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Chris Smailes

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

A Great Value that's Convenient and Comfy with Great Views. Pet Friendly.

31 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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3 bedroom, 2.5 bath, sleeps 6

Grandview is perched high atop a 3400' mountain in Black Mountain, NC and offers an amazing view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, including Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway. Yet, this secluded setting is a convenient 5 mile drive to interstate 40 and the Front Porch of Western North Carolina; the historic town of Black Mountain, NC. This recently renovated vacation home features hardwood floors, tile baths and custom woodwork throughout and provides the peaceful, relaxing environment of a quality secluded mountain getaway. Grandview has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths that can accommodate 6 guests. A comfortably furnished open floor plan provides an ideal setting for a relaxing vacation in the mountains. The fully equipped custom kitchen with concrete counter tops has everything needed from picnics to entertaining. A large deck gives you a front row view of the magnificent mountain scenery. Three flat screen TVs with DirecTv (55” HDTV in theater room) are ready for catching the big game or the latest flick. The high speed wireless internet access allows you to stay connected should you need or care to be. And a high capacity washer and dryer are there to put the remnants of the day’s adventure firmly in your memory only.

  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Chris Smailes (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english


based on 31 traveler reviews

A Great Value that's Convenient and Comfy with Great Views. Pet Friendly.
average rating of 4.870968 based on 31 reviews

beautiful house

  • 5 of 5

Sorry I forgot to click the stars on my last review! Definitely 5 stars. Home was everything we expected. The owner was friendly and responsive.

We loved it!

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Beautiful view, clean, close to hiking

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was wonderful! I can't say enough good things about our stay. We found it to be clean and very comfortable. The view from the back deck is amazing. We were also able to bring our two dogs with us to enjoy the vacation. The cabin is about 15 minutes from downtown Black Mountain where there are several yummy places to eat and very cool little shoppes. Ashville is also only about 30 minutes away with more great food and shopping. If you enjoy hiking there are several state parks with waterfalls to hike to within an hour drive of the cabin. If you are on the fence, book this cabin, you won't be disappointed. :)

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the great review! I hope you were able to get in some of our great local hikes too! Grandview is certainly close to Chimney Rock State Park, Dupont State forest, Mt Mitchell State Park and Catawba Falls State Park among other great areas, but there's no need to leave town to do some incredible hiking. I'm glad you enjoyed your stay at Grandview and hope to have you back. Thanks again, Chris
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  • 5 of 5

if you are looking for peace and quiet with a beautiful mountain view, this is your place. Everything you need, comfy master bed, large deck for the dogs to hang out. We love Black Mountain and were able to drive into town in about 15-20 minutes. just two of us and our dogs, but would be good for larger groups. Prompt refund of deposit.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm glad you really enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the great review and recommendation. Peace and quite are what Grandview is all about! Comfy beds and a big deck with great views don't hurt either. I make it a priority to refund my guests' damage deposits promptly, thanks for mentioning it. Hope to have you back in the future. Chris
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Lovely place to stay....homey, well equipped kitchen, laundry facilities....

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful view from the large deck....very nice fire pit in the yard....

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying at Grandview and for leaving a 5 star review. Hope to have you stay again the next time you're in the area. Thanks again, Chris
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Nice house, friendly owner

  • 4 of 5

Had a nice time staying at the house. First floor was really nicely updated and clean. Bottom level was spacious and good for kids to sleep/play.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you for staying at Grandview. I'm glad you enjoyed your time. Hope to have you back. I appreciate your kind review. All the best, Chris
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Awesome Views

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at Chris' house at midnight to find that the fireplace was on and the cabin was warm. This was a nice surprise as it was very cold and windy at the top of the mountain that evening. After a good night's sleep we were able to enjoy the beautiful views from the rear deck of the house. The cabin was very clean and comfortable. It is also close to Asheville.

We also enjoyed the local dining options in Black mountain. Louise's café is a great place for breakfast. The BBQ restaurant on the left as you head towards the cabin is also very good and a great value.

Note that after you turn off HWY 9 you will find that the unpaved road is rather bumpy, by once you get to the cabin you will enjoy the views and privacy. I highly recommend staying at this property!

  • Submitted: Apr 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: On a cold, windy night, it's always nice to show up to Grandview all warm and cozy. I love it when I get to do it! Thanks for mentioning in you review some of the great places to eat in town. There are plenty and only 5 miles from Grandview. Thanks for your review and recommendation. Chris
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville regional airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Black Mountain
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Black Mountain Municipal
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
3.6 Miles
Straightaway Cafe
Car: necessary

The town of Black Mountain is the Front Porch to all that Western North Carolina has to offer: from a thriving and eclectic art scene to the cornucopia of live entertainment built on our musical heritage, to our nationally renown craft brewing culture, to the endless cycling, hiking, paddling and other outdoor activities we're famous for..


Rates & Availability

Black Mountain Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jun 30 2016 - Aug 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Early Fall
Aug 21 2016 - Sep 29 2016
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Sep 30 2016 - Nov 6 2016
5 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Christmas Holiday
Dec 19 2016 - Dec 29 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Years Holiday
Dec 30 2016 - Jan 8 2017
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Cleaning $100 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%


Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 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:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Town ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , suite
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
  • Sleeper sofa in TV room for sleeping another 2 people if needed.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • DVR
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Deck Furniture
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

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