Capture the Sunset. Relax on the deck with a drink and your loved ones and friends while watching the spectacular sun set behind the beautiful Carolina mountains.
Just 5 minutes from downtown and conveniently located for foodies, brewery tours and everything else!
This is the most convenient vacation rental in the area for Asheville and have mountain views. .
Over 3800 of square feet of living space perfectly set up to accommodate larger get togethers. Perfect for friend/family reunions and other get togethers to enjoy each other, Asheville, brew tours, tremendous restaurants and outdoor/ indoor activities.
We know your vacation time is precious and have tried to give you as much in the way of convenience and luxury as possible.
We have just added a pool table in the game room. It can be used presently but is somewhat restricted.
This home will accommodate a large party without feeling cramped. It has an abundance of off-street parking, is very private (yet close) and is located on the original carriage road from Grove Park Inn to the Seely Castle. Seely Castle is just across the street and is the castle that Fred Seely (E.W. Grove's son-in-law) built after he finished construction on the Grove Park Inn.
Fully equipped kitchen with double ovens, eat in table, separate dining room and a 6 person hot tub located on upper level deck.
The upper garage is available for use with prior notification.
The lower garage is used for storage. Huge amount of off street parking. Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ( sorry not class A). Wood Fireplace: cozy fireplace in lower master suite (firewood is provided in winter.)
Why this house!: We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than in Asheville. This was our home for 9 years, we no longer need the space and have moved into a smaller house.
Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and miss the convenience. It is a perfect vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces, many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever. Please enjoy!
Additional Information: We purchased Sophie's Retreat as our principle residence in 2002 and chose the location for the views and the convenience.
Sophie's Retreat is extremely convenient and is right in the middle of everything important going on in this area. The house has gorgeous views but may be blocked or partially blocked during the summer months by leaves. It is very spacious and convenient. The house was bought to live in but converted to a vacation rental. There are 4 ski areas close by. It is on the same road as the famous Grove Park Inn (don't miss their Sunday brunch) and 3 minutes from downtown Asheville where one can find shopping (especially craft and specialty vendors) and a great selection of restaurants.
Dogs welcome with restrictions. Please contact us for details.
If you wish to book a period that is designated "event - special pricing" and the dates are not dates you would like, please send us an inquiry stating the dates requested. We are flexible and try to anticipate what dates around holidays might be desired but don't always get it correct.
Please note that weekly rentals have a changeover day of Sunday. Friday and Saturday night will not be split without prior approval.