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Secluded, Pet-Friendly Mountain Cabin In Apple-Picking Country

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8

Perched deep in the woods near apple orchards, the Biltmore Estate, and Lake Lure, this sunny log cabin features 4 bedrooms (2 queen upstairs, 1 queen and 1 twin set downstairs), 3 baths, upstairs and downstairs living areas with televisions, a well-stocked kitchen, and a ping-pong table in the garage. It's a great set-up for families with kids.

Enjoy the rocking chairs on the covered back deck as you look out over a wooded hill with winter views. The covered front porch supplies a picnic table and charcoal grill for outdoor eating. For the adventuresome, approximately 300 yards of uphill cross-country hiking through the woods and mountain laurels leads you to a maze of old logging roads criss-crossing Rich Mountain where you can hike for miles. There's lots of room for dogs to roam.

Spend your afternoons tubing on the Green River, fishing in nearby trout streams, apple-picking in conveniently located orchards, climbing Chimney Rock, exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway, visiting the Biltmore Estate, or enjoying antique-hunting and dining in Asheville and Hendersonville. Our central location puts you within 25 minutes of all these activities.

If you want a real get-away, a place that is not in a neighborhood or housing development, our cabin in the woods may be for you. It it laid back and secluded, although still within 13 minutes from all kinds of big-box stores and restaurants in Hendersonville. In fact, the final 1.3 miles to the cabin are on a dirt road that gets rather steep right before the cabin's driveway. The dirt road portion is about a 5-minute drive and do-able in regular cars, except in icy conditions, when it is best to have an SUV or 4-wheel drive. (We normally drive up in a Toyota Prius or Dodge Mini-Van and have no problems, but this IS a mountain dirt road!)

More Details

Joe Kelly
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017

About Joe Kelly

This cabin is owned by two families who live and work in Charleston, SC. We have children that are very close in age, and we all love to go up to the cabin together when we get a chance. The set-up is great for families with children. The kids have their own bedrooms and living area downstairs where they can hang out and leave the grown-ups undisturbed in the evenings. We spend our time at the cabin hiking, holding ping-pong tournaments, sipping wine on the back deck, grilling out, and of course, taking advantage of river tubing, fishing, shopping, etc. in nearby Hendersonville and Asheville.

Joe Kelly purchased this cabin in 2005

Why Joe Kelly chose Asheville Area

Our cabin is a great place to get away from it all. We're surrounded by woods and hiking opportunities. After a short (but fairly steep and rough) hike up the hill behind the house, you will find miles and miles of old logging roads to explore on Rich Mountain and the surrounding hills. Yet, at the same time, we're a short, 13-minute drive away from numerous stores and restaurants in Hendersonville.

What makes this cabin unique

We love the log cabin feel of the place--the all-wood walls and ceilings in the upstairs living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedrooms especially. The cabin is extremely comfortable--laid-back and not fussy or fancy.


Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary


Hendersonville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bathrooms Upstairs 1 Bathroom Downstairs
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
  • 2 Queen Bedrooms Upstairs 1 Queen Bedroom and 1 Bunkbed Room Downstairs
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Nicely private and secluded, but only a 13 minute drive to large grocery stores, restaurants, etc. in Hendersonville. Approximately 25 minute drive to Asheville. For the adventuresome, miles and miles of beautiful hiking available in mountains behind house (if you're willing to make the short, but somewhat steep and rough initial climb up behind the house). Final 1.3 miles on a dirt road and steep driveway--in icy conditions, an SUV or other 4-wheel drive vehicle is recommended. Note: we do NOT have wifi service at the cabin, but many guests are able to make a wifi hotspot with their phones, especially if they have Verizon cell phone service.


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(37 traveler reviews)

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Secluded, Pet-Friendly Mountain Cabin In Apple-Picking Country
average rating of 4.4324327 based on 37 reviews

Upstairs was nice, needed better cleaning

  • 2 of 5

The upstairs of the cabin was nice, good kitchen and comfortable beds. The downstairs however was unusable due to the smell. It had a strong musty/mildew smell and was damp. We also found several dead mice which also was unappealing. There were cobwebs everywhere including bathrooms and bedrooms. We did not use the downstairs at all due to allergies.

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry you had trouble with the downstairs of the cabin. We've notified our cleaning crew about your concerns.
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Very peaceful

  • 4 of 5

Our family had a great time. The home is very nice, well supplied, and secluded. The location is good. We went to Chimany Rock, Biltmore Estate, and Pisgah sliding rock. The house is on a steep road, an all wheel drive veichle is recommended. We enjoyed our stay and the home.

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

The cabin was just as described and close to many attractions and hiking trails. It was a great place to disconnect and get away from day to day life. The abundance of games provided hours upon hours of old fashioned family fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very secluded, lovely cabin!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was great for our needs! We had enough space for our group of 7 adults and 1 infant. The driveway was a bit steep, fortunately we did not have issues in the middle of summer. The kitchen had most items we needed, as did the bathrooms. The cabin is very far off the main road, and cell phone signal is very limited; best to know where you are headed before you get in the car. As we were cleaning up to leave, the power/water went out. We were able to contact the owners, explain, and clean up as best we could with limited light and water. The owner was easy to work with and we would stay there again!

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Potentially nice cabin but not cleaned or stocked very well

  • 2 of 5

The rugs had pet stains, the curtains were filthy. Dishes were put back caked with food . Pots and oven also very dirty. Minimally stocked and not enough towels. Downstairs was damp, smelly and unfinished. One bedroom was unusable. We found debris and cat toys under the couch making me wonder how well it was vacuumed. No movies for the DVD player, no internet, barest minimum of supplies . Porch not screened and bees and mosquitoes were a problem. Trail overgrown and we couldn't find the creek mentioned. We enjoyed the scenery and the first floor of the cabin was ok, but not great. We have stayed in 7 different cabins over the past few years and this one rated last ! Owner needs to put a lot of TLC back into this cabin for what he is charging! Also, he should have suggested using a 4 wheel drive vehicle in the ad! We had great difficulty getting up the poorly maintained gravel road. We had to shovel in the end of the driveway so we wouldn't ruin our car on the deep holes . It was so bad we didn't dare go anywhere at night and have to navigate it in the dark! Very disappointed in this experience!

  • Submitted: Jul 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So sorry your stay didn't meet expectations. We pride ourselves in keeping the cabin clean and well-supplied for guests, so your comments were surprising and disappointing to us. But we take complaints very seriously and we'll certainly check with our cleaners about the issues you raise. We're sorry as well you expected to find a screened porch, internet service, and a creek on the property. We try to be as accurate as possible in our posted cabin description.
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Perfect Mountain Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time and the cabin was the highlight. It's rustic charm added to our enjoyment. It was the perfect quiet getaway and take in nature. The front porch was a great place for morning coffee & reading, while the fire pit in the back was great for the evenings. Our family is looking forward to staying here again and again.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200
Tax Rate 11.75%

Taxes are added to the advertised rates. These include a 6.75% state and local sales tax as well as a 5% county accommodation tax. These holiday weekends require a 3-night rental: MLK Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.