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Secluded, w/hiking trails, pet friendly, sleeps up to 15, & 8-person hot tub!!!

Bedrooms 4
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

A Large Highly Secluded Oasis Less Than 10 Miles From Downtown Asheville!

The Roost is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath log cabin that lies at the end of a long, extended driveway. It provides the peaceful serenity desired by folks who want to get away, but also be just a short distance from downtown Asheville (less than 10 miles!) The Roost lies on 4 acres of land, and has hiking trails that run throughout the property, which includes a small stream in certain areas, several types of fruit trees, and a huge wrap around deck for outdoor entertaining. The Roost can accommodate up to 15 guests (please read on to get more info about the number of beds, and sleeping accommodations), and boasts a huge 8-person hot tub, pool and poker table, fire pit, a 65' HDTV w/home theatre system, and so much more!

The downstairs provides entertainment for the entire family. There is a pool and antique poker table with chips and cards. The 65' HDTV has Direct TV, a blue ray DVD player and a home theatre system. The couch is extremely large and incredibly comfy, so the whole family can enjoy a cinematic experience together in style. There is also a separate checkers and chess table, as well as a surplus of board games. Additionally, there is a separate full size bed that functions as another sitting/sleeping/relaxing area.

Three of the four bedrooms (2 kings and a queen) and 2 full baths are on the main floor, while the kids room with 2 sets of bunk beds (a twin and full bunk) is downstairs. The kids room has a 32' HDTV (w/Direct TV, DVD player and a Wii console), so they'll be entertained for hours! Adults can be on the main floor late, hang in front of the fire, watch TV (there's one in the Armoire next to the fireplace w/Direct TV), and have access to the kitchen etc. without disturbing the kids. The upstairs master and queen bedroom have ceiling fans and direct access to the beautiful wrap around deck. The queen bedroom has an attached bathroom with an incredible jacuzzi tub, so it is in essence another master bedroom. The bathroom is shared with the 3rd bedroom (not attached but right next door), and features a hand made king bed by an Asheville furniture designer. The love seat in front of the fire place opens into a bed, so you can sleep in front of the fire, which is truly a lovely feature. Therefore in all there are 2 Kings, 1 Queen, 3 Fulls, and 3 Twins (1 of the twins being the pullout couch). The Roost accommodates sleeping for 15 if you account for 2 people sharing beds for the Kings, Queen, and Fulls (not twins).

The kitchen is large, and has all the appliances necessary to cook for large groups. There is also a grill outside that is available to guests. Attached to the kitchen is a front loading washer and dryer set, with plenty of detergent and dryer sheets so you can do laundry at anytime. The cabin has all the necessary linens for the beds, and has plenty bath towels, wash clothes etc.

The Roost lies at the end of a very long driveway, so it is quiet and peaceful with absolutely no road noise. There are several hiking trails on the property to explore, as well as a stream to discover on your hike. The landscaping is gorgeous, with several types of fruit trees, flowers, plants etc. There is also a large fire pit with spots for 15 people. There is plenty of parking, including a carport for up to 2 vehicles.

If you're looking for a beautiful and luxurious place that can accommodate a family or large group then look no further. The Roost has everything you need to make your vacation truly one to remember!

More Details

Rich Brownstein
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2017

About Rich Brownstein

My name is Rich, and I am a 32 year old full time musician. I started piano lessons at the age of 4, and graduated high school from Interlochen Arts Academy. I got my undergraduate degree from NYU where I studied jazz piano and music technology. I grew up right outside of Boston, and although I haven't lived there in nearly 16 years, I'm a die hard Boston sports fan. After graduating NYU I got a job working for the legendary Cafe Wha? (where Jimi Hendrix was discovered, and Bob Dylan played his first shows in NYC) in New York City, where I was responsible for booking talent, marketing the club, customer inquiries, and the head agent for The Cafe Wha? House Band. As the head agent, I was in charge of hiring the band out for weddings, private functions, corporate events etc. If you're ever in NYC, make sure to check them out!

When I was 27, I wanted to pursue my dream of being a touring musician. Myself, and my girlfriend at the time who was the lead singer, convinced the entire band to leave their lives in New York, and move into a house together in Asheville NC. We played over 300 shows together and traveled as far south as Key West, and as far north as Boston.

I love virtually all sports, delicious food, sitting by the fire and reading, and spending time with my family just to name a few.

Rich Brownstein purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Rich Brownstein chose Asheville Area

I sold the condo I bought in Brooklyn in the middle of 2014, and was looking for a great investment property. Originally I was looking at multi unit apartments, duplexes etc. but I quickly realized it wasn't something I was excited about. My realtor, who is now a very good friend of mine, showed me this property, now called The Roost, and I thought, 'wow, this would be an incredible vacation rental!' The other obvious benefit is when it isn't rented, I'd be able to leave my small apartment in Asheville and spend time here. It was a no brainer really. For 2 straight months, myself, girlfriend and a few friends remodeled the entire basement. We ripped up carpets, installed beautiful new floors, painted the whole house (at 3200 sq. ft thats a lot of painting!), and cleaned for what seemed like an eternity. I wanted to make The Roost the ultimate getaway, and since I plan to stay here when it's not rented, I've made every effort to do just that!

What makes this cabin unique

I love The Roost because it is close to downtown Asheville, but has the feeling you're in the middle of nowhere. The extended driveway (probably 1/4 of a mile or more) is shared with only 1 other house, and since The Roost lies at the end of the driveway, no cars other than people you are expecting pass through. The previous owner invested tens of thousands of dollars in landscaping, so the property is full of all types of fruit trees, flowers, and exotic plants. The hiking trails are really enjoyable to walk on, and on a clear night, the stars shine brighter than any place I've been before. The inside of the cabin itself feels very homey, and I loved the idea of entertaining guests, which is easy given its size. The first people to stay at the house were my girlfriends entire family over Christmas (16 to be exact), and it didn't feel cramped at all. The wrap around deck is accessible from the two main bedrooms on the first floor, which is wonderful as well. I looked at dozens of properties, and as soon as I saw this one, I just knew it was the one. I haven't regretted it for a second. It's an incredible home, and wonderful place to lay your head.


Fairview Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Master Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Attached Queen Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower , jetted tub , Try the jetted tub, it's awesome!
    Downstairs Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Master Bedroom - 1 king , Ceiling fan, and direct porch access
    Queen Bedroom with Log Bed - 1 queen , Ceiling fan and direct porch access
    King Bedroom #2 - 1 king , Handmade aged wood bed by local Asheville furniture designer
    Bunk Bed Room - 2 double , 2 twin/ single
  • There are technically 9 sleeping spots, but if the 3 full size beds, queen bed, and 2 kings have 2 people per bed, the house comfortably sleeps 15 people. Kids can share the full size bunk beds if necessary as well. Additionally the downstairs oversized couch is so comfortable, guests may choose to fall asleep here in front of the huge 65' TV
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Secluded, w/hiking trails, pet friendly, sleeps up to 15, & 8-person hot tub!!!
average rating of 4.96 based on 25 reviews

Away from it all but close to everything

  • 5 of 5

Seven of us stayed at the Roost for a long guys weekend. The house was very clean and well stocked. It is at the end of a dead end driveway, tucked into the woods. Rich was great to deal with. It is about 20 min to Asheville, 25 to the airport and a half hr to Chimney Rock. We were able to take an Uber back and forth to town to visit just about every brewery in town. Would gladly stay again.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Best house I've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

Went with wife and 9, 17 to 19 year olds, and 2 dogs. Plenty of room for everyone and all blown away by the beauty of the house and the entertainment provided within. We were just looking for a home base but the house was the highlight of the trip which included stunning hikes and a tour of Ashville. Teens could have stayed in the entertainment room the entire trip and been completely satisfied. My wife and I loved the ski lodge feel and all the artistic touches. Couldn't have been happier highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We wanted to spend more time at the house than in Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

12 ladies traveled to The Roost for a long weekend. The pictures on this site do not do this house justice. The owners have spent so much time paying attention to detail and making their home a once in a lifetime experience. We couldn't have asked for a better house!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful retreat. The owners have thought of everything that you might need. The rooms are beautifully furnished. The beds are comfy,

come with beautiful linens, there are plenty of towels. We had a full house and there was plenty of room

for all. We especially enjoyed the game room with pool table, game table and expansive couch. The kitchen is well stocked too!

The setting is peaceful and it's an easy trip in to Asheville. We had a great time. We can't wait to try it in the summer!

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the kind words about our home! We look forward to hosting your family this summer! Rich
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Great Family Cabin

  • 5 of 5

Stayed with our extended family of (8) over the Christmas holiday and had a fantastic vacation! Rich went out of his way to make our stay special over the holiday with a full Christmas tree and other decorations! Lots of space and activities at the house to create special memories - pool table, poker table, many board games, corn hole, hot tub, fire pit, DVD's and home theater! Great location - close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure. Lots of great memories!

The property was very well maintained and it was obvious the owners take great pride in providing great service and a great experience. Rich was very responsive to all text messages. We would highly recommend this property to others and would definitely stay again when we are in the area!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great property, great owner

  • 4 of 5

The property is great. Very well maintained and clean. Owner is very accommodating and easy to communicate with. House has just about everything you need to have a relaxing stay. Hot tub and fire pit are nice amenities. We stayed with two other families and there was enough room for all. If you are looking for a nice house to stay in, then this is definitely one to check out.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for reviewing my property. I strive very hard to make this a 5-star rental, and based on your review, it sounds like it is? Just wondering what could be improved to have changed the 4-star review to 5? Thank you very much.
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Nearest Airport
14.3 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
9.5 Miles
Fairview Tavern
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Municipal Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
I-40 and 240
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Local Joint
Nearest Ski
44 Miles
Wolf Ridge
Nearest Beach
264 Miles
Car: necessary

The Roost is nestled in a quite and secluded setting. A perfect getaway that is less than 20 minutes from downtown Asheville, which features incredible restaurants, shopping of all kinds, some of the best craft breweries, and countless music venues. It's also less than 20 miles from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock, which are must dos if you've never experienced them. Take a scenic tour on the Blue Ridge Parkway, or visit The Biltmore Estate, and their incredible gardens. Hiking and waterfalls are plentiful! Close to Pisgah National Forest, and a day trip to the breathtaking Dupont State Park. Take a trip to the River Arts District and experience some of the best pottery, painting, glass blowing etc. of Asheville artists. Don't forget to stop at 12 Bones, Asheville's premier BBQ, but make sure you go between 11:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday. They are not open for dinner, and are closed on Saturday and Sunday. While in the River Arts District, make sure not to skip The Wedge if you're a beer lover. Without a doubt one of the best craft breweries in the country. Wicked Weed is a no brainer, located right next to The Orange Peel, Asheville's premier music venue. Also make sure to stop at Highland Brewing Company for a tour, and a visit to their tasting room. Additional breweries to stop at are Oscar Blues, the new Sierra Nevada, Hi-Wire, and an Asheville staple, Pisgah Brewing, which features some of the best local bands along with national touring acts in the summertime. Asheville must go to restaurants are The Admiral, Cucina 24, Curate, Marketplace and Corner Kitchen (right by The Biltmore, and a lot of great shopping). Limones is a must for dinner or brunch. Additional brunch options are Sunny Point (be prepared to wait), Biscuit Head (which has quickly become an Asheville staple), and Early Girl. If you're craving hearty Mexican cuisine, stop at Papas and Beer and try their fajitas. Locals swear by Taco Jaliscos in West Asheville. If you love tea, you can't miss The Dobra Tea House, which is located downtown and has a smorgasbord of local and international teas. 5 Walnut Wine Bar has a huge selection of great wines, and also features music from some of Asheville's finest musicians virtually every night of the week. Two activities that don't show up on the tourist radar that are essential are tubing down the French Broad River, and the waterfall at Catawba Falls. Drop your tube in right by The Wedge in The River Arts District, and get out at the Bywater. It takes a bit under two hours, and you'll find yourself at one of the best bars in Asheville. Did you know the French Broad River is one of the oldest rivers in the world, and also one of just a few that flows North? Catawba falls is located off of exit 73 on I-26. Just make it a point to go here. It's truly magnificent. These are just a handful of the wonderful things to discover on your trip to Asheville. Enjoy this beautiful City and everything it has to offer.


Rates & Availability

Fairview Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Peak Season
Apr 19 2017 - May 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Memorial Day
May 25 2017 - May 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
May 31 2017 - Jun 28 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
July 4th Weekend
Jun 29 2017 - Jul 5 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
Jul 6 2017 - Aug 24 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Labor Day 2016
Aug 31 2017 - Sep 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season 2017
Sep 6 2017 - Oct 4 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Columbus Day 2017
Oct 5 2017 - Oct 10 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
Peak Season
Oct 11 2017 - Nov 7 2017
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest
Nov 21 2017 - Nov 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Dec 19 2017 - Dec 29 2017
5 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
New Years
Dec 30 2017 - Jan 3 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $200 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $79
Pet Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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