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Entire home/flat

2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

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About this listing

The Nest is a fun place to stay while exploring A'ville area. Downtown is less than 10 min. away by Riverside or the Xway. Yummy dining, dancing, Arts District, clubs, cultural events, hiking, tubing & more are all super close by.

The space

The yurt is a fun place to stay while you explore Asheville. Only 5 min. walk to the French Broad River & less than 10 min. to downtown Asheville. Health food stores, dining, dancing, Arts District are all close by. You can get to any part of Asheville within minutes.

Your yurt is self contained with a small kitchen, shower, toliet & small deck.
Coffeemaker, fridge, convection oven and essentials are provided. We have a community laundry room open to you too. Hey if you like you can even rent a solar electric ELF we have to get around in. It's a 1 person vehicle.

We have over 5 acres with some trails. The gardens and pagoda are shared by the other 4 houses on the land and you so feel free to hang out in the pagoda area! The houses are all nestled on the knoll of our property.

We're glad to guide you in your endeavors around Asheville. Maps and current happenings in the area will be waiting for you. We like our guests to have as much quiet and privacy as they like. You can contact us anytime if you need anything or have questions.

Our location is uniquely located and is a wildlife haven. The best kept secret of Asheville with numerous giant oak trees. Sorry but we cannot accept animals for 2 reasons, my brother is highly allergic to dogs and cats and this is a wildlife reserve. Birds are ok!

Cancellations: $25 administrative fee. Cancellation before 30 days/ full refund less fee; before 21 days/ 50% refund less fee; after 14 days/ no refund. Rates are subject to change.

Guest access

The Yurt Nest is all yours. You have access to the woods, gardens, outdoor pagoda area and shared laundry room. I have a mans & woman bike if you wanna bike to the lake. Asheville however is behind time in being bike friendly. If you bike downtown you'd want to take bikes 1/2 mi. further & bike on safe designated bike paths from there to downtown, the river Arts district and more. Beaver lake is only a few minutes by bike as well and there's a bird sanctuary there. Our property is also a bird sanctuary!

Interaction with guests

We like our guests to have as much privacy as they choose. We are available anytime…. if you'd like seasoned insights into aspects of Asheville and the surrounding areas, we're happy to make suggestions or support you in any way we can.

Other things to note

Cancellations: $25 administrative fee. Cancellation before 30 days/ full refund less fee; before 21 days/ 50% refund less fee; after 14 days/ no refund. Rates are subject to change.

The space
Accommodates: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Check In: Anytime after 3PM
Check Out: 11AM
Room type: Entire home/flat


Cleaning Fee: 32
Weekly Discount: 25%
Weekend Price: 88 / night
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Sleeping arrangements
Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in is anytime after 3PM

House rules:
Enjoy yourself and the grounds and gardens.
Sorry no pets as we have lots of wildlife & my brother is highly allergic to cats & dogs.
No smoking inside or community shared areas.
Additional guest beyond 2 is 35. nite by prior arrangement.
The 3rd person can sleep on the one click couch/bed which has fitted bedding.
Please be respectful of neighbors privacy.
Parking: A space is reserved for you closest to the Nest.
Noise: Parties and additional guest not allowed.
When you’re out & about PLEASE conserve energy by shutting off lights & ac/heat (unless its freezing outside). Do not open windows or front door when AC/Heat is on. The outdoor string lights come on automatically at night.
Please only use eco-friendly products on the land. Thanks!
Let me know if there's anything I can do to make your stay more comfortable.



Cancel up to 5 days before your trip and get a full refund. Cancel within 5 days of your trip and the first night is non-refundable, but 50% of the cost for the remaining nights will be refunded.

Safety features
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Safety card
Fire extinguisher

On Fridays and Saturdays the minimum stay is 2 nights.

88 Reviews

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Gaye User Profile
July 2017
The Yurt Nest is a clean, comfortable, quiet, interesting, and unique place to stay. The location is a stone's throw to main roads, with downtown easily accessible within a short 5-minute drive. The convenient location FEELS like a remote retreat, isolated from the city -- with woods buffering the property from the roads. The host is a phone call or text away and quickly responds to requests or inquiries. The kitchenette was perfectly appointed for our snacking (we didn't attempt any cooking, choosing to sample the area's fab eateries). The descriptions and pictures are accurate. We really enjoyed our stay and most definitely plan to be repeat visitors to The Yurt Nest on our next jaunt to Asheville!

Jennifer User Profile
July 2017
A fantastic place to stay! The yurt is tucked away and felt like a little slice of heaven. A short drive to downtown and easy access to the highway to explore the wonderful hiking and sites. A great alternative to the normal hotel experience.

Angela User Profile
July 2017
The yurt is amazing - what a treasured space this is. This was our first stay in a yurt (and in Asheville) and we were thrilled with the accomodations! The little touches - the peppermint tea and the fresh lavender and mint in a vase, as well as the hand drawn welcome card, were greatly appreciated. We loved the love in the Yurt Nest! We will definitely recomend this place and visit again!

Brett User Profile
June 2017
The place is exactly what you see in the pictures. Peaceful and quiet. Just a ten minute drive to everything. A perfect place for a couple to enjoy everything Asheville has to offer.

Amanda User Profile
June 2017
We loved loved staying in the yurt nest. It is definitely a wonderful experience. And if your like me and not really down with camping and need in door plumbing this is amazing option. Plus it's so perfect for a little getaway for just the two of you. Very clean, quite and romantic cozy feel to it. Can't wait to go back real soon!!

Rachel User Profile
June 2017
We had a great weekend trip to Asheville, and the Yurt is definitely one of the most unique places I've stayed. It made the trip even more fun!

Endia User Profile
June 2017
Valerie is an awesome and welcoming Super host that helped to make our stay as wonderful and pleasant as it was. We love everything about the Yurt Nest. It was peaceful, there's a park nearby, and the Yurt's distance from everything Asheville has to offer from mountain trails to downtown fun, including the River Arts District was perfect. My boyfriend and I truly enjoyed it as we celebrated my 30th birthday. We will definitely stay again and we highly recommend it! Millions of stars if we could!

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Asheville, North Carolina, United StatesJoined in April 2011
Valerie User Profile

I moved to Asheville in 1980 and love it here. I started the first costume company here …then spent 14 yrs co-founding a large intentional community called Earthaven Eco-village, outside of A'ville ….followed by living a decade in India. My current passions are singing, writing, dancing, gardening & eco-spirit activism. Recently I've been loving creating nurturing fun spaces to live in.

Languages: English, Hindi
Response rate: 100%
Response time: within an hour

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