Luxury 2010 Cottage on 200 Acres; Riverfront; Flyfishing
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- Pets considered:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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The Laurel Cottage is one of only two cottages on Cold Mountain's 200 Riverfront Acres. This page features The Laurel, but if your dates are taken for the Laurel, please check the availability of VRBO Listing #325383 or simply email or call us. For on-line reservations please see our website www.coldmountainvacations.com. Please visit us on Facebook: The Cottages at Cold Mountain.
One of two cottages on Cold Mountain's 200 riverfront acres, the Laurel 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 flatscreens wired with digital cable, GoogleTV and unlimited on-demand Netflix. The Laurel's hidden, walk-in pantry is reminiscent of an English larder.
The kitchen, dining and living areas are fully integrated with an all-stone terrace timber-framed porch. The kitchen features plaster walls, beautiful views, a Wolf range, Subzero refrigerators and beautiful soapstone countertops and custom cabinets.
The Laurel Cottage is one of only 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 private access to 1/2 mile of it.With your reservation you will receive a complimentary one hour fly fishing lesson. The 200 acres features the river which is within 300 feet of the cottage and a stocked trout pond. 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). The Laurel Cottage fronts a private activity field for soccer, volleyball or chasing fireflies and 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, and an incredible wine store (The Wineseller) all just 15 minutes away. Want to take advantage of something in Asheville? It's just 35 minutes away. We love Asheville, 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're 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 wishing to keep a swing sharp.
We built and furnished the Willow and Laurel Cottages 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 Cottages at Cold Mountain are absolutely unique offerings 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 Suite, and daybed with 2 twins in extra room, porch, green built, reclaimed oak and chestnut floors and doors, plaster walls, Wolf/Subzero appliances, soapstone countertops, Waterworks fixtures, Views to meadow and river from porch, teak outdoor dining table and porch gathering area, 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, Flyfishing onsite, riverside fire pit onsite, golf across the street.
- 2300 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Guests Provide Their Own Meals
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Not Allowed
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- Children Welcome
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Ice Maker
- Cooking Utensils
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Linens Provided
- Wood Fireplace
- Parking Off Street
- Washing Machine
- Air Conditioning
- Clothes Dryer
- 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, vegetable gardens, sunset knoll garden....moreless
- Ping Pong Table
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Deck / Patio
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Water View
- Mountain View
- Mountain Biking
- Rock Climbing
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Picturesque Vacation Home
Picturesque Vacation Home
Our stay at the Cottage was no less than perfect. We traveled with six adults and two children under two and had plenty of space for all to spread out. The home is exquisite, and I am particular about details. Decorated and equipped to a T, the home had every amenity one could need while away from home (especially with children) and was impeccably clean. Cookware, basic cooking ingredients and spices, a high chair, and a fully equipped kitchen with high end appliances made spending evenings in perfect. Days were spent exploring the property – fishing in the ponds, picking apples, hiking, exploring trails, jumping in the river, playing in the “rec” area, or simply enjoying the rocking chairs and the view. Everyone in our party, from adult to child, had everything they needed for entertainment. We did take a day to explore Asheville, but, really, we could have spent every day on site. Waynesville was an easy drive and provided a few afternoons of window shopping and bakery sampling. Each bedroom and bathroom was well equipped with plenty of linens and space. Again, fixtures and furnishings left no detail untouched. Our children loved playing in the private courtyard while we enjoyed coffee in the morning. The back porch was great for adults to sit and watch the children play in the backyard. The fire pit was a great place for some of the adults in our group to enjoy the cooler weather and enjoy a glass of wine in the evenings. Overall, this home was a beautiful, extremely comfortable getaway. Our group repeatedly commented that we felt as though the home was straight from a magazine or catalogue – with the accommodations and its vast exterior, it was the perfect way to spend a week. From someone who is admittedly a bit picky about vacation accommodations, I recommend the Cottage wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a beautiful getaway.
- Guest GoneTraveling (South Florida)
- Date of stay 09/27/13
- Review Submitted 10/28/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, sightseeing, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Awesome!!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you so much for an awesome experience! This entire place, from the house to the grounds, was so relaxing and beautiful. We all truly enjoyed it as it offered us a moment of peace during this very busy wedding experience. Thanks again for opening your home to us...........we will be back:)
- Guest M's, P's-NC
- Date of stay 10/06/13
- Review Submitted 10/15/13
Thank You So Much!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank You So Much!
We have rented homes on many occasions for family holidays in Western NC. This home, it's wonderful amenities, and the outstanding acreage on the river has been our best experience ever. We enjoyed the rope swing, the outdoor fire pit, the trout pond, and the wonderful back porch. Thank you so much for having us in your wonderful home.
- Guest S's and K's
- Date of stay 10/02/13
- Review Submitted 10/14/13
Much needed R&R!
Much needed R&R!
We enjoyed our stay at Laurel Cottage and the surrounding area. Planned this trip with a focus on rest and relaxation, especially for my parents who had been dealing with health and mobility challenges for more than two years. They needed this SO much. We appreciate Melba's help in the beginning when we were planning the trip and then Kendra's and Tim's help while we were there. Everyone went the extra mile in thoughtfulness. Mom and Dad hated to leave--they had an absolutely WONDERFUL time! Really enjoyed The Sweet Onion Restaurant in Waynesville. (Thanks for recommending it, Melba!)
- Guest Debi (NC)
- Date of stay 09/07/13
- Review Submitted 09/16/13
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I had such a great time here-A Beautiful landscapes.....loved it!-A The trout pond was great-C The best family vacation ever!! Thank you!
- Guest C's, C's & K's
- Date of stay 08/01/13
- Review Submitted 08/26/13
Wish we could've stayed longer!
Wish we could've stayed longer!
We thoroughly enjoyed our brief, but action packed stay at the Laurel Cottage. The home was lovely and comfortably furnished, but the best part was the property. Even though there was another family at the cottage next door, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. My father and husband fished while the children floated in inner tubes in the beautiful river. The rest of us just enjoyed relaxing from a comfortable vantage point creek side. We will definitely be back for a longer stay.
- Guest Courtney S.
- Date of stay 08/10/13
- Review Submitted 08/25/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
Beautifully appointed, immaculate, well stocked with everything we needed and gorgeous. The setting was stunningly beautiful. We had a wonderful time and we would love to come back. This is one place that far exceeded our expectations.
- Guest George (Greensboro, NC)
- Date of stay 07/26/13
- Review Submitted 08/06/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, girls getaway, families with teenagers, age 55+.
A wonderful family vacation!
A wonderful family vacation!
Simply can't explain how much our family enjoyed our time in the Laurel house. A beautiful place in an amazing setting. The home was as nice a place as we have ever rented through VRBO. Fully equipped with all necessary amenities. The property is amazing with simple access to Waynesville and Asheville as well as the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We would go back in a heartbeat!
- Guest Aaron (Kentucky )
- Date of stay 07/14/13
- Review Submitted 07/30/13
Recommended for: Families with young children, adventure seekers, sightseeing, romantic getaway, families with teenagers.
Best Vacation Ever!Guest comment entered by owner
Best Vacation Ever!
Thank you Cold Mountain people for your effort to make my vacation the best! We had a lot of fun inside and outside! The river was really super, duper, pooper fun because we got to go on the rope swing and tube down the river. I even had fun fishing in both ponds and also found some tad-pols. Me and my friends had lots of different activities outside and in the fields. I made so many memories and they were awesome ones! Anyway, thank you so much!
- Guest G
- Date of stay 07/12/13
- Review Submitted 07/29/13
What a Relaxing Vacation This Was!Guest comment entered by owner
What a Relaxing Vacation This Was!
Our whole family enjoyed the sunrises/sunsets, swimming, games like ping pong and volleyball and tubing! We also loved the close ride to Waynesville shops and dining. As friends of ours in CT call it, "God's Country"! The home is truly relaxing and beautiful!
- Guest C's, B's-MD & CT
- Date of stay 06/29/13
- Review Submitted 07/26/13
January, February, March, November and December $395/night June, July, August and October $525/night April,May and September $445/night 5% DISCOUNT for weekly rental Holidays %525/night-see below for dates 11/27-12/1/2013,12/24-01/05/2014,5/22-5/26/2014,11/27-12/1/14,12/24-1/5/15 Please add 11% Lodging taxes and $150.00 cleaning fee. 20% Deposit at time of reservation. 3 night min; Checks and major credit cards accepted
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Year Purchased: 2010
About the owner: The Cottages are owned by three families, one from Hilton Head, another from Santa Fe, and a third from Hendersonville 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 Asheville:
We chose Cold Mountain and the Cruso Valley as the location for the Laurel 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, our two owners from the popular tourist destinations of Hilton Head and Santa Fe wanted a mountain experience that felt like a genuine getaway, rather than a duplication of their 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. .
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Laurel Cottage: the very best materials, craftsmanship and design
The Laurel Cottage-a stone, timber and plaster cottage w/Ludowici clay tile roof
Bench and hanging rack lovingly crafted by owner out of reclaimed timber
Kitchen and DR feature antique oak floors and beams. Wolf/SubZero appliances
1st floor Master BR with built in closets. Rug and furnishings are antique.
Traditional details in the iron, oak and plaster stairwell (plus natural light!)
Upstairs Queen BR with cozy nooks, flat screen TV and adjoining bath
Riverside stone fire pit with Adirondack rockers and adjacent open field
View from back porch. River and recreational pavilion are 300 feet to left.
Views and lots of room to roam. Photo captured just 5 minutes from cottage!
Sunset Knoll: a short 10 minute walk from the cottages. Table/chairs not shown.
Winter sledding! Cozy up after by the fire with hot cider or hot chocolate.
Historic barn (no animals), Laurel and Willow Cottages on 200 acres.
Custom entryway door in reclaimed timber
Secluded terrace with chaise lounges and a barn view
Living room with a gorgeous view. Designer fabrics and antique furnishings.
Downstairs Master Bath with Waterworks finishes and antique rugs
Upstairs Master BR w/custom bedding and draperies, antiques and reading lights
Sleeping porch w/twin (x2) trundle bed opens to sounds of rushing river nearby
Spacious back porch w/ mountain view, locally crafted rockers and outdoor dining
Private access to river w/option to tube, swim, and fly fish (lessons available)
Quintessential mountain fall colors surround our rustic, English-style cottages
View from Sunset Knoll, a 10 minute walk from the cottages. Perfect photo opp!
Hiking available over all 200+ acres of grounds
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