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Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes

Bedrooms 1
Space 1,000 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Offerred for the first time, mountaintop views, yet only 5 minutes from dowtown!

Beautifully-appointed accessory apartment, brand new construction first offered September, 2014, on mountain ridgetop with both long-range, 60-mile views of the Blue Ridge mountains and short-range views looking down on the city lights of Asheville, 5 minutes from downtown, perfect for vacationers or those on a business trip to Asheville. Property is private, surrounded by acres of trees, wildlife, peaceful seclusion, yet less than 2 miles from downtown & ten minutes from the Biltmore Estate. Spacious great room, fully-equipped kitchen, one bedroom with king bed, queen sleeper sofa in great room, one bath, large entry separate from owners' lovely home. Guests enjoy tasteful, mountain-style decorating, hardwood floors, gas fireplace with stone surround, granite counter tops, plush carpet in bedroom. Kitchen has all the amenities of home, including plentiful coffee & supplies. The owners take pride in the pristine, immaculate condition of this lovely, new space; no-shoes-indoors policy applies. Bedroom has king-sized bed; great room has custom-made, queen-sized sleeper sofa; thus, this apartment can accommodate 4 persons sharing one full bath. (Upon request & with advance notice, the owners are happy to attempt to procure to have ready-and-waiting a food or other necessary item that may be difficult to transport.) A guest once commented, "This is Shangri-La up here!"

Sheri and David
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
16 March, 2018

About Sheri and David

We met as undergraduates at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill & in July celebrated 38 years of marriage & as best friends. We have 3 grown children, two sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law & 5 grandchildren who are our 'pride & joy.' Our 3 children were born in 3 years, so we couldn't just pick up & travel very easily! We are happy to do our best to make it easy for you to throw your clothes in your suitcase & come on, so email in advance if there is something we may do to give you the sort of dream getaway we would have loved! Also, when you get here, please do not be shy to let us know what we may do or have available to enhance your time here. We continually find things we love about living in Asheville & sharing with family & others. People say that we have the 'the gift of hospitality,' & we are looking forward to sharing this newly & lovingly constructed space with you.

Sheri and David purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Sheri and David chose Haw Creek

This is the sort of property people want when they travel . . . beautiful lodgings with a luxurious, vacation feel, while containing all the amenities of home, so that all you have to pack is pack clothes.

What makes this apartment unique

Possibly one of a handful of properties in Western North Carolina offering seclusion, long-range views of the mountains, yet a few minutes drive down the mountain & out of the cove into downtown Asheville, a city known for its many fabulous restaurants, culture, natural beauty & the Biltmore Estate.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Haw Creek in Asheville

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Plush towels, linens, detergent, paper products included.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , New, queen sleeper-sofa in greatroom also sleeps 2 persons.
  • Pak 'n Play available upon request; twin-sized aerobed & linens also availablve upon request.
  • Books ...
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Unique: Mountaintop views--Downtown in 5 Minutes
average rating of 4.971831 based on 71 reviews

Amazing views and comfortable suite!

  • 5 of 5

The owners are great, the view is amazing and the location to downtown is perfect!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you four golfers had a great time & enjoyed being close to downtown!
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Just what this Florida boy wanted....

  • 5 of 5

As a lifelong Floridian, I always wanted to stay on top of a mountain and overlook beautiful scenery. I ended up getting everything I wanted, AND MORE, with our getaway to Asheville. From the initial booking, until the end of our stay, Sherri was always available either text or call. That meant alot going to a place we have never been. The 'apartment style" setting is fabulous. It is attached to the main house however it is seperated from Sherri and Dave. There is a huge living room which leads to a large hallway which incorporates a quaint FULL kitchen. It makes ZERO sense to stay at a hotel if this place is available.

Now this house is AT THE TOP OF A MOUNTAIN. We made the mistake of arriving at night. TIP: If you use the "WAZE" app on your phone, it will take you right to the house. The trek up the mountain is daunting to a Florida boy like me. It was a 1 lane paved road (thankfully) that isn't lit. Daytime driving was easy. Nightime was....let's say.... adventurous. TIP: as mentioned, we arrived at night with the plans to go back out after we arrived. After tackling the mountain to get there, we decided to wait till morning to go back out. So we ordered pizza in the evening from Pepperoni's. They delivered up the mountain. Pizza and cheesebread was great!

This place really checks all the boxes. We went with our 2 children (8 and 12) and they were situated in the living room area. Sherri even went as far to add a blow up mattress for my daughter which fit neatly right next to the pull out sofa. However, this place would have been just as great if it was the wife and I only.

As you look for your perfect place to stay in Asheville, and this property is available, BOOK IT. You will be glad you did!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh, thank you Curtis, for such a lovely review! I could tell from our communications prior to your arrival that your family would love the top-of-mountain experience. Although one must drive up the private, one-mile pastoral driveway to get the 60-mile view, it's super safe & worth it, as you indicated! Please do come again!
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We are repeat guests to this wonderful property - and it won't be our last stay!

  • 5 of 5

We have come to love the Asheville area of North Carolina and our home-away-from-home with the McClain's at Bear Mountain Retreat. Downtown is only 10 - 15 minutes away, and those minutes buy you a view that is second to none. And that view can be seen from the bedroom and the living room area. Spotlessly clean. Tastefully appointed. Washer/dryer in the suite. Owners who go out of their way to assist in any way needed but even though they are right above you, they don't hover! We may check properties to see what's available when we visit, but we keep coming back to Bear Mountain with good reason.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful accommodations and close to everything!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I were looking for a place for a short "babymoon" before we welcome our second child. We were excited to spend a childfree weekend and enjoy a wonderful getaway. This was the perfect place! As soon as I contacted Sheri she was very accommodating making sure we'd enjoy our stay.

The drive up the hill was very intimidating the first time, but afterwards it became a breeze to navigate. This place checked all our boxes: gas fireplace, recliner, king-size bed, bathtub, gorgeous views and close to downtown Asheville and other activities. It was amazing how close it was to everything we wanted to do. It was nice that if we were out late, we only had a quick 10 minute drive home.

I'd highly recommend this place and would love to stay again!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Stay!

  • 5 of 5

I booked Sheri & David's place for a girls' getaway with some college friends. It was absolutely perfect! The apartment is quaint, but beautifully decorated and updated. Everything we could have needed was provided. The views were amazing (we even got to see bears) and Sheri was a delight to work with! I would recommend this place to anybody!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased to hear that you ladies had a special reunion at Bear Mountain. We built the apartment 3 years ago, and being able to experience wildlife from a distance has remained a huge treat for guests!
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Really enjoyed our time there!

  • 5 of 5

The rental is located on top of the mountain, and yes we saw bears three times, lots of photos! The place is immaculate and Sheri is so friendly and helpful. It's very spacious and I would say it's setup like a 5 star apartment. Very close to town but you feel like you're out of town for sure, it's really perfect. They had the kitchen setup with everything we would need. We would recommend this place to anyone. If we come back to Asheville, we'll book this place for sure.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Car: necessary

Bear Mountain Retreat is a quiet, private spot on the top of a mountain with both views & easy access to Asheville's best attractions. We are 4 miles from the Biltmore Estate & a 2-mile drive from downtown with its celebrated restaurants and unique character. The River Arts District and West Asheville are 10 minutes by car. The Blue Ridge Parkway, with its scenic overlooks, picnic spots, and hiking destinations, is 5 minutes away.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £39.72

7% tax is required & added after calculation of nightly or weekly rate & cleaning fee. No damage deposit required. Visa & Mastercard accepted. *Please note: guests agree to remove shoes & leave in entry room each time entering this lovely, pristine space.*

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.