About Yonder

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steve-donnaIn 2008, arguably one of the harshest economic downturns since the Great Depression, turned into a golden opportunity for Steve and Donna Frellick. Steve, a General Contractor at the time and Donna a nurse in the Mission Hospital neonatal unit, were facing some difficult choices with several of their high end timber frame spec homes unsold, they chose to put these homes into a vacation rental program. This proved to be a wise decision as Yonder has grown to over 60 luxury properties in Asheville and the mountains of Western North Carolina and caters to thousands of guests from around the country and beyond.

Your mountain vacation should be a chance to connect with people you love and to explore the breathtaking nature around us, to discover downtown surprises and backwoods treasures. Just as Steve & Donna did over 20 years ago. They fell in love with the people, culture, color and the mountain air instantly. You can still find them roaming the area, tasting the great food, admiring artisans in the River Arts District or enjoying the spectacular beauty that each season in the Blue Ridge Mountains offers. Being from close-knit families with true friends and traveling together for years on family vacations, the importance of a memorable experience for all rings true and crystal clear. Providing dream homes with a personal touch that create meaningful and lifelong memories for every guest is the ultimate goal that Steve, Donna and the Yonder team strive for every day of the year!

Our Mission  –
Yonder is committed to the promise of an exceptional luxury vacation experience through authentic interaction and personalized customer service.

Meet Our Team

Steve Frellick
Founder and Broker in Charge


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Impossible question to answer! I will attempt to go with a “Top 5”: Rezaz, White Duck Taco, El Que Pasa, Marco’s, Limones

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Again, impossible; movies have too large an impact on me personally. So again, “Top 5”: Sound of Music, Top Gun, Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Arc, Love Actually

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: To the day I “re-met” my wife & fell in love; every time. (OK, maybe I would mix in going back to the births of each of my kids.)

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Abraham Lincoln; Donna gave me a plaque with my favorite quote from President Lincoln: “Live a good life.  And in the end, it’s not the years in a life, it’s the life in the years.”

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Dreamer….always a dreamer.

Donna Frellick
Owner and Quality Control


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: I have SO many favorite restaurants in Asheville, but I LOVE Sunny Point in West Asheville.  I always order the award winning Huevos Rancheros!!!

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Love Actually which we watch every year when we wrap Christmas gifts.

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The day I retire from the profession of nursing.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Ralph Lauren, I LOVE his style!

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist FOR SURE!!!

Katie King
CFO and Broker


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Chestnut (if you want a Coastal answer though, I’d go with K38)

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Usual Suspects

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I’d go to the 20’s, for sure!

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Lao Tzu (and a translator)

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: I am most definitely a Realist, but I make a serious effort to be a dreamer 🙂

Mark Bastin
VP, Marketing


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Limones

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Shawshank Redemption

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: 2067

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Main Course: Bruce Barton; Dessert: Richard Branson

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Dreamer

Melissa Frellick
VP of Lead Management


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Cucina 24

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Love Actually

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: England in the Early 1900’s – would love to witness the “Downton Abby” atmosphere.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist; but I dream of being a dreamer.

Kimberly Davenport
VP of Property Management (Mountains)


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Wayside

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Terms Of Endearment

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: I would go into the future.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Jesus

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Both, without dreaming it can never become a reality.

Tony Worsnop
VP, Business Development


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Cinnamon Kitchen

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Avatar

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Back to the 60’s

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Winston Churchill

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist with dreamer attributes

Keela Levi
Bookkeeper


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: The Corner Kitchen

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: Hard to list one, but The Green Mile is one of my faves.

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Back to the 40’s or 50’s

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Dolly Parton. She’s a southern girl true to her roots, always the same, and not afraid to laugh at herself.

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: I like to dream.

Danny Noble
VP, Property Management (Coast)


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Blue Water Grill

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: The Wizard of Oz

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: The Garden of Eden

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Benjamin Franklin

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: A Drealist. I have real dreams.  

AnnMarie Worcester
Customer Experience Specialist


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A :: Sunny Pointe

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: ET

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: 30 AD

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: Trump

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist

Diana Davenport
Customer Experience Specialist / Property Management


Q :: What is your favorite local restaurant?

A ::  Acropolis! Great Greek salads, pizza and beer!

Q :: What is your favorite movie?
A :: National Lampoons “Christmas Vacation” Chevy Chase is one of a kind!

Q :: If you had a time machine, where would you go?
A :: Back about 15 yrs to spend more time with my parents when my Dad was alive and they both were full of life.

Q :: If you could have dinner with a famous person (dead or alive) who would it be?
A :: It would have to be Marilyn Monroe..she was such a Diva!

Q :: Are you a dreamer or a realist?
A :: Realist on most days until I get a dream in my head then I’m obsessed with it until I can make it come true!