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The Waldhaus Resort

· Barnardsville, Buncombe, North Carolina
60 acres hosted by Hans R.
3 lodging sites
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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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155 ratings · 129 reviews
Rick B.recommends
February 18, 2024
The Summit Cabin
My wife and I loved our time in The Summit Cabin. Hans had everything prepared, so we were able to pack quite minimally. He even had a bag of ice in the cooler and a gallon of drinking water waiting for us. The hike up and down was steep but otherwise enjoyable (we brought trekking poles, which helped), and Hans was able to transport our gear up and down in his UTV. Overall it was a great experience, and we’re looking forward to going again someday! Btw, say hello to Elwood — he’s the fluffiest and sweetest cat 🐈‍⬛🙂
Noelle S.recommends
December 25, 2023
The Summit Cabin
Lovely Place!
What a beautiful spot! Truly a great experience, we will definitely be back! Hans was a wonderful and thoughtful host. I had the best birthday ever!
Kenny R.recommends
December 10, 2023
The Summit Cabin
Great experience and we’ll be back!
Hans’s place was exactly as advertised! Incredible cabin equipped with everything you need, but still has that primitive feeling. The hike up was more challenging than expected, but luckily Han took care of the heavy stuff for us. Our trip was still awesome even though the weather put a damper on the trip. The cabin was cozy and my wife and I didn’t mind sitting on the porch enjoying the rain. It’s perfect if you have a pet too. Our two pups had a great time. Hans provides pretty much everything you need in the cabin to cook, bathe and sleep so it’s easy to pack light. Overall was a great experience and look forward to returning. Thank you Hans!
Rachael B.recommends
November 26, 2023
The Summit Cabin
Worth the hike
Couldn’t ask for a better late fall/winter camping spot. The cabin is warm and cozy and has almost any amenities you would have at home. Great views and remote location make for a peaceful getaway. Hans was a gracious host and prompt in communication. He provided good recommendations for local spots. Overall the summit cabin is a 10/10. The short hike is worth the stay.
Nevin S.recommends
November 12, 2023
The Summit Cabin
Fun Primal cabin! Bring water and be prepared for the hike over
Valeria C.recommends
October 23, 2023
The Summit Cabin
Had a great time
I had a great time staying at the cabin with my friends. It's definitely very remote and a steep but fun hike up to the cabin. Highly recommend arriving before sunset, bringing sturdy hiking boots, and bringing an extra warm blanket. This is definitely not "glamping". I'd call it a step above sleeping in the tent but it has its own charm. I loved my stay and would recommend to my adventure seeking friend's haha
Barnardsville, Buncombe, 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 Hans R.Joined in September 2019
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