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Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

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Situated high on the very top of Bill’s Mountain surrounded by 1,000 acres of pristine wilderness right outside your door. Two delightful cabins - just right for a romantic couples getaway or a small family vacation. Many of our quests have enjoyed celebrating their anniversary or honeymoon on top of the mountain. The cabins are very spacious, newly renovated, and new comfortable furnishings. Take in the fantastic views while setting in the hot tub.

A 4WD/AWD vehicle is necessary to get to your location. We are available 7 days a week to drive you to and from your cabin to the parking area at the bottom of the mountain at no additional charge.

Most AWD vehicles, such as Subaru, will have no difficulty driving to the top, but two wheel drive vehicles will need to park at in the lower parking area and Bob or Kristen will take you to the top. They live just down the road and are available seven days a week to assist you.

Enjoy 30-mile spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Mitchell. Very rural setting only 5 minutes to I-26 and 12 miles to downtown Asheville. Close to hiking, fishing, waterfalls, zip line, white water rafting, golf, horseback riding, Biltmore House, Grove Park Inn and more.

You will appreciate the quit natural surroundings that include fabulous mountain fresh air, spectacular sunrises and sunsets, native wildlife and trails for hiking to your heart’s content. Relax in the cool mountain air in the evenings and have a bonfire, relive your childhood, play horseshoes, enjoy our tree swings, play games, and have a cookout in the secluded area chocked full of nature. For you photography folks, take plenty of pictures of the natural surroundings along with the wildlife and our free roaming pet – Burt the Emu. Give Burt a banana and he will be your friend forever.

We are dog lovers and welcome well-behaved dogs. This cabin has a doggy door and fenced area for your pet.

Bring a mat and practice your Yoga in complete solitude. For early morning risers, look down the mountain and check out the morning cloud cover as you eat breakfast on the patio.

Take a trip to Asheville and enjoy the world famous Biltmore Estate & Winery, The Grove Park Inn, downtown shopping that includes arts and crafts, furniture, antiques, and the finest dining in all of North Carolina. Then go by downtown Weaverville – small town with a big heart where people say hello and will make you feel welcome. While there, stop and enjoy Blue Mountain Pizza and the famous Well-Bred Bakery and Café – where you can sample the Mountain Éclair and other bakery items that will leave you astonished and wanting more.

Check out the Navitat Zip Line Canopy Adventure for a heart pumping experience. Just down the road is the French Broad Rafting Expedition with Kayaking, tubing and white water rafting, with a professional tour guide by USA Rafting Company. During the winter months visit the Wolf Laurel Ski Resort at exit 3 off I-26. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and visit Mountain Mitchell the highest mountain east of the Mississippi and Grandfather Mountain best known for its mile-high swinging bridge, the highest in America built in 1952. There are many beautiful waterfalls to see, Douglas Falls is about 21 miles away.

At the end of the day, see a unique and wonderful sunset at The Island in the Sky. Sleep well at 3,300 feet with mountain air that will let you sleep like you never did before. Book a visit today – you’ll be glad you did!

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Property Manager
Kristen Breining
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 January, 2017

About Kristen Breining

Host Bart Maher purchased this property three years ago. This is the fulfillment of his life long dream to live in a secluded mountain top property but still be to Asheville. Bart developed property as a site contractor most of his adult life and enjoys the opportunity to work with his own land creating walking trails and exposing the spectacular views

Kristen Breining purchased this cabin in 2010

Why Kristen Breining chose Asheville Area

Pet friendly,'We love dogs' Solitude at the top of the mountain, just 20 minutes from downtown Asheville and the Biltmore, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, White water rafting, skiing, national parks, 60 minutes from Bristol Motor Speedway,The views from this property are absolutely amazing. It is like you are in heaven. You can see weather changes before they happen. We call this 'The Island in the Sky', dogs think they are in paradise.

I have enjoyed the wildlife and peacefulness of living on a mountaintop and decided to share this with others who share the same love.

What makes this cabin unique

Secluded, peaceful, hot tub, outdoor firepit, 2 indoor electric fireplaces, quiet, miles and miles of hiking trails right on the property, close to Asheville, The Biltmore, Weaverville, This is a Mountain Top property with 360 degree views right out of your door.

Guestbook comments from the manager

What an amazing weekend filled with fun and relaxation. This is truly our Island in the Sky! Thanks Bob for being so helpful in making sure we felt comfortable. This trip was a much needed getaway.

PS - Ziplining at Navitat Rocks! Also, look out for the Emu!
Aug 2015
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Excellent! 4.7/5 -
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Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub
average rating of 4.6949153 based on 74 reviews
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Great vacation get away

  • 5 of 5

My daughters and I spent a wonderful, long weekend at this cabin. It was clean and comfortable and had plenty of space for the 3 of us. The views are exceptional and there is so much to do in the area! I thought the pictures and descriptions were generally accurate. I would love to go back. Be warned though that the road to the cabin is not for wimps. I drive a Honda CRV with AWD. We were able to make it up to the cabin, but in one or two places, it was pretty touch and go. Kristen was great! She coached me on how to get up the mountain and she led us up more than once!. By the end of the weekend, it had become kind of fun! Still, I would not have attempted it after dark or if it was too rainy. For us, that was fine. We were there to relax and hang out together, but I can see how it might be a negative for some. That said, I hope we can go back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Carolyn, thank you for such a wonderful review! It was my pleasure showing you and down the mountain and we hope you'll come back again to visit us! We know the mountain is adventurous and that's why we take the extra steps to make sure you can make it with no issues! You did great! Thank you. Kristen and Bob
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Honeymoon getaway

  • 4 of 5

Spent a full week up there for our honeymoon. The views are even better than the pictures would have you think. We also were lucky to be there in the fall so the trees were full of changing colors and blue skies. The pictures inside are pretty accurate other than in a couple small places. The house is very nice with many nice features but leaves a slight bit to be desired in the down stairs shower. That being said its not near enough to prevent me from coming back or not recommending it to others.

Plenty to do downtown, especially if you like craft beer. The owners are full of suggestions on restaurants and attractions around town to go experience and were very nice to talk to.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was exactly what we were looking for - the most beautiful view and only 12 or so miles from downtown Asheville. Surrounded by mountains with more than enough land to hike right outside your backyard. There is another rental property next door, but other than that, you'll be at the top of a secluded mountain. The owner Bob was very friendly, and overall we were happy with our experience and would recommend this rental. The cabin was clean, had all the basic cooking ware, but did NOT have a propane grill - we were provided some charcoal and lighter fluid - I recommend asking the owner to leave extra charcoal in case you decide to grill more than once. Also, each room has more than one space heater so there is plenty of warmth, but I can see space heaters being an issue with small children.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Michael! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again! As always, we provide charcoal so if there is ever a need for more, we will be happy to bring it! Bob and Kristen
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Perfect honeymoon!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful time spending a week at The Island in the Sky! It was extremely quiet, and it wasn't too far at all from downtown Asheville! We were able to relax as much as we wanted and then go out on the town for delicious food and plenty of shopping (and plenty of other things to do). Kristen, Bob, and Melissa were very kind and helpful if you had any questions at all. The home was very cozy and was fully equipped with everything that you need. Not to mention the view!!! It was surreal. Thank you for a memorable honeymoon :) We will be coming back for sure!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Kathryn! You were both wonderful to have and we hope to see you again! We are so happy you enjoyed the mountain and everything it has to offer! Bob, Melissa and Kristen
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Amazing!! We will definitely be back!

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful secluded cabin up on a gorgeous mountain! The owners were so helpful and gave us many great places to visit when we went into downtown asheville. So much to see and hike just around the cabin itself, it was just the weekend getaway we needed! We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Denise! It was a pleasure having you! Please come back again! Bob
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Incredible Views

  • 4 of 5

Loved Weaverville, 10 minutes from Asheville which was perfect. Bandarsville was my favorite took dirt roads everywhere even to Craggy Peak via some info from a lovely local lady who was birdwatching on Pisgah which is where Bob sent us for our first hike. The switchback to the house is not for the faint of heart however there was an Audi there with very little clearance that I watched come and go so if you can drive you can do it. We completely enjoyed our stay. Glorious views both day and night.

Thank You, Dan and Sheri

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Sheri! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay and the drive up! It is well worth it and we are glad you enjoyed it! Bob and Kristen
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
I 26 Exit 15 one mile
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Blue Mountain Pizza, Stony Knob, Well-Bred Bakery
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Wolf Laurel

SPECTACULAR MOUNTAIN TOP PROPERTY WITH 360 VIEWS JUST 12 miles from downtown Asheville, Dogs are welcome, 10 minutes to Navitat Zip Line, 15 minutes White Water rafting, 60 minutes to Bristol Motor Speedway, 20 minutes to the Biltmore Estate, 23 miles to the NC Arboretum. Outdoor fire pit indoor fire place, 30 minutes to Chimney Rock, Sliding Rock, USA Rafting


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Additional guest per day £12 + Tax
Cleaning for 2 guests £60 + Tax
Pet Fee £28 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Weaverville in North Carolina Mountains

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • resort ...
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Downstairs Bathroom - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Upstairs Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , Tempur-pedic adjustable bed. Massages and vibrates
    Downstairs Bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Please see the pictures
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • 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
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Beautiful hiking trails from our site. You can take a hike on miles of beautiful mountain trails.

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