Send this page to a friend

Thank You

Your message has been sent.

You can send this page to up to five email addresses. Please separate each email address with a comma.

check navigate-up

Robin McCollough

Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

Private Retreat/View - 5 min Dtwn. Brevard

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

Pay with confidence

When you book through the HomeAway checkout, your booking is backed by our Book with Confidence Guarantee

Learn more


Asheville Area House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Most Brevard area homes with amazing mountain views are half an hour or more away from town. Here, just drive 5 minutes and you will arrive downtown with all it has to offer. At night, experience the dazzling view of the city lights. Despite its proximity to town, this house is very private. From the expansive back decks on a summer day, you can often hear distant music drifting up through the trees from the Brevard Music Center. In the fall, take in the amazing mountain view of changing leaves. Enjoy a huge stacked stone fireplace with large dining room and living room both with fabulous views. The kitchen has river rock granite counter-tops and new stainless steel appliances.

For cyclists... there is also a garage to store bikes or other outdoor equipment. Bracken Mountain Trail is almost just outside our back door.

The property also features a private pool with a 'twisty'slide and hot tub (both open only during the summer) surrounded by beautiful stacked stone rock work. There is a gated playground with a swing set, and a custom made tree-house for the bigger kids. The playground also has a picnic table and fire ring for backyard camp-outs. Also enjoy a lower kids deck with ping pong table and tire swing. For kicking back after an active day, the kids can hang out in the indoor game room with a Netflix ready TV/DVD with wifi and an air hockey table.

Keywords: lodge, retreat, Hunger Games, pool, treehouse, views, cycling, cyclist, biking, mountain biking, hot tub, fall leaves, view, music center, pool,

More Details
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Robin McCollough (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Robin McCollough

One of us is a cyclist/hiker and the other an art/ theater lover. Brevard, Asheville and surrounding areas are a haven for both. We live 30 minutes away from the house.

Robin McCollough purchased this house in 2002

Why Robin McCollough chose Asheville Area

Husband grew up going to camp here as a child. We vacationed here for 20 years before finally buying a house in the area.

What makes this house unique

When we considered selling this house the realtor said it was so unique he wouldn't know how to compare it to anything. It's a private family vacation compound in the middle of the woods, but you can get in the car and in minutes be in downtown Brevard. When we bought the property in 2002, the pool inspector gave us the history of how the pool had been built and the rock work implemented. It is remarkable because it is on the side of a mountain. He told us that he had actually submitted a bid to build the pool, and had made it outrageous never believing that it would have been possible to do. We also have an eclectic mix of antiques and contemporary art in this house.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Your home has surpassed our expectations. How beautiful and relaxing even with kids and grandkids! Each child had a spot to relax in and the adults were able to talk. We loved having our family reunion, birthdays and July 4th here. My parents came up twice. They are not in good health so it was perfect for them to come and go as they needed to. You were the perfect host and hostess - helping us with the pool etc. We have made some precious memories here.
Jun 2014
  • 1 of 10


based on 37 traveler reviews

Private Retreat/View - 5 min Dtwn. Brevard
average rating of 4.972973 based on 47 reviews

Great house and great location

  • 5 of 5

Our trip was focused on mountain biking. As described, it's located near a trail head and very convenient to Pisgah National Forest. Only 25 minutes to DuPont State forest and 10 minutes to 2 local bike shops. The house is exactly as you see it in the pictures. It's was great and had everything we needed. The garage was great to store our bikes at night. Assuming we return to Brevard next year, I will rent this house again.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Amazing views and location, in a comfortable setting

  • 5 of 5

We loved this clean, inviting, cheerful house overlooking Brevard. Views were gorgeous both day and night. The home was warm, inviting, and comfortable, with lots of room for our family of 5 to spread out. Great for: families, probably best with older kids, since they're separated from the parents by a floor (master on main, kids' rooms down a level). Beautiful modern kitchen combined with rustic and homey decor. The owners, who are local, were wonderful - One evening we had a problem with the water supply, which they sprang into action to fix for us as quickly as possible. In spite of NO water at 5pm, we had enough for the night by 8, then a complete fix during the next day, with everything back to normal by that night. The house was a perfect home base for our rockclimbing trip in Pisgah National Forest. The town of Brevard was also inviting, with several great restaurants and shops. We would definitely recommend Brevard House to friends and family.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Charlotte, NC

Great Mountain Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This was a great cabin - the views were incredible. Great for families. Nice location as it is only a few minutes from downtown but you feel like you are in the secluded mountains. We would love to stay here again!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Breath taking views

  • 5 of 5

This was a last minute booking; the owner was very accommodating and helpful. Even though we came in winter, our family had a wonderful 5 days at this amazing house. The house was clean and well maintained. It was actually much bigger than we needed. It was very spacious for our family of 5 adults and 1 toddler. I can see how you can fit up to 10 people on the property comfortably. Pictures do not do the property justice, the views are amazing. Due to a knee injury the day before vacation, we did not do very much in the local community except go to the grocery store. We cooked 3 meals a day in the fully stocked kitchen, had nightly fires in the fire pit and rarely had the tv on while staying at the Brevard House. This was the perfect home for reconnecting with family. Mornings, I spent in solitude watching the sun rise through the trees on the screened in patio. It was the first vacation we have had that was truly restful and relaxing. This was the perfect vacation....even without using the amenities of the pool and hot tub. Lastly, I was very impressed with how well this house was well equipped with everything one would need for a vacation in the mountains. Almost everything I brought with me was unnecessary because it was provided....except for my Keurig. :) You won't regret renting this house.

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Beautiful quiet getaway in Brevard

  • 4 of 5

This is a great house in Brevard. We wanted to be as close to Brevard as possible, but in a house with a mountain view and mountain cabin feel. This is the place. Beautiful floor to ceiling windows with panoramic view looking over Brevard from the mountain. The drive into town takes 2-3 minutes. Very nice kitchen. Great space downstairs for kids/teens. Two large screened in porches. Very private. We were there third week in February, and look forward to a chance to come back during warmer weather and take advantage of the pool. We had a few problems, and the owners worked very hard to get them corrected. Highly recommended place to stay.

  • Submitted: Feb 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

What a fantastic home!

  • 5 of 5

My family had worked hard all year, and we wanted to treat ourselves to a fantastic vacation for New Year's weekend. We were blown away by the beauty of this home and its location. The views from this home - sitting squarely at the top of a mountain - are stunning! Windows abound from all sides to allow the feeling of living in natural beauty that comes from the mountains. This - on top of endless activities in the home for the whole family to enjoy ... From ping pong and air hockey matches, to movies downstairs, the tree house and of course some of the best hiking in North Carolina in the Nearby Pisgah National Forest. This vacation was a WOW!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0


geocaching, ceramics and pottery classes, gem mining, cycling, fishing


Rates & Availability

Brevard House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
May 27 2016 - Aug 22 2016
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning $175 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%


Holiday rates are the same as summer rates: Labor Day, Memorial Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas/New Years. Minimum days days depending on holiday range from 3 to 7. Please contact owner for more info and direct quote.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
Enter dates to see total
Send a Message
Available arrival
Available stay (no arrival)


Asheville Area House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2.5
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) extra double mattress under queen bed in master bedroom
  • Air Hockey
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
gated play/camp area with swingset, picnic table and fire ring/ custom treehouse

Partner Offers

Contact the Owner

Request to Book

This property requires that you message the owner to complete your booking request.
Enter dates to calculate a quote