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Zen Den

Beds/Baths

3 BR
2 BA
Guest Reviews
5.0000
5.0000 (13 guest reviews)

Location

  • Burnsville
Age 18 and under.

Occupancy

Sleeps 6

Bedding

BR 1- King bedroom with en-suite
BR 2- Queen bed
BR 3- Two twin beds

Description

Get your zen on at this secluded retreat nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located within the Preserve at Wolf Laurel, enjoy starry nights and beautiful mountain views from the back deck. The bright wood and vaulted ceilings fill the house with light. All bedrooms are on the main level with deck access from two of the rooms. The pine walled galley kitchen provides all your cooking basics with modern appliances and two types of coffee makers. Spend your downtime between adventures chilling in the open concept living area with comfortable leather couch, gas logs, cable tv, and dining area. On a rainy day in, pull down the board games from the loft and enjoy a rousing game of Scrabble or Monopoly on the dining table, and at night, gather around the cozy outdoor fire pit to roast s'mores and stargaze to your heart's content.

Explore the beauty of our area from within The Preserve offering access to the Appalachian Trail from their community trails. Park at the private lot within the community and hike up to Big Bald, on a 2 mile point-to-point trail, to take in a 360 degree view of the ranges in Tennessee and North Carolina. Also within the community are The Bucktown Stables, with rides available by appointment for our guests every day of the week. Venture 30 minutes into Tennessee to explore Lamar Alexander Rocky Fork State Park - with 14 miles of marked trails, areas for fly fishing, and 10 miles of marked mountain biking trails that connect to 8000 acres of unmarked logging roads. Or, search for the Lost Cove, a 3 mile out and back trail off the Nolichucky river that leads to an abandoned railroad town. Whitewater rafting, ziplining, and river tubing are all also within an hour from the home. For winter sports, skiing and tubing are located on the other side of Wolf Ridge at the Ski Resort and Wolf Ridge Tubing.

When you’re feeling hungry, or ready to explore the nearby towns, stop into quaint Burnsville. An up and coming small town, Burnsville has a smattering of shops and restaurants to peruse. Start your morning off at Rescue Dog Cafe, a cute coffee shop with breakfast offerings. Be sure to spend a meal at Pig & Grits trying the delectable house smoked bbq with 5 regional sauces and a rotating special sauce. Or, recount your days adventures at Homeplace Beer Co. over pints of Biscuits n’ Gravy and Golden Heart ale. Show your support for local artists and attend a show at Parkway Playhouse or by picking up your new favorite piece at OOAK Gallery. Schedule a late night escape to see the stars at Mayland Community College’s Earth to Sky Park’s observatory. Bring your own or have the experts show you the astronomical wonders through their high powered telescopes. Venture down to Asheville, 50 minutes away from the home to visit the bustling downtown with vibrant food, beer, and art scenes. Spend a day taking in all the city has to offer - with a visit to the Biltmore Estate, browsing the galleries in River Arts District, and end with a walking tour of the South Slope Brewing district.

House Layout:
Main Level- kitchen and laundry room; dining table seats 6; the living room has gas logs and a large TV; master bedroom with king bed, TV and full bathroom; another bedroom with 2 twin beds; a full bathroom in the hallway (shower only, no tub); a 3rd bedroom with a queen bed.
Loft- living space with board games.

Please note: Zen Den is pet friendly, with additional fee. During the colder winter months, icy and/or snowy road conditions and delayed snow plow operations are possible within the development.

From December through March, please come prepared with AWD or 4WD vehicles. We also highly recommend travel insurance.

Amenities

Living

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

Outdoor

  • Deck
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Firepit

Geographic

  • Secluded
  • Private

Kitchen

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

Entertainment

  • Cable TV

FAQ

WHERE IS THIS HOUSE LOCATED?

Zen Den is located in Burnsville in a private gated community called The Preserve at Wolf Laurel. It's closest neighbor is Alpine Outlook. This home is approximately 15 minutes to Burnsville, and approximately 50 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?

Zen Den 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?

Zen Den has a keyless entry system. You will receive a unique access code within 3 days of your arrival, allowing you to 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. 

HOW DO WE SCHEDULE HORSEBACK RIDING? 

The Bucktown Stables is open to our guests, and rides can be scheduled 7 days a week from 9 AM to 5 PM from mid-April through November. Off season or after hours rides may be scheduled by appointment. Please contact Heather at Bucktown Stables at bucktownstables@gmail.com to arrange your trail ride during your stay.

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

Wifi is available at Zen Den. 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

Quiet and cozy

Reviewed on 2021-08-22 by Barbara P.
Updated on 2021-08-22
Review of stay from 2021-08-13 to 2021-08-16
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?
Loved the homes comfortable feel and hiking nearby. We will be back!

Zen den July 24-29

Reviewed on 2021-07-30 by Sar R.
Updated on 2021-07-30
Review of stay from 2021-07-25 to 2021-07-29
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?
Everything was wonderful. The house is FULLY stocked with everything you could possibly need. Also very clean. Communication was very easy and quick.

Great Stay at The Zen Den

Reviewed on 2021-07-26 by Courtney B.
Updated on 2021-07-26
Review of stay from 2021-07-20 to 2021-07-25
Overall Satisfaction
5
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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?
Absolutely loved this home and so appreciate that it is dog friendly! The back deck is very large and easily accommodated 6 adults and 2 dogs. The view from the deck was spectacular...we spent a lot of time out there. The house is very private but is in a community that has a club house restaurant which made dining options easier.

Zen Den is the Best!

Reviewed on 2021-06-09 by Melissa T.
Updated on 2021-06-09
Review of stay from 2021-05-28 to 2021-05-31
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
How would you rate the cleanliness of your home?
5
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0
Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The cabin was superb and the scenery was beautiful. The kitchen was fully stocked with so many supplies that we wound up cooking more than going out because we didn't want to leave the beautiful view. The cabin was so clean and the attention to detail was great. It was a perfect place for our dogs with amenities for them as well. We loved everything and will definitely return again.

Beautiful home away from home

Reviewed on 2021-04-28 by Mitzi W.
Updated on 2021-04-28
Review of stay from 2021-04-22 to 2021-04-25
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?
Easily the best home-away-from-home we have enjoyed during our mountain vacations! The Zen Den is a cozy yet spacious home. This cabin has so much to offer. It is wonderfully decorated and very, very clean. The kitchen is well-stocked as are the living spaces, baths, and laundry room. The view from the living room was beautiful. The furniture was extremely comfortable, the fireplace lovely, and the television huge. The master bedroom had the most comfortable mattress. There were only two of us, but thoughtful touches for visitors of all ages as well as those with pets were plentiful throughout. The owners left that most thoughtful welcome goodies for us, too. There are hiking trails on site to include access to the Appalachian Trail. The drive over to Asheville is easy and fast since the home is not far from major roads or the Interstate. Burnsville has a cute downtown with fun shops and great places for wonderful coffee, meals, ice cream and sweet treats. Can't say enough about this cabin and know many other people will enjoy it as well!

What more could you need!

Reviewed on 2021-03-23 by Jenee L.
Updated on 2021-03-23
Review of stay from 2021-03-16 to 2021-03-20
Overall Satisfaction
5
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5
Were you happy with the property's location? (convenience, safety, view, etc.)
5
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Would you recommend this property to a friend?
The Zen Den cabin was everything and more than we could have asked for! <BR>Exterior: The views of the mountains from the wrap around deck are stunning! There is a nice size yard that our dog could run and chase a ball around in. There is plenty of privacy as cabins are spaced far apart in the woods but we are not totally isolated or too remote. The grounds are beautifully maintained with hiking trails, a nice creek, and plenty of white tailed deer roaming the area.<BR>Interior: Although there was only two of us, this 3 bedroom cabin with a loft had plenty of space for a family or group. Every room is very tastefully decorated between the bed linens to the wall decor. The loft area is a really nice place to do office work, read, or play a game. The kitchen is stocked better than any place we have ever stayed with very nice dishes and cookware. Great laundry room! Huge flat screen TV in the living room with nice furniture and loved the remote controlled fire place! The beds and pillows were extremely comfortable! <BR>We added a day but needed so much more. Zen Den is awesome!

Sept/oct zen den week

Reviewed on 2021-01-11 by Susan K.
Updated on 2021-01-11
Review of stay from 2020-09-27 to 2020-10-03
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 warmth of the home, the beauty of the area and the preserve, lovely new entry walk-way. We stayed there for the month of Feb in 2020 and loved it then. Staying only one week in sept/oct was not enough!

Zen Den

Reviewed on 2020-11-02 by Mackie H.
Updated on 2020-11-02
Review of stay from 2020-10-24 to 2020-10-31
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 cabin had everything we needed and more! We cooked some gourmet meals and enjoyed the cozy cabin, a perfect place to relax and enjoy the serenity of the mountains! We had a wonderful time!

Best vacation ever!

Reviewed on 2020-09-14 by Kevin K.
Updated on 2020-09-14
Review of stay from 2020-08-17 to 2020-08-31
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?
Phenomenal property, with fully-stocked chef's kitchen and everything that was needed to make the most of our time there! Very welcoming to our two dogs too, who loved everything about the property as much as we did! We would be honored to stay again in the future!

Zen Den

Reviewed on 2020-08-25 by Julie A.
Updated on 2020-08-25
Review of stay from 2020-07-25 to 2020-08-01
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 cabin was wonderful and every bit as lovely as it appeared in the photos. Everything was clean and the cabin was stocked with every conceivable item you might need. We particularly loved the fact that there were toys and a bed for our dogs :) We couldn't rate the cabin any higher. The owners are obviously very considerate and left all sorts of useful tips and suggestions on things to do in the area too.. The only disappointment was that there were less hikes to do in the community itself than we'd hoped. We'd definitely stay there again despite that though!

Getaway:)

Reviewed on 2020-08-25 by WOON G.
Updated on 2020-08-25
Review of stay from 2020-07-09 to 2020-07-11
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?
Very cozy, relaxing getaway place.

The Zen Den

Reviewed on 2020-07-27 by Annette D.
Updated on 2020-07-27
Review of stay from 2020-07-12 to 2020-07-24
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 house with great views. Well stocked kitchen with everything needed to make meals and have fun cooking. Great location with hiking trails available within walking distance from the house.

Zen Den

Reviewed on 2020-07-01 by Marc S.
Updated on 2020-07-01
Review of stay from 2020-06-07 to 2020-06-28
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?
Pretty much everything.