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Woodland Chalet/Peaceful Forest Retreat

Treehouse hosted by Sean
3 guests1 bedroom1 bed1.5 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the treehouse to yourself.
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House rules
This place isn’t suitable for children under 12 and the host doesn’t allow pets, parties, or smoking.
Taproot Sanctuary is an enchanted mountain retreat, surrounded by stunning views and vast intact forest, only 35 minutes from downtown Asheville.
A perfect escape from busy life for those wishing to venture a bit out of town.
Our charming woodland home nestles right within the tree canopy, backed into the Big Ivy Pisgah National Forest. Rejuvenate in this incredibly peaceful retreat imbued by a melodious orchestra of birds and insects. Relax on the swing with a warm brew or refreshing beverage.

The space
The Woodland Chalet's elegant design offers a spacious feel in a 12x12 footprint with a ladder accessible 8x10 sleeping loft. Enjoy the forest immersion from the deck or cozy up inside. These accomodations are accessed by 150 feet of inclining footpath from the closest parking spot. There is a heater for colder months, a fan for warmer months. We provide organic coffee, half & half, and assorted teas. The kitchen is equipped with delicious spring water plumbed right to the sink, a small fridge, 2 burner propane stove, toaster oven, grill, French press for coffee, small tea pot and the basics to create a farm fresh meal if inclined. A quaint dining nook includes two stools and a fold-down table. There is a small washroom with a mini sink and flush toilet. PLEASE ONLY FLUSH TOILET PAPER DOWN THE TOILET TO AVOID MAJOR PROBLEMS. The outdoor shower is private and includes plenty of on-demand hot water along with basic body care products. We require strict use of only biodegradable products, as drains utilize a simple greywater system. (We keep the shower OFF if the temperatures remain below freezing for over 24 hours, otherwise we guide guests on how to use the valve system during winter months.) All natural products maintain the cleanliness of this space.

There is an outdoor fire pit area that guests enjoy using during dry weather. We encourage folks to pick up a bundle of seasoned wood from a grocery store on there way here if they intend to have fires. Please be careful to burn only during non windy and not too dry conditions and always make sure the fire is out before leaving the space unattended.

Guest access
Hiking available right outside the door... Wander down the winding steps out into our 20 acres of rolling forest and up into the national forest, or drive a mile to hiking and biking in the Big Ivy (Coleman Boundary), where one can discover epic fairy swimming holes, a multitude of waterfalls (including Douglas Falls) & options for rockclimbing. Drive 10 minutes to Navitat for a zipline adventure or consider booking a therapeutic massage with one of our community's therapists.

Other things to note
First time visitors should ARRIVE BEFORE DARK or arrange with the hosts for a guide to the treehouse. These accomodations are accessed by 150 feet of inclining footpath from the closest parking spot. Solar lights illuminate the path upon nightfall. We welcome all kinds of people yet the trail access, whimsical staircase and loft ladder require able bodied individuals seeking a bit of eclectic adventure.
Taproot Sanctuary is an enchanted mountain retreat, surrounded by stunning views and vast intact forest, only 35 minutes from downtown Asheville.
A perfect escape from busy life for those wishing to venture a bit out of town.
Our charming woodland home nestles right within the tree canopy, backed into the Big Ivy Pisgah National Forest. Rejuvenate in this incredibly peaceful retreat imbued by a melodious o…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Backyard
Refrigerator
Dedicated workspace

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Barnardsville, North Carolina, United States

We share our small drive with neighbors. Please drive slowly and preserve the tranquility of the land here. Our elders are the gatekeepers of our upper property. You pass their home to access the path and closest parking spot to the Woodland Chalet. Please respect their space and know that they are friendly and respect your privacy as well.

Hosted by Sean

Joined in July 2015
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I father three wonderful daughters, Myrika, Azalea and Emerald with my wife, Jen. I spend most of my days designing and building human dwellings that bring the natural world into the home space. I also enjoy the company of my children, family & friends, as well as outdoor adventure, finely crafted beer and a diversity of music and performances.
I father three wonderful daughters, Myrika, Azalea and Emerald with my wife, Jen. I spend most of my days designing and building human dwellings that bring the natural world into t…
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  • Erin
During your stay
Our family home sets down the hill just beyond the forest. We are available to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. We keep busy with our three daughters and daily lives here, yet are willing to enjoy conversation with guests from time to time. Please reach out if interested.
Our family home sets down the hill just beyond the forest. We are available to help make your stay as comfortable as possible. We keep busy with our three daughters and daily lives…
Sean is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Show more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $250
Cancellation policy