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Creston Manor

Beds/Baths

4 BR
3 BA
Sleeps 8
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (2 guest reviews)
Age 18 and under.

Description

Bedding

Main house
BR 1- Queen with en suite (shower only, lower level)
Extra- King bed en suite (shower only, main level)

Small house
BR 1- Full bed (main level)
BR 2- Two twins (main level)

Property Highlights

Follow the stone-laid path & step into your own personal fairytale at Creston Manor, a spellbinding home duo nestled deep within the enchanted forests of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.

Located within the upscale and gated community of Creston just south of Black Mountain, this ultra-private vacation estate sits at the end of a cul-de-sac behind its own additional private gate. Surrounded by 330+ acres of protected land within the community which connects to thousands of acres of Pisgah National Forest and Foothills Land Conservancy property, you can sit on the covered deck and listen to the sounds of the waterfalls down below, or even hike down to them using the trail systems within the community. Exquisitely crafted, Creston Manor features high-end finishes, vaulted ceilings, lots of covered decks and patios, real stone, and board & batten siding between the two homes, and there is ample flat parking for guests.

The main home, a stone A-frame cottage resembling that of the gingerbread house from Hansel and Gretel, will beckon you to the covered back deck to relax in the handcrafted gliders as you enjoy the idyllic postcard view of the sun setting behind the towering mountain peaks that span as far as the eye can see. As evening falls, linger to take in the grand and unobstructed view of the stars and mountains blanketed in the moonlight before heading inside to craft a delicious meal in the fully-stocked kitchen complete with stainless appliances, smooth surface stove, and farmhouse sink. After dinner, cozy up around the gas fireplace while you stream your favorite movie before heading back outside to enjoy s’mores around the outdoor fire pit.

In the morning, bask in the sunshine streaming through the windows before stepping out onto the downstairs patio to feel the cool breeze on your face as you sway in the suspended swing and sip your coffee. Enjoy a tasty breakfast of pancakes with fruit and a fresh mimosa on the screened-in porch before heading inside to take advantage of the connected desk area in the downstairs bedroom or exercise your brain muscles with a round of chess to round out your morning. Just 20 minutes from the charming town of Black Mountain, you can spend the day walking through the quaint streets of downtown, before stopping to enjoy an exceptionally fresh, signature wood-fired pizza like the Fun Guy or Drunken Clam at FRESH, or have a cheesy Firebird Melt and Devil’s Foot craft soda on the open-air patio of local favorite, Open Oven Coffee + Bakery.

On the days when you’re seeking a bustling & high-energy experience, travel to the creative & eccentric city of Asheville just under 40 minutes away. Both Black Mountain & Asheville offer a number of art galleries, high-end boutiques, novelty shops, and award-winning breweries guaranteed to keep you entertained for hours on end. Asheville is also an outdoor mecca filled with opportunities to experience the glorious seasons & towering Blue Ridge Mountains that make WNC a sought-after destination. Glide over rushing river rapids, skirt the treetops on a zipline, or hike the rugged balds at Black Balsam & Graveyard Fields. On those inevitably rainy days, take it easy and spend time reading on the screened-in porch at the guest house or warming up around the wood stove and watching a movie in the living room. Complete with wood detail, handcrafted built-in beds, and sliding barn doors, the guest house resembles an upscale summer camp tucked deep within the pines.

Comprising a main house & guest house that rent together, Creston Manor is perfect for couples traveling together or individual couples seeking a private & gorgeous mountain honeymoon or a reunion with two different families with children & pets traveling together. Combining the charming & cozy ambiance of a cottage in the woods with the luxurious & opulent features of an elegant manor, this gorgeous home duo is worthy of a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale!

Note: These homes ARE pet-friendly with an additional fee. There's parking for 3-4 cars depending on size.

Amenities

Living

  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens
  • Washer & Dryer
  • Ironing Board
  • Wireless Internet (Wifi)
  • No Phone
  • Pet Friendly
  • King size bed
  • Log/Timber Cabin
  • Fireplace (gas logs)

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Charcoal Grill
  • View
  • Outdoor Firepit
  • Nearby Waterfall
  • Screened porch

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private

Kitchen

  • Full Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware
  • Dishwasher

Entertainment

  • Cable TV
  • Roku/SmartTV

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Creston Manor is located in Black Mountain in a private gated community named Creston. We highly recommend planning your arrival during daylight hours, as this community may be difficult to navigate in the dark. This home is approximately 25 minutes to downtown Black Mountain and 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?

Creston Manor 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?

You will receive check-in instructions prior to your arrival with driving directions and key access information. You do not need to stop by our office to pick up your keys. You will go straight to the house and check-in starting at 4pm.

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.

WHEN IS THE SECURITY DEPOSIT REFUNDED?

Security deposits are returned within 30 days of guest departure.

WHEN ARE HOMES WITH GAS LOGS IN OPERATION?

Gas logs are not in operation May through September due to the warmer summer months. 

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 Creston Manor. 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

Excellent Location!

Reviewed on 2022-02-07 by Gregory F.
Updated on 2022-02-07
Review of stay from 2022-01-30 to 2022-02-05
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?
Creston Manor was a great location at the end of the road. Very secluded and quiet. We discovered many hiking trails within the Creston property as well that were awesome with many waterfalls.

Awesome 60th Birthday

Reviewed on 2021-07-26 by Greg J.
Updated on 2021-07-26
Review of stay from 2021-07-21 to 2021-07-25
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
5
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5
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5
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Fantastic time at a Beautiful setting. Celebrated my 60th with 3 kids and two spouses and had an awesome stay. We are very familiar with Montreat as my kids went to camps Merri Mac and Timberlake for several years and we have relatives that live there. We had never stayed on the southside of I40 so this was a treat with the view and seclusion. We hiked 3 days, visited Biltmore and spent a day in Asheville. As a vacation home owner myself I was very pleased with everything and would definitely rent again.