About this listing
This Scandinavian-style cabin is peaceful, uncluttered, and full of light. It's an ideal location, in a small community full of interesting houses, fields, and woods, 20 mins from Asheville, 10 minutes from hiking and the Blue Ridge Parkway.
We designed and built this log cabin in 1999 after a trip to Norway and Sweden where we were inspired by the use of natural interior wood. Our intention was to have an aesthetic, simple, and peaceful retreat from our busy lives. Towards that end, the cabin has many windows, beautiful cherry floors, and unfinished wood walls so that it is filled with light and the lovely scent of new wood. It is uncluttered and furnished with a mix of old and new: an antique dining table and hutch share space with the modern (newly installed) kitchen with a propane stove and granite countertop. The full bathroom has a lovely antique tub and a hand-held shower. There is a small, private bedroom downstairs with a full bed, two twins beds in the loft and the futon sofa and chair each open into beds as well. Although the cabin is small (800 sq ft), the great room (with a wood stove) has a cathedral ceiling so that it feels much larger than it is. Both the great room and the bedroom open to a large deck with a gas grill. We are only 5 mins from the Blue Ridge Parkway, 10 min from Weaverville, and 20 mins from downtown Asheville – a wonderful city full of restaurants, music, and life. In the woods, on a south-facing slope, the cabin is private but not isolated as it is the only seasonal dwelling on 88 acres in a small “intentional” community of artists, retired professors, and professionals. This is the perfect zen retreat for a lone writer or even a small family looking for an escape to the mountains. (There's a nice little kids' area in the loft with a few books, games, art supplies, and toys.)
The cabin has a nice little wood stove which you are welcome to use, as long as you're familiar with how to safely operate one. We recently installed a mini-split heat pump (controlled with a remote) that heats and air conditions the cabin. It uses much less energy and emits far less carbon dioxide than typical heating/cooling units.
Please see "House Rules" for other important information!
There is good cell phone coverage, but no internet.
Interaction with guests
We are very happy to interact extensively through Air B n B, separate email, text, cell talk, etc. We love helping guests enjoy their stay at the cabin and in Asheville. Guests are welcome to contact us at any time. We don't live at the cabin itself, so guests can enjoy privacy and solitude.
1. There's room for two cars. No parking is allowed on the community road, so be sure to park at the bottom of the driveway.
2. There is no smoking allowed anywhere on the premises!
3. Although we love animals, we're sorry that we cannot accommodate pets.
4. Before you depart, please...
Remove sheet and pillow cases
Wash dishes and put them away
Return any furniture you moved
5. IMPORTANT: This is an eco-friendly pesticide-free environment! As professional biologists, we feel very strongly about this. Unlike big box hotels, we do not spray for insects and spiders. And we are a cabin in the woods. During late summer, you may see the occasional (harmless) spider or spider-web in the house and most certainly on the outside of the house.
Please be assured that we have thoroughly cleaned the cabin.
Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund, including service fees.
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We are two college professors who live and teach in Maine. Sarah also does bird behavior research in Portland, OR. We have a lovely little cabin in North Carolina near Asheville where Drew grew up and where we still have family. We love to travel and to meet new people. We also now have a charming historic house with 2 apartments right in the best part of Portland, Maine that we have available with Airbnb. And, keeping with the "Portland" theme, we've just added our little Portland, Oregon house as an Airbnb rental for select months.