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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 bunkbed 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
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 19, 2018

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 Hendersonville

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.


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
  • Children welcome
  • 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
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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 , Bunkbed set in this room
  • 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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(51 traveler reviews)

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Secluded, Pet-Friendly Mountain Cabin In Apple-Picking Country
average rating of 4.470588 based on 51 reviews

Very pleasant stay

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was clean, well constructed and well-stocked with cooking and dining supplies. It was a simple, clean, pleasant place for a family get together. The sunrise from the porch was lovely. The only downsides are that we had no phone reception (AT&T) and that it’s quite a drive from town with a 1.5 mile steep, bumpy gravel road (which they warn you about).

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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100% Would Rent Again

  • 5 of 5

I just have to start out by saying the owners couldn’t of been nicer. I had a couple questions and they were just a text or VRBO message away. The cabin was so perfect for our group. It was for my birthday so I took a lot of time seeking out the right cabin and this was the one. There were 7 people in our group so it was perfect. We used every pot and pan in the kitchen because I’m a chef as well as we did a lot of cooking at home. The grill came to great use on the last night and the fire pit was great for s’mores! The cabin was secluded just enough that we were in our own little heaven. We couldn’t get enough of the decor and all agreed we wanted every bedspread in the place. Thank Goodness we brought an SUV versus my sports car for the climb up the hill but otherwise everything couldn’t of been better. We will be 100% renting again and are already starting to plan a fall trip just so we can return. We’re from Charleston, SC and this cabin made us feel so much at home. If you’re looking for a cabin for a family, a couple, or a group of friends you need to rent this one. Thanks so much for the great experience.

Percy, Delaney, Kaleb, Jack, Maddy, Valerie, and Katie!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Great time great location!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Private and nice cabin

  • 5 of 5

Everything was great except the road up to the cabin. A 4-wheel drive would have been much easier to handle the road. We got the hang of it though

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Well appointed kitchen and a nice porch with rocking chairs - perfect for morning coffee and quiet evening conversations. Direct TV. Very quiet at night. We loved our 3 nights here. The 1.3 mile gravel drive to the house was more than expected. AWD recommended. All in all, we really enjoyed our time.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not a good experience

  • 1 of 5

The house was dirty when we arrived. I had to vacuum and hand wash dishes before we could use them. The stains on the carpet where there when we got there however we were accused of making them. Your cleaning people are awful and they are just trying to get more money out of you. We were told to take trash to garage where there were 2 trash cans..I'm not sure how you expect a family of 7 to stay for an entire week and not have trash. Money was withheld from us because we had too much trash...really. I even washed the bathroom rugs when we got there in order to feel comfortable using them. The cabinets, drawers and bathroom rooms were not clean when we arrived. The sink in the hall bathroom was not draining. There was a musty smell throughout the entire cabin. We made the best of it for the week. But I would never come back to your cabin again or recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Cheryl, I'm sorry that you were dissatisfied with your stay at the cabin. But I do have to take issue with your review. We kept $75 of your $200 deposit to pay our cleaning company an additional fee because, unfortunately, they reported that after your group left, they had to pick up trash--soda and water bottles, food wrappers, plastic packaging, etc.--from all over the driveway, yard, fire pit, and garage as well as from all over the inside of the house. They found a full box of trash on the back porch as well. They also reported sticky counters, food running down the cabinets, rings and sticky food messes on every hard surface, dirty bathrooms, stains in the carpet, and a broken rocking chair. I have confidence in our cleaning company, which we've been using the past year and a half, and we pride ourselves on the cabin being kept tidy and in good condition for renters. I really dislike not returning the whole damage fee to our renters. In fact, in the whole time we've used this company, this is the very first time they've reported such conditions, and it's the first time we've had to keep any portion of someone's deposit. But I thought it was more than fair to keep $75 for the extra cleaning and return to you the remaining $125 of the deposit, which is what we did.
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Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Interstate 26
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $100
Pet Fee $50
Refundable damage deposit $200

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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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