|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Natural light and a pastoral view framed by large south facing windows induce a relaxing feeling upon arrival . With ten foot ceilings the living room and kitchen share space and are warmed by deep chestnut wainscoting and warm earthy tones. Covered porch and sunny deck adds more lounging space rain or shine.
Upstairs the tree house bedroom is a bold bedroom, open to the sun and stars. Cathedral ceiling with wall of south facing windows, queen size bed, desk and sitting area, and floor space for stretching and yoga. Master bath with claw foot tub for a hot soak as well as shower, separate toilet room, and walk-in closet. The private balcony is great for late night star gazing.
Downstairs master bedroom has the feel of a more secluded soft place to sleep in and dream. Hues of blue, creamy whites, wool rug, natural wood. Walk-in shower room made for tall people!
Asheville - 20 minutes, Blue Ridge Parkway and trails- 10 minutes, downtown Weaverville (you must visit great little Weaverville!) 10 minutes
I grew up in eastern North Carolina not far from the coast. Promptly after finishing college in Communication Design I moved to San Francisco. Loved and lived in West Marin County for 15 years.
I returned to western North Carolina in 2006 to help care for my mother, be close to family, build my home, and grow roots here in Asheville.
Living a creative life is my goal and satisfies my soul. Building this house was a major creative endeavor. Current creative goal is getting my artisan lighting business off and running. I enjoy crafting luminous beauties for the home. You can see these at LuminosaLighting.com and/or visit my studio in downtown Weaverville when you're in town.
Leah Baker purchased this house in 2007
The land where I chose to build had been held by my sister and I since 1982.
I got acquainted with Asheville in the early 80's. Coming to visit my sister who lived in infamous and inspiring Hanger Hall. A culture all it's own filled with musicians and artist of all kinds. It was inspiring to me. It was at this time when I was 20 that she and I had the fortunate opportunity to buy 2.5 acres as part of a community based land partnership in 1983.
Asheville was indeed a different place then. Downtown was abandon after 5pm. It was a sleepy town yet held a certain magical mysterious magnetism that ultimately lured me back from the west coast.
I wanted to build a home that feels like a sanctuary. A place that inspired me each day.
My vision was this: A home that blends into the environment and has an old soul. An openness that feeds the creative mind. Large windows that frame the drinkable view. The interior a blend of regional influences close to my heart. Earthy elements and colors that reflect California style and Southwest tones. Blend in a little world fusion flavor and voila... woven together these styles create a home most people find comfortable, warm, seductive and inspirational.
The Retreat House was absolutely wonderful! It was the perfect mountain home to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We loved the interior/ exterior design, location, and peacefulness of this home. It was just as we thought it would be. You could tell a lot of thought went into the design of this home. We would highly recommend this wonderful getaway!!!
We arrived on Saturday and left Monday wishing from arrival that we didn't have to leave at all. Leah's place is amazing! Great views, warm environment, comfortable amenities and just a down right lovely home. We booked in Weaverville because it was a halfway point to our destinations north to Mars Hill and south to Asheville. This is definitely one to keep on our favorites and would love to return ASAP. Thanks Leah!
PS I thought of the Zeppelin song "Ramble On" as we were leaving "Leaves are falling all around, It's time I was on my way. Thanks to you, I'm much obliged for such a pleasant stay."
We had a wonderful time during our stay. The home is warm and inviting with all the essentials provided. We saw a bear on the first night and watched the fireflies dance in the field off the front porch. The home is near The Rattlesnake Lodge hike which is our favorite and close to downtown Weaverville.
We truly enjoyed our stay! We had an incredibly peaceful time and felt so very welcome!
Beds were comfortable, home was well appointed and beautiful, internet service worked well and everything was as described.
We were so amazed by the firefly shows at night - never have we seen anything like it and we'll never forget it - thousands of fireflies came to visit and we watched them for hours each night through the giant windows overlooking the meadow.
Thanks for a great time - we will be back!
Enjoyed our stay. Very clean ,peaceful and beautiful. Great location. Close to the Blueridge parkway and to quaint town of Weaverville.Leah was very generous and respectful of our privacy. Kitchen more than adequate and the bed was very comfortable.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event Price|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest|
|Refundable Damage Deposit||$100|
CHECK IN Time: 4pm
CHECK OUT Time: 12pm
* Approximate monthly price. Actual pricing will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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