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Blue Ridge Retreat-Mountain Splendor, Close to Asheville & Black Mountain

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

4 bedroom/3 bath with additional sleeping; tons of outdoor space to enjoy

Right on the back porch of downtown Asheville!

Close to Asheville, shadowed by the Blue Ridge.

This unique Asheville mountain retreat, nestled within Swannanoa, in the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains, offers a relaxing and invigorating escape. Located just 12 miles from downtown Asheville & 7 miles from downtown Black Mountain, Blue Ridge Retreat is the perfect mix of 'mountain seclusion' & full urban access. Eclectically decorated with both an urban feel, and a true taste of the mountains, this country retreat will have you coming back again & again. You immediately feel at home and relaxed, like you were meant to be here. (The Asheville mountains will have that effect!)

This recently built home will afford all the modern comforts one would expect, with the added bonus of a covered deck & screened porch! (Welcoming you to sit, sip a glass of wine & luxuriate!) The kitchen affords plenty of room to gather, cook, and spend quality time preparing meals with friends, for those who want to 'stay in and relax'. The kitchen opens up to the family room, affording a welcoming atmosphere where everyone is together, and hanging out after a long day exploring all that WNC has to offer. There is a big-screen TV, & wi-fi for your laptops.

With 4 bedrooms, plus a Kids TV/Bunk Room, & 3 full baths, this spectacular home offers plenty of sleeping arrangements for up to 5 couples, 12 individuals, or families looking to vacation in Asheville, in the shadow of the Smoky Mountains. Close to everything in both Asheville & Black Mountain, with Black Mountain's fine dining, craft breweries and shopping just minutes away.

The home is close to skiing, golf, tennis, and hiking along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or in any of the local state parks; Pisgah National Forest, Grandfather Mountain, Mount Mitchell, the Cherokee Reservation, and much more, including the Biltmore Estate.

With 2,800 square feet finished and over 450 square feet of outdoor living space, this home was built & fashioned for 'gathering' friends and family together for unforgettable retreats or get-a-ways. Come escape to Blue Ridge Retreat. The rolling acreage around the home affords plenty of outdoor space for members of the family to hike & explore, along with a grassy area out front to play a little frisbee, chip golf balls, play cornhole, play ping pong and more......

We promise you a very clean and well maintained home that is thoughtfully furnished with your every need in mind! We happily invite you to experience the luxurious & delightful Blue Ridge Retreat for yourself! You deserve to vacation where you can relax, unwind, & be absolutely spoiled!

You are just minutes from America's favorite scenic byway, The Blue Ridge Parkway, biking, hiking, white water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, zip lining, Segway tour…just about any outdoor activity! Or, take a quick ride to downtown Asheville to enjoy the first-rate restaurants, shopping, galleries, and entertainment.

We look forward to possibly booking your stay, should these accommodations work for you. We can reserve your stay with a credit card and send out a rental agreement to firm everything up when you are ready...but don't delay too long.

We are veterans to VRBO, HomeAway & the vacation rental business, offering dozens of other luxury vacation homes in the Asheville area, along with The Lofts! We are very meticulous hosts, and all our homes, and The Lofts, are of high end construction, and appointed with good taste and attention to the comfort of our guests.

Additional Rate And Fees information:

These observed holidays and occasions are subject to holiday rates: New Years, MLK, Valentines, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

*3 night minimum required for all holidays & special events

$325 Cleaning Fee**

** - Yonder openly shares & clearly posts our Cleaning Fees in a manner of full disclosure, as we think this is the most honest and forthright approach with respect to our guests. Our Cleaning Fees are backed by our Clean Guarantee, which reflects the highest level of standards, pristine environments for our guests, and a level of clean that surpasses any other vacation homes; we literally guarantee it!

3.45% processing fee

Current local tax rate is 13.00%

$1,000 refundable security deposit (Held with credit card; NOT charged up front)

Early Check In and/or Late Check Out may be possible, depending on cleaning schedules and other reservations. If it is possible, there may be an additional fee that would be determined based on the time that you wish to check in or out and the seasonal rates.

Pets: Normally not specifically "pet friendly". However, the owner will consider pets on a case-by-case basis. If accepted, there would be a $200 fee per pet.

Please inquire for details regarding payment, the cancellation policy, and trip insurance.

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Property Manager
Member since: 2009
Speaks english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
May 19, 2018

About Yonder

Celebrating 10 years in Western North Carolina, Yonder provides relaxing and personalized luxury homes for vacation rentals in and around Asheville; from 1 bedroom loft apartments in the heart of Asheville to 8 bedroom timber frame estates homes. Perfect for romantic weekends to multi generational family gatherings, corporate retreats to weddings, Yonder dedicates itself to providing the ultimate mountain vacation experience. Our promise to you is an easy booking process, a guaranteed clean home and our availability to offer local knowledge and answer any questions you might have.


Why Yonder chose Swannanoa

We love so many things about this house and its location and hope you will too! It is secluded and feels like a tree house in the country, but it’s just 15 minutes or less from the Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Asheville, and Black Mountain. The large, open living room, dining room and kitchen makes the house a wonderful spot for gathering with family or friends. Our favorite thing about the house is the outdoor space. Sitting in a rocking chair on the front porch looking out at the mountains and trees and enjoying the sounds of nature is the ultimate in relaxation. We love being able to experience all 4 seasons in Asheville, and we hope that you will have an opportunity to experience different seasons there.

What makes this house unique

This house is a warm, open family style retreat that has enough space indoors and outdoors to allow privacy for individuals, couples, or separate families vacationing together. Located in a quiet neighborhood, the property provides privacy but is only a short drive to all the great activities and tourist attractions such as hiking, restaurants, breweries, the Biltmore, cultural activities, and shopping. The wood-burning fireplace and cedar ceiling in the living room provide a cozy mountain atmosphere, and the living room has two sets of glass doors that open to the large front porch which allows you to feel like you are outside even when you’re inside.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Swannanoa, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Luxury
  • 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
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • 3 bathrooms / All with showers, 2 with shower/tub combos
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , 2 double , Divided into 2 rooms - one with the queen and the other with
  • 4 bedrooms plus Kids TV/ with a full bed set up & couch.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available ...
  • Chauffeur ...
  • Concierge ...
  • Massage ...
  • Private Chef ...
  • Staff ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter ...
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Terrific screened porch, over 450 square feet of outdoor living space and access to hiking trails!


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Blue Ridge Retreat-Mountain Splendor, Close to Asheville & Black Mountain
average rating of 4.97561 based on 41 reviews
Chapel Hill, NC

Relaxing weekend in the mountains!

  • 5 of 5

We were excited to get away with family and friends for a long Labor Day weekend, and this was the perfect spot! Upon driving up to the house, we were struck by its expansive rocking chair porches and gorgeous natural environment. Inside, the house was spacious, extremely clean, well-equipped, and overall very comfortable for our 2 families. The owners have thought of EVERYTHING--from board games and Pop-A-Shot (which was my husband's obsession for the weekend!) to clean, high quality linens and bedding. We stayed downstairs, where it was so peaceful--at night, our favorite part was to open up the windows and fall asleep to the sounds of the mountains at night. During the day, we loved having a cup of coffee or cold beer on the screened porch and just enjoying the breeze and company!

The surrounding area is perfect for exploring. On Saturday, we took the kids to the Western NC Nature Center--what a hidden gem! So many animals, trails, and educational activities--the toddlers LOVED it, we spent several hours there and had a picnic lunch on site. After nap time, we went over to Highland Brewery for beer tasting and live music on the lawn, which was a terrific way for the whole family to unwind after a busy day. The "meadows" at Highland have plenty of room for kids to romp and explore in a safe area. On Sunday, we checked out the super cute town of Black Mountain, which is only 10-15 minutes away. We walked around the downtown area, shopped, bought a few early Christmas presents, explored the old train, and then had lunch at a little deli/grille with outdoor seating (a necessity for little kids, in my opinion!) Great day...

When we weren't out exploring, we were enjoying down-time at the house. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for Labor Day weekend... Highly recommend Blue Ridge Retreat! We will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 23-Sep-2015
  • Stayed: September 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

I here stayed with a group for a bachelorette party and it was fantastic! The perfect size for our group to relax for a weekend getaway! The location was convenient and not too far from everywhere we wanted to go. Yonder was also great at communicating with me when I had questions about an early check in and they were great to work with! Highly recommend staying here if you’re going to Asheville with family or a medium size group of friends!

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of 12 and it was a great stay! We even had snow this weekend which made it more magical! Only about 20 minutes to downtown Asheville- so we were able to go to breweries a whole day we stayed. Lots of games: corn hole, basketball, ping pong, and even board games! Definitely will come back!

  • Submitted: 10-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your 5 star review! Glad you were still able to enjoy your vacation as well as the Winter Wonderland. Let us know if we can assist you in the future.
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Great location and accommodations

  • 5 of 5

Great house with everything we needed. Game room was a nice added amenity. Had plenty of space to relax and sleep. Great location as it was an quick ride to and from downtown Asheville as well as other attractions in the area.

  • Submitted: 20-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The Yonder team absolutely loves this kind of helpful review feedback from guests, which offers key information for future guests. Thank you!!
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Beautiful and comfortable home away from home!!

  • 5 of 5

What an amazing get away in the Asheville area! This home is beautifully decorated and has absolutely everything our family needed. No detail left out. Owners have local decor throughout and plenty of room for all ages. Grounds are a nature lovers dream from a screened in porch with a walking path and a front porch with rocking chairs to the view of the mountains. Very clean and very comfortable!!

  • Submitted: 13-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great setting for a family get-away

  • 5 of 5

The Blue Ridge Retreat was a wonderful setting for all my children and grandchildren to join me for a long week-end. Everyone had a comfortable place to sleep, the kitchen and eating area were fabulous (we fixed our own breakfasts plus dinners cooked on the gas grill), and the entertainment options were over the top. Competition in arcade basketball, ping pong, and cornhole was enjoyed by all ages. This place is a winner!!

  • Submitted: 11-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Native Kitchen & Social Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Amtrak-Charlotte Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.1 Miles
Chow Time Pizza
Nearest Ski
45 Miles
Wolfe Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
250 Miles
charleston, SC
Car: necessary

Biltmore Estate, Asheville Tourists Baseball, Blue Ridge Parkway, Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Pack Place, Diana Wortham Theater, Grove Park Inn & Spa, WNC Farmer's Market, Zen Tubing, LaZoom Tours, Navitat, Asheville Fun Depot, Haunted Ghost Tours, Breweries, Highland Brewing, Pisgah Brewery, Asheville Brewing Company, Lexington Avenue Brewery, Wedge Brewing Company, Wicked Weed Brewing, Thirsty Monk, Top of the Monk, Jack of the Wood, Live Music, US Cellular Center, The Orange Peel, The Grey Eagle, The Magnetic Field, Canoeing, Etowah Valley, Mount Mitchell, Reems Creek, Black Mountain Golf Course, Broadmoor Golf Club


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