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Mike Smith

Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, some Spanish

5-BD 5-BA Lodge. 2 Miles to Downtown, 4000 sq. ft on 3.5 acres, Mtn Views

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms3
Half Baths2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

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Overview

Photos and Description of the Grove Park- Sunset vacation house rental

A mountain-view lodge escape, 3 min from brews and art galleries? Yes it's real!

Looking for the perfect combination of modern convenience, lodge-like settings, secluded woods, mountain views, and art-filled decor -- but still close to everything? TreeTops Lodge is for you. At 4,000 square feet, this contemporary cathedral-ceilinged house has all the upgrades of modern living -- luxurious baths, granite countertops with state-of-the-art appliances -- but with the feel of an old lodge, nestled in the woods, 1000 feet above Asheville with ever-changing woods and long-range views.

[Winter Special: The house is fully booked most weekends in winter (Jan-April), but often is empty on weekdays, Jan 1 to April 27. So I am offering a midweek rate that is 30% off the regular rate ($333 per night rather than $475). If you are retired or otherwise have a flexible schedule, this is an ideal time to rent. It's a shame to have the house sit empty.]

With an enclosed sun porch, a private deck on the ground level and expansive patio/deck off the living room (complete with patio furniture for 12 and a BBQ grill), the outdoor space rivals the indoor! From the main deck, you have northeastern and southern views of the nearby ridges, and lush greenery (or fiery fall foliage!) within reach.

The house features a cathedral ceiling living room with fireplace focal point, deep plush armchairs and sofas with two distinct seating areas. The nearby dining room features a massive dining table that can seat 14, hand-made by a local artisan using local sustainably harvested hemlock. Both the high-ceilinged living room and dining room contain art pieces I have acquired over the years, much of which is by local River Arts District weavers, potters, sculptors and oil painters.

Whether you cook every meal at home, or just grab bite in the morning and sample the great local restaurant at night, you'll appreciate the massive kitchen off the living room, with its own six-person breakfast nook, ample granite countertops, two refrigerators and state-of-the-art gas appliances.

Beyond the kitchen in the south wing is the original master bedroom with king bed and a trundle daybed that sleeps two more, with the largest of the private bathrooms with jacuzzi tub, double-headed walk-in shower, double vanity and giant walk-in closet. The Mission-style king bed and daybed in this room were both hand-crafted by a local artisan using locally source Appalachian pine.

The other two large king-bed bedrooms on the main floor are in the north wing. They share one and half baths, including a large marble-lined shower. The plantation-style king in one room is also handmade by the same artisan who build the Mission bed in the Master. The other king headboard is made from two original queen headboards that Asheville's historic Grove Park Inn used in the 1920s which were sold to the public in 1976 when the Inn was remodeled. Both rooms also feature local art.

Downstairs features a very large family room with regulation-sized pool table, a second small kitchen and bar, an additional bath and a half and the remaining two bedrooms - a queen and a two-twin room. The family room also has two sets of bunk beds tucked away in the alcove for addl overflow, brining total sleeping count to 16.

The house, however, is not designed to support 16 adults. The trundle and bunks are better used for kids, and I generally prefer to rent to no more than 10 adults. Most of my booking are large extended families coming to Asheville for family events like a wedding or a reunion. I try to be thoughtful of the neighbors, and renting to families keeps the number of cars and noise level in the neighborhood to a minimum. I ask guest to please park in the large driveway and parking pad, not on the main road, as a courtesy to my neighbors.

The house is situated on a steep hill, surrounded by 3.5 acres of forest, out of sight and sound of neighbors. With the hillside falling ogf quickly below the house, the huge deck seems to float among the tree tops, offering shade when you want it, but magical views of far-off mountains. It will be easy to forget that you are less than a mile from Starbucks, fine dining, groceries, breweries and other conveniences.

Despite the steep terrain of the yard at the house, the drive in is relatively flat and on major roads, and the driveway is not steep. The house itself is on level ground (although there is not really much usable yard to speak of), with only one step up onto the porch to enter. Once in the house (up that one step), the entire main floor and deck are handicap accessible and wheel-chair friendly. Past guests with elderly or frail parents/grandparents have found the house well-suited to those with limited mobility.

I have lived in or visited Asheville on and off for more than 20 years. This house is my home about three months of the year. There is so much to do and see here. If you are planning a trip, book tickets to the Biltmore early. My house has lots of brochures about other local activities, and I can always provide a restaurant idea or two.

I hope you will choose to stay at TreeTops Lodge. Regardless of where you choose to stay, and whether you are coming for the art or the beer, please enjoy your time in America's most magical and relaxed mountain town.

[I do not advertise on craigs list. If you see the ad there it is scam. Please report it!]

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Mike Smith (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
Speaks english, some Spanish

Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary

Welcome to TreeTops Lodge, your tastefully appointed, serene escape in the Blue Ridge Mountains, remarkably close to downtown Asheville. After a quick 3-4 minute drive up Town Mountain Road from the center of town, you'd never know the City was just over the hill. At 1000 feet above town, you have only the hawks and eagles to share your space.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Grove Park- Sunset, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Nov 2016
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 20 2016
2 night minimum stay
C$463
 
 
Xmas/New Year '16-17
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
C$793
 
 
Winter 2017
Jan 1 2017 - Apr 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
C$441
From
C$628
Fri,Sat
 
 
Spring 2017
Apr 27 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$562
From
C$661
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
 
Summer 2017
May 26 2017 - Sep 7 2017
5 night minimum stay
C$793
C$5,288
 
 
Fall Foliage 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Nov 6 2017
4 night minimum stay
C$793
C$5,024
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
C$793
C$4,759
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$264 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Grove Park- Sunset, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 4000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 14 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , jetted tub , Luxury master bath with double vanity, jet tub, huge shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Huge marble shower bath, shared by both King rooms
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , Half bath off entry foyer, close to King 3
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , half bath off kitchen area of family room
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Lower level bath, just outside Queen Room
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King Bed w/shared bath, sliding double door access to deck
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king , King bed with shared bath
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen , Queen bed, lower floor, shared bath
    Bedroom 5 - 2 twin/ single , Twin beds with shared bath, lower level
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 2 child bed , King Master w/Jacuzzi tub, trundle sleeps 2, kids preferred
Entertainment:
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • long term renters welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • festivals
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting