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Personal retreat in a remote, peaceful and private setting.

Bedrooms 1
Space 750 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking
  • non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Barbecue
  • Hot Tub
  • children welcome


About the property

Personal retreat in a remote, peaceful and private setting.


Time to relax, unwind, deepen your practice or pursue your creative interests while enjoying all that Asheville and the surrounding mountains have to offer? Looking for a peaceful, private setting that offers luxury and a central base for exploring the western North Carolina Mountains? Welcome to the Retreat at Miller Cove!

The Retreat at Miller Cove is located in a remote, rugged area of Western North Carolina approximately 30 minutes from downtown Asheville. The retreat’s mountain views, roaring creeks and solitude beg you to unplug and take in the beauty of the area. The cabin and its outdoor areas offer simplicity in luxury and amenities.

The property was completed renovated in 2015 and is undergoing a transformation to a personal retreat center for yoga, meditation, pursuing creative arts or simply the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in the ideal natural setting. Enjoy 360 degree winter views and the sound of the rushing creeks that surround the property.

The Retreat, fifteen minutes from the town of Black Mountain, is centrally located in the middle of many of the area’s best attractions, the vibrant city of Asheville, NC, Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure as well as Mount Mitchell State Park. Take a day to enjoy these great natural areas or Asheville’s excellent restaurants and breweries. You can also stay close to home walking out the front door for a hike or venturing a mile down the road for drinks, dining and live, local music at the Straightaway Café.

The property features a one bedroom, one bath cabin that can accommodate up to four people. Rates are based on double occupancy. There is a three night minimum stay. Pets or additional occupants may incur additional charges.

Contact us today to reserve this one of a kind property and enjoy all that Asheville and the surrounding mountains have to offer!

The property is for short-term and vacation rentals, please do not inquire about a discount for long term renting.

More Details

Ed and Chrissy Kizer
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
23 March, 2017

About Ed and Chrissy Kizer

Chrissy, Elyse and I live in Asheville and love the natural beauty, outdoor activities, culture and people of Western North Carolina. As a special education teacher and professional counselor with modest incomes we needed an alternative way to invest our time, talent, and resources. Retreat at Miller Cove reflects our appreciation for nature, simplicity and solitude.

Ed and Chrissy Kizer purchased this cabin in 2014

Why Ed and Chrissy Kizer chose Asheville Area

We knew the minute we arrived at the property it was ideal for our vision of an investment property / vacation rental home and personal getaway. Pictures just don't do it justice. We feel the solitude it offers makes it ideal for those wanting to get away to just relax or to deepen their spiritual life. To that end, we are planning to continue to develop the property as a spiritual retreat adding outdoor spaces for yoga and meditation, converting the shed to a practice studio and adding a wood fired hot tub.

What makes this cabin unique

It's almost impossible not to feel a great sense of solitude and being "away from it all" at Miller Cove. It's very rare to hear or see anyone on the neighboring properties and the road in, although it may be intimidating to some, only enhances the feeling of being further out in nature. If natural beauty and privacy are what you seek, you won't be disappointed!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Black Mountain in Buncombe County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 750 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Futon couch - double
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Leisure Activities:
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Very private setting with extensive outdoor space and hiking just outside your door.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

Personal retreat in a remote, peaceful and private setting.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Great secluded getaway for two

  • 5 of 5

This was perfect for my husband and I who wanted to get away from everything for a few days. We saw Biltmore and did some hiking. There are tons of trails but most lead up. The cabin is secluded for sure. We saw no one in march. The drive up is definitely up. With a sharp turn that are truck couldn't make in one move. But it was all manageable. We had all the comforts we expected from a cabin in the woods. Note if you are bringing groceries with you, there is no microwave but there is a blender, coffeemaker and everything else you need. Plenty of firewood. Ingles grocery is close by and a redbox 2 minutes down the road from ingles. There is a YMCA within 15 minutes if needed. We didn't try the Japanese soaking tub. Save for a few harmless stink bugs the place was very clean and cozy. There is a couch and a futon in the open and one bedroom with a bed. The steps from the drive to the house would be navigable by anyone except a wheelchair. I would definitely recommend this place if you want a cabin in the woods. We enjoyed our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Idyllic, private, and peaceful. Perfect retreat getaway.

  • 5 of 5

Ed and Chrissy added so many thoughtful details to make this charming cabin so welcoming. Great retreat getaway so peaceful.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome location and cabin

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at the retreat at Miller's Cove. It's secluded and beautiful, but not too far away so finding a relatively close nice restaurant is easy. I highly recommend this place!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beatutiful Property - Love It

  • 5 of 5

We loved the secluded cabin. There are homes around the cabin, but you can't see them and only rarely hear another car coming or going. I enjoyed my coffee in the mornings on the porch listening to the nearby creek. The Japanese soaking tub was nice too. The tub took an initial three hours to heat, so patience is needed, but after the first heating it maintained the heat and was quick to warm up to temperature. Plenty of firewood was provided. The road to the cabin wasn't as bad as expected. We took my husband's SUV, but believe a mid-sized car would make it fine. My compact car would have scrapped in the creeks as it sits so low to the ground. There is one hairpin curve up up by the cabin that you have drive aggressively to make the corner without backing up. If you have Verizon, then you shouldn't have issues with service. We loved this cabin and enjoyed our stay. Would love to come back and stay again!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Vacation Retreat

  • 5 of 5

And what a retreat it was. Drove from New York and really didn't know what to expect. The pictures didn't do justice to the property. What you couldn't see in the pictures was the peaceful, quiet, and the sound of a babbling brook. All this made for a romantic hide-away. We hiked the road up the mountain and down the road to the stream. We took someone's advice and walked barefoot in the stream that crossed the road. The evenings were spent in front of the fire pit, we forgot the marsh mellows. We didn't use the hot tub (being from New York if it doesn't have an on-off switch I'm lost). Will definitely rent this beautiful hide away again. PS the road and driveway was not as difficult as I thought, just don't drive a sports car to the property. The outdoor shower was refreshing and coffee in the morning on the rocking chairs just added to the secluded retreat. Thank you Ed and Cindy. What a wonderful place

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place was absolutely perfect

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time staying here on a long weekend to the Asheville area. It's secluded and peaceful, and the owners did a great job making it feel like the mountain retreat it is. So many little thoughtful details were supplied. We will definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your stay! We would love for you to come stay with us again.
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cabin in Black Mountain, North Carolina Mountains

Rental Basis:
per property
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £18 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
cleaning fee £48 + Tax
Pet Fee £60 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

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
20 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Straightaway Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Straightaway Cafe
Car: necessary

Town of Black Mountain - 8 miles - 17 minutes

Downtown Asheville - 22 miles - 30 minutes

Shopping / groceries - 7 miles - 16 minutes

Chimney Rock/ Lake Lure - 19 miles - 30 minutes


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