My husband and I just celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary and I wanted to arrange something very special for him. He’s such a hard worker, travels the world quite often, and needed nothing more than a few days to relax. We only live two and a half hours from Asheville, so that was the perfect choice for a romantic mountain getaway. After some research, I came across Carolina Mornings who offers stunning condos, cabins, and vacation rentals in and around Asheville.
I have to admit. I had a difficult time choosing which one I wanted to stay in. I was looking for specific qualities in a rental home: a view, secluded, and an out door hot tub. So many of the homes had exactly what I was looking for. Not to mention the photos of all the homes were absolutely dreamy. It was so hard to choose. I finally settled on a cabin located in Waynesville, North Carolina.
When the day arrived for our trip, we decided to stock up on groceries prior to arriving. We planned ahead of time for all meals, snacks, adult beverages, etc. The goal was to not have to leave the home for anything. It was located right outside of Asheville and only added an extra 30 minutes to our 2.5 hours which was nothing if you compare it to the countless hours we have spent on the road for soccer over the years.
The cabin ended up being everything I could have hoped for and more. When we pulled up, I made my husband stop at the beginning of the driveway so I could snap a photo. It looked like a painting!
The only time we left the cabin the entire weekend was to explore the grounds of the home and to hang out on the deck. I stayed in my pajamas pretty much the whole time! If you know me, you know that’s something I never do.
The views were truly like no other. I loved hanging out on the deck. In the mornings I enjoyed sitting there in silence, taking in the scenery and listening to the sounds of the birds and nearby roaring creek. In the afternoons and nights, we enjoyed the outdoor hot tub. We even face timed our family in England to show off the view.
I was happy with the home, the hot tub, the view, the customer service from Carolina Mornings. Absolutely everything was perfect. It was so perfect that we started looking for homes in the area. A home to call our own. We fell in love to say the least.
One of my favorite parts about this company is their incredible program called ‘Stay for Good’ which helps support local, regional, and national charities. That’s right-a rental company that gives back!
Each quarter an email is sent to all guests who stayed during that time. A portion from every reservation from that quarter is donated. Guests are asked to vote on which charity they’d most like to support. The total donation amount is then split among the supported charities. Currently, Carolina Mornings supports Homeward Bound of Western North Carolina, USO of NC, and ALS Association.
The only downside of my weekend with Carolina Mornings is that it was far too short. I am already thinking about another celebration that could take us back to the place we left a piece of our hearts.