Peaceful log cabin near Asheville

Cabin - Entire home/apt · Weaverville, NC 28787, United States

The Space

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!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 5
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $600 /week
Monthly Price: $1600 /month
Security Deposit: $100
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • This cabin is simply impeccable. Exactly the perfect space we needed after a four day drive relocating from LA to Asheville. Drew is super laid back and a breeze to interact with. Highly recommended. Thanks Drew.

    April 2014
  • We stayed at Drew's cabin this past weekend and had a wonderful time. The cabin was very clean and had everything we needed. Drew responded quickly and was easy to communicate with, both to set up the reservation and to get directions and other info. We were able to find the cabin using his directions in the dark. If you are afraid of bees and ants, it's probably not the right choice, but we found it charming and liked the remote and natural location, which was still very close to asheville.

    April 2014
  • For Louisiana flatlanders, drew's cabin in the mountains pleased us immensely. The online photos accurately describe the space, and Drew and his sister were pleasant and accommodating.

    April 2014
  • A perfect mountain getaway! The cabin itself is cozy and inviting, with comfy beds, a nice little kitchen, and a spacious deck for basking in the sun or marveling at how bright the stars look when you're away from the city! The cabin is nestled in the mountains above Weaverville. There's easy access to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway (short drive to Asheville) and several great hiking trails, including the Rattlesnake Lodge Trail, which my friends and I hiked during our stay. Our host made everything easy and comfortable. Just the thing when you're looking for some serious relaxation. The whole weekend went off without a hitch! I would definitely rent from Drew again!

    March 2014
  • We live a short drive from this cabin and used it to accommodate some family during the holidays that we couldn't fit at our house. They loved it! It's in a beautiful location very close to great hiking trails. Was very comfortable and peaceful - a perfect getaway in the mountains, but still close to town so you don't feel too remote. They are already planning on using it again for future trips.
    A note on renting during the winter - it was unseasonably cold here during the holidays this year - they acknowledged that the cabin was on the cool side, but it was okay for them. We just gave them a few extra blankets and an extra space heater.

    December 2013
  • Stayed here with four other females, we loved it. We did get lost coming in the first time. I wouldn't advise trying to find the cabin in the dark.

    We loved everything else about it and very much would love to go back. Very cozy, and welcoming!

    November 2013
  • Such a great weekend! The cabin is perfect - just enough! Would definitely stay here again.

    November 2013
  • The cabin was cozy. We loved it. It has everything you need, even espresso maker. We had enough blanket and sheets were very clean. The experience was quite pleasant. We had to learn to start a fire for the furnace. It was quite fun not hard at all. We would definitely come back and stay here again if we ever visit Asheville area.

    October 2013
  • This was a great little cabin!!! Great location, quiet and peaceful. Only downfall was that the futon wasn't very comfortable. Other than that, we LOVED it!!!

    October 2013
  • The cabin is so charming. Other than a few cobwebs the cabin is super clean. If you can't get past a few cobwebs then a cabin in the woods isn't for you. A note to parents with small children: the lower windows are low with around a 5 ft drop. Don't leave the lower part open if you have active children. We loved the stove. So cozy. I look forward to returning.

    October 2013
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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.
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