Gatehouse (Black Mountain, Montreat, dog-friendly)

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Entire rental unit hosted by Cortney

  1. 4 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 2 beds
  4. 1 bath
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Close to Asheville and Black Mountain, but private enough for a mountain retreat, this spacious walk-out basement apartment nestled in the trees has full length windows and plenty of natural light. You'll have your own kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, large living room with wood fireplace and sofabed, laundry, 2+ parking spaces, and outdoor area with fire pit. Enjoy the one-acre yard, meander nearby creeks and trails, or explore the town. We hope you love this piece of paradise as much as we do!

The space
Mountain living that's close to everything! Our pet-friendly property is right outside the Montreat gate, near dozens of hiking trails. We’re just a mile from Black Mountain’s shops, restaurants, and cute town square with oversized rocking chairs. And only 20 minutes to Asheville’s diverse food scene, breweries, creative arts, and outdoor pursuits. Our place can be your home-base to explore this amazing area.

This property is where my husband grew up. We are so thankful to be able to raise our family in this woodsy paradise, and we’re thrilled to be able to share it with you. Welcome to the Gatehouse!!

We live upstairs. We work very hard to teach our 3 young children to be quiet while we have guests, and we have added a layer of foam and rugs upstairs to dampen the noise, but if we’re home, you will likely hear an excited toddler stampede, the occasional dance party, serenade, sibling rivalry, or possibly my husband working from home. We apologize in advance for the noise. Ear plugs, fan, and white noise machine are provided.

•••• COVID-19 update: In addition you our normal cleaning, we sanitize high-touch spots between each guest, including doorknobs, light switches, remote controls, upholstery and throw pillows, etc. The air filter on our HVAC system removes allergens, particles, and viruses. North Carolina no longer requires masks in stores and restaurants. If you prefer take-out or outdoor seating, there are plenty of delicious choices in Black Mountain and Asheville!

Here are some of our family and friends' favorites:

To eat/drink in Black Mountain:
Open Oven (breakfast/lunch)
Dynamite Coffee
Blue Ridge Biscuit Company
Louise's (breakfast/lunch)
Fresh Wood Fired Pizza
My Father's Pizza & Pasta
Trailhead Restaurant
The Hop Ice Cream
Pisgah Brewery (music too!)

To explore:
Lookout Mountain in Montreat
Catawba Falls in Old Fort
Kitsuma trail in Ridgecrest for hiking or mountain biking
Blue Ridge Parkway: Craggy Gardens or Black Balsam -- gorgeous views!
Mount Mitchell -- one-hour drive to the top of tallest peak in the East
WNC Nature Center

In Asheville:
Biltmore Estate
Grove Park Inn - wine at sunset, Gingerbread Houses at Christmastime
French Broad Chocolate Lounge
Tupelo Honey Restaurant
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company -- $3 movies at the Merrimon location
River Arts District
Shakespeare in the Park

For guests with mobility issues: the Guesthouse has 100% ground-level entry, which is hard to find in the mountains. It is completely flat from your car to the entrance and throughout the apartment.

No smoking please, inside or outside.

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom
1 queen bed
Living room
1 sofa bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV
Washer
Dryer
Air conditioning
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Indoor fireplace

Accessibility

Step-free access
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to the guest entrance

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Where you’ll be

Black Mountain, North Carolina, United States

Right outside the Montreat gate, we are convenient to camps (Merrimac, Ridgecrest, Crestridge), conference centers (Ridgecrest, Monreat), colleges (Montreat, Warren Wilson), and the town of Black Mountain. Just 1.5 miles (with sidewalk) to Black Mountain, one mile (sidewalk or trail) to Montreat, and steps away from our favorite hiking and picturesque creeks. We are 20 minutes away from Asheville (including the Biltmore Estate), and 30 minutes to the Asheville airport.

Hosted by Cortney

  1. Joined in December 2018
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My husband and I and our 3 little ones love to hike, play, and soak up every moment of this mountain life! Our small town has lots of great (and free!) events for kids and families. Whether barbecuing on the porch while watching the kids swing on our huge tree swing, walking to the playground, or dipping in the swimming hole, we’re always up for an adventure!
My husband and I and our 3 little ones love to hike, play, and soak up every moment of this mountain life! Our small town has lots of great (and free!) events for kids and families…

During your stay

Our family lives upstairs, but we will offer plenty of privacy. We are available to answer questions in person or by phone/text.
We can share what we know about local attractions, hiking trails, restaurants and breweries, camps and conference centers, special/seasonal events, and much more!
Our family lives upstairs, but we will offer plenty of privacy. We are available to answer questions in person or by phone/text.
We can share what we know about local attracti…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: After 4:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with lockbox
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

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Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Climbing or play structure
Carbon monoxide alarm

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