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The Willow Cottage is one of only two beautiful cottages on Cold Mountain's 200 Riverfront Acres. This page features The Willow, but if your dates are taken for The Willow Cottage, please be sure to check the availability of VRBO Listing 355657 or simply email or call us. Thank you. Please visit us on Facebook: The Cottages at Cold Mountain.
Just take a look at the pictures...the cottage was designed by renowned architect Keith Summerour and the idea was to take the very finest elements of luxury homebuilding and scale them down to an enjoyable, sensible size of 2300 feet. In the indoors, we wanted guests to be able to enjoy the very best materials, craftsmanship and design--understated elegance. The exterior features locally harvested stone, cedar siding, and unbelievable Ludowici clay tile roofing. Guests will feel at once that they are stepping back in time to an era when craftsmanship and materials still mattered, and stepping forward into the future with a home heated & cooled with underground geothermal wells.
The kitchen, dining and living areas are fully integrated with an all-stone terrace complete with wood burning fireplace and antique timber-framed porch. The kitchen features plaster walls, beautiful views, a Wolf range, two Subzero refrigerators and beautiful soapstone countertops and custom cabinets.
The Willow Cottage is one of two cottages located within the private, gated riverfront conservation community called Cold Mountain. The clear waters of the East Fork River run through the property, and our guests have access to 1/2 mile of it. The 200 acres features the river which is within 300 feet of the cottage. The cottage is located in the heart of the meadow area of Cold Mountain and is within 100 feet of an historic dairy barn (no animals today) and a 1/2 acre catfish pond bordered by Willow Trees. A beautiful activity field for soccer, volleyball or chasing fireflies is 100 feet away as is an apple orchard, small vineyard and raspberry and blackberry patches. (Great for the morning's cereal.) The upper 1/3 of Cold Mountain is very mountainous and guests can hike, mountain bike, ride horses, camp or picnic at 4,000 feet if they wish.
You will need to carefully consider the town that is close by. If you haven't discovered Waynesville, do yourself a favor and check it out. This year, no less a source than the L.A. Times called Waynesville 'the perfect blend of mountain charm and sophistication.' Art galleries, tailgate markets, incredible wine store (Wineseller) just 15 minutes away. Want to take advantage of something in Asheville--35 minutes away. We love Asheville too, but the truth is it is a city, which is what we believe a lot of people are seeking to escape. Stay in the country, use Waynesville as your anchor town and cherry-pick the best of Asheville's offerings. Now, you are 35 minutes away from Asheville and 15 minutes from Waynesville, but that gives you the payoff of a spectacularly beautiful, riverfront setting. Plus, you are in the direction of something...Pisgah National Forest begins just 5 minutes south of the property and leads you into some of the most beautiful and iconic places in the Eastern US--Sliding Rock, Mount Pisgah Inn, Looking Glass Falls and many more are within 20 minutes for a truly unlimited amount of recreational potential. Finally, Springdale Golf Club (18 holes) is directly across the street for any family members keep a swing sharp.
We built and furnished the Willow Cottage because we were generally disappointed with the quality of both the homes and properties available for vacation rental. Also, being flatlanders from Hilton Head, we had grown tired of those terribly steep properties that have nice views, but nothing to do. The Willow Cottage at Cold Mountain is an absolutely unique offering in Western North Carolina with views, water and lots of room to roam...thank you for taking a moment to consider us. We look forward to hearing from you. We regret that the covenants of Cold Mountain do not permit weddings.
Keywords: 2010 Custom, Luxury, Cottage, 2 King Suites, 1 Queen, and 2 Trundles in Loft, Green Built, Reclaimed Oak and Chestnut Floors and Doors, Plaster Walls, Wolf/Subzero Appliances, Waterworks Fixtures, Porch with Fireplace, Teak Outdoor Dining Table, Professionally-Designed Interior, Riverfront, Historic Farm, 11 Mi to Waynesville, 35 Mi to Asheville, 5 Mi to Pisgah National Forest (Sliding Rock, Pisgah Inn, Etc.), Hiking Trails Onsite, Equestrian Trails Onsite, Flyfishing Onsite, Riverside Fire Pit, Golf Across Street. Please see below for our website link.
Flyrods and fishing rods for guest use, gorgeous riverside fire pit, 1/2 mile of the clear waters of the East Fork for fishing, tubing, relaxing, covered pavilion and recreation for cooking out, stocked trout pond, stocked catfish pond, miles of nice hiking trails, sunset knoll garden.
Sorry, no weddings are allowed on the property.
We are the owners of the Laurel and Willow Cottages within Cold Mountain, a private, gated community. There are other lot owners who may visit the property to enjoy the wonderful amenities from time to time. ...moreless
December 2014 Dec 2 - Dec 22, 2014 3 night min stay
Christmas 2014/New Years 2015 Dec 23 - Jan 5, 2015 3 night min stay
January, February, March 2015 Jan 6 - Mar 31, 2015 3 night min stay
April 1- May 20 2015 Apr 1 - May 20, 2015 3 night min stay
Memorial Day 2015 May 21 - May 25, 2015 3 night min stay
May 26-31, 2015 May 26 - May 31, 2015 3 night min stay
Summer 2015 Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 3 night min stay
September 1&2 2015 Sep 1 - Sep 2, 2015 2 night min stay
Labor Day 2015 Sep 3 - Sep 7, 2015 3 night min stay
September 8-30 2015 Sep 8 - Sep 30, 2015 3 night min stay
Fall 2015 Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2015 3 night min stay
November 2015 Nov 1 - Nov 24, 2015 3 night min stay
Thanksgiving 2015 Nov 25 - Nov 30, 2015 3 night min stay
December 1-22 2015 Dec 1 - Dec 22, 2015 3 night min stay
Christmas/New Years 2015/2016 Dec 23 - Jan 4, 2016 3 night min stay
Additional information about rental rates
Cleaning fee$150 + tax
Refundable Damage Deposit$1,000
Sorry....no weddings allowed on the property.
There is a three night minimum.
20% deposit required at the time of the reservation with the balance due 30 days prior to arrival. 3 night minimum.
Checks and major credit cards accepted. $150.00 cleaning fee
$395.00-$525.00 per night 5% discount for weekly rental
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Flyrods and fishing rods for guest use, gorgeous riverside fire pit, 1/2 mile of private clear waters of the East Fork for fishing, tubing, relaxing, covered pavilion and recreation for cooking out, stocked trout pond, stocked bass pond, miles of nice hiking trails, equestrian facilities for additional fees, sunset knoll garden.
Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The Willow Cottage is owned by two families, one from Hilton Head and the other from Santa Fe, who came together to create a vacation offering that they had always sought, but seldom found: sufficient beauty, warmth and luxury to restore the adults, but lots of room-to-roam onsite in free pursuit of adventure for kids (and kids at-heart) so that they must be called-in from outside.
Why the Owner Chose Waynesville: We chose Cold Mountain and the Cruso Valley as the location for the Willow Cottage because it is the perfect balance between country and city living. Any closer to Asheville, and we were not getting our “River Runs Through It” fix; any farther from Asheville felt a little too “Deliverance” or required traversing winding, nauseous roads. Also, being from two popular tourist destinations—Hilton Head and Santa Fe—we wanted a mountain experience that felt like a genuine getaway, rather than a duplication of our country club environs back home or, worse, the contrived resort-town experience.
The Unique Benefits at this Cottage: The stage is set for you to create your own experiences. Grab one of our flyrods and wade the river, or a Zebco instead and help a child catch a first fish in the pond. Work with a local chef for a catered dinner on the sunset knoll or pack pimento cheese sandwiches to eat riverside. Tube the river or read a novel start-to-finish in the hammock under the birches with the river flowing alongside. Risotto and your favorite red at The Chef’s Table in Waynesville, or hamburger, fries and a chocolate malt at Jukebox Junction in Cruso. The list goes on and on and we are available to give you as much help as you like in planning activities for a long-remembered mountain vacation.