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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain In Asheville, NC

People10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Separate WC's1
Space 5,700 sq. ft.
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Exquisite 5 Bedroom 5 1/2 Bath English Country Estate On 117 Beautiful Acres

Welcome to your very own piece of paradise in Asheville, North Carolina where you will enjoy your time away from the cares of this world. Located on a 135-acre gated estate, wintersun sets itself apart from other mountain homes.

As soon as you drive through the gates, you will pass a rushing trout stream, drive through a lush green valley, cross over the bridge by the trickle down ponds, pass the horses playing in a mountain meadow and drive up and away to the fern and flower-bedecked verandah, which offers a comfortable seat and a breathtaking view.

The environment is a contrast in expansiveness and intimacy. From the verandah, mountain ranges recede into smoky blue shadows, while on the arbor side the stone garden climbs 50 feet flanking a 24-foot waterfall surrounded by an enclosed lawn.

Inside the elegant country home are spacious rooms furnished with oriental rugs, antiques, huge stone fireplaces, books galore, with deep chairs and sofas for leisurely pursuits. All of Wintersun's bedrooms are beautifully appointed with fine furnishings, designer fabrics, lush linens, down comforters, private baths, cozy seating, and fireplaces, with fabulous views of the blue ridge mountains.

More Details

Owner
Judy Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 July, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate in Fairview in Buncombe County

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 5 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 6 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Jacuzzi , 500 gal. Jacuzzi, walk in shower with steam, 2 toilet rooms
  • The Master bath has a 500 gallon Jacuzzi and gas log fireplace, steam room, large walk in shower with dual shower heads, and 2 toilet rooms. The upstairs guest rooms each have a private bath with a large walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Wintersun Suite and Spa - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Leyland - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Boxwood - 1 Large Double Bed
    Laurel - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Holly - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Each bedroom has a fireplace, cozy couch, arm chair, writing desk, king or queen feather bed with designer linens, down comforter, terrycloth robes, private bath with a large walk-in shower, Bose music system with a CD player, and large panned windows with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain In Asheville, NC
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5

This is an absolutely unbelievable vacation/retreat property

  • 5 of 5

We came to Wintersun to celebrate a family member's milestone birthday, and we were blown away by the facilities, the ambiance, the location, the hospitality (Judy has thought of everything one could need to have a luxurious stay). We had a fabulous catered birthday meal from Asheville caterer Celine and Company, who are very familiar with the property and the facilities, and enjoyed cooking ourselves in the well-appointed kitchen.

The decorating in all the rooms is straight out of a designer magazine and incredibly detailed and tasteful. All the appliances are top of the line and functional. We played disc golf, walked and ran the miles of trails, watched a swarm of fireflies and listened to the song of bullfrogs from the veranda at night, admired the rhododendrons, enjoyed meeting the dogs and horses. The story of the house is most inspiring - originally a retreat center for non-profit human service organizations and now a wellspring of refreshment for those fortunate enough to find it. We only stayed for three days this time - all of us agreed to come back for a longer stay next year. This is the perfect place for a special family event, small retreat, family reunion, or for any group that wants to enhance their cohesion by sharing a magical space.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Birthdays Celebration Weekend

  • 5 of 5

Our visit was fantastic! The grounds in the house were beautiful. They far exceeded our expectations. Our group had a wonderful time and doing all the amenities in the nature surrounding the Estate 🏡?. We will go again in a heartbeat and were very grateful to them thoughtful owners to obviously attend to detail. We had everything we could possibly need while we were there. Thank you very much

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The perfect gathering spot for friends

  • 5 of 5

Over the top gorgeous and spacious property. Perfect for hiking, lazing around, and hopping in to Asheville to enjoy the art and brewery scene. The almost endless back porch was our favorite spot for breakfast and late-night star gazing and everything in between.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful location for a small wedding!

  • 5 of 5

We recently had our wedding at the Wintersun and would highly recommend it for smaller events (we had 25, though it can certainly accommodate more!). The 5 bedrooms allowed us to have some family/friends stay a few days with us, while we remained for the whole week to take advantage of all the Asheville area has to offer. The home and grounds are lovely, and we enjoyed taking in the mountain view from the front porch and the waterfall view from the back. We also took advantage of the many walking trails and the frisbee disc golf course.

If you need a caterer, I would also highly recommend Celine & Co. on Broadway. Their food was amazing and the service was impeccable!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4 couples celebrating marriage milestones. From California, Ohio and Atlanta area. Excellent venue.

  • 5 of 5

Upon arrival the house exceeded our expectations. Sitting on the porch and enjoying the view was delightful. 77 degrees when we arrived and 37 when we left but comfortable the whole time. Had a beautiful dinner in the dining room and the dishes for setting a beautiful table were excellent. We kept referring to it as our mini Downton Abbey. Excellent place to celebrate 4 couples 191 years of marriage.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 8, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fabulous home for a family reunion

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place where 8 adults, 3 toddlers/babies and a dog could comfortably spend the weekend. Wintersun was absolutely perfect! The grounds were beautiful, with walking trails and lovely views, and the home was both elegant and comfortable. I must admit I was a little nervous that the property would be too formal for toddlers, but it is actually very warm and cozy. We had a chef come in to cook a late dinner for the adults on Saturday, and the dining room was amazing. We're already planning our next trip - I can easily see Wintersun becoming a family tradition.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
multiple bars in Asheville
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Salisbury, NC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-40
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Piazza
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Sullivans Island, SC

The biltmore estate is a must see when visiting asheville and only 15 minutes away. Additionally wintersun has an eighteen hole disk golf course that is ranked in the top 10 private courses on the east coast. Instruction is available upon request.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday estate in Fairview, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Summer/Fall
23 May 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,438
for 2 nights
From
£565
From
£782
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,220
£9,002
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2017 - 31 Mar 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,158
for 2 nights
From
£425
£2,742
£6,394
 
 
Thanksgiving
23 Nov 2017 - 25 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,047
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 25 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£2,742
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
£1,438
 
 
Spring
1 Apr 2018 - 23 May 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,438
for 2 nights
From
£565
£3,351
£8,567
 
 
Summer/Fall
24 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,438
for 2 nights
From
£565
From
£782
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
£4,220
£9,002
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
£1,158
for 2 nights
From
£425
£2,742
£6,394
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
£2,047
 
 
Chrtistmas
23 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£2,742
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
£1,438
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £38.47
Cleaning £307.76
Tax Rate 13.0%

Weddings and Events up to 20 people are welcome. The Event fee is $1000.

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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