“Wonderful weekend” We absolutely loved the cabin in the sky! It was clean and had everything we needed in the kitchen for cooking our own meals. The view was breathtaking especially when it snowed on our final morning. It has a great location for quick access in and out of the downtown area of Black Mountain. You will not be disappointed in the price or this cabin!!
“Peaceful!” This is definitely a "get away from it all house!" Very quiet and beautiful. The house is stunning and very well stocked! We loved the outdoor fireplace! We ate a couple meals at the Straightaway Cafe - it is truly the only "close by" place for a meal or drink. The home is masterfully built and simply stunning!
We did encounter a black bear (luckily in our car) a mile from the home so that gives you a sense of the community.
“We keep coming back!” We love Sterling Retreat! We just came back after our third stay. We are scheduled to go back for a week in October. The house is lovely and works well for our family in terms of the layout and design. We love sitting on the deck and overlooking the mountains or relaxing on a cool morning in the hot tub. It is close enough to Black Mountain, Asheville and Chimney Rock and Lake Lure for fun outings, but removed enough to feel like you get a little slice of nature paradise! We love the familiarity of coming back to the same home again and again and Sterling Retreat has become our mountain home away from home! The biggest complaint I have is that the kitchen needs to be a bit better stocked (garlic press, potato masher, bigger pot for cooking pasta). Greybeard has been consistently easy to work with!
“Unexpected snow in October” Orchard knob Is Beautiful. We had a wonderful visit. We did get into the house on Saturday midday. Fortunately we decided to go into town for food staples only to get snowed in on Sunday. We lost power for several hours. Greybeard assisted in getting engineer to strop by and fix gas fireplace so we had heat. The owners gave us far more paper products and stock items in the refrigerator than expected.
There was nothing we wanted for and would thoroughly enjoy a return visit.
The location on the mountains was very picturesque for autumn and then gave us a feel for winter when the snow storm hit.
Thanks for a great vacation.
“Beautiful view” Beautiful views from this townhome. Very nice home. Well furnished and beds were very comfy. Would stay again. The only thing was there was some kind of humming noise in the master bedroom which we couldn't figure out what it was. Other than that, everything was perfect.