Asheville Vacation Rentals with Military Discount

We are proud to offer a 10% Military Discount to all active military with a valid ID. That’s enough pocket change for an excellent dinner out at one of Asheville’s unique restaurants.

This Military Discount Vacation in Asheville, NC also offers a sanctuary of trees, mountains and privacy for special bonding time with your loved ones.

Here at Cloud 9 Farm we know how tough it is being in the military which is why we want to offer our vacation rentals to enlisted, officers, and retired military as well as their families. Cloud 9 Relaxation Home for families and Heavenly Hideaway Cabin for couples needing a private, cozy cabin rental.

Located near Asheville, North Carolina, we want to make ourselves available to all surrounding locations. From Asheville to Fort Bragg and everywhere in between we want to offer you the opportunity to come and relax with us, while thanking you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Two commemorative coins are placed on a wooden surface. The left coin features a blue background with an eagle design and text, while the right coin displays the United States Marine Corps emblem on a red background.
Military coin gifts left by grateful renters at Cloud 9 Farm
Two commemorative coins placed side by side on a wooden surface. The left coin features an engraved monument and soldier; the right coin displays an emblem with "111 ESB Afghanistan" text.
Military coins

Extending ourselves to all 5 branches of the military, we want to help in whatever way we can. So if it is before deployment, block leave, or a weekend pass we want you to be able to enjoy yourself before enduring the stress that accompanies military service. If you have just returned from a tough deployment, then we are definitely the right place where you can unwind and decompress. The cool moist air, a gurgling creek, the mountains, the greenery, the smell of leaves, the trees …you’ve been missing these pleasurable sights and smells when you were gone, right? Well, we’ve got them all here at Cloud 9 Farm.

For families and spouses, we know how stressful it can be with your loved ones away, so why not plan your own retreat while you wait? We all know they don’t want you worrying about them while they are away so look at the same starry sky, hike in the quiet woods, let the mountains absorb your concerns… relieve your stress on Cloud 9 Farm.With so much to do in the Asheville area, you will never be bored here. Beautiful waterfalls, music and interesting cafes in downtown Asheville, shopping the local folk-art crafts, even zip-lining through mountain gorges are a short drive away.

Some things that set us apart from the competition are that our rentals are pet friendly and we have a cancellation policy that is easy to work with. So give us a call for any additional information you might be interested in. Let us be your “peace of heaven” on Cloud 9.

Are You Retired Military?

Because this farm was the retirement home of our Marine reservist and WWII veteran patriarch, we offer a special gift basket of goodies from the farm for you. Fresh eggs, honey, jams, blueberry muffins. Just make note of your DD 214 when you email or call.

Choose our Cloud 9 Relaxation Home of 3 bedrooms for families or Military Vacations for waiting wives as a group get-away.

Choose Heavenly Hideaway cabin rental in NC as a cozy, king bed, hot tub, private retreat to reacquaint together after a long tour or as a send-off before departure.

Our location near Asheville (15 min SE of Asheville, NC) is 4-6 hours away from almost any military base in the South East. The Blue Ridge Mountains offer shade, green, deciduous trees, quiet, sweet smelling air and pure deep well water.

Our Military Connection

Our family is a three generation Marine family. From WWII to Okinawa to recently served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. In fact, we can trace our family tree back to the Civil War AND the Revolutionary War.

Family patriarch, Vernon A. Peterson, joined the Minnesota Marine Corps Reserve in the early 1930s. Trained as a pilot, he was hired by Eddie Rickenbacker for Eastern Airlines. Called to active duty at the beginning of World War II, Peterson spent thirty-one months in the western Pacific (Solomon islands) starting by setting up a radar station monitoring the signals of Japanese enemy planes. He also used the equipment to pinpoint where American planes had been shot down so rescuers could get to them. In the later part of his tour of duty, Peterson was the personal pilot of a General in the South Pacific. A daring rescue mission under Japanese fire near Munda in 1943 is a story the family begged to hear over and over again. For any guest interested, we share the original documents.

Black and white photo of a person wearing a pilot helmet and goggles, with a focused expression looking slightly to the side.
Lt. Peterson, 1932
Three vintage biplanes flying in formation above clouds with the text: "A warm and friendly word of cheer for Christmas and the coming year.
Christmas Card
Five men in military uniforms are inside a control room, with one seated individual receiving a document from another standing man.
Col. Peterson, USMC on aircraft carrier during summer training presenting book to leaders. late 1950s

Returning from war, he continued as a pilot for Easter Airlines. Upon retirement from the Marine Corps Reserve, Peterson received a promotion to Brigadier General.

Then seeking a “Cloud 9” to retire to, he and loving wife moved to the Blue Ridge Mountains and created this peaceful spot where pilot and military friends from all over the United States would pay a visit for the next 30 years of their lives.

In a way, that tradition continues on today as this updated jewel of a home on a mountain top hosts vacationers from all over the world.

Reviews from Military

A person sits on a large rock in front of a waterfall, with two other people standing on rocks in the background.
Waterfalls relieve the stress of deployment.
A man in a purple shirt and a woman in a striped shirt stand together in front of a large historic mansion surrounded by greenery on a sunny day.
The Biltmore Estate is a relaxing place after deployment.
A wedding couple walks under a military arch of swords while guests look on. An aerial formation of planes flies overhead in the background.
Have your military infused wedding then honeymoon at Heavenly Hideaway Cabin like we did.

“We enjoyed Heavenly Hideaway cabin and the exhilarating vistas that one can find on hikes to “Buzzard’s Roost” mountain top. Cloud 9 property sets the stage to sit and reflect on the beauties of nature here and in God’s love for humanity. I have great respect for the vision that Brig Gen Peterson had in the creation and preservation of this property and more so after reading war stories from the family notebook that Janet shares.”

Peace and Blessings,
Colonel MCR (ret)
McMurray, PA

“We chose the Heavenly Hideaway cottage on Cloud Nine farm as our getaway during pre-deployment leave. We wanted somewhere private, romantic and quiet where we could relax and connect before the stress of an Afghanistan deployment began. The cabin and property absolutely exceeded our expectations! Lots of hiking right there on the property and we were able to take our dog with us (she loved it, too!) We had lots of quiet, alone time and the property was close to everything we could possibly want when we felt like going out into Asheville or hitting the Blue Ridge parkway for long hikes to gorgeous waterfalls.

Janet was wonderful and super helpful and knowledgeable about local things to do, and she actually made our reservations to the Biltmore Estate for us with a better discount than what we would’ve gotten as military.

Now that hubby is back from his deployment, we are headed right back to Cloud Nine for our post-deployment, post-command leave. We love the cabin, absolutely recommend Janet and her property, and cannot wait to spend ten days decompressing and re-connecting.

There’s nowhere better.”

Thomas and Abby
Cherry Point, NC

A panoramic view of a forested mountainous landscape with trees and foliage in the foreground, under a cloudy sky.
Our view from our mountain top hike to “Buzzard’s Roost.”
A covered wooden porch with a cushioned swing chair, small table holding a candle and drink, and a forest view in the background.
Heavenly Hideaway cabin deck on end that leads to the woods.
A green yard with a stone retaining wall leads up to a ranch-style house surrounded by trees and greenery. A small wooden bridge crosses a rocky feature in the foreground.
Looking up at the deck from the driveway.

Some Military Bases within an Easy Drive

Marine Bases

Camp Lejune Marine Base
Jacksonville, NC
388 mi, Take I-40 W
You are 6 hours 38 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station
Havelock, NC
379 mi, Take US-70 W and I-40 W
You are 6 hours 28 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Marine Corps Recruit Depot
Parris Island, SC
292 mi, Take I-26 W
You are 5 hours 9 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Air Force Bases

Pope Air Force Base
Fayetteville, NC
256 mi,Take I-40 W
You are 4 hours 31 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base
Goldsboro, NC
303 mi, Take I-40 W
You are 5 hours 9 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Robins Air Force Base
Warner Robins, GA
262 mi, Take I-85 N and I-26W
You are 5 hours 2 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Marietta, GA
203 mi, Take I-85 N and I-26W
You are 3 hours 42 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Charleston Air Force Base
North Charleston, SC
254 mi, Take I-26 W
You are 4 hours 12 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Army Posts

Fort Bragg, home of the Airborne and Army Special Operations
Fayetteville, NC
258 mi, Take I-40 W
You are 4 hours 33 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Fort Benning, The US Army Maneuver Center of Excellence
Columbus, GA
313 mi, Take I-85 N and I-26W
You are 5 hours 25 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Fort Story, Army Support Activity
426 mi, Virginia Beach, VA
Take I-85 S, I-40 W
You are 7 hours 34 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Coast Guard Bases

US Coast Guard Air Station
Elizabeth City, NC
421 mi, Take I-40 W
You are 7 hours 6 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Coast Guard Base
Charleston, SC
261 mi,Take I-26 W
You are 4 hours 17 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Navy Bases

Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base
North of St. Marys, Georgia
407 mi, Take I-95 N and I-26 W
You are 6 hours 52 mins from Cloud 9 Farm.

Naval Weapons Station
Charleston, SC
251 mi, Take I-26 W
You are 4 hours 13 mins from Cloud 9 Farm

What are you waiting for?

At Cloud 9, we know how hard scheduling a get-away is. We are willing to work with you any way we can to get you to our Military Friendly Cabin Rentals!

Here is our cancellation policy in a nutshell:

  • Cancellations made prior to 60 days of arrival: Full Refund, -$50 booking fee
  • 31-60 days of arrival: 50% refund

Find out last minute that you can’t come? We will work with you in this way; if we can book your exact days to anyone else, you will get a refund for those days AND with any remaining days, you can roll over 50% of your cost to another date.

Good enough for a Brigadier General… good enough for you! Book the Cloud 9 experience today!

Cloud 9 Relaxation