Luxury 2010 Cottage on 200 Acres; Riverfront; Flyfishing
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- Pets allowed:No
- Wheel chair accessible:No
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
- Children Welcome
- Pets Not Allowed
- Non Smoking Only
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters
- 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 8-10
- Bedroom 4
- Bedroom 1
- 1 king
- Bedroom 2
- 1 king
- Bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2),
- 3.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Bathroom 1
- Bathroom 2
- Bathroom 3
Kitchen & Dining
- Coffee Maker:
- Dining Area Seats:
- Child's Highchair
- Dishes & Utensils
- Cooking Utensils
- Ice Maker
- Parking Off Street
- Wood Fireplace
- Washing Machine
- Clothes Dryer
- Air Conditioning
- Linens Provided
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....morecollapse
- DVD Player
- Ping Pong Table
- Satellite / Cable
- Free Long Distance
- Wireless Internet
- Deck / Patio
- Lanai / Gazebo
- Outdoor Grill
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Water View
- Mountain Biking
- Cross Country Skiing
- Sight Seeing
- Wildlife Viewing
- Horseback Riding
- Rock Climbing
ReviewsWrite a review
What a Beautiful Home and Setting!Guest comment entered by owner
What a Beautiful Home and Setting!
We loved our time at the Laurel Cottage-it was the perfect place to celebrate my brother's 30th birthday! Thank you for making our stay here so comfortable and enjoyable!
- Guest The B's, S's-Ga and OH
- Date of stay 05/10/13
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Church Leadership RetreatGuest comment entered by owner
Church Leadership Retreat
This was our first time to Cold Mountain and we loved it! We love the amazing style of the home and how open and inviting it feels. We love the property and all the spaces and activities it had to offer. We loved visiting and enjoying dinners at one table together. It has provided an amazing enviornment for us to share space, brainstorm, and rest. Thank you! Can't wait to bring our leadership team back and have a family vacation here..... our kids would love it.
- Guest KL Church-Tenn
- Date of stay 04/27/13
- Review Submitted 05/17/13
Thank you for a Wonderful Stay!Guest comment entered by owner
Thank you for a Wonderful Stay!
This was our first time staying here at the Laurel Cottage. We enjoyed all the personal touches. The house is beautifully decorated, and the grounds are beautiful and perfect for children. We enjoyed the fishing and caught 9 fish. We hope to come back soon when it's warmer. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
- Guest B's, C's, D's-Lake City, FL
- Date of stay 04/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/29/13
Second VisitGuest comment entered by owner
This was our second time visiting here at Cold Mountain. We had so much fun going hiking with our family. I can never think of a better time to spend with our family. It's always hard to leave this place. We loved telling ghost stories by the campfire at night. I don't know how ya'll thought of this great idea.
- Guest M's-Charleston, SC
- Date of stay 04/14/13
- Review Submitted 04/26/13
We Just LOVED it Here at Cold Mountain!Guest comment entered by owner
We Just LOVED it Here at Cold Mountain!
What a wonderful long weekend.....The Laurel is so beautiful and so comfortable. Kendra and Tim were amazing too. We are already planning our next visit, thinking we need to come every season. Thank you for a fantastic getway.
- Guest F's, W's-Atlanta, Ga
- Date of stay 04/06/13
- Review Submitted 04/26/13
It is so Hard to Leave the Property!Guest comment entered by owner
It is so Hard to Leave the Property!
We had so many adventures for 7 Floridian kids to explore! The house was so homey....it had everything we needed. We enjoyed every minute and can't wait to return. Thank you!
- Guest P's, L's, T's-Florida
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Happy St. Patty's Day!Guest comment entered by owner
Happy St. Patty's Day!
A good friend is like the stars, you don't always see them but you know they are there. What an awesome place to spend the weekend with old friends and our ever expanding families. J, J, C,& S. Our hearts have been entwined since we all first met. From high school to marriage and now our growing families, we have found a great place to celebrate our friendship and love.
- Guest M,L &S-Silva, NC
- Date of stay 03/15/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
Our First Family Vacation!Guest comment entered by owner
Our First Family Vacation!
This will definitely become a tradition for us. We had such an awesome time and created memories we will cherish forever! Thank you for such beautiful accomodations!
- Guest TF-Fayetteville, NC
- Date of stay 03/07/13
- Review Submitted 04/23/13
The Laurel Cottage and surrounding property are some of the most beautfiul I have ever seen. There is nothing that you will lack for when staying here. This property truly fits all ages. Honestly, I would like to keep this slice of heaven a secret, only kept for myself and my closest of friends. We will be sure to book this property again and again!
- Guest CHRIS L.
- Date of stay 03/23/13
- Review Submitted 04/08/13
Recommended for: Age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
From beginning to end, this was a wonderful vacation. The house is absolutely stunning, surrounded by a stunning mountain, river, views, etc. Our three small boys were constantly outside playing on the lawn, exploring the barn, sledding, etc. We caught a bunch of trout, and cooked them up in the gorgeous kitchen, which was so nicely stocked with so many extras like, sugar, olive oil, garlic. The linens and towels were wonderful...everything in the house was a slice of luxury. Kendra and Tim are super helpful, they made themselves available for any questions or needs that we had. We will be going back for sure. It was just perfect!
- Guest summertrip
- Date of stay 01/17/13
- Review Submitted 01/23/13
Recommended for: Sightseeing, adventure seekers, age 55+, families with teenagers, romantic getaway, families with young children, girls getaway.
January, February, March, April, November and December $345/night June, July, August and October $445/night May and September $395/night 5% DISCOUNT for weekly rental Holidays 11/27-12/1/2013, 12/24-01/05/2014, 5/22-5/26/2014 $445/night 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
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
This owner accepts: Credit cards.
Call the owner directly to confirm reservation details and pay with an approved method (credit card, check, or bank transfer), to protect your payment up to $1,000.
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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