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Private, pristine, spacious apartment ideal for your peaceful mountain getaway.

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • children welcome


About the property

If you're looking for a great place to unwind - look no further. From the moment you enter the communities' gated entrance, you'll sense the beauty and serenity surrounding you. This private, luxury one bedroom apartment is the ideal location to blend the relaxation of a mountain retreat with visits to Black Mountain (10 minutes away), Asheville (25 minutes away) and all that Western North Carolina has to offer. Featuring solid oak doors and trim, 11 foot ceilings, over 750 square feet of space, a washer/dryer and every comfort of home you can imagine. Fully furnished and accessorized, the apartment is ready for you to arrive with just your suitcase. You'll be as impressed with the meticulous attention to cleanliness as you are with the mountain views and hikes just outside your door. The owners of the home are on premises and offer hiking and skiing suggestions for all levels of ability... If you'd like a personal hike guide or a professional ski lesson - just ask! (Sugar Mountain Ski Area is only an hour away ... up where it's snowy!) The apartment is perfect for enjoying the cool Summer weather and Autumn foliage or having a nice peaceful escape after a day on the slopes, playing golf, hiking or shopping. IMPORTANT NOTES: 1) MAXIMUM OCCUPANCY IS TWO PERSONS, 2)THERE IS NO SMOKING ALLOWED ON THE ENTIRE PROPERTY - DO NOT BOOK HERE IF YOU MUST SMOKE, 3) ABSOLUTELY NO PETS ALLOWED.

Sue Cropper
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 March, 2017

About Sue Cropper

Having traveled extensively ourselves, we've enjoyed (and in some cases not enjoyed!) a wide variety of accommodations. Quality construction and amenities, cleanliness, peace and quiet, the great outdoors and a comfortable feeling of home are what we look for in our travels and we really enjoy offering just that to our guests. Having stayed at some of the finest hotels and B&B's, we know what it takes to make guests feel comfortable, welcome and at ease.

Sue Cropper purchased this apartment in 2007

Why Sue Cropper chose Black Mountain

True quality and location. At 3500' in the Blue Ridge Mountains, in a private gated community, with the 22,000 acres of fully protected watershed forest as our neighbor - one can't find a much nicer place to have it all - and be away from it all at the same time - and still be only 10 minutes from town! 'Why this property?' - because it's one of the nicest places on earth!

What makes this apartment unique

We fell in love with our land the moment we saw it! It is very rare to find land at 3500' on a mountainside that allows for one level living and a large, moderately sloped/flat driveway - serviced by Asheville's spectacular quality water. We did all the design work on the home prior to construction. From the initial site work through the design and construction of the home, we applied many years of experience to every detail. Very few rental units have solid oak doors and trim... 11 foot ceilings... their own private entrance... private parking... private patio... washer and dryer... full kitchen, etc. etc. This apartment was designed to give the comfort and service of a fully decked out condominium (it's actually much larger - and way nicer - than most one bedroom condos!)

Guestbook comments from the owner

The apartment is gorgeous. (and huge!) It's more like a luxury, private condominium than an apartment! We really enjoyed our stay and will definitely be returning. It was great to be within ten minutes of Black Mountain and have the apartment to 'get back to nature.' Four thumbs up from us - thank you!
Sep 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Laurel Ridge in Black Mountain

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Deep soaking tub with shower, dual sink vanity
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • tennis


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

Private, pristine, spacious apartment ideal for your peaceful mountain getaway.
average rating of 4.9615383 based on 28 reviews

Quiet, beautiful, comfortable mountain get away.

  • 5 of 5

This beautiful little mountain apartment is the perfect weekend away. Close to black mountain (about 10 minutes) but far enough up the mountain to be quiet, private, and peaceful, this one bedroom apartment in a gated community looks out over the beautiful surrounding mountains. The apartment itself is comfortable, quiet and convenient with a full kitchen, w/d, and even a fireplace (optional.) The hosts reside in the house above, but make coming and going from the property easy and safe. (And seem quite delightful hosts with good restaurant suggestions and knowledge of fun things around the area.) We were looking for a little weekend away to snuggle and eat great food and found this to be a fantastic spot!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Where The Heart Is

  • 5 of 5

Jim and Sues Home was a perfect place for my Grand daughter and myself to stay. It is very comfortable, clean and quiet. The elevation

put us almost at the top of the mountain, so the views while hiking were beautiful. It makes you feel like you want to live there. Our Hosts were

always available if we needed them and always so gracious to answer any questions we came up with. We would definitely go back there to stay again. Thank you for your services.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Quiet, spacious and emaculate

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful first time stay in Black Mountain. The town was charming and the views were amazing. Thank you for allowing us to rent your apartment and for the advice to go to Mt. Mitchell. It was spectacular!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice !

  • 4 of 5

The owners were delightful folks and provided good customer service! The property was meticuously kept--very clean! Not as private as I would have liked since the owners lived on-site. However, their friendliness and suggestions made up somewhat for the lack of privacy. The little town of Black Mountain is cute and everyone is so friendly. It is very close to Biltmore, so would be a good place to stay if planning a tour of Biltmore. Phil's Bar B Q restaurant was a great place to eat. It was very comfortable inside. The walk down to the entrance was steep, and not necessarily good for anyone with mobility issues. There was no outdoor grill available except the owner's and, unfortunately, there was not a good view from the lower level where the apartment is. I would recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dobson, NC

Almost Heaven!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this very clean, very quiet, very peaceful apartment! The neighborhood is breathtaking and the nearby towns of Black mountain and Montreat are perfect for spending a restful weekend. We would not hesitate to return. In fact, we are planning on coming back. Maybe next time we'll see the bears!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely accomodations in wonderful Black Mountain

  • 5 of 5

This is a spacious private basement apartment in the owner's mountain home, less than 15 minutes from downtown Black Mountain. It is beyond spotless and tastefully designed and decorated, with high ceilings and lots of light. The owners thoughtfully provide useful information about the area and will offer suggestions on local activities. Louise's Kitchen & Blue Ridge Biscuit Company should not be missed for breakfast.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you enjoyed yourselves. Just a quick note to say thank you and to clarify the use of the word "basement" in your wonderful review. When a structure is built on a gentle mountain slope, and when every room has wonderful double hung windows and at grade walk out access to a private patio, as is the case with the apartment, the wording is "ground floor." To be perfectly clear to our review readers, "basement" suggests 'below ground,' which the apartment is not, in any way.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Laurel Ridge, Asheville Area

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 Oct 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Winter Rate
5 Jan 2018 - 10 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Rates are for single or double occupancy, no pets, absolutely no smoking.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, NC
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Your choice in town...
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
A great selection in town...
Car: necessary

Black Mountain is well known as 'The Front Porch of Western North Carolina.' The front porch to the prettiest mountains on earth! This huge one bedroom apartment has everything you need for a quiet, comfortable, peaceful vacation. Located in WNC's nicest, yet down to earth, upscale gated community, at 3500 feet above sea level on a wonderful mountain, surrounded by forever wild forests and featuring views of the mountains just out your door, you'll instantly feel at home. Most folks come to the mountains to escape the hustle bustle of town/city life - on Laurel Ridge, you'll have the best accommodations available in the region, with serenity to spare - just 10 easy minutes from downtown Black Mountain or 25 minutes to Asheville. The Biltmore house, Chimney Rock, all the best of Black Mountain and Asheville and spectacular hiking, biking and outdoor opportunities are all easily accessible right outside your door and within easy driving distances. Your hosts are more than happy to share their experiences in the region with you - just ask!


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