HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled Family icon
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

IN-TOWN- Mountain View Cabin on Sunset Mtn, Huge, pet frdly, get-together place

People13
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Space 3,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

4 Bedrooms + 2 Other private rooms w sleeping, 4 Baths (Sleeps 11-16)

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.

More Details

Owner
Charlie
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2018

About Charlie

We both grew up in the Asheville area and certainly there is no nicer place to live or vacation than Asheville. This was our home for 9 years, but with all of our children grown and gone we no longer need the space and are moving into a somewhat smaller house. We plan to travel some and having a smaller house to care for on a routine basis will work better for our situation.

Sophie's Retreat is convenient to all that happens in Asheville. We have enjoyed living in this wonderful house and will certainly miss the convenience. It will however make a great vacation rental with its 3 fireplaces many rooms, plentiful parking and decks that go on forever.

Where did Sophie come from - well Stephanie's grandfather didn't particularly like the name Stephanie, he preferred Sophie and called her that. Stephanie was always pretty much a tom boy and loved to help her grandfather on the farm. She loved to go with him in his wagon to the store and to do various chores on the farm. She was always Sophie to him.

We enjoyed living in this house, especially the closeness to town and watching the wild life in the yard. There was almost always a gentle breeze in the summer and quite relaxing to sit on the deck and watch the sunsets. In the winter, it's like a winter wonderland when it snows - so quiet and serene. We were quite fond of building a fire in the fireplace and just relaxing during snow periods.

We hope you enjoy the house for your vacation and hope you will make a stay at Sophie's Retreat an annual event.

Please enjoy!

Charlie purchased this house in 2002

Why Charlie chose Grove Park- Sunset

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 views, is very spacious and convenient. There are 4 ski areas close by. Our house 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. The house if quite large and well suited for large groups with lots of room to spread out and have room to oneself. Our favorite of all was to take off on our motorcycle to the parkway for a short ride or a picnic after work or on the weekends.

What makes this house unique

The most unique benefit of this cabin is it's proximity to town and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It is at a higher elevation than the city but still has all of the protection and amenities of the City of Asheville. The cabin is well suited to large groups with lots of room to spread out and not feel cramped. It really is the perfect vacation cabin!

Guestbook comments from the owner

A great big thanks for letting us use your house for our stay. It was extremely convenient to Grove Park Inn and much more "homey". We had lots of room and really appreciate the high speed wifi as many of us had to work at night.

We will definitely stay with you again next year for the conference.

Many thanks
Dec 2012
  • 1 of 10

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Grove Park- Sunset in Asheville

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 3800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 13
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Golf Course View ...
  • mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • town
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Security System
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , MBR main level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , 2nd bedroom main
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , 2nd bedroom lower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , MBR lower level
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 13
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • King Bed, Queen Bed, Twin/Single Bed, Bunk Bed: twin on top and double on bottom, Convertible Bed (2) : queen futon in office adjoining upper master suite/ queen sofa-sleeper in exercise area on lower level.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • veranda
  • Wood Decking
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
We accept dogs with prior approval, a pet addendum & non-refundable pet fee. All dogs who come to the house must be treated with both flea & tick medicine prior to arrival & must be flea & tick free before your visit. No other pets besides dogs accepted. Wheelchair/Handicapped Accessible (may have limitations). Minimum age of 25. This is a family oriented house & we won't have renters who have loud late-night parties. This is not the house for it & there are other options in Asheville for those groups. We are inside the city limits which has a strictly enforced noise ordinance and violation will result in immediate eviction & forfeiture of ALL MONEY paid including deposit. There is to be absolutely no smoking inside the house. Renters are allowed to smoke on any of the smoking porches. Outstanding winter views of Mt Pisgah & the Asheville plateau. There are gorgeous sunset views so do bring your camera. Winter views of Grove Park Inn Golf Course. Leaves may block views in summer.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(56 traveller reviews)

75% Complete
12% Complete
1% Complete
5% Complete
5% Complete
IN-TOWN- Mountain View Cabin on Sunset Mtn, Huge, pet frdly, get-together place
average rating of 4.464286 based on 66 reviews
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

It was a beautiful home. Close to downtown Asheville.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Jessica for the great review! We appreciate you taking the time to review our property and help potential guests determine the suitability for their vacation stay. We also think it is a great location and very much miss the convenience of living their. It is so close to downtown Asheville. We appreciate you choosing our house to celebrate your birthday and enjoyed meeting all of your colleagues. Please come stay with us again! Charlie and Stephanie
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
5

Great Location and Big House

  • 5 of 5

Charlie is great to work with! Recommended if you are coming to Asheville with a big group

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
3

Disappointing

  • 3 of 5

Hot tub and upper Dishwasher were broken. Cable and internet went out and they tried to tell a house full of guys it was because we plugged in a hair dryer and popped a circuit. Didn’t plug in anything bugger than a phone charger. Circuit breaker in the garage was surrounded by a homade mess of wires that was clearly a fire hazard. Took 2 hours to get cable and internet back up. That being said, Charlie was helpful to get cable and internet back. Weirdest thing had to have been the rule book that was about 20 pages long. A “house rule” was a threat to kick you out without warning if you made too much noise after 11pm. Also said that you couldn’t leave anything less than a 5 star review without a comment and leaving a negative comment to get your deposit back was extortion. They literally underlined that in the rule book. Won’t stay here again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Excellent.

  • 5 of 5

This house was excellent, and equal to the needs of our group. The house is larger than the photos might suggest, and offers both privacy and large communal spaces. The house is close enough to downtown Asheville if that's what you're interested in, but also far enough away to maintain the mountain feel. The owner was professional and prompt in his replies. I recommend staying at this house.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
Chapin, SC
5

Great Location, lots of room

  • 5 of 5

The house was just we needed on our All adult vacation to Asheville. There was plenty of space for the four couples that went with room to spare. We could have taken the kids 😉. Charlie , the owner, was great and very attentative. He emailed me several times to make sure we had everything we needed and if there were prior issues with appliances. The location of the house is perfect, it took 5 minutes to get to downtown for our first dinner reservation. We could've walked, but every one else voted against me. All in all a great stay for our annual trip.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
5

Great location!

  • 5 of 5

Went to Asheville for a quick weekend trip with some friends. The location of the house is perfect...so close to downtown and all the spots you would like to visit. UBER had no problem finding us, and it was around $7 to get downtown. The house has plenty of space and the kitchen has everything you need while visiting. Would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Location

1.3 miles from downtown Asheville/ 1/2 mile from Grove Park. The house is centrally located to the Asheville.One can easily be in downtown Asheville in less than 5 minutes. There are many restaurants, grocery stores and craft pubs located within several minutes of the house.

Other Activities: Kayaking, Wildlife Viewing, Hot Air Ballooning, Boating, Snowboarding, Rock Climbing, Health/Beauty Spa, Miniature Golf, Shopping

Golf: There are many courses in the area ranging from highly rated and pricey to less expensive. Our municipal course is surprisingly well groomed and affordable. Black Mountain is also a great, affordable course. Grove Park Inn course is one of the top rated in the area but is usually somewhat pricey. One can see this course from the house.

Ski: There are several ski areas within easy driving. Which one you choose depends on skiing ability and other factors. The larger areas are Beech and Sugar Mountain, are 1 1/2 to 2 hours away and tend to cater to more advanced skiers while the closer areas are Cataloochee and Wolfe Ridge. These are more family oriented and both have tube parks for those who don't ski or board. Both of these are about a hour away. There are other areas like Ober Gatlinburg and Appalachian that should be checked as well.

Charlie has been on ski patrol at Cataloochee for a number of years and is of course somewhat prejudiced but feels that this area is far superior to the others over all unless you are a very advanced boarder or skier. We have awesome snow making capability and are usually the first area to open on the East Coast. We also have the most professionally run operation and are the most family oriented. This is not only my opinion but am told this by customers every time I ski.

Photos

Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Grove Park- Sunset, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
In Season 2018
2 May 2018 - 16 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
17 May 2018 - 21 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,165
for 3 nights
From
£325
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
22 May 2018 - 22 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
Nightly Rate
23 May 2018 - 27 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
£1,652
for 4 nights
From
£365
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
In Season 2018
28 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
Nightly Rate
29 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
In Season 2018
31 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
Nightly Rate
3 Jun 2018 - 6 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
7 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
17 Jun 2018 - 20 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
21 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
25 Jun 2018 - 27 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
28 Jun 2018 - 9 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,287
for 3 nights
From
£365
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
10 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
22 Jul 2018 - 25 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
In Season 2018
26 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
£800
for 3 nights
From
£203
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
 
In Season 2018
29 Jul 2018 - 29 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£946
for 3 nights
From
£252
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
30 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£873
for 3 nights
From
£227
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
16 Sep 2018 - 19 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£921
for 3 nights
From
£244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
In Season 2018
20 Sep 2018 - 22 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£921
for 3 nights
From
£244
From
£353
Thu,Fri,Sat
£1,774
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
23 Sep 2018 - 26 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£921
for 3 nights
From
£244
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,250
for 3 nights
From
£353
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Leaf Season 2018
4 Oct 2018 - 5 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,165
for 3 nights
From
£325
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£2,342
£3,844
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
21 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
5 night minimum stay
£2,017
for 5 nights
From
£365
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,774
£3,438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
16 Dec 2018 - 29 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£1,226
for 3 nights
From
£345
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£3,438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
Nightly Rate
30 Dec 2018 - 1 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£1,165
for 3 nights
From
£325
From
£365
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,774
£3,438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£751
for 3 nights
From
£187
From
£333
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,774
£3,438
 
Notes: Rates are based on 10 guests; add £32 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £286.12
Pet Fee £143.06 + Tax
Maint and cleaning fee £168.1 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.5%

Friday and Saturday nights will not be split up. Guests must rent both nights.
Please call or email before booking to ensure the house is available.
Our minimums are 2 nights Sunday through Wednesday,
3 nights Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, except in winter, in between and fall.
All weeks containing federal holidays rent at in season rates.
Standard rates are 225 Sunday - Wednesday, 375 Thursday - Saturday. Please call for booking or more information

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.

Please call us if you have a pet or pets - ,rates subject to size.. We will need to provide you with a pet addendum.
Thanks

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
Ask Owner a Question
Available
Unavailable

You might like these similar holiday rentals