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3 Suites with Privacy and Great Mountain Views and Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
2 - 7 nights

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Come to Knob View Retreat and enjoy a relaxing vacation in this beautiful home with views out every window. The home has 3 bedroom suites, each with private ensuite bath and closet, perfect for the extended family or couples who enjoy vacationing together. Two of the suites have direct access to a covered porch to enjoy the refreshing mountain air and views and those glorious sunsets. There is also a large hot tub on the deck with mountain views.

The house is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains at 2900 feet elevation within a small mountain community containing only 7 houses on 70 acres. Privacy abounds and so does the wildlife.

Enjoy a relaxing stay on the porch or drive just 12 miles to downtown Asheville and enjoy shopping and restaurants in the 'Paris of the South'. The town of Black Mountain is just 9 miles in the other direction. Spend a day at the Biltmore Estate (13 miles) or go hiking on any of the miles of trails just minutes away. Want to drive the Blue Ridge Parkway? An entrance is just 10 minutes away.

Our house has beds to accommodate 6 adults or combination of adults and children totaling 6 people. With advance notice we can arrange for a crib or pack and play. No more than 6 people.

Keywords: Asheville, mountain views, Biltmore Estate, sunsets, national forest, hot tub

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Michael White
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About Michael White

This home is owned by Steve and Henrietta Holbrooks. We are native North Carolinians and have always held a deep love and appreciation for the Blue Ridge Mountains. We've hiked many of the area trails and never missed a chance to tour the Blue Ridge Parkway. We've had great times camping there with our children and other families, sharing adventures and making memories. Now, as 'empty nesters', we've taken up kayaking, traveling, and gaining an appreciation of the culture & history of the NC Mountains. We stayed in Knob View for the first time in August 2013 and fell in love with the home immediately. The long range views along with its serenity and tranquility were so unique. We also have friends who stayed with us who, after experiencing the area, purchased land and built a vacation home nearby (VRBO #865183).

Michael White purchased this house in 2014

Why Michael White chose Asheville Area

Asheville has always been one of our favorite destinations. The area offers something for everyone. There's a vibrant arts culture with artisans and performers that bring the downtown to life after dark. It has beautiful architecture, fabulous shops, restaurants, and a booming craft beer industry. For those who prefer smaller towns, Black Mountain and Weaverville are popular destinations nearby. There's the Biltmore House, Gardens, and Winery which are a must see. Those who enjoy watersports will find a canoe/kayak outfitter just 20 minutes away on the French Broad River. And of course, the natural beauty that surrounds you explains why The Blue Ridge Parkway has been the most visited 'park' in the US every year since 1949.

What makes this house unique

Knob View Retreat offers the perfect retreat following a day exploring the Asheville area. It's only 15 minutes from downtown but seems 'worlds away'. We enjoy the privacy and quiet, you can hear the birds chirping, the squirrels rustling through the leaves, and the wind blow. At dusk the sunsets over the mountain range are to die for. At night the crickets will sing you to sleep. And of course there are mountain views everywhere you look! Ahhhhh


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(87 traveler reviews)

3 Suites with Privacy and Great Mountain Views and Hot Tub
average rating of 4.9195404 based on 87 reviews

Even nicer than before!!!

  • 5 of 5

Our third stay at this wonderful home in Asheville and the owners keep making improvements on an already excellent experience! Convienently located, very well appointed, and great mountain views! We will gladly return!!!

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Breathtaking views from a stunning home

  • 5 of 5

Everything about this house was perfect. When we walked in, we felt like we were home. The house was immaculate, spacious for a family of five, and nicely decorated for the holidays. The location was central to all of the areas we visited during our stay, Black Mountain, Dupont Forest, Asheville, and Mars Hill. The road leading to the house was a little intimidating for the first drive up (for a Florida driver), but not a problem at all! Our favorite part was the incredible views from the patio! We would highly recommend this house for visitors to the Asheville area!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful House ~ Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

This house is the perfect Asheville getaway. The porches are fantastic with a panoramic view of the mountains! The house was decorated beautifully for Christmas and sweet touches of hospitality were everywhere. We loved that all three rooms had their own bathroom for convienece and privacy. The gas fireplace kept us toasty and though we didn't use the hot tub, we loved it's placement on the deck. I would recommend this cabin to anyone wanting to stay close to Asheville.

  • Submitted: Dec 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay with Beautiful Views!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home with amazing views from every room. It was really nice to have a large full bathroom in each bedroom! Easy access to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore. The property is pretty private/secluded with just one home next door (up the hill). The owner is very quick to respond to any questions you have. I would definitely recommend this cabin!

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Oustanding Property!

  • 5 of 5

Our family decided to visit the Biltmore over Thanksgiving this year. We have stayed in a number of rental homes over the years in various parts of the country and this home is definitely one of our favorites. The kitchen was bigger than it looked in pictures and was suitable for cooking Thanksgiving dinner; we were surprised to see the double oven which helped us cook multiple dishes while the turkey was cooking. The bedrooms and bathrooms were spacious.

A number of people comment about the road up the mountain to the home. While it is steep, it really isn't much to worry about. It's wide enough and paved in the area where it might be difficult to get some traction. I suspect it would be difficult to use during a snow storm, but otherwise just keep your tires turning and you will be fine.

My favorite part of the house was the wrap-around deck and hot tub. There are tremendous views from the deck and hot tub. The cool, crisp nights were perfect for sitting in the hot tub looking up at millions of stars with basically no noise to be heard. This house was a great escape, but only minutes to Asheville and the Biltmore. Our only regret is we couldn't stay longer.

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best rental yet

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice, clean, spacious rental, with updated kitchen and bathrooms. It's true that the pictures don't do it justice. It also has the best stocked kitchen we've ever encountered (we've rented about 10 houses). Two coffee pots (one automatic drip and one Keurig) and double oven is available in the kitchen. Owner provides two rolls of toilet paper for each of the 3.5 bathrooms. Deck views are spectacular. Pisgah brewing company is about 9 minutes away. Our GPS's had no problem finding the location, although the navigation systems in our Iphone and Toyota disagreed on the best exit from I-40.

Most important to us, given that we were celebrating a birthday at Curate (best restaurant in Asheville, early recommendations required) on one of the evenings, was that Uber serves the area. Although I couldn't find an UberXL for the trip into Asheville for the six of us, we were able to request two regular Ubers which arrived within 5 minutes of each other (plan on them taking about 25 minutes to get to the house if they are in Asheville). There was no problem finding an UberXL in Asheville for the journey back. Cost was about $30 each way.

There is a random dog that comes to the back door and looks at you through the glass forlornly. He has tags and is friendly, but his ribs sticking out makes you want to feed him (which we didn't do). One of our group saw a big black bear on the road heading up the mountain. We had no problem with the steepest parts of the incline since concrete has been poured to create a very smooth surface.

Michael responded promptly to email questions.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport - AVL
Nearest Motorway
4.6 Miles
Hwy 70
Car: necessary

• 3 miles from Warren Wilson College which has miles of hiking trails through the woods and along the Swannanoa River

• 8 miles from an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway which is a lovely drive with numerous overlooks that provide breathtaking views and numerous hiking trails through the wilderness, to mountain peaks with 100 mile views, and to waterfalls

• 9 miles to the quaint town of Black Mountain where you can stroll through shops, enjoy a meal at one of the numerous restaurants, have an ice cream treat or indulge in some luscious chocolate

• 12 miles to downtown Asheville, the “Paris of the South”, where you have so many great restaurants to choose from that it is hard to make a choice and hard to make a bad choice, enjoy a day of strolling around the streets exploring the shops, enjoy a live performance at one of the community theaters, take in an Asheville Tourists baseball game, just to mention a few

• 13 miles (1 mile from downtown) to the Biltmore Estate where you can tour Vanderbilt’s summer home built in the 1890's in the style of a French chateau and wander the manicured grounds or visit the winery for a taste of Biltmore wines.

• 28 miles to Chimney Rock park and 2 miles further to Lake Lure

• About 35 miles to white water rafting

• There are many places in the area to enjoy a bike ride, some more challenging than others regarding changes in altitude along the way.


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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $135 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

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Swannanoa House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet
  • 3.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • King size beds (1) Upstairs master suite has a king bed, chest, and lounge area with TV. Also has a private covered porch with seating and mountain views., Queen size Beds (2) Master suite on main has a queen bed, chest, and chair. Also has a private covered porch with swing and mountain views. Third suite has a queen bed, chest, and chair with mountain views.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Private mountain setting with to live for mountain views

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