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Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -

Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -


Property Details

Updated: Dec 19, 2014
6 BR, 3 Baths, sleeps up to 18 guests, lovely westerly views

Avondale Ridge, great for small groups and/or family reunions, just minutes to downtown Asheville; lovely year round mountain views, but especially nice in winter; bordering the Blue Ridge Parkway. This wonderful home with a cabin feel has plenty of room in which to spread out... 3 levels with two bedrooms & a full bath on each level, 6 bedrooms & 3 full baths total; steam shower and jetted tub in the master bathroom; abundant decking to enjoy the outdoors & take in the views - and a Sauna!! Plenty of amenities to help you enjoy your stay - full amenity kitchen with dishwasher, oven/stove, microwave, fridge, Washer/Dryer, Cable TV, wireless internet access, phone (unlimited local and long distance), linens & towels, hardwood floors throughout, fireplace in main living/dining room, wood stove on tiled winterized porch. Easy access & just minutes to Downtown Asheville, The Biltmore Estate, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, golf, shopping, dining, hiking, biking & more!

  • Sleeps 18
  • 6 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Barbecue
  • Pets welcome
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Recent Review

About the Owner

We live and work at Oakland Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Asheville, just one mile from the Biltmore Estate and about 7 miles from Avondale Ridge. We are natives of NC and have worked and lived in the Asheville area since the late 1980s. In our 'pre-parent' years we were climbing guides and river guides for local companies in western NC (North Carolina Outward Bound School, Eagle's Nest Camp, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Appalachian Mountain Guides,...), so we know a lot about what to do and where to go in the out of doors in the area. We started a family in 1999 with the adoption of John Andrei (from Russia), and have enjoyed staying at home a bit more as we raise our family. We all bike fairly extensively in the area as a form of recreation and have bicycled the Blue Ridge Parkway, end to end (400 plus miles) in part and in whole on many occassions. We love this area and hope we can help you enjoy it too!

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Guestbook comments from the owner

I would like to take the time to thank you guys for making our first annual ski trip a success. Thank you Jamison, Mary, Jim, and whoever else I might forget. The Avondale was exactly as you promised and described. My favorite part was the view from the decks and having plenty of firewood accessible. They were both big hits with our team. Let’s not forget about the great “check in”. Having the key in the lock box is a great idea. The sauna, steam shower, jetted tub, and sunroom were definite pluses. Whenever we come to the Asheville area, and need lodging, you can count on us give you guys a call. Thank you
Jan 2008
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5 Reviews

Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -
-+ (828) 994-2627 (North Carolina, USA)
Asheville Asheville Area
southeastern US

"Family Room" as bedroom

"Family Room" as bedroom
  • 1 of 5
Don't be the one stuck on the old fold out sofa bed in the upstairs "family room". This is an uncomfortable bed in a room with only three walls, no privacy and no access to a bathroom. This space is suitable only for sleep optional/privacy optional events. The home sleeps 14 people at best. Would not recommend, would not return.
  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Dec 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -
-+ (828) 994-2627 (North Carolina, USA)
Asheville Asheville Area

comfortable visit

  • 4 of 5
We were a big group with small children, young dogs, teen ages and the elderly. The house suited us all very well. The location is great because you can be in town to eat or shop and back quickly but when you are there you feel like you are in the woods in the mountains. I felt very save for my 3 and 6 old to be playing in yard and the upstairs sitting room let us spit into the group wanting TV or the group talking down stairs. Even in the horrid heat, the house was comfortable and the porch enjoyable to sit on. Remember you are in the wood there is wildlife. I would say it is a steep drive in a good powerful car helps.
  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2010
  • Stayed: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -
-+ (828) 994-2627 (North Carolina, USA)
Asheville Asheville Area
Winston Salem nc

Great, convient, Asheville accomadations

  • 5 of 5
My daughter was married in asheville and we housed the whole family for 4 nights. There was plenty of room for all 16 of us. It is very convient to Asheville. Excellent views and wonderful family areas. Could use a few more comfortable chairs in family room. I would definitely recommend this property.
  • Submitted: Nov 24, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -
-+ (828) 994-2627 (North Carolina, USA)
Asheville Asheville Area
Arlington, VA

Had a great time!

  • 5 of 5
My extended family stayed here to celebrate my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. There were 13 of us, ranging in age from 2 to 77, and we all had a wonderful time. There was plenty of room for all of us, including a well-stocked playroom for the kids. The house was charming and comfortable, the views were beautiful, and Asheville was lots of fun. We were only there for a long weekend, which is too bad, because I think we all would have enjoyed a longer stay. There is so much to do in and around Asheville that we feel like we barely scratched the surface.
  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2008
  • Stayed: Oct 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Avondale Ridge-Views! Minutes to DT Asheville -
-+ (828) 994-2627 (North Carolina, USA)
Asheville Asheville Area
Asheville, NC

Great Reunion Spot

  • 5 of 5
Our group of 11 interpid hikers from all over the country had a reunion here. The house was spacious, comfortable and had great common spaces to hang out in while having enough bedrooms to allow everyone privacy. We loved the convenience and quick drive to downtown, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Biltmore, etc. Yet when you were in the house you felt isolated.
Our only complaint was the drip coffee maker which did not work well and needs replacing.Other than that, all our creature comforts were met. The views from the 3 levels of deck were spectacular.
Everyone in our group approved of the choice and felt it helped to make our reunion the success that it was.
  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2008
  • Stayed: Feb 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children


From the Owner

Avondale Ridge borders the Blue Ridge Parkway and has lovely westerly views, yet is pretty close to it all. Just 1.5 miles to the confluence of I-40 and I-240, getting into downtown Asheville is quick and easy, yet access to the Parkway and the out of doors is also quick and easy - the best of both worlds. We love the log cabin feel, spaciousness, views and proximity to it all!

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Location, location! All with privacy, lovely views & convenience. Avondale Ridge borders the Blue Ridge Parkway (BRP) National Park and is conveniently accessed - just a mile off NC Hwy 74 - at the confluence of I-40, I-240 and ramp access to the BRP - extremely convenient to downtown Asheville (just outside the city limits & about 5 miles to downtown - views of the south side of city from the decks), the Biltmore Estate (next exit west off I-40 - maybe 10 minutes away), & Chimney Rock Park (Chimney Rock Park is about 23 miles south on Hwy 74). Downtown has wonderful, eclectic, local dining & shopping. What a great town to walk & explore. Grocery shopping is located within five minutes of the house on Hwy 74 along with additional shopping & dining. Asheville is great for Antiquing, Arts & Craft shopping, dining, hiking, biking, golfing, and all the Southern Appalachian & Western NC Mountains have to offer. Call for suggestion about what to do

Other Activities: Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock Park, Appalachian & Great Smokey Mtns.


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Updated: Dec 19, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Christmas Holiday Season
Dec 19 2014 - Jan 3 2015
5 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2015 - Apr 2 2015
2 night minimum stay
Spring Season
Apr 3 2015 - May 21 2015
3 night minimum stay
Summer Season
May 22 2015 - Sep 6 2015
5 night minimum stay
Pre Leaf Season
Sep 7 2015 - Oct 1 2015
3 night minimum stay
Leaf Season
Oct 2 2015 - Nov 8 2015
4 night minimum stay
Post Leaf Season
Nov 9 2015 - Nov 22 2015
3 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 23 2015 - Nov 29 2015
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

  • Pet Fee $15 + Tax
  • Refundable damage deposit $250
  • Tax Rate 11.0%

On short notice, based on availability, we do consider stays that to not meet the minimum stay requirements with a $50 short stay fee. Call our offices for short stay options, 828 994 2627, 9am to 6pm daily.

Pets require an additional fee of $15 nightly per pet, maximum $75 per pet per stay. 7% taxes are added to pet fees; pet fees are a non-refundable privilege fee, not a cleaning fee.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.


From the Owner

Views off the decks are lovely, especially from the top floor. There are two family rooms, which makes Avondale a great place for family reunions and other gatherings.

Property Type

  • cabin


  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace ...


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR

Pool / Spa

  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • jetted tub


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing

Local Services & Businesses

  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 3500 sq. ft.


  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom - main level - toilet, shower
  • Bathroom - upper level - tub, shower, jetted tub, Steam shower with jetted foot tub
  • Bathroom - lower level - toilet, combination tub/shower


  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • Upstairs master - 1 king
  • Main level Queen bedroom - 1 queen, In-room sink
  • Upstairs Bunkroom - 2 twin/ single, There is a built in bunk bed in this small bedroom.
  • Upstairs TV/family/game room - 1 sleep sofa /futon, There is a futon in the upstairs family room
  • Lower Level King bedroom - 1 king, 1 twin/ single
  • Main level Queen bedroom - 1 queen
  • Lower level Queen bedroom - 1 queen, 2 twin/ single, There is a bunk bed in this queen bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 & 2 are on the main level, each with a Queen Bed (up to 4 guests on level 1). Bedroom 3 is upstairs & has a King bed. A large additional family/game room (with views & deck) is upstairs & there with futon. The small Bedroom 4, with a bunk bed in it, also opens up off the family room. (accommodations for up to 6 guests on the upper level). Bedrooms 5 & 6 are on the lower level, one with king bed and single twin, one with a Queen bed and bunk bed (accommodations for up to 7 guests on the lower level). There is a bathroom and decking on each level of the house and a Sauna off of the lower level decks. Full size Crib available upon request.


  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck


  • Guests provide their own meals

Learn more about this vacation rental at the owner's website


  • Want to feel connected to home? Wireless Internet Access, unlimited local & long distance (within the US) allow you to connect to the rest of the world (if & when you feel like it).
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