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Spacious Quiet Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min driv

Leah Baker

Member since: 2014
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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Leah Baker

Member since: 2014
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Response time:
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Response rate:
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Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015
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Spacious Quiet Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min driv

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday home in Weaverville - The Retreat House

Open floor plan, deck & covered porch, 2 Large Bedrooms, Sublime View

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

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Leah Baker (Owner)
Member since: 2014
Call Owner
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Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2015

About Leah Baker

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

Why Leah Baker chose Weaverville

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.

What makes this house unique

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.

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People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Reviews

4.9
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Quiet Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min driv
average rating of 4.857143 based on 7 reviews
5

Serene Perfection

  • 5 of 5

We travel a lot and use homeaway often to book our accommodations. I have to say that, upon arrival, our rentals are almost always a little less in one way or another, than expected. Maybe a little smaller, maybe a little less than desired in location...

That was not the case with this rental. Immediately upon arrival we were bombarded with the beauty and details of this home. Leah has put her heart into making the house comfortable and appealing. It exceeded every expectation. Eclectic, but with reserved beauty. Luxurious, without pretension. A peaceful quiet energy surrounds. Everything we needed was at hand, the beds were comfortable and had amazing soft linens and layers of blankets. We kept the windows open to the sounds of nature day and night.

It is located in a quiet, pastoral setting. The drives to Weaverville and Asheville are beautiful, with the option to take the close by Blue Ridge Parkway. I miss it already. We will be back!

Thank you for a great getaway!

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Chapel HIll
5

Beautiful and relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we arrived, I knew we had picked the right place. The attention to detail and love that has gone into making this retreat a place to enjoy truly shows. The views are wonderful and the location can't be beat. Thank you Leah for a wonderful stay! Looking forward to the next time.

  • Review Submitted: May 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Beautiful mountain retreat!

  • 5 of 5

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!!!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lori, thank you for the warm review! Yes, a lot of love and creativity was woven into the fabric and bones of the house and I am always happy to hear that energy is felt by others. Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Retreat House and welcome back anytime.
5

What a place!

  • 5 of 5

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."

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Josh, what can I say to that standing ovation review except it makes me very happy to hear how comfortable you & company were at the house. Happy to host you again anytime Josh.
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
4

Wonderful!!

  • 4 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have four generations of women convening here. Welcome back anytime.

Location

Car: necessary

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Prices & Availability

From $161 Nightly

Prices for this holiday house in Weaverville, Asheville Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Peak Summer Season
1 Jul 2015 - 15 Aug 2015
3 night minimum stay
$696
for 3 nights
From
$205
$1,406
$5,386
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Season
15 Oct 2015 - 11 Nov 2015
3 night minimum stay
$696
for 3 nights
From
$205
$1,406
$5,386
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
25 Nov 2015 - 9 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
$696
for 3 nights
From
$205
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Years
15 Dec 2015 - 13 Jan 2016
3 night minimum stay
$696
for 3 nights
From
$205
$1,406
$5,386
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$563
for 3 nights
From
$161
$1,412
$4,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee $80.00
Refundable Damage Deposit $100.00
Tax Rate 11.0%
Notes CHECK IN Time: 4pm
CHECK OUT Time: 12pm

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Weaverville in Asheville Area

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1650 sq. ft.
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Large walk-in shower
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Tree House Master Bedroom~Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Has claw foot bath tub with shower
    Cozy Large Master Main Level - 2 Large Double Bed , Has master bath with walk-in shower room, plus bonus bed
  • The upstairs bedroom has a lovely up & away dreamy feeling. At tree top level it features a claw foot bath tub/shower for a nice soak, cathedral ceiling, private deck, desk area, open floor space for yoga or stretching. Wall of south facing windows lots of light in this room. Wake up with the sun & sleep with the stars. Color palette is earthy warm tones. The large downstairs bedroom feels more like a cozy enclave. Has a bonus queen size bed for extra guest and sliding panels to divide the room for visual privacy. Features include walk-in shower room, large picture windows, the convenience of not climbing stairs!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Terrace ...
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • non smoking only
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
Notes:
5-10 minute drive to hiking/biking trails on Blue Ridge Parkway. Short drive to 'Zip Line' adventure in Marshall as well as tubing and rafting outfits. Downtown Weaverville Curtis Wright Outfitters offers Fly Fishing and other outdoor fun. Also in Weaverville be sure to visit All Good Coffee Cafe for a relaxed atmosphere or the Well Bred Bakery that is always bustling - those baked goods are hard to resist but the lunch deli salads are the BEST!

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