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Grace Caldwell

Member since: 2011
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Unique Artistic Haven - 2 Hand built bungalows nestled in the Mtns

18 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms Studio
Bathrooms2
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Horse Shoe holiday bungalow

Sleeps 4

Nestled in the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains, Moonbeam Bungalows promises a passionate escape from the toils of daily life. Perched in the hills of Horse Shoe, NC, our rustic eco chic bungalows offer a very unique experience! With 2 bungalows on the property you have the option of renting both and coming with some friends or the family OR choosing to pick your favorite bungalow to share a relaxing weekend by yourself or with a special someone! Come immerse yourself in the nature of North Carolina, while being a short drive away from Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. 15 minutes away from the Asheville Regional Airport, Moonbeam Bungalows are located right at the heart of the best the area has to offer:

• Waterfalls

• Dupont & Pisgah

• The Blue Ridge Parkway

• Hiking

• Biking

• Climbing

• Swimming

• Kayaking

• Live Music

• Dancing

• Unique Gourmet Dining Experiences

-While all these things are conveniently close, the bungalows put you in a serene mountain setting to relax and get away from it all. While at the Bungalows you'll enjoy:

• Eclectic Hand built Bungalow(s)

• Communal Courtyard Area with Hot Tub

• Quaint Trail System that leads to:

• Outback Fire Pit Area

• Yoga Deck

• Trail Hammocks

• WiFi

Dupont State Forest: Right down the road, Dupont State Forest is 7,600 acres of forested land and has over ninety miles of trails for hiking, biking and even horseback riding on designated trails, which range from very easy to very challenging. Their trails combine a wonderful blend of incredible scenery, varied hiking levels and unbelievable waterfalls!

• Length: ~90 total miles of trails

• Elevation Gain: up to 1,100 feet

• All skill levels

• Hiking, Biking, and a whole lot of Waterfalls

Pisgah National Forest: One of the first national forests in the Eastern United States, Pisgah National Forest was established by the federal government in 1916. It covers over 500,000 acres in twelve counties in Western North Carolina. In close proximity to Moonbesam Bungalows you will find these 3 access areas just a short drive away.

• Numerous Hikes

• Beautiful Views

• Climbing

• Biking

• Davidson River

• Mills River

• Bent Creek

The Blue Ridge Parkway: It's not a destination — it's an experience. Considered 'America's most scenic drive,' the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through changing vistas of natural beauty, touching on stellar mountain views, hiking trails, and picnic sites. There are 2 close access areas from the Bungalows. The scenic route winds you up through the stunning Pisgah Forest. The other entrance point takes you to the Arboretum. You can also make this a nice day trip and start at the arboretum entrance go south on the Parkway and come back threw the Pisgah Forest to the Bungalows. Notable mile markers include:

• 408.6: Mount Pisgah.

• 417: Looking Glass Rock.

• 418.8: Graveyard Fields Overlook.

• 422.4: Devil’s Courthouse

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Grace Caldwell (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english

Reviews

4.8
based on 18 traveller reviews

Unique Artistic Haven - 2 Hand built bungalows nestled in the Mtns
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 18 reviews
5

Great Set-Up, Close to Adventure and Fun

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this quaint bungalow over the Christmas holidays. Simply loved it and Grace did an excellent job introducing us to all the are has to offer.

Pros:

- Well stocked kitchen with organic coffee and enough cookware to make a feast

- Open backyard with bbq, hot tub, chairs

- Great Hikes (Mt. Mitchell, Dupont Forest etc.)

- Perfect movie collection and holistic book collection for rainy days in the loft

- Close to Asheville and Henderson

- Bonus: welcome bottle of wine!

Only heads up is that the upstairs bathroom is an open set-up. Did not bother us, but just a heads up.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
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5

Perfect combination of comfortable and rustic

  • 5 of 5

Came with two friends to attend a nearby Fiber Arts Festival. We had a GREAT time and all of us plan to come back by ourselves or with other people. The place was wonderfully stocked (including a surprise bottle of wine!) and the area is fantastic. Asheville is close but you could easily never go farther than Hendersonville and have everything you could ever want. Great little downtown area. We ate at Mezzaluna one night and Fidelia's one morning and both were great. And we didn't even get to any of the hiking and outdoors stuff. I'd love to come back by myself with my dog, and one of my friends wants to come back with her husband. Just wonderful.

Thanks so much for a great place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fantastic....AGAIN!

  • 5 of 5

Well, I am amiss at being so late to write our review from our stay a month ago, but time does not dim the wonderful memory. This was our second stay at Moonbeam. Going back again, I was a little apprehensive of the thought "would it live up to our memory of our first stay?" We were blown away with our initial impression of the beautiful setting, unique design, and artistic décor. The worries were unfounded! It was just as awesome the second visit. This time we brought friends too, who stayed in the Satellite. It was cool to see their reaction to one of our new favorite places in the world. The temperature was cool enough to enjoy the fire pit and spend a relaxed evening visiting around the welcoming glow. These places are so well located as a home base to explore the vast wonders of the area, but the bungalows are so homey and enchanting that we found it very difficult to pry ourselves away from them. We could have been ecstatic to never get back in the car and stay there all weekend. It is a MUST return for us. Grace & Crew are incredibly friendly and great to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
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5

Perfect Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED staying in this bungalow! It was someplace that we never wanted to leave! Everything was very clean and so well maintained and there were so many extras! I would recommend!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

All the comforts and conveniences of home

  • 5 of 5

scaled down version. Not high end, eclectic, but functional. The best part in my view was that it does not come empty. Forgot coffee filters, olive oil, extension cord, dishwasher soap? Dig around and you will find some. Need a ladder, odd tool? It's there. Seems the guests contribute items along the way. Hot tub is clean and works really well. Fire pit, wood supplied. In short, it was perfect for me and my 3 teenage boys. Grace is responsive and helpful. Great experience.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
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5

Magical, cozy, serene place!

  • 5 of 5

We adored staying here! It was cute, cozy, clean, peaceful, and close to beautiful hiking. We enjoyed using the hot tub, outside grill, and nicely stocked kitchen. It's a magical place!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Miles
Asheville Regional
Car: necessary

The Bungalows are located right at the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Located next to numerous amazing views, hikes, waterfalls, biking trails, National Forests and Parks! Not to mention Asheville, Hendersonville and Brevard! Browse through and check out some of the sights, sounds and experiences that make this area so special!

Other Activities: • Waterfalls

• Dupont State Forest

• The Blue Ridge Parkway

• Hiking

• Biking

• Climbing

• Swimming

• Kayaking

• Live Music

• Dancing

• Unique Gourmet Dining Experiences

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday bungalow in Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
A$168
From
A$202
Fri,Sat,Sun
A$1,142
 

Additional information about rental rates

extra guests beyond 2 A$20 + Tax
CLEANING FEE A$101 + Tax
Pet Fee A$20 + Tax
Tax Rate 11.75%

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
*We want everybody to be able to come stay at Moonbeam Bungalows but realize everyone is on different budgets. We are willing to work with you on the pricing if it means you will be able to plan your getaway staying at Moonbeam Bungalows!
(Please only ask for a discount if you really need one- as we do feel our rates fair- THANKS!)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow rental in Horse Shoe, North Carolina

Property Type:
  • bungalow
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 500 sq. ft.
  • 2 stories
Location Type:
  • Mountain
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Alarm System
  • soap
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace ...
  • Internet
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Macintosh Computer
  • PC
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Secure Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • mini-fridge
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Satellite; Bungalow # 2 - toilet , bath (no shower) , Separate bungalow- available to rent separately or add on
    Moonbeam; Bungalow #1 - toilet , bath with shower , one separate bungalow
  • Bathrooms in both bungalows are stocked with biodegradable toilet paper, bath/hand towels and eco friendly soaps, shampoos, conditioner & lotion. Bath salts and essential oils are also in each bungalow for soaking in our lovely cast iron bath tubs :)
Bedrooms:
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Satellite Sleeping - 1 single bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , Separate bungalow- available to rent separately or add on
    Moonbeam Sleeping - 1 large double bed , 1 double bed , 1 sofa bed/futon , one bungalow/ 'Moonbeam'
  • Each Bungalow is an open space. The large Bungalow is one room with an upstairs and downstairs. It provides a sleeping loft downstairs with 2 full beds and a futon upstairs. The smaller bungalow offers a sleeping loft and a futon.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Shed
  • Terrace
  • wooden decking
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • live theatre
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Notes:
Quaint Trail on site with Hammocks. Yoga/Sun Deck Moonbeam Bungalows is not suited for young children. I apologize if this is any inconvenience but it is to ensure everyones safety. Thanks! Please contact for further information on this as i have had guest come with children and have a wonderful time....but with the understanding that their safe stay is your responsibility.