This unique, 1-room, quiet, off-the-grid cabin retreat an hour outside of Asheville NC is 1 of 2 structures on a 30 acre permaculture site with a wonderfully audible babbling creek, solar power, spring fed water, private hiking trails, a large meadow, creek, 1 of a kind treehouse, wood-fired hot tub & more.
This 240 sq. ft cabin/tiny home is simple, modern, clean and well insulated. There are 2 beds--a twin and a double in a bed-sized loft with low clearance to the roof. It's perfect for 1 or 2 people or a couple with a small child.
There's indoor and outdoor, solar-powered LED lighting, 6 car-lighter wall outlets for charging a laptop or cell phone (please bring your own car charging equipment), a simple kitchen with cold running spring water (after mid-November, water is drawn from a winterized hydrant and carried to the cabin), a propane range, (no fridge), a rocket stove outside, an indoor wood-burning stove for heat and hot water, and a composting toilet in a separate structure. Note: The kitchen has plenty of basic cooking implements and utensils in good condition. French press for coffee, basic pots, pans, knives, some spices depending on who's left what. If you are a chef or foodie and would like, please feel free to bring stuff you know you'd like to have w/ you.
The cabin was sited for southern exposure so the sun strikes the floor in winter but is shady & cool in summer. The stove cranks out plenty of heat using wood available to use in the nearby shed. Fresh spring water is delivered 24/7 from a gravity-fed 10,000 gallon cistern uphill of the cabin. We planted over 100 fruit and nut trees along the driveway and stream bed and you are welcome to anything that's ready to harvest.
Guests have access to the composting toilet, indoor cold running spring water (except between 11/18 & 3/15), 1 linear mile of private, deeply wooded, gently sloping trails, a one of a kind treehouse, bountiful fruit and nut trees, 1/4 mile of private, and pristine creek frontage. If there are no other guests in the barn or with permission, cabin renters can also use a 40 x 14 porch with outdoor kitchen overlooking the creek.
Guests can use the wood-fired Snorkel hot tub -$50 extra (for cleaning and unlimited split wood) In winter, the tub is filled by hose from the hydrant. Pets are welcome. There is a $50 fee for cleaning, etc.
While the cabin does not come with internet or phone service and the property does not generally get cell phone reception, guests may, if it's working, connect via wireless internet service in the barn.
Winter Water Policy (between the first really cold snap in Nov & mid-March): Because we have exposed piping near and in the barn, we shut the water main off and guests fill jugs of fresh cold spring water from a winterized hydrant about 50 feet away.
Pls. note, while the building is right off a substantial 2-lane road, in extreme weather, that road isn't plowed right away.
This cabin is one of 2 dwellings on this parcel; the other is a great room inside a 60 year old restored tobacco barn about 75 feet away. Sometimes, there'll be nobody else in the barn, and other times, there may be guests.
We are an hour from Asheville, NC, near Max Patch Bald and the Appalachian Trail (AT) and the little town of Hot Springs.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 15% off