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Modern +Comfy Mtn Retreat w/ Sweeping Views - Gilead House - Private Getaway Near It All, Hot Tub, Game Room, Firepit, Spacious

Entire house hosted by Yates & Liz
16 guests6 bedrooms13 beds4 baths
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Upscale mid-century meets cozy, private farmhouse atop Old Forge Mountain. The perfect spot to celebrate with friends and family. Four-season sweeping mountain views adorn the back, while over 2 acres of lush mountain foliage and wildlife surround this large 4,700+sqft home. Hunker down here or explore nearby breweries (Sierra Nevada, plus many other local spots), Asheville (the Biltmore, outlets, downtown), Hendersonville, and Brevard (loads of hiking and outdoor adventure).

Come and enjoy!

The space
Sitting high above beautiful horse pasture overlooking stretches of rolling mountains, you’ll feel at once both away and yet near it all.

Linens & towels provided.
Professionally cleaned & laundered.

Perfect for friend & family vacations, family reunions, executive retreats, and other group getaways, we have designed and furnished each space keeping in mind the need for both communal gathering and quiet time, with special touches that are both comfortable and luxurious.

If you enjoy art, you’ll find original pieces all throughout the home, many by listed artists.

++Main Floor++
- There is a main floor KING BED room with adjoining bathroom perfect for folks of an older vintage that find stairs to be tough to handle. They will have no problem enjoying family time as 2 of the 3 living spaces, both outdoor spaces, and all 3 dining spaces can be found on this floor.
- Grand living room with 4 seating areas, exposed beams, and massive natural stone fireplace w/ the convenience of turn-dial gas logs.
- Enjoy your morning sips with incredible views and a hanging chair in our comfy sunroom.
- Dining room with seating for 9-10
- Breakfast area with seating for 6-7
- Kitchen island w/ seating for 2
- Kitchen fully equipped for family cooking, including fun extras like waffle maker, special popcorn bowls, dual coffee makers, and electric kettle for tea. Complimentary teas and coffee included.

++Upper Floor++
- Extra large master bedroom ensuite with amazing mountain views, KING BED, sitting area, workspace, and adjoining extra room perfect for setting up our portable crib to keep the young ones closer.
- Spacious room with TWO QUEEN BEDS and another jaw-dropping mountain view.
- Large bunk room with TWO BUNKS BEDS (FOUR TWINS total).
- Full bathroom in the hallway.
- Laundry room in the hallway with a washer, dryer, and complimentary detergent.

++Basement++
- An entire second living space with smart TV (connected to the Dish Network), foosball table, bumper pool table, kitchenette, and lots of games. This space is perfect for an active family evening or a teen space while the adults hang out on the deck!
- Additional room with KING BED, bunk room (TWO BUNKS aka FOUR TWINS), and full bathroom also included on this floor!

++Garage++
- Plenty of space to store bicycles and a couple cars.
- You'll find a big gas grill and propane tank in here. Just pop open the garage door and roll the grill out into the driveway, or, if it's raining, just to the edge of the garage threshold. We have to keep the grill in here as a means of keeping the bears away.

++Outdoor Areas++
- We've got a truly luxurious hot tub that is custom built for relaxation and therapy and is one of the only hot tubs that can actually be packed with Epsom salts to aid in recovery and rest! Inside, you'll find plenty of beach towels to use for drying off.
- There's a spacious covered, screened porch off of the living room with German Bier Garden table & benches imported from Germany.
- We've also stacked lightweight outdoor chairs and folding tables for your convenience that can be carried out onto the deck.
- The large brick fire pit is in the side yard with a bunch of over-sized camp chairs stored safely in a cabinet inside the shed. Walk down the deck and continue down flat stone stairs and across the back yard into the side yard and you'll see the fire pit there. There is some stacked wood in a holder just off the path, as well as tons of felled wood nearby. We've left an ax and maul if you'd like to chop your own from the trees that are already down. This would be at your own risk...and pleasure!
- The front porch is one of our favorite spots. With the view in the back, most people wouldn't think of sitting out front, but we'd recommend it! The wind passes through the trees in such a fantastic way. Sit in one of four rocking Adirondack chairs or grab the hammock from the garage and set it up on the pre-hung carabiners on the trees in the island across the driveway. Please be sure to bring it back in after use to ensure it survives the elements.

++Technology++
- Wifi is provided at speeds that typically vary between 1-30 mbps down which is often (but not always) helpful for those who need to stream or hold video conference calls. There are routers placed around the house to ensure great coverage. It's best suited for 1-2 devices streaming at a time max. When download speeds are below 3 mbps streaming may not be available.
- Cell service has worked fine for those on T-mobile and Verizon.

Guest access
You'll have access to the entire home! We'll send you a code to access the property through the front entrance during your stay.

Other things to note
Access to the house is via a paved, private one lane road. Apparently years ago it was all gravel, glad that's past us! Also note, there are not any sheer or steep drop offs on the sides of the road, it's kind of hugged by the mountain all the way up, so for those afraid of heights, we haven't heard of any issues. There are parts of the road that are steep. Take your time going up, stick to around 10-15 mph, that way if you see another car coming one of the two of you can back into a driveway to let the other pass. Don't ever try to pull off the road into a ditch, always just use driveways, they're all around.

Watch out for wildlife along the road and the occasional fallen branch.
Upscale mid-century meets cozy, private farmhouse atop Old Forge Mountain. The perfect spot to celebrate with friends and family. Four-season sweeping mountain views adorn the back, while over 2 acres of lush mountain foliage and wildlife surround this large 4,700+sqft home. Hunker down here or explore nearby breweries (Sierra Nevada, plus many other local spots), Asheville (the Biltmore, outlets, downtown), Henderso… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 crib
Bedroom 2
2 queen beds
Bedroom 3
2 bunk beds
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
1 king bed
Bedroom 6
2 bunk beds

Amenities

Kitchen
Wifi
Hot tub
Free parking on premises
Indoor fireplace
Cable TV
TV
Hangers
Dryer
Dedicated workspace

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Location

Mills River, North Carolina, United States

++Perfect Location++

- 5 mi to Airport
- 4 mi to Sierra Nevada Brewery
- 12 mi to the Biltmore Estate
- 12 mi to Brevard
- 9 mi to Hendersonville
- 10 mi to Asheville, 15 mi to downtown
- 10 mi to Dupont
- 11 mi to Blue Ridge Parkway
- 2 mi to Ingles Grocery
- 2 mi to CVS

++500 Trails Nearby ++

AllTrails has 500 trails listed nearby the house! There are tons of top notch trails and options for biking, hiking, and swimming nearby. We've stocked the house with books and guides so you can feel confident exploring the area.

++Wildlife & Flora++

Previously Cherokee winter hunting ground, Forge Mountain in Mills River is truly wild. Plant life you'll enjoy include:
- Mountain laurel
- Rhododendron
- Ferns
- Rose of Sharon
- Oak, Maple, Fir, Pine, Cedar, Poplar, and Elm trees

Animals known to roam this range include:
- White Squirrels
- Deer, Deer, Deer
- Turkey
- Hummingbirds
- Fireflies / Lightning Bugs
- Butterflies
- Black Bear
- Bobcats
- Snakes
- Red Tailed Hawks
- Song Birds

++Nearby Food & Attractions++

We've put together a comprehensive list for you that we'll send over via link with your welcome guide, but some examples include:
- All within less than 5 mi, Breweries w/ restaurants and food trucks (i.e. Sierra Nevada, Mills River, Bold Rock, Burning Blush, etc.)
- Ingles grocery store, CVS, etc
- Legit local eats such as Peruvian stand-out, Cono Sur or all of options of Asheville, Arden, Hendersonville, and Brevard.
++Perfect Location++

- 5 mi to Airport
- 4 mi to Sierra Nevada Brewery
- 12 mi to the Biltmore Estate
- 12 mi to Brevard
- 9 mi to Hendersonville
- 10 mi to Asheville, 15 mi…

Hosted by Yates & Liz

Joined in August 2014
  • 12 Reviews
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++Yates is a lover of mountains & rivers. Dad, husband, friend. ++Liz loves the beach and surfing. Momma, wife, friend.
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- Beyond selecting only the finest materials for furnishings and bedding, we make sure those items are sanitized and clean. Extra steps we take to ensure a spotless stay for your friends and/or family include:
- We clean the duvet covers on beds after each and every stay
- We have replaced all door knobs with antimicrobial knobs (yes, they really exist)
- We sanitize all food & high-touch surface areas.
- We disinfect the property top-to-bottom a few times a year with a service that guarantees elimination of all bacteria on any surface or item.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
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No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Long term stays (28 days or more) are allowed
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