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The Waldhaus Resort

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· Barnardsville, North Carolina
60 acres
3 sites
3 Lodging
Waldhaus Resort is a special place surrounded by the Pisgah National Forrest. Pure nature close to a thriving metropolitan area. We offer the Sawmill and the Summit! I have been an engineer, corporate executive and world traveler all my life. Born and raised in Switzerland I speak German, French, English and a little Spanish. My passion is the outdoors, hunting, fishing and cooking . My other calling is to entertain people which share the same passions. That’s why I created the Waldhaus resort. During the past years, the Sawmill has become my favorite place to spend quality time in what I call "Cabin Living" which I love so much. Nearly every day there is a small challenge, nothing comes easy, but all the coziness and comfort is there.  The water is supplied by a spring above the mill. Electricity is generated by solar technology and a generator. All refrigeration and cooking appliances are propane; and so is the basic heat (propane again) - and a very old Jotul wood stove will do the rest. I sleep a lot on the day bed in the living room so the Sawmill can be comfortably rented for up to 4 guests. The outhouse is a thing of the past, just recently I installed a compositing toilet besides the bedroom. We also offer The Summit which is a high elevation, 2-story cabin surrounded by national forest which has evolved into an off-grid living and play space located at nearly 3300 feet elevation on a 1/2 acre flat with an incredible view. There are very private old forest service trails leading directly into the Pisgah National Forest. 
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Barnardsville, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Hans R.Joined in September 2019
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123 ratings · 102 reviews
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Mh L.recommends
December 12, 2022
"The Sawmill"
The Sawmill is a cozy Cabin right off of Mineral creek, you could hear it running all the time. Great as a white noise or for those who appreciate the sound of running water. The cabin is well-built and insulated well, and we enjoyed our neighbors, Annie and Elwood (who are very friendly)!
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Kathryn B.recommends
December 4, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Hans’ cabin was magical. It was the perfect getaway for me and my husband and the trails surrounding the cabin made it so that you never have to leave the land if you don’t want to, but if you do- Asheville is only 30 min away. Such an incredible weekend.
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Jasmine R.recommends
November 10, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Remote Getaway
What a wonderful hidden gem! Hans has such a fantastic piece of land and so generously shares it to anyone looking for a remote getaway. This was the perfect staycation for me and my pup who needed a break from the city! The cabin is nestled in the woods to where it’s private and isolated, but Hans is at the bottom of the mountain if you needed him. He is a fantastic, thoughtful host and provided everything you could think of. Very quick to respond if you need him to come up to the cabin for whatever reason! The cabin is beautifully hand-crafted so it’s very primitive. Water is supplied by rainfall collection, the toilet is compost, and camp stove/heaters are propane fueled. If you’re looking for an “off the grid,” peaceful escape, but find comfort in knowing you aren’t entirely alone stranded in the middle of the forest… this is the cabin for you! I certainly will be returning in the future. :) Helpful things to pack: - extra blanket/comforter (bedding is provided but it got very chilly). - lantern/flashlights (it’s very dark at night!! There’s only 1 very dim light inside the cabin; no light upstairs where the bedroom is). - gallons of drinking water (you can’t drink the rain water). - hiking poles if you have them, that climb to the cabin is VERY steep! Everything else you could think of, Hans generously provided/stocked. :)
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Angie S.recommends
October 27, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Second time coming here and would recommend it to anyone wanting a beautiful, peaceful getaway. The location is perfect for hiking, exploring nearby towns or just relaxing at the cabin.
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Ava C.recommends
October 26, 2022
"The Sawmill"
Great outdoor stay!
We loved staying on Hans’ land, the cabin has everything that you would need and the property as well. Close access to lots of trails, even one walking distance from the sawmill. The cabin is very cozy and private! Hans was very helpful and kind
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David R.recommends
October 24, 2022
The Summit Cabin
The views up at the cabin were great and the site was very secluded. The cabin was extremely clean and cozy. The hike up to the cabin was a little more difficult than anticipated but we’ll worth it!
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Liz H.recommends
October 18, 2022
"The Sawmill"
Great stay... Hans was a wonderful host... the landscape was beautiful and the tiny house was cozy and comfortable, about 25-12 mins from main parts of Asheville... would recommend !!!
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Heather A.recommends
October 11, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Little piece of heaven
LOVED this spot, this host, this cabin, this experience. Sufficiently remote, sparkling clean, rustic feel w the luxury of hot water. We loved letting our pup race around. The beautiful artwork and antique furniture delivered unexpected charm. Hans is so fun to talk to and his willingness to take bags up to the cabin was so helpful. Other tips for what to pack: boots for the climb to the cabin Hiking poles if you have them A few portable lanterns for even more light Long stick matches Extra water Indoor slippers An extra blanket A course grind for Hans’s percolator
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Karli S.recommends
October 5, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Han’s place is awesome! It’s super secluded and the perfect place for a weekend getaway with the pups! Han’s is super helpful and a great host!
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Joseph S.recommends
September 19, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Off grid primitive cabin!
Great stay ! Hans was very accommodating and made sure we had everything. He walked us through everything ie: composting toilet, on demand hot water and need for short use of water since it's limited(collected from rain). The cabin was great! Bring everything you need (charger cables, flashlights etc. don't forget anything because it's a hard hike back up if you aren't a hiker!) He will help you take your stuff to the cabin on his 4 wheeler. Me and my wife are physically fit and found the climb up to the top considerably tough and VERY steep. You will want good hiking boots and to be prepared for that trek up. It was 8 minutes for us to get to the top which is very steep! might take others 15-20. Pots, pans, cookware, grills, firewood, axe, saw all provided. A LifeStraw and bag for filtering the collected rain water is supplied. There was a grate over the fire for cooking. We couldn't think of anything else we needed during our stay. The upstairs is separate from the lower room. You access it from the outside. No bathroom up there but it's still very nice. This is a primitive cabin, so if that's what want - this is it!
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Nicole S.recommends
September 11, 2022
1959 Vintage Camper by the Creek
Can’t wait to book again!
Hans put so much attention to detail to make your stay perfect. So peaceful and so easy to disconnect. Felt safe and Hans was always available for any questions and very helpful.
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Lee M.recommends
August 19, 2022
1959 Vintage Camper by the Creek
Super cute camper by a beautiful mountain stream! My friend even caught some trout while we were here. Tons of stars, close by to Asheville, hiking trails, and comes with two very cute, very friendly cats who will visit you throughout your stay. Truly enjoyed this spot!
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Carol A.recommends
August 14, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Beautiful views & hiking
The summit cabin was the perfect getaway stay! Hans has the place stocked with everything you need for a camping trip. The views were incredible and there was plenty of things to explore around the cabin and the property. We were able to take a dip in the creek during our stay and it was incredible. Would highly recommend this cabin to anyone, & Hans was very hospitable! Can’t wait for our next stay.
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Stewart O.recommends
August 14, 2022
The Summit Cabin
The Summit Cabin - Summer '22
Great trip. Loved the isolation of the location. Never heard anyone else or their vehicles. I fully recommend this site. *Note: the 15 minute hike in is steep but does not last too long. Hans took all our stuff up, so it was not bad.
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Stella F.recommends
August 3, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Hipcamp in Mtns
Views were excellent, Hans is a wonderful host & easy to communicate with, & cabin was very clean. He let us know right away the amenities of the cabin & was very hospitable. Getting to the cabin includes a steep climb so bring sturdy boots!
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Krizia G.recommends
July 21, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Spacious two story one of a kind cabin with all the comforts of home. Hike up was short but last stretch was very steep. Grateful for Han's transporting our stuff with his UTV. We look forward to coming back!
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Jared H.recommends
July 18, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Hans was a great host! The cabin was in a beautiful area and had everything we needed to enjoy ourselves. The hike up was steep but fun, and he got our belongings to the top for us so we didn’t have to worry about the added weight. Would stay again!
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Emma D.recommends
July 5, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Great adventure within the remote mountains of NC! The cabin was/is very well constructed, extremely clean and very comfortable. You are definitely in the elements but the cabin does a fantastic job at keeping you enclosed and away from the bugs, etc. The climb up is not that long but it is most definitely steep, and yes, you will need hiking boots because if it rains you will need a good grip. I am happy that I followed this guidance because it did rain during out stay and while I think i would have made it with sneakers, i also think the possibilities of getting injured would have been pretty high. With hiking shoes or a pair with good solid grip, no problem! We took our dog and had a blast! We had a personal unexpected and unfortunate circumstance come up and so we had to cut our trip short. We are beyond thankful for the host who came and met us, very last minute, to help us bring our belongings down. We didn't get to stay the extra night, but we will be back!
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Leigh Ann N.recommends
July 4, 2022
1959 Vintage Camper by the Creek
I loved camping on Han’s property. There’s another property nearby but wasn’t too close to hear any noise. The RV is right near a babbling creek which was nice. At night, there is no light pollution, so as long as there are no clouds in the sky, you can see all the stars. Tons of lighting bugs in the woods!
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Ben R.recommends
June 22, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Hans was very helpful and the cabin was super unique! Great views and very peaceful!
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Lars C.recommends
June 5, 2022
The Summit Cabin
This cabin is the perfect peaceful retreat. It has enough amenities but still feel connected with nature. The views, are incredible. There’s so many great places nearby to explore and get away from the everyday. Hans makes things run smooth, clean and is there for anything you need or just some information.
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Janice C.recommends
May 22, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Summit cabin
Hans greeted us with handshake & a smile. We enjoyed getting to know him. The cabin is well supplied. We found the location to be very relaxing & easy to find. He used his UTV to haul our stuff up the hill & back down when we checked out! Hans has a gem tucked in the Pisgah National Forest!
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Chloe W.recommends
May 12, 2022
The Summit Cabin
6 days at the summit cabin w/a pup!
This was such an amazing stay! Hans has an off the grid cabin up at the top of a steep climb. Totally private, great views, perfect for our dog to explore off leash - amazing. The place has hot water, composting toilet, a shower, and a solar powered battery for charging small electronics. Gas grill and gas stove, huge cooler with a bag of Ice Kept our stuff cold for 4 days. We stayed upstairs. The bed was plenty comfy -we did bring our own comforter which was a good move for 2 chilly nights. We also brought an additional 3 gallons of drinking water which was necessary for our longer stay. We couldn’t recommend this place more!!! If you enjoy long hikes there is a way to get to the cabin from the mountain to sea trail on the snowball trail - it’s not super well marked but if you are okay doing a little of your own trail finding highly recommend.
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Andrew F.recommends
May 8, 2022
"The Sawmill"
Sawmill superb!
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Sawmill. Hans was a wonderful host, made sure to send clear instructions for directions as well as operation of the dwelling. He went above and beyond greeting us after our late arrival to ensure we got settled comfortably. The surrounding landscape set inside Pisgah NF was ideal, sounds of the stream running by close to the cabin made for great ambiance both day and night. The Sawmills resident cats were a joy to be around, adorable and affectionate. Would absolutely recommend one of Hans's cabins to anyone looking for comfortable lodging in the heart of nature.
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Casey G.recommends
April 13, 2022
The Summit Cabin
My husband, and two dogs had an absolute blast staying at The Summit Cabin. Hans was such a great host and was able to help us bring our belongings up and down the mountain upon check-in and check-out. The views were extraordinary and our dogs were able to roam around the cabin off-leash. S’mores, deep conversations, and starry nights were just what the doctor ordered. I can’t wait to book this cabin again. It was a much needed, relaxing weekend getaway.
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Zach G.recommends
April 12, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Incredible Camp, even better host!
From the second we showed up, to the moment we left, Hans was an incredibly considerate host. He has built something truly remarkable to share with others. Great location in the mountains with perfect view of the valley. My wife and couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! 100/100 recommended.
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Kyle T.recommends
March 6, 2022
"The Sawmill"
Unplug for a while
The sawmill was a great off grid experience. Accomodations were as described and very clean. The location was fantastic. Right nextdoor to the national forest (literally can walk into the forest from the site). Also, being right next to the stream was great. You can sit on the covered porch and listen all evening. Internet was better than expected. Got 15 down which was more than enough to stream music. Hans himself was very personable and a joy to chat with. Will come again.
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Jamie R.recommends
February 6, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Off the grid beauty in the mountain
Hans was a fabulous host! He made sure we had everything we needed to make our weekend memorable. His land and the authenticity of his cabins are something to be marveled. I will definitely stay at any of Hans’s camps again in the future!
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Brian V.recommends
January 4, 2022
The Summit Cabin
Hans and the summit cabin live up to their reputation for greatness. It was wonderful spending the winter holiday up at the cabin. The cabin was well stocked for our needs cooking wise, and both cozy and comfortable.
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Taylor S.recommends
January 2, 2022
The Summit Cabin
So wonderful!!!
What an amazing trip! The Summit has everything you need to feel comfortable. Plenty of cooking tools, hot water, and solar power. We brought our two dogs and explored the trails nearby…the best 3 days we’ve had in a long time. Hans is a wonderful host and makes sure to help out however he can. We chatted with him for a while and learned lots of cool things about his history and the area. We will definitely be planning another trip back!!!
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