Mills River Apartment Close to Asheville & TIEC!

City: Mills River, North Carolina Property ID: 355964

grand total: From $120 total Per Night

    Escape to this 3-bedroom, 1-bath vacation rental property in Mills River. Nestled in the French Broad River Valley, this unit is ideally situated close to Asheville, Hendersonville, and Brevard. This first-floor unit accommodates 6 guests, with 1,300 square feet of living space offering everything you need for a memorable North Carolina retreat! Lots of free parking, flat terrain, and no stairs.

    *Please note that this is a first-floor apartment and the homeowner lives upstairs, on a completely separate floor, and may be present during your stay*

    -- THE PROPERTY --

    Master Bedroom: King Bed | Bedroom 2: Queen Bed | Bedroom 3: Queen Bed

    Step into the open living space that features a plush sofa, armchair and a flat-screen cable TV. Settle in for a movie night with your travel companions or curl up with a good book in this comfortable lounge area.

    Create delicious home-cooked meals in the fully equipped kitchen, which features modern appliances and ample counter space. Prepare a dinnertime feast and gather around the formal dining table when it’s time to eat.

    For a breath of fresh air, step outside into the beautifully landscaped backyard. Sit back and relax in the shade under the outdoor umbrella or fire up the gas grill and host a backyard barbecue. Feel free to let your dog off his leash to explore, as the backyard is fenced-in for safety and privacy!

    Retreat to the bedrooms when you’re ready to call it a night. Sprawl out on the king-sized bed in the master bedroom for a full night’s sleep. The other bedrooms each feature a queen-sized bed.

    -- THE LOCATION --

    Get in touch with nature and visit the Pisgah National Forest, a 500,000-acre forest that features whitewater rivers, waterfalls, and hundreds of miles of trails. Just 10 minutes away from the apartment, you can hike, bike or head to Saddle Up Trail Rides for a unique horseback riding experience.

    Head north about 10 minutes and take a tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewery, or drive another 5 minutes and check out Launch Trampoline Park. The facility boasts over 12,000 square feet of connected trampolines and offers exercise classes, dodgeball, and more!

    Take a day trip to the historic Biltmore Estate, an 8,000-acre property lined with lush gardens and a winery. Experience the daily life of the families who lived on the estate raising livestock, tending crops, and working at the dairy.

    For those visiting in the summertime, be sure to check out the Brevard Music Center Summer Festival for something the whole family will enjoy. If you’re in town towards the end of the season, stop by the popular Mountain State Fair hosted at the WNC Agricultural Center, under 10 minutes from the property!

    Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site is a must-see for the history buffs in your group. Home to the famous twentieth century poet and Pulitzer Prize winner, Carl Sandburg, the site offers a unique glimpse into the writer’s life and inspiration for his contributions.

    Horse lovers won’t be able to get enough of the Tryon International Equestrian Center, a year-round venue that hosts world-class shows and competitions, while the theater fans in your group can head over to Flat Rock Playhouse, a multi-purpose performance venue producing Broadway-grade plays.


    Evolve Vacation Rental wants your vacation experience to be everything you hoped for and exactly what you needed. To make it easy, we help you find a property you love, offer world-class support seven days a week, and make sure our properties are safe, clean, and ready for your stay. Even better, each home has a Guest Contact available 24/7 for anything that’s on your mind. It’s a fresh new approach to vacation rental. Try Evolve today!


    Key Residence Features:
    - Amenities include a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi, private entrance, flat-screen cable TV, in-unit laundry machines, fenced-in backyard, outdoor chairs, gas grill, and more
    - Magnificent Mills River location - Close to Pisgah National Forest, hiking, horseback riding, Launch Trampoline Park, the Biltmore Estate, shopping, restaurants, and much more. Under 10 minutes from Asheville Regional Airport and the WNC Agricultural Center
    - Nearest Commercial Airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (~67.2 miles away)

    -- POLICIES --

    - No smoking
    - Pets allowed with $25 per stay fee
    - Please note that this is a first-floor apartment and the homeowner lives upstairs, on a completely separate floor, and may be present during your stay
    - Events, parties and large gatherings considered with prior homeowner approval (please contact Evolve for additional information)
    - Must be at least 25 years old to book
    - Additional fees and taxes may apply
    - Photo ID may be required upon check-in

  • Location

    Area Activities

    • Antiquing
    • Cinema/Movie Theater
    • Cycling
    • Eco Tourism
    • Farmers Market
    • Fly Fishing
    • Golf
    • Hiking
    • Kayaking
    • Live Theater
    • Mountain Biking
    • Nightlife
    • Rafting
    • Restaurants
    • Rock Climbing
    • Shopping
    • Winery Tours

    Inside Amenities

    • Kitchen

    Key Amenities

    • Air-Conditioning
    • Carbon Monoxide Detector
    • Coffeemaker
    • Complimentary Toiletries
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • First Aid Kit
    • Hair Dryer
    • Smoke Detector
    • Trash Bags/Paper Towels
    • Wireless Internet (WIFI)

    Kitchen Equipment

    • Dishware and Flatware
    • Dishwasher
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
    • Stove/Oven

    Nearby Amenities

    • Garden View
    • Rural

    Other Amenities

    • Off Street Parking
    • Parking

    Outdoor Amenities

    • Gas Grill
    • Outdoor Dining Area
    • Patio

    Property Amenities

    • Cable/Satellite TV
    • Ceiling Fans
    • Central Heating
    • DVD Player
    • Dryer
    • Flat-Screen TV
    • Ground Floor
    • Internet Connection
    • Keyless Entry
    • Laundry Detergent
    • Linens Provided
    • Stereo
    • TV
    • Towels Provided
    • Washer


    • Bathtub or Shower On First
    • Car Recommended
    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • Non Smoking
    • Pets Allowed
    • Suitable for Children
  • Guest Reviews (27)
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    Reviewed by: Maureen on


    Lovely spot and gracious host. Only suggestion would be a few more glasses in kitchen. Thanks, Kathy

    Great location just minutes to everything

    Reviewed by: Sam A. on


    Property owner was very pleasant and helpful. Property was as described.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Reviewed by: Ashley on


    The space was perfect for us and our pup! Lots of outdoor space to enjoy and the dog loved wandering the fenced yard. Close to several breweries and not a bad drive to downtown Asheville! We would absolutely return!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2019

    Peaceful retreat

    Reviewed by: Anne S. on


    We have had a wonderful time staying in Kathy?s apartment downstairs. We have 2 dogs (55 lb each) who loved the freedom of the fenced in backyard. Kathy?s gardening skills and hospitality are without measure! Make sure you plan to eat at Cono Sur, which is very close and has delicious Latin food, too.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in May 2019

    Reviewed by: Katie on


    Great host and incredibly kind!
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in March 2019

    Great place. Enjoyed our stay. Large yard for your dog to roam. Kathy is very accommodating.

    Reviewed by: John on


    Fantastic !!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2019

    Charming and well located

    Reviewed by: Kelly on


    Quiet place with fantastic beds where a person can recenter after a long day. Nearby all the major things to do in Tryon area.

    Great location for visiting local brewery very roomy and comfortable highly recommend

    Reviewed by: Christine M. on


    Three couples attending local festival at near by brewery , downtown Asheville just a. Short trip away. Had a wonderful time . Karen is a great J host . Will book again next time visiting
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in October 2018

    Reviewed by: Jane on


    I highly recommend this space to anyone traveling to the Asheville area with dogs - the fenced in yard is spacious, nicely landscaped and has comfortable patio furniture for the humans. The apartment was well furnished and very comfortable for the 5 of us. It was wonderful that everyone had their own bed (no pullout sofas!), the bedrooms are furnished with interesting antiques. The apartment kitchen and bathroom are newly renovated, kitchen includes Kuerig coffee maker, full oven and microwave if anyone feels like cooking, and a toaster oven. It all suited us perfectly.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in October 2018

    Very nice rental!

    Reviewed by: Anne H. on


    Kathy the owner was responsive and accommodating. Rental was clean. Decor was nice and furniture beautiful, new and comfortable. The yard was beautiful, large and fenced in with a nice seating area and fire pit, for outside social time that is very pet friendly. There was only one thing I would offer constructive criticism on, there are some holes in the side of the yard next to the drive way. I twisted my ankle pretty bad the first day in one of them. My fault for not looking where I was stepping... but still, it is probably a good idea to fill them in. Overall, we were very satisfied with our accommodations and would absolutely stay here again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in September 2018

    Perfect location

    Reviewed by: jacqui p. on


    We had a great weekend. Very pet friendly. The location is absolutely awesome, 20 minutes from everything and centrally located to awesome breweries, hiking, tubing, biking, whatever you want. The owner is great too. Highly recommend!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in August 2018

    Cute and cozy

    Reviewed by: Debbie W. on


    We had a wonderful stay in Mills River! Katherine is an excellent host. The furniture is really amazing! We have 5 of us there for a horse show. It was the perfect place for us, close to the agriculture center. Beds are super comfy. Very clean and organized. We enjoyed our stay and highly recommend it.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in June 2018

    Beautiful property near everything!

    Reviewed by: Jessica S. on


    This property is amazing! Absolutely close to everything you would want to do in Asheville, (downtown, hiking trails, breweries), but far enough away that you really feel like you are in the mountains. The backyard was an absolute paradise and our dogs loved exploring it! The host was so gracious, (she offered to let our daughter come down the road to meet her horses), and the accommodations were spacious, clean and comfortable. We would definitely stay here again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in July 2018

    Reviewed by: Ali on


    Generally speaking, I would not recommend this home to other people like me (young, professional, with high standards). At best, I would say it's below average. Entirely overpriced for what you get. Far from amenities that you want. The house itself is off a gravel road with many houses nearby. It was not in a condition where I was comfortable with staying so I walked in long enough to look around and make my decision to forego all the money I spent on the rental. The owner seems nice via the 3 text messages we exchanged and it seemed like the space was clean but overall not somewhere I would be able to stay. Also, I took a week to write this review because I wanted to take time and reflect before writing a thoughtful, accurate review.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in August 2018

    Manager's Response:
    Ali, we're sorry your stay at this apartment wasn't a good fit for your needs. We take feedback seriously and have shared your comments with the homeowner. They prioritize the guest experience and can assure you they take great care of it to ensure it is 100% guest ready and meticulously clean for everyone who comes to visit. Thank you for your insight. We are confident this apartment will continue to host satisfied guests! Best, the Evolve Team

    Reviewed by: Pat on


    We enjoyed our stay in Mills River. The house was very comfortable for the 5 of us. The kitchen was well supplied.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay in May 2018


    Reviewed by: desiree p on


    Nice place exactly as pictures show, only surprise was that the owner lived upstairs above the unit. Still private stay.
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in April 2018

    Lovely outdoor sitting area among flowers and tree

    Reviewed by: Caroline M. on


    Kathy was a generous host who met our every need when family came to visit for a big dinner. She treated us to her horses nearby which was a real treat! Her place was clean, spacious, and very nicely furnished. Beds were comfortable and we all had a marvelous time. Asheville is an easy drive but there are many eclectic eating establishments close by. We enjoyed hiking to a waterfall trio, disc golf, and Asheville night life and the horses! Oh, and don't forget the nearby brewery for a tour! Overall, we were very pleased!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Wonderful Stay. Highly Recomend this Home.

    Reviewed by: A TripAdvisor Member on


    We truly enjoyed our stay! The home was clean and the furniture was so comfortable. I highly recommend this rental. You will love the nice, private outdoor seating and the quiet setting. Hope to stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in April 2018*


    Reviewed by: jerry p. on


    We had a great stay. We were in the process of moving and it was so good to have a nice clean and well equipped place to come to after a hard day's work. We were also so thankful that our dog was welcome. Great place. Thank you,
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in March 2018

    Beautiful and comfortable accommdations!

    Reviewed by: Craig J. on


    We enjoyed our stay in this lovely home. The location is perfect and the feeling of being at home made this the perfect choice for us. After a day of sightseeing and a visit to Biltmore House we were able to relax and unwind in the beautiful backyard and even took advantage of the grill for our dinner. We would highly recommend this property and would book it again!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in February 2018

    Spacious home with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by: Charles P. on


    The apartment (size of a house) was very nice. Had a great outdoor area to spend time with the family. The master bedroom was enormous and the king bed was perfect for my wife and me. Was really nicely furnished and had plenty of space for us and our 3 children. Was a few min drive to the grocery store and everything else we needed. Took about 10-15 mins to get to the beautiful waterfalls in the parks. We met the host, very nice women that made us feel welcome. If you need a lot of space, this is a nice place to stay.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Perfect and Peaceful

    Reviewed by: Rachel C. on


    Loved the set up of this basement home. Perfect for our 3 kids and dog. Equipt with everything we needed for a weekend away! Location is convenient to so much and price was right! I'm thankful they accepted animals for our dog's sake but did notice the living room couch had a definite pet odor! I was possibly bothered by it more because of my pregnancy nose and I understand that might be par for the course of a pet friendly place. Absolutely no other complaints to speak of though!!
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    A peaceful and relaxing get away!

    Reviewed by: Sus B on


    We just loved our stay! The outside area is so relaxing. We were right down the road from Sierra Nevada. We were able to bring our pup with us and there is a nice yard and grill that we used almost every night. We will be back!
    *This review was originally posted on TripAdvisor for a stay in November 2017

    It is a basement. Wish I was told up front that. C

    Reviewed by: Maggie B. on


    ? I wish I was told that it was a basement. There was a door at the top of stairs, that honestly freaked me out at first. Under the garage should be cleaned up as it is the entrance to where we stayed. It was very nice and clean inside, it did smell like a dog when we came in, we had to spray air freshener. I am not sure for the price if I would stay again.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay in November 2017

    Great stay

    Reviewed by: Molieka W. on


    Everything exceeded our expectations. Will be visiting again.
    *This review was originally posted to HomeAway for a stay in October 2017

    Reviewed by: Ryan on


    This was a great place for a weekend in the mountains. Very close to the airport, hiking, and downtown Asheville. Also close by (about 6 minutes away) and especially enjoyable was the Sierra Nevada Brewing Area.
    *This review was originally posted on Airbnb for a stay on 10/30/2017

    Overall pleased with the experience.

    Reviewed by: Gloria M. on


    The property is in a quiet neighborhood. We enjoyed the outside sitting area, especially.
    *This review was originally posted on HomeAway for a stay on October 7, 2017

    Manager Response:

    Gloria, thanks so much for staying with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip. We strive to create a 5-star experience for each of our guests, and we welcome any additional feedback you may have! Thanks again! Best, The Evolve Team