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Moosehouse

Beds/Baths

3 BR
3.5 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (10 guest reviews)

Location

  • Old Fort
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 6

Bedding

BR 1- King bed with en suit (main level)
BR 2- Queen bed (upper level)
BR 3- Queen and Twin Bunk Beds (upper level)
Extra- 4 Twin beds, sleeper sofa (lower level)

Description

This lovely log home, located within the gated community of Gateway Mountain, is as private as you want it to be. Located on a knoll in its own private hollow, it offers long range views with small springs on both sides to serenade you with the sound of running water. Perfect for get-togethers or family reunions, the house offers multiple gathering areas with lots of activities available on site.

Inside, you’ll find a beautiful, spacious and comfortable log home with lots of options for relaxing, entertaining and sleeping. The great room has expansive views with plenty of seating to enjoy a fire, watch Dish TV, stream a movie, play games, work puzzles or just relax and take a nap. Nearby the large kitchen and dining area can easily accommodate 12 or more people.

The master suite is located on the main level with a king bed and bath. Upstairs there is a loft overlooking the great room with a reading nook. There are two bedrooms and a bath upstairs, one bedroom with a queen bed and twin bunks, and the other with a queen bed and full futon.

The finished basement is an ideal retreat for kids of all ages. There is a large recreation room with a big screen TV, karaoke machine, PS2, ping pong and air hockey. There are two additional rooms each with two twin beds on this level. There is a laundry room and full bath off the rec room. The rec room opens to a patio area beneath the deck.

Outside, the covered front porch has rockers and porch swings and overlooks the front yard where there is a fire pit, a bocce court, horseshoe pits and a basketball goal. The spacious back deck has an adjoining screen porch and offers long range views of the Piedmont and nearby mountains. The surrounding property offers nearly ten acres of woods with trails to explore.

Within Gateway Mountain, there are two small community-use lakes and a trout pond (catch and release). There is a dock and picnic gazebo at the larger (Lake George, 7 ac.). There is also a public use waterfall park with hiking trails and picnic gazebo. Hiking options abound within or nearby Gateway (try the Catawba River Falls Trail).

If you want to venture out, you’ll find the house conveniently located 30 minutes from Black Mountain and Lake Lure with Asheville 45 minutes from Moosehouse.

Please note: the garage is not part of the rental. The road up to the house is narrow, curvy, and steep so it's not suitable for pulling trailers.

The house is dog friendly (with additional pet fee – no pets on the furniture, please).

Amenities

Living

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

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • View
  • Outdoor Firepit

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • 4WD/AWD Recommended

Convenience

  • Nearby Medical Services
  • Nearby Grocery

Entertainment

  • Satellite TV
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Moosehouse 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?

Moosehouse 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?

Moosehouse 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 Moosehouse from our Old Fort Office. Included in the driving directions, will be instructions on how to access the house. 

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.

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 Moosehouse. 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.

Availability

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Reviews

Beautiful Mountain Home Getaway

Reviewed on 2020-10-12 by Juan B.
Updated on 2020-10-12
Review of stay from 2020-10-03 to 2020-10-10
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 house is gorgeous and very well appointed. It was clean and we had no issues with anything in the home. Well, except for a slow drain in the main bathtub, but that was resolved with cleaning out all the hair in the drain (yuck!).

Moosehouse

Reviewed on 2020-09-20 by Russ T.
Updated on 2020-09-20
Review of stay from 2020-09-15 to 2020-09-20
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?
The views, the peace and quiet, the fire pit, the large kitchen and living room .

Moose House is Amazing

Reviewed on 2020-08-12 by Damian V.
Updated on 2020-08-12
Review of stay from 2020-08-02 to 2020-08-09
Overall Satisfaction
5
Were you satisfied with the property's general condition?
4
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?
The home is beautiful and gives the sense of staying at a friends house. There is every kitchen appliance available and a gorgeous deck with amazing views. The privacy is uncanny, I love forward to a return trip!

Fantastic Rental!

Reviewed on 2019-12-31 by Karen A.
Updated on 2019-12-31
Review of stay from 2019-12-21 to 2019-12-28
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?
The house was everything described and more. We have rented from many companies in multiple destinations and Greybeard and Moosehouse are at the top of our list. House was very clean, kitchen was well stocked with every appliance and quality of the bed and bath linens was superb. We felt like we were truly guests in someone's personal home. Thank you for a wonderful holiday week! One note - Take heed of the advice to arrive during daylight / the roads wind and curve about quite a bit and it was much easier to navigate in daylight but still manageable at night once we knew what to expect.

Moosehouse...Absolutely perfect home...

Reviewed on 2019-08-13 by Howard B.
Updated on 2019-08-13
Review of stay from 2019-08-03 to 2019-08-10
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?
Family of six and are dog loved the beautiful home and the surrounding area. Home was perfect location, secluded yet was 1/2 drive to lots of attractions like City of Asheville, Catawba Falls, Chimney State Park..

Great Family Getaway

Reviewed on 2019-01-03 by Dana S. from Perry, FL United States
Updated on 2019-01-03
Review of stay from 2018-12-26 to 2019-01-01
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
3
Property condition
5
This is a great family vacation home. My whole family stayed for a week after Christmas. My Husband and I along with 3 married Sons, our youngest Son, and 1 granddaughter. There was plenty of room; enough that each had their own rooms and space; yet a nice large dining table so we could share dinner together, a basement game room that was sure to keep my boys challenging each other on who was the Top Dawg and who was the Big Loser. Yet the girls could rest and relax upstairs with movies. The kitchen is VERY well equipped with all your needs, plenty of sheets, extra blankets, towels, etc. They even had a Christmas tree up in the family room. It is very quiet and secluded. The home is just lovely and cozy. <br/>ONLY downside: 1- Please heed the warning and DO NOT try to find this place in the dark; or by GPS, there is NO cell service going into the mountains. Greybeard's typed directions were exact. It is quite a drive UP, AROUND, and Through the mountains to this home, Narrow, STEEP hills. Thank goodness it was not icy and alot of snow or you will need a 4X4 to get there!! The cell service is not real good within the home kind of spotty; but they do have a desk top computer for your convenience and a land line phone which made me more comfortable.<br/>We drove to Sugar Mountain to go snow skiing which is about 1 hr 20 mins away. <br/>Beautiful Home and we enjoyed our stay very much
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay! Some cell providers work better than others in the mountains, such as Verizon. Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for your feedback.

Moose house is a must!

Reviewed on 2018-11-03 by Tafie T. from Knoxville, TN United States
Updated on 2018-11-03
Review of stay from 2018-10-11 to 2018-10-14
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
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Property condition
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We thoroughly enjoyed our getaway to the Moose house. It was well stocked with anything and everything you might need. We would definitely stay there again and have recommended it to others as well.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Awesome! Thank you for the review.

AMAZING

Reviewed on 2018-10-24 by Timothy A. from Hampstead, NC United States
Updated on 2018-10-24
Review of stay from 2018-10-05 to 2018-10-08
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
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The property was exactly as described if not better. We chose to have a 4 day family get away as I had just returned from a deployment and everything was perfect, secluded but not a far distance from town. <br/><br/>Management was great, the homeowners have the house decorated in a manner that makes you feel as if you are coming home each time you walk through the door. The views are breathtaking and the property is amazing. I would highly recommend Moosehouse and we will definitely be coming back.<br/><br/>We arrived after dark and I would not recommend showing up after daylight hours the first time. The directions were good however, after dark it can be difficult to navigate. The neighbors were great and saw us searching for the home and pointed us in the right direction. I would also highly recommend a four wheel drive vehicle, I drive a four wheel drive truck and had no issues, however my son has a front wheel drive car and struggled slightly getting up to the property. Once we got his vehicle settled we left it parked and all piled in the truck for our trip to Biltmore and exploring Olde Fort.<br/><br/>I cannot express how happy the entire family was with this trip and the property.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
We definitely recommend arriving during daylight as well -- good note. I'm so glad you were so pleased with the stay! Great to hear.

Beautiful cabin!

Reviewed on 2018-09-29 by from Oviedo, FL United States
Updated on 2018-09-29
Review of stay from 2018-09-21 to 2018-09-27
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
4
Property condition
5
The cabin was clean, had everything we needed and more. Comfortable beds and a beautiful view. Finding the mountain is easy, however you need to be very careful in reading the map to get to it. The instructions we had did not work because part of the road had been closed for possible landslides so we got very lost initially. Once we found it though, it was great.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Sorry for the confusion in regards to accessing the home around the landslide sections! Most of these issues that were cause by heavy rains are resolved at this point. I'm so glad you were pleased with the stay at the cabin!

Awesome Family Reunion

Reviewed on 2018-08-08 by from Pasadena, MD United States
Updated on 2018-08-08
Review of stay from 2018-07-28 to 2018-08-04
Overall Satisfaction
5
Services from rental manager
5
Cleanliness
5
Location
5
Property condition
5
It was so easy and the customer service was excellent. The house was gorgeous and everything was very clean and the description of the house and everything in it exceeded our expectations. The house is super clean and well maintained, we wanted to live there. It is the perfect family gathering house. I have already recommended it to many of my friends. We would go again next year! It is in a beautiful and peaceful secluded location, perfect to get away from the hustle and bustle of every day. We loved the festival in Asheville.
Manager response - Response from Greybeard Rentals
Great! I'm glad you were pleased with our service at Greybeard and that Moosehouse was everything you expected and more -- it's what we aim for!