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Bear Hug Retreat


Bedroom 4 bedrooms
Bathroom 3 baths
Half Bathroom 1 Half Baths
Guests 8 guests
Dogs Allowed Dogs Allowed
Hot Tub Hot Tub

  • Location: Hendersonville
  • Type: House
  • View: Wooded View

Description Description
Ready to feel like you're a world away from it all on your trip to Western North Carolina? Begin your journey at Bear Hug Retreat, an upscale sanctuary worthy of hosting your dream vacation. Offering privacy in a well-kept neighborhood, this meticulously designed home is a short drive from South Asheville and Hendersonville, and only a half hour's drive from the Biltmore Estate, making it the perfect spot to settle in for active travelers who will appreciate the many activities available nearby. Have a seat in a front porch rocking chair and stay a while! Bear Hug Retreat boasts a stunning architectural design that invites you to live in harmony with nature. Picture yourself at the picnic area enjoying a family dinner, indulging in a long soak in the hot tub, and sipping hot cocoa by the outdoor fireplace on the covered deck. You can do just that at Bear Hug Retreat, which offers all this and a huge fire pit area for stargazing and swapping stories. Inside, the great room features a peaked wooden ceiling, a fireplace, and a couch that's big enough for everyone to relax. If food and feasting are central to your family's activities, this Asheville vacation rental offers the opportunity to really put on a show. The gourmet, fully-equipped kitchen is adjacent to an impressive dining room that will make any meal seem like an occasion. The Bear Hug Guesthouse is a separate residence from the main house that offers all of the comforts of home for those that need a little more room to spread out. With a flat-screen TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and a private bedroom with a full bath, having a second home on the property is a real bonus for catering to the needs of large groups. With the many nearby activities, such as visiting one of Asheville's top-rated breweries, whitewater rafting down the Green River, or hiking to a stunning waterfall off the Blue Ridge Parkway, you'll be sure to create memories that will last a lifetime at Bear Hug Retreat!

Amenities
• 2-Story Home
• 4 Bedrooms: 2 King Beds, 2 Queen Beds, Sleeper Sofa
• 3 Full Baths
• 1 Half Bath
• Pet Friendly
• Gourmet Kitchen
• Keurig Coffee Brewer
• Coffee Brewer
• Gas Fireplace
• Wood Fireplace
• Smart TVs
• Bluetooth Soundbar
• Front Porch
• Back Deck
• Gas Grill
• Outdoor Dining Area
• Fire Pit
• Game Room
• Hot Tub
• Wooded Surroundings
• Seasonal Mountain Views
• Square ft: 3,500

Bed/Bath Arrangements
• Main Level: Half Bath
• Upper Level: Main Suite/Bedroom One - King Bed, attached Shower Bath w/Dual Vanities; Bedroom Two - Queen Bed; Shared Full Bath; Bedroom Three - Queen Bed
• The Cubhouse: Bedroom Four - King Bed; Shower Bath
• Bonus Sleeping: Sleeper Sofa in the Living Area of The Cubhouse

Location Details
Bear Hug Retreat is easily accessible from Interstate 26, giving you an easy route to the Asheville Regional Airport, which is only 20 minutes away. Bear Hug Retreat is also convenient to area attractions such as The Thomas Wolfe Memorial of Historic Asheville, the Biltmore Estate, and all the outdoor adventures of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From Bear Hug Retreat you can conveniently take day trips to DuPont Forest to see the picturesque waterfalls, Pisgah National Forest for hiking, Lake Lure for a day of swimming and boating, or Chimney Rock for sightseeing. This Asheville vacation rental is located in Hendersonville and is approximately 33 minutes from downtown Asheville; at 2564ft above sea level.

Important Property Notes
• Firewood is not provided for guest use. If you plan on using the wood-burning amenities, please purchase wood locally upon arrival.
• Seasonal Gas Fireplaces are not operational between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
• Travel Insurance Recommended
During the winter months, we ask you to please consider CSA Travel Insurance to protect your vacation investment from potential winter weather events that could prevent access to the home.
• Internet Speed. This property is equipped with an internet connection with speeds up to 10 Mbps.

Property Cancellation Policy
Please note that this property’s Non-Refundable Period is 30 days prior to arrival. If your reservation is made within this period, it will be non-refundable from the time of booking. Cancellations are permitted outside of this period, per our vacation rental agreement. We encourage you to consider travel insurance to help protect your vacation investment against the unknown!

Mountain Discovery Pass
Each reservation staying 29 days or less includes our exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass, which includes one Biltmore Estate pass, in addition to a ticket for other seasonal attractions that are sure to delight and entertain! This special offer is only available with Carolina Mornings, and is our special gift to you during your stay. (Ticket(s) must be used during your stay. Terms apply, please inquire for more information.)

Amenities 109 Amenities
Car, Parking & Accessibility
  • 4WD Not Required
  • Car Required
  • Dedicated Workspace
  • Free Parking
  • Private Entrance
  • Street Parking
Entertainment
  • Access to Streaming Channels Homes that have this amenity allow guests to access private streaming accounts and may have their own accounts for guest use.
  • Bluetooth Speaker
  • Books
  • Dartboard
  • Foosball
  • Hot Tub
  • Pack & Play Travel Crib
  • Pool Table
  • Smart TV
  • Television
Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Body Soap
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Clothing Storage
  • Conditioner
  • Dryer
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Fireplace
  • Free wifi
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Security Camera
  • Shampoo
  • Towels
  • Washer
  • Wine Glasses
Family
  • Bathtub
  • Childrens Dinnerware
Home Safety & Internet
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Deadbolt
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Internet (5-25 Mbps)
  • Smoke Detector
Kitchen
  • Baking Sheet
  • BBQ Utensils
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dining table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • High Chair
  • Keurig Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen Island
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Tea Kettle
  • Toaster
Location
  • 2500 - 2999 Ft. Elevation
  • Garden View
  • Health Beauty Spa Nearby
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Wooded Views
  • Year-Round Mountain Views
Outdoor
  • BBQ Area
  • Covered Porch or Deck
  • Deck Patio Uncovered
  • Fire Pit
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Grill
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Porch
Sports in the Area
  • Basketball Court
  • Boating
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fishing - Freshwater
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Para-gliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting

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Reviews Rating (16) Reviews
Beautiful getaway!
We had a great time at the Bear Hug Retreat. Would go again. Beautiful getaway!
Barbara S - Posted: 6/26/2024 - Stayed from: 6/15/2024 to 6/22/2024
The guest house was a huge bonus for us!
This is a beautiful home. The guest house was a huge bonus for us as well. Everyone in our group loved the stay and the host was super helpful with our requests. We will stay here again.
Derrick M - Posted: 5/23/2024 - Stayed from: 5/17/2024 to 5/19/2024
Love the beautiful house and all it has to offer.
Love the beautiful house and all it has to offer. Close to hiking, shopping, and breweries. Perfect for couples or family retreats. Thank you ver much!
Ashely P - Posted: 1/1/2024 - Stayed from: 12/2/2023 to 12/9/2023
We had a wonderful experience at Bear Hug Retreat.
We had a wonderful experience at Bear Hug Retreat. The accommodations were superb. It was very cozy and spacious. The home was private with amazing views. It was also a great location- very close to local vineyards and about 30 minutes to downtown Asheville. I’d highly recommend this home if you’re looking in the Hendersonville area.
Ashley P - Posted: 12/20/2023 - Stayed from: 12/2/2023 to 12/9/2023
We liked the layout, especially the extra private room provided in the cub house.
We liked the layout, especially the extra private room provided in the cub house. The covered back porch was a nice gathering space as well.
Rita M - Posted: 11/2/2023 - Stayed from: 9/1/2023 to 9/5/2023
The home was absolutely gorgeous and comfy.
The home was absolutely gorgeous and comfy. We had a wonderful time and truly enjoyed the peaceful atmosphere. The host was very friendly and helpful.
Tammy H - Posted: 10/23/2023 - Stayed from: 10/2/2023 to 10/7/2023
What a beautiful cabin!
What a beautiful cabin! We checked in after Blue Ridge Relay and it was so nice to come into a beautiful clean home. It’s also designed so nice and it just feels so welcoming!
Kaitlin L - Posted: 9/28/2023 - Stayed from: 9/8/2023 to 9/10/2023
Mountain Retreat
This upscale, thoughtfully decorated home was more than I could have asked for, tucked into the mountain with lots of privacy. Spacious living area & a kitchen equipped with everything you need for a nice meal whether in the dining room or outside at the picnic table amongst trees. Plenty of spaces inside & outside to unwind and relax. The beds were very comfortable for a great night sleep. The house was in a great location, felt secluded but close to restaurants, grocery stores, breweries and outdoor adventures. It felt like a home away from home. We can't wait to come back!
Anonymous U from Nashville - Posted: 9/6/2023 - Stayed from: 6/12/2023 to 6/16/2023
Wonderful and peaceful home in the middle of the woods.
Wonderful and peaceful home in the middle of the woods. Unique vegetation and trees. Spots within the property to spend a long time meditating and enjoying a peaceful time with the family and our furry friends. Full of amenities to make the stay easygoing. Communication with the host is easy and fast responding, very helpful, and provides fast solutions to our inquiries. Any time we plan a new trip to the woods, we will primarily choose Carolina Mornings’ property.
Hans V - Posted: 8/28/2023 - Stayed from: 8/19/2023 to 8/22/2023
Amazing
Beautiful home, very well professionally decorated and updated… lovely yard and amenities… look forward to going back. Close to everything… Thanks for such a wonderful experience.
Anonymous U from Pompano Beach - Posted: 8/22/2023 - Stayed from: 6/12/2023 to 6/16/2023
Charming, secluded North Carolina home
We stayed at Bear Hug Retreat for a girls trip. This luxurious home is nestled back on a secluded lot that backs up to trees. It is meticulously decorated. The beds and linens are very comfortable. This home has everything you could possibly need. The kitchen is fully stocked if you want to stay in and cook. There is a large porch just off the kitchen which has a gas grill and outdoor tables if you want to eat outside. There are also rocking chairs to relax in. We enjoyed drinking our coffee during the cool mornings on the back porch. This porch has cute lighting and over looks the fire pit and hot tub! Perfect for cool evenings! There is also a separate guest house. Great if you are traveling with another family! The location is perfect! Less than 30 minutes from the Asheville airport. Our host was super responsive. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to renting this property again! It was perfect for our group!
Anonymous U from Pompano Beach - Posted: 8/22/2023 - Stayed from: 6/12/2023 to 6/16/2023
The house was exactly as described.
The house was exactly as described. It was a little more remote than described. We had to travel on a one-lane dirt road for about a 1/2 mile up to reach it. We were actually planning to work remotely from this location and unfortunately, the wifi did not support that for us.
Leslie and Mike C - Posted: 7/23/2023 - Stayed from: 7/9/2023 to 7/15/2023
Beautiful place!
Beautiful place! Very spacious and has plenty of room for multiple couples.
Carolyn D - Posted: 7/23/2023 - Stayed from: 6/30/2023 to 7/3/2023
great hideaway
we had a few days to escape and chose this spot , super cool access to fun while hidden away enough to relax . had amazing weather and the home is first class , highly recommend
Anonymous U from okeechobee - Posted: 5/11/2023 - Stayed from: 4/27/2023 to 4/30/2023
Amazing Home
We stayed here with friends for a long weekend and it was perfect! Close to the Airport, Downtown and there are plenty of great breweries and food was amazing. We loved the use of the hot tub after a long day out. Fits 10 comfortably and that extra MIL suite was great for privacy. Kitchen amenities were perfect and we used the grill with friends and enjoyed many meals in as well. Can’t wait to go back!
Anonymous U from Oviedo - Posted: 5/3/2023 - Stayed from: 3/17/2023 to 3/20/2023
NC getaway
My friends and I stayed here for a long weekend and besides the epic weather, I can’t say enough about this property. From the cool nights sitting on the rockers, to the fire pit gatherings in the evening, we couldn’t have asked for a better place to spend our time in NC. It was a beautiful drive up to the property and anything you need is close by, whether it’s grocery stores or places like Lowes and Home Depot. And the downtown Hendersonville area is so quaint and offers all the amenities of a downtown like breweries and great restaurants. I am not sure if there could have been anything else to make this trip any better but I would recommend this property to anyone heading to the Hendersonville area, it was A+ accommodations with A+ amenities, can not wait to stay here again!
Anonymous U from Ft Lauderdale - Posted: 5/3/2023 - Stayed from: 3/16/2023 to 3/19/2023
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