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.)
As the cold weather approaches, if you wish to book into November or beyond, please be aware that the cabin is heated with the wood stove (instructions and wood provided!) and two space heaters. We have found this to be perfectly fine except for perhaps the coldest days of mid-winter .
Please see "House Rules" for other important information!
There is cell phone coverage, but no internet.
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 occassional (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.
This cabin was delightful! We enjoyed our relaxing stay very much. The host made sure we had all necessary info to make check in and out a breeze plus great info on things to do in the area.
We really enjoyed our stay! We go to Asheville at least twice a year and cabin in close enough to the city but great access to the Blue Ridge for hiking and outdoor activities. Simple but comfortable accommodations for our family. Hosts were very flexible with check in/out time and answered questions very quickly. Clean and cozy!
Our family had a wonderful time at this cabin. It's exactly as described & a perfect getaway! Weaverville is a cute town in its own right (highly recommend Blue Mountain Pizza & Well-Bred bakery - yum!) and Asheville is a quick 20 min drive away. We spent most of our time hiking & exploring the many waterfalls in the area and the cabin was in an ideal location for our vacation.
We would love to come back again for another visit in the future!
This house was a perfect getaway in the mountains while still being close enough to town to enjoy it!
This is my third time staying in this cabin and I have enjoyed it every time. The location is great, only about 30 mins to downtown Asheville. We love eating at Stoney Knob in Weaverville every time we come up. Thanks again for allowing us to stay!!
Very accurate listing. The cabin was exactly what we were expecting, which is perfect. Small but all that you could need. Very centrally located to Asheville and Pisgah. Quiet location and beautiful home
Loved the cabin! Took a weekend with some friends to relax. Was close enough to Asheville, but still remote enough to be quiet and private. Loved the minimalist atmosphere. The wood stove heated the whole house with no issues. The cabin is more spacious than the pictures depict. The only complaint I have is the shower head. It's handheld, but affixed at tub level (instead of overhead). Although, the claw foot tub made it worth it! So adorable. I will definitely be returning. Drew was very communicative every step of the way. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
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We are two college professors who live and teach in Maine. 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 now have available with Airbnb!