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Log Cabin in Idyllic Setting-Private and Peaceful-13 mins to downtown Asheville

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2 scenic acres w/fire pit, water wheel, mini waterfall, stream and game room!

This rustic custom built log cabin is located 13 minutes from downtown Asheville in the rolling, pastoral hills northwest of Asheville, just outside city limits. Close enough to downtown for couples or families looking to enjoy all the entertainment and food Asheville has to offer, or those just looking for some peace and quiet in your own private paradise.

The front porch has a whiskey barrel table, chairs and rockers at which to enjoy your morning coffee and view the lush grounds filled with weeping willows, shady evergreens and small brook in the middle of it all. The updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops has all the modern large appliances: dishwasher, microwave, gas stove/oven and the basics in dishes, small appliances (including a Keurig), utensils, cookware and spices. All 3 bedrooms are on the 2nd floor. The large master bedroom has a comfy king size bed with a 32" flat panel TV and lots of closet space. The other two bedrooms each have queen size beds and both overlook the outside gathering area with fire pit, water wheel and mini waterfall. Two full baths, one on each level. The living room has a large leather sectional and 50” flat screen with cable and free Netflix. Wood burning stove insert in floor to ceiling stone fireplace will keep you warm on those chilly mountain evenings. Charcoal grill and fenced in dog area in back of house (please, no cats), you can bring your dog (up to two for a $75 dog fee). Basement is also available for hanging out and and has a pool table, ping-pong and shuffleboard with a stone fireplace and 50" flat screen TV. WiFi is reliable.

Lively downtown Asheville is less than 15 minutes away and has an abundance of shops and Art Galleries and its restaurants are world famous. On the northwest edge of Asheville, you're minutes from the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway with its many trail heads and spectacular views. Biltmore Village and Estate is less than 20 minutes away and trendy West Asheville with it's funky shops and restaurants is 10 minutes away by car. Hiking, rafting and zip lining is in all directions.

This cabin is perfect for a romantic getaway or a relaxing, peaceful vacation away from the demands of city life.

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More Details

Tony and Birgit DiBartolo
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, German
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Tony and Birgit DiBartolo

Our family moved to Asheville a year ago full time when Tony retired from the restaurant business. Four years ago, we purchased a cabin in NE Asheville so that we could have a place to visit and bring our dogs. We knew that we would have to rent it as a short term rental to be able to afford to have it. It's has been so successful that since then, we have purchased 4 more vacation rental properties and now devote our time to renting and maintaining those properties. We enjoy the communication with travelers and being able to provide a great place to stay in Asheville that's pet friendly, convenient and reasonably priced. It's important to us that our guests know that we do everything we can to make their vacation memorable. After all, we want you to keep coming back!

Tony and Birgit DiBartolo purchased this cabin in 2015

Why Tony and Birgit DiBartolo chose Leicester

We fell in love with the property before we even entered the house. We think the grounds are amazing and peaceful. That the house was so rustic and charming was a bonus.

What makes this cabin unique

The previous owner recognized the uniqueness of the property and went to lengths to maximize the appeal of the grounds with a waterwheel and small waterfall. We built a firepit/gathering area near the water features and have created an outdoor space that is beautiful and peaceful. The custom built log cabin (built in the 70's) feels like it was built in the early 1900's and has so much rustic charm.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cabin in Leicester in Buncombe County

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
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
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting


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Log Cabin in Idyllic Setting-Private and Peaceful-13 mins to downtown Asheville
average rating of 4.898734 based on 79 reviews

Perfect Escape

  • 5 of 5

We so enjoyed our 3 days at the cabin! Perfectly located to be quiet and relaxing but within an easy distance of everything you would want to do. Our only regret is that we didn't get to enjoy the outdoor space more...we will obviously need to return when the weather is warmer!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A little piece of heaven!

  • 5 of 5

What an exceptional experience! The property is beautiful, private and immaculately maintained. Birgit touched base early in our trip to make herself available for any questions or concerns, but not a single one arose during our stay. The cabin was well equipped, pristine and spacious. The fire pit area and yard were just lovely, and there were instructions for the outdoor lights, water wheel, etc. Our pups and toddler were absolutely enamored with it all and heartbroken to leave (as were my husband and I). We will most certainly be back!! Thank you so much for the wonderful escape from reality!!!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for a weekend getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed here with another couple for a few days. We wanted someplace that was close to downtown Asheville..but not too close. This cabin was perfect. We were within 10-15 minutes of the places we wanted to visit. The cabin was clean, decorated nicely and had everything you needed to make yourself at home. We especially enjoyed the outdoor seating area with the fire pit and we even spent some time playing shuffle board in the game room. If we ever make it up to Asheville again we will definitely check to see if this cabin is available and would highly recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great stay!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful house. As advertised. Perfect for family of 4 (2 teens). So many extras -- best of all the welcoming bottle of wine! Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again in the Spring/Summer when it's not so cold!

  • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Cabin Outside of Asheville

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great stay at this charming cabin! It had all of the amenities to make us feel at home and was very clean and well-maintained. We really enjoyed the close proximity to the great restaurants in Asheville and local attractions. We will definitely visit again.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy cabin in a winter wonderland

  • 5 of 5

During our stay the area experienced an unexpected amount of snow. Beautiful scenery, though it limited which local shops and attractions were open and available. Fortunately, this cabin had plenty of fun and entertaining activities to keep everyone occupied and happy. The owners were very helpful and accommodating to our weather-related travel delays. The local Ingles grocery store was only a few miles away and had everything we wanted. Would definitely stay here again if traveling to the area.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Car: necessary

The cabin is less than 10 minutes from the intersection of New Leicester Highway and Patton Avenue which is a major thoroughfare in Asheville. The cabin is also 10 minutes from trendy, funky West Asheville and it's popular restaurants and shops. The corner of NLH and Patton Avenue is a busy intersection with a number of stores, grocery, restaurants, etc. A large grocery store is 2 miles away from the cabin on NLH. Downtown Asheville is less than 15 minutes away, a straight shot down Patton Avenue.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £72.21
Pet Fee £54.16
Damage Deposit £144.42

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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