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Serenity House - Asheville Mountain Retreat

Entire house hosted by John & Kathy
10 guests4 bedrooms6 beds2.5 baths
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Fine retreat - majestic Asheville mountain views - seasonal pool - hot tub - wonderful fire pit - parties and events are not allowed - free night specials - just 20 minutes to Asheville!

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Wonderful mountain retreat with FREE NIGHT SPECIALS year-round!

Nestled in the Newfound River Valley, this modern slice of French-Country is just 15-20 minutes from downtown Asheville, and has some of the best views in the whole region, with mountain scenes you'd expect an hour or more out. From the front porch you can see the whole 180-degree panorama of the Newfound valley, reminiscent of a Little Switzerland meeting the Hobbit's Shire. It's beautiful and peaceful, and the sunsets can be breathtaking, especially from the porch and the fire-pit patio.

Just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and Waynesville, head out on any number of adventures to be had in the surrounding areas – Maggie Valley, the Biltmore Estate, the NC Arboretum, the Blue Ridge Parkway, hiking trails, state and national forests, rivers, lakes, and the multitude of eateries, activities, and destinations here in Asheville and Western North Carolina!

In addition to spectacular mountain views, and professionally designed landscaping, this charming and tastefully decorated 3500 sq. ft. private home located in the lovely Newfound Valley has many upscale features, with a large open floor plan, filled with windows and natural lighting.

Serenity House sleeps 10, in super comfy beds; plus 1 in a baby crib. More people can be accommodated on sofas or inflatables (approval required; additional fees apply). When you are our guests, you will have all of the modern conveniences in a fully renovated elegant private country home with incomparable views of the gorgeous Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of all this region has to offer.

You will find vaulted ceilings, upscale finishes and appliances. High-speed internet; 2 large screen TV’s, Roku and other streaming options, DVD players with free movies, cards, board games, children's videos, and toys for all ages.

Outdoors, the house features a private in-ground pool (open in warm season), a 6-person hot tub, a small firepit exclusive to house guest use, and a large front porch with great views and rocking chairs.

Perhaps the “frosting on the cake” of this beautiful mountain property with it’s sublime mountain setting, is the large fire pit patio that is shared with the other two dwellings on the property (must be reserved). It is equipped with a large cauldron fire pit, a propane Weber grill, ample seating and lawn games.

Serenity House is one of three dwellings situated on a 5 acre family property that has a nice secluded feel. Also available on the property is a 2-bedroom 1 bath fully equipped “Super Cute Mountain Cottage” that sleeps 5. See AirBnB listing 7696104 for more information.

Let us know if you are interested in both homes. We live next door, downstairs in Paradise Cottage in a completely separate unit. FYI, we have items stored in the walk-out basement of Serenity House that we access frequently. You will enjoy full privacy, and we are also readily available via phone or text if need be – or a knock on the door!

To give you a warm welcome, there will be a starter of organic coffee for you when you arrive, provided by local neighbors who run a premium coffee roasting business in town. When available, we will also provide a dozen fresh, free-range eggs to help start your day out right. We hope you book with us so we can show you our hospitality!

“When you are lucky enough to be in the mountains, you are lucky enough!”


Stay 3 nights, get the 4th night free: January (except New Years week), February (except Valentines week), March, April (except Easter week), May (except Memorial Day week), September (except Labor Day week), November (except 1st week & Thanksgiving week), December (except Christmas and New Years weeks).

Stay 5 nights, get the 6th night free: Valentine’s week, and Thanksgiving week.

Stay 6 nights, get the 7th night free: Easter week – Memorial Day week –
June – July – August – Labor Day Week – October – November 1st week of – Christmas.

To take advantage of the special:
1. Make sure your selected dates are available.
2. Book all but 1 of your nights.
3. Then message me the free night you would like and I will alter your reservation accordingly.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 3
2 single beds


Wifi – 400 Mbps
Free parking on premises
Private outdoor pool
Private hot tub
HDTV with Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit
Central air conditioning

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4.97 out of 5 stars from 60 reviews



Leicester, North Carolina, United States

Our elegant & private country home is situated in beautiful Newfound valley, with unparalleled views of the mountains, countryside, nearby farms, and country homes. It's not uncommon to hear cows, coyotes, owls, woodpeckers, and other wildlife. Sometimes it's hard to believe that Asheville is only 20 minutes away!

Hosted by John & Kathy

Joined in July 2015
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We are married and in our youthful 60's :-) We manage both Serenity Mountain LLC properties: Serenity House and Paradise Cottage. We love to explore Western North Carolina, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway, hike the trails, try new restaurants or return to our favorites ... we love this place! John grew up in Florida, is a Vietnam war veteran, has traveled extensively, and is a retired federal officer. Kathy grew up in Colorado and is a licensed minister, director of a thriving Community Services ministry, and the church administrator at Foster SDA Church. Both Serenity House and Paradise Cottage are on the same property. We live in the basement apartment of Paradise Cottage. You will enjoy your privacy; however, should you need us, we are readily available by phone or text. We would love to open one of our homes to you and share the extraordinary experience of being in this gorgeous incomparable place on the planet! FYI: You may notice that many of our reviews are to "Nick" and/or "Sarah", who are Kathy's son and daughter-in-law; they manage the properties from time to time.
We are married and in our youthful 60's :-) We manage both Serenity Mountain LLC properties: Serenity House and Paradise Cottage. We love to explore Western North Carolina, drive t…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 10:00 AM
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
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Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $500
Cancellation policy