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Asheville Swiss Chalets 2.5

Asheville, North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina

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Pros

  • Peaceful location in wooded mountain area
  • Clean cabins with kitchens and patios or balconies
  • Some cabins have gas fireplaces
  • Rooms include free spices, cookies, and coffee beans
  • Pet perks include water bowls, treats, and fenced-in runs
  • Free parking and Wi-Fi

Cons

  • No restaurant, pool, or fitness center
  • Winding, mountain roads may be difficult to navigate in snow
  • For stays less than three days, a cleaning fee is charged
  • During busy season, minimum stays may be required

Bottom Line

Asheville Swiss Chalets is a collection of reasonably priced, cabin-style vacation rentals set amid a wooded area within a six-minute drive of downtown Asheville. The 11 charming cabin rentals including one-, two-, and three-bedroom options, all with kitchens and balconies. The hotel is pet-friendly, for a fee, and dog owners appreciate the bowls, blankets, and fenced-in dog areas that some of the cabins have. While there are limited amenities beyond the cabins, all rentals include coffee beans and cookies from the owner’s bakery. There’s no pool or full restaurant on-site, though, and some of the cabins are on the small side. Those looking for more modern rooms and more amenities may want to compare rates with Aloft Asheville Downtown, an upper-mid-range hotel with stylish rooms and a terrace pool.

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Scene

Alpine chalet-inspired cabins in woodsy mountain setting

Owned by a couple who wanted to escape busy New York for someplace quieter, Asheville Swiss Chalets is made up of 11 Swiss chalet-inspired cabins, on a winding road amid wooded mountain grounds. Buildings vary in appearance from the red chalet on stilts, to a two-story pale-yellow building, to a cheery yellow cottage surrounded by a picket fence. The place is especially popular with families and couples, especially dog owners, since some buildings have fenced-in dog areas. Cabins are surrounded by local flora and fauna and offer views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The area is especially scenic in autumn when the leaves change color.

Location

Quiet, wooded mountain surroundings, a six-minute drive from downtown Asheville

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The Asheville Swiss Chalets are located off a winding mountain road, in a picturesque wooded area. Note that the road can be a bit tricky to navigate in the snow. There is a grocery store a short drive down the mountain and downtown Asheville is less than a six-minute drive away. The Biltmore Estate and Biltmore Village are within a 10-minute drive, and Asheville Regional Airport is a half-hour drive away.

Rooms

Clean, cozy cabins with kitchens and furnished balconies

The hotel offers clean one-, two-, and three-bedroom chalets with varying homey, country-inspired decor such as upholstered couches, solid wooden dressers, and floor lamps. The overall aesthetic is reminiscent of a late-'90s home furnished with a generic mid-range retailer, like Ethan Allen; it's pleasant but nondescript. All cabins have flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and full kitchens with refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, and dishes. Some have dishwashers, and all have balconies or patios. Some offer fenced-in dog areas -- and bowls, towels, and dog treats are offered when booking with a pet. A feline-friendly room is also available. Cabins also come with a handful of extra amenities like spices, coffee beans, and grills. Bathrooms vary; some have small, stand-up showers while others have shower/tub combinations. Most guests find the one-bedroom units to be on the small side.

Features

Pet-friendly; free cookies and gift certificate to owners’ bakery

The hotel doesn’t offer a lot of amenities outside of the rooms -- there’s no pool, fitness center, or full restaurant. It is, however, located in a scenic setting that birdwatchers and nature-lovers would enjoy, with plenty of trees and flowers. The hotel is pet-friendly for a fee, and there is free parking. The owners of the hotel also own the Well-Bred Bakery & Café, and guests receive cookies and gift certificates to the bakery. Each room also has a notebook full of local tips and recommendations.

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Address

10 N Delano Road, Asheville, North Carolina Mountains, United States

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