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Jump right into your mountain vacation at Blue Iris Retreat! Let the sound of the rushing river transport you to a magical mountain paradise that's well equipped with amenities galore. This Burnsville luxury lodge is awe-inspiring in its design, featuring contemporary architecture coupled with comfortable decor that was selected with family enjoyment in mind. Situated on the South Toe River less than an hour north of Asheville, Blue Iris Retreat offers your group the opportunity to live large. Discover the gourmet kitchen with two ovens and a wine fridge, the main bath's unique deep soaking tub, and the outdoor living space with a built-in grill and a screened deck. This spacious home has three levels of living space so everyone can spread out. Getting a good night's rest is assured at Blue Iris Retreat with the sound of the rushing river to lull you to sleep. Enjoy easy access to the main bedroom suite, or two bedrooms on the upper level. The lower level is a dream come true for kids of all ages with a huge rec room with ping pong and foosball tables, plus a bunk room with enough built-in twin beds for the whole troop. Year-round river access is a delight for those who like to discover! It's just steps down to enter the cool water for fishing, swimming, kayaking, and tubing. Privacy is yours to savor on the five-acre property. If you love dogs as much as we do, the best news about Blue Iris Retreat is that they can come too!

Amenities
• 3 Story Home
• 4 Bedrooms: 1 King, 2 Queen, 1 Qss, 2 Double, 2 Twins
• 3 Full Baths, 2 Half Baths
• Soaking Tub
• Pet Friendly
• Fully Equipped Kitchen
• 2 Ovens
• 2 Wood Fireplaces
• Hot Tub
• Fire pit
• Grill
• Foosball Table
• Corn Hole
• Ping Pong
• Tubing
• Kayaking
• Front Porch with Outdoor Seating
• Deck with Outdoor Seating
• Outdoor Dining
• South Toe River Views
• Wooded and Mountain Views
• Life Vests
• Square ft: 3,415

Bed/Bath Arrangements
• Main Level: Main Bedroom One - 1 King Bed, Ensuite Bath with Soaking Tub; Half Bath
• Upper Level: Bedroom Two - 1 Queen Bed; Shared Full Bath; Bedroom Three - 1 Queen Bed
• Lower Level: Bedroom Four - 2 Full Beds, 4 Twin Beds (Bunk Beds); Shared Shower Bath; Half Bath
• Lower Level: Queen Sleeper Sofa

Location Details
Located on the banks of the South Toe River, Blue Iris Retreat offers an adventurous getaway with the convenience of shopping and dining options in Burnsville, NC just 16 minutes away. From Burnsville it's a smooth commute to I-26 and Asheville attractions. Outdoor activities in the area are abundant, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, fly fishing, and hiking trails. Take a slow inner tube ride down the river, go gem mining at Emerald Village (35 min.), or In the winter, skiing and snow tubing at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are just a half hour away. Discover your own adventures in the Burnsville area and surrounding mountain wilderness! This Asheville vacation rental is located in Burnsville and is approximately 50 minutes to downtown Asheville, 2,649ft above sea level.

Important Property Notes
• VIP: Please be aware that you must complete the waiver of liability to stay at this property. If this form is not completed within 24 hours of the Vacation Rental Addendum being signed, your reservation shall be canceled, thank you.
• 4WD/AWD Recommended in Winter
During the winter months and inclement weather, a 4WD/AWD vehicle is recommended to access this property. Please ensure your vehicle has sufficient clearance (i.e. SUV, Truck, or raised sedan). Low-clearance vehicles with 4WD/AWD are not recommended. For the extra effort, however, you are rewarded with seclusion, beauty, and a lot of fun just getting there!
• 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.
• Firewood is not provided for guest use. If you plan on using the indoor fireplace, you'll need to bring firewood with you.

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! Learn more about Travel Insurance here.

Mountain Discovery Pass
Each reservation comes complete with our exclusive Mountain Discovery Pass, which now includes a Biltmore Estate pass -- in addition to seasonal activities such as ziplining, whitewater rafting, and skiing! This extremely valuable pass is a special gift from Carolina Mornings to our guests, and is not available anywhere else. Enjoy Asheville the way it is meant to be enjoyed, and let us spoil you with activities and the best customer service in Asheville!

Amenities 59 Amenities
Accessibility
  • 4WD Not Required
Car
  • Necessary
Elevation
  • 2500 - 2999 Ft. Elevation
Entertainment
  • Access to Streaming Channels
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television
Essentials
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bed Linens
  • Cable
  • Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free wifi
  • Game Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Jetted Tub in Bath
  • Kitchen
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Washer
  • Wifi
  • Wireless Internet
Facility
  • Free Parking
Family
  • Bathtub
  • Childrens Dinnerware
Home Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Contactless check-in and checkout is available
  • Enhanced cleaning practices are used
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Smoke Detector
Internet Speed
  • High-Speed Internet (100+ Mbps)
Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Basics
  • Dining table
  • Dishes & Silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen Island
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Spices
  • Stove
  • Tea Kettle
  • Toaster
Location
  • Mountain View
  • River Views
  • Rural
  • Wooded Views
Outdoor
  • BBQ Area
  • Fire Pit
  • Garden or Backyard
  • Grill
  • Porch

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Reviews Rating (34) Reviews
Great place
Beautiful home on the river. So peaceful.
Caroline P - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 8/17/2022 to 8/21/2022
Relaxing
This house is absolutely perfect. Our very large family had plenty of room to play and roam. It's situated at a lovely spot on the river and was well stocked for the kids to have loads of fun on the water. The house is very well stocked with everything a guest might need, impeccably decorated, and so comfortable we didn't want to leave. If we are back in the area we will definitely be staying here again.
Kristen N - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 8/2/2022 to 8/5/2022
Great Design
Beautiful setting and home. Very well equipped and thoughtfully designed. We had a relaxing visit and would absolutely consider a return visit for an extended family gathering.
Jean G from Loveland, OH - Posted: 9/15/2022 - Stayed from: 8/18/2022 to 8/21/2022
Wonderful Week
Property is amazing will come back next year!
Alec B - Posted: 8/10/2022 - Stayed from: 7/3/2022 to 7/9/2022
Beautiful
Very beautiful and comfortable
Jayashree K from Irvine, CA - Posted: 7/14/2022 - Stayed from: 7/1/2022 to 7/3/2022
Wonderful!
Wonderfully comfortable home with lots to do.
Neil H - Posted: 6/9/2022 - Stayed from: 4/25/2022 to 4/29/2022
House was Fantastic!
House was fantastic. Carolina mornings is incredibly fast in responding to any needs.
Chris S - Posted: 6/9/2022 - Stayed from: 5/12/2022 to 5/15/2022
Loved the Solitutude
One of the best experiences. Location including the riverside experience with solitude was the best part.
Adnan S from Madison, AL - Posted: 3/24/2022
Awesome Cabin Retreat
We stayed here with our six boys and it was an amazing cabin over looking the south toe river in Burnsville, NC, the cabin was well equipped with anything you would need and it was so peaceful. We will be definitely renting this cabin again
Anonymous U from Lakeland, Florida - Posted: 3/12/2022 - Stayed from: 2/17/2022 to 2/22/2022
"We absolutely loved this cabin! The place was impeccable and had every luxury needed. The owners spared no detail and provided great instructions and helpful guides on what the area offers. We had 6 and 8 year olds with us and they loved venturing by the river. Gorgeous views. As Floridians, the drive up the mountain was not too difficult. Looking forward to booking again. Only complaint, we tried booking another trip while we were there and the cabin was already booked up all summer! Apparently, the secret is out!"
Katrina W - Posted: 12/1/2021
We just completed another stay at this property and are already looking to rebook. I can not say enough good things about this home! Fortunate that the owners are willing to share this property with so many of us. We look forward to staying during all 4 seasons to see how it changes throughout the year - it’s truly a breathtaking spot. Thanks again! Kim and Eric
Kim H from Charlotte, NC - Posted: 12/1/2021
"My 6-year son, Tristan has given this vacation stay a 10 out of 10 and the rest of the family could not agree with him more. The owners have created an amazingly comfortable space. We were impressed with the amount of thought and details that went into the build and the furnishings. The owners were accessible and addressed any questions we had. We will be back this summer!"
Christopher B - Posted: 12/1/2021
"Our family enjoyed a nice, quiet getaway to Burnsville. The kitchen was spacious and stocked with everything needed (and more) to prepare anything from baked goods to a full course dinner. We spend the majority of our time on the back porch overlooking the river which was nice and closed off for my wandering children. It provided the perfect area to kick up our feet and enjoy the scenery without concern of the kids running free. The hill to the river is steep, but the stone steps helped us get in our steps and the kids loved “fishing” with found sticks. Comfortable beds and a perfectly laid out “family room” allowed our kids to have their own corners of the room while the room was spacious enough to avoid the need to step over them to get to the bed. Once the sun went down, my four year old thoroughly enjoyed serenading us to princess music while my son blocked our shots playing cornhole. There were plenty of activities to entertain the broad scope of ages. We hope to make a return trip to the beautiful property!"
Jessi C - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This property is truly amazing. The home is set deep in the woods and feels very secluded. There are beautiful views of the river from the deck; and several paths to get down to the river. We even got a few inches of snow during our stay that made the experience all the more special. This is the most well-equipped and thoughtful rental. The home has everything you need for a large group. There are two dishwashers, plenty of dishes and kitchenware, two fridges, and areas for everyone to gather or hide away with a book. I especially appreciated all the cozy throw blankets carefully placed all over the home. There were lots of river toys for the warmer months that had our group day dreaming of a return visit. Sharon and Bill are very responsive and very helpful with offering information and answering our questions. Their welcome book and clear instructions made getting around town super simple. We will definitely return to this sweet, year round retreat."
Noy W - Posted: 12/1/2021
"Beautiful home in a picturesque setting. Absolutely enough space to relax, and unplug for the four of us. Can’t wait to go back with a larger family group in the spring /summer to do more outside. Everything was clean and super comfortable! We ventured down to the river on the path and climbed back up using the rock stairs. Bill and Sharon have thought of everything, including a welcome book that detailed the area trails. We did the shortest, Briar Bottom in less than an hour! Grocery shopping at Ingles was convenient . Burnsville “Main Street” had shops open, and the cookies at Appalachian Java are highly recommended. Eastoe Oasis was the perfect escape!"
Jenifer L - Posted: 12/1/2021
Such a lovely week at the Estatoe Oasis! The owners have thought of absolutely everything.
Katie Z - Posted: 12/1/2021
My husband and I from PA and my daughter and her family from FL met at the cabin. It was as the perfect place to finally see my grandchildren! The area was beautiful and trails in the area were enjoyable but I’m not at all sure I can adequately describe how special and welcoming the cabin is! It is well stocked and sleep number beds were an added bonus after a busy day. We all spent plenty of time downstairs playing foosball and ping pong and darts. ( no I didn’t win any games) It was a little chilly for water activities but the kids enjoyed exploring and spending time with us at the river. Thank you for offering your cabin for a memorable trip. We would love to come back!! Arlene
Arlene R - Posted: 12/1/2021
"We arrived early as the housekeepers were cleaning up. This cabin is absolutely beautiful, clean, modern and new. The kitchen is equipped with everything for a big crowd. Upstairs bedrooms had sleep number beds and had plenty of space. The game room had endless games and things to do. The cousins enjoyed bunk beds and sleeping in one room. Covered patio was awesome to sit by the fire and watch the rain fall. Would definitely come back again."
Vanja I - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This was a very different vacation as we normally seek out a beach for our April getaway. We have visited many of the Caribbean/BVI islands as well as other US destinations and I have to admit, while this was nothing like any other trip we have had, it was one of our favorites. The setting was extremely relaxing, the house was beautiful, and as every other review states, it is as well equipped as your own home likely is. Best of all, the experience of doing nothing but enjoying nature is priceless! We spent many hours in the river (yes, during the first week in April, albeit cool), and enjoyed every minute. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a getaway that is very relaxing and secluded, yet extremely comfortable."
Greg E - Posted: 12/1/2021
"The previous reviews don't lie, this place was beautiful!! Sharon and Bill have equipped the house with everything you need to make your stay comfortable and relaxing! We couldn't get over how immaculately clean the home was when we arrived, literally no trace of previous guests. They're housekeeping team must be phenomenal! The home is gorgeous, large enough for everyone to have their own space (we had 6 adults, 1 teen, 1 preschooler & 1 infant plus a dog) yet it was so cozy! Most days we were perfectly content enjoying the home & property amenities. We also ventured off site for two hikes that were less than a 15 minute drive away. If you're looking to go to the mountains and really just relax and disconnect from the world, this is your place! It's got everything you need: comforts of home, awesome ammenties, large windows with views for days, hiking trails, South Toe River and more! Sharon & Bill did an excellent job on this rental!"
Elizabeth C from NC - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This house was perfect for cycling camp! We had 10-12 riders over the course of our stay and there was plenty of room for sleeping, eating and prepping for the day's ride. The covered decks were great for storing and working on bikes. The driveway was hardpack gravel but rideable. For those that chose not to ride up/down the 1/4 mile driveway there was a little cabin about 3/4th of the way up the driveway providing a place to change into cleats and stash shoes. We managed to navigate two 24ft Sprinters down the driveway since there is a bump out on the last turn that enabled us to back them down to the house. Plenty of parking for another 6 vehicles. Great routes to Little Switzerland and Mt. Mitchell from here."
David C - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This is the second time we have rented this property for a getaway with our two adult children, their spouses and six grandchildren! This place is more than amazing! We all love it and are already planning our 2023 getaway here! Sharon and Bill and wonderful hosts and have thought of everything to make your stay spectacular!"
Sheri O from Kingsport, - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This was our 2nd time staying here. We come up frequently because we have family nearby, & this is our favorite place to stay. The kitchen is well-stocked with spices & supplies/equipment, & I've decided I need heated bathroom floors in my house now! My son loved sleeping in the bunk room & playing foosball & ping pong downstairs. As always, we loved being able to get down to the river in just a couple of minutes. It poured our 2nd night there this time & it was fabulous to sit on the back porch & watch the rain come down. There are plenty of places to just sit & enjoy being in the mountains."
Cynthia C - Posted: 12/1/2021
Absolutely beautiful! Sharon thought of so many details to make it perfect. Thank you!
Mary N - Posted: 12/1/2021
Absolutely loved staying here!! So peaceful and relaxing!! My family loved this stay!!
Lois C - Posted: 12/1/2021
The mountain home and property grounds are beautifully kept! The home has all of the essentials...and so much more. There was plenty of space for our family of 13 (7 adults and 6 children). We particularly enjoyed the covered outdoor patio deck during morning coffee and early evening happy hours. We had such a great time and would love to rent again!
Maria H - Posted: 12/1/2021
Beautiful house in a beautiful location!
Richard R - Posted: 12/1/2021
Wonderful trip. Sharon was very attentive to all of our questions. Beautiful home! Attention to every detail is apparent. Will be back!
Kenni B - Posted: 12/1/2021
"We had the most wonderful time. The house was beautiful and had more than we expected of everything. There was plenty of space inside and out to eat as a family. The kitchen was spacious. The bedrooms were comfortable. The bathrooms were large and unique. Sharon communicated with us and took care of any questions we had. Our family loved the area and the river. We built fires in the pit, had smores, fished, kayaked, tubed, creek walked, swam, caught minnows, and sat around the fire. We loved the house, the deck, the river, and the location. We went to Mount Mitchell, Emerald Gem Mine, and Crabtree Falls. It was such a wonderful week. We definitely want to return. Thank you so much!!!"
Jay B - Posted: 12/1/2021
This place was like home away from home just loved it!
Jesse E - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This house may have been the nicest house I have ever stayed in! Good hiking trails close by. Burnsville had everything we needed. We had a great time in the river. A great thing about this area is that it doesn’t get hot. I would not advise tubing the river now, water level was too low. Bring your water shoes."
Patrick F - Posted: 12/1/2021
"This house was beautiful. We love the river and the swimming was great right behind the house. The kitchen is fully stocked, all beds and furniture were so comfortable. The deck was perfect!"
Donna S - Posted: 12/1/2021
We had a wonderful relaxing stay at Estatoe Oasis with family and friends. The property had everything we could have wanted. Sitting on the huge deck and watching the South Toe River was so peaceful. It was close enough to the Blue Ridge Parkway and gem mining to be convenient. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends.
Cynthia P - Posted: 12/1/2021
Another amazing stay at Estatoe Oasis! This is a truly lovely home and location. Home is perfectly laid out for families to enjoy together and alone time. Property is peaceful and perfect for a family who loves outdoors. This was our second booking here and we look forward to the next one! Thank you for sharing your little slice of heaven.
Kathryn P - Posted: 12/1/2021
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