⭐️Escape to this Victorian Countryside Mansion⭐️


Burnsville, NC, United States

Short Description

⭐️Victorian Country Mansion w/ Majestic Mountain Views⭐️


Slip away to the comfort and seclusion of the Possum Trot Inn, a 19th Century Victorian mansion nestled into the lush mountain countryside in the historic town of Burnsville, North Carolina. This fairy tale property features:

✅ Original handcrafted red oak staircases, walls and ceilings
✅ Original hard rock maple flooring
✅ Classic Baroque furniture
✅ Stunning wrap around porch w/ breathtaking 180° views of green pasture valleys and blue skies
✅ 24/7 Personal Concierge
✅ Fast Internet


Although you will be able to self check-in upon arrival, you will most likely be met by the head concierge of the Possum Trot Inn who will give you a brief walk through of the estate and answer any questions you may have about the house and surrounding area.

Your hosts will be available at your beck and call during your stay, but our level of interaction is up to you. We're only a phone call or message away. We are focused on making sure you have a 5-star experience during your time here as a guest at the mansion.


➡️ In the early 19th century, this valley community of Possum Trot was primarily farmland, apple orchards and tobacco fields. Interestingly enough, the builder of this house, Mr Charles McPeters, was actually awarded a medal for entry of his apples in the Paris Exposition of 1900. These aforementioned apples were grown right here on the estate. The basement of the house was partitioned into apple bins which could store 10,000 bushels at one time. A team of horses loaded with apples on a wagon could turn around inside this basement.

Burnsville, a town of about 1,700 people is nestled in a valley surrounded by the highest mountain peaks in eastern America, including Mt. Mitchell. It's small downtown is dominated by the Town Square with towering trees. Burnsville is located 35 miles northeast of Asheville, along the Mt. Mitchell Scenic Byway.

The famous art school Penland School of Crafts is just 13 miles east. The Parkway Playhouse in Burnsville is a small professional theatre with shows from April through December.

Yancey County (where Burnsville is located) is full of old and new Agri-Tourism experiences. Visit local farmers markets and farms to purchase fresh produce of the season & delicious homemade treats. And in late November and December, cut your own mountain grown Christmas tree.

The scenic Blue Ridge Parkway is 19 miles away, via NC Highway 80 south. Go five miles north to Crabtree Falls and 11 miles south to the entrance of Mt. Mitchell State Park. While the address for Mt. Mitchell is Burnsville, it's a 35-mile drive since you need to go all the way around the mountain for the entrance from the Blue Ridge Parkway. The great village of Spruce Pine is just 14 miles east on US 19.


Entire 4,000 sq ft home plus 1.28 acres of soft lush grass surrounding the property is included in this rental. The firepit is also accessible for any guest. Washer and Dryer are located in the spring house which is attached to the main building by a covered breeze way adjacent to the kitchen. Please, make yourself at home. ☕


Never been a better time to get out in nature and breathe in some fresh mountain air. Unwind and experience the good life at this grand country home.

**Planning an intimate wedding? We can accommodate you. The Possum Trot Inn is the most enchanting location to celebrate your special day. Message us for more information.

This private retreat is located in the rural Possum Trot Valley with a small stream meandering through the hollow amidst gently rolling hills, green pastures and far reaching slopes. Straight out of a Charles Dickens novel, this lavish estate is one of the few remaining vintage homes left in the area and although it was originally built as a hotel for the CC&O Railroad in 1890, the house in it's entirety has never been used to welcome short-term guests...until now.

No parties or events are permitted anywhere in the house or on the property

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Check out some other 5-Star Reviews from this host:

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Matt’s place is literally the best. We both agreed it was the best place we had stayed at in the area. He even had a bottle of wine for us sitting on the table when we walked in! I highly recommend staying at Matt’s place" Lauren

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐"Matt was very quick to respond and made sure our stay was
enjoyable" Brad

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Matt is extremely professional, attentive and sincere. He checked in periodically and was very focused on making sure our time there was exceptional. He responded within minutes whenever I reached out to him and didn't hesitate to roll up his sleeves and help" Todd

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Additional features at the Possum Trot Inn:
✅ Onsite washer + dryer
✅ 9 Spacious Bedrooms and 8 full baths with 1 King Size Bed, 7 queens and 2 Twins.
✅ 55 inch Smart Roku Flat Screen TV (Netflix, Amazon and Hulu included)
✅ High speed Internet (200 Mbps)
✅ 6 antique rocking chairs with a beautiful ornate bench that sits 3 on the expansive wrap-around porch
✅ Private 2nd floor balcony overlooking mountains and lush forest with breathtaking views of a rolling countryside.
✅ Access to the Firepit for cool nights underneath a starry sky
✅ Fresh Mountain Air
✅ Keurig
✅ Only 15 min drive to Downtown Burnsville
✅ Just 30 miles from Asheville and the Biltmore Estate
✅ Extremely safe area.
✅ Smart Wifi Network Router installed on every floor of the house for optimum internet speeds


We highly recommend using ride-sharing services like Uber and/or Lyft:


Please remember that you’re staying in a private residence, not a hotel. Please treat the space with reverence. Please keep in mind that although some of the house has been renovated, the majority of the home is original from 1890 so being mindful and having respect for this delicate and historical property is appreciated.

You will notice a cleaning fee included in this booking. This fee is based on more than 50% of the rooms in the house being used during your stay. If you have a smaller group in your booking and less than 5 rooms are used, the cleaning fee is then reduced to $350. If this is the case, we will credit you back the difference after you check out. Please send us a message if you have questions.

Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, guests must cancel within 48 hours of booking, and the cancellation must occur at least 14 days before check-in

If you cancel between 7 and 14 days before check-in, you’ll be paid 50% for all nights

If you cancel after that, you’ll be paid 100% for all nights


Cable TV
Air Conditioning
Air Filter
Indoor Fireplace
Smoke Detector
Fire Extinguisher
Baby Travel Bed
Baby High Chair
CD/DVD Player
Board Games
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Hair Dryer
Crockery Cutlery
Pots Pans
Microwave / Oven
Water Kettle
Coffee Maker
Alarm System
Internet Wifi
Ipod Station
Steam Room
Safe Box
Smart Home
Ironing Facilities
First Aid Kit
Safety Card
Has Buzzer
Has Cat
Has Dog
Has Other Pet
Hot Water
Cooking Basics
Has Surveillance
Linens Provided


Hot Tub
Free Parking
Balcony Terrasse
Sea View
Gated Property
Private Entrance
Deck / Patio


Allows Pets
Children Not Allowed
Infant Not Allowed
Event Friendly
Allows Smoking


Basketball Court
Cinema Room
Is Wheelchair Accessible
Massage Room
Pool Table
Soccer Field
Has Tennis
Wine Cellar
Lock On Bedroom
Family Friendly
24 Checkin
Water Front
Lake Access
Beach Front
Ski-In Ski-Out
Carbon Monoxide Detector

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