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Almost Heaven On Mt. Mitchell golf course

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Property Details

Updated: Jan 19, 2017
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bath
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Baths, 7 Sleeps

Bring your coffee out onto the deck and listen to the perfect harmony of rushing river below and the birds singing in the trees overhead. Or sit in front of the wood-burning fireplace on a crisp autumn evening and enjoy a book from the two thousand book library. Southern exposure in this home perched up over the Mt Mitchell Golf Course's signature 14th green makes for a bright and cheerful location to enjoy the peace and quiet of mountain living. This is a spacious home with a very special master suite on the main level, hidden away from the rest of the home. In the lower level, two more beautifully decorated rooms and full bath make guests perfectly comfortable. Big eat-in kitchen with all the features of home for cozy little lunch or breakfast, and large spacious dining area in the main room for larger groups. This home has every comfort you need to enjoy your mountain vacation. Paved street, and room for two or three cars in the driveway.

Recent Review

About the Owner

John Welch
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About John Welch

We are the original owner of the house.

John Welch purchased this house in 1985

Why John Welch chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

Take one look at the surrounding area and say no more.

1 Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)


Almost Heaven!

  • 4 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay the last 3 weeks of October. Definitely recommend! The primary (street) level contains a fully equipped kitchen, a family room with ceiling width skylights and fireplace that opens to a large & comfortable deck with views of the mountains, golf course and river, a great room with floor to ceiling library - clerestory windows - dining area & another fireplace, a powder room, and a master bedroom and bathroom with a wonderful jacuzzi tub. We are avid readers, so the 1000+ book library was a great bonus. There are lots of windows everywhere for fresh air, light and view. 2 more bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room are on the lower level, open to a patio.

There is lots to do in the Mt Mitchell Golf Course area including hiking many trails along the Black Mountains. Mt Mitchell to Mt Craig to Big Tom is a favorite, as is the Balsam Trail, hiking Roaring Fork Falls, Setrock Falls and the Devils Den from Black Mountain & Briar Bottom campgrounds - which you can also hike to from the subdivision along the River Trail, and the South Toe River (at Carolina Hemlocks Campground). Avid hikers, in shape, and with a good satellite GPS (like MotionX for iPhone) & paper topographical map, will want to hike to Mt Mitchell summit from Alpine Village at the top of the subdivision - strenuous - from +/- 3500' to 6684' over trails, rocks & roots - 9 to 10 hours round trip!

The house is off Route 80, just a couple miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and close to the Little Switzerland Inn for fine dining and drinks at the Chalet Restaurant and Fowl Play Pub. Spruce Pine and Linville Falls are just a little farther up the Blue Ridge for shopping and more great hiking and fine dining (at Knife & Fork). Micaville and Burnsville are about 30 minutes north on Route 80. Navatat Zip Line Adventures and Asheville are about an hour south.

Almost Heaven was a very relaxing and rejuvenating getaway. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Take one look at the surrounding area and say no more.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Asheville at 45 Miles Nearest Barpub : Teo's at 0.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Mt Mitchell Golf course at 0.4 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Teo's , JJ's at 0.5 Miles

On Site:

* Golf,

* Trout Fishing,

* Pisgah National Forest


* Blue Ridge parkway

* Mt Mitchell State Park

* Quaint mountain town of Burnsville

* Craft Shops

* Carolina Hemlocks Recreation Park (USG-operated)

* Briar Bottom recreation Area (USG-operated)

Within an hour drive

* Biltmore Estate

* Asheville - the "mountain capital"

* Grandfather Mountain biosphere park

* Lake Lure

* Lake James

* ChimneyRock

* Black Mountain

* Blowing Rock

Rates & Availability

Rental rates

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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning Fee $75
Tax Rate 9.75%

Taxes not included.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Updated: Jan 19, 2017


Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • Golf Course View
  • Mountain View
  • Water View


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming

Floor Area

  • 1800 sq. ft.


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2
  • Half Bathroom
  • Main bedroom Jacuzzi tub , shower separate guest bath main floor no shower or tub guest bath downstairs shower only


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Master bedroom 1 Queen Guest bedroom main floor 2 twins Guest bedroom downstairs 2 twins 1 Window bed off guest bedroom main floor.


  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • Fireplace Wireless Internet Unliminted Phone Calls Golf Course frontage and Views River frontage and views Southern exposure Fully equipped kitchen * Dishwasher, * Range, * Fridge, * Oven, Huge library Deck with BarBQue Spacious Master Suite with jacuzzi tub 4 twin beds lower level, 2 twin beds upper level and day bed adjacent master bedroom.

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