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Kristen Breining

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub

87 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Asheville Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Secluded Mountain Top Cabin-HotTub-PetFriendlyFirePit 20min Downtown Asheville


Situated high on the very top of Bill’s Mountain surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness right outside your door. Two delightful cabins - just right for a romantic couples getaway or a small family vacation. Many of our quests have enjoyed celebrating their anniversary or honeymoon on top of the mountain. The cabins are very spacious, newly renovated, and new comfortable furnishings. Take in the fantastic views while setting in the hot tub.

Most AWD vehicles, such as Subaru, will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel vehicles will need to park at in the lower parking area and Bob or Melissa will take you to the top. They live just down the road and are available seven days a week to assist you.

Enjoy 30-mile spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Mitchell. Very rural setting only 5 minutes to I-26 and 12 miles to downtown Asheville. Close to hiking, fishing, waterfalls, zip line, white water rafting, golf, horseback riding, Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn and more.

Just 15 miles to Wolf Laurel Ski area!

You will appreciate the quit natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. Relax in the cool mountain air in the evenings and have a bonfire, relive your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in the secluded area chocked full of nature. For you photography folks, take plenty of pictures of the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet – Burt the Emu. Give Burt a banana and he will be your friend forever.

We are dog lovers and welcome well-behaved dogs.

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover as you eat breakfast on the patio.

Take a trip to Asheville and enjoy the world famous Biltmore Estate & Winery, The Grove Park Inn, downtown shopping that includes arts and crafts, furniture, antiques, and the finest dining in all of North Carolina. Then go by downtown Weaverville – small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you can sample the Mountain Éclair and other bakery items that will leave you astonished and wanting more.

Check out the Navitat Zip Line Canopy Adventure for a heart pumping experience. Just down the road is the French Broad Rafting Expedition with Kayaking, tubing and white water rafting, with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at exit 3 off I-26. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit Mountain Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi and Grandfather Mountain best known for its mile-high swinging bridge, the highest in America built in 1952. There are many beautiful waterfalls to see, Douglas Falls is about 21 miles away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at The Island in the Sky. Sleep well at 3,300 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today – you’ll be glad you did!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kristen Breining (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, spanish

About Kristen Breining

Host Bart Maherl purchased this property two years ago. This is the fulfillment of his life long dream to live in a secluded mountain top property but still be close to Asheville. Bart has developed property as a site contractor most of his adult life and enjoys the opportunity to work with his own land creating walking trails and exposing the spectacular views.

Kristen Breining purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Kristen Breining chose Asheville Area

Very Secluded! Surrounded by thousands of acres of mountain forest, Pet friendly,'We love dogs' Solitude at the top of the mountain, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, White water rafting, skiing, national parks, 60 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway,The views from this property are absolutely amazing. It is like you are in heaven. You can see weather changes before they happen. We call this 'The Island in the Sky', dogs think they are in paradise.

I have enjoyed the wildlife and peacefulness of living on a mountaintop and decided to share this with others who share the same love.

What makes this cabin unique

Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor firepit, hammock swings, indoor electric fireplace, quiet, miles and miles of hiking trails right on the property, close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Weaverville, This is a Mountain Top property with 360 degree views right out of your door.


based on 87 traveler reviews

Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub
average rating of 4.8735633 based on 87 reviews

Great vacation!

  • 5 of 5

The four of us stayed here for a week (2 couples). Property is incredible. View is unbelievable. Sunsets are amazing. Everything you could want for a vacation house this cabin has!! You won't regret your stay for a second. The other cabin is maybe 50 ft away but we rarely saw them even though it was multiple different people. It really is secluded up there! Bob the owner is a really friendly guy and has many suggestions for things to do in NC. Much thanks to him for driving us up and down the mountain every day. You absolutely need 4wheel drive!! We plan on going back soon! Also Burt the Emu is pretty legit.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to share your experience on the mountain. It is very rewarding for Melissa and I when our guests enjoy their stay. Come back soon! Bob and Melissa
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Excellent Property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I enjoyed two nights at this property. It is very clean and well kept, even better than is shown in the photos on here. The view is absolutely fantastic and there is plenty of outdoor space to enjoy around the rental. Definitely have a good 4 wheel drive vehicle if you plan on driving up; it is literally on top of a mountain. I'd highly recommend this property and would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely mountaintop property

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I took our honeymoon here and absolutely loved it. The views were amazing and the house was cozy and charming. More than anything, we appreciated how responsive, flexible, and kind Kristen was in shuttling us up and down the mountain. Would definitely come back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's Zared for taking the time to share your visit to our mountain getaway. We are glad you enjoyed you stay and hope you come back soon! Thank's again Kristen, Bob and Melissa
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Wonderful weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I have stayed at MANY vacation rentals. From cabins, to B&B's, hotels, etc... This has been, BY FAR, the best stay. The views are even better in person and the owners are wonderful. A few other things to point out: only about 5 mins from a main highway, clean, VIEWS, as I mentioned, PLENTY of flat spaces for kids or dogs to play, walking trails, and more.

This will be our go to from now on.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Julia for a great review! We enjoyed having you and your husband come and stay with us! We look forward to being neighbors someday! Kristen and Bob Breining
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at Bob and Melissa's and it did not disappoint. They are great hosts and very friendly to be around. The location itself is great, very close to Asheville and easy access to the Parkway! Couldn't recommend this place more, we love our visits here.

  • Submitted: May 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Michael for taking the time to share your visit with us. We are always rewarded when our guests come back and please come back again soon! Thank's Bob, Melissa and Kristen.
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Beyond our Expectations

  • 5 of 5

I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend get a way for my 50th with some special people. The hosts were gracious and also available to meet our needs. The house was more than adequate. The views were beyond compare and there were plenty of things to do in the area. My trip could not have gone any better.

  • Submitted: May 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write us such a wonderful review! We enjoyed having you, your daughter and friend stay with us for your birthday and we hope to see you again soon! Bob and Kristen Breining
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
I 26 Exit 15 one mile
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza,Stony Knob, Well-Bred Bakery
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 DEGREE VIEWS just 12 miles from downtown Asheville, Dogs are welcome, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, 15 minutes White Water rafting, 60 minutes to Bristol Motor Speedway, 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 23 miles to the NC Arboretum. Outdoor fire pit indoor fire place, 30 minutes to Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock, USA Rafting


Rates & Availability

Asheville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 7 2016 - Jul 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2016 - Sep 1 2016
2 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 5 2016
4 night minimum stay
Sep 23 2016 - Nov 7 2016
3 night minimum stay
Nov 23 2016 - Nov 28 2016
4 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2016 - Dec 26 2016
4 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 27 2016 - Jan 3 2017
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Additional Guest $10 + Tax
Cleaning for 2 guests $60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund if canceled at least 0 days before arrival date.
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Asheville Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 600 sq. ft.
Location Type:
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  • Away From It All
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  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
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  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • King Bed, spectacular views of the Smokies right from your bed.
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  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful hiking trails from our site. You can take a hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails.

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