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SPACIOUS RETREAT HOUSE NEAR PARKWAY HIKING, BIKING, HOTSPRINGS 45 MIN DRIVE

Leah Baker

Advertiser since 2014
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Leah Baker

Advertiser since 2014
Speaks English
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SPACIOUS RETREAT HOUSE NEAR PARKWAY HIKING, BIKING, HOTSPRINGS 45 MIN DRIVE

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

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

Open Kitchen/livingroom, deck & covered porch, 2 Large Bedrooms, Sublime View

Natural light and beautiful view framed by large south facing picture windows. An ambiance of warm chestnut wood and earthy color tones soothe the soul. Relax and revel in the quietude of the cool mountain breeze rustling through tulip poplars and morning bird chorus .

Passive solar, green built house. Open floor plan in kitchen/living room, convenient half bath in rear entrance mud room area. Part covered porch and sunny deck adds more lounging space rain or shine.

Dreamy upstairs bedroom feels up and away. Same gorgeous view from from the crows nest balcony. Cathedral ceiling, south facing wall of windows, queen size bed, desk and sitting area, floor space for stretching and yoga. Master bath with claw foot tub and shower, separate toilet room, and walk-in closet. Hot soak in the claw foot tub is THE Best treat after a day exploring Asheville or a hike on the trails.

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
Leah Baker (Owner)
Advertiser since 2014
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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 the San Francisco Bay area where I freelanced as a graphic designer for several years and experienced my first earthquake! Remember the 1989 World Series being played at Candlestick ball park in San Francisco??? Yep, that earthquake.

Creativity has always been my calling so in 1991 it was a natural transition for me to be attracted to the Art of Massage and Bodywork Therapy. I was trained and certified at National Holistic Institute in Emeryville/Berkley, Ca. Leaving SF for the country hills of Marin County, the work provided a wonderful lifestyle change and became a portal for bringing many wonderful people and opportunities into my life. For 18 years Northern California was home. The beauty of the sea and land seeped into my soul. I could have stayed forever...

Change happens in mysterious ways and though I loved the west coast, the east, specifically the Blue Ridge mountains began calling me back. In 2006 I decided to return to North Carolina to grow roots close to family and build my dream home on the land that had been waiting for me. So I did just that.

So here I am, in the grandmother mountains of WNC. I have a Bodywork and Massage practice in Asheville and work seasonally in the Cashiers/Highlands area. This is what takes me away and allows me to share my home.

Most recent creative endeavor is artisan lighting design ~ crafting luminous beauties for the home using handmade papers. You can see these at LuminosaLighting.com and/or visit my studio in downtown Weaverville.

Leah Baker purchased this house in 2008

Why Leah Baker chose Weaverville

The land where I chose to build had been held by my sister and I since 1982.

As a young adult in the early 80's I would drive from eastern North Carolina to Asheville to visit my sister. 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 in 2006. Asheville came alive during those 30 years while I was away and the old abandon buildings downtown now house some of the best restaurants and artsy shops in all of North Carolina. Add the beautiful landscape, sweet mountain air, the cultural diversity, and you get the picture of why I returned to WNC.

What makes this house unique

I wanted to build a home that feels like a sanctuary. My first and perhaps last house building project, the endeavor called for a certain boldness and taking hold of the reins of my creative license.

My vision was this: A home that blends into the environment and has an old soul quasi European feeling. 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 a little world fusion, Morocco and India. Exterior called for updated Appalachia/Japanese farmhouse feel. Amazingly when woven together these styles created a home most people find comfortable, warm and seductive.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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Spacious Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min drive
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews
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Spacious Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min drive
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3696703
+1 -8282313543
Weaverville Asheville Area
5

What a place!

  • 5 out 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: 14-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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.
business
Spacious Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min drive
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3696703
+1 -8282313543
Weaverville Asheville Area
5

Peaceful Retreat

  • 5 out 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: 15-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
Spacious Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min drive
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3696703
+1 -8282313543
Weaverville Asheville Area
4

Wonderful!!

  • 4 out 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: 13-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lovely to have four generations of women convening here. Welcome back anytime.
business
Spacious Retreat House near Parkway Hiking, Biking, Hotsprings 45 min drive
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p3696703
+1 -8282313543
Weaverville Asheville Area
5

very peaceful, beautiful place

  • 5 out of 5
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.
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy you had a comfortable good stay at the Retreat House. Hope to see you on future trips to the mountains. Leah

Location

Location

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Availability & Rates

Availability & Rates

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Rental rates for this holiday house in Weaverville, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
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2 night minimum stay
$370
for 2 nights
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$145
$1,042
$3,998
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $22 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $80
Refundable Damage Deposit $100
Tax Rate 7.5%
Notes CHECK IN Time: 4pm
CHECK OUT Time: 12pm

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

Facilities

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 4
  • Cozy Large Master Main Level - 1 Large Double Bed , Has master bath with walk-in shower room
    Tree House Master Bedroom~Upstairs - 1 Large Double Bed , Has claw foot bath tub with shower
  • 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 downstairs bedroom feels more like a cozy enclave. The glow of the large windows is softened with layers of curtains that can be used to screen the natural light. Features include large walk-in shower master bath, open floor space for yoga or stretching, large picture windows, the convenience of not climbing stairs! Lush natural tones, white & soft blue color tones.
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
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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