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Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge

SuperhostMarshall, North Carolina, United States
Farm stay hosted by James & Sofi
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedHalf-bath
Entire home
You’ll have the farm stay to yourself.
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Welcome to our (320sf/29m) rustic cabin. We live 23 minutes to Asheville and 7 minutes to the quaint river town of Marshall. Folks love our place for the homemade character of the cabin, mountain views and interesting farm setting. It is perfect for couples or a single traveler seeking minimalist simplicity. Doggies welcome too!

Un-plug from the complexities of modern life while enjoying proximity to major sights, starry night skies and a sunrise over our orchards and gardens.

The space
Rustic elegance, a notch above 'glamping'. Our cozy 2 floor cabin is, on top of a hill overlooking our 'home hill' of 2.5 acres covered in young fruit shrubs and nut trees. On the first floor is the kitchen, small dining area and porch. Upstairs is a full-size bed and reading nook with mtn views. The kitchen is stocked with cookware, an electric burner, spices, oil, and a water heater (for coffee or tea), small fridge, and drinking water. The water system is rustic, but it works well. Fill up your own water from the spigot nearby. The cabin has a pit latrine (dry toilet) and a refreshing seasonal shower. Wi-fi is weak but can be gotten with persistence.

In cold weather, there is a space heater and a wood cookstove, the cabin is tight and heats up easily in winter. There's a garden fence that doubles as a pet enclosure (Yes, your doggies are welcome!) a fire ring for enjoying the nighttime out-of-doors and 3 miles of interesting walks and steep trails around the neighborhood that we have developed.

People have booked our cabin for romantic getaways, for personal writing, reading and music retreats but mainly for it's awesome proximity to hiking and culture. Many folks come to get a feel for staying in a tiny home and for the botanical appeal of our hobby farm.

Guest access
Put 284 Catawba Drive MARSHALL, NC 28753 into GPS and expect gravel roads up to the site.

From Asheville, Interstate 26 West to exit 19A "Hot Springs/Marshall". Drive approximately 7 miles to Ivy River Road. Follow that road to its end, then take a left at the river. First real road on the left after about 1.0 mile is Panhandle (wooden sign) Drive 0.5 mile then RIGHT at South Panhandle, then a RIGHT on Catawba Drive. Stay RIGHT at Martha Jordan Drive and keep straight for less than 1/4 mile til the red letters on white sign 'HILLTOP CABIN'.

Goose the accelerator up the short drive to the parking in front of our barn and walk the rest. Let us know if you plan to arrive after dark so we can put a light on for you. We may not always be available to help because we have young children but few people find their cabin without problems.

Other things to note
The cabin in located a short walk up a hill on a wide grassy trail, so be prepared in all weather conditions with good shoes. There are sometimes tiny ants in the cabin though we put out an effective bait frequently. Hornets and wasps also make their way in periodically.

VERIZON is best for mobile phone service, so if you do not use Verizon, plan to study the directions carefully, because you may not be able to call us. Follow signs for RAVEN RIDGE, keeping RIGHT at Martha Jordan Drive, we're a 1/4 miles past it.

Our farm is non-commercial, an experimental and hobbyist passion. We grow vegetables, blueberries, corn and potatoes on the home hill. We also have a 4.0 acre agro-forestry farm across the road where we are growing chestnuts and other trees plus corn and crops. James offers tours for $30/hr.

This year we will be planting plenty of vegetables around the cabin and our guests are welcome to enjoy, pick and prepare to eat.
Welcome to our (320sf/29m) rustic cabin. We live 23 minutes to Asheville and 7 minutes to the quaint river town of Marshall. Folks love our place for the homemade character of the cabin, mountain views and interesting farm setting. It is perfect for couples or a single traveler seeking minimalist simplicity. Doggies welcome too!

Un-plug from the complexities of modern life while enjoying proximity to maj…

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Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Dedicated workspace
Iron
Heating
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Marshall, North Carolina, United States

The neighborhood is rich with interesting people and projects, including an artisan cheese dairy and the 'Prama Institute and Wellness Center'. James is an agro-forester who has helped develop most of the trails and planted fruit and nut trees around the neighborhood.

This is a great weekend getaway for people wanting to get away from the city, enjoy a taste of Asheville, read and write, or become engaged to their partner (twice happened!) Dogs are welcome and we are an affordable option to host small 40+\- person wedding ceremonies and receptions.
The neighborhood is rich with interesting people and projects, including an artisan cheese dairy and the 'Prama Institute and Wellness Center'. James is an agro-forester who has helped develop most of the trai…

Hosted by James & Sofi

Joined in September 2013
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We're a young family of four homesteading a hill in western north carolina, in a beautiful rural neighborhood.
During your stay
We live with our three girls a close walk down the hill and will be happy to meet and greet if we're able to. The neighborhood is full of friendly people and we often have visitors out for a walk. The cabin stands alone but is definitely part of a shared environment, because we do gardening up around the cabin and because of the nearness of our good neighbors. This gives you the choice of a social environment, but also the solitude of a hilltop hideaway with a fenced enclosure. During the late Spring, Summer and early Fall, we are are cultivating veggies, flowers and fruits up around the Cabin, but only during the day between 10am-sundown. We make a point to give guests total privacy in the morning and evening.
We live with our three girls a close walk down the hill and will be happy to meet and greet if we're able to. The neighborhood is full of friendly people and we often have visitors…
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House rules
Check-in: 2:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
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