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

54 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday cabin in Weaverville - Asheville's Island in the Sky!

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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!

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Property Manager
Kristen Breining
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 October, 2016
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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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Island in the Sky! Asheville's#1secluded Mountain Getaway! Petfriendly! Hot Tub
average rating of 4.703704 based on 69 reviews
Iowa City

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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Great views, comfortable house, great hosts

  • 5 of 5

We loved our week here. The house is very spacious and comfortable and the views are amazing. Nothing like sitting in the hot tub looking out at a gorgeous subset over the mountains. If you don't have 4-wheel drive, your vehicle won't make it up the 1-mile road up the mountain. But Bob and his wife and daughter are available at any time to take you up and down. We weren't sure about this at first, but it worked out great. Someone was always available when we needed to go up or down. And on the rides up and down. Bob offered us a lot of good advice about area restaurants and things to do. His advice was spot on. On his recommendation, we tried a restaurant in downtown Asheville that had fantastic shrimp and grits. A very nice house, a hot tub, fantastic views, peace and quite, an accommodating and gracious host - what more could you want? We highly recommend this rental, and we hope to be back some day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's Sue for sharing your experience with a wonderful review and we hope to see you here again soon! Kristen, Melissa and Bob
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Had a great time

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful property and very convenient to downtown Asheville. Beds, linens and towels were all provided and clean. The kitchen had all the essentials. The porch offers an exquisite view and the hot tub was a nice addition. The hosts were extremely gracious and took us up and down the mountain when we needed a ride. Would not recommend taking a 2 wheel drive car up as the slope is very steep.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank's Alex for sharing your experience while visiting our mountain. We hope to see you again real soon! Thank's again Bob and Kristen
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Unreal Views, Very relaxing!

  • 5 of 5

This place did not disappoint! Waking up every morning to an unbelievable view does not get old. Very relaxing sitting out on the deck or in the hot tub. Fire pit and hammock swings were key also!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Matthew for taking the time to share your experience while visiting our mountain. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again! Thank's again! Kristen and Bob
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Perfect place for a mountain getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the cabin. Kristen, Bob and Melissa were very helpful and inviting. The cabin was perfect, just what we were looking for. Beautiful views, homey, and comfortable. We brought our 3 dogs with us and the cabin was so conducive to having pets with you. There are gates on the porch/deck so you can let them run around off-leash and there was a little fenced in side yard for them to use. We even got a quick glimpse of Burt the Emu! It wasn't far outside of downtown Asheville so we made trips in to see the city, for dinner, etc. We will definitely be making a return trip! Thanks again for making our anniversary trip so special!

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Shelby for such a wonderful review of the property! We loved having you, your husband and 3 pups stay with us and hope to see you again soon! Kristen and Bob Breining
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The property has a beautiful view and very spacious.

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the stay the most because it was quiet and relaxing but I definitely will take a 4-wheel drive next time!!! Kristen is very nice and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: May 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: -Thank you Jasmine for taking the time to share your experience while visiting our mountain cabin. When you left you said you would be back and we certainly look forward to your return visit .Thank you Kristen and Bob
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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

Prices for this holiday cabin in Weaverville, Asheville Area

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Fall season
1 Oct 2016 - 7 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
24 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 28 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
New years
29 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning for 2 guests £62 + Tax
Pet Fee £29 + Tax
Additional guest per day £12 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 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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