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Bob and Lorna

Member since: 2009
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Asheville Lookout Chalet - 8 Guests, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Cable TV, WIFI

30 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


Photos and Description of this Swannanoa holiday chalet

3 Bedrooms + 2 Lofts, 2.5 Baths

Ideal for 3 couples or small family groups of up to 8 guests, our pet friendly Asheville Lookout Chalet is located ten miles west of the village of Black Mountain and ten miles east of downtown Asheville; an ideal central location for many of the area activities, including visiting the gorgeous Biltmore Estate, just 15 miles away. Situated on fifteen family owned wooded acres at an altitude of 2550 feet, the Chalet overlooks a quaint church and horse farm in the Bee Tree Valley below.

First Floor En Suite Master Bedroom with KING bed, TV and entrance to Hot Tub

Second Floor East Bedroom with KING bed and Single Bed in the open Loft above

Second Floor West Bedroom with QUEEN bed, TV, Baby Crib and Private Deck

Second Floor open Loft over looking Great Room with Full size Futon (sleep sofa)

The Great Room has a gas log fireplace and a view of Watch Knob mountain through the 16 foot sliding glass doors and large clerestory windows. The kitchen has a full complement of cookware and cutlery, large and small appliances, two china services, glassware and table linens. The dining table has seating for 8 guests. The deck spans the length of the entire house with a gas grill, café table set and lots of chairs. On the adjoining stone patio is a picnic table for outdoor dining. The Hot Tub is located in the multi-windowed sun porch, accessible from the patio or through the Master bath.

A Smart TV with ATT U-Verse Cable service is located in the Great Room. Program in your personal Netflix or Hulu Plus accounts to view your favorite shows and movies. To help you stay connected while on vacation, the Chalet has free WIFI, so bring your personal laptop or tablet. The Loft computer is available to check your web-based email or look up a great restaurant downtown via the internet.

Please call us at 703.475.8385 if you have any questions about the Chalet and its amenities. Should we miss your call, leave a message and we will call you back!

Answers to Frequent Questions: Asheville Lookout Chalet is 3 miles from Warren Wilson College and within 10 miles of Montreat, Lake Eden, the Ridgecrest Conference Center, Rockmont, Timberlake, MerriMac, and the Billy Graham Conference Center. Pet owners are welcome to hike around the upper part of the property using the trail adjoining the driveway. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is not required to reach Asheville Lookout for most of the year, but may be necessary for winter rentals. Security resident on-site, housekeeper and maintenance available.

Shopping and Restaurants: The nearest grocery store is Ingles Market on Route 70, 4 miles from the Chalet. This is a large, well stocked store with an exceptional selection of products, including beer and wine. They also have a full service pharmacy, extended shopping hours, self-checkout, and accept major credit cards. Black Mountain (10 miles) has many wonderful restaurants; we can personally recommend the Black Mountain Bistro, Athen's Pizza, the Veranda Cafe and Las Cuezelas. For amazing bar-b-que, you shouldn't miss Okie Dokies Smokehouse located on Old 70 in Swannanoa. Start your morning with a visit to the Dripolator Coffeehouse on State Street in Black Mountain for some great coffee and baked goods.

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Bob and Lorna (Owner)
Member since: 2009
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Speaks english

About Bob and Lorna

We live in Northern Virginia outside of Washington, DC. We have been vacationing in the Asheville area for over 30 years and enjoy the many activities it offers, and look forward to eventually retiring to the Smoky Mountains.

Bob and Lorna purchased this chalet in 2005

Why Bob and Lorna chose Asheville Area

We built the Chalet in 2005 on acreage adjoining family owned property (Brett's Falling Waters Cabin). We love the tranquility and privacy of our vacation home, as well as it's closeness to shopping, restaurants, and the entertainment venues offered by Black Mountain and Asheville. Our staff, Lee and Holly, have been taking care of the Chalet since it was built, and they help us ensure that the Chalet is a comfortable and welcoming home away from home for our guests.

What makes this chalet unique

Asheville Lookout Chalet has a private, away from it all atmosphere while being within easy driving distance of many of the area attractions and amenities. Guests can enjoy the peace and quiet of time spent on the mountain in their own company, or as a home-base location convenient to Black Mountain and Asheville, white water rafting on the French Broad River, hiking on the Blue Ridge Parkway and exploring the Pisgah National Forest .

Guestbook comments from the owner

To start, we had never rented a "cabin" before, so this was a first. It exceeded our expectations, which made it all the better. We had my parents come down from Michigan, us from Louisiana, to stay there for two nights. We had a wonderful time, the location was perfect. Our only regret was that we did not stay one more night. Three nights would be the way to go if you have the time. The slightest issue we had is we could not get the hottub to work which we left a note for the maintenance people. That said, it in no way hampered our stay. We loved the place. The layout was great, to the point it may be the blueprint to our retirement "dream house" in the future. Thanks again...
Aug 2011
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Asheville Lookout Chalet - 8 Guests, Hot Tub, Pet Friendly, Cable TV, WIFI
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 46 reviews

Ideal Location & Perfectly Equipped Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

Our second stay, two years in a row, great house with all the features you might want for a mountain getaway. What we like most is the perfect mountain view from the soaring two-story windows in the family room area, with direct access to the deck. The house is loaded with features and well stocked with everything you might need while away from home. Also we find the location perfect for our needs with easy access to Asheville or Black Mountain. Another great week at the Chalet!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed the house. It was the perfect place for our long weekend. The view was amazing. The house is just a short drive from Asheville and Black Mountain. We enjoyed fine eating, hiking and spent a few hour picking apples at one of the many orchards in the area. we will definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cozy, secluded, and just the right distance from down town

  • 4 of 5

The cabin was great and we had a great time. Only qualm was that the hot tubbed leaked out after the first night and wasn't fixed the second night, so we weren't able to use it, which was the main reason we chose this cabin. Besides that, was clean, extremely comfy, and cozy and just the right distance from down town Asheville. Would definitely stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased that this guest found our home to be clean and comfortable for their weekend visit and would consider returning again. After their call, we were able to have the hot tub serviced that same day. No leaks from the tub or mechanical issues with the jets were found, but the fact that the hot tub had been turned off and unplugged (by the guest) earlier in the day meant that there was not enough time after the service call for it to reheat to the proper temperature for their enjoyment that evening. We hope that they were not too disappointed and that they otherwise enjoyed their weekend at the chalet.
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Great Chalet!

  • 5 of 5

This was one of our best getaways. The Chalet is nestled between the mountains, on the way there you'd cross a small stream/fountain, where the water flows on the road. The kids had a great time playing in the water. The deck was amazing and huge, We had plugged in our iphones to the sound system and the outdoor Speakers along with the view created a nice and relaxing ambiance. Overall, we had a great time, and also Ingles supermarket is not too far away in case you need to grab something to eat on your way back. We'd be glad to come back.

Bob and Lorna have been extremely gracious and patient. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for visiting our chalet, and we were happy to hear that you enjoyed the deck speakers! Not too many people have commented about them, so we are pleased that they are being discovered and used! When we are in residence, we love being able to sit out on the deck and listen to music while visiting with our friends.
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Great House

  • 5 of 5

Great house at a great price. We really enjoyed our time at the house and in Asheville. The deck is a perfect place to pass time in late spring/early time. We definitely recommend this place to anyone looking for a family get away.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great House, Great View!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the Lookout Chalet. The house is conveniently located halfway between Black Mountain & Asheville, which gave us the ability to split our time between the two places. The rooms were spacious and the house was the perfect size to accommodate our group & the dog. Will definitely recommend friends and family to this house!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are happy that you enjoyed your visit to the Chalet, and we appreciate your recommending us to your friends. We promise them a wonderful experience and exemplary service!
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Nearest Airport
27 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
4 Miles
Native Kitchen & Socail Pub
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Black Mountain Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
I-40 at Exit 159
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Okie Dokies BBQ or Athens Pizza
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Located in Swannanoa, North Carolina, Asheville Lookout is 4 miles from Route 40, ten miles east of downtown Asheville, fifteen miles from the beautiful Biltmore Estate, and ten miles west of the restaurants and shops of historic Black Mountain. A four wheel drive vehicle is not needed to reach Asheville Lookout most of the year but may be necessary for winter rentals. Enjoy the Blue Ridge Parkway, Pisgah National Forest, Chimney Rock State Park and Lake Lure. Visit nearby Warren Wilson College, UNC Asheville or Montreat College.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday chalet in Swannanoa, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
2016 Spring through Fall
1 Apr 2016 - 22 Nov 2016
2 night minimum stay
23 Nov 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
23 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
New Years
29 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Winter Season
3 Jan 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit A$329
Cleaning A$164
Pet Fee A$164
Tax Rate 10.0%

Pet Fee is $125.00 for up to 2 pets per rental. Additional pets upon request and approval by owner.
Damage Deposit is refundable within 15 days as per the Rental Agreement.
Full refund if canceled 45 days prior to arrival or if re-rented for same term.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet rental in Swannanoa, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • chalet
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2200 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Free Long Distance
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Powder Room - toilet , Main Floor
    Second Floor Bathroom - toilet , bath with shower , Garden Tub; Separate Sink Area
    En Suite Master Bathroom - toilet , shower enclosure , Large Two-person Multi-head shower; private commode
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Second Floor King Bedroom with Loft Single - 1 extra lg. double bed , 1 single bed , Single Bed in Open Loft Above King Bedroom
    Open Loft Overlooking Great Room - 1 sofa bed/futon
    Second Floor Queen Bedroom with Crib - 1 large double bed , 1 cot , Private Access to Second Floor Deck with Mountain View
    First Floor Master King Bedroom Suite - 1 extra lg. double bed , En Suite bath; Private entrance to Sun Porch and Hot Tub
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • games - kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • video player
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • patio
  • wooden decking
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Indoor Hot Tub
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • caving
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

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