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Annette Morgan

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english

Not Many Views Like This Left! 10 Ranges, Almost Heaven 3000ft

38 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Asheville Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

We named our mountain home “Almost Heaven” because when we are there, that is exactly what it feels like to us. At 3,000 feet in elevation, we are close to the stars at night, to the clouds by day and we are witness to gorgeous sunrises and sunsets all year long. When the summer heat is burning up the low lands we have fresh, cool breezes and even sweater weather in the evenings. We look out 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell in the north, ten mountain ranges to where the sun sets in the west and 60 miles to a flat line in the south. We are surrounded by nature, astronomy and meteorology, yet we are a short 35 minute drive to Biltmore House and the excellent restaurants of downtown Asheville, and 20 minutes from Black Mountain and its quaint shops, restaurants, and gigantic grocery stores. We hear the wind in the leaves and catch the sweet smell of Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel in the springtime; we pick wild blackberries in the summer and listen to songbirds all day. We frequently encounter deer, wild turkey and even bobcats, yet we live in a modern, luxurious home with a gourmet kitchen, satellite TV, instant hot water, wonderful beds and mattresses, and windows everywhere to frame the beauty that is all around us. Our home is built for both togetherness and privacy: the family room has a monumental stone fireplace surrounded by leather sofas, the covered side porch serves as an outdoor dining area, the basement offers ping-pong and Foosball tables and three-quarters of the home is surrounded by decks and rockers – while every one of the four bedrooms has its own private porch for personal conversation or quiet reading time away from the larger group. It is the best of all worlds: natural, yet very civilized; remote yet convenient; private yet communal. It is Almost Heaven. We would love to share it with you!

Keywords: House, beauty, 3000 ft, views, Mt. Mitchell, sunsets, vistas, waterfall, Easy drive to Asheville. Private, modern, luxury.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Annette Morgan (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Reviews

5
based on 38 traveler reviews

Not Many Views Like This Left! 10 Ranges, Almost Heaven 3000ft
average rating of 4.9736843 based on 38 reviews
5

Great experience!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely Christmas and a wonderful time. Your cabin was PERFECT! We had four couples and two babies. Don't hesitate to rent this beautiful Cabin. We can't wait to visit again. It was worth every penny.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great views, Great house and Great value!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed this past weekend with friends and were very happy with everything. The views can't be beat, the house is beautifully laid out with each bedroom having a terrace and view and it is located close to Asheville, Lake Lure and some fantastic waterfalls. This is an excellent value for the price and although my friends and I have been going someplace different each year for the past 6 years, we will probably be back next year.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wow! Amazing Views!

  • 5 of 5

We rented this house based solely on the views - it was just my husband and I and we didn't need such a large home. We were not disappointed when we arrived! The home is beautiful and very comfortable . The views were unbelievable. The sunsets were breathtaking. We would definitely recommend this home for larger groups - we did not take advantage of everything that it had to offer.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Not Almost Heaven, It WAS Heaven

  • 5 of 5

The house was huge and the views were breathtaking. Our party of 4 enjoyed our time at this beautiful home, we even took in a few games of Fuzzball and PingPong in the lower level. By far our favorite activity was sitting on the large deck every night and watching the amazing sun sets and star gazing. There is nothing like be at the top of a 3,000 ft mountain. We took in the Biltmore, downtown Asheville and Chimney Rock (which is very close by). We didn't want to leave but plan on coming back in autumn to see the fall foliage. The bedroom on the first floor was perfect for one of the people in our party with knee issues. There is so much more to do than what we had time for, we know we only scratched the surface of this beautiful part of the country.

Annette was a pleasure to deal with and gave very accurate instructions as well as tips.

10 out of 10 I would recommend staying in their lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing weekend

  • 5 of 5

Almost Heaven is perfectly named. We had a girls weekend there and didn't want to come down the mountain. The views are breathtaking. We made sure we were back at the house every evening for the sunset performance. The house also made the vacation. Everyone had their own rooms, the kitchen had everything we needed, the living room couches were comfortable for talking the night away. You have to try the swing halfway up the drive. On a clear day you can see Lake Lure. Would definitely recommend to my friends and family.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time at "Almost Heaven". The views really are spectacular! We enjoyed watching the sunset every evening. It's also conveniently located to Ashville, the Biltmore Estate and winery, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, white water rafting, zip lines, waterfalls, mountains, and wildlife. If you can pull yourself away from the view.

  • Submitted: May 28, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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GATEWAY MOUNTAIN IS A GATED COMMUNITY WITH AMENITIES WHICH INCLUDE WATERFALLS, PICNIC AREA, HIKING TRAILS, AND FISHING PONDS.

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Rates & Availability

Old Fort House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Prime
Jun 1 2016 - Dec 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$310
$2,070
$8,080
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$290
$1,930
$7,530
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $130 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Tax Rate 6.75%

$130.00 Cleaning fee. $290 per night for up to 5 people. For 6th, 7th or 8th person $25 extra per night, per person.
There is an additional $25.00 per night required during major holidays.
July - October dates begin at $310 per night.

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Amenities

Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1), Queen size Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
Every bedroom has a private porch overlooking gorgeous mountain views, Game Room with Ping-Pong, Foosball & Nordic Trac in basement, board games and puzzles, instant hot water, front porch view is 60 miles, back deck view is 40 miles to Mt. Mitchell - highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Large covered side porch with outdoor dining table, 48' flat-screen Sony 1080i TV, Blu-Ray player, Bose SounDock iPod player, gourmet kitchen complete with double oven and small appliances; both Keurig and drip coffee makers;whole house emergency generator, lightning suppression system.

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