Authentic One Hundred Year-Old Log Cabin for a Romantic Getaway near Asheville, North Carolina

Arden, North Carolina (United States)
Log Cabins
1 unit
2 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Private Barbecue

Overlooking the forest-covered hills of the Biltmore Estate rising above the opposite bank of the French Broad River that runs past its property, this authentic one-hundred-year-old log cabin is located near Asheville, North Carolina, and can accommodate two guests. With its cozy interior, peaceful natural environment, on-site recreational opportunities, and convenient proximity to the many attractions of the Asheville area (such as the Blue Ridge Parkway and the North Carolina Arboretum, both of which are only a couple of miles away), the cabin is well-suited for a romantic getaway to the great outdoors surrounding the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Inside the cabin, guests will find a bedroom, a full bathroom, a dining area, and a kitchen. The bedroom is furnished with a queen-size bed flanked by nightstands with bedside lamps. In the bathroom, guests will find a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Linens, towels, soap, and paper products are provided.

In the dining area, guests will find a table for two set next to a pass-through window to the kitchen, which comes with a small refrigerator, a microwave, a toaster, a stove, dishes, cooking utensils, and a coffeemaker. Other amenities include a gas log stone fireplace, air conditioning, electric heating, 4G high-speed internet service, and a television with satellite service, HBO, a DVD player, and a movie library.

Outside, guests will find a covered porch with a barbecue grill, a table for two, and a pair of rocking chairs from which guests can enjoy views of the river, where they can go kayaking, canoeing, tubing, and fishing. At the site, guests will also find fire pits and a three-hole, five-acre golf course. Inner tubes, golf clubs, and fishing rods can be provided, and kayaks can be rented from the host. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Towels
  • Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Electricity
  • Running water
  • Parking
  • Shower
  • Sink
  • Queen-size bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Deck/Patio
  • Coffeemaker
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Toaster
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Private Barbecue
  • Fireplace
  • Dining table
  • Air conditioning
  • Stove
  • Tea kettle
  • Fire pit
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • BR/DVD player
  • Movie library

At the site on which the cabin is located, guests will find fire pits and a three-hole, five-acre golf course on which they can practice their wedge shots. They will also enjoy direct access to the French Broad River, which is a prime spot for canoeing, kayaking, tubing, and fishing. Inner tubes, fishing rods, wedge golf clubs, and golf balls are available to borrow, and kayaks are available to rent.

Inside the cabin, guests will enjoy satellite television with HBO, a television with a DVD player and a movie library, and 4G high-speed internet access. Outside, they will find a deck with seating and a gas barbecue grill.

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Guest Services

Kayaks are available to rent. A shuttle service is available for guests wishing to embark on a canoeing, kayaking, or tubing adventure that begins upstream and ends at the cabin.

Massage services can be arranged with a licensed massage therapist.

This site can host wedding parties, reunions, and other special events. Guests should inquire with the hosts for more details. Read More

Location + Surroundings

  • Supermarket
  • Museums
  • Shopping

Situated on the west bank of the French Broad River in the scenic countryside surrounding Asheville, this cabin is located in Arden, North Carolina, where it is set against a sylvan backdrop of abundant foliage bursting from the woods that cover the hills rising above the opposite bank of the river. The river is a prime spot for water sports and fishing, while the woods belong to one the area's premier attractions: the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate. Together, they provide a habit for beavers, deer, river otters, ducks, geese, and herons, which can be frequently sighted from the property.

At the Biltmore Estate, guests will find a network of hiking trails winding through verdant forests and open meadows, along with two and a half miles of paths on which guests can stroll through a variety of gardens, including a 15-acre azalea garden and a spring garden nestled in a sheltered valley surrounded by white pines and hemlocks. Other points of interest at the estate include a glass-roofed conservatory containing exotic orchids and palms, six restaurants, a winery, an assortment of shops, an outdoor adventure center offering a variety of activity options, and the historic Biltmore House—the largest privately owned mansion in the United States, built by George Washington Vanderbilt II at the height of the Gilded Age.

Other nearby attractions include the North Carolina Arboretum, which encompasses 434-acre of woods and botanical gardens within Pisgah National Forest. Here, guests will find a variety of garden exhibitions, including a unique collection of more than a hundred bonsai trees, as well as more than 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. Even more natural splendor and outdoor recreation opportunities can be found in the surrounding national forest, which boasts more than 500,000 acres of woods and mountains interwoven with whitewater rivers, waterfalls, and hundreds of miles of trails.

Guests will find a variety of shops, restaurants, art galleries, live music venues, museums, and the nearest regional airport in Asheville. The cabin is about two hours from Charlotte, where the nearest international airport is located. Read More


  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Wine tasting
  • Horseback riding
  • Golfing
  • Kayaking/Canoeing
  • Biking
  • Water sports
  • Stand-up paddleboarding
  • Whitewater rafting

With the French Broad River awaiting them right outside the cabin's door, guests will be perfectly positioned to enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and tubing—either embarking directly from the cabin's property or beginning upriver and ending at the cabin. A shuttle service can be provided for the latter option, kayaks can be rented from the host, and inner tubes are available to guests free of charge throughout their stay. On the river, guests can also go fishing for a variety of trout, bass, muskie, catfish, crappie, and panfish; fishing rods can be provided with the cabin upon request. Other on-site activity options include golfing on the property's three-hole, five-acre golf course. Complimentary wedge golf clubs and golf balls are provided.

At the nearby Biltmore Estate, guests will find a wide variety of activity options, ranging all the way from leisurely strolls through manicured gardens to high-octane off-roading down an obstacle course in a Land Rover. In between these two extremes, guests can also go hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, stand-up paddle boarding, Segway touring, carriage riding, and clay shooting. For more hiking, biking, and garden viewing opportunities, guests can also head to the nearby North Carolina Arboretum.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in: 03:00 p.m.
  • Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • No parties

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a 50% refund when you cancel at least 30 days prior to check in.
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Additional Information

There is no cleaning fee, as long as guests leave the cabin the way that they found it.

Pets cannot be accommodated.

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