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Wi-Fi available:

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Description from manager

Upon entering this opulent, well-appointed post & beam log cabin, you'll be greeted with floor-to-ceiling views of the surrounding mountain landscape and the fresh scent of newly-cut wood. In the living room, you’ll find luxe leather furniture, a stone fireplace (non functional), and a faux bear skin rug adding to the cozy mountain lodge ambiance. You’ll also find the gorgeous spiral staircase that leads to the lower level apartment area that doubles as a game room (complete with a kitchenette and bathroom) and the upstairs loft area with an additional bedroom, living area complete with a 60” TV with Roku (streaming only) & an Xbox 360 that can be used for playing video games or DVDs, and an office with a connected workspace with a desk, computer monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

In the evening, use the stereo receiver built into the wall in the living room to stream the "Mountains & Whiskey" Spotify playlist filled with dreamy & soulful indie folk tracks to set the mood for your mountain getaway while creating a delicious 3 course meal in the spacious kitchen (complete with smooth surface stove, dishwasher, and granite countertops). Gather at the dining table tucked within the cabin’s circular turret offering panel views of the woodlands and peaks just outside to enjoy dinner and lifegiving conversation with the ones you love. After dinner, wander out onto the deck to watch the dusk settle in before soaking in the luxurious hot tub with a glass of wine under the clear starry sky, or sit by the cozy outdoor fire pit (firewood provided) to swap stories and share a beer. Those not quite ready for bed can go up to the loft for a game of Monopoly or rummy, or head to the basement for ping-pong. Store all your snacks and sodas in the basement’s kitchenette so you don’t have to go upstairs & risk waking others when you’re craving some munchies during those late night matches.

In the morning, brew coffee & hang the bird feeders on the deck railing to spot some colorful flyers throughout the day (please be sure to bring these in at night to avoid unwanted bears that may try to climb up & steal a nibble). Enjoy the crisp mountain breeze on your face as you sip your morning coffee without a care in the world. When you’re feeling energized, walk through the sun-filled terraced gardens (with seasonal flower cutting), or challenge yourself by embarking on a short (0.1 mile) but steep hike on the nearby nature trail that leads to the "rock garden" filled with epic natural rock formations. Beautiful in every season, these natural wonders form scintillating patterns of frost and ice in the winter and are blanketed with lush moss and wildflowers in the warmer summer months.

Situated at an altitude of 3000 ft with views of the majestic Swannanoa & Black Mountains to the north–including Mt Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi–Rock Garden Roost has everything you're looking for in a mountain escape while still being just a 15 minute drive to Chimney Rock State Park (with Lake Lure just a few minutes beyond), 30 minute drive to Black Mtn., and a 45 minute drive to Asheville. With charming shops, local restaurants, and delightful attractions, the small town of Black Mtn. delivers an unforgettable small town experience while Asheville provides an eccentric series of adventures you’ll daydream about long after returning home. From the grand Biltmore Estate to the colorful River Arts District to the scenic stretches of the Blue Ridge Parkway, there’s an endless array of activities to choose from.

Ideal for a vacation involving small families or a couples retreat, Rock Garden Roost is the perfect vacation spot for those seeking a getaway that prioritizes privacy & provides opportunities to relax and have fun without venturing far from home!

Please note: 4WD IS REQUIRED. Interior fireplace is not usable, but there is a fire pit to enjoy outside. This home is NOT pet friendly & is NON smoking. Electric Vehicle Chargeport is only compatible with Tesla vehicles. Hot tub is serviced each Wednesday.

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Additional amenities: 4WD/AWD Required, Clean with disinfectant, Coffee Maker, Cookware, Dining Area, Dishes & Utensils, Easy Entry, Electric Vehicle Chargeport, Enhanced cleaning practices, Fire extinguisher, Full Kitchen, Game Room, Games, Heating, High touch surfaces cleaned with disinfectant, Iron & Board, Lawn / Garden, Living Room, Log/Timber Cabin, Mountain Leisure Hot Tub Service, Nearby Waterfall, No Phone, No-contact check-in and check-out, Outdoor Firepit, Pets Not Allowed, Ping Pong Table, Private, Roku/SmartTV, Secluded, Smoke detectors, Standard Coffee Maker, View, bird watching, children welcome, hiking, non smoking only, pets not allowed, queen, shower, sleep sofa /futon, toilet, tub, twin/ single, walking, waterfalls

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Tripadvisor Property ID: 13255151

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Greybeard Rentals
Years listed:

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
  • High Speed Internet
  • Hot tub/Jacuzzi
  • Linen provided
  • Mountain Views
  • Parking Included
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Towels provided
  • Wi-Fi available


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


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