Guest Comments – Chalet Quietude
Chalet Quietude takes pride in exceeding our guest’s expectations.
Could not ask for anything more
This cabin is picturesque. Every photo you take, it’s just the cabin and the woods. Despite driving past several neighbors to get to the location – you can’t see, or hear, a single one. We stayed for 3 nights, but wish we had more. The house was clean and well organized for guest use. 5 of us stayed comfortably. Getting out from the cabin to the main street took about 5 mins or so. Once out, all of the tourist attractions in Asheville were easy and to get to. In fact, the cabin seemed centrally located to everything we did.
I recommend anyone staying there, wake up about 45min to 1hr before sunrise. Brew some coffee, bundle up on the porch, and watch the clouds ebb and flow while the surrounding mountains and foliage reveal themselves.
We were fortunate (?) to see a morning bear only once. He was in the distance, but it was amazing. Brea mentioned in her instruction book that the bears will rustle the bushes and trees. Rustle they did – there was NO mistake!
Downsides? Nothing really. Getting out of the driveway was challenging for the first couple of times, but then it was simple. I’m not sure how multiple cars would work, so ask brea for advice on that.
And take advantage of the hot tub! Great view and fireflies at night. Nothing beats it.
Following are the guest comments from our Guest Book before we started accepting reviews on this website:
A Piece of Heaven
My stay at Chalet Quietude was heavenly. Even more beautiful than the great website photos. So cozy and super clean. Everything was top quality… the bed linens were luxurious and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed to cook some delicious meals. The front porch was a favorite hangout for coffee in the morning and wine in the evening. Of course, the outdoor hot top topped off each evening. Even though the Chalet was so secluded and private, it was an easy drive into Asheville for lunch and hanging out. There’s so much to do and so much beauty everywhere we went. Brea was so sincere and thorough in everything… from detailed driving directions to a notebook filled with every logistical detail needed for a great stay. A lot of love went into creating this beautiful place! Will definitely return and have recommended it as a great getaway to my friends!
We had a great time at your cabin. It was all you advertised. The fire flies streaking across our room at night was eye opening. We will recommend your places.
Bob & Berna
We can’t say enough about this place!! At Chalet Quietude, w/the views and stylish well-appointed interior, we were on top of the world. Brea creates a truly luxurious surrounding and what a pretty place to connect w family and friends!
Dan & Tracy
We were greeted by butterfly-covered bushes as we pulled up to Chalet Quietude ! This was just one of so many special “over-the-top” touches of our time there. So many amenities made our stay there especially special and enjoyable ….. from the totally stocked kitchen, to uber-comfy sheets, too many great movies to choose from … even down to the gentle melody of the chimes by our table out on the deck. Thanks so much, Brea, for the lovely getaway in the mountains ~ and we girls are already talking about coming back when the “young ones” reach their 60th!
Lynn B & friends
Our time together at the chalet is one we will never forget. the beautiful leaf colors, the wonderful still quiet and exploring the town of Asheville…We would like to make it an annual vacation and look forward to it even now. Thank you for providing such a tranquil getaway — it is so nicely decorated and we had everything we needed.
Til next time!
Jeff & Ilse
Newport News, VA
P.S. no bears, but 7 wild turkeys running around in the driveway – I’ll send pictures!
Although disappointed that we did not have the opportunity to meet the “bear” :)!!, Chalet Quietude was everything that I could have hoped for. . . which was a wonderful getaway from the hustle and bustle of daily life…peace and tranquility. Oh, have I missed a real wood burning fireplace!!! It could have been warm these last couple of days and I would have found an excuse to make a fire 🙂
Thank you for sharing your home. Think of the “gift” that you truly give to all of your guests. A chance to relax, to connect or re-connect, to celebrate special times,….moments to be cherished and remembered forever!
And I will definitely be ordering a “sheet set”. What a wonderful night’s sleep!
Again, thank you! We will definitely be back very soon.
Your Pinehurst, NC friends
Noelle & Steve
Lovely Place! Had a great time!
Annette & Rich
What a wonderful place! The views are spectacular.
We had a great time and hope Chalet Quietude is here for many more years to come.|The Joneses from Maryland
Merry Happy Thanskgiving Mas! Our families came together to celebrate the holidays out here in the peace and quiet of the mountains. We all enjoyed our stay here very much and love to return again someday! We hoped to go to the Biltmore House, but didn’t make reservations in advance so we couldn’t go. We also hoped to see a bear but had to settle for a group of wild turkeys instead. Best Wishes,
Ed and Vivian
Evan and Jeni
Mike and Meredith
Sunrise, sunset — what lovely ways to begin and end these four days on your misty mountain refuge. We love the panoramic views out the doors and windows. The upper level birds and squirrels entertained us as only they can!
The Biltmore candlelight tour was awesome with harp music to inspire the next mile of walking! The carriage ride from the barn yielded one buck (large rack) and five does — all feeding avidly. A “rafter” of wild turkey flew into the pines and really strutted their stuff! Awesome views of the estate. We thoroughly enjoyed our/your chalet and its amenities. Our youngest, Anna Jane (7), let us know that moon-lit spa swims were the best!
We were even inspired to cook creatively and chili a la Mary Hunter fed our mountain appetites.
Be safe all voyagers!
Boyle & Mary G.
We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend in quietude. Our only regret is that we didn’t have one more day. The chalet was perfect — well stocked for every need. Brea was most accommodating!
We broke away for just a few hours to enjoy the Pisgah Brewery in Black Mountain and to dine on Spanish tapas at Cirate in downtown Asheville. Otherwise, no need to leave this wonderful quiet hideaway on the mountain top!|
John & Sherri B.
Greetings. This was our 2nd year in a row to Chalet Quietude and it did not disappoint. Brea again outdid herself and could be nominated for saint hood. the weather was nice and cold, but the accommodations in this peaceful cabin were more than we could ask for. there is somethign really special about beginning a new year on top of a mountain, closer to peace is closer to God.
Thanks gain Brea and God bless to all and Happy 2012!!
Brian & Dayana M.
What a gorgeous backdrop to our much-needed, spetacular week-long getaway. Thank you, Brea, for having everything in place. Wine by the fire each night will be missed.
Whitney & Matt O.