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Sweet Cabin In The Woods, 10 min to Ashvl. A cosy Artist Retreat w Lovely Garden

Bedrooms 1
Space 650 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

WISHING TREE- a Peaceful cabin spilling over w charm. Just 10 min fm Dwtn Ashevi

Sweet 1 bed +1bath cabin in the woods. So special and unique because it an authentic 75 year cabin on well tended ,well loved land. Located just 10 minutes from downtown Asheville and the River Arts District , 5 minutes to UNCA , Driving or hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway ,tubing and rafting the French Broad River,. Walking at Beaver Lake

Easy access to the interstate.

Located just 1 mile from I-26.

Our home is Quiet and comfortable , filled with sun light and artwork. There is a "Gas log " stove for romance and warmth. Hardwood floors throughout .

You will find a Luscious queen sized bed with linens and a bay window overlooking lush gardens. A window air conditioner keeps it cool although here in the Mountains quite often it's cool enough to sleep w the windows open during the summer months

A Fully stocked kitchen with a gas stove, full sized fridge, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster and blender etc. Large walk- in closet w full sized Washer/Dryer.

Hang out on the deck with a cool drink or have your morning coffee on the front patio. Perfect for a romantic get away.

Lovely organic gardens w medicinal plants and blooming flowers from March-October. Sit outside and you may hear my favorite bird call,,that of a "Woodland Trush". Early in the year you ll hear the small Spring Peeper frogs. And there is the sound of the fountain in the goldfish pond at the bottom of the yard.

This is a very unique cabin located behind my own home which is an 100+ year old Log Cabin. The land is filled w spirit and love, abundance and life. I am so lucky to live here and to be able to share the enchantment with you.

Ps..I am also happy to give you a tour of my BeeLoved Bee yard

More Details

Rebecca Robertson. Or Wann Near
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english, polish, Cambodian; a little Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
March 26, 2017

About Rebecca Robertson. Or Wann Near

I live in the 100 yr old Log Cabin at the front of the 1 acre property. Our land is filled w blooming trees ,bushes and flowers from March till October. I have extensive organic flower and vegetable gardens surrounding the cabin.We are glass artists and urban bee keepers.

Rebecca Robertson. Or Wann Near purchased this cabin in 1999

Why Rebecca Robertson. Or Wann Near chose North Carolina

Located, only 6 miles from Downtown Asheville and minutes to Weaverville. So sweet. A rare opportunity to glimpse an artist lifestyle. The propery is filled w flowers and gardens,a pond ,mature trees, oaks, dogwoods,redbuds. Medicinal garden includes solumans seal ,trilliums,comfrey ,Motherwort and borage.

I have an apiary( bee temple) at the lower end of the property- our bees are out of site but, you are welcome to walk over to the properties edge and come sit and observe them.

It's a mountain retreat , so enchanting you may even glimpse a Farie from the corner of your eye.

The YMCA and Beaver Lake are close by for a workout or walk. Grocery stores with in 3 miles. Stoney Knob Restaurant,Bavarian Restaurant and Thirsy Monk are within 2 miles and downtown Asheville is only a 10 minute drive.

What makes this cabin unique

Unique 75 year old cabin in the woods. Cosy, charming and quirky. Comfortably outfitted w luscious queen sized bed and fully stocked kitchen . There is a Deck on the back of the cabin and garden for morning coffee or sunset glass of beer or wine.

Gas log stove adds charm, romance and warmth.

Brimming w artwork. It is both peaceful and quiet.

NOTE: The road is a little bumpy and walkway is a little uneven and the charm is unequivocal

Guestbook comments from the owner

We spent a long week -end Hiking the trails on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The cabin was the perfect location for access to restaurants in Asheville and then hiking during the day. Rebecca recommended a hike along the Larel River and then we rented Hot Tub ( # 5) at nearby Hot Springs. We had a fantastic vacation. The cabin was very clean ,comfortable and quiet. We loved staying at the Wishing Tree. Only wished we could stay longer
May 2015
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Woodfin Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 650 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 3
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Small bath w tub/shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Possibility of bringing in a folding bed
  • 1 bedroom w Queen bed, bay window ,dresser, walk in Closet IN living room there is a SLEEPER SOFA with A TWIN BED Walk in closet
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The Wishing a Tree cabin is located on a private gravel driveway. The road gets bumpy after a big rain. It's about a 3 minute drive on gravel. The property was built many years ago and the walkway is not perfectly level so take care.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(31 traveler reviews)

Sweet Cabin In The Woods, 10 min to Ashvl. A cosy Artist Retreat w Lovely Garden
average rating of 4.677419 based on 32 reviews

Absolutely Wonderful

  • 5 of 5

We loved this place! The location was perfect and easy access to everything. We would stay here again in a heart beat and will recommend to friends and family!!!:):):)

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time here! Sometimes you see these cabins in the pictures but then in real-life they are right next to other cabins. This was not at all. Very private and secluded but still close to the amenities and sites of Asheville! Cozy, comfortable and a perfect stay for 1-3 people. We'd book this again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A Surprise in the Woods

  • 4 of 5

This cottage is rustic with very cute touches. Very quiet considering the location. We reside in rural Pa. and this cottage so reminded me of our area. Bed very comfy, kitchen clean. I would have liked paper towels and storage bags or containers for leftover food. We would return. Barbara McRath

  • Submitted: Feb 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming with loads of character

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time staying at the Wishing Tree and it was as lovely as the first. Comfy bed, great shower and a lovely selection of teas to cozy up with next to the fire.

  • Submitted: Feb 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a couple

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at the Wishing Tree cabin. Very comfortable, well equipped kitchen, many condiments were already there (tea, coffee, s&p) no need to bring dish soap, garbage bags, etc. Very quiet location. Driveway is what you would expect on a steep dirt road, leave your low rider at home. We had a warm January day in the 60's and got to see the bees get a little active. Even though there are other homes nearby, and all the leaves were down, it felt pretty private. For the affordability, I'd have to give it 5 stars. Would definitely stay again.

  • Submitted: Feb 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cabin Setting is Somewhat Deceitful

  • 3 of 5

My husband and I just got back from a quick anniversary trip to Asheville where we stayed in this cabin. I saw the pictures online and fell in love with its charm and seclusion. While the pictures of the interior of the cabin are accurate, we were a little caught off guard by the setting and location. The pictures seem to indicate that the cabin is extremely secluded and surrounded by woods and trees. To be fair, we went in the winter when a lot of the leaves had fallen off the trees so this might be a different experience in the spring or fall. However, we were shocked when we pulled up to see that there were countless homes/trailers/RVs (as well as other various buildings) all within 100 or so feet of the cabin. The porch off the side of the house looks directly into another house/structure so there really wasn’t much privacy at all. Had it been an option to cancel our reservation after seeing the location, we would have, but since we had paid in advance we did not feel it was worth cancelling and losing money for our 3-night stay, as well as having to pay for alternate accommodations. We still enjoyed our stay and made the most out of our time in Asheville, but we wanted to write this review so that others can be informed as to the setting of this cabin so that there are no surprises upon arrival! Had anyone else expressed this in their reviews, I feel it would have saved my husband and I a little bit of disappointment as well as some money.

  • Submitted: Dec 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm a little confused by this review. I live on a private drive with only 5 homes. I state clearly that this cabin is behind my own home. I also have an RV. I do not state that I am isolated. But I am located only 5 miles from downtown Asheville. In the winter you do see the other homes around me. My property is 1 acre and very lovely. If you look at the other reviews you will see that most people are very happy. Especially if you look at my price and value compared to being in a hotel.
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Rates & Availability

Woodfin Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Jan 9 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50
Refundable damage deposit $100
Tax Rate 11.0%

I have a 6 week cancelation policy except for 1 month+ rentals . On long term rentals I do not take cancelations unless you give me a 90 day notice.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Stoney Knob Cafe
"Unusual ,eclectic decor. Really good food.many Greek food choices. "
The Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
Blue Mountain Pizza
"Local music"
Vance Birthplace
Thirsty Monk
"Extensive Beer Menu"
Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Thirsty Monk
Nearest Motorway
1.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Fireplace Resturant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

Hiking the 100s of miles of trails near - by. Browse dozens of art galleries,check out the live theater and symphony. Enjoy" Mountain Music" at the free event , Shindig on the Green. Leaf looking. River rafting and oh yes THE FOOD, ! Ps...Beer City USA


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