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10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near

10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near


Property Details

Updated: Nov 19, 2014
House, 15 Bedrooms, 15 Baths, 30 Sleeps

The Nu Wray Country House & Gardens is a very cool house rental for you and your friends. Perfect for family-reunions, get-togethers or wedding, plenty of great memories await you for your Western NC adventures. From the moment you enter this landmark home, history surrounds you from 2 to 30 of your friends and family.

Established as an Inn in 1833, The Nu Wray Country House has provided Southern hospitality in its comfortable rooms for generations of travelers, including; Mark Twain, Thomas Wolfe, Elvis Presley, and Christopher Reeves. During the warmer months relax on the front porch rocking chairs sippin ice cold sweet tea or enjoy our gardens for your special occasions. During the Fall / Winter months enjoy the roaring fire in the downstairs living room.

Conveniently located on the main square within walking distance to restaurants, shops and activities. During your stay, enjoy nearby fishing, hiking, horseback riding, tubing and swimming in the famous Toe and Cane Rivers.

  • Sleeps 30
  • 15 Bedrooms
  • 15 Bathrooms
  • Accept Credit Cards

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Recently, my family and I were in town for a nearby wedding and we stayed at the NuWray. We loved our rooms - fabulously comfortable beds, beautiful antiques, spacious baths - and were so welcomed by the owners. I last visited in the mid-1960s and it was wonderful to have this return visit confirm that the NuWray is one of the best in the country. Don't miss it!
Aug 2011
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10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area
Seattle, WA

Comfortable and rustic

  • 5 of 5
This was a great place to stay. My family holds a reunion once every other year, and our habit is to find some large home or inn that we can rent out wholesale. This year we chose Nu Wray Inn, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It has a great kitchen for feeding large groups of people, and a fantastic garden outside. The rooms are comfortable, and there's a lot of space to gather and talk as a group.

There's one other bit that's worth mentioning. My last morning there, and I was showing and packing up to fly back to Seattle, I accidentally left my wedding ring behind. I frantically emailed Bob and Lisa, and they quickly found the ring and mailed it back to me. I'm incredibly grateful to them for that.
  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area
Where do you live?

Fantastic Family Reunion!!!

  • 5 of 5
Thank you Bob and Lisa for a great week at the historic Nu Wray Inn! We had thirty family members for a Christmas family reunion. The inn is located right in the heart of downtown Burnsville. There are cute little shops and restaurants within walking distance.

The house was perfect in every way for our family and we loved having it all to ourselves. There were plenty of bedrooms so we could each have our own space. The rooms are nicely decorated with comfortable beds. There were several bedrooms on the main floor so my 94 year old mother-in-law didn't have to climb stairs.

We loved the dining room with enough seating so we could all eat together. When we weren't eating in the dining room we used it as a game room and had several games going on at the same time. The commercial kitchen was large enough to have plenty of cooks in the kitchen at the same time with a huge refrigerator and freezer. We had a fire going the entire time in the living room and loved hanging out there too...a great place to read or have a quiet conversation.

Bob and Lisa were very helpful in answering our many questions before our arrival. Bob was waiting to welcome us when we arrived to give us a tour of the house and instructions on how things worked. All in all I would highly recommend the Nu Wray Inn. It was perfect for our family get together.
  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Dec 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area
Winston Salem, NC

Rat Pack Themed Autum Wedding Weekend

  • 5 of 5
Where to start....Bob and Lisa made us feel very comfortable with the process in planning our wedding and using a facility that was otherwise foreign to us. As with any bride, we have a vision of what our special day is to look like. Without having the space readily at hand, I felt that the planning preparation would be tricky with some aspects, which meant leaving some design elements to the day of the wedding. However, they graciously allowed us plenty of opportunities prior to the wedding to take as many pictures of the inn so we had a good idea of what could be done in terms of setting the stage. Upon check in, they made us feel at ease with kick starting the weekend celetration, which included the ktichen operation, fireplace preparation, and use of facilities, and made us feel as if it were our home.

The pictures online are great to view, but they do not do the inn justice...that's how impressed we were with each visit prior to the wedding and even more so upon check in. It was already beautifully decorated, which left us with only contending with the main reception area (dinning room and our cocktail room) to do as we planned. The inn was a picture perfect place for our themed wedding from the lighting (dimmers) down to the decor. With the satelite radio and sound system available, Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra could be heard throughout the main level.

Just to name a few of our favorite things: the grand fireplace made an awesome backdrop for our wedding ceremony, which also proved to be a favorite social gathering spot, which was very cozy with the fire roaring. The 2nd floor sitting area was another favored social area. The inn's location on the town square is the perfect hub for taking a stroll to pass time, catch a quick delicious bite to eat, or shop for something eclectic. My favorite shopping spot by far is Menagerie Merchantile, a great place to buy something old or something new.

We received nothing but compliments on a place well chosen for such an event. Everyone was very pleased with their room accommodations and remarked how beautiful the inn was. We would highly recommend the Nu Wray to anyone looking for a place to relax and enjoy their surroundings.

Thanks to Bob and Lisa for such a wonderful, lasting memory!
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area

Best Family Reunion Ever

  • 5 of 5
The spacious and cozy front porch of the NuWray Inn served as a gathering place as our large extended family spent a week together. From there, everyone strolled through the Burnsville village area, visited the numerous interesting shops, played on the beautiful Town Square, and explored the area. Our family likes to cook together, so the huge kitchen was great fun. Eating together is also important to us, so the large dining room seated all of us and made meals even more special than usual. All the bedrooms were well-appointed and comfortable. We enjoyed our stay at the NuWray very much. We're still talking about the luxury of having a huge porch with rocking chairs for everyone!
  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area

Perfect wedding weekend!

  • 5 of 5
We had a fantastic time at Nu Wray for our wedding! Bob and Lisa were very helpful and responsive to our questions leading up to the event, and our friends and family were blown away by the Inn and surroundings. My mom said she never had more fun at a wedding. My friend who officiated the wedding remarked how special it was that most of the crowd came to the Inn as strangers and left as friends after the few days we are able to spend together.

The time passed way too quickly. Loved the mountains and the rustic feel of the area. If only we could find a way to repeat the event every few years!
  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
10,000SF-15-Bedroom Country House in Beautiful Mtn Town near
+1 -949-322-2988
Asheville Asheville Area
United States

Wonderful gathering location!

  • 5 of 5
My fiance and I rented the Nu Wray for our wedding - the Inn is the perfect set up for everyone to have their own space and the grounds were great for the outdoor wedding and for the kids to run around and play in. We especially enjoyed the massive kitchen, which was key in preparing food army-style for so many people. It was also great that the Inn is conveniently located around many top area attractions and outdoor adventures. Bob and Lisa were great to work with and we'd definitely be back!
  • Submitted: May 20, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway


Activity and Interests

* Golf

* Shopping

* Kayaking

* Swimming

* Mountain Biking

* Hiking

* Fishing

* Fitness Center/Gym

* Antiquing

* Sightseeing

* Rafting

* Biking

* Sledding/Tubing

* Hunting

* Live Theatre

* Restaurants

* Cross Country Skiing

* Snowboarding

* Wildlife Viewing

* Rock Climbing

* Cinemas/Movie Theaters

* Museums

* Horseback Riding

Close to Mount Mitchell and Penland School of Crafts and the famous Parkway Playhouse is a mile from our front door. For a scenic drive, take the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville for a day at The Biltmore House. Fishing, tubing and rafting all close by.


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Updated: Nov 19, 2014

Rental rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
My Standard Rate
Feb 1 2014 - Feb 1 2015
1 night minimum stay


  • Weekly Rate: $2995 - $4595

  • $2,995 - 3 Days / 2 Nights (Minimum) - All nights from 2 to 26 guests
    $3,295 - 4 Days / 3-Nights
    $3,795 - 5 Days / 4-Nights
    $4,175 - 6 Days / 5-Nights
    $4,595 - 8 Days / 7-Nights (One-Week)
    Above rate includes all tax and exit cleaning
    Rate does include: Linens, towels, street parking, Wi-Fi Internet.
    For Weddings & other events - No food & beverage minimum, BYOB & save tons of $$ Wedding & other special events allowed for an additional $800 (Non holiday)
    Holiday dates will be based on a 4-night min. rate and inquire about rates for dates in October.
    Children of ages welcome with plenty of FUN activities to do.


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • pets not allowed

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • golf


  • 15 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Bathroom 3
  • Bathroom 4
  • Bathroom 5
  • Bathroom 6
  • Bathroom 7
  • Bathroom 8
  • Bathroom 9
  • Bathroom 10
  • Bathroom 11
  • Bathroom 12
  • Bathroom 13
  • Bathroom 14
  • Bathroom 15


  • 15 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • Bedroom 6
  • Bedroom 7
  • Bedroom 8
  • Bedroom 9
  • Bedroom 10
  • Bedroom 11
  • Bedroom 12
  • Bedroom 13
  • Bedroom 14
  • Bedroom 15


  • * Linens Provided * Off Street Parking * Downstairs Stone (Wood) Fireplace * 3-King Bed (Rooms 21, 22, 23) * 7-Queen Bed (Rooms 6, 7, 8, 10, 12, 17, 20) * 5-Double Bed ( Rooms - 4, 9, 11, 15, 16) * DVD's * Cooking Utensils Provided * Full Kitchen * Refrigerator * Microwave * Cooking Utensils Provided * Dishwasher * Ice Maker * Gas BBQ Grill on back deck * Outdoor Deck/Patio * Balcony * Telephone * Free Long Distance * WiFi (Wireless Internet) Handicapped Accessible (limited) and Smoking Not Allowed.
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