House | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
This architect designed split-level cabin, "Mountain Laurel", is situated on a ridgetop at an elevation of 2900 feet at Gateway Mountain, a 3000 acre gated nature preserve and mountain residential community. (see Gateway link below.)
The cabin is nestled on almost four acres among large wild mountain laurels surrounded by a hardwood forest with pastoral valleys and distant mountain views. Quiet surroundings allow our guests to experience the woods and all her creatures with no distractions from the noises typically found in a city or from traffic.
The cabin features two bedrooms, two baths, and a family room with a sleeper queen couch. On the upper level is the large open living, dining, and kitchen area, with a woodstove and an outside deck with a gas grill; the master bedroom with king bed, bathroom and walk-in closet. On the lower level is the guest bedroom and full bathroom, a family room with a big screen TV and both open to an adjacent private outside patio. There is also a single car garage.
You will sleep like a baby in the peace and quiet and awaken to the sun and mountain views that you will savor and remember forever.
Special features include a slated entry hall, wood flooring, wood ceilings, windows everywhere, marble tiled bathrooms, granite countertops and custom kitchen cabinets. All applicances are Kitchen-Aid. The cabin is well appointed, completely furnished and equipped and includes a washer and a dryer and a cappuccino/espresso machine.
Conveniently located near Asheville and Black Mountain, in Old Fort, Gateway Mountain is an easy drive just 7 miles off Interstate 40, which situates you midway between the large city of Asheville with the famous Biltmore House and Mast General Store, 29 miles away; and, 15 miles from the resort town of Black Mountain with its quaint antique and gift shops and great restaurants. Traveling south, a 30 minute scenic drive takes you to Lake Lure where you'll find family fun with a swimming beach, water park, scenic boat tours, twilight dinner cruises, paddle boat and pontoon boat rentals. There are also several beautiful golf courses in the area.
It's 45 minutes to historic downtown Hendersonville and nearby Flat Rock Playhouse; also near Chimney Rock Park, Mount Pisgah, and Mount Mitchell State Parks. On the Gateway Mountain property, visit our wonderful waterfall and picnic area, two lakes and a stocked fishpond and hiking trails.
"Mountain Laurel" provides a serene environment for a quiet get away from life's hustle and bustle, and all the mentioned sites and activities within a short driving distance. Relax and enjoy your time up in the clouds or go the tourist route, whichever is your pleasure. This property is truly the best of both worlds.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
The North Carolina region
The house is located in a gated community called Gateway Mountain near the town of Old Fort off of I40.
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