About Us

We Love the Mountains

p-31-lgSome years back, We decided that we liked the beach but loved the mountains. So when our daughter went to UNC-A (the only school she applied to) we decided to make a commitment here in Asheville and bought a house for her near the University.

But we always yearned for a place high on a misty mountain. In the summer of 2004 we spent our vacation week looking. Many places we saw were impressive, but when we saw this, our lodge, dreams merged with reality as we walked through what we knew would be our home in the hills, our little corner of heaven in the highlands. Steve G. Duncan, our superb realtor, was inspecting another room as Joan and I first stepped onto the middle deck and took in the vista across the valley. I kept whispering to her to “shut up” as she failed to contain her enthusiastic approval. That is our story. And now we want to share our mountain hideaway and make Highland Heaven part of your story.

After we bought the home in the fall of 2004, we spent the rest of the year preparing it for vacationers. We have furnished our mountain retreat with comfort and relaxation in mind, and we hope you will return home refreshed from your Asheville vacation. Because we do not use a rental company but instead manage this property ourselves, we are able to charge less than a comparable vacation rental, passing this saving on to you.

Here is a link to a recent article in the New York Times about Asheville, just in case you were still wondering if this very special town is the right choice for your vacation.