snowy/icy weather! Don't say you were never warned! Lol.

The views are AMAZING. A few of us braved the hot tub on the back deck with a great view of the mountains in the background! 3 bedrooms with 3 separate bathrooms are available. The basement is INCREDIBLE with a ping pong table and many different games. The wine cellar was a nice touch too! 3 TVs with cable were also provided in the cabin. Did I mention the kitchen? I could go on and on about how special this place is and hope to visit again soon! And it was very CLEAN! I would recommend this place to anyone!

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Almost Perfect!

  • 4 of 5

We had a fantastic time at this spacious. modern, beautiful, remote, rustic, "cabin." Really, "lodge" is a better word in our opinion as the Highock Retreat has everything from a 4-person hot tub on the deck to a dumb waiter to make transporting drinks and food to the basement game room easier. Each of the three two-person bedrooms on the main floor (one in the loft) were comfortable, clean, and roomy. The large kitchen was well-appointed, modern, and complete with all the small appliances and gear we needed. There was plenty of information about the lodge and the surrounding area and our hostess contacted us by phone to ensure that everything was fine.

The only reason we're not rating this stay 5 stars is because we can't give it 4.5 and there was one small glitch. When we arrived at about 4:45 (check-in time was 4 PM) we saw that the housekeeper was still working. She was welcoming and it was actually nice to have her show us around a bit, but when I asked her to show us the hot tub she realized that it wasn't ready for our use and would need to be drained. She explained that a large group had been there just before us and we figured she had other units to tend to that day so it was fine, just a minor imperfection. She started that process but explained that it would take till the next day to be drained, filled, and reheated. That was a bummer because for each of the other nights of our visit we enjoyed a day-ending soak on the expansive deck.

This was our first visit to the Black Mountain/Asheville area. We enjoyed exploring Asheville the first day, a hike up Graybeard Mtn. the second, and exploring Black Mountain for half of the third (the other half being spent at the Retreat). We enjoyed Que Sera restaurant in Black Mtn (highly recommended) and Olive or Twist in Asheville for live music. We'd love to return for another visit and will definitely consider this property again if we do.

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Slice of Heaven

  • 5 of 5

What a fabulous getaway! My girlfriends and I just returned from four days in this retreat. It was perfectly decorated in "cabin" style and unbelievably spotless. The beds were super comfortable and the house was very spacious. From relaxing in the hot tub overlooking the mountains, to the pool table, table shuffle board and other great games available in the basement, this house has it all. In addition, there are hiking trails on the property and the proximity to Asheville, Chimney Rock, and more make it the perfect place to stay. We will definitely return!

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, so glad you enjoyed the trails on the property as well as the close activities. We look forward to hosting you again.
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Nearest Airport
23 Miles
Asheville Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Black Mountain
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Mountain
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Hwy I40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Black Mountain
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Wolf Laurel /Beech /Sugar
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2016
May 26 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Late Summer 2016
Sep 6 2016 - Sep 30 2016
3 night minimum stay
Fall Leaf Season 2016
Oct 1 2016 - Nov 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Processing On-Line $35 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Must be 25 years or older to rent.

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Asheville Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Backpack
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath in hallway
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Guest bath upstairs
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower , Guest bath in basement/gameroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , master bedroom with bath
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , guest room on main floor
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Guest room upstairs with full bath
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double sleeper sofa in basement/gameroom
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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