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.
The cabin is situated in a small community of year-round homes. Very interesting people: artists, computer gurus, social workers, and more.
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.
The listing was accurate, this was a peaceful log cabin close to Asheville. We enjoyed the quiet away from the hustle and bustle of normal life. The cabin came equipped with everything necessary to cook a simple meal, and to enjoy the sounds of nature.
Lovely little cabin! Very clean, very inviting, very comfortable. Stocked with lots of great amenities like books, games, etc.
It was a little hard to find, so do make sure you print the map and entry details that they send. Cell phone coverage is spotty out near the cabin, so you may not have access to mapping nor to your email.
The driveway is STEEP, so be prepared for that, especially if you arrive in the dark.
We greatly enjoyed our stay in this simple and peaceful (as described) yet well-equipped cabin. Hosts were easy to communicate with and have provided great information on the area. We hope to be able to return next summer for a longer stay!
Warm and welcoming hosts. The cabin is simple, clean, beautiful and affordable. We enjoyed our stay. Thank you, we will be back!
We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. It was clean, comfortable, spacious, and had plenty of amenities to make our stay pleasurable including towels, a/c, stove, refrigerator, and kitchen cooking/eating utensils. The location was just about perfect, only a short drive to town or mountains. The deck had a nice view with a gas grill and table for eating outdoors. Unfortunately, we didn't meet the hosts though they've always been very responsive when we've made inquiries on the cabin. If we vacation near Asheville, again, no doubt we'll stay at this cabin.
Drew and Sarah's cabin was the perfect place for my four friends and I, including one infant, to restfully catch up with each other's lives and to explore different areas around Asheville. The ease of check in and the simple beauty of the cabin and surrounding area made it easy to feel at home.
The cabin was a joy to be in - each detail is well thought out and beautiful in its simplicity. Every morning we woke up to beautiful sunlight through trees and birds singing.
Everything I needed to know about the cabin and area was provided by email and in the information packet at the cabin. We felt well taken care of and at the same time had complete privacy. If we have the chance, we would love to return for another stay.
My friend and I had a super sweet yoga/home cooking retreat at the cabin and loved it. I greatly appreciated the construction of the cabin, as it's very well made with beautiful timbers. The cabin was stocked with everything we needed for our time there. In my opinion the pictures through the site only give a small taste of what the cabin is truly like in the real. The location is peaceful and with just a 20 min drive you can be into downtown Asheville or onto the Blue Ridge Parkway! Restaurant recommendation would be Creperie and Cafe in Weaverville and Plant and Rosetta's Kitchen & The Buchi Bar in Asheville.
I would gladly stay there again and the communication from our hosts was easy and helpful.
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About the Host, Drew And Sarah
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!