- size: 830 sqft
- type: 1-bedroom (and sleeping loft) house
- location: Weaverville, NC
- inhabitants: mountain home for family of 4
- AirBNB rental site: “Peaceful Log Cabin near Asheville”
For Memorial Day weekend and my 27th birthday, Matt and I wanted to simply relax and enjoy each other’s company. We browsed through AirBNB for a small cabin in the North Carolina mountains, and found the perfect place for the most memorable weekend.
This 830 sqft A-frame cabin is located near Asheville in an “intentional community” of artists and professors. Inspired by a trip to Scandinavia, the family of four designed and built this exposed wood cabin as their peaceful retreat. The kitchen, dining, and living spaces blend into one, double-height space with a high vaulted ceiling. A spacious sleeping loft above the bedroom and bathroom look down onto the light-filled living space. The large deck extends the main space to the outdoors where we gazed at the star-filled sky or listened to the continuous buzz of bees.
I was fascinated by the space. The simple material palette let the space speak for itself. It didn’t need decorations or paint, it was intrinsically beautiful. The furniture that was there was functional – providing storage (like the antique hutch in the kitchen) or accommodating extra guests (sleeping up to 7 people). I especially loved observing how the cabin was constructed. I could easily read the structural logic of the exposed beams and columns.
The nights were chilly, so we made great use of the wood stove. It had such a presence in the cabin, with the contrastingly dark chimney stretching the full height of the space. Since we loved being in the main space so much, we actually slept on the futon. So we really only inhabited about 375 sqft of the cabin.
We had such a lovely stay. The weather, the cabin, the hiking, the food, the relaxing – it was absolutely perfect. Perhaps my favorite birthday yet…
PS. The best part about our trip…
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So beautiful! I would move there in a second! Thanks for sharing this beautiful space and CONGRATS!
Thanks Danielle – we are so excited!
I totally recommend taking a vacation and staying at this cabin!
Congratulations!! (That cabin is beautiful, too.)
Great to see you and Matt last night, and congrats again on your engagement! Happy to be reading your blog. 🙂 I wanted to share our honeymoon cabin in Newland, NC, where we spend 3 all-too-brief nights… it was very well designed and planned, even more so than the photos suggest. http://www.linvillecabinrentals.com/details.php?mode=search&table=rental&id=33&back=1&Start=0
Hi! So glad you found my blog!! Thanks for the congrats and thanks for sharing your honeymoon cabin – what a lovely way to spend your first few days as a married couple 🙂
So funny, a friend of mine introduced me to your blog about a year ago, and I was scrolling through today to see this post. Matt and I were at the University of Richmond at the same time! He looked so familiar, I had to go to LinkedIn to figure it out. (Intentionally) Small World! 😉
Haha! Wow it sure is a small world! You must know him as Dingo then as all his college friends call him. Too funny. Glad you found my blog and put it all together. Cheers!