About the property
- House3800 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay4 nights
House, 3 Bedrooms + Other (See Description), 3 Baths, (Sleeps 6)
Enjoy a beautiful 3800 square foot custom-built home in the Smoky Mountains 30 miles southwest of Asheville, North Carolina with a breathtaking view from nearly 4,200 foot elevation! You will enjoy a fabulous panoramic view from the deck during the day - and an absolutely enchanting view of the twinkling lights of nearby Waynesville at night!
Mother Nature invites you to relax and enjoy mountain streams, the forests, incredible wildflower displays, quiet ponds and delicious wild blackberries without leaving the mountain.
The deck and surrounding trees are visited often by the many varieties of songbirds. Enjoy watching the fast, feisty and beautiful hummingbirds that visit the feeders multiple times every day! Let your children and guests enjoy feeding the fish in the pond below 'No Fishing Please'! The house is located in the Smoky Mountains where black bears are indigenous and have occasionally been seen in the area.
You will be located only minutes away from many popular attractions such as the palatial Biltmore House and Gardens, Maggie Valley, Cherokee Indian Reservation and Casino, Blue Ridge Parkway, numerous championship golf courses, horseback riding, exciting white water rafting, llama trekking, elk watching at the Pisgah National Forest, snow skiing on Cataloochee Mountain, Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Railroad, gem mining and delightful craft and antique shopping and dining in Asheville, Waynesville and Dillsboro.
This luxurious home features private Master and Guest Suites, Kitchen, Dining Room, Office and Laundry on the main floor! Relax in the comfortable living room with cable TV, wood burning fireplace, VCR and CD players.
The master bedroom is spacious and features a king size bed, a large walk-in closet and a spacious private bath with a large shower and Jacuzzi tub. The private guest bedroom wing features a queen size bed and a separate bath with shower.
The kitchen includes a large refrigerator, stove and double oven, warming drawer, microwave, toaster, toaster oven and coffee maker, dishes, pots, pans, utensils and gadgets, etc. The Formal dining Room seats six or more comfortably - so invite your friends for dinner!
The lower floor features a spacious bedroom with a king size bed and a Sitting/Reading Room with a couch. The downstairs also features a covered patio.
A charming guest chalet below is also ready for rental!
Huge 70’ long deck with wide open view of the sunrise and the lovely pond below. The Deck, which has direct access to the upper and lower driveways, features a gazebo, and a large covered sitting area.
Wireless or wired High Speed Internet access for your laptop computer is provided with a separate office area in the Master wing. Unlimited long distance calling in the US is provided for our guests.
Access to this home and its interior rooms has been thoughtfully designed to accommodate those who may have physical challenges. The entrance to the upper (main) floor has only one 6” step from the covered driveway portico. All the doors in the house are three feet wide and both the upper and lower floors have separate driveways.
Rates shown below are for up to four guests. Additional guests are charged $80 each/week.
Rentals are normally done on a weekly basis from Saturday afternoon at 3:30 pm through Saturday morning at 10:30 am. This gives us time to make sure the home is properly cleaned and prepared for our next guests.
We look forward to having you stay in our home.
Keywords: Custom-built Home
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 22, 2018
About Fran Rickard
Mary Jane and Fran, best friends for many years, purchased this home in 2007. Both intend to make Walker-in-the-Hills their permanent home sometime in the future. Dave and Fran who reside in Marietta, GA now own this beautiful home. Mary Jane who lives in Titusville, FL has purchased the chalet below with her husband Ron.
Fran Rickard purchased this House in 2007
Why Fran Rickard chose Waynesville
Fran and MJ have vacationed here since the early 80's. They love it! It's quiet, peaceful, cool and beautiful.
What makes this House unique
THE PANORAMIC VIEW! The view toward Waynesville to the east is just spectacular. In the morning you will be greeted by a beautiful sunrise and in the evening the lights of Waynesville twinkle magically in the distance. Walker-in-the-Hills is a very special community of everything from small cottages to large, beautiful mountain homes. Located on the eastern slopes of Mt. Lyn Lowry, one of highest mountains in the Appalachians, this quiet and peaceful community enjoys a special ambiance loved by all who visit here.
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Fantastic view! We enjoyed our stay.
Wonderful couples getaway
We had the most relaxing time while staying at this beautiful, well appointed home in Waynesville. The view is breathtaking from the living area, the kitchen was stocked with all we needed to prepare all our meals in house, the fireplace was warm and cozy during the very cold nights and days, the Internet and TV worked flawlessly, and the owner was very gracious to any and all our needs. This home provided the peace and quiet we were looking for, and yet we enjoyed an afternoon in the quaint mountain town of Waynesville which was a short 10 minute drive away. This home provided for all our needs and left a good impression on the Guests accompanying us. We recommend this home with 5 stars and will plan a return trip as soon as possible.
Perfect for a family vacation
I was pleasantly surprised on how modern and comfortable the home was. I have rented a few different homes in the NC Mountains, and where they have been nice, this one is everything it was advertised to be. If you want a real “mountain view”, this is the home.
The large deck around the house was perfect for enjoying dinner outside, or just hanging out watching the sunset in the gazebo. The property was beautiful with multitude of birds, bunnies, chipmunks, and even a small fish pond.
The home was clean & tidy, and offered every amenity that a family of 5 needs. Full kitchen, living areas, quiet bed rooms, and an office with a desk to check into work “if needed”. The driveway up to the home was a little intimidating for a Floridian in a mini-van, but by the second day it was no big deal. The covered parking area was perfect for returning to the home during rainy weather. If I could take another week off of work,,, I’d return in a minute.
Fabulous Mountain Retreat!!
What an amazing get-away in the beautiful Western NC mountains! My husband and I stayed at this home for 5 glorious days and can't say enough great things about our stay. The owners have thought of literally everything to make a stay in their home comfortable and hassle-free. From the extremely informative welcome packet to the tasteful little instructions posted throughout the house, no stone has been left unturned to make a visit thoroughly relaxing and delightful. There were so many thoughtful touches like the bottle of wine, cheese, sausage and crackers to greet their guests. We were greeted by a wild turkey as soon as we arrived, watched a wide array of birds from the deck every night, and fed the fish in the Pollywog Pond every morning. We would absolutely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone considering this property!
My family had a wonderful time at this beautiful home. The owners are fantastic and the detail they have put into the home will be obvious from the moment you arrive. The home is impeccable- stocked with everything you can imagine and then some. The views from the deck make you never want to leave. So much to do in and around Waynesville-- the Parkway is only an exit away which provides great hiking, picnicking and a fun day trip to Slippery Rock. Asheville is a quick 25 minute drive if you want to tour the Biltmore Estate or have a special dinner at the Grove Park Inn. However, plan you days accordingly because the home itself offers plenty!
Perfect Mountain Home!
We had the most wonderful "stay in the mountains" last week and it was hard to leave! It was everything I wanted for my 94 year old mom and more. What a special trip for both of us that brought back many good memories. We were astounded at how gorgeous your home was, with everything anyone could ever need for a "more than comfortable" stay. It was a perfect fit for our needs of wheelchair access. The cool morning sunrises were breathtaking! Many hours were spent out on the deck sipping wine while admiring the flowers, listening to the birds, enjoying the conversation from the bullfrog, and watching fireflies! We have found our "home away from home" for future mountain trips! Thank you for being so gracious, kind, and thoughtful. I can't wait to visit again!
With much gratitude,
Biltmore House Tours, Art Galleries, Whitewater Rafting, New Morning Gallery at Biltmore Square (a favorite!), Golf
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Holiday Periods (weeks) are billed at the Standard Rate ($1,400) for the week or $1,150.00 Minimum for shorter stays. Pet Fees are charged only when applicable. When I bill the rent, I send a Guest Handbook with information about our home including access instructions and driving directions. Deviation from our standard Saturday to Saturday rental, including 4 night stays are approved on a case by case basis. Minimum 4 night stays are generally not available during July, August, October or major holiday periods.
We accept credit cards, eCheck (personal checks up to 30 days before arrival). PLEASE NOTE: VRBO handles inquiries on our property but I handle all actual bookings & billings in order to save renters a VRBO 8% service charge! Ron Thompson Our booking process is as follows: • If your booking is more than 60 days ahead of you