Cloud 9 Home Photos


Long Range Mountain Views

For you photography buffs, seek out just the right light to show the layers of mountains. This is a view from the ridge line near Cloud 9 Relaxation Home, looking east. On full moon nights you’ll see the moon rise over this “Little Pisgah” mountain.

Valley Views from Living Room

This is the long range mountain view from the living room. As soon as you walk in the front door, your eyes are drawn to this view out the 8 ft. of sliding glass door to the deck where you can sit in gliders and watch the light play on this SW view. You are looking toward Fletcher, Hendersonville and Saluda Gap leading to South Carolina. In fact, every room of the house has a mountain view. Read your book from the comfort of the couch and still have a view to rest your eyes with.

It's all about the view!

January of 2019, we updated the deck to include cabin and rigging with stainless steel posts. Enjoy those rocker chairs to see the view.

Children and Pets are Safe on this Deck.

The cable and rigging posts go completely around the perimeter of the deck. A gate leads you off onto the lawn. Open the 8 feet of sliders to enjoy the mountain fresh air.

Entrance in the Valley

You know you’re going to see beauty as soon as you enter our mini-estate in the valley which is a remarkable turn around from the run-down corn/tobacco farm purchased in the 1960s. Around every corner is a path for you to explore…most of them are old logging trails that we maintain as hiking trails. Take the easy gravel road to the top of the hill for more views.

Valley view of Cloud 9 's Mountain Ridge

It’s a winter wonderland when it snows…if you are one of the lucky ones to get “snowed in” Don’t worry, we have the tractors to scrape the roads.

Enjoy the View from the Hot Tub

Comfortable for up to 4, this hot tub is just the right size to soak in the heat of the water on a cold-ish day AND soak in the view. Under the stars at night, you are sure to catch a meteor or the space station orbiting. No other houses that you have to look at or be quiet for.

Take a Tour

Rent the golf cart or let Janet give you a tour. This is “Pretty Place” where you can sit on a bench and contemplate the whole farm; the cows, the pastures, the pond in the distance and the honeybee hives across the little-traveled road. Yes, that’s part of Cloud 9, too.

View from the Mountain Top

You have to walk to the 3/4mi. to get to the top of our own “Buzzard’s Roost” but it’s well worth it…not only the view but at 2400 ft elevation, you can say you made it!

Family Proof; They Made It!

So proud this family was to make the trek with dog in tow, sign the journal inside the mailbox and enjoy the view of the Arden valley below that they took their picture to prove it. Two steep inclines, the rest is gradual and the top 1000 ft is all flat because you are on the ridge line. It’s a good idea to pack some water bottles.

Spring Equinox View

You’ll have to get up by 7am if you want to see the sunrise over the mountain.

Blue Heron on the Dock

Observe in the quiet – the wildlife that abounds on Cloud 9 Farm.

Reflect on this View

Peterson pond is the destination within the destination. You could spend a good part of the day here with the picnic pavilion, a sandy beach (with kids sand toys), a paddle boat, a fire pit, a water fall and field for playing kickball with your kids or fetch with your dog!

Outdoor Living at its Finest

You’ll want to be on the deck smelling the fresh air as much as you can…after all, you’re on Cloud 9!

Living Area

Living Room

For the readers in the family who want a little privacy from the TV watchers. Cloud 9 has the space to spread out! Passive solar in the winter keeps the room warm or turn on the gas logs. Summer- open up 8 ft of windows to get the breeze from the large deck with a view.

Kick back and relax!

It may be a mid-century ranch style home but all rooms have been opened up for that living-outdoor feel. Peak-a-boo to the dining room. Sorry, the kidney-shaped Peterson patriarch-made tile table has been claimed by a grand daughter. Other 50’s home made tiled end tables still in place.

Family Fun/ Photo Op

Through the archway is the dining room. Great spot for a family reunion pose. This family rented more than one unit so they could all be together using the Cloud 9 Retreat as the central hub. Two other rentals are within walking distance.

Dining Room

Seats 6 or we have more chairs for 8. Every room has a view in case you didn’t notice.

Dining Room Closer

We wanted you can see the pottery plates made by a local crafter up close. Use them or stack them aside if you prefer everyday plates. We have quite an assortment of paper to china to plastic to pottery. Glasses, too, in many specialty sizes like micro-brewery beer glasses, wine glasses with stems or without. Plenty of coffee mugs.

Air Hockey Table

Professional size Air Hockey for some fun (loud) games in the recreation basement room with Spiderman and Wonder Woman looking on.

Kitchen & Den

Gourmet Kitchen

Cook with a view. You’ll love this easy kitchen that adjoins the den. Bar has three chairs and a bar stool for the cook. Pantry is loaded with spices and items you can use to cook with including baking powder! (Just sayin’ because a renter exclaimed when she saw we had it.) We even have a coffee grinder.

Our Favorite Family Room

For the TV watchers who want to keep the kitchen close and the sliding glass door to the outside closer. One of the gas log fireplaces is in this room.

Cozy Gas Log Fireplace in Family Room

Yes, the gas logs work! (Answer to a frequently asked question.)

Buffet/bar for your Spread

Mirrored back to this bar doubles your fun for all the treats you brought to store and use their. Put one bottle of wine on the tiled counter top and it looks like two! Drawers have placemats, extra kitchen towels, and a drawer for “junk”…pens, pads, clips and pins, etc.

Kitchen 2

Simple, minimal, and ready for all your provisions. We not only have spices, coffee, tea and cocoa, but we’ve got the aluminum foil, saran wrap and baggies for  you to easily store your left overs. The grill is just a pass through the window to the patio outside, right under the kitchen window.

Coffee Pot- We know you want to know!

This is the 12 cup Mr. Coffee that we have in all our rentals. We like the thermal carafe that keeps coffee hot many hours without the use of electricity. Our insurance agent likes it, too. We have starter coffee and the filters that fit it.


Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom

The Master Bedroom has a king size bed with private bath, teak wood furniture, satellite TV (which has a separate receiver from the den TV), CD clock radio, ceiling fan, 2 closets, a lock box and private sun deck that leads to the outdoor hot tub under the stars.

Comfy robes are ready for your hot tub use. Oak wood floors, all cotton sheets and original artwork on the walls add to the uniqueness of this vacation rental and shows the pride the owner has in offering this home.

Garden Room 1

The Garden Room

What would a garden be without flowers? The Garden Room has a queen size bed, ceiling fan, oak wood floors, a lock box and plenty of closet/dresser space with robes. It feels really homey with its country decor including quilted pieces, antiques, folk art and flower garden theme.

Across the hall is a bathroom with walk-in shower shared by the Blueberry Room. The 8 ft sliding glass door leads out to the expansive deck.

Big Mirror in Garden Room

Not to mention, this room has an antique treadle sewing machine as a night stand…orginally used as part of the owner’s inheritance.

Blueberry Room

The Blueberry Room motif is inspired by our own blueberry patch on the property. It has twin beds with a hand-painted blueberry headboard, custom made blueberry designed curtains, large closet with hangers, robes, dresser and ceiling fan. It shares a bathroom across the hall with the Garden Room. The window shade opens easily so you can slip out the sliding glass door to the expansive deck.

Palm Room

The Palm Room is an “island escape” that can be especially for kids. It is located off the recreation room in the basement and can be a fourth bedroom . We keep it set up with an extra thick regular mattress on those springs so it is comfy. Clock radio, library and video games (retro Game Cube) on a retro projection TV. There is also a futon in the game room.

Extensive Library in Palm Room

Three collections of books combined will give you a chance to explore your many interests. Yes, Virginia, people still believe in books!


Outdoor Dining off the Family Room

New for 2019 – a “Trex” deck with cable rigging rails to keep kids and pets safely in your confines. Outside living is what we do best at Cloud 9 Farm.

Hot Tub with a View

Hot tub holds 4 comfortably. Lovely way to relax on the deck.

Full Length Deck

Outside living at it’s best You’ll want to be out on this deck every sunset and into star gazing the open sky.

Outdoor Fun

Huge Fire Pit

We provide starter wood for your camp fire. Search out sticks in the woods for kindling as a family activity and place bets tosee who’s the scout to start the fire.

Hungry Chickens!

Save your food scraps… they would be honored.

U-Pick Blueberry Farm

If you come in late June, July or August, you’ll have two acres to roam and pick blueberries for breakfast or dessert.

Make Friends with a Cow

Especially if you have apples or carrots, they will do slobbery love on you.

Dogs Love the Pond

Fetch and retrieve or just run around in circles, your dog will love farm life and be extra sleepy at night.

Kids Discover on Their Own

Kids like to explore and learn but you will never know until you let them loose… to discover a baby bird in the blueberry patch.

Winter at Cloud 9

Snowy Little Pisgah mountain

Come to Cloud 9 to see snow…maybe!

Nothing is more beautiful than a clean, white snow defining every mountain outcropping with the white covered trees bowed in reverence.

Snow in the Driveway

We know what you’re thinking…”We want to see snow!” OR you’re thinking, “What if we get stuck?”

You need to know that snows like this are rare because we are on the south slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Within a day or two, they are usually gone. So it is just hit or miss for snow and we can’t guarantee your kids (or you) will be here on the exact days it snows.

Valley farm in the snow

Don’t worry about getting “stuck” if you value a vacation of being together as a family or a couple… a priceless opportunity! But you do have to get here first so check the weather map or call ahead and we will inform you the best we can.

The driveway is snow plowed with our tractor if it gets that high and the sun hits it to melt quickly. What we can guarantee is beautiful views year round. Here, the snow just accentuates those views.

137 Bob Barnwell Road
Fletcher, NC, 28732
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