We have put together some of our most accommodating rentals for large groups to make it easier for your to begin planning your family reunion or group vacation.
In the quaint, in-town neighborhood of Cheshire Village in Black Mountain, we have Hatton House, Maison Reve, Ravenscrofts, Sparrow Cottage, Tranquility Treehouse, Dogwood Treehouse, Owl’s Nest, Idle Awhile, and Serendipity Treehaus, all in close proximity. From convenient and traditional townhouses to “treehouse-style” homes, there is a property to fit everyone in your group.
Cheshire also boasts wonderful outdoor spaces for large groups to gather and enjoy the wonderful mountain air. There is a community playground and several common green spaces to enjoy as well as Sake Sushi, Black Bear Tavern, and The Artisan Gourmet Market and Coffee/Wine Bar.
Lake Tomahawk Rentals
Located within a mile of downtown Black Mountain, Lake Tomahawk Park offers stunning views of the Seven Sisters mountain range, a walking trail around the lake, picnic areas, playground, tennis courts and more! Rentals that are located in this area are highly sought after. Lake Tomahawk Retreat and Lakeview Knoll are directly beside the lake, while Tulip Cottage, Hummingbird Cottage, Maxxie’s Place, White Oak Cottage, Day Dreamer, and Morning Glory are in close proximity.
SECLUDED GROUP GETAWAYS
If you're looking for a bit more seclusion, we have additional groupings of vacation rentals that are located farther out in the mountains surrounding Asheville and Black Mountain.
High Rock Acres
Gateway Mountain Community
The Gateway Mountain community is a secluded, beautiful development with sweeping mountain views, a private lake, and even its own waterfall. The development is located in Old Fort, North Carolina, just 20 to 25 minutes from Black Mountain and 35 to 40 minutes from Asheville.
Sweetwood Lodge, Grandview Lodge, Timber Hideaway, and Hummingbirds’ Mountain Retreat are all located along the same road in the community. Want to enjoy a short, mountain walk? Consider Black Bear Summit and See Level (approximately 0.5 miles) or Christmas Tree Cabin and Heaven’s Point (less than 200 feet). Dancing Bears Cabin, Lazy Moose, and Havencrest are other nearby homes within the development that are just a quick drive from one another.
The Montreat area is another great option for large groups as many of the homes are walkable to each other, and it's ideal for hiking and exploring with its wonderful playground, meandering creek, tennis courts, and small pond. Some of our favorite options for groups in Montreat are as follows:
- Mountain View
- Dale House
- Dubard Cottage
- Gray Rock
- Pressler-McLaurin Cabin
- Morgan Family House
- Morton Saltbox
- Chidi San Memory
- Be Still
- Short Ridge
TIPS FOR PLANNING AND ORGANIZING A REUNION OR LARGE GATHERING:
- Plan at least 6 months ahead of time
- Invite guests and create a guest list based on responses
- Develop a budget
- Pick a point person within your group to communicate with Greybeard and oversee reservation details
- Contact a Greybeard Reservationist to help you select your dates and reserve your house(s)
- Form a committee within your group and determine who's in charge of what
- Plan activities by researching & reserving tickets to area attractions and experiences as needed
- Plan menus and compile grocery lists
- Draft an itinerary for the trip and send to the group
- Confirm what's included at the rental and pack accordingly
- Create a group page on social media site to share stories and photos
- Have fun making memories!
We know that putting together a trip for a large group can feel overwhelming and our team of local vacation planners is here to help. They know our rentals and can suggest the best fit for your group.