|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
Natural light and a pastoral view framed by large south facing windows induce relaxation upon arrival. The open floor plan makes for an easy and casual community space between the kitchen, dining and living room. Covered porch and sunny deck adds more lounging space rain or shine.
Upstairs the Tree house bedroom is 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 & shower, separate toilet room, and walk-in closet. Private balcony is great for late night star gazing.
Downstairs master bedroom is more of a secluded nest. Soft light filtered through curtains make sleeping in a delight. Hues of blue, creamy whites, natural wood. Master bath has 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 then over the Golden Gate and called beautiful West Marin county home for 15 years.
In 2006 change was in the air and I returned to WNC to be near family and build my home on land owned since 1983.
Living a creative life satisfies my soul and building this house was a peak experience in that regard. I loved the process of watching it emerge from the dirt up.
Current creative endeavor is growing my newly hatched artisan lighting business. I enjoy crafting luminous beauties using handmade papers and natural materials. You can see my website at Luminosa Lighting, Asheville and/or visit my studio in downtown Weaverville during your visit.
Leah Baker purchased this house in 2007
I got acquainted with Asheville in the early 80's on visits to see my sister who lived in a community house filled with musicians and artist of all kinds. My time in Asheville in those days was a singular and inspiring experience. It was also at this time at age 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 Sleeping Beauty of a town that held a certain mystery and magnetism that ultimately lured me back from the west coast.
Large windows frame the drinkable view. An inspiring sanctuary that has soul. Blends into the environment, open to the natural world, spaciousness that nurtures the creative mind. The interior a blend of influences close to my heart. California casual, Southwest earth tones, and a little blending of world fusion all woven together to create a home most people find comfortable, warm, seductive and inspirational. Green built and passive solar design.
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|
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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