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Description from manager

Tucked within the Gateway Mountain Nature Preserve that includes 3000 acres of woodland with hiking trails, a small lake, and a waterfall, this lovely home offers solace and seclusion without compromising on convenience to activities and attractions in the city to ensure the relaxing and adventure-filled mountain getaway you’ve been longing for. Ideal for a family or a small group of friends, The Lazy Moose is filled with special touches throughout to make this home one you’ll want to visit year after year. Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by Mickey Moose, aka the perfect place for a group photo before heading home. Once inside, you’ll find an open floor plan that includes the main living area, dining room, and kitchen with mountain views visible from every window. Also on this main level is a bedroom with a king bed and a full hall bath with walk-in shower only.

Upstairs, you’ll find two bedrooms with a queen bed in each, a full hall bath with a tub/shower combo, and a game room in the loft area that includes a bumper pool table and reading nooks that transform into twin sleeper sofas. Wander out onto the patio in the loft area for a private and cozy space to enjoy even more of those long-range views, or relax on the wraparound deck with a glass of wine to watch the sunset before taking advantage of those clear mountain skies to spot some shooting stars. On those inevitably cold nights, use the beautiful telescope inside beside the dining table to continue stargazing.

Just a short 10 minute drive from the quaint town of Old Fort where you can enjoy a delicious burger and cold beer from Hillman Brewing, and just under 35 minutes from the charming towns of Black Mountain and Marion, you can spend your days exploring downtown Marion before enjoying some night life at Mica Town Brewing Company and Spillway Bridge & Co., or you can head over to the “Front Porch of Western North Carolina,” Black Mountain, which boasts 2 local breweries (Lookout Brewing and Black Mountain Brewing) along with even more novelty shops, art galleries, parks, and incredible restaurants like Foothills Butcher Bar, Louise's Kitchen, and Black Mountain Bistro. Remember that no trip to Asheville is complete without visiting the Downtown area and the famous Biltmore Estate, and luckily, these two destinations, along with Chimney Rock and Lake Lure, are just a 45 minute drive away.

The Lazy Moose offers a private and peaceful place to enjoy the mountains, without the light pollution and commotion that characterizes the big city, along with modern amenities and homey features to ensure a memorable stay you’ll dream of returning to when you’re away!

Please note this home is NON smoking and is NOT pet friendly. There are exterior security cameras.

During the colder winter months, icy and/or snowy road conditions and delayed snow plow operations are possible within the development. From December through March, please come prepared with AWD or 4WD vehicles. We also recommend travel insurance for those staying in the Gateway Mountain development during the winter months.

Additional amenities: Coffee Maker, Cookware, Creek/Lake, Dining, Dining Area, Dishes & Utensils, Fireplace (gas logs), Full Kitchen, Game Room, Heating, Iron & Board, Keurig Coffee Maker, King size bed, Living Room, Nearby Waterfall, Pets Not Allowed, Private, Roku/SmartTV, Secluded, View, autumn foliage, bird watching, children welcome, combination tub/shower, fishing, flexible, forests, hiking, king, mountain biking, non smoking only, pets not allowed, photography, queen, scenic drives, walking, waterfalls

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 13246381

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Greybeard Rentals
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United States

Languages spoken: English

About the manager

Offering over 180 vacation homes in the Asheville and Black Mountain areas. Each vacation home we offer is fully equipped and lovingly furnished by the owner. We have houses that range from one to six bedrooms to accommodate any size group. We offer rentals for everything from a weekend getaway to a...

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Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This owner does not use online booking. Please contact them and they will be able to offer you a secure way to pay for your stay. Never pay for your holiday rental by wire transfer (such as Western Union or Moneygram) as this type of payment is untraceable.
No smoking at this property



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washing machine


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