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Majestic Views from an Artist’s Cabin Filled with Light

VerifiedSuperhostBakersville, North Carolina, United States
Airbnb Plus
Entire cabin hosted by Lisa
6 guests3 bedrooms5 beds2.5 baths
Conley House has majestic, long-range views of Mt Mitchell that just can’t be captured in photos. On 6 private acres with almost no other houses in sight, you’ll enjoy mostly Christmas trees for neighbors. And, with two spacious king suites, gourmet kitchen, smart features, fast fiber optic internet, gas log stove, jetted tub and only 8 miles to supplies you’ll love your stay, too. The optional 3rd bedroom/office, located above the detached artist's studio, is great for those wanting extra privacy.

Covid-19: We follow Airbnb’s cleaning guidelines & block time between stays for guest safety.
Conley House has majestic, long-range views of Mt Mitchell that just can’t be captured in photos. On 6 private acres with almost no other houses in sight, you’ll enjoy mostly Christmas trees for neighbors. And…
“We are honored to be the first in the region to join Airbnb’s elite & unique group of properties called Airbnb Plus! Conley House reflects our passion for cooking and the artwork that can be found across the region. Dinnerware is just one of the many handmade touches throughout the cabin. Our guests love choosing an original mug in the morning for a cup of delicious coffee. We supply fresh, whole beans with a grinder, French press, mocha pot, and Mr. Coffee, so you can make what you love!”
“We are honored to be the first in the region to join Airbnb’s elite & unique group of properties called Airbnb Plus! Conley House reflects our passi…
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Amenities

Everyday

Self check-in
Free parking on premises
Full kitchen
Washer
Dryer
Dishwasher
Wifi
TV
Bathroom essentials
Bedroom comforts
Coffee maker
Hair dryer

Family-friendly

Pack ’n Play/travel crib
High chair
Bathtub
Garden or backyard
Changing table
Children’s dinnerware

Accessibility

Getting inside

No stairs or steps to enter
Well-lit path to entrance
Step-free path to entrance

Moving around the space

No stairs or steps to enter
Wide hallways

Common areas

Wide entryway

4.98 out of 5 stars from 83 reviews
4.98 (83 reviews)

Location

Bakersville, North Carolina, United States

Off state maintained roads just 15 minutes from shopping & exploring in Spruce Pine and Burnsville, and just 48 miles from Asheville, Conley House is a modern mountain gem with plenty to do!

You can get away from it all, play games, explore the well-known crafts trail, take a class, hike to waterfalls, or indulge in the local shops and restaurants of the area. Guests at Conley House are given a picture filled booklet of favorite spots to help them plan a truly memorable local experience!
Off state maintained roads just 15 minutes from shopping & exploring in Spruce Pine and Burnsville, and just 48 miles from Asheville, Conley House is a modern mountain gem with plenty to do!

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Hosted by Lisa

Joined in October 2014
  • 164 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Owners: Rick and Lisa Smith, Stay at Penland Lisa Smith is a professional vacation rental host with a background in brand development and graphic design. She also wrote a food column for seven years. Her passion for the culinary arts is evident in Conley House and Doug’s Way. A “nester” by nature, her favorite way to spend the day is cooking and baking at home. Lisa’s hosting style is very hands-on while respecting guests privacy. - “I believe no one wants to waste a minute when they are on vacation, that’s why my first priority is to always answer questions and messages as quickly as possible. We like to treat guests as if they are friends or family and “own” their concerns. So when it’s raining and they had planned to go horseback riding we are ready with a number of other options. Hosting to us is about providing more than a place to stay, it’s offering an experience guests will never forget and rising to the occasion if things go a little sideways.” Rick Smith is an artist/blacksmith and handles a lot of the maintenance of the properties. He operates an independent studio making work for galleries and by commission, while also heading the metals program at SIUC in Carbondale, IL. Rick was a resident artist and a coordinator at Penland School of Crafts, which is located just minutes away from the cabins, and has taught workshops there many times over the years. His artwork is in the permanent collections of the Mint Museum, Decorative Arts Museum, Metal Museum, and the John and Robyn Horn Collection, among others. Rick likes nothing better than to spend the day on water, sailing or fishing, and loves to travel to places all over the globe. His work can been seen in both cabins. - “We wanted to create a space where guests could not just look at artwork, as in a gallery, but experience what it feels like to live with it. Many of our guests have told me how much it has enriched their stay and that to me is one of the best parts of hosting, making the artwork as central to their vacation as the view and the comfortable surroundings.”
Owners: Rick and Lisa Smith, Stay at Penland Lisa Smith is a professional vacation rental host with a background in brand development and graphic design. She also wrote a food colu…
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 4:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Self check-in with smart lock
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events