We picked this location because we wanted to get away yet be within close proximity to Asheville. We had so much fun hiking and checking out the local towns, we never did get into Asheville - nor did we miss it. The area is centrally located for easy drives to Burnsville, Little Switzerland, Black Mountain, Weaverille, and of course, Marshall. The town of Marshall is a cute little gem that upon first inspection seems lacking, but take a walk and go into the shops and you'll find friendly people, lovely crafts from local artisans & great food (even a pot-pie shop). Zuma on Thursday night hosts a jam session of local musicians. You never know who (or how many) will be there. The night we were there, we listened to Billy Hicks leading a team of fiddles, guitars, a bass, a banjo and one singing judge - Note: get there EARLY if you want to find a seat. In regard to the rental, we were pleasantly pleased with our pick. The home is certainly in the 'holler', secluded and private, but just what we were looking for. McRae, our host was nearby if any issues arose and was a great source of information as to the local scenery. McRae was born in Marshall, and although he has traveled extensively, is now back to his roots. His family has been in Marshall for over 100 years so we weren't too surprised to find a 1912 building downtown with their name on it (as well as a few roads, and a mountain). The home is very quaint with modern conveniences and lots of old charm. Furnishings are a mix of old and new with quite an eclectic appeal. Bedroom is comfy, kitchen is stocked, towels are plentiful, and the view from the deck is fabulous. At night you can view the stars and at daybreak you can see the sun rise and the fog settled on the mountains.... saw lots of rabbits, but never did see the deer. All in all, a great stay. We hope to get back soon.
Private, Secluded Home On 52 Acre Farm