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Woodhaven-5 Minutes to Center Asheville-Secluded Mountain Cove

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Welcome! Park next to deck & come on in! Rocking chairs are around the corner.


Last updated: 06/18/2015
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

Property description

From bustling downtown Asheville, drive 5 min. through the Beaucatcher Mtn. Tunnel into pastoral Chunns Cove (between Town Mtn. Rd. and the Blue Ridge Parkway) to find Woodhaven, a cottage nestled amongst the trees on the side of the mountain.

In its own forest, micro-climate Woodhaven Cottages offers wildflowers in the spring, flowering mountain laurel & rhododendron, wild blueberries in the summer, and gorgeous foliage in the fall; this is a quiet retreat for 1-5 persons.

The gated deck and a screened-in porch wrap around on three sides and provides a tree house "feel" to the cottage. After a day of sight-seeing,hiking, mountain-biking or white-water, enjoy relaxing in the hot tub on the deck or rocking on the screened-in porch. Pick up dinner at one of the nearby Tunnel Road restaurants or have it delivered if you're not in the mood to cook.

Centrally-located to all of Western North Carolina, day trips are easily planned to Chimney Rock Park/Lake Lure, Biltmore House, the N.C. Arboretum, Smoky Mountain National Park, Mount Mitchell, Mount Pisgah, Sliding Rock, Banner Elk, and Grandfather Mountain. Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain and other small towns provide ample shopping excursions. (Dancing Bear Toys, a specialty toy store & our family business is five minutes away and welcomes playful folks of all ages!)

Access to the attractions of downtown Asheville (Orange Peel, Civic Center, Pack Place, Pack Square & Park, etc.) are quick and easy. The area abounds with festivals, live music, theater, etc.

The cottage has available maps, bird books, brochures, and personalized suggestions for dining/activities are available at check-in.

No Smoking, please.

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Property Type

  • 1 story
  • Cottage
  • 800 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Renter must be 21 years of age...moreless

  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5, Beds for 5

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • Wood for fireplace insert, Blender, Cooking Utensils, Linens, Iron & Board, Also provided, toilet tissue, paper towels, dish detergent, and very basic condiments...moreless


  • Books:

    Various books on WNC or by local authors...moreless

  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television:

    19' with DVD (internal) player. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    Owner have a toy store and cottage is supplied with board games. ...moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Arboretum
  • Botanical Garden
  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Theme Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo

Local Services & Businesses

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

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Hunting
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Paragliding
  • Racquetball
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Dining:

    Breakfast bar seats two and the DR table seats 4. Screened-in, covered porch with picnic table adds to living space 3 seasons. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Central HVAC unit (electric heat pump)...moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    Over/under W/D (electric)...moreless

  • Fireplace:

    Fireplace insert with wood supply and kindling....moreless

  • Free Long Distance:

    Free in continental U.S. ...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Central HVAC unit (electric heat pump)...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking:

    Steep driveway with flat parking area for one car at top. Additional parking at bottom of driveway...moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Over/under W/D (electric)...moreless

  • Wireless Internet:

    Cottage network available to guests....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave:

    with fan vent mounted over range...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items


  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub:

    Softub suitable for up to 4 adults kept at 98 degrees only steps from front door. ...moreless



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20 Miles
Nearest Airport
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Grove Park Country Club
65 Miles
Nearest Train
Greenville, S.C.
2.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Applebee's, Olive Garden, & Cornerstone.
45 Miles
Nearest Ski
Wolf Laurel, NC & Cataloochee Valley, NC
240 Miles
Nearest Beach
Folly Beach, S.C.

Car: Recommended

Woodhaven Cottage is located in the first mountain cove SE of downtown Asheville. All of the city attractions including the Biltmore Estate, Grove Pk. Inn, Grove Arcade, the restaurants of downtown and micro-breweries are all worth a visit. The area is surrounded by the Pisgah National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway with Mt. Mitchell St. Park (highest point east of the Rockies) a 40 minute drive and Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mtns. National Pk. a 90 minute drive. There are a multitude of hiking, climbing, camping, and white water canoeing and kayaking opportunities in the National Forest and parks. The N.C. Arboretum offers formal and informal gardens as well as some paved trails and the adjoining Bent Creek recreation area is well known for its bike trails. During the winter season both Cataloochee Ski area in Maggie Valley and Wolf Laurel Ski area make snow for their downhill runs when mother Nature comes up short. Asheville is also the home of many fine restaurants, live entertainment including music ranging from bluegrass to symphony. The best known local showplace is the Orange Peel (about 7 minutes by car from Woodhaven). During the summer months Shindig on the Green is a free bluegrass jam that takes place every Saturday night in the park in front of City Hall and the Courthouse. Local and regional pickers gather to play informally around the edges of the crowd while cloggers and scheduled bluegrass bands play on the stage.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: My wife, Mary, and I, are semi-retired from our toy store (Dancing Bear Toys). We are natives of Illinois who are Tar Heels for the last 39 years, 10 in Charlotte and 29 in Asheville. We love the green, lush, WNC mountains and seem to appreciate them more each time we return from our travels.

Why the Owner Chose Asheville:
Our daughters owned this cottage for almost 10 years before "out growing" it. Its proximity to shopping, restaurants and everything that's best in Asheville as well as the quiet solitude it offers caused us to make them "an offer they couldn't refuse" when they decided to move to a larger home. We have recently re-modeled the kitchen and living room, screened the covered porch and added central heat & AC.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Besides the illusion of living in a "tree house" and the peace and quiet that pervades Chunns Cove, due to its location, Woodhaven Cottage has a unique "micro-climate" that is generally 5-10 degrees cooler than most of Asheville. The micro-climate is contributed to by its location on the south shoulder of one of the mountains forming the "dead-end" cove, the heavily wooded area surrounding the cottage and its altitude. Having a hot tub in this location is a luxurious bonus.

Contact us

Speaks: english

Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Welcome!  Park next to deck & come on in!  Rocking chairs are around the corner.

    Welcome! Park next to deck & come on in! Rocking chairs are around the corner.

  • Fireplace & living room area

    Fireplace & living room area

  • Indoor Dining--Looking out on deck

    Indoor Dining--Looking out on deck

  • Remodeled kitchen from dining area

    Remodeled kitchen from dining area

  • Across kitchen to dining and living room--door to porch on left

    Across kitchen to dining and living room--door to porch on left

  • Hot Tub on enclosed deck; Privacy amongst tree tops

    Hot Tub on enclosed deck; Privacy amongst tree tops

  • Reading area in 2nd BR ( bunk & double futon); Queen Bed in Master BR

    Reading area in 2nd BR ( bunk & double futon); Queen Bed in Master BR

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