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Chris Smailes

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

Close to town with Great Mountain View. Book your Leaf Season Adventure Now!

37 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 37 traveler reviews

Close to town with Great Mountain View. Book your Leaf Season Adventure Now!
average rating of 4.810811 based on 37 reviews

Truly amazing view and wonderful home

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful weekend as a family in this very nice home. The views are every bit as amazing as advertised and if you are looking for a fantastic getaway as a family or with friends, we would highly recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Relaxing stay away from city life

  • 5 of 5

Our stay at Grandview couldn't have been any more peaceful and relaxing. High up top the mountain (about 15 min from town) makes you forget about everything at home. It was very quiet (even with a house next door that you couldn't even really see or hear) and you felt like you were one with nature. We enjoyed our morning coffee and evening wine out on the patio taking in the fresh mountain air and wonderful view of the mountains. The house was very well kept. It was just two of us so we primarily stuck to the first floor and we brought our dog who loved the spacious backyard. Chris was always very prompt in responses (within 24hrs) leading up to our stay and gave numerous recommnedations for hikes in the area and to local restaurants. The wi-if is great if you have Verizon. AT&T services was spotty. We enjoyed the puzzles and games that were also provided. The best part was seeing all the stars at night as you forget how many and how bright they are when living in the city. The Biltmore and Asheville are only 30 minutes away. So Grandview is great for mountain relaxing but still being able to get in some activities. We would definitely go back.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic house and great views! We enjoyed the stay very much. We will definately be coming back.

  • 5 of 5

House was very clean and everything it was advertised to be. Owner was very nice to deal with. We liked location as it seemed central to many areas of interest. We hit Mt. Mitchell one day and then short drive to Chimney Rock the next. Enjoyed the views from the deck. NICE!

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Mountaintop Gem!

  • 5 of 5

This adorable home is located near the top of the mountain which provides spectacular views! The light was on when we arrived late at night which was a warm welcome. The home is as pictured and has everything you and your family will need for your stay. Hair dryers, coffee pot, toaster, blue ray disc players, even a telescope for viewing the stars! With two dens and three bedrooms our family of 5 and family guest were all quite comfortable. The host left detailed information about the home and procedures for check in/out which was very helpful. When a small issue with the humidifier arose, Chris responded immediately and even stopped by to make sure everything was resolved. The fire pit area in the back was an added bonus that most rental locations cannot offer! The home is a great location to downtown and we were able to enjoy seeing the bears who roamed across the road several times during our stay! I highly recommend staying here and would gladly return if our travels bring us back to the area.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for highlighting how Grandview hits all the right marks as far as the convenient location, comfortable layout and being well equipped with all the amenities necessary for an enjoyable mountain getaway including the entertainment provided by the local wildlife. It was my pleasure to have met you all and I hope to have you back for your next trip to the mountains. Thanks again, Chris
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The View is stunning!

  • 2 of 5

The drive up to Grandview was adventurous, particularly since we originally followed google maps and it stopped us very short of our destination. We then looked up Chris' directions which were exactly what we needed - DO NOT USE GOOGLE MAPS!

We found Grandview to be adequate but not up to our expectations when it came to cleanliness.

If you choose Grandview for your stay and intend to cook, bring supplies such as extra paper towels and TP (if there are more than a couple of people in the house) so you don't have to run into town to get some. *We have severe food allergies and have no choice but to stay in to eat which is why we took the house as opposed to staying at a hotel.

  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many years ago a wise man, (my dad), once told me: “Always do your best, you won’t be able to please all of the people all of the time. But don’t let those whom you can’t please prevent you from continuing to do your best.” I have always followed his advise will continue to do so by providing my valuable guests with clean, comfortable and well stocked accommodations. Please refer to my numerous positive reviews as validation of my efforts. Thank you for your interest in Grandview of Black Mountain. Sincerely, Chris
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay and could not have been more enjoyable! Very comfortable and just as advertised and expected! I hope to stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. I expect clean and comfortable accommodations when my family travels so I make it a top priority that my valued guests receive the same when staying at Grandview. I hope to have you back. Thanks again, 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
Late Summer
Aug 6 2016 - Oct 8 2016
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 9 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
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning $100 + 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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Black Mountain 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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