|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
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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.
A 4WD/AWD vehicle is necessary to get to your location. We are available 7 days a week to drive you to and from your cabin to the parking area at the bottom of the mountain at no additional charge.
Most AWD vehicles, such as Subaru, will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel drive vehicles will need to park at in the lower parking area and Bob or Kristen 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!
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
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.
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.
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.
It was the perfect distance outside of the city and for being in mountains. The views were breathtaking! The 4 wheel drive is no joke. Make sure you take one with you or get a rental! We would definitely do this again!
We stayed here for 4 nights, and lucked out with some unusually warm weather for early November. Everyone is right about needing a 4x4 vehicle to get up and down that mountain. That was one heck of a climb to get to the top. I do think they could do some grating to make the trek a little smoother. The sunrises and sunsets are incredible. The house was a little smaller/older (furniture well worn, doors that need painting) than we had anticipated, but we knew we'd be out most of the day so it suited it's purpose. We did have an issue with the cleanliness of the house, thankfully Kristen did work with us on that; whenever I rent a house I assume the house will be appropriately cleaned before a new guest arrives. Overall our stay was fine, and Kristen and Bob are very nice people, but I think if we come back to Asheville we will look for a newer, more modern rental property.
This is a great cabin with a fantastic view. Bob and Kristen were both very helpful with recommendations and also easy to reach for rides up and down the mountain. Sadly, Bert was missing but we had plenty of fun exploring the land and enjoying the hammock swings. And you can't beat a hot tub with a view!
This was a GREAT location to get away and enjoy the mountain view! Getting up the mountain was an adventure in itself, but well worth the bumpy drive! The cabin is situated with one of the best views that you could ask for and it was nice to be away from all the hustle and bustle of Asheville. The cabin was very clean and had most everything that you might need and had a very spacious outdoor area to relax on both the balcony and on the mountaintop. This was perfectly centrally located for all of our activities for hiking in Grandfather Mountain, rappelling Big Bradley, and exploring the Biltmore. I would definitely stay there again!!
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
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest|
|Pet Fee||$35 + Tax|
|Additional Guest||$10 + Tax|
|Cleaning for 2 guests||$60 + Tax|
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date