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Classic Montreat Cottage

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Last updated: 10/13/2014

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  • Minimum stay:2-7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Montreat cottage description

An historic old cottage built in 1914 is perfect for small groups (including youth groups) or families that want to be close to Lake Susan. The comfortable family room has a lovely wood burning stone fireplace and a dining table that easily seats 8. The spacious covered porch extends across the front of the house and is the space most enjoyed by all. Listen to the night noises of a screech owl or cicada as you relax in the swing, glider or one of the rocking chairs.

Downstairs there is one bedroom with a double bed and one with a single. The bathroom has a lovely old claw foot tub. The upstairs has two bedrooms – both pretty open with only curtains for doors. Two twin beds in each room. The upstairs bath is a full bath (shower only).

Wireless broadband internet provides connection to the outside world (if you desire it). Or relax playing old fashioned board or card games. Many are left at the cottage for your enjoyment.

While we have the modern convenience of a high speed wireless internet connection, the cottage is rustic meaning, there is no AC, no heat, no washer, no dryer, no dishwasher and no TV. Most visitors take time to enjoy the beautiful mountains and eat many meals at the conference center or the many restaurants in Black Mountain.

Kids enjoy foosball, hiking, rock hopping in the streams, playing basketball, tennis, or the Montreat clubs for kids. During the summer, enjoy throwing a pot on a potter's wheel at the Sally Jones Craft center or take a paddle boat ride on Lake Susan. Montreat Conference Center hosts a variety of conferences for all ages sponsored by the Presbyterian Church (USA). Hear a sermon at Anderson Auditorium (0.76 mi) by one of America's finest preachers. Enjoy the beautiful small children’s play area with a slow moving stream in the middle (0.67 mi) between us and Lake Susan. Take wonderful hikes on clearly blazed trails lasting from 45 minutes to all day.

Black Mountain is a charming town, with mountain craft stores and restaurants only 2 miles from the Montreat gate.

The Baptist Retreat Center at Ridgecrest (only 4.5 miles) and many other camps and retreat centers are up and down the nearby Swannanoa Valley.

Asheville—a delightful mountain city with shopping and restaurants—is only 20 minutes away. There you can find America’s largest mansion, the magnificent Biltmore House Estate and vineyards and the Grove Park Inn and Resort (The President and his family spent a weekend vacation there over Memorial Day 2010 before visiting Billy Graham at the other end of Mississippi Road.) See live Shakespeare performed at the Asheville Center Stage or spend a lovely evening at their minor league baseball park.

Lake Lure is only 1 hour. Enjoy white water on either the French Broad or the Nanahala River. The entrance to the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway is 13 miles west and the highest peak east of the Mississippi River, Mt. Mitchell, is an hour’s drive or a day’s hike.

It is only 1.5 hours to the Historic Cherokee Village & Casino.

Bring your own linens including sheets, pillow cases, kitchen and bath towells. We provide plenty of regular blankets for cool evenings.

Keywords: Cottage, Classic, Rustic, Informal


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Property Type

      • Cottage

      Accommodation Type

          • Vacation Rental


              • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

              Onsite Services

                  • Housekeeper Included


                  • Events Allowed
                  • Children Welcome
                  • Non Smoking Only
                  • Pets Not Allowed
                  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

                  Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9, Beds for 7-9

                  Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

                  • Bathroom 1: toilet, tub

                    downstairs between bedroom & kitchen...moreless

                  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


                  • Downstairs bathroom has an old fashioned claw footed tub.

                  Other Amenities

                      • Beautiful front porch with rocking chairs across the entire width of the front of the house, a screened in sleeping porch, only a 15 minute walk to Lake Susan and the Montreat Conference Center, youth groups welcome...moreless


                      • Books:

                        Most books are for adults. Feel free to take one and leave one of similar type and value. (Except don't take any books from the barrister bookcase, nature books or historical books.)...moreless

                      • Games:

                        Board and card games appropriate for all ages available....moreless


                      • Away From It All
                      • Budget
                      • Family
                      • Historic


                      • Arboretum
                      • Churches
                      • Cinemas
                      • Health/Beauty Spa
                      • Library
                      • Live Theater
                      • Museums
                      • Playground
                      • Recreation Center
                      • Restaurants
                      • Winery Tours

                      Local Services & Businesses

                      • ATM/Bank
                      • Fitness Center
                      • Groceries
                      • Hospital
                      • Laundromat
                      • Massage Therapist
                      • Medical Services

                      Leisure Activities

                      • Antiquing
                      • Bird Watching
                      • Boating
                      • Horseback Riding
                      • Miniature Golf
                      • Paddle Boating
                      • Scenic Drives
                      • Shopping
                      • Sight Seeing
                      • Walking

                      Location Type

                          • Mountain View

                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                          • Basketball Court
                          • Cycling
                          • Fishing
                          • Fly Fishing
                          • Freshwater Fishing
                          • Golf
                          • Hiking
                          • Kayaking
                          • Mountain Biking
                          • Mountain Climbing
                          • Rafting
                          • Rock Climbing
                          • Swimming
                          • Tennis
                          • Water Tubing
                          • Whitewater Rafting


                          • Dining:

                            We often eat on the porch at a glass topped table or from our laps while sitting on the chairs or glider....moreless

                          • Dining Area
                          • Seating for 8 people


                          • Broadband Access:

                            ATT DSL high speed internet...moreless

                          • Hair Dryer
                          • Internet:

                            Wireless ATT DSL. No computer provided...moreless

                          • Iron & Board
                          • Living Room:

                            Sofa, dining room table and chairs, fireplace and reading lamps. ...moreless

                          • Mobile Phone:

                            Excellent cell phone reception - better than ours at home....moreless

                          • Parking:

                            Two gravel driveways for off street parking. There is enough room for an RV and trailer. On street parking also available. Parking spaces across the street may be used if that home is not occupied...moreless

                          • Parking Off Street:

                            Two gravel driveways....moreless

                          • Telephone:

                            land line: 828-669-9287. ...moreless

                          • Wireless Internet:

                            Password is on the mirror in the back downstairs bedroom....moreless

                          • Wood Fireplace:

                            One wonderful stone wood burning fireplace in the living area. Best drawing fireplace I have ever seen....moreless


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator:

                            located on sceen porch about 6 feet from the kitchen...moreless

                          • Stove:

                            full size. 4 burners....moreless

                          • Toaster:

                            Toaster and Toaster Oven ...moreless


                          • Balcony:

                            Covered front porch all across the front with porch swing, rocking chairs, glider, table for meals, other small tables and chairs....moreless

                          • Golf:

                            Black Mountain has a nice public golf course....moreless

                          Pool / Spa

                              • Communal Pool:

                                The town of Montreat has a public pool about 2 miles away....moreless

                              House Cleaning

                                  • Housekeeper Included


                                  Write a review 4.8
                                  from 5 traveler reviews
                                  Rental basis: Per property
                                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                                  Mar 28 - May 22, 2015
                                  2 night min stay
                                  Conference Season
                                  May 23 - Jul 31, 2015
                                  7 night min stay

                                  Late Summer
                                  Aug 1 - Sep 7, 2015
                                  3 night min stay
                                  Sep 8 - Oct 31, 2015
                                  2 night min stay

                                  Additional information about rental rates


                                  • Cleaning $90
                                  • Tax Rate 7%

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                                  25 Miles
                                  Nearest Airport
                                  Ashville Regional Airport
                                  2.5 Miles
                                  Nearest Motorway

                                  Car: Recommended

                                  Zip line canopy tours


                                  Owner info

                                  Year Purchased: 1914

                                  About the owner: Built by my grandfather and grandmother in 1914 I have been coming here since childhood. The kitchen sink, set low so the two girls (my mother & aunt) could reach it to wash dishes, and the claw tub are original. The girls attended school in what is now the post office. In the 1930’s my uncle and his family lived in the cottage over the winter when they, as missionaries, were expelled from China. The stone fireplace draws as well as any fireplace I have ever seen. Not fancy but a treasure.

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                                  Speaks: english

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                                  • From Mississippi Road

                                    From Mississippi Road

                                  • From the driveway

                                    From the driveway

                                  • Front Porch

                                    Front Porch

                                  • Living - dining area

                                    Living - dining area

                                  • Upstairs front Bedroom

                                    Upstairs front Bedroom

                                  • Downstairs bedroom

                                    Downstairs bedroom

                                  • Historic Kitchen sink etc.

                                    Historic Kitchen sink etc.

                                  • Screened Side Porch

                                    Screened Side Porch

                                  • Upstairs bathroom with shower

                                    Upstairs bathroom with shower

                                  • Upstairs back bedroom

                                    Upstairs back bedroom

                                  • Historic Designation

                                    Historic Designation

                                  • Front Porch

                                    Front Porch

                                  • Front Porch

                                    Front Porch

                                  • Fireplace in living - dining room

                                    Fireplace in living - dining room

                                  • Downstairs Bath

                                    Downstairs Bath

                                  • Downstairs small bedroom

                                    Downstairs small bedroom

                                  • Kitchen stove, toaster, toaster oven, microwave & coffee maker.

                                    Kitchen stove, toaster, toaster oven, microwave & coffee maker.

                                  • Double bed on screened porch

                                    Double bed on screened porch

                                  • Upstairs front bedroom

                                    Upstairs front bedroom

                                  • View from Front Porch

                                    View from Front Porch

                                  VRBO #312680

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                                  This listing was first published here in 2010.

                                  Date last modified - Friday, December 12, 2014

                                  $87 per night (USD)

                                  4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                                  Sleeps 9

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                                  Member since: 2010
                                  Speaks: english
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                                  • Calendar last updated: 10/13/2014
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