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J Kelly Scherer

Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german

Top of the Line Asheville Cabin

25 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Asheville Area Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Modern Cedar Log Home with Year-Round Views of the Blue Ridge Mountains

For those of you who want to be close enough to Asheville that you can easily drop in, but who also prefer peace and privacy in your own little luxurious perch on top of the world, this is your spot!!

This stunningly beautiful, modern and immaculately clean cedar log home has year-round postcard-like views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, yet is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. The cabin has every comfort in an ideal proximity to Asheville and WNC.

Everything about this house is well-done, yet nothing's overdone. The cabin has all you'll need and want. The layout is perfect for a large cabin (1,500 sq') that's cozy and inviting, yet open and lives large. Amazingly, the incredible feeling of total privacy is also just minutes from the fun and funk of Asheville.

--There's a completely modern and fully-equipped kitchen with an ideal layout for cooking as well as entertaining.

--The open living room has 20' ceilings, in-wall incredible surround sound, a cozy fireplace, and comfortable furniture.

--The dining area off the kitchen has a hardwood table and chairs that seats 6 very comfortably.

--There are two large bedrooms on the main floor that share a full bath. One bedroom has a queen bed, and the other a king (which can conveniently be separated into twins, if desired).

--The fully private master bedroom upstairs with skylights has a new king bed and its own ensuite full bathroom.

--The entertainment center boasts 7.1 in-wall surround sound that provides an awesome listening experience.

--There is a wraparound front and side deck with an outdoor 6-person hot tub, and a secluded back deck off the dining area with gas grill.

--And, there's a full size washer and dryer, central heat, a/c and large windows with views from every room.

The cabin is perfectly situated for exploring Asheville and WNC! It's an easy 11 mile drive to Pack Square at the very center of Asheville and only takes 15 minutes on well-maintained main roads.

The cabin is convenient to Asheville and all of WNC:

-- West Asheville is 10 minutes/7 miles

-- The center of Asheville is 17 minutes/11 miles

-- The Biltmore Estate is 25 minutes/14 miles

-- The Blue Ridge Parkway is 25 minutes/14 miles

-- The Appalachian Trail at Hot Springs is 1 hour/38 miles

-- Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shining Rock Wilderness, Mills River, Linville Gorge, Mt. Mitchell, Bent Creek, Cold Mountain, etc. are only 60 minutes away.

-- River rafting/tubing/ kayaking, zip lining, rock climbing, fishing and golfing are 30 minutes or less.

-- Downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing is 50 minutes/35 miles.

-- Cherokee is 1 hour/42 miles.

-- Waynesville is 30 minutes/23 miles away.

This cabin has it all, in the middle of it all!

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
J Kelly Scherer (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english, german

About J Kelly Scherer

My name is Kelly and I live in Charlotte, NC. I'm a hard-working, peace-loving individual who enjoys the serenity of the mountains. I am a private owner and maintain the property myself, with personal care and interest. I come from a large family and always appreciate a sense of family among friends. I'm sure that you, like everyone who visits, will absolutely love and cherish the time you spend at my mountain cabin!

J Kelly Scherer purchased this cabin in 2004

Why J Kelly Scherer chose Asheville Area

My mountain cabin is a rare find and one that I plan to keep for many years of enjoyment. The cabin is gorgeous, immaculate, serene, and lacks for nothing. It is located just outside of Asheville, NC, one of America's coolest towns. While just 10 miles from downtown, it sits on a mountainside that looks out across multiple ridges of mountains and valleys dotted with farmland and estates. It has the best of all worlds - private in its location, and close to everything that Asheville has to offer!

What makes this cabin unique

The mountain cabin is at the end of a private road, perched high on a mountainside, with unobstructed year-round views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its open floor plan and peaceful setting make it perfect for relaxing and enjoying the beauty of the Blue Ridge. The house is immaculately clean and tidy.

The cabin is perfectly situated for exploring Asheville and WNC!

The cabin is only 11 miles from Pack Square in the very center of Asheville. The picturesque drive into town takes 15 minutes on main roads.

The cabin sits in the middle of hundreds of world class hiking and biking trails. All are an easy 30 to 60 minutes' drive away, door to trailhead. The Appalachian Trail at Hot Springs is 35 minutes. Great Smoky Mountains National Park; Shining Rock Wilderness, Mills River, Linville Gorge, Mt. Mitchell, Bent Creek, Cold Mountain, etc. are all 40 minutes. The Blue Ridge Parkway is 25 minutes and there are multiple trails off it.

River rafting/tubing/ kayaking, zip lining, rock climbing, fishing and golfing are 30 minutes or less. Downhill skiing, snowboarding and tubing is 35 miles from the cabin.

The Biltmore Estate is only 25 minutes away. Stay one week and receive a free day-pass to Biltmore! Waynesville is 25 minutes. And, Cherokee is 45 minutes.

Being just outside of Asheville allows you to feel away from it all but also be right in the middle of everything.


based on 25 traveler reviews

Top of the Line Asheville Cabin
average rating of 4.88 based on 25 reviews

Tranquility and Seclusion

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Top of the Line for a three night long weekend getaway. What a great cabin! Quiet and secluded location at the end of the private drive. Great view from the deck. Kitchen was well stocked with everything needed for cooking at the house. Hot tub was great for relaxing and reflecting on the days' events. Convenient to Asheville. Thanks so much for a wonderful stay!

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Mountain Top Cabin

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful cabin has a wonderful mountain top view of the Smoky Mountains. It is only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville and about an hour from rafting the Nantahala River. We enjoyed cooking in the fully equipped kitchen and using the gas grill on the back porch. We also took advantage of the hot tub. Everything was great! The only draw back is limited data on the WiFi so be prepared to use your cell phone instead of an ipad. I highly recommend the cabin.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful views and cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 (plus our dog) enjoyed a 4 day stay in this adorable cabin. We found everything to be just as advertised and were very pleased when we arrived. Kelly was super quick to respond if we had any questions and was very friendly. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing view and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I planned a trip with two other couples and our dog Carson. We couldn't have had a better experience with Kelly and his cabin. The view was incredible. I especially enjoyed the breakfast table on the corner of the deck where I had my morning coffee and afternoon IPA. The hot tub was clean and in working order (a requirement for our group). Getting into town for a visit to Wicked Weed took about 15-20 minutes. The only drawback for getting to town was that there were no Ubers/Lyfts available in the area, so we had to drive.

Overall it was a great weekend away from Atlanta. Kelly was attentive to our needs and made sure we had all the appropriate info to get easy access to the cabin.

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Views, Convenient Location

  • 3 of 5

Our stay at the cabin was very enjoyable! The views were lovely and you could see for miles. The house was very well kept and spacious and it was only about a 15-20 minute drive to downtown Asheville. The only thing that would have made our stay better would have been if the hot tub was working. It would have been great to have someone check to make sure it was working properly before guests arrive. We were looking forward to being able to relax in the hot tub and it was a large part of why we picked the cabin. Hopefully, it will be fixed for the next renters!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I sincerely apologize that the hot tub did not work during your stay. Thank you, however for notifying me of the problem when you first noticed it was not working properly. My assistant came that same day, and I the next, but neither of us was able to get the hot tub control panel to work. So, I had it professionally replaced 3 days after your visit; in time for the next guests. I strive to always fulfill guests' expectations and my own high standards, one of which is to ensure that I can deliver on everything I advertise about the cabin. This was one of those unfortunate things where the hot tub control panel broke between the prior guest and your arrival. It appeared to be working in our pre-inspection because the jets were running and the temperature was at 90 degrees – where we typically keep it for a guest's arrival. But again, I'm sorry it was not working properly for your weekend visit. I'm happy you enjoyed everything else about the cabin, though. Thanks for your stay.
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Astounding view, modern, well-appointed, and comfortable!

  • 5 of 5

Tremendous experience staying in this modern, beautiful home. As others have noted, the view is incredible. Thankfully, the home is a joy to stay in, as well. Wonderful rustic feel, but with modern touches. An absolute joy. There were 6 of us, and there was plenty of space. Close proximity to Asheville and Ingles grocery store make this place a total winner! Note: floors on the 1st floor must have just been cleaned and waxed--they were super-slippery, so if you don't like to wear shoes in the house, be sure to pack your grippy slippers :) .

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Nearest Barpub
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
I-240, I-26, and I-40
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

This beautiful cabin is located just 10 easy miles from downtown Asheville - so close that you can drop in to the city in minutes. But, what is so amazing is that, while the mountain cabin lies just outside of Asheville, its peace and serenity feels like you're miles from anywhere. So, plan to spend some time at the cabin relaxing in its luxurious accommodations, peace and beauty.

But, you'll also be glad you're so close to Asheville because it is one of America’s gems! Asheville enjoys a beautiful setting, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, a temperate climate, and a tolerant, diverse people. Asheville has a thriving arts community, numerous outstanding restaurants, local wineries and breweries, year-round festivals, and a multitude of outdoor activities including hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, rock-climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and sightseeing.

America’s Largest Home, the Biltmore Estate is only 13 miles away! It is absolutely amazing to behold, and its popularity is well-deserved.

The Blue Ridge Parkway, one of America’s most scenic drives winds through Asheville to Mount Mitchell, the highest mountain in the eastern United States.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only 30 minutes from the cabin. It is America's most visited national park, and the United Nations has designated Great Smoky Mountains National Park as an International Biosphere Reserve. The Great Smoky Mountains are among the oldest mountains in the world, formed 200-300 million years ago with an unmatched biodiversity.

There is so much to do in and around Asheville, you'll honestly wish you could spend more time here. But one thing that's certain, you'll enjoy every moment you spend at this beautiful and relaxing mountain cabin.


Rates & Availability

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Labor Day Holiday
Sep 2 2016 - Sep 11 2016
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 18 2016 - Nov 27 2016
3 night minimum stay
Christmastime/New Year's
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150
Refundable damage deposit $500
Pet Fee $100

Stay one week and receive a free day pass to the Biltmore estate!

Mid-week Special: Four week nights (Monday - Thursday nights) for the price of 3 (only $750)! This rate does not apply to holiday periods or in combination with a weekend stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Asheville Area Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1500 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Private master bath in the upstairs suite.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King bed can be separated into two twin beds.
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • All three bedrooms have warm, Berber carpeting and private views. The beds are new, comfortable, and with soft, clean linens.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift privileges
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Stay one full week and receive one day-pass to the Biltmore Estate!

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