AVL 149 South Lexington Avenue Asheville AVL 149 South Lexington Avenue Asheville, N C 28801
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The Retreat

The Retreat
6 Bedrooms 4.5 Bathrooms House in Fletcher
from $895 per /nt
from $6265 per /wk

Property Details

Our clients prefer to know who is staying in their home. Please provide the number and ages of guests in your party, and true nature of your visit. Properties cannot be rented independent of each other. Owners do not permit events/parties of any type or size.

Luxury, privacy, serenity set in Cane Creek Valley, Asheville's horse country; 17 miles/20 minutes south east of Downtown Asheville, 11 miles/20 minutes to the gates of Biltmore Estate, 5 miles/10 minutes to south Asheville groceries, eateries, gas, 17 miles/25 minutes to Omni Grove Park Inn, 5.5 miles/12 minutes to Asheville Regional Airport, 65 miles/1 hour from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport, 106 miles/1 hour 45 minutes to from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport.

The Retreat is a welcome respite, an experience you won't soon forget. Enjoy looking out at the mountains on 5 acres of peace and privacy. The large beautiful main house has an open floor plan, with additional warm and welcoming "Bee Keepers Cottage", connected by a meandering fieldstone walkway. Please see layout by floor below. Property amenities include; stocked pond (catch and release), relax down by the stream and wade in to cool off on a warm day, the pavilion with stone fireplace (wood provided) just off the main house has gas heaters for those extra chilly nights, 2 fully stocked kitchens (drip coffee makers, complimentary coffee provided), fire pit down by the stream, gas grill on deck off main house dining area, wood burning fireplace main house, (wood provided), gas fire place in guest cottage, front load washer & dryer both properties, the list goes on. Please see full list of amenities below.

MAIN HOUSE Main Level:
Large TV room w/3 sets of french doors to pavilion
Pavilion with wood burning stone fireplace (wood provided), seating for all, gas heaters
2 queen bedrooms share Jack & Jill granite/tile/glass bath with dual vanities, walk in shower, water closet
½ bath
Game room
Front load washer/Dryer

MAIN HOUSE Second Level w/open floor plan:
Living area with wood burning fireplace (wood provided), flat panel TV, Sonos sound system
Dining area, table extends to accommodate 12 guests
Large gourmet kitchen fully outfitted w/marble center island, 3 swivel bar stools, 6 burner gas stove, dishwasher, built in microwave, large 2 door refrigerator/freezer, walk in pantry
½ bath
King master w/flat panel TV, en-suite bath; granite/tile/glass dual vanities, walk in shower, water closet
Covered porch off dining area with gas grill, dining area, lounge chairs, commanding view!

Fully appointed kitchen with granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances (electric stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave)
Dining area with seating for 6
Living area w/gas fireplace, flat panel TV
Queen guest bedroom w/flat panel TV, en-suite tile/glass bathroom with radiant heat flooring, heated towel rack
Furnished porch with view of pond and mountains

King master w/flat panel TV, deck, lovely view!
Queen guest w/flat panel TV
Tile/glass guest bath w/radiant heat floor, heated towel rack
Laundry room w/front load washer & dryer

8 flat panel TV’s (4 main house, 4 Bee Keepers Cottage)
Sonos Sound System both properties
Heated Towel Racks all bathrooms Bee Keepers Cottage
All linens provided
2-bath towels/1 washcloth provided per guest, hand towels by each sink
3 Rolls toilet paper each bath
Body wash in each shower
Blow dryer each full bath
2 fully appointed kitchens w/drip coffee makers (complimentary coffee provided), toasters, hand mixers, blenders, and large crockpot main house
Cookware, Dishware, Glassware, Bakeware, Utensils (eating, cooking, grilling)
2 Rolls paper towels per property
Fresh kitchen sponge
Dish soap
Dishwasher detergent
Kitchen towels
Pump hand soap at each sink
Front load washer & dryer, iron/ironing board each property
Laundry detergent
2 wood burning fireplaces; main house living area, outdoor pavilion (wood provided)
Gas fireplace Bee Keepers Cottage
Gas Grill (Main House hooked in to main gas supply)
Amazing pavilion just off main house w/gas heaters mounted in ceiling for those chilly nights
Stocked pond (catch and release)
Running stream on the property
Fire pit
HVAC (of course)
Property is flat, so plenty of room for the kids to run around!

This property has 2 King(s), 4 Queen(s).


  • Health Beauty Spa
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heat
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet - Wireless
  • Iron and Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cookware
  • Dining Area
  • Dining Spices
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Shopping
  • Hospital
  • Mountain View
  • Deck/Patio
  • Gas Grill
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Outdoor Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Equestrian Events
  • Fishing
  • Fishing Fly
  • Golfing
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis
  • Water Tubing
  • White Water Rafting
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Romantic

Guest Reviews

guys trip by Kevin M. 08/30/2019
We had a great time at the Retreat for a 21st year of college friends getting together from all over the country. Having two homes was great. The space on the property was a ton of fun for us 40 somethings to fish and play wiffle ball. The homes were very nice and well appointed. Everything we needed and we ended up cooking both nights rather than making the trek to Asheville. Very convenient to the airport and Sierra Nevada.
SPECTACULAR!!! by Jeff M. 08/06/2019
Our group of 10 have stayed at several homes in various locations around the country. This house was by far the best home we have rented. It had more than everything we needed. We sat by a fire at the outdoor pavilion every night of our stay. If we ever decide to visit the Asheville area again, we won't even look at other properties. This is where we will stay. Not sure our group will ever find another property as good as this one.
Beautiful home, unforgettable memories by Brittney C. 05/23/2019
My now husband and I eloped in Asheville and rented this home to stay with close family and friends the weekend of our wedding. It was as amazing!! The house is gorgeous, clean, modern, elegant, and the grounds are beyond beautiful. It was like staying at a private resort. Any questions I had prior to check-in were answered in a timely manner and everyone was friendly and accommodating.
Amazing luxury for the whole family by Joe M. 05/14/2019
Could not ask for anything more. Beautiful property with enough space for our large family get together. Very comfortable with total attention to detail.
Absolutely Beautiful! by Valerie A. 05/10/2019
We just returned from a much needed girlfriends weekend where we celebrated a 50th Birthday. This vacation rental was more than what we expected. It had everything we needed and was the perfect setting for our celebration. We will definitely be back, 5 stars for sure!"
So great! by Bill 04/23/2019
We have stayed in several AVL Luxury Vacation Rentals and they have all been incredible- this one was certainly no exception! The property is all as described... amazing interior design and function, neat as a pin, and with all the amenities a family could want. "The Retreat" has both the main home and the separate cottage along with incredible outdoor spaces to enjoy. Every room is to die for and, and I can't imagine anyone having anything other than the very best experience. Our oldest daughter lives in Asheville and we love to bring in our other adult children and our parents to visit and we simply can't say enough good things about this property.
Beautiful home for a group getaway! by Erin 03/27/2019
Beautiful home for a group getaway!
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
We stayed here for a bachelorette party and it couldn’t have been more perfect. A quick drive to the airport and downtown, this house was as convenient as they come. The house is beautifully decorated and thoughtfully designed, and stocked with everything you and your fellow travelers would need. I highly recommend this home to anyone looking for a stylish, comfortable, and spacious place for a group trip!

Reviewer location
Date of arrival
March 21, 2019
Beautiful!!!! by Maria 03/27/2019
My Girlfriends and I have been doing a trip every year for the past 16 years. This house was the best so far. If it has a hot tub it would have been over the top. It has everything you need for a fabulous stay. The beds, pillows, sheets and towels were excellent.
Absolutely Amazing! by Terrence 02/09/2019
Five star accommodations at very tastefully appointed properties. Every bedroom was very comfortable (per my guest....very well traveled and picky bunch). The common areas were well equipped for the ultimate in gathering of friends and families. We’re already thinking of our return trip THIS YEAR when it’s warmer.
Beautiful Property! by Jodi 10/15/2018
The house and grounds were beautiful. There were games and outdoor sporting equipment for our teens to play with. All the beds were comfortable and the linens were luxurious. The management team was available even over the Thanksgiving holiday with the small issue we had. It was close to Ashville but far enough to feel peaceful.
Great Mountain Retreat! by Paula 09/11/2018
Is as beautiful as the pictures. Not too far from downtown Ashville and the Uber service is great. Highly recommend this property for your mountain get away!
Incredible Property! by Joe 08/25/2018
Part of me does not want to write this review because I don't want the secret to get out about this incredible property. Our group was 12 in total, all with extensive travel experience, and every one of us was extremely impressed by the quality of this home. It was spotless upon our arrival and is every bit as good as the pictures online. Everything in the home is high-end. The location was convenient for trips into Asheville and the surrounding area, but we actually spent less time than planned in Asheville because we liked the home so much. We particularly enjoyed spending time in the outdoor pavilion and playing lawn games in the vast yard.
A Rental Property Like No Other! by Leanne 05/04/2018
This is such an incredible property. No expense was spared with the decor or amenities. We cannot wait to plan our return trip to The Retreat!
Relaxing Retreat by Melinda 04/25/2018
Our family stayed at this fantastic property for a long Easter weekend and we could not have been more pleased to have done so! From the kitchens and outdoor spaces to the bedrooms and bathrooms, both the home and the cottage are very well appointed with everything one could need to thoroughly enjoy their visit. We had an incredible time fishing in the pond and stream, as well as hiking and relaxing. Furthermore, management was extremely knowledgeable, responsive and helpful. We so appreciated their amazing assistance in planning our stay, and we look forward to visiting this beautiful home in the future.
Stunning Retreat! by Jennifer 02/12/2018
We have stayed many places in the Asheville area over the last 20 years, and this is by far our favorite! The house is immaculately kept with every amenity you could need! The guest cottage is updated with the latest as well, including heated floors in the bathrooms! Both spaces are decorated as if you have stepped into a designer magazine but with a feeling of relaxation and coziness. We had 5 couples with 3 in the main house and 2 in the guest cottage and it worked out perfectly. Our favorite spot to hang out was the covered patio with the fire place and heaters over looking the gorgeous grounds with the mountains and stream in the background!

It was an easy 20 min drive/Uber to our favorite spots in downtown Asheville and 8 min to the grocery store. The airport and Sierra Nevada brewing were only 15 min away.

We are already planning a return to the Retreat to enjoy it in the summer with our kids!
Gorgeous amazing property! by Lindsay 02/05/2018
This property lived up to the listing and photos and then some. It is an unbelievably gorgeous designer home. We had a large group (9 people) and we all kept saying how lucky we felt that we got to stay there. The home is well appointed and the property managers are responsive and flexible. It is about 25 minutes from downtown/the Biltmore, but it is worth it. Ubers were easy to get and the drive wasn't dangerous (being from Florida, we were concerned about driving in rain or ice). We had no issues getting to or from there. I highly recommend this property and hope I get to go back someday!
Great for families & wonderfully appointed! by Emily 01/29/2018
Wow! This home has it all!! The main house has a great layout- perfect for a group or family. The guest house is so quaint & works well for parents visiting, a nanny or older children! This property was perfect for our family weekend & only 20 minutes from downtowns Asheville. We enjoyed cozy fires both inside & outside (tons of wood provided) as well as cooking yummy meals in the gourmet kitchen. The kids loved playing on the gorgeous lawn & swinging down by the stream. We will definitely be back!!
AMAZING Home - 5 Stars PLUS PLUS PLUS! by Ron 01/16/2018
My family, 11 in total, celebrated my mothers 85th birthday at The Retreat and we could not have chosen a better home for the celebration.

The home is as advertised, and then some! There isn’t a detail overlooked, and some you never would have thought of. Beds are super comfortable, plenty of towels, and the radiant heat floors and heated towel racks were especially appreciated in January!

Four generations, all with different needs, had plenty of room to gather together, or go off for some alone time. The kitchen is the center of the home where everyone could either help with meal preparation, or just hang out and not be in the way. We ate every meal in…why go out when you’ve a beautiful incredibly well outfitted kitchen, and gas grill just off the living/dining area!

Can’t say enough about this home! Wish we could have stayed longer, but we’ll be back!


Dates Wkdy / Wknd Weekly
11/04 to 11/24
11/04/2019 - 11/24/2019
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
11/25 to 11/29
11/25/2019 - 11/29/2019
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
11/30 to 12/18
11/30/2019 - 12/18/2019
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
12/19 to 12/27
12/19/2019 - 12/27/2019
7 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
12/28 to 12/31
12/28/2019 - 12/31/2019
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
01/01 to 02/29
01/01/2020 - 02/29/2020
3 nt min
$895.00 / $895.00 $6265.00
03/01 to 05/21
03/01/2020 - 05/21/2020
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
05/22 to 05/25
05/22/2020 - 05/25/2020
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
05/26 to 06/30
05/26/2020 - 06/30/2020
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
07/01 to 07/04
07/01/2020 - 07/04/2020
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
07/05 to 09/02
07/05/2020 - 09/02/2020
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
09/03 to 09/07
09/03/2020 - 09/07/2020
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
09/08 to 11/22
09/08/2020 - 11/22/2020
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
11/23 to 11/25
11/23/2020 - 11/25/2020
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
11/26 to 12/18
11/26/2020 - 12/18/2020
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
12/19 to 12/27
12/19/2020 - 12/27/2020
7 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
12/28 to 12/31
12/28/2020 - 12/31/2020
4 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
01/01 to 11/03
01/01/2021 - 11/03/2022
3 nt min
$960.00 / $960.00 $6720.00
- Rate varies due to seasonality and holidays.
- Please select your dates on our online booking calendar for an exact quote.

Availability & Booking Calendar


NC State Tax - 4.75%
County Tax - 2.25%
County Occupancy Tax - 6.00%
$3,000 Vacation Rental Damage Waiver Fee - $79.00
Cleaning Fee - $550.00
Early check-in/Late check-out - $40.00
Processing Fee - 2.95%
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations made more than 60 days prior to occupancy will forfeit 50% of the nightly rental fee, plus the processing charge (2.95%). All cancellations made less than 60 days prior to the occupancy date will forfeit 100% of the nightly rental fee paid, plus the processing charge (2.95%). Any payment toward Cleaning Fee, Accidental Rental Damage Insurance Fee (ARDI), Facility Fee, will be refunded. Guest will be entitled to a refund less the cancellation fee, 25% of total nightly rental fee paid to date, if the property is re-rented for the same term (number of days), or portion there of, and at the same rate as contracted by the guest. AVL Property Management will make a diligent effort to re-rent the property. If balance due/final payment is not received by the due date as presented in the rental agreement, your reservation will be treated as cancelled and your deposit will be forfeited unless we can re-rent the property as indicated above. If a guest is disappointed or unsatisfied with the property due to differences in taste according to decor, accommodations, location, construction, mountain road conditions, etc. and declines to stay at the property, this will be considered a cancellation and no rent reduction or refund will be issued. All cancellations by guest must be made in writing/e-mail to Beth@AVLVR.com.
Last updated 11/05/2019
Deposit Policy
Deposit Policy:
50% deposit is required to secure reservation when outside the 60 day window of desired check-in date. Full payment required to secure reservation if made within 60 day window of desired check-in date. Reservations are not confirmed until the initial deposit, or full payment whichever applies, is secured by AVL.
Last updated 11/05/2019

Property Location

asheville vacation rentals

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9AM-5PM Saturday and Sunday
Or feel free to call us: (828) 231-9100