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Above the Clouds

Beds/Baths

3 BR
2.5 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (6 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 6

Bedding

BR 1- King bed with full bath (main floor)
BR 2- Queen bed (upper level)
BR 3- Queen bed (upper level)

Description

"Above the Clouds" is a log cabin set on 6 acres at the very top of Gateway Mountain. The views of the valley below and the mountain ranges to the north are spectacular. The cabin is 1500 sq ft, completely natural wood inside and has all the comforts of home. Relax on the huge deck and watch the lights come on the in valley below and the colors of the mountains slowly change. On the lower deck, a new hot tub sits perfectly to soak in the long range views. Wifi is available, cell service typically works fine for most carriers and Dish satellite TV is available. You can also grab a book, puzzle or game and just enjoy being "Above the Clouds"!

Try to arrive in daylight, to get to this gorgeous view, the road twists and turns and becomes gravel towards the top. Getting there is part of the adventure and keep a watch out for turkeys, deer or bear. 4WD or AWD drive is required.

On the ground floor is the great room with an A frame wall of windows and a stone fireplace. Also the master bedroom (king), screened porch, half bath with laundry are on this level. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms (queen), a bathroom. The kitchen is compact but well equipped to prepare a gourmet meal after all your exploring and sightseeing.

Take a scenic 30 minute drive to downtown Marion or Black Mountain. You'll love exploring the local shops, restaurants, and breweries in downtown Marion. If you're looking to enjoy some night life, check out Marion's Mica Town Brewing Company, Refinery 13 Taproom, and Spillway Bridge & Co. Black Mountain also boast 3 local breweries: Pisgah Brewing, Lookout Brewing, and Black Mountain Brewing, along with incredible restaurants like Foothills Butcher Bar, Louise's Kitchen, and Black Mountain Bistro. Downtown Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock and Lake Lure are all within a 45 minute drive.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • Fireplace
  • Pet Friendly
  • King size bed
  • Log/Timber Cabin

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • View
  • Screened porch

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private
  • 4WD/AWD Recommended

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Above the Clouds is located in Old Fort. This home is approximately 30 minutes to Black Mountain and Marion, and approximately 45 minutes to Asheville. Click on the location tab above to locate this house on a map.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND/CANCELLATION POLICY?

If you need to cancel your reservation and the property you had reserved re-rents for the time which you had it reserved, you will be refunded all money you had paid minus an $89 cancellation fee. If you cancel and the property does not re-rent for your reserved dates, you will lose all money you have paid to that point. For this reason, we recommend that you purchase trip insurance. Please call 888-228-8008 before making a reservation if you have questions or concerns.

WHAT IS YOUR PET POLICY AND FEE?

Above the Clouds is specified as "pet friendly" and dogs are allowed. Unfortunately, due to common allergy problems we cannot allow cats. For the privilege of bringing your dog, there is a minimum charge of $100 nonrefundable fee per pet. A maximum of two dogs are allowed unless you have received special permission from the property manager or homeowner. Any damage that may be caused by your pet during your stay will be paid for out of your security deposit or charged to the credit card we have on file. There is a county-wide leash law in place. When taking your dog outside of a gated area, please ensure that they are on a leash.

WHAT ARE CHECK-IN/CHECK OUT TIMES?

Check-in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. It is important that we adhere to these times, because there is a chance that someone else will be checking out/in before or after you and we need sufficient time to ready the house for the next renter. If you wish to check-in early, there is a $50 early check-in fee that can be added on to your reservation. Early check-in is only available if someone is not checking out on the morning of your arrival.

WHERE DO WE CHECK-IN/PICK UP KEYS?

Above the Clouds is located in a gated community. You must go to our Old Fort Office at 78 D Catawba Ave. to pick up your gate card. Driving directions to our Old Fort Office, along with access instructions will be sent out via email. Once you have picked up your gate card, you can proceed to the house. Please do not rely on GPS. We will provide you with driving directions to Above the Clouds from our Old Fort Office. 

Above the Clouds has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival.

WHAT IF THERE IS AN EMERGENCY DURING OUR STAY?

If you are having a medical emergency, dial 911 from the phone in your rental home or cell phone.

We hope that your stay in the area will be relaxing and without incident, but should you need to get in touch with Greybeard, we have someone on call 24 hours a day. Just call our office at 828-669-1072 and dial extension 203, which will forward to the cell phone of the person on call. Please do not hesitate to call us if something needs immediate attention, but if your question or concern can wait, we ask that you call the office during normal office hours.

WILL THERE BE FIREWOOD AT THE HOUSE?

Firewood is not supplied by Greybeard. Some houses will have a small supply of firewood for renter use; however, it is best to purchase your own small bundle of wood or Duraflame pressed logs at the local grocery store.

Cutting branches, limbs or trees on the property is strictly prohibited. You can use limbs found on the ground. Absolutely NO fires are permitted outside unless the property is fitted with a fire ring/fire pit. You cannot bring your own portable fire pit. 

IS WIFI SERVICE INCLUDED WITH MY RENTAL RESERVATION? WILL I HAVE CELL PHONE SERVICE AT MY RENTAL?

Wifi is available at Above the Clouds. Please note that Greybeard Rentals does not guarantee internet connectivity or speed. Each individual homeowner contracts directly with an internet service provider, and due to a variety of reasons, Greybeard does not guarantee service. Our Black Mountain and Asheville offices have wifi service available if needed.

Cell phone service is not guaranteed. You may check with your service provider to see if service is available.

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Location

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Reviews

Above the Clouds Oct 20-26, 2019

Reviewed on 2019-10-29 by
Updated on 2019-10-29
Review of stay from 2019-10-20 to 2019-10-26
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
4
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The fireplace, hot tub, the peacefulness and the view....oh the view!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This cabin was AMAZING and it was difficult to leave!

Above the Clouds

Reviewed on 2019-10-17 by
Updated on 2019-10-17
Review of stay from 2019-10-13 to 2019-10-17
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
4
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The cabin was In pristine condition, the views spectacular and the amenities such as the hot tub, hammock, screened porch and grill were excellent. The roads were a concern and although four wheel drive was good we wished we had a vehicle with all terrain tires.

Great experience

Reviewed on 2019-10-13 by
Updated on 2019-10-13
Review of stay from 2019-10-10 to 2019-10-13
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
Beautiful cabin, had everything we needed, comfortable, views that couldn't be beat.

Above the Clouds

Reviewed on 2019-06-17 by
Updated on 2019-06-17
Review of stay from 2019-06-09 to 2019-06-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
Beautiful cabin. Great views. Very quiet and peaceful. Fine weather. Ashevill dining was very good.

Above the clouds

Reviewed on 2019-02-19 by
Updated on 2019-02-19
Review of stay from 2019-02-15 to 2019-02-19
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
How would you rate the reservations process
5
Would you recommend this property to a friend?

Above the Clouds

Reviewed on 2018-11-18 by from Plant City, FL United States
Updated on 2018-11-18
Review of stay from 2018-11-09 to 2018-11-16
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
This is our third rental through Greybeard in the last 13 months. Each rental has been a pleasure and handled professionally by Greybeard. All of their staff is the best and their properties are never a disappointment. Above the Clouds was the perfect getaway with fantastic views and very comfortable. Enjoyed fire in the fire place every single night. Liz did a great job making certain the birthday cheesecake, card and balloon were awaiting us just as I had requested. Above the Clouds is a comfortable and relaxing destination and is very private. Did I say "Fantastic views?" As recommended, don't rely on GPS to help navigate your way through Gateway Mountain Community. Use the directions provided by Greybeard. They're the best!
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Thank you for the compliments! I'm so glad you enjoyed renting with us multiple times - we love to hear that!! Also great to hear that it was a good birthday celebration!