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Mountain Views, Pet friendly, Hot Tub, EASY Access, Peaceful 8 Acres!

Bedrooms 4
Space 4,000 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

4 Bedrooms + sleeper sofa, 3 Baths, 2 Kitchens (Sleeps 10)


The Asheville Country Chalet is unquestionably one of the most unique vacation rentals in the area!

The custom-built Passive Solar home was designed for both comfort and entertaining. It has generously sized rooms, amazing views, and seemingly endless areas to gather… or to enjoy a little solitude and tranquility.

Designed as a Swiss Chalet, updates have maintained the original character and rustic elegance while adding modern conveniences.

The Chalet is offered with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms. Queen beds in all 4 Bedrooms, plus a Queen sleeper sofa (in the Sweet Suite).


• 3 Bedrooms w/closets, dressers, and light-blocking curtains

• 2 full Bathrooms

• Den w/cable television

• Kitchen w/pantry and pass-through to Dining Room

• Dining Room w/seating for 10

• Living Room w/fireplace and wall of windows… pastoral and mountain views!

• 900 square-foot DECK w/seating and dining areas


• Recreation Room w/ping pong, pub tables and stools, and a seating area w/cable television

• Sweet Suite efficiency apartment with Private Bedroom, Full Bathroom, Full Kitchen, and Living/Dining area

• Patio

• Hot Tub


• High Speed wi-fi

• Cable television

• Stereo Receiver with indoor and outdoor speakers


• Have current vaccinations and flea preventative

• Be leashed or obedient and will come to you on command

• Not wander into the neighbors' yards

• Not get on furniture without using the 'Dog Sheets' provided to protect couches and bedding

We DO NOT CHARGE A PET FEE (not yet, anyway!). We do expect guests to maintain control over pets, walk them as needed, prevent damage to the property or furnishings, clean up all messes, and scoop poop out of the upper yard.

EARLY CHECK-IN/LATE CHECK-OUT: Must be approved by owner in advance and are not always available. Fees are $25/hour.

The Main Level Master Suite has a private full Bathroom with double sinks, radiant heat flooring, and a walk-in shower for two! There are two other Bedrooms that share a Bathroom. Additional space on the Main Level includes the Kitchen, Dining Room with seating for 10, Living Room with Fireplace and a wall of windows, Den with cable television, and the oh-so-wonderful Deck!

The Lower Level has a Recreation Room with ping pong, pub tables, and a seating area with cable television. The Sweet Suite efficiency apartment is adjacent to the Rec Room, and is the most private area of the Chalet. It has an interior entrance that opens up to a Living/Dining area with a propane-fired woodstove, a Queen sleeper sofa, and cable television. The Sweet Suite has the 4th Bedroom, 3rd Bathroom, and the 2nd Kitchen.

LOCATION: This property is 17 miles from Asheville’s city limits, approximately a 20-25 minute drive to the heart of downtown (depending on traffic). It is easily accessed via Interstate 26 and Highway 197, with no curvy mountain roads to maneuver. There are also several cab companies that can transport groups to and from downtown.

It is 10 minutes to the charming historic towns of Weaverville and Mars Hill. It’s only a few miles to the Coleman Boundary area of the Pisgah National Forest, 3 miles to Navitat Canopy Adventures (quite possibly the best zipline company in the country), and the French Broad River is nearby: kayaking, rafting, tubing, and fly fishing are offered by several local Outfitters. Bent Creek recreation area in Asheville ranks among the top 10 Mountain Biking sites in the country!

Voted 'Beer City' USA for 4 consecutive years, there is more than the fabulous craft breweries in Asheville. LaZoom Comedy Tours offer family-friendly as well as 'R-rated' adult entertainment, the Blue Ridge Parkway is beautiful any time of year, the Biltmore Estate is the largest privately-owned house in the United States and is open for tours year-round, the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens are lovely, and other recreational options are seemingly endless! Mix in Asheville's cuisine, art, and music... you are not likely to find a quaint vacation destination with so much to offer!

More Details

Paula Taylor
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Response time:
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Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Paula Taylor

I've been in real estate for what seems my entire life. With parents as Realtors, it's always been a family business. I began appraising in college, investing in rentals at the age of 24, and have been a Property Manager ever since. I fell in love with this house and it's view during my first showing (as a Real Estate Broker)... luckily for me, my clients were not interested! Eight months later, I purchased the home and ~8 acres.

Paula Taylor purchased this house in 2004

Why Paula Taylor chose Asheville Area

This property and house leave people in awe... from the initial impression coming up the driveway to the expansive living area leading directly to that 'magnet' of a deck... it has the ideal balance of peace, views, and easy access to downtown and other amenities!

It is, undoubtedly, one of the most special properties in the Asheville area! Built in 1986 as a retirement residence with a Swiss Chalet design, there are charming and unique details throughout. The coat closet and pantry lights come on when the doors are opened, skylights and a passive solar design provide a light and bright atmosphere, the ceiling soars to 18' in the Living room, and all rooms of ample size.

The kitchen cabinets were hand-made by the original owner and feature a 'Small Appliance Garage': simply open the door with the brass 'Coffee Maker' label, and pull out the trolley upon which sits the coffee maker! The spice drawer might amuse you, or inspire you... the dumbwaiter is non-functioning, but still fun to check out! How often do you see a modern version of Thomas Jefferson's invention?

Multiple indoor and outdoor 'living areas' make this home an ideal get-away for intimate escapes, family reunions, or for your visitors who prefer a home rather than a hotel.

Spacious and comfortable, there are options to relax in/on the... Den, Living Room, Kitchen with a 'pass-through' to the Dining Room, the Deck, a shady pergola, and 8 acres upon which to roam!

UPDATE: As of October 2013, the Chalet can be rented with (or without) the lower level the Efficiency Apartment, aptly named the Sweet Suite! With its own kitchen, private bath, bedroom with a Queen, and a Living Area with a Queen sleeper sofa... it is ideal for additional guests to have a bit of privacy from those staying on the main level!

What makes this house unique

I've made improvements over the years, most of them cosmetic as well as the less exciting upgrades to the major systems (heat/AC, roof, electrical, etc.). Improvements are made every year to modernize the Chalet while maintaining its original charm and character. The house is fully functional and very comfortable. It has come a long way from the fixer-upper condition it was when I purchased it, and I continue to enjoy the process of converting it into my vision and having the ability to share this special property with guests!


Barnardsville House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 3: Sweet Suite - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2: Master Bath - toilet , shower , Double sinks, radiant heat, walk-in shower
    pre Hot Tub shower - shower , In Recreation Room
    Bathroom 1: shared - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The Master Bath features a walk-in shower with two shower heads. A gentle Rain Head from above as well as an adjustable wall-mounted Wand, you can use one or both by adjusting the diverter. Radiant heat tile floors. Bath towels, hand towels, and washclothes are provided.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1: Master Suite - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided.
    Bedroom 3: shared Bath - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided.
    Bedroom 2: shared Bath - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided.
    Bedroom 4: Sweet Suite - 1 queen , Light-blocking curtains, pillows and sheets provided.
    Sleeper Sofa in Sweet Suite - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Each Bedroom has a dresser and closet ready for your use. Pillows, sheets, and blankets are provided.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveler reviews)

Mountain Views, Pet friendly, Hot Tub, EASY Access, Peaceful 8 Acres!
average rating of 4.864865 based on 37 reviews

Great weekend getaway

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect for our large group of 8. Convenient enough to downtown Asheville. The owners are very nice and helpful. Will be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Feb 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful scenery, great cabin

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was perfect for our bachelorette weekend in Asheville! Not to far from the city, but great for a large number of people who want a lovely and relaxing getaway with pretty scenery!

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent Stay

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful Property, 5 stars. Looking forward to coming back.

Beautiful mountain views and comfortable spa with huge porch and kitchen. relaxing and beautiful.

Thank you!

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful and Relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay! The house was more then we imagined and the views were absolutely gorgeous. You don't even need to leave the house if you don't want to! The house had everything we needed and more. Paula was great and easy to get in contact with if needed. We cant wait to book another stay here soon!

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Huge house with gorgeous views & an easy drive into downtown Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 9 stayed here in August 2016. We had an amazing time - the house is gigantic with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms for all. Kitchen was well stocked with coffee maker, pots and pans, and other supplies. The porch is huge with stunning mountain views. Although we didn't use the hot tub as much as we would have liked (just a short trip) - it was definitely a perk. Paula was extremely responsive via email when I reached out to her with questions during our stay. 20 minute or so drive into downtown Asheville but so worth the privacy of the rental. I cannot wait to go back to Asheville and would recommend this property to anyone with a good size group looking to be able to spread out and relax with a killer view.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Lovely place to spend a week. Well equipped and supplied. Great support.

  • 4 of 5

Would go back. Quiet with a great view.

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Blue Mtn Pizza, Mike's, Creperie, etc: Weaverville
Nearest Ferry
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
THE YARD!!!! or Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Train
75 Miles
Greenville SC (GRV)
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
200 Feet to Hwy 197, 4 Miles to Interstate 26
Nearest Restaurant
10 Miles
Multiple restaurants, Weaverville & Mars Hill NC
Nearest Ski
22 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Beach
280 Miles
Charleston SC area
Car: necessary

Only 18 miles to the heart of downtown Asheville (~20-25 minutes if traffic isn't congested), this property is a peaceful and private retreat.

The charming town of Weaverville is less than 10 miles and offers restaurants, shops, galleries, grocery, pharmacies, and banking.


Rates & Availability

Barnardsville House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 1 2017 - Jun 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday: Independence Day
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jul 10 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 1 2017 - Aug 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
Holiday: Thanksgiving
Nov 20 2017 - Nov 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday: Christmas
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
Holiday: New Year's
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $79
Cleaning $225
Tax Rate 11.0%

Maximum occupancy is 10, unless arrangements are made in advance.

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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