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Authentic Log Cabin-Stunning View, Secluded & Convenient, Pet Friendly, Fire Pit

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

30 Mins to Asheville, Wifi, DIRECTV, Firepit, Pet/Family Friendly, 3BR-Sleeps 6

If you are seeking the true feeling of authentic mountain living, then Mystic Valley Cabin is for you. Our custom-made log home will amaze you and your guests with its genuine rustic details combined with modern amenities and picturesque open valley views. Situated atop 15 acres in the country and located just 30 minutes from Downtown Asheville, it offers the ideal combination of total seclusion and convenience. Experience peacefulness and relaxation you will unlikely find anywhere else. Plus, we are 100% pet friendly, no fee!

Mystic Valley is a perfect retreat for any season. It's a great place for the entire family or a quiet, romantic weekend getaway for couples. So if you want a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, or just want to experience something new, look no further. You will never forget taking that first deep, relaxing breath while overlooking the stunning, 180 degree view of authentic farmland and Appalachian Mountains!

- New Concrete Driveway!!

- Pet Friendly

- Accommodates: 6

- 3 Bedrooms: King, Queen, Queen

- 2 Full Baths

- 15 Acres

- Long Range Mountain & Valley Views

- Huge Covered Front Porch

- Fire Pit (Firewood Provided, Six Cushioned Chairs)

- Two Natural Stone Fireplaces (Firewood provided)

- Charcoal Grill

- Central AC/Heat

- Fully Equipped Kitchen

- WiFi


- PlayStation2


- Stereo

- Hardwood Floors

- Toddler Cot

- Wheelchair Accessible (Limited. Ask Cat and/or Joey for details)

- 24 Hour Customer Service

The cabin was built on 15 acres of family land by the current owner and a few of his closest friends, each a jack of their own trade. The White Pine logs were picked, sawed and hand notched. All of the cabinets and exterior doors were handcrafted out of Walnut. Rocks for the foundation and fireplaces, which serve the living room and master bedroom, were gathered from the surrounding mountains. In addition, when built, the hardwood floors were pulled from the gymnasium of the high school in which the owner had attended some 18 years prior.

In addition, not only are we pet friendly, we encourage bringing your four legged companions along! A place to run in the country?! What more could any dog ask for? If you are like us, your vacation just would not be complete without the entire family present. Doggie Sheets are available so they can snuggle with you in the bed. Towels can be found in the 'Doggie Clean-up Station' on the front porch in case your companions get a little dirty while playing and exploring. Bags and waste cans are also provided for the inevitable bathroom breaks.

More Details

Property Manager
Owner/ Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

About Owner/ Manager

My father and I absolutely love our Mystic Valley and everything the country, as well as the city of Asheville, has to offer. And we want to share our amazing place with you!

My father was born here and has refused to leave this amazing area. However, I decided to explore other locations including New York City, Wilmington and Charlotte. After living elsewhere for 13 years, I decided it was time to head back home!

Dad is now retired and I am a Professional Behavior Responder for the ASPCA Field Investigations & Response Team.

Why Owner/ Manager chose Asheville Area

Mystic Valley offers the ideal combination of total seclusion and convenient access. Located in the beautiful historic community of Big Sandy Mush where the land has been farmed by the same families for generations, our ancestors included. In addition, the cabin is just a 30 minute jaunt to the lively downtown scene. A very short distance to travel to experience the boundless diversity of Asheville.

What makes this cabin unique

Guest Satisfaction Is Our #1 Priority! You can rest assured we are available 24/7 if any problems should arise or just to answer your questions.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We enjoyed our stay at Mystic Valley. The home was clean, cozy and rustic. Sitting on the porch was our favorite spot to enjoy God’s glory! Our time together brought us closer as a family!
Aug 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Leicester in Buncombe County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Imagine this was your home, then do as you would expect of your guests.
  • No more than 6 guests total, including children. A $50 fee will be charged at booking for each additional person, per night.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural
  • village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , En Suite
  • Toilet paper, travel shampoo/conditioner/toothpaste, soap, q-tips, towels and washcloths provided.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Linens provided. Toddler cot available.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • limited accessibility ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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average rating of 4.875 based on 19 reviews

Had a wonderful time at the cabin!!!

  • 5 of 5

The cabin and the area was everything as promised. All the convieniences of home wrapped in a rustic log cabin with stunning views of the lush valley and surrounding mountains. We loved the large front porch, the views, the spacious cabin and the outdoor fire pit. Such a nice rural setting but only 10 minutes from the store.

Cat and Joey were very helpful and easy to deal with. We will be back...!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay. Your Dad was the perfect host. When I first saw the picture of the property I felt it might be enhanced to make it look better. Now that I have been there I realize it did not do it justice.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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“Most relaxing vacation I've ever had!!!”

  • 5 of 5

This cabin was just as pictured. Views and all. I have stayed at other cabins where the pictures were very misrepresenting....Not here! The Cabin is beautiful and very spacious and has everything you need. Even the beds were comfortable!!! And the views are beautiful!!!! I felt more at home here than in my own home! Before getting there I dreamed about sitting on the porch drinking my coffee....it was what I did every morning. Watching the clouds come over the mountains, listening to the faint moo's from the cows. Now that I'm back to reality.....its all I dream about again. Our dog Roo absolutely had the time of her life. She didn't want to leave "her" porch behind. We will definitely be back! The great thing about this cabin is that your not really that far from anything you'd need. There are grocery stores and drug stores in Leicester. The trip to Asheville is not far at all.

Cat and Joey were wonderful!!! We really enjoyed talking with them. And Roo loved them too!!!! We can't wait until next year!!!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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Charlotte, N.C.


  • 5 of 5

Elevate yourself in not just altitude, but also in peaceful solitude. Leave your problems behind on the mainland as you trek up the mountains to this little piece of heaven tucked away in Leicester N.C. The structural design is so tastefully done, to simply call it a cabin would be an insult. The morning view off the front porch is breathtaking. My wife said it was the best cup of morning tea she ever had, until the kids woke up. We packed accordingly, but all you really need is your cloths, everything else was there, even that one thing that you always forget to pack (Q-tips this trip). Stop at a grocery store on the way up, and you’ll never have to leave unless you want to. The place was immaculate, the linen was fresh, the grounds were well maintained and pet friendly. I couldn’t have dreamed of a better experience. We will most definitely be back, I highly recommend it. Thank you so much Cat for making us feel like we were close family in town visiting. See you soon!

Rogers Family

  • Review Submitted: May 31, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
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  • 4 of 5

A perfect cabin to get away from it all...

  • Review Submitted: Apr 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Palos Hills

Perfect location with great views!

  • 5 of 5

The location of this place is fantastic. Its far enough away to feel secluded but close enough to Asheville (30 min) that you can easily head into town for some quick shopping or dining. My wife and I stayed here with our two dogs as part of a week long hiking trip through the Pisgah National Forest and Smokey Mountains. There are numerous hiking trails within a 45 minute drive from here if hiking is your thing. The views from the font porch are fantastic and a great way to unwind at the end of a long day. The house itself is well appointed and equipped with everything you will need during your stay. The property is perfect for dogs with plenty of space for them to run around. While there is no fence to keep the dogs enclosed the natural grade surrounding the property (steep hill behind and in front) almost acts like a fence and worked well keeping our dogs in the general area. We cant wait to come back and visit again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
The Still
Nearest Golf
21 Miles
Grove Park Inn Golf Course
Nearest Train
77 Miles
Amtrak - Greenville, SC (GRV)
Nearest Motorway
86 Miles
Bristol Motor Speedway
Nearest Restaurant
8.5 Miles
Turkey Creek Cafe
Nearest Ski
40 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

The Area:

There’s so much to see and do! You don't even have to venture far from the cabin to have fun. For instance, Randall Glen Farm is located just a few miles up the road which boast 100 acres and offers horseback riding, gem mining and other activities. Enjoy wine tasting and 360 degree mtn views at the family owned/operated vineyard, Addison Farms, only six miles away. Matt Jones Pottery, Friendswood Brooms, Sandy Hollar and several organic farms are very close by as well. The Farm Heritage Trail is a scenic driving and cycling route through the rural agricultural communities of Alexander, Leicester, Newfound and Sandy Mush. The community also hosts a variety of yearly events such as the Leicester Studio, ASAP’s Farm and Cycle to Farm Tours.

The hiking, biking and fishing possibilities are endless if you are an outdoorsman. The valley itself has actually been described as resembling the Swiss Alps! You will be in close proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway and Appalachian Trail. Transylvania County, just an hour away, has 250 waterfalls within a few miles of each other. Finally, whether it be to soak your sore muscles, or just to relax, be sure to visit Hot Springs, located only 30 miles north of Mystic Valley. Here you will find Jacuzzi tubs supplied with a continuous flow of world famous natural hot mineral water.

Vibrant and quirky, charming and historic, Downtown Asheville is the place to shop, dine and enjoy the city's nightlife. The area is sprinkled with an eclectic mix of boutiques, art galleries, antique shops, farmers markets, shopping districts and historic buildings. If you are looking for fun after dark, you'll find wonderful restaurants, wine bars, music venues, dance clubs and street musicians everywhere you turn. From interesting museums and historic landmarks to creative dining and trendy nightclubs, Asheville is an exciting destination where you can explore, discover and play!

“Downtown Asheville is a vibrant, exciting place to eat, with open-air cafes and restaurants of every type.”

Other fun stuff to do around Asheville:

Biltmore Estate - Grove Park Inn - River Arts District - Shopping - WNC Nature Center - French Broad River (Tubing & Kayaking) - White Water Rafting - Zipline Adventure - Pisgah National Forest - North Carolina Arboretum - Botanical Gardens of Asheville - Asheville Art Museum - Basilica of St. Lawrence - Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site - Thomas Wolfe House - Smith McDowell House - Folk Art Center - McCormick Field Baseball. Just to name a few!

Getting Here:

Mystic Valley cabin is located just 30 minutes northwest of Downtown Asheville, 40 minutes from the airport, and is accessible from I-40 and I-26. No public transportation is available in the area so a car is recommended. Uber, however, provides car service to/from downtown for only $25-$30. The newly concreted driveway makes for a smooth ride up to the cabin where there is plenty of parking for multiple vehicles.

I-40 West & I-26 East/West:

Take EXIT 3A. Turn right onto New Leicester Hwy/NC-63. Turn left onto North Turkey Creek Rd (becomes Early’s Mountain Rd becomes Big Sandy Mush Rd). Turn right onto Clark Cove Rd.

I-40 East:

Take EXIT 33. Keep right to merge onto Newfound Rd. Take 1st right onto Beaverdam Rd (becomes Willow Creek Rd). Turn right onto Big Sandy Mush Rd. Turn left onto Clark Cove Rd.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Leicester, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall Foilage
11 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
27 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas/New Year's
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £45.49

House Rules:
Imagine this was your home, then do as you would expect of your guests. No-smoking inside of the cabin. No more than 6 guests total, including children. A $50 fee will be charged at booking for each additional person, per night. If more than 6 people are in your party upon arrival, and fee has not been paid, your reservation will be cancelled.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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