One Bedroom 1 ams 1/2 bath Mountain Top, Craftsmen Cabin with Awesome Sunsets.
About Tony McGowan
A retired newspaper publisher and business developer and avid sailor who is a native of North Carolina. Having spent the majority of my working years on the Outer Banks of North Carolina I was privileged to live on Hatteras and Ocracoke islands for over 25 years, you'll note the art in the house depicts many coastal scenes. A graduate of Western Carolina University where the mountains became a major part of the journey. These days are spent between this home and the sailboat mostly in the Abaco's in the Bahamas.
Tony McGowan purchased this House in 1986
Why Tony McGowan chose Bat Cave
The property was a special place when I found it in the mid 80's and it has been being worked on and cared for as the place of retirement over the years.
What makes this House unique
What you will find in this home is the simpleness of living. Being a builder, publisher and sailor the end result of the years of work and experience have come together here. For those who have spent time on a boat the smallness of the space is fitting for the lifestyle.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Hideaway In The Woods
Cabin is right sized, well built, and beautiful inside. Perfect for a quick weekend away!
Beautiful, long range views through the trees and a perfect place to unwind. Easy striking distance to local amenities and outdoor activities.
Location is relatively easy to get to though could get dicey in wet or winter conditions depending on vehicle.
Had a few snafus on check in and readiness, but nothing terrible, but is the only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars...would stay again for sure!
Much needed vacation away from it all
We loved staying at this secluded cabin and will be back! AJ and Erin also we’re incredibly nice and hospitable. If we ever had any questions or anything at all, they responded to us quickly!
Great service from owner and care takers, incredible property and views, great place and location!
From start to finish, I can safely say this was my favorite and best experience I’ve had on a vacation rental.
The owner was very good with communicating and the caretakers (who live up the road) went above and beyond to accommodate my wife and I.
This is a real craftsman house nestled on a rolling slope at the top of a mountain. All amenities with high end kitchen. Huge porch overlooking the local mountain ranges.
Tons of room for the dogs to roam free. Went up the road (3 min drive) to do a short hike (recommended by caretakers Erin, aj, and owner tony) to eagle rock. Best views I’ve seen in the area.
Great service, location, and value. I will absolutely be renting this place again for our next stay in the area!
Secluded and relaxing
It is so cozy and relaxing! The views are beautiful. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nice relaxing getaway!
Look no further - this is the PERFECT mountain cabin getaway: peaceful, romantic, modern.
I cannot emphasize enough the perfection that is Mountain Breeze cabin. My husband and I eloped in Charleston and drove to the mountains afterwards. I looked at every single listing that was available on VRBO within my price range, and ultimately chose Mountain Breeze because it looked cozy for two people. If your list of "must haves" matches mine, then seriously stop looking, and just book. The photos/description do no justice. Mountain Breeze embodied everything listed below to the ultimate degree of perfection for us, including:
- Mountain cabin feel (beautiful solid wooden floors, walls, ceiling, stairs, etc)
- Long mountain views (insane sunset, lovely wooded area but you can see the mountains in the distance)
- Private and secluded (we never saw another car)
- Updated appliances (nothing was stuck in the 80s)
- Fully equipped kitchen
- Working fire place (we mastered the wood burning stove!)
- Comfortable furnishings for enjoying sunsets and wood burning stove watching
- Clean, modern aesthetic but still cozy
- Close enough to town/hiking
Beyond my shortlist, I was thrilled to find upon arrival that the house itself is masterfully crafted, and no detail was overlooked. We were provided with every amenity we could ever need during our short stay, and Tony included detailed instructions for how to access Eagle Rock, which basically feels like your own private hike. Additionally, he has beautiful art and interesting artifacts thoughtfully placed around his home. The house is much bigger than it looks in photos, but still very cozy feeling. It was the epitome of a mountain retreat. We really were sad to leave, and can't wait to come back, which we've vowed to try to do at least once a year.
Stop searching, book this cabin. You will not be disappointed.
Our stay at the cabin was wonderful
The cabin was beautiful , Mrs . Foster was very nice we had trouble finding the cabin being it was so far in the woods but she showed us the way. Like to Thank her and the owners fro renting us the beautiful cabin for the weekend
Asheville, Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore house are just a few of the diverse attractions that are within striking distance of a short drive from the property. There are breath taking hikes locally and beautiful vistas and views in all directions. Asheville area offers some of the most unique dinning and entertainment venues to be found anywhere. Tour the many and varied brewery's and winery's. The Biltmore house is a day long adventure that includes the house, gardens, winery and much more. The holidays are an especially beautiful time to visit.
We stand by to help you make the most of your visit to our house and to the area.