Asheville NC Vacation The Ultimate Vacation Destination
  • Mar
    7
    Ginny takes a break on her winter hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the French Broad River in Asheville NC.  During the summer months the scenery will be lush and wildlife abundant!

    Ginny takes a break on her winter hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway overlooking the French Broad River in Asheville NC. During the summer months the scenery will be lush and wildlife abundant!

    The stunningly beautiful FRENCH BROAD RIVER flows through the heart of Asheville, North Carolina as well as the picturesque Biltmore Estate.  You can see why this free-flowing wide river attracted the establishment of such a unique mountain city on its banks.  Today it provides fabulous recreation including fishing (small mouth bass & catfish), rafting, kayaking, canoeing or just the pleasure of watching the amazing river as it flows by.  It is only one of two rivers that flows toward the north in the U.S. and is the third oldest river in the world.  Beginning at Rosman NC, it flows 210 miles northwest through the Appalachian Mountains into the Tennessee River, then into the Mississippi River and on to the Gulf of Mexico.  Take a gentle ride or experience a rapids raft adventure down the French Broad River for an experience of a life time.

     

    RECREATION ON THE RIVER: 

    • Check out the local in town Asheville Outdoor Center for a gentle French Broad River trip by canoe, raft or kayak.  It’s a great way for kids and families to experience the natural beauty, wildlife and history of this mountain area. You can even see the Biltmore Estate grounds as you float through its property.  The Asheville Outdoor Center now has added mining for fossils, minerals and precious stones along the river as part of your mountain experience.  You can call them at 800-849-1970 or 828-232-1970 or go their website for more details: www.paddlewithus.com.
    • For a white water rafting adventure on the French Broad River and only 24 miles out of Asheville, check out the French Broad Rafting Expeditions with various river tours from 9 miles to 5 miles and from class I to class IV rapids.  It promises to be a memorable adventure!  They are open 7 days a week from March through October. Their number is 800-570-7238 and their website is:  www.frenchbroadrafting.com/whitewater.htm.
    • If you are visiting The Biltmore Estate, for a fee additional to entrance admission price, you can enjoy their French Broad River float trips by raft or kayak either with a guide or on your own.  Available April through October.  See below on how to buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore Estate entry tickets.

    WHERE TO STAY:  You are invited to stay at our luxurious Asheville vacation rental cabins, cottages and chalets while in the area.  Visit our website at www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com for your choice of a quality home with all the amenities to pamper you….hot tubs, massage chairs, king beds & sumptuous bedding, beautiful settings, high speed wireless Internet, gas log fireplaces and so much more!  Call us at 828-274-9777 for your reservation.

     

    We are authorized Biltmore Estate ticket distributors.  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!  Contact us at 828-274-9777 or email us at Joyah@aol.com or see our website at www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com 

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  • Mar
    4

    A top recommendation on our list of casual lunch eateries for our Asheville/Arden vacation rental home guests (www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com) to experience is the 12 Bones Smokehouse with the absolute best, most yummy, most excellent BBQ meats in the world!  12 Bones (the number of ribs in a full rack of ribs) specializes in slow-smoked, cooked-to-perfection babyback ribs with amazing sauces, pulled pork and chicken….as well as scrumptious unusual side dishes that would please any vegetarian….no kidding!  It’s the only place in town to get melt-in-your mouth REAL BBQ with very generous portions!  No longer a local secret, their incredible blueberry-chipotle ribs won the 2008 “Best Bites Challenge” on ABC’s Good Morning America and they’ve been featured in Southern Living magazine as well. 

     

    The food is soooo fabulous and affordable that there most always is a line….so come early….strike up a conversation with the friendly customers waiting in line with you!  It won’t take long to reach the order counter. With two locations (listed below) our vacation homes are closest to the new Arden (South Asheville) location on Sweeten Creek (Hwy 25A) housed in a reclaimed garage/gas station.  It is casual, funky and nothing pretentious….just good food in a Spartan setting….sit outside on the picnic benches or inside the “garage.”  (There’s plenty of parking behind the building.) A down side are their short hours….from 11 AM to 4 PM from Monday through Friday and open Saturdays only at the South Asheville location. 

     

    Unlike Robert who loves the pulled pork, my passion happens to be their mouth-watering turkey sandwich….I’ve never knew turkey could be this flavorful, tender…and addicting!  Their smoked portabella sandwich with fried green tomatoes is quite orgasmic as well.  For their sides, the collard greens are a “must” to experience as well as their delectable corn pudding.  Go to their website for all the menu details.  All their menu items are made from scratch.  If you have a large event, they will cater the yummiest food your guests are sure to appreciate.

     

    12 Bone Smokehouse Locations:

    • 3578 Sweeten Creek Rd, Arden NC 28704    Phone: 828-687-1395 
    • 5 Riverside Drive, Asheville NC  28801 (a bit difficult to find in the River Arts District so look at their online map)   Phone:  828-253-4499
    • Catering:  828-606-7880
    • Website:  www.12bones.com 

    Reviewed by Stephanie Joy Johnson, www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com for our guests at our Asheville and Hendersonville vacation rental cabins, cottages, chalets and homes.  We are authorized Biltmore Estate ticket distributors. Buy your discounted BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS from us…save money, no waiting in line and tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one at their higher price!

     

    George (still a bit camera shy) has arrived quite early at the 12 Bones best BBQ in the world....soon there will be a line of loyal, addicted customers for lunch.  Located in a funky, converted garage on Sweeten Creek (Hwy25A), the food is sensational!

    George (still a bit camera shy) has arrived quite early at the 12 Bones best BBQ in the world....soon there will be a line of loyal, addicted customers for lunch. Located in a funky, converted garage on Sweeten Creek (Hwy25A), the food is sensational!

    The former garage/gas station is now a casual, funky home to the best BBQ ribs and smoked pulled pork around!

    The former garage/gas station is now a casual, funky home to the best BBQ ribs and smoked pulled pork around!

     

     

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  • Mar
    2

    Known as “America’s Favorite Drive,” the scenic 469 mile long BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY winds through the spectacularly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (part of the Appalachian Mountain chain).  Starting at the Shenandoah National Park, Virginia and ending in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina, the Blue Ridge Parkway runs directly through the mountain city of Asheville NC.  Be sure to stay in or near Asheville (www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com) to explore the wonders of this amazing Blue Ridge Parkway National Park.  Throughout the length of the Parkway, you’ll find many pull out areas and marked hiking trails.  Visit the many waterfalls, visitor centers, picnic areas, panoramic vista overlooks, Mount Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, the Pisgah National Forest, Folk Art Center, and so much more! 

     

    While in the Asheville area, we suggest exploring from Mile Post (MP) 350 to 412 (Smaller numbers are to the north and larger numbers head south):

    • MP 350:  MOUNT MITCHELL (about 30 minutes north of Asheville) the highest point East of the Mississippi at 6684 feet and the Mount Mitchell State Park with nature trails, museum, campground, restaurant and awesome views from the look out tower and restaurant.
    • MP 364:  CRAGGY DOME view with an elevation of 5640′ and the Craggy Gardens Visitor Center (MP 364.6)  During June and July you’ll witness the awesome blooms of the rhododendron, mountain laurel, azaleas and other wildflowers.
    • MP 382:  FOLK ART CENTER VISITOR CENTER  More than just a visitor center, this is one of our favorite places to shop for unique gifts by the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild!  The beautiful building houses wonderful exhibits, artwork, jewelry and crafts for sale. Also housed are a library and auditorium for informative presentations, and of course, visitor information.  
    • MP 407: MOUNT PISGAH (about 30 miles south of Asheville) at 5721.’  Once a part of the Biltmore Estate, there is a winding trail from off the Pisgah parking lot that leads to the top with fabulous vistas.  There is also a motel and quality restaurant with floor to ceiling picture windows with out-of-the-world views!   
    • MP 412:  View of COLD MOUNTAIN  at 4542’ made famous by the best-seller book and movie with the same name. 

     

    BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY DETAILS SUMMARY:

    • Length of Road:  469.1 miles Virginia to North Carolina
    • Speed Limit: 45 MPH unless posted slower
    • No Entrance Fee – This is a FREE park
    • Winter Months:  The road is not maintained during the winter so winter conditions may force some closures.  Note: through the city of Asheville, the Parkway is usually open except during snow or ice conditions. 
    • Construction:  Begun during the Depression in 1935 as a public works, the Parkway was completed in 1987 at Grand Father Mountain.
    • Websites: 

    Great for Mile Post Views:  http://www.virtualblueridge.com/

    Blue Ridge Parkway Association:  http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/ 

    National Park Service:  http://www.nps.gov/blri/

    We invite you to visit stay at one of our luxury vacation rental cabins, cottages, chalets or homes in the Asheville and Hendersonville NC locations:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  or call us at 828-274-9777 to make your reservations. 

     

    BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore Estate tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!  Even if you don’t stay with us, we can still sell you the tickets!  http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/BILTMOREESTATETICKETS.html

     

    Ginny enters the Blue Ridge Parkway ready for her hike on the Mountain-To-SeaTrail.

    Ginny enters the Blue Ridge Parkway ready for her hike on the Mountain-To-SeaTrail.

     

     

    Pull out at any of the number of turn-outs along the Blue Ridge Parkway for magnificent panoramic views!

    Pull out at any of the number of turn-outs along the Blue Ridge Parkway for magnificent panoramic views!

     

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  • Feb
    27

    LEAF FESTIVAL:  LAKE EDEN ARTS FESTIVAL at Camp Rockmont in Black Mountain, North Carolina (Just a few miles from Asheville)

    Come participate in this mountain celebration of family, community and life!  The LEAF (Lake Eden Arts Festival, “a non-profit organization established to build community and enrich lives through the Arts”) weekend gala has something special for everyone of all ages: folk arts, handcrafts, healing and culinary arts, poetry, music and dancing, camping, hiking, swimming and so much more.  There is a special kids’ play zone, art market, petting zoo, costumes, face painting, games and more.  There’s even a “Mommy and Me Baby Tent.” Come play, learn and share!  Go to their website to see the list of this year’s stellar performers.  (No pets allowed.) Camp onsite or stay at local area vacation rental cabins & homes: www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com 

     

    Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance!  This popular mountain event is always sold out!  Per day on site there will be about 5500 people.  Choose from a variety of day or weekend passes (see their ticket webpage for all your prices, options and deadlines).  They always need volunteers (about 500!) and you can trade your time toward ticket purchases. 

     

    While you are in town, plan to visit the world famous, American’s largest home, the Biltmore Estate!  Purchase DISCOUNTED BITLMORE HOUSE TICKETS for less than the gate price and enjoy a pass for 2 consecutive days instead of just one!  Buy these tickets from http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/BILTMOREESTATETICKETS.html   or call 828-274-9777.

     

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  • Feb
    24

    The 434 acre botanically diverse North Carolina Arboretum, located near Asheville, NC, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway near milepost 393, is a beautiful nature center where relaxing with nature has never been so easy.  Flowers and butterflies soothe the mind as you follow the Arboretum trails with the musical sound of Bent Creek stream keeping time with your steps.  Mountain biking, quilting, birding, bonsai viewing, segway touring, and much more are available in this portion of the Pisgah National Forest.  Part of the University of North Carolina, it is focused on education, research, conservation and economic development with a wide variety of educational programs for all ages. The Arboretum is a “must-see” for visitors!  

     

    The Arboretum has numerous trails open to hikers and bicyclists.  Details:  http://www.ncarboretum.org/Horticulture/trails.htm.  Plants, flowers and trees are marked with informational signs throughout the park.  The Mountain-to-Sea Trail runs through a portion of the Arboretum site, and is easily accessed from outside the gate, on the road leading to the Blue Ridge Parkway.  You can park off the pavement in the graveled areas.  The trail heading south will put you at Mt. Pisgah, the former site of George W. Vanderbilt’s hunting lodge.  Vanderbilt, who built the Biltmore House, could see Mt. Pisgah from his home, and would send his servants up a day before he and his guests would make the trip, via horseback.  They’d signal from the top of the mountain to let him know of their progress and any unforeseen needs.

     

    The Arboretum staff and volunteers are loaded with information, and classes of all types are available.  See their website for details.   http://www.ncarboretum.org/  So, make a day of it, and enjoy nature as much as the bees do on Rhododendron flowers!  Tuesdays have free entry and other days there is a nominal charge of $6 per car. 

      

    Article & Photos by Robert Bowles for our guests staying at our Asheville & Hendersonville vacation rental homes, cabins, chalets & cottages.  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore Estate Tickets from us good for 2 Consecutive Days instead of just 1! 

    Arboretum Rhodendron attracts bee visitor

    Arboretum Rhodendron attracts bee visitor

     

     

     

    Wandering through the many Arboretum trails, you'll notice carefully marked foliage signs identifying the diverse plant life.

    Wandering through the many Arboretum trails, you'll notice carefully marked foliage signs identifying the diverse plant life.

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  • Feb
    24

    The WHITE STONE LAKE MANOR is an elegant 4000 SF, 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home on 2 acres with its own private wildlife stream-fed lake & awesome amenities!  Perfect for large groups, reunions, & families with children, it sleeps up to 20 guests.  PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 70+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/DARLINGDUPLEX.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

    ·        AMENITIES TO SPOIL YOU:  Everything for your relaxed comfort is here:  an awesome massage chair, powerful hot tub, quality furnishings & décor, jetted Kohler bath tubs, gas log fireplaces, many comfortable sitting areas, 2 master suites with king beds,  2 fully equipped kitchens with quality cookware, 2 laundry rooms, plush mattresses & sumptuous bedding, high speed wireless Internet, thick towels, 8 TV’s including a 57” HDTV with HDMI, surround sound & premium stations, 400+ movie library, Play Station 2 game player & games, children’s playroom with walk-in playhouse & toys, professional foosball table, outdoor playground with swings/slides/rope ladder/fort!  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!

    ·        LOCATION:  White Stone Lake Manor in Hendersonville NC, just 5 minutes from Historic Hendersonville’s famous downtown Main Street boutique shops & restaurants, and Patton Park’s swimming, playground, tennis courts, racquet ball, basketball courts and picnic area.   It’s a short 25 minute drive to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.  (Let us know if you need Biltmore Tickets….we have DISCOUNTED tickets good for 2 consecutive days instead of just 1!)  You are just a short distance to endless activities….sightsee along the awesome Blue Ridge Parkway, enjoy the area’s wonderful golfing, hiking, white water rafting, skiing, horseback riding, local festivals, galleries, antique stores and fantastic restaurants.

    ·        5 BEDROOMS:  Of the five well-appointed bedrooms, two are spacious master suites with ultra luxury king beds, sitting areas, private elegant bathrooms, and one even has its own deck overlooking the pond.  The three additional bedrooms (2 with plush queen beds and 1 with 2 twins) are delightfully decorated and of ample size for relaxing.  For expanded sleeping, there are queen sleeper sofas in each of the three large family rooms.  There are also 1 queen and 4 twin air beds that inflate/deflate in just seconds. We have sleeping bags for kids who love to sleep outside in the kids fort. 

    ·        2 FULL KITCHENS:  There are full kitchens on each level including new appliances, Jenn-Air ranges, complete quality cookware, fine silverware, hand painted dishes, sharp chef knives, coffee maker, coffee grinder, waffle iron, toasters, pots, pans, bowls, and so much more!  There is special children’s dishware as well. You’ll find everything to please any chef for preparing delicious meals at home. 

    ·        GATHERING AREAS:  You’ll appreciate the tasteful décor and thoughtful care this home reflects.  There’s enough space for a large group to gather without feeling crowded. There are cozy areas for conversations as well as groupings of couches for larger gatherings.  Enjoy a large living room, spacious family room, incredible media room, two dining rooms, outdoor living room/deck areas and seating around the pond.   The generous size decks overlook the wildlife lake and is a place to spend hours just watching all the delightful antics and interplay of the fish, duck families, turtles, blue herons, king fishers, muskrats, and more.  What a perfect setting to unwind and enjoy life! 

    ·        CHILDREN:  This is kid heaven!  There is a large playroom including a walk-in playhouse, hundreds of stuffed animals, children’s books, toys and games.  There is an extensive outdoor playground with swings, slides, ladder, climbing wall, fort and more!  For babies we have a full size crib & bedding, play pen and playard, infant bath tub, high chair, stroller and soft blankies.

    ·        YOU ARE INVITED to experience this fabulous lake home!  Throughout are sophisticated wall colors, delightful artwork, plush throws and decorator touches of elegance.  It feels like a warm inviting home rather than a vacation rental cabin.  It is dog friendly with prior approval. 

     

    PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 70+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/DARLINGDUPLEX.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

    BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!

    White Stone Lake Manor with private lake on 2 acres has 4000 SF with 5/BR & 4/BA, Huge Hot Tub, Massage Chair, 2 Fully-Equipped Kitchens, 2 Dining Rooms, 8 TV's including Media Room w/57" HDTV/Surround Sound/Premium Channels/Very Child Friendly,

    White Stone Lake Manor with private lake on 2 acres has 4000 SF with 5/BR & 4/BA, Huge Hot Tub, Massage Chair, 2 Fully-Equipped Kitchens, 2 Dining Rooms, 8 TV's including Media Room w/57" HDTV/Surround Sound/Premium Channels/Very Child Friendly,

     

     

     

     

     

    Awesome Media Room with 57 inch HDTV with Surround Sound and Premiums Stations as well as a 400 Title Movie Library.  There are 3 Comfortable Sofas & Reclincer Chair.

    Awesome Media Room with 57 inch HDTV with Surround Sound and Premiums Stations as well as a 400 Title Movie Library. There are 3 Comfortable Sofas & Reclincer Chair.

    Comfortable Sofa, TV/DVD/VHS with Play Station 2 Game Player and Professional Quality Foos Ball Table

    Comfortable Sofa, TV/DVD/VHS with Play Station 2 Game Player and Professional Quality Foos Ball Table

    Extensive Play Ground with Forts, Swings, Slides, Climbing Wall, Clatter Bridge, Picnic Bench and Tire Swing.  Kids never get bored here!!!  Sleep in the fort in our sleeping bags!

    Extensive Play Ground with Forts, Swings, Slides, Climbing Wall, Clatter Bridge, Picnic Bench and Tire Swing. Kids never get bored here!!! Sleep in the fort in our sleeping bags!

    Kids Adore the Walk-in Playhouse, Hundreds of Stuffed Animals, Toys, Games, Soft Blankies and So Much More!

    Kids Adore the Walk-in Playhouse, Hundreds of Stuffed Animals, Toys, Games, Soft Blankies and So Much More!

    The 6 Person Hot Tub with 2 Loungers, 4 Motors and a Multitude of Jets overlooks the White Stone Lake.

    The 6 Person Hot Tub with 2 Loungers, 4 Motors and a Multitude of Jets overlooks the White Stone Lake.

     

     

    Rest and Relax under a Shade Tree of the White Stone Lake

    Rest and Relax under a Shade Tree of the White Stone Lake

     

     

    3 Comfy Sofas and Gas Log Fireplace with remote for comfortable visiting or watch the TV/DVD/VCR with 400 Movie Library.  Enjoy the Awesome Massage Chair!

    3 Comfy Sofas and Gas Log Fireplace with remote for comfortable visiting or watch the TV/DVD/VCR with 400 Movie Library. Enjoy the Awesome Massage Chair!

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  • Feb
    21

    The Romantic JOY CHALET will spoil you with outrageous amenities & warm inviting comfort:  Romantic Hot Tub on a Screened Covered Deck, Plush King Bed & Sumptuous Bedding, Miraculous Massage Chair, Jetted Bath Tub, Gas Log Fireplace with Remote Control, High Speed Wireless Internet, HDTV/DVD with Big Movie Library, Full Kitchen with Quality Cookware, Gorgeous Furnishings, Central Heat/Air….all in a woodlands setting that’s right in-town close to area attractions.  Follow the winding trail out your back door to a creek stream with a bench swing suspended from the trees.  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!!

     

    PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 40+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/JOYCHALET.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

     

    THE JOY CHALET:

    • LOCATION:  Located in a quiet residential neighborhood of chalets and backing up to a 33 acre woodlands, the Joy Chalet is at the south edge of Asheville just off Interstate 26, Exit 40 (Airport/Fletcher Exit).  It is near shopping, restaurants & grocery stores.  It’s about 15 minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Historic Hendersonville, Brevard, and Asheville’s Biltmore Estate. (Let us know if you need Biltmore Tickets….we have DISCOUNTED tickets good for 2 consecutive days instead of just 1!)
    • LIVING ROOM:  The elegant comfortable couches and rich marble top tables give a quiet luxury to the room’s 20 foot cathedral ceiling with a gorgeous stone gas log fireplace (with easy use remote control) and beautiful original artwork.  Enjoy the flat screen 37” HDTV/DVD and a large movie library.  There are fun board games and paperback books for your entertainment. 
    • POWDER ROOM:  Just off the Living Room & Kitchen is a lovely half bath for first floor convenience.
    • FULLY EQUIPPED EAT-IN KITCHEN:  Everything you need for cooking & eating at home is here! You’ll find sharp knives, a multitude of quality pots, pans, bake dishes, cookie sheets, cake pans, pizza pan, muffin pans, hand mixer, toaster, blender, waffle iron, crock pot, coffeemaker and even a coffee grinder for your freshly brewed coffee.  You’ll find a selection of spices and a few other goodies as well. You have full size appliances including refrigerator with ice/water in the door, ceramic glass cooktop with self-cleaning oven, dishwasher, microwave, and disposal.  Enhance your meals by serving them on our festive hand painted dinnerware, heavy glasses and quality silverware.  Tucked away in a closet off the kitchen, you’ll find a full size washer and dryer for your convenience. 
    • KING MASTER SUITE WITH PRIVATE BATHROOM:  Upstairs is your romantic bedroom with a sumptuous Simmons King bed, 400 count sheets, butter-soft blanket and elegant comforter.  Lay in luxury while you watch your flat screen TV/DVD/VCR. A handsome dresser, chest of drawers and walk-in closet offer plenty of space for your clothes. And, best of all, an amazing Human Touch Technology Massage Chair will send you to heaven!  A tasteful bathroom with a Jacuzzi bathtub/shower and sumptuously thick cotton towels complete the master suite. 
    • BACK PORCH AND BACK YARD:  The back door leads to a delightful screened, covered porch with roll down shades for added privacy.  Relax in an intimate two-person lounger hot tub and view the woods and wildlife in your back yard.  Drink a morning cup of coffee in the deck chairs or venture out into the yard to enjoy the picnic area and have a BBQ.  Follow the woodlands winding path to the creek and the bench swing suspended from the trees.  Ah, the romance of it all! 
    • YOU ARE INVITED to experience this romantic home!  Throughout are sophisticated wall colors, delightful paintings, plush throws and decorator touches of elegance.  It feels like a warm inviting home rather than a vacation rental cabin.  It is dog friendly with prior approval. 

    PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 40+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/JOYCHALET.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

    BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!

    Joy Chalet Living Room with 20 foot cathedral ceiling, gas log fireplace with remote, elegant furnishings, 2 comfy sofas, 37" HDTV with movie library, original artwork.

    Joy Chalet Living Room with 20 foot cathedral ceiling, gas log fireplace with remote, elegant furnishings, 2 comfy sofas, 37" HDTV with movie library, original artwork.

    JOY CHALET Charming and Romantic King Bedroom Suite with plush king mattress & sumptuous bedding, elegant furniture, walk-in closet, amazing massage chair and private bathroom with jetted tub/shower & thick towels

    JOY CHALET Charming and Romantic King Bedroom Suite with plush king mattress & sumptuous bedding, elegant furniture, walk-in closet, amazing massage chair and private bathroom with jetted tub/shower & thick towels

    Joy Chalet Eat-In Kitchen is compete with quality cookware, hand-painted dishes, full size refrigerator with ice/water in door, oven, dishwasher & microwave.

    Joy Chalet Eat-In Kitchen is compete with quality cookware, hand-painted dishes, full size refrigerator with ice/water in door, oven, dishwasher & microwave.

    JOY CHALET back yard joins a luch 33 acre woodlands.  Follow the winding path to the creek with a bench swing suspended from the trees.

    JOY CHALET back yard joins a luch 33 acre woodlands. Follow the winding path to the creek with a bench swing suspended from the trees.

    Be outrageously spoiled by the awesome amenities of the woodlands JOY CHALET! Hot Tub, Massage Chair, King Bed, Gas Log Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Exquisitely Furnished, High Speed Wireless Internet and more!

    Be outrageously spoiled by the awesome amenities of the woodlands JOY CHALET! Hot Tub, Massage Chair, King Bed, Gas Log Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Exquisitely Furnished, High Speed Wireless Internet and more!

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  • Feb
    20

    The romantic woodlands Story Book Cottage will embrace you in charming warmth & lavish comfort:  Hot Tub, Massage Chair, Plush King & Queen Beds with Sumptuous Bedding, Gas Log Fireplace with Remote, Secluded Setting with 11 Acres of Trails, High Speed Wireless Internet, HDTV’s with Premium Stations, Central Heat/Air, Beautiful Furnishings, New Quality Kitchen, New Bathroom with Jetted Tub, One Level Living (no stairs!).  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!!

    PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 40+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/STORYBOOKCOTTAGE.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

     The romantic Story Book Cottage is a one level, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom cabin set in the woods that will capture your heart with its charm and elegance.  All the luxurious amenities of king bed, hot tub, massage chair, gas log fireplace, jetted bath tub and so much more await you!

    THE STORY BOOK COTTAGE:

    • LOCATION:  Tucked away in a residential neighborhood in a quiet woodlands setting with 11 acres of trails, the Story Book Cottage is right in-town just a mile from downtown Hendersonville Historic Main Street unique shopping & restaurants and Patton Park’s swimming, playground, tennis courts, racquet ball, basketball courts and picnic area.   It’s a short 25 minute drive to downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.  (Let us know if you need Biltmore Tickets….we have DISCOUNTED tickets good for 2 consecutive days instead of just 1!) 
    • LIVING/DINING ROOM:  Lovingly restored original heart-of-pine floors, a wall of windows, lovely furnishings, open beam archways and elegant fireplace mantle with gas logs and remote control,  set the mood for romance!  Watch the HDTV/DVR/VHS with premium stations from the comfort of the sofas or from the awesome massage chair.  There’s a large movie library and board games for entertainment.  The graceful dining table is perfect for eating or playing games. 
    • FULLY EQUIPPED KITCHEN:  Open to the living room with a large counter/breakfast bar, the cheerful kitchen has been remodeled from top to bottom with all new maple cabinets, counter tops, stainless steel appliances and flooring.  You have quality KitchenAid cookware and accessories, sharp cooking knives, delightful hand-painted dinnerware, coffee maker and coffee grinder and more!  There’s even a front loading washer & dryer for your convenience. 
    • KING & QUEEN BEDROOMS:  Tastefully furnished and decorated, each room has double French doors that lead to the very private back deck, hot tub and peaceful woodlands.  Indulge in the sumptuous bedding and quality plush mattresses (King and Queen) that will insure a great night’s sleep! 
    • BATHROOM:  All new remodeled bath features a deep Kohler jetted tub, elegant furniture vanity sink, marble-like tile floor and tub-surround and lovely lighting.  Dry off with our thick plush towels.
    • WHAT ELSE YOU’LL FIND:  Throughout this comfortable, charming home are sophisticated wall colors, delightful paintings, plush throws, and decorator touches of elegance.  CHILD FRIENDLY:  You’ll find a high chair, stroller, infant Pack N Play, stuffed animals, kids toys & books for your little ones.  DOG FRIENDLY:  Dogs will be permitted with prior approval.  The thoughtful little extras we’ve provided will make you feel that you’re staying at a best friend’s home rather than a rental house.  You may never want to leave! 

    PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE FOR 40+ PHOTOS, PRICING & AVAILABILITY:  www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com/STORYBOOKCOTTAGE.html

    Or call us at 828-274-9777 from 9 AM to 10 PM ET

    BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!

     

    Just outside the double French doors from each bedroom, is the lovely back deck facing into the 11 acres of woodlands.  Enjoy preparing meals on your gas grill and eat in the peaceful setting.

    Just outside the double French doors from each bedroom, is the lovely back deck facing into the 11 acres of woodlands. Enjoy preparing meals on your gas grill and eat in the peaceful setting.

    Story Book Cottage Living Room with elegant fireplace & easy to operate gas logs, 2 comfy couches and HDTV w/premium stations

    Story Book Cottage Living Room with elegant fireplace & easy to operate gas logs, 2 comfy couches and HDTV w/premium stations

    Just beyond the living room's couches is the sunny dining area with movie library and massage chair (not in view).

    Just beyond the living room's couches is the sunny dining area with movie library and massage chair (not in view).

    The famous & awesome iJoy Turbo 2 Massage Chair is a special treat for our guests!

    The famous & awesome iJoy Turbo 2 Massage Chair is a special treat for our guests!

    The all new kitchen is well equipped to please any chef!

    The all new kitchen is well equipped to please any chef!

    The Elegant King Bedroom with ultra plush mattress & sumptuous bedding, looks out through the double French doors to the back deck, hot tub and peaceful woodlands.

    The Elegant King Bedroom with ultra plush mattress & sumptuous bedding, looks out through the double French doors to the back deck, hot tub and peaceful woodlands.

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  • Feb
    19

    Stunning 50 MILE VIEWS will take your breath away at this secluded luxury home in a fairy tale setting right in-town!  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED by our Large Hot Tub with Views, Amazing Massage Chair, Ultra-Plush Kings & Queen Beds with Sumptuous Bedding, Gas Log Fireplace with Remote, 5 TV’s including a 52” HDTV with Surround Sound & Premium Channels, High Speed Wireless Internet, Exquisite Furnishings & Artwork, Central Heat & Air, 2 Large Patio Decks with Plenty of Seating & VIEWS!  Kids have a Special Indoor Playroom with a Walk-In Playhouse, Stuffed Animals, Toys & Books, plus there is an awesome Outdoor Playground with Fort, Slide, Swings, Climbing Wall, Rope Ladder & Picnic Table!

     

    VIEW CHALET:  3 Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2400 SF of Total Luxury!  Enjoy the spectacular 50 mile views from the home and the two large decks.  Very Child Friendly with Indoor Playroom and Outside Play Ground with Fort, Swings & Slide. Sleeps 11 Guests.

    VIEW CHALET: 3 Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2400 SF of Total Luxury! Enjoy the spectacular 50 mile views from the home and the two large decks. Very Child Friendly with Indoor Playroom and Outside Play Ground with Fort, Swings & Slide. Sleeps 11 Guests.

    Relax in your hot tub or the near-by hammock for two and gaze at the mountain views before you.  This amazing vacation rental cabin has everything you could possibly need for your pampered comfort!  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!!

    Relax in your hot tub or the near-by hammock for two and gaze at the mountain views before you. This amazing vacation rental cabin has everything you could possibly need for your pampered comfort! YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!!

    Named for its spectacular year-round panoramic vistas, the View Chalet is a charming 3 Story, 4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, 2400 SF chalet-style home only ten minutes to the Biltmore House, the Blue Ridge Parkway, downtown Asheville, restaurants and shopping.  It is a warm, inviting home filled with thoughtful comforts not ordinarily experienced in a vacation rental.

     

    For pricing, availability and 60+ photos of the View Chalet, go to: http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/VIEWChalet.html                    For reservations call us at 828-274-9777 

     

     

     

    On the MAIN LEVEL (2nd floor) you’ll find:

    • LIVING ROOM: Enjoy the picture window’s 50 mile views while you relax in elegant comfort of this room’s gas log fireplace, quality couches (1 is a queen sleeper), chairs & oversized floor pillows on the Italian Terra Cotta tile floors.  When you’re not watching the view, the 52” HDTV with surround sound & premium stations will entertain you!  There are over 200 movie titles in our movie library. 
    • KITCHEN:  Enjoy a fully-equipped kitchen complete with quality Kitchen Aid cookware, fun hand-painted dishes, quality flatware, sharp cooking knives, coffee maker, coffee grinder, crock pot, plentiful pots, pans, baking dishes & plenty of kitchen accessories & gadgets to please any cook. And, yes, you can cook with gas! There is a second full refrigerator downstairs for packing away food for an entire week!
    • DINING ROOM & OUTDOOR LIVING AREAS:  The gracious dining room looks out on astounding views in several directions.  Dine inside on the beautiful table or go out the sliding glass doors to the deck beyond to eat alfresco.  This front patio area feels like a second living room for relaxing & visiting while you take in the fresh air & mountain views.  For a change of setting, you can also enjoy the large back deck off the kitchen where there is another eating area & views of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Wherever you sit, you can watch the scenes unfold from early morning mists, crisp clear view after a rain or the hues of the sunset sky.
    • QUEEN BEDROOM: You’ll sleep well in this very pretty bedroom with an extra plush queen bed and TV/DVD/VCR.
    • BATHROOM: Stocked with plush towels, you’ll appreciate the decor even in this bathroom complete with a full shower. 

     

    On the THIRD LEVEL you’ll find:

    • VIEW KING BEDROOM has a very thick plush king mattress (in fact, we have a foot stool for climbing in!) that everyone raves that they’ve never slept better!  You have a private balcony out the glass doors overlooking the spectacular mountain views.  A love seat, elegant chest of drawers, two closets and a TV/DVD/VHS complete the room.  It is tastefully decorated and, of course, sumptuous bedding with butter soft blanket, gorgeous comforter and 400+ count sheets!
    • TUSCANY KING BEDROOM has an equally thick plush king mattress also with a foot stool for climbing in!  With the sumptuous bedding, you’re sure to feel like a king sleeping here.  This room has a comfy love seat for visiting and two closets.
    • BATHROOM: This is a large bathroom with an ample supply of plush towels, full bathtub with shower and pretty window view to the lush gardens below. 

     

    On the FIRST LEVEL you’ll find:

    • FAMILY ROOM:  Located on the first level, this room embraces you in warm comfort with several large sofas (1 is a queen sleeper), a pretty writing desk, a 36 inch TV with a huge movie library, a small wet bar, elegant chest of drawers and wardrobe closet.  There are lots of board games and well as a Play Station with games.  Curtains pull across the room for added sleeping privacy. 
    • CHILD’S BEDROOM/PLAYROOM:  This small twin bedroom is a child’s fantasy bedroom with a cheerful jungle mural of happy animals, sky ceiling, an adorable walk-in playhouse with tons of stuffed animals, toys and books!
    • BATHROOM complete with a full shower is charmingly decorated and has plenty of plush towels.
    • LAUNDRY ROOM: For your added convenience, there is a new full size high-tech front loading washer and dryer set in the laundry room for your use. Nothing but the best for our guests! Try it out to see if you want one for your own home!  Also there is a full size refrigerator and here is where we store all the baby items:  high chair, pack N plays, stroller, baby bath tub and child gates. 

     

    For pricing, availability and 60+ photos of the View Chalet, go to: http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/VIEWChalet.html                    For reservations call us at 828-274-9777  Contact us for DISCOUNTED Biltmore Estate Tickets good for TWO consecutive days instead of just one!

     

     

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  • Feb
    19

    Indulge in Luxury! Awesome Massage Chair, Powerful 6 Person Hot Tub, Sunroom, Plush King & Queens, Gas Log FP, High Speed Wireless Internet, Full Kitchen, Quality Furnishings, 5 TV/DVD’s, Central Heat & Air, Kid Friendly, Dog Friendly, Woodlands Setting Right In-Town, Sleeps 8.  YOU DESERVE TO BE SPOILED!!!

     

    Indulge in Luxury!  3 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bedroom, 1900 SF Chalet in a woodlands setting.  Hot Tub, Massage Chair, King & Queen Beds, Quality Furnishings & Many Thoughtful Touches to Make You Feel At Home.

    Indulge in Luxury! 3 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2.5 Bedroom, 1900 SF Chalet in a woodlands setting. Hot Tub, Massage Chair, King & Queen Beds, Quality Furnishings & Many Thoughtful Touches to Make You Feel At Home.

     

     Be pampered in sumptuous luxury!  The woodlands Dream Chalet is a 3 story, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms, 1900 SF exquisite cedar chalet located at the south border of Asheville just 20 minutes to Asheville’s Biltmore Estate, the Blue Ridge Parkway or to Historic Downtown Hendersonville’s Main Street quaint shopping district.  We take great pleasure in spoiling our guests with fabulous amenities!  With all our special touches, it will feel like a warm, inviting home rather than a vacation rental house.  

    See full details and 50 photos on our website at: http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/DREAMCHALET.html

    On the MAIN LEVEL (2nd floor) you’ll find:

    • LIVING ROOM features 20 foot cathedral ceilings, a gas log fireplace, beautiful artwork, quality comfortable couches, wood floors, elegant furnishings and a flat screen TV with built-in DVD/VCR for easy use.  Enjoy over 200 movies from our video library.  You’re sure to appreciate your awesome massage in your high-tech “hands on technology” iJoy Massage Chair!
    • SUNROOM with two walls of glass, Italian tile floors and skylights, overlooks the BACK DECK with the powerful 6 person hot tub, patio furniture, gas grill and the enchanted forest beyond.  Be sure to follow the winding path behind the house to the creek where there is a swing hanging from a tree!  Dining in the delightful sunroom or relaxing on the couch (queen sleeper), you’ll appreciate the peace and quiet of this woodlands setting.
    • KITCHEN will spoil any chef!  It is well-equipped with a multitude of quality cookware, gas stove top, sharp cooking knives, coffee maker and coffee grinder, hand-painted dishes and quality silverware, a selection of spices and everything you need for preparing meals at home. 
    • HALF BATH & LAUNDRY:  Just off the kitchen is a full size washer and dryer for your use. 

    On the THIRD LEVEL you’ll find:

    • MASTER BEDROOM SUITE with an elegant King bed with a quality plush King mattress and sumptuous bedding….fit for a king!  Watch your TV/DVD/VCR from bed.  There’s plenty of closet space with a large walk-in closet, and if you have a baby, there’s even a full size crib tucked away in a tiny room.  Pull the wall of curtains if you want to block the room’s skylights’ sunshine.
    • MASTER BATH is private with a shower/Jacuzzi tub combination with a skylight overhead.  There are plenty of thick towels for your use. 

    On the ENTRY LEVEL you’ll find:

    • ENTRY HALL with delightful furnishings & artwork, coat rack with umbrellas, and a staircase leading upstairs.
    • TWO BEDROOMS each with a quality plush Queen Bed & luxurious bedding, TV/DVD/VCR and plenty of closet space.  One of the bedrooms has a colorful mural and lots of books, toys and stuffed animals for kids. 
    • FULL BATHROOM with a tub/shower combination and plenty of thick towels.

    You deserved to be spoiled! Feel free to call 828-274-9777 anytime between 9 AM and 10 PM ET to book your stay.  We’d love for you to stay with us and experience this wonderful home.

    Stephanie Joy Johnson     828-274-9777
    www.AshevilleVacationHomes.com

    You’ll be outrageously spoiled staying at our luxury vacation homes.

     BILTMORE HOUSE TICKETS:  Buy your DISCOUNTED Biltmore tickets from us to save on gate entry price, avoid waiting in ticket lines, tickets upgradeable to season passes, free wine tasting tickets  and best of all, tickets are good for TWO CONSECUTIVE DAYS instead of just one day!

    See full details and 50 photos on our website at: http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/DREAMCHALET.html

    Dream Chalet Living Room with Gas Log Fireplace, Awesome Massage Chair, 2 Comfy Quality Couches, TV/DVD/VCR & 200+ Movie Library.

    Dream Chalet Living Room with Gas Log Fireplace, Awesome Massage Chair, 2 Comfy Quality Couches, TV/DVD/VCR & 200+ Movie Library.

    Sunroom overlooks woodlands, hot tub, deck with powerful 6 person hot tub, patio furniture & gas grill.  The Sunroom serves as a dining room with delightful table & chairs.  Relax on the sofa (queen sleeper) to enjoy the woodlands view or sleep there at night to see the stars from the skylights.

    Sunroom overlooks woodlands, hot tub, deck with powerful 6 person hot tub, patio furniture & gas grill. The Sunroom serves as a dining room with delightful table & chairs. Relax on the sofa (queen sleeper) to enjoy the woodlands view or sleep there at night to see the stars from the skylights.

    Follow the winding woodlands path to the creek and enjoy the swing hanging from a tree.  See our website for 50+ photos of this luxury home!  http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/DREAMCHALET.html

    Follow the winding woodlands path to the creek and enjoy the swing hanging from a tree. See our website for 50+ photos of this luxury home! http://www.ashevillevacationhomes.com/DREAMCHALET.html

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