⭐️5-Star Chalet on 22 acres+fireplace w/ creek views⭐️
Tucked back in on 22 acres of forest along the Little Ivy Creek, this stunning chalet strikes a harmony between classic mountain charm and luxury. Yes, there’s a cozy fireplace and exposed wood beam ceiling—but there’s also pottery from Dubai, artwork from Phuket Island in Thailand and a handcrafted Japanese dragon chair. Curious? Come stay with us and explore the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains—we’re just minutes from music, culture, countless local farms, and endless outdoor excitement.
We are here for you during your stay, but our level of interaction is up to you. We're only a phone call/message away. You will be able to self check-in upon arrival. We are focused on making sure you have a 5-star experience during your stay. If for any reason this isn't the case, please reach out and let us know.
Please remember that you're staying in a house, not a hotel. Please treat the space with respect. If any problems arise, we will do our best to take action asap however there is no one living on-site 24/7.
Welcome to Mars Hill, North Carolina. Just 8 minutes away from Travelers Way Chalet is a charming downtown that’s home to Mars Hill University as well as a rich musical history: this is the birthplace of folk musician Bascom Lamar Lunsford, the “minstrel of the Appalachians.” Here you’ll find restaurants and shops, and several theaters where the tradition of Appalachian music thrives. On a clear day, you’ll even be able to spot Mount Mitchell.
Madison County is home to 55,000 acres of National Forest and endless opportunities for adventure: from gem mining to golfing, hiking and fly fishing to hot spring swimming, horseback riding to whitewater rafting. Within 20 miles you’ll find two of western NC’s best spots for outdoor action. Zip downhill at Bailey Mountain Bike Park, or hit the slopes at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. The Appalachian Trail runs through this neck of the woods, too, so be sure to bring your hiking boots.
The area’s agricultural roots make it a perfect destination for scenery seekers and foodies alike: spend afternoons on idyllic drives from farm to farm, or see what local chefs create with the harvest at an array of farm-to-table restaurants. And if you’re looking for even more excitement, the city of Asheville is just 18 miles away.
Entire 1500 sq ft home plus 22 acres surrounding the property is included in this rental. Please, make yourself at home. ☕
Guests do not have access to the lower level of the house
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At Travelers Way Chalet, extraordinary details are hidden in plain sight. Sheep’s fur from Romania and artwork from Beijing grace the master suite. Puerto Rican sea fans hang above the guest bed. Furniture handmade in Kabul adorns the living area. And keep an eye out for a tapestry knitted in Egypt by a man the homeowner met over a game of chess.
These appointments all tell their own stories. And amidst them, there’s plenty of space for you to create a story of your own. Gather with friends and family to make memories in an inviting living area, where you can enjoy sunshine and greenery views by day and a warm stone fireplace by night.
Update: Now you can relax down by the creek, check out the stars at night or prepare some delicious smores in and around our newly added tripod Cowboy Cauldron FirePit.
With a full suite of modern appliances, including a smart Samsung refrigerator along with elegant marble countertops, the kitchen is just as suited for whipping up meals as it is for relaxing over a glass of wine. Fresh ingredients are easy to come by in this agriculturally rich stretch of the Blue Ridge—get creative with your cooking, then find your favorite spot to picnic.
This mountain chalet is also an ideal spot to find a change of scenery for work-from-home life. Set your laptop up on the grand kitchen island, Zoom from the couch, or check your emails alfresco on the spacious deck.
When it’s time to rest, find total peace in a master suite with a top-of-the-line king-size Nectar mattress—you’ll sleep better here than you do at home. The master also has its own luxury en-suite bath with steam shower. A queen-size guest bedroom offers privacy for two more guests and its own adjacent bathroom.
And that’s just inside. Wander out the back door and discover 22 lush acres bordered by Little Ivy Creek, the lifeblood that flows through western North Carolina’s farmlands.
Additional features at the Travelers Way Chalet
- Clean and sanitized to CDC and WHO standards
- Self check-in
- Onsite washer + dryer
- Fully stocked kitchen
- 65 inch Samsung Smart Flat Screen TV (Netflix and Hulu included)
- High speed Internet
- Tripod cauldron firepit adjacent to the creek.
- Nespresso De'Longhi Coffee Machine
- Onsite, Secured parking for 3+ vehicles
- Fresh Mountain Air
- 8 miles from charming downtown Mars Hill
- Just 20 miles from the Biltmore Estate in Asheville
- Extremely safe community.
- Personal Concierge Service
We highly recommend using ride-sharing services like Uber and/or Lyft
Note for parents with kids. Little Ivy Creek flows through this property, it's fast flowing at about 2-3ft deep. Please don't leave children unattended.
We have a Minut smart decibel monitoring device installed in the hallway off the living room on the ceiling. This device does NOT record sound or video, it simply monitors noise in decibels to alert us of any smoke/fire alarms going off, broken windows and potential parties occurring at the house. There is also a ring door bell installed on the outside the house to the right of the front door
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