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A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
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20 reviews
A freshly cleaned deck and new chairs await your arrival.
Autumn view of the home from below.
Floral room bedroom. Queen bed. Walk-in closet
2nd view of floral bedroom
Handmade tiles above the kitchen sink.
Close up of the tiles.
2nd view
Twin bed bedroom aka 'Jungle room' with adjoining bath and no deck access.
3rd view of floral bedroom.
3rd view of the Master/Mistress bedroom
Master/Mistress bedroom with Queen bed. Adjoining bath with jacuzzi tub and separate shower
Kitchen and laundry area.
2nd view of Master/Mistress bedroom
View from the Master/Mistress bedroom. All rooms except the twin bed jungle room have great views!
Barred owls. deer and a variety of birds can be seen. We've even seen a bobcat.
The skies provide added enjoyment.
Winter view of the pond from the deck. Open 12 months a  year.
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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Burnsville, North Carolina
In the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina there are many vacation homes, but there is nothing quite like the Yummy Mud Puddle. Nestled on ten acres amidst a tall forest, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation home overlooks the rolling hills and valleys of Yancey County, 5 minutes from downtown Burnsville and roughly forty minutes from historic Asheville, NC. You will dine on handmade dinnerware by the potter/owner, Claudia Dunaway, and read by the light of the whimsical lamps created by artist/owner, John D. Richards. This a handmade in Yancey County home.

Spacious enough for six and versatile enough to accommodate couples, families, or singles, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation house is the perfect fit for a quick getaway to the mountains or a longer retreat. Both the master and second bedrooms have queen beds and walk-in closets a...
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Listing #FKN3665067
About the Owner
Claudia D
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:95%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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Interaction with guests
We are artists who work at home which is located just below this rental home. While you're here we respect your privacy. Should you wish to meet us and visit our studios and gallery, you are welcome do so from 10-5 or by calling us. Feel free to call if you have any questions while you're here.
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Excellent - based on 20 reviews
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Luis G
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2017 for a stay in December 2017

The location is great, just minutes from town and anything you may need, yet secluded enough to get away. The whole family and the dog had a fantastic time. The cabin is very well equipped, you will probably find everything that you need and then some. The host John and Claudia are very accommodating and beyond nice, they live close...

Management response:

Thank you, Luis, for your kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and your beautiful family and look forward to seeing you again at the Puddle in 2018! Happy New Year!


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3 reviews
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Reviewed 2 November 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Great location close to town and the quick trip to the parkway. We loved the layout, accessibility and the art and furnishings are very nice. Seemed we were tucked in the woods and a very private neighborhood. Wish we could have stayed longer! Thank you Claudia! R

Management response:

Thank you! We hope you’ll return for a longer visit. There are so many activities to enjoy in our mountains. Thanks again, Claudia


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Asheville, North Carolina
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274 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 for a stay in June 2017
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We’ve stayed at Yummy Mud Puddle several times and like it so much that we don’t even want to look for alternate accommodations near Burnsville. In short: It’s ultra-convenient to Burnsville and surrounding areas; it’s totally removed from traffic and has an exquisite mountain view; it’s large enough to comfortably hold six guests; it’s extremely clean and well-equipped. Oh, and...

Management response:

Thank you so much for your glowing review! You're great guests and we look forward to your return. We always work to maintain our standards and make annual improvements. Thanks again! Claudia


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  • Alarm Clock
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Blender
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Deck
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (2)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (9)
  • Local Guides/Maps
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Paper Towels Provided
  • Private Garden
  • Queen Beds:(2)
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • TV
  • VCR
  • Washer
  • Water Views
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 3:00 PM
    Check out: 11:00 AM
Hunting and fishing on the property is not allowed.
    2 Full baths
    2 Twins
    2 Kings
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
Default 2 nights
R 1 885
R 10 055
Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to South African Rand and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Pet fee, if applicable: R 628 / stay - Fee
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About the neighbourhood
Located less than a mile from downtown Burnsville, but with long range mountain views and the seclusion of a private road which is off of a dead end road. 45 minute drive to Asheville, NC. There is a carport for parking. There is only one home visible down the hill where we live.
Car advised
How to get there
Airport: Asheville Area Airport: 50.0 km
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive.
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