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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain 15 min from Asheville

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms5
Half Baths1
Space 5,700 sq ft
Property type estate
Minimum Stay 1 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Exquisite 5 Bedroom 5 1/2 Bath English Country Estate On 130 Beautiful Acres

Welcome to your very own piece of paradise only 15 minutes from Asheville, North Carolina where you will enjoy your time away from the cares of this world. Located on a 130-acre gated estate, Wintersun sets itself apart from other mountain homes.

As soon as you drive through the gates, you will pass a rushing trout stream, drive through a lush green valley, cross over the bridge by the trickle down ponds, pass the horses playing in a mountain meadow and drive up and away to the fern and flower-bedecked verandah, which offers a comfortable seat and a breathtaking view.

The environment is a contrast in expansiveness and intimacy. From the verandah mountain ranges recede into smoky blue shadows, while on the arbor side the stone garden climbs 50 feet flanking a 24-foot waterfall surrounded by an enclosed lawn.

Inside the elegant country home are spacious rooms furnished with oriental rugs, antiques, huge stone fireplaces, books galore, with deep chairs and sofas for leisurely pursuits. All 5 of Wintersun's bedrooms are beautifully appointed with fine furnishings, designer fabrics, lush linens, down comforters, private baths, cozy seating, and fireplaces, with fabulous views of the blue ridge mountains.

For disc golf lovers, in addition to 4 miles of private hiking trails there are 2 private disc golf courses which have been rated as one of the best private courses on the east coast.

Need more rooms? If you need more rooms please see the Wintersun Cottage located on the estate at VRBO.com #907170. This is a beautifully decorated 2000sf home with 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.

More Details

Owner
Judy Carter
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
90%
Calendar last updated:
15 August, 2018

Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday estate rental in Fairview, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • estate
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 12 people
Bathrooms:
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , shower enclosure , large walk in shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower enclosure , jacuzzi , 500 gal. Jacuzzi, walk in shower with steam, 2 toilet rooms
  • The Master bath has a 500 gallon Jacuzzi and gas log fireplace, steam room, large walk in shower with dual shower heads, and 2 toilet rooms. The upstairs guest rooms each have a private bath with a large walk in shower.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Wintersun Suite and Spa - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Leyland - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Boxwood - 1 large double bed
    Laurel - 1 extra lg. double bed
    Holly - 1 large double bed
  • Each bedroom has a fireplace, cozy couch, arm chair, writing desk, king or queen feather bed with designer linens, down comforter, terrycloth robes, private bath with a large walk-in shower, Bose music system with a CD player, and large panned windows with beautiful views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • water parks
  • winery tours
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
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting

Reviews

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Wintersun.. A World Class Private Estate Atop A Mountain 15 min from Asheville
average rating of 4.976744 based on 86 reviews
Orange County, California
5

Our stay in the Asheville area.

  • 5 of 5

We lived in Asheville in the late 80's, what a transformation the city has been through. The downtown area is alive with live music and brew pubs.

Our stay at Wintersun was also magical. A fabulous property with wonderful amenities. Fully stocked for bathrooms and kitchen which made our stay fantastic. Judy was the perfect host and left us to enjoy the fabulous property. Many properties boast about the number of sleeping guests but I can tell you this property delivers. The grounds are spectacular and we will return in the warmer months to take full advantage.

My only comment would be the kitchen appliances are dated and could use an upgrade and televisions in the bedrooms would also be a plus.

  • Review Submitted: 09/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Absolutely Fabulous!

  • 5 of 5

We had a family and friends reunion with five couples at Wintersun July 1-8, 2018. From the moment we arrived we were all in awe of this place! The pictures really do not do this property justice. The high ceilings, gorgeous crown moldings, spacious rooms, the incredible veranda with tons of seating and the beautiful, elegant decor made everyone feel like they were in the lap of luxury. The kitchen is big enough for a couple cooks at the same time, and the pantry is huge! Coffee and condiments were included and much appreciated. Beds were very comfortable; we loved that every room had its own bathroom complete with towels, soap and other amenities so each couple had privacy.

The waterfall was the perfect backdrop for a vow renewal for one of our couples who celebrated their 50th anniversary. We then enjoyed a catered dinner (Celine and Company) in the lovely dining room. There is so much beautiful server ware in the house that the table was truly elegant when set.

Once we all got there we never wanted to leave! We were going to ride the great motorcycle roads around the area but ended up staying at the house mostly, with only one night dining out, one white water rafting trip and one visit to Biltmore, the rest of the time we just enjoyed being together at the house.

There are a few things we wished were different, fans on the porch would have been great, the welcome book is terrific but the oven had us all befuddled as did some of the light switches and waterfall controls. The refrigerator is a sub-zero and has a 20 second vapor lock that is annoying, you take something out, turn around to put it back and have to wait to open the door again. Lighting over the stove could be brighter. These are trivial complaints and would not discourage us from returning! When we lost power in a storm the generator automatically kicked in and Judy came up right away to make sure all was well. They could not have been more gracious hosts!

Other guests:

"The house in general, the view, porch, waterfall, decor, size, bedding was all top of the line, loved the in house speakers, the grounds and the books. They really need fans and more towels (we had 2 bath and 2 hand total) as well as repairing the broken slats on the plantation shutters in the master. If I hadn’t had my sleep mask I'd have to had hung something up as it came right in my face. Brighter lights in the master vanity. But overall amazing and will be back!"

So thank you Judy, we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 16/07/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Paradise, minutes from Asheville!

  • 5 of 5

When we first arrived at Wintersun, our first impression was "Wow!" Soon after arriving, the owner met us to answer any questions. We were in town for a long weekend for a wedding, and it was the perfect place for our family to stay! Even though there were 10 of us in the home, we all had our privacy when needed and family time when we wanted it. It is unusual to have both elegance and true comfort in the same space, yet this is how I would describe Wintersun. There was so much we enjoyed about Wintersun but the following comes to mind first:

1. The porch. It was comfortable with a gorgeous view; in this perfect spot we enjoyed morning coffee, evening drinks, reading good books and even napping!

2. The grounds. We really enjoyed playing disc golf, hiking, and walking the labyrinth.

3. The private bathrooms for each bedroom, especially the master bath downstairs.

3. The information book. It was very helpful and we loved reading about the construction of Wintersun and the labyrinth.

4. The fireplaces in each bedroom.

I really could go on and on. Our family definitely wants to return to Wintersun, probably one fall when we can enjoy enjoy the leaves turning and cool nights, then we can enjoy all the fireplaces! Staying at Wintersun made the wedding weekend even more special because the property was truly a vacation spot in itself. Even though there is so much to do in Asheville and the surrounding area, we did not venture out on this short visit. We ordered take out and just enjoyed time with family in this beautiful atmosphere. When we return to Wintersun, we know we can have a blast just staying on the property or going into Asheville because it is just minutes away.

I highly recommend staying at Wintersun if you are going to be in the Asheville area and hope you enjoy your visit as much as we did!

  • Review Submitted: 06/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The Pictures Don’t Do This House Justice

  • 5 of 5

This home was perfect for our moms’ weekend get-away. We had plenty of bathrooms to get ready, a beautiful dining area, and the most relaxing porch of all time with an incredible view. We were about 20 minutes from Asheville, which was fine for us. The house was organized, extremely, clean, and easy to find. The owner, Judy, was also very helpful and welcoming. We would go back in a heart beat!

  • Review Submitted: 20/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charleston, WV USA
5

Beautiful estate home near Asheville, NC!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many properties over the years through VRBO & I must say the Wintersun Estate is now officially our favorite property for numerous reasons! The property is breathtaking & the location is convenient to all of the area attractions including the Biltmore as well as Chimney Rock. I would highly recommend this home to anyone planning a visit to the Asheville area of North Carolina.

  • Review Submitted: 30/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Another perfect visit!

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family just had our second annual “family weekend” at Wintersun. Our first weekend was so special that we were expecting the second visit to pale in comparison - we were wrong. It was wonderful! The house comfortably accommodated the whole family (including 4 babies), and had the perfect amount of larger gathering spaces, while still feeling warm and inviting. It feels like a very grand family home. We’re already planning our trip for next year.

  • Review Submitted: 09/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
12 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Nearest Barpub
9 Miles
multiple bars in Asheville
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
Grove Park Inn
Nearest Train
100 Miles
Salisbury, NC
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
I-40
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Piazza
Nearest Ski
30 Miles
Wolf Laurel
Nearest Beach
200 Miles
Sullivans Island, SC

The biltmore estate is a must see when visiting asheville and only 15 minutes away. Additionally wintersun has an eighteen hole disk golf course that is ranked in the top 10 private courses on the east coast. Instruction is available upon request.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday estate in Fairview, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer/Fall
24 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$880
From
AU$1,218
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
AU$6,092
AU$13,538
 
 
Winter
1 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
2 night minimum stay
AU$662
AU$3,791
AU$9,477
 
 
Thanksgiving
22 Nov 2018 - 25 Nov 2018
4 night minimum stay
AU$2,708
Flat fee
 
 
Chrtistmas
23 Dec 2018 - 25 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
AU$3,791
Flat fee
 
 
New Years
30 Dec 2018 - 31 Dec 2018
2 night minimum stay
AU$1,760
Flat fee
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee AU$67.69
Cleaning AU$541.52

Weddings and Events up to 20 people are welcome. The Event fee is $1000.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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