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Raven Ridge

· Marshall, Madison, North Carolina
3 acres hosted by James S.
2 lodging sites
Amazing views
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James is a Star Host
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James landed on the property in 2009, built a small barn and milked 3 cows for 3 years. Then, started planting trees,gardening the hillsides. He married in 2015 and has three Daughters with Sofi, originally from Sweden. Together they manage a botanically interesting hobby hill farm and are happy to host travelers and seekers in their cabins. Hilltop was a joint project that James built in 2012 with a talented woodworker and friend in 6 months of saturday for less than $5k. We have maintained the original vibe of the place, rustic simplicity and elegance a notch or two above glamping, well-described by the zen koan, "chop wood, carry water" Orchard House was built entirely by James from the block up to the roof, averaging 1 hour/day for 3 years or 1,000 hours. Some of the Hilltop photos are a bit dated, we have a more private outhouse behind the cabin, and have made a few improvements here and there. Reach out anytime for any reason ! We really like hosting and nearly everyone enjoys their stay.
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204 ratings · 161 reviews
Savannah B.recommends
July 8, 2024
Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
Amazing place! Nice and private, but close enough to the other properties to feel safe. Wonderful views of the mountains and the night sky was so clear we could see the stars. We will definitely be returning to this one in the future!
Jesse L.recommends
July 5, 2024
Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
Beautiful spot up in the hills above Marshall. The cabin was quaint and cozy. Highly recommended!
Karen T.recommends
July 2, 2024
Hilltop Cabin at Raven Ridge
I loved staying in this spot with my dog--we had a wonderful time and the hosts were super communicative and kind. Would definitely come back!
Estephanie R.recommends
June 28, 2024
Orchard House
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Orchard House! With two couples and two small dogs, the house was more than enough space. We got to meet James and his adorable cow Kashi on the first day and looked forward to returning to this safe haven every night after spending the day out in Asheville and Black Mountain. Would love to stay again!
Aubrie Q.recommends
June 25, 2024
Orchard House
Charming, overgrown, may have to
This place got me in my feelings about cozy eclectic woodworking and homebuilding. The place has charm. If you focus on that its perfect. The property itself was super overgrown in the middle of june. Poison ivy popping up through the main staircase to the orchard house. The walking trails not fully accessible, some gates locked along the path. Called the host for help getting into the house as there were no directions. He was friendly and responsive and let us know he was out of town. I asked if there was anything I should know about the place and he asked me to water the houseplants. Said “you help me, I help you”. Not sure what he meant by that. We paid $300 to stay and the place is a little run down and more than half the screens are broken or missing and theres poor airflow and he asked us to do some chores. Sometimes these hosts surprise me.
Lisa O.recommends
June 10, 2024
Orchard House
Orchard House
Beautiful home and the hosts were very welcoming. Plus great wi-fi if needed to pull up directions for local adventures. The staircase is a little steep, so keep that in mind if you have little ones. I would absolutely recommend this place.
Marshall, Madison, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by James S.Joined in January 2017
Response rate: 100%
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