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Michael & Debra (Dallas Center, IA)

We'll be Back! I stumbled on this rental on the internet. It looked too good to be true - but it wasn't! We absolutely loved the privacy, the surrounding area, the comfort and the quiet of this cabin. We did not want to leave! We had the most relaxing vacation of our lives - even better than the cruise ship a few years ago!

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Seclusion in the city.  Our second visit was even better than the first. It is just like staying at grandma's house sparkling clean of course but the little touches are perfect, done by someone who loves to have you come for a visit.

The exercise room was very well equipped. Consider turning down the heat to about 65-67 as working out builds up personal heat so "comfy" isn't necessary.

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Nancy (Santa Paula, CA)

Wonderful Visit and Stay!

Staying here was like home away from home! It was great to come home to a fire and a kitchen each evening. The hot tub made it very special. Everyone was so helpful and nice. Can't think of staying anywhere else when I come again.

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John & Muriel (Scotland)

We stayed for 9 nights in Kathy's Kabin. The accommodation was very spacious for two and had all the facilities we required. It was unseasonably hot so we only used the fireplace once and barely depleted the stack of wood left for us by the front door.

There is a sense of tranquility here and the individual cabins seem to be well separated and screened from each other. Sitting on our deck you could reasonable convince yourself that you were alone in the forest most of the time.

The staff were excellent, very friendly and accommodated every small request we made and dealt with all our questions. Supermarkets are 5 minutes away and downtown asheville itself little more than 10.

We didn't use many of the facilities on site although could probably have become addicted to the Bocca ball, given time. There is an excellent range of film dvds available if you are having an evening in.

In terms of things not to miss we would say the Blue Ridge Parkway - we explored both north and south of asheville and the views are unforgettable - and Biltmore Estate, which we had the fortune to visit during the 'azalea season'.

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The owners at Asheville Cabins of Willow Winds think of all the little details that make your getaway very relaxing and stress-free. The cabin was roomy, clean, and had all the comforts of home and then some! The owners were helpful in recommending local places to visit or to dine. The surroundings of the cabin are peaceful and well maintained.

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Jane (Richmond, VT )

The grounds are lovely--flowering shrubs, a fish pond, fountains and a connection to the Blue Ridge Trail. Each cabin has a hot tub. The kitchen is well equipped and there's also a washer and dryer. Although the cabins are fairly close together, there's definitely a feeling of privacy and it's quiet. The office has a good video library and the people who work there are very friendly and helpful. It's convenient to asheville, the NC aboretum, the Craft Center and Biltmore Estates. This is our fifth year going to Willow Winds and we highly recommend it!

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Nancy (Santa Paula, CA)

Staying here was like home away from home! It was great to come home to a fire and a kitchen each evening. The hot tub made it very special. Everyone was so helpful and nice. Can't think of staying anywhere else when I come again.

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Tom Martin (St. Petersburg, FL)


Best Vacation Rental in Asheville

Beautiful Cabins, wonderful views and great fishing! The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Wood brought right to your door. Best fireplaces ever!!! This was my second trip and our friends first. We hope to make this an annual trip.


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Devorah (Huntersville, NC)

Wow! I fell in love with Willow Winds; it was "love at first sight!"  We were welcomed to a community of 25 cabins, all luxuriously but rustically accommodated. We walked into our cabin, Michael's Hideaway; it looked just like the representation on the website. It was a total sensational retreat! A sight for sore eyes. My teenage daughter loves it every time we come back. Everything a person could need or want was provided at the cabin. Amenities included free DVD's, hot tubs at every cabin, decks with electric grills, outside recreation, Internet access in every cabin, and a totally cool can of rich butter cookies as a welcoming gift. Groceries will even be provided for your cabin at your request.

Staying at Willow Winds offers the best of both worlds: a peaceful, soulful retreat back to nature and/or a 5 minute trip to downtown Asheville where the action is. With the gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, wooded areas, streams, and woodland flowers, this place is second to none in terms of the reclusiveness and reconnection with nature it offers. On the other hand, if one is in the mood for enjoying the arts, music, restaurants, and Bohemian culture, then a short trip to downtown Asheville is the place to be.

Since our first stay, we come back to Willow Winds on a regular basis throughout the year. We try to come during different seasons to enjoy the beauty and the changing of each season. Staying here is a wonderful way to destress from the normal comings and goings each day. It is perfect for families, couples wanting a romantic break, and even coming alone - which can be a good thing. You are right in Asheville within city limits, but yet it seems so far away.

Staying at Willow Winds of Asheville comes with my highest recommendations!

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Bill, Sue, Ann, Brad & Scott

We had a memorable family vacation at Willow Winds!! Found you on the well done website and we were pleased with all of the extra amenities that Willow Winds provided ~ from delicious “Welcome Cookies” to flashlights for evening walks in your beautiful woodland gardens….Thank you to the office crew for your warm hospitality to parents and children alike. Hope to return someday!                     

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Bill, Rae, Betty & Josie (Carrboro, NC)

I found Willow Winds on the internet and fell in love with it through the pictures. The reality is even better!

This is our first visit to Willow Winds and Asheville and I can’t imagine one without the other. We came with our two kids ~ ages 11 mo. & 3 & ½ and one of the best parts of staying here was how much there was for them to do onsite! It meant we could relax and not feel like we had to provide something to do all the time. I am sad to leave but so happy to have found this place. We all look forward to our next trip.

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Joanne (Fuquay Varina, NC)

Wow! I selected the best place to bring my friends from the Netherlands to visit!

We found that we had a home away from home. Even a newspaper! So much to do in so little time. I will be back.

Thank you for helping me to make a great memory. We all loved relaxing in the hot tub. Huge hit of luxury and comfort!

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Tom & Debbie (Newark, DE)

Verdant forests with scenic features

Full of God’s own wondrous creatures

Bubbling brooks and gurgling fountains

All a part of these mystic mountains

We truly enjoyed the time we spent here

Sharing “Dad’s Dig’s with friends so dear

We’ll carry fond memories of this visit to Asheville forever!


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The Neal Family (Raleigh & Charlotte, NC)

Willow Winds has been the perfect place to bring our family to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. It’s our first time here. There’s something for every age!  Our grandchildren and grown ups loved bocce, water balloons, and the other games.

With two cabins side by side everyone had lots of room. What a relaxing and beautiful setting!


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Gene & Glenda (Little Rock, AR)

We are from Little Rock, AR and our friends from CA. We met here and had a fabulous time. I knew we'd like the place even before we arrived because of the exceptional assistance and advice provided by your staff online. Every question was answered promptly and thoroughly.  We will be back!

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Awesome! Stay here while visiting the Biltmore Estate.

When we first arrived, we parked and went into the front office. We were greeted by a kind lady that gave us all kinds of great info. She gave us our key and we went onto our cabin at the top of the hill (Toms Trophy). They have discount grocery tags on the key rings, which I thought was awesome.

We got to our cabin and open the front door and the pictures on the website don't do this place justice. This was the cleanest establishment I have ever stayed at. They had wood on the front porch for the fireplace, electric grill on the back porch and the Hot Tub was hot and ready for action.

The bed rooms are located downstairs, along with the hot tub. The beds were very comfortable. They even had i-phone docking stations upstairs and downstairs, Plasma TV upstairs in the den with cable. I was really surprised with all the electronic items in the cabin. Thumbs Up Willow Winds.

We Thank you for relaxing and peaceful stay!


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A magical, Spiritual, meditative experience

We will definitely be back. Sorry it took so long to respond. Everything was perfect and can't wait to be your guests again.
Thank you for making us feel like home.


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Gray & Gerhard (Raliegh NC)

Thanks! Our son and his new wife love Willow Winds, and so do my husband and I. We have always needed a nice cabin to stay in and enjoy Asheville, so it is a great break from our work routine in Cary. Maybe the kids will keep this up long after we are gone!

We always notice how nicely yall keep up the place....everything we need is there, and the firewood on the porch is wonderful! it was the first fireplace for our new daughter in law from China, and she adored it, too. We don't have one at home.

We ate in the Library at the Biltmore Inn, Cucina 24, and Doc Chey's again and loved all three; others should like those places, too. We bought annual passes to the Biltmore for the four of us after our first visit last May, and are thrilled that we could use them twice more this year. 

We visited the Rivers Arts District twice and had a lot of fun browsing the galleries. 

Can't wait til our next visit sometime this summer. Holler if you need anything in the Raleigh area, Gray and Gerhard


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Tommy and Cathy Archibald (Atlanta Georgia)

What a lovely place to stay!!  We had an amazing time.  The cabin was clean, well equipped, and we all enjoyed the comfy beds.  We've stayed in cabins before, but never one that was so well equipped.  You thought of everything.We hope this will be the first of many stays at Willow Winds.  Thanks to the staff for making this an ideal vacation.  The two lovely ladies in the office were kind, helpful and just great.




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The Holmes Family (Mount Olive, NC)

November 27, 2011
My small family in recent years has made a tradition of going away for Thanksgiving. Disney, Outer Banks, and now Asheville.

This is the most wonderful place to stay. The cabin is huge and has everything you need to spend a few relaxing days. The fireplace was the extra touch.
We explored downtown, went on a food tour, went to the Biltmore one evening, and had Thanksgiving at Deerpark. Last night we went on the Polar Express. What a fantastic time.

This is definitely a destination that we would return to. Any season would be fine.
Thanks for a Wonderful Vacation.
The Holmes Family
Mount Olive, NC

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