Secluded, private retreat for guests desiring a place to relax with friends or family, yet only a 5 miles from any kind of store you could need. Private lake on 9 acres - hiking and fishing right out your door. We have wild turkeys, wild and domestic ducks, Canadian Geese, 20+ species of birds, Wild Blue Herons, turtles, bull frogs and the occasional Green Heron, fox, coyote or black bear (these wild animals have never bothered a person on the property). We have trails throughout the nine acres, which guests are welcome to enjoy.
The open floor plan is ideally suited for groups - the Great Room, Kitchen and Dining areas are all open - no walls in between. Bedrooms are all private, separate spaces with doors which lock from the inside.
In Fall of 2016, the two en suite bathrooms were completely gutted and renovated. The King Master Suite bathroom has two shower heads - one traditional, and one "hand held", which is on the side of the shower, next to a built in tile bench. The floor in this bathroom is seamless between the bathroom floor and shower floor, so anyone with mobility challenges will have a very easy time. The toilets in both en suites are comfort height toilets. Both en suite bathrooms have solid wood, double sink vanities, with lots of counter space and large mirrors. There is a blowdryer for guest use in the vanity in the King Master Suite.
DRIVING TIMES/DISTANCES from Wynn's Way to popular destinations listed first, and then HOUSE DETAILS below that:
DRIVING TIMES/DISTANCES from Wynn's Way:
*Six minute drive to EarthFare, Publix and Ingles grocery stores, as well as many local and franchise restaurants. Drugstores, Verizon, Post Office, UPS, Ace Hardware, WalMart, Staples, Hair Salons, Auto Zone and more are all located on Hendersonville Road.
*6 miles/10 minutes to Biltmore Park
*9 miles/15 minutes to the WNC AG Center
*10 miles/10-15 minutes to Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village (boutique shopping),
*11 miles/15 minutes to downtown Asheville (Urban Trail, amazing restaurants, craft beers and breweries.
*10 miles/ 15-20 minutes to Sierra Nevada Brewery
*16 miles/27 minutes to Hendersonville
*17 miles/24 minutes to Black Mountain/Montreat
*20 miles/28 minutes to Weaverville
*27 miles/40 minutes to Brevard
*25 miles/39 minutes to Pisgah Forest
*30 miles/43 minutes to Looking Glass Falls
*43 miles/50 minutes to Maggie Valley
Brevard, (Sliding Rock), Hendersonville, Black Mountain, Weaverville and Maggie Valley all close by and easy day trips.
*Short drive to hikes at all levels, as well as the Arboretum for learning and hiking.
*13 miles/19 minutes to French Broad OUTFITTERS for Float, fishing and kayak trips on the French Broad
*30 miles/43 minutes to French Broad ADVENTURES for rafting, zip lining and canyoneering
*8 miles/16 minutes to the Western North Carolina Nature Center and Zoological Park (not a zoo!) is a wonderful place for young families to visit and learn about the natural/animal world, followed up by a visit to Marble Slab creamery or the French Broad Chocolate Lounge.
*World Class whitewater rafting and kayaking one hours drive toward Tennessee.
*Wolf Laurel (52 minutes/41 miles) and Cataloochee (1 hr, 15 minutes/50 miles) are easy day trips for skiers, snow boarders and tubers.
FOR BAD WEATHER: All the following are a 10-15 minute drive, in Downtown Asheville: The Asheville Museum of Science (AMOS) for kids, and the Asheville Art Museum are both located near Pack Place, and wonderful places for the entire family. On Wall Street, there is also a FIRED UP (paint your own ceramics store) and close by on Lexington is the CHEVRON BEAD CO (where you have 1000's of choices of beads to make bracelets, anklets, necklaces and other adornments.
*Open floor plan between Great Room, Dining Areas and Kitchen.
*Fully equipped kitchen including all standard amenities, lots of cupboards and cabinets, Oneida flatware and Gordon Ramsey/Royal Doulton everyday service for twelve, plentiful serving dishes, hors d'oeuvres serving pieces, mugs, glassware, and a full compliment of pots and pans, a crock pot, toaster oven, panini maker, beverage pitchers, coffee maker, electric tea water kettle and an outdoor propane grill with a side burner right off the kitchen on the deck.
*Two dining tables - round wooden table to seat 4 - 6 or use as your serving buffet, and one one wooden table to seat 10 for meals.
*Working fireplace, large, floor-to-ceiling picture window overlooking the lake, with ducks, Canadian Geese, Great Blue Herons and occasional Green Herons and turtles sunning on the rocks and banks.
* LARGE Great Room, with ample places to sit and enjoy a conversation, read a book or play family games. There is a rug over the hardwood, as well as a basket full of pillows, if someone wants to relax on the floor. There are two "chair and a halfs" with matching wide ottomans, for total comfort.
We have all levels of puzzles, cards and games for inside fun, and ring toss, bocce, giant pick up sticks and whiffle ball for outside fun.
*Large deck with six large chairs for long conversations while enjoying a beautiful lake view and sunshine, or if you would rather, watch the sun rise or set, with your favorite beverage in hand.
*DIRECT TV and a DVD player (no Pay Per View), Free WiFi, telephone LAND LINE with battery backup.
*Large Fire Pit area down by and overlooking the lake, with large chairs and rocks. There is also a safety glass topped patio table and four chairs. This is a favorite place to spend an evening, enjoying each other, telling stories and roasting hot dogs and making s'mores.
*Two master suites with totally renovated en suite, double vanity bathrooms, with comfort height toilets and large, six foot walk-in showers. Blow dryer in the California King en suite.
*One Twin Bed Room, with a beautiful view overlooking our lake, and gets morning sun
*One Bunk Room, with 2 sets of bunk beds and underbed drawers. Each bunk has its' own shelf and independently controlled light.
*Private, paved driveway goes by the lake, up the hill to Wynn's Way. Directly behind the house, there is a paved area for 2 large cars/trucks, and a "pull-in" as well. Coming up the driveway towards the house is a paved "pull off" for a car to park in front of the house. Near the lake, there is a paved strip of pavement as well.
*Laundry Room with Maytag Washing Machine and Driver, as well as a well stocked First Aid Kit. Iron (regular, not "heavy duty") and standing ironing board in house.
*Stone fireplace for cozy rainy or snowy days. Fireplace wood is conveniently stacked outside the front door under the porch.
*Beautiful bed linens, white sheets, blankets and bedspreads provided.
*We have gone the extra mile to ensure our guests have peace of mind and a totally restful sleep. All beds at Wynn's Way have the most advanced, premium quality, locked mattress and pillow protectors as a foundational level of protection. The house undergoes a thorough, top level cleaning following the departure of any guests. All beds have been freshly made with soft, white sheets prior to guests arrival.
*Soft, white, cotton bath towels and wash cloths are provided for each guest. We ask that guests with make-up, medication or lotion on their face use the lavender wash cloths we provide, in order to keep our linens fresh and clean for all guests.
*Immediately behind Wynn's Way, there is a paved parking area for two large vehicles. There is also a "pull in" to a paved area which turns into forest, but would allow the other two cars to get out. As you approach the house, there is a paved "pull-in" to the left, in front of the house, with space for another car. In addition, when driving away from the house, at the bottom of the hill, the driveway splits. To your right is a paved road which dead ends into the forest, and would accommodate a trailer or larger vehicle. To the left, the driveway continues by the lake, past the Fire Pit and out to Merrill's Cove Road.