Our three days in this mountain retreat couldn't have been better! Although we did take advantage of its proximity to Asheville (which was at least half the big draw for us to this location), we were so enthralled by the views from the main living area of this mountain home that we had a hard time choosing to go into the town. The huge glass windows look out over the most picturesque scene--a pasture with horses at the bottom of the nearby slope, and a beautiful range of mountains in varying heights in the distance. The several bird feeders positioned on the wrap around deck bring in an interesting variety of birds--we saw many hummers but other birds as well. Inside, James and family really do have some wonderful wall hangings and artwork, pieces that especially reflect a love of the natural world. Everything about the house and the location was inviting and friendly. The beds were very comfortable and the homemade peach marmalade the owners left for us was worthy of a separate five star review! What a perfect three days!