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About Us

About Inspired Getaway

Inspired Getaway is a boutique short term rental vacation property management company by a local Asheville resident and Realtor.  We take a custom and individualized approach to each home in our inventory and focus on high value vs. high volume. We also offer an exclusive concept of green-built, short term vacation rental village where groups can stay together in a village-like setting in individual homes called Cedar Cliff Village.  Click here to learn more.

Inspired Getaway is dedicated to helping our owners make the most of their investments and for our guests to have an exceptional experience in the  Asheville area and build a relationship with you that will have you returning for years to come. Many of our property owners have been with us for years and are pleased with our services as well as many guests repeat their stays with us due to our readiness to assist with their needs and the knowledge the homes will be clean and safe. 

If you are looking for an investment property or need us to manage one for you, please contact us. Whether it’s a vacation rental, a monthly rental or even convert into a long term rental, we can help you! Inspired Getaway goes straight from finding the right home and getting it prepared for rental, to getting it listed and income producing. 

Meet Our Team


Carolyn Black

Carolyn, originally from Oregon, is a long-time resident of Asheville (since 1990) and has truly enjoyed raising her own family here in Western North Carolina. She has a lifetime in the customer service industry but found her niche in real estate and has many years of experience as a Realtor in Western North Carolina. She loves the mountains which have always reminded her of her West Coast home and visits her family as often as possible but returning to her Asheville home makes her feel very lucky to have both places she calls home so beautiful.

For the last 9 years, she has been in property management with responsibility for 70+ properties and was the Vice President and Broker In Charge of a start-up business. She has acquired Inspired Getaway and is looking forward to growing the business with her clients that have trusted her with their investments and will continue to earn their loyalty.

She has a passion for helping people and is very involved in finding the right property for her clients and seeing the purchase through from start to finish. Each transaction is different from the next which always makes it exciting and learns something new almost every day. It is important to her to feel her clients are satisfied with their transaction and do her best to accomplish that goal. She is very enthusiastic about reaching the highest level of satisfaction for them.


Mindy Ballard

Guest Services

Mindy, originally from Indiana, is a long term resident of Asheville having moved here as a young girl. She attended middle school, graduated high school, and earned an associate degree in Criminal Justice here. She also raised her two kids in the Asheville area. Once they were both in school, she started a successful upscale children’s consignment shop. After 8 years, she sold the business and decided to try her hand in children’s retail. She purchased and continues to own a local children’s boutique, Just Ducky, now located in downtown Hendersonville, NC. She also continues her volunteer position of 5 years as a guardian ad litem serving abused and neglected children by advocating for their best interests in court. While children are her passion, as a business owner she understands the importance of customer service.

Mindy has worked hard to use her extensive knowledge of the area combined with her understanding of customer service to provide the best recommendations of things to do, see, and places to eat in the Asheville area to ensure the best possible stay with Inspired Getaway.


Mari Peterson

Marketing Strategist


Jenn Gordon

Marketing Associate


Travis Brotherton

Assistant Property Manager

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